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Wineglass Bay, Tasmania
Kingston Beach, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Russel Falls, Mount Field National Park, Tasmania, Australia
Hells Gates, Franklin-Gordn Wild Rivers National Park, Tasmania
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Table Cape, Tasmania
Cataract Gorge bridge, Launceston, Tasmania
Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Tasmania
Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania
Port Arhur, Tasmania
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Tasmanian Wonders

10 day Escorted Tour – from £2940 £2645

With flights from £3895

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Australia’s island state on this well planned tour, led by an expert guide and staying in quality hotel accommodation.

Highlights:
  • Discover Lake St. Clair, Tasmania’s oldest lake
  • Explore the beautiful Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Immerse yourself in Tasmania’s history in Port Arthur
  • Take in the unforgettable scenery of Freycinet National Park
  • Cruise the Gordon River

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or activities before of after your Tasmanian Wonders tour. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Kingston Beach, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Day 1 – Welcome to Hobart

The Tasmanian capital of Hobart may be small in size, but it’s big in attractions, as…

The Tasmanian capital of Hobart may be small in size, but it’s big in attractions, as you’ll discover this afternoon. Put your destination into perspective from the summit of Mt. Nelson, offering endless vistas over Australia’s southernmost city. View the charming Georgian cottages of Battery Point and explore the streets and convict built warehouses along Salamanca Place, the backdrop of epic Saturday markets. Gaze over boats at Constitution Dock – this is where yachts finish when competing in the annual Sydney to Hobart race, and take a stroll in the second oldest Botanical Gardens in Australia with its amazing collection of plants from around the world. Tonight, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner.

    Best Western Hobart

    Dinner
Kingston Beach, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Russel Falls, Mount Field National Park, Tasmania, Australia

Day 2 – Hobart – Strahan

Western Tasmania is like nature amplified, a place where the wilderness rules and people are few…

Western Tasmania is like nature amplified, a place where the wilderness rules and people are few and far between. Visiting Mount Field National Park is a humbling experience, not only for the fact it’s part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, but also because it’s home to some of the tallest eucalypts and flowering plants on Earth. Wander amid these giants to reach Russell Falls – take a deep breath; you’re officially on holiday. Records continue to be broken at Lake St. Clair, the deepest freshwater Lake in Australia, before you arrive in Strahan, gateway to World Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

    Strahan Village

    Breakfast, Dinner
Russel Falls, Mount Field National Park, Tasmania, Australia
Hells Gates, Franklin-Gordn Wild Rivers National Park, Tasmania

Day 3 – Strahan

The inky waters of the Gordon River – given its colour by amber button-grass tannins –…

The inky waters of the Gordon River – given its colour by amber button-grass tannins – are as eery as they are beautiful, the mirror-like surface only broken by your Gordon River chariot as you cruise through Hells Gates, the treacherous entrance to the harbour before returning to Sarah Island. It’s hard to reconcile the beauty of this part of the state with its grim history as a penal colony; a place where convicts would fell Huon pines for boat building. Disembark at Heritage Landing to view one of these 500-year-old majestic trees. Safely back on dry land, it’s soon time to discover ‘The Ship That Never Was’, the dramatic and hilarious true story of the Great Escape from Sarah Island! You’ll see it performed live by a group of theatre professionals.

    Strahan Village

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hells Gates, Franklin-Gordn Wild Rivers National Park, Tasmania
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Day 4 – Strahan – Cradle Mountain – Burnie

Today your journey reaches new heights – quite literally with a visit to the 1,545-metre Cradle…

Today your journey reaches new heights – quite literally with a visit to the 1,545-metre Cradle Mountain, your backdrop as you explore Dove Lake on your Cradle Mountain tour, the wild alpine moorlands here a natural magnet for lovers of the wilderness. The spectacular and pristine wilderness of Cradle Mountain is home to the mysterious and secretive Tasmanian Devil. You’ll love the next adventure today, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. A Day Keeper at Devils@Cradle will lead you through the sanctuary and provide you with a thorough insight into its operation. When joining this tour you will be directly supporting these animals and threatened species conservation. Leave the Central Highlands after an uplifting day and head towards the scenic north-west coast for your overnight stay.

    Beachfront Voyager Motor Inn

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Table Cape, Tasmania

Day 5 – Burnie – Launceston

Table Cape is by far Wynyard’s most remarkable natural wonder, at 180 metres high, ‘The Cape’…

Table Cape is by far Wynyard’s most remarkable natural wonder, at 180 metres high, ‘The Cape’ – as locals refer to it – offers spectacular views of Tasmania’s coastline. As you drive to the top of the remains of a 12-million-year-old volcano you’ll reach Table Cape lookout where, on a clear day, you can see mountain ranges over 175 kilometres away. If there’s a town with a cuter name than Penguin, we’re yet to find it. Locals embrace its appeal – there are penguin sculptures at every turn, including one measuring over 3 metres tall. Your journey along the northwest coast also passes through Ulverstone and Sheffield, The Town of Murals, boasting over 100 large paintings depicting the area’s rich history and local characters. All this exploring builds an appetite. Refuel at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm, where happy cows contribute to award-winning cheeses – everything from cheddar and red Leicester to creamy Tasmanian blue.

