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Day 1. Arrive Hobart (D)

We fly into Hobart on Carbon Neutral flights, arriving mid afternoon, and make our way to our hotel for next four nights. Tonight we dine out dine out, enjoying the vibrant maritime atmosphere and freshest Tasmanian seafood at the iconic Drunken Admiral. 4 Night Stay: Harbour View Rooms, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart CBD

Day 2. Bruny Island (B,L,D)

Discover everything that makes Bruny Island amazing as we embark on a sightseeing and food tour. Enjoy a gourmet experience and taste local fresh produce, spot wildlife in their habitat, walk the beaches, climb The Truganini lookout and tour the iconic Cape Bruny Lighthouse, perched above the stunning craggy Tasmanian coastline.

Day 3. Hobart (B,L,D)

Merry Christmas! After a festive breakfast together, the morning is yours to relax and enjoy the facilities of our hotel or take a stroll along the waterfront. The highlight today is gathering for our Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings. Enjoy a long sumptuous lunch with fresh Tassie delicacies, traditional fare and included beverages as we celebrate with friends old and new. Take the afternoon at leisure or join your crew for a friendly game or two. A light dinner will be provided tonight at our hotel.

Day 4. Port Arthur (B,L,D)

Today we travel via Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen to visit Port Arthur Historic Site, part of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Australian Convict Sites. Embark on a guided walking tour of this former seaside penal colony, where we explore more than 30 restored buildings and ruins. We then set off on a 30-minute cruise on Carnarvon Bay to admire the natural beauty of this sombre site. We reboard our coach and travel back to Hobart via Eaglehawk Neck.

Day 5. Strahan (B,L,D)

Leaving Hobart, we trace the Derwent Valley to Russell Falls, known for its tiered cascade. Next, we explore ‘The Wall in the Wilderness’, an ongoing artistic project depicting Central Highlands history. In the afternoon, we journey west, visiting Nelson Waterfalls and viewing the Iron Blow copper mine and Queenstown before reaching Strahan. 2 Night Stay: Hilltop Harbour View Rooms, Strahan Village Motel

Day 6. Strahan (B,L,D)

We board the coach for Queenstown, stepping back in time aboard the fully restored heritage carriages of the West Coast Wilderness Railway. We journey into the history of the wild west coast with our guide bringing stories of the railway and its resilient people to life. Enjoy lunch on board before our rail journey concludes, and return to Strahan for the afternoon.

Day 7. Cradle Mountain (B,L,D)

Soak up the serene beauty of western Tasmania and relax in reserved premium seating as we cruise the mighty Gordon River. We pass natural landmarks like Hells Gates, which marks the entrance to Macquarie Harbour from the Southern Ocean. We disembark and visit Sarah Island, a former convict settlement and shipyard. Enjoy a smorgasbord lunch on board as we journey through the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area before we continue on to Cradle Mountain. Tonight, will be an unforgettable experience when we join Devils At Cradle on the after dark feeding tour. Encounter a rare up-close opportunity of seeing Tasmanian devils feeding – quite a spectacular sight. 1 Night Stay: Cradle Mountain Hotel

Day 8. Burnie (B,L,D)

This morning we join an on-coach guided tour through the myrtles and King Billy pines at Cradle Valley to Gustav Weindorfer’s Chalet. Here we gain an insight into the early history of the Cradle Mountain area and the people who played a pivotal role in the establishment of the National Park. We make our way to Hellyers Road Distillery for lunch before heading to visit the enriching Highfield Historic House. We immerse ourselves in a scenic ride on the Nut Chairlift offering breathtaking views before checking in for an overnight stay. 1 Night Stay: Burnie Central Townhouse Hotel

Day 9. Launceston (B,L,D)

Our travels today take us along the picturesque north coast of Tasmania via Penguin, Ulverstone and Devonport with a quick stop at the House of Anvers before arriving in Sheffield, a town with over 100 murals that depict local history and characters. Next we enjoy lunch in the beautiful Meander Valley at Villarett Gardens, home to 4 hectares of unique modern formal gardens. After lunch, travel via Deloraine before arriving at Launceston’s Cataract Gorge, where we take a ride on the world’s longest single span chairlift, enjoying spectacular views of this unique piece of urban wilderness. Tonight we enjoy New Year’s Eve celebrations together and ring in 2025! 2 Night Stay: Country Club Tasmania Launceston

Day 10. Launceston (B,L,D)

Happy New Year! Today we travel to Beauty Point stopping at Brady’s Lookout and Beaconsfield. Here we are given the choice of visiting 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 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.

Day 11. Flights home (B)

After a leisurely breakfast this morning we make our way to Launceston airport for our respective Carbon Neutral flights home.

B = Full Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Two Course Dinner

dates & pricing

Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2024
$7899 $9699 23 Dec
  • EARLY BIRD DEAL – Save $300 per couple or $150 single if booked before 30 April 2024
  • Non-refundable deposit of $1200pp required 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 as a group in advance, therefore we cannot guarantee direct flights or book individual preferences.
  • FITNESS LEVEL – This tour is strictly ACTIVE/MODERATE) Passengers must be able to:-
    • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
    • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
    • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
    • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
    • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
    • Manage your own luggage

Highlights & inclusions

  • Return economy class Carbon Neutral flights to Hobart and from Launceston ex Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne
  • Travel Carbon Neutral on our 100% offset opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach
  • Fully escorted by an experienced Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host
  • 4 nights Hobart; Drunken Admiral dinner
  • Bruny Island sightseeing, food & lighthouse tour
  • Christmas Day lunch with fresh Tassie delicacies, traditional fare & included beverages
  • Port Arthur Penal Settlement; Port Arthur
  • Harbour Cruise; Tasman Arch; Devil’s Kitchen; Eaglehawk Neck
  • Derwent Valley; Mt Field National Park
  • Wall in the Wilderness
  • Nelson Waterfalls; Iron Blow cooper mine lookout; Queenstown
  • 2 nights Strahan Village
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway
  • 1 night Cradle Mountain
  • Gordon River cruise in reserved premium seating; Heritage Landing; Hells Gate; Sarah Island
  • Devils @ Cradle after dark feeding tour
  • Gustav Weindorfer’s Chalet; Highfield Historic House; Nut Chairlift
  • 1 night Burnie
  • House of Anvers; Sheffield; Deloraine
  • Lunch at Villaret Gardens; Cataract Gorge chairlift ride
  • 2 nights Launceston
  • Seahorse World or Platypus House; Beauty Point; Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees
  • 29 meals
  • Fun Over 50 Holidays Green Bank donation made to Devils@Cradle breeding and conservation program
  • ‘Diamond Class’ tours include a beverage package each evening with dinner **(standard beer, wine, spirits and soft drink capped to a bar tab not unlimited)

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