Tasmania

Tasmania is a world unto itself. Whether you are soaking up to the atmosphere on a stroll through Hobart’s Salamanca Market or traveling along the road surrounded by World Heritage listed rainforest, you will be awestruck by everything Tassie has to offer.

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Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysBookingsPrices per person
Escorted TourTassie Getaway6From $1,995.00
Escorted TourTassie's Parks & Nature7From $2,750.00
Escorted TourTasmania Wonders10From $2,950.00
Escorted TourPerfect Tasmania12From $4,525.00

Tassie Getaway

This gateway has it all – history, art and natural landscapes. See beautiful Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park. Taste delicious Lavender ice cream at Bridestowe Lavender Estate and we meet Anne Kernke for morning tea at Shene Estate.

Visit Port Arthur, an Historic Site and be challenged by cutting-edge art at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).

Itinerary  
Day 1: Welcome to Launceston

On arrival at Launceston Airport you'll be transferred by private car to the hotel, where you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome reception.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor

Day 2: Lauceston - Bicheno

Bridestowe Lavender Estate is your first stop today. It has been growing lavender since 1922when a London perfumer planted lavender seeds from the French Alps on his family estate which he named after his wife's birthplace in England. Trey some of Bridestowe's lavender products and treat yourself to their famous lavender ice-cream! Later, stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, planted in honour of fallen WWI soldiers, then visit Pyengana Dairy Company. Learn about the history of the farm and cheese making in Pyengana area before you taste a number of cheeses of different ages and flavours. After a luchtime stop at St. Helens, follow the ppicturesque East Coast south to 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, 2 nights

Day 3: Freycinet National Park

Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay on a four hour lunch cruise on the Freycinet Peninsula with a local guide. The cruise will take you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay along the Freycinet coast to one of the world's best beaches. Then get your camera ready for the spectacular and breathtaking Freycinet National Park, with its pink granite mountains, coastal dunes and dry eucalypt forests. A guided walk will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, forestand golden beach. Cape Tourville Lookout will amaze you.

Day 4: Bicheno - Hobart

Journey to historic Ross, considered the finest nineteenth century village in Australia. Visit the exquisite Ross Bridge with its 186 carvings depicting Celtic symbols, flora, fauna and notable personalities of the day. As you travel south towards. Hobart you'll stop at Shene Estate, a reflection of early Australian architecture and colonial era for a Be My Guest experience. A walking tour of this iconic property with Anne Kerne is followed by a basket of home-made treats for morning tea. On the way into Hobart you'll visit Australia's largest privately funded museum, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), with its mix of ancient, modern and contemporary art.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor, 2 nights

Day 5: Port Arthur

Cross the 100 year old Denison Canal and make your way along the impressive tree-lined coast. En route to Port Arthur cross Eaglehawk Neck the Tasman Peninsula. Enjoy a fascinating guided walk of Port Arthur Historic Site and infamous convict prison and a cruise around the Isle of the Dead. View the 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 your return to Hobart. This evening celebrate a wonderful trip with your fellow travellers at a farewell dinner.

Day 6: Farewell from Hobart

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast and you'll be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flights.

Inclusions 
Meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 5 nights
Guide:Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Tassie’s Parks & Nature

Lose yourself in Tasmania’s stunning West Coast. Have a chat with the locals at the Salamanca Markets and be awestruck by Russell Falls. See the dark and reflective waters of the Gordon River and the purity of Cradle Mountain.

Savour fresh Tasmanian salmon and ginseng products at 41° South Salmon Farm and indulge at our “Be My Guest” dining experience at Josef Chromy Wines.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Welcome to Hobart

You’ll be transferred by private car to the hotel. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a tour of Hobart including Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens and Constitution Dock. The last stop is Mt. Nelson for amazing views of Hobart. Tonight you’ll get to know everyone at a welcome reception, followed by dinner.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, 2 nights

Day 2: Salamanca Market

Take a free morning to enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, colour and action of Hobart’s Salamanca Market. This afternoon choose one from a selection of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Maybe join a walking tour with a local expert for an insight into Hobart’s history, people and places or a guided walk to uncover the history of alcohol in this fascinating city. Or why not visit Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum. They’ve left nothing to the imagination with the historic replication of the base Douglas Mawson built in Antarctica during his Antarctic expedition of 1911-14.

