Tassie Grand Circle - Leisure Holidays

Tassie Grand CircleAustralia

From RM4,750 / per person for 9 nights
Explore The Unspoilt Nature-Packed Island of Tasmania

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Summary

Discover Tasmania's most beautiful and fascinating attractions on this fantastic 10 day self-drive tour. Starting and ending in Hobart, you will explore Tasmania's must see destinations, from the stunning Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and Cradle Mountain National Park, to the marvellous Marakoopa Cave and the winding Gordon River, delving into the state's diverse history and natural beauty.


NOTES: 

• Prices are based on twin share. Minimum 2-adults travelling together. 
• Ground arrangements are subject to availability.
• Surcharge applies for higher alternative & subject to client’s acceptance

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Itinerary

Vehicle

Choice of SCAR-Hyundai Elantra or similar, or FVAR-Hyundai Imax or similar. (Surcharge applies on higher vehicle category)

Accommodation

Day 1 - Travelodge Hobart

Day 2 - Strahan Village

Day 3&4 - Cradle Mountain Hotel

Day 5 - Leisure Inn Penny Royal

Day 6 - Tidal Waters Resort

Day 7&8 - Freycinet Lodge

Day 9 - Travelodge Hobart

Day 10 - Depart Hobart

Sightseeing

Day 1 - Hobart

On arrival in Hobart collect the vehicle and then the rest of the day is at leisure to explore Hobart. Hobart is an attractive city built around a beautiful Harbour in the shadow of Mount Wellington. Places of interest include, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Constitution Dock, Sandy Bay, Salamanca Place and Battery Point.


Day 2 - Hobart to Strahan (300 km)

Depart Hobart this morning and travel via New Norfolk on the Lyall Highway – a spectacular road across the heart of Tasmania to the village of Strahan. Continue through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. A number of excellent short walks lead off the highway to rainforests, waterfalls and spectacular lookouts. Stop in Queenstown, surrounded by stark mountains, giving the town an eerie look. There are good views from Spion Kop Lookout, in the centre of town. Continue as the road winds along to the quiet town of Strahan, situated on Macquarie Harbour. Strahan is the only town on Tasmania’s forbidding west coast.


Day 3 - Strahan to Cradle Mountain National Park (138 km)

This morning you can take an optional cruise along the Gordon River. Cruises depart at 9am and return at 2pm. Depart Strahan and travel north to Zeehan, which was a booming mining town in the early 1900’s. The Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is renowned for its walking tracks with spectacular mountain peaks, deep gorges, lakes, wild open moorlands and an incredible variety of wildlife.


Day 4 - Cradle Mountain National Park 

Today is at your leisure to explore Cradle Mountain National Park, the many walks and spectacular scenery.


Day 5 - Cradle Mountain National Park to Launceston (141 km)

Depart Cradle Mountain and travel east to Mole Creek. Along the way visit Marakoopa Cave, a wet cave which features two underground streams and an incredible glow-worm display. Continue east to Deloraine.

You can also take short detours to visit some local gourmet delights such as local honey and cheese

producers as well as a raspberry farm. Continue onto Launceston, the ‘Garden City’, the second largest city in Tasmania, and the centre of Tasmania's north. It is nestled in the hilly country where the Tamar, North Esk and South Esk rivers meet. Only 10 minutes from the city centre is the magnificent Cataract Gorge, here almost vertical cliffs line the banks of the South Esk River as it enters the Tamar.


Day 6 - Launceston to St Helens (160 km)

Depart Launceston and travel north-east to Scottsdale, regarded as the hub of the North East serving some of the richest agricultural and forest country in Tasmania. Near Pyengana take a walk to St Columba Falls and pick up some local gourmet cheese. Continue east to the small bayside town of St Helens, a fishing port well known for its crayfish, flounder and scallops. Visit The Gardens and the Bay of Fires Coastal Reserves near Binalong Bay for stunning beaches.


Day 7 - St Helens to Freycinet National Park (108 km)

Travel south to Freycinet National Park. Along the way travel through the towns of Scamander and St Mary’s, before stopping for pancakes at Elephant Pass. Or take the coast road from Falmouth to the Chain of Lagoons. Stop at the small resort town of Bicheno before continuing south through Coles Bay to the Freycinet National Park. Stop along the way to explore the Friendly Beaches.


Day 8 - Freycinet National Park 

Time at leisure today to explore all that the Freycinet National Park and has to offer, including abundant wildlife, spectacular beaches including Wineglass Bay and a variety of walking trails.


Day 9 - Freycinet National Park to Hobart (185 km)

Make an early start this morning, as you depart Freycinet perhaps make a stop near Swansea at one of the local wineries or berry farm. Cross the Derwent River to reach Hobart on the Tasman Highway. If time permits you can also travel back to Hobart via the historic village of Richmond, with many treasures of Tasmania’s colonial past.


Day 10 - Hobart

Your vehicle needs to be returned today, by the same time as it was picked up on Day 1 to avoid any additional charges.

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

Car Rental

9-days car rental includes unlimited mileage ; NIL Excess ; GPS rental ; Co-pilot Kit (maps, brochures, itinerary, driving instructions) ; GST 10%

Entry Pass

Two-day Entry Pass to Port Arthur Historic Site & Tour (Day.1 or Day.9)

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

Young Driver Surcharge

Young drivers between 21-24 years old surcharge AUD27.50 per day, payable directly to HERTZ

/per person

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