Day 1 Grand Chancellor Hotel Launceston
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Day 2 Evandale Penny Farthing Championships
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Day 3 Cradle Mountain National Park
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Day 4 “The Nut” in Stanley
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Day 5 Gordon River Cruise from Strahan
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Day 6 Russell Falls
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Day 7 Salamanca Markets
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Tasmanian Bus Tours

This Tasmanian bus tours the west side of Tasmania. Relax in the bus as your tour group takes in places like Cradle Mountain, the mighty Gordon River to the colorful stalls at Salamanca Markets in Hobart and the Swiss Village of Grindewald in the Tamar Valley famous for its Swiss Chocolates. Your 7 day Tasmanian bus tours guaranteed to ensure great memories.

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01 Sep 2015 - 31 May 2016
Twin Share$ 2395
Single$ 3155
Prices are per Person in AUD$

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This tour departs from Launceston and finishes in Hobart

Day 1 Arrive Launceston (D)
Welcome to the start of your Tasmanian bus tour, and the friendly town of Launceston! You will be met on arrival at Launceston airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore this beautiful city. Your hotel is located in the heart of the city with easy access to shopping and local restaurants. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel with your Tour Director and fellow bus travellers.
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chanchellor, Launceston, 2 nights

Day 2 Woolmers Estate - Evandale - Cataract Gorge (B)
Today the tour bus will visit historic Woolmers Estate, regarded as Australia’s most significant colonial property with a collection of buildings, photographs, art and furniture. Woolmers was continuously occupied by the Thomas Archer family from 1817 to 1994 and is acknowledged as one of the most outstanding examples of 19th century rural settlements in Australia. The array of extant buildings include family houses, workers' cottages, former chapel, blacksmith's shop, bake house, pump house and a gardener's cottage, which all provide an insight into the social structure of a colonial pastoral estate. Join your local tour 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. Continue on to the Tasmanian 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. The afternoon is at leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chanchellor, Launceston

Day 3 Sheffield - Stanley “The Nut” - Cradle Mountain National Park (B,D)
This morning learn about the art of cheese making and taste some delicious produce at the Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory, a family business since 1880 owned and run by successive generations of the Bennett family. Then your bus tour is on to the House of Anvers, for a guided tour of the chocolate factory and a real chocolate sensation European style. Located at Latrobe, in the property formally known as 'Wyndarra Lodge' a stylish Californian bungalow house built in 1931, Anvers is set on a large property featuring trees from around the world. 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. Settled in the early 1800's the town was home to early settlers and later became the centre for hydro-electric dam construction. Today it is home to artists from all over Australia and hosts an annual art festival in April. Visit the far north-west reaches of Tasmania and see The Nut – a striking rocky outcrop rising over 137 metres, at Stanley. This distinctive landmark is an old volcanic plug discovered by the explorers Bass and Flinders in 1798. It has steep sides and rises 143 metres with a fl at top. You can walk via the steep track to the top or take the chairlift (own expense) for wonderful views over Bass Strait. Arrive into the stunning alpine scenery of Cradle Mountain National Park.  
Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Hotel, Cradle Mountain

Day 4 Cradle Mountain - Strahan (B,D)
Rising 1545 metres above sea level, Cradle Mountain is composed of dolerite columns, and is one of the principal tourist sites in Tasmania. Join your local tour guide for a visit to Dove Lake to see spectacular Cradle Mountain and visit Waldheim Chalet, built as a wilderness shelter by Gustav Weindorfer in 1912. This evening at your hotel you have 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, a former important port for the logging industry in Western Tasmania, located on Macquarie Harbour. Tonight enjoy dinner in your hotel which boasts stunning views of the harbour area.
Accommodation: The Strahan Village, Strahan, 2 nights

Day 5 Gordon River Cruise (B,L)
Today your bus tour group will board a 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. Tonight is at leisure for you to enjoy the quaint town of Strahan and maybe visit the local pub. Why not enjoy your included evening performance by the local theatre group of the dramatic and true story of the amazing escape from Sarah Island in the tale of ‘The Ship That Never Was’. .
Accommodation: The Strahan Village, Strahan

