13D12N Perfect Tasmania

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

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DAY 1 : WELCOME TO HOBART (Included Meals: Dinner with Wine)

You don’t have to venture far from your hotel to find inspiration in Hobart, Tasmania’s cool little capital. Whether you’re exploring the harbour precinct with its oh-so-tasty seafood restaurants, browsing one of the city’s applauded galleries, or easing into your Tasmania tour by kicking back in a hidden wine bar, there city doesn’t disappoint. Save room for your welcome dinner hero-ing local produce, enjoyed in the company of your fellow adventure-seekers and soon-to-be best friends.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

DAY 2: HOBART - STRAHAN (Included Meals: Breakfast)

From alpaca throws to woodwork, gin to garden-fresh vegetables, Salamanca Market is like creative Tasmania in a bustling snapshot. Grab a coffee and a bulging bacon-and-egg breakfast roll before navigating more than 300 stalls, wedged alongside the Salamanca precinct’s historic sandstone warehouses. Your afternoon excursions delve deep into many of the things that make Hobart great: the leafy Botanic Gardens spotlighting endemic plants, historic Battery Point and the Cascade Brewery – raspberry cider, anyone? End the day on a literal high at the Mt Nelson Lookout, offering dizzying views over the city and the River Derwent, all the way to Bruny Island in the south.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

DAY 3: HOBART – STRAHAN (Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine)

From waterfalls to lakes to ancient moonscapes, today is a journey of contrasts. Not to mention blissful moments of soul revival. Exhale amid the tangle of forest that drapes Mt Field National Park, where tiered Russell Falls casts a veil of mist over the flora. Forget your worries at mirror-like Lake St. Clair, the deepest of its kind in Australia. Sigh as you skirt the World Heritage-protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Then revel in the serenity of Strahan on the wild West Coast of the island. Did you know you’re overlooking Macquarie Harbour, which is a whopping seven times the size of Sydney Harbour?

Hotel: Strahan Village

DAY 4: STRAHAN – CRADLE MOUNTAIN (Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine)

No day that involves a cruise is a bad day. Even better if it’s the deep, dark waters of the far-flung Tassie’s Gordon River. Soak up the silence of this untouched wilderness area on your Gordon River cruise en route to Sarah Island, the state’s oldest convict settlement. Today, the island’s haunting ruins have been reclaimed by nature, enveloped by forest and twisting vines. Your commute toward immense Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park visits Rosebery – the tagline here is “welcome to the rainforest, don’t complain about the rain” – and tiny Tullah, population 165. Rest up – Cradle Mountain tours await.

Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel

DAY 5: CRADLE MOUNTAIN (Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine)

At the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Cradle Mountain is all moss-covered ancient rainforest and deep river gorges, snow-tipped peaks, wild alpine moorlands and glacial lakes – case in point Dove Lake, where you’ll likely spot Bennett’s wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing. Pause at Waldheim Chalet, once the home of Gustav and Kate Weindorfer, a passionate husband-and-wife team who played a pivotal role in the park’s formation and protection. Being here, you can understand their vision: this pocket of paradise is like a salve for the soul, at once humbling and inspiring.

Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel

DAY 6: CRADLE MOUNTAIN - LAUNCESTON (Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest Lunch)

Tasmania has its fair share of award-winning gin and whisky distilleries. Among them – and one of Australia’s pioneers when it comes to delicious drops – is Hellyers Road Distillery in Burnie. The cellar door here pours some of the tastiest tipples you’ll come across. Whisky is a breakfast drink, right? Continue expanding your palate at Mount Gnomon Farm, in the hills overlooking the petite town of Penguin. If there’s a place with a cuter name, we’re yet to locate it on a map. Here, farmer Guy Robertson is as passionate about his orchards of heritage apples as he is about the cider he makes. Sip your way through a Be My Guest lunch. Call in at quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’ and continue through the Meander Valley to Launceston.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

DAY 7: LAUNCESTON (Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine)

Prepare for goosebumps – Cataract Gorge is humbling. How many cities can claim they have such a lush expanse of bushland and Victorian gardens within walking distance of the CBD? Explore at your leisure. By the time you reach Josef Chromy Wines, you’ll have worked up a thirst. We’ve got you covered, with a tasting of some of the state’s finest cool-climate wines paired with lunch. Don’t miss a stroll around the verdant grounds. This afternoon is yours: an optional cruise along the Tamar River, perhaps? Or splashing out at one of the produce-driven restaurants the city is known for?

