Brochure Type: The Australia and New Zealand Book 2022
Go on the ultimate Tasmania getaway along the east coast lined with secluded bays, pink granite mountains, and pristine beaches. Learn the history of Port Arthur, visit fishing villages and the quaint town of Ross, and taste unique local flavours like lavender ice cream as you explore this fascinating island.
- Discover Hobart
- Explore Bridestowe Lavender Estate, and Port Arthur Historic Site with a Local Specialist
- Scenic Cruise on Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park
- See amazing rock formations between Port Arthur & Hobart
- View carved memorial trees in Legerwood, and the Freycinet Peninsula
- Visit Cape Tourville, and the historic village of Ross
- Connect With Locals Meet the growers and learn about the history of the property and the 500,000 honey bees who work and play there.
- Dive into Culture Explore Tasmania's convict history including a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walk of Port Arthur's infamous convict prison.
- MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Help to pot native plants at a not-for-profit nursery that encourages locals to support the environment and ecosystem.
- MAKE TRAVEL MATTER This experience improves, protects, conserves wildlife and restores natural ecosystems.
- MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Wineglass Bay Cruises is committed to the conservation of this environment by monitoring threatened and endangered wildlife.
- Stays With Stories Surround yourself in an amazing natural environment overlooking the blue waters of Great Oyster Bay, with the rugged Hazards Mountain range as your backdrop.
- 1 Farewell Dinner
- 1 Lunch
- 1 Welcome Reception
- 2 Dinners
- 6 Breakfasts
- All land transport shown. All transfers shown
- All porterage and restaurant gratuities
- An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
- Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
- Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
- Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
- Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
- Optional Experiences and free time
Call (510) 656-6582 for more information or to book today! Mention code 16627971
- Tour Operator
- Trafalgar Tours
- Offer valid through 9/30/2022
- 7 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Launceston||Welcome to Launceston: Welcome to Australia's smallest state, fascinating Tasmania! (Fllights to arrive prior to 4.30pm). You'll kick off your trip along the east coast of the island
in Launceston and get to know the city and surrounds exploring the beautifully preserved historic cityscape, Victorian architecture, and century-old parks. See colonial paintings and the extensive zoology, botany, and geology collections at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Then kick back and indulge in the city's vibrant culinary scene at one of its waterfront restaurants or on a visit to James Boag Brewery located in the heritage-listed Tamar Hotel or Josef Chromy winery. Or, dive into nature at Cataract Gorge exploring its hiking trails and suspension bridge, jumping in its swimming pool, or enjoying the views from the world's longest single-span chairlift. Tonight, meet your Travel Director and group for a Welcome Reception at The Avenue Restaurant & Lobby Bar for a Tasmanian-inspired menu. Toast to your travels and grab drink a local beer, wines, cider, gin, or whisky from the lobby bar.|
|Day 2||FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK||Freycinet on the Picturesque East Coast: Begin your day breathing in the scent of lavender on a decadent, sensory experience at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, producer of high-quality lavender since 1922. On your tour with a Local Specialist discover the farm that produces one of the only single flower honeys in the world and watch the oil extraction process that dates back to the 1920s - paying tribute to the farm's inspiration from the lavender fields of southern France. Treat yourself to homemade lavender ice cream, stroll the fragrant fields, and time-travel viewing vintage memorabilia in the Old Tractor Shed. Continue to Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site, a tribute to the brave Tasmania soldiers who lost their lives in World War I, to stroll along the avenue of trees and delve into the role the
ANZAC soldiers played at Gallipoli. Spend lunchtime in St. Helens before following Tasmania's scenic east coast to Freycinet Lodge, your accommodation overlooking Coles Bay. Grab a drink at the bar and settle in by the Lodges roaring fireplace and watch the sunset over the rocky landscapes as you indulge in the sweeping views that will accompany your two-night stay in these picture-perfect surroundings.|
