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  • Cradle Mountain

    Cradle Mountain

  • Salamanca Market

    Salamanca Market

  • Bridestowe Lavender Estate

    Bridestowe Lavender Estate

  • Gordon River Cruise

    Gordon River Cruise

  • Tasmanian Rainforest

    Tasmanian Rainforest

  • 41º South Salmon Farm

    41º South Salmon Farm


Tour code: THLH

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Experience what the island state is world renowned for - idyllic scenery, abundant wildlife,gourmet food and wine, art and friendly locals. Explore Hobart’s Salamanca, witness the stunning natural beauty of Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park and tantalise your taste buds with Tasmanian Salmon, local cheese and other delicious treats.

Itinerary

1 September 2016 - 31 August 2018 ?
Day 1-2
Welcome to Hobart & Salamanca Market
Day 1: Welcome to Hobart

On arrival at Hobart Airport you’ll be transferred by private car to your hotel. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a tour of Hobart including Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens and Constitution Dock. The last stop is Mt. Nelson for amazing views of Hobart. Tonight you’ll get to know everyone at a welcome reception and dinner.

Day 2: Salamanca Market

A free morning to enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, colour and action of Salamanca Market. Explore the market stalls, wander through the historic sandstone warehouses discovering innovative Tasmanian arts and crafts and delight in the taste and aroma of freshly baked goods and local produce. Meet the friendly people who make or grow what they sell. Take a moment to sit back and relax at one of Salamanca’s cafés and watch the world pass you by with a cooling ale or locally produced cider. This afternoon choose one from a selection of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Maybe join a walking tour with a local expert for fabulous insight into Hobart’s history, people and places. Or perhaps visit Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum. They’ve left nothing to the imagination with the historic replication of the base Douglas Mawson built in Antarctica during his Australasian Antarctic expedition of 1911-14. Alternatively, you can use your Included Choice option on Day 10 to catch the quirky MONA Ferry back to Hobart, after you visit the museum.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights

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

Day 3
Hobart – Strahan

This morning head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park, Tasmania’s oldest, and location of the spectacular three-tiered Russell Falls. This afternoon visit the Wall in the Wilderness, a fascinating sculpture where artist Greg Duncan has hand-carved a collection of panels commemorating those who shaped the area’s past and present. Travel to Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and on to coastal Strahan.

Hotel: Strahan Village

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

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

Start the day with a Gordon River cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters reflecting the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island and discover the ruins of the penal colony. See Hell’s Gate and Heritage Landing, site of the 2,000 year old Huon Pine. Later pass the mining and hydro electric towns of Rosebery and Tullah, as you travel to Cradle Mountain National Park.

Day 5: Cradle Mountain

This morning it’s time to explore Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a guided walk around Dove Lake, then choose to meander through the forest and alpine heathlands on a purpose built board walk or for a more challenging hike, head to Marion’s Lookout. If a close up encounter with a Tasmanian Devil or a pampering spa treatment sounds more like you, your Travel Director can assist you to make a booking.

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

This morning you’ll visit Hellyers Road Distillery for a guided walk through the working distillery to see ingredients and processes that deliver one of the finest single malt whiskys in the world. Next up you’ll visit Sheffield, town of the murals, before heading to 41° South Salmon & Ginseng Farm. Join the Pyka family to hear how they came to be salmon farmers when they arrived in Australia from Germany. Take a wander through their property to learn a little about aquaculture and feed salmon in the feeding ponds. Before you leave you’ll have the chance to taste their fresh smoked salmon and ginseng products. Continue through the Meander Valley to Tassie’s ‘northern capital’ Launceston.

Day 7: Launceston

This morning you’ll visit Cataract Gorge before you take a scenic country drive through the Tamar Valley’s rolling hills. Be MY Guest Dining Icon Following this you are welcome at Josef Chromy Wines for a delicious Be My Guest lunch. The views from the surrounding vineyards and lakes provide an idyllic location to enjoy tasting some of the estategrown cool climate wines and tucking in to some fresh local Tasmanian produce. This afternoon is free for you to relax or explore on your own. You may like to take an optional cruise on the Tamar River or even a tour through James Boag’s Brewery. This evening meet up with your travelling companions to welcome some new faces that will be joining you for the remainder of your holiday.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 2 nights

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

Day 8-9
Launceston – Bicheno
Day 8: Launceston – Bicheno

Bridestowe Lavender Estate is your first stop today. It 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! Later, stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, planted in honour of fallen WWI soldiers, then visit Pyengana Dairy Company. Learn about the history of the farm and cheese making in the Pyengana area before you taste a number of cheeses of different ages and flavours. After a lunchtime stop at St. Helens, 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.

