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Tasmania Tour - 12 Day Highlight Package

Day 1 Today is Salamanca Market and what a great way to start your tour. You will find an array of stalls offering authentic Tasmanian products and produce. Enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, action and colour of Australia’s best outdoor market. It is best seen at your own leisure as everyone has different interests and tastes. Also check out the gallery and shops at Salamanca Place just behind the market. Incredible art, unique gifts and merchandise. We depart Hobart at noon and make our way to Barilla Bay Oyster Farm where we learn about the oyster and abalone industry. Taste some fresh oysters and one of the best Ginger Beers in Tasmania. Our next stop takes us to Richmond. We have time to explore the township, cross over the Richmond Bridge, Australia’s oldest stone span bridge still in use; and take a look at the old Evangelist Catholic Church. All back on the bus we start making our journey to New Norfolk but not without a stop at one of Coal Valley vineyards. We arrive at the Junction Motel in time to go for a walk to the historic township at your own leisure. Join back for a delicious buffet dinner at the Junction Restaurant. 
Tastings, Dinner, Overnight in New Norfolk

Salamanca Market HobartRichmond Bridge Tasmania

Day 2 This morning we drive to the unspoilt wilderness of Mount Field National Park and take a stunning walk through giant green rain forests arriving at Russell Falls, the most photographed waterfall in Tasmania. No Tasmania Tour is complete without a visit to the incredible “Wall in the Wilderness”. Marvel at Greg Duncan’s masterpiece telling the history of the harsh Central Highlands region. Then we continue onto Lake St. Clair, the deepest lake of Australia. Visit the park centre and experience the beauty of the Watersmeet Walk. Our final leg takes us to our overnight stay in Queenstown, the once richest mining town of the world.  
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight in Queenstown

Day 3 
Step back in time with a stunning train journey departing Queenstown Station and travelling the steep grades of the rack and pinion that the West Coast Wilderness Railway is renowned for. Enjoy the premium seating in the Wilderness Class including snacks, lunch and drinks. The King River Gorge and old growth rainforest complete our railway experience. We drive to the historic township of Strahan later in the afternoon and check into our accommodation for the next two nights.   
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight in Strahan

Gordon River Cruise Captains Deck Queenstown Wilderness Railway

Day 4 Today we board the Lady Jane Franklin II for the Gordon River World Heritage Cruise. Experience the West Coast’s pristine wilderness in luxury with seating on the Captain’s Deck. We meander through Hells Gate, 2000-year-old rainforests and a 190-year-old convict settlement. Indulge in tasty snacks, a delicious lunch and endless drinks. After our tranquil cruise stroll the streets of Strahan and soak up the history and sights at your own leisure. Tonight, we see the very successful outdoor theatre production “The Ship That Never Was” before having dinner back at our accommodation.  
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight in Strahan 

Day 5 This morning we venture to the wild northern end of Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park. Discover the World Heritage Area breathing in the pure air with a walk around Dove Lake and through button grass moorland along the edges of Pencil Pine Creek on the Enchanted Walk. Visit the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery and meet the iconic Tasmanian Devil at Devils Cradle Sanctuary. Gain a greater understanding of this unique and endangered animal along with other Australian wildlife. Today, you will also have the chance taking an incredible scenic helicopter flight witnessing Cradle Mountain and surrounding gorges from the air. (additional cost) We enjoy a fabulous buffet dinner and spend the night at our 4-star Cradle Mountain accommodation.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight at Cradle Mountain Hotel  

Cradle Mountain WalksCradle Mountain
 
Day 6 Today we continue our Tasmania Tour by leaving this spectacular wilderness behind and by travelling to Stanley, a charming fishing village. We take a guided tour of the Historic Site Highfield and also make our way to the top of The Nut. Take the exhilarating climb to the summit or enjoy an easy chairlift journey up and down the most photographed land formation of Tasmania. Either way the views and peaceful air will be worth the effort. You will have time for a stroll along the beach before or after dinner, or just unwind and relax.  
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight in Stanley  

The NutHighfield Historic SiteThe Edge of the World

Day 7 Today spoil your taste buds with local produce at its best. We leave the North West corner of Tasmania with a drive to Launceston as our final destination later in the day. Our first stop takes us to Sheffield. Once a centre for industry, the town has reinvented itself as an art community. Be inspired by the many murals in town telling us stories of the past. After lunch we continue with some delicious cheese at the Ashgrove Cheese Farm. Enjoy afternoon tea at the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm before we drive the last stretch to Launceston. We arrive mid-afternoon with plenty of time to take a walk to Cataract Gorge Reserve. In the reserve you can walk across the suspension bridge or stroll around the wonderful gardens. Finish the day with a yummy restaurant dinner. 
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight in Launceston   

