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Tasmanian Wonders Escorted Tour

Explore Australia’s hidden island treasure filled with stunning mountain landscapes, unique Tasmanian wildlife, and a rich, storied history.

Booking Code: AA-31123-FHLH

Experience the awe-inspiring wilderness, dramatic coastlines, and rich history that make Tasmania a unique destination. From the bustling streets of Hobart to the serene shores of Bicheno, you’ll traverse through Strahan, Burnie, and Launceston, uncovering the rich heritage and scenic marvels of each destination.

Whether you’re an avid photographer capturing the rugged beauty of the Tarkine rainforest, a history buff exploring convict sites, or simply looking to relax in picturesque coastal towns, this tour provides an unforgettable Tasmanian adventure tailored to diverse interests. If Tasmania is on your bucket list, this itinerary is for you!

Tasmanian Wonders Escorted Tour

Tasmanian Wonders Escorted Tour Map

Day 1: International Flight to Hobart (via Melbourne)
Days 2 – 11: Tasmanian Wonders Escorted Tour
Day 11: International Flight from Hobart (via Sydney)

Tasmanian Wonders Escorted Tour Map
Tasmanian Wonders Escorted Tour

What’s included in your
Tasmanian Wonders Escorted Tour

Accommodation

Hobart (1 Night), Strahan (2), Burnie (1), Launceston (2), Bicheno (1), Hobart (2)

Flights

International – Los Angeles to Hobart via Melbourne, Hobart to Los Angeles via Sydney

Transfers

Private – Hobart Airport to Accommodation (Return)

Day Tours

Hobart – City Sights Tour
Mt. Field National Park & Russel Falls
Gordon River Cruise
Cradle Mountain – National Park Tour, A Day Keeper at Devils at Cradle
A Northwest Coastal Town Visits
Ashgrove Cheese Farm & Tasting
Launceston – Cataract Gorge
Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Freycinet National Park
Richmond Historic Town
Port Arthur Historic Site

Meals

9 Full breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners, 1 Farewell Dinner

All Taxes and
Fuel Levies

(Except where noted)

Fully Guided
Tour

With fixed departure dates and itinerary

VISA ISSUANCE
REQUIRED (NOT
INCLUDED)

your itinerary details

DAY 1

International Flight, Los Angeles to Hobart (via Melbourne)

The estimated cost for this package includes the average international airfare from Los Angeles. Request a quote for your preferred routing and travel dates. Your flight will cross the international date line overnight, putting you 1 day ahead in Australia. So according to a calendar it will take you 2 days to get to New Zealand, but really, it’s just an overnight flight!

DAY 2

Welcome to Hobart

White Albino Bennets Wallaby
The Tasmanian capital of Hobart may be small in size, but it’s big in attractions, as you’ll discover this afternoon. Put your destination into perspective from the summit of Mt. Nelson, offering endless vistas over Australia’s southernmost city. View the charming Georgian cottages of Battery Point and explore the streets and convict-built warehouses along Salamanca Place, the backdrop of epic Saturday markets. Gaze over boats at Constitution Dock – this is where yachts finish when competing in the annual Sydney to Hobart race and take a stroll in the second oldest Botanical Gardens in Australia with its amazing collection of plants from around the world. Tonight, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner.

Hotel: Best Western Hobart
Meals: Dinner

White Albino Bennets Wallaby
Heritage Horse Drawn Carriages

Photo Credit : Tanya Chalice Photography

DAY 3

Hobart to Strahan

Heritage Horse Drawn Carriages

Photo Credit : Tanya Chalice Photography

Western Tasmania is like nature amplified, a place where the wilderness rules and people are few and far between. Visiting Mount Field National Park is a humbling experience, not only for the fact it’s part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, but also because it’s home to some of the tallest eucalypts and tallest flowering plants on Earth. Wander amid these giants to reach Russell Falls – take a deep breath; your Tasmania tour has begun. Records continue to be broken at Lake St. Clair, the deepest freshwater Lake in Australia, before you arrive in Strahan, gateway to World Heritage-listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

