11 Day Deluxe – Tasmania Western Explorer FTT11TWE

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From $4,495 Per Person
Departs Launceston
Returns Hobart
Difficulty Medium
Group Size 15

11 Day Deluxe – Tasmania Western Explorer Tour

Departs: April 6, 13 and 27th – 2023

Our new 11 Day Western Explorer package has been designed with a focus on some less frequented areas of beautiful Tasmania – centred around the western half of the island and in
particular the Tarkine area. This itinerary is one of the only offerings found anywhere to spend multiple days exploring the Tarkine region by foot, coach bus and boat. A perfect option for
those that have perhaps visited Tasmania before or prefer a getaway into more remote & wilderness regions. A comprehensive holiday on Tasmania’s western side, this package operates
only in the beautiful season of Autumn and is suitable for guests of all ages and physical abilities.

Highlights

  • Guided tour of Launceston City
  • Cataract Gorge
  • Melita Honey Farm tasting
  • Visit Sheffield – the ‘Township of Murals’
  • Lunch at a local Salmon farm
  • Guided walks through Rocky Cape National Park
  • Guided tour of Cape Grim and the Woolnorth Windfarm facility
  • 3 full days guided experience of the Tarkine Conservation area
  • Enjoy a chairlift ride up The Nut at Stanley
  • Visit Table Cape and Boat Harbour
  • Cradle Mountain
  • Cruise the remote Arthur River in the wonderful Tarkine area
  • ‘Premium Class’ on the steam train – The West Coast Wilderness Railway
  • Scenic drive through UNESCO World Heritage area of the Wild Rivers National Park
  • Visit an original, unique and tasteful art galleries – The Wall
  • Nelson Falls & the 3 tiered Russell Falls
  • Enjoy 6 nights at luxurious 4-star lodgings as part of your tour package
  • Fully accredited and experienced local guides

Inclusions

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • 3 consecutive nights in 4-star Tall Timbers Hotel in Tasmania’s north-west
  • 10 x breakfasts
  • 9 x lunches provided
  • 2 x 2-course evening meals provided
  • Bottled water provided on tour
  • Tea, coffee & biscuits stops are included at selected, scenic locations
  • All attraction fees
  • All entry fees and National Parks passes provided

Additional expenses incurred are 8 x evening meals & any spending money

Tour Pricing

All prices are in AUD. Land only.

Price Per Person01/04/2022-01/05/2023
Twin Share$ 4,495
Single$ 5,495

Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 4 guests.

Prices & Dates

Tour Options  

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary

  • 1 Arrive Launceston (D)

    Arrive into Launceston city today at your leisure. Take a short (20min) taxi ride or shuttle bus into your inner city accommodations where check-in is anytime from 1pm. The city mall area is only a short walking distance where you can explore downtown Launceston. Tonight your hosts will provide a delicious 2-course meal with welcome drink at a great local restaurant. Comprehensive tour itineraries will be provided along with a personalised map geographically depicting your 11-day journey covering approximately 1250kms.

    Accommodation: Best Western PLUS or similar

  • 2 Launceston & Sheffield to Ulverstone (B, L)

    Today we spend the morning exploring downtown Launceston – Australia’s 3rd oldest capital city behind Sydney & Hobart. We will see the King Bridge, City Park, inside the beautiful old Heritage listed Post Office and of course take a 40 minute stroll through a jewel in the city – Cataract Gorge Reserve.

    Late morning we head westward into the Meander Valley which is an absolutely stunning farming and pastural area. Our lunch stop today is a true gem hidden in the forest at 41º Degrees South Salmon Farm. Try local made ice-cream and honey tastings of more than 40 flavours at the renowned Melita Honey Farm in Chudleigh before learning about Tasmania’s oldest and biggest Leatherwood Honey producer R. Stephens Honey, as we pass through Mole Creek.

    Visit Sheffield the ‘township of murals’ to see the dozens of paintings on every available space. Our personal favourite being the giant depiction of Gustav Weindorfer and many of the local animals keeping warm by the fire in his Cradle Mountain chalet – Waldheim. With the stunning Mt Roland standing proudly behind, Sheffield is also a fantastic location for our afternoon tea/coffee & snacks break.

