Tassie Getaway

Hobart
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Condensing Tasmania’s East Coast highlights into a week is no mean feat. We’ve managed to unite most on this perspective-changing journey taking in wilderness areas, World Heritage-listed historic sites and cosmopolitan cities. Tours to Tasmania (from Launceston to Hobart) don’t get much better than this – strap in for a Wineglass Bay cruise, Port Arthur guided tour and epic Freycinet adventure. 

Availability

From 07/03/2024 to 03/04/2024

Departure dates & prices

Dates Availability Price
  • Mar Thu 07 2024 to Mar Wed 13 2024
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  • Mar Thu 07 2024 to Mar Wed 13 2024
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    $3,910*
  • Mar Thu 07 2024 to Mar Wed 13 2024
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  • Mar Thu 07 2024 to Mar Wed 13 2024
    On Request
  • Mar Thu 07 2024 to Mar Wed 13 2024
    On Request
    From
    $3,900*
  • Mar Thu 07 2024 to Mar Wed 13 2024
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  • Mar Thu 28 2024 to Apr Wed 03 2024
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  • Mar Thu 28 2024 to Apr Wed 03 2024
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  • Mar Thu 28 2024 to Apr Wed 03 2024
    On Request
  • Mar Thu 28 2024 to Apr Wed 03 2024
    On Request
    From
    $3,900*
  • Mar Thu 28 2024 to Apr Wed 03 2024
    On Request
  • Mar Thu 28 2024 to Apr Wed 03 2024
    On Request
    From
    $3,910*

What's included

Highlights.
Bridestowe Lavender EstateLegerwood Carved Memorial TreesWineglass Bay lunch cruiseExplore the historic town of RossSustainability activity at Spring Bay MillPort Arthur Guided Tour.
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Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide1 UNESCO World Heritage Site – Port Arthur Convict SiteCentrally located premium hotels.
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 Tasmania's second-largest city, Launceston sits pretty on the banks of the Tamar River. If you arrive early, there are near endless distractions to give you a taste for the Apple Isle. We suggest jumping on a boat to cruise the city's might waterway, gliding through the Tamar Valley and into Cataract Gorge. This rare natural phenomenon unites bushland with neat Victorian gardens, replete with ferns and exotic plants. It's also a sacred place for the palawa Indigenous community. You will feel your spirit soar. Get a different perspective of the green cavern on the scenic chairlift, zipping you over the water to a lofty lookout. Consider yourself a bit of a gourmand? Some of Tassie's top wineries are within easy reach. Sip your way around the Josef Chromy estate, Swinging Gate or Jansz before meeting the adventurous souls that will keep you company over the next week. The day is yours to fill as you please.
  • Day 2 Arriving at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, you could be forgiven for thinking you've been transported straight to Provence in France. This bucolic patch of purple is a feast for all the senses. Wander neat rows of flowers while engulfed by soothing aromas (did you know lavender is a great sleep aid?). Then taste the property's wares, whether in lavender ice-cream or honey made from the 500,000 very happy bees that spend their days here, fluttering amid flowers. Moving moments await at Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, an avenue of sculpted trees, carved in homage of fallen WWI soldiers. It's a poignant reminder of just how privileged we are to have Tasmania's scene-stealing landscapes to gaze over today. Be sure to end your night spotting the area's little penguins.
  • Day 3 Embarking on your Freycinet adventure, you may think someone has taken the glasses off your nose and cleaned them for the first time. The towering Hazards Range that backdrops your base gleams pink in the morning sunshine. Fun fact: the prized granite here was used to build the foyer of New York's Empire State Building. Beyond, the brilliant blue ocean curves into perfect coves carpeted with golden sand. And dusty greens patchwork Cape Tourville's virgin eucalypt forest, stretching as far as the eye can see. And you get to take it all in on a Wineglass Bay lunchtime cruise, revealing the gem-like crescent and its (albeit brisk) gin-clear water. There's a reason this beach tops global "best of the best" lists. Dive in if you dare!
  • Day 4 This morning, the GPS is set for the historic township of Richmond; explore the convict-built goal and bridge or browse the quaint boutique shops in town. Next get your cultural fix at Risdon Cove. Kipli Takara (meaning food walk) is an immersive experience where guests are invited to walk the culturally rich landscape with palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) guides across this abundant natural pantry that was returned to Tasmanian Aboriginal ownership in 1995. You will be treated to a guided walk of this unique property, hearing about the history and current story of the area. Along the way guests are able to taste the native bush tucker currently in season and get a first-hand glimpse into how palawa continue to enjoy cultural foods and undertake culturally-centred land management across lutruwita/Tasmania. This experience includes a unique tasting of local, native flavours. This evening is at your leisure in Hobart.
  • Day 5 Isle of the Dead, Pirate's Bay Lookout, Devil's Kitchen... the attractions around Port Arthur Historic Site give away the region's grim convict heritage. But don't be put off by the colourful names; the rolling green countryside, rugged cliffs and dramatic rock formations make this one of the most postcard-perfect pockets of the state. Explore what remains of the World Heritage Site on a Port Arthur guided tour with a historian - they know all the secrets that took place behind these walls - then enjoy a different perspective of the attraction from the water on a scenic cruise. Tonight is yours to enjoy at your leisure. We can recommend any number of stellar restaurants and wine bars to while away the evening in.
  • Day 6 Today is one of decisions. Do you fancy lingering on a Hobart tour of the city centre, exploring gallery-lined streets and taking in glorious Georgian architecture, either at your leisure or with a guide? Or perhaps you're inclined to explore the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, occupying one of Australia's most historically significant sites and home to an eye-watering 800,000 objects ranging from fossils to fine art. Maybe you want to end your Launceston to Hobart tour the way it began: savouring the state's end-of-the-Earth wilderness areas. Take on Mount Wellington, with its glorious alpine forest and views of the River Derwent. Or cruise to spot playful sea lions and ogle Australia's highest sea cliffs around Bruny Island. That's an island, off and island, off an island. It's a difficult choice, but it's all yours.
  • Day 7 Epic landscapes, tasty food and wine, historic attractions - we've packed a lot into the last week. Today, digest all your tours from Launceston to Hobart (those money-can't-buy adventures and experiences) as we bid adieu
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