Round-the-Island Tasmanian Tour

Includes a fully escorted Tasmania tour

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Fly to Hobart, Tasmania’s charming capital, where you’ll begin your tour of this fascinating island. In Hobart itself, you’ll find a city with plenty to set it apart from those of mainland Australia. Home to handsome British-colonial buildings and the outstanding market at Salamanca Place, it’s ideal for exploring on foot, and offers plenty for those seeking cultural treasures and culinary delights.

Its natural attractions are equally impressive. At the Mount Field National Park, you’ll discover the remarkable Russell Falls, while Lake St Clair has the distinction of being the country’s deepest fresh water lake.

A lunch cruise on the Gordon River sets you amongst the region’s dense rainforest and you’ll learn about the harsh penal conditions at the former prison on Sarah Island - a place that struck terror into the hearts of the convicts sent there.

At the Cradle Mountain National Park you could spot a number of the island’s native creatures, from Tasmanian Devils to wombats, while wedge-tailed eagles soar in the skies above.

Moving on to Launceston, you’ll find one of the country’s oldest cities, brimming with history and the occasional Art Deco gem. Just north-west of the city is the Bridestowe Lavender Estate, whose mauve-coloured fields stretching into the distance are a sight to behold. Later on, you’ll arrive at Bicheno where you could take an optional tour to visit the small penguin colony on the coast.

Enjoy the wonders of Freycinet National Park, with its jagged mountains, before spending your last full day at Port Arthur’s former penal colony, now an open-air museum.

Package Includes

All flights, taxes & transfers

Meals

  • 16 meals included

Hotel Stays

  • 3 night four-star hotel stay in Hobart with breakfast and dinner
  • 1 night four-star hotel stay in Strahan
  • 1 night four-star hotel stay in Cradle Mountain
  • 1 night four-star hotel stay in Smithton
  • 2 night four-star hotel stay in Launceston
  • 1 night four-star hotel stay in Bicheno

Fully Escorted Tasmania Tour

  • City tour of Hobart
  • Visit to Mt. Field National Park and scenic drive to Lake St. Clair
  • Lunch cruise on the Gordon River
  • Visit to the Cradle Mountain National Park, guided walk by Dove Lake and enjoy the views of the sheer-sided Stanley Bluff
  • Visit to the Cataract Gorge and orientation tour of Launceston
  • Visit to the Bridestowe Lavender Estate and Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees
  • Tour of Freycinet National Park
  • Visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site including a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and guided walk around Port Arthur's infamous convict prision

 

At a glance

9 nights
Departing Apr 21 - Dec 21
All flights and taxes

Prices from

Twin Share
$3,499 pp
Price based on 05 May 2021 departure
Solo Passenger
$4,699 pp
Price based on 05 May 2021 departure

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Call to book:

1800 958 405

Holiday code:

TOU2224

Opening hours:

AWST: Mon to Fri 7am - 5pm | Sat & Sun 7am - 2pm

Russell Falls

Nestled in the heart of the Mount Field National Park, an hour’s drive west from Hobart , you’ll discover a tiered-cascade waterfall on the Russell Falls Creek. It’s one of Tasmania’s best waterfalls to visit and offers a series of viewing platforms to get you up close to its shimmering mist.

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 | 3 Apr 2021
Hobart

Today you’ll fly to the Tasmanian capital, Hobart, founded at the turn of the 19th century as a British penal colony. Today it’s better known for its botanical gardens and well-preserved colonial architecture, giving the city a charmingly Old World demeanour. The buzzing waterfront precinct sits in the shadow of stunning Mount Wellington, which offers spectacular views from its summit. Head to Salamanca Place, Hobart’s historic, creative and cultural heart and the location of Australia’s best outdoor market.

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DAY 2 | 4 Apr 2021
Strahan

Visit the Mount Field National Park, home to a beautiful three-tiered waterfall and winding rainforest trails. You’ll see the world’s tallest flowering plant – the mighty swamp gum – which can soar to 30 metres in height, before traveling on to Lake St Clair, the deepest freshwater lake in Australia. End the day at the coastal town of Strahan, gateway to the untainted wilderness of the island’s south-west region.

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DAY 3 | 5 Apr 2021
Cradle Mountain

Enjoy a scenic lunch cruise on the calm waters of the Gordon River, passing through dense rainforest and stopping at Sarah Island, home to the Macquarie Harbour Penal Station, a former British colonial convict settlement. The location was well-suited for its purpose as any would-be escapee not only had the windswept harbour to contend with but the impenetrable forest once they’d reached the mainland. You’ll end the day at your hotel in Cradle Mountain.

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DAY 4 | 6 Apr 2021
Smithton

This morning you’ll get to witness the raw beauty of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, an area believed to have been a seasonal hunting ground for Aboriginal people. Enjoy a guided walk by Dove Lake, whose shores are often populated with some of the local wildlife, and savour the views of the sheer sides of Stanley Bluff, an ancient volcanic plug known as ‘The Nut’. It can be reached either by a steep trek or, for a gentler option, by chairlift.

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DAY 5 | 7 Apr 2021
Launceston

Pass through Burnie and Penguin before arriving at the inland town of Sheffield, enlivened by over sixty murals depicting its history and local natural attractions. The first was painted in 1986 and the town hasn’t put down its paintbrushes since. The town is also known for its creativity and a number of artists’ studios are open to the public. In the evening you’ll reach the city of Launceston, known for its temperate climate.

