12 Days: Tasmania Adventure Package [ST-Walk17]
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Highlights & Inclusions
  • Accommodation - Sydney (1 Night), Hobart (2), Strahan (1), Cradle Mountain (3), Launceston (2, Melbourne (1)
  • International Flights - Los Angeles to Sydney, Melbourne to Los Angeles
  • US Domestic Flights - Not Included (as per your own arrangements)
  • Australian Domestic Flights - Sydney to Hobart, Launceston to Melbourne
  • Shuttle Transfers - Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return), Melbourne Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • Rental Car - PIck up in Hobart & Drop off in Launceston.
  • Rental Car Hires are base rate only and do not include taxes, insurance, fuel levies, drop off fees, or environmental fees.
  • All Other Day Tours are Optional and not included
  • Visa Issuance for entry into Australia (US$15.00 per person)
  • F.I.T. (Free & Independent Travel, i.e. this is not an Organized Group Tour)
  • All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
  • Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored.
  • If you are interested in this tour exactly as it appears, must travel between November and April.
Itinerary Details
(Day 1) - International Flight, Los Angeles to Sydney

Travel to Australia on your vacation. After departing from Los Angeles you will be provided with an evening meal. You can relax, have a drink, watch a movie, review your itinerary or just rest. You will be given Breakfast before landing in Sydney, Australia. (You lose one day crossing the International Date Line but don’t worry you catch it up again on your return flight to the USA)

Please confirm with the airlines at Check-in that they have all your Frequent Flyer information on record.

(Day 2) - Private Transfer, Sydney Airport to Accommodation

Travel by private car from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.

Allow a chauffeur to drive you to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.

Need to Know
Up to 3 passengers/2 suitcases/2 small bags.

4 Passengers/5 suitcases/3 small bags
6-7 Passengers/6 suitcases or Trailer
8-14 Passengers/Trailer

(Days 2 to 3) - 1 Night Accommodation in Sydney

Enjoy 1 night at your 4-Star Sydney accommodation.

Welcome to an urban oasis in the heart of Sydney. Offering modern comfort, prime location, and attentive service, this hotel is an ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers.
Situated in Sydney’s bustling heart, this hotel provides unparalleled access to attractions, entertainment, shopping, and dining. With convenient transportation nearby, exploring the city’s landmarks and hidden gems is effortless. The hotel offers stylish and comfortable rooms and suites, providing a restful retreat from the city. With modern amenities, plush bedding, and thoughtful touches, guests can unwind and recharge in a sleek and inviting ambiance.
Guests can enjoy excellent facilities, including a well-equipped fitness center and pool. The friendly staff is always available to assist, ensuring a carefree and enjoyable stay. Indulge in delightful on-site dining, featuring mouthwatering dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients. The hotel’s prime location also offers access to renowned restaurants and cafes, allowing guests to explore Sydney’s vibrant culinary scene.
Our clients consistently express satisfaction with their stay. They appreciate the prime location, stylish accommodations, and attentive service. The friendly staff receives high praise for their warm hospitality and dedication to guest satisfaction. Guests also commend the hotel’s cleanliness, comfort, and excellent amenities. This urban oasis in Sydney’s heart offers a prime location, contemporary accommodations, and attentive service.
Hotel Amenities
Wifi, Heated Swimming Pool, Gym, Day Spa, 24-hr Reception, Luggage Storage, Bar, Restaurant, Room Service, Paid Parking, Self Service Laundry, Dry Cleaning
Preferred Room
Executive Studio – 1 Queen – Room Features: Full Kitchen, Air Conditioning, Shower Amenities, Hairdryer, Safe, Two LCD televisions.
Room Upgrades
– 1 Bedroom Deluxe Apartment – 1 Queen – Room Features: Full Kitchen ; Air Conditioning ; Shower Amenities ; Hairdryer ; Safe ; Two LCD televisions.
– 2 Bedroom Deluxe Apartment – 2 Queens – Room Features: Full Kitchen ; Air Conditioning ; Shower Amenities ; Hairdryer ; Safe ; LCD televisions.
Need to know
Hotel subject to availability. If this hotel is not available, a similar hotel will be substituted. Room booked will be preferred unless otherwise listed on your quote.

