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TASMANIA TEMPTER

13 Days

$7899 pp
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TASMANIA TEMPTER

Departures

  • October 29, 2024
Only 20 Seats Left!

Prices

  • $7899 per person share twin from Auckland
  • $7899 person share twin from Christchurch or Wellington (subject to availability)
  • $995.00 single room supplement

What's included?

LOOK WHATS INCLUDED!!!

  • 5 Star coach Quality Coach with professional Coach Captain
  • Economy class return flights Auckland—Hobart return or Wellington & Christchurch via Auckland
  • Accommodation based on a minimum of 3.5 star in twin or single rooms
  • Cooked Breakfast daily
  • Dinners each evening unless stated in the itinerary.
  • Lunches where specified
  • Hobart Sightseeing.
  • Full day Tour to Tasman Peninsula & visit to Port Arthur Convict Settlement including a guided walking tour and a short Harbour Cruise
  • Visit the iconic Russell Falls, through the Wild Rivers National Park to the ghost towns of Linda and Gormanston to Queenstown
  • Cruise the Gordon River, visit Hells Gate, Strahan
  • Visit Cradle Mountain National Park to Smithton
  • Visit to Woolnorth Farm with lunch at Hellyer Road Whiskey Distillery Launceston.
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Cheese tasting.
  • East Coast Natureworld.
  • Cruise Cataract Gorge and see the Swiss style Grindelwald Village
  • Visit Legerwood to view the War Memorial Tree carvings.
  • Meet a Tasmania Devil.
  • FREE home pick up and return in the greater Auckland/Wellington/Christchurch areas within 25K from the airport.

 

DISCOUNTED SINGLE ROOM Supplement

A limited number of single rooms are available at the discounted price of $995.00  per person

 

Deposit:

A non refundable deposit of $1000 per person is  payable to hold a seat on the tour with the balance payable 07 September 2024.

 

Loyalty Discount

Previous travellers receive a $50 discount off the brochure price (not combinable with any other offers)

 

Cancellation Charges

Deposit:  NON REFUNDABLE

From 08  September 2024—100% of tour cost

 

Insurance:

We strongly suggest you take out cancellation  insurance to cover for cancellation due to illness prior to or during travel. Monies are non-refundable. We are happy to quote for you but would advise you check with other insurance providers as well.

 

Fitness & Mobility level:

Passengers must be able to walk unassisted at least 200m and be able to climb stairs/steps. Some hotels may have shower over bath and may not have rail. We are happy to request walk in shower but cannot guarantee this will be available. This tour is unsuitable for  passengers with walkers or wheelchairs. Walking sticks are permitted.

This tour will be operated under the Government  regulations applicable at the time of departure.

 

Tour is subject to normal booking conditions of  Supreme Tours and Travel  Ltd

 

B – Breakfast     L – Lunch     D – Dinner

Day 1: Auckland--Hobart (D)

We are picked up from our home address in the greater Auckland area (within 25k radius of the city centre) and taken to Auckland airport for our flight to Hobart. On arrival be greeted by your Tasmanian Coach Captain and welcomed aboard our luxury 5 star touring coach. Travel to nearby Rosny Lookout for panoramic views of Hobart set against the  majestic backdrop of the Wellington Range. We settle into our accommodation at the Wrest point casino for the next three nights.

 

Day 2: Hobart & Port Arthur (BD)

Enjoy breakfast at the Boardwalk Bistro overlooking the beautiful Derwent River. Then board the coach to travel via Sorell Causeway and Midway Point for our full day tour to the Tasman Peninsula. Take in magnificent views from the look-out above picturesque Eaglehawk Neck and Pirates Bay, before continuing to the Port Arthur Convict Settlement. Within the 40 hectares of landscaped grounds, lies a rich history of Australia’s convict past. Enjoy a guided walking tour, a Harbour Cruise, access to the Visitor Centre and Interpretation Gallery as well as more than 30 buildings, ruins and restored gardens and houses. Explore as you wish before departing the historic site to travel beside  Norfolk and Frederick Henry Bays back to Hobart for Dinner at the at Wrest Point Casino.

