2018 tours to Tasmania - Photo
Trips to Tasmania - Photo
Guided holidays to Tasmania 2018 - Photo
Group tours to Tasmania for over 50's  - Photo

itinerary

DAY 1 – ARRIVE LAUNCESTON, CATARACT GORGE, Grindelwald Swiss Village, TAMAR VALLEY (D)

We fly into the riverside city of Launceston in northern Tasmania to discover a slice of wilderness right in the heart of town whilst riding the world’s longest single span chairlift at Cataract Gorge. Next we experience a taste of Switzerland at the 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. 1 Night Stay: Country Club & Casino Tasmania, Launceston

DAY 2 – Beauty Point, Legerwood Carvings, ST HELENS (B,L,D)

Today we travel to Beauty Point stopping at Brady’s Lookout and Beaconsfield. Here we are given the choice of visiting the only Sea Horse 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 Bridport Hotel 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 – EAST COAST NATURE WORLD, CAMPBELL TOWN, ROSS, RICHMOND, HOBART (B,L,D)

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: Fountainside Motel, Hobart

DAY 4 – PORT ARTHUR, EAGLE HAWK NECK, HOBART (B,L,D)

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 Eagle Hawk Neck to see the many formations of the south east coast, namely Tasman’s Arch, Devils Kitchen and the Tessellated Pavement .GGP

DAY 5 – HUON VALLEY, Tahune Airwalk , HOBART SURROUNDS (B,L,D)

In the picturesque Huon Valley we 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 Mt Nelson. GGP

DAY 6 – NEW NORFOLK, RUSSELL FALLS, “The Wall in the Wilderness”, QUEENSTOWN (B,L,D)

We depart Hobart and follow the Derwent Valley to historic New Norfolk then continue on to Mt 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 Motel

DAY 7 – GORDON RIVER CRUISE (B,L,D)

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 – CRADLE MOUNTAIN, ANVERS, DEVONPORT (B,L,D)

Our travels today take us to Cradle Mountain National Park for a guided tour of pioneer Gustav Weindorffer’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: Gateway Motor Inn

DAY 9 – FLIGHTS HOME (B)

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 homebound flights.

B = Hot & Continental Breakfast; MT = M/Tea; L = Lunch; AT = A/Tea; D = Two Course Dinner

dates & pricing

Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2018
$3399 $4199 17 March
17 Nov
  • GREEN GUEST POLICYGGP OPTION – 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
  • Non-refundable deposit required to secure booking $1000pp
  • Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot guarantee direct flights or book individual preferences.
  • N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for air and coach component.
  • FITNESS LEVEL – A RATING OF 2 (MODERATE) Passengers must be able to:-
    • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
    • Walk on areas such as bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
    • Stand for 15 minutes, without needing to sit down
    • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
    • Getting on and off transportation multiple times unaided
    • Manage your own luggage

Highlights & inclusions

  • Return economy class flights to Launceston ex Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne
  • Cataract Gorge chairlift ride
  • Grindelwald Swiss Village
  • 1 night Launceston
  • Brady’s Point; Beaconsfield
  • Seahorse Farm OR Platypus House
  • Batman Bridge
  • Legerwood carvings
  • 1 night St Helens
  • East Coast Nature World
  • Ross; Richmond
  • 3 nights Hobart
  • Port Arthur Penal Settlement and Isle of the Dead
  • Eagle Hawk Neck
  • Huon Valley; Tahune Airwalk
  • 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 Weindorffer’s Chalet
  • Sheffield, Anvers Chocolates
  • 1 night Devonport
  • Railton; Deloraine
  • 23 meals

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