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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 and other delicious treats.

Itinerary

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

Welcome to Hobart! Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers to kick off your spectacular trip around Tasmania. Start with a tour to view the capital's city sights. Hear about the first settlers, see original sandstone buildings still bearing the signature markings from the original convict labourers and visit the Botanic Gardens, see Battery Point and the original customs building, Constitution Dock, Brooke St Pier and more. The last stop is Mt. Nelson for amazing views over Hobart and the Derwent River. Tonight you’ll get to know everyone at a Welcome Reception and delicious meal at Restaurant Tasman.

Day 2: Salamanca Market and Included Choice Included Choice Icon

A free day 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, 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 a cooling ale or locally produced cider. This afternoon you may like to choose from a selection of included sightseeing experiences. Maybe join walking tour with a local expert for fabulous insight in to Hobart's history, people and places or even a guided walk to experience the alcohol history of the fascinating city. Alternatively, you may like to visit the Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, where the Mawson's Huts Foundation have left nothing to the imagination as they've done an incredible job replicating the hut Douglas Mawson built in Antarctica during his Australiasian 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

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 Lake St. Clair and the Wall in the Wilderness, a fascinating sculpture that artist Greg Duncan has hand-carved, depicting a series of scenes that commemorate those who have shaped the area’s past and present. Continue along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park through eerie Queenstown to coastal Strahan. Enjoy views of Macquarie Harbour from your hotel perched on the hillside.

Hotel: Strahan Village, Straha

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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

Day 5: Cradle Mountain

This morning it’s time to explore the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park and join your Travel Director for a guided walk around Dove Lake. Afterwards, maybe take a little more time to stretch your legs and meander back to Cradle Mountain Hotel through the wild ancient forests and alpine heathlands on the purpose-built boardwalk. You're likely to 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, Dinner with wine. Day 5: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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

Did you know that Tasmanian whisky distillation was outlawed in 1838 and remained so for 154 years until the creation of a new law in 1992? This morning you’ll visit Hellyers Road Distillery for a guided walk through the working distillery to be shown the ingredients and processes that deliver one of the finest single malt whiskys in the world. Next up visit Sheffield, town of the murals before heading on to 41° South Salmon & Ginseng Farm. Join the Pyke family to hear how they came to be salmon farmers when they arrived in Australia from Germany, and take a wander through their property to learn a little about aquaculture and feed salmon in the feeding ponds. Before you leave you'll get 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. Following this you will be welcomed to Josef Chromy Wines for a delicious lunch.The views from the surrounding vineyards and lakes provide an idyllic location to enjoy tasting some of the estate-grown 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 Boags Brewery.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 6: Breakfast, Dinner with wine. Day 7: Breakfast, Lunch

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

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! Later make a stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, planted in honour of fallen WWI soldiers. After your lunch time stop at St Helens, follow the picturesque East Coast south to Freycinet Lodge, your accommodation for the next two nights.

Day 9: Freycinet National Park & Wineglass Bay

Another highlight day awaits you! Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay on a four hour lunch cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula. The cruise will take you from the gentle 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, you'll have the chance to absorb the beaty of the National Park and enjoy a gourmet Ploughman's lunch. Later take a drive through dry eucalypt forests to Cape Tourville for a walk that will award you with stunning views of brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach as far as the eye can see.

Hotel: Freycinet Lodge, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 8: Breakfast, Dinner with wine. Day 9: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Day 10-11
Freycinet – Hobart
Day 10: Freycinet – Hobart

Journey to historic Ross, considered the finest nineteenth century village in Australia.You must treat yourself to the self-proclaimed best scallop pie in Tasmania from one of the town's two local bakeries, or if you've got more of a sweet tooth, visit the town's other bakery for their famous vanilla slice! Be My Guest Dining IconAs you travel south through rich pastoral land towards Hobart, Anne Kernke custodian of Shene Estate wecomes you to ‘Be My Guest’, where you're treated to a walking tour through the property's stunning original buildings including the barn and stables, both a true reflection of early Australian architecture and the colonial era. Anne will also invite you in to her private family home where you'll see an incredible collection of fine wares and admire intricate ceilings and original decor. Afterwards, sit down to a morning tea with a selection of home baked goodies. On the way to Hobart you’ll 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 blow you away. (If you haven't already enjoyed your Included Choice sightseeing experience, today you can choose to cruise back to Hobart on the MONA ferry or visit Mawson's Huts Replica Museum).

Day 11: 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 in one of Hobart's best restaurants!

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights

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

Day 12
Farewell from Hobart

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

Included Meals: Breakfast

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12 Day Guided Vacation

Tour departs from Hobart and returns to Hobart

Don't Miss

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 Salamanca Market
  • Delight your senses at MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)
  • Visit Hellyers Road Distillery for a Whisky Walk
  • Experience a taste of life as Tasmanian gentry when you’re invited in to the home of Anne Kernke at Shene Estate for a 'Be My Guest' experience Be My Guest Dining Icon
  • Indulge with a delicious lunch and wine tasting at Josef Chromy Wines
  • Cruise to Wineglass Bay with a local guide for a lunch cruise and witness Tasmania’s spectacular rugged coastal scenery from the water
  • Take a step back in time at Port Arthur Historic Sight and learn about one of Australia’s famous penal colonies with a local guide
  • Cruise along the Gordon River on a lunch cruise
  • See the fascinating sculpture of Wall in the Wilderness, a representation of Tassie’s past and present
  • Hike around Dove Lake in breathtaking Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Included Choice Experiences in Hobart Included Choice Icon
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Inclusions

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Dining

  • Full buffet breakfasts (11)
  • Be My Guest morning tea (1)
  • Lunches (3)
  • 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

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 from 1 April 2017
Early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $440
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $330
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $220
 
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $660
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $550
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $440
 
Triple share    Save up to $220
Kings Club    Save up to $220

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

    Straha

    • 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
  • Freycinet Lodge
    Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay TAS 7215

    2 nights

    • Freycinet Lodge - Aerial View
    • Kayaking in front of Freycinet Lodge
    • Freycinet Lodge Two Room Cabin
    • Freycinet Lodge Premium Cabin
    • Freycinet Lodge Lounge and Fire Place

    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 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

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.