Tours & Packages in Launceston, Cradle Mountain, Hobart & Tasmania

Tasmania Luxury Road Trip 2019

Travel at 60 community group

The Travel at 60 community asked for a group trip to Tasmania in 2019, so here it is! We're working with a premium coach touring operator to deliver this amazing, comprehensive itinerary- but we need a group to make this happen. Register your interest now!

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$3,254PP
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DURATION
9 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Bonus experiences
  • Exclusive experience
  • Selected drinks
  • Selected entry fees
  • Selected meals
  • Solo traveller

About this holiday

Russell Falls

Combining spectacular landscapes with exposure to rich convict history and gourmet artisan produce, this journey 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.

Travelling solo? We can pair you with a fellow traveller of the same gender to avoid the single supplement!

Inclusions

    • Explore Hobart’s iconic sights
    • Visit spectacular Russell Falls
    • Cruise on the Gordon River including a delicious lunch
    • Discover Cradle Mountain National Park on a guided tour
    • See ‘The Nut’ at Stanley
    • Enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Tarkine Wilderness region
    • Indulge in local cheese at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm
    • Explore Launceston
    • Visit Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre
    • Discover Bridestowe Lavender Estate and the delicious lavender ice cream
    • Spectacular views from Cape Tourville Lookout
    • Step back in time at historic Port Arthur
    • Comfortable accommodation
    • Travel by luxury coach
    • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
    • Airport transfers (subject to flight arrival time frames)

Accommodation

Best Western Launceston

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

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

Need accommodation before or after your tour? Our friendly Travel Consultants can help with accommodation, flights and travel insurance.

Travel dates

9 November 2019 departure from Hobart

  • Twin share - $3253.75 per person
  • Single traveller - $3990 per person

Don't want to pay the $736 single supplement? Ask us to put you on the list to twin share with another Travel at 60 traveller of the same gender.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Hobart

Your Tasmanian journey begins with an afternoon tour of Hobart. You’ll see historic Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, 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.

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Hobart – Strahan

This morning you’ll head west to New Norfolk and magnificent Mt. Field National Park and 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

A highlight today is your 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. See Hells Gates, the treacherous entrance to the harbour, and Heritage Landing, site of a 2,000-year-old Huon Pine. Travel through the old 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

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

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Launceston

This morning travel through the rolling hills of the Tamar Valley to the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre. Your local expert will bring to life the mine’s extraordinary past, including the dramatic events of the 2006 rock fall and mine rescue. After taking time to discover Cataract Gorge, this afternoon is at leisure for your own exploration of Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’, Launceston.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Launceston – Bicheno

Bridestowe Lavender Estate, producer of high-quality lavender since 1922, is your first stop today. Later, visit the unique 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, or the iconic Tasmanian Devil.

Hotel: Best Western 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. Then travel through Swansea and Orford on your way to Hobart.

Hotel: Wrest Point, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 Port Arthur

Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating walk with a local expert through the remains of Port Arthur’s infamous convict prison. On the drive back to Hobart, see the amazing natural rock formations of the Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. This evening, join 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

Questions

What to bring:

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

Once we have minimum numbers for this tour to go ahead, all clients will be contacted to make a $200 per person non-refundable deposit.

All other Travel at 60 Booking conditions apply

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