Insider's Tip: Australian Opals

Altmann & Cherny is a family owned jewellery business in Sydney with an international reputation for excellence in opals and is one of the World’s foremost Australian Opal authorities.

Australia is known as the country of origin for this splendid stone with 95% of the world’s precious gem opal found exclusively in Australia. The Australian opal displays all the colors of the rainbow; holding a spectrum of colors found in nature. It is these contrasts that make opals a truly fascinating and unique gemstone, with no two opals appearing exactly the same. In the Middle Ages the Romans considered opal a stone that could provide great luck, as it was believed to possess all the virtues of Emeralds, Sapphires and Rubies.

Established in 1948 in hopes of sharing this unique gemstone with the world, they have built a reputation of providing the highest level of quality, service and value for three generations. Their mantra has always been and will continue to be – “Excellence in service, quality and value.” So come share in this unique experience to learn more about Australian Opals at Altmann & Cherny!

Altman + Cherny
18 Pitt St., Sydney, NSW 2000 / Ph: 61 (02) 9251 9477

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 5:30pm / Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Optional Day Tour (Not Included)- Sydney Opera House Tour - 1 Hr

On your vacation, participate in an inspiring tour of the 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 Theater 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.

Daily, Hourly 9am to 5pm
Does not operate Good Friday, Christmas, New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day 2024

One hour guided experience.

Need to Know
This tour has 300+ stairs – Low Impact. It is strongly encouraged that you leave bags at your hotel and avoid bringing any large items to the Opera House (anything larger than an 8×10″ sheet of paper). No luggage or large bags accepted. Videoing is not allowed. There are plenty of photo opportunities — your tour guide will advise you if photos are not to be taken at any point.

-Add a lunch, dinner or performance to your tour.
-Upgrade your experience with a private, backstage, or architectural tour.

(Day 3) - Private Transfer, Sydney Accommodation to Airport

Travel by private car from your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia, to the Airport.

Allow a chauffeur in a private car drive you from your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.

Need to Know
Up to 3 passengers/2 suitcases/2 small bags.

4 Passengers/5 suitcases/3 small bags
6-7 Passengers/6 suitcases or Trailer
8-14 Passengers/Trailer

(Day 3) - Australian Domestic Flight, Sydney to Hobart

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Sydney to Hobart, Tasmania.

(Days 3 to 11) - 8 Day Car Rental, Pick up in Hobart & Drop off in Launceston

Discover Australia as you travel by rental car for eight days.

As part of your vacation self-drive Australia and explore our stunning landscapes, coastlines, regional towns and wildlife. Stop and meet the locals, maybe enjoy a counter meal at a local Aussie pub, or relax on the beach while sampling some takeaway fish & chips from the local deli or servo. During one of your rest stops try to spot a tasmanian devil, wombat, kangaroo, emu or even a Koala in the wild.

Please bring a valid American drivers license with you and be aware that the Australians drives on the left hand side of the road.

Base rate only paid by About Australia. GPS, Insurance, Premium Location Surcharge, Fuel and Fees to driver’s credit card.

(Days 3 to 5) - 2 Nights Accommodation in Hobart

Travel to your accommodation in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.

Your vacation accommodation is located in the city centre, only two blocks from the main shopping mall. The hotel features a bar and restaurant and local artwork in a contemporary setting, while the rooms have recently been redecorated to create a modern fresh feel and offer either city or mountain views and WiFi wireless Internet access. Hobart is a pretty city located on the Derwent River with many waterfront restaurants and cafes. In Salamanca Place, stroll around the 1830’s era sandstone warehouses now converted to galleries, shops, and restaurants. Every Saturday this area is a bustling outdoor market featuring live music, stalls with locally made crafts, artisinal cheese, honey, lavender products and more. Take a drive to the summit of Mt Wellington for unsurpassed views over Hobart and enjoy one of Tasmania’s Great Short Walks in the Mt Wellington Reserve.
Photo Credit: Tourism Tasmania & Stuart Crossett

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Mount Wellington Descent, Bike Ride

From Mt Wellington’s summit to the beautiful city of Hobart, enjoy this downhill thrill bike ride experience!

