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Departs from Launceston
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Priced from $1050Twin share
$1310 Single traveller
$945 Young traveller
From 1 September 2016
$1050 adult twin $1310 single $945 child
From 1 September 2017
$1275 adult twin $1610 single $1145 child
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Experience the sweetest holiday around Tassie’s east coast. Visit Pyengana Dairy Company to taste their delicious cheeses. Discover Bridestowe Lavender Estate’s famous lavender ice cream. Embark on a spectacular guided walk in Freycinet National Park and step back in time at Port Arthur Historic Site, cruising to the Isle of the Dead.
1 September 2016 - 31 May 2017 ?
Launceston – Bicheno
As this Guided Holiday departs early morning, accommodation should be pre-booked for the previous night.
Day 1: Launceston – Bicheno
Welcome to Tasmania! Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers before you set off. 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, 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: Dinner
Bicheno – Hobart & Port Arthur
Day 2: 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 3: 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 2: Breakfast. Day 3: Breakfast and Farewell dinner
- Take a guided walk in Freycinet National Park
- Discover Bridestowe Lavender Estate and their delicious lavender ice cream
- Indulge in local cheeses at Pyengana Dairy Company
- Discover the picturesque East Coast south to Bicheno
- Spectacular views from Cape Tourville Lookout
- Step back in time at Port Arthur Historic Site
- Cruise the Isle of the Dead
- View Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole
- Explore Hobart
- Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
- Comfortable accommodation
- Travel by luxury coach
- Airport transfers (see flight information below)
- Full buffet breakfasts (3)
- Dinner (1)
- Farewell dinner (1)
|Day prior||Flights to arrive anytime
into Launceston the day prior
|Day 4||Flights to depart anytime from Hobart|
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
- Water bottle
- Jacket in cooler months
Ways to Save
Departures between 1 Sep 2016 - 31 Aug 2017
|Triple share||Save up to $55|
|Kings Club||Save up to $55|
Departures from 1 April 2017
Early payment discount
|Pay by 14 April 2017||Save up to $130|
|Pay by 02 June 2017||Save up to $95|
|Pay by 31 July 2017||Save up to $65|
Kings Club early payment discount
|Pay by 14 April 2017||Save up to $195|
|Pay by 02 June 2017||Save up to $160|
|Pay by 31 July 2017||Save up to $130|
|Triple share||Save up to $65|
|Kings Club||Save up to $65|
All savings are per person.
Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:
Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno232 Tasman Hwy, Bicheno, TAS 7215
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.
- High-speed internet access
- Mini-bar (surcharge)
- Tea & Coffee Facilities
- LCD TV
Wrest Point410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, TAS 7005
Hobart, 2 nights
Experience an absolute Hobart waterfront destination at Wrest Point; with spectacular river and mountain views and great service.
- Business Facilities
- Guest Laundry
- Mini Bar
- Shower Over Bath
- Tea & Coffee Facilities
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
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 Traveller (Hobart)
Adult Price: AUD 155.00
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.
*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 Cruise (Hobart)
Adult Price: AUD 225.00
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. 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.
Par Avion A Day in the Wilderness Tour and Flight (Hobart)
Adult Price: AUD 495.00 (Departs October through to April, weather permitting)
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.
Peppermint Bay Lunch Cruise (Hobart)
Adult Price: AUD 118.00
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.
Experience Tasmania MONA Tour - Half Day (Hobart)
Adult Price: AUD 52.00
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 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.
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 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.