3 Day Eastern Tas Tour ETP3

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From $950.00 Per Person
Departs Hobart
Returns Launceston
Difficulty Easy
Group Size 15

Our 3 Day Eastern Tasmania Coastline Plus Tour offers a fantastic short getaway to Tasmania’s east coast. This tour is a great option for those who only have limited travel time available but wish to see some of our most scenic attractions. It’s also a great option for those that wish to start in Hobart and finish in Launceston. Covering approximately 800km we explore several of Tasmania’s premier east coast attractions, moving fast enough to fit in many great experiences, yet slow enough to enjoy the sights! This tour concludes on Wednesday evening right in Launceston CBD. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels this is an unforgettable, small group travel experience.

Highlights

  • The stunning panoramic views from Mt Wellington Summit.
  • Visit a winery in one of Tasmania’s most famous wine regions the Coal Valley.
  • Fully guided tour of Australia most famous culturally historic site – Port Arthur.
  • 25min Harbour Cruise of Port Arthur aboard the the spacious catamaran vessel Marana.
  • Tasmania’s east coast and the incredible Bay of Fires.
  • Taste fresh oysters straight from the water at Lease 65 Oyster Farm outside St Helens.
  • Visit the award winning Nature World for an interactive experience with Tasmania’s native animals including the Tasmanian Devil.
  • Sampling some of the best & freshest food and wine in all of Australia.
  • Fully accredited and experienced local guides.

Inclusions

  • 2 nights accomodation
  • All breakfasts and lunches provided
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at any Hobart CBD Hotel.
  • All accommodations provided 3.5-4 star rated.
  • All attractions, entry fee’s and National Parks passes provided.
  • The only additional expenses incurred are 2 x evening meals & and any spending money.

Prices & Dates

Tour Options  

Itinerary

  • 1 Hobart - Port Arthur (L)

    Pick up from any Hobart CBD accommodations for the start of our 3 Day journey. Explore the Hobart waterfront area before heading to the summit of Mt Wellington (1270 m) boasting spectacular panoramic views in every direction. Further exploration through town sees us take in the historic Female Factory & Cascade Brewery while viewing many of Australia’s oldest convict built structures.

    Heading east we meander into the Coal River Valley, one of Tasmania’a premier wine regions. Naturally we will lunch at a lovely, family operated winery, sampling some of Tassie’s best wine & local produce before continuing on to the historic township of Richmond, one of Tasmania’s cleanest settlements. We will see the beautiful stone arch construction of the Richmond Bridge, built by the convicts in 1823 this is Australia’s oldest bridge still in operation.

    It’s then on to the Tasman Peninsula for our first taste of the east coast. The Tasman National Park boasts towering sea cliffs and a wealth of cultural history as we venture south. A beautiful lookout point over Pirates Bay provides the ideal location for a scenic, mid-afternoon tea/coffee break. Learn about Eaglehawk Neck – the site of the infamous Dogline – as we cross onto the Tasman Peninsula. We then explore some of nature’s true wonders with short, scenic walks at Tasman’s Arch & Devils Kitchen. Continuing on we squeeze in a stop at the colourful Port Arthur Lavender Farm before overnighting right on the cusp of the Port Arthur World Heritage Historic Site.

    Accommodation: Port Arthur Motor Inn or similar 

  • 2 Hobart - East Coast - Bicheno (B, L)

    Our day begins with a 2.5 hour fully guided tour around the Port Arthur Historic Site. Explore many of the original buildings as we learn about the early convicts and the role they played in Tasmania’s history. Learn about Point Puer (the juvenile boys prison), the Isle of the Dead graveyard and the Port Arthur timber industry while enjoying a short, scenic harbour cruise to view the site as incoming convicts would have.

    Much to everyone’s delight we stop at the boutique Federation Chocolate factory for some sampling of fresh, hand made chocolates.The flavours change depending on the season and the produce available! Next we leave the Tasman Peninsular for our journey up the very east coast of the island. At Raspins Beach we view the imposing Maria Island off the coast of Orford before stopping to see the unique convict built Spikey Bridge and the captivating coastline at Spikey Beach over tea, coffee & biscuits.

    Next up is Swansea – a beautiful East Coast town – and the Great Oyster Bay area. At Freycinet National Park we take one of Tasmania’s best and most scenic short walks to view the famous Wineglass Bay from Cape Tourville Lookout. Perhaps we will spot the Sea Eagle, Australian Fur seals, a pod of Dolphins or even whales migrating up & down the coast?  Arriving in Bicheno for our evening accommodations we will squeeze in one last feel good activity by spotting the cute little Fairy Penguins arriving ashore right in Bicheno township.

    Accommodation: Beachfront Bicheno or similar 

  • 3 Bicheno - Bay of Fires - Launceston (B, L)

    See the amazing Blow Hole on the rocky coastline of Bicheno.  Visit the  multi-award winning East Coast Nature World,  wildlife park,

    Start the day at the amazing Blow Hole on the rocky coastline of Bicheno. Visit the multi-award winning East Coast Nature World wildlife park to see many of our native animals and in particular –  the feeding of the iconic Tasmanian Devil. Learn about this amazing animal and its recent struggle for survival. Pat wombats and hand-feed kangaroos, geese and ducks – this is a wonderful and interactive morning.

    Enjoy travelling Tasmania’s most scenic coastal road with breathtaking views of the east coast en route to one of Tasmania’s premier attractions – the Bay of Fires. At Binalong Bay we will stroll along the pure white sandy beaches and snap photos of possibly the most colourful spot on the island.

    Visit a working oyster farm, see their farming techniques and enjoy the freshest possible oysters.  In the afternoon we proceed towards Launceston stopping at Pyengana, the award winning cheese factory and dairy. We then twist our way through an ancient Myrtle Rainforest and cross the trail of the dragon, an old mining area centred around the town of Derby. The carved memorial trees at Legerwood are one of Australia most unique & tasteful memorial sites, this will be our tea & coffee break for today before concluding our 3 Day tour round 6pm in Launceston CBD.

     

    Hobart & Launceston Accommodation Pick Up & Drop Off 

    • A complimentary pick-up at any Hobart CBD accommodation pickups are usually between 8:30 am and 9:15 am on Day 1.
    • A $60 per booking surcharge applies for pick-up at approximately 8 am on Day 1 from the Hobart Airport Travelodge Hotel.
    • A complimentary drop-off at any Launceston CBD Hotel or the Launceston Transit Centre at approximately 5.30 pm on Day 3.
    • At your own expense a Shuttle Bus, Taxi or Uber can be taken from the Launceston Transit Centre to the Launceston Airport after 5.30 pm on Day 3.

Additional Information

Accommodation Pick Up and Drop Off

Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at any Hobart or Launceston CBD Hotel, depending on which location tour starts and finishes. The pickup are usually between 8.30-9.15 am. The time of pickup will be confirmed closer to departure depending on where other guests are staying. Airport drop-off can be arranged in advance but will incur an airport drop-off fee of $60.

Accommodation Pre or Post Tour Options in Hobart or Launceston

Most 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.

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:

  • Hyundai iMax – Licensed to carry 8, no more than 5 passengers in this vehicle.
  • Toyota HiAce – Licensed to carry 14, no more than 11 passengers in this vehicle.
  • 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 travelling.

  • 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

 

WiFi Access

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

 

Mobile or Cell Phone Coverage  

The only cell phone network that has 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.

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
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    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.

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    Reference: Trip Number

    BSB: 062-504    Account: 1066 1268

    International Direct Deposit: Add $25 for bank fees

    SWIFT or BIC CODE: CTBAAU2S

  • Should I buy travel insurance?
    Travel Insurance

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