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  • Port Arthur Historic Site

    Port Arthur Historic Site

  • Gordon River Cruise

    Gordon River Cruise

  • Cradle Mountain

    Cradle Mountain

  • Bidgestowe Lavender Estate

    Bidgestowe Lavender Estate

  • Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park

    Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park

  • Richmond Bridge

    Richmond Bridge

  • Hobart

    Hobart


Tour code: FHLH

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It’s time to tick Tassie off your bucket list! Get amongst the idyllic scenery of Russell Falls, the Gordon River, Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park, then step back in time at Port Arthur and in Hobart. We won’t let you leave without sampling local cheese, boutique wine, delicious fresh picked berries and more!

Itinerary

1 September 2016 - 31 May 2017 ?
Day 1
Welcome to Hobart

Transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel and then join an afternoon sightseeing tour. Your orientation takes in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, and Mt. Nelson for amazing views overlooking Hobart. Tonight you’ll meet your Travel Director for a welcome dinner with fabulous water views of Hobart.

Hotel: Wrest Point, Hobart

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2
Hobart – Queenstown

Head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park. Tasmania’s oldest National Park is the location of the spectacular three-tiered waterfall, Russell Falls, which is surrounded by ancient and towering swamp gums. You’ll then take the winding journey to rugged Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park – a magnificent part of the world.

Hotel: West Coaster Motel, Queenstown

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3
Gordon River Cruise – Cradle Mountain

Travel to the fishing village of Strahan on Macquarie Harbour, where you’ll cruise the Gordon River while enjoying lunch. Be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters reflecting the untouched wilderness and be amazed by the 2,000 year old Huon Pine at Heritage Landing. Pass the towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your hotel on the boundary of Cradle Mountain National Park.

Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4
Cradle Mountain – Smithton

It’s time to explore the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. We’ll take you to gorgeous Dove Lake for spectacular views of Cradle Mountain – make sure the camera’s charged, this is a scenic highlight, and the air – there’s none fresher! You’re likely to spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing through the alpine heathlands. Picture perfect rolling green hills and Friesian cows – you’ll think you’re in a butter commercial as you make your way past Table Cape, home of tulips, for views of Bass Strait, the lighthouse and coastline. Picturesque Stanley is in your sights as you head west with a view of ‘the Nut’ and a chance to explore. Your final destination is Smithton.

Hotel: Tall Timbers, Smithton

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5-6
Smithton – Launceston
Day 5: Smithton – Launceston

Stop in Burnie for a guided tour of the Makers’ Workshop, a place that honours Burnie’s history, innovators and artists. Later, travel east along the coast through Penguin and Ulverstone then south to Sheffield for a wander through this town with its colourful wall paintings that adorn the town’s buildings. En route to Launceston you’ll visit Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm for a delicious afternoon tea featuring raspberries fresh as they come – yum!

Day 6:Launceston

This morning travel through the rolling hills and vineyards of the Tamar Valley to Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre. Beaconsfield has a long rich gold mining history. Your expert guide will bring to life the mine’s extraordinary past and tell you of incredible engineering feats, the town’s heritage and the dramatic events of the 2006 rock fall and mine rescue. This afternoon is free for you to explore Launceston. Maybe take a tour of Boag’s Brewery!

Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 5: Breakfast. Day 6: Breakfast.

Day 7
Launceston – Bicheno

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 icecream! Later make a 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. Yum! After your lunch time 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.

Hotel: Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8-9
Bicheno – Hobart & Port Arthur
Day 8: Bicheno – Hobart

Get your camera ready for the spectacular and breathtaking – Freycinet National Park. You’ll take a walk that will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach. Cape Tourville Lookout is magic! Travel through Swansea and Orford, then chart a course for Hobart.

Day 9: 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 at one of Hobart’s favourite restaurants.

Hotel: Wrest Point, Hobart, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 8: Breakfast. Day 9: Breakfast and farewell dinner.

Day 10
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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Murals on the side of the Blacksmith Gallery in Sheffield

Sheffield - town of murals

For the last 25 years, the pictorial history of the region has been painted on almost every blank wall throughout Sheffield! How did it come about you ask? In 1985 a public meeting was held to formulate strategies to overcome the economic decline in the region and a committee was formed, now known as Sheffield Inc. It began investigating an idea that had been successful in a town in Québec, Canada that had been faced with a similar decline. The rest is history!

Highlights

  • Explore Hobart’s iconic sights
  • Visit spectacular Russell Falls
  • Cruise on the Gordon River including a delicious lunch
  • Discover Cradle Mountain National Park on a guided tour
  • See ‘The Nut’ at Stanley
  • Experience Burnie’s Makers’ Workshop
  • Indulge in local cheeses at Pyengana Dairy Company
  • Explore Launceston
  • Taste fresh berries at Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm
  • Discover Bridestowe Lavender Estate and the delicious lavender ice cream
  • Spectacular views from Cape Tourville Lookout
  • Step back in time at historic Port Arthur
  • Explore Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

Inclusions

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

Dining

  • Full buffet breakfasts (9) 
  • Lunch (1) 
  • Dinners (5)
  • 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
Day 10   Flights to depart anytime from Hobart

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 $135
Kings Club     Save up to $135

All savings are per person.

Departures from 1 April 2017
Early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $280
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $210
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $140
 
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $420
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $350
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $280
 
Triple share    Save up to $140
Kings Club    Save up to $140

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:

  • Wrest Point
    410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, TAS 7005

    Hobart

    • Wrest Point Hobart
    • Wrest Point Hobart - Mountainside Room
    • Wrest Point Hobart - Pier One Restaurant
    • Wrest Point Hobart - Pier One Restaurant
    • Wrest Point Hobart

    Experience an absolute Hobart waterfront destination at Wrest Point; with spectacular river and mountain views and great service.

