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Tasmania is a place of wild and beautiful landscapes, friendly people with a relaxed island lifestyle, wonderful food and wine, and a haunting history evoked by world-famous convict ruins.
It’s also Australia’s smallest state and the most geographically diverse with over 40 per cent reserved as national parks and world heritage wilderness.
No matter where you go, we know you’ll be delighted by what you’ll find and surprised at how much bigger Tasmania is on the inside.
DAY1 – Home Port to Hobart
On arrival in Hobart you will be met by our friendly local Host / Coach Captain followed by a Hobart City Sites Tour from the comfort of our coach before check in and our welcome dinner tonight. (D) Overnight Hobart IBIS Styles
Flights by own arrangements. Please arrive in Hobart prior to 2pm
DAY 2 – Port Arthur
Today we make our way to Port Arthur. We will cruise the Harbour and tour of the Isle of the Dead, Port Arthur’s island burial ground. We will then return to the mainland and have a guided walk and listen to a talk on the history of this penal colony. Departing we will then travel on stopping at the Blowhole, Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen. (B, D) Overnight Hobart IBIS Styles
DAY 3 – Derwent, Queenstown, Wall in the Wilderness
Today we visit New Norfolk and Derwent Bridge where we see the amazing Wall in the Wilderness. The beautifully carved works set out in sculpture depict the people in the Central Highlands. Continuing on to Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. This area is home to spectacular lakes and mountain areas. From the pristine beauty of the National Park we will make our way to Queenstown. This is a journey quite like no other. As you make the steep descent the scenery changes from luscious greenery to a moon like landscape. (B, L, D) Overnight Silver Hills Inn / Gold Rush
DAY 4 – Gordon River Cruise
Today we make our way to Strahan to enjoy our Gordon River Cruise. The cruise will take us through the Heritage-listed South West Wilderness National Park and the beautiful Gordon River enjoying delicious buffet luncheon. (B, L, D) Overnight Silver Hills Inn / Gold Rush
DAY 5 – Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake, Stanley, Smithton
Today we travel to the world renowned Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain. The park is one of the state’s most special places. We will be met by our local guide and travel by coach through the area. Then making our way to Stanley. (B, L, D) Overnight Stanley Seaview Inn
DAY 6 – North West Coast, Launceston
Devonport today and then onto Sheffield ,a town of 34 painted murals. For those of you chocolate lovers today you will have a chance to enjoy some at the House of Anvers – Belgium Chocolate Heaven! For those of you with a more savoury taste, you won’t miss out either as we will travel on to visit Ashgrove Cheese. Then on to Launceston (B, D) Overnight Commodore Regent Launceston
DAY 7 – Launceston, Cataract Gorge, Tamar Valley
This morning we will explore the city of Launceston, including a stop at the Waverley Woolen Mills and Grindelwald. We also venture to Cararact Gorge for a stroll. We then enjoy our Tamar River Cruise. We cruise past Tamar Island where we view the historical buildings. We watch the scenery change from vineyards and farms and pass through Rosevears and Windermere (B, AT, D) Overnight Commodore Regent
DAY 8 – Beauty Point, Batman Bridge, Legerwood, St Helens
Travelling to Beauty Point this morning we arrive at Platypus House for a visit. Then making our way over the famous Batman A Frame Bridge, we continue on to Leaning Church Winery and enjoy our lunch . We make our way to Legerwood to visit the amazing Carved Memorial Trees. The trees are sculpted into World War One soldiers to honour their memory. Then arriving into St Helens. (B,L,D ) Overnight Tidal Waters
DAY 9 – Bicheno, Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park
This morning we depart for Bicheno, the jewel of the East Coast. Also included in this day of discovery is Tasmania’s first national park, Freycinet and its also the most spectacular. Once there, you will be mesmerised by the park’s spectacular cliff-top lookouts and especially the iconic Wineglass Bay. Following lunch at the beautiful Coles Bay, we make our way to Cape Tourville for the spectacular ocean views and the Lighthouse. (B, D) Bicheno Best Western Beachfront
DAY 10 – Swansea, Triabunna, Richmond, Arrive Hobart
Triabunna is a scenic port-side town and the gateway to the natural wonders. The town sits at the doorstep of some of Tasmania’s most beautiful places. We visit the Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial which provides an insight into the area’s maritime past. We then continue on Richmond. The Richmond Bridge, was built by convicts in the 1820s and is Australia’s oldest known large stone arch bridge (B, D) Overnight Hobart IBIS Styles
DAY 11 – Mount Wellington, Flight Home
The drive to the Mt Wellington summit passes through temperate rainforest to sub-alpine flora and glacial rock formations, ending in panoramic views of Hobart, Bruny Island, South Arm and the Tasman Peninsula. No other city in Australia has a vista like this one and is truly spectacular. It is a fitting way to end our tour as we make our way to the airport for your flight home with wonderful memories of Total Tasmania.
Flights by own arrangements from 1.30pm on wards. Extra nights in Hobart upon request.
4* Accom & Meals as per itinerary
Double/Twin, Single ADD $650