 

 

Day 3: Hobart—Richmond (B )

After a delicious breakfast, tour Mt. Wellington (weather permitting) for panoramic views of the city and estuary before crossing the Derwent River to the historic village of Richmond. Take time to explore Richmond, where you can view the spire of  Australia’s oldest Catholic Church from beneath the arches of our oldest stone bridge.  After lunch, the coach will return to Hobart and the remaining time in the afternoon is yours to relax or explore as you wish.  Dinner tonight is free choice.  You may choose to dine at one of the many restaurants at Wrest Point Casino or venture elsewhere. Your Tour Manager will offer suggestions.

 

Day 4: East Coast/Bicheno//Scamander (BD)

The tour will depart Hobart this morning and follow the Prosser River valley through Cambridge and  Buckland to the beautiful East Coast. Scenic highlights include stunning Maria Island views and The Hazards Peaks of Freycinet National Park. There is an  opportunity to admire the unusual convict built Spiky Bridge, before visiting the seaside village of Swansea. Then, it’s on to the fishing and holiday village of Bicheno, viewing the ‘Gulch’ fishing harbour and  having lunch (own expense). Then we head to East Coast Natureworld, the perfect place to experience Tasmania’s unique wildlife, including Tasmanian devils. East Coast Natureworld sits amongst 150 acres of  natural coastal bushland and lagoons at Bicheno. Enjoy a guided tour or relax and wander around to stretch your legs or feed the friendly kangaroos. From Bicheno, the tour will follow the beautiful coastal Tasman Highway to Scamander to stay the night and have dinner at The Scamander Beach Resort

 

Day 5: Scamander/Launceston (BD)

After breakfast, we continue North along the coastal Tasman Highway through the East Coast town of Saint Helens and across North East Tasmania. Tour the  myrtle rain forest of Weldborough Pass and on to visit Legerwood. View the War Memorial Tree Carvings,  honouring the fallen soldiers of the region. Enjoy lunch of your choice at Scottsdale and travel through to the City of Launceston. Launceston is Tasmania’s second largest City and is located on the Tamar River. Enjoy the remaining afternoon exploring city park or relaxing at the hotel before dinner. Accommodation for the next two nights is at The Hotel Grand Chancellor.

 

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Day 6: Cataract Gorge Cruise/Gold Mine (BL)

This morning, we explore Launceston’s magnificent  Cataract Gorge with its cliff-side gardens, peacocks, pools, suspension foot bridge and one of the longest single span chairlifts in the world (ride is optional and own expense). We take a cruise on the beautiful Tamar River through the river front precinct of Kings Wharf, Seaport and the Cataract Gorge. Back on dry land, explore the Tamar Valley, Australia’s longest navigable tidal estuary, meandering 58 kilometers through the heart of cool climate vineyards, orchards and hamlets to its mouth at historic George Town, Australia’s third oldest settlement. Enjoy lunch at The River Café at Beauty Point before visiting the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Enjoy a guided tour to explore and bring to life the extraordinary worlds of past and  present gold mining, ambitious engineering feats,     industrial and social heritage, and the events of the 2006 Anzac Day rock-fall and mine disaster and   miraculous rescue. Return to the hotel for a free night and dinner of your choice.

 

Day 7: Cheese/Chocolate/Whiskey/Stanley (BLD)

After a relaxed start to the day, we will head west from Launceston along the Tasmanian Tasting Trail. Our first stop is at Ashgrove Cheese where you can sample some of their award-winning products. Watch the cheesemakers in action and learn about Ashgrove’s unique cheesemaking philosophy in the interpretation centre. If you’re simply craving pure Tasmanian air, head      outside to meet the happiest cows in the world. Then on to enjoy a sweet treat. Anvers Chocolate Factory uses fresh Tasmanian cream and butter, single origin chocolate, fruits, nuts and liqueurs to craft their       hand-made chocolate truffles, chocolate oranges,    fudges and pralines. Owner and head chocolatier Igor Van Gerwen shares the know-how learned in his     birthplace of Belgium from this 1930s lodge set amongst 2.5 hectares of mature tree gardens in Latrobe. You’ll find samples to tempt you in the tasting centre, a small museum on the history of chocolate, and viewing windows to watch the confectionery staff tempering, moulding and enrobing fine chocolates. Lunch is at Hellyers Road Distillery on the North West Coast at Burnie. Discover the art of Whisky making    during the informative distillery tour. After a delightful day of tasting, relax on the coach as we head to our final destination for the day, stunning Stanley. Dinner and accommodation for the next two nights is at the Stanley Seaview Inn.