    • Features
    • Air-conditioning
    • Business Facilities
    • Foxtel
    • Wi-Fi
    • Guest Laundry
    • Mini Bar
    • Austar
    • Shower Over Bath
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • TV
  • West Coaster Motel
    Batchelor Street, Queenstown, TAS 7467

    Queenstown

    • Standard Room at West Coaster Motel Queenstown Tas
    • Front Entrance of West Coaster Motel Queenstown
    • West Coaster Motel lit up at night
    • Bathroom at West Coaster Motel Queenstown

    The West Coaster Motel is a family owned & run motel situated in Queenstown on Tasmania’s rugged West Coast. Situated a short stroll to the Wilderness Railway Station and behind Queenstown’s famous “gravel” oval West Coaster Motel has a convenient yet private position.

    • Features
    • Mini Bar
    • Refrigerator
    • LCD TV
    • DVD players
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Fans
    • Electric blankets
    • Ensuite
    • Shower Over Bath
    • Hairdryer
    • Wi-Fi
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Heater
    • Radio
  • Cradle Mountain Hotel
    3718 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain, TAS 7310

    • 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
  • Tall Timbers
    5/15 Scotchtown Road, Smithton 7330, Tasmania, Australia

    Smithton

    • Tall Timbers Imposing Foyer
    • Tall Timbers Lakeside Appartment
    • Tall Timbers Aerial View
    • Tall Timbers Front Entrance

    Tall Timbers offers its guests holiday accommodation on the North West Coast of Tasmania, ranging from luxury self contained apartments to cabin style units. Our accommodation is situated at the rear of the main hotel complex. Tall Timbers Tasmania boasts unique and stylish accommodation, set out to take advantage of the stunning rural views. Relax and unwind, take a walk around the lake or picnic in the grounds near the waterfall. A modern guest laundry is provided to cater for visitors’ requirements.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Room service
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • ISD/STD phone
    • Wireless Internet access
    • In-house movies
  • Best Western Plus Launceston
    3 Earl Street, Launceston, TAS 7250

    2 nights

    • Best Western Plus Launceston - Exterior
    • Best Western Plus Launceston - Room
    • Best Western Plus Launceston - Restaurant

    With its distinct style and personalised guest services – all features of the BEST WESTERN PLUS brand, whether your travel needs are for leisure or work, the Best Western Plus Launceston hotel caters for all guest needs with comfort and ease.

    Staying at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Launceston locates you close to several Launceston attractions, and a short walk from the main shopping area.

    • Features
    • LCD TV
    • Wi-Fi
    • Pay TV
    • Foxtel
    • Ensuite
    • Hairdryer
    • Bathroom Amenities
    • Free wireless internet access
    • Work Desk
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Heater
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Direct Dial Telephone
    • Radio
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno
    232 Tasman Hwy, Bicheno, TAS 7215

    • 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
  • Wrest Point
    410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, TAS 7005

    Hobart, 2 nights

    • Wrest Point Hobart
    • Wrest Point Hobart - Mountainside Room
    • Wrest Point Hobart - Pier One Restaurant
    • Wrest Point Hobart - Pier One Restaurant
    • Wrest Point Hobart

    Experience an absolute Hobart waterfront destination at Wrest Point; with spectacular river and mountain views and great service.

    • Features
    • Air-conditioning
    • Business Facilities
    • Foxtel
    • Wi-Fi
    • Guest Laundry
    • Mini Bar
    • Austar
    • Shower Over Bath
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • TV

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 2016 - 31 May 2017

Animal Spotting & Tassie Devil Dusk Tour (Cradle Mountain)

Adult Price: AUD 65.00

Animal Spotting & Tassie Devil Dusk Tour

Cradle Mountain at dusk - the opportunity to see a diversity of animals in their natural environment - Cradle Mountain is home to a number of mammals including wallabies, wombats and possums along with carnivorous marsupials including the Tasmanian devil, spotted tail and eastern quoll.

Boag's Beer Lovers Tour - 90 min (Launceston)

Adult Price: AUD 33.00

Boag's Beer Lovers Tour - 90 min

Tour the historic working brewery and discover the secrets of Boag’s world famous brew.

Cataract Gorge Cruise - 50 min (Launceston)

Adult Price: AUD 29.00

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.

Bicheno Penguin Tour (Bicheno)

Adult Price: AUD 35.00

A penguin tour is the best way to see penguins up close and safely without disturbing them, or hurting yourself! The penguins are accustomed to our tour and lights, but loud noises and camera flashes will scare them away.

Devils in the Dark (Bicheno)

Adult Price: AUD 75.00

Be the first to see these amazing nocturnal animals burst into life. See natural wild behaviour in these Tasmanian devils which are not normally available for viewing.

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.

Experience Tasmania MONA Tour - Half Day (Hobart)

Adult Price: AUD 52.00

Experience Tasmania MONA Tour - Half Day

From the first glimpse of its striking architecture, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) will heighten your visual senses and challenge the psyche. Anticipation of what lies beyond unleashes equal admiration of the extremes in thought provoking exhibits. Experience the heavenly, the controversial and the enthralling nature that constitutes the foundation of this celebrated establishment. Return to Hobart by ferry.

*Post tour bookings only. This Optional Experience returns to Hobart at 2:15pm. Your outbound flight will need to depart after 4:30pm or the following day to partake.

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.

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.

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 2016. 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.