Depart Hobart and drive by minibus to the summit of Mount Wellington (approx a 30 min drive). On the way, our Guide will provide some interpretation giving an insight into the Mountain itself. Rising to a height of 1270 metres, Mt Wellington is a spectacular and panoramic backdrop for the city of Hobart. From the top you’ll see magnificent 360 degree views – the Derwent Valley, down to the Southern Ocean and across to the Tasman Peninsula. The inlets, bays and hills of this beautiful city are spread out in a stunning panorama, detailed at the observation deck.

Take in the views of the distant mountain ranges of the southwest to the sprawling city of Hobart below. Your guide will then fit you with a bicycle, helmet and safety vest followed by a detailed cycle safety briefing. After a practice ride at the summit, regroup and follow your guide on a downhill descent of the mountain. Watch the subalpine terrain gradually being replaced by a magnificent forest. Stop on several occasions to take in the varying views and snap a picture or two. The winding mountain road takes you down past the Chalet and the Springs to the foothills. Here you can choose the option to experience the thrill of an off-road section. Ride some winding, twisting ups and downs – only for the adventurous at heart. The off-road section rejoins near Cascade Brewery and Gardens where everyone can stop and regroup. Cycle past the historic Female Factory and through South Hobart and Battery Point. Enjoy cruising beneath the tree-lined streets filled with Georgian and Federation architecture completing the journey back at the vibrant Hobart Waterfront.

DEPARTURES: 10.00am and 1.00pm DAILY (4.00pm during January & February)

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Bruny Island Cruise

Untouched wilderness and ocean coast wildlife. The spectacle of massive stark cliffs shaped by the forces of nature. Have it all on this award-winning tour that will take your breath away!

Embrace the power of the ocean at Bruny Island and experience Tasmanian wilderness at its best. Join in the search for the abundant coastal wildlife such as the beautiful migrating whales and dolphins that usually choose to swim alongside your boat! Stay on the lookout and you will undoubtedly spot seals and birds, for there are over a thousand Australian Fur Seals and sea birds nesting in the area.

You will also see the Monument, Nature’s Cathedral stark 300-meter-high Jurassic dolerite cliffs, Breathing Rock – an explosive blow hole and Triassic sandstone cliffs, and pristine untouched rainforests and beaches.

Come and experience the stunning sea caves and rock formations for this once in a lifetime tour.

Daily, except Christmas Day. Departs Adventure Bay at 10:00am, 11:00am or 1:30pm (duration 3 hours)

– 3 Hour wilderness cruise

Need to Know:
Please wear warm, comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes. Please bring a jacket, scarf, gloves and camera. Lunch is not included although lunch is available for purchase at the Bruny Island Cruises Restaurant. This cruise departs from Bruny Island – transfers are not included from Hobart. Drive south from Hobart 45 minutes to the Bruny Island Ferry Terminal in Kettering for the 15 minute ferry crossing (own expense – pre booking recommended). Once on Bruny Island, it’s a 40 minute drive south to Adventure Bay to board the cruise.

(Days 5 to 6) - Self Drive, Hobart to Strahan

Enjoy your self-drive from Hobart to Strahan

This road trip takes you across the Western Wilds of Tasmania. Seek untamed wilderness, follow in the footsteps of pioneers and uncover wild stories of mining booms and busts in western Tasmania.

Suggested stops include:
Jackson’s Emporium, Hamilton
Originally constructed in 1856 as the Hamilton Centre of Commerce, Jackson’s Emporium showcases a choice of Derwent Valley produce. The Cafe at Jackson’s offers delicious home-cooked meals, cakes, slices, biscuits, jams, relish and other local products, all prepared in their commercial kitchen. The menu includes a large range of gluten-free and vegetarian options.

Lawrenny Estate Distillery
Located in Tasmania’s Central Highlands district, encompassing a 400 acre area that borders the River Derwent, Lawrenny is a family owned distillery.

Since the early 1800s, Lawrenny Estate has been utilized to supply the finest quality Tasmanian produce. The purity of the surrounding air and water, as well as the picturesque landscape, has provided the perfect location to construct a premium spirits distillery.

Lawrenny Estate Distilling has been established as one of only a very few ‘paddock to bottle’ Estate single malt whiskies in the world. The barley grains are grown and harvested from the Lawrenny fields then malted on site before being mashed, fermented and distilled. The barrels are stored in close proximity to the River Derwent, ensuring engagement with pure Tasmanian air over their maturation period. This results in an exceptionally unique, world class single malt whisky.

