Adventure is knocking. Turn "never thought I would" into "glad I did" with a budget-friendly tour that includes all the essentials plus a great mix of included excursions and free time. We know why you travel. We know that another day in an amazing destination means more than a fancy chocolate on a pillow! Cosmos travel experts still insist that you enjoy comfortable, clean and attractive hotels; a professional Tour Director; guided sightseeing of must-see sights; and seamless transportation that makes getting there half the fun!
Day 1: ARRIVE IN HOBART, AUSTRALIA
Welcome to Tasmania! Please meet your Tour Director at your leisure in the hotel lobby from 2.00pm - 5.30pm to complete the tour check-in process. Later, join your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome meeting and drink featuring local wines and spirits.
Day 2: HOBART. EXCURSION TO BRUNY ISLAND. (Breakfast, Lunch)
This morning, visit the famous Salamanca Market with a chance to meet artisans and taste fresh local produce. After time to explore the market on your own, travel to Bruny Island and enjoy a tasting tour of this rugged island that may include local specialties such as fresh oysters, cheeses, berries, and more. Return to Hobart where your evening is at leisure.
Day 3: HOBART. EXCURSION TO HAMILTON & NEW NORFOLK. (Breakfast, Lunch)
This morning, participate in a master class at Federation Artisan Chocolate. Learn the process of making chocolate from bean to bar and enjoy some tastings. Next, visit a working sheep and cropping farm where you will see a sheep shearing demonstration, working dogs rounding up the sheep, and learn about the extensive conservation program on the farm, before sitting down for a freshly prepared lunch. Continue to New Norfolk for an orientation tour. Return to Hobart where the remainder of day is at leisure
Day 4: HOBART – BOTHWELL – ST HELENS. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Travel into the scenic central highlands of Tasmania and visit the Australasian Golf Museum, which tells the story of how golf evolved from a crude game into one of Australia's most popular participation sports. Next, visit Old Kempton Distillery, a whiskey distillery located in a beautifully restored 1840's colonial inn. Later, see Oatlands & Callington Flour Mill, the only working example of its type in the southern hemisphere. Before arriving at your hotel, enjoy a leisurely walk on the Grey Mare's Waterfall Trail. Tonight, enjoy a fresh seafood dinner at a local restaurant. Spend the next 2 evenings in the fishing port of St Helens, located near Binalong Bay and the beautiful beaches of the Bay of Fires.
Day 5: ST HELENS. (Breakfast)
This morning, stretch your legs on the legendary Bay of Fires Walk and enjoy spectacular views of the sandy white beaches, colourful orange granite boulders, and emerald-blue waters. Next, watch a jam making demonstration at Eureka Farm, growers of fruits and berries. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to explore more on your own. You may wish to try your hand at fishing, shop for a favourite souvenir, visit the art galleries, or relax and just enjoy this amazing setting
Day 6: ST HELENS – NABOWLA – LAUNCESTON. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Start the day with a visit to Pyengana Dairy where you'll join in a cheesemaking discussion and enjoy a tasting of Australia's heritage farmhouse cheese. Next, visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate for a tour and a lunch of local produce. Then, make a stop at Jansz Tasmania and find out why Tasmanian sparkling wine is among the best in the world. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner featuring local Tassie produce and wine.
Day 7: DEPART LAUNCESTON (Breakfast)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. You may also choose to extend your time in Launceston and explore more on your own. Extra nights are available for purchase.
6 night’s accommodation
Daily breakfast, 3 lunches & 2 dinners
Professional Tour Director
Headsets throughout the tour
International air ticket
Travel insurance & Visa
Safety net protection
Others not mentioned
Travel Period: 30 SEP 2022 / 14 OCT 2022 / 28 OCT 2022 / 11 NOV 2022 / 25 NOV 2022 / 9 DEC 2022