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Tassie Getaway

7 Day Guided Vacation | Launceston to Hobart

Condensing Tasmania’s East Coast highlights into a week is no mean feat. We’ve managed to unite most on this perspective-changing journey taking in wilderness areas, World Heritage-listed historic sites and cosmopolitan cities. Tours to Tasmania (from Launceston to Hobart) don’t get much better than this – strap in for a Wineglass Bay cruise, Port Arthur guided tour and epic Freycinet adventure. 

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$3828

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Tassie Getaway

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7 Day Guided Vacation

Launceston to Hobart

Condensing Tasmania’s East Coast highlights into a week is no mean feat. We’ve managed to unite most on this perspective-changing journey taking in wilderness areas, World Heritage-listed historic sites and cosmopolitan cities. Tours to Tasmania (from Launceston to Hobart) don’t get much better than this – strap in for a Wineglass Bay cruise, Port Arthur guided tour and epic Freycinet adventure. 

Highlights

Insider Knowledge

Hobart is one of Australia’s coolest little capitals. Your Tour Director knows all the best places to wine, dine and explore.

Local Connection

Whether meeting the growers at Bridestowe Lavender Estate or spotting wildlife on a Wineglass Bay nature cruise, in-the-know locals offer eye-opening insights.

Cultural Immersion

ort Arthur’s heritage shaped modern-day Australia. The best way to understand its significance? With a historian guiding you through the World Heritage Site.

Sustainable Footprints

Tassie has some of the country’s most important wilderness areas. Ensure it stays pristine by re-potting native plants and counting seeds at a not-for-profit nursery.

Wildlife and Nature

Wander a few steps from Launceston and you’re in the natural wonderland that is Cataract Gorge, where rivers carve a landscape of rolling green fields and ferns.

Itinerary

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Tasmania’s second-largest city, Launceston sits pretty on the banks of the Tamar River. If you arrive early, there are near endless distractions to give you a taste for the Apple Isle. We suggest jumping on a boat to cruise the city’s might waterway, gliding through the Tamar Valley and into Cataract Gorge. This rare natural phenomenon unites bushland with neat Victorian gardens, replete with ferns and exotic plants. It’s also a sacred place for the palawa Indigenous community. You will feel your spirit soar. Get a different perspective of the green cavern on the scenic chairlift, zipping you over the water to a lofty lookout. Consider yourself a bit of a gourmand? Some of Tassie’s top wineries are within easy reach. Sip your way around the Josef Chromy estate, Swinging Gate or Jansz before meeting the adventurous souls that will keep you company over the next week. The day is yours to fill as you please.   

  Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

Arriving at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve been transported straight to Provence in France. This bucolic patch of purple is a feast for all the senses. Wander neat rows of flowers while engulfed by soothing aromas (did you know lavender is a great sleep aid?). Then taste the property’s wares, whether in lavender ice-cream or honey made from the 500,000 very happy bees that spend their days here, fluttering amid flowers. Moving moments await at Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, an avenue of  sculpted trees, carved in homage of fallen WWI soldiers. It’s a poignant reminder of just how privileged we are to have Tasmania’s scene-stealing landscapes to gaze over today. Be sure to end your night spotting the area’s little penguins.

  Hotel: Diamond Island Beach Resort

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Embarking on your Freycinet adventure, you may think someone has taken the glasses off your nose and cleaned them for the first time. The towering Hazards Range that backdrops your base gleams pink in the morning sunshine. Fun fact: the prized granite here was used to build the foyer of New York’s Empire State Building. Beyond, the brilliant blue ocean curves into perfect coves carpeted with golden sand. And dusty greens patchwork Cape Tourville’s virgin eucalypt forest, stretching as far as the eye can see. And you get to take it all in on a Wineglass Bay lunchtime cruise, revealing the gem-like crescent and its (albeit brisk) gin-clear water. There’s a reason this beach tops global “best of the best” lists. Dive in if you dare!

