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Tour Itinerary

Like its name suggests, this is your perfect Tasmania tour. Experience stellar sunsets, dramatic cliff faces of the rugged Tasman Peninsula to picturesque Wineglass Bay, wildlife you can only find in Tassie, Port Arthur’s rich history, local wines, and fresh food from both land and sea.

Countries Visited

Australia

Cities Visited

Cradle Mountain , Hobart , Launceston , Strahan

  1. Day 1
    Welcome to Hobart
    Welcome to Hobart, the capital of Australia’s smallest state and the starting point for your adventure (flights to arrive prior to 3pm). Arriving at your hotel opposite Constitution Dock, you’ll soon see how this is the perfect base for your time in Hobart. Ease into the day with a stroll along the mighty Derwent River before it empties into Storm Bay and the Tasman Sea, or keep it close to the hotel with a walk around the docks, taking in the colourful collection of yachts, boats, and fishing trawlers. Also the finishing line for the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, its friendly, festive atmosphere is your warm ‘Tassie’ welcome. Tonight, set the scene for the rest of your Australia tour package and join your Travel Director and group for a Welcome Reception designed to treat you to the delicious flavours of Tasmania.Accommodation: Grand Chancellor
  2. Day 2
    Discover Old and New Hobart
    This morning your Hobart city tour will show you all the key sights. Enjoy a drive up to Mt. Nelson Lookout for panoramic views over the city. Stop for a photo at Cascade Brewery before visiting historical Battery Point - a maritime village built in 1804. Finish the tour with a stroll through the fragrant and beautifully maintained Royal Botanical Gardens, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Later it's a feast for the senses as you graze your way through the sights, sounds, and flavours of Hobart’s Salamanca Market, hearing about its history and discovering the best spots to sample cheeses, pickles, oysters, truffles, cider, and more. You’ll soon see how it’s more than just food as you meander the colourful stalls and potter through the historic sandstone warehouses discovering galleries and innovative Tasmanian arts and crafts. You’ll be ready to celebrate your first day of exploring so ask your Travel Director for some recommendations for somewhere to suit your taste and raise a glass to the end of your first day. Cheers!Accommodation: Grand Chancellor
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Strahan, Gateway to Macquarie Harbour
    Your first taste of the dramatic Tasmanian landscapes you’ve been dreaming of come to life today journeying west to Mt. Field National Park to see the magnificent, tiered cascade of Russell Falls. Then take the winding road to iconic Lake St. Clair, Australia’s deepest natural lake at 160 metres deep. Continuing along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, you’ll pass through the moonscape of the mining town of Queenstown before your final stop today at seaside Strahan. The magnificent Macquarie Harbour, seven times the size of Sydney Harbour, is your backdrop this evening from your hotel perched on the hillside. After a big day you can relax over dinner at Strahan Village’s View 42 Restaurant and Bar.Accommodation: Strahan Village
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Cruise on the River Snatched from the Brink
    Heading to areas of untouched wilderness today, you’ll take in the landscapes from a different view cruising Gordon River with a Local Specialist. Gazing out the floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll be awestruck by the dark waters, stained amber by Button-grass tannins. Dive Into Culture on Sarah Island - chosen as a site for a penal colony because of its isolated location - and gain insights into a relic of Tasmania’s convict history. Stroll among the 3,000-year-old pine used in shipbuilding learning about the flora and fauna from your expert guide. You’ll also see Hells Gates, the notoriously treacherous entrance to the harbour. Back on land, and heading to the highlands you'll soon arrive at one of one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories accommodation nestled in the alpine forest of the sensational national park. End the day of your Tasmania tour with perhaps a tasting of local beer and wine, relax by the fire, stroll the wilderness boardwalk, or explore the hotel’s own gallery featuring Tasmanian artists showcasing the Cradle Mountain wilderness and Tasmanian stories.Accommodation: Cradle Mountain
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Cradle Mountain's Wonderful Wilderness
    You’ll want to rise early and make the most of every minute of this active full day discovering the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park - one of Australia’s most famous national parks protecting this glaciated landscape’s flora and fauna. Visit the Waldheim Chalet for insights into the early history of the area, learning how after summiting the peak, Gustav Weindorfer and his wife Kate found the area so magnificent that they built the Waldheim (“home in the forest”) Chalet for tourists to stay and enjoy its beauty. Take a boardwalk stroll with your Travel Director on the shores of Dove Lake beneath the towering, jagged peaks of Cradle Mountain. On a clear day you may spot the dolerite peak, as well as Bennetts wallabies, echidnas, and pademelons grazing along the way. Not done yet? You could choose to end the day learning about some of the wilder residents like the iconic Tasmanian devil. Or, enjoy animal spotting at dusk on Cradle Mountain viewing nocturnal mammals and marsupials including wallabies, wombats, and possums in their native habitat.Accommodation: Cradle Mountain
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Launceston, Capital of the North
    Tasmania has its fair share of award-winning gin and whisky distilleries, as well as boutique breweries. Among them is a seaside tap house found in the petite town of Penguin. If there’s a place with a cuter name, we’re yet to locate it on a map. Sit back and enjoy a tasting paddle of local brew while taking in the views overlooking glorious Bass Strait. Next up, get acquainted with rural life at Mount Gnomon Farm. Hidden high in the hills, here you’ll meet passionate fifth-generation farmer Guy who’ll share his story and give you a tour of his apple orchard. Then sit down to a paddock-to-plate, cider-paired lunch served in his beautiful barn overlooking his well-stocked veggie garden. After a quick stop in Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals,’ you’ll head through the Meander Valley to the historic city of Launceston for a good night’s rest.Accommodation: Grand Chancellor
