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  • Bridestowe Lavender Estate

    Bridestowe Lavender Estate

  • Coles Bay (Freycinet National Park)

    Coles Bay (Freycinet National Park)

  • Cradle Mountain

    Cradle Mountain

  • Port Arthur

    Port Arthur

  • Gordon River Cruise

    Gordon River Cruise


Tour code: THLH

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The island of Tasmania is renowned for its pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, and friendly locals. On this wide-ranging journey, you’ll visit Hobart’s bustling Salamanca Markets, confront the cultural phenomenon of its Museum of Old and New Art, witness the stunning natural beauty of Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park, and indulge your tastebuds with fresh Tasmanian salmon, local artisan cheeses and other delicious treats.

Itinerary

1 September 2017 - 31 May 2018 ?
Day 1 - 2
Welcome to Hobart & Salamanca Market
Day 1: Welcome to Hobart

Begin your exploration of the beautiful island of Tasmania with a city sights tour. Hobart was founded in 1803 and much of its architecture dates back to the Victorian and Georgian eras. Visit the Botanic Gardens, historic Battery Point, and Constitution Dock, then drive to Mt. Nelson for panoramic views over the city and Derwent River. Join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner.

Day 2: Salamanca Market and Included Choice

This morning, explore the myriad market stalls of Salamanca Market, and wander through its historic sandstone warehouses.

Included ChoiceThis afternoon choose one from a selection of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Join a walking tour with a local expert for an insight in to Hobart’s history, people and places or a guided walk to experience the alcohol history of the city. Or visit Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum, replicating the huts Douglas Mawson built in Antarctica during his Australasian Antarctic expedition of 1911-14.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 1: Dinner with wine. Day 2: Breakfast

Day 3
Hobart – Strahan

This morning stroll through rainforest to the tiered falls of Russell Falls. Then take the winding road to iconic Lake St. Clair before travelling to The Wall in the Wilderness, a monumental sculpture hand-carved in rare Huon pine. Continue through the rainforest, passing through the moonscape of the mining town of Queenstown. Your final stop today is Strahan: enjoy views of peaceful Macquarie Harbour from your hillside hotel.

Hotel: Strahan Village, Strahan

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 4 - 5
Strahan – Cradle Mountain
Day 4: Strahan – Cradle Mountain

A highlight today is your cruise on the Gordon River. Be awestruck by the dark waters: stained amber by buttongrass tannins, which reflect the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania’s convict history, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hells Gates, the notoriously treacherous entrance to the harbour, and Heritage Landing, site of a 2,000-year-old Huon Pine. Travel through the old towns of Rosebery and Tullah on route to your hotel.

Day 5: Cradle Mountain

This morning, marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a guided walk by Dove Lake, maybe taking a little more time later to meander back to your hotel along the purpose-built boardwalk through the wild ancient forests and alpine heathlands. You may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing along the way. For a more challenging hike, head to Marion’s Lookout and return via Wombat Pool.

Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 4: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine. Day 5: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 6 - 7
Cradle Mountain – Launceston
Day 6: Cradle Mountain – Launceston

Today, enjoy a guided walk through a working distillery to see processes that deliver one of the finest single malt whiskys in the world. Then continue to quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’, before heading to 41° South Salmon & Ginseng Farm. The Pyka family will take you on a tour to learn about aquaculture, then let you sample their smoked salmon and ginseng products. Call in at the Ashgrove Cheese Factory to try a selection of local cheeses, before you continue through the Meander Valley to Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’ Launceston.

Day 7: Launceston

This morning, after visiting Launceston’s magnificent Cataract Gorge, take a scenic drive through rolling country hills and pause for lunch and wine-tasting at Josef Chromy Wines. This afternoon you may like to take an optional cruise on the beautiful Tamar River or further explore Launceston and surrounds at your leisure.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 6: Breakfast and dinner with wine. Day 7: Breakfast and lunch

Day 8 - 9
Launceston – Freycinet & Wineglass Bay
Day 8: Launceston – Freycinet

Today, visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate, producer of high-quality lavender since 1922. Learn about the estate and treat yourself to its famous lavender ice-cream. Later visit the unique Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site. Then follow the picturesque east coast south to Freycinet National Park.

