10 Day Tasmanian Wonders KFHLH
If Tasmania is on your must-do list, this journey offers the ideal introduction to the island state. Combining spectacular landscapes with exposure to rich convict history and gourmet artisan produce, it takes you to unforgettable locations and ensures memorable encounters. Step back in time at Port Arthur, and visit the wild Gordon River, Cradle Mountain and the pristine Tarkine Wilderness.
- Explore Hobart’s iconic sights
- Visit spectacular Russell Falls
- Cruise on the Gordon River including a delicious lunch
- Discover Cradle Mountain National Park on a guided tour
- See ‘The Nut’ at Stanley
- Enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Tarkine Wilderness region
- Indulge in local cheese at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm
- Explore Launceston
- Visit Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre
- Discover Bridestowe Lavender Estate and the delicious lavender ice cream
- Spectacular views from Cape Tourville Lookout
- Step back in time at historic Port Arthur
- Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows
- Professionally Guided Tours with an experienced, professional Tasmania Tour Director and Tour Coach Driver
- Airport transfers Day 1 and Day 10
Dining – See Itinerary for B, L, D
- Full Buffet Breakfasts (9) B
- Lunch (1) L
- Hotel Dinners (5) D
- Farewell Dinner (1) D
- All Accommodation as listed
- Twin share rooms with private facilities in quality hotels
- Welcome drink
- Travel wallet and map
- Hotel porterage included
Prices & Dates
1 Arrive Hobart (D)
Your Tasmanian journey begins with an afternoon tour of Hobart. You’ll see historic Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, and Mt. Nelson, which affords panoramic views over Australia’s southernmost city. Enjoy the company of your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening at a Welcome Reception and dinner.
Accommodation: Wrest Point, Hobart
2 Hobart – Strahan (B, D)
This morning you’ll head west to New Norfolk and magnificent Mt. Field National Park and take a walk through lush rainforest to the many-tiered cascade of picturesque Russell Falls. Then enjoy the scenic drive to iconic Lake St. Clair, the deepest freshwater lake in Australia, and continue through the rainforest to the coastal town of Strahan. Nestled on the shores of massive Macquarie Harbour, Strahan is the gateway to the World Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.
Accommodation: Strahan Village, Strahan
3 Gordon River Cruise - Cradle Mountain (B, L, D)
A highlight today is your lunch cruise on the Gordon River. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters. Stained amber by buttongrass tannins, they reflect the untouched wilderness that surrounds them. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania’s lesser-known convict history. See Hells Gates, the treacherous entrance to the harbour, and Heritage Landing, site of a 2,000-year-old Huon Pine. Travel through the old towns of Rosebery and Tullah on your way to your hotel.
Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Hotel, Cradle Mountain
4 Cradle Mountain – Smithton (B, D)
This morning, marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a guided walk by Dove Lake, where you may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons along the way. Travel on through rolling green hills to Table Cape for spectacular views of Bass Strait. Picturesque Stanley is in your sights as you head west. Enjoy views of the sheer-sided Stanley bluff known as ‘The Nut’ and take some time to explore. Your destination is Smithton.
Accommodation: Tall Timbers, Smithton
5 Smithton - Launceston (B)
Today, enjoy a tour with a local guide of the magnificent Tarkine Wilderness region. One of Australia’s largest temperate rainforests, it boasts vast stands of myrtle, leatherwood and pine trees. En route to Launceston you’ll visit the award-winning Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm to learn about its dairy production methods and taste some samples.
Accommodation: Best Western Plus Launceston, Launceston, 2 nights
6 Launceston (B)
This morning travel through the rolling hills of the Tamar Valley to the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre. Your local expert will bring to life the mine’s extraordinary past, including the dramatic events of the 2006 rock fall and mine rescue. After taking time to discover Cataract Gorge, this afternoon is at leisure for your own exploration of Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’, Launceston.
Accommodation: Best Western Plus Launceston, Launceston
7 Launceston – Bicheno (B, D)
Bridestowe Lavender Estate, producer of high-quality lavender since 1922, is your first stop today. Later, visit the unique Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site, then follow the picturesque east coast to Bicheno. This evening you might like to take an optional experience tour to see either Bicheno’s wild penguins as they emerge from the ocean, or the iconic Tasmanian Devil.
Accommodation: Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno, Bicheno
8 Bicheno - Hobart (B)
Today, experience the grandeur of Freycinet National Park, taking a guided walk to the lookout at Cape Tourville that affords astonishing views across brilliant blue water, verdant forest and golden beaches. Then travel through Swansea and Orford on your way to Hobart.
Accommodation: Wrest Point, Hobart for 2 nights
9 Port Arthur - Hobart (B, D)
Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating walk with a local expert through the remains of Port Arthur’s infamous convict prison. On the drive back to Hobart, see the amazing natural rock formations of the Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart’s popular restaurants.
