PREMIUM ESCORTED TOUR
LAUNCESTON | FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK | BICHENO | PORT ARTHUR | HOBART | STRAHAN CRADLE MOUNTAIN | GORDON RIVER | DOVE LAKE | SMITHTON
Experience a rugged and ancient natural beauty, a rich history and fabulous food and wine. From the colonial heritage of Hobart’s cobbled streets to the majestic natural beauty of Cradle Mountain and Cataract Gorge, this stunning island has it all.
- Spend 3 nights in historic Hobart
- Explore Freycinet National Park
- Marvel at the natural beauty of Cradle Mountain
- See a Tasmanian Devil
- Picturesque Strahan
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Day 1 : Arrive Launceston
Transfer to your hotel and begin with a drive through picturesque farmland and vineyards following the Tamar River. Visit the gold mining town of Beaconsfield and take a guided tour of the Mine and Heritage Centre. Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening.
Day 2 : Launceston - Freycinet National Park - Bicheno
Explore the scenic wine-producing area of northern Tasmania and visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Cross Weldborough Pass and stop at East Coast Natureworld to see Tasmanian Devils. Continue to Freycinet National Park for a guided walk, then on to Bicheno.
Hotel: Beachfront Bicheno
Day 3 : Bicheno - Hobart
Discover the historic heart of Tasmania at Campbell Town and Ross. Head south to Richmond, home to the oldest bridge in Australia and then continue to Hobart.
Hotel for 3 nights: Hobart Apartment Hotel
Day 4 : Port Arthur Historic Site - Hobart
Visit Port Arthur, once Australia’s most notorious convict prison. Join a cruise around the Isle of the Dead to hear haunting stories about the convicts that were buried there. Enjoy a Taste of Australian dinner tonight.
Day 5 : Hobart
Enjoy a sightseeing tour today; taking you to Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and the beautiful harbour area. Later, visit the Salamanca Market. The iconic market is a celebration of Tasmania’s unique culture, creative artisans and talented musicians. With the historic Georgian sandstone buildings of Salamanca Place as its backdrop, this picturesque market is a favourite for locals and visitors alike.
Day 6 : Hobart - Strahan
Explore Russell Falls, the jewel in the crown of Mt. Field National Park and then continue to the pristine World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Travel to the town of Strahan and enjoy a buffet dinner at View 42° Restaurant and Bar.
Hotel: Strahan Village Hilltop
Day 7 : Strahan - River Cruise - Cradle Mountain
Cruise Macquarie Harbour and enter the Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Continue to Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed Sarah Island then cruise past Hell’s Gate, before returning to Strahan. Drive to mesmerising Cradle Mountain and encounter Tasmanian nature at its finest.
Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel
Day 8 : Cradle Mountain - Smithton
Take in the beauty and serenity of Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park today. Visit Waldheim Chalet and be mesmerised by glorious Dove Lake. Then travel to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut - a rocky outcrop rising 137 metres above the sea. Continue to Smithton and enjoy a relaxing dinner with your fellow travellers at the Tall Timbers Hotel.
Hotel: Tall Timbers Hotel
Day 9 : Smithton - Launceston
Tour the House of Anvers Chocolate Factory before travelling to the Great Lakes Plateau, then continue to Launceston where you’ll enjoy a special Farewell Dinner tonight.
Hotel: Best Western Plus
Day 10 : Cataract Gorge & Tamar River Cruise, depart Launceston
Enjoy an exclusive Taste of Australia breakfast at your hotel before exploring Cataract Gorge. Cruise along the Tamar River and explore historic Woolmers Estate before your transfer to the airport.