Hotel: Strahan Village (2 Nights)
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 4

Strahan

Strahan Tasmania

Photo Credit : jax10289 Getty Images

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Strahan Tasmania

Photo Credit : jax10289 Getty Images

Cradle Mountain

Photo Credit : Robynmac Getty images

DAY 5

Strahan – Cradle Mountain – Burnie

Cradle Mountain

Photo Credit : Robynmac Getty images

Today has multiple highs – quite literally. The first is 1,545-meter Cradle Mountain, your backdrop as you wander to Dove Lake. You don’t need to look too hard to spot Bennett’s wallabies, echidnas, and pademelons. The spectacular and pristine wilderness of Cradle Mountain is home to the mysterious and secretive Tasmanian Devil. You’ll love the next adventure today. A Day Keeper at Devils @ Cradle will lead you through the sanctuary and provide you with a thorough insight into its operation. When joining this tour you will be directly supporting these animals and threatened species conservation. Leave the Central Highlands after an uplifting day and head towards the scenic north-west coast for your overnight stay.

Hotel: Beachfront Voyager Motor Inn
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 6

Burnie to Launceston

Launceston Kangaroos on Springlawn, Narawntapu National Park

Photo Credit : Jess Bonde

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

Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston (2 nights)
Meals: Breakfast

Launceston Kangaroos on Springlawn, Narawntapu National Park

Photo Credit : Jess Bonde

Launceston Bridestowe Lavender Estate

Photo Credit : Luke Tscharke

DAY 7

Launceston

Launceston Bridestowe Lavender Estate

Photo Credit : Luke Tscharke

There are few places in the world where you can leave the city behind and within minutes be amid an immense wilderness area. Launceston is one. Blink and you’re at Cataract Gorge, a yawning chasm carved by ancient rivers. This rare natural phenomenon unites bushland with neat Victorian gardens, replete with ferns and exotic plants. Get a different perspective of the green cavern on the scenic chairlift, zipping you over the water to a lofty lookout. We wouldn’t blame you for lingering here, perhaps cruising the river to venture deeper into the gorge. Or sample more of Tassie’s finest fare on a Tamar Valley winery tour. The choice is yours!

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8

Launceston to Bicheno

Bicheno

Photo Credit : AngryBird Getty Images

You’ll smell Bridestowe before you see it, this enormous lavender farm perfuming the Tasmanian countryside. The flowers grown here aren’t just used in fragrances – they’re also infused into ice-cream, teas and jams. It’s a tasty entrée to the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, sculpted into World War One soldiers. Little penguins come out to play in Bicheno; sign up to spot them after dark as they waddle to shore from the water.

Hotel: Beachfront at Bicheno
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Bicheno

Photo Credit : AngryBird Getty Images

Hobart dock

Photo Credit : Chris Putnam

DAY 9

Bicheno – Hobart

Hobart dock

Photo Credit : Chris Putnam

The colors at Freycinet National Park are so vivid you’ll think someone has taken the glasses off your nose and cleaned them for the first time: The patchwork of ocean blues that lap Coles and Wineglass bays. The powdery white of sand. The intense green of the forest. There’s a reason why Freycinet stars on postcards. The other place on postcards is Richmond, its grand 1820s Georgian buildings today home to bijou boutiques, galleries and cafes that appear to be lost in time.

Hotel: Best Western Hobart (2 Nights)
Meals: Breakfast included

DAY 10

Port Arthur

Port Arthur

Photo Credit : Chris Putnam

Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site today, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating guided walk of the remains of Port Arthur’s infamous convict prison. There will be time for you to wander the site at your leisure. On the drive back to Hobart, see the amazing natural rock formations of the craggy Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. This evening, mingle with your Travel Director and fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Port Arthur

Photo Credit : Chris Putnam

DAY 11

Farewell! International Flight from Hobart

Hobart CBD
Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. It took early explorers months to circumnavigate Tasmania. You’ve done it in 10 days. What a wild ride!

Meals: Breakfast

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