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Tassie's Wilderness Icons

6 Day Guided Vacation | Hobart to Launceston

Tassie’s Wilderness Icons

6 Day Guided Vacation | Hobart to Launceston | Travel Period: 1 Apr 2021 – 31 Mar 2022

Tassie’s Wilderness Icons

6 Day Guided Vacation

Hobart to Launceston

Be awed by the spectacular natural beauty of Russell Falls, the Gordon River, Cradle Mountain National Park and the sheer-sided ‘Nut’ at Stanley. See deep freshwater lakes, majestic harbours and towering rainforest, and feast on the artisan produce that is the bounty of verdant pastureland and burgeoning vineyards.

Why you'll love this trip:

  • It showcases old mining townships of the wild west coast
  • Exploring Tassie’s North West wilderness will inspire
  • The stunning Russell Falls waterfall is a must-visit
  • A cruise on pristine Gordon River immerses you in nature

image map

Flexible Vacations

For spectacular views of the Cataract Gorge in Launceston, take the gentle, safe and breathtaking journey on the Scenic Chairlift.

Iconic Sites

Tour historic Hobart, stay on the edge of Cradle Mountain National Park, walk by Dove Lake and view ‘the Nut’ in Stanley.

Time For You

Spend your lunchtime in Sheffield, where there’s time to explore its many murals depicting the town’s history.

Sustainable Travel

Your holiday contributes to National Parks and Wildlife, protecting Tasmania’s wilderness including the Franklin-Gordon Rivers.

Your Tasmanian holiday begins with an afternoon tour of Hobart. You’ll see historic Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, the destination of yachts participating in the Sydney to Hobart race each year, and Mt. Nelson, which affords panoramic views over Australia’s southernmost city. Enjoy the company of your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening at a Welcome Reception and dinner.

Hotel: Wrest Point

Included Meals: Dinner

This morning you’ll head west to New Norfolk and magnificent Mt. Field National Park and take a walk through lush rainforest to the manytiered cascade of picturesque Russell Falls. Then enjoy the scenic drive to iconic Lake St. Clair, the deepest freshwater lake in Australia, and continue through the rainforest to the coastal town of Strahan. Nestled on the shores of massive Macquarie Harbour, Strahan is the gateway to the World Heritage listed Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

Hotel: Strahan Village

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today's highlight is a lunch cruise on the Gordon River. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters: stained amber by buttongrass tannins, they reflect the untouched wilderness that surrounds them. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania’s lesser-known convict history, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hells Gates, the treacherous entrance to the harbour, and Heritage Landing, site of a 2,000-year-old Huon Pine. Travel through the mining towns of Rosebery and Tullah on your way to your hotel. After dinner tonight, you may choose to do an optional experience animal night spotting tour or perhaps take advantage of a rare opportunity to see Tasmanian Devils feeding after dark.

Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a walk by Dove Lake, where you may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing along the way. Travel on through rolling green hills to Table Cape for spectacular views of Bass Strait. Picturesque Stanley is in your sights as you head west. Enjoy views of the sheer-sided Stanley bluff known as ‘The Nut’ and take some time to explore. Your destination today is Smithton.

Hotel: Tall Timbers

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel through the picturesque coastal townships of Burnie, Penguin and Ulverstone before heading inland to Sheffield, home to over 60 murals depicting the area’s rich history. You’ll learn about dairy production methods and indulge in a cheese tasting at the award-winning Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm on your way to Launceston, Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston

Included Meals: Breakfast

This morning, visit the unique natural formation of the Cataract Gorge, home to the longest single-span chairlift in the world, followed by an orientation tour of the city. Say farewell to your new-found friends as your exploration of Tasmania's wilderness comes to an end at midday.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

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

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 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
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. Find out more

  • 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

  • 5 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 4 Dinners

Flight Information

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Hobart Airport
  • Day 6 – flights to depart after 2.00pm from Launceston Airport
  • Flights are not included in the holiday price.

Tassie’s Wilderness Icons

6 Day Guided Vacation | Hobart to Launceston | Travel Period: 1 Apr 2020 – 31 Mar 2021

Tassie’s Wilderness Icons

6 Day Guided Vacation

Hobart to Launceston

Be awed by the spectacular natural beauty of Russell Falls, the Gordon River, Cradle Mountain National Park and the sheer-sided ‘Nut’ at Stanley. See deep freshwater lakes, majestic harbours and towering rainforest, and feast on the artisan produce that is the bounty of verdant pastureland and burgeoning vineyards.

