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  • Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain

    Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain

  • Hobart

    Hobart

  • Salamanca Market

    Salamanca Market

  • 41º South Salmon Farm

    41º South Salmon Farm

  • Cradle Mountain

    Cradle Mountain


Tour code: THHL

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Lose yourself in Tasmania’s stunning West Coast. Chat with locals at Salamanca Market and be awestruck by Russell Falls, the dark waters of Gordon River and purity of Cradle Mountain. Savour fresh Tasmanian salmon and ginseng products at 41° South Salmon Farm and indulge at Josef Chromy Wines.

Itinerary

1 September 2017 - 30 April 2018 ?
Day 1-2
Welcome to Hobart & Salamanca Market
Day 1: Welcome to Hobart

Welcome to Hobart! Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers to kick off your spectacular trip around Tasmania. Start with a tour to view the capital's city sights. Hear about the first settlers, see original sandstone buildings still bearing the signature markings from the original convict labourers and visit the Botanic Gardens, see Battery Point and the original customs building, Constitution Dock, Brooke St Pier and more. The last stop is Mt. Nelson for amazing views over Hobart and the Derwent River. Tonight you’ll get to know everyone at a Welcome Reception and delicious meal at Restaurant Tasman.

Day 2: Salamanca Market and Included Choice Included Choice Icon

A free day to enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, colour and action of Salamanca Market. Explore the market stalls, wander through the historic sandstone warehouses discovering innovative Tasmanian arts and crafts and delight in the taste and aroma of freshly baked goods and local produce, meeting the friendly people who make or grow what they sell. Take a moment to sit back and relax at one of Salamanca's cafes and watch the world pass you by with a cooling ale or locally produced cider. This afternoon you may like to choose from a selection of included sightseeing experiences. Maybe join walking tour with a local expert for fabulous insight in to Hobart's history, people and places or even a guided walk to experience the alcohol history of the fascinating city. Alternatively, you may like to visit the Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, where the Mawson's Huts Foundation have left nothing to the imagination as they've done an incredible job replicating the hut Douglas Mawson built in Antarctica during his Australiasian Antarctic expedition of 1911-14.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 1: Dinner with wine. Day 2: Breakfast

Day 3
Hobart – Strahan

Journey west to magnificent Mt. Field National Park to see picturesque Russell Falls. Breath in the fresh moist air when you join your Travel Director for a stroll to the tiered falls through luscious green rainforest. Later take the winding journey to Lake St. Clair and the Wall in the Wilderness, a fascinating sculpture that artist Greg Duncan has hand-carved, depicting a series of scenes that commemorate those who have shaped the area’s past and present. Continue along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park through eerie Queenstown to coastal Strahan. Enjoy views of Macquarie Harbour from your hotel perched on the hillside.

Hotel: Strahan Village, Strahan

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 4-5
Strahan - Cradle Mountain
Day 4: Strahan - Cradle Mountain

A spectacular Gordon River Cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge, is the highlight of today. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters, stained amber by buttongrass tannins, reflecting the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for insight into Tasmania's lesser known convict history, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hell’s Gate and Heritage Landing, site of the 2,000 year old Huon Pine. Pass the towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your hotel on the boundary of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park.

Day 5: Cradle Mountain

This morning it’s time to explore the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park and join your Travel Director for a guided walk around Dove Lake. Afterwards, maybe take a little more time to stretch your legs and meander back to Cradle Mountain Hotel through the wild ancient forests and alpine heathlands on the purpose-built boardwalk. You're likely to spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing along the way. For a more challenging hike, head to Marion’s Lookout and return via Wombat Pool.

Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine. Day 5: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 6
Cradle Mountain – Launceston

Did you know that Tasmanian whisky distillation was outlawed in 1838 and remained so for 154 years until the creation of a new law in 1992? This morning you’ll visit Hellyers Road Distillery for a guided walk through the working distillery to be shown the ingredients and processes that deliver one of the finest single malt whiskys in the world. Next up visit Sheffield, town of the murals before heading on to 41° South Salmon & Ginseng Farm. Join the Pyke family to hear how they came to be salmon farmers when they arrived in Australia from Germany, and take a wander through their property to learn a little about aquaculture and feed salmon in the feeding ponds. Before you leave you'll get the chance to taste their fresh smoked salmon and ginseng products. Continue through the Meander Valley to Tassie’s ‘northern capital’ Launceston.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 7
Farewell from Launceston

