12 Day Perfect Tasmania Guided Holiday

The island of Tasmania is renowned for its pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, and friendly locals. On this wide-ranging journey, you’ll visit Hobart’s bustling Salamanca Market. Witness the stunning natural beauty of Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park, and indulge your tastebuds with fresh Tasmanian artisan cheeses and other delicious treats.

Price Includes

• 11 nights in Quality Accommodation
• Many meals including breakfast daily
• Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
• Travel by Luxury Coach
• Airport transfers in destination
Highlights • Afternoon tour of Hobart; historic Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens and Constitution Dock
• Enjoy rainforest walks in Mt Field National Park and view Russell Falls
• Visit Lake St Clair and witness Australia’s deepest freshwater lake
• Cruise along the amber stained waters of the Gordon River
• Marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain
• Visit Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery in Burnie
• View the unique natural formations off the Cataract Gorge
• Enjoy lunch and wine tasting at Josef Chromy Wines
• Visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate and taste lavender ice cream
• Experience the grandeur and beauty of Freycinet National Park • Visit a local family at colonial-era Shene Estate, with its awarded gin distillery and King George III’s personal horse stable.
• Explore Port Arthur on a private interpretive tour with a local historian

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Room/Cabin information

Room Type: Quality Accommodation
Room Configuration: Twin Share

Travel Dates

Available departures: 18 Sep 2020 16 Oct 2020 13 Nov 2020
Other departures available between April 2020 – March 2021, seasonal surcharges may apply.

Offer Ends

29 Feb 20,

Unless sold out prior. Availability is limited. 

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Day 1: Welcome to Hobart Begin your exploration of the beautiful island of Tasmania with a city sights tour of its capital. Visit the Botanic Gardens, historic Battery Point, and Constitution Dock, then drive to Mt. Nelson for panoramic views over the city. Join your Travel Director tonight for a Welcome Reception and dinner. (D)
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights

Day 2: Salamanca Markets A free day to enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, colour and action of Salamanca Market. Explore the market stalls, wander through the historic sandstone warehouses discovering innovative Tasmanian arts and crafts and delight in the taste and aroma of freshly baked goods and local produce. (B)

Day 3: Hobart to Strahan This morning see the tiered cascade of Russell Falls. Then take the winding road to iconic Lake St. Clair and The Wall in the Wilderness, a monumental sculpture handcarved in rare Huon pine. Passing through the moonscape of the mining town of Queenstown, your final stop today is seaside Strahan. (B,D) Hotel: Strahan Village

Day 4: Strahan – Cradle Mountain A highlight today is your cruise on the Gordon River. Be awestruck by the dark waters, stained amber by buttongrass tannins, which reflect the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania’s convict history, and see Hells Gates, the notoriously treacherous entrance to the harbour.(B,L,D) Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel, 2 nights

Day 5: Cradle Mountain This morning you’ll marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a visit to the Waldheim Chalet for insight into the early history of the Cradle Mountain area. Later, take a guided walk by Dove Lake. You may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing along the way. (B,D)

Day 6: Cradle Mountain – Launceston After breakfast, take a walk with a local expert through the Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery in Burnie. Continue to quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’, then call in at the award winning Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm to try a selection of local cheeses. Travel through the Meander Valley to Launceston. (B,D) Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 2 nights

Day 7: Launceston See Launceston’s magnificent Cataract Gorge before taking a scenic drive through rolling hills for lunch and wine-tasting at a Josef Chromy Wines. This afternoon you may like to take an optional experience cruise on the beautiful Tamar River or further explore Launceston and its surrounds. (B, L)

Day 8: Launceston – Freycinet Visit the beautiful Bridestowe Lavender Estate this morning and treat yourself to its famous lavender ice cream. Later visit the unique Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site. Then travel south along the picturesque coast to Freycinet National Park. (B,D) Hotel: Freycinet Lodge, 2 nights

Day 9: Wineglass Bay Cruise Experience a four-hour lunch cruise along the coast of the stunning Freycinet Peninsula. The cruise will take you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay past towering pink granite cliffs to Wineglass Bay, a flawless crescent of dazzling white sand. (B,L,D) Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Day 10: Freycinet – Hobart Journey to historic Ross, renowned as the finest nineteenth-century village in Australia. As you travel towards Hobart, spend time at Shene Estate and enjoy a Be My Guest morning tea. This afternoon, choose an Included Choice sightseeing experience. Visit the iconic Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and return to Hobart on the MONA ferry, or enjoy a walking tour of Hobart with a local guide. (B, MT) Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights

Day 11: Port Arthur Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a walk through the infamous convict prison. This evening, join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at one of Hobart’s popular restaurants. (B,D) Day 12: Farewell from Hobart Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end after breakfast. (B)

Breakfast – B Lunch – L Dinner – D

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*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 23 January 2020 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. Exclusive 10% discount, valid on all First Choice AAT Kings and Inspiring Journeys operated Guided Holidays in Australia and New Zealand when booked and deposited by 29 February 2020. Valid for travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. Subject to availability, seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Offer combinable Kings Club Past Guest Discount of up to 5%. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. AAT Kings, Inspiring Journeys and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.