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Perfect Tasmania

12 Days 1 Country 10 Cities

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

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About this trip

Discover Tasmania's unique beauty and culture on this trip, which roams from Gordon River to Wineglass Bay and Cradle Mountain, revealing local produce, wines and traditions along the way. 

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… dazzling your palate with the special botrytis Riesling at Josef Chromy's 1880s homestead vineyard. And taking morning tea colonial-style amid grand gothic architecture, with the custodians of Shene Estate.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: THLH

11 Nights

accommodation

23 Meals
  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 1 Be My Guest Morning Tea.

  • 3 lunches.

  • 8 dinners.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown. All transfers shown.

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Your Itinerary

1. Arrive Hobart (2 Nights)

Welcome to Hobart! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm). Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this afternoon for a Cultural Insight city tour of Hobart. Your orientation will take you to Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens and Constitution Dock. The last stop is Mt. Nelson for spectacular views overlooking Hobart. Tonight join your Travel Director at your hotel for a Welcome Reception and dinner.

Meal(s)
Welcome Reception
Dinner
Hotel
Grand Chancellor

2. Hobart Free Time

Today enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, colour and action of Salamanca Market. Your day is free to explore the market stalls, wander through the historic sandstone warehouses discovering innovative Tasmanian art and crafts and delight in the taste and aroma of freshly baked goods and local produce. This afternoon maybe take an optional experience walking tour that will have you exploring Hobart's hidden secrets and history or just sit back and watch the world pass you by with a cooling ale or locally produced cider.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

3. Hobart - Strahan

Journey west to magnificent Mt. Field National Park, Tasmania's oldest, to see picturesque Russell Falls. Later, take the winding journey to visit the Wall in the Wilderness, a fascinating sculpture and Cultural Insight, where artist Greg Duncan has hand-carved a series of scenes into a collection of panels commemorating those who have shaped the area's past and present. Continue along the rainforest-bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park through Queenstown and on to coastal Strahan. Dine at your hotel tonight.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner
Hotel
Strahan Village

4. Strahan - Gordon River Cruise - Cradle Mountain (2 Nights)

A spectacular Gordon River Cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water's edge, is the highlight of today. You'll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters, stained amber by buttongrass tannins, reflecting the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for a Cultural Insight into Tasmania's lesser known convict history, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hell's Gate and Heritage Landing, site of the 2,000 year old Huon Pine. Pass the towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your accommodation on the boundary of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Hotel
Cradle Mountain Authentic Accommodation

5. Cradle Mountain Sightseeing

This morning it's time to explore the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park when you join your Travel Director for a guided walk around Dove Lake. Afterwards, maybe take more time to stretch your legs and meander back to Cradle Mountain Hotel through the wild ancient forests and alpine heathlands on the purpose-built boardwalk or for a more challenging hike, head to Marion's Lookout.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner

6. Cradle Mountain - Launceston (2 Nights)

Today is a day for your taste buds! First up is Sheffield, 'the town of murals' and then visit Ashgrove Cheese for an opportunity to taste-test all of the delicious cheeses they make at their farm shop. We recommend trying their specialty, Wild Wasabi flavour. Next you'll visit Local Specialist, the Pyka family at their salmon and ginseng farm, where you'll have the chance to feed salmon in their ponds and discover how the family made the move from Germany to Tasmania and became award-winning salmon farmers. Don't leave without tasting the delicious hot smoked salmon and rillette. Yum!

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner
Hotel
Grand Chancellor

7. Launceston Sightseeing

Just two minutes from Launceston, at Cataract Gorge, you're surrounded by rivers and exotic flora and fauna. Enjoy a walk across the suspension bridge or take the chairlift for an aerial view of this fascinating urban wilderness. Later, visit Josef Chromy Wines for your Regional Meal dining experience. The views of the surrounding vineyards and lakes provide an idyllic location to enjoy tasting some of the estate-grown wines followed by Tasmania's fresh local produce for lunch. The remainder of your day is free for you to relax or explore on your own.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal

8. Launceston - Bicheno (2 Nights)

Travelling to the east coast, visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Continue on to see the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees in honour of fallen WWI soldiers and the old mining town of Derby, then drive through the lush myrtle rainforest at Weldborough Pass. You'll visit the seaside town St. Helens at lunchtime. Dine tonight at your hotel and then take a penguin tour with a Local Specialist to see little blue penguins up close and personal!

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner
Hotel
Beachfront at Bicheno

9. Freycinet National Park Sightseeing

Discover the exquisite beauty of the Freycinet Peninsula with a Local Specialist. The 4 hour lunch cruise will take you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay along the Freycinet coast to one of the world's best beaches, Wineglass Bay. Later, experience breathtaking Freycinet National Park, with its pink granite mountains, coastal dunes and dry eucalypt forests on a walk guided by your Travel Director. The views from Cape Tourville will amaze. Note: Dinner is not included tonight on 6 and 20 Nov 2015 departures.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

10. Bicheno - Hobart Sightseeing (2 Nights)

Journey to historic Ross, considered to be the finest nineteenth century village in Australia. As you travel south towards Hobart you'll stop at Shene Estate, a reflection of early Australian architecture and the colonial era. Enjoy a Be My Guest morning tea of delicious home-baked goodies and a walking tour of this iconic property. Shene's custodian, Anne Kernke will give you exclusive access to the country estate's iconic colonial buildings including the main homestead, stables, barn, dairy and outbuildings. Anne and her family are incredibly passionate about sharing the rich and colourful past by throwing open the doors and inviting you to look, touch and be inspired by the stunning property. This afternoon visit the fascinating Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) with its mix of ancient, modern and contemporary art. 

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining
Hotel
Grand Chancellor

11. Port Arthur Sightseeing

Step back in time and enjoy a fascinating guided walk at the infamous convict prison, Port Arthur Historic Site and cruise around the Isle of the Dead with a Local Specialist. View the spectacular rugged sea cliffs from Pirate's Bay Lookout and feast your eyes on the amazing vistas of the Tasman Arch, Blow Hole and Devil's Kitchen on your return to Hobart. This evening celebrate a wonderful trip with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner at one of Hobart's best restaurants.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

12. Depart Hobart

Bid farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday concludes after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

  • Authentic Accommodation
    Cradle Mountain Hotel - Cradle Mountain Situated on the border of the remote Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park, this Authentic 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.

  • Be My Guest
    at Shene Estate with custodian Anne Kernke.

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit the Wall in the Wilderness and a former penal settlement on Sarah Island.

  • Local Specialists
    with a historian at Port Arthur, salmon farmers, and a wildlife expert in Bicheno.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Hobart.

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

    • Cruise on the Gordon River and Wineglass Bay.

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


What's Included

Dining

    • 11 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 1 Be My Guest Morning Tea.

    • 3 lunches.

    • 8 dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

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

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • 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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    Service rating : Went through Travel Agent, she was great as usual!Product : Tour highlights included Tasmanian Devils at Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay cruise, Winery Lunch, Penguin Adventure, Shene Estate, and Port Arthur. New coach was great and outstanding driver. Downside is Tour Director

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