directions_busTours & Packages in Tasmania

Sensational 10-day Tasmania tour with FREE airfare credit!

Up to $800* air credit per couple!

If Tasmania is on your must-do list, this journey offers the ideal introduction to the island state. Book this "Best Buys" Guided Holiday now and receive up to $800 per couple toward your airfares!*

FROM
$3,475PP
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DURATION
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9 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • hotelAccommodation
  • free_breakfastDaily breakfast
  • local_activitySelected entry fees
  • local_barSelected drinks
  • airport_shuttleSelected transfers

About this holiday

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Voyage Map

Combining spectacular landscapes with exposure to rich convict history and gourmet artisan produce, it takes you to unforgettable locations and ensures memorable encounters. Step back in time at Port Arthur, and visit the wild Gordon River, Cradle Mountain and the pristine Tarkine Wilderness.

  • Stay the night of Day 3 overlooking the iconic wilderness
  • Indulge in artisan produce at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm
  • Encounter an amazing 2000-year-old Huon Pine
  • Try famous Tasmanian Salmon on the Gordon River Cruise

Inclusions

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  • Quality accommodation
  • 9 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 5 Dinners
  • 1 Farewell Dinner Travel by luxury coach
  •  Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  •  Airport transfers (see flight information below)
  • BONUS - Book before 30 April and receive $400 pp air credit*

Accommodation

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Cradle Mountain Hotel

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Wrest Point
  • Strahan Village
  • Cradle Mountain Hotel
  • Tall Timbers
  • Best Western Plus Launceston
  • Beachfront at Bicheno

Travel dates

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Departures & Pricing:

From $3525 pp Twin / $4380 Sole use

  • 15 Apr 2020
  • 02 May 2020
  • 13 May 2020

From $3475 pp Twin / $4360 Sole use

  • 09 Sep 2020
  • 30 Sep 2020
  • 10 Oct 2020
  • 24 Oct 2020
  • 28 Oct 2020
  • 04 Nov 2020
  • 07 Nov 2020
  • 18 Nov 2020
  • 28 Nov 2020
  • 02 Dec 2020
  • 09 Dec 2020
  • 26 Dec 2020
  • 06 Jan 2021
  • 13 Jan 2021
  • 03 Feb 2021
  • 06 Feb 2021
  • 17 Feb 2021
  • 24 Feb 2021
  • 03 Mar 2021
  • 13 Mar 2021
  • 17 Mar 2021
  • 20 Mar 2021
  • 24 Mar 2021

Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.

Itinerary

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Day 1 Welcome to Hobart

Your Tasmanian holiday begins with an afternoon tour of Hobart. You’ll see historic Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, the destination of yachts participating in the Sydney to Hobart race each year, and Mt. Nelson, which affords panoramic views over Australia’s southernmost city. Enjoy the company of your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening at a Welcome Reception and dinner.

  • Hotel: Wrest Point
  • Included Meals: Dinner
Day 2 Hobart – Strahan

This morning, you’ll head west to New Norfolk and magnificent Mt. Field National Park. Here, you'll take a walk through lush rainforest to the many-tiered cascade of picturesque Russell Falls. Then enjoy the scenic drive to iconic Lake St. Clair, the deepest freshwater lake in Australia, and continue through the rainforest to the coastal town of Strahan. Nestled on the shores of massive Macquarie Harbour, Strahan is the gateway to the World Heritage listed Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

  • Hotel: Strahan Village
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Strahan – Cradle Mountain

Today's highlight experience is a lunch cruise on the Gordon River. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters. Stained amber by buttongrass tannins, they reflect the untouched wilderness that surrounds them. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania’s lesser-known convict history, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hells Gates, the treacherous entrance to the harbour, and Heritage Landing, site of a 2,000-year-old Huon Pine. Travel through the mining towns of Rosebery and Tullah on your way to your hotel.

  • Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Cradle Mountain – Smithton

This morning, marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a guided walk by Dove Lake, where you may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons along the way. Travel on through rolling green hills to Table Cape for spectacular views of Bass Strait. Picturesque Stanley is in your sights as you head west. Enjoy views of the sheer-sided Stanley bluff known as ‘The Nut’ and take some time to explore. Your destination is Smithton.

  • Hotel: Tall Timbers
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Smithton – Launceston

Travel through the picturesque coastal townships of Burnie, Penguin and Ulverstone before heading inland to Sheffield, home to over 60 murals depicting the area’s rich history. You’ll learn about dairy production methods and indulge in a cheese tasting at the award-winning Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm on your way to Launceston, Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’.

  • Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston, 2 nights
  • Included Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 6 Launceston

This morning, visit the unique natural formation of the Cataract Gorge, home to the longest single-span chairlift in the world, followed by an orientation tour of the city. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, exploring all that Launceston has to offer. Consider an optional experience on a Cataract Gorge River Cruise.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 7 Launceston – Bicheno

Bridestowe Lavender Estate, producer of high quality lavender since 1922, is your first stop. Later, visit the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site, then follow the picturesque east coast to Bicheno. This evening you might like to take an optional experience tour to see either Bicheno’s wild penguins as they emerge from the ocean (seasonal), or the iconic Tasmanian Devil.

  • Hotel: Beachfront at Bicheno
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 Bicheno – Hobart

Today, experience the grandeur of Freycinet National Park, taking a guided walk to the lookout at Cape Tourville that affords astonishing views across brilliant blue water, verdant forest and golden beaches. On your way to Hobart, you’ll travel through Swansea and Orford and make a lunch stop in historic Richmond. The village is famous for its elegant Georgian architecture, with beautiful heritage buildings dating to the 1820s now housing galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques and museums.

  • Hotel: Wrest Point, 2 nights
  • Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 9 Port Arthur

Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site today, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating guided walk of the remains of Port Arthur’s infamous convict prison. There will be time for you to wander the site at your leisure. On the drive back to Hobart, see the amazing natural rock formations of the craggy Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. This evening, mingle with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart’s popular restaurants.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 10 Farewell from Hobart

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

For new bookings only made by 30 April 2020 or until sold out. Subject to availability. Available on selected itineraries and departure dates for travel up to 31 March 2021. Air Credit valid from selected departure cities only: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Launceston & Hobart. Air Credit varies depending on tour chosen up to a maximum of $450 per person. Air Credit will be applied to the base airfare only, taxes are not covered by this promotion and will be an additional cost. Ay unused credit will be forfeited and cannot be refunded or used towards airfare taxes or touring. Price is per person twin share. Offer only valid in conjunction with Kings Club Past Guest & Seniors Card Discounts and not valid in conjunction with any other special offer or promotion. Excludes group bookings.