Prospect House and Garden
Enjoy the one and a half acres of romantic color-blended gardens, abundantly planted in classic designs and admire the elegant early-colonial architecture of the house with its mellow stone walls. Prospect House gardens demonstrate what can be created in a garden in a dry part of Australia.

There are panoramic views of the surrounding valleys, rolling hills and sometimes snow-capped mountains.

The live-in owners provide guided tours of the gardens for booked tour groups. Open daily 9.00 to 16.00 October to March (other times by arrangement).

Puddleduck Vineyard
This boutique family owned and operated vineyard was established in 1997, and produces premium Tasmanian wines from grapes grown at the single site vineyard, and then processed within an hour of picking in a energy neutral winery. Here you’ll enjoy a friendly cellar door experience, which is sure to include some of the Puddleduck family and a duck or two!

The Wall in the Wilderness
The Wall In The Wilderness is situated at Derwent Bridge in Tasmania’s Central Highlands. It is Australia’s most ambitious art project undertaken in recent years. By 2015 creator/designer, Greg Duncan plans to carve the history of the highlands in 100 meters of timber, most of which will be in our rare Huon Pine.

The beautifully carved works set out in relief sculpture depict the history, hardship and perseverance of the people in the Central Highlands and pay homage to the individuals who settled and protected the area.

Duncan is already known for the uncanny realism he brings to his work and his pieces are sought after by collectors around the world. Each meter of the panels, including horses, thylacines and foresters represents a month’s work.

Coast Wilderness Railway Museum
Using a combination of original authentic artefacts and informative displays, the museum recognizes all those who have played a part in the Railway’s story, from its original construction in the 1890s as a means of getting minerals from the mines of Queenstown to the port of Strahan, to its renewal in more recent times as one of the region’s major tourism attractions.

Entry to the museum is free and it is open daily, with opening hours reflecting those of the adjacent station ticketing office, gift shop and Tracks Cafe.

Detour to Strahan
Strahan is situated on Macquarie Harbour. From here you can take an optional half day cruise on the Gordon River through the pristine wilderness, observe mirror image reflections in the river and peace and quiet of the pristine wilderness around you.

View Map on Google.

(Days 5 to 6) - 1 Night Accommodation in Strahan

Travel to your accommodation in Strahan, Tasmania, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.

Your vacation accommodation is located right on the waterfront in Strahan. This waterfront village is the gateway to the magnificent Gordon River and Tasmania’s World Heritage Area, home to the harbourside station of the West Coast Wilderness Railway, one of the world’s great railway journeys, and the starting point for the award winning signature experience, Piners and Miners. It is one of Tasmania’s most popular holiday destinations, with wild and elemental landscapes, waves, weather and World Heritage wilderness.

Photo Credit: Tourism Tasmania & Cybele Malinowski

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Seaplane Scenic Flight

Depart Strahan village by Seaplane for a scenic flight to the Franklin & Gordon Rivers.

A featured highlight of this tour is a landing on the world renowned Gordon River. Other attractions on this exciting tour include panoramic views of Hells Gates and Sarah Island. Enjoy views of Frenchmans Cap as we join the Franklin River at Mt McCall. After viewing the white waters of the Franklin River you then experience a landing on the Gordon River John Falls, or you may choose to just sit on the dock and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this majestic river. Departing the 800ft deep Gordon River Gorge we follow the river to Macquarie Harbour and return to Strahan via the eastern side of the harbour past historic Kelly Basin and the King River.

80 – minute experience
Operates October through May only.
Minimum numbers apply. All flights subject to weather.

(Days 6 to 7) - Self Drive, Strahan to Cradle Mountain

Drive from Strahan to Cradle Mountain.

Embarking on a self-drive journey from Strahan to Cradle Mountain in Tasmania is an adventure filled with breathtaking scenery and opportunities to connect with nature. Along the route, make sure to stop at the serene Lake St. Clair, Australia’s deepest natural freshwater lake, and take a leisurely walk to the nearby Pencil Pine Falls. Additionally, don’t miss the chance to explore the rugged beauty of the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, where you can witness the awe-inspiring Nelson Falls and enjoy the thrill of the Donaghy’s Wilderness Lookout, offering panoramic vistas of the untamed wilderness. As you approach Cradle Mountain, indulge in wildlife spotting and consider a detour to the historic town of Sheffield, famous for its vibrant murals. This self-drive adventure promises a glimpse of Tasmania’s wild and scenic heartland, providing a memorable journey to one of the island’s most iconic destinations.

