Tassie’s Parks and Nature


On Tasmania’s West Coast discover Russell Falls, the dark waters of the Gordon River, and the pristine beauty of Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair.

Members from: $3,185 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $3,250 P.P Twin ShareSolo traveller from: $4,055

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    Australia

  • Supplier

    AAT Kings

  • Booking Code

    THHL

  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


Includes


  • Quality accommodation

  • Travel by luxury coach

  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

  • Guided by a local expert, witness how cheese is made at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm, and whisky at Hellyers Road Distillery.

  • Enjoy insider knowledge on the best food, wine and experiences from your Travel Director, as you explore historic Hobart.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the early settlers in Sheffield through the many murals painted around the town.

  • Your holiday contributes to National Parks and Wildlife, protecting Tasmania’s wilderness including the Franklin-Gordon Rivers.


Itinerary


Day 1 Welcome to Hobart

Welcome to Hobart! Enjoy a leisurely start to your tour by having a wander around the picturesque Constitution Dock at your doorstep or take a stroll along the Derwent River before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers this afternoon for a Welcome Reception followed by delicious meal at Tasman Restaurant.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2 Salamanca Market

Wake up today to the sights, sounds, flavours, colour and action of Salamanca Market. Explore the market stalls, wander through the historic sandstone warehouses discovering innovative Tasmanian arts and crafts, and delight in the taste and aroma of freshly baked goods and local produce, meeting the friendly people who make or grow what they sell. Take a moment to sit back and relax at one of Salamanca's cafes and watch the world pass you by with cooling ale or locally produced cider. This afternoon it’s all aboard for a city sights tour of Tassie’s capital. Stroll through the Botanical Gardens visit historic Battery Point, and Cascade Brewery before driving up to Mt. Nelson for panoramic views over the city.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Hobart – Strahan

This morning journey west to Mt. Field National Park to see the magnificent tiered cascade of Russell Falls. Then take the winding road to iconic Lake St. Clair and The Wall in the Wilderness, a monumental sculpture hand carved in rare Huon pine. Continuing along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, you’ll pass through the moonscape of the mining town of Queenstown before your final stop today at the seaside township of Strahan. Enjoy views of magnificent Macquarie Harbour, seven times the size of Sydney Harbour, from your hotel perched on the hillside.

Hotel: Strahan Village
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 4 Strahan - Cradle Mountain

A highlight today is your cruise on the Gordon River. Be awestruck by the dark waters, stained amber by Button-grass tannins, which reflect the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania’s convict history, and see Hells Gates, the notoriously treacherous entrance to the harbour. This afternoon pass through the mining towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your hotel on the boundary of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park.

Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Day 5 Cradle Mountain

This morning you’ll marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a visit to the Waldheim Chalet for insight into the early history of the Cradle Mountain area. Later, take a guided walk by Dove Lake. You may spot Bennett’s wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing along the way.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 6 Cradle Mountain – Launceston

After breakfast, take a walk with a local expert through the Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery in Burnie. You’ll then make your way east to Mt Gnomon Farm hidden high in the hills overlooking the picturesque township of Penguin. Here you will enjoy a Be My Guest lunch by host and passionate farmer, Guy Robertson who will show you around his garden and property. Continue to quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’, then call in at the award-winning Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm to try a selection of local cheeses before travelling through the Meander Valley to Launceston.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest Lunch

Day 7 Launceston

Emerge yourself in Launceston’s magnificent Cataract Gorge before taking a scenic drive through rolling hills for a delicious lunch and wine-tasting at Josef Chromy Wines. After lunch you may like to take an optional cruise on the beautiful Tamar River. This afternoon your holiday comes to an end, or why not stay an extra night and enjoy some of our other optional experiences in and around Launceston?

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

The Tour


On Tasmania’s West Coast discover Russell Falls, the dark waters of the Gordon River, and the pristine beauty of Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair. Visit historic Hobart and riverside Launceston in the north. The island state’s artisan produce is justly famous – enjoy delicious gourmet cheeses and elegant cool-climate wines.


Why you'll love this trip:

  • It showcases Tassie’s most remarkable natural wonders
  • You will get up close to wombats and native wildlife
  • Explore idyllic Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake
  • Try farm fresh cheese, local wine and whisky


Departure Dates


2021 Departures:

12 Feb 21, 05 Mar 21, 26 Mar 21, 16 Apr 21, 17 Sep 21, 15 Oct 21, 12 Nov 21,  21 Jan 22, 11 Feb 22, 04 Mar 22, 


2022 Departures: 

15 Apr 22, 16 Sep 22, 14 Oct 22, 11 Nov 22, 09 Dec 22, 30 Dec 22, 20 Jan 23, 10 Feb 23, 03 Mar 23, 24 Mar 23



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Disclaimer


Prices are quoted in Australian Dollars, include GST and compulsory taxes where applicable and supersede all prices previously advertised. Please check the exact price of your tour at the time of paying balance. Airfares are based on the most direct route and are subject to class availability and any new Government taxes. Group concessions for five or more adults are available. Rail prices are subject to change from time to time. All prices are valid subject to Government, hotel, fuel surcharges and currency fluctuations. Children 5 to 15 years are entitled to the child discount off the adult coach content price on First Choice or Best Buys Guided Holidays plus relevant air, rail or sea price (unless stipulated otherwise). Concession Card Holders: Prices apply to all Australian and New Zealand pensioners and Seniors Card holders (refer to each price box for discount amount); however discounted rail prices are only available where Australian Pensioner Concession Card is produced.