Tasmania Tour 2018

12 days, 9 destinations, 21 attractions, 19 meals

Discover the beauty and history of Tasmania in style and relaxed comfort.

The destinations include Hobart, Port Arthur, Strahan, Cradle Mountain, Stanley, Launceston and the Whitesands Resort.

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NZ$4,900

Per person sharing.
Single room is $995 extra.

Departs

30 October 2018
 

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Included attractions

  • Gordon River Cruise
  • Three Park Pass to National Park
  • Cradle Mountain Explorer bus
  • Admission to Port Arthur, The Wall, and Wildlife Park

And all the things we can't tell you yet, because that will spoil the surprise.

More about this tour

  • Twelve nights accommodation on a twin share basis.
  • Meals as indicated on itinerary.
  • 12 days quality coach travel.
  • Return air flight from Auckland, Christchurch, or Wellington.
  • Home pick-up and return by Shuttle Van.

Conditions

Deposit of $500 per person at time of booking. This is non-refundable. A confirmation of final tour details will be posted eight weeks prior to departure. Final balance due six weeks prior to departure. No refund is possible within 4 weeks of departure.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Homeport to Hobart via Melbourne

After a home pickup, we join our flight to Hobart travelling via Melbourne. Enjoy a meal on your flight as well as an evening meal on arrival.

Included meals: Airline Meal and Dinner

Accommodation: Wrest Point Hotel

Day 2: Hobart

This morning we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Hobart, including a visit to the botanical gardens. We will stop in the city for you to enjoy lunch at your leisure. After lunch, you are free to explore Hobart or visit the Mona Gallery (optional), and return to the Hotel at your leisure in time for our evening meal.

Included meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Wrest Point Hotel

Activities and attractions

  • Sightseeing tour

Day 3: Hobart and Port Arthur

This morning we are off to historic Port Arthur travelling through Dunalley, a prosperous fishing village, to Eaglehawk Neck.  In convict days a line of ferocious tethered dogs guarded this narrow isthmus, which separates the Tasman from the Forestier Peninsula. On our trip from Hobart we visit the Blowhole, Tasman Arch, and Devil's Kitchen.

On reaching Port Arthur settlement, we enjoy a short harbour cruise past the Isle of the Dead, and then return to stroll around the many ruins of the settlement. This evening we will be staying at Port Arthur and you have the option of doing the evening ghost tour if you wish.

Included meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Port Arthur Inn

Activities and attractions

  • Port Arthur harbour cruise
  • Blowhole, Tasman Arch, and Devil’s Kitchen

Penitentiary at Port Arthur
View of the Penitentiary at Port Arthur, Tasmania. Image credit: Martybugs.

Day 4: Strahan via Queenstown

Early start this morning, departing Port Arthur and travelling to New Norfolk. Then onto Mount Field National Park, where we enjoy the short walk to Russell Falls before continuing on to Tarraleah and Derwent Bridge. Before lunch we visit The Wall in the Wilderness to see the stunning work of artist Greg Duncan.  The Wall is one man’s incredible talent on display as he carved three metre high wooden panels, telling the history of the Central Highlands of Tasmania. We continue onto Queenstown, before reaching our accommodation at Strahan, a picturesque fishing village on the west coast of Tasmania..

Included meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Strahan Village Inn

Activities and attractions

  • Russell Falls Walk
  • Wall in the Wilderness
    Ferns and the Russel Falls, Tasmania
    Ferns and the Russel Falls. Image credit: dany13.

Day 5: Strahan and Surrounds, Gordon River Cruise

This morning we enjoy a harbour cruise through the magnificent Macquarie Harbour and famous Gordon River.  We visit Hells Gate, the entrance to the great southern ocean before entering the majestic Gordon River with its mirror like reflections - Huon Pine trees and wilderness boardwalk at Sarah Island. This afternoon we will have some free time to explore the beautiful village of Strahan.

Included meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Strahan Village Inn

Activities and attractions

  • Macquarie Harbour cruise
  • Hells Gate
  • Strahan village

Day 6: Cradle Mountain via Zeehan

Today we travel via Zeehan to Cradle Mountain. After lunch we join the local buses for the trip to Cradle Mountain. If you wish, and the weather behaves, you will have the option of walking around Dove Lake. This evening we will enjoy a wonderful dinner at the Chateau.

Included meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Chateau

Activities and attractions

  • Cradle Mountain
  • Dove Lake
    Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
    Cradle Mountain.

Day 7: Stanley

Today we coach through the beautiful countryside of the North West of Tasmania, before reaching the quaint little seaside village of Stanley. You have the option to take a ride on the chairlift at The Nut, an ancient volcanic formation overlooking the village and Bass Strait, before heading to our accommodation for this evening.

Included meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Tall Timbers Hotel

Day 8: Launceston

Our return journey takes us back through Burnie before heading to the beautiful town of Sheffield for our lunch stop which is renowned for its murals. We then travel on to Anvers Chocolate Factory. You can sample and purchase some of the handmade chocolate truffles and fudge or buy a coffee or ice-cream. We will visit the stunning Cataract Gorge on arrival to the beautiful city of Launceston and then on to our accommodation for the next two nights.

Included meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Grand Chancellor Launceston

Activities and attractions

  • Anvers Chocolate factory 
  • Cataract Gorge
    Launceston
    Kings Bridge, Launceston.

Day 9: Launceston free day

Following breakfast at your leisure, you have the rest of the day to enjoy Launceston and take some time to look around the city. Tonight you can dine at one of the many options around the centrally located accommodation.

Included meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Grand Chancellor Launceston

Day 10: Bicheno via Ross

This morning we depart Launceston and head to the historic township of Ross. You will have the opportunity to get some lunch at Ross before we head across to a visit at Nature Land, Bicheno where we enjoy a guided tour of this animal recovery park. On arrival to our accommodation at Bicheno you will have time to take a stroll along the beach and enjoy this coastal township.

Included meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Beachfront Bicheno

Activities and attractions

  • Nature World

Day 11: Bicheno to Hobart

This morning we will head into the Freycinet National Park where we will enjoy a walk to the Cape Tourville lighthouse. Our path then leads us back down the east coast of Tasmania, stopping for lunch at Swansea before arriving back at the Wrest Point hotel for our farewell dinner.

Included meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Wrest Point Hotel

Day 12: Hobart to home

This morning we head off from the hotel and fly back to New Zealand via Melbourne. You will be transferred home on arrival.

Included meals: Airplane meal

 

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