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  • 19 Days Ultimate Tasmanian Road Trip

    Lush, dramatic landscapes, iconic railways, acclaimed food and wine and charming townships steeped in colonial history... discover it all.

    19 nights in Tasmania allows you the luxury to travel like a local. Tasmania is a destination that enables you to relax, to breathe, to take a break from the frantic pace of modern life. Visit Strahan and cruise the Gordon River, discover history with Derwent River's Wall in the Wilderness carvings, put your feet in gorgeous white sand in Turners beach, and enjoy peace and quiet in southern Huonville and Dover. All this and more awaits.

    Journey through rivers and rainforests
    Journey through rivers and rainforests
    Tasmania is a place of wild and beautiful landscapes, friendly people with a relaxed island lifestyle, wonderful food and wine, and a haunting history evoked by world-famous convict ruins. A perfect introduction to all these characteristics lies in a half-day journey aboard a diesel train into the ancient rainforest and mountains of the rugged west coast.

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    Trip Highlights

     

    There are so many unforgettable experiences on this 19-day holiday. Two standouts are the trip to Bruny Island and the Gordon River cruise, but the River and Rainforest half-day train journey deep into the wilderness is quite special. From the shores of Macquarie Harbour into the ancient rainforest and mountains of Tasmania’s rugged west coast, this is an unforgettable experience not to be missed.

    Select package type:

    Sapphire Self-guided

    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!

    This suits singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people. We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You drive and follow the great itinerary we organise for you to make the absolute most of your holiday.

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    Sapphire self-guided package

    Sapphire package - self-guided from AUD $4,589pp twin-share [Save $1,785]

    Our base package class includes all of the essential trip elements including activities and allows you the option to choose from a range of other daily inclusions. Very high quality Bronze or Silver standard accommodation applies.

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    • Nature
    • Adventure
    • On the water
    • Hinterland towns
    • Sightseeing
    • Wildlife
    • Beach-side
    • Rural towns

    River and Rainforest Train Journey

    From Strahan's Regatta Point Station, soak up the stunning views of the harbour as you travel along the foreshore and enjoy tales of days gone by from your local guide. As you enter the rainforest, you'll follow the course of the King River to Teepookana. Marvel at the landscape and wilderness and wonder how the men and women of the rail once carved their life out of this harsh environment. (Optional inclusion for Sapphire class)

    Gordon River Dinner Cruise

    Venture deep into the UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to share with you, the ancient rainforest, mysterious history and colourful characters of Tasmania's west coast. Cruise the Gordon River and explore Sarah Island, Hells Gates, and more whilst enjoying a full dinner experience while watching the sun set. (Optional inclusion for Sapphire class)

    Bay of Fires Eco Tour

    Embark on an exciting tour covering the southern half of the Bay of Fires, offering a great opportunity to learn about this stunning area. Heading out from Binalong Bay, the history and natural beauty will be highlighted as we traverse our way north along the Bay of Fires Conservation Area. The return journey is an offshore experience giving you a panoramic view of the coastline, just as the early explorers would have encountered when they first set eyes on our white sandy shores. (Optional inclusion for Sapphire class)

    More trip highlights:

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    Devils @ Cradle After Dark Feeding Tour

    The After Dark Feeding Tour provides an unforgettable experience, seeing the extraordinary Tasmanian Devils in 'action' each evening. Experienced keepers will discuss biology, behaviour, threats and the important conservation work being undertaken for these species within the sanctuary and allow visitors a rare up-close opportunity of seeing Tasmanian Devils in a group feeding situation - quite a spectacular sight!

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    Highfield Historic Site

    Perched overlooking Stanley and The Nut on a windy promontory in North-West Tasmania, Highfield Historic Site represents a stunning example of early colonial architecture from the Regency Period. Walk through the old homestead, outbuildings and surrounding gardens and immerse yourself in the history of this significant property so intrinsically linked to the development of the Circular Head community.

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    The Nut Chairlift Experience

    What better way to take in the breathtaking views of the historical and picturesque coastal village of Stanley than from a leisurely chairlift ride to the top of the intriguing local attraction known as The Nut!

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    Bass Strait Maritime Centre

    Through objects, images and interactive displays, the Bass Strait Maritime Centre explores the themes of the natural history of Bass Strait and its islands, European exploration, settlement, early shipbuilders and entrepreneurs, shipwrecks, the impact of steam, the creation of the Port City of Devonport and Naval history.

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    Wineglass Bay Cruise

    Experience the exquisite beauty of the Freycinet Peninsula with award winning operator Wineglass Bay Cruiseson this unforgettable half-day cruise experience. Discover a coast-line dotted with white sand beaches and visit remote Schouten Island, home to little penguins and short-tailed shearwaters before heading towards beautiful Wineglass Bay and the spectacular scenery there. (Optional inclusion for Sapphire class)

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    MONA Experience

    Located just up the river from Hobart, Mona's subterranean architecture showcases the highlights (and lowlights) of David Walsh's $110m private collection of art and antiquities, as well as hosting a busy exhibitions program. Spend some time exploring this subterranean bunker and simply immerse yourself in a new world.

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    Hobart Hop-on Hop-off Bus

    The Red Decker is the official sightseeing tour of Hobart featuring the city's best sights and attractions. Use your 24-hour ticket to do the 90-minute city loop tour or hop-on hop-off at any of the 20 stops for the duration of your ticket.

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    Bruny Island Tour

    Cruise alongside some of Australia's highest sea cliffs, beneath towering crags and drift up close to listen to the awesome 'Breathing Rock'. Enter deep sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and 'The Monument' and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean. (Optional inclusion for Sapphire class)


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    Member Pricing

    Sapphire self-guided package
    Sapphire Self-guided
    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!
    From AUD $4,589pp twin-share [Save $1,785]
    • Return flights to Hobart Airport (HBA)
    • 19 days car hire included
    • 19 days of touring and sight-seeing
    • 36 towns and other places of interest visited
    • 18 nights' top-class accommodation
    • 8 excellent excursions and activities
    • 1 other great inclusion

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    Ruby self-guided package
    Ruby Self-guided
    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!
    From AUD $5,409pp twin-share [Save $2,104]
    • Return flights to Hobart Airport (HBA)
    • 19 days car hire included
    • 19 days of touring and sight-seeing
    • 36 towns and other places of interest visited
    • 18 nights' top-class accommodation
    • 13 excellent excursions and activities
    • 1 other great inclusion

    See full inclusions

    FAQ: Single, twin-share and more

    What is twin-share, triple-share and quad-share?

    The share-basis is about accommodation pricing. It does not mean that you share a room with a stranger.

    "Twin-share" is where two people occupy a hotel room (open-plan style) or other accommodation such as an apartment, usually a couple or two friends. This is the normal way accommodation is priced. The price is shared between two people. Most accommodation properties (eg. hotels) offer rooms with king, queen or double beds. Most offer the option of "twin" beds as well which actually means two single beds to accommodate singles sharing, couples wanting space and so-on.

    "Triple share" is where three people occupy the accommodation and share the price. "Quad-share" is where four people occupy the accommodation and share the price. Family apartments and hotel rooms usually include a king, queen or double bed and one or more single beds to handle triple and quad-share arrangements. Sometimes other bedding configurations are available as well.

    What is a seasonal adjustment?

    Some accommodation providers, especially in very popular holiday locations, have higher room rates for busy holiday periods (usually spring and summer holidays). We must make an allowance for those price variations if applicable.

