Best of Tasmania 2014

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Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, AustraliaHobart, AustraliaWineglass Bay in Tasmania, Australia
Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, Australia
Hobart, Australia
Wineglass Bay in Tasmania, Australia
  • Duration: 13 Days
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  • Brochure: Australia and New Zealand 2014
  • Style: Regional
  • Description: You’ll see the very best of Tasmania – visit the resplendent three-tiered Russell Falls and take a Gordon River cruise through the pristine wilderness. Stay in Cradle Mountain National Park and enjoy a walk around Dove Lake. Taste the local Tasmanian cheese at Ashgrove Farm and the cool climate wines at a Be My Guest lunch at Josef Chromy winery. See a Tasmanian Devil at the zoo, cruise around the Freycinet Peninsula and join a guided tour through the National Park. Then it’s time for High Tea at historic Shene Estate near Hobart. End your holiday with a walk around the fascinating Port Arthur Historic Site and a cruise around the Isle of the Dead.


On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.

A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.

  • Hobart

    • + PEPPERMINT BAY CRUISE Departing from Sullivan's Cove in Hobart, the Peppermint Bay Cruise offers a relaxing and rejuvenating day discovering the real Tasmania on board the luxury 23 metre catamaran, Peppermint Bay II. The Peppermint Bay Cruise takes in the harbour, the River Derwent, and the magnificent waters of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel on its way past Bruny Island to Peppermint Bay. The fully guided half day cruise provides a real connection with the Tasmanian lifestyle, history and wildlife. Rare and majestic sea eagles swoop down to greet the boat. Seals are spotted sunbaking near the Atlantic salmon fish farms. Underwater cameras allow you to observe crayfish amongst the colourful sea gardens. Enjoy a Peppermint Bay regional platter whilst cruising, or you may choose to dine ashore in the Dining Room.

    • + TASMAN ISLAND CRUISE Sit back and relax on the guided bus tour from Hobart to Port Arthur, while enjoying the beautiful scenery that Tasmania has to offer. On the cruise you will witness the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere such as the fantastic dolerite cliffs at Cape Pillar. Observe famous sea stacks such as the Cathedral, the Totem Pole and the Candlestick, find yourself surrounded by sea caves, and see the iconic Tasman Island before you. Morning tea & lunch included.

  • Bicheno

    • + PENGUIN TOUR A penguin tour is the best way to see penguins up close and safely without disturbing them, or hurting yourself! The penguins are accustomed to our tour and lights, but loud noises and camera flashes will scare them away.

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