Day 6 Queenstown - Lake St Clair - Hobart (B,HD)
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, 100 hand carved Huon pine panels depicting the history of Tasmanian life are being created by sculptor Greg Duncan. Works include depictions of aboriginal people, the Tasmanian Tiger, the history of mining, agriculture and forestry in the West of Tasmania. Travel to Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest natural freshwater lake and continue on to Mt Field National Park, one of Tasmania’s oldest and most popular National Parks and take a short stroll to stunning Russell Falls which rise 100 metres over a series of cascades. This evening enjoy your bus tour of Tasmania farewell dinner at a local restaurant and recall fond memories of your Tasmanian holiday with your fellow travellers.
Accommodation: Hadleys Hotel, Hobart

Day 7 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. Over 300 stallholders sell fresh and gourmet produce, arts, crafts and handiworks from all over Tasmania, interstate and overseas. Your Tasmanian bus tours concludes with a transfer to Hobart airport.

Flight Information & Complimentary airport transfers

  • Please book flights arriving into Launceston Airport anytime prior to 5.00 pm on Day 1
  • Please book flights departing from Hobart Airport anytime after 2.00 pm on Day 7
  • See Mt Wellington in Hobart
  • Photograph beautiful Mount Sheffield
  • Explore Salamanca Markets on Saturday's “Market Day”
  • Visit Launceston Tasmania's second largest city
  • Gordon River Cruise through pristine wilderness
  • Sample cheese at Ashgrove Cheese Factory
  • Tour “The Wall in the Wilderness” – art work in progress
  • Lake St Clair National Park
  • Mt Field National Park & Russell Falls
  • Tour Woolmers Estate & National Rose Garden
  • Explore Cataract Gorge
  • Visit Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company
  • Travel to ‘The Nut’ at Stanley in the rugged North West
  • Visit Sarah Island the former convict settlement
  • Tasmanian specialist Tour Director with extensive experience
  • Experienced Bus Captain with informative commentary on each destination
  • Tour by air-conditioned bus equipped with restroom, reclining seats and large panoramic windows
  • Complimentary airport transfers on Day 1 & Day 7
  • 6 nights premium accommodation including 2 nights in Launceston and Strahan
  • 11 quality meals including 6 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L), 3 Dinners (D) and 1 Highlight Dinner (HD)
  • All hotel service charges & baggage handling (one suitcase per person)
  • A stylish travel bag and wallet containing documents and information
  • Overnight stay in Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Guided Tour of House of Anvers Chocolate Factory
  • Guided tour to Dove Lake and Waldheim Chalet
  • Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch on the Gordon River Cruise
  • Stay in downtown Hobart at the Hadleys Hotel Tasmania

Flight Information & Complimentary airport transfers

  • Please book flights arriving into Launceston Airport anytime prior to 5.00 pm on Day 1
  • Please book flights departing from Hobart Airport anytime after 2.00 pm on Day 7

Extra Accommodation In Tasmania

For passengers requiring extra before tour accommodation at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, a special rate of $240 per room per night is available.
For passengers requiring extra after tour accommodation at the 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.


Terms & Conditions

Dear Mel,

I just wanted to drop a quick email to you saying a big thank you for organising our trip to Tasmania.
Even though we booked on short notice you managed to find a tour that we could see all the "must see" places, the 10 day tour was just right.

Our coach driver and hostess were amazing, nothing was a problem and we had many laughs as well as gaining an education.
The motels were clean and quiet but the food definitely stands out on the tour as it was delicious at every place we stopped. No wonder Tasmania has a reputation for great local produce.

We've already told lots of friends that they must visit Tasmania, it was a wonderful place and tour.

All the best
John Miles
October 2015
Hi Tammy,
Thanks for your email…..yes, we really loved Tasmania. A very pretty island and we got to see such a lot of it because of great time management of the daylight hours.

All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our Tassie tour.