(Days 6 to 9) - 3 Nights Accommodation in Cradle Mountain

Travel to your accommodation in Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 3 nights.

Your 4 Star vacation lodge gives you a unique wilderness experience, set right on the edge of the spectacular World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, just 2 hours drive from Launceston, Tasmania. This superb vacation escape showcases the best Tasmania has to offer, with warm hospitality, sensational local food and wine, breathtaking scenery and wilderness surroundings. Ninety timber cabins provide you with privacy and every comfort you could need, some come with spa baths. A hearty mountain buffet breakfast is included.

Accommodation is in unique individual contemporary timber cabins set high in the wilderness with spectacular views. These Spa Suites have a large private verandah, hand-made Tasmanian wood furnishings, queen size bed, log fire and deep spa. Additional in-room comforts include CD player, mini bar, complimentary gourmet coffee & tea with homemade cookies. Port and evening canapés are also provided to be enjoyed fireside each evening. Upgrades to King Billy Suite for private outdoor hot-tub available (subject to availability). Onsite Luxury Spa Treatments available (subject to availability). Daily breakfasts included (Mountain Buffet). Transfers from nearest airport included (operates 4 days a week).

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Canyoning within Cradle Mountain Natl Park

When you’re in Cradle Mountain don’t miss this amazing opportunity to go canyoning! Canyoning involves negotiating a steep-sided section of river wearing a wetsuit, buoyancy vest and helmet. Techniques used include abseiling, swimming, jumping off waterfalls and sliding down natural waterslides.

An introduction to canyoning – aimed at ‘soft adventurers’ and families. Of the three hours about an hour is spent in the water. This tour involves walking and floating through a beautiful section of the Dove River. There are a number of small rapids and some optional jump rocks for those who want to spice things up. Children as young as eight are welcome on this tour – a great opportunity to experience nature from a unique point of view.

Park fees are not included in the tour price – payable direct upon arrival to the Visitor Information Centre. Park fees are: $16.50 AUD adult, $8.25 AUD child, $41.25 AUD family

Operates: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday (November to April).
Departures are at 8:30am and 1:30pm.
Beginner Level

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Fly Fishing around Cradle Mountain

Come experience fly fishing around Cradle Mountain!

There’s plenty of fishing around, including Dove Lake below Cradle Mountain itself, but our real passion is the small stream sight-fishing and dry fly fishing in the area, along three or four very well guarded destinations.

Operates from September to April only.

Insider's Tip: Cradle Mountain Hiking and Treks

There are multiple treks and self guided hikes you can enjoy while staying in Cradle Mountain.

Dove Lake Circuit – This 6km (3.7 Miles) track is one of Tasmania’s premier walks. It will take you around Dove Lake and beneath the towering spires of Cradle Mountain. Duration: 2 hours. Moderate hiking skill needed.

Enchanted Walk – A 1.1km (.7 miles) circuit walk to suit all age groups. There’s a cascading river ,wombat burrows and magical old-growth rainforest. Duration: 20 minute circuit. Beginner hiking skill needed.

Crater Lake Circuit Walk – This 5.7 km (3.5 miles) track is at a lower altitude than many other tracks in the Cradle Mountain area. It’s a better option for days when the higher altitude tracks are being lashed by cold winds and heavy rain. Duration: 2 hour circuit walk. Moderate hiking skill needed. Sections of track can be ice-covered and slippery, particularly during the winter months.

Cradle Mountain Summit – The main track to Cradle Mountain summit leaves from Dove Lake and goes via Lake Lilla and Marions Lookout. However, walkers have a choice of several tracks and can choose to walk a different track on their return trip. Please check with front desk on best times of day and fitness levels needed to help you choose the best track. Duration: 6 to 8 hours return is 6.4km (4 miles) one way. Experienced hiking skill required. Track starts at 900m (2,953 Feet) and climbs to 1545m (5,069 feet) elevation. Highland weather conditions can change quickly and frequently. Ice and snow regularly cover the track in the winter and spring months.

