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Touring Tasmania

January 2018
15 days - 14 nights
Price TBC  |  Single Supplement TBC
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Highlights

Launceston Sights

Bicheno Wildlife Park

Richmond Gaol

Tahune Tree Top Walk

Port Arthur

Hobart Sights

Gordon River Cruise

Cradle Mountain

Lake St Clair

Cataract Gorge Cruise

 
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Fascinating convict history, wild landscapes and friendly people are just a few things that make this island special. Indulge in some fantastic locally produced food and wine amongst a relaxed island lifestyle on this spectacular island across the ditch. Delve into the haunting history of the convict-era ruins, and get up close with iconic Australian wildlife by cuddling a Tasmanian Devil and hand feeding kangaroos. There’s also plenty of time to explore the magic of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, and you can take time to simply recharge in Hobart, Australia’s second oldest city.

 

Itinerary

Day 1

Dinner

Our tour starts with an early afternoon flight to Melbourne and on to Tasmania. We stay in Launceston for 2 nights - a boutique riverside city that oozes modern refinement and easy charm.

Day 2

Breakfast, Dinner

We start with a free morning for you to recharge. In the afternoon, we enjoy a cruise on the Tamar River before making our way back to the hotel.

Day 3

Breakfast, Dinner

We set off this morning down the West Tamar Highway. We follow the Tamar River and cross the Batman Bridge on our way to Georgetown and the Port of Launceston at Bell Bay. Heading east and travelling through Bridport to Nabowla (Lavender Farm) Lunch will be in Scottsdale and then on to the Myrtle Rainforests seen over Weldborough Pass followed by the fishing village of St Helens. We stay in Scamander for 1 night.

Day 4

Breakfast, Dinner

We travel the coastal road and see spectacular views before calling into the East Coast Natureworld where you can cuddle a Tasmanian Devil and also hand feed the Kangaroos and other free ranging animals. Continuing on to the fishing village of Bicheno and on to Richmond where we stop for lunch. While there we visit the old Richmond Gaol, Richmond Bridge and St John’s which is considered the oldest Catholic church in Australia. We continue to Australia’s second-oldest city, Hobart, where we spend the next 3 nights.

Day 5

Breakfast, Dinner

This morning finds us travelling along the South Tasman Peninsula through Sorell and Copping and past Eaglehawk Neck. Arriving at the sandstone ruins of the Port Arthur penal settlement, we enjoy a guided tour and cruise. On the way back to Hobart we experience the impressive coastal rock formations of the Blow Hole, Devil’s Kitchen and Tasman Arch.

Day 6

Breakfast, Dinner

A completely free day today to give you a chance to relax. However, there is plenty to see and do in Hobart. You also have the option to go on a full day tour to the Tahune Forest (own expense).

Day 7

Breakfast, Dinner

A change of scenery today as we start our journey through the rugged landscape of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. From the Derwent Valley, we cross the Derwent Bridge to the Tarraleah Power Station and Lake St Clair National Park with its lake set against a wild mountain background. Across the Franklin River we stop at Nelson Falls where you have the opportunity to enjoy a flat walk by a mountain stream. We proceed on to the lovely riverside village of Strahan for 2 nights.

Day 8

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, we join a cruise along the remote but spectacular Gordon River. Stopping at Heritage Landing, we take in the wilderness walk through the rainforest which includes the famous Huon Pines. After the cruise we make our way to our hotel.

Day 9

Breakfast, Dinner

We head inland to Cradle Mountain National Park. After savouring the beautiful vistas of Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake, we continue to the ‘Town of Murals’, Sheffield and then drive back to Launceston and check in for our final 2-night stay. After dinner, we make our way out to Low Head to visit the Little Blue Penguins in their natural habitat – a truly extraordinary experience.

Day 10

Breakfast, Dinner

We spend the day in Launceston which starts with a morning walk in the spectacular Cataract Gorge and follows with free time in the afternoon.

Day 11

Breakfast, Dinner

We fly to Melbourne for our last night. Enjoy exploring this wonderful city.

Day 12

Breakfast, Dinner

Today we make our way back home flying from Melbourne to Auckland.

 

 

 

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