    Our afternoon drive takes us to where the Mersey River meets the Bass Strait in the city of Devonport. A monument here called ‘The Spirit of the Sea’ marks this nautically significant area and a lovely boardwalk stroll can be had along this famed coastline. We continue in a NorthWest direction to the township of Ulverstone for tonight’s lodgings.

    Accommodation: Ulverstone

  • 3 The rugged North Coast and Woolnorth Wind Farm (B, L)

    The Bass Highway is surely one of the prettiest major highways in Australia as it snakes its way along Tassie’s north coast. In parts we are travelling right on the waters edge as we pass through the lovely towns of Penguin and Burnie on our way to Rocky Cape National Park. Exposed, rugged, ancient and stunningly beautiful this area juts out into Bass Strait and is sometimes subjected to Tasmania’s most inclement weather.

    Hopefully, though the sun will be shining today and we can enjoy some energising walks into this geologically wonderful park. In the afternoon we have planned a real local insight into an incredibly unique corner of Tasmania. The very far north-west corner of our state is a large and acclaimed cattle farming property called Woolnorth. This is one of the locations where the well-known Cape Grim Beef is raised. They also happen to have Tasmania’s largest wind farm in operation with 62 turbines contributing approximately 9% of the island’s total energy needs.

    We have a guided farm tour experience today which will take us right to the base of these giant turbines and to the very edge of the
    imposing cliffs and coastline. You will feel the wind whipping from 10 000km of uninterrupted ocean. As public access onto the farm is restricted, the best and only way to experience this area is with our local guide. Tonight we check in to the best hotel on Tasmania’s north coast for a 3-night stay.

    Accommodation: Tall Timbers Hotel or similar

  • 4 Arthur River Cruise & the ‘Edge of the World’ (B, L)

    A scenic drive to Tasmania’s very west coast is first up this morning. Passing through Marrawah and the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area we cross the Arthur River Bridge and venture deep into the Tarkine for a truly unique west coast experience – the Arthur River Cruise. Spend 5 hours journey into some of our most remote regions accessible by water. Enjoy entertaining commentary and spot native wildlife along the way. Lunch will be served at a secluded, private picnic location on the banks of Arthur River.

    In the afternoon we stop at a breathtaking lookout location called ‘The Edge of the World’ – Tasmania’s westernmost point. See the beautiful bay and surrounding coastline of this less frequented tourist area. Overnight once again in the luxurious Tall Timbers Hotel in Smithton, perhaps take advantage of the heated, indoor swimming pool for a twilight dip?

    Accommodation: Tall Timbers Smithton or similar 

  • 5 The Tarkine area loop (B, L)

    This morning we once again venture into the Tarkine for further exploration of this often overlooked tourist area. Not officially recognised as National Park, the Tarkine region of Tasmania is under constant threat from timber & mining companies seeking to exploit its natural bounty of resources. We would like to share with you some of our favourite walks and forested areas to showcase what a unique and stunning environment we have on our doorstep.

    We will explore Sumac lookout, Lake Chisholm and the Trowutta Arch among a selection of other scenic favourites. Today will be a picnic lunch in Tasmania’s Tarkine wilderness. Overnight for the final time in the luxurious 4-star Tall Timbers Hotel.

    Accommodation: Tall Timbers Smithton or similar 

  • 6 Stanley & Table Cape to Cradle Mountain (B, L)

    We begin our morning by seeing one of the most famous landmarks on Tasmania’s north coast – The Nut at Stanley. Take the chair lift in both directions to explore the summit/plateau area of this unusual geographical feature and gaze over Tasmania’s rugged north coast. Approximately 200km of Bass Strait stands between here and the Australian mainland. These are some of the best panoramic views of this iconic body of water to be had anywhere.

    On our way south though we will stop at the picturesque Table Cape where the iconic lighthouse is an unwavering beacon to passing vessels. Although in April the Tulips will not be in bloom this property is still a sight to behold at any time. Heading south towards the Great Central Plateau, enjoy a scenic and slightly winding journey up to an elevation of approximately 1000m.

    Arriving at Cradle Mountain, this evening we have the opportunity for some optional Wombat spotting at dusk. A meditative forest walk through the pepper berry & snow gum trees is also available behind our luxurious lodgings. Tonight we stay at the acclaimed, 4-star Cradle Mountain Hotel. The expansive restaurant, bar and lounge areas have several fire places and offer a great opportunity to relax and unwind in style.

    Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Hotel or similar 

  • 7 Cradle Mountain to Queenstown (B, L, D)

    We have nearly a full day planned to explore some of the fantastic walks in the Cradle Mountain World Heritage area. Visit the divine Dove Lake right at the foot of Cradle Mountain summit – a photographer’s paradise. Take in the stunning views of this iconic space from several angles as we complete a short walk to Glacier Rock. Wonders abound strolling through the mossy forests of the Enchanted Walk, Kynvet Falls and the Pencil Pine Waterfall.

    Fantastic, elevated boardwalks snake through the park giving comfortable access to secluded areas without ever getting mud on our boots! We will even stroll a section of Australia’s most famous multiday trek – The Overland Track. Visit the old ‘Waldheim Chalet’ of pioneer Gustav Weindorfer – the father of this wondrous park and learn of his efforts to have Cradle Mountain area reserved as National Park.

    In April we might also be in for a botanical treat with the turning of the Fagus (deciduous beech) – Australia’s only native deciduous plant. Around this time its leaves begin their transformation to all shades of red, orange & yellow and their display attracts photographers from across the country. Only found in a few unique, wet, elevated areas of Tasmania this might be the first ever sighting of this delightful plant for most of our guests. In the afternoon visit the Cradle Mountain Wilderness gallery for an art fix – highly recommend is the permanent display of photography by Peter Dombrovski. Considered by many to be the Father of landscape photography in Australia, it was some of his iconic images that were the catalyst for conservation in Tasmania’s south-west and the scrapping of controversial Franklin-Gordon Dam project in the early 1980’s. Next is a scenic afternoon drive to the infamous west-coast township of Queenstown for a 2-night stay. A delicious 2-course dinner will be supplied tonight at your comfortable accommodations.

    Accommodation: Queenstown

  • 8 West Coast Wilderness Railway (B, L)

    Don’t bother checking out of your hotel as we will enjoy a lovely day of scenery before relaxing back in the same accommodations for a second night. Today we journey on the West Coast Wilderness Railway – a journey back in time aboard the fully restored original steam train. Departing from Queenstown we travel premium ‘Wilderness’ class and will be welcomed onboard with complimentary sparkling wine and canapés.

    The half day journey heads deep into the heart of the west coast on the steep sections of the track where the famous ‘rack n pinion’ line is found. Sit back in comfort as we cross more than a dozen bridges while listening to your guide bring stories of the railway and its resilient people to life. Enjoy a delicious lunch onboard while taking in the sights of the King River waterway, this is truly one of Tasmania’s premier experiences.

    This afternoon further activities include a visit to the classic old Empire Hotel and Paragon Theatre.

    Accommodation: Queenstown

  • 9 Queenstown to Hobart (B, L)

    Queenstown is an old mining town reflecting past glory and surrounded by colourful, mineral rich mountains. It is infamous for having severely eroded, surrounding mountains void of life & vegetation. Often described as a ‘moonscape’ this damage was due to having zero environmental regard during the height of the mining era, today many of these area have been re-vegetated after a significant and targeted effort over the last 20 years. We will take in panoramic views over Queenstown from the Iron Blow lookout at the top of Mt Lyell before a lovely rainforest drive right through the World Heritage Franklin-Gordon National Park.

    Take a stroll into possibly Tasmania’s most photogenic waterfall – Nelson Falls, the 30 minute return walk is one of the west coasts best. We then travel through picturesque valleys and mountains, pristine forests, cross wild rivers before winding our way up Mt Arrowsmith to the central highlands and geographical centre of Tasmania. Button grass plains, Eucalyptus forests, majestic mountains and spectacular lakes are in every direction here.

    Turn at Derwent Bridge to see Lake St Clair – our location for today’s lunch and Australia’s deepest freshwater lake. Lake St Clair is also famous for being the source of the mighty Derwent River. Next up is a visit to one of the states premier cultural experiences – The Wall, an amazing work by artist Greg Duncan, depicting stories of Tasmanian history hand carved in Huon pine – our most famous timber.