PLEASE NOTE: Heavy rain, snow and freezing temperatures can occur in any month of the year. Ask your hotel front desk for more information on these walks. They can help you decide which hike will best suit your fitness levels combined with the ever changing weather.

Get more info on hikes around Cradle Mountain.

(Days 9 to 10) - Self Drive, Cradle Mountain to Launceston

Drive from Cradle Mountain to Launceston.

Sheffield, Town of Murals
On the return trip to Launceston, take a different route to drive through some very attractive farmland and rural scenery. Follow the C132 road back towards Devonport, but do not turn off onto the C136 that you came in on. Go straight ahead on the the C132 to Wilmot.
Stay on the C132 to Lower Wilmot, drive through Lower Wilmot and as the road dips towards the river, watch for the turnoff to the Paloona Road. Turn right onto Paloona Road and take the right turn onto Paloona Dam Road and wind through the forest until it joins Lower Barrington Road. Take the right turn onto Lower Barrington Road and drive to Lower Barrington.
At Lower Barrington turn right onto the B14 Sheffield Road and follow it to Sheffield. Sheffield has been dubbed “The Town of Murals” for good reason, and is worth a visit. Refreshments are available from the shops in the town.

Ashgrove Cheese Factory
Stay on the B14 Road to Railton. At Railton, turn right onto the B13 Railton Road and follow it as it winds through some very pretty farmland to join the A1 at Elizabeth Town. At the A1 Bass Highway, turn left to visit the Ashgrove Cheese Factory a few kilometres towards Devonport. It will be on your left.

Back to Launceston
From the Ashgrove Cheese Factory, turn right onto the A1 and follow it back to Launceston.

(Days 9 to 11) - 2 Nights Accommodation in Launceston

Travel to your accommodation in Launceston, Tasmania where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.

Spend time in Launceston sipping fine wine and nibbling on smooth crumbling cheese or relaxing amongst the luxurious surrounds of your hotel.

The surrounding precinct has become a new and vibrant centre of Launceston, Tasmania with a wide range of cafes and restaurants to experience and the opportunity to be pampered at the Mud Urban Day Spa. Adventures further afield include the impressive Cataract Gorge, the famous James Boag brewery and if you’re a wine lover, Launceston’s Tamar Valley, home to one of Australia’s major cool-climate wine growing regions.

Parking fees not included, paid on-site approx. $10AUD per day.
Ask about upgraded rooms!

Insider's Tip: Highlights of Launceston

Discover Launceston’s intriguing stories.

Take a coach tour of Launceston city or enjoy a Tamar River cruise on the luxury ‘Tamar Odyssey’ or ‘Lady Launceston’. Explore Launceston by night with a Ghost Tour at dusk through the city’s history with a professional theatrical guide.

Take a Heritage Walk to explore the city’s history, colonial churches and fine buildings (self-guided walk brochure and details of guided historic walks are available. Browse George Street’s crafts and gift shops and the Inveresk Cultural Precinct with it’s Sunday market, art & craft. Visit the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery housed at Inveresk and at Royal Park. Don’t miss the Planetarium at Royal Park and Aurora Stadium (Tasmania’s home of AFL).

See Tasmanian devils and other wildlife at nearby Launceston Lakes or visit Launceston’s colony of Japanese macaque monkeys in their home in City Park.

Follow the ‘Tamar Valley Wine Route from Legana to sample award-winning wines and cheeses, or visit the Boag’s Centre for Beer Lovers for tours and tastings of Tasmania’s ‘other sparkling’. get high in the Cataract Gorge and join a guided rock-climbing and abseiling group, or be challenged by cable hang gliding at Trevallyn. then, be pampered with an indulgent dip in the hot pools and spas at the Aquarius Roman Baths.

Photo Credit: Tourism Tasmania

Optional Tour (Not Included) - Food and Wine Tour

Tasmania’s pristine air and water create amazing produce, wines and culinary delights. Dairy cows graze free-range year round – happy cows make happy cheese! – and the seafood tastes better sourced from the clean waters. This full day, small group tour takes you on a foodie adventure, you won’t soon forget.

There is world class produce available all through this area – and you’ll get your chance to taste and purchase some! This tour is truly a scenic delight with vistas that echo Tasmanian heritage and produce that makes it a must for all foodies and wine lovers!  With world class fare available from boutique growers and makers all through this area you’ll get your chance to taste, try and take home unique elements of the island!

