Australia Travel Deal | Travel to Tasmania & Sydney
See Pristine Tasmania as Featured in the Film, LION
9 Days Hobart & Sydney from $1,299*
Use Promo Code LION to save $100
Highlights & Inclusions:
- Accommodation – Hobart (5 Nights), Sydney (2)
- Tours – Tasmania: Port Arthur with Tasman Island Cruise & Hobart Tour featuring the Female Factory & Mt Wellington; Sydney: Opera House
- Australia Domestic Flights & Airport Transfers
- This itinerary can be tailored to suit your needs
Tasman Island & Port Arthur Tour
Travel to Tasmania and see these amazing sites! Your first tour takes you on a full day adventure of the Tasman Peninsula & the Port Arthur Site. Aboard this award-winning 3 hour wilderness Cruise, you will see the staggering coastal landscapes, sandy beaches and historic sites of the Tasman Peninsula. Many of these sites are featured in LION where the main characters play cricket on the beach, sail and fish in and around this amazing area. This will truly be a highlight of your trip as your boat cruises into deep-sea caves, past waterfalls, archways and to the foot of Australia’s highest sea cliffs. Keep an eye out for seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds! Then spend some time in and around Port Arthur, the infamous and allegedly escape-proof penal colony from the 19th century. These days the historic site is home to over 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes set in 40 hectares of landscaped grounds. Dive deep into the interesting history of this World Heritage Site.
Hobart, Mt Wellington & Female Factory Tour
Included in this package is a morning tour to Mount Wellington. Just like Saroo (Dev Patel) and Lucy (Rooney Mara) in LION, you’ll reach the top of the mountain and witness the panorama of Hobart spread out before you in a magnificent sight. You’ll also see St. David’s Park, pass by Anglesa Barracks, see Cascade Valley, take in the massive rock formations of the Organ Pipes, stop at the Female Factory, a one time female prison, and see Macquarie Street.
Renowned for spacious rooms and friendly hospitality, this property is centrally located – within a stone’s throw of the city centre and just a block from Hobart’s waterfront. From here it’s just a gentle stroll to Salamanca Place and its legendary market, restaurants, harbour and waterside festivities, such as the annual Taste of Tasmania.
Sydney Opera House
This one hour tour outlines the intricate and controversial history of the Sydney Opera House along with details of the unique design of this architectural masterpiece. You will visit a number of the six performance venues, including the magnificent wood paneled Concert Hall and the Opera Theatre as well as the new Utzon room. You will also visit the glass enclosed northern foyer areas which boast spectacular views of Sydney Harbour – a perfect photo opportunity.
Located in the heart of the action, your accommodation is the perfect home base for your Sydney sightseeing. Sydney’s tourist spots offer endless indoor and outdoor entertainment options from museums, restaurants, bars and nightclubs to the tranquil Chinese Gardens and relaxed harbour cruising to make the most of the Sydney’s stunning waterfront.
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Permitted Travel Dates: April 20 – December 9, 2017
Starting price reflects travel May 1 – August 31, 2017
Booking Code: ST-TAS1
Deal Expires: May 26, 2017
Tasmania Roars in Oscars-tipped Movie LION
Sharing airtime with Hollywood superstars in the slightly mythical true journey of Saroo Brierley, Tasmania – the actress, provides seductive glimpses of her pristine coastlines, uncrowded beaches, and untouched wilderness on the world stage. Premiering at the Toronto Film Festival to a standing ovation, the film is expected to collect a swag of Oscar nominations.
In LION, based on the bestselling book by Saroo Brierley A Long Way Home, Tasmania’s landscapes perform as the backdrop for Saroo’s extraordinary true story of survival and unwavering determination. As the story unfolds, keep an eye on the rugged splendour of this relatively unknown actress. She’s dramatic, providing colour and life without words. She needs no script.
Tasmania is a keeper of stories that affect the way one sees the world – likely why she’s been asked more than once to hit the silver screen in recent times. A natural beauty with a captivating grin, her magnetic sense of adventure will lure you in – inviting you to know her better.
Tasmania has long been known for her pristine wilderness, bountiful produce and inspired cultural offerings, but there’s far more to her. She’s not predicable. She has a trove of enchanting stories to be uncovered. Delve a touch deeper.
This supporting actress is no stranger to the stage. Travel + Leisure in recent years has named Tasmania amongst the world’s top ten islands. Lonely Planet sang her international praises, naming her the hottest destination on the planet a few years back and one of the world’s top 10 regions to visit last year. Her other accolades include world’s best whisky and best golf links course, along with the revered Saffire Freycinet, picking up best boutique hotel in the world.
Not that she likes to boast. But Tasmania is also home to that highly acclaimed private art gallery known as Mona and arguably the cleanest air on the planet, just for good measure. When you visit her, be sure to bring your appetite. Tasmania is bursting with passionate artisans producing organic, heirloom produce and locally distilled and brewed drink.
See Tasmania Shine in LION
Images from Lion provided courtesy of The Weinstein Company LLC. All rights reserved.
*Terms & Conditions:
All prices are in US dollars and correct as of December 29, 2016. Pricing is from “per person” based on Double Occupancy (2 Adults) in hotels. Single Supplements apply. Upgrades available on request (upgrade supplements apply). No refunds allowed. Changes are permitted (fees may apply). Other restrictions may apply. Not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. About Australia reserves the right to adjust the amount of any outstanding balances at any time according to USA Exchange Rate variations. All taxes, GST & Fuel Levies are included in the Price unless specified otherwise. Prices may vary when you book your travel package and are not guaranteed until payment in full is received. Airlines, hotels and tour operators frequently change their prices as a result of rate increases, fuel surcharges, government imposed taxes or fees. Prices may increase prior to full payment for those and/or other reasons. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you understand and agree to the possibility of such increases.
Where flights are included, they will be operated by Virgin Australia or their code-share partners; flight Taxes & Fuel levy included; Economy Flight Class of Service. Flights maybe based on Fares which cannot be held in advance of purchase, same day ticketing may be required.
Permitted Travel Dates: Starting price for May 1 – August 31, 2017. Travel at a slightly higher, yet still discounted rate for April 20 – April 30, 2017 & September 1 – December 9, 2017.
Subject to availability. Blackout dates and seasonal supplements will apply; these vary by travel vendor and are subject to change. Pricing reflects trips that start and end within the Permitted Travel Dates. Travel may be permitted outside the dates listed, but may attract seasonality or special event surcharges.
Known special event dates that will increase the cost of the trip or limit availability:
June 10-11, July 5, 12, 15, August 12, 19, September 30 – October 1, November 18 & December 2 in Sydney
All hotels are centrally located, inspected and approved by About About Australia.
Mt. Wellington Tour runs Monday – Saturday November 1 – April 30 & Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday May 1 – October 31
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