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Ultimate Tasmania

Explore the untouched wilderness of Tasmania on a 13 day tour from Hobart, where nature, history, culture and food defines this little southern island.

13 Day
From (AUD)
$ 5,995
  • 2018/2019 Hobart > Hobart

    A cornucopia of riches

    A great passion for nature, history, culture and food defines this little southern island. With some of the most magnificent untouched wilderness in the world, a rich convict legacy, world-class galleries and artisan produce, Tasmania is a treat for the senses, no matter what your appetite.

    From the salty dockside Salamanca Point to the extraordinary art housed in MONA and the delights of the Cascade Brewery, you’ll fall in love with Hobart before heading south to the World Heritage-listed convict enclave of Port Arthur. History and art combine with a visit to the incredible ‘Wall of Wilderness’, before you go deep into the wilderness with visits to the Franklin-Gordon River and Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Parks. Explore many of the quaint little towns scattered across the island, sampling the finest in Tassie hospitality before heading back to the wilds of Freycinet National Park. The extraordinary Wineglass Bay will capture your imagination before you make your way back to lovely Hobart.

    Tour Code:

    GTA

    Duration:

    13 Days

    Departure City:

    Hobart

    Return City:

    Hobart

  • 13 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Hobart
      Highlights:
      Welcome dinner

      Welcome to Hobart and the delights of the Apple Isle. Your two night Special Stay includes a special Taste of Tasmania welcome dinner.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Port Arthur
      Highlights:
      Port Arthur

      Delve into Tasmania’s convict past with a visit to World Heritage-listed Port Arthur. Your guided tour includes a cruise to the Isle of the Dead, giving you a fascinating insight into the lives and deaths of some of Port Arthur’s past residents, both convicts and free settlers.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Hobart > Strahan
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Wall in the Wilderness

      Start your day with a visit to the lush rainforest of Mt Field National Park, Tasmania’s oldest National Park, and the location of the spectacular three-tiered Russell Falls.

      Enrich

      Witness history in the making with your visit to the ‘Wall in the Wilderness’, a wood-carved history of the Central Tasmanian Highlands that is a continuous work in progress. Greg Duncan has hand-carved a series of scenes into panels commemorating those who have shaped the area’s past and present.

      Travel to Queenstown before arriving in the picturesque village of Strahan, where you will enjoy an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Strahan > Cradle Mountain
      Highlights:
      Gordon River Cruise

      Cruise through the World Heritage-listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. From the luxury of the Captain’s Premier Upper Deck enjoy a gourmet lunch of local Tasmanian delicacies. Cruise through Macquarie Harbour and visit Heritage Landing and Sarah Island. This afternoon, take in the pristine alpine vistas of Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, enjoy a Special Stay for the next two nights at Cradle Mountain.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Cradle Mountain
      Highlights:
      Dove Lake

      Keep your fingers crossed for clear skies this morning to be treated to magnificent views of Cradle Mountain and breathtaking reflections on Dove Lake. Hear the stories from your local guide about the intrepid early settlers of this area.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Cradle Mountain > Smithton
      Highlights:
      Whiskey Trail

      Leave the mountains for the coastal towns of Burnie and Penguin. Visit Hellyers Road Distillery and take the whiskey walk, learning about how whisky is distilled and matured in Tasmania. Enjoy the rugged coastline on the way to the village of Stanley. Enjoy Tasmanian hospitality tonight as you stay overnight in Smithton.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Smithton > Launceston
      Highlights:
      Sheffield Murals

      Visit the town of Sheffield and discover its history, geography, wildlife and people from the murals that are painted on the walls across town. Upon arriving in the charming city of Launceston, visit Cataract Gorge and ride the chairlift to take in its beautiful scenic views. Enjoy two nights in Launceston.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 8 - Launceston
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Choose from a tour of the infamous Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre or a visit to the Platypus House and Seahorse World. Alternatively, tour the cool climate wineries in the region or enjoy a leisurely lunch cruise on the Tamar River.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Launceston > Freycinet National Park
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Pyengana Dairy Farm

      Journey to the coast via Legerwood and discover unique tree carvings, a memorial to World War I.

      Enrich

      Learn about the award winning cheeses from Pyengana Dairy Company, reputed to produce Australia’s finest cheddar, and delight your tastebuds with a tasting.

      Your final destination today is the breathtaking Freycinet National Park, where you’ll discover this incredible wilderness whilst enjoying a two night Special Stay.

      Optional upgrade - Upgrade to stay in a Wineglass Deluxe or Wineglass Premier cabin whilst you are staying at Freycinet Lodge. (Additional expense.)

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Freycinet National Park
      Highlights:
      Wineglass Bay

      A day at leisure to explore this coastal wilderness at your own pace. Marvel at the myriad of colours – pink granite mountains, white sandy beaches and sparkling turquoise waters. Take one of the many walks and soak up the beauty of Wineglass Bay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Freycinet National Park > Hobart
      Highlights:
      Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
      Enrich

      Visit the Tasmanian Wool Centre in the convict town of Ross. Your local guide will share stories of the town’s history and the influence of its first export – wool.

      Stop in Richmond and see Australia’s oldest bridge, built by convict labour. During a visit to Bonorong National Park meet Tasmania’s shy and elusive Tasmanian Devil, before arriving back at the your hotel in Hobart for two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 12 - Hobart:
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Choose from a range of Hobart attractions – enjoy a cruise to Peppermint Bay or take a tour of Australia’s oldest brewery, the Cascade Brewery. Alternatively, tour the Huon Valley and walk amongst the fruit orchards or cruise on the MONA ferry and enjoy a tour of the daring Museum of Old and New Art.

      Toast your adventures during tonight’s farewell dinner at the Drunken Admiral Restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Hobart
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      It’s time to say farewell to new friends and the wonders of Tasmania.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 3 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 7 Freechoice activities
    • 3 memorable Special Stays
    • 25 meals – 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 9 dinners