7 Day Tasmania’s Footsteps and Trails KIJTAS
Tasmania’s Footsteps and Trails
Departs Launceston Returns Hobart
Breathe the world’s cleanest air as you uncover the wilds of untouched Tasmania. Take part in a pilgrimage on the wukalina walk, guided by a traditional custodian of these sacred lands. Discover spectacular Bruny Island, the Bay of Fires and magnificent Wineglass Bay, as you embark on a journey through time, ancient landscapes, and untamed coastline.
- 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
Dining – See Itinerary for B, L, D
- 6 Breakfasts
- 4 Lunches
- 3 Dinners with wine
- 1 Local Dining Experience
- 1 Celebration Dinner
- Welcome Drink
- Airport Transfers
- Travel wallet and map
- Hotel porterage included
All prices are per person in AUD
|Twin Share||$ 4895|
Prices & Dates
1 Arrive Launceston (D)
On arrival in Launceston, you’ll have the opportunity to relax and freshen up before meeting your Journey Director and fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception including drinks and canapés.
Accommodation: Peppers Silo Hotel Launceston
2 The Wukalina walk (B, L, D)
This is a two-day Aboriginal-owned and operated guided walk through the magnificent natural landscape of the Bay of Fires and Mt. William areas, the cultural homeland of the Palawa people. The walk is a genuine cultural experience that will deepen your understanding of Palawa culture and community history as well as immerse you in the natural, rugged beauty of Wukalina and Larapuna. Be captivated by one of the most pristine environments that Tasmania has to offer with a hike through the rugged natural beauty of the unspoilt northeast coast. Spend your evenings by the fire in exclusive eco-friendly accommodation in a setting of unspoiled beauty.
Accommodation: Bespoke accommodation, (shared Facilities), Bay of Fires, 2 nights
3 The Wukalina walk (B, L, D)
Your exclusive Wukalina walk continues today through the magnificent natural landscape of the Bay of Fires and Mt. William areas.
Accommodation: Bespoke accommodation, (shared Facilities)
4 Bay of Fires – Wineglass Bay (B, L, D)
After breakfast, and a short beach walk, board your vehicle and follow the coast to Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park. The natural beauty of this region is simply breathtaking. It comprises of a peninsula defined by a Schouten Island and a granite mountain range known as the Hazards. Trails lead up to a lookout for panoramic views over Wineglass Bay. Views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse stretch over the Tasman Sea. After 2 nights on the trail, you will check in to your secluded waterfront accommodation to unwind, freshen up and enjoy a sumptuous dinner together.
Accommodation: Edge of the Bay Resort
5 Freycinet National Park – Hobart (B)
After a leisurely start this morning, continue to Hobart to the renowned Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) for an all inclusive Wine Meets Art experience. Perched on the banks of the River Derwent, MONA is Australia’s largest privately owned gallery and museum. Showcasing the diverse collection of its Tasmanian owner David Walsh, the museum exhibits everything from ancient Egyptian funerary objects to a machine that mimics the human digestive system.
Begin your exclusive MONA experience at the on-site Source restaurant for a Local Dining Experience of seasonal local produce and wine. Later, explore MONA’s maze of subterranean galleries, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour through Moorilla Estate winery’s vineyard, the second oldest in Tasmania. You’ll then be treated to a tasting of ten different Moorilla wines, before taking the MONA ROMA ferry to Hobart’s Constitution Dock. From there it’s just a short walk to your accommodation, the 5-star MACq 01 Hotel. The evening is free for you to explore the historic, yet trendy CBD.
Accommodation: MACq 01 Hotel, 2 nights
6 Bruny Island (B)
Enjoy an unforgettable, award-winning cruise experience along Bruny Island’s rugged coastline down to the Southern Ocean. On the island, a morning tea of freshly baked blueberry muffins will be served at a beachside café in Adventure Bay before your 3 hour cruise departs. You will enter deep sea caves and join in the search for wildlife such as seals, dolphins and sea birds and fingers crossed, migratory whales. Return to the coast for lunch, and arrive back at your Hobart hotel by sunset, in time to get spruced up for your Celebration Dinner at the Old Wharf Restaurant to toast and reminisce about the remarkable journey you’ve had.
Accommodation: MACq 01 Hotel, 2 nights
7 Hobart (B)
Exchange phone numbers with your new friends as your inspiring Tasmanian journey concludes. After breakfast, a private vehicle will transfer you to Hobart Airport for your onward flight.
Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.
- Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Launceston Airport
- Day 7 – Flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport
** Itinerary subject to change.
- 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.
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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