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Tassie's Wilderness Icons

6 Days Starting in Hobart, Tasmania(AU) and ending in Launceston, Tasmania(AU)

Visiting: Hobart, Mt. Nelson, Battery Point, Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock, Mount Field National Park, Russell Falls, Lake Saint Clair, Strahan, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Gordon River, Macquarie Heads, Sarah Island, Heritage Road, Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake, Devils @ Cradle, Central Highlands Council, Burnie, Table Cape, Wynyard, Penguin, Ulverstone, Sheffield, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm, Launceston, Cataract Gorge, Tamar Valley

Tour operator:

AAT Kings

Tour code:

FHHL24

Physical rating:

Low level of fitness required

Activities:

Sightseeing

From:
$2295
$1973 Operator discount: -$229 Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$93 -14%

NB: Prices correct on 19-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Tasmania may be Australia’s smallest state, but it packs a big punch when it comes to natural attractions. World Heritage-listed wilderness areas, unpeopled valleys, mirror-like lakes and dramatic mountains all await on this Tasmania tour from Hobart.

Highlights

  • Flexible Vacations

  • Iconic Sites

  • Sustainable Travel

  • Natural Wonders

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Day 1 : Welcome To Hobart

Location: Hobart, Mt. Nelson, Battery Point, Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock

Accommodation Name: Best Western Hobart

At the mouth of the River Derwent, Australia’s southernmost city embraces its history, but has one eye firmly planted on the future. Put your destination into perspective from the summit of Mt. Nelson, offering a dreamy outlook over the Tassie capital. Step back in time once again at Battery Point, settled as a defensive outpost in the 19th century. You only need to visit Salamanca Place, the backdrop of epic Saturday markets, to see how forward-thinking purveyors and curators have transformed heritage spaces into restaurants, cafés and galleries. Gaze over boats at Constitution Dock – this is where yachts finish when competing in the annual Sydney to Hobart race, and take a stroll in the second oldest Botanical Gardens in Australia with its amazing collection of plants from around the world. Tonight, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner.

Day 2 : Hobart - Strahan

Location: Mount Field National Park, Russell Falls, Lake Saint Clair, Strahan, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Accommodation Name: Strahan Village

Not many people live in the West of Tasmania – even less visit. This is not for want of appeal. Mount Field National Park dials up the drama from the moment you arrive, delivering World Heritage listed wilderness in the form of soaring eucalypts (some of the tallest on Earth) and thundering waterfalls. Russell Falls will take your breath away in more ways than one. And just when you think nature couldn’t get any more humbling, you arrive at Lake St. Clair, the deepest freshwater lake in Australia. It’s one of numerous waterways breaking your path to Strahan, gateway to World Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

Day 3 : Strahan

Location: Gordon River, Macquarie Heads, Sarah Island, Heritage Road

Accommodation Name: Strahan Village

The inky waters of the Gordon River – given its colour by amber button-grass tannins – are as eery as they are beautiful, the mirror-like surface only broken by your Gordon River chariot as you cruise through Hells Gates, the treacherous entrance to the harbour before returning to Sarah Island. It’s hard to reconcile the beauty of this part of the state with its grim history as a penal colony; a place where convicts would fell Huon pines for boat building. Disembark at Heritage Landing to view one of these 500-year-old majestic trees. Safely back on dry land, it's soon time to discover 'The Ship That Never Was', the dramatic and hilarious true story of the Great Escape from Sarah Island! You'll see it performed live by a group of theatre professionals.

Day 4 : Strahan - Cradle Mountain - Burnie

Location: Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake, Devils @ Cradle, Central Highlands Council, Burnie

Accommodation Name: Beachfront Voyager Motor Inn

Today your journey reaches new heights – quite literally with a visit to the 1,545-metre Cradle Mountain, your backdrop as you explore Dove Lake on your Cradle Mountain tour, the wild alpine moorlands here a natural magnet for lovers of the wilderness. The spectacular and pristine wilderness of Cradle Mountain is home to the mysterious and secretive Tasmanian Devil. You’ll love the next adventure today with a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. A Day Keeper at Devils @ Cradle will lead you through the sanctuary and provide you with a thorough insight into its operation. When joining this tour you will be directly supporting these animals and threatened species conservation. Leave the Central Highlands this afternoon, and head towards the scenic north-west coast for your overnight stay.

