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Western Wilderness

Discover Tasmania on this 9 day tour from Launceston to Hobart unearthing nature's beauty across locations like Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Smithton.

9 Day
From (AUD)
$ 4,095
  • 2016/2017 Hobart > Launceston

    Tour Code:

    TWW

    Duration:

    9 Days

    Departure City:

    Hobart

    Return City:

    Launceston

    Selected Itinerary
  • 9 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Hobart

      Welcome to Hobart and the delights of the Apple Isle. Enjoy a two night special stay at your dockside hotel which includes a special Taste of Tasmania welcome dinner.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - 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

      Start your day with a visit to the lush rainforest of Mt Field National Park, Tasmania’s oldest, 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 along the moon scaped road to Queenstown before arriving in the picturesque village of Strahan for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Strahan > Cradle Mountain

      Today you cruise through the World Heritage-listed Franklin-Gordon River National Parks. 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, where you’ll enjoy a special stay for the next two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Cradle Mountain

      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

      Leave the mountains for the coastal towns of Burnie and Penguin. Enjoy the rugged coastline on the way to the village of Stanley. Discover the aptly-named Dismal Swamp, the only Blackwood sinkhole in the world. Join your local guide as you walk along the cantilevered walkway suspended over the treetops to discover this unique environment and spot rare wildlife. Enjoy Tasmanian hospitality tonight at your hotel for an overnight stay in Smithton.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Smithton > Launceston

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 8 - Launceston
      Freechoice

      Choose from a tour of the infamous Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre as well as 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

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

      Meals included: Breakfast