    Best Western Plus Launceston

    Breakfast
Table Cape, Tasmania
Cataract Gorge bridge, Launceston, Tasmania

Day 6 – Launceston

There are few places in the world where you can leave the city behind and within…

There are few places in the world where you can leave the city behind and within minutes be amid an immense wilderness area. Launceston is one. Blink and you’re at Cataract Gorge, a yawning chasm carved by ancient rivers. This rare natural phenomenon unites bushland with neat Victorian gardens, replete with ferns and exotic plants. Get a different perspective of the green cavern on the optional scenic chairlift, zipping you over the water to a lofty lookout. We wouldn’t blame you for lingering here, or perhaps sample more of Tassie’s finest fare on a Tamar Valley winery tour. The choice is yours.

    Best Western Plus Launceston

    Breakfast
Cataract Gorge bridge, Launceston, Tasmania
Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Tasmania

Day 7 – Launceston – Bicheno

You’ll smell Bridestowe before you see it, this enormous lavender farm perfuming the Tasmanian countryside. The…

You’ll smell Bridestowe before you see it, this enormous lavender farm perfuming the Tasmanian countryside. The flowers grown here aren’t just used in fragrances – they’re also infused into ice-cream, teas and jams. It’s a tasty entrée to the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, sculpted into World War One soldiers. Little penguins come out to play in Bicheno; sign up to spot them after dark as they waddle to shore from the water.

    Beachfront at Bicheno

    Breakfast, Dinner
Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Tasmania
Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Day 8 – Bicheno – Hobart

The colours at Freycinet National Park are so vivid you’ll think someone has taken the glasses…

The colours at Freycinet National Park are so vivid you’ll think someone has taken the glasses off your nose and cleaned them for the first time: The patchwork of ocean blues that lap Coles and Wineglass bays. The dramatic pink granite cliffs. There’s a reason why the peninsula stars on postcards. The other place on postcards is Richmond, its grand 1820s Georgian buildings today home to bijou boutiques, galleries and cafés that appear to be lost in time.

    Best Western Hobart

    Breakfast
Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania
Port Arhur, Tasmania

Day 9 – Port Arthur Historic Site

The Isle of the Dead, Devil’s Kitchen, Blowhole… the attractions at and around Port Arthur nod…

The Isle of the Dead, Devil’s Kitchen, Blowhole… the attractions at and around Port Arthur nod to the region’s notoriously grim history. This is the best-preserved convict site in Australia, and among the most significant convict-era destinations worldwide. The stories these walls could tell.

    Best Western Hobart

    Breakfast, Dinner
Port Arhur, Tasmania
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Day 10 – Farewell from Hobart

It took early explorers months to circumnavigate Tasmania. You’ve done it in 10 days. What a…

It took early explorers months to circumnavigate Tasmania. You’ve done it in 10 days. What a wild ride.

    Breakfast
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Your Itinerary

You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or activities before of after your Tasmanian Wonders tour. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1

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Welcome to Hobart

The Tasmanian capital of Hobart may be small in size, but it’s big in attractions, as you’ll discover this afternoon. Put your destination into perspective from the summit of Mt. Nelson, offering endless vistas over Australia’s southernmost city. View the charming Georgian cottages of Battery Point and explore the streets and convict built warehouses along Salamanca Place, the backdrop of epic Saturday markets. Gaze over boats at Constitution Dock – this is where yachts finish when competing in the annual Sydney to Hobart race, and take a stroll in the second oldest Botanical Gardens in Australia with its amazing collection of plants from around the world. Tonight, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner.

    Best Western Hobart

    Dinner
Kingston Beach, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Day 2

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Hobart – Strahan

Western Tasmania is like nature amplified, a place where the wilderness rules and people are few and far between. Visiting Mount Field National Park is a humbling experience, not only for the fact it’s part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, but also because it’s home to some of the tallest eucalypts and flowering plants on Earth. Wander amid these giants to reach Russell Falls – take a deep breath; you’re officially on holiday. Records continue to be broken at Lake St. Clair, the deepest freshwater Lake in Australia, before you arrive in Strahan, gateway to World Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

    Strahan Village

    Breakfast, Dinner
Russel Falls, Mount Field National Park, Tasmania, Australia

Day 3

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Strahan

The inky waters of the Gordon River – given its colour by amber button-grass tannins – are as eery as they are beautiful, the mirror-like surface only broken by your Gordon River chariot as you cruise through Hells Gates, the treacherous entrance to the harbour before returning to Sarah Island. It’s hard to reconcile the beauty of this part of the state with its grim history as a penal colony; a place where convicts would fell Huon pines for boat building. Disembark at Heritage Landing to view one of these 500-year-old majestic trees. Safely back on dry land, it’s soon time to discover ‘The Ship That Never Was’, the dramatic and hilarious true story of the Great Escape from Sarah Island! You’ll see it performed live by a group of theatre professionals.

