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Temptations of Tassie 2019

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Tempt yourself with the awe-inspiring sights, sounds and tastes of Tasmania with 9 days discovering Batman Bridge, East Coast Nature World, Port Arthur Penal Settlement, Tahune Airwalk, Russell Falls, The Wall in the Wilderness, Hell’s Gate, Cradle Mountain and more. With stays in Launceston, St Helens, Hobart, Queenstown and Devonport you’ll be tempted by heritage, culture, taste sensations and glorious natural scenery.

 

Duration Duration:

9 days

Price From From

$3,700pp (AUD)

Departs Departure Dates:

30th October 2019

Location Departure Location:
Flgiths to Launceston

Location Return Location:
Flights Home

Pricing

Twin Share
$3700pp
Sole Use
$4800pp
$1,000pp non-refundable

Save $20pp twin share or $40 Sole Use

Itinerary (Flgiths to Launceston - Flights Home)

Day 1    (D) Flights to Launceston

cablecar eco plane

Our flights take us into the riversidecity of Launceston in northern Tasmania where we meet our coach captain. Before settling into our hotel this afternoon, we discover a slice of wilderness right in the heart of town at Cataract Gorge where we take a ride on the world’s longest single span chairlift.

1 Night Stay: Peppers Silo, Launceston

Day 2    (B,L,D) Launceston to St Helens

eco heritage

Today we travel to Beauty Point stopping at Grindelwald Swiss Village. a unique residential development with buildings of Swiss style, with wide eaves, flowerboxes, window shutters and balconies, fringed with glassy lakes and views of the Tamar Valley. Next we stop at Beaconsfield before visiting either the only seahorse farm in the world or Platypus House. We then travel to East Tamar via the unique A-frame Batman Bridge. We break for lunch at the Bridestowe Lavender Farm before travelling on to Legerwood to view the tree carvings – an amazing avenue of memorial tree carvings that are a lasting tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in WWI. Lastly, we continue down through Weldborough Pass to the seaside village of St Helens.

1 Night Stay: Tidal Waters Resort, St Helens

Day 3    (B,L,D) St Helens to Hobart

eco heritage

Our day starts with a visit to East Coast Nature World, the perfect place to experience Tasmania’s unique animals, birdlife and flora – it’s a chance to get up close and personal with the Tasmanian Devil! We continue on and stop at Campbell Town to view the convict trail and the convict-built Red Bridge before heading to Ross for lunch. Later we travel to historical Richmond, before crossing the Derwent River to Hobart.

3 Night Stay: The Old Woolstore, Hobart

Day 4    (B,L,D) Hobart

eco heritage walking ggp

This morning we visit the Salamanca Markets at historic Salamanca Place. Located next to the waterfront with 300 stall holders, it’s an experience that is hard to beat. We then travel the picturesque Huon Valley and visit the Tahune Airwalk for a BBQ lunch and guided walk through the breathtaking forest canopy. Later in Geeveston, we make a stop at the Forest Heritage Centre to discover its displays delving into the forestry heritage of the area. On returning to Hobart we travel via Sandy Bay and historic Battery Point to enjoy the panoramic views of Mount Nelson.

Day 5    (B,L,D) Port Arthur

cruise eco foodwine heritage ggp

Travelling to Port Arthur Penal Settlement we learn how hundreds of convicts lived, worked and died under threats of the lash. We take a short cruise across Carnarvon Harbour and around the Isle of the Dead. As we return towards Hobart we travel via Eaglehawk Neck to see the many formations of the south east coast, namely Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Tessellated Pavement. Tonight we dine out,  enjoying the vibrant maritime atmosphere and freshest Tasmanian seafood at the iconic Drunken Admiral.

Day 6    (B,L,D) Hobart to Queenstown

eco heritage

We depart Hobart and follow the Derwent Valley to historic New Norfolk then continue on to Mount Field National Park. Just a short walk through the giant trees brings us to Russell Falls before we continue on to ‘The Wall in the Wilderness’ – history in the making.  Later we view the impressive Iron Blow open cut copper mine en-route to Queenstown.

2 Night Stay: Gold Rush Motor Inn, Queenstown

Day 7    (B,L,D) Queenstown

cruise eco

Today we relax in reserved premium seating as we cruise the mighty Gordon River. We step ashore at Heritage Landing and see the 2000 year old Huon Pine before sailing on through Hells Gates. We enjoy a smorgasbord lunch on board then return via Strahan to Queenstown.

Day 8    (B,L,D) Queenstown to Devonport

eco heritage

Our travels today take us to Cradle Mountain National Park for a guided tour of pioneer Gustav Weindorfer’s chalet and Dove Lake. After enjoying lunch at Cradle Mountain Chateau we travel via Sheffield, the town of murals, to break at Anvers for a taste of their world renowned Belgian chocolates, before arriving in Devonport.

1 Night Stay: Quality Hotel Gateway, Devonport

Day 9    (B) Flights Home

heritage plane

We pass through the topiary town of Railton en-route to historic Deloraine on the Meander River. Here we view the many sculptures on display before returning to Launceston and our home-bound flights.

Tour Inclusions

  • Return economy class flights to Launceston ex Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne
  • Cataract Gorge chairlift ride
  • 1 night Launceston
  • Beauty Point; Beaconsfield
  • Seahorse World OR Platypus House
  • Batman Bridge
  • Legerwood carvings
  • 1 night St Helens
  • East Coast Nature World
  • Ross; Richmond
  • 3 nights Hobart
  • Salamanca Markets; Huon Valley; Tahune Airwalk
  • Geeveston Forest Heritage Centre
  • Port Arthur Penal Settlement
  • Isle of the Dead Cruise; Eaglehawk Neck
  • Geeveston Forest Heritage Centre
  • Derwent Valley; New Norfolk
  • Russell Falls; The Wall in the Wilderness
  • Derwent Bridge; Iron Blow lookout
  • 2 nights Queenstown
  • Gordon River cruise in reserved premium seating
  • Heritage Landing; Hells Gates
  • Cradle Mountain National Park; Gustav Weindorfer’s chalet
  • Sheffield; Anvers Chocolate Factory
  • 1 night Devonport
  • Railton; Deloraine
  • 23 meals
  • Locally operated comfort plus coach travel

Additional Information

GGP OPTION (REFER PAGE 15 IN TOUR BROCHURE)

Select the GGP option on this tour and help reduce extra pressures on our natural environment. You will be rewarded with a reduced rate on your tour.

SAVE: $20PP TWIN SHARE OR $40 SOLE USE

DEPOSIT

Non-refundable deposit of $1000pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.

N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for air and coach components.

Flights are arranged to suit the tour group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

INCLUDED MEALS

B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch  AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner

 

Plane
Cruise / Boat
Comfort Plus Coaches using 3rd Party Operators
Cable Car/ Chairlift
Heritage
Eco Experience
Walking Component
Food & Wine Experience
Green Guest Policy
Advanced Ecotourism Certified

Moderate

Passengers must be able to:

  • Walk 10 min without stopping
  • Ascend stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 min without sitting
  • Walk over uneven ground
  • Embark/debark transport unaided
  • Manage their own luggage

See our terms for more details

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