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Perfect Tasmania

13 Day Guided Vacation | Hobart Return

Tours to Tasmania don’t get much more epic than this two-week sojourn. Expect World Heritage-listed historic sites and wilderness areas, blinding beaches and glacial lakes, with a parade of distilleries, wineries and farm-gates in between. It’s hard to pick highlights, but we’ll throw a few out there: a Wineglass Bay cruise, part of your Freycinet adventure; a Gordon River cruise along Tasmania’s wild West Coast; and a Port Arthur guided tour, among so many others. This is Tasmania touring at its finest.   

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$6130

Adult Twin i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over). All prices are per person, land only.

$8070

Single i A person, who must be 18 years and over, travelling alone, must pay the single room price. All prices are per person, land only.
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Perfect Tasmania

First Choice

13 Day Guided Vacation

Hobart Return

Tours to Tasmania don’t get much more epic than this two-week sojourn. Expect World Heritage-listed historic sites and wilderness areas, blinding beaches and glacial lakes, with a parade of distilleries, wineries and farm-gates in between. It’s hard to pick highlights, but we’ll throw a few out there: a Wineglass Bay cruise, part of your Freycinet adventure; a Gordon River cruise along Tasmania’s wild West Coast; and a Port Arthur guided tour, among so many others. This is Tasmania touring at its finest.   

Highlights

Insider Knowledge

A cider in Penguin – no, it’s not the name of a novel, but instead your Be My Guest lunch experience at Mt Gnomon Farm in this oh-so-charming north-coast town.

Local Connection

Whether you’re cruising the Gordon River and Wineglass Bay, or going behind the scenes at wineries and whisky distilleries, in-the-know locals will keep you company.

Cultural Immersion

Cataract Gorge is a special, and spiritual, place – and it’s remarkably close to Launceston’s CBD. Explore at your leisure.

Sustainable Footprints

Tasmania is as pretty as it is pristine. Help keep it that way for future generations, potting native plants and counting seeds at a not-for-profit nursery.

Wildlife and Nature

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is the kind of place that makes you put life into perspective. How can nature be this humbling?

Itinerary

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You don’t have to venture far from your hotel to find inspiration in Hobart, Tasmania’s cool little capital. Whether you’re exploring the harbour precinct with its oh-so-tasty seafood restaurants, browsing one of the city’s applauded galleries, or easing into your Tasmania tour by kicking back in a hidden wine bar, there city doesn’t disappoint. Save room for your welcome dinner hero-ing local produce, enjoyed in the company of your fellow adventure-seekers and soon-to-be best friends. 

  Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 Nights

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

From alpaca throws to woodwork, gin to garden-fresh vegetables, Salamanca Market is like creative Tasmania in a bustling snapshot. Grab a coffee and a bulging bacon-and-egg breakfast roll before navigating more than 300 stalls, wedged alongside the Salamanca precinct’s historic sandstone warehouses. Your afternoon excursions delve deep into many of the things that make Hobart great: the leafy Botanic Gardens spotlighting endemic plants, historic Battery Point and the Cascade Brewery – raspberry cider, anyone? End the day on a literal high at the Mt Nelson Lookout, offering dizzying views over the city and the River Derwent, all the way to Bruny Island in the south.  

  Included Meals: Breakfast

From waterfalls to lakes to ancient moonscapes, today is a journey of contrasts. Not to mention blissful moments of soul revival. Exhale amid the tangle of forest that drapes Mt Field National Park, where tiered Russell Falls casts a veil of mist over the flora. Forget your worries at mirror-like Lake St. Clair, the deepest of its kind in Australia. Sigh as you skirt the World Heritage-protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Then revel in the serenity of Strahan on the wild West Coast of the island. Did you know you’re overlooking Macquarie Harbour, which is a whopping seven times the size of Sydney Harbour?

  Hotel: Strahan Village

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

No day that involves a cruise is a bad day. Even better if it’s the deep, dark waters of the far-flung Tassie’s Gordon River. Soak up the silence of this untouched wilderness area on your Gordon River cruise en route to Sarah Island, the state’s oldest convict settlement. Today, the island’s haunting ruins have been reclaimed by nature, enveloped by forest and twisting vines. Your commute toward immense Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park visits Rosebery – the tagline here is “welcome to the rainforest, don’t complain about the rain” – and tiny Tullah, population 165. Rest up – Cradle Mountain tours await.  

  Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel, 2 Nights

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

At the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Cradle Mountain is all moss-covered ancient rainforest and deep river gorges, snow-tipped peaks, wild alpine moorlands and glacial lakes – case in point Dove Lake, where you’ll likely spot Bennett’s wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing. Pause at Waldheim Chalet, once the home of Gustav and Kate Weindorfer, a passionate husband-and-wife team who played a pivotal role in the park’s formation and protection. Being here, you can understand their vision: this pocket of paradise is like a salve for the soul, at once humbling and inspiring.

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Tasmania has its fair share of award-winning gin and whisky distilleries. Among them – and one of Australia’s pioneers when it comes to delicious drops – is Hellyers Road Distillery in Burnie. The cellar door here pours some of the tastiest tipples you’ll come across. Whisky is a breakfast drink, right? Continue expanding your palate at Mount Gnomon Farm, in the hills overlooking the petite town of Penguin. If there’s a place with a cuter name, we’re yet to locate it on a map. Here, farmer Guy Robertson is as passionate about his orchards of heritage apples as he is about the cider he makes. Sip your way through a Be My Guest lunch. Call in at quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’ and continue through the Meander Valley to Launceston.

  Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 2 Nights

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest Lunch

Prepare for goosebumps – Cataract Gorge is humbling. How many cities can claim they have such a lush expanse of bushland and Victorian gardens within walking distance of the CBD? Explore at your leisure. By the time you reach Josef Chromy Wines, you’ll have worked up a thirst. We’ve got you covered, with a tasting of some of the state’s finest cool-climate wines paired with lunch. Don’t miss a stroll around the verdant grounds. This afternoon is yours: an optional cruise along the Tamar River, perhaps? Or splashing out at one of the produce-driven restaurants the city is known for?

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

You’ll smell Bridestowe Estate well before you arrive – this lavender farm welcomes with soothing aromas (did you know that lavender is a soporific?) and addictive flavours in the form of lavender ice-cream or perhaps a spoon of honey from the half-a-million bees that graze the floral fields. Moving moments await at Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, a series of  trees carved with sculptures as an homage to fallen WWI soldiers. It’s a poignant reminder just how lucky we are today, to have Tasmania’s scene-stealing landscapes to gaze over. Be sure to head out tonight to catch a glimpse of the little penguins that call this part of the world home.   

  Hotel: Diamond Island Beach Resort

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

There’s a reason this part of Tasmania takes home top honours for its beaches – they were made for postcards. The brilliant blue ocean follows you through Cape Tourville’s virgin eucalypt forests, with golden beaches as far as the eye can see. Perhaps the only sight more dazzling is the flawless crescent of sand that marks Wineglass Bay, your cruise boat backdropped by the dusty pink Hazards mountains of Coles Bay.  

  Hotel: Eastcoaster Tasmania

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Freestone Point was once home to the world’s largest wood chip mill, built on the unceded lands of the Paredarerme people. It’s had a philosophy change, and now has forward-thinking management intent on charting a sustainable path. As if your ‘welcome to country’ at Oyster Bay wasn’t humbling enough, you’ll then have the chance to visit beehives and worm farms, assisting horticulturists propagating seeds to regenerate the area. The GPS is now set for the historic township of Richmond; explore the convict-built goal and bridge or browsing the quaint boutique shops in town. This evening is at your leisure in Hobart. 

  Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 3 Nights

  Included Meals: Breakfast

While the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site has a grim convict history, you wouldn’t know it today – the countryside is all rolling green fields and ocean views, best glimpsed on a Port Arthur guided tour with an in-the-know historian. The secrets they can tell… It’s only the place names that give Port Arthur’s harsh heritage away: cruise around the Isle of the Dead, glimpse rugged sea cliffs from Pirate’s Bay Lookout, and veer past Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. Tonight is at your leisure in Hobart – we can recommend any number of stellar restaurants and wine bars. There’s no shortage in Tasmania’s cool little capital.  

