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Tassie's East Coast Highlights

5 Day Guided Vacation | Launceston to Hobart

Tasmania may be small, but it’s packed with East Coast highlights that you’ll get to experience on this Launceston to Hobart tour. Stop to smell (and taste) the flowers amid lavender plantations, marvel at well-preserved Georgian architecture, witness convict history and spot the state’s cute critters, tiny penguins to Tassie devils. Complete your journey with a dip at Wineglass Bay – the surrounding Freycinet Peninsula was made for postcards.

Prices From Code: FLHH

$1540

Adult Twin i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over). All prices are per person, land only.

$1890

Single i A person, who must be 18 years and over, travelling alone, must pay the single room price. All prices are per person, land only.

$1390

Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have minimum age requirements.
Prices above are per person, land only, in USD
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Tassie's East Coast Highlights

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5 Day Guided Vacation

Launceston to Hobart

Tasmania may be small, but it’s packed with East Coast highlights that you’ll get to experience on this Launceston to Hobart tour. Stop to smell (and taste) the flowers amid lavender plantations, marvel at well-preserved Georgian architecture, witness convict history and spot the state’s cute critters, tiny penguins to Tassie devils. Complete your journey with a dip at Wineglass Bay – the surrounding Freycinet Peninsula was made for postcards.

Highlights

Flexible Vacations

After a day touring, just relax by the pool. Or go out spotting wild penguins. The choice is yours.

Iconic Sites

From the pink granite of the Hazards mountains to the turquoise bays, Freycinet National Park’s never fails to impress.

Time For You

Whether you’re a history buff or love retail therapy, there’s time to enjoy Richmond’s Victorian buildings-turned-boutiques.

Sustainable Travel

Our '10 Pieces' program encourages you to pick up a few bits of rubbish to conserve Tasmania’s incredible wilderness.

Itinerary

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Welcome to Tasmania! Tonight, you will meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome drink at your hotel.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston

Bridestowe Lavender Estate, producer of high-quality lavender since 1922, is your first stop today. Later, visit the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, sculpted into World War One soldiers, then after a stop for lunch at coastal St Helens, follow the picturesque east coast south to Bicheno. This evening you might like to take an optional tour to see Bicheno’s wild penguins as they emerge from the ocean (seasonal.)

Hotel: Beachfront at Bicheno

Today, experience the grandeur of Freycinet National Park, visiting Coles Bay and taking a guided walk to the lookout at Cape Tourville that affords astonishing views across brilliant blue water, verdant forest and golden beaches. On your way to Hobart, you’ll travel through Swansea and Orford before making a lunch stop in historic Richmond. This village is famous for its elegant Georgian architecture, with beautiful heritage buildings dating to the 1820s now housing galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques and museums.

Hotel: Wrest Point, 2 nights

Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site today, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating guided walk of the remains of Port Arthur’s infamous convict prison. There will be time for you to wander the site at your leisure. On the drive back to Hobart, see the amazing natural rock formations of the craggy Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. This evening, mingle with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart’s most iconic restaurants.

Your holiday concludes this morning after 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

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Stay at this centrally located Bicheno resort, situated directly opposite the beach and minutes from scuba diving, fishing spots and penguin tours. The 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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
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
  • • Local Specialists (Guides)
  • • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site – Port Arthur Convict Site
  • • Premium hotels
  • • Freycinet National Park entrance fees
  • • 8 included attractions/experiences

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

  • • Freycinet National Park and the Port Arthur Historic site - Medium level of fitness required

Dining

  • • 4 Full Breakfasts
  • • 1 Dinner
  • • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

  • • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Launceston Airport
  • • Day 5 – flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport

Tassie's East Coast Highlights

Best Buys

5 Day Guided Vacation

Launceston to Hobart

This journey along Tasmania’s acclaimed East Coast offers sandy beaches, blue horizons, fascinating convict history and premium produce. Take a walk in Freycinet National Park, step back in time at the Port Arthur Historic Site, cruise the haunting Isle of the Dead, and sample Bridestowe Lavender Estate’s lavender products.

Highlights

Flexible Vacations

Head out at Dusk to see the little Penguins at Bicheno or have a leisurely night relaxing back at the hotel around the pool.

Iconic Sites

Experience the wonder of Freycinet National Park, taking in the majestic view of the iconic granite mountains known as the Hazards.

Time For You

Catch an early flight into Launceston and spend the morning taking in the sights at your own pace.

Sustainable Travel

Proceeds from entry fee to Port Arthur go to the conservation program for their three World Heritage-listed Historic Sites.

Itinerary

image map

Your holiday begins in Launceston on the Tamar River. Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’ is a historic city with many well-preserved Georgian and Victorian buildings. Get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston

Bridestowe Lavender Estate is your first stop today. It 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, stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, planted in honour of fallen WWI soldiers. After a lunchtime stop at St. Helens, follow the picturesque east coast south to Bicheno. This consider an optional experience to see Bicheno’s wild penguin colony as they emerge from the ocean for the night (seasonal).

Hotel: Beachfront at Bicheno

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, experience the grandeur of Freycinet National Park, taking a guided walk to Cape Tourville lookout that will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, verdant forest and golden beaches. On your way to Hobart, you’ll travel through Swansea and Orford and make a lunch stop in historic Richmond. The village is famous for its elegant Georgian architecture, with beautiful heritage buildings dating to the 1820s now housing galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques and museums.

Hotel: Wrest Point, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

Explore Port Arthur Historic Site, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating walk with a local expert of the remains of Port Arthur’s infamous convict prison. There will be time for you to wander the site at your leisure. On the drive back to Hobart, see the amazing natural rock formations of the craggy Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen, the Blowhole and the Totem Pole. This evening, mingle with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner at 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: Breakfasat

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

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Stay at this centrally located Bicheno resort, situated directly opposite the beach and minutes from scuba diving, fishing spots and penguin tours. The 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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
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

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

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

  • • Medium level of fitness required

Dining

  • • 4 Full buffet breakfasts
  • • 1 Dinner
  • • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

  • • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Launceston Airport
  • • Day 5 – flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport
  • • Flights are not included in the holiday price.

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