Country
Australia
Duration
13 Days/12 Nights
Travel Type
Tour
 

With AAT Kings

Tours to Tasmania don’t get much more epic than this two-week sojourn. Expect World Heritage-listed historic sites and wilderness areas, blinding beaches and glacial lakes, with a parade of distilleries, wineries and farm-gates in between. It’s hard to pick highlights, but we’ll throw a few out there: a Wineglass Bay cruise, part of your Freycinet adventure; a Gordon River cruise along Tasmania’s wild West Coast; and a Port Arthur guided tour, among so many others. This is Tasmania touring at its finest.

Inclusions

12-night accommodation in double occupancy
Return airport transfers
Travel by luxury coach
English-speaking experienced travel director and driver guide
24 meals: 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 Be My Guest Lunch, 6 dinners with wine, 1 farewell dinner
Visits and sightseeing as per itinerary

Exclusions

International/domestic flights and airport taxes – Pre-night in Sydney – Gratuities to hotel personnel, guides and drivers – Optional excursions – Beverages unless noted in the itinerary – Any other services not specified in the inclusions.

Additional Information

Note

Booking code: THLH

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DAY 1 HOBART

You don’t have to venture far from your hotel to find inspiration in Hobart, Tasmania’s cool little capital. Whether you’re exploring the harbour precinct with its oh-so-tasty seafood restaurants, browsing one of the city’s applauded galleries, or easing into your Tasmania tour by kicking back in a hidden wine bar, there city doesn’t disappoint. Save room for your welcome dinner hero-ing local produce, enjoyed in the company of your fellow adventure-seekers and soon-to-be best friends.

Meals : Dinner

Accommodation : Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, 4* for 2 nights or similar

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DAY 2 HOBART – SALAMANCA MARKET & CITY SIGHTS

Your morning excursions delve deep into many of the things that make Hobart great: the Botanical Gardens, historic Battery Point and the Cascade Brewery. End on a literal high at Mt. Nelson Lookout, offering dizzying views over the city. From alpaca throws to woodwork, Salamanca Market unites Tassie talent. Grab a coffee and navigate stalls, wedged alongside the precinct’s historic sandstone warehouses.

Meals : Breakfast

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DAY 3 HOBART - STRAHAN

From waterfalls to lakes to ancient moonscapes, today is a journey of contrasts. Not to mention blissful moments of soul revival. Exhale amid the tangle of forest that drapes Mt Field National Park, where tiered Russell Falls casts a veil of mist over the flora. Forget your worries at mirror-like Lake St. Clair, the deepest of its kind in Australia. Sigh as you skirt the World Heritage-protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Then revel in the serenity of Strahan on the wild West Coast of the island. Did you know you’re overlooking Macquarie Harbour, which is a whopping seven times the size of Sydney Harbour?

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Strahan Village, 3* for 1 night or similar

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DAY 4 STRAHAN - CRADLE MOUNTAIN

No day that involves a cruise is a bad day. Even better if it’s the deep, dark waters of the far-flung Tassie’s Gordon River. Soak up the silence of this untouched wilderness area on your Gordon River cruise en route to Sarah Island, the state’s oldest convict settlement. Today, the island’s haunting ruins have been reclaimed by nature, enveloped by forest and twisting vines. Your commute toward immense Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park visits Rosebery – the tagline here is “welcome to the rainforest, don’t complain about the rain” – and tiny Tullah, population 165.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Cradle Mountain Hotel, 4* for 2 nights or similar

5

DAY 5 CRADLE MOUNTAIN

At the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Cradle Mountain is all moss-covered ancient rainforest and deep river gorges, snow-tipped peaks, wild alpine moorlands and glacial lakes – case in point Dove Lake, where you’ll likely spot Bennett’s wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing. Pause at Waldheim Chalet, once the home of Gustav and Kate Weindorfer, a passionate husband-and-wife team who played a pivotal role in the park’s formation.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

6

DAY 6 CRADLE MOUNTAIN · LAUNCESTON

Tasmania has its fair share of award-winning gin and whisky distilleries. Among them – and one of Australia’s pioneers when it comes to delicious drops – is Hellyers Road Distillery in Burnie. The cellar door here pours some of the tastiest tipples you’ll come across. Whisky is a breakfast drink, right? Continue expanding your palate at Mount Gnomon Farm, in the hills overlooking the petite town of Penguin. If there’s a place with a cuter name, we’re yet to locate it on a map. Here, farmer Guy Robertson is as passionate about his orchards of heritage apples as he is about the cider he makes. Sip your way through a Be My Guest lunch. Call in at quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’ and continue through the Meander Valley to Launceston.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 4* for 2 nights or similar

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DAY 7 LAUNCESTON

Prepare for goosebumps – Cataract Gorge is humbling. How many cities can claim they have such a lush expanse of bushland and Victorian gardens within walking distance of the CBD? Explore at your leisure. By the time you reach Josef Chromy Wines, you’ll have worked up a thirst. We’ve got you covered, with a tasting of some of the state’s finest cool-climate wines paired with lunch. Don’t miss a stroll around the verdant grounds. This afternoon is yours: an optional cruise along the Tamar River, perhaps?

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

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DAY 8 LAUNCESTON – BICHENO

You’ll smell Bridestowe Estate well before you arrive – this lavender farm welcomes with soothing aromas (did you know that lavender is a soporific?) and addictive flavours in the form of lavender ice-cream or perhaps a spoon of honey from the half-a-million bees that graze the floral fields. Moving moments await at Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, a series of trees carved with sculptures as an homage to fallen WWI soldiers. It’s a poignant reminder just how lucky we are today, to have Tasmania’s scene-stealing landscapes to gaze over. Be sure to head out tonight to catch a glimpse of the little penguins that call this part of the world home.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Diamond Island Beach Resort in Bicheno, 4* for 1 night or similar

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DAY 9 REYCINET – WINEGLASS BAY

There’s a reason this part of Tasmania takes home top honours for its beaches – they were made for postcards. The brilliant blue ocean follows you through Cape Tourville’s virgin eucalypt forests, with golden beaches as far as the eye can see. Perhaps the only sight more dazzling is the flawless crescent of sand that marks Wineglass Bay, your cruise boat backdropped by the dusty pink Hazards mountains of Coles Bay.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation : Eastcoaster Tasmania in Triabunna, 3* for 1 night or similar

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DAY 10 TRIABUNNA – HOBART

This morning, the GPS is set for the historic township of Richmond; explore the convict-built goal and bridge or browse the quaint boutique shops in town. Next, join us for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at Risdon Cove. Kipli Takara (meaning food walk) is an immersive experience where guests are invited to walk the culturally rich landscape with palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) guides across this abundant natural pantry that was returned to Tasmanian Aboriginal ownership in 1995. You will be treated to a guided walk of this unique property, hearing about the history and current story of the area. Along the way guests are able to taste the native bush tucker currently in season and get a first-hand glimpse into how palawa continue to enjoy cultural foods and undertake culturally-centred land management across lutruwita/Tasmania. This experience includes a unique tasting of local, native flavours. This evening is at your leisure in Hobart.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, 4* for 3 nights or similar

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DAY 11 PORT ARTHUR

While the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site has a grim convict history, you wouldn’t know it today – the countryside is all rolling green fields and ocean views, best glimpsed on a Port Arthur guided tour with an in-the-know historian. The secrets they can tell… It’s only the place names that give Port Arthur’s harsh heritage away: cruise around the Isle of the Dead, glimpse rugged sea cliffs from Pirate’s Bay Lookout, and veer past Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. Tonight is at your leisure in Hobart – we can recommend any number of stellar restaurants.

Meals : Breakfast

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DAY 12 HOBART

There’s something about Tasmania’s capital that encourages life in the slow lane. Perhaps it’s the calming watery outlook. Maybe the art-filled streets. Definitely the forest-clad mountain backdrop. You’ll quickly fall into step, on this day to spend as you will. Perhaps add on a Bruny Island Cruise to spot playful sea lions and ogle Australia’s highest sea cliffs? Or enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Apple Isle on a scenic flight down to the great Southwest? Or get your cultural fix with a visit to the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

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DAY 13 HOBART

If you can still count all the delicious things you have eaten and drunk, and all the epic things you have seen and done, two weeks down the track, we commend you. Now’s the time to re-live them with friends and family back at home.

Meals : Breakfast

HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR

Hobart

Hotel Grand Chancellor, 4*

Strahan

Strahan Village, 3*

Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain Hotel, 4*

Launceston

Hotel Grand Chancellor, 4*

Bicheno

Diamond Island Beach Resort, 4*

Triabunna

Eastcoaster Tasmania, 3*

Rates in CA$, per person starting from, double occupancy 

Land Package
Departures 2024-2025-20263* and 4*
September 13, October 11, November 8, 20248820 7938
January 17, February 28, 20258820 8379
March 21, 20258820
September 12, 20259265
October 10, November 21, 20259265 8339
January 9 and 30, 20269265
February 20, March 13, 20269265 8339
  
Single room supplementOn request

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment. Prices include the contribution of customers to the Compensation Fund for clients of Quebec travel agents.

Perfect Tasmania – Detailed itinerary
Perfect Tasmania – Detailed itinerary