Day 5 : Burnie - Launceston

Location: Table Cape, Wynyard, Penguin, Ulverstone, Sheffield, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm, Launceston

Accommodation Name: Best Western Plus Launceston

Table Cape is by far Wynyard's most remarkable natural wonder, at 180 metres high, 'The Cape' - as locals refer to it - offers spectacular views of Tasmania's coastline. As you drive to the top of the remains of a 12-million-year-old volcano you'll reach Table Cape lookout where, on a clear day, you can see mountain ranges over 175 kilometres away. If there’s a town with a cuter name than Penguin, we’re yet to find it. Locals embrace its appeal – there are penguin sculptures at every turn, including one measuring over 3 metres tall. Your journey along the northwest coast also passes through Ulverstone and Sheffield, The Town of Murals, boasting over 100 large paintings depicting the area’s rich history and local characters. All this exploring builds an appetite. Refuel at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm, where happy cows contribute to award-winning cheeses – everything from cheddar and red Leicester to creamy Tasmanian blue.

Day 6 : Farewell From Launceston

Location: Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tamar Valley

There are few places in the world where you can leave the city behind and within minutes be amid an immense wilderness area. Launceston is one. Blink and you’re at Cataract Gorge, a yawning chasm carved by ancient rivers. This rare natural phenomenon unites bushland with neat Victorian gardens, replete with ferns and exotic plants. Get a different perspective of the green cavern on the optional scenic chairlift, zipping you over the water to a lofty lookout. You won’t want your time here to come to an end; it’s a good thing you have afternoon options. Perhaps linger in Launceston’s pretty streets, or get a taste for the region on a Tamar Valley wine tour. How you end your Tasmanian tour is completely up to you.

What's Included

  • Dining

    • 4 Dinners
    • 5 Full Breakfasts
    • 2 Lunches

  • What's included

    1 UNESCO World Heritage Site
    Centrally located premium hotels
    National Park Entrance Fees

  • What to Bring

    • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
    • Water bottle
    • Warm layers in cooler months
    • Camera
    • Comfortable walking shoes

What's Not Included

Flights are not included in the holiday price
Return airport to hotel transfers are not included in the holiday price

Mode of Transport

Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Hobart Airport
Day 6 – flights to depart after 2.00pm from Launceston Airport
Flights are not included in the holiday price
Return airport to hotel transfers are not included in the holiday price

Accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort. The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:
Day 1 - Best Western Hobart
Day 2 - Strahan Village
Day 4 - Beachfront Voyager Motor Inn
Day 5 - Best Western Plus Launceston

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  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a holiday with us is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    It is important to adhere to departure times while on tour for the comfort of everyone on-board, and to make sure no one misses out on the planned experiences. The coach will not be able to wait for you, and in some instances, if you miss a departure time you will need to make your own way to the next destination to re-join the tour.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    AAT Kings operated Guided Holidays have competitive single supplement rates available if you prefer to confirm your own room. Or we can match you to share with a guest of the same gender at no extra cost. If we fail to match you, we will accommodate you in a single room at no extra cost.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Over 100 years

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    We will email your documents to you approximately four weeks before your departure date provided you have completed your pre trip registration using the My Travel Portal. If you’ve booked through a travel agent, your documents will be emailed directly to your agent.

Reviews of this operator

Ann Purcell  

Well worth the money

24-Feb-2023

Absolutely wonderful trip. Tastes of southern Australia. Hotels were good quality. Sightseeing was amazing. Manuela our travel director was lovely. A great trip all round

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Lynda Whittingham  

Particularly loved QUEENSTOWN (jet boat) and plane ride over Mt Cook

18-Feb-2023

Great guide “Dexter” who was pleasant and knowledgeable, skilled and pleasant driver, Aaron, interesting activities, and comfortable hotels in good locations. I have been on organized bus trips in different countries and this company stands out. I would travel with them again. Read less

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Trusted Customer  

Milford Sound , West Coast , Queenstown, Christchurch

22-Feb-2023

The most professional tour group i have ever travelled with. Both tour director (Hope) & driver (Dave) had extensive knowledge of NZ. Highly recommended.

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Keith Jones  

Christchurch, Milford Sound and the Franz Joseph Railway journey

02-Mar-2023

Very professional service throughout. Friendly experienced tour guide imparting excellent knowledge and local anecdotes. Friendly professional driver enhanced the overall pleasure. Excellent hotels throughout the holiday.

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Allison Cooper  

Wonderful experience, highlight had to be Uluru so spiritual and beautiful

22-Feb-2023

Very professional. Excellent travel director very knowledgeable and a lovely guy. Amazing experience seeing do many great places.

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