  Included Meals: Breakfast

There’s something about Tasmania’s capital that encourages life in the slow lane. Perhaps it’s the calming watery outlook. Maybe the art-filled streets. Definitely the forest-clad mountain backdrop. You’ll quickly fall into step, on this day to spend as you will. Perhaps add on a Bruny Island Cruise to spot playful sea lions and ogle Australia’s highest sea cliffs? Or enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Apple Isle on a scenic flight down to the great Southwest? Or get your cultural fix with a visit to the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery. 

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

If you can still count all the delicious things you have eaten and drunk, and all the epic things you have seen and done, two weeks down the track, we commend you. Now’s the time to re-live them with friends and family back at home.   

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.


Accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Diamond Island Resort on Tasmania’s East Coast is one of Australia’s truly unique eco-style, oceanside resorts. Located in Bicheno, Diamond Island is home to a native Penguin rookery and each night, guests see the Little Penguins making their way to their nests, on our complimentary penguin viewing.

    Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Iron

The Perfect Place to Stay, Play or Base Your Getaway. Located along the Great Eastern Drive and just 50 minutes from Hobart. The perfect base to explore Tasmania’s magnificent east coast from. Conveniently located halfway between the iconic attractions of the Freycinet National Park and the convict settlement of Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula.

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Ask our friendly reservations at the time of booking.

Trip Details

What's included

  • • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • • Be My Guest Lunch and Cider Tasting with host Guy Robertson at Mt Gnomon Farm in Penguin
  • • Centrally located premium hotels

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

  • • Dove Lake Walk at Cradle Mountain - Moderate level of fitness required
    This 6km track is one of Tasmania’s premier walks. It will take you right around Dove Lake and beneath the towering spires of Cradle Mountain. The track is on a board walk for much of the way. It’s a Grade 2 Circuit hike and should take around 2 hours to complete. Alternate short walks are available which the Tour Director will advise.

Dining

  • • 12 Full Breakfasts
  • • 3 Lunches
  • • 7 Dinners with Wine
  • • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • • 1 Be My Guest Lunch

Flight Information

  • • Day 1: Flights to arrive by 3:00pm into Hobart
  • • Day 13: Flights to depart any time from Hobart Airport

Perfect Tasmania

First Choice

13 Day Guided Vacation

Hobart Return

Nature, culture, food or wine – Tasmania delivers. The Apple Isle encapsulates everything great about Australia, from its cosmopolitan cities to its vast wilderness areas – there’s famed Freycinet on the East Coast, and the untouched Gordon River and Cradle Mountain on the West. In between lie blissful beaches, world-class vineyards, cheesemongers, cider-makers… and some of the most dramatic waterfalls you’ll encounter on this full Tasmania tour.

Highlights

Local Connection

Bridestowe Lavender Farm is blooming beautiful; take a backstage tour (and a scoop of purple ice-cream is a must!).

Insider Knowledge

The apples grown at Mount Gnomon are transformed into cider, which you’ll sip over a Be My Guest lunch with farmer Guy Robertson.

Cultural Immersion

Who better to reveal Port Arthur’s heritage than a resident historian, guiding you through Australia’s best-preserved convict site.

Sustainable Footprints

Tassie has some of the county’s most immense wilderness areas; your holiday contributes to their growth by sponsoring planting projects.

Itinerary

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Welcome to Hobart! Enjoy a leisurely start to your tour by having a wander around the picturesque Constitution Dock at your doorstep or take a stroll along the Derwent River before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers this afternoon for a Welcome Reception followed by delicious meal at Tasman Restaurant.

  Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

Wake up today to 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 as you delight in the taste and aroma of freshly baked goods and local produce, meeting the friendly people who make or grow what they sell. Take a moment to sit back and relax at one of Salamanca's cafes and watch the world pass you by with cooling ale or locally produced cider in hand. This afternoon it’s all aboard for a city sights tour of Tassie’s capital. Stroll through the Botanical Gardens, then visit historic Battery Point, and Cascade Brewery before driving up to Mt. Nelson Lookout for panoramic views over the city. 

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Journey west to magnificent Mt. Field National Park to see picturesque Russell Falls. Breath in the fresh moist air when you join your Travel Director for a stroll to the tiered falls through luscious green rainforest. Later take the winding journey to picturesque Lake St. Clair, Australia’s deepest lake. Continuing along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, you’ll pass through the moonscape of the mining town of Queenstown before your final stop today at the seaside township of Strahan. Enjoy views of magnificent Macquarie Harbour, seven times the size of Sydney Harbour, from your hotel perched on the hillside.

  Hotel: Strahan Village

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

A highlight today is your cruise on the Gordon River. Be awestruck by the dark waters, stained amber by Button-grass tannins, which reflect the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania’s convict history, and see Hells Gates, the notoriously treacherous entrance to the harbour. This afternoon pass through the mining towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your hotel on the boundary of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park.

  Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel, 2 nights

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

This morning you’ll marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a visit to the Waldheim Chalet for insight into the early history of the Cradle Mountain area. Later, take a guided walk by Dove Lake. You may spot Bennett’s wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing along the way.

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

After breakfast, take a walk with a local expert through the Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery in Burnie. You’ll then make your way east to Mount Gnomon Farm hidden high in the hills overlooking the picturesque township of Penguin. Here you will enjoy a Be My Guest lunch by host and passionate farmer, Guy Robertson who will show you around his garden and property. Continue to quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’, before travelling through the Meander Valley to Launceston.

  Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 2 nights

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest Lunch

Immerse yourself in Launceston’s magnificent Cataract Gorge where you’ll be struck by the beauty of this wilderness so close to the city centre. You may choose to take the easy walk around the First Basin and across the historic suspension bridge, or why not get a bird’s eye view on the world’s longest single span chairlift? Later, take a scenic drive through rolling hills for a delicious lunch and wine-tasting at Josef Chromy Wines. This afternoon you may like to take an optional experience cruise on the Tamar River, or just relax and explore this beautiful city at your own pace.

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Visit the beautiful Bridestowe Lavender Estate this morning and treat yourself to its famous lavender ice cream. Later visit the unique Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site. After your lunch at the seaside town of St Helens, follow the picturesque East Coast south to Freycinet National Park for your accommodation for the next two nights.

  Hotel: Freycinet Lodge, 2 nights

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Start the day with a short drive through dry eucalypt forests to Cape Tourville for a walk that will allow you stunning views of brilliant blue water and golden beaches as far as the eye can see.  Then, experience a four-hour lunch cruise along the coast of the stunning Freycinet Peninsula. This cruise will take you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay past towering pink granite cliffs to the famous Wineglass Bay, a flawless crescent of dazzling white sand. 

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

This morning you’ll journey west and down through the Midlands, stopping for morning tea in historic Ross, renowned for being both the finest nineteenth-century village in Australia, and for its Scallop Pies!  Heading south, you’ll stop in picturesque Oatlands for a bite to eat before making your way to the shores of the Derwent River in Hobart where you’ll immerse yourself in local Aboriginal traditions including a Welcome to Country ceremony performed by the local palawa people.  Later today, check into your hotel and enjoy an afternoon and evening at leisure.

  Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , (Harbour View Room), 3 nights

  Included Meals: Breakfast

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. 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. Tonight is free for you to explore at leisure.

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Today is your day so feel free to explore all that Australia’s most southern capital has to offer. Why not try one of our many optional tours or speak to your Tour Director about recommendations. Perhaps a Bruny Island Cruise? Take in Australia’s highest sea cliffs, listen to the awesome Breathing Rock and feel the power of nature at the very point where the Tasman Sea meets the mighty Southern Ocean. Alternatively, take a scenic flight down to the great South West, take a tour to historic Richmond, or get your cultural fix with a visit to Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery. Most importantly, enjoy! This evening, celebrate your holiday with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart's popular restaurants

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

This morning after breakfast, say farewell to your new friends when your indulgent holiday comes to an end. 

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.


Accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Ask our friendly reservations at the time of booking.

