Grand Tasmania

Grand Tasmania

A rich mix of history, cruises and attractions are included in this tour package. Walk in the footsteps of convicts, be awed by the majestic and rugged beauty of its rivers and mountains, or stand still and embrace the peace of Tasmania’s ancient forests.

A rich mix of history, cruises and attractions are included in this tour package. Walk in the footsteps of convicts, be awed by the majestic and rugged beauty of its rivers and mountains, or stand still and embrace the peace of Tasmania’s ancient forests.

 

Fly/Coach/Fly

13 Day

 

ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES

  • Explore Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake

  • Cruise Gordon, Tarkine and Arthur Rivers

  • Ride the chair lift at the Nut

  • Experiece the Tahune AirWalk, the Huon Pine Walk and Nelson Falls

  • A guided tour at Port Arthur

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

  • Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*

  • Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney

  • Flights

  • 30 quality meals

  • Entries and attractions as shown

  • Modern luxury tour coach

  • Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess

  • Robert’s Famous Homemade Morning Tea

 

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Day 1

Home – Hobart – Launceston
Transfer to the airport for our flight to Hobart. Our Tasmanian experience will take the Midlands Highway through the centre of Tasmania, with stops at historic towns of Ross and Campbell Town. Both renowned for their heritage buildings and early convict settlements. Later this afternoon we arrive in the island’s second largest city, Launceston.

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Day 2

Seahorse World – Tamar Valley
Follow the Tamar River through to the Swiss village resort Grindlewald. Call into Brady’s Lookout for magnificent views along the Tamar before arriving at Beaconsfield to visit the Grubb Shaft Mine and Museum with over 30 fascinating displays. After lunch, visit the unique Seahorse World at Beauty Point and aquarium. Cross the unusual Batman Bridge to the eastern side of the Tamar River and return to Launceston for free time to explore.

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Day 3

Launceston – Scamander
At Legerwood, stop to photograph the unusual wooden sculpture park, before reaching Derby, the old tin mining village perched on the side of the mountain. At Weldborough Pass wander the ancient myrtle tree walk. Visit the Pyengana Cheese Factory to hear an informative talk about this distinctive dairy and indulge in a country Devonshire Tea with lashings of jam and double cream.

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Day 4

Scamander – Richmond – Hobart
Following the eastern coast, call into Bicheno, Swansea and the Spiky Bridge. Glimpse spectacular Freycinet Peninsula and Maria Island as you continue south through wineries and walnut farms. Stop at the unusual Buckland Church with its 14th century stained glass window before reaching historic Richmond for lunch. Browse the charming village-style shops. At Bonorong Park a guided tour will explain the plight of the Tasmanian Devils and you will have a chance to get up close and personal with them and some other less aggressive native animals. Your accommodation in Hobart is close to Constitution Dock and the city centre. Dinner this evening will be at the Wrest Point Casino Café.

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Day 5

Salamanca Markets – Tahune
This morning browse the famous Salamanca Markets to taste the local produce and maybe purchase a souvenir or an early lunch. This afternoon drive south to the attractive Huon Valley, home to many orchards and forests. At Tahune AirWalk, take a walk through the tree top canopy 37 metres above the forest floor. On the ground you can explore the riverbank Huon Pine Walk, or for the more adventurous there is the new swinging bridge or cable hang gliding over the Tahune valley. There is a lovely cafe at the AirWalk where you can buy your own lunch, with local wines and beers to sample. Dine at any one of the many city cafes and restaurants tonight.

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Day 6

Port Arthur – Derwent Cruise
Visit the Port Arthur site starting with a boat cruise around the Isle of the Dead. Then explore ruins and experience the lives of the convicts and their masters. Learn how the convicts lived, worked and died under the threat of the lash, and an experimental system of solitary confinement, which often drove them to madness. Drive through “Doo Town” and appreciate its clever wit. View the rugged coastline at Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen. Tonight take a relaxed dinner cruise on the Derwent River.

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Day 7

Hobart – Queenstown
Pass through New Norfolk on the way to Mount Field National Park with time for a walk to Russell Falls. The township of Tarraleah overlooks some of the steep and deep gullies that form the basis of a hydro power scheme. Take the short walk to the beautiful Nelson Falls then continue to the copper mining town of Queenstown.

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Day 8

Franklin Gordon River Cruise Or West Coast Wilderness Railway
Today you have the choice of two great activities included in your fare:

Options

Cruise the incomparable Gordon River into the heart of Tasmania’s wilderness and cross the magnificent Macquarie Harbour. Pass by salmon farms and Sarah Island, and reach Heritage Landing to take the boardwalk through the world’s last remaining temperate rainforest, featuring myrtles and leatherwood trees. After a smorgasbord lunch on board return to Strahan Village.

