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Hobart to Launceston
Join fellow adventure seekers on this 6 day Bus Tours of Tasmania as it travels the West Cost of Tasmania. Departing from Hobart your Tasmania tour will point north-west taking in places like Cradle Mountain, Mt. Field National Park, Russell Falls and a cruise along the stunning Gordon River before ending in Launceston. See deep freshwater lakes, majestic harbours and towering rainforest, and feast on the artisan produce that is the bounty of verdant pastureland and burgeoning vineyards.
- Explore Hobart’s iconic sights
- Mt. Field National Park
- View Spectacular Russell Falls
- Visit Lake St Clair
- Cruise on the Gordon River
- Hell’s Gate & Heritage Landing
- Quaint fishing village Strahan
- Cradle Mountain National Park
- Dove Lake & Waldheim Chalet
- Ashgrove Cheese Factory
- Tarkine Wilderness Area
- Admire ‘The Nut’ at Stanley
- Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
- Tour by luxury air-conditioned bus with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows
- Professionally Guided Tasmania bus Tour with an experienced, professional local Tour Director and Bus Driver
- Airport Transfers Day 1 and Day 6
- All Accommodation as listed
- Twin share rooms with private facilities in quality hotels
- 5 Full Buffet Breakfasts
- 1 Lunch
- 4 Dinners
- All National Park Entrance Fees
- Luggage handling, transfers and taxes
All prices are in AUD, per person twin share land only. 1/4/2020 to 31/3/2022
|From 1 May 2020||From 22 April 2021|
|Children 5-15 years|
|Australia / New Zealand Pensioners and Australia Seniors Card holders – SAVE||$ 25|
Departures between 22/10/2020 & 01/04/2021 operate as per the 2020/21 brochure itinerary, and are one day shorter. A limited number of single rooms are available at a supplement. Twin Share is 2 people sharing one room. A person 18 years and over of age, travelling alone is a Single Traveller is required to pay the single supplement.
Prices & Dates
Itinerary based on 2021-2022 season.
1 Arrive Hobart (D)
Your Tasmanian holiday begins with an afternoon tour of Hobart. You’ll see historic Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, the destination of yachts participating in the Sydney to Hobart race each year, 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
Hotel: 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.
Hotel: Strahan Village, Strahan
3 Strahan – Cradle Mountain (B, L, D)
Today’s highlight is a 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, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hells Gates, the treacherous entrance to the harbour, and Heritage Landing, site of a 2,000-year-old Huon pine. Travel through the mining towns of Rosebery and Tullah on your way to your hotel. After dinner tonight, you may choose to do an optional experience animal night spotting tour or perhaps take advantage of a rare opportunity to see Tasmanian Devils feeding after dark.
Hotel: 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 walk by Dove Lake, where you may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing 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 today is Smithton.
Hotel: Tall Timbers, Smithton.
5 Smithton – Launceston (B)
Travel through the picturesque coastal townships of Burnie and Penguin, where you’ll stop for morning tea and have the opportunity to join the ’10 Pieces’ sustainability programme, whereby you find and dispose of 10 pieces of litter, leaving the environment and the communities that you visit in a more pristine condition than how you found them. Continue to Ulverstone before heading inland to Sheffield, home to over 60 murals depicting the area’s rich history. You’ll learn about dairy production methods and indulge in a cheese tasting at the award-winning Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm on your way to Launceston, Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’.
Hotel: Best Western Plus, Launceston.
6 Launceston (B)
This morning, visit the unique natural formation of the Cataract Gorge, home to the longest single-span chairlift in the world, followed by an orientation tour of the city. Say farewell to your new-found friends as your exploration of Tasmania’s wilderness comes to an end at midday.
Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Hobart Airport
Day 6 – flights to depart after 2.00pm from Launceston Airport
* Flights are not included in the holiday price
Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.
Fitness Requirements: Low level of fitness required.
- Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Hobart Airport
- Day 6 – Flights to depart after 2.00pm from Launceston 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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