    What is a single supplement?

    A "single supplement" applies to single travellers who want a room to themselves. Because the price is not shared, a "single supplement" applies. This additional amount is based on the single covering the entire accommodation component of the trip that would normally be split between two or more people.

    Getaway Cash (GCash) travel credits reduce the price of your trip from retail down to industry-wholesale. Free Flights Vouchers further discount your holiday.

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    3 months free membership

    Not yet a member? We will include 3 months' free membership with enough travel credits to get the maximum discount on this holiday.

    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis unless stated otherwise and bookings are subject to availability. Price, Getaway Cash travel credit usage, Free Flights Voucher usage and deposit amount varies according to travel date. All prices are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Full booking terms and conditions are available here.

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    Inclusions

     

    Covering many of Tasmania's highlights at a leisurely pace, this trip serves as the perfect getaway for a couple looking for a short holiday on a proven itinerary with excellent accommodation and activities included.

    Select package type:

    Sapphire Self-guided

    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!

    This suits singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people. We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You drive and follow the great itinerary we organise for you to make the absolute most of your holiday.

    READ MORE

    Sapphire self-guided package

    Sapphire package - self-guided from AUD $4,589pp twin-share [Save $1,785]

    Our base package class includes all of the essential trip elements including activities and allows you the option to choose from a range of other daily inclusions. Very high quality Bronze or Silver standard accommodation applies.

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    "Tasmania might be a chip off the old block but it's also a self-contained tourism gem sporting wildly diverse landscapes and architectures."

    This is a first-class itinerary that's fully flexible. Want more or fewer days or you want to include a special destination or activity? No problem, we’ll customise a travel plan for you.

    Click/tap to watch this short video and learn about what we have in store for you.

    Inclusions list:

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    Return flights to Hobart

    Starting and ending in Hobart, enjoy return flights to and from this exciting urban hub.

    Economy class; Up to 20kg checked-in luggage; Up to 7kg carry-on luggage.
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    19 days car hire

    Explore Tasmania at your own leisure with 19 days of car hire. Pickup your hire car at Hobart airport or city and return to the pickup point.

    Hyundai i30 or similar; Suits max. 3 psns w/luggage; 4-door, Auto, Air con. Zero excess applies.
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    1 night accommodation in Hobart

    Comfortable rooms for you to enjoy

    Begin your exciting 19-day getaway in Hobart. Your accommodation is centrally located, making it easy to navigate your way around this buzzing city.

    Apartment rated Silver standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.5+.
    hotel
    1 night accommodation in Derwent Bridge

    Self-contained accommodation in Derwent Bridge

    Delve into Tasmanian wilderness with 1 nights accommodation in the rural Derwent Bridge.

    rated Silver standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.1+.
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    3 nights accommodation in Strahan

    Perfectly positioned

    Your Strahan accommodation is in the centre of town with easy access to everything including dining.

    Hotel room rated Silver standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.5+; Breakfast available (surcharge applies).
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    2 nights accommodation in Cradle Mountain

    Great place to spend a night

    Accommodation right in the middle of nature. Expect visits from the various wildlife in the area. Large, picture windows so you can enjoy the outdoors, even when the weather encourages you to stay indoors.

    Hotel room rated Silver standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.3+; Breakfast available (surcharge applies).
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    1 night accommodation in Stanley

    Magnificent views over Stanley and surrounding beaches

    Fantastic location with great views. The apartments are clean and spacious and the local supermarket does a terrific pizza.

    Motel suite rated Silver standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.3+; Breakfast available (surcharge applies).
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    1 night accommodation in Turners Beach

    With the beach on your doorstep

    Enjoy 1 nights accommodation in dreamy Turners Beach, with spectacular views and white sand on your doorstep.

    Guest room rated Gold standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.9+; Breakfast included.
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    2 nights accommodation in Bay of Islands

    Set within 400m of Binalong Beach

    The spectacular Bay of Islands awaits. Located near the beach, you'll enjoy serenity while still being close to the area's highlights.

    House rated Silver standard or above; Ave. guest rating 5.0+.
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    1 night accommodation in Coles Bay

    Ocean view studio

    Beautiful location with stunning views. Watch the wallabies on the property at various times of the day. Rooms are very comfortable.

    Studio rated Silver standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.4+; Breakfast included.
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    2 nights accommodation in Huonville

    Huonville classic accommodation

    Huonville sits on the banks of the Huon River about 40 minutes south-west of Hobart. This quaint B&B is set on half an acre of park-like gardens, conveniently located just minutes from the centre of Huonville.

    B&B Room rated Gold standard or above; Ave. guest rating 5.0+; Breakfast included.
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    2 nights accommodation on Bruny Island

    Relax in Bruny Island

    Immerse yourself in Bruny Island's natural beauty with accommodation in popular Adventure Bay.

    Cabin rated Silver standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.8+.
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    1 night accommodation in Dover

    A comfortable B&B for you to relax in

    Relax in the pretty seaside village of Dover. Located just out of the city centre, you are close to all the area's highlights while still enjoying peace and quiet.

    B&B Room rated Silver standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.9+; Breakfast included.
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    2 nights accommodation in Hobart

    Overlooking the city centre

    The last leg of your trip is in Hobart. Your accommodation is centrally located, making it easy to navigate your way around this buzzing city.

    Apartment rated Silver standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.5+.
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    The Wall in the Wilderness Entry

    The Wall in the Wilderness Entry

    The Wall In The Wilderness is situated at Derwent Bridge in Tasmania's Central Highlands. It is Australia's most ambitious art project undertaken by creator/designer Greg Duncan. Carved from 100m of Huon Pine, the beautiful works set out in relief sculpture depict the history, hardship and perseverance of the people in the Central Highlands and pay homage to the individuals who settled and protected the area.

    local_activity
    Devils @ Cradle After Dark Feeding Tour

    Devils @ Cradle After Dark Feeding Tour

    The After Dark Feeding Tour provides an unforgettable experience, seeing the extraordinary Tasmanian Devils in action each evening. Experienced keepers will discuss biology, behaviour, threats and the important conservation work being undertaken for these species within the sanctuary and allow visitors a rare up-close opportunity of seeing Tasmanian Devils in a group feeding situation - quite a spectacular sight!

    local_activity
    Highfield Historic Site

    Highfield Historic Site

    Perched overlooking Stanley and The Nut on a windy promontory in North-West Tasmania, Highfield Historic Site represents a stunning example of early colonial architecture from the Regency Period. Walk through the old homestead, outbuildings and surrounding gardens and immerse yourself in the history of this significant property so intrinsically linked to the development of the Circular Head community.

    local_activity
    The Nut Chairlift Experience

    The Nut Chairlift Experience

    What better way to take in the breathtaking views of the historical and picturesque coastal village of Stanley than from a leisurely chairlift ride to the top of the intriguing local attraction known as The Nut!

    local_activity
    Bass Strait Maritime Centre Entry

    Bass Strait Maritime Centre

    Through objects, images and interactive displays, the Bass Strait Maritime Centre explores the themes of the natural history of Bass Strait and its islands, European exploration, settlement, early shipbuilders and entrepreneurs, shipwrecks, the impact of steam, the creation of the Port City of Devonport and Naval history.

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    Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tour

    Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tour

    Enjoy a tour of the iconic Cape Bruny Lighthouse, a heritage listed lighthouse first commissioned in 1836 and all the original working mechanisms remain today.

