Tasmanian Wonders

Hobart • Russell Falls • Queenstown • Strahan • Gordon River • Cradle Mountain • Stanley • Smithton • Burnie • Sheffield • Launceston • Tamar Valley • Beaconsfield • Pyengana • Bicheno • Freycinet National Park • Port Arthur • Tasman Peninsula

About This Journey

10 Days starting from $3425 AUD
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$3425 AUD Twin Share
Two people sharing a room, one of whom must be 18 years and over. All prices are per person, land only.?

$4200 AUD Single
A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).?

$3080 AUD Child
Child is 5-15 years. A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement.?

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Guided Coach Tour

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. You won’t leave without sampling local cheese, boutique wine, delicious fresh picked berries and more!

Departs Hobart Wednesdays

Operates 1 September 2018 to 29 December 2018

Operates 2 January 2019 to 28 December 2019

Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change

Tour Highlights
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Explore Hobart’s iconic sights
Cruise on the Gordon River
Discover Cradle Mountain National Park
See ‘The Nut’ at Stanley
Explore Launceston
Spectacular Cape Tourville Lookout
Step back in time at historic Port Arthur
Explore Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
See what's included
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  • 9 nights 3.5 Star - 4 Star accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced guide & driver
  • Airport transfer day 1 prior to 12:30pm
  • Airport transfer day 10
  • Full buffet breakfast (9)
  • Lunch (1)
  • Dinner (6)
  • 24/7 in-country support
Not Included: International flights, Personal travel insurance, Meals & drinks (unless stated)
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Day 1
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Welcome to Hobart

Welcome to Hobart

Transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel and then join an afternoon sightseeing tour. Your orientation takes in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, and Mt. Nelson for amazing views overlooking Hobart. Tonight you’ll meet your Travel Director for a welcome dinner with fabulous water views of Hobart.

Included Meals: Dinner

Inclusions:

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    Accommodation    Wrest Point
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    Hobart – Wrest Point

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking subject to availability

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking


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Day 2
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Hobart to Strahan

Hobart to Strahan

Travel 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 onto coastal Strahan.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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    Accommodation    Strahan Village
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    Strahan Village

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Reception : Open daily 7am-11pm

    Onsite restaurants

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: On site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local supermarket: IGA Everyday, 1 Reid Street, Strahan ; Open Weekdays 7:30am-6pm; Weekdends & Public Holidays 8am-6pm


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Day 3
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Gordon River Cruise - Strahan to Cradle Mountain

Gordon River Cruise & Cradle Mountain

Travel to the fishing village of Strahan on Macquarie Harbour, where you’ll cruise the Gordon River while enjoying lunch. Be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters reflecting the untouched wilderness and be amazed by the 2,000 year old Huon Pine at Heritage Landing. Pass the towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your hotel on the boundary of Cradle Mountain National Park.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Inclusions:

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    Accommodation    Cradle Mountain Hotel
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    Cradle Mountain Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free Wifi

    24-hour reception

    Restaurant & bar onsite

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    All rooms non smoking


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Day 4
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Cradle Mountain to Smithton

Cradle Mountain to Smithton

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 perfect rolling green hills and Friesian cows, 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Inclusions:

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    Accommodation    Tall Timbers Hotel
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    Smithton – Tall Timbers Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free parking

    Internet facilities: Free WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Restaurant & bar onsite

    All rooms non smoking

    Nearest Supermarket: Woolworths, 142 Nelson Street, Smithton; Open Mon-Sun 7am-9pm


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Day 5
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Smithton to Launceston

Smithton to Launceston

Stop in Burnie for a guided tour of the Makers’ Workshop, a place that honours Burnie’s history, innovators and artists. Later, travel east along the coast through Penguin and Ulverstone then south to Sheffield for a wander through this town with its colourful wall paintings that adorn the town’s buildings. En route to Launceston you’ll visit Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm for a delicious afternoon tea featuring raspberries fresh as they come, yum!

Included Meals: Breakfast

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    Accommodation    Best Western Plus Launceston
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    Launceston – Best Western Plus Launceston

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite valet parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WIFI

    24-hour reception

    Restaurant & bar onsite

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    All rooms non smoking


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Day 6
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Launceston

Explore Launceston

This morning travel through the rolling hills and vineyards of the Tamar Valley to Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre. Beaconsfield 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. This afternoon is free for you to explore Launceston. Maybe take a tour of Boag’s Brewery!

Included Meals: Breakfast

Inclusions:

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    Accommodation    Best Western Plus Launceston
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    Launceston – Best Western Plus Launceston

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite valet parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WIFI

    24-hour reception

    Restaurant & bar onsite

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    All rooms non smoking


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Suggested Activites:

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    Boag's Beer Lovers Tour
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    Boag's Beer Lovers Tour

    Tour the historic working brewery on 90 minute guided experience, and discover the secrets of Boag’s world famous brew.
    Adult Price: $33.00
    Organised by your guide whilst on tour
    Payment is accepted in local currency or by credit card

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    Cataract Gorge Cruise
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    Cataract Gorge Cruise

