10D9N Tasmanian Wonders

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Country: Australia
State: Tasmania
Holiday Type: Nature & Scenery
Tour Type: 2 to Go
Minimum no. of pax: 2

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Tasmania has the appearance of a jewel hanging around the neck of mainland Australia. Australia's island state, Tasmania sits just 240 kilometers south-east of mainland Australia. Tasmania's capital city, Hobart, is not only Australia's southernmost city, it is also Australia's second oldest city. However, Tasmania is widely known for having the cleanest air in the world. Combine that with some of the best scenery, unique wildlife and its rich history, it makes this Australian destination a must-visit. Its beautiful landscapes, warm people and delicious food and wine offers plenty of opportunities to actively explore its stunning wilderness and embrace its many charming cities and towns.

Day 1: Welcome to Hobart (Dinner)

The Tasmanian capital of Hobart may be small in size, but it’s big in attractions, as you’ll discover this afternoon. Put your destination into perspective from the summit of Mt. Nelson, offering endless vistas over Australia’s southernmost city. View the charming Georgian cottages of Battery Point and explore the cobbled streets and convict built warehouses along Salamanca Place, the backdrop of epic Saturday markets. Visit the waterfront area including Constitution Dock where the yachts finish when competing in the annual Sydney to Hobart race, and take a stroll in the second oldest Botanical Gardens in Australia with its amazing collection of plants from around the world.

Hotel: Best Western Hobart

Day 2: Hobart – Strahan (Breakfast / Dinner)

Western Tasmania is like nature writ large, a place where the wilderness rules and people are few and far between. Visiting Mount Field National Park is a humbling experience, not only for the fact it’s part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, but also because it’s home to some of the tallest eucalypts and tallest flowering plants on Earth. Wander amid these giants to reach Russell Falls – take a deep breath; your Tasmania tour has begun. Records continue to be broken at Lake St. Clair, the deepest freshwater Lake in Australia, before you arrive in Strahan, gateway to World Heritage-listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

Hotel: Strahan Village

Day 3: Strahan – Cradle Mountain (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

The Gordon River is your playground today, the dark waters here given their colour by amber button-grass tannins. The only thing breaking the mirror-like surface is your chariot as you cruise through Hells Gates, the treacherous entrance to the harbour before returning to Sarah Island, a former penal colony where convicts would fell Huon pines for boat building. Disembark at Heritage Landing to view one of these 500 year old majestic trees. From Strahan motor on towards Cradle Mountain. This evening you can choose to visit some Tasmanian Devils at a sanctuary, or head out to spot wombats, wallabies, pademelons or maybe an elusive quoll who all call this wilderness home.

Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel

Day 4: Cradle Mountain – Smithton (Breakfast / Dinner)

Today has multiple highs – quite literally. The first is the 1,545-metre Cradle Mountain, your backdrop as you wander to Dove Lake and explore this ancient national park. The second high is ‘The Nut’, a dramatic 152-metre plateau created by the remains of an ancient volcanic plug. It guards over Stanley, a tiny village with swagger to spare. You could spend days exploring the town’s remarkably well-preserved heritage buildings. But more Tasmania holiday highlights await around the corner.

Hotel: Tall Timbers

Day 5: Smithton – Launceston (Breakfast)

If there’s a town with a cuter name than Penguin, we’re yet to find it. Locals embrace its appeal – there are penguin sculptures at every turn, including one measuring over 3 metres tall. Your journey along the northwest coast also passes through Burnie, Ulverstone and Sheffield, The Town of Murals, boasting over 100 large paintings depicting the area’s rich history and local characters. All this exploring builds an appetite. Refuel at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm, where happy cows contribute to award-winning cheeses – everything from cheddar and red Leicester to creamy Tasmanian blue.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston

Day 6: Launceston (Breakfast)

There are few places in the world where you can leave the city behind and within minutes be amid an immense wilderness are. Launceston is one. There are few places in the world where you can leave the city behind and within minutes be amid an immense wilderness are. Launceston is one. Blink and you’re at Cataract Gorge, a yawning chasm carved by ancient rivers. This rare natural phenomenon unites bushland with neat Victorian gardens, replete with ferns and exotic plants. Get a different perspective of the green cavern on the scenic chairlift, zipping you over the water to a lofty lookout. We wouldn’t blame you for lingering here, perhaps cruising the river to venture deeper into the gorge. Or sample more of Tassie’s finest fare on a Tamar Valley winery tour. This afternoon, the choice is yours.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston

Day 7: Launceston - Bicheno (Breakfast / Dinner)

You’ll smell Bridestowe before you see it, this enormous lavender farm perfuming the Tasmanian countryside. The flowers grown here aren’t just used in fragrances – they’re also infused into ice-cream, teas and jams. It’s a tasty entrée to the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, sculpted into World War One soldiers. Real penguins come out to play in Bicheno; sign up to spot them after dark as they waddle to shore from the water.

Hotel: Beachfront at Bicheno

Day 8: Bicheno - Hobart (Breakfast)

The colours at Freycinet National Park are so vivid you’ll think someone has taken the glasses off your nose and cleaned them for the first time: The patchwork of ocean blues that lap Coles and Wineglass bays. The powdery white of sand. The intense green of the forest. There’s a reason why Freycinet adventures star on postcards. The other place on postcards is Richmond, its grand 1820s Georgian buildings today home to bijou boutiques, galleries and cafes that appear to be lost in time.

Hotel: Best Western Hobart

Day 9: Port Arthur (Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

The Isle of the Dead, Devil’s Kitchen, and Blowhole… the attractions at and around Port Arthur nod to the region’s notoriously harsh history. This is the best-preserved convict site in Australia, and among the most significant convict-era destinations worldwide. The stories these walls could tell.

Hotel: Best Western Hobart

Day 10: Depart Hobart (Breakfast)
After breakfast, free at own leisure and make your own arrangement to the airport for your flight back home.

Flights to depart any time from Hobart Airport

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  • 9 nights' accommodation with daily breakfasts
  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Centrally located premium hotels

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  • Return international flight ticket
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Australian ETA Visa

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  • Flight Information
    • Day 1: Flights to arrive by 12:30pm into Hobart Airport
    • Day 10: Flights to depart any time from Hobart Airport
  • Validation from Now - 31 March 2024 (minimum 2 adults to go)

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