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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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Trip Details

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  • • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
    • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site – Port Arthur Convict Site
    • Centrally located premium hotels
    • Freycinet National Park entrance fees
    • Arrival and departure private airport transfers

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  • • 6 Full Breakfasts
  • • 2 Dinners with Wine
  • • 2 Lunches
  • • 1 Farewell Dinner

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  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 4.30pm into Launceston Airport
    Day 7 – flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport
    Flights are not included in the holiday price
    Return airport to hotel transfers are included in the holiday price

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

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    Low level of fitness required.

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Tasmania’s second-largest city, Launceston sits pretty on the banks of the Tamar River. Arrive early? Distractions are endless. We suggest jumping on a boat to cruise the waterway, gliding through the Tamar Valley or up into Cataract Gorge. This rare natural phenomenon unites bushland with neat Victorian gardens, replete with ferns and exotic plants. Get a different perspective of the green cavern on the scenic chairlift, zipping you over the water to a lofty lookout. Meet your Travel Director for a drink before embarking on your journey along Tasmania’s glorious east.

  Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Arriving at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve been transported straight to Provence. This bucolic patch of purple is a feast for all the senses(did you know lavender is a great sleep aid?). Then taste the wares, whether in lavender ice-cream or honey made from the 500,000 very happy bees that live here. 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. Head out tonight to catch a glimpse of the little penguins that call Bicheno home.

  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. The brilliant blue ocean curves into coves dusted 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.

  Hotel: Eastcoaster Tasmania

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine, Lunch

This morning, the GPS is set for the historic township of Richmond; explore the convict-built goal and bridge or browse the quaint boutique shops in town. Next, join us for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at Risdon Cove. Kipli Takara (meaning food walk) is an immersive experience where guests are invited to walk the culturally rich landscape with palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) guides across this abundant natural pantry that was returned to Tasmanian Aboriginal ownership in 1995. You will be treated to a guided walk of this unique property, hearing about the history and current story of the area. Along the way guests are able to taste the native bush tucker currently in season and get a first-hand glimpse into how palawa continue to enjoy cultural foods and undertake culturally-centred land management across lutruwita/Tasmania. This experience includes a unique tasting of local, native flavours. This evening is at your leisure in Hobart.

  Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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 with a historian – they know all the secrets that took place behind these walls – then enjoy a different perspective from the water on a scenic cruise. Tonight is at your leisure. We can recommend any number of stellar restaurants and wine bars to while away the evening in.

  Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Today is one of decisions. Do you fancy lingering in Hobart’s 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 Tassie adventure the way it began, savouring the state’s end-of-the-Earth wilderness areas. Take on Mount Wellington, with its glorious views of Hobart and beyond, or cruise to spot playful sea lions and ogle Australia’s highest sea cliffs around Bruny Island. The choice is yours.

  Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

  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 adventures as we bid adieu.

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.


Tassie Getaway

First Choice

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

Local Connection

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

Cultural Immersion

Port 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

Learn about how to create a more sustainable environment for the future on our Kipli Takara Bush Tucker tour.

Wildlife & 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.

Accommodation

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

Optional Experiences

Please note, prices for Optional Experiences are subject to change.

To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Experiences for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. The experiences can be booked on tour through your Travel Director.

Bruny Island Cruise (Hobart)

Adult Price: AUD 245.00   Child Price: AUD 175.00

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.

Bruny Island Cruise

Bruny Island Traveller (Hobart)

Adult Price: AUD 235.00  Child Price: AUD 200.00

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.

Bruny Island Traveller

Hobart Walking Tours - History People & Places (Hobart)

Adult Price: AUD 38.00   Child Price: AUD 25.00

Hobart's waterfront was where it all started for Europeans in Tasmania. This 2 hour walking tour follows the waterfront from the historic Henry Jones IXL jam factory to Australia's only Georgian corner, and on to beautiful Salamanca, taking in the wonders of a convict-built city, with well-preserved Georgian and Victorian architecture. You’ll cover the story of the birth of a new British colony, and the growth of a lovely city, recalling the good, the bad and the scandalous characters that set the tone for the early days of Hobart. See and hear about stories of endurance, business empires, tycoons, adventurers, convicts, women, mothers, villains and heroes. Discover the marvellous legacy left by the resilience of our convict and free-settler ancestors.

