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6 Day Guided Vacation | Hobart to Launceston

Coveting the world’s cleanest air and water, Tasmania is also home to some of Australia’s wildest natural attractions. Many are in the west, a part of the state few other travellers venture. On this Hobart to Launceston tour, you’ll cruise World Heritage-listed rainforest carved by rivers, explore Tassie’s tallest peak and bask in Russell Falls’ beauty. Stellar food and wine await, when it’s time to refuel.

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$2010

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.

$2440

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.

$1810

Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have minimum age requirements.
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6 Day Guided Vacation

Hobart to Launceston

Coveting the world’s cleanest air and water, Tasmania is also home to some of Australia’s wildest natural attractions. Many are in the west, a part of the state few other travellers venture. On this Hobart to Launceston tour, you’ll cruise World Heritage-listed rainforest carved by rivers, explore Tassie’s tallest peak and bask in Russell Falls’ beauty. Stellar food and wine await, when it’s time to refuel.

Highlights

Flexible Vacations

Want to get active spotting Tassie devils in the wild, or prefer to sip local wine by the fire? Do both if you like – it’s your holiday.

Iconic Sites

Is this the ultimate roll-call of Tasmanian nature? Cradle Mountain, Cataract Gorge, Stanley’s The Nut, the Gordon River, Russell Falls. Phew!

Time For You

With a free afternoon in Launceston, enjoy time to cruise the Tamar, take a wine tour or visit the Beaconsfield Mine.

Sustainable Travel

We encourage you to join our ’10 Pieces’ initiative: picking up just a few bits of rubbish ensures Tassie stays pristine.

Itinerary

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Your Tasmanian holiday begins today with an afternoon tour of Hobart. You’ll see historic Battery Point, Salamanca Place, take a wander through 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

This morning, you’ll head west to New Norfolk and magnificent Mt. Field National Park. Here, you'll take a stroll 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 Macquarie Harbour, a waterway six times the size of Sydney Harbour, Strahan is the gateway to the World Heritage listed Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

Hotel: Strahan Village

Today's highlight experience is a lunch cruise on the Gordon River. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters. Stained amber by Button-grass 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 animal night spotting tour or perhaps take advantage of a rare opportunity to see Tasmanian Devils feeding after dark.

Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel

This morning, marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a guided walk by Dove Lake, where you may spot Bennett’s wallabies, echidnas and pademelons 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 this evening is Smithton.

Hotel: Tall Timbers

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

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. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, exploring all that Launceston has to offer. Consider an optional experience on a Cataract Gorge River Cruise, a half day Tamar Valley Winery tour, a half day Beaconsfield Mine tour, or perhaps stay local with a visit to the Art Gallery or the historic Tramway Museum. Your journey concludes this afternoon.

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

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. 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
  • • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site – Tasmanian Wilderness
  • • Centrally located premium hotels
  • • Franklin-Gordon Rivers National Park, and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park entrance fees

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

  • • Russell Falls and Cataract Gorge - Low to medium level of fitness required

Dining

  • • 5 Full 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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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.

Highlights

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.

Itinerary

image map

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.


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

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. 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

  • • 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.

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