Kind regards, Jane Law
September 2015
Hi Tammy

My wife and I had a wonderful tour of Tasmania thanks to the professional and attentive service of our tour director and the coach captain. They were a great team and deserve to be congratulated, I was constantly amazed by their knowledge of the history and their broad local knowledge of the areas we traveled through and to. The itinerary was fantastic with a good balance of travel, points of interest and overnight stops. Tasmania is a beautiful destination.

Please pass on our sincere thanks.


August 2015
Hello Tammy
It was really wonderful, enjoyed every minute. Tasmania is such a beautiful place. Everyone was very friendly on our tour so that helped. The important thing was that we got to see all the places we wanted. Maybe a smaller group would have had more flexibility on timings etc. The highlight was the Gordon River River cruise, but then we were so lucky with the weather.
Barbara Greenwood
August 2015
Dear Mel,

Marie and I genuinely enjoyed our Tasmania Tour, if we had any complaints it was to do with the twisting roads through the hills especially from Hobart to Queenstown, how they ever built road in that kind of country is quite amazing really, however that is nothing to do with the organisation of the tour, the accommodation and the coach driver, guide and all of the reservation staff etc. which we found no fault with.
However if I had to mention any improvement, and this is quite minor really, it would be that on occasions the tour guide did not always tell us the likely journey time to the next destination. Perhaps that fact could be improved upon, but that said all in all a great tour, really well done. I had been planning for some time now to visit Tasmania mainly because I had heard great comments from friends about what a fine place it was to visit and how friendly the people living there were, and we found this to be entirely true and we would like to return one day.

With best regards
Gerald & Marie Cheek
July 2015
Hi Tammy,

We absolutely loved Tasmania - the tour guide and driver were excellent.

July 2015
Hi Andrew,

I was most impressed with our bus trip. I found the director on the bus excellent and the bus driver also.
Accommodation was very good also the meals.
I enjoyed Strachan and the Gordon River cruise best. Also enjoyed Launceston.
I found the reservation staff excellent.
Only fault on the trip was the bus steps were too big for someone my age . Should have had a small step at the bottom but was told that was not allowed any more.

Kind regards
Pat Angus
June 2015
Hi Birgit,

Your fantastic tour of the island certainly ticked all the boxes for me. The accommodation was first class. Always very clean and fresh on arrival and on a two day stay. The food was all it should be for hungry people after a day on the trot. I liked the buffet style as you could eat as much or as little as you wished. The breakfasts certainly set us up for a strenuous day’s outing.

Our guide Carolyn was an unbelievable fount of knowledge. As we moved from place to place she was able to give us relevant information at each stop. I was amazed at the variety of destinations and although not very mobile I never felt left out as one could walk only as far as one was capable. Carolyn and the rest of the company were very helpful when boarding the bus as the steps were a bit steep for me.

The places I liked best were the forests , cradle Mountain and the cruise on Gordon River. They reminded me of my native Scotland.I admired the skill of our driver, Mark who got us safely and comfortably from place to place.

All in all,very good value for money and well worth a flight from the U.K.

Thanks for all the lovely memories .

Bet Doig.
May 2015
“I joined the Tasmania 4 days tour in March 14 from Launceston to Hobart. For a short break, four days was absolutely the right choice due to the tour itinerary was perfectly planned by Tasmania Tours. Added on top, the tour guide and driver were excellent giving us a lot of information along the way that we would have never known and gave us a better appreciation of our Tassie.

I would highly recommend Tasmania Tours to everyone and not to mention the Staff there are so attentive to my enquiries & requests when I did the reservation.”

Kind Regards
Cassie Cao
April 2015
Dear Sir/Ms,

We thoroughly enjoyed Tasmania and we went to many cities and historic sites.
It was absolutely wonderful.
Geoff and Gabby did a fabulous job.

Raimund and Zenda
February 2015

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. 

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.

There are two Public Bus companies that operate between Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and other places inside Tasmania. You can see these here: Redline Coach and Tassie Link. Redline Coach also does airport to hotel transfers.

Yes, Tasmania tours passengers range from children to adult who are 90 years of age. 

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