  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 is now intent on charting a sustainable path. Today’s onward journey takes you to Hobart, but before you arrive in the Tasmanian capital, you’re treated to a Welcome to Country by the Traditional Owners of Oyster Bay. If you thought this industrial setting is beyond repair, wait till you see the organic gardens – help horticulturalists propagate seeds that will be returned to the mill’s grounds. Richmond impresses in a different way – this historic town is like stepping back in time.

 

  Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 3 Nights

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Isle of the Dead, Pirate’s Bay Lookout, Devil’s Kitchen… the attractions around Port Arthur Historic Site give away the region’s grim convict heritage. But don’t be put off by the colourful names; the rolling green countryside, rugged cliffs and dramatic rock formations make this one of the most postcard-perfect pockets of the state. Explore what remains of the World Heritage Site on a Port Arthur guided tour with a historian – they know all the secrets that took place behind these walls – then enjoy a different perspective of the attraction from the water on a scenic cruise. Tonight is yours to enjoy at your leisure. We can recommend any number of stellar restaurants and wine bars to while away the evening in.  

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Today is one of decisions. Do you fancy lingering on a Hobart tour of the city centre, exploring gallery-lined streets and taking in glorious Georgian architecture, either at your leisure or with a guide? Or perhaps you’re inclined to explore the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, occupying one of Australia's most historically significant sites and home to an eye-watering 800,000 objects ranging from fossils to fine art. Maybe you want to end your Launceston to Hobart tour the way it began: savouring the state’s end-of-the-Earth wilderness areas. Take on Mount Wellington, with its glorious alpine forest and views of the River Derwent. Or cruise to spot playful sea lions and ogle Australia’s highest sea cliffs around Bruny Island. That’s an island, off and island, off an island. It’s a difficult choice, but it’s all yours. 

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

 Epic landscapes, tasty food and wine, historic attractions – we’ve packed a lot into the last week. Today, digest all your tours from Launceston to Hobart (those money-can’t-buy adventures and experiences) as we bid adieu

  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

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
  • • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site – Port Arthur Convict Site
  • • Centrally located premium hotels

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

  • • Tasmania - Medium level of fitness required

Dining

  • • 6 Full Breakfasts
  • • 1 Lunch
  • • 3 Dinners with Wine
  • • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

  • • Day 1: Flights to arrive by 4:30pm into Launceston Airport
  • • Day 7: Flights to depart any time from Hobart Airport

Tassie Getaway

First Choice

7 Day Guided Vacation

Launceston to Hobart

Some landscapes you can’t help falling in love with. The East Coast of Tasmania is one. The air is cleaner, water purer, characters larger, food and wine fresher – discover it all on this Launceston to Hobart tour. Enjoy slurping oysters at Wineglass Bay, sipping pinot fireside in Hobart, and licking lavender ice-cream in Bridestowe. Appreciate some of Australia’s oldest histories here, in convict settlements or at Freycinet’s beachside Aboriginal middens.

Highlights

Local Connection

Witness wild Freycinet Peninsula on a cruise with your Tassie captain, dropping anchor in Wineglass Bay to admire nature at its finest.

Insider Knowledge

Your Tour Director is practically a Hobart local, and will point you in the direction of restaurants, bars and sights during downtime.

Cultural Immersion

Port Arthur’s convict heritage comes to life on a revealing historian-led tour around this important site.

Sustainable Footprints

Your holiday supports projects to plant native flora across Tassie, ensuring the state stays wild and wonderful.

Itinerary

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This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception followed by dinner at your hotel.

  Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

  Included Meals: 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. This evening is yours at leisure.

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Today is your day! Free to explore all that Australia’s most southern capital has to offer. So why not try one of our many Optional tours or speak to your Tour Director about recommendations. 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

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 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 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 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 70.00   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 $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.


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
  • • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site – Port Arthur Convict Site
  • • Centrally located premium hotels

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

  • • Tasmania - Medium level of fitness required

Dining

  • • 6 Full breakfasts
  • • 1 Lunch
  • • 3 Dinners with wine
  • • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

  • • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 4.30pm into Launceston Airport
  • • Day 7 – flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport

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