Your first stop is a wine tasting at Sharmans Wines, where you can explore some of their delicious cool climate wines.

Onto historic Evandale, home of The Annual National Penny Farthing Race and to the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company for tastings of their award-winning sauces and jams made on site from recipes handed down from mother to daughter. You can take as much home for the pantry as you wish.

Coffee time at Hazelbrae hazelnut farm, with sampling of their hazelnut products included.

After travelling through some lovely early settlement villages, move on to the 41 Degrees South Salmon Farm experience to taste what is arguably the best hot smoked salmon in Tasmania and their associated salmon produce.

Travel to the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm. This is the place you can feast on some truly delectable fresh raspberry-inspired country-style food. Enjoy the complimentary lunch and indulge in some of their delicious raspberry products, such as chocolate dipped raspberries, or rich creamy raspberry ice cream.

To further the local Tasmanian food indulgence, drop in at the award-winning Ashgrove Farm.  Here you can sample unique cheeses with rich flavors, including the famous Wild Wasabi cheese, view the cheese making, all with local ingredients, and make a selection from a large range of other gourmet food and wine products from the Ashgrove Providore. Be sure to take a look at the cow paddock next door. If it’s milking time you’ll see all the lady line up – a pretty interesting sight!

Finish the day with a visit to the Bell and Gong winery, situated within an 1830s homestead. This small winery offers a unique insight into boutique Tasmanian wine making. Francis and Simon will welcome you into their home and share an insight into their passion and lives.

Some Back out days apply

Half Day Tour
Approx. 9:45am – 5:00pm

Highlights & Inclusions

– Wine tasting at Sharmans Wines. Journey through picturesque colonial villages.
– Tasting at Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company.
– Visit the home of hazelnuts at ‘Hazelbrae’.
– Tasting of hot smoked salmon at 41 Degrees South Salmon Farm.
– Complimentary two-course lunch at Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm.
– Cheese tasting at the award-winning Ashgrove Farm.
– Enjoy breathtaking scenery and a true sample of the Tasmanian landscape.
– Wine tasting at the Bell and Gong winery.

Need to Know

– Please advice of any dietary requirements at time of booking
– Minimum 2 passengers to operate

Image credit: Tourism Australia & Graham Freeman

(Day 11) - Australian Flight, Launceston to Melbourne

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Launceston to Melbourne.

(Day 11) - Private Transfer, Melbourne Airport to Accommodation

Travel by private luxury sedan from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Melbourne, Australia.

Need to Know
Up to 3 passengers/2 suitcases/2 small bags.

4 Passengers/5 suitcases/3 small bags
6-7 Passengers/6 suitcases or Trailer
8-14 Passengers/Trailer

(Days 11 to 12) - 1 Night Accommodation in Melbourne

Enjoy 1 night at your 4-Star Melbourne accommodation.

Stay at this luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of Melbourne’s Central Business District! This hotel is a top-rated choice for travelers seeking a perfect blend of comfort and convenience. The modern rooms are tastefully decorated and come with all necessary amenities to make your stay unforgettable.
Guests can unwind in the sauna after a day of exploring the city. The fitness center is perfect for fitness enthusiasts looking to maintain their routine while traveling.
One of the standout features of this hotel is its dining options. The stylish restaurant offers a mix of international and Australian cuisine, with vegetarian and gluten-free options available. Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast, or indulge in a delectable dinner after a day of sightseeing.
With its prime location, you’ll be within easy reach of Melbourne’s famous landmarks, shopping districts, and entertainment areas. Experience the vibrant energy of the city, and return to the comfort of this fantastic hotel. Don’t just take our word for it, this hotel consistently receives high ratings and positive reviews from our clients. Come and experience the perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and convenience!
Hotel Amenities
Free Wi-Fi, High Speed Wi-Fi, Gym, 24-hr Reception, Luggage Storage, Bar, Restaurant, Room Service, Onsite Parking, Laundry Service, Dry Cleaning
Preferred Room
Premiere King – 1 King or 2 Singles – Room Features: Mini Fridge, Air Conditioning, Shower Amenities, Hairdryer, Large flat screen smart TV.   
Need to know
Hotel subject to availability. If this hotel is not available, a similar hotel will be substituted. Room booked will be preferred unless otherwise listed on your quote.