Day 9: Freycinet National Park & Wineglass Bay

Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay today on a four-hour cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula. The cruise will take you from the shores of Coles Bay along the Freycinet coast beneath towering pink granite cliffs to one of the world’s best beaches. Anchored at Wineglass Bay, absorb the beauty of the National Park while enjoying a gourmet ploughman’s lunch.

Hotel: Freycinet Lodge, Freycinet National Park, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 8: Breakfast and dinner with wine. Day 9: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine

Day 10 - 11
Freycinet – Hobart & Port Arthur
Day 10: Freycinet – Hobart

Journey this morning to historic Ross, considered the nest nineteenth-century village in Australia. Be my guest dining experienceAs you travel on through rich pastoral land towards Hobart, spend time at Shene Estate, whose custodian Anne Kernke will treat you to a walking tour of the property’s stunning colonial-era buildings, and a Be My Guest morning tea selection of home-baked goodies in her private home. Continue to Hobart to visit Australia’s largest privately-funded museum, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). The eclectic mix of ancient, modern and contemporary art will astound you.

Day 11: Port Arthur

Today, explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a walk to through the infamous convict prison. There will also be time for you to wander the site at your leisure. On the drive back to Hobart, see the amazing natural rock formations of the craggy Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. This evening, mingle with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart’s fine restaurants.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 10: Breakfast and Be My Guest morning tea. Day 11: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

Day 12
Farewell from Hobart

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Guests in the Nolan Gallery at MONA, Hobart

MONA

The privately-funded Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is the brain-child of an eccentric genius with left field personal philosophies and an overwhelming desire to make us question reality. He is David Walsh. David opened Moorilla Museum of Antiquities in 2001 and closed it in 2007 to undergo a $75 million refurbishment, re-opening in 2011 as MONA, Tasmania’s most provocative and evocative attraction often referred to as a ‘subversive adult Disneyland’! Its ever-evolving collection will blow your mind and leave you talking about it for years to come.

Highlights

  • Explore Hobart’s city sights
  • Discover famous Salamanca Market
  • Visit spectacular Russell Falls
  • Cruise on the Gordon River including a delicious lunch
  • Step back in time on Sarah Island
  • Hike by Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain
  • Explore the town of murals – Sheffield
  • Taste Tasmanian salmon at 41° South Salmon Farm
  • Indulge in local cheese at Ashgrove Farm
  • Savour Tassie’s famous food and wine at Josef Chromy
  • Explore Launceston & stunning Cataract Gorge
  • Visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate
  • Stay 2 nights at boutique Freycinet Lodge
  • Cruise on Wineglass Bay
  • Be My Guest morning tea at Shene EstateBe my guest dining experience
  • Experience MONA
  • Explore historic Port Arthur
  • Visit Hellyers Road Distillery
  • Included Choice Experiences in HobartIncluded Choice

Inclusions

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Dining

  • 11 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Be My Guest morning tea
  • 3 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell dinner

Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day 1   Flights to arrive prior to 12:30pm into Hobart Airport
Day 12   Flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months

Fitness Level

The walk around Dove Lake is considered a Moderate – Easy 6km loop. Not all guests will be able to complete the walk. Alternate short walks are available.

Ways to Save

Departures before 31 March 2018
Triple share    Save up to $220
Kings Club    Save up to $220

 

Departures from 1 April 2018
Early Payment Discount – 10% saving

when you pay in full by 31 January 2018

Pay by 31 Jan 2018   10% saving
Pay by 27 Apr 2018   7.5% saving
Pay by 29 Jun 2018   5% saving
 
Kings Club   5% saving
 
2nd vacation discount   2.5% saving
 
Groups (5 people or more)   5% saving
 
Triple share   5% saving

* All savings are per person, apply only to the land component. Conditions apply.

 

Find your applicable discounts as many discounts are combinable. More Information

Quality accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
    1 Davey Street, Hobart, TAS 7000

    2 nights

    • Grand Chancellor Hobart Lobby Area

    Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart features some of the best views in the city. Overlooking the Hobart Harbour and Constitution Dock, this Tasmanian hotel is just steps from popular attractions like, Salamanca, Battery Point and the Central Business District, but intimate enough to ensure a perfectly relaxing experience.

