Ultimate Tasmania

13 Days
Hobart to Hobart
From (AUD)
$ 6,395
$ 6,145
Dates & Pricing

2020/2021 Hobart > Hobart

A cornucopia of riches

A great passion for nature, history, culture and food defines this little 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, 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 in the Wilderness’, before you go deep into the wilderness with visits to the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers and Cradle Mountain-Lake St 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 Map
Tour Code:
GTA
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Hobart
Return City:
Hobart

Selected Itinerary

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Hobart

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

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. 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 for a fascinating insight into the lives and deaths of Port Arthur’s past residents, both convicts and free settlers.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Hobart > Strahan

    Visit 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. 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, for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Strahan

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Strahan > 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. Take in the pristine alpine vistas of Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, where you’ll enjoy a Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Cradle Mountain > Smithton

    Leave the mountains for the coastal towns of Burnie and Penguin. Visit Hellyers Road Distillery and take the whisky 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 in Smithton.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Smithton > Launceston

    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 your two-night stay in Launceston.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  8. Day 8 - Launceston

    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 or enjoy a leisurely lunch cruise on the Tamar River.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Launceston > Freycinet National Park

    Journey to the coast today via Legerwood and see the World War One memorial tree carvings. 

    Enrich

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

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

    Upgrade your stay to a Coastal Pavilion cabin at Freycinet Lodge (at additional cost, please book prior to departure).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Freycinet National Park

    Freechoice

    Choose between a cruise on Wineglass Bay with its white sandy beaches and sparkling turquoise waters, or join a tour with an oyster farmer to learn about their industry and enjoy a delicious sample.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Freycinet National Park > Hobart

    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 your hotel in Hobart for a two-night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Hobart

    Freechoice

    Choose from a range of Hobart attractions. Enjoy a cruise to Peppermint Bay or take a tour of the Huon Valley and walk amongst the fruit orchards. Alternatively, 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

  13. Day 13 - Hobart

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Take in the silence of the Gordon River on your cruise through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
  • Enjoy views of Salamanca from your hotel room in Hobart
  • Taste of Hellyers Whisky during your visit to the Hellyers Road Distillery
  • See the work of the convicts and Australia’s oldest bridge in Richmond
  • Assume the identity of a convict during your visit to Port Arthur

Handcrafted luxury inclusions
  • Full escorted group touring
  • 3 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 8 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 23 meals – 12 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability