Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Discover Tasmania on a 12 Day Fully Escorted Tour


Book with Depth Travel and Discover Tasmania 
12 Day Fully Escorted Tour of Tasmania Departing Hobart

Upon arrival at historic Hobart Airport, your coach transfer will be waiting to take you to your Hobart hotel with dinner included on the first night. After breakfast the next day, join in on a hop on hop off tour of Hobart. This tour takes in all of Hobart's main attractions including Battery Point, Wrest Point, the Female Factory and the Botanical Gardens. Enjoy the evening at your leisure.

The next morning you will travel through the Derwent River Valley and visit Bonorong Wildlife Park to get up close and personal with a Tasmanian Devil. Take a step back in time as you visit Richmond, one of Australia’s most charming Georgian villages. Enjoy free time to stroll along the town’s quaint streets and admire its delightful sandstone buildings. Then travel along the Tasman Peninsula to the Port Arthur Historic Site, once the home of up to 12,500 convicts. Join your Local Guide for a walking tour amongst the buildings and ruins.

Next you will stop at Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen and continue travelling north through scenic coastal towns. Visit the village of Swansea to see the convict built Spiky Bridge. Prepare yourself for the breathtaking beauty of Freycinet National Park. The dramatic peaks of the Hazards welcome you as you enter the park and enjoy spectacular scenery, azure bays and white sandy beaches.

Leaving the coast traverse the scenic Weldsborough Pass and drive through the lush Myrtle rainforest. See Legerwood’s WW1 memorial tree carvings, and the townsite of Scottsdale. Visit Beaconsfield, a town full of history and interesting old buildings. Then your included tour of Platypus World will give you a chance to see a Platypus up close.



Your journey starts this morning with a visit to historic Woolmers Estate, regarded as Australia’s most significant colonial property with a collection of buildings, photographs, art and furniture. Next visit the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company and sample their delicious range of locally made sauces, jams and conserves. Return to Launceston and visit the famous Cataract Gorge Reserve. Explore its wonderful scenery through the network of walking trails.

The next day, learn about the art of cheese making and taste some delicious produce at the Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory. Then on to the House of Anvers, for a guided tour of the chocolate factory. Travel to the town of Sheffield, renowned for its street murals which depict its pioneering history, geography, wildlife and the people of this region. Visit the far north-west reaches of Tasmania and see ‘The Nut’ – a striking rocky outcrop rising over 137 metres. Afterwards arrive into the stunning alpine scenery of Cradle Mountain National Park. Tonight, enjoy an overnight stay in Cradle Mountain. After breakfast the next morning, join your Local Guide for a visit to Dove Lake to see spectacular Cradle Mountain and visit Waldheim Chalet. This afternoon travel south through the mining and hydroelectric towns of Rosebery and Tullah. Visit the Westcoast heritage centre before arriving in the village of Strahan, located on Macquarie Harbour, your home for the next two nights.

Board a cruise and enjoy the view as you cruise breathtaking Macquarie Harbour to Hells Gate, where the harbour meets the ocean. Travel along the serene Gordon River and visit Heritage Landing for a guided walk through the rainforest amongst trees thousands of years old. Re-join your cruise vessel for a sumptuous buffet lunch. Following lunch your journey continues with a visit to Sarah Island, where your expert guide will regale you with stories of the convicts’ lives on the island as you walk through the settlement ruins. You’re Invited: This evening is your included performance of ‘The Ship That Never Was’, a play which highlights the history and classic characters of the convict era in Western Tasmania.

Next up is the opportunity to ascend into the lunar landscape of the old copper mining centre of Queenstown and discover its history. Travel to Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest natural freshwater lake and admire the stunning wilderness scenery. Continue on to Mt Field National Park, one of Tasmania’s oldest and most popular National Parks and explore this area as you take a short stroll through lush rainforest to stunning Russell Falls. Next visit historic New Norfolk where you will see St Matthews, Tasmania’s oldest church before arriving back in Hobart. This evening enjoy your farewell dinner with your fellow travellers.

This morning stroll through Salamanca Place and explore the colourful stalls of bustling Salamanca Markets, one of the Nation’s most popular local food, art and craft marketplaces. Your tour then concludes after breakfast on the 12th day with a transfer to Hobart airport and a return flight home to your chosen capital city.





Prices

Departing Brisbane: Twin share - $5059 | Solo traveller $6259

Departing Sydney: Twin share - $4979 | Solo traveller - $6179

Departing Melbourne: Twin share - $4849 | Solo traveller - $5059


Included in the Price

◈Return airfares from Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney or Melbourne to Hobart flying Virgin Australia
◈11 nights accommodation throughout Tasmania
◈19 quality meals included throughout the 12 days
◈Hop on hop off bus tour in Hobart
◈Gordon River cruise
◈Guided tour of the historic Port Arthur site
◈Overnight stay in World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain
◈Explore Salamanca markets
◈Marvel at Cataract Gorge in Launceston
◈Visit the historic village of Richmond
◈Visit Sheffield and its unique murals
◈Local guides when sightseeing
◈Tour Host

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