12 Day Tasmania Complete ARTH12
Discover World Heritage wilderness on this 12 day Tasmania coach tour which includes the “must see” places of Tasmania such as Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park, Launceston, Port Arthur, Hobart and the Gordon River. Add on side tours where you will enjoy the delights of delicious gourmet food and fine wines plus stay in lovely accommodation which guarantees an amazing Tasmania coach tour.
- Welcome Dinner and Drink in Hobart
- Bridestowe Lavender Farm
- See a Tasmanian Devil
- Freycinet National Park
- Gordon River Cruise
- Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
- Tarkine Region
- Cataract Gorge
- Cape Tourville
- Port Arthur
- Strahan Village
- Dove Lake
- Includes Meals as shown on the itinerary
- All sightseeing, tours, entry fees and meals as specified included in the tour price
- Tour Coach Director and professional Coach Driver
- Arrival and departure airport transfers on the first and last day of your Tasmania coach tour
- Comfortable touring in luxury air-conditioned coach
- Visit a total of five national parks
- Two-night stays in key locations
- A range of historical and cultural tours
- All Accommodation as listed
Sale prices will show on check out.
|Per Person||Twin Share||Solo|
|2020-2021||$ 5,995||$ 7,795|
Prices listed are indicative and may not be available on all departure dates listed. Prices are seasonal and subject to change. Prices are fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, cruises, meals as specified and accommodation. Tour may form part of another tour itinerary. Itinerary effective 8 September 2020-17 August 2021. Tours departing outside of these dates follow a different itinerary. All prices are AUD per person.
Guaranteed Departures 3/11/2020, 22/12/2020, 5/1/2021, 19/1/2021, 2/2/2021, 16/2/2021, 2/3/2021, 30/3/2020, 27/4/2021
Other Departure Dates are subject to minimum numbers, if minimum numbers are not reached customers will need to select an alternative date.
Prices & Dates
1 Hobart (D)
Prepare for a journey of discovery, delving into cultural history and awe-inspiring natural wonders. Arrive in the romantic harbour town of Hobart, where we’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. Afterwards, enjoy your selected Freedom of Choice activity. Choices: You may like to take a look behind the Cascade Brewery’s sandstone façade and admire the workings of this unique brewery. Or, you may choose to explore the thought-provoking Museum of Old & New Art (MONA). Alternatively, enjoy a historical guided walking tour.
Tonight, delight in a welcome dinner and drink with fellow travellers.
Stay: Hobart, Hotel Grand Chancellor
2 Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Strahan (B, D)
Discover the magic of Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park today, then continue to the World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Visit The Wall in the Wilderness, before travelling via the mining town of Queenstown to Strahan. Tonight, savour dinner at View 42° Restaurant and Bar.
Stay: Strahan Village, Harbour View Room
3 Strahan, Cradle Mountain (B, L, D)
After breakfast this morning, board the luxurious Spirit of the Wild for a cruise along the secluded wilderness highway, the Gordon River. From the comfort of the Captain’s Premier Upper Deck, glide across Macquarie Harbour and enter the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Stopping at Heritage Landing, prepare for a guided rainforest walk.
Back on board, you’ll be treated to a delicious lunch of fresh Tasmanian produce before arriving at Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed Sarah Island. Here you’ll get a chilling insight into the cruelties of convict life as you explore the ruins of what was once a convict settlement. Cruise past Hells Gates then return to Strahan.
From here, set off by coach for the remarkable Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, set right on the edge of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.
Stay: Two Nights, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
4 Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake (B, D)
Today set out to explore Dove Lake with a friendly local guide, admiring the beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.
Choices: Perhaps indulge in a wine and cheese tasting or learn about the flora and fauna of the region during a walk with a naturalist guide. Alternatively, enjoy a free afternoon then go searching for native animals on a night spotlight tour.
After admiring the beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, visit Waldheim Chalet, then enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusion.
Stay: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
5 Stanley, Tarkine, Smithton (B, D)
Journey through the Tarkine region and stop at Sumac Lookout for views of the Arthur River. Today, travel to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. Continue to the Julius River Forest Reserve for a rainforest walk and afternoon tea, including Tasmanian wine and cake made with locally produced honey. Later, head to Smithton.
Tonight, enjoy an exclusive Tasmanian fare dinner.
Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel
6 Smithton, Launceston (B, D)
This morning you will visit Entally House, an enchanting historic homestead surrounded by splendid gardens. The house contains a magnificent collection of regency furniture and fine silver and its outbuildings include a chapel, coach house, stables and Australia’s oldest conservatory. Afterwards, travel to Cataract Gorge, a unique natural rock formation on the outskirts of the city. Follow the path along the river to explore the geological wonders and soak up the fresh Tasmanian air.
Stay: Two Nights, Launceston, Peppers Silo Hotel
7 Launceston (B, L)
This morning enjoy your selected sightseeing activity. Afterwards, visit Josef Chromy, a northern winery that prides itself on celebrating Tasmanian grapes. Josef Chromy, a northern winery that prides itself on celebrating Tasmanian grapes. Here you’ll be treated to a specially prepared lunch and have the chance to sample some of the winery’s finest drops.