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DAY 6 | 8 Apr 2021
Launceston

From your hotel in Launceston you’ll then head the next day to Cataract Gorge, home to the longest single-span chairlift in the world. The gorge was unknown to the wider world until discovered by the English settler William Collins in 1804. You’ll have the afternoon at leisure, enabling you to take an optional Cataract Gorge river cruise or stroll the pleasant streets of Launceston.

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DAY 7 | 9 Apr 2021
Bicheno

Before heading for Bicheno on the east coast you’ll get to visit the Bridestowe Lavender Estate which has been growing high quality lavender for almost a century. The endless mauve-coloured fields make a great photo opportunity, as do the incredible Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees – depictions of World War One soldiers carved into tree trunks to form life-sized wooden statues. At Bicheno you could take an optional tour to see the nearby penguin colony.

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DAY 8 | 10 Apr 2021
Freycinet National Park

Freycinet National Park is the island’s joint-oldest park and vast swathes of it remain untouched by humans. Humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins can be seen off the coast, while several varieties of possum, as well as wallabies and numerous avian species are found on land. Take a guided walk to Cape Tourville for the views and call in the town of Richmond, home to sandstone houses and Australia’s oldest bridge, on your return to Hobart.

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DAY 9 | 11 Apr 2021
Hobart

Just south of Hobart on the tip of a peninsula jutting out into the Tasman Sea lies the town of Port Arthur. This former convict settlement was notorious within the British penal system due to its harsh conditions. These days it’s an open-air museum where you can learn how British convicts deported to Australia in the 18th century served their sentences. On the way back to Hobart, stop at the Tasman Arch and the Devil’s Kitchen, renowned rock formations carved by the sea.

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DAY 10 | 12 Apr 2021
Fly home
Your Tasmanian tour complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight home.

Circle Tasmania Tour

Did you know

Embrace the charms of Tasmania during this intensive nine night tour that will take you from the vibrant centre of its capital, Hobart, to the unspoilt utopia of the Freycinet National Park.

Did you know

Embrace the charms of Tasmania during this intensive nine night tour that will take you from the vibrant centre of its capital, Hobart, to the unspoilt utopia of the Freycinet National Park.

Wildlife

The Tasmanian Tiger may be extinct but this island is still teeming with a range of wildlife, from wallabies to padamelons to Tasmanian devils, the world’s largest surviving carnivorous marsupial.

Cradle Mountain

Named after a gold mining cradle, which it is aid to resemble, this distinctively shaped mountain reaches 1,545 metres above sea level. Admire views of Dove Lake below and neighbouring Mount Ossa – the highest in Tasmania.

Freycinet National Park

Taking up most of the peninsula after which it is named, this park is known for its Hazards mountain range and the curving white beach of Wineglass Bay – regularly voted one of the world’s finest.

Prices & Departures

  All flights included
regional flights available at a supplement
Departing
Departing 3 April 2021
Departing 5 May 2021
Departing 8 September 2021
Departing 27 October 2021
Departing 6 November 2021
Departing 1 December 2021
Twin Share
Twin Share $3,699
Twin Share $3,499
Twin Share $3,999
Twin Share $4,199
Twin Share $4,299
Twin Share $4,399
Solo Passenger
Solo Passenger $4,799
Solo Passenger $4,699
Solo Passenger $4,999
Solo Passenger $5,199
Solo Passenger $5,299
Solo Passenger $5,399
Departing
Departing 3 April 2021
Departing 5 May 2021
Departing 8 September 2021
Departing 27 October 2021
Departing 6 November 2021
Departing 1 December 2021
Twin Share
Twin Share $3,999
Twin Share $3,799
Twin Share $4,299
Twin Share $4,599
Twin Share $4,599
Twin Share $4,799
Solo Passenger
Solo Passenger $5,099
Solo Passenger $4,999
Solo Passenger $5,299
Solo Passenger $5,599
Solo Passenger $5,599
Solo Passenger $5,799
Departing
Departing 3 April 2021
Departing 5 May 2021
Departing 8 September 2021
Departing 27 October 2021
Departing 6 November 2021
Departing 1 December 2021
Twin Share
Twin Share $3,899
Twin Share $3,699
Twin Share $4,199
Twin Share $4,399
Twin Share $4,499
Twin Share $4,599
Solo Passenger
Solo Passenger $4,999
Solo Passenger $4,899
Solo Passenger $5,199
Solo Passenger $5,399
Solo Passenger $5,499
Solo Passenger $5,599
Departing
Departing 3 April 2021
Departing 5 May 2021
Departing 8 September 2021
Departing 27 October 2021
Departing 6 November 2021
Departing 1 December 2021
Twin Share
Twin Share $3,699
Twin Share $3,499
Twin Share $3,999
Twin Share $4,199
Twin Share $4,299
Twin Share $4,399
Solo Passenger
Solo Passenger $4,799
Solo Passenger $4,699
Solo Passenger $4,999
Solo Passenger $5,199
Solo Passenger $5,299
Solo Passenger $5,399
Departing
Departing 3 April 2021
Departing 5 May 2021
Departing 8 September 2021
Departing 27 October 2021
Departing 6 November 2021
Departing 1 December 2021
Twin Share
Twin Share $3,899
Twin Share $3,599
Twin Share $4,199
Twin Share $4,399
Twin Share $4,499
Twin Share $4,599
Solo Passenger
Solo Passenger $4,999
Solo Passenger $4,799
Solo Passenger $5,199
Solo Passenger $5,399
Solo Passenger $5,499
Solo Passenger $5,599

CALL TO BOOK: 1800 958 405

HOLIDAY CODE: TOU2224