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

DAY 8: LAUNCESTON - BICHERO (Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine)

You’ll smell Bridestowe Estate well before you arrive – this lavender farm welcomes with soothing aromas (did you know that lavender is a soporific?) and addictive flavours in the form of lavender ice-cream or perhaps a spoon of honey from the half-a-million bees that graze the floral fields. Moving moments await at Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, a series of trees carved with sculptures as an homage to fallen WWI soldiers. It’s a poignant reminder just how lucky we are today, to have Tasmania’s scene-stealing landscapes to gaze over. Be sure to head out tonight to catch a glimpse of the little penguins that call this part of the world home.

Hotel: Diamond Island Beach Resort

DAY 9: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK & WINEGLASS BAY (Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine)

There’s a reason this part of Tasmania takes home top honours for its beaches – they were made for postcards. The brilliant blue ocean follows you through Cape Tourville’s virgin eucalypt forests, with golden beaches as far as the eye can see. Perhaps the only sight more dazzling is the flawless crescent of sand that marks Wineglass Bay, your cruise boat backdropped by the dusty pink Hazards mountains of Coles Bay.

Hotel: Eastcoaster Tasmania

DAY 10: TRIABUNNA - HOBART (Included Meals: Breakfast)

Freestone Point was once home to the world’s largest wood chip mill, built on the unceded lands of the Paredarerme people. It’s had a philosophy change, and now has forward-thinking management intent on charting a sustainable path. As if your ‘welcome to country’ at Oyster Bay wasn’t humbling enough, you’ll then have the chance to visit beehives and worm farms, assisting horticulturists propagating seeds to regenerate the area. The GPS is now set for the historic township of Richmond; explore the convict-built goal and bridge or browsing the quaint boutique shops in town. This evening is at your leisure in Hobart.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

DAY 11: HOBART (Included Meals: Breakfast)

While the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site has a grim convict history, you wouldn’t know it today – the countryside is all rolling green fields and ocean views, best glimpsed on a Port Arthur guided tour with an in-the-know historian. The secrets they can tell… It’s only the place names that give Port Arthur’s harsh heritage away: cruise around the Isle of the Dead, glimpse rugged sea cliffs from Pirate’s Bay Lookout, and veer past Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. Tonight is at your leisure in Hobart – we can recommend any number of stellar restaurants and wine bars. There’s no shortage in Tasmania’s cool little capital.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

DAY 12: HOBART FREE TIME (Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner)

There’s something about Tasmania’s capital that encourages life in the slow lane. Perhaps it’s the calming watery outlook. Maybe the art-filled streets. Definitely the forest-clad mountain backdrop. You’ll quickly fall into step, on this day to spend as you will. Perhaps add on a Bruny Island Cruise to spot playful sea lions and ogle Australia’s highest sea cliffs? Or enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Apple Isle on a scenic flight down to the great Southwest? Or get your cultural fix with a visit to the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

DAY 13: DEPART HOBART (Included Meals: Breakfast)

It took early explorers months to circumnavigate Tasmania. You’ve completed your Tasmania tour in just 13 days. What a wild ride.

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  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Be My Guest Lunch and Cider Tasting with host Guy Robertson at Mt Gnomon Farm in Penguin
  • Centrally located premium hotels

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  • Return international flight ticket
  • Travel insurance
  • Australia ETA
  • Others no mentioned

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  • Minimum of 02 adults to go
  • Peak season surcharge applies on certain dates, to be advice
  • Sequence of itinerary is subject to change without prior notice

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  • 12 Full Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches & 1 Be My Guest lunch
  • 7 Dinners with Wine &1 Farewell Dinner

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