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Explore Tasmania on an 11-day Guided Holiday with the Travel at 60 Community!

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Join your fellow travel lovers in September 2020 for an amazingly comprehensive itinerary across the Apple Isle. Solo travellers, couples and groups of friends are all welcome on this shared Travel at 60 community experience!

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DURATION
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10 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Your holiday starts and ends in Hobart

If Tasmania is on your must-do list, this journey offers the ideal introduction to the island state. 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.

Choose This Trip If You'd Love To:

  • Travel with the Travel at 60 community
  • Spend an extra night in Hobart before the tour departs
  • 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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What's Included

  • Quality accommodation including one night in Hobart before the tour
  • 9 full buffet breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners and 1 farewell dinner
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
  • FREE Travel at 60 gift

Highlights

  • FLEXIBLE HOLIDAYS - See Tasmanian Devils or the wild penguins returning home to their nests (seasonal) on optional experience tours in Bicheno
  • ICONIC SITES - Discover Cradle Mountain, view The Nut at Stanley, cruise the Gordon River at Strahan, and explore Port Arthur
  • TIME FOR YOU - Enjoy a free afternoon in historic Launceston to explore at your own pace
  • SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL - AAT Kings donates annually to the Save the Devil foundation and your holiday contributes directly to this important cause

Accommodation

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Guest room. Wrest Point

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort. The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

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

Travel dates

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Your holiday commences in Hobart on Wed 08 Sep 2020 and ends in Hobart on Fri 18 Sep 2020

  • Twin share - from $3650 per person
  • Solo traveller - from $4655

If you would like to stay longer in Hobart, the Salamanca Markets are held in every Saturday from 8:30am-3:00pm. The markets offer a wide range of stalls ranging from fresh produce to locally made arts and crafts to jewellery and clothing. Why not sit back and relax while partaking in the tasting local goods and enjoy the entertainment.

Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your seat on this community holiday. We can also arrange your flights and additional accommodation.

Itinerary

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Tue 08 Sep 2020 - Welcome to Hobart

Welcome to Hobart. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of your day at leisure.

Wed 09 Sep 2020 - Hobart (B, D)

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and the morning is free for you to explore this charming city. 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, Hobart

Thu 10 Sep 2020 - Hobart – Strahan (B, D)

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

Fri 11 Sep 2020 -Strahan – Cradle Mountain (B, L, D)

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

Sat 12 Sep 2020 - Cradle Mountain – Smithton (B, D)

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

Sun 13 Sep 2020 - Smithton – Launceston (B)

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

Mon 14 Sep 2020 - Launceston (B)

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.

Tue 15 Sep 2020 - Launceston – Bicheno (B, D)

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: Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno

Wed 16 Sep 2020 - Bicheno – Hobart (B)

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

Thu 17 Sep 2020 - Port Arthur (B, Farewell Dinner)

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.

Fri 18 Sep 2020 - Hobart (B)

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

If you would like to stay longer in Hobart, the Salamanca Markets are held in every Saturday from 8:30am-3:00pm. The markets offer a wide range of stalls ranging from fresh produce to locally made arts and crafts to jewellery and clothing. Why not sit back and relax while partaking in the tasting local goods and enjoy the entertainment.

Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your seat on this community holiday. We can also arrange your flights and additional accommodation.

Questions

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Flight Information:

  • Day 1 – Flights to arrive any time into Hobart Airport
  • Day 11 – Flights to depart any time from Hobart Airport

What to Bring?:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements:

  • Low level of fitness required
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Fine print

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Travel at 60 booking conditions apply.

A $500 per person non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking. The balance is due no later than 19 May 2020.