Accommodation: Wrest Point, Hobart
10 Depart Hobart (B)
Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.
Flight Information & Complimentary airport transfers
Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.
- Day 1 – Please book flights arriving into Hobart Airport anytime prior to 12:30pm
- Day 10 – Please book flights departing from Hobart Airport anytime after breakfast
- Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Hobart Airport
- Day 10 – Flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport
Any flights referred to in the itinerary are additional and not included in the land content price.
Complimentary Airport Transfers
Complimentary arrival and departure transfers are provided between designated airports and selected hotels on the scheduled start and end days of your trip with pre or post accommodation booked through Australian Tours and Cruises in conjunction you’re your tour.
If you book your own pre or post accommodation then transfers are not included.
Bookings within 110 days of departure:
If you would like to book within 110 days of departure, full payment is required before we can send requests for any unconfirmed items such as hotel rooms. If your booking request is unable to be confirmed you will be refunded the full tour cost paid, less any credit card fees charged.
**Please note: Do not book flights until your booking request been confirmed from our office.
It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance. Most claims arise from either personal or close-family illness before departure resulting in cancellation charges. As a valued customer we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted travel insurance. Travel Insurance Quote with CoverMore.
Travel documents for guided tours are delivered to the hotel or address you are staying at prior to your tour depending on the tour type chosen. We also provide you with a tour itinerary and arrival instructions by email, once we have all your flight information and personal details.
There is no set age or type of traveller, you can expect a wide-range of like-minded travellers. Families with children, young couples, baby boomers, solo travellers, small groups and more can be found on guided tours. There is certainly no age limit for touring, with children as young as 6 through to seniors travelling, however, the general demographic tends to be over 40.
Depending on the tour you choose and the time of year you are travelling our group sizes can vary from 20 people up to 49 people
The must-see and must-do experiences in all their tours but also offer you the ability to customise your tour with a selection of Optional Experiences. Details of Optional Experiences available will be sent with your final documents.
What to Bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
- Water bottle
- Jacket and warm clothing
Low level of fitness is required. If your tour includes the walk around Dove Lake is considered a Moderate – Easy 6km loop. Not all guests will be able to complete the walk. Alternate short walks are available.
To allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy seats at the front of the coach, there is a seat rotation policy. This means that everyone changes seats daily during the course of the tour, and also means that you have the opportunity to meet new people throughout your journey.
Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30″ x 18″ x 10″ (76 x 46 x 25cm) and weight not exceeding 23kg (50lbs). Carry on hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12″ x 11″ x 6″ (30 x 28 x 14cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment.
Suitcases with wheels are recommended, as there are certain places where assistance is not available (e.g. airports, railway stations and cruise terminals). Please note: that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments and cannot be accepted as hand luggage.
Alternative arrangements should be made for forwarding excess baggage to the final destination prior to commencing your holiday.
Are there concession discounts?Pensioners (Australia or New Zealand) and Seniors Card holders (Australia) save with our concession discounts on selected tours. Ask our friendly team which tours you can get a discount on.
Are your tours suitable for pensioners aged 76 and 84 ?Yes, Tasmania tours passengers range from children to adult who are 90 years of age.
Transfer By Public Bus In Tasmania
Do you have any tours on offer during June, July or August ?Due to our off season of winter, no Tasmania tours operate during the months of June, July or August. The season starts in September and ends in May each year.
Is accommodation the night after the tour ends included in the price ?No, this accommodation will cost extra.
Is accommodation the night previous to the tour departure included in the price ?No, this Tasmania accommodation will be an extra cost.
Where is the meeting point for the start of tours ?The pick up is at the “before tour accommodation” hotel listed in the TRIP NOTES tabs of the specific tour you are looking at.
Do I need to arrive before Day 1 of my tour ?Please refer to your specific tour and look in the “Trip Notes” information where it may state this: You need to arrive any time the day prior to Day 1. If this is the case we can organise airport pick up and pre tour accommodation on your behalf, this will be an extra cost.
Other tours start late in the day on Day 1 so you can arrive that morning which will avoid the extra nights accommodation cost.
Please refer to the “Trip Notes” information for your specific tour which will explain this further.
How do you calculate the number of days for your Tasmania tour ?If you are doing a 4 day tour commencing on April 8th, the first day of the tour is and includes the 8th, plus 9th, plus 10th plus 11th and the tour ends on April 11.
Do your tours operate over Christmas and New Year?Yes – this is one of our most popular and busiest times
Are airfares from my home town included in the cost of the tours ?Airfares to and from Tasmania at the start and finish of your tours are extra.
Do you have short tours that include Bruny Island ?No tours include a trip to Bruny Island, however many people add this on as a day trip from Hobart either before or are after their multi day tour.
Does the price include The Spirit Of Tasmania ship fares ?The 11 Day Tour to Tasmania includes the Ship costs one way.
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