Board the West Coast Wilderness Railway. This engineering feat was completed in 1896 originally to carry ore from Queenstown to Strahan. From your fully restored carriages follow the King River past tall trestle bridges and steep gorges, through rainforests with stands of man ferns, back to Queenstown, the steepness of the rail called for the trains to be of ABT style with rack and pinion gearing to help haul the train up the steep slope.

Gather back together this evening for dinner.

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Day 9

Queenstown – Smithton
Visit the thriving mining town of Zeehan, where Dame Nellie Melba once graced the stage of its Gaiety Theatre. At the West Coast Pioneers Memorial Museum discover the town’s rich and fascinating mining heritage. Continue to Rosebery, where the mine has been in operation since 1936. Arriving in Smithton, home to Simplot vegetables (Edgells), settle into the four star resort with a beautiful heated indoor pool (so bring your swimmers!)

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Day 10

Arthur River Cruise
Visit the Edge of the World, where the next landfall is the East Coast of South America. Breathe in the freshest air while cruising on the Arthur River on the MV George Robinson, a replica vessel built in 1985 in the style of a Sydney Ferry. This river meanders through some of the most rugged and pristine country in Northwest Tasmania. You will have a guided walk with a passionate local along the edge of the river, learning about the flora and fauna of this wilderness which has been growing relatively undisturbed for over 650 years, whilst your BBQ lunch is prepared, complete with a glass of wine, then cruise and drive back to your hotel.

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Day 11

Smithton – The Nut – Cradle Mountain
It is just a short hop to Stanley this morning. This town has the Nut as its backdrop, an ancient volcano core. A chair lift ride to the top of The Nut offers numerous lookouts and walks for you to enjoy or just wander through the town. Visit the holiday village of Boat Harbour before reaching the rich agricultural region of Table Cape. The area grows everything from onions to opium poppies and tulips. A stop this afternoon in the pretty seaside village of Wynyard before arriving in the beautiful Cradle Mountain National Park, visit the Wilderness Art Gallery before dinner at the Cradle Mountain Chateau.

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Day 12

Cradle Mountain – Sheffield – Deloraine
Board the shuttle bus to the picturesque Dove Lake at the foot of Cradle Mountain. Be inspired by the spectacular mountain scenery of jagged peaks and hear about pioneer Gustav Weindorfer, who lobbied to have the area set aside as a National Park. Walk part or all of the Dove Lake Walk (3km boardwalk, 3km gravel track) or the boardwalk to Pencil Pine Waterfalls. Lunch own expense at the National Park headquarters. Our journey this afternoon to Sheffield you can view their world famous mural depicting the history, flora and fauna of the Kentish Plains. Admire the murals, as well as some of the local shops proudly selling local wares. We arrive late afternoon at our accommodation in Deloraine.

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Day 13

Deloraine – Home
Saying goodbye to our colonial style motel it is only a short journey to Launceston Airport for our return flights home.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE DEPARTING BRISBANE FROM: $5,541 per person

TOUR FARE DEPARTING THE HUNTER FROM: $5,209 per person

Single Supplement available @ $991 extra

 

Booking Conditions

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Name Address Contact Details
0 Please contact our office to arrange
your pickup details
Belmont Shops S Bus Stop on Pacific Hwy (Southbound) near
Marshall Property, Belmont
Charlestown Smart St Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
Doyalson Wentworth Ave S Bus stop past RSL Club (Southbound)
Cnr Pacific Hwy & Wentworth Ave, Doyalson
Home pickups Taxi home pickups and returns are provided.
Contact us to see if your address is included.
Hornsby Railway Station Hornsby Railway Station. Pickup at the bottom of
the bus rank, near roundabout opp hotel
Kariong Information Ctr At Kariong Information Centre car park,
The Avenue, Kariong
New Lambton Wests S Bus Stop on Hobart Rd near Harker Oval
across from Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
Swansea Blackswan S Bus stop approaching Blackswan Waterfront Motel
on Pacific Hwy (Southbound), Swansea
Sydney Domestic Airport Sydney Domestic Airport - Meet at Qantas Groups
Check-in located on ground floor at Terminal 3.
Thornton AAJ Depot All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
Tuggerah Westfield Bus stop near cinemas at the back of
Westfield Shopping Centre, Tuggerah
Variations Information on where you will be joining our tour
is outlined below.
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