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Tassie's Parks & Nature

7 Day Guided Vacation | Hobart to Launceston

The wild West Coast of Tasmania awaits. From Hobart to Launceston, World Heritage listed wilderness areas, off-the-map cruises, and so many opportunities to sample local produce are all on the agenda. Tours to Tasmania don’t get much better than this, uniting a Gordon River cruise with a Cradle Mountain tour and Hobart tour. The Apple Isle in a scenic snapshot.

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Trip Details

trip-details-whats-includedWhat's included


  •      Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
         1 UNESCO World Heritage Site – Tasmanian Wilderness
         Centrally located premium hotels
          Franklin-Gordon Rivers, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair and Mt. Field National Parks entrance                  fees

trip-details-diningDining

  • • 4 Dinners with Wine
  • • 6 Full Breakfasts
  • • 3 Lunches

trip-details-flight-infoFlight Information

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Hobart Airport
    Day 7 – flights to depart after 5.00pm from Launceston Airport
    Flights are not included in the holiday price
    Return airport to hotel transfers are included in the holiday price

trip-details-what-to-bringWhat to Bring

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

trip-details-fitness-level-requirementsFitness Requirements

    Low level of fitness required.

    FITNESS NOTE: Walk around Dove Lake is considered a Moderate 6km loop. Not all guests will be able to complete the walk. Alternate short walks are available which the Travel Director will advise.

Itinerary

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The Tasmanian capital packs a lot of punch into such a small perimeter, from restaurants that garner global praise to moody wine bars, eye-opening galleries, waterside walks and character-filled historic precincts. Explore at your leisure before meeting the adventurous souls over a Welcome Dinner.

  Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

This morning you’ll see what makes Hobart tick, from the leafy Botanical Gardens, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, to historic Battery Point and Cascade Brewery. It all fits neatly together when you get some perspective from the lofty Mt. Nelson Lookout, gazing over the River Derwent, and the state's capital. Three hundred – that’s the number of stalls you’ll navigate this afternoon at Hobart’s mighty Salamanca Market. Get your heart started sampling gin and whisky, or order a coffee while perusing made-in-Tasmania arts and crafts. The precinct, amid historic sandstone buildings, is almost as pretty as the produce.

  Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

  Included Meals: Breakfast

The West Coast of Tassie is wild – in the best possible way. The air seems cleaner, the lakes cooler, the colours brighter, the waterfalls larger… as you’ll discover when the mist envelops you at tiered Russell Falls. This is part of Mt. Field National Park, the state’s most diverse nature reserve. Speaking of breaking records, Lake St. Clair is the deepest of its kind in Australia, carved by ice during glaciations over the last two million years. Pausing here puts life into perspective. Skirt the World Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, before arriving in Strahan. Small in population but big in personality, the town overlooks the immense Macquarie Harbour. Did you know it’s seven times the size of Sydney Harbour?

  Hotel: Strahan Village

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine, Breakfast

No day that involves a cruise is a bad day. Even better if it’s the deep, dark waters of the far-flung Tassie’s Gordon River. Soak up the silence of this untouched wilderness area on your Gordon River cruise en route to Sarah Island, the state’s oldest convict settlement. Today, the island’s haunting ruins have been reclaimed by nature, enveloped by forest and twisting vines. Your commute toward immense Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park sees you travel through tiny mining towns scattered amongst the mountainous wild terrain. Rest up – Cradle Mountain awaits.

  Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Cradle Mountain has not always been pristine – it owes much of its protected status to early settlers Gustav and Kate Weindorfer, who were pivotal in championing the conservation of the area. Their efforts are remembered at Waldheim Chalet, their former home, set among myrtles and King Billy pines that gradually give way to moss covered ancient rainforests and deep river gorges, snow-tipped peaks and wild alpine moorlands. This is the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, carved by glacial waterways like Dove Lake. You can see why Bennetts wallabies, echidnas, wombats and pademelons live here – you, too, will find it hard to tear yourself away. If you’re a night person, consider enlisting to spot Tassie’s nocturnal animals, at a devil sanctuary.

  Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine, Breakfast

Tasmania has its fair share of award-winning gin and whisky distilleries, as well as small boutique breweries. Among them is a seaside tap house found in the petite town of Penguin. If there’s a place with a cuter name, we’re yet to locate it on a map. Sit back and enjoy a tasting paddle of local brew whilst taking in the views overlooking glorious Bass Strait. Steel yourself for the ciders fermented at Mount Gnomon Farm. Passionate farmer, Guy Robertson, will pour brews made from apples grown in his orchard, before you sit down to a paddock-to-plate lunch. Then you’re on your way to quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’, before travelling through the Meander Valley to Launceston.

