- Tour Highlights
- Price & Dates
from Now till March 2024
- ~ Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
- ~ Local Specialists (Guides)
- ~ Centrally located premium hotels
- ~ 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- ~ Return international flight ticket
- ~ Travel insurance
- ~ Australia ETA
- ~ Others no mentioned
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WELCOME TO HOBART
The Tasmanian capital of Hobart may be small in size, but it’s big in attractions, as you’ll discover this afternoon. Put your destination into perspective from the summit of Mt. Nelson, offering endless vistas over Australia’s southernmost city. View the charming Georgian cottages of Battery Point and explore the cobbled streets and convict built warehouses along Salamanca Place, the backdrop of epic Saturday markets. Visit the waterfront area including Constitution Dock where the yachts finish when competing in the annual Sydney to Hobart race, and take a stroll in the second oldest Botanical Gardens in Australia with its amazing collection of plants from around the world.
Hotel: Best Western Hobart
HOBART - STRAHAN
Western Tasmania is like nature writ large, a place where the wilderness rules and people are few and far between. Visiting Mount Field National Park is a humbling experience, not only for the fact it’s part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, but also because it’s home to some of the tallest eucalypts and tallest flowering plants on Earth. Wander amid these giants to reach Russell Falls – take a deep breath; your Tasmania tour has begun. Records continue to be broken at Lake St. Clair, the deepest freshwater Lake in Australia, before you arrive in Strahan, gateway to World Heritage-listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.
Hotel: Strahan Village
The inky waters of the Gordon River – given its colour by amber button-grass tannins are as eery as they are beautiful, the mirror-like surface only broken by your Gordon River chariot as you cruise through Hells Gates, the treacherous entrance to the harbour before returning to Sarah Island. It’s hard to reconcile the beauty of this part of the state with its grim history as a penal colony; a place where convicts would fell Huon pines for boat building. Disembark at Heritage Landing to view one of these
500-year-old majestic trees. Safely back on dry land, it's soon time to discover 'The Ship That Never Was', the dramatic and hilarious true story of the Great Escape from Sarah Island! You'll see it performed live by a group of theatre professionals.
Hotel: Strahan Village
4: STRAHAN – CRADLE MOUNTAIN - BURNIE
Today your journey reaches new heights – quite literally with a visit to the 1,545-metre Cradle Mountain, your backdrop as you explore Dove Lake on your Cradle Mountain tour, the wild alpine moorlands here a natural magnet for lovers of the wilderness. The spectacular and pristine wilderness of Cradle Mountain is home to the mysterious and secretive Tasmanian Devil. You’ll love the next adventure today, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. A Day Keeper at Devils @ Cradle will lead you through the sanctuary and provide you with a thorough insight into its operation. When joining this tour you will be directly supporting these animals and threatened species conservation. Leave the Central Highlands after an uplifting day and head towards the scenic north-west coast for your overnight stay.
Hotel: Beachfront Voyager Motor Inn
BURNIE - LAUNCESTON
Table Cape is by far Wynyard's most remarkable natural wonder, at 180 metres high, 'The Cape' - as locals refer to it - offers spectacular views of Tasmania's coastline. As you drive to the top of the remains of a 12-million-year-old volcano you'll reach Table Cape lookout where, on a clear day, you can see mountain ranges over 175 kilometres away. If there’s a town with a cuter name than Penguin, we’re yet to find it. Locals embrace its appeal – there are penguin sculptures at every turn, including one measuring over 3 metres tall. Your journey along the northwest coast also passes through Ulverstone and Sheffield, The Town of Murals, boasting over 100 large paintings depicting the area’s rich history and local characters. All this exploring builds an appetite. Refuel at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm, where happy cows contribute to award-winning cheeses – everything from cheddar and red Leicester to creamy Tasmanian blue.
Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston
There are few places in the world where you can leave the city behind and within minutes be amid an immense wilderness area. Launceston is one. Blink and you’re at Cataract Gorge, a yawning chasm carved by ancient rivers. This rare natural phenomenon unites bushland with neat Victorian gardens, replete with ferns and exotic plants. Get a different perspective of the green cavern on the scenic chairlift, zipping you over the water to a lofty lookout. We wouldn’t blame you for lingering here, perhaps to venture deeper into the gorge. Or sample further afield with a selection of optional experiences. This afternoon, the choice is yours.
Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston
LAUNCESTON – BICHERO
You’ll smell Bridestowe before you see it, this enormous lavender farm perfuming the Tasmanian countryside. The flowers grown here aren’t just used in fragrances – they’re also infused into ice-cream, teas and jams. It’s a tasty entrée to the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, sculpted into World War One soldiers. Little penguins come out to play in Bicheno; sign up to spot them after dark as they waddle to shore from the water.
Hotel: Beachfront at Bicheno
BICHERO - HOBART
The colours at Freycinet National Park are so vivid you’ll think someone has taken the glasses off your nose and cleaned them for the first time: The patchwork of ocean blues that lap Coles Bay and Wineglass Bay. The dramatic pink granite cliffs. There’s a reason why Freycinet adventures star on postcards. The other place on postcards is Richmond, its grand 1820s Georgian buildings today home to bijou boutiques, galleries and cafes that appear to be lost in time.