This morning you’ll visit Cataract Gorge before you take a scenic country drive through the Tamar Valley's rolling hills. Following this you will be welcomed to Josef Chromy Wines for a delicious lunch. The views from the surrounding vineyards and lakes provide an idyllic location to enjoy tasting some of the estate-grown cool climate wines and tucking in to some fresh local Tasmanian produce. This afternoon your holiday comes to an end though you may like to stay a little longer and take an optional cruise on the Tamar River or even a tour through James Boags Brewery.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Tour departs from Hobart and returns to Launceston

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Actors interacting with guests during 'The Ship That Never Was' theatre production in Strahan

The Ship That Never Was

It's January 1834. The last ship built at the convict settlement of Sarah Island in Macquarie Harbour is about to sail for the new prison at Port Arthur. Ten convict shipwrights have other ideas. So begins the story of an amazing escape and an extraordinary voyage! The Ship that Never Was is a live theatre production that’s played every day September to March at 5.30pm at the Strahan Amphitheatre and it’s been running since 1993! A must-see on your free evening in Strahan!

Highlights

  • Explore Salamanca Market
  • Visit Hellyers Road Distillery for a Whisky Walk
  • Indulge with a delicious lunch and wine tasting at Josef Chromy Wines
  • Cruise along the Gordon River on a lunch cruise
  • See the fascinating sculpture of Wall in the Wilderness, a representation of Tassie’s past and present
  • Hike around Dove Lake in breathtaking Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Included Choice Experiences in Hobart Included Choice Icon
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Inclusions

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Dining

  • Full buffet breakfasts (6)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinners with wine (5)

Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day 1   Flights to arrive prior to 12:30pm
into Hobart Airport
Day 7   Flights to depart after 4:00pm
from Launceston Airport

What to bring

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

Fitness Level

The walk around Dove Lake is considered a Moderate – Easy 6km loop. Not all guests will be able to complete the walk. Alternate short walks are available.

Ways to Save

Departures from 1 April 2017
Early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $250
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $190
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $125
 
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $375
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $315
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $250
 
Triple share    Save up to $125
Kings Club    Save up to $125

All savings are per person.

Quality accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
    1 Davey Street, Hobart, TAS 7000

    2 nights

    • Grand Chancellor Hobart Exterior by the Wharf
    • Grand Chancellor Hobart Superior MountainSide Room
    • Grand Chancellor Hobart Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Grand Chancellor Hobart Lobby Area

    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
  • Strahan Village
    41 Esplanade, Strahan, TAS 7468

    Strahan

    • Cottages at Strahan Village
    • Dining at Strahan Village
    • Rooftop views from Strahan Village

    Strahan Village is an ideal base for exploring Tasmania's stunning wilderness. Journey into the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park with Gordon River Cruises, encounter west coast wildlife and history on the Bonnet Island Experience and discover Strahan’s culture and heritage as you explore the museums, galleries and attractions of this historic fishing port.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Refrigerator
    • TV
    • Phone
    • Alarm Clock
    • Hairdryer
    • Radio
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • 220/240 V AC
  • Cradle Mountain Hotel
    3718 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain, TAS 7310

    2 nights

    • Cradle Mountain Hotel - Spa Room
    • Cradle Mountain Hotel - Dining Area
    • Cradle Mountain Hotel - Exterior

    Cradle Mountain Hotel is a stylish, wilderness hotel, located at the northern boundary of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

    Set on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Cradle Mountain Hotel offers warm, welcoming accommodation within easy reach of Tasmania’s most iconic wilderness experiences.

    • Features
    • Heater
    • TV
    • Ensuite
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Wi-Fi
    • Shared self-service laundry facilities
  • Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
    29 Cameron Street, Launceston, TAS 7250

    • Grand Chancellor Launceston Deluxe Room
    • Grand Chancellor Launceston Lobby Area
    • Grand Chancellor Launceston Front Exterior

    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

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 2017 - 30 April 2018

Boag's Beer Lovers Tour - 90 min (Launceston)

Adult Price: AUD 33.00

Boag's Beer Lovers Tour - 90 min

Tour the historic working brewery and discover the secrets of Boag’s world famous brew.

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

Adult Price: AUD 79.00

Cruise into the magical Cataract Gorge and through Launceston’s riverfront precinct. Head north past Tamar Island and experience the variety of life as we cruise past charming riverfront communities, vineyards and farms to the historical Rosevears and Windermere districts exploring the history of the St Mathias Church and Rosevears Tavern. The fascinating collection of history, fauna and people at work, rest and play makes an absorbing narrative which will touch, intrigue and inspire. The best vantage point to view the Tamar Valley.

Bookings

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

Prices indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars

Prices are valid from 1 September 2017. 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.