    In the afternoon we have a close-up look at Tasmania’s Hydro-Electric Power scheme in the township of Tarraleah, before pushing further east into the Derwent Valley. A mid-afternoon coffee stop is in order at Lake Meadowbank before detouring into Mt Field National Park to visit the delightful 3 tier Russell Falls. Our final drive leg wanders along side the Derwent River bringing us to Hobart for the conclusion of our adventures. Tonight we check in for a 2- night stay right in the Hobart city centre and close walking distance to everything including the Salamanca & Hobart Waterfront areas.

    Accommodation: Hobart

  • 10 Salamanca Markets & MONA (B)

    No need to hurry or pack your things for checkout this morning as there is another nights stay included. After delicious hot breakfast we have some great activities organised for your Saturday… but being self guided you are on your own time schedule and can move at your own pace!

    Lets begin with a morning at the famous Salamanca markets only a 5 minute stroll from your hotel. Wander the rows of market stalls displaying woodwork, arts & craft, fresh produce, coffee, wine, cooked foods and more. This is Tasmania’s most famous market and operates every Saturday for the entire year. Salamanca also has a fantastic collection of convict built sandstone buildings connected by narrow laneways, staircases and interesting little spaces. In addition to the markets Salamanca area has fantastic art galleries, cafes and retail stores.

    You are free to wander the markets & surrounds at your leisure… perhaps a wander across the dock area or up into the quaint suburb of Battery Point? When feels appropriate for you a short wander to Brooke Street Pier will lead to the departure terminal for your choice of 2 afternoon activities:
    Option 1) MONA Museum. The Museum of Old & New Art has become one of Tasmania’s premier attractions over the last 10 years and is a real cultural adventure. The MONA ferry will transport you via a comfortable and scenic 25 minute fast boat cruise up the Derwent River to the museum. There is some fantastic viewing of Hobart and the harbour area along the ferry journey. At MONA you will encounter one of the most unique and fascinating buildings in Australia. The MONA complex features beautiful vineyards, 2 restaurants, a hotel and lovely garden areas adorned with sculptures above ground. The majority of the gallery however is actually below the surface – excavated into the sandstone rock. As you wander the quirky tunnels and pathways of the museum you can spot many areas of exposed sandstone suggesting you are underground. It is certainly one of the unique cultural experiences in Tasmania. Guiding you will be ‘The O’ which is a free downloadable phone App designed to enhance your experience in the gallery. One can very easily spend an entire afternoon at the MONA complex and we’d suggest allowing plenty of time to absorb the vibes and stop for a snack or drinks at one of the cafe’s/bars on location. The ferries depart for Hobart hourly so you can return to your city lodgings whenever you feel so inclined.

    Option 2) A 60min river cruise with ‘Hobart Historic Cruises’ is the alternate option for those not inclined to visit MONA. Departing at 1.45pm this option will allow you more time to explore the Salamanca Markets themselves. The lovely afternoon cruise will take you in both North & South directions on the river passing famous locations such as The Botanical Gardens, Government House, under the Tasman Bridge, Sandy Bay and the Wrest Point Casino before finally sailing over to the eastern Shore area. It’s a fantastic way to see Hobart’s stunning harbour while providing some great photo opportunities. Entertaining commentary along the way will educate you on some interesting facts about Hobart city and the landmarks you are passing. Being Saturday, tonight is a great opportunity to wander down into the dock or Salamanca areas for dinner and evening entertainment. There are dozens of restaurants within comfortable walking distance including some very indulgent dessert options for those with a sweet tooth.

    Accommodation: Hobart

  • 11 Departure (B)

    A hot breakfast is included in your hotel package today and with checkout time set for 11am there is no need to hurry. For those interested in additional activities and sightseeing for your Sunday luggage can be stored in the hotel reception luggage room at no additional charge. Being within walking distance to most of the city attractions you may wish to consider one or more of the following:
    – Sunday morning Farm Gate Market on Bathurst Street.
    – Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery on Davey St opposite Constitution Dock (free entry).
    – Hobart Botanical Gardens
    – A Cascade Brewery tour ($30 approx)
    – Visit Mawson’s Hut Replica Museum
    This concludes your 11 Day Tassie adventure. Additional nights in the same accommodations can be organised on request. We are sure you will have experienced some amazing scenery, culture, history, food & wine and formed some strong friendships with guests of our travel group along the way. It has been our pleasure be your hosts & guide in Tasmania, thank you for joining us.