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    MONA Entry

    MONA Entry

    Located just up the river from Hobart, MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) showcases the highlights (and lowlights) of David Walsh's $110m private collection of arts and antiquities, and also hosts a busy exhibitions program. This is your opportunity to explore this subterranean bunker and simply immerse yourself in a very different world.

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    Hobart Hop-on Hop-off Bus

    Hobart Hop-on Hop-off Bus

    The Red Decker is the official sightseeing tour of Hobart featuring the city's best sights and attractions. Use your 24-hour ticket to do the 90-minute city loop tour or hop-on hop-off at any of the 20 stops for the duration of your ticket.

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    Return ferry to Bruny Island

    Enjoy a return trip to Bruny Island onboard a Sealink ferry.

    Exclusions and options:

    • A professional tour director is available for medium to large groups
    • Meals can be arranged

    Other information:

    • Add extra nights wherever you want and pay the lowest member rates
    • Flexible group size (6 or more)
    • Tour director notes supplied for great organisation and more fun
    • Self-drive package available for couples
    • Hand-picked, top-rated hotels, all tried and trusted
    • Variety of optional excursions and tours

    All packages include:

    • No fees to alter the itinerary (you just pay for the adjusted itinerary)
    • Extra nights at industry wholesale price (using GCash travel credits)
    • Google Drive folder with soft copies of all travel documents
    • Personal travel consultant to help plan and customize your holiday
    • Comprehensive, printed itinerary and travel documents

    Other information:

    This tour package is entirely flexible and can be customised to suit your group's interests and number of participants.

    Some substitution of activities might be required subject to travel date and/or day of week as not all activities operate seven days a week.


    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price and deposit amount varies according to travel date. If flights are shown as included then a flight cost provision (allowance) applies and is based on travel from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Travel can be arranged from any other major centre and for any number of people. All prices shown are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Total price after member discount (using Getaway Cash credits and Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers if applicable) is generally payable as follows: Deposit on booking, balance 120 days prior to departure. Packages can be priced for families and groups on request. Standard (retail) price comparisons are with similar packages offered elsewhere or what would be payable by a non-member for the same package. Travel insurance if included is a provision only and may be declined on requestTravel insurance pricing if stated is based on comprehensive travel insurance for two travellers aged 69 years or less as at the date of departure from Australia. No recommendations or advice are given in regard to travel insurance suitability. Travel Directions Pty Ltd (t/as Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club) standard booking terms and conditions apply to all booking enquiries and bookings and are available here to view (or visit our website and go to either the "Booking Enquiry" or "About Us" menu item.)

    Your Itinerary

     

    A self-guided journey through the world-heritage-listed wilderness of Strahan and the Gordon River; through Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park; to the pristine beaches of Wineglass Bay and Tassie's southern delights. At every turn, there are unforgettable experiences. All that's left to do is to hop right in and experience them yourself...

    "It feels good to be lost in the right direction" - Anonymous

    Your day-to-day itinerary:

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    Sapphire Self-guided

    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!

    This suits singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people. We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You drive and follow the great itinerary we organise for you to make the absolute most of your holiday.

    READ MORE

    Sapphire self-guided package

    Sapphire package - self-guided from AUD $4,589pp twin-share [Save $1,785]

    Our base package class includes all of the essential trip elements including activities and allows you the option to choose from a range of other daily inclusions. Very high quality Bronze or Silver standard accommodation applies.

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    DAY 1
    SYDNEY - HOBART (1 NIGHT)

    Climb a mountain and view captivating modern art in the same day. Eat fish and chips from a floating fish punt in the docks, or dine in the finest and freshest of restaurants. Add thriving markets, an unsurpassed natural setting and a tangible sense of history, and Tasmania's capital city really does have it all.

    Your hire car:

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    19 days car hire

    Explore Tasmania at your own leisure with 19 days of car hire. Pickup your hire car at Hobart airport or city and return to the pickup point.

    (Car type is subject to availability.)

    About today:

    Explore Tasmania's bustling capital city

    Gorgeous Tasmania welcomes you

    Welcome to gorgeous Tasmania. After disembarking your flight, grab your hire car and journey into Hobart’s city centre, where you will check into your accommodation. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy. Wander across the bustling harbour, enjoy fresh seafood in abundance, see ancient warehouses converted to 5 star art hotels and galleries, and simply relax. If time permits, drive to pretty Sandy Bay, then visit Australia's first casino before retiring for the night.

    Overlooking the city centre
    Comfortable rooms for you to enjoy
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    1 night accommodation in Hobart

    Begin your exciting 19-day getaway in Hobart. Your accommodation is centrally located, making it easy to navigate your way around this buzzing city.

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    DAY 2
    HOBART - DERWENT BRIDGE (1 NIGHT)

    If you want to get to the heart of Tasmania it doesn’t get much more “geographically central” than Derwent Bridge. In the middle of Tassie, you’ll find some interesting folk and some breathtaking wilderness on the town”s doorstep.

    About today:

    Visit gorgeous New Norfolk

    Journey north through the spectacular wilderness

    Today you will meander your way through to Derwent Bridge, the gateway to the southern end of the wilderness and wildlife of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

    Start your day bright and early with a delicious breakfast and a coffee while strolling the pier. If it’s Saturday, we recommend visiting the famous Salamanca Markets. This exciting market is one of those special places where you can find Tasmanian handmade and home grown produce, talk to the makers and the producers, and discover the heart of this creative and resilient island.

    Hitting the road, your first stop is New Norfolk. New Norfolk is a bustling town on the River Derwent with a rich history, quality produce and pretty rural scenery. It's also the commercial and residential heart of the Derwent Valley. Stroll the town and visit it’s highlights, such as St Matthews church, Bush Inn, Drill Hall Emporium, and Pulpit Rock lookout, which provides stunning views of the area.

    Continuing up the road, your next stop is at Westerway Raspberry Farm. Witness the large raspberry fields and sample the delicious fresh berries, before progressing onto the historic Tarraleah, where you can meet the cute highland cows that reside in the town.

    Your final destination for the day is Derwent Bridge, where you will settle-in for the night.

    Self-contained accommodation in Derwent Bridge
    Rooms with a view of the bush and nearby lake
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    1 night accommodation in Derwent Bridge

    Delve into Tasmanian wilderness with 1 nights accommodation in the rural Derwent Bridge.

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    DAY 3
    DERWENT BRIDGE - STRAHAN (3 NIGHTS)

    Nestled on the shores of massive Macquarie Harbour, Strahan is the gateway to the World Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Full of convict stories of the past, Strahan is now an iconic travel destination with shops selling artisan wares and eateries serving up delicious local produce.

    About today:

    The Wall In The Wilderness is a jaw-dropping mural carved in 100 metres of timber

    Explore the Central Highlands of Tasmania

    This morning, you have time to explore the Central Highlands of Tasmania. Following breakfast, head out on the Franklin River Nature Trail, an easy and scenic part-boardwalk track that takes you through beautiful mossy rainforest, before visiting The Wall in the Wilderness. A fascinating, one of a kind masterpiece, the Wall is a carved stretch of wooden panels which depict the history of the Central Highlands of Tasmania.

    Your next destination for the day is the town of Queenstown. The largest town in Tasmania's west, Queenstown is surrounded by dramatic hills and mountains and was once the world's richest mining town. Just before arriving, make a stop at Iron Blow Lookout. Once a popular mining quarry, the hauntingly beautiful site is now filled with water and is marked with the stains of mineral deposits that streak the pit's walls.