 

  Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast

Your final day ends on a high in Cataract Gorge, a rare natural phenomenon on the outskirts of Launceston. There’s bushland on one side, and a Victorian garden replete with ferns and exotic plants on the other. Get a different perspective of the green cavern on the scenic chairlift, zipping you over the water to a lofty lookout. You can’t leave Tassie without sipping one of its cool-climate wines, perhaps a pinot noir or sauvignon blanc enjoyed overlooking the manicured grounds of the Josef Chromy Estate. It’s no secret that Tasmania produces some of the best food in Australia – it’s the clean air and water, lush landscapes and verdant soils. This all unites to create droolworthy sweet and savoury condiments at the Gourmet Sauce Company, overlooking the South Esk River and dramatic Eastern Highlands. Explore the estate’s gardens, then sample the oh-so-tasty wares, whether sauces, jams, mustards or relishes with your lunch. This afternoon is yours: if you're not heading home yet, we recommend extending your adventure with an optional cruise along the Tamar River. A fitting end to a week of wonderment.

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.


Tassie's Parks & Nature

First Choice

7 Day Guided Vacation

Hobart to Launceston

The wild West Coast of Tasmania awaits. From Hobart to Launceston, World Heritage listed wilderness areas, off-the-map cruises, and so many opportunities to sample local produce are all on the agenda. Tours to Tasmania don’t get much better than this, uniting a Gordon River cruise with a Cradle Mountain tour and Hobart tour. The Apple Isle in a scenic snapshot.

Highlights

Local Connection

Cheese, wine, whisky and cider all await in Tassie. Go behind the scenes with the makers, including farmer Guy Robertson on his Mt. Gnomon property.

Cultural Immersion

Listen to local street performers as you taste delicious homegrown produce at Tassie’s iconic Salamanca Market.

World Class Nature

Carved by ice during glaciations over the last two million years, Lake St. Clair is the deepest natural lake in Australia. Added bonus – it’s surrounded by World Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

Accommodation

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

Trip Details

trip-details-whats-includedWhat's included


  •      Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
         1 UNESCO World Heritage Site – Tasmanian Wilderness
         Centrally located premium hotels
          Franklin-Gordon Rivers, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair and Mt. Field National Parks entrance                  fees

trip-details-diningDining

  • • 4 Dinners with Wine
  • • 6 Full Breakfasts
  • • 3 Lunches

trip-details-flight-infoFlight Information

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Hobart Airport
    Day 7 – flights to depart after 5.00pm from Launceston Airport
    Flights are not included in the holiday price
    Return airport to hotel transfers are included in the holiday price

trip-details-what-to-bringWhat to Bring

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

trip-details-fitness-level-requirementsFitness Requirements

    Low level of fitness required.

    FITNESS NOTE: Walk around Dove Lake is considered a Moderate 6km loop. Not all guests will be able to complete the walk. Alternate short walks are available which the Travel Director will advise.

Itinerary Generating PDF...

image map

The Tasmanian capital packs a lot of punch into such a small perimeter, from restaurants that garner global praise to moody wine bars, eye-opening galleries, waterside walks and character-filled historic precincts. Explore at your leisure before meeting the adventurous souls over a Welcome Dinner.

  Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

Your morning excursions delve deep into many of the things that make Hobart great: from the Mt. Nelson Lookout, offering dizzying views over the city and Derwent River; to historic Battery Point and the Cascade Brewery. End the tour at the leafy Botanical Gardens spotlighting endemic plants, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. From alpaca throws to woodwork, gin to garden-fresh vegetables, Salamanca Market is like creative Tasmania in a bustling snapshot. Grab yourself a coffee before navigating more than 300 stalls, wedged alongside the Salamanca precinct’s historic sandstone warehouses.

 

  Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

  Included Meals: Breakfast

The West Coast of Tassie is wild – in the best possible way. The air seems cleaner, the lakes cooler, the colours brighter, the waterfalls larger… as you’ll discover when the mist envelops you at tiered Russell Falls. This is part of Mt. Field National Park, the state’s most diverse nature reserve. Speaking of breaking records, Lake St. Clair is the deepest of its kind in Australia, carved by ice during glaciations over the last two million years. Pausing here puts life into perspective. Skirt the World Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, before arriving in Strahan. Small in population but big in personality, the town overlooks the immense Macquarie Harbour. Did you know it’s seven times the size of Sydney Harbour?

  Hotel: Strahan Village

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine, Breakfast

No day that involves a cruise is a bad day. Even better if it’s the deep, dark waters of the far-flung Tassie’s Gordon River. Soak up the silence of this untouched wilderness area on your Gordon River cruise en route to Sarah Island, the state’s oldest convict settlement. Today, the island’s haunting ruins have been reclaimed by nature, enveloped by forest and twisting vines. Your commute toward immense Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park sees you travel through tiny mining towns scattered amongst the mountainous wild terrain. Rest up – Cradle Mountain awaits.

  Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Cradle Mountain owes much of its protected status to early settlers Gustav and Kate Weindorfer, who were pivotal in championing the conservation of the area. Their efforts are remembered at Waldheim Chalet, their former home, set among myrtles and King Billy pines that gradually give way to moss covered ancient rainforests and deep river gorges, snow-tipped peaks and wild alpine moorlands. This is the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, carved by glacial waterways like Dove Lake. You can see why Bennetts wallabies, echidnas, wombats and pademelons live here – you, too, will find it hard to tear yourself away. If you’re a night person, consider enlisting to spot Tassie’s nocturnal animals, at a devil sanctuary.

  Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine, Breakfast

Tasmania has its fair share of award-winning gin and whisky distilleries, as well as small boutique breweries. Among them is a seaside tap house found in the petite town of Penguin. If there’s a place with a cuter name, we’re yet to locate it on a map. Sit back and enjoy a tasting paddle of local brew whilst taking in the views overlooking glorious Bass Strait. Steel yourself for the ciders fermented at Mount Gnomon Farm. Passionate farmer, Guy Robertson, will pour brews made from apples grown in his orchard, before you sit down to a paddock-to-plate lunch. Then you’re on your way to quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’, before travelling through the Meander Valley to Launceston.

 

  Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast

Your final day ends on a high in Cataract Gorge, a rare natural phenomenon on the outskirts of Launceston. There’s bushland on one side, and a Victorian garden replete with ferns and exotic plants on the other. Get a different perspective of the green cavern on the scenic chairlift, zipping you over the water to a lofty lookout. You can’t leave Tassie without sipping a few of its cool-climate wines, perhaps a pinot noir or flute of sparkling, enjoyed overlooking the manicured grounds of the Josef Chromy Estate. Sample the range, then settle in with your favourite drop enjoyed over lunch. This afternoon is yours: if you’re not heading home yet, we recommend extending your adventure with a cruise along the Tamar River (own expense). A fitting end to a week of wonderment.

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.


Tassie's Parks & Nature

First Choice

7 Day Guided Vacation

Hobart to Launceston

The wild West Coast of Tasmania awaits. From Hobart to Launceston, World Heritage listed wilderness areas, off-the-map cruises, and so many opportunities to sample local produce are all on the agenda. Tours to Tasmania don’t get much better than this, uniting a Gordon River cruise with a Cradle Mountain tour and Hobart tour. The Apple Isle in a scenic snapshot.

Highlights

Local Connection

Cheese, wine, beer and cider all await in Tassie. Go behind the scenes with the makers, including farmer Guy Robertson on his Mt. Gnomon property.

Cultural Immersion

Listen to local street performers as you taste delicious homegrown produce at Tassie’s iconic Salamanca Market.

World Class Nature

Carved by ice during glaciations over the last two million years, Lake St. Clair is the deepest natural lake in Australia. Added bonus – it’s surrounded by World Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

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.

Animal Night Spotting (Cradle Mountain)

Adult Price: AUD 64.00   Child Price: AUD 32.00

Cradle Mountain at dusk is the best time to see the many nocturnal mammals and marsupials in their native habitat. Join us on a 2 hour tour as we go spotlighting for wallabies, wombats, possums and maybe even a devil.

Animal Night Spotting

Tasmanian Devil Entry & 45min Tour (Cradle Mountain)

Adult: 25.00 AUD
Child: 15.00 AUD

One of the experienced keepers will lead you through the sanctuary and provide you with a thorough insight into the operation of a working sanctuary, and explain the importance of various conservation programmes that they are involved in for these unique and threatened animals.

Tasmanian Devil Entry & 45min Tour

Tamar River Cataract Gorge Cruise - 50 min (Launceston)

Adult Price: AUD 46.00   Child Price: AUD 20.00

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 from 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.

Tamar River Cataract Gorge Cruise - 50 min

After Dark Feeding Tour (Cradle Mountain )

Adult: $37..50

Child: $20.00

Don’t miss an amazing night with the Tasmanian devil!  This After Dark Feeding tour is an experience that is unique.  Enjoy a short film and a summary of the conservation work taking place, followed by an outside tour amongst a large breeding group of Tasmanian devils where the guide will enter the enclosures and feed a number of these animals whilst interpreting their behaviour and answering any questions you may have.

After Dark Feeding Tour

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

Devils at Cradle Entry and 45 Min Tour (Cradle Mountain)

$25 adult $15 child

One of the experienced keepers will lead you through the sanctuary and provide you with a thorough insight into the operation of a working sanctuary, and explain the importance of various conservation programmes that they are involved in for these unique and threatened animals.

Devils at Cradle Entry and 45 Min Tour

Tamar River Cruise Afternoon Discovery Cruise - 2.5 Hours (Launceston)

Adult: AUD 125.00
Child: $45.00 

Enjoy an afternoon on the water and explore the magical Tamar River and Cataract Gorge on-board the Tamar Odyssey. Departing from Home Point, enjoy a 40km round trip down the river, see Tamar Island, various wildlife sanctuaries, historical properties, notable vineyards, St. Matthias Church and of course the spectacular Cataract Gorge. During the 2.5 hour experience enjoy live historical commentary, afternoon tea, freshly brewed tea and coffee, local beer and wine tasting complimented with a delicious fresh fruit basket selection. The Tamar Odyssey also has a licensed bar on-board for those who’d like a top shelf tipple, glass of local wine or a cool refreshing beer – relax and explore the Tamar Valley from the water!

Tamar River Cruise Afternoon Discovery Cruise - 2.5 Hours
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