Bus tours of Tasmania run from 4-14 days however this 7 day bus tour shows you lots of the places most travellers have on their "wish list". Departing from Hobart your bus tour ends in Launceston however in between these two locations you will visit places like Russell Falls, Gordon River cruise, Cradle Mountain & Launceston giving you a great introduction to Tasmania touring.
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|01 Sep 2016 - 31 May 2017|
|Twin Share||$ 2750|
|01 Sep 2017 - 31 May 2018|
|Twin Share||$ 2850|
|Prices are per Person in AUD$|
This tour departs from Hobart and ends in Launceston
Day 1: Arrive Hobart (D)
Day one on your bus tour of Tasmania starts with a transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel for check-in, and then you’ll take an afternoon tour of Hobart. Your orientation tour takes in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens and Constitution Dock. The last stop is Mt. Nelson for views overlooking Hobart. Tonight you will meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers at the hotel for a Welcome Reception at the Onyx Bar, with its fabulous views over the Derwent River, followed by dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, 2 nights
Day 2: Salamanca Markets (B)
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.
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart
Day 3: Hobart - Strahan (B, D)
This morning your bus tour will head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park, Tasmania’s oldest, and location of the spectacular three-tiered Russell Falls. Later, take the winding journey up to Lake St. Clair – amazing vistas await you. This afternoon visit the Wall in the Wilderness, a fascinating sculpture where artist Greg Duncan has hand-carved a series of scenes into a collection of panels commemorating those who have shaped the area’s past and present. The bus tour will then head back down to Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park of Tasmania, to coastal Strahan.
Accommodation: Strahan Village, Strahan
Day 4: Strahan – Cradle Mountain (B, L, D)
Start the day with the Gordon River Cruise, where the Tasmania 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 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.
Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Hotel, Cradle Mountain, 2 nights
Day 5: Cradle Mountain (B, D)
This morning it’s time to explore Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Tour 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 Tour Director can assist you to make a booking
Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Hotel, Cradle Mountain.
Day 6: Cradle Mountain - Launceston (B, D)
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.
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston
Day 7: Launceston (B, L)
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.
Flight Information & Complimentary airport transfers
Dining - See Itinerary for B, L, D
Flight Information & Complimentary airport transfers
Extra Accommodation In Tasmania
For passengers requiring extra before tour accommodation at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, a special rate of $318 per room per night is available.
For passengers requiring extra after tour accommodation at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, a special rate of $278 per room per night is available.
Your extra accommodation prices also include complimentary return airport transfers.
The 11 Day Tour to Tasmania includes the Ship costs one way.
No tours include a trip to Bruny Island, however many people add this on as a day trip from Hobart either before or are after their multi day tour.
Airfares to and from Tasmania at the start and finish of your tours are extra.
Yes - this is one of our most popular and busiest times
If you are doing a 4 day tour commencing on April 8th, the first day of the tour is and includes the 8th, plus 9th, plus 10th plus 11th and the tour ends on April 11.
Please refer to your specific tour and look in the "Trip Notes" information where it may state this: You need to arrive any time the day prior to Day 1. If this is the case we can organise airport pick up and pre tour accommodation on your behalf, this will be an extra cost.
Other tours start late in the day on Day 1 so you can arrive that morning which will avoid the extra nights accommodation cost.
Please refer to the "Trip Notes" information for your specific tour which will explain this further.
The pick up is at the "before tour accommodation" hotel listed in the TRIP NOTES tabs of the specific tour you are looking at.
No, this Tasmania accommodation will be an extra cost.
No, this accommodation will cost extra.
Due to our off season of winter, no Tasmania tours operate during the months of June, July or August. The season starts in September and ends in May each year.
Yes, Tasmania tours passengers range from children to adult who are 90 years of age.