6 Day Tassie Getaway KTLHH

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Departs Launceston
Returns Hobart
Difficulty Easy
Group Size 49

Come and join us for a six day Tassie Tour heading down the East Coast of Tasmania. With stops at all the “must see” history, art and natural landscapes like the beautiful Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park. During this 6 Day tour you will also taste Lavender ice cream at Bridestowe Lavender Estate and meet Anne Kernke for morning tea at Shene Estate. Visit Port Arthur Historic Site and be challenged by cutting-edge art at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). All in all were sure you will come away with a great experience of your Tassie tour.

Highlights

  • 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

Inclusions

Transportation

  • 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

Accommodation

  • All Accommodation as listed
  • Twin share rooms with private facilities in quality hotels

Dining – See Itinerary for B, L, D

  • Full Buffet Breakfasts (5) B
  • Lunch (1) L
  • Hotel Dinners (4) D

Plus

  • Welcome Drink
  • Airport Transfers
  • Travel wallet and map
  • Hotel porterage included

Prices & Dates

Tour Options  

Itinerary

  • 1 Arrive Hobart (D)

    Day one on your bus tour of Tasmania starts with a transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel for check-in, and then you’ll take an afternoon tour of Hobart. Your orientation takes in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, and Mt. Nelson for amazing views overlooking Hobart. Tonight you will meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner with fabulous views of Hobart.

    Accommodation: Wrest Point, Hobart.

  • 2 Hobart – Strahan (B, D)

    This morning you head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park. Tasmania’s oldest National Park is the location of the spectacular three-tiered waterfall, Russell Falls, which is surrounded by towering swamp gums. Take the winding journey up to Lake St. Clair and travel through Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of the World Heritage protected Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and on to coastal Strahan. Stay in Strahan.

    Accommodation: Strahan Village, Strahan 

  • 3 Gordon River Cruise - Cradle Mountain (B, L, D)

    Cruise on the spectacular Gordon River. Be awestruck by the dark tannin stained waters: they reflect the surrounding untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into Tasmania’s lesser-known convict history, and see Hells Gates, the treacherous entrance to the harbour.

    Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Hotel, Cradle Mountain 

  • 4 Cradle Mountain – Smithton (B, D)

    This morning it’s time to explore the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. We’ll take you to gorgeous Dove Lake for spectacular views of Cradle Mountain – make sure the camera’s charged, this is a scenic highlight, and the air – there’s none fresher! You may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing through the alpine heathlands. Picture rolling green hills and Friesian cows – this afternoon you’ll think you’re in a butter commercial as you make your way past Table Cape, home of tulips, for views of Bass Strait and coastline. Picturesque Stanley is in your sights as you head west with a view of ‘the Nut’ and a chance to explore. Your final destination is Smithton.

    Accommodation: Tall Timbers, Smithton.

  • 5 Smithton – Launceston (B)

    First up you’ll experience a guided tour of the Tarkine Wilderness region, one of Australia’s largest unprotected temperate rainforests and contains vast forests of myrtle, leatherwood and pine trees. En route to Launceston you’ll visit the Ashgrove Cheese Factory to learn all about cheese making and taste some samples.

    Accommodation: Best Western Plus, Launceston.

  • 6 Launceston (B)

    This morning travel to Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre through the rolling hills and vineyards of the Tamar Valley. Beaconsfield Mine has a long rich gold mining history. Your expert guide will bring to life the mine’s extraordinary past and tell you of incredible engineering feats, the town’s heritage and the dramatic events of the 2006 rock fall and mine rescue.

    Your holiday concludes this afternoon. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight.

    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 12:30 pm
    • Day 6 – Please book flights departing from Launceston Airport anytime after 5:00 pm

Additional Information

Flight Information

  •  Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 4.30pm into Launceston Airport
  •  Day 6 – 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.

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.

 

Travel Documents

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.

 

Group Size

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

 

Optional Experiences

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
  • Camera
  • Jacket and warm clothing

Fitness Level
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.

 

Seat Rotation

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.

 

Luggage Allowance

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.

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

  • Should I buy travel insurance?
    Travel Insurance

    As a valued customer of Tasmania Tours, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted travel insurance. Options include single trip or annual frequent travellers plan on domestic or international travel.

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