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Categories:

  • Holidays
  • Australia
  • Tasmania

Price:

From $2,625

Stay:

5 nights

Travel Dates:

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019 until Saturday 28th of December 2019

Description:

Tassie's Wilderness Icons - 6 Days / 5 Nights - from $2625* per person (with AAT Kings).

Be awed by the spectacular natural beauty of Russell Falls, the Gordon River, Cradle Mountain National Park and the sheer-sided ‘Nut’ at Stanley. See deep freshwater lakes, majestic harbours and towering rainforest, and feast on the artisan produce that is the bounty of verdant pastureland and burgeoning vineyards.

Highlights

  • Cruise the Gordon River on a lunch cruise
  • Explore Cradle Mountain National Park with a local guide
  • Taste Tasmanian Cheese at Ashgrove Cheese Factory
  • Visit The Nut
  • Explore Tarkine Wilderness area
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre

Itinerary:

Day 1: Welcome to Hobart

Transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel for check-in and then you’ll take an afternoon tour of Hobart. Your orientation takes in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, and Mt. Nelson for amazing views overlooking Hobart. Tonight you will meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner with fabulous views of Hobart.

Hotel: Wrest Point

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Hobart – Strahan

This morning you head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park. Tasmania’s oldest National Park is the location of the spectacular three-tiered waterfall, Russell Falls, which is surrounded by towering swamp gums. Take the winding journey up to Lake St. Clair and travel through Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of the World Heritage protected Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and on to coastal Strahan. Stay in Strahan.

Hotel: Strahan Village

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Gordon River Cruise – Cradle Mountain

Cruise on the spectacular Gordon River. Be awestruck by the dark tannin stained waters: they reflect the surrounding untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into Tasmania’s lesser-known convict history, and see Hells Gates, the treacherous entrance to the harbour.

Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Cradle Mountain – Smithton

This morning it’s time to explore the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. We’ll take you to gorgeous Dove Lake for spectacular views of Cradle Mountain – make sure the camera’s charged, this is a scenic highlight, and the air – there’s none fresher! You may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing through the alpine heathlands. Picture rolling green hills and Friesian cows – this afternoon you’ll think you’re in a butter commercial as you make your way past Table Cape, home of tulips, for views of Bass Strait and coastline. Picturesque Stanley is in your sights as you head west with a view of ‘the Nut’ and a chance to explore. Your final destination is Smithton.

Hotel: Tall Timbers

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Smithton – Launceston

First up you’ll experience a guided tour of the Tarkine Wilderness region, one of Australia’s largest unprotected temperate rainforests and contains vast forests of myrtle, leatherwood and pine trees. En route to Launceston you’ll visit the Ashgrove Cheese Factory to learn all about cheese making and taste some samples.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Launceston

This morning travel to Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre through the rolling hills and vineyards of the Tamar Valley. Beaconsfield Mine has a long rich gold mining history. Your expert guide will bring to life the mine’s extraordinary past and tell you of incredible engineering feats, the town’s heritage and the dramatic events of the 2006 rock fall and mine rescue.

Your holiday concludes this afternoon. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Departs: Selected departures from 02 Jan - 28 Dec 19.

Conditions: * It is our policy to present the cost of our flights & holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices.

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