Experience the best of Tasmania on this epic escorted tour, taking in Hobart’s bustling Salamanca Markets, ...
... the beauty of Cradle Mountain and the incredible Freycinet National Park. On this wide-ranging tour, you’ll also get the chance to tantalise your taste buds with local treats, including fresh Tasmanian salmon and local artisan cheeses. This escorted tour is operated by our longstanding partners, AAT Kings, so you can share your experiences with your fellow travellers.
Some of the highlights included are:
- Witness the stunning natural beauty of Cradle Mountain
- Set sail on a cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula
- Explore the markets and museums of Hobart
- Taste delicious cheeses and fine wine in Launceston
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- All international flights
- 11 nights’ accommodation
- Experienced guide
- Hobart city tour
- Wineglass Bay cruise
- Luxury coach transfers
- Airport transfers
Need to know+
- Arrives: Hobart International Airport (HBA)
- Time difference: GMT+11
- Visa requirements: British passport holders require a tourist visa; please ask your travel consultant for more information
- Language: English
- Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
- Flying time from UK: Around 22 hours
- Plug type: 3-prong flat blade plug
- Voltage: 240 volts/50 cycles
Fly from UK to Hobart
See the Hobart highlights on a guided tour of the city. Visit the Botanic Gardens and historic Battery Point, before exploring the bustling stalls of Salamanca Market. Hop aboard your transfer to Mount Nelson and enjoy panoramic views over the city and Derwent River.
Enjoy a morning rainforest stroll to Russell Falls, then take the winding road to iconic Lake St Clair. Continue through the rainforest, passing Queenstown on your way to Strahan, where you’ll have gorgeous views over Macquarie Harbour from your hillside hotel.
Cruise on the Gordon River with a stop at Sarah Island to learn about Tasmania’s convict history. Take in Hells Gates, the notoriously treacherous entrance to the harbour, before travelling to the dramatic Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Enjoy a guided walk by Dove Lake, and stroll along the boardwalk through ancient forests and alpine heathlands. Spot wallabies and echidnas on the way, or, for a more challenging hike, head to Marion’s Lookout.
After a guided walk through a working distillery, continue to 41° South Salmon and Ginseng Farm, where the Pyka family will take you on a tour before inviting you to sample smoked salmon and ginseng products. Stop off at the Ashgrove Cheese Factory and taste a selection of cheeses, before journeying to Launceston. Here, you’ll visit the magnificent Cataract Gorge and take a scenic drive through rolling country hills, pausing for lunch and wine tasting.
Freycinet National Park
Visit the Bridestowe Lavender Estate, which has produced high-quality lavender since 1922. Sample the famous lavender ice-cream, before following the picturesque east coast south to Freycinet National Park. Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay on a four-hour cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula. After anchoring at Wineglass Bay, you’ll enjoy a gourmet ploughman’s lunch overlooking the national park.
Finish your tour back in Hobart. Visit the astounding Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and continue to the Port Arthur Historic Site, where you’ll take a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and walk through the infamous convict prison. On the drive back, marvel at the amazing natural rock formations of the craggy Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. Spend your final night enjoying dinner at one of Hobart’s finest restaurants.
Depart Hobart and return to the UK
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