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Luxury Tour

Western Wilderness

FROM $4,295

Discover Tasmania on this 9 day tour from Launceston to Hobart unearthing nature’s beauty across locations like Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Smithton.

  • DURATION 9 DAYS
  • TYPE SMALL LUXURY GROUP
  • OPERATES 9 DEC 2017; JAN - APR 2018
  • DEPARTS Hobart

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Hobart

Welcome to Hobart and the delights of the Apple Isle. Enjoy a two night special stay at your dockside hotel which includes a special Taste of Tasmania welcome dinner. (D)

Stay: Dockside hotel

DAY 2 Port Arthur

Delve into Tasmania’s convict past with a visit to World Heritage-listed Port Arthur. Your guided tour includes a cruise to the Isle of the Dead, giving you a fascinating insight into the lives and deaths of some of Port Arthur’s past residents, both convicts and free settlers. (B)

Stay: Dockside hotel

DAY 3 Hobart > Strahan

Start your day with a visit to the lush rainforest of Mt Field National Park, Tasmania’s oldest, and the location of the spectacular three-tiered Russell Falls. Travel along the moon scaped road to Queenstown before arriving in the picturesque village of Strahan for an overnight stay. (BD)

Stay: Strahan Village

DAY 4 Strahan > Cradle Mountain

Today you cruise through the World Heritage-listed Franklin-Gordon River National Parks. From the luxury of the Captain’s Premier Upper Deck enjoy a gourmet lunch of local Tasmanian delicacies. Cruise through Macquarie Harbour and visit heritage landing and Sarah Island. This afternoon take in the pristine alpine vistas of Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, where you’ll enjoy a special stay for the next two nights. (BLD)

Stay: Peppers
Cradle Mountain Lodge

DAY 5 Cradle Mountain

Keep your fingers crossed for clear skies this morning to be treated to magnificent views of Cradle Mountain and breathtaking reflections on Dove Lake. Hear the stories from your local guide about the intrepid early settlers of this area. (BD)

Stay: Peppers
Cradle Mountain Lodge

DAY 6 Cradle Mountain > Smithton

Leave the mountains for the coastal towns of Burnie and Penguin. Enjoy the rugged coastline on the way to the village of Stanley. Discover the aptly-named Dismal Swamp, the only Blackwood sinkhole in the world. Join your local guide as you walk along the cantilevered walkway suspended over the treetops to discover this unique environment and spot rare wildlife. Enjoy Tasmanian hospitality tonight at your hotel for an overnight stay in Smithton. (BLD)

Stay: Tall Timbers Hotel

DAY 7 Smithton > Launceston

Visit the toVisit the town of Sheffield and discover its history from its murals. They depict Sheffield’s history, geography, wildlife and people. Upon arriving in the charming city of Launceston visit Cataract Gorge and ride the chairlift to take in its beautiful scenic views. Your two night stay is at the Grand Chancellor Hotel Launceston.  (BL)

Stay: Grand Chancellor Hotel Launceston

DAY 8 Launceston

Freechoice: Choose from a tour of the infamous Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre as well as a visit to the Platypus House and Seahorse World or a tour of the cool climate wineries in the region. Or take a leisurely lunch cruise on the Tamar River. (BLD)

Stay: Grand Chancellor Hotel Launceston

DAY 9 Launceston

It’s time to say farewell to new friends and the wonder of Tasmania. (B)

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