    Experience exceptional comfort and personalised service only steps from the Hobart water front, the CBD and downtown attractions. Each accommodation rooms at Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart is designed for pleasure and wired for business, with every amenity required for a perfectly relaxing stay.

    • Features
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Laundry/Valet service
    • In-house movies
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    • Broadband and wireless internet access available (at additional cost)
    • Business Facilities
    • Work Desk
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Phone
    • Clock Radio
  • Strahan Village
    41 Esplanade, Strahan, TAS 7468

    Strahan

    • Cottages at Strahan Village

    Strahan Village is an ideal base for exploring Tasmania's stunning wilderness. Journey into the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park with Gordon River Cruises, encounter west coast wildlife and history on the Bonnet Island Experience and discover Strahan’s culture and heritage as you explore the museums, galleries and attractions of this historic fishing port.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Refrigerator
    • TV
    • Phone
    • Alarm Clock
    • Hairdryer
    • Radio
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • 220/240 V AC
  • Cradle Mountain Hotel
    3718 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain, TAS 7310

    2 nights

    • Cradle Mountain Hotel - Exterior

    Cradle Mountain Hotel is a stylish, wilderness hotel, located at the northern boundary of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

    Set on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Cradle Mountain Hotel offers warm, welcoming accommodation within easy reach of Tasmania’s most iconic wilderness experiences.

    • Features
    • Heater
    • TV
    • Ensuite
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Wi-Fi
    • Shared self-service laundry facilities
  • Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
    29 Cameron Street, Launceston, TAS 7250

    2 nights

    • Grand Chancellor Launceston Front Exterior

    Situated in the historic district, just steps from the Central Business District and Brisbane Street Mall, Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston surpass the expectations of discerning business and leisure travellers.

    Guests seeking a personal touch will appreciate the thoughtful comforts of Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston. Its deluxe accommodation features captivating views of the downtown Launceston skyline along with the full range of modern travel luxuries.

    • Features
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Air-conditioning
    • Satellite TV
    • In-room Movies (fee applies)
    • Broadband Internet access
    • Work Desk
    • Refrigerator
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Clock Radio
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Freycinet Lodge
    Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay TAS 7215

    Freycinet National Park, 2 nights

    • Freycinet Lodge - Aerial View

    Freycinet Lodge creates a perfect union of luxury accommodation and superb natural setting. The Lodge’s timber eco cabins are sensitively located within Freycinet National Park’s natural environment. Surrounded by native vegetation, the cabins are linked to the Lodge by a series of raised timber boardwalks that weave through the bush, and sit lightly in the landscape.

    • Features
    • Private cabins with en suites
    • Shower and toilet facilities
    • Private balcony
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • Air-conditioning
    • Hairdryer
    • CD player
    • Clock Radio
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
    1 Davey Street, Hobart, TAS 7000

    2 nights

    • Grand Chancellor Hobart Lobby Area

    Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart features some of the best views in the city. Overlooking the Hobart Harbour and Constitution Dock, this Tasmanian hotel is just steps from popular attractions like, Salamanca, Battery Point and the Central Business District, but intimate enough to ensure a perfectly relaxing experience.

    Experience exceptional comfort and personalised service only steps from the Hobart water front, the CBD and downtown attractions. Each accommodation rooms at Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart is designed for pleasure and wired for business, with every amenity required for a perfectly relaxing stay.

    • Features
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Laundry/Valet service
    • In-house movies
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    • Broadband and wireless internet access available (at additional cost)
    • Business Facilities
    • Work Desk
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Phone
    • Clock Radio

Experience more on your holiday

To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Excursions for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. We understand that everyone is an individual, and have therefore allowed some free time for you to experience different types of touring. These have not been included in the tour fare as we realise they may not appeal to all people. Our selection of optional excursions include scenic flights, helicopter rides, cruises, dinners, ballooning, fishing trips, four wheel drive tours, cultural experiences, and even camel riding.


Experiences available between 1 September 2017 - 31 May 2018

Bruny Island Cruise (Hobart)

Adult Price: AUD 225.00

Bruny Island Cruise

Cruise alongside some of Australia's highest sea cliffs, beneath towering crags and drift up close to listen to the awesome ‘Breathing Rock'. Enter deep sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and ‘The Monument' and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean. Join in the search for the abundant coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds. A magnificent experience.