  • Please book flights arriving anytime on Day 1
  • Please book flights departing anytime after breakfast on Day 11

*We reserve the right to alter tour itineraries without notice due to climatic conditions and other circumstances outside our control.

Additional Information

COVID Vaccination Requirements

As of December 15th 2021 all guests are to be double vaccinated for COVID-19 to participate in these guided tour packages. Venues visited may also ask for proof of double vaccination. This is in line with State Government border entry requirements for tourists. Note we are happy to discuss medical or other exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Accommodation Pick Up and Drop Off

Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at any Hobart or Launceston CBD Hotel, depending on which location the tour starts and finishes. The pickup are usually between 8.30-9.15 am. The time of pick up will be confirmed closer to departure depending on where other guests are staying. The Central Business District (CBD) is generally considered to be within a few blocks or a couple of minutes’ drive from the Hobart city mall.

Airport Transfers

Airport drop-off can be arranged in advance but will incur an airport drop-off fee of $60.

For those guests who are concluding their tours in Hobart, an Airport drop-off can be arranged in advance but will incur an airport drop-off fee of $60. Please book flights departing no earlier than 8.30pm as we cannot guarantee arriving in time in the event of delays outside our control.

Airport drop-off are not offered for our 13 Day itinerary or any itineraries that conclude in Launceston city. We recommend taxi ‘s in these scenarios.

Accommodation Pre or Post Tour Options in Hobart or Launceston

We can book you into the Movenpick Hotel Hobart or the Best Western Launceston Hotel where your tour starts.  If you would like to book your own, many guests choose to stay in Hobart at The Alabama Hotel, St Ives Apartments, RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel, ibis Styles Hobart, Salamanca Suites or The Henry Jones Art Hotel.

Most guests choose to stay in Launceston at Art Hotel on York, Ashcroft Apartments, Waratah on York, Hideaway on George, The Florance, TWOFOURTWO Boutique Apartments or the Peppers Silo Hotel Launceston, or similar. Hotels may vary from the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control.

Book your pre and post-tour accommodation here.

Travel Insurance

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.

How many Guests will be on Tour

The largest group we take in a vehicle is 15 passengers. The vehicle you will travel in depends on passenger bookings. There are 3 different size vehicles. ‘Maximum Passengers’ policy is:

  • Toyota HiAce – Licensed to carry 14, no more than 11 passengers in this vehicle.
  • Iveco Mini Bus Daily – Executive model. Licensed to carry 17 but we guarantee never more than 12 guests.
  • Yutong Coach – Half-size coach bus. Licensed to carry 23, no more than 15 passengers in this vehicle.

Packing Suggestions

Generally, the weather over the tourist season is warm during the day and cool at night. It is recommended to pack a warm jacket for Tasmania regardless of the time of the year you are traveling.

  • Digital camera or camcorder
  • Walking shoes. Although most walking tracks are easy and established, good walking shoes will come in handy.
  • A pair of jeans or similar, a pair of shorts in summer.
  • Sunglasses, sun cream, and a hat.
  • A small torch if you want to search wildlife at night at Cradle Mountain.
  • A raincoat or jacket

Wi-Fi Access

Most of the accommodations offer free Wi-Fi. It may be slower than you are used to due to the remote locations. Wi-Fi may only be available when close to the reception building.

Mobile or Cell Phone Coverage  

The only cell phone network that has a reliable signal in most locations is TELSTRA network. Vodafone & Optus sim cards will usually have signal only in major cities or towns. Public phones are widely available, some have the option of payment on credit cards.

Be aware that some confirmed bookings are not refundable if cancelled, and also may not be transferable to another date or otherwise changed. Alternatively, a change may only be permissible subject to payment of an additional fee or charge. Your entitlement to a refund for cancelled bookings is subject to the relevant Supplier’s terms and conditions. Please note that if we are entitled to a service fee for placing a booking, we will remain entitled to this fee if you cancel the booking or the Supplier fails to provide you with the Product for any reason (other than our default), including in an event of Force Majeure. We will be entitled to deduct our service fee from any refund we receive on your behalf before remitting the balance to you. Suppliers’ fees are outlined in their relevant terms and conditions.

Please review the Terms and Conditions and Schedule of Fees prior to making a booking.

