Tasmanian Wonders

10 day Escorted Tour - from £2295

Discover the breathtaking beauty of this spectacular island state, the second oldest site of European settlement in Australia and brimming with breathtakingly beautiful natural wonders.

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
  • Taste lavender ice-cream at Bridestowe Lavender Estate

 

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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - 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 travellers for a welcome dinner with fabulous views of Hobart.

Hotel: Wrest Point, Hobart
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - 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. You’ll then take the scenic drive up to iconic Lake St. Clair, the deepest freshwater lake in Australia, and continue to your final destination of the day, the delightful coastal town of Strahan, gateway to the World Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

Hotel: Strahan Village, Strahan
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 - 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, Cradle Mountain
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - 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
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 - Launceston

Travel through the picturesque coastal townships of Burnie, Penguin and Ulverstone before heading inland to Sheffield, home to over 60 murals depicting the area’s rich history. You’ll learn about dairy production methods and indulge in a cheese tasting at the award-winning Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm on your way to Launceston, Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Launceston

This morning, visit the unique natural formation of the Cataract Gorge, home to the longest single-span chairlift in the world, followed by an orientation tour of the city. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, exploring all that Launceston has to offer. Consider an optional experience on a Cataract Gorge River Cruise.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - 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!  After lunch 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
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8 - 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.

Hotel: Wrest Point, Hobart
Meals: Breakfast

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 travellers at a Farewell Dinner at one of Hobart’s favourite restaurants.

Hotel: Wrest Point, Hobart
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 10 - Farewell from Hobart

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

10 day Escorted Tour - from £2295

With flights from £3158

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