Optional Tour (Not Included) - Meat & Wine Premium Dinner

Enjoy a 3 Course Dinner in Melbourne at The Meat & Wine Co Restaurant.

There are few Southbank restaurants with quite the same effortless style, sophisticated atmosphere, and inviting warmth as The Meat & Wine Co. Dining there is more than just a meal – it’s an experience. It all begins with the open kitchen layout, which lets you view the expert chefs at work as they craft meals in the heart of the restaurant. The menu itself is a testament to why this ranks among the top steak restaurants. From its very own line of exclusive Monte beef, to grain-fed short horn, and the in-house dry aged steak program, the dedication to exceptional steak is second to none.

Diners can discover a premium selection of dishes on the a la carte menu, such as towering skewers, slow-cooked ribs, vegetarian meals, and a handful of sumptuous desserts to finish this incredible dining experience in style. It’s not enough for a restaurant to impress through its dishes – those dishes must be paired by a stellar wine list to complement the meal in a way that elevates the entire dining experience. The Meat & Wine Co wine list has been carefully curated to offer diners with a selection of well-known favorites and a number of new varietals to explore from around Australia and the world. You’ll find some of Australia’s best alongside many of New Zealand’s most renowned wine labels, as well as champagnes from France, and exceptional wines from South Africa.

Not to be outdone, these premium wines are joined on the drinks list by a vibrant array of beers, ciders, cocktails, top-shelf whiskeys, and more (own expense). As one of the best Southbank restaurants in Melbourne, The Meat & Wine Co considers every detail when crafting an unforgettable dining experience. Your 3 course Deluxe Dinner includes your choice of starters, main dishes, and desserts


– 3-course gourmet dinner
– Beautiful views

Need to Know
This experience can be catered to your dietary needs. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when completing your Traveler Information Form. Menus are subject to seasonality and may vary slightly. Additional menu items will be charged accordingly.

(Day 12) - Shuttle Transfer, Melbourne Accommodation to Airport

Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation to the Airport in Melbourne, Australia.

(Day 12) - Private Transfer, Melbourne Accommodation to Airport

Travel by private luxury sedan from your vacation accommodation to the Airport in Melbourne, Australia.

Need to Know
Up to 3 passengers/2 suitcases/2 small bags.

4 Passengers/5 suitcases/3 small bags
6-7 Passengers/6 suitcases or Trailer
8-14 Passengers/Trailer

(Day 12) - International Flight, Melbourne to Los Angeles

Your International Flight arrives in Los Angeles on the same day of departure from Australia, due to your crossing of the International Dateline.

Detailed Pricing
Approximate Pricing Double Occupancy Sole Occupancy Permitted USA Departure Dates & Fare Rules
Land Content Only $3,001 $4,977 International return flights from the USA are not included. Please see detailed itinerary (above) for more information on inclusions. Itinerary can commence any day (subject to availability).
Special (Economy Class) $4,091 $6,067 2024-08-07 00:00:00 - 2024-09-18 00:00:00
USA Departures: 07AUG24 - 18SEP24. Expires 26 JUN 2024.
International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable, Non-Changeable. Other Dates may also apply. For details phone Toll-Free: (888)359 2877
Basic (Economy Class) $4,937 $6,913 Basic: May 1 - Jun 8 & Jul 24 - Sep 21, 2022. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability.
Shoulder (Economy Class) $5,144 $7,120 Shoulder: Feb 1 - Apr 30, Jun 9 - Jul 23 & Sep 22 - Dec 8, 2022. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability.
Peak (Economy Class) $5,661 $7,637 Peak: Dec 9, 2022 - Jan 31, 2023. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.
Premium (Economy Class) $7,913 $9,889 Premium Economy Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Change and Cancellation Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.
Business Class $9,522 $11,498 Business Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Subject to Availability.
  • a) All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability and seasonality. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).
  • b) Land Content Only represents the pricing for the full itinerary as detailed, except the International Flights from the USA (and return) are NOT included.
  • c) An Infant (Lapchild) must be less than 2 years old on the date of departure. Infant must travel with at least one adult. An infant with a seat pays the price of a Child.
  • d) A Child must be aged between 2-11 years on the date of departure. Child must travel with at least one adult.