    In Queenstown, enjoy a delicious lunch before immersing yourself in the town’s art scene, learning about its history and culture. Visit Iron Blow Lookout, Paragon Theatre, LARQ Gallery, and the Eric Thomas Galley Museum before continuing onto Strahan, your destination for the next 3 nights.

    Perfectly positioned
    Sea view accommodation in Strahan
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    3 nights accommodation in Strahan

    Your Strahan accommodation is in the centre of town with easy access to everything including dining.

    Activities:

    local_activity
    The Wall in the Wilderness Entry

    The Wall In The Wilderness is situated at Derwent Bridge in Tasmania's Central Highlands. It is Australia's most ambitious art project undertaken by creator/designer Greg Duncan. Carved from 100m of Huon Pine, the beautiful works set out in relief sculpture depict the history, hardship and perseverance of the people in the Central Highlands and pay homage to the individuals who settled and protected the area.

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    DAY 4
    STRAHAN

    About today:

    Hogarth Falls, Peoples Park

    Walk the Peoples Park rainforest trail

    Today is yours to explore the pretty seaside township of Strahan, your haven of comfort on the beautiful wild west coast. See galleries and craft shops and excellent restaurants and take a drive out to Ocean Beach for lunch.

    In the afternoon, drive along the railway track to the Peoples Park and take an easy walk trail into the rainforest; see a multitude of different fungi; waterfalls and deep round pools overflowing to rivulets; look out for wildlife; look across at the many ships and boats at dock in the busy working port of Strahan. If you have the time, consider watching the worlds longest running play "The Ship that Never Was" at the Round Earth Theatre Company.

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    DAY 5
    STRAHAN

    About today:

    River and Rainforest train journey

    An unforgettable West Coast Wilderness adventure awaits

    This morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast as you prepare yourself for the unforgettable day you have ahead of you. Your first experience is on board a West Coast Wilderness train. The River and Rainforest half day tour takes you from the shores of Macquarie Harbour into the ancient rainforest and mountains of Tasmania's rugged west coast.

    After your train journey, disembark and enjoy some lunch and downtime before setting out on a spectacular sunset cruise. Cruise the Gordon River and explore Sarah Island, Hells Gates, and more whilst enjoying a full dinner experience and watching the sun set.

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    River and Rainforest Train Journey

    The River and Rainforest half day tour is a diesel journey that takes you from the shores of Macquarie Harbour into the ancient rainforest and mountains of Tasmania's rugged west coast. From Strahan's Regatta Point Station, soak up the stunning views of the harbour as you travel along the foreshore and enjoy tales of days gone by from your local guide. As you enter the rainforest, you'll follow the course of the King River to Teepookana. Marvel at the landscape and wilderness and wonder how the men and women of the rail once carved their life out of this harsh environment.

    (Optional AUD $115 Adult price)
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    Gordon River Dinner Cruise

    Venture deep into the UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to share with you, the ancient rainforest, mysterious history and colourful characters of Tasmania's west coast. Cruise the Gordon River and explore Sarah Island, Hells Gates, and more whilst enjoying a full dinner experience while watching the sun set.

    (Optional AUD $175 Adult price)
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    DAY 6
    STRAHAN - CRADLE MOUNTAIN (2 NIGHTS)

    Iconic Cradle Mountain is a place of exceptional natural beauty in the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. From moss-covered ancient rainforests and deep river gorges to snow-covered mountain peaks, wild alpine moorlands and glacial lakes, the park is revered for its diverse and breath-taking landscapes.

    About today:

    Walk the green grasses of the Vale of Belvoir

    Get back to nature in the Vale of Belvoir nature conservation

    Today you will travel westbound to Cradle Mountain. Along the way, pass through the Vale of Belvoir Lookout and Zeehan Spray Tunnel, both of which we recommend stopping for.

    Just outside of Zeehan in Tasmania's west is the Spray Tunnel Loop, an easy one-hour return walk that passes through the Spray Tunnel, a 100 m long abandoned train tunnel that leads to what was the Spray Silver Mine. Once through the tunnel you'll find the relics of buildings and abandoned boilers - a reminder of the west's mining past.

    The Vale of Belvoir located North of Cradle Mountain and is widely recognised as one of the most important places for nature conservation in Australia. At the core of this exceptional conservation landscape is 500 hectares of private land, protected in perpetuity by the Tasmanian Land Conservation.

    Arriving into Cradle Mountain in the late afternoon, settle into your accommodation and relax. If time permits, visit the Interpretation Centre and enjoy a scenic short walk while learning about the area’s history.

    Nestled in the mountains
    Great place to spend a night
    hotel
    2 nights accommodation in Cradle Mountain

    Accommodation right in the middle of nature. Expect visits from the various wildlife in the area. Large, picture windows so you can enjoy the outdoors, even when the weather encourages you to stay indoors.

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    DAY 7
    CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

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    Lake St Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain

    Explore the spectacular Cradle Mountain National Park

    Have your camera on hand as you discover wonderful Cradle Mountain National Park; perhaps take a stroll or brisk walk along Dove Lake; see temperate rainforest and in autumn, see the feast of colour presented by the endemic beech trees!. At the foot of Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake offers perfect pictures and fantastic views; see craggy peaks through Ballroom Forest, passing cascading streams, leatherwoods, sassafras trees, pandanis and beautiful myrtles and when the lake is calm, perfect reflections of Cradle Mountain.
     
    Take the circuit trail around Crater Lake or a boardwalk through the Cradle Valley. Learn of the history of Cradle Mountain National Park; visit pretty Waldheim, the wooden Austrian-style chalet, set alongside a mountain stream built by Gustave Weindorfer, the 'father' of the Cradle Mountain National Park. Perhaps sight a wombat or two, wallaby, pademelon and currawong and look out for possums in the delightful wilderness.

    If you enjoy canyoning, you can embark on an optional full-day Dove Canyon tour. Walk through pristine rainforest to this stunning canyon. After abseiling in, spend the day walking and floating through the canyon. The main obstacles are six waterfalls which you will abseil, jump or slide off to navigate your way through the canyon.

    In the evening, you have the opportunity to get up close and personal with a Tassie Devil on an after-dark feeding tour at Devils @ Cradle. Finish your day off with a delicious dinner; for an upscale experience, we recommend dining at Highland Restaurant located within Cradle Mountain Lodge.

    Activities:

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    Devils @ Cradle After Dark Feeding Tour

    The After Dark Feeding Tour provides an unforgettable experience, seeing the extraordinary Tasmanian Devils in action each evening. Experienced keepers will discuss biology, behaviour, threats and the important conservation work being undertaken for these species within the sanctuary and allow visitors a rare up-close opportunity of seeing Tasmanian Devils in a group feeding situation - quite a spectacular sight!

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    Dove Canyon Tour

    Dove Canyon is Tassie adventure at its best. You will walk through pristine rain forest to this stunning canyon. After abseiling in, you spend the day walking and floating through the canyon and doing what you have to do to navigate the obstacles you will find along the way. The main obstacles are six waterfalls which you can abseil, jump or slide off!

    (Optional AUD $265 Adult price)
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    DAY 8
    CRADLE MOUNTAIN - STANLEY (1 NIGHT)

    Stanley is a town of perfectly preserved colonial buildings, genteel cafes and quality B&B cottages, all sheltering in the imposing shadow of the Nut, an immense flat topped, volcanic plug rising 150 metres straight up from the water's edge. It's also close to some great nature experiences and Tasmania's Tarkine wilderness.