Day 3: Hobart - Strahan

This morning you’ll head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park, and see the spectacular Russell Falls. Visit the Wall in the Wilderness, a sculpture where artist Greg Duncan has hand-carved scenes into panels commemorating figures from the area’s past and present. Drive along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to coastal Strahan.
Hotel: Strahan Village

Day 4: Strahan – Cradle Mountain

Start the day with a cruise on the Gordon River and be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters reflecting the pristine wilderness. Then stop and explore Sarah Island’s brutal penal colony. See Hell’s Gate and Heritage Landing, site of the 2,000 year old Huon Pine. Pass the mining and hydro electric towns of Rosebery and Tullah, as you travel to Cradle Mountain National Park.
Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel, 2 nights

Day 5: Cradle Mountain

This morning it’s time to explore Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a guided walk around Dove Lake then choose to meander through the forest and alpine heathlands on a purpose built board walk or for a more challenging hike, head to Marion’s Lookout. If a close up encounter with a Tasmanian Devil or a pampering spa treatment sounds more like you, your Travel Director can assist you to make a booking.

Day 6: Cradle Mountain – Launceston

This morning you’ll visit Hellyers Road Distillery for a guided walk through the working distillery to see processes that deliver one of the finest single malt whiskys in the world. Visit Sheffield, town of the murals, before heading to 41° South Salmon & Ginseng Farm. Join the Pyka family to hear how they came to be salmon farmers when they arrived in Australia from Germany and sample their fresh smoked salmon and ginseng products. Continue through the Meander Valley to Tassie’s ‘northern capital’ Launceston.
Hotel:
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Day 7: Farewell from Launceston

This morning you’ll visit Cataract Gorge before you take a scenic country drive through the Tamar Valley. Then you’re welcome at Josef Chromy Wines for a delicious Be My Guest lunch. The surrounding vineyards and lakes provide an idyllic location to taste some of the estate-grown cool climate wines and fresh Tasmanian produce. Your holiday concludes this afternoon. You’ll be transferred to Launceston Airport for your onward flight.

Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 6 nights
Guide:Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Tasmania Wonders

It’s time to tick Tassie off your bucket list! Get amongst the idyllic scenery of Russell Falls, the Gordon River, Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park.

Step back in time at Port Arthur and in Hobart. We won’t let you leave without sampling local cheese, boutique wine, delicious fresh picked berries and more!

Itinerary   
Day 1: Welcome to Hobart

Transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel and then join an afternoon sightseeing tour. Your orientation takes in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, and Mt. Nelson for amazing views overlooking Hobart. Tonight you'll meet your Travel Director for a welcome dinner with fabulous water views of Hobart.
Hotel: Wrest Point

Day 2: Hobart - Queenstown

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 ancient and towering swamp gums. You'll then take the winding journey to rugged 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

Day 3: Queenstown - Cradle Mountain

Travel to the fishing village of Strahan on Macquarie Harbour, where you'll cruise the Gordon River while enjoying lunch. Be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters reflecting the untouched wilderness and be amazed by the 2,000 year old Huon Pine ate Heritage Landing. Pass the towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your hotel on the boundary of Cradle Mountain National Park.
Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel

Day 4: Cradle Mountain - Smithton

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 perfectrolling green hills and Friesian cows - 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

Day 5: Smithton - Lauceston

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, 2 nights

Day 6: Lauceston

This morning travel through the rolling hills and vineyards of the Tamar Valley to Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre. Beaconsfield 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. This afternoon is free for you to explore Launceston. Maybe take a tour of Boag’s Brewery!

Day 7: Lauceston - 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 icecream! Later make a stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, planted in honour of fallen WWI soldiers, then visit Pyengana Dairy Company. Learn about the history of the farm and cheese making in the Pyengana area before you taste a number of cheeses of different ages and flavours. Yum! 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

Day 8: Bicheno - 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 nights

Day 9: Port Arthur

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 travellers at a farewell dinner at one of Hobart’s favourite restaurants.

Day 10: Farewell from Hobart

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight.

Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 9 nights
Guide:Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Perfect Tasmania

Experience what the island state is the world renowned for; idyllic scenery, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, art and finally the friendly locals.

Explore Hobart’s Salamanca Markets, witness the stunning natural beauty of Russel Falls, Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park and tantalize your taste buds with Tasmania Salmon, local cheese and other delicious treats.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Welcome to Hobart

On arrival at Hobart Airport you'll be transferred by private car to your hotel. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a tour of Hobart including Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens and Constitution Dock. The last stop is Mt. Nelson for amazing views of Hobart. Tonight you'll get to know everyone at a welcome reception at dinner.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor, 2 nights

Day 2: Salamanca Market

A free morning to enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, colours and action at Salamanca Market. Explore the market stalls, wnader through the historic sandstone warehouses discovering innovative Tasmanian arts and craftsand delight in the taste and aroma of freshly baked goods and local produce. Meet the friendly people who make or grow what they sell. Take a moment to sit back and relax at one of Salamanca's cafes and watch the world pass you by with a cooling ale or locally produced cider. This afternoon choose one from a selection included Choice sightseeing experiences. Maybe join a walking tour with a local expert for fabulous insight into Hobart's history, people and places. Or perhaps visit Mawson's Huts Replica Museum. They've left nothing to the imagination with the historic replication of the base Douglas Mawson built in Antarctic expedition 1911-14. Alternatively, you can use your Included Choice option on Day 10 to catch the quirky MONA Ferry back to Hobart, after you visit the museum.

