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 – 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: City Sights Tour; Mt. Field National Park; Gordon River Lunch Cruise; Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement; Cradle Mountain National Park Guided Tour; Northwest Coastal Town Visits; Ashgrove Cheese Farm & Tasting; Launceston: Cataract Gorge, City Tour; Bridestowe Lavender Estate; Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site; Freycinet National Park; Richmond Historic Town; Port Arthur Historic Site
- Transfers – Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
- All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
Day 1: Welcome to Hobart
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
Day 2: Hobart to Strahan
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
Breakfast & Dinner included
Day 3: Strahan to Cradle Mountain
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
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 destination is Smithton.
Hotel Tall Timbers
Breakfast & Dinner included
Day 5: Smithton to Launceston
Travel along the picturesque northwest coast visiting townships such as Burnie and Penguin where you’ll stop for morning tea and get a chance to wander around the shops and beachfront. Continue on to 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 (2 nights)
Day 6: 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 or a half day Tamar Valley Winery tour. Alternatively, why not stay local with a visit to the Art Gallery or the historic Tramway Museum?
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 Beachfront at Bicheno
Breakfast & Dinner included
Day 8: Bicheno, Freycinet & Hobart
Today, experience the grandeur of Freycinet National Park, visiting Coles Bay and taking a guided walk to the lookout at Cape Tourville that affords astonishing views across brilliant blue water, verdant forest and golden beaches. On your way to Hobart, you’ll travel through Swansea and Orford before making a lunch stop in historic Richmond. This village is famous for its elegant Georgian architecture, with beautiful heritage buildings dating to the 1820s now housing galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques and museums.
Hotel Wrest Point (2)
Day 9: Port Arthur & Hobart
Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site today, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating guided walk of the remains of Port Arthur’s infamous convict prison. There will be time for you to wander the site at your leisure. On the drive back to Hobart, see the amazing natural rock formations of the craggy Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. This evening, mingle with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart’s most iconic restaurants.
Breakfast & Farewell Dinner included
Day 10: Farewell 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.