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    The Nut chairlift, Stanley

    Head along the coastline and arrive in Stanley

    Following breakfast, enjoy some free time before heading to the far north-west along the coast to the town of Stanley. Along the way, take a detour through the spectacular Hellyer Gorge for a scenic drive. Another worthy stop is in Table Cape, where you can visit it’s famous lighthouse for more spectacular views.

    Upon arrival into Stanley, check-in to your accommodation before making your way to Highfield Historic Site where you will marvel at the spectacular architecture from the Regency Period. Walk through the old homestead, outbuildings and surrounding gardens and immerse yourself in the history of this significant property so intrinsically linked to the development of the Circular Head community.

    Afterwards, ride The Nut Chairlift to explore the plateau; a 2km walk around the summit will reward you with sensational views. After your feet are back on the ground, spend the rest of the evening relaxing at leisure.

    Magnificent views over Stanley and surrounding beaches
    Comfortable and enjoyable sea-view accommodation
    hotel
    1 night accommodation in Stanley

    Fantastic location with great views. The apartments are clean and spacious and the local supermarket does a terrific pizza.

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    Highfield Historic Site

    Perched overlooking Stanley and The Nut on a windy promontory in North-West Tasmania, Highfield Historic Site represents a stunning example of early colonial architecture from the Regency Period. Walk through the old homestead, outbuildings and surrounding gardens and immerse yourself in the history of this significant property so intrinsically linked to the development of the Circular Head community.

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    The Nut Chairlift Experience

    What better way to take in the breathtaking views of the historical and picturesque coastal village of Stanley than from a leisurely chairlift ride to the top of the intriguing local attraction known as The Nut!

    (Included)
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    DAY 9
    STANLEY - DEVONPORT - TURNERS BEACH (1 NIGHT)

    Devonport is a busy coastal city and hosts the Spirit of Tasmania ferry on its voyage to and from Melbourne. It's also the gateway to the north-west and beyond, with a bounty of fresh produce on its doorstep and plenty to explore right in town.

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    Visit quaint coastal towns on your way to Devonport

    Visit quaint coastal towns on your way to Devonport

    After enjoying breakfast, it’s time to hit the road, setting your sights on Turners Beach and Devonport. While Tasmania's north-west is famously known for the iconic Cradle Mountain and wilderness adventures, lesser known are its beaches, which are not only among the best in Tasmania, they rival some in states which have built their reputation on their ribbons of clean golden sand.

    We recommend your first stop being in the town of Burnie, a port city with an industrial past that has reinvented itself as a vibrant and creative city. Walk it’s white sandy beaches and enjoy a coffee, or even visit the popular Hellyers Distillery for a whiskey tasting tour.

    Your next stop is 17 minutes down the road in Penguin. Known for its pretty esplanade, scenic walking trails, great coastal drives and quirky collection of penguins on the street, make sure you snap a picture with the town's giant penguin statue.

    Your main destination for today is the city of Devonport. Enjoy a delicious lunch before heading to the Bass Strait Maritime Centre to learn more about this coastal town’s history. The old Harbour Master's House, now connected to a new gallery, is home to model boats, telescopes, diving gear, Morse code sheets and photos that tell stories of the Strait - from its ancient formation to its settlers, boat builders and shipwrecks. Other buildings we recommend a visit to include Devonport Regional Gallery, Don River Railway, and Home Hill.

    Your accommodation is 10 minutes down the road in beautiful Turners Beach. After dinner, head down there to enjoy luxury, secluded accommodation with white sand and clear waters on your doorstep.

    With the beach on your doorstep
    Relax in luxury
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    1 night accommodation in Turners Beach

    Enjoy 1 nights accommodation in dreamy Turners Beach, with spectacular views and white sand on your doorstep.

    Activities:

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    Bass Strait Maritime Centre Entry

    Through objects, images and interactive displays, the Bass Strait Maritime Centre explores the themes of the natural history of Bass Strait and its islands, European exploration, settlement, early shipbuilders and entrepreneurs, shipwrecks, the impact of steam, the creation of the Port City of Devonport and Naval history.

    (Included)
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    DAY 10
    TURNERS BEACH - BAY OF FIRES (2 NIGHTS)

    The Bay of Fires is known all over the world for its extraordinary clear blue seas, brilliant white beaches and striking orange lichen-cloaked boulders.

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    Cataract Gorge, Launceston

    Follow the historic Trail of the Tin Dragon

    Today you’re eastbound, heading for The Bay of Fires, known all over the world for its extraordinary clear blue seas, brilliant white beaches and striking orange lichen-cloaked boulders. Checking out from your accommodation, hit the road. You’ve got a long journey ahead, so we recommend making a few stops to stretch your head.

    First stop is in Launceston, where you will visit the famous Cataract Gorge. In an easy 15 minutes, you can walk from central Launceston along the banks of the Tamar River into the Gorge. From there, follow a pathway originally built in the 1890s along the cliff face looking down onto the South Esk River. You won’t want to forget your camera!

    Along your way to the Bay of Fires, follow the amazing Trail of the Tin Dragon from Launceston to Weldborough, before diverging off the track and onto your final stop.

    The Trail of the Tin Dragon is a local, themed touring trail within the North East Touring Route. Chinese tin miners were amongst the early pioneers of Tasmania’s North-East and the largest group of non European immigrants to early Tasmania. The history of these people is closely tied to the fortunes of the State’s tin mining industry. Their ingenious mining skills and business acumen played an important role in the development of the region and Tasmania. The Trail of the Tin Dragon will take you through sites, stories, photographs and artifacts of the people brought together with infrastructure, services and interpretation to create a heightened sense of place and a memorable experience.  Make stops in the towns of Branxholm, Derby and Weldborough and visit their Visitor Centers to immerse yourself.  

    In the evening, you will arrive in the gorgeous Bay of Fires. Check-in to your accommodation and relax after a long but enjoyable day.

    Set within 400m of Binalong Beach
    A comfortable holiday home to enjoy
    hotel
    2 nights accommodation in Bay of Islands

    The spectacular Bay of Islands awaits. Located near the beach, you'll enjoy serenity while still being close to the area's highlights.

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    BAY OF FIRES

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    Walk the colourful beaches of the Bay of Fires

    Specatcular scenery and sandy beaches await

    Waking up early, it’s time to explore this coastal paradise with an informative boat tour! The history and natural beauty will be highlighted as you traverse your way north along the Bay of Fires Conservation Area, covering the southern half of the Bay and offering a great opportunity to learn about the stunning coastline.

    After your boat tour, the rest of the day is yours to explore at leisure. If you’d like to do more sightseeing, traverse Swimcart Beach and explore the dunes and coves north of Binalong Bay. If you just want to relax, we recommend you visit Suncoast Gallery, The Shop in the Bush, and Priority Ridge Winery.

    In the evening, don’t miss watching the sunset from the ‘Lone Tree’ in Binalong Bay.

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    Bay of Fires Eco Tour

    Embark on an exciting tour covering the southern half of the Bay of Fires, offering a great opportunity to learn about this stunning area. Heading out from Binalong Bay, the history and natural beauty will be highlighted as we traverse our way north along the Bay of Fires Conservation Area. The return journey is an offshore experience giving you a panoramic view of the coastline, just as the early explorers would have encountered when they first set eyes on our white sandy shores.