* Post tour bookings only. This tour returns to Hobart at approximately 5:30pm. In order to partake on the last day of your tour, you will need to have post tour accommodation booked or an outbound flight that departs after 8pm approx.

Bruny Island Traveller (Hobart)

Adult Price: AUD 155.00

Bruny Island Traveller

Savour a delicious al fresco morning tea and a cellar door lunch of specialty local produce including Bruny Island Cheese, oysters, salmon, wine, bread and berries - all grown, made or harvested on Bruny. At The Neck, see the narrow isthmus stretch away south in graceful curves. Enjoy short walks in the South Bruny National Park and see white wallabies, native wildlife and birds in their natural habitat. Hear the stories of the people who have shaped Bruny Island, from the whalers who used to camp at Adventure Bay, to the lighthouse keepers and their families who braved difficult conditions to keep the light burning at Cape Bruny.

*Post tour bookings only. This tour returns to Hobart at approximately 5:30pm. In order to partake on the last day of your tour, you will need to have post tour accommodation booked or an outbound flight that departs after 8pm approx.

Par Avion South West Heritage Tour and Scenic Flight (Hobart)

Adult Price: AUD 395.00

Take a spectacular scenic flight over one of the World's last wilderness frontiers, South West Tasmania. This World Heritage listed National Park has international significance, comprising of over 4500 sq kms of pristine wilderness, no roads, no civilisation, just pure wilderness. Tour includes a landing at Melaleuca and a visit to the bird hide to see the rare Orange Bellied Parrots.

* Post tour booking only. This tour is 4hrs in duration. In order to partake in this experience on the last day of your tour, you will need to have an afternoon flight, or post tour accommodation booked.

Peppermint Bay Lunch Cruise (Hobart)

Adult Price: AUD 118.00

Peppermint Bay Lunch Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing, rejuvenating and rewarding day onboard the luxurious 23 metre catamaran, Peppermint Bay II, and experience the real Tasmania. Cruise down the Derwent to Peppermint Bay, enjoy a delicious lunch of fresh local produce and spend a little time exploring the village of Woodbridge before cruising back to Hobart.

*Post tour bookings only - This cruise returns to Hobart at 3:30pm. In order to partake on the final day of your tour, you will need to have post tour accommodation booked, or an outbound flight that departs after 5:30pm.

Tamar River Cruise Afternoon Discovery Cruise - 2.5 Hours (Launceston)

Adult Price: AUD 79.00

Cruise into the magical Cataract Gorge and through Launceston’s riverfront precinct. Head north past Tamar Island and experience the variety of life as we cruise past charming riverfront communities, vineyards and farms to the historical Rosevears and Windermere districts exploring the history of the St Mathias Church and Rosevears Tavern. The fascinating collection of history, fauna and people at work, rest and play makes an absorbing narrative which will touch, intrigue and inspire. The best vantage point to view the Tamar Valley.

Par Avion A Day in the Wilderness Tour and Flight (Hobart)

Adult Price: AUD 495.00 (Departs October through to April, weather permitting)

Par Avion A Day in the Wilderness Tour and Flight

Take an unforgettable full day tour, exploring the incredibly remote waterways and wilderness of Bathurst Harbour and Port Davey. You’ll will fly you into this remote area via the south coast. Flying over Hobart to Tasmanian’s most southern point, South East Cape. At this point we leave civilisation behind and enter the vast south west wilderness by following the South Coast Track all the way to Melaleuca. Afterwards, you’ll board a boat for a trip down Melaleuca Inlet and into Bathurst Harbour, an untouched waterway twice the size of Sydney Harbour.

*Post tour bookings only – This is a full day tour. In order to partake you will need to have post tour accommodation booked.

Bookings

The excursions can be booked through your Travel Director. You will be asked during the early part of your tour to name those that you may wish to join, as advance reservations are often necessary. Please note that occasionally weather or seasonal conditions may not permit their operation. Some also depend on a minimum number of participants and suitable time being available.

Prices

Prices indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars

Prices are valid from 1 September 2017. Optional experience pricing is indicated in Australian dollars or New Zealand dollars depending on the country of operation and may be subject to change. Please note that reduced rates for pensioners or children may apply on some tours. Prices are inclusive of GST.