    Strahan Village

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hells Gates, Franklin-Gordn Wild Rivers National Park, Tasmania

Day 4

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Strahan – Cradle Mountain – Burnie

Today your journey reaches new heights – quite literally with a visit to the 1,545-metre Cradle Mountain, your backdrop as you explore Dove Lake on your Cradle Mountain tour, the wild alpine moorlands here a natural magnet for lovers of the wilderness. The spectacular and pristine wilderness of Cradle Mountain is home to the mysterious and secretive Tasmanian Devil. You’ll love the next adventure today, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. A Day Keeper at Devils@Cradle will lead you through the sanctuary and provide you with a thorough insight into its operation. When joining this tour you will be directly supporting these animals and threatened species conservation. Leave the Central Highlands after an uplifting day and head towards the scenic north-west coast for your overnight stay.

    Beachfront Voyager Motor Inn

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Day 5

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Burnie – Launceston

Table Cape is by far Wynyard’s most remarkable natural wonder, at 180 metres high, ‘The Cape’ – as locals refer to it – offers spectacular views of Tasmania’s coastline. As you drive to the top of the remains of a 12-million-year-old volcano you’ll reach Table Cape lookout where, on a clear day, you can see mountain ranges over 175 kilometres away. If there’s a town with a cuter name than Penguin, we’re yet to find it. Locals embrace its appeal – there are penguin sculptures at every turn, including one measuring over 3 metres tall. Your journey along the northwest coast also passes through Ulverstone and Sheffield, The Town of Murals, boasting over 100 large paintings depicting the area’s rich history and local characters. All this exploring builds an appetite. Refuel at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm, where happy cows contribute to award-winning cheeses – everything from cheddar and red Leicester to creamy Tasmanian blue.

    Best Western Plus Launceston

    Breakfast
Table Cape, Tasmania

Day 6

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Launceston

There are few places in the world where you can leave the city behind and within minutes be amid an immense wilderness area. Launceston is one. Blink and you’re at Cataract Gorge, a yawning chasm carved by ancient rivers. This rare natural phenomenon unites bushland with neat Victorian gardens, replete with ferns and exotic plants. Get a different perspective of the green cavern on the optional scenic chairlift, zipping you over the water to a lofty lookout. We wouldn’t blame you for lingering here, or perhaps sample more of Tassie’s finest fare on a Tamar Valley winery tour. The choice is yours.

    Best Western Plus Launceston

    Breakfast
Cataract Gorge bridge, Launceston, Tasmania

Day 7

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Launceston – Bicheno

You’ll smell Bridestowe before you see it, this enormous lavender farm perfuming the Tasmanian countryside. The flowers grown here aren’t just used in fragrances – they’re also infused into ice-cream, teas and jams. It’s a tasty entrée to the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, sculpted into World War One soldiers. Little penguins come out to play in Bicheno; sign up to spot them after dark as they waddle to shore from the water.

    Beachfront at Bicheno

    Breakfast, Dinner
Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Tasmania

Day 8

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Bicheno – Hobart

The colours at Freycinet National Park are so vivid you’ll think someone has taken the glasses off your nose and cleaned them for the first time: The patchwork of ocean blues that lap Coles and Wineglass bays. The dramatic pink granite cliffs. There’s a reason why the peninsula stars on postcards. The other place on postcards is Richmond, its grand 1820s Georgian buildings today home to bijou boutiques, galleries and cafés that appear to be lost in time.

    Best Western Hobart

    Breakfast
Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Day 9

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Port Arthur Historic Site

The Isle of the Dead, Devil’s Kitchen, Blowhole… the attractions at and around Port Arthur nod to the region’s notoriously grim history. This is the best-preserved convict site in Australia, and among the most significant convict-era destinations worldwide. The stories these walls could tell.

    Best Western Hobart

    Breakfast, Dinner
Port Arhur, Tasmania

Day 10

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Farewell from Hobart

It took early explorers months to circumnavigate Tasmania. You’ve done it in 10 days. What a wild ride.

    Breakfast
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Your Tour Includes

9 nights’ hotel accommodation
9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
Expert Tour Director
National Park entrance fees
Experienced and professional driver
Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach

Departure Dates

Check for departure dates that suit you:

2024-02-28

2024-03-09

2024-03-20

2024-04-03

2024-05-01

2024-09-04

2024-09-25

2024-10-16

2024-10-30

2024-11-13

2024-11-23

2024-12-04

2025-01-08

2025-01-22

2025-02-01

2025-02-12

2025-02-26

2025-03-08

2025-03-19

To confirm availability call 0333 234 2889

Flights & More

With FREEDOM, you can book your Tasmanian Wonders escorted tour and flights together, as an ATOL protected package. Our Travel Experts can find the best priced Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for you.

You can also personalise your holiday. Why not add:

  • Extra nights in Hobart before or after your tour

Next Steps

Please get in touch with our Australia Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Tasmanian Wonders

10 day Escorted Tour – from £2940 £2645

With flights from £3895

All prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room and include meals shown. Seasonal supplements may apply. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability.

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