    (Optional AUD $105 Adult price)
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    DAY 12
    BAY OF FIRES - COLES BAY (1 NIGHT)

    The seaside holiday village of Coles Bay sits beneath stunning, sheer pink granite mountains overlooking the calm, crystal clear water of Oyster Bay. The uncrowded beaches and crystal clear waters offer the ideal location for swimming, boating, kayaking and fishing. This pretty town is a great base to explore Freycinet National Park with its spectacular coastal scenery that includes famous Wineglass Bay, rated as one of the ten best beaches in the world.

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    The spectacular Coles Bay awaits

    Journey to gorgeous Coles Bay

    Saying goodbye to the Bay of Fires, set your sights on another Tasmanian paradise: Coles Bay. Sitting beneath stunning, sheer pink granite mountains overlooking the calm, crystal clear water of Oyster Bay, Coles Bay is also the gateway to the breathtakingly beautiful Freycinet National Park.

    Along the way, stop in and view the Bicheno blowhole, a hole in the granite rocks on the beach which concentrates even the smallest of waves into powerful jets of water. It is truly a spectacular sight to see.

    Another stop we recommend is in Oyster Bay at Freycinet Marine Farm. Enjoy the freshest seafood lunch you’ve ever had before continuing down the road and reaching Coles Bay. By the time you arrive, it will be late afternoon. Check-in to your accommodation and spend the rest of your night relaxing.

    In the evening, head out to Cape Tourville Lighthouse to watch the sun set over the ocean.

    Perfect spot to relax with a cool drink
    Ocean view studio
    hotel
    1 night accommodation in Coles Bay

    Beautiful location with stunning views. Watch the wallabies on the property at various times of the day. Rooms are very comfortable.

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    DAY 13
    COLES BAY - HOBART - HUONVILLE (1 NIGHT)

    Huonville lies on the banks of the Huon River and is a well-known farming area, enticing those who want to live a simpler life on the land to seek out beautiful properties within this valley. Huonville is surrounded by absolutely magnificent mountain ranges. It truly is a valley of epic proportions and it is no surprise that the lush green farmlands provide ideal growing conditions for fantastic produce.

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    Wineglass Bay scenic cruise

    Set sail across the turquoise waters of Wineglass Bay

    This morning, set sail across the turquoise waters of Wineglass Bay on a half-day cruise. Soak up the serene landscapes of Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula as you glide past the white sand beaches and rugged sea cliffs. Keep a look out for dolphins, humpback whales, and sea eagles as you head back to shore.

    After breakfast, we head back to Hobart. Upon arrival into the north side, enjoy a late lunch at The Source restaurant.

    Quaint Huonville, where your accommodation is located, is just 40 minutes south of Hobart. After checking-in, if you have the energy, you could head out to Mount Misery Habitat Reserve for a walk through rainforest, subalpine heathland, a mountain top and waterfall. For dinner, Nirvana Indian Cuisine at 4 Wilmot Road offers delicious meals to suit all tastes. Their butter chicken is superb.

    Gorgeous classically-styled rooms
    Relax in gorgeous Huonville
    hotel
    2 nights accommodation in Huonville

    Huonville sits on the banks of the Huon River about 40 minutes south-west of Hobart. This quaint B&B is set on half an acre of park-like gardens, conveniently located just minutes from the centre of Huonville.

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    Wineglass Bay Cruise

    Experience the exquisite beauty of the Freycinet Peninsula with award winning operator Wineglass Bay Cruises. Step on board the Schouten Passage II, a 150-seat eco-catamaran, for an unforgettable 4.5-hour cruise experience. Discover a coast dotted with white sand beaches. Explore the inner passage of remote Schouten Island, home to little penguins and short tailed shearwaters before heading towards Wineglass Bay. Keep a look out for dolphins, seals, sea birds and migrating whales.

    (Optional AUD $145 Adult price)
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    DAY 14
    HUONVILLE - HOBART - BRUNY ISLAND (2 NIGHTS)

    Bruny Island is Tasmania’s premiere island destination.  Being the home of beautiful South Bruny National Park, Bruny Island provides the ultimate Tasmanian wilderness experience. Explore the island on one of the many spectacular bushwalks, coastal tracks or beach strolls.

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    Cape Bruny Lighthouse at sunset

    Journey off the mainland to Bruny Island

    Driving back into Hobart, board the ferry southbound for gorgeous Bruny Island. Bruny Island, located off the coast of Hobart, is actually two islands joined by a narrow isthmus known as ‘The Neck’. Popular as a weekend destination for beach goers and foodies, it is also home to a rugged, relatively untouched landscape that is both dramatic and beautiful. Over the next 3 days, explore it all with great walking tracks and pristine swimming, surfing and fishing beaches, and be sure to take advantage of the island's flourishing fine food and wine industry.

    The House of Whisky is your first stop of the day to sample fine Tasmanian whisky and gin. Down the road, pop into Get Shucked Oyster Bar for a platter au natural or fried with dressings and chips. The Neck Lookout and viewing platform is another worthy stop, as it offers spectacular 360 degree views across the island's narrow isthmus.

    Adventure Bay a little further down the road is another great place for a beach stroll and coastal photo opportunities. Continue onto Bruny Island Premium Wines for wine tastings and lunch overlooking the family owned and operated vineyard. Even further south you’ll arrive at the iconic Cape Bruny Lighthouse. Take a Lighthouse tour and be immersed in magnificent scenery.

    In the late afternoon, check in to your accommodation before enjoying a waterfront dinner at Hotel Bruny.

    hotel
    2 nights accommodation on Bruny Island

    Immerse yourself in Bruny Island's natural beauty with accommodation in popular Adventure Bay.

    Activities:

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    Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tour

    Enjoy a tour of the iconic Cape Bruny Lighthouse, a heritage listed lighthouse first commissioned in 1836 and all the original working mechanisms remain today.

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    DAY 15
    BRUNY ISLAND

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    Bruny Island

    Cruise alongside some of Australia's highest sea cliffs as you explore the island

    Today you will cruise alongside some of Australia's highest sea cliffs, beneath towering crags and drift up close to listen to the awesome 'Breathing Rock'. Enter deep sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and 'The Monument' and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean.

    Join in the search for the abundant coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds. The highly trained interpretive guides love what they do - they work hard to ensure that the experience is fun, enjoyable, entertaining and informative.

    During the months of September through to February, we recommend you head to The Neck in the evening for a penguin viewing experience.

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    Bruny Island Tour

    Cruise alongside some of Australia's highest sea cliffs, beneath towering crags and drift up close to listen to the awesome 'Breathing Rock'. Enter deep sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and 'The Monument' and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean.

    (Optional AUD $145 Adult price)
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    DAY 16
    BRUNY ISLAND - HOBART - DOVER (1 NIGHT)

    Dover is a pretty fishing village with beaches, pastoral scenery and plenty of produce for hungry travellers. Picturesquely situated on Port Esperance, Dover offers excellent views across the water to the islands named Faith, Hope and Charity.

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    Relax in the coastal city of Dover

    Relax in the coastal town of Dover

    Today is your final day on Bruny Island. After breakfast, head to the iconic Cloudy Bay Beach and witness magnificent endemic birdlife, a wild coastline and the surfers out at Middle Bay. We recommend you pack a picnic of local produce in a backpack and choose one of the great bushwalks on offer such as Fluted Cape (or Penguin Island for a quicker option). Labiardierre Peninsula Walk is another great walk (or its short loop for a quicker option).

    Catching the ferry back to Hobart, your destination for the day is the quaint fishing town of Dover. One of Tasmania's most southern towns, Dover sits at the head of Esperance Bay and overlooks the small islands of Faith, Hope and Charity. It has attractive beaches and unspoilt scenery, while quaint cottages and English trees give the town an old world charm.

    After checking-in to your accommodation, spend your afternoon exploring the town. There is a park along the shoreline of Kent Beach that offers delightful views of the three islands Faith, Hope and Charity, which were reputedly named to inspire the convicts at the local probation station.

    If you’re in the mood for hiking, Hartz Mountains National Park, dotted with tarns and fragile cushion plants, provides sweeping views of the south-west wilderness all the way to the Southern Ocean and is a perfect location for a stroll. Waratah Lookout, Arve Falls and Lake Osborne are all gentle strolls which take less than an hour return, but still offer a worthwhile peek into the dramatic landscapes of the area, carved out by ice over millions of years.

    Relax just out of the city centre
    A comfortable B&B for you to relax in
    hotel
    1 night accommodation in Dover

    Relax in the pretty seaside village of Dover. Located just out of the city centre, you are close to all the area's highlights while still enjoying peace and quiet.

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    DAY 17
    DOVER - HOBART (2 NIGHTS)

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    Explore Hobart's thriving art scene at MONA

    View David Walsh's $110m private collection of arts and antiquities at MONA

    After breakfast, we head back to Hobart. Upon arrival into the north side, make your way to MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) which showcases the highlights and lowlights of David Walsh's $110m private collection of arts and antiquities, and also hosts a busy exhibitions program. This is your opportunity to explore this subterranean bunker and simply immerse yourself in a very different world. Enjoy a spectacular lunch at The Source restaurant.

    Continue onward to central Hobart and the waterfront area for a stroll. In the evening, enjoy sunset drinks at The Glass House for spectacular views of the bay.

    Overlooking the city centre
    Comfortable rooms for you to enjoy
    hotel
    2 nights accommodation in Hobart

    The last leg of your trip is in Hobart. Your accommodation is centrally located, making it easy to navigate your way around this buzzing city.

    Activities:

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    MONA Entry

    Located just up the river from Hobart, MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) showcases the highlights (and lowlights) of David Walsh's $110m private collection of arts and antiquities, and also hosts a busy exhibitions program. This is your opportunity to explore this subterranean bunker and simply immerse yourself in a very different world.

    (Included)
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    DAY 18
    HOBART

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    Explore the historic grounds of Port Arthur

    Explore Tasmania's capital city

    Today, set off on a sightseeing tour of Hobart with the famous red double-decker hop-on hop-off buses. Choose from 20 different stops featuring the best sights and attractions in and around Hobart. Hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like, or stay on board and do the 90-minute city loop tour - the choice is yours!

    You also have the option to journey out to the historical Port Arthur. Enjoy elegant Georgian landscapes, see ancient oak trees astride white picket fences and long sweeping drives with quaint cottages, pretty gardens and an awesome array of colourful exotic trees in season. With a guided tour at the visitor centre you will hear vivid tales of early settlers’ military families who lived and worked in the convict settlement and hear tales of the hard lives of the convicts sent across the world to remote prison work places.

    Relax in the evening and enjoy your last night in Tasmania.

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    Hobart Hop-on Hop-off Bus

    The Red Decker is the official sightseeing tour of Hobart featuring the city's best sights and attractions. Use your 24-hour ticket to do the 90-minute city loop tour or hop-on hop-off at any of the 20 stops for the duration of your ticket.

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    Port Arthur Historic Tour

    Port Arthur Historic Site is a special place of vivid history, cultural heritage and stories so compelling, you'll want to hear them again and again. Tour the grounds and learn about it's history.

    (Optional AUD $45 Adult price)
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    DAY 19
    HOBART - SYDNEY

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    Hobart botanical gardens

    Return home after an unforgettable getaway

    Today marks your final day in Tasmania. After breakfast, you have some time to soak up last minute experiences. Depending on your flight time, you could finish your holiday with a visit to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens followed by a delicious lunch, before making your way to the airport for your return flight home. After such an unforgettable time, there's no doubt you'll be back soon!

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    Nestled in the mountains

    Great place to spend a night

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    Bay of Fires

    Set within 400m of Binalong Beach

    A comfortable holiday home to enjoy

    The spectacular Bay of Islands awaits. Located near the beach, you'll enjoy serenity while still being close to the area's highlights.

    Example Property Type:
    Guest House
    Minimum Standard:
    Silver standard

    About this

    Silver standard: Self/externally rated as 3.5 to 4.5 stars. Average guest rating 4.0 or higher with 70 to 80% 4 to 5-star recent reviews. High to very high standard of accommodation including quality king or queen-sized bedding, quality room decor, views from some or most rooms where available, very good range and quality of facilities. Praise for staff or host(s) is mentioned in some reviews. The hotel is in a safe, central location, near to the main places of interest and offers above-average design. Is very good, to exceptional value for money.

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    Typical Guest Rating:
    5.0 out of 5
    Example Room Type:
    House

    Coles Bay

    Perfect spot to relax with a cool drink

    Ocean view studio

    Beautiful location with stunning views. Watch the wallabies on the property at various times of the day. Rooms are very comfortable.

    Example Property Type:
    Villa Complex
    Minimum Standard:
    Silver standard

    About this

    Silver standard: Self/externally rated as 3.5 to 4.5 stars. Average guest rating 4.0 or higher with 70 to 80% 4 to 5-star recent reviews. High to very high standard of accommodation including quality king or queen-sized bedding, quality room decor, views from some or most rooms where available, very good range and quality of facilities. Praise for staff or host(s) is mentioned in some reviews. The hotel is in a safe, central location, near to the main places of interest and offers above-average design. Is very good, to exceptional value for money.

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    Typical Guest Rating:
    4.4 out of 5
    Example Room Type:
    Studio

    Huonville

    Gorgeous classically-styled rooms

    Relax in gorgeous Huonville

    Huonville sits on the banks of the Huon River about 40 minutes south-west of Hobart. This quaint B&B is set on half an acre of park-like gardens, conveniently located just minutes from the centre of Huonville.

    Example Property Type:
    B&B
    Minimum Standard:
    Gold standard

    About this

    Gold standard: Self/externally rated as 4 to 5 stars. Average guest rating 4.3 or higher with 70 to 80%+ 4 to 5-star recent reviews. Very high standard of accommodation including luxury bedding options, top-class to luxury room decor, views from some or most rooms where available, high quality finishes and a wide range of facilities. Very high praise for staff or host(s) is mentioned in reviews. The hotel is in a safe, central location, surrounded by places of interest and offers an authentic local experience in design. Is very good to exceptional value for money.

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    Typical Guest Rating:
    5.0 out of 5
    Example Room Type:
    B&B Room

    Bruny Island

    Immerse yourself in Bruny Island's natural beauty with accommodation in popular Adventure Bay.

    Example Property Type:
    Cottages
    Minimum Standard:
    Silver standard

    About this

    Silver standard: Self/externally rated as 3.5 to 4.5 stars. Average guest rating 4.0 or higher with 70 to 80% 4 to 5-star recent reviews. High to very high standard of accommodation including quality king or queen-sized bedding, quality room decor, views from some or most rooms where available, very good range and quality of facilities. Praise for staff or host(s) is mentioned in some reviews. The hotel is in a safe, central location, near to the main places of interest and offers above-average design. Is very good, to exceptional value for money.

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    Typical Guest Rating:
    4.8 out of 5
    Example Room Type:
    Cabin

    Dover

    Relax just out of the city centre

    A comfortable B&B for you to relax in

    Relax in the pretty seaside village of Dover. Located just out of the city centre, you are close to all the area's highlights while still enjoying peace and quiet.

    Example Property Type:
    B&B
    Minimum Standard:
    Silver standard

    About this

    Silver standard: Self/externally rated as 3.5 to 4.5 stars. Average guest rating 4.0 or higher with 70 to 80% 4 to 5-star recent reviews. High to very high standard of accommodation including quality king or queen-sized bedding, quality room decor, views from some or most rooms where available, very good range and quality of facilities. Praise for staff or host(s) is mentioned in some reviews. The hotel is in a safe, central location, near to the main places of interest and offers above-average design. Is very good, to exceptional value for money.

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    Typical Guest Rating:
    4.9 out of 5
    Example Room Type:
    B&B Room

    Hobart

    Overlooking the city centre

    Comfortable rooms for you to enjoy

    The last leg of your trip is in Hobart. Your accommodation is centrally located, making it easy to navigate your way around this buzzing city.

    Example Property Type:
    Holiday Apartments
    Minimum Standard:
    Silver standard

    About this

    Silver standard: Self/externally rated as 3.5 to 4.5 stars. Average guest rating 4.0 or higher with 70 to 80% 4 to 5-star recent reviews. High to very high standard of accommodation including quality king or queen-sized bedding, quality room decor, views from some or most rooms where available, very good range and quality of facilities. Praise for staff or host(s) is mentioned in some reviews. The hotel is in a safe, central location, near to the main places of interest and offers above-average design. Is very good, to exceptional value for money.

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    Typical Guest Rating:
    4.5 out of 5
    Example Room Type:
    Apartment

    Carefully selected accommodation:

    Hotel Standards

    Read about our accommodation rating standards and the methods used to assess quality.


    Shown above are examples of the type and quality of accommodation to be supplied. When ready to proceed, we will confirm available accommodation at that time including any examples given here where possible. Any changes to accommodation will be approved by you prior to bookings being placed. Actual accommodation might need to be changed subject to availability and with the aim of working within the package price.

    FAQ's for This Package

    Yes, a flight provision is included in this package. You can also use Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers at the rate of 1 per traveler to reduce the overall price. Flights prices vary from different starting points so the final price will be confirmed before you decide to proceed.

    All of our travel and tour packages are fully flexible. Each is a TEMPLATE to be used as a framework around which you can customise an itinerary to suit. The minimum numbers are flexible as well and groups can be as small as two people for a self-guided holiday. After discussion, we'll go away and prepare a tour plan (including best value pricing) to suit your ideas and preferences.

    Accommodation is supplied in all destinations on the included itinerary. There is a mix of motel-style, cottage and villa accommodation rated Silver or Gold standard. This means, very high quality accommodation. Bedding is arranged to suit the number of persons staying. All accommodation is subject to change subject according to availability however it will be as central as possible and very high quality.

    We try to include as much as possible to avoid any surprises however some optional activities might be offered. Included activities are shown on each listing.

    This tour includes multiple attractions where a guide will provide information to enhance your experience. A professional tour director is provided and recommended for exclusive charters of 20 or more people. A group trip organiser may also fill this role.

    General Tour Package FAQ's

    All tours can be operated on a "Group-guided" basis. A complete "Tour Manager Notes & Guide" manual is supplied to the group leader (trip organizer). Included is a comprehensive daily itinerary, driver instructions and information about each part of your tour to enable you to provide entertaining commentary. Also included are checklists and reminders about daily tasks. The end-result is easy-flowing trip organisation, fewer issues and very happy tour participants. Overall it means less stress and a lot more fun for everyone.

    If a tour director is supplied in an example tour package it will be shown as an inclusion. But this is very flexible and if not included as standard, can be arranged if preferred. If you are part of a social group such as Probus, the trip organiser will often enjoy taking on this role. We provide comprehensive information and guidance for "hands-on" trip organisers. This includes a "how-to" guide and starter information about the places visited on the tour.

    Yes, definitely. All charter tour packages are simply "templates" as a starting point for customising a tour to suit. We then we apply the discounts available to you, your club or corporate group.

    All tour packages are flexible. Various options are already published. (See the Pricing section for the tour you are interested in.) "Join departure" tour types are tours where you can join a tour group leaving on various departure dates. This suit couples and singles. If you represent a club or other group, please click the "Enquiry" button to request pricing for an exclusive charter to suit your group.

    See a list of standard inclusions on the package details page. Some packages have two or three different package classes with different inclusions. Select the optional package class to see included activities. Optional activities are shown separately. Your travel consultant will discuss optional activities with you so you can decide what to include or leave out of your itinerary. You can also swap and change activities. A price variance might apply.

    "Self-guided" (self-drive) is a trip designed for singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people (such as two to four couples) traveling together using a single car or 7 to 12-seater van depending on group size. It means that you drive yourself on the trip. "Group-guided" means the tour is for a larger group on a bus with a professional driver and the group leader (trip organizer) as tour director. A professional tour director can be supplied if required. A "fully-guided" bus tour is operated by a driver-guide or tour director. There are usually preset departures that you can join. Fully-guided tours can also be arranged exclusively for a group and this is called a "group charter".

    We will recommend accommodation to meet your preferences. All accommodation is selected using our exclusive hotel rating system. You can then change the accommodation if preferred. Often you will also have a choice of accommodation types at the recommended accommodation properties. We'll find out your preferences in the early stages of planning your trip.

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    FAQ: Tour package types and flexibility

    What is a "Self-guided" tour?

    This means you are in full control of your trip including driving. You will have a rental car (uncluded in the package) to get you around. The vehicle size varies according to preference and/or group size. Self-guided is aimed at singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people.

    Our job is to organise most things for you in advance saving you a lot of time, stress and money. You'll receive a complete daily itinerary with lots of helpful information plus a FREE Lonely Planet guide to fill in the gaps. There is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and to do things spontaneously.

    What is a "Group-guided" tour?

    Group-guided is aimed at groups of 12 or more people. "Group-guided" means you or another person runs the tour as would a tour director. A tour coach and professional driver is supplied.

    The included "Tour Manager Notes & Guide" helps you run the tour, plus you receive a FREE Lonely Planet guide. Included is a complete daily itinerary with lots of helpful information as a well as a driver itinerary.

    We organise all aspects of the trip in advance saving you a lot of time and money and ensuring a smooth travel experience. There is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and do things spontaneously.

    What is a "Fully-guided" tour?

    Fully-guided tours are aimed at larger groups on a charter basis, the same as "Group-guided", except that the tour is run by a professional tour director.

    Transport is a tour coach and professional driver. We organise all aspects of the trip in advance saving you a lot of time and money and ensuring a smooth travel experience. There is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and do things spontaneously. A fully-guided tour means everyone can relax including the trip organiser.

    What is a "Join departure" tour?

    You join a fully-guided tour that starts on an available departure date. Small and large groups can join a departure, however the tour is focused on the interests of the broader group. You can appoint a leader specifically for your group if preferred to focus on separate interests.

    The tour is run by a professional tour director. Transport can vary from a 8 to 12-seater commuter bus, driven by the tour director, up to a 54-seat luxury coach with professional driver. We organise all aspects of the trip in advance and there is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and do things spontaneously.

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