The very best Tasmania has to offer
as we tour around our stunning island.Freycinet National Park with a local naturalist guide. Explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past as we discover Port Arthur, and all of stunning, beautiful Tasmania.
Day 1. Arrive Launceston, Beaconsfield
Transfer to your hotel in Launceston, then drive through farmland and vineyards following the Tamar River. Like a Local – visit the gold mining town of Beaconsfield and take a guided tour of the Mine & Heritage Centre. A Taste of Australia – enjoy canapés and a Welcome Drink as you wander through the gallery at the Design Centre of Tasmania, followed by a Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Launceston, Best Western Plus. D
Day 2. Bridestowe Lavender Farm, East Coast Natureworld, Freycinet National Park, Bicheno
Explore the scenic wine-producing area of northern Tasmania today. Like a Local – at Bridestowe Lavender Farm, enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and sample unique lavender-inspired fare. Traverse Weldborough Pass and stop at East Coast Natureworld to meet a Tasmanian Devil and other native Australian animals. Like a Local – travel into Freycinet National Park where you’ll enjoy a guided walk, then proceed to the town of Bicheno.
Stay: Beachfront Bicheno. B, D
Day 3. Ross, Richmond, Eaglehawk Neck, Port Arthur
Today you’ll explore some of Tasmania’s quaint inland villages blessed with fine architecture and bridges. Discover Campbell Town and Ross, before continuing south to Richmond, home to the famous Richmond Bridge. Take in the peninsula of Eaglehawk Neck, then continue to Port Arthur.
Three Nights: RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel B, D
Day 4. Port Arthur Historic Site, Hobart
Like a Local – visit Port Arthur, once Australia’s most notorious convict prison. Later, join a cruise around the Isle of the Dead. A Taste of Australia – dine overlooking the waterfront at Customs House Restaurant. B, D
Day 5. Hobart, Salamanca Market
Set off on a guided tour, taking you to Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and the harbour area. Later, visit Salamanca Market or perhaps join an optional full-day Bruny Island adventure (own expense). B
Day 6. Hobart, Mt Field National Park, Lake St Clair, Strahan
6 Day (TX6AA) guests conclude their tour in Hobart. Explore Russell Falls, the jewel in the crown of Mt Field National Park, then continue to the pristine World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Travel to the town of Strahan where tonight, you’ll enjoy a buffet dinner at View 42º Restaurant & Bar.
Stay: Strahan Village Hilltop. B, D
Day 7. Strahan, Gordon River Cruise, Cradle Mountain
Cruise Macquarie Harbour and enter the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Continue to Sarah Island, once Tasmania’s oldest convict settlement. Return to Strahan, bound for Cradle Mountain. Special Stay – unwind at Cradle Mountain Hotel.
Stay: Cradle Mountain Hotel. B, L, D
Day 8. Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake, Sheffield, Stanley and The Nut, Smithton
Visit Waldheim Chalet and Dove Lake. Travel via Sheffield to Stanley, then arrive in Smithton. Special Stay – relax at the Tall Timbers Hotel. A Taste of Australia – enjoy a dinner showcasing local produce.
Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel. B, D
Day 9. Ashgrove Cheese Factory, Great Lakes Plateau, Depart Launceston
Like a Local – sample handmade cheese at Ashgrove Cheese Factory. Travel along the Great Lakes Plateau and the shores of the Great Lake. Your tour concludes later at the airport. B
Itinerary effective up to 21 March 2017.
• Arrival and departure airport transfers in Tasmania
• Travel aboard a spacious, luxurious coach
• Dedicated Tour Director and Driver
• The additional services of expert local guides in select locations
• 8 Full Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 7 Dinners
• All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined
2017: January 10, 24; February 7, 21; March 7, 21
20 September 2016 - 21 March 2017 USD Price starting from