Hobart Walking Tours - History People & Places

South West Heritage Tour and Scenic Flight (Hobart)

Adult Price: AUD 699.00   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.

South West Heritage Tour and Scenic Flight

Above & Beyond 30 min City Scenic Flight (Hobart)

Adult: $275.00 AUD
Child: $ 248.00 AUD

After taking off from the heart of Hobart’s waterfront, this flight will give you a bird’s eye view over our beautiful city, before heading south to follow the River Derwent’s western shore as far as North Bruny Island. After flying past the Iron Pot lighthouse we then head back up the river’s eastern shore, reaching the famous Tasman Bridge and experiencing views of the majestic kunanyi/Mt Wellington. We finish with a river landing and return to dock at Franklin Wharf.

Above & Beyond 30 min City Scenic Flight

Entry to the Cascade Female Factory Historic Site (Hobart)

Adult: $25.00
Child: $10.00

The World Heritage-listed Cascades Female Factory tells the story of the displacement, mistreatment and forced migration of convict women and girls, and their contribution to colonisation throughout the history of colonial Australia to the present day. Immerse yourself with an engaging guided tour to hear more of the stories of the women who have shaped the foundation of modern Australia.

Entry to the Cascade Female Factory Historic Site

Iron Pot & Derwent River 2.5hr Cruise (Hobart)

Adult: $135.00 AUD
Child: $110.00 AUD

Iron Pot Cruises is a 2½ hour cruise exploring the renowned waterways that influence Hobart's lifestyle. Visit Australia's oldest lighthouse, circumnavigate Betsey Island and discover the city's rich maritime past and fascinating history.

Iron Pot & Derwent River 2.5hr Cruise

Mt Wellington Tour (Hobart)

Adult Price: AUD $60.00 Child Price: AUD $30.00

On this half day tour, pass through various eco systems as we ascend the spectacular kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Look out for the massive rock formation known as the Organ Pipes Crowned by alpine vegetation, and dusted by snow in winter. Visitors will be mesmerized by the dramatic setting and breathtaking views of Hobart from the summit. On descent, visit the remains of the Female Factory - a one time female prison. *Please note:  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. 

Mt Wellington Tour

Wineglass and Wildlife - Scenic Flight with Maria Island Stopover & Lunch (Hobart)

Adult: $499.00 AUD
Child $449.00 AUD

Soar high over Freycinet National Park, home to dramatic pink granite mountains, secluded bays, crystal clear waters and pristine white beaches. Tasmania’s most iconic white sand beach – Wineglass Bay –  is the highlight of this scenic tour. The aerial view is truly spectacular and an unforgettable experience. Flying south, touch down at stunning Maria Island. Famous for its abundance of wildlife, Maria Island is home to rare and endangered species like the swift parrot and Cape Barron goose, wombats, kangaroos and of course, the Tasmanian Devil. We enjoy an hour-and-a-half on the island, including time for a sumptuous gourmet lunch with local Tasmanian seafood and wine, before returning to Hobart by air.

Wineglass and Wildlife - Scenic Flight with Maria Island Stopover & Lunch

Experience Tas Mt Wellington with entry to Female Factory half day tour (Mt Wellington)

Adult: $88.00pp AUD
Child: $44.00pp AUD

On this half day tour, pass through various eco systems as we ascend the spectacular kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Look out for the massive rock formation known as the Organ Pipes. Visitors will be mesmerized by the dramatic setting and breathtaking views of Hobart from the summit. On descent, take a self-guided audio tour of the World Heritage-listed Cascades Female Factory where you’ll learn about the forced migration of convict women and girls - *Please note: 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.

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