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Perfect Tasmania

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Cruise the Gordon River and Wineglass Bay, walk at Cradle Mountain and stop at a cheese farm and vineyard.

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Perfect Tasmania

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    • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings.
    • Situated on the border of the remote Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park, this accommodation offers you incredible views of Tasmania's alpine wilderness. Nature lovers can also explore the walking paths and discover native wildlife, including wallabies and wombats. (Day 4)
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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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      • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings.
      • Situated on the border of the remote Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park, this accommodation offers you incredible views of Tasmania's alpine wilderness. Nature lovers can also explore the walking paths and discover native wildlife, including wallabies and wombats. (Day 4)
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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

      The calls of currawongs and cockatoos accompany your journey along the Gordon River, exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay and the pink-hued granite peaks of Tassie's Freycinet coast.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: THLH

      11 Nights

      accommodation

      23 Meals
      • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 morning tea (Connect with Locals)

      • 3 lunches

      • 8 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      Internal flights not included.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Hobart

        • Cruise on the Gordon River and Wineglass Bay.

        • View Dove Lake in Cradle Mountain National Park, historic Ross Bridge and Cataract Gorge.

        • Visit Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park and Port Arthur Historic Site.


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 morning tea
          (Connect with Locals)

        • 3 lunches

        • 8 dinners


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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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      Arrive Hobart (2 Nights)

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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 (2 Nights)

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      Launceston Sightseeing

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      Launceston - Freycinet (2 Nights)

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      Wineglass Bay

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      Freycinet - Hobart (2 Nights)

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      Port Arthur Sightseeing

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      Depart Hobart

      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. 'Dive into Culture' and explore the city's heritage as an infamous penal colony in the early 19th century. Admire the Victorian and Georgian façades that remain to this day and visit the Botanic Gardens, historic Battery Point and Constitution Dock. Ascend to Mt. Nelson next 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

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      Hobart Free Time Day 2 - Hobart Free Time

      Ease into the relaxed atmosphere of this harbour town, enjoying a full day at leisure to explore on your terms. Wander through the historic Salamanca 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

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      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Hobart - Strahan Day 3 - Hobart - Strahan

      Leave the city behind bound for Tasmania's splendid natural beauty. Join your Travel Director for a stroll through lush rainforest to the tiered falls of Russell Falls. Then, take the winding road to Lake St. Clair where we'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 final 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.

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      Strahan Village

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Strahan Village

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Day 4

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

      Venture up the tannin-stained 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.

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      Cradle Mountain

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner with wine

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      Cradle Mountain

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner with wine

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      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

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      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Cradle Mountain - Launceston (2 Nights) Day 6 - Cradle Mountain - Launceston (2 Nights)

      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

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      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Launceston Sightseeing Day 7 - Launceston Sightseeing

      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, wine tasting and vineyard views that stretch across the Tamar Valley, one of Tasmania's prettiest settings. The flavours of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay will ease you into a free afternoon to explore Launceston further, join an Optional Experience cruise on the Tamar River or simply relax at your hotel.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Launceston - Freycinet (2 Nights) Day 8 - Launceston - Freycinet (2 Nights)

      The floral undertones of lavender will linger long after this morning's visit to Bridestowe Lavender Estate, producer of high-quality lavender since 1922. Gain insights into the estate's history and treat yourself to some of its famous lavender ice-cream, before continuing to Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site. Spend the afternoon following Tasmania's picturesque east coast to Freycinet Lodge, overlooking Coles Bay.

      Hotel

      Freycinet Lodge

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Wineglass Bay Day 9 - Wineglass Bay

      Prime your sea legs on a four-hour cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula with a 'Local Specialist'. Watch seals lazing on granite boulders, admire beautiful beaches fringed by dense bush and witness whales breaching turquoise waters (in season). You'll lay anchor at Wineglass Bay, surrounded by untouched natural beauty - the perfect backdrop to a gourmet ploughman's lunch.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner with wine

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      Freycinet - Hobart (2 Nights) Day 10 - Freycinet - Hobart (2 Nights)

      Journey to historic Ross, considered the finest nineteenth-century village in Australia, before traversing rich pastoral lands en route to Hobart. 'Connect with Locals' at Shene Estate, whose custodian Anne Kernke will treat you to a walking tour of the property's stunning colonial-era buildings and a Be My Guest morning tea selection of home-baked goodies in her private residence. This afternoon, your choice of sightseeing: visit Australia's largest privately funded museum, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), followed by a cruise back to Hobart on the MONA ferry; join a walking tour with a local guide for insights into Hobart's history, people and places or explore the Mawson's Huts Replica Museum.

      Hotel

      Grand Chancellor

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Grand Chancellor

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Port Arthur Sightseeing Day 11 - Port Arthur Sightseeing

      Your day begins with a poignant visit to Port Arthur Historic Site, which includes a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walk of Port Arthur's infamous convict prison. Spend some free time tracing the stories of the convicts who left their mark on this former penal settlement. Your return to Hobart is filled with pinch me moments as you enjoy views from Pirate's Bay Lookout, Tasman's Arch, Devil's Kitchen and the Blowhole. As your epic encounter with Tassie comes to an end, join your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart's best restaurants.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Depart Hobart Day 12 - Depart Hobart

      This morning after breakfast, we say farewell to your newfound friends as your holiday comes to an end and you are transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        Join the Kernkes, the custodians of Shene Estate, to learn about this iconic colonial property and enjoy morning tea filled with homemade treats. (Day 10)

      • Dive into Culture
        Explore Tasmania's convict history on Sarah Island. (Day 4) Visit Port Arthur Historic Site, where you'll take a guided walk of its infamous prison. (Day 11)

      • Local Specialist
        For included sightseeing in Cradle Mountain (Day 5), Launceston (Day 7), Freycinet Peninsula (Day 9) and Port Arthur. (Day 11)

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Hobart

        • Cruise on the Gordon River and Wineglass Bay.

        • View Dove Lake in Cradle Mountain National Park, historic Ross Bridge and Cataract Gorge.

        • Visit Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park and Port Arthur Historic Site.


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 morning tea
          (Connect with Locals)

        • 3 lunches

        • 8 dinners


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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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