Tasmanian Wonders

Tasmanian Wonders

Departure Dates:

From January to November 2017
Tour Code: TAS01

Discover the Temptations of Tasmania 10 days of Touring with AAT Kings

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Must See Holiday Highlights

  • Explore Hobart and Launceston
  • Hobart iconic sights
  • Mount Field National Park
  • Three-tiered Russell Falls
  • Sensational Lake St Clair
  • Gordan River Cruise
  • Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Dove Lake
  • The Nut at Stanley
  • Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory
  • Freycinet National Park
  • Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Tasman’s Arch and Blowhole
  • Bridestowe Lavender Estate

 

Holiday Inclusions

  • Return air travel from Home Port to Hobart – Flights must arrive prior to 12.30pm
  • Return airport/hotel transfers in Hobart
  • Twin Share accommodation with private facilities
  • Touring aboard a luxury fully air-conditioned coach with 2 door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • 16 Meals – 6 Dinners, 9 Buffet Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
  • Sightseeing and admissions as per itinerary
  • Professional Tour Director and Tour Driver

Singles willing to share no surcharge.

Pricing

10 day package, per person twin share including return airfares*

TAS01

Twin Share

*Airfare Included in Package price

Adelaide from $3435 $510
Brisbane from $3405 $480
Canberra from $3465 $540
Melbourne from $3210 $285
Perth from including extra night accommodation $3825 $760
Sydney from $3250 $325
10 day land only cost $2925
Full Fare Supplement – Add $45
Single supplement $840
Extra night in Hobart Twin from $185
Single from $370

*The fares used in the package price are based on the best available instant purchase air fares at the time of print and are subject to change without notice and are also subject to availability. No guarantee can be given by Aussie Getaways that these fares will be available on any specified day and we will always offer the cheapest fare available for your nominated days of travel. Please use the airfares quoted as a guide only and ask your travel consultant for more details.

To experience the whole package Perth passengers need to depart 1 day earlier. Airport / Hotel transfer provided.

Tour Departures:

2017:  September 6, & 13, October 4, 18 & 25,
November 8, 11, 15, 22, & 29

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Homeport To Hobart (D)
Need to arrive by 12.30pm. Transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel, then an afternoon tour of Hobart. Your orientation takes in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, and Mt. Nelson for amazing views overlooking Hobart. Tonight you will meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner with fabulous views of Hobart.
Overnight: Wrest Point, Hobart

Day 2: Hobart to Strahan (B,D)
This morning you head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park. Tasmania’s oldest National Park is the location of the spectacular three-tiered waterfall, Russell Falls, which is surrounded by towering swamp gums. Take the winding journey up to Lake St. Clair and travel through Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of the World Heritage protected Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and on to coastal Strahan.
Overnight: Strahan Village, Strahan

Day 3: Gordon River Cruise – Cradle Mountain (B,L,D)
A spectacular Gordon River Cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge, is the highlight of today. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters, stained amber by buttongrass tannins, reflecting the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for insight into Tasmania’s lesser known convict history, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hell’s Gate and Heritage Landing, site of the 2,000 year old Huon Pine. Pass the towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your hotel on the boundary of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park.
Overnight: Cradle Mountain Hotel

Day 4: Cradle Mountain to Smithton (B,D)
This morning it’s time to explore the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. We’ll take you to gorgeous Dove Lake for spectacular views of Cradle Mountain – make sure the camera’s charged, this is a scenic highlight, and the air – there’s none fresher! You’re likely to spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing through the alpine heathlands. Picture rolling green hills and Friesian cows – this afternoon you’ll think you’re in a butter commercial as you make your way past Table Cape, home of tulips, for views of Bass Strait, the lighthouse and coastline. 4 Picturesque Stanley is in your sights as you head west with a view of ‘the Nut’ and a chance to explore. Your final destination is Smithton.
Overnight: Tall Timbers, Smithton

Day 5: Smithton to Launceston (B)
First up you’ll experience a guided tour of the Tarkine Wilderness region, one of Australia’s largest unprotected temperate rainforests and contains vast forests of myrtle, leatherwood and pine trees. En route to Launceston you’ll visit the Ashgrove Cheese Factory to learn all about cheese making and taste some samples.
Overnight: Best Western Plus, Launceston

Day 6: Launceston Sights (B)
This morning travel to Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre through the rolling hills and vineyards of the Tamar Valley. Beaconsfield Mine has a long rich gold mining history. Your expert guide will bring to life the mine’s extraordinary past and tell you of incredible engineering feats, the town’s heritage and the dramatic events of the 2006 rock fall and mine rescue. After having time to explore Cataract Gorge, this afternoon is free for you to explore Launceston.
Overnight: Best Western Plus, Launceston

Day 7: Launceston to Bicheno (B,D)
Bridestowe Lavender Estate is your first stop today. Bridestowe has been growing lavender since 1922 when a London perfumer planted lavender seeds from the French Alps on his family estate which he named after his wife’s birthplace in England. Try some of Bridestowe’s lavender products and treat yourself to their famous lavender ice-cream! Later make a stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, planted in honour of fallen WWI soldiers. After your lunch time stop at St Helens, follow the picturesque East Coast south to Bicheno. This evening you may like to take an optional tour to see Bicheno’s wild penguin colony as they emerge from the ocean for the night, or even take a tour to see Tassie Devils.
Overnight: Beachfront at Bicheno, Bicheno

Day 8: Bicheno to Hobart (B)
Get your camera ready for the spectacular and breathtaking – Freycinet National Park. You’ll take a walk that will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach. Cape Tourville Lookout is magic! Travel through Swansea and Orford, then chart a course for Hobart.
Overnight: Wrest Point, Hobart

Day 9: Port Arthur (B,D)
Explore Port Arthur Historic Site today. Cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula and enjoy a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating guided walk of Port Arthur’s infamous convict prison. You’ll have time to wander the site at your leisure before you leave. See rugged sea cliffs from Pirate’s Bay Lookout, and feast your eyes on the amazing vistas of Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole on the drive back to Hobart. This evening a Farewell Dinner at one of Hobart’s favourite restaurants.
Overnight: Wrest Point, Hobart

Day 10: Depart Hobart (B)
Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will transferred to the Hobart Airport for your onward flight.

*Meal Code: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

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