Wild Tasmania Immersion

8 days,

7 nights |

from $1849 per person*


Experience Australia’s true wilderness while breathing in the world’s cleanest air alongside an abundance of native animals such as wallabies, wombats and platypus. Your Wild Tasmania journey will begin with 3 nights in the waterfront capital of Hobart where you encounter Tasmania’s unique wildlife on a Private Premium Night Tour, you’ll explore the Tasman Peninsula on a wildlife cruise and visit World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, see wombats on Maria Island, and spend an evening kayaking with new platypus friends.  Continue onto the beautiful east coast for 2 nights to enjoy the walking trails in Freycinet National Park, cruise to Wineglass Bay and encounter little penguins on an evening tour at nearby Bicheno.  Explore Tasmania’s north and the nearby Tamar Valley wine region with 2 nights in Launceston including a guided tour of the Platypus House and a Tamar River Cataract Gorge cruise.  This 8 day journey will ensure you leave Tasmania still dreaming of the magnificent scenery and wildlife encounters.

  • 3 nights in Hobart at Rydges Hobart in a Manor King Room
  • 2 nights in Coles Bay at Freycinet Lodge in a one bedroom cabin
  • 2 nights in Launceston at Best Western Plus Launceston
    • Upgrade to five star Peppers Silo Hotel, Launceston from $143 per person
  • 8 Day Rental Car with Avis Australia (Automatic Sedan)
  • Full Day Tasman Island Cruise & Port Arthur Historic Site
    • Take a full day tour from your hotel and spend a day on the Tasman Peninsula including return transfers, 3 hour Wilderness Cruise, 3 hours at Port Arthur Historic Site, morning tea and lunch. Robert Pennicott’s award-winning three hour wilderness and wildlife cruise takes you along the spectacular coastline between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur. Travel beneath the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere at Cape Pillar, and explore waterfalls, rock formations, archways and deep sea caves. The coastline is home to a variety of wildlife including seals, migrating whales, dolphins and abundant sea birds. The custom built boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife with covered open-aired seating providing an excellent all round view and connection with the environment.  After the cruise, spend the afternoon discovering one of Australia’s most important heritage destinations, where the story of Australia’s colonial history is written in stone and brick.  Meet some of the people who have passed through this place, walk where their stories unfolded, and learn about Port Arthur’s evolution from a feared convict settlement to a World Heritage-listed Historic Site.
  • Private Premium Night Tour at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
    • An opportunity to meet the unique Bettong, Echidna, Tasmanian devil and many other native nocturnal animals living in the “Noahs Ark of Australian Wildlife”.
  • Full Day Maria Island Tour
    • Just one hour’s drive from Hobart to the Ferry and 45 minutes across the water, brings us to Maria Island – a stunning island National Park. It is rich in local wildlife, amazing scenery and world heritage convict history. Enjoy a series of moderate walks exploring the beautiful Painted Cliffs, the dramatic Fossil Cliffs and the remarkable Darlington World Heritage convict site. With no cars on the island the area is peaceful, beautiful, the pace is slow and relaxed, and the beaches are perfect for summer swimming.
  • Paddle with the Platypus Kayak Adventure
    • Travel downstream by kayak through active platypus feeding pools along the picturesque River Derwent. Retrace the platypus’s 100 million year evolution, discover why & how they thrive on a ‘hidden’ stretch of the River Derwent and gain many opportunities to observe wild platypus transform from shy to playful in their Tasmanian habitat. Sit back and enjoy the soft currents of the river, passing through private farmlands before pause en route to enjoy a locally chef-prepared tasting platter showcasing award-winning and often hand-picked fresh produce.
  • Bicheno Penguin Tour
    • A guided walking tour through the natural habitat of the little blue penguin. Tours take place in the evenings after dusk. See the penguins coming home from the sea to their nest sites. The guide will give a commentary which encompasses the life cycle and other interesting facts on the penguins.
  • Wineglass Bay Vista Lounge
    • Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula aboard the Schouten Passage 11, on the 4.5 hour eco-cruise with award-winning Wineglass Bay Cruises. The Vista Lounge boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, comfortable indoor and spacious outdoor viewing decks.The journey is spectacular, you will experience stunning scenery, including sheer granite cliffs,abundant wildlife and a rare, intimate perspecitive of one of Tasmanian’s most extraordingary places. At anchor you will be servered a Tasmanian seasonal grazing platter.
  • Platypus House Guided Tour
    • Nestled on the water in the beautiful Tamar Valley, Platypus House offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to watch live Tasmanian Platypuses and Echidnas in daylight conditions and undercover!
  • Tamar River Cataract Gorge Cruise
    • Cruise past historical Kings Wharf, Seaport and Launceston’s delightful riverfront precinct. The highlight of the experience is cruising into Launceston’s spectacular Cataract Gorge, engaging the Lady Launceston’s unique electric drive. View the sheer cliffs from your comfortable seat, appreciate the unobstructured views on the multi award winning 1890’s style vessel and enjoy the skippers captivating commentary on the history of this fascinating area.

All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.

Book by:

March 31, 2021

Valid for travel between:

08/01/2020 – 03/31/2021

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*Terms & Conditions: Pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting for travel during specified travel dates. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Airfare is not included unless indicated. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. Airline and hotels frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices may increase before full payment for those and other reasons. Package is not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government-imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you affirmatively agree to the possibility of such increases. Package is strictly subject to availability, not retroactive and not combinable with any other special or vacation package offer. Minimum night stays or required room types may apply. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. CST#2001136-20

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