    Explore the old Launceston Seaport and cruise to Kings Wharf to view historic vessels. Experience the spectacular Cataract Gorge, engaging the 1890’s style vessel Lady Launceston’s unique and silent electric drive. Enjoy the skippers captivating commentary on the history of this fascinating area.
    Adult Price: $29.00
    Organised by your guide whilst on tour
    Payment is accepted in local currency or by credit card

Day 7
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Launceston to Bicheno

Launceston to 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 icecream! Later make a stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, planted in honour of fallen WWI soldiers, then visit Pyengana Dairy Company. Learn about the history of the farm and cheese making in the Pyengana area before you taste a number of cheeses of different ages and flavours. Yum! 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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    Accommodation    Beachfront Bicheno
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    Bicheno – Beachfront Bicheno

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Breakfast service available

    Restaurant & bar onsite

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA Everyday, 39 Foster St, Bicheno; Open Mon-Sat 8am-5:30pm, Sun 8:30am-5pm


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Suggested Activites:

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    Bicheno Penguin Tour
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    Bicheno Penguin Tour

    Join a penguin tour to see penguins up close and safely without disturbing them, or hurting yourself! The penguins are accustomed to tours and lights, but loud noises and camera flashes will scare them away.
    Adult Price: $35.00
    Organised by your guide whilst on tour
    Payment is accepted in local currency or by credit card

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    Devils in the Dark
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    Devils in the Dark

    Be the first to see these amazing nocturnal animals burst into life. See natural wild behaviour in these Tasmanian devils which are not normally available for viewing.
    Adult Price: $75.00
    Organised by your guide whilst on tour
    Payment is accepted in local currency or by credit card

Day 8
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Bicheno to Hobart

Bicheno to 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Inclusions:

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    Accommodation    Wrest Point
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    Hobart – Wrest Point

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking subject to availability

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking


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Day 9
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Port Arthur & Tasman Peninsula

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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Inclusions:

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    Accommodation    Wrest Point
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    Hobart – Wrest Point

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking subject to availability

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking


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Day 10
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Farewell Hobart

Farewell Hobart

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Suggested Activites:

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    Bruny Island Cruise
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    Bruny Island Cruise

    Cruise alongside some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs, drift up close to the ‘Breathing Rock’, enter deep sea caves, pass between the coast and ‘The Monument’ and feel the power of the Tasman Sea and Southern Ocean. Look out for wildlife such as seals, dolphins, whales (seasonal) and sea birds.
    Adult Price: $225.00
    *Post tour bookings only. Tour returns to Hobart at approximately 5:30pm. To partake on last day of your tour, you will need post tour accommodation booked, or an outbound flight departing after approximately 8:00pm.

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    Bruny Island Traveller Day Tour
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    Bruny Island Traveller Day Tour

    Savour a delicious morning tea and cellar door lunch including local cheese, oysters, salmon, wine, bread and berries. Explore the The Neck, see white wallabies and native wildlife in South Bruny National Park. Hear stories about the whalers, to the lighthouse keepers and their families.
    Adult Price: $155.00
    *Post tour bookings only. Tour returns to Hobart at approximately 5:30pm. To partake on last day of your tour, you will need post tour accommodation booked, or an outbound flight departing after approximately 8:00pm.

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    Par Avion A Day in the Wilderness Tour and Flight
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    Par Avion A Day in the Wilderness Tour and Flight

    Fly over Hobart to Tasmanian’s most southern point, South East Cape, leave civilisation behind and enter the vast south west wilderness along the South Coast Track to Melaleuca. Travel by boat down Melaleuca Inlet and into Bathurst Harbour, an untouched waterway twice the size of Sydney Harbour.
    Adult Price: $495.00 (departs October through to April, weather permitting)
    *Post tour bookings only. This is a full day tour. In order to partake you will need to have post tour accommodation booked.

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    Par Avion South West Heritage Tour and Scenic Flight
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    Par Avion South West Heritage Tour and Scenic Flight

    Take a spectacular scenic flight over one of the World’s last wilderness frontiers, South West Tasmania. Discover no roads, no civilisation, just pure wilderness. Land at Melaleuca and a visit the bird hide to see the rare Orange Bellied Parrots.
    Adult Price: $395.00
    *Post tour bookings only. This tour is 4 hours. In order to partake you will need to have an afternoon flight, or post tour accommodation booked.

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    Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) Half Day Tour
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    Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) Half Day Tour

    MONA will heighten your visual senses and challenge the psyche. Experience the heavenly, the controversial and the enthralling nature that constitutes the foundation of this celebrated establishment. Return to Hobart by ferry.
    Adult Price: $52.00
    *Post tour bookings only. Tour returns to Hobart at approximately 2:15pm. To partake on last day of your tour, you will need post tour accommodation booked, or an outbound flight departing after approximately 4:30pm.

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    Peppermint Bay Lunch Cruise
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    Peppermint Bay Lunch Cruise

    Enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating day onboard the luxurious 23 metre catamaran, Peppermint Bay II. Cruise down the Derwent to Peppermint Bay, enjoy a delicious lunch of local produce, spend time exploring Woodbridge village, before returning to Hobart.
    Adult Price: $118.00
    *Post tour bookings only. This cruise returns to Hobart at 3:30pm. In order to partake you will need to have post tour accommodation booked, or an outbound flight that departs after 5:30pm.