9 nights |
from $3295 per person*
TOUR CODE: TXT10
Take in Tasmania’s storied past, dramatic scenery and unique wildlife.
2020 APR: 7 MAY: 12 SEP: 15, 29 OCT: 13, 27 NOV: 10, 24 DEC: 15, 29
All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.
December 29, 2020
Valid for travel between:
04/07/2020 – 12/29/2020
Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.
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Day 1 Arrive Launceston, Beaconsfield INSIDER EXPERIENCE Visit the gold mining town of Beaconsfield, and take a guided tour of the Mine & Heritage Centre. INSIDER EXPERIENCE Enjoy canapes and a Welcome Drink at the iconic James Boag’s Brewery, followed by a Welcome Dinner this evening. On arrival, you’ll transfer to your hotel in Launceston. After settling in, enjoy a picturesque journey following the Tamar River. Stay: Launceston, Hotel Grand Chancellor Dinner Day 2 Launceston, Bicheno INSIDER EXPERIENCE At Bridestowe Lavender Estate, enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and sample unique lavender-inspired fare. Drive through the scenic wine-producing area of northern Tasmania. Traverse Weldborough Pass and stop at East Coast Natureworld. Here, meet a Tasmanian devil and other native animals. Continue on to the seaside town of Bicheno. Later, you might like to gain a special insight into the lives of little penguins (own expense). Stay: Beachfront Bicheno Breakfast, Dinner Day 3 Freycinet National Park, Richmond, Port Arthur Travel into Freycinet National Park to enjoy an insightful walk with a naturalist guide. Discover the historic heart of Tasmania in Richmond, home to the Richmond Bridge. On the way to Port Arthur, see how nature and time have created spectacular rock formations such as the Tessellated Pavement and Tasman Arch. Stay: Port Arthur Motor Inn Breakfast, Dinner Day 4 Port Arthur Historic Site, Hobart Embark on a guided tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site. Join a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and hear haunting convict stories. Later, travel to Hobart and enjoy a delicious dinner at the waterfront Customs House Restaurant Stay: Hobart, RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel Breakfast, Dinner Day 5 Hobart, Salamanca Market Soak up the old-world charm and lively culture of the Tasmanian capital today during a guided tour. Wander around Salamanca Place, visit Constitution Dock and enjoy the views from the city’s picturesque harbour. The Apple Isle also has a growing reputation for high quality food and wine, with Hobart at its core. Visit the famous Salamanca Market and peruse the treasures of Tasmania at more than 300 stalls, which showcase the best of the island’s fresh and famous produce. During leisure time this afternoon, you might choose to embark on a tour of Australia’s oldest brewery; visit the unique Museum of Old and New Art; or enjoy a Bruny Island adventure (own expense). Breakfast Day 6 Hobart, Lake St Clair, Strahan Framed by lush vegetation, the three-tiered Russell Falls is a jewel in the crown of Mt Field National Park. After a short walk to marvel at the famed falls, continue to World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Here, relish the pristine wilderness on the shores of Lake St Clair. Later, travel by coach to the town of Strahan and enjoy a buffet dinner at View 42º Restaurant and Bar this evening. Stay: Strahan Village Hilltop Breakfast, Dinner Day 7 Strahan, Cradle Mountain INSIDER EXPERIENCE Encounter Tasmanian nature at its finest during a stay at Cradle Mountain Hotel. On the brand-new Spirit of the Wild, cruise across Macquarie Harbour and enter the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. On arrival in Strahan, reboard your coach and head for Cradle Mountain. Stay: Cradle Mountain Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 8 Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Smithton INSIDER EXPERIENCE In Smithton, stay at the charming Tall Timbers Hotel and enjoy a tantalising three-course dinner featuring an array of seasonal produce from local salmon to delicious Tasmanian oysters. Take in the serenity of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. This is quintessential Tasmania, where breathtaking landscapes are covered with alpine flora. Visit Waldheim Chalet and marvel at the views from the shores of Dove Lake. Then travel via the mural town of Sheffield to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. Later, arrive in Tasmania’s north-western town of Smithton. Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel Breakfast, Dinner Day 9 Smithton, Launceston INSIDER EXPERIENCE Sample some of Tasmania’s finest chocolate during a tour at the House of Anvers. Journey to the Great Lake and admire the vast body of water that draw anglers from all over Australia. Continue to Launceston, where you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner and Drink. Stay: Launceston, Hotel Grand Chancellor Breakfast, Dinner Day 10 Cataract Gorge, Depart Launceston INSIDER EXPERIENCE Explore Cataract Gorge during a guided cruise along the picturesque Tamar River. Start the day with a delicious breakfast, before setting off to explore some natural wonders in the heart of Launceston. Your journey comes to an end as you are transferred to the airport. Breakfast
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