 

Day 8: Woolnorth/Stanley Nut (BD)

Today learn about the fascinating history of the Van Diemens Land Co. with a visit to its original property “Woolnorth Farm”, situated on the far North West tip of Tasmania. Admire the views over the outer islands from Cape Grim and breathe the purest air in the world! Visit the roaring 40’s wind farm before  travelling back to the historic village of Stanley, nestling at the foot of an ancient volcanic core known as ‘The Nut’. Enjoy lunch at your choice of local cafes, and time in Stanley, a location used for filming the movie The Light Between Oceans. Explore the quaint town with its terraces and chairlift access to the top of The Nut (ride is optional and own expense). There is also a short but very steep walk to the top for any energetic members of the group.

 

 

Day 9: Cradle Mountain/Queenstown (BLD)

Following breakfast, we leave Stanley and travel to the rugged West Coast. We head South through rainforest and mineral rich mountains, crossing the Vale of Belvoir and alpine cattle country to reach the iconic Cradle Mountain National Park. Board the shuttle bus to Dove Lake at the foot of the crags of Cradle Mountain and visit Waldheim, forest home of pioneer Gustav Weindorfer. Enjoy lunch at Cradle Mountain Hotel and the opportunity to visit the Wilderness Gallery. The tour continues deeper into the West Coast past Tullah which is located on the shores of peaceful Lake Rosebery to our destination Queenstown. This historic mining town offers a glimpse into the past and the present of the west coast, with its rugged landscapes, rich heritage, and vibrant culture. Dinner and accommodation for the next two nights is at the Gold Rush Inn.

Day 10: Strahan/Gordon River Cruise (BLD)

This morning we cruise the incomparable Gordon   River into the heart of Tasmania’s wilderness and the edge of World Heritage. Enjoy comfortable main deck window seating on board the extraordinary vessel, Harbour Master II. Step ashore Sarah Island for a guided tour of one of the harshest penal settlements in Australia. Follow the Gordon River through UNESCO World Heritage Rainforest, featuring ancient Huon pine, sassafras and myrtle forests and explore the   wilderness board-walk at Heritage Landing. Voyage to Hell’s Gates, the aptly named harbour entrance where many early ships were destroyed by ferocious ocean swells. On return to Strahan, there will be opportunity to explore the village including the Visitor Centre and Huon pine sawmill, before returning to Queenstown.

 

 

Day 11: Derwent Bridge/Hobart (B D)

Departing Queenstown this morning, we travel through the ghost towns of Linda and Gormanston and cross Lake Burbury, and take a short walk to the delightful Nelson Falls. Next, a visit to The Wall in the Wilderness, a fascinating, one of a kind masterpiece of art. The Wall is a work in progress depicting the history of the region beautifully carved in stretch of Tasmanian timbers. We take a break at Derwent Bridge for lunch before  following the Lyell Highway through trout lakes, mountains, gorges and the Wild Rivers National Park. Passing through Tarraleah Gorge, you’ll be fascinated by the site of early hydro-electric installations. Our final wilderness delight is a visit to the iconic Russell Falls at the Mount Field National Park. The coach will then    travel to Hobart for our final two nights at Wrest Point Casino.

 

Day 12: Salamanca Markets (BD)

A relaxed day around the city of Hobart includes a tour of historic Battery Point, Salamanca Place, Constitution Docks and the waterfront. As it is Saturday morning, take the opportunity to explore the famous Salamanca open-air Market with its bustle and buskers, colour and excitement. Afterwards, you may choose to shop and explore the city or, enjoy some quiet moments in  Hobart’s Royal Botanical Gardens, vibrant with spring colours and blooms. The remainder of the afternoon is yours to relax or explore as you wish. Our final dinner for the tour is at a lovely local restaurant.

 

Day 13: Hobart—Auckland (B)

Today we farewell Hobart as we are transferred to the airport for our flight home. On arrival back in Auckland we will be transferred back to our home addresses or on to our domestic flights.