Day 3: Hobart - Strahan

This morning head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park, Tasmania's oldest, and location of the spectacular three-tieres Russell Falls. This afternoon visit the Wall in the Wilderness, a fascinating sculpture where artist Greg Ducan has hand-carved a collection of panels commemorating those who shaped the area's past and present. Travel to Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and on the coastal Strahan.
Hotel: Strahan Village

Day 4: Strahan - Cradle Mountain

Start the day with a Gordon River cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters reflecting the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island and discover the ruins of the penal colony. See Hell’s Gate and Heritage Landing, site of the 2,000 year old Huon Pine. Later pass the mining and hydro electric towns of Rosebery and Tullah, as you travel to Cradle Mountain National Park.
Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel, 2 nights

Day 5: Cradle Mountain

This morning it's time to explore Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a guided walk around Dove Lake, then choose to meander through the forest and alpine heathlands on a purpose built board walk or for more challenging hike, head to Marion's Lookout. If a close up encounter with a Tasmania Devil or a pampering spa treatment sounds more like you, your Travel Director can assist you to make a booking.

Day 6: Cradle Mountain - Launceston

This morning you'll visit Hellyers Road Distillery for a guided walk through the work distillery to see ingredients and processes that deliver one of the finest single malt whiskys in the world. Next up you'll visit Sheffield, town of murals, before heading to 41º South Salmon & Ginseng Farm. Join the Pyka family to hear how they came to be salmon farmers when they arrived in Australia from Germany. Take a wander through their property to learn a little about aquaculture and feed salmon in the feeding ponds. Before you live you'll have the chance to taste their fresh smoked salmon and ginseng products. Continue through the Meander Valley to Tassie's "northern capital" Launceston
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor, 2 nights

Day 7: Lauceston

This morning you'll visit Cataract Gorge before you take a scenic country drive through the Tamar Valley's rolling hills. Following this you are welcome at Josef Chromy Wines for a delicious Be My Guest lunch.The views from the surrounding vineyards and lakes provide a idyllic location to enjoy tasting some of the estate-grown cool climate wines and tucking in to some fresh local Tasmania produce. This afternoon is free for you to relax or explore on your own. You may like to take an option cruise on the Tamar River or even a tour through James Boag's Brewery. This evening meet up with your travelling companions to welcome some new faces that will be joining you for the remainder of your holiday.

Day 8: Lauceston - Bicheno

Bridestowe Lavender Estate is your first step today. It has been growing lavender since 1922 when 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 the Bridestowe's lavender products and treat yourself to their famous lavender ice-cream! Later stop at Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, planted in honour of the fallen WWI soldiers, then visit Pyengana Dairy Company. Learn about the history of the farm and cheese making in Pyengana area before you taste a number of cheeses of different ages and flavours. After a lunchtime stop at St. Helens, follow the picturesque East Coast south of Bicheno. This evening you may like to take an option tour to see Bicheno's wild penguin colony as the emerge from the ocean for the night, or even take a tour to see Tassie Devils.
Hotel: Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno, 2 nights

Day 9: Freycinet National Park

Discover the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay on a four hour lunch cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula with a local guide. Cruise from the gentle shore of Coles Bay along the Freycinet coast one of the world's best beaches. Later experience breathtaking Freycinet National Park, with its pink granite mountains, coastal dunes and dry eucalypt forests. A guided walk will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach. Cape Tourville Lookout will amaze you.

Day 10: Bicheno - Hobart

Journey to historic Ross, considered the finest nineteenth century village in Australia. Visit the exquisite Ross bridge with its 186 carvings depicting Celtic symbols, flora, fauna and notable personalities of the day. As you travel south towards Hobart you'll stop at Shene Estate, a reflection of early Australian architecture and the colonial era for a Be My Guest experience.A walking tour of this iconic property with a local expert followed by a basket of home-made treats for morning tea. On the way to Hobart you'll visit Australia's largest privately funded museum, The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), with its mix of ancient modern and sometimes confronting contemporary art.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor, 2 nights

Day 11: Port Arthur

En route to Port Arthur cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula. Enjoy a fascinating guided walk of Port Arthur Historic Site and infamous convict prison and cruise around the Isle of the Dead. View the rugged sea from Pirate's Bay Lookout, and feast your eyes on the amazing vistas of Tasman's Arch Devil's Kitchen and the Blowhole on your return to Hobart. This evening celebrate a wonderful holiday with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a farewell dinner.

Day 12: Farewell from Hobart

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight.

Inclusions 
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 8 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 11 nights
Guide:Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary