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Grand Tasmania Discovery Self-Drive - 10 day Package

Self-Drive Tour with Hotels Car Hire (unlimited kms) Bonus Vouchers.


9 nights
9 Nights
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About this deal

Full inclusions, departure dates and pricing for your city.

Your Holiday Includes:

•    10 Days Car Hire, "no worries" unlimited kms, comprehensive insurance

•    2 Nights Good Standard Hobart Hotel

•    2 Nights Good Standard Coles Bay Hotel

•    1 Night Good Standard Launceston Hotel

•    2 Nights Good Standard Cradle Mountain Hotel

•    2 Nights Good Standard Strahan Hotel

•    FREE Discover Australia Bonus Voucher Book ($500 value discounts & bonuses in Tasmania)

Package Prices:

Prices include all flights and package costs depend on your departure city.

Package without flights from $896 per person
Departing ex Melbourne from $1011 per person
Departing ex Brisbane from $1097 per person
Departing ex Sydney from $1101 per person
Departing ex Adelaide from $1267 per person
Departing ex Perth from $1447 per person

Single Supplement from $849 extra per person.

Prices vary depending on your date of travel, please book well in advance to get the best deal. 

Travel Dates:

Travel on any date.
Please book in advance to get these seasonal special prices (travel within the next 30 days may attract a surcharge)

Time Limited time deal
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Features

  • Care Hire
  • Hotels
  • Flights
  • Bonus Vouchers


Details

DAY 1 Explore Hobart

Discover the charms of cafes on the waterfront of Hobart; see historic CBD buildings and lively Salamanca Place; explore funky boutiques and cafes and on Saturdays browse vibrant Salamanca Markets; tapping your feet to bagpipes or exotic flutes.

See rainforest flora change to sub alpine flora as you drive up massive Mt Wellington then see Bruny Island, the Tasman Peninsula and South Arm from the mountain top; explore the splendid faces of the huge Hobart Botanical Gardens, from exotica gardens to Pete's famous Veggie Patch.

Overnight Hobart Accommodation. 

DAY 2 Hobart - Port Arthur - Freycinet National Park

Take the high, elegant Tasman Bridge across the river Derwent. Look out for roadside fruit stalls with tree fresh produce at pyo prices as you pass fertile farming lands! Pass Sorrell, Dunalley; and cross the isthmus to the Forestier Peninsula and Murdenna; before crossing the Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula, view the oceanside Tessellated Pavement.

 Enjoy elegant Georgian landscapes at Port Arthur; see ancient oak trees astride white picket fences and long sweeping drives with quaint cottages, pretty gardens and an awesome array of colourful exotic trees in season. Perhaps purchase a guided tour at the visitor centre; hear vivid tales of early settlers military families who lived and worked in the convict settlement and hear tales of the hard lives of the convicts sent across the world to remote prison work places. Hear of the different 'lives' of the buildings; see convict built ruins and hear of industries constructed in Port Arthur, that made it a crowded and busy place in the 1860's.

Travel north, passing Tiabunna, the gateway to Maria Island, travelling alongside the ocean to Swansea, then past Coles Bay before entering the world famous Freycinet National Park.

Overnight Freycinet Accommodation. 

DAY 3 Freycinet National Park Region

Enjoy a visit to the NP Visitor Centre before taking an early morning walk along the boardwalk to the top of the Cape Tourville Lighthouse; spot a multitude of flora and fauna or enjoy a bushwalk in this special part of the world.

Perhaps take an aqua taxi to Wineglass Bay, or paddle a canoe in the bays or visit a Marine Farm and enjoy the freshest oysters! Wander into pretty Bicheno township, full of friendly people and relax by great beaches and in excellent cafes before enjoying the facilities back at the resort.

Maybe join an evening spotlight tour, or 4WD tour, taking in wildlife or even a short cruise spotting whales, dolphins and sea birds in season.

Overnight Freycinet Accommodation. 

DAY 4 Freycinet - Launceston

See wide expanses of yellow fields, laden with gorse in season, rolling pastures, olive groves and renowned vineyards with cellar doors, pass Lake Leake and distant mountains en route to Campbell Town perhaps visiting the Georgian village of Evandale; then north to Launceston. Visit Cataract Gorge and Kings Bridge; see the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery or take a tour of a famous brewery.

Perhaps venture into the West Tamar Valley; see wetlands, farm lands, fruit orchards, galleries, honey farms, lavender farms, vineyards, blue gum plantations and much more today in the Tamar Valley; see why Tassie is so famed for its food and why even a milestone has a smile on its' face!

Be awed at Brady's Lookout. Perhaps choose to visit exciting Seahorse World today or see Platypus, both at pretty Beauty Point in the West Tamar Valley.

Overnight Launceston Accommodation. 

DAY 5 Launceston - Cradle Mountain

Travel westbound; pass by Entally Hall, pretty Westbury village and Deloraine climbing to high country and the little country township of Moina across the Middlesex Plains heading south to fabled Cradle Mountain to arrive before dusk.

See unique sub alpine flora and fauna, view majestic wedge tailed eagles in flight; in season, see picture perfect scenery as the mountain is dressed in soft white snow as you climb into true high country and beautiful wilderness; in springtime see sub alpine spring flowers dotting the mountains.

Finish the evening perhaps in the guest lounge, curled up with a hot drink marvelling at the expansive views across the valley to Cradle Mountain....

Overnight Cradle Mountain Accommodation. 

DAY 6 Cradle Mountain National Park

Have your camera re-loaded as you discover wonderful Cradle Mountain National Park; perhaps take a stroll or brisk walk along Dove Lake; see temperate rainforest and in autumn, see the feast of colour presented by the endemic beech trees!. At the foot of Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake offers perfect pictures and fantastic views; see craggy peaks through Ballroom Forest, passing cascading streams, leatherwoods, sassafras trees, pandanis and beautiful myrtles and when the lake is calm, perfect reflections of Cradle Mountain.

Take the circuit trail around Crater Lake or a boardwalk through the Cradle Valley. Learn of the history of Cradle Mountain National Park; visit pretty Waldheim, the wooden Austrian-style chalet, set alongside a mountain stream built by Gustave Weindorfer, the 'father' of the Cradle Mountain National Park.

Perhaps sight a wombat or two, wallaby, pademelon and currawong and look out for possums in the delightful wilderness. See waterfalls tumbling majestically over the glacial landscape.Perhaps end the day sharing experiences with like minded travellers in the lounge.

Overnight Cradle Mountain Accommodation. 

DAY 7 Cradle Mountain National Park - Zeehan - Strahan

Head west to Rosebery, passing by tiny Tullah. Perhaps see the Murchison Dam set against sheer rock faces of the Granite Tor Conservation Park; look out for the cable baskets high across the road and brilliant pale yellow wattle trees in season. View the Mine Museum at the once vibrant mining town of Zeehan.

See the Little Henty River; see steam rise from the river at the sun heats up in season; rivulets and mountain streams; view cleared hillocks and rocky outcrops interspersed with pockets of trees. Stop at the lookout for a panorama of the West Coast of Tasmania; look down on the massive Henty Dunes, the mouth of the Badger River and beautiful Ocean Beach, famous for its sunsets.

Pass through flood plains; sight evidence of Piners from the olden days, with miles of regrowth of softwood pine plantations, looking like a Christmas Tree nursery for the whole world.

Overnight Strahan Accommodation. 

DAY 8 Strahan

Wander into the pretty seaside township of Strahan, your haven of comfort on the beautiful wild west coast; see galleries and craft shops and excellent restaurants; take a drive out to Ocean Beach and the Southern Ocean. Perhaps take a unique train ride, with a knowledgeable guide; cross high trestle bridges over deep river gorges, and valleys heavy with rainforest and stop at restored original stations where mineral wealth was once transported from the Mt Lyell Copper Mine to port at Strahan (own expense).

Explore the majestic raw beauty of the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park on a boat trip that delves deep into the wide river system, with commentary from a Captain who clearly knows and loves his region; walk the boardwalk and see trees believed to be 3,000 years old; sight a marine farm; create memories to cherish in the enchanted forest and photographic masterpieces of the reflections of myriads of trees in the calm still waters of the wild Gordon River. Visit the site of a terrible convict station and hear the tales of the people who lived on Sarah Island (own expense).

Drive along the railway track to the Peoples Park and take an easy walk trail into the rainforest; see a multitude of different fungi; waterfalls and deep round pools overflowing to rivulets; look out for wildlife; look across at the many ships and boats at dock in the busy working port of Strahan. Perhaps take in the worlds longest running play "The Ship that Never Was" at the Round Earth Theatre Company.

Overnight Strahan Accommodation. 

DAY 9 Strahan - Queenstown - Hobart

Head east to Queenstown, then take the famous mountainous road to Gormanston, stopping at the lookout for a panoramic view of Queenstown far, far below.

Pass Derwent Bridge; Hamilton and Tarraleah, taking advantage of the lookout across Wayatinah Lagoon close to where the River Derwent begins.

Continue past riverside New Norfolk onto Hobart.

Overnight Hobart Accommodation. 

DAY 10 Hobart

Today if time allows, perhaps wander across the bustling harbour, enjoy fresh seafood in abundance, see ancient warehouses converted to 5 star art hotels and galleries; be 'camera ready' for iconic Hobart scenery and backdrops; drive to pretty Sandy Bay, then visit Australia's first casino; take a short drive out of town to wineries and welcoming cellar doors or tour a historic brewery.

Add Extra Days

Extend this package at any location and you can benefit from our exclusive package-only room and car rates. These touring itineraries are a recommended minimum, we suggest adding a day or two at the locations that most interest you to get the absolute most out of your Tasmanian road-trip. You can also keep the car longer in Hobart - before or after this self-drive tour at discounted rates. Simply ask.


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