Day 9: Freycinet National Park

Discover the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay on a four hour lunch cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula with a local guide. Cruise from the gentle shores of Coles Bay along the Freycinet coast to one of the world’s best beaches. Later, experience breathtaking Freycinet National Park, with its pink granite mountains, coastal dunes and dry eucalypt forests. A guided walk will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach. Cape Tourville Lookout will amaze you.

Hotel: Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno, 2 nights

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

Day 10-11
Bicheno – Hobart
Day 10: Bicheno – Hobart

Journey to historic Ross, considered the finest nineteenth century village in Australia. Visit the exquisite Ross Bridge with its 186 carvings depicting Celtic symbols, flora, fauna and notable personalities of the day. Be MY Guest Dining Icon As you travel south towards Hobart you’ll stop at Shene Estate, a reflection of early Australian architecture and the colonial era for a Be My Guest experience. A walking tour of this iconic property with a local expert is followed by a basket of home-made treats for morning tea. On the way to Hobart you’ll visit Australia’s largest privately funded museum, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), with its mix of ancient, modern and sometimes confronting contemporary art.

Day 11: Port Arthur

En route to Port Arthur cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula. Enjoy a fascinating guided walk of Port Arthur Historic Site and infamous convict prison and a cruise around the Isle of the Dead. View the 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 your return to Hobart. This evening celebrate a wonderful holiday with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a farewell dinner.

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

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

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Tour departs from Hobart and returns to Hobart

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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 with a delicious included lunch
  • Step back in time on Sarah Island
  • Hike around Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain
  • Explore the town of murals – Sheffield
  • Taste Tasmanian salmon at 41° South Salmon Farm
  • Indulge in local cheeses at Pyengana Dairy Company
  • Savour Tassie’s famous food and wine at Josef Chromy You're Invited Dining Icon
  • Explore Launceston
  • Visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate
  • Cruise on Wineglass Bay
  • Experience MONA
  • Explore historic Port Arthur
  • Be My Guest morning tea at Shene Estate You're Invited Dining Icon
  • Included Choice experiences You're Invited Dining Icon
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Inclusions

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

Dining

  • Full buffet breakfasts (11)
  • Be My Guest morning tea (1)
  • Be My Guest lunch (1)
  • Lunches (2)
  • Dinners with wine (7)
  • Farewell dinner (1)

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

Flights are not included in the holiday price

What to bring

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

Ways to Save

Departures between 1 Sep 2016 - 31 Aug 2017
Triple share     Save up to $205
Kings Club     Save up to $205

All savings are per person.

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 Exterior by the Wharf
    • Grand Chancellor Hobart Superior MountainSide Room
    • Grand Chancellor Hobart Indoor Swimming Pool
    • 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

    • Cottages at Strahan Village
    • Dining at Strahan Village
    • Rooftop views from 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 - Spa Room
    • Cradle Mountain Hotel - Dining Area
    • 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 Deluxe Room
    • Grand Chancellor Launceston Lobby Area
    • 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
  • Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno
    232 Tasman Hwy, Bicheno, TAS 7215

    2 nights

    • Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno - verrandah
    • Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno - double room

    Stay at this centrally located Bicheno resort, situated directly opposite the beach and minutes from scuba diving, fishing spots and penguin tours. The BEST WESTERN Beachfront at Bicheno is the most ideally located accommodation in Bicheno. Located opposite the beach, Beachfront at Bicheno affords breathtaking views of Waubs Bay and is the perfect base to explore Tasmania’s stunningly beautiful east coast.

    • Features
    • Air-conditioning
    • High-speed internet access
    • Austar
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • LCD TV
  • Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
    1 Davey Street, Hobart, TAS 7000

    2 nights

    • Grand Chancellor Hobart Exterior by the Wharf
    • Grand Chancellor Hobart Superior MountainSide Room
    • Grand Chancellor Hobart Indoor Swimming Pool
    • 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