Why you'll love this trip:

  • Explore the old mining townships of the wild West Coast
  • Take the time to explore Tassie's awe-inspiring North West
  • Take in the magnificent three-tiered Russell Falls
  • Discover the wilderness on the iconic Gordon River Cruise

image map

Flexible Vacations

For spectacular views of the Cataract Gorge in Launceston, take the gentle, safe and breathtaking journey on the Scenic Chairlift.

Iconic Sites

Tour historic Hobart, stay on the edge of Cradle Mountain National Park, walk by Dove Lake and view ‘the Nut’ in Stanley.

Time For You

Spend your lunchtime in Sheffield, where there’s time to explore its many murals depicting the town’s history.

Sustainable Travel

Your holiday contributes to National Parks and Wildlife, protecting Tasmania’s wilderness including the Franklin-Gordon Rivers.

Your Tasmanian holiday begins with an afternoon tour of Hobart. You’ll see historic Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, the destination of yachts participating in the Sydney to Hobart race each year, and Mt. Nelson, which affords panoramic views over Australia’s southernmost city. Enjoy the company of your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening at a Welcome Reception and dinner. 

Hotel: Wrest Point

Included Meals: Dinner

This morning you’ll head west to New Norfolk and magnificent Mt. Field National Park and take a walk through lush rainforest to the many tiered cascade of picturesque Russell Falls. Then enjoy the scenic drive to iconic Lake St. Clair, the deepest freshwater lake in Australia, and continue through the rainforest to the coastal town of Strahan. Nestled on the shores of massive Macquarie Harbour, Strahan is the gateway to the World Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

Hotel: Strahan Village

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today's highlight is a lunch cruise on the Gordon River. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters: stained amber by buttongrass tannins, they reflect the untouched wilderness that surrounds them. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania’s lesser-known convict history, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hells Gates, the treacherous entrance to the harbour, and Heritage Landing, site of a 2,000-year-old Huon Pine. Travel through the mining towns of Rosebery and Tullah on your way to your hotel.

Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a walk by Dove Lake, where you may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing along the way. Travel on through rolling green hills to Table Cape for spectacular views of Bass Strait. Picturesque Stanley is in your sights as you head west. Enjoy views of the sheer-sided Stanley bluff known as ‘The Nut’ and take some time to explore. Your destination today is Smithton.

Hotel: Tall Timbers

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel through the picturesque coastal townships of Burnie, Penguin and Ulverstone before heading inland to Sheffield, home to over 60 murals depicting the area’s rich history. You’ll learn about dairy production methods and indulge in a cheese tasting at the award-winning Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm on your way to Launceston, Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston

Included Meals: Breakfast

This morning, visit the unique natural formation of the Cataract Gorge, home to the longest single-span chairlift in the world, followed by an orientation tour of the city. Say farewell to your new-found friends as your exploration of Tasmania's wilderness comes to an end at midday.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

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

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
 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
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. Find out more

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

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. The excursions can be booked on tour through your Travel Director.

Adult Price: AUD 49.00   Child Price: AUD 29.00

Animal Night Spotting

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.

Adult Price: AUD 155.00  Child Price: AUD 140.00

Bruny Island Traveller

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.

Adult Price: AUD 599.00   Child Price: AUD 549.00

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. *Please note: This tour is 8hrs in duration. In order to partake in this experience on the last day of your tour, you will need to have a flight departing after 7.30pm, or post tour accommodation booked.

Adult Price: AUD 90.00   Child Price: AUD 43.00

Tasmanian Devils & Richmond Wildlife

The Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary offers close up experiences of Australian native animals including Tassie’s famous Tasmanian Devil, kangaroos, koalas, wombats and emus. Our tour passes through Richmond, a Georgian style village which will take you back in time to the convict days. *Note: This is an afternoon tour starting at 1.10pm and finishing at 5pm therefore in order to partake in this experience on the last day of your tour, you will need to have a flight departing after 7.30pm, or post tour accommodation booked.

Adult Price: AUD 225.00   Child Price: AUD 165.00

Bruny Island Cruise

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.