|Day 3||Wineglass Bay||Cruise on Iconic Wineglass Bay: Begin your day filled with nature with a drive through dry eucalypt forests to Cape Tourville where you'll stretch your legs and take in the views of blue water and golden beaches. Sure to be a highlight of your Tasmanian getaway and the best way to view the area, you'll take to the water for a four-hour cruise around the breathtaking Freycinet Peninsula. Your Local Specialist knows all the best places to spot wildlife as they take you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay past waterfalls, sea caves, towering pink granite cliffs, beaches fringed by dense bush, and through the inner passage of remote Schouten Island - home to penguins and short tailed shearwaters. You'll then pull into the pristine waters lined by white sands of Wineglass Bay where you'll anchor for a gourmet ploughman's lunch MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience that contributes to wildlife preservation. Soak in the peaceful scenery while learning about and keeping on wildlife watch for sea eagles, pods of bow-surfing dolphins, cormorants, seals lazing on granite boulders, and even migrating humpback and Southern Right whales breaching on the turquoise waters. Set sail for your home for the night where you'll share today's highlights with your travel mates over a tasty Tassie BBQ.|
|Day 4||Hobart||Hobart, Tasmania's Capital: Up at at 'em this morning for a day of charming towns and beautiful landscapes. Begin travelling through the Midlands stopping for tea in the quaint riverside town of Ross. Strolling its cobbled pathways and elm-lined streets, you'll quickly see why its renowned for being the finest 19th-century village in Australia. You'll then visit Oatlands on the shores of Lake Dulverton, for a bite to eat before travelling to Hobart. This afternoon you have the opportunity to contribute to the natural landscapes you've come to love in a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience at not-for-profit Understory Nursery. You'll join their sustainability programme helping volunteers pot native plants and count seeds, contributing to their mission to encourage locals to plant natives in their gardens to support the local habitat as well as supply plants for regrowth areas at the Royal Botanical Gardens. You'll not only love getting to know the folks who work hard to conserve this ecosystem but feel good knowing that you're contributing to their cause. On your first night in Hobart, explore the area with a stroll and grabbing a bite to eat around lively Constitution Dock.|
|Day 5||Port Arthur||Explore Port Arthur Historic Site: Today's travels see you Dive Into Culture, taking you through Tasmania's history at Port Arthur Historic Site with a Local Specialist. You'll cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula where we hit the water again on a cruise around the Isle of the Dead before your tour on this famous penal settlement. Your guide will show you the ruins, cathedral, and cells of Port Arthur while sharing stories of its beginnings as a small timber station and the convicts who left their mark on this former a place of hardship and punishment - some of whom also contributed to the shipbuilding industry. After an insightful morning, return to Hobart past the craggy cliffs of Pirate's Bay Lookout and unusual rock formations of Tasman's Arch, Devil's Kitchen, and the Blowhole. Watch the waves swirl and churn, pausing to appreciate its raw beauty that's unlike anywhere else in the world.|
|Day 6||Hobart||Hobart, Yours to Discover: Your last full day is yours to see the best of Hobart and its surroundings. Art lovers won't want to miss the unique experimental art and sensory experiences at the iconic Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Australia's largest, privately funded gallery. You could also choose to explore outside of Hobart on a and MAKE TRAVEL MATTER cruise along the rugged coastline of Bruny Island viewing Australia's highest sea cliffs and craggy formations, listening to the sounds of 'Breathing Rock,'delving into deep sea caves, and passing through the narrow passage where the Tasman Sea meets the Southern Ocean. This journey in Tasmania's wilderness may also reward you with seal, dolphin, migrating whale, and sea bird sightings. As you conclude your Tassie travels, toast to your encounters with the island's history, culture, and natural beauty over a three-course seafood feast Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart's popular restaurants, Mures Upper Deck overlooking Constitution Dock. From seafood chowder to Tasmanian salmon, it's a delicious ending to your time in Tasmania.|
|Day 7||Hobart||Farewell Hobart: This morning after breakfast you'll be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight. Enjoy your last morning together reliving the highlights of your Tasmania getaway and saying farewell to your newfound friends (flights anytime).|
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