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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 2016 - 31 August 2018 ?
Day 1
Welcome to Hobart

Transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel for check-in, where you’ll then take an afternoon tour of Hobart. Your orientation takes in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, and Mt. Nelson for incredible 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 – Queenstown

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. You’ll then take the winding journey to Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park – a magnificent part of the world.

Hotel: West Coaster Motel, Queenstown

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3
Gordon River Cruise – Cradle Mountain

A spectacular Gordon River cruise is the highlight 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 and 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 and Dinner

Day 5
Smithton – Launceston

First up you’ll stop in Burnie for a guided tour of the Makers’ Workshop, a place that honours Burnie’s history, innovators and artists. Later, travel east along the coast through Penguin and Ulverstone then south to Sheffield for a wander through this town with its colourful wall paintings that adorn the town’s buildings. En route to Launceston you’ll visit Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm for a delicious afternoon tea featuring raspberries fresh as they come – yum!

Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6
Farewell from Launceston

This morning travel to Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre through the rolling hills and vineyards of the Tamar Valley. Beaconsfield has a long rich gold mining history. Your local 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 Launceston Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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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

  • Explore Hobart’s iconic sights
  • Visit spectacular Russell Falls
  • Cruise on the Gordon River
  • Discover Cradle Mountain National Park on a guided tour
  • Admire ‘The Nut’ at Stanley
  • Experience the Makers’ Workshop at Burnie
  • Taste fresh berries at Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm
  • Explore Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

Inclusions

  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • 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
Day 6   Flights to depart after 5:00pm from Launceston

What to bring

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

Ways to Save

Departures between 1 Sep 2016 - 31 Aug 2017
Triple share     Save up to $85
Kings Club     Save up to $85

All savings are per person.

Departures from 1 April 2017
Early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $170
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $125
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $85
 
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $255
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $210
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $170
 
Triple share    Save up to $85
Kings Club    Save up to $85

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:

  • 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
  • West Coaster Motel
    Batchelor Street, Queenstown, TAS 7467

    Queenstown

    • Standard Room at West Coaster Motel Queenstown Tas
    • Front Entrance of West Coaster Motel Queenstown
    • West Coaster Motel lit up at night
    • Bathroom at West Coaster Motel Queenstown

    The West Coaster Motel is a family owned & run motel situated in Queenstown on Tasmania’s rugged West Coast. Situated a short stroll to the Wilderness Railway Station and behind Queenstown’s famous “gravel” oval West Coaster Motel has a convenient yet private position.

    • Features
    • Mini Bar
    • Refrigerator
    • LCD TV
    • DVD players
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Fans
    • Electric blankets
    • Ensuite
    • Shower Over Bath
    • Hairdryer
    • Wi-Fi
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Heater
    • Radio
  • 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 2016 - 31 August 2018

Boag's Beer Lovers Tour (Launceston)

Price $33 Adult

Boag's Beer Lovers Tour

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

Cataract Gorge Cruise (Launceston)

Prices from $30

Cataract Gorge Cruise

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.

Animal Spotting & Tassie Devil Dusk Tour (Cradle Mountain)

Adult Price $27.50 (Sep 2016 - Mar 2017); $29.50 (Apr 2017 - May 2017)

Animal Spotting & Tassie Devil Dusk Tour

Cradle Mountain at dusk - the opportunity to see a diversity of animals in their natural environment - Cradle Mountain is home to a number of mammals including wallabies, wombats and possums along with carnivorous marsupials including the Tasmanian devil, spotted tail and eastern quoll.

Tamar River Cruise (Launceston)

Adult Price $82

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.

Devils in the Dark (Bicheno)

Adult Price $70

Be the first to see these amazing nocturnal animals burst into life. See natural wild behaviour in these Tasmanian devils which are not normally available for viewing.

Bicheno Penguin Tour (Bicheno)

Adult Price $35

A penguin tour is the best way to see penguins up close and safely without disturbing them, or hurting yourself! The penguins are accustomed to our tour and lights, but loud noises and camera flashes will scare them away.

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 2016. 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.