Tassie Getaway

Tassie Getaway

7 Days Starting in Launceston and ending in Hobart

Visiting: Launceston, Tamar River, Tamar Valley, Cataract Gorge, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, Bicheno, Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Hazards Beach Track, Cape Tourville, Richmond, Risdon Cove, Hobart, Port Arthur Historic Site, Isle of the Dead, Pirate’s Bay Lookout, Devils Kitchen, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Mount Wellington, Bruny Island

Tour operator:

AAT Kings

Tour code:

TLHH24

Physical rating:

Low level of fitness required.

Trip Styles:

Small Group

Activities:

Sightseeing

From:
$3424
$2997 (USD) Operator discount: $342 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $85 -12%

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Tour Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Local Connection: Whether meeting growers at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, spotting wildlife on a Wineglass Bay nature cruise or exploring Tassie’s cool capital, in-the-know locals offer eye-opening insights.

  • Cultural Immersion: Port Arthur’s heritage shaped modern-day Australia. The best way to understand its significance? With a historian guiding you through the World Heritage Site.

  • Sustainable Footprints: Learn about how to create a more sustainable environment for the future on our Kipli Takara Bush Tucker tour.

  • Wildlife & Nature: Wander a few steps from Launceston and you’re in the natural wonderland that is Cataract Gorge, where rivers carve a landscape of rolling green fields and ferns.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Welcome To Launceston
Location: Launceston, Tamar River, Tamar Valley, Cataract Gorge
Accommodation Name: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Tasmania’s second-largest city, Launceston sits pretty on the banks of the Tamar River. Arrive early? Distractions are endless. We suggest jumping on a boat to cruise the waterway, gliding through the Tamar Valley or up into Cataract Gorge. 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 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. Meet your Travel Director for a drink before embarking on your journey along Tasmania’s glorious east.

Day 2 : Launceston - Bicheno
Location: Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, Bicheno
Accommodation Name: Diamond Island Beach Resort

Arriving at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve been transported straight to Provence. This bucolic patch of purple is a feast for all the senses(did you know lavender is a great sleep aid?). Then taste the wares, whether in lavender ice-cream or honey made from the 500,000 very happy bees that live here. 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. Head out tonight to catch a glimpse of the little penguins that call Bicheno home.

Day 3 : Freycinet National Park & Wineglass Bay
Location: Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Hazards Beach Track, Cape Tourville
Accommodation Name: Eastcoaster Tasmania

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. The brilliant blue ocean curves into coves dusted with golden sand. And dusty greens patchwork Cape Tourville’s virgin eucalypt forest, stretching as far as the eye can see. Amid it all is Wineglass Bay, a gem-like crescent with gin-clear water. Rest up – you’re taking this in over a lunchtime cruise.

Day 4 : Triabunna - Hobart
Location: Richmond, Risdon Cove, Hobart
Accommodation Name: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

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, join us for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience 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 : Port Arthur
Location: Port Arthur Historic Site, Isle of the Dead, Pirate’s Bay Lookout, Devils Kitchen
Accommodation Name: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

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 with a historian – they know all the secrets that took place behind these walls – then enjoy a different perspective from the water on a scenic cruise. Tonight is at your leisure. We can recommend any number of stellar restaurants and wine bars to while away the evening in.

Day 6 : Hobart Free Time
Location: Hobart, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Mount Wellington, Bruny Island
Accommodation Name: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

Today is one of decisions. Do you fancy lingering in Hobart’s 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 Tassie adventure the way it began, savouring the state’s end-of-the-Earth wilderness areas. Take on Mount Wellington, with its glorious views of Hobart and beyond, or cruise to spot playful sea lions and ogle Australia’s highest sea cliffs around Bruny Island. The choice is yours.

Day 7 : Farewell From Hobart
Location: Hobart

Epic landscapes, tasty food and wine, historic attractions – we’ve packed a lot into the last week. Today, digest all your adventures as we bid adieu.

What's Included

  • Travel Director and Driver Guide

    Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

    1 UNESCO World Heritage Site – Port Arthur Convict Site

  • Accommodation

    Centrally located premium hotels

  • National Park Fees

    Freycinet National Park entrance fees

  • Transfers

    Arrival and departure private airport transfers

  • Dining

    6 Full Breakfasts, 2 Dinners with Wine, 2 Lunches, 1 Farewell Dinner

Mode of Transport

Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 4.30pm into Launceston Airport
Day 7 – flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport
Flights are not included in the holiday price
Return airport to hotel transfers are 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 - Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
Day 2 - Diamond Island Beach Resort
Day 3 - Eastcoaster Tasmania
Day 4 - Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

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    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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    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 15 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 7 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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