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  • Russell Falls

    Russell Falls

  • Gordon River Cruise

    Gordon River Cruise

  • Cradle Mountain

    Cradle Mountain

  • Cradle Mountain

    Cradle Mountain

  • Ashgrove Cheese Farm

    Ashgrove Cheese Farm

  • Hobart

    Hobart


Tour code: FHHL

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Tassie’s western wilderness will take your breath away and leave you inspired and refreshed. You’ll be awestruck by the natural landscapes of Russell Falls, the Gordon River, Cradle Mountain National park and the ‘Nut’ at Stanley, and you’ll have the chance to meet local producers and delight in their cheese and wine.

Itinerary

1 September 2017 - 31 May 2018 ?
Day 1
Welcome to Hobart

Transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel for check-in and then you’ll take an afternoon tour of Hobart. Your orientation takes in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, and Mt. Nelson for amazing views overlooking Hobart. Tonight you will meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner with fabulous views of Hobart.

Hotel: Wrest Point, Hobart

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2
Hobart - Strahan

This morning you head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park. Tasmania’s oldest National Park is the location of the spectacular three-tiered waterfall, Russell Falls, which is surrounded by towering swamp gums. Take the winding journey up to Lake St. Clair and travel through Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of the World Heritage protected Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and on to coastal Strahan. Stay in Strahan overnight.

Hotel: Strahan Village

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3
Gordon River Cruise – 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.

Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4
Cradle Mountain – Smithton

This morning it’s time to explore the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. We’ll take you to gorgeous Dove Lake for spectacular views of Cradle Mountain – make sure the camera’s charged, this is a scenic highlight, and the air – there’s none fresher! You're likely to spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing through the alpine heathlands. Picture rolling green hills and Friesian cows – this afternoon you’ll think you’re in a butter commercial as you make your way past Table Cape, home of tulips, for views of Bass Strait, the lighthouse and coastline. Picturesque Stanley is in your sights as you head west with a view of ‘the Nut’ and a chance to explore. Your final destination is Smithton.

Hotel: Tall Timbers, Smithton

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5
Smithton – Launceston

First up you’ll experience a guided tour of the Tarkine Wilderness region, one of Australia’s largest unprotected temperate rainforests and contains vast forests of myrtle, leatherwood and pine trees. En route to Launceston you’ll visit the Ashgrove Cheese Factory to learn all about cheese making and taste some samples.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6
Launceston

This morning travel to Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre through the rolling hills and vineyards of the Tamar Valley. Beaconsfield Mine has a long rich gold mining history. Your expert guide will bring to life the mine’s extraordinary past and tell you of incredible engineering feats, the town’s heritage and the dramatic events of the 2006 rock fall and mine rescue. Your holiday concludes this afternoon. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Don't Miss

Murals on the side of the Blacksmith Gallery in Sheffield

Sheffield - town of murals

For the last 25 years, the pictorial history of the region has been painted on almost every blank wall throughout Sheffield! How did it come about you ask? In 1985 a public meeting was held to formulate strategies to overcome the economic decline in the region and a committee was formed, now known as Sheffield Inc. It began investigating an idea that had been successful in a town in Québec, Canada that had been faced with a similar decline. The rest is history!

Highlights

  • Cruise the Gordon River on a lunch cruise
  • Explore Cradle Mountain National Park with a local guide
  • Taste Tasmanian Cheese at Ashgrove Cheese Factory
  • Visit The Nut
  • Explore Tarkine Wilderness area
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Inclusions

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

Dining

  • Full buffet breakfasts (5)
  • Lunch (1)
  • Dinners (4)

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 6   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

Ways to Save

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Quality accommodation

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

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Wrest Point
    410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, TAS 7005

    Hobart

    • Wrest Point Hobart
    • Wrest Point Hobart - Mountainside Room
    • Wrest Point Hobart - Pier One Restaurant
    • Wrest Point Hobart - Pier One Restaurant
    • Wrest Point Hobart

    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
  • Strahan Village
    41 Esplanade, Strahan, TAS 7468

    • 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

    • 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
  • Tall Timbers
    5/15 Scotchtown Road, Smithton 7330, Tasmania, Australia

    Smithton

    • Tall Timbers Imposing Foyer
    • Tall Timbers Lakeside Appartment
    • Tall Timbers Aerial View
    • Tall Timbers Front Entrance

    Tall Timbers offers its guests holiday accommodation on the North West Coast of Tasmania, ranging from luxury self contained apartments to cabin style units. Our accommodation is situated at the rear of the main hotel complex. Tall Timbers Tasmania boasts unique and stylish accommodation, set out to take advantage of the stunning rural views. Relax and unwind, take a walk around the lake or picnic in the grounds near the waterfall. A modern guest laundry is provided to cater for visitors’ requirements.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Room service
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • ISD/STD phone
    • Wireless Internet access
    • In-house movies
  • Best Western Plus Launceston
    3 Earl Street, Launceston, TAS 7250

    • Best Western Plus Launceston - Exterior
    • Best Western Plus Launceston - Room
    • Best Western Plus Launceston - Restaurant

    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

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 - 31 May 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.

Cataract Gorge Cruise - 50 min (Launceston)

Adult Price: AUD 29.00

Cataract Gorge Cruise - 50 min

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 form 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.

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.