Bridestowe Lavender EstateCredit: Brian Dullaghan
Cape Tourville LookoutCredit: Tourism Tasmania & Kathryn Leahy
Cradle MountainCredit: Chi Kueng Renault Wong
Devils in the DarkCredit: Tourism Tasmania and Rob Burnett
Aerial View Hobart (Sandy Bay)Credit: Events Tasmania and Alastair Bett
Ashgrove CheeseCredit: Tourism Australia & Graham Freeman
Battery Point HobartCredit: Tourism Tasmania & Kathryn Leahy
Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage CentreCredit: Tourism Tasmania & Tim Hughes
BichenoCredit: Pete Harmsen
Mt Nelson Signal StationCredit: Tourism Tasmania & David Huting
Port Arthur Historic SiteCredit: Tourism Tasmania
Salamanca Place HobartCredit: Tourism Tasmania & Kathryn Leahy
Tall Timbers TasmaniaCredit: Tourism Tasmania & Supplied Courtesy of Tall Timbers Tasmania
Tarkine Rainforest TrackCredit: Tourism Tasmania & Alice Hansen
Wineglass Bay AerialCredit: Luke Tscharke
Gatekeepers Cottage and Kings BridgeCredit: Tourism Tasmania & Sean Fennessy
Gordon River CruisesCredit: Jason Futrill
Hobart Heritage Horse Drawn CarriageCredit: Tanya Chalice Photography
Launceston CBDCredit: Tourism Tasmania and Rob Burnett
Mt Field National ParkCredit: Tourism Tasmania & Rob Burnett
- All inclusive
- Luxury coach travel
- 3 – 4 star accommodations
- Hotel porterage (we’ll handle your luggage for you!)
- Welcome Reception
- Accommodation – Hobart- Wrest Point (1 Night), Strahan – Strahan Village (1), Cradle Mountain – Cradle Mountain Hotel (1), Smithton – Tall Timbers (1), Launceston – Best Western Plus Launceston (2), Bicheno – Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno (1), Hobart- Wrest Point (2)
- Meals – 9 Full breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 5 Dinners, 1 Farewell Dinner
- US Domestic Flights – (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
- International Flights – Los Angeles to Sydney or Melbourne, Sydney or Melbourne to Los Angeles (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
- Australia Domestic Flights – Sydney or Melbourne to Hobart, Hobart to Sydney or Melbourne (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
- Day Tours – Hobart Tour, Gordon River Lunch Cruise, Cradle Mountain National Park Guided Tour, Tasmanian Cheese Tasting, Tarkine Wilderness Area, Visit the Nut, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre Guided Tour, Port Arthur Historic Sight
- Transfers – Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
- All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
Day 1: Welcome to Hobart
Transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel for check-in and then you’ll take an afternoon tour of Hobart. Your orientation takes place in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, and Mt. Nelson for amazing views overlooking Hobart. Tonight you will meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a welcome dinner with fabulous views of Hobart.
Hotel Wrest Point
Day 2: Hobart to Strahan
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. 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
Breakfast & Dinner included
Day 3: Strahan to Cradle Mountain
A spectacular Gordon River Cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge, is the highlight of 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 outskirts of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park.
Hotel Cradle Mountain Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included
Day 4: Cradle Mountain to Smithton
This morning it’s time to explore the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. You’ll go 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 may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing through the alpine heath-lands. Picture rolling green hills and Friesian cows – this afternoon you’ll make your way past Table Cape, home of tulips, for views of Bass Strait 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
Breakfast & Dinner included
Day 5: Smithton to Launceston
First up you’ll experience a guided tour of the Tarkine Wilderness region, one of Australia’s largest unprotected temperate rainforests. It boasts vast forests of myrtle, leatherwood and pine trees. En route to Launceston you’ll visit the Ashgrove Cheese Factory to learn all about cheese making and taste some samples.
Hotel Best Western Plus Launceston (2 nights)
Day 6: Explore Launceston
This morning travel to Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre through the rolling hills and vineyards of the Tamar Valley. Beaconsfield Mine has a long rich gold mining history. Your expert 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. After having time to explore Cataract Gorge, this afternoon is free for you to explore Launceston.
Day 7: Launceston to Bicheno
Bridestowe Lavender Estate is your first stop today. Bridestowe has been growing lavender since 1922 when a London perfumer planted lavender seeds from the French Alps on his family estate which he named after his wife’s birthplace in England. Try some of Bridestowe’s lavender products and treat yourself to their famous lavender ice-cream! Later make a stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, planted in honor of fallen WWI soldiers. After your lunch time stop at St Helens, follow the picturesque East Coast south to Bicheno. This evening you may like to take an optional tour to see Bicheno’s wild penguin colony as they emerge from the ocean for the night, or even take a tour to see Tassie Devils.
Hotel Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno
Breakfast & Dinner included
Day 8: Bicheno, Freycinet & Hobart
Get your camera ready for the spectacular and breathtaking Freycinet National Park. You’ll take a walk that will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach. Cape Tourville Lookout is magic! Travel through Swansea and Orford, then chart a course for Hobart.
Hotel Wrest Point (2)
Day 9: Port Arthur & Hobart
Explore Port Arthur Historic Site today. Cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula and enjoy a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating guided walk of Port Arthur’s infamous convict prison. You’ll have time to wander the site at your leisure before you leave. See rugged sea cliffs from Pirate’s Bay Lookout, and feast your eyes on the amazing vistas of Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole on the drive back to Hobart. This evening celebrate your holiday with your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner at one of Hobart’s favorite restaurants.
Hotel Wrest Point
Breakfast & Farewell Dinner included
Day 10: Depart Hobart
Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight.
All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability and seasonality. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).
Any flights referred to in the itinerary are not included in the land content price. We will include the price of all flights in your custom quote.
Single supplements apply. Triple share is available.