    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    Wilderness and Wine in Launceston
    Culture, wildlife, and history combine at Launceston's Cataract Gorge. Take an easy walk around the Basin and across the historic suspension bridge or get a bird's eye view aboard the world's longest single span chairlift. Learn about Tasmanian wine at Josef Chromy with a tasting, meat and cheese platter, and main course. The afternoon is free for you to explore more of Launceston or opt for an optional cruise on the Tamar River halfway up to the gorge.Accommodation: Grand Chancellor
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  8. Day 8
    Escape to the East Coast
    The floral undertones will linger long after your decadent, sensory experience at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, producer of high-quality lavender since 1922. On your tour of the farm with a Local Specialist, you’ll discover they produce one of the only single flower honeys in the world and watch the oil being extracted in the distillery - a traditional process from the 1920s which pays tribute to the farm’s beginnings starting with a packet of seeds from southern France. When in season, stroll the sprawling purple fields, homemade lavender ice cream in hand, and have a look at the vintage memorabilia in the Old Tractor Shed. Continue your Australia tour package to Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site and spend lunchtime in St. Helens before following the picturesque East Coast to Bicheno. Tonight, take a short walk down to the water's edge to view Little Penguins in their natural environment.Accommodation: Diamond Island Beach Resort
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Discover the Bays of Freycinet
    Make sure your camera is charged for today’s highlight, the best of stunning Freycinet Peninsula on a four-hour boat trip with lunch. Your Local Specialist will share their in-depth knowledge as you cruise along gentle shores of Coles Bay past waterfalls, sea caves, towering pink granite cliffs, and through the inner passage of remote Schouten Island - home to penguins and short tailed shearwaters - to the main event of Wineglass Bay, a crescent of dazzling white sand where you’ll anchor for a ploughman's lunch. Keep your eyes peeled, these pristine waters are home to diverse wildlife including sea eagles, pods of bow-surfing dolphins, fur seals sunbathing on the rocky coast and even migrating humpback and Southern Right whales. Know that your visit a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, will help protect the area's wildlife. Drive through dry eucalypt forests to Cape Tourville for a walk that will reward you with views of brilliant blue water and golden beaches. Later, pass through the seaside towns of Swansea and Triabunna before arriving at your hotel overlooking stunning Maria Island.Accommodation: Eastcoaster Tasmania
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Welcome Back to Hobart
    The GPS is set for the historic township of Richmond; explore the convict-built goal and bridge or browse the quaint boutique shops in town. Next, visit Risdon Cove for one of our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences. Kipli Takara (meaning food walk) is an immersive experience where you are invited to walk the culturally rich landscape with palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) guides across this abundant natural pantry that was returned to Tasmanian Aboriginal ownership in 1995. You will be treated to a guided walk of this unique property, hearing about the history and current story of the area. Along the way you are able to taste the native bush tucker currently in season and get a first-hand glimpse into how palawa continue to enjoy cultural foods and undertake culturally-centred land management across lutruwita/Tasmania. This experience includes a unique tasting of local, native flavours. This evening is at your leisure in Hobart.Accommodation: Grand Chancellor
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  11. Day 11
    Explore Historic Port Arthur
    Today you’ll Dive Into Culture exploring the historical side of Tassie at Port Arthur with a Local Specialist. Begin by crossing Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula and enjoying a cruise of the harbour around the Isle of the Dead before a fascinating guided walk through the ruins, including the cathedral and cells of Port Arthur's infamous convict prison. Learn the evolution of this storied place from its beginnings as a small timber station to a penal settlement where some convicts contributed to shipbuilding to the renaming of “Carnarvon” in the 1880s. On the drive back to Hobart and your accommodation, see rugged sea cliffs from Pirate’s Bay Lookout and feast your eyes on the amazing vistas and natural rock formations of Tasman’s Arch, Devils Kitchen, and the Blowhole. Soak in the views surrounded by swirls of water and clouds of spray reminding you of the power of nature to create this wild landscape.Accommodation: Grand Chancellor
    Meals:   Breakfast
  12. Day 12
    Make the Most of Hobart
    Today is yours to explore more of Australia’s southern-most capital or go further afield to its wilder surroundings. You could choose an Optional Experience day trip to Bruny Island and take in Australia’s highest sea cliffs and craggy formations by boat. A proper adventure and MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, you’ll listen to the awesome ‘Breathing Rock,’ enter deep sea caves, and pass through the narrow passage feeling the power of nature at the very point where the Tasman Sea meets the mighty Southern Ocean. Don’t forget to join in the search for fur seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds. Or, visit the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, occupying one of Australia's most historically significant sites and home to 800,000 objects ranging from fossils to fine art.  As your epic encounter with Tassie comes to an end, join your fellow travellers at a seafood feast Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart's popular restaurants, Mures Upper Deck overlooking Constitution Dock, the perfect way to toast your time in perfect Tasmania.Accommodation: Grand Chancellor
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Farewell Hobart
    This morning after breakfast, we say farewell to our newfound friends as your Australia tour comes to an end and you are transferred to Hobart Airport (flights anytime). It’s been a big week for adventuring, sightseeing, and tasting the best of Tasmania and we hope to see you again soon!
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Dining Summary

