Perfect Tasmania

12 Day Guided Vacation | Hobart Return

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Perfect Tasmania

12 Day Guided Vacation | Hobart Return

Perfect Tasmania

12 Day Guided Vacation

Hobart Return

Early Bird Savings Available

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 Market. Witness the stunning natural beauty of Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park, and indulge your tastebuds with fresh Tasmanian artisan cheeses and other delicious treats.

This itinerary is valid from 1 September 2019

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  • Explore Hobart’s city sights
  • Discover famous Salamanca Market
  • Visit spectacular Russell Falls
  • Lunch cruise on the Gordon River
  • Hike by Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain
  • Indulge in local cheese at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm
  • Savour Tassie’s food and wine at Josef Chromy
  • Explore Launceston and stunning Cataract Gorge
  • Visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate
  • Cruise on Wineglass Bay
  • Be My Guest morning tea at Shene Estate
  • Explore Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Visit Hellyers Road Distillery
  • Included Choice Experiences in Hobart

Begin your exploration of the beautiful island of Tasmania with a city sights tour of its capital. Visit the Botanic Gardens, historic Battery Point, and Constitution Dock, then drive to Mt. Nelson for panoramic views over the city. Join your Travel Director tonight for a Welcome Reception and dinner.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

A free day to enjoy the 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast

This morning see the tiered cascade of Russell Falls. Then take the winding road to iconic Lake St. Clair and The Wall in the Wilderness, a monumental sculpture hand-carved in rare Huon pine. Passing through the moonscape of the mining town of Queenstown, your final stop today is seaside Strahan.

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 buttongrass 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.

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 guided walk by Dove Lake, then stroll back to your hotel along the boardwalk through the wild ancient forests and alpine heathlands. You may spot Bennetts 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. Continue to quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’, then call in at the award winning Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm to try a selection of local cheeses. Travel through the Meander Valley to Launceston.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

See Launceston’s magnificent Cataract Gorge before taking a scenic drive through rolling hills for a private Be My Guest lunch and wine-tasting at a Josef Chromy Wines. This afternoon you may like to take an optional experience cruise on the beautiful Tamar River or further explore Launceston and its surrounds.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest lunch

Visit the beautiful Bridestowe Lavender Estate this morning and treat yourself to its famous lavender icecream. Later visit the unique Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site. Then travel south along the picturesque coast to Freycinet National Park.

Hotel: Freycinet Lodge, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Experience a four-hour lunch cruise this morning along the coast of the stunning Freycinet Peninsula. The cruise will take you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay past towering pink granite cliffs to Wineglass Bay, a flawless crescent of dazzling white sand that is considered one of the world’s best beaches.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Journey to historic Ross, renowned as the finest nineteenth-century village in Australia. As you travel on through rich pastoral land towards Hobart, spend time at Shene Estate with its stunning colonial-era buildings, and enjoy a Be My Guest morning tea. This afternoon, choose one from a selection of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Visit the iconic Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and return to Hobart on the MONA ferry, explore the Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum or enjoy a walking tour of Hobart with a local guide.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest morning tea

Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a walk through the infamous convict prison. On the drive back to Hobart, see the amazing natural rock formations of the Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart’s popular restaurants.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

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

Included Meals: Breakfast

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. Find out more

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

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 225.00   Child Price: AUD 165.00

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.

* 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.

Adult Price: AUD 155.00 Child Price: AUD 140.00

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.

Adult Price: AUD 499.00   Child Price: AUD 449.00

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.

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 160.00   Child Price: AUD 80.00

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 87.00   Child Price: AUD 43.00

Tasmanian Devils & Richmond Wildlife

The Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary offers close up experiences of Australian native animals including Tassie’s famous Tasmanian Devil. Richmond, a Georgian style village, will take you back in time to the convict days.  
*Post tour bookings only

Adult Price: AUD 65.00   Child Price: AUD 32.00

Richmond Half Day Tour

Travel to Richmond, one of Australia’s most original historic villages. Nowhere else in Tasmania is the romance and nostalgic charm of the colonial days more alive than in the village of Richmond. Free time to explore the village.
* 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 33.00

Tour the historic working brewery and discover the secrets of Boag’s world famous brew.
* If your tour ends in Launceston, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Adult Price: AUD 33.00   Child Price: AUD 15.00

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 form 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.
* If your tour ends in Launceston, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

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, possum and maybe even a devil.


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.

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level fitness required

Dining

  • 1 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Be My Guest morning tea
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Be My Guest lunch
  • 7 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Hobart Airport
  • Day 12 – flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport

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