Adult Price: AUD 38.00   Child Price: AUD 25.00

Hobart Walking Tours - History People & Places

Hobart's waterfront was where it all started for Europeans in Tasmania. This 2 hour walking tour follows the waterfront from the historic Henry Jones IXL jam factory to Australia's only Georgian corner, and on to beautiful Salamanca, taking in the wonders of a convict-built city, with well-preserved Georgian and Victorian architecture. You’ll cover the story of the birth of a new British colony, and the growth of a lovely city, recalling the good, the bad and the scandalous characters that set the tone for the early days of Hobart. See and hear about stories of endurance, business empires, tycoons, adventurers, convicts, women, mothers, villains and heroes. Discover the marvellous legacy left by the resilience of our convict and free-settler ancestors.

Adult Price: AUD 72.00   Child Price: N/A

Hobart Walking Tours - Alcohol History of Hobart

Be entertained with stories of the wild colonial days full of rum, corruption and scandal on this fun and informative 2 hour walking tour! Enjoy generous tastings of fine Tasmanian wine, spirits & award winning cider as you explore the colonial Hobart waterfront.

Adult Price: AUD 33.00   Child Price: AUD 15.30

Tamar River 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 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.

Adult Price: AUD $45.00 Child Price: AUD $22.00

On this half day tour, pass through various eco systems as we ascend the spectacular kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Look out for the massive rock formation known as the Organ Pipes Crowned by alpine vegetation, and dusted by snow in winter. Visitors will be mesmerized by the dramatic setting and breathtaking views of Hobart from the summit. On descent, visit the remains of the Female Factory - a one time female prison. *Please note:  In order to partake in this experience you will need to ensure your flight departs after 2:00pm on the final day of tour or have post accommodation booked. 

Adult Price: AUD $90.00 Child Price: AUD $43.00

The Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary offers close up experiences of Australian native animals including Tassie’s famous Tasmanian Devil, kangaroos, koalas, wombats and emus. Our tour passes through Richmond, a Georgian style village which will take you back in time to the convict days. *Note: This is an afternoon tour starting at 1.10pm and finishing at 5pm therefore in order to partake in this experience on the last day of your tour, you will need to have a flight departing after 7.30pm, or post tour accommodation booked.

Adult Price: AUD $65.00 Child Price: AUD $32.00

Visit Australia's oldest bridge on this half day tour to the Georgian village of Richmond. Take a stroll to the convict built goal, and explore the many quaint cottages, shops, galleries & restaurants.
Nowhere else in Tasmania is the romance and nostalgic charm of the colonial days more alive. *Note: This is an afternoon tour starting at 1.10pm and finishing at 5pm therefore in order to partake in this experience on the last day of your tour, you will need to have a flight departing after 7.30pm, or post tour accommodation booked.

Adult Price: AUD $160.00

Journey through the picturesque West Tamar Valley on this fun full day wine tour, visiting a minimum of 5 award winning cellar doors and enjoying a delicious Tasmanian gourmet lunch platter with a glass of wine at a selected vineyard. Take the opportunity to meet and engage with the winemakers as you try some of Tassie's finest fair. *Please Note: This tour returns to Launceston at approximately 5pm so 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 7.30pm.

Adult Price: AUD $130.00

Short on time? The Half-Day Tamar Valley Wine Tour is perfect for you and is inclusive of a local cheese platter and a complimentary glass of wine. Visit up to 4 cellar doors, and meet and engage with the winemakers as you taste some of Tasmania's award winning wines. *Please note that this tour begins at 12.30pm and concludes at 5pm therefore 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 7.30pm.

Adult Price: AUD $195.00

Get to meet the makers and go behind the scenes on this exclusive full day brewery, vineyard and distillery tour. Expand your knowledge and foster your appreciation of some of the finest beer, wine, cider and spirits in the world when you visit the famous James Boag Brewery, Swinging Gate Vineyard and Hangar 17 distillery. A scrumptious lunch and all tastings are included before rounding off the day with a boutique beer and cider tasting at Tandys Ale House. *Please note that this tour begins at 10.45am and concludes at 5.30pm therefore 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. 


Optional Experiences indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars. 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. Please see your Travel Director for a full list of experiences.

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level of fitness required

Dining

  • 5 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 4 Dinners

Flight Information

  • Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Hobart Airport
  • Day 6 – Flights to depart after 2.00pm from Launceston Airport

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