On Tasmania’s West Coast discover Russell Falls, the dark waters of the Gordon River, and the pristine beauty of Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair. Visit historic Hobart and riverside Launceston in the north. The island state’s artisan produce is justly famous – enjoy delicious gourmet cheeses and elegant cool-climate wines.
Hike around Dove Lake in breathtaking Cradle Mountain National Park
See the fascinating sculpture of Wall in the Wilderness, a representation of Tassie’s past and present
Visit Hellyers Road Distillery for a Whisky Walk
Explore Salamanca Market
Cruise along the Gordon River on a lunch cruise
Indulge with a delicious Be My Guest lunch and wine tasting at Josef Chromy Wines
Begin your exploration of the beautiful island of Tasmania with a tour of its capital, including Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanical Gardens and Constitution Dock. The last stop is Mt. Nelson for amazing views of Hobart. Get to know your travelling companions tonight at a Welcome Reception and dinner.
Day 2: Salamanca Market
Location: Salamanca Market
A free day to enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, colour and action of Salamanca Market. Explore the market stalls, wander through the historic sandstone warehouses discovering innovative Tasmanian arts and crafts and delight in the taste and aroma of freshly baked goods and local produce. Meet the friendly people who make or grow what they sell. Take a moment to sit back and relax at one of Salamanca’s cafés and watch the world pass you by with a cooling ale or locally produced cider.
Day 3: Hobart – Strahan
Accommodation: Strahan Village
This morning head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park, Tasmania’s oldest, and join your Travel Director for a stroll through the lush rainforest to the spectacular three-tiered Russell Falls. Continue to iconic Lake St. Clair before travelling on to the Wall in the Wilderness, a monumental sculpture where artist Greg Duncan has hand-carved a collection of panels commemorating those who shaped the area’s past and present. Pass through the eerie moonscape of the mining town of Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and on to coastal Strahan.
Day 4: Strahan – Cradle Mountain
Location: Cradle Mountain
Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Hotel
A highlight today is your cruise on the spectacular Gordon River, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania’s convict history. See Hells Gates, the treacherous entrance to the Macquarie Harbour, and Heritage Landing, site of the 2,000 year old Huon Pine. Travel through the mining towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you make your way to your hotel set on the edge of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park.
Day 5: Cradle Mountain
Location: Cradle Mountain
This morning you’ll marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a visit to the Waldheim Chalet for insight into the early history of the Cradle Mountain area. Later, take a guided walk by Dove Lake. You may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing along the way.
Day 6: Cradle Mountain – Launceston
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
After breakfast, take a walk with a local expert through the Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery in Burnie. See ingredients and processes that deliver one of the finest single malt whiskys in the world. Continue to quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’, then call in at the award-winning Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm to try a selection of local cheeses. Travel through the Meander Valley to Tassie's 'northern capital' Launceston.
Day 7: Farewell from Launceston
See Launceston’s magnificent Cataract Gorge before taking a scenic drive through the Tamar Valley's rolling hills for lunch and winetasting at Josef Chromy Wines. The views from the surrounding vineyards and lakes provide an idyllic location to enjoy tasting some of the estate-grown cool climate wines and tucking into some fresh local Tasmanian produce. After lunch, say farewell to your new-found friends as your holiday comes to an end this afternoon.
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