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 12 Breakfast (B)
  • 5 Dinner (D)
  • 4 Lunch (L)
  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)
  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)

Dive Into Culture

  • Sarah Island: Explore the ruins of a penal settlement where convicts laboured under the harshest conditions in the early 1800s.
  • Port Arthur: Explore Tasmania's convict history including a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walk of Port Arthur's infamous convict prison.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

  • Hobart: Your visit contributes to the conservation projects, Seed Bank, and care and upkeep of these picturesque gardens.
  • Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Cruises is committed to the conservation of this environment by monitoring threatened and endangered wildlife.

Must-see Highlights

  • Explore Penguin Beer Co., Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Palawa Kipli, and Port Arthur Historic Site with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Hobart and Launceston
  • Visit Salamanca Market, Royal Botanical Gardens Hobart, Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Parks
  • View Dove Lake in Cradle Mountain National Park, and the historic Richmond Bridge
  • Scenic Cruise on the Gordon River, and on Wineglass Bay

Trafalgar Difference

  • Cradle Mountain: Nestled within breathtaking alpine forest in the central highlands of Tasmania, Cradle Mountain Hotel offers you an inviting home away from home to unwind after a day of exploring the pristine Tasmanian wilderness.

Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Porterage where hotels provide this service
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • All land transport shown. All transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time

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Trafalgar Tours Customer Reviews

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