Take in Tasmania, Australia and it’s storied past, dramatic scenery and unique wildlife.
- Take a guided tour of the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre
- Enjoy canapés and a Welcome Drink at James Boag’s Brewery, exclusive to Travelmarvel guests
- Visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate and sample the lavender fare, exclusive to Travelmarvel guests
- Explore Freycinet National Park
- Discover convict history at Port Arthur
- Dine at Customs House Restaurant
- Stay at the Cradle Mountain Hotel
- Stay at the Tall Timbers Hotel in Smithton and indulge in a three course dinner of seasonal produce
- Sample delicious chocolate delights at the House of Anvers
- Enjoy a picturesque Cataract Gorge cruise along Tamar River
*Terms & Conditions (USD): Valid for travel selected Premier Vacations and Value Plus Vacations. All tour prices listed are land only, ‘from’ per person, double occupancy, based on low season travel. Flights are not included. Seasonal surcharges and additional surcharges apply over weekends, special events and holiday periods. Not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting (16 December 2018). All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. Please call for our current prices.
- Immersive Insider Experiences
- Travelmarvel Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations
- 9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 7 Dinners
- Overseas transfers, luggage porterage & tipping
- Travel2 After Hours Emergency Travel Assistance
Day 1 Arrive Launceston, Beaconsfield
Visit the gold mining town of Beaconsfield, and take a guided tour of the Mine & Heritage Centre.
Enjoy canapes and a Welcome Drink at the iconic James Boag’s Brewery, followed by a Welcome Dinner this evening.
On arrival, you’ll transfer to your hotel in Launceston. After settling in, enjoy a picturesque journey following the Tamar River.
Stay: Launceston, Hotel Grand Chancellor
Day 2 Launceston, Bicheno
At Bridestowe Lavender Estate, enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and sample unique lavender-inspired fare.
Drive through the scenic wine-producing area of northern Tasmania. Traverse Weldborough Pass and stop at East Coast Natureworld. Here, meet a Tasmanian devil and other native animals. Continue on to the seaside town of Bicheno. Later, you might like to gain a special insight into the lives of little penguins (own expense).
Stay: Beachfront Bicheno
Day 3 Freycinet National Park, Richmond, Hobart
Travel into Freycinet National Park where you’ll enjoy an insightful walk with a naturalist guide.
Enjoy a special Insider Experience this morning. Discover the historic heart of Tasmania in Richmond, home to the Richmond Bridge. It is then off to Hobart to enjoy an informative city tour, which depicts the city’s rich history.
Stay: Three Nights, RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel
Day 4 Port Arthur Historic Site, Hobart
Visit Port Arthur, once Australia’s most notorious convict prison, and take a guided tour through this intriguing site.
Dine overlooking the iconic waterfront at Customs House Restaurant this evening.
Heading out of Hobart this morning, take in the dramatic coastline scenes from the narrow peninsula of Eaglehawk Neck. Later, join a cruise around the Isle of the Dead to hear haunting stories about the convicts that were buried here. Return to Hobart where you’ll enjoy an exciting Insider Experience.
Day 5 Hobart, Salamanca Market
Soak up the old-world charm and lively culture of the Tasmanian capital today during a guided tour. Wander around Salamanca Place, visit Constitution Dock and enjoy the views from the city’s picturesque harbour. The Apple Isle also has a growing reputation for high quality food and wine, with Hobart at its core. Visit the famous Salamanca Market and peruse the treasures of Tasmania at more than 300 stalls, which showcase the best of the island’s fresh and famous produce. During leisure time this afternoon, you might choose to embark on a tour of Australia’s oldest brewery; visit the unique Museum of Old and New Art; or enjoy a Bruny Island adventure (own expense).
Day 6 Hobart, Lake St Clair, Strahan
Framed by lush vegetation, the three-tiered Russell Falls is a jewel in the crown of Mt Field National Park. After a short walk to marvel at the famed falls, continue to World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Here, relish the pristine wilderness on the shores of Lake St Clair. Later, travel by coach to the town of Strahan and enjoy a buffet dinner at View 42º Restaurant and Bar this evening.
Stay: Strahan Village Hilltop
Day 7 Strahan, Cradle Mountain
Encounter Tasmanian nature at its finest during a stay at Cradle Mountain Hotel.
On the brand-new Spirit of the Wild, cruise across Macquarie Harbour and enter the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. On arrival in Strahan, reboard your coach and head for Cradle Mountain.
Stay: Cradle Mountain Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Smithton
In Smithton, stay at the charming Tall Timbers Hotel and enjoy a tantalising three-course dinner featuring an array of seasonal produce from local salmon to delicious Tasmanian oysters.
Take in the serenity of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. This is quintessential Tasmania, where breathtaking landscapes are covered with alpine flora. Visit Waldheim Chalet and marvel at the views from the shores of Dove Lake. Then travel via the mural town of Sheffield to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. Later, arrive in Tasmania’s north-western town of Smithton.
Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel
Day 9 Smithton, Launceston
Sample some of Tasmania’s finest chocolate during a tour at the House of Anvers.
Journey to the Great Lake and admire the vast body of water that draw anglers from all over Australia. Continue to Launceston, where you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner and Drink.
Stay: Launceston, Hotel Grand Chancellor
Day 10 Cataract Gorge, Depart Launceston
Explore Cataract Gorge during a guided cruise along the picturesque Tamar River.
Start the day with a delicious breakfast, before setting off to explore some natural wonders in the heart of Launceston. Your journey comes to an end as you are transferred to the airport.