Optional Experiences

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. The excursions can be booked on tour through your Travel Director.

Adult Price: AUD 49.00   Child Price: AUD 29.00

Animal Night Spotting

Cradle Mountain at dusk is the best time to see the many nocturnal mammals and marsupials in their native habitat. Join us on a 2 hour tour as we go spotlighting for wallabies, wombats, possums and maybe even a devil.

$20 adult $12 child

One of our experienced keepers will lead you through the sanctuary and provide you with a thorough insight into the operation of a working sanctuary, and explain the importance of various conservation programmes that we are involved in for these unique and threatened animals.

Adult Price: AUD 210.00  Child Price: AUD 175.00

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. *Please Note: 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.

Adult Price: AUD 240.00   Child Price: AUD 175.00

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. The highly trained interpretive guides love what they do. *Please Note: 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.

Adult Price: AUD 170.00   Child Price: AUD 85.00

Huon Valley Full Day Tour

Experience cool temperate rainforests with unique Tasmanian timbers and wild rivers. Walk the tree tops of pristine forest at TahuneAirwalk after travelling the Huon River Valley, a region of tended fields, superb forest clad rivers and fishing villages set by picturesque inlets.
* Post Tour booking only. If your tour ends in Hobart, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Adult Price: AUD 45.00   Child Price: AUD 22.00

Mt Wellington Tour

On this half day tour, pass through various eco systems as we ascend the mountain look out for the massive rock formation known as the Organ Pipes Crowned by alpine vegetation, dusted by snow in winter, kunanyi/Mt Wellington enables the visitor to glimpse the unfolding panorama of river, fields and aquatic setting of Hobart. Be mesmerised by the dramatic setting and breathtaking views of Hobart from Mt Wellington’s majestic summit. Before ending the tour visit the remains of the Female Factory - a one time female prison.

* Post tour booking only. In order to partake in this experience you will need to ensure your flight departs after 2:00pm on the final day of tour. Or have post accommodation booked.

Adult Price: AUD $95.00 Child Price: AUD $48.00

The Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary offers close up experiences of Australian native animals including Tassie’s famous Tasmanian Devil, kangaroos, koalas, wombats and emus. Our tour passes through Richmond, a Georgian style village which will take you back in time to the convict days. *Note: This is an afternoon tour starting at 1.10pm and finishing at 5pm therefore in order to partake in this experience on the last day of your tour, you will need to have a flight departing after 7.30pm, or post tour accommodation booked.

Adult Price: AUD 649.00   Child Price: AUD 649.00

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. *Please note: This tour is 8hrs in duration. In order to partake in this experience on the last day of your tour, you will need to have a flight departing after 7.30pm, or post tour accommodation booked.

Adult Price: AUD 34.00   Child Price: AUD 16.00

Tamar River Cataract Gorge Cruise - 50 min

Explore the Old Launceston Seaport before cruising to Kings Wharf viewing historic vessels and Launceston’s delightful riverfront precinct. The highlight of the experience is then cruising into the spectacular Cataract Gorge as we engage the Lady Launceston’s unique and silent electric drive. View the sheer cliffs and cascades from your comfortable seat with unobstructed views on our multi award winning 1890’s style vessel. Enjoy the skippers captivating commentary on the history of this fascinating area.


Optional Experiences indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars. 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. Please see your Travel Director for a full list of experiences.

Trip Details

What's included

  • • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • • Be My Guest Lunch and Cider Tasting with host Guy Robertson at Mt Gnomon Farm in Penguin
  • • Centrally located premium hotels

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

  • • Dove Lake Walk at Cradle Mountain - Moderate level of fitness required
    This 6km track is one of Tasmania’s premier walks. It will take you right around Dove Lake and beneath the towering spires of Cradle Mountain. The track is on a board walk for much of the way. It’s a Grade 2 Circuit hike and should take around 2 hours to complete. Alternate short walks are available which the Tour Director will advise.

Dining

  • • 12 Full breakfasts
  • • 3 Lunches
  • • 1 Be My Guest lunch
  • • 7 Dinners with wine
  • • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

  • • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Hobart Airport
  • • Day 13 – flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport

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