Tasmanian Wonders Adventure from $3,155

 

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

  • 9 Nights accommodations
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Guided tours per itinerary
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Full buffet breakfasts (9)
  • Lunch (1)
  • Dinners (5)
  • Farewell dinner (1)
Tasmanian Wonders Adventure

It’s time to tick Tassie off your bucket list! Explore Hobart’s iconic sights, visit spectacular Russell Falls, Cruise on the Gordon River including a delicious lunch, discover Cradle Mountain National Park on a guided tour and more! During this Tasmanian Wonders Adventure,  you will explore Hobart, Queenstown,  take a guided tour in Smithtown, see the lavender fields and much more! Indulge in local cheeses, explore Launceston, sample boutique wine, delicious fresh picked berries and more! This is the perfect adventure to explore the wonders of Tasmania.

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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 travelers 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 5-6: Smithton – Launceston

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 honor 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 – 9: Bicheno – Hobart – Port Arthur

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 travelers at a Farewell Dinner at one of Hobart’s favorite 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

 

 

Pricing & Departures

 

 

From Nov 20, 30; Dec 11, 21, 28, 2019 $3,275
From Jan 8, 18, 29; Feb 15, 26; Mar 4, 14, 18; Apr 15; May 13. 2020 $3,275
From Sep 30; Oct 10, 24; Nov 4, 18; Dec 26, 2020 $3,155
From Apr 3, 14, 24; May 5, 15; Sep 8, 29, 2021 $3,275
From Jan 6, 13, 27; Feb 6, 24; Mar 3, 17, 20; Apr 3, 24; May 15; Sep 29; Oct 9, 27; Nov 3, 17, 27; Dec 8, 18, 2021 $3,155
From Jan 5, 15, 26; Feb 5, 16, 23; Mar 2, 12, 23, 2022 $3,155

 

 

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