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TASMANIA TEMPTER

13 Days

$7,799 pp
2 Seats Left!

TASMANIA TEMPTER

Departures

  • October 27, 2022
Only 2 Seats Left!

Prices

  • $7799 per person share twin from Auckland
  • $7899.00 per person share twin from Wellington or Christchurch

What's included?

  • 5 Star coach Quality Coach with professional Coach Captain
  • Economy class return flights Auckland—Hobart return (Ask us for prices from other regions)
  • 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, based on two course or buffets
  • Lunches where specified
  • Hobart Sightseeing including Tasman Bridge, historic Battery Point.
  • 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
  • Cruise Cataract Gorge and see the Swiss style Grindelwald Village
  • Visit Legerwood to view the War Memorial Tree carvings, meet a Tasmania Devil and visit Bicheno and Freycinet National Park
  • FREE home pick up and return in the greater Auckland/Wellington/Christchurch areas within 25K from the airport

B – Breakfast     L – Lunch     D – Dinner

Day 1: Auckland--Hobart-Hobart surrounds (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. Cross the Tasman Bridge to Hobart City and tour historic Battery Point, Salamanca Place and the vibrant waterfront before settling into accommodation for the next three nights.

Day 2: Hobart & Port Arthur (BD)

Travel via Sorell Causeway and Midway Point for our full day tour to 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. Included in the entry is a guided walking tour, a short 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 this historic site to travel beside Norfolk and Frederick Henry Bays back to Hobart

Day 3: Hobart—Richmond (B D)

A relaxed day around the city of Hobart includes 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. Tour Mt. Wellington (weather permitting) for panoramic views of the city and estuary before crossing the Derwent to the historic village of Richmond, where you can view the spire of Australia’s oldest Catholic Church from beneath the arches of their oldest stone bridge. Before returning to accommodation, 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.

Day 4: New Norfolk —Russell Falls—Queenstown (B L D)

Departing Hobart this morning, we tour the picturesque Derwent Valley through New Norfolk to climb the Central Plateau. Visit the iconic Russell Falls before following the Wild Way through trout lakes, mountains, gorges and the Wild Rivers National Park.

Pass through Tarraleah Gorge, site of early hydro-electric installations and take a tour of “The Wall”, a work in progress depicting the history of the region beautifully carved in Tasmanian timbers. Take a break at Derwent Bridge before a short walk into the delightful Nelson Falls. Cross Lake Burbury then descend through the ghost towns of Linda and Gormanston to the copper mining town of Queenstown and our accommodation for the next two nights.

Day 5: Macquarie Harbour—Gordon River Cruise— Strahan (BLD)

Early departure this morning, for the port of Strahan to cruise the incomparable Gordon River into the heart of Tasmania’s wilderness and the edge of World Heritage Park. Cross vast Macquarie Harbour, past Sarah Island, worst convict settlement of all and follow the Gordon through stands of ancient Huon pine, sassafras and myrtle rainforest to step ashore for a 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 saw mill. Return to Queenstown for overnight.

Day 6: Zeehan—Cradle Mountain—North West (B L D)

This morning we tour through the rugged west coast which is rich in mining history, journey past Tullah which is located on the shores of peaceful Lake Rosebery. Continue north through rainforest and mineral rich mountains, crossing the Vale of Belvoir and alpine cattle country to reach 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 opportunity to visit the Wilderness Gallery before following the highway through mountains and button grass plains to the North West Coast and overnight accommodation at Tall Timbers Resort in Smithton.

Day 7: Woolnorth—Stanley (B D)

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 to the historic village of Stanley nestling at the foot of an ancient volcanic core known as ‘The Nut’. Enjoy a guided tour through Highfield House, the historical headquarters of the early Van Diemens Land Co. and explore the quaint town with its terraces and chairlift access to the top of The Nut (ride is optional and own expense). Return to Tall Timbers and enjoy the resort facilities before dinner.

Day 8: Smithton—Burnie—Devonport ( B L D)

Returning to Launceston today, we’ll take time to visit some hidden treasures such as Boat Harbour Beach. Marvel at the breathtaking views from the rich agricultural Table Cape with its amazing diversity of crops and farms. Continue to the coastal port of Burnie and visit the Hellyer Road Whisky Distillery for a guided tour and lunch.

Day 9: Launceston & Surrounds (B L D)

Explore Launceston’s city centre and 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). 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 kilometres 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 Swiss style Grindelwald village with its alpine style houses and unusual wood carvings then take in magnificent views from bush-ranger Brady’s Lookout. Visit the Mine & Heritage Museum in the gold mining town of Beaconsfield, site of the mine disaster and miraculous rescue before returning to Launceston and dinner at your hotel.

Day 10: West Tamar — Tasman Highway — Tasmanian Devil (B D)

This morning we tour the picturesque north east through agricultural Scottsdale, Branxholm and former tin-mining centre of Derby. Visit Legerwood to view the War Memorial Tree Carvings, honouring the fallen soldiers of the region. Tour the myrtle rain forest of Weldborough Pass before descending to the East Coast at St. Helens and following the coast to Bicheno. Meet a Tasmanian devil at the East Coast Nature World and learn about the threat to their survival during an informative ride on the ‘Pelican Express’.

Relax this evening at your accommodation overlooking the blue waters of the Tasman Sea at the Beachfront Bicheno.

 

Day 11: Bicheno—East Coast—Hobart (B D)

Tour through the fishing and holiday village of Bicheno, viewing the ‘Gulch’ fishing harbour and the ocean blowhole. Continue on to to the picturesque Freycinet National Park with its jagged pink granite peaks, crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. Take in the spectacular views from Cape Tourville before following the Tasman Highway through Swansea and pausing at the convict built, enigmatic Spiky Bridge. Follow the Prosser River valley through Buckland and Cambridge to cross the picturesque Derwent River into the city of Hobart nestled at the foot of Mount Wellington.

Day 12: Hobart—Free Day (B)

Today is at leisure to enjoy last minute shopping or sightseeing. Your Tour Manager will be able to assist with the options available.

Day 13: Hobart—Auckland (B)

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