Hotel: Best Western Hobart
The Isle of the Dead, Devil’s Kitchen, the Blowhole, Tasman Arch and Eagle Hawk Neck, just some of the remarkable natural attractions found on the Tasman Peninsula, home also to Port Arthur where you’ll be emersed in the region’s notoriously harsh history. This is the best-preserved convict site in Australia, and among the most significant convict-era destinations worldwide. The stories these walls could tell.
Hotel: Best Western Hobart
It took early explorers months to circumnavigate Tasmania. You’ve completed your Tasmania tour in just 10 days. What a wild ride. Flights to depart any time from Hobart Airport
~ Cradle Mountain
~ Port Arthur
|Best Western Hobart - Strahan Village - Cradle Mountain Hotel - Tall Timbers - Best Western Plus Launceston - Beachfront at Bicheno - Best Western Hobart||06 – 15 Sep 2023||RM 16770||RM 12200||RM 12200|
|Best Western Hobart - Strahan Village - Cradle Mountain Hotel - Tall Timbers - Best Western Plus Launceston - Beachfront at Bicheno - Best Western Hobart||27 Sep – 06 Oct / 18 – 27 Oct / 25 Oct – 03 Nov / 04 – 13 Nov / 15 – 24 Nov / 25 Nov – 04 Dec / 06 – 15 Dec 2023||RM 18930||RM 14350||RM 14350|
156 Bathurst St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
The Best Western Hobart is in the Hobart City Centre. A 10-minute walk from hotel to Salamanca Place (Australia Oldest open-air Saturday market) on the historical waterfront, an area well known for its vibrant restaurants, cafes, bars. Also, Sunday Farm Gate Market within a stone’s throw from our hotel, a bustling farmers’ market showcasing Tasmanian produce and getting to know your farmer. It is a 15-minute drive to The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), a ‘subversive adult Disneyland’, the largest privately funded museum in Australia.
41 Esplanade, Strahan TAS 7468, Australia
Strahan Village offers a restaurant, bar and holiday accommodation in a historic West Coast fishing village. The rooms at Strahan Village include a TV, tea/coffee making facilities, refrigerator and heating. Guest facilities include a laundry and tour desk. Internet access is available. Strahan is a pretty Tasmanian waterfront town, located on the bay of Macquarie Harbour. It is approximately 4 hours’ drive from Hobart and 1.5 hours from Cradle Mountain. Strahan Village offers various dining options, including the buffet at View 42° Restaurant & Bar, local seafood at The Fish Café on the Wharf and pub meals at Hamer's Hotel. Wine and cheese tasting is also available.
3718 Cradle Mountain Rd, Cradle Mountain TAS 7306, Australia
Bordering Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, this sleek hotel sits among alpine woodland. It's 1.1 km from Cradle Mountain Canyons and 4.7 km from the Vale of Belvoir Conservation Area.
5/15 Scotchtown Rd, Smithton TAS 7330, Australia
Tall Timbers offers modern 4 star accommodation located at the gateway to the Tarkine Wilderness in North West Tasmania. We offer a range of accommodation options from studio suites through to fully self-contained 1 & 2 bedroom luxury apartments. Guest facilities include an indoor heated pool, spa, gym, tennis court and BBQs set in landscaped grounds. Tall Timbers also has an award winning bistro, bar, bottle-shop, gaming facilities and function rooms available for conferences, weddings or conventions. Free parking at your door, free Wi-Fi and daily newspaper provided. Fully guided luxury 4WD and helicopter tours of the Tarkine can be arranged on request.
3 Earl St, Launceston TAS 7250, Australia
Best Western Plus Launceston is the ideal place for you. Not only is the hotel well positioned, it boasts a fantastic in-house restaurant and the iconic Tram Bar which contains a Circa 1911 Launceston Tram. You can dine in the restaurant, or the bar and the Best Western Plus Launceston has a 24-hour room service menu. Children must be accompanied at all times in the restaurant by an adult. There is no added cost for breakfast, for children if they are five years old and under, half price for children, 6 to 12 years old and full cost for those 13 years of age and above. Ideally located on Earl Street just a two-minute walk to the main shopping strip, The Mall, where you will find all the services you may need banks, chemists, coffee shops, theatres and restaurants. With four (4) fully equipped conference rooms the Best Western Plus Launceston can cater to anything from a board meeting of four people to a wedding of 100. Our Great Northern Bar is an ideal venue for private functions, corporate team events or trade shows. The Best Western Plus Launceston can cater for any of your private or corporate needs.
232 Tasman Hwy, Bicheno TAS 7215, Australia
Located opposite Waub’s Bay, Beachfront Bicheno offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and a private patio overlooking the ocean or pool. Guests have access to a heated outdoor pool, a restaurant and 2 BBQ areas. The air-conditioned rooms have an LCD TV with satellite channels. Each room has tea and coffee making facilities. Offering lovely views of Waub’s Bay, Bistro Tavern specialises in steak and local seafood, and offers an extensive wine list. Tavern Sports Bar features pool tables and gaming machines. Bicheno Beachfront is 5 minutes’ drive from the Bicheno Penguin Tour, and 30 minutes’ drive from Freycinet National Park. Hobart is a 2-hour drive away.