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Tassie's Parks and Nature

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Journey north from Hobart to Launceston, witnessing the iconic and unexpected highlights of Tasmania.

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    • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings.
    • Find the Beauty and the Bees stall at Salamanca Market! It sells great handmade beauty products using Tasmanian leatherwood honey and pure natural local ingredients like organic olive oil and herbs. Not only are the products good for your skin and hair, the company has proudly saved 1 million plastic packages from entering landfill over the past 25 years. They use only earth friendly packaging and package all handmade products in either glass, tin or paper. Travel Director - Delma Coulson
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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    Hobart (TAS), Australia

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    Launceston, Australia

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      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings.
      • Find the Beauty and the Bees stall at Salamanca Market! It sells great handmade beauty products using Tasmanian leatherwood honey and pure natural local ingredients like organic olive oil and herbs. Not only are the products good for your skin and hair, the company has proudly saved 1 million plastic packages from entering landfill over the past 25 years. They use only earth friendly packaging and package all handmade products in either glass, tin or paper. Travel Director - Delma Coulson
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Journey north from Hobart to Launceston, witnessing the iconic and unexpected highlights of Tasmania - from its poignant convict history and overwhelming natural beauty to its artisan food and fine wines.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: THHL

      6 Nights

      accommodation

      13 Meals
      • 6 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 2 lunches

      • 5 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Hobart

        • CRUISE on the Gordon River

        • SEE vineyards stretching across the Tamar Valley, lush rainforest in Mt. Field National Park

        • VIEW Hobart and the Derwent River from Mt. Wellington, wilderness on the Gordon River cruise, Cradle Mountain from Dove Lake

        • VISIT Salamanca Market, Russell Falls, Wall in the Wilderness, Dove Lake, Hellyers Road Distillery, Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory, Cataract Gorge


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 6 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 2 lunches

        • 5 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Arrive Hobart (2 Nights)

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      Hobart Free Time

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      Hobart - Strahan

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      Strahan - Cradle Mountain (2 Nights)

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      Cradle Mountain Sightseeing

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      Cradle Mountain - Launceston

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      Depart Launceston

      Day 1

      Arrive Hobart (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Hobart (2 Nights)

      Your gateway to the remote natural splendour of Tasmania is its capital Hobart, where you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers (flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm) this afternoon. Visit the Botanic Gardens, historic Battery Point and Constitution Dock, then ascend Mt. Nelson for panoramic views over the city and Derwent River. This evening, join your fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception and dinner.

      Hotel

      Grand Chancellor

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Grand Chancellor

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Hobart Free Time Day 2 - Hobart Free Time

      Ease into the relaxed atmosphere of this harbour town, enjoying a full day at leisure. Wander through the historic Salamanca Place sandstone warehouses that were once the hub of Hobart's whaling industry and today house a myriad of colourful market stalls laden with Tasmanian arts, crafts and local produce. Kick back at one of Salamanca's cafés with an ale or rub shoulders with the friendly locals who delight in sharing their stories. For dinner, consider heading to the city docks in search of the best local seafood.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Hobart - Strahan Day 3 - Hobart - Strahan

      Leave the city behind for the lush rainforest and tiered falls of Russell Falls. Then, take the winding road to Lake St. Clair, where you'll 'Dive into Culture' and see The Wall in the Wilderness, a monumental sculpture hand-carved in rare Huon pine. Continue through the rainforest, passing the eerie moonscape of Queenstown, once the world's richest mining town. Your destination today is coastal Strahan, the gateway to the UNESCO-listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Here you will enjoy views of Macquarie Harbour from your hotel perched on a hillside.

      Hotel

      Strahan Village

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Strahan Village

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Strahan - Cradle Mountain (2 Nights) Day 4 - Strahan - Cradle Mountain (2 Nights)

      Venture up the dark waters of the Gordon River, stained amber by buttongrass tannins and flanked by riverside rainforest. Continue to Sarah Island, where you'll 'Dive into Culture' and gain chilling insights into the cruelties of convict life, starkly juxtaposed against the overwhelming beauty of the island's surrounds. See Hells Gates, the notoriously treacherous entrance to the harbour, and Heritage Landing, the site of a 2,000-year-old Huon Pine. Later, travel through the old towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you make your way to one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories' - Cradle Mountain which offers incredible views of Tasmania's alpine wilderness.

      Hotel

      Cradle Mountain

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Cradle Mountain

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Cradle Mountain Sightseeing Day 5 - Cradle Mountain Sightseeing

      Join a 'Local Specialist' this morning and discover the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park in ways you could never imagine. Keep a keen eye out for wombats, quolls and currawongs as you embark on a guided walk with your Travel Director. Take your time to connect with the tranquil and ancient natural surrounds, tracing the purpose-built boardwalk back to your hotel through the wild ancient forests and alpine heathlands. Feeling adventurous? Consider a challenging hike to Marion's Lookout instead, returning via Wombat Pool.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Cradle Mountain - Launceston Day 6 - Cradle Mountain - Launceston

      Switch dairy for a wee dram, as you join a Local Specialist for an insightful visit to Hellyers Road Distillery, founded by a group of dairy farmers. Travel to Sheffield, the 'Town of Murals' and stop at the Ashgrove Cheese Factory to sample the local cheeses before continuing through the Meander Valley to Tasmania's 'northern capital' of Launceston.

      Hotel

      Grand Chancellor

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Grand Chancellor

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Depart Launceston Day 7 - Depart Launceston

      Your first stop today is to the nearby wilderness of Launceston's Cataract Gorge. Continue your scenic drive to Josef Chromy Wines for a Regional Meal lunch and indulge in delicious Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vintages, paired with exquisite vineyard views that stretch across the Tamar Valley. Your holiday comes to an end late this afternoon. Transfer to Launceston for your onward flight after saying farewell to your travel companions (flights to depart after 4pm).

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-eu/tours/tassies-parks-and-nature?tripcode=thhl for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Dive into Culture
        Visit the Wall in the Wilderness, where artist Greg Duncan has hand-carved from wood a collection of panels commemorating the area's past and present. (Day 3) Explore Sarah Island, which achieved a reputation as one of the harshest penal settlements in the Australian colonies. (Day 4)

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Cradle Mountain (Day 5) and at Hellyers Road Distillery. (Day 6)

      • Stays with Stories
        Stay at Cradle Mountain Hotel on the edge of the Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park and experience the breathtaking wilderness. (Day 4)

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Hobart

        • CRUISE on the Gordon River

        • SEE vineyards stretching across the Tamar Valley, lush rainforest in Mt. Field National Park

        • VIEW Hobart and the Derwent River from Mt. Wellington, wilderness on the Gordon River cruise, Cradle Mountain from Dove Lake

        • VISIT Salamanca Market, Russell Falls, Wall in the Wilderness, Dove Lake, Hellyers Road Distillery, Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory, Cataract Gorge


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 6 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 2 lunches

        • 5 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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