Cataract Gorge ReserveTamar Valley Wine Tasting

Day 8 After a well-earned sleep in or an early morning walk in Kings Park, we head out for a beautiful day trip to Tamar Valley and Beaconsfield. You will not only find an extensive display of the very moving mine accident at the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre, but you will also find other very interesting exhibits along some marvellous heritage buildings. Our next stop takes us to the Brady’s Lookout. Take in the magnificent views of the Tamar Valley, distant mountains and vineyards. Tamar Valley is the largest grape growing region in Tasmania with many boutique cellar doors. You cannot leave the valley without having tasted some wine. We visit the Tamar Valley Cellar Door for a structured wine tasting and you might even like to buy a bottle for some enjoyment later on. Then we follow the Tamar River to the Tamar Island Wetland Centre. Take a short walk to the bird hide to observe the wetland birds on the lagoon; follow the boardwalk a little further to the island or chat to one of the volunteers in the wetland centre. Back in Launceston enjoy a stroll along the riverfront precinct or into the town centre.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight in Launceston

Day 9 Continue your Tasmania Tour to the East Coast. Our first stop is Legerwood, home to the amazing avenue of memorial tree carvings. Follow the Trail of the Tin Dragon and drive through Derby, a small town but with a big story. For lunch we break in St. Helens and then travel to Bicheno, a small seaside town and our home for tonight. There is plenty of time to explore the town and to take a walk to the Blowhole and the Whalers Lookout for great photo opportunities. Well after dinner you might like to join the optional penguin tour. Get up close to the little penguins as they come ashore from a day at sea. 
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight in Bicheno 

Legerwood TasmaniaBicheno

Day 10 

Today we travel to Freycinet National Park for breathtaking photo opportunities of Wineglass Bay. The walking track to the lookout will be rewarded with one of Tassie’s most celebrated views – shimmering turquoise seawater surrounded by secluded white beaches. Escape the group for an optional scenic flight over Wineglass Bay and National Park with Freycinet Air. Enjoy the short Great Oyster Bay walk with magnificent coastal views and check out the fantastic Visitor Information Centre. After all this natural beauty we continue our journey to Port Arthur. We arrive late afternoon and check into our accommodation for the next two nights. We are within walking distance of the Port Arthur Historic Site and you can go for a sunset walk and photos or join an optional Ghost Tour after dark.


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight in Port Arthur  

Wineglass Bay WalkOyster Bay Walk

Day 11 We had an amazing journey so far and we are about to embark on another exceptional experience – the Tasman Island Cruise. Explore waterfalls, rock formations and deep-sea caves on a great 3-hour adventure. The cruise travels beneath the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere at Cape Pillar and we will see thousands of sea birds of all kinds, most likely seals and super pods of dolphins. After this spectacular cruise we will have lunch at the historic site before hearing about Port Arthur’s history as a convict settlement. Our visit includes an informative introductory walk and a harbour cruise. The historic buildings are open until 5pm and the grounds and gardens until dusk. We all join back for dinner and our final night. 
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight in Port Arthur  

Port Arthur Historic SitePort Arthur Tasmania

Day 12 Day 12 has arrived, and we travel back to Hobart today. If you are looking for a last-minute gift, perhaps Federation Artisan Chocolate is a good idea. Taste a variety of chocolates and will be hard to decide what chocolate or fudge to buy. Our next stop takes us to the Tasman National Park high above the ocean with sheer cliff drops and monumental rock formations. Take a short walk to the Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen and the Blow Hole. Not far from here we stop at the Tessellated Pavement for a few photographs before driving to Bangor Shed Vineyard for a delicious final lunch overlooking Norfolk and Blackmans Bay in Dunalley. We travel the final leg to Hobart and it is time to say goodbye. Spend more time in Hobart or let us drop you off at the airport for a flight back home.

Breakfast, Lunch

Tasman Island Cruise Tasmanian Devil

Tasmania Tour Highlights and Inclusion

Hobart Tour Departure and Finish
11 Nights Quality Accommodation 
Drinking Water, Snacks and Fruit
All Meals (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as per itinerary) 
Barilla Oyster Farm
Richmond Bridge
Coal Valley Wine Tasting
New Norfolk
Mount Field National Park 
The Wall in the Wilderness
Lake St. Clair 
Queenstown 
Wilderness Railway Train Queenstown - Premium Wilderness Class Seating
Strahan 
Gordon River Cruise on the Lady Franklin II - Captains Deck
Cradle Mountain & Dove Lake
Cradle Mountain Gallery
Cradle Devil Sanctuary
The Nut in Stanley 
Highfield Historic Site
Sheffield
Ashgrove Cheese Factory 
Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm 
Launceston 
Tamar Valley Wine Tasting
Tamar Island Wetland Centre
Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre
Cataract Gorge Reserve 
Legerwood Sculptures 
Derby
Bicheno
Freycinet National Park 
Wineglass Bay Lookout Walk
Tasman Island Cruise
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen, Tasman Blowhole 
Tessellated Pavement 
Federation Chocolate
Final Lunch at Bangor Shed Vineyard
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