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Tasmanian Wonders

10 Day Guided Tour NOW - from £1950

Discover the breathtaking beauty of this spectacular island state, the second oldest site of European settlement in Australia and brimming with natural wonders.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover Lake St. Clair, Tasmania’s oldest lake
  • Explore the beautiful Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Immerse yourself in Tasmania’s history in Port Arthur
  • Take in the unforgettable scenery of Freycinet National Park
  • Taste lavender ice-cream at Bridestowe Lavender Estate

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Your Guided Tour

Day 1: Welcome to Hobart

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.

Hotel: Wrest Point, Hobart.
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Hobart – Strahan

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. You'll then take the scenic drive up to iconic Lake St. Clair, the deepest freshwater lake in Australia, and continue to your final destination of the day, the delightful coastal town of Strahan, gateway to the World Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

Hotel: Strahan Village, Strahan
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3: Strahan – Cradle Mountain

A spectacular Gordon River Cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge, is the highlight of today. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters, stained amber by buttongrass tannins, reflecting the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for insight into Tasmania's lesser known convict history, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hell’s Gate and Heritage Landing, site of the 2,000 year old Huon Pine. Pass the towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your hotel on the boundary of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park.

Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel, Cradle Mountain
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Cradle Mountain – Smithton

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're likely to 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, the lighthouse 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.

Hotel: Tall Timbers, Smithton.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5: Smithton – Launceston

Today, enjoy a tour with a local guide of the magnificent Tarkine Wilderness region. One of Australia’s largest temperate rainforests, it boasts vast stands of myrtle, leatherwood and pine trees. En route to Launceston you’ll visit the award-winning Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm to learn about its dairy production methods and taste some samples.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston, 2 nights.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Launceston

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. This afternoon is free for you to explore Launceston. Maybe take a tour of Boags Brewery!

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Launceston – Bicheno

Bridestowe Lavender Estate is your first stop today. Bridestowe has been growing lavender since 1922 when a London perfumer planted lavender seeds from the French Alps on his family estate which he named after his wife's birthplace in England. Try some of Bridestowe's lavender products and treat yourself to their famous lavender ice-cream! Later make a stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, planted in honour of fallen WWI soldiers, then visit Pyengana Dairy Company. Learn about the history of the farm and cheese making in the Pyengana area before you taste a number of cheeses of different ages and flavours. After your lunch time stop at St Helens, follow the picturesque East Coast south to Bicheno. This evening you may like to take an optional tour to see Bicheno's wild penguin colony as they emerge from the ocean for the night, or even take a tour to see Tassie Devils.

Hotel: Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8: Bicheno – Hobart

Get your camera ready for the spectacular and breathtaking – Freycinet National Park. You’ll take a walk that will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach. Cape Tourville Lookout is magic! Travel through Swansea and Orford, then chart a course for Hobart.

Hotel: Wrest Point, Hobart, 2 nights
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Port Arthur

Explore Port Arthur Historic Site today. Cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula and enjoy a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating guided walk of Port Arthur's infamous convict prison. You'll have time to wander the site at your leisure before you leave. See rugged sea cliffs from Pirate’s Bay Lookout, and feast your eyes on the amazing vistas of Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole on the drive back to Hobart. This evening celebrate your holiday with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner at one of Hobart’s favourite restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10: Farewell from Hobart

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

10 Day Guided Tour NOW - from £1950

with flights from £2815

OPTIONS

  • 5 day escorted tour from Launceston to Hobart – from £1050
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DEPARTURE DATES

Dates shown are all guaranteed departures – call 0333 234 2889 to check availability and book.

2019
2nd, 12th, 26th & 30th October
6th, 20th & 30th November
4th, 11th, 21st & 28th December
2020
8th, 15th, 18th & 29th January 4th, 18th & 25th March
5th, 8th, 19th & 26th February

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Call Freedom Australia for availability. Itineraries outlined are for departures from 01 April 2019. Ask your consultant for details.

Your Touring Experience

We are proud to partner with AAT Kings to provide first class touring across Australia. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your guided tour includes:

  • Sightseeing, walks and activities
  • Luxury air conditioned coach travel
  • En suite hotel accommodation
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 6 dinners
  • Extra night options
  • Return airport transfers
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