This tour is designed to give you a chance to indulge your senses in Tasmania. With two nights staying at the beautiful Freycinet Lodge, dinner at the Wrest Point Casino revolving restaurant and an exclusive gourmet BBQ dinner at the Bonorong Wildlife Park, it is the chance to explore Tasmania at a more leisurely, indulgent pace.Book Now
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Day 1 D
Home – Hobart
Our tour begins with an early morning flight into Hobart arriving around midday. Purchase some lunch on your flight or at the airport. After boarding our coach, we’ll make our way to historic Richmond where you can browse the charming village-style shops. This afternoon, travel back to Hobart where we will check into our accommodation for the next three nights. Take time to freshen up, as tonight we will be dining in the Point Revolving Restaurant, situated on top of Wrest Point Casino. This restaurant offers 360 degree views of the city and harbour.
Day 2 B, D
Salamanca Markets, Free Afternoon
This morning browse the famous Salamanca Markets to taste the local produce and maybe purchase a souvenir or an early lunch. Free time this afternoon allows you to choose to explore the Mall, Botanical Gardens, Battery Point, or join optional tours like a brewery or ghost tour. Dinner tonight is at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. See native animals at their most active as you follow the carers to each enclosure as they feed the animals.
Day 3 B, L
This morning we drive through the Huon Valley, home to many orchards and forests, to reach the Tahune AirWalk. The Huon Pine Walk is easily managed by most people and there is also the opportunity to walk through the tree top canopy, high above the forest floor, to the spectacular cantilevered platform at the end of the walkway. For the more adventurous, you can choose to follow the riverside trail, crossing two suspension bridges across the rushing waters of the Picton and Huon Rivers. Retracing your steps, enjoy lunch at the Kermandie Hotel overlooking the tranquil waters of Port Huon. As you approach Hobart, Mount Nelson Lookout offers spectacular views over the Derwent River and Hobart. This evening is at your leisure, allowing you to sample the local cuisine at one of the many cafés or restaurants.
Day 4 B, L, D
Hobart – Strahan
Depart Hobart and travel northwest through New Norfolk to Derwent Bridge, where we will stop for lunch and a visit to the Wall in the Wilderness. Be amazed by this work of art being carved into 100 metres of wooden panels, depicting the history, hardship and perseverance of the people who settled and protected the area. Continue on to Nelson Falls before our journey takes us through Queenstown to Strahan.
Day 5 B, L, D
Franklin Gordon River Cruise
Today cruise the incomparable Gordon River into the heart of Tasmania’s wilderness and cross the magnificent Macquarie Harbour. Pass by salmon farms and Sarah Island, and reach Heritage Landing to take the boardwalk through the world’s last remaining temperate rainforest, featuring myrtles and leatherwood trees. After a smorgasbord lunch on board return to Strahan Village for some free time to explore its pretty streetscapes and shops.
Day 6 B, L, D
Strahan – Smithton
Leaving Strahan, we travel through Zeehan and Rosebery, both important mining towns of the West Coast. The coach will pass through the blue gum hardwood plantations before arriving at the top of the island. Enjoy lunch at Boat Harbour, offering idyllic views, followed by an afternoon stop at Stanley, the township with an ancient volcano core known as ‘The Nut’ as its backdrop. Take the chairlift to the top which offers spectacular views from the lookout. This afternoon, travel on to Smithton where we will settle in for the next two nights.
Day 7 B, L, D
Arthur River Cruise, Edge of the World
Visit the Edge of the World and its wild, rugged coastline. Breathe in the fresh air while cruising on the Arthur River on board the MV George Robinson, a replica vessel built in 1985 in the style of a Sydney Ferry. This river meanders through some of the most rugged and pristine country in northwest Tasmania. Take a guided walk with a passionate local along the edge of the river, learning about the flora and fauna of this wilderness which has been relatively undisturbed for over 650 years, whilst your BBQ lunch is prepared. After cruising back, we will return to our hotel to freshen up before dinner.
Day 8 B, L, D
Smithton – Cradle Mountain
Departing Smithton, head through more plantations of Blue Gum—this successful renewable industry harvests every 12-15 years for paper production. Travel to Cradle Mountain National Park to board the shuttle bus to Dove Lake, at the foot of Cradle Mountain. Be inspired by the spectacular mountain scenery of jagged peaks and hear about pioneer Gustav Weindorfer, who lobbied to have the area set aside as a National Park. Walk part or all of the Dove Lake Walk (3 km boardwalk, 3 km gravel track) or the boardwalk to Pencil Pine Waterfalls. A regular shuttle bus pass is included, so you can return to National Park Headquarters when you wish. Later this afternoon, check into our overnight accommodation before dinner.
Day 9 B, D
Cradle Mountain – Wynyard
After a leisurely start, travel to Sheffield, where murals depict the history, flora and fauna of the district. The tour will continue north to the coast and the quaint village of Penguin, with an afternoon stop at the Burnie Makers’ Workshop where you can try your hand at making paper with the support of experienced and informative paper makers. Drive through some of the rich agricultural country of Table Cape, where potatoes, beans, onions, pyrethrum daisies, opium poppies and tulips grow, before our journey takes us alongside the Inglis River via
Wynyard to Somerset for our overnight stay.
Day 10 B, L, D
Wynyard – Freycinet via Deloraine
Returning to Devonport, home of the Spirit of Tasmania, continue on to Railton, where the township has added more than 100 imaginative, hand shaped topiary characters to its main street area. At Deloraine, visit the Yarns community art project. This magnificent silk tapestry depicts the four seasons, which over 300 local artists have embroidered, appliquéd, cross-stitched, woven and quilted! Relish a cheese tasting at a local dairy before arriving at the historic Campbell Town, and later reach the beautiful Bicheno for a two night stay in this pristine area.
Day 11 B, L, D
This morning we will step on board our Wineglass Bay Cruises vessel for a four hour cruise. Our experienced crew will guide us through the sights and history of the Freycinet Peninsula. Enjoy local produce served on a delicious platter whilst admiring this stunning bay. This afternoon you may relax in town or join the coach for a visit to Cape Toureville for fantastic views looking back over the bay or the Tasman Sea from the lighthouse, returning to our accommodation for a relaxing afternoon.
Day 12 B, D
Freycinet – Hobart
This morning drive through Swansea, past the Spiky Bridge and on to the historic Buckland Church with its old stained glass window (dating back to the 14th Century). Our journey then takes us south to the Tasman Peninsula and the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site. On a guided tour of the penal site, including a boat cruise around the Isle of the Dead, learn how the convicts lived, worked and died under the threat of the lash, and of the experimental solitary confinement system that often drove them to madness. Purchase your own lunch before returning to Hobart for our overnight stay.
Day 13 B
Hobart – Home
This morning after breakfast, we will transfer to the airport for your flights home. On arrival into Sydney or Brisbane, your transfers will be arranged.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
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TOUR FARE (INC. GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE FROM: $6,959.00 per person
TOUR FARE (INC. GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER FROM: $6,999.00 per person
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