A note on COVID-19 related cancellations: If your tour departure date is cancelled/postponed or affected by State or Federal government imposed lockdowns & border restrictions you will receive a 100% credit on your tour booking. No re-booking fees will be charged. This policy will apply right up until the day of departure. Guests, however, will need to cover any price increases that may occur in the interim waiting period until their re-booking date.

If you are personally impacted by COVID within 14 days of your planned departure and cannot travel we will hold 70% of your tour fee’s in credit. A flat 30% administration fee will be applied to Covid cancellations within 14 days of departure. This is to cover unrecoverable costs from hotel & attraction bookings etc that cannot be cancelled on short notice without penalty. Please note we reserve the right to ask for certified proof of a positive COVID test in these cases.

Covid cancellations that occur more than 14 days out from your planned departure will simply fall under our standard cancellation policy which can be found in the table below.

Standard Cancellation Policy: You are required to notify of cancellation in writing. These amounts will be less any agents booking fees.
Notice in Days                  Refund baed on a business day when email to advise of cancellation is received
50+ Days Notice              80% Refund
22 – 49 Days Notice       75% Refund
10 – 21 Days Notice        50% Refund
1 – 9 Days Notice             0% Refund

As we plan our tours, food, and accommodation in advance our policy is necessary to ensure all out-of-pocket expenses are covered in the unfortunate event of a cancellation. We recommend all guests purchase travel insurance when booking tours.

Travel Insurance
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Tour Reviews

Even though I had previously visited Tasmania I discovered lots more to see. The itinerary had variety along with comfortable accommodation and good food accompanied by informative commentary. I enjoyed the history, wine and food tastings and walks in the spectacular National Parks and along the beach. Morgan always ensured there was an alternate activity for those unable to walk too far. He was helpful at all times in many different ways. Well Done! Gaye McKay

The scenery was spectacular, and the places we visited were very interesting, from lakes and mountains to seahorses. Roberts knowledge of everything was much appreciated, as was the afternoon tea and biscuits! The food was great as was the company of the other travellers. This is a tour for singles or couples who like something a bit different. Definitely recommended. Pam W

Attended the 6 day group tour with Robert as our guide. I had been to Hobart several times and wanted to see more of Tasmania without having to do all of the homework and planning. This was a wonderful trip that touched on areas like Cradle Mountain, Launceston, and small mining towns on the west coast. The planning and schedule was seamlessly run and chosen accommodation was very comfortable. The real value for me on the tour was being able to enjoy my surroundings without having my head stuck in a map and it was also fun to travel with others as I am normally a solo traveller. Also, it was quite obvious how much enthusiasm and knowledge Robert had for the different areas. His introduction to the various places we visited always put us in very good stead with the owners and operators of the different establishments. Would thoroughly recommend this tour for anyone who likes to see a lot but wants a break from planning it all themselves. I’ve had plenty of experience planning itineraries for myself and this was a much more enjoyable and less stressful way to enjoy my holiday 🙂 Laura Santiago

FAQs

  • 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
    There are two Public Bus companies that operate between Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and other places inside Tasmania. You can see these here: Redline Coach and Tassie Link. Redline Coach also does airport to hotel transfers.
  • 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.
  • Payment Options
    We use TravelPay to process credit cards as it is recommended by AFTA (The Australian Federation of Travel Agents) as it provides protection in the event of supplier insolvency.

    Credit Card Customer Payment Link enter this link into your browser: pay.travelpay.com.au/AUSTC

    If paying via the Customer Payment Link, please ensure you complete all fields and ensure you enter the correct Trip Reference Number, so we can identify your payment. Remember that ‘TravelPay’ will appear on your credit card statement.

    Credit card surcharges will apply when paying by credit card. We accept all credit cards and relevant credit card fee is applied when processing: Mastercard – 1.30%, Visa – 1.50%, American Express – 2.20%, Diners Card – 2.75%, International Credit Cards – 3.25%

    Direct Deposit payments take up to 3 business days to process. Please notify your consultant of your payment once it has been processed.

    Commonwealth Bank – Australian Tours and Cruises

    Reference: Trip Number

    BSB: 062-504    Account: 1066 1268

    International Direct Deposit: Add $25 for bank fees

    SWIFT or BIC CODE: CTBAAU2S

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