Travel Tasmania with this comprehensive Tasmania coach tour which includes all the major highlights. Travel to historic sites like Port Arthur, Richmond & Salamanca Markets. Visit Cradle Mountain & cruise the Gordon River. Visit the Tamar Valley including Beaconsfield mine plus Hobart, Launceston and many more Tasmania Travel iconic locations.
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|01 Sep 2017 - 31 May 2018|
|Twin Share||$ 3345|
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This tour departs from and finishes in Hobart
Day 1 Arrive Hobart (D)
After you travel to Tasmania you will be met on arrival at Hobart airport and transferred to your hotel. After check-in (approx 2pm), the rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore Australia’s most southern city. This evening meet your Tasmania Travel Director and fellow travellers for a tour briefing and enjoy a welcome dinner.
Accommodation: Mercure Hadleys Hotel, Hobart
Day 2 Hobart - Wildlife Park - Richmond - Port Arthur (B,D)
This morning travel through the Derwent River Valley and visit Bonorong Wildlife Park to get up close and personal with a Tasmanian devil and many other native animals. Take a step back in time as you visit Richmond, one of Australia’s most charming Georgian villages. Enjoy free time to stroll along the town’s quaint streets and admire its delightful sandstone buildings. Then travel along the Tasmania Peninsula to the Port Arthur Historic Site, once the home of up to 12,500 convicts. Visit the Interpretation Gallery and play the Lottery of Life, a unique way to learn about convict life. Join your expert local travel guide for a walking tour amongst the buildings and ruins and cruise around the harbour to see the Isle of the Dead.
Accommodation: Fox & Hounds Inn, Port Arthur
Day 3 Freycinet National Park - St Helens (B,D)
This morning explore the Tasman Peninsula and see the Blow Hole, Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen. Continue travelling north through beautiful coastal towns. Visit the village of Swansea to see the convict built Spiky Bridge. Prepare yourself for the breathtaking beauty of Freycinet National Park. The dramatic peaks of the Hazards welcome you as you enter the park and enjoy spectacular scenery, azure bays and white sandy beaches. The Visitors Centre introduces the natural and cultural heritage of this region through creative displays. You are then joined by a Ranger Guide for a short walk at Cape Tourville, along the boardwalk track around the cliff line to the lighthouse. Along this fenced track are sweeping views of the coast to the Friendly Beaches. Enjoy the beautiful coastal drive to St Helens.
Accommodation: Tidal Waters Resort, St Helens
Day 4 St Helens - Tamar Valley - Launceston (B,D)
This morning travel the beautiful coastal road and visit St Helens. Traverse the scenic Weldsborough Pass and drive through the lush Myrtle rainforest. See Legerwood’s WW1 memorial tree carvings and the townsite of Scottsdale. Experience the colour of Bridestowe Lavender Farm, the largest and oldest lavender plantation in the southern hemisphere (note: Lavender is in bloom December and January only in Tasmania). Cross the spectacular Batman Bridge, one of the world’s first cable-stayed truss bridges and explore the beautiful Tamar Valley. First visit Beaconsfield, a town full of history and interesting old buildings. Here you’ll visit the Mine & Heritage Centre, a museum showcasing the history and heritage of the local area. Learn about gold mining and the miraculous survival of miners Webb & Russell during 2006. Then your included tour of Platypus World will give you a chance to see Platypus up close.
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston, 2 nights
Day 5 Woolmers Estate - Evandale - Cataract Gorge (B)
Your Tasmania travel starts this morning with a visit to historic Woolmers Estate, regarded as Australia’s most significant colonial property with a collection of buildings, photographs, art and furniture. Join the local travel guide for a tour of the main house and spend time exploring the National Rose Garden which covers 1.5 hectares and is planted with over 3,000 roses. Next visit the Tasmania Gourmet Sauce Company and sample their delicious range of locally made sauces, jams and conserves. Return to Launceston and visit the famous Cataract Gorge Reserve and explore its wonderful scenery through the network of walking trails.
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston
Day 6 Sheffield - Stanley “The Nut” - Cradle Mountain National Park (B,D)
his morning learn about the art of cheese making and taste some delicious produce at the Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory. Then on to the House of Anvers, for a guided tour of the chocolate factory. Watch the confectionery staff mould and enrobe fine chocolates, truffles, pralines, fudges and more. Travel to the town of Sheffield, renowned for its street murals which depict its pioneering history, geography, wildlife and the people of this region. Visit the far north-west reaches of Tasmania and see 'The Nut' – a striking rocky outcrop rising over 137 metres, at Stanley. This old volcanic plug was discovered by the explorers Bass and Flinders in 1798. Afterwards arrive into the stunning alpine scenery of Cradle Mountain National Park.
Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Hotel, Cradle Mountain
Day 7 Cradle Mountain - Strahan (B,D)
This morning join your Local Guide for a visit to Dove Lake to see spectacular Cradle Mountain and visit Waldheim Chalet. There is also the opportunity to explore the Australian National Wilderness and Landscape Gallery. This afternoon travel south through the mining and hydroelectric towns of Rosebery and Tullah, towards the village of Strahan, located on Macquarie Harbour.
Accommodation: The Strahan Village, Strahan, 2 nights
Day 8 Gordon River Cruise - Ship That Never Was (B,L)
Board your luxury cruise vessel and enjoy the view as you cruise breathtaking Macquarie Harbour to Hells Gate, where the harbour meets the ocean. Travel along the serene Gordon River and visit Heritage Landing for a guided walk through the rainforest amongst trees thousands of years old. Rejoin your cruise vessel for a sumptuous buffet lunch. Your journey continues with a visit to Sarah Island, where your expert guide will regale you with stories of the convicts’ lives on the island as you walk through the settlement ruins. This evening is your included performance of 'The Ship That Never Was', a play which highlights the history and classic characters of the convict era in Western Tasmania.
Accommodation: The Strahan Village, Strahan
Day 9 Queenstown - Hobart (B,D)
This morning ascend into the lunar landscape of the old copper mining centre of Queenstown and discover its history. View 'The Wall in the Wilderness', an artwork in progress with 100 hand carved Huon pine panels depicting the history of Tasmanian life. Travel to Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest natural freshwater lake and admire the stunning wilderness scenery. Continue on to Mt Field National Park, one of Tasmania’s oldest and most popular National Parks and explore this area as you take a short stroll through lush rainforest to stunning Russell Falls. This evening enjoy your farewell highlight dinner at a local restaurant.
Accommodation: Mercure Hadleys Hotel, Hobart
Day 10 Salamanca Markets – Depart Hobart (B)
This morning stroll through Salamanca Place and explore the colourful stalls of bustling Salamanca Markets, one of the Nation’s most popular markets. Some of the State’s finest arts, crafts and produce can be found here. Your tour concludes with a transfer to Hobart airport.
Flight Information & Complimentary airport transfers
Flight Information & Complimentary airport transfers
Extra Accommodation In Tasmania
For passengers requiring extra before or after tour accommodation at the Mercure Hadley’s Hotel Hobart, a special rate of $280 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.