Per person, twin share
It’s time to tick Tassie off your bucket list! Get amongst the idyllic scenery of Russell Falls, the Gordon River, Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park, then step back in time at Port Arthur and in Hobart. We won’t let you leave without sampling local cheese, boutique wine, delicious fresh picked berries and more!
• 10 day coach tour exploring the island state of Tasmania
• Meals: Full buffet breakfasts (9), Lunch (1), Dinners (5), Farewell dinner (1)
• Comfortable accommodation
• Travel by luxury coach
• Arrival airport transfers for flights arriving prior to 12.30pm into Hobart
• Departure airport transfers for flights departing anytime from Hobart
Cruise the Gordon River on a lunch cruise
Explore Cradle Mountain National Park with a local guide
Taste Tasmanian Cheese at Ashgrove Cheese Factory
Enjoy a guided tour of Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre
Take a step back in time at Port Arthur Historic Sight and learn about one of Australia’s famous penal colonies with a local guide
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
Day 1: Welcome to Hobart
Transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel for check-in and then you’ll take an afternoon tour of Hobart. Your orientation takes in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, and Mt. Nelson for amazing views overlooking Hobart. Tonight you will meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner with fabulous views of Hobart.
Hotel: Wrest Point, Hobart
Included Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Hobart - Strahan
This morning you head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park. Tasmania’s oldest National Park is the location of the spectacular three-tiered waterfall, Russell Falls, which is surrounded by towering swamp gums. Take the winding journey up to Lake St. Clair and travel through Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of the World Heritage protected Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and on to coastal Strahan. Stay in Strahan this evening.
Hotel: Strahan Village, Strahan
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Gordon River Cruise – Cradle Mountain
A spectacular Gordon River Cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge, is the highlight of today. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters, stained amber by buttongrass tannins, reflecting the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for insight into Tasmania's lesser known convict history, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hell’s Gate and Heritage Landing, site of the 2,000 year old Huon Pine. Pass the towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your hotel on the boundary of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park.
Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Cradle Mountain – Smithton
This morning it’s time to explore the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. We’ll take you to gorgeous Dove Lake for spectacular views of Cradle Mountain – make sure the camera’s charged, this is a scenic highlight, and the air – there’s none fresher! You're likely to spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing through the alpine heathlands. Picture rolling green hills and Friesian cows – this afternoon you’ll think you’re in a butter commercial as you make your way past Table Cape, home of tulips, for views of Bass Strait, the lighthouse and coastline. Picturesque Stanley is in your sights as you head west with a view of ‘the Nut’ and a chance to explore. Your final destination is Smithton.
Hotel: Tall Timbers, Smithton
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Smithton – Launceston
First up you’ll experience a guided tour of the Tarkine Wilderness region, one of Australia’s largest unprotected temperate rainforests and contains vast forests of myrtle, leatherwood and pine trees. En route to Launceston you’ll visit the Ashgrove Cheese Factory to learn all about cheese making and taste some samples.
Day 6: Launceston
This morning travel to Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre through the rolling hills and vineyards of the Tamar Valley. Beaconsfield Mine has a long rich gold mining history. Your expert guide will bring to life the mine’s extraordinary past and tell you of incredible engineering feats, the town’s heritage and the dramatic events of the 2006 rock fall and mine rescue. After having time to explore Cataract Gorge, this afternoon is free for you to explore Launceston.
Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston, 2 nights
Included Meals: Day 5: Breakfast. Day 6: Breakfast.
Day 7: Launceston – Bicheno
Bridestowe Lavender Estate is your first stop today. Bridestowe has been growing lavender since 1922 when a London perfumer planted lavender seeds from the French Alps on his family estate which he named after his wife's birthplace in England. Try some of Bridestowe's lavender products and treat yourself to their famous lavender ice-cream! Later make a stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, planted in honour of fallen WWI soldiers. After your lunch time stop at St Helens, follow the picturesque East Coast south to Bicheno. This evening you may like to take an optional tour to see Bicheno's wild penguin colony as they emerge from the ocean for the night, or even take a tour to see Tassie Devils.
Hotel: Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Bicheno – Hobart
Get your camera ready for the spectacular and breathtaking – Freycinet National Park. You’ll take a walk that will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach. Cape Tourville Lookout is magic! Travel through Swansea and Orford, then chart a course for Hobart.
Day 9: Port Arthur
Explore Port Arthur Historic Site today. Cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula and enjoy a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating guided walk of Port Arthur's infamous convict prison. You'll have time to wander the site at your leisure before you leave. See rugged sea cliffs from Pirate’s Bay Lookout, and feast your eyes on the amazing vistas of Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole on the drive back to Hobart. This evening celebrate your holiday with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner at one of Hobart’s favourite restaurants.
Hotel: Wrest Point, Hobart, 2 nights
Included Meals: Day 8: Breakfast. Day 9: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10: Farewell from Hobart
Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight.
Included Meals: Breakfast
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 21 Sep 2017 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. Offer valid on selected departures and for new bookings only. Discount applies to tour price only. Full payment is required by 27 Nov 2017. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. AAT Kings and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 21 Sep 2017 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. Offer valid on selected departures and for new bookings only. Discount applies to tour price only. Full payment is required by 27 Nov 2017. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. AAT Kings and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.Read more