The remainder of the afternoon will be enjoyed at your leisure. Choices: Perhaps discover the wonders of Seahorse World or see the elusive inhabitants of Platypus House in a unique indoor setting. Alternatively, embark on a historical journey as you enjoy a guided tour of the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Or, embark on a fully guided tour of James Boag’s historic brewery, which concludes in a tasting.
Stay: Launceston, Peppers Silo Hotel
8 Launceston, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Freycinet National Park (B, D)
After visiting Bridestowe Lavender Estate, traverse Weldborough Pass, past forested hills and farmland, and stop at East Coast Natureworld to meet a Tasmanian devil. This evening, enjoy time at leisure. Today you’ll travel through the scenic wine-producing areas of northern Tasmania en route to the Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Here, take a tour of the distillery and sample unique lavender-infused fare.
Stay: Two Nights, Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge
9 Freycinet National Park (B, D)
After breakfast this morning, you’ll enjoy a guided walking tour along Cape Tourville, admiring the stunning coastal scenery. Tonight, savour a gourmet BBQ that showcases the finest regional produce, with views overlooking Coles Bay (weather permitting).
Stay: Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge
10 Freycinet National Park, Ross, Richmond, Hobart (B,)
Visit the historic towns of Ross and Richmond on your way to Hobart. Later, arrive in Tasmania’s capital for a guided discovery which takes you through the city’s Botanical Gardens and heritage district of Battery Point.
Stay: Two Nights, Hobart, Hotel Grand Chancellor
11 Hobart, Port Arthur (B)
Today, explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, Australia’s most intact, evocative and notorious convict prison, on a guided tour. See the famous sandstone Penitentiary then visit the Convict Church and Separate Prison. You’ll then step aboard a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and hear haunting stories about the convicts who were transported here from across the world and eventually buried there. Afterwards, you’ll see historic rock formations including the Tessellated Pavement, and Tasman Arch. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at Mures Upper Deck.
Stay: Hobart, Hotel Grand Chancellor
12 Depart Hobart (B)
This morning, walk the Salamanca Market and peruse the treasures of Tasmania at more than 300 stalls. Wander through the array of goods from hand-crafted jewellery and carved wooden trinkets to tantalising Tasmanian gin. Afterwards, bid a fond farewell to the Apple Isle. We say goodbye before we transfer you to the airport for your flight.
Any flights referred to are at the clients expense and not part of this package. Arrival and Departure transfers are included on first and last day or if booking pre/post tour accommodation listed hotel.
- Day 1 – Passengers with flights arriving between 9.30am and 1.30pm will be transferred from Hobart Airport by crew. If flights arrive outside these times please book the external transfer.
- Day 12 – Passengers with flights departing between 12.00pm and 5.00pm will be transferred to Hobart Airport by crew. If flights depart outside these times please book the external transfer.
Complimentary Airport Transfers
Most of itineraries commence with a transfer from the airport, or a meet and greet on Day 1. Please ensure you allow plenty of time for flight delays, so you do not miss the start of your tour.
If you choose to fly in a few days prior to your tour commencing and explore independently you will be advised of a time and location to meet the tour group.
If booking pre tour accommodation with an exclusive tour itinerary, you will receive both a transfer from the airport and on Day 1 of the tour to join your fellow guests.
If you book your own pre or post accommodation, then transfers are not included.
- First Day – Passengers with flights arriving between 9.30am and 1.30pm will be transferred from Hobart Airport by crew. If flights arrive outside these times please book the external transfer.
- Last Day – Passengers with flights departing between 12.00pm and 5.00pm will be transferred to Hobart Airport by crew. If flights depart outside these times please book the external transfer.
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.
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Travel packages are sent to you 4-6 weeks prior to your departure. Certain information may be required to help finalise your booking. This package will include an itinerary, luggage tags, name badges and travel wallet. Name badges supplied are with a magnet backing. For passengers with a pacemaker, please advise so that we can ensure that you receive a pin name badge.
Our clients are generally 50+, but more than age a positive attitude is important in a group situation. Ages can be as diverse and varied as the sites and attractions you will see on tour. The minimum age is 7 years, on our escorted coach tours
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
Most tours require a reasonable level of fitness to be able to walk on sightseeing trips, navigate along uneven ground and should be able to walk unaided for up to 1.5km.
It is your responsibility to carry any medication you require for the tour’s duration and consult your local medical practitioner for any health advice.
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.
- Smart casual is acceptable
- Comfortable and light casual clothing for touring
- Comfortable footwear, good walking shoes is recommended.
- A warm jacket is recommended.
Each passenger is entitled to take one piece of luggage that does not exceed 160cm – length/height/width (63 inches), weight limit 20kgs (44 pounds), plus a piece of 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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