The Essence of Tassie

Heritage, wilderness and cuisine, this 11-day Tasmania tour comes jam-packed with spectacular scenery, heritage sites and a whole lot of fun experiences along the way.

Departure Dates

4 November or
 2 December 2021

Price

from
$4,190 
per person, twin share

Starts In

Hobart

Travel Style

Guided Tour
Overview

The Essence of Tassie

Heritage, wilderness and cuisine, this 11-day Tasmania tour comes jam-packed with spectacular scenery, heritage sites and a whole lot of fun experiences along the way. Beginning and ending in Hobart, you’ll travel around Australia’s island state, with overnights in Strahan, Stanley, Cradle Mountain National Park, Launceston, Bicheno and Hobart.

Nature-lovers will enjoy visits to Cradle Mountain National Park, where you can join your Tour Director on completing the Dove Lake Circuit Walk; Narawantapu National Park, also known as the ‘Serengeti of Tasmania’ due to the abundance of native wildlife there; and Freycinet National Park, where you can witness the beauty of Wineglass Bay on a cruise.

Throughout this Tasmania tour, you’ll also embark on many culinary adventures. Enjoy nibbles and wine as you learn about the local wine offerings on a Tamar Valley wine tour; you’ll also end your holiday on a high, as you enjoy a celebratory farewell dinner in Hobart’s historic wharf, featuring Tasmanian seafood and wine.

These are just some of the many highlights of this Tasmania tour featuring stunning landscapes, fascinating heritage sites, delicious taste bud-tantalising treats and fun-filled experiences.
from

$4,190

per person, twin share
Itinerary
Travel Dates & Pricing

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN HOBART.
Welcome to Tasmania! Schedule flights
to arrive by 4 pm in time for a welcome meeting and drinks
featuring local wines and spirits.

DAY 2: HOBART - MT FIELD NATIONAL PARK - NEW NORFOLK.
This morning, participate in a master class at Federation Artisan Chocolate. Learn the process of
making chocolate from bean to bar and enjoy some tastings. Travel to Salmon Ponds Heritage
Hatchery & Gardens and learn the iMaortance of the Hatchery while enjoying a short walking tour of
the ponds and the 19th century English gardens. This afternoon, make a stop at Mt Field National
Park and enjoy a short walk to see scenic Russell Falls. Arrive in New Norfolk with time to explore on
your own. (B,L)

DAY 3: NEW NORFOLK - LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK - STRAHAN.
This morning, visit the Wall in the Wilderness art project followed by a visit to beautiful Lake St Clair
National Park. Next, visit a family owned business dedicated to salvaging the prized Huon Pine,
which is unique to south-west Tasmania. Learn about the history of Huon pining, the family business
and craftsmanship which has been passed down for generations. Spend this evening in Strahan,
known as "the most spectacularly beautiful harbour at the end of the world." (B)

DAY 4: STRAHAN - STANLEY.
Explore the Corinna Wilderness while travelling on the only Huon Pine river cruiser in the world. Take
in the region's history, amazing rugged nature and the local culture while enjoying morning tea.
Continue to the picturesque fishing village of Stanley, where this evening dinner is at a local
restaurant and features fresh local seafood. (B,D)

DAY 5: STANLEY. EXCURSION TO WOOLNORTH & CAPE GRIM.
Journey to Woolnorth for an up-close visit to the wind farm and historic district. Drive through the
pastures of the Van Diemen's Land Farms, Australia's largest dairy farm and visit spectacular Cape
Grim for fantastic views of the rugged coastline. Return to Stanley where the remainder of the day is
at leisure. You may want to enjoy a historic walk through town, take a chair lift ride to the top of The
Nut for 360-degree views from the top, enjoy freshly made fish & chips, or join in a ghost tour. (B)

DAY 6: STANLEY - CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK.
Travel to Cradle Mountain National Park, one of Australia's most beautiful national parks. Sightseeing
includes a visit to picturesque Dove Lake where you can join your Tour Director for the Dove Lake
Circuit Walk. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may wish to visit Devils@Cradle to learn
more about the endangered Tasmanian devil, spend time at the Wilderness Art Gallery, take a
nocturnal wildlife tour, or explore the many walking tracks in the park on your own. (B)

DAY 7: CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK - SHEFFIELD - NARAWNTAPU NATIONAL PARK -
LAUNCESTON.
Morning at leisure to explore more of this idyllic setting. Stop in Sheffield to see the town's famous
murals, and then visit Narawntapu National Park, referred to as the "Serengeti of Tasmania" due to
the abundance of wildlife. The park is known as one of the best places for seeing wallabies,
kangaroos, and wombats. This afternoon, stop at Tamar Valley Wine Centre for a tasting of local
wines and nibbles. This evening is at leisure in Launceston. (B)

DAY 8: LAUNCESTON - CAMPBELLTOWN - BICHENO.
This morning, walk along the scenic South Esk River and the weather carved rocks at the Cataract
Gorge. Next, experience colonial life at Woolmers Estate, part of the Australian Convict Sites World
Heritage property. Wander the estate and explore the Chapel, Store, Woolshed, Blacksmith's Shop,
Cider House, Australia's National Rose Garden and Walled Garden. Stop in Campbelltown with time
to walk the convict brick trail, dedicated to the nearly 200,000 convicts who were transported to
Australia. Spend the next two nights savouring breathtaking views of Waubs Bay on Tasmania's east
coast. This evening, why not witness a once-in-a-lifetime event on an optional penguin tour? (B)

DAY 9: BICHENO. EXCURSION TO FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK.
Today, experience one of Tasmania's most extraordinary places, Wineglass Bay. Your cruise includes
the history and sights of the Freycinet Peninsula and features amazing scenery and one of the
world's most beautiful beaches. Keep your eyes out for wildlife including whales, seals, penguins,
dolphins, and more. Next, visit the Cape Tourville Lighthouse for amazing views of the coast below.
Return to your hotel where the remainder of your day is at leisure. For those wanting a little exercise,
take the Wineglass Bay Lookout Walk for one of Tasmania's most celebrated views over the white
sand beaches of Wineglass Bay. (B,L)

DAY 10: BICHENO - HOBART.
Return to Hobart and visit the famous Salamanca Market with a chance to meet artisans and taste
fresh local produce. This afternoon is at leisure. You may want to spend time at David Walsh's unique
Museum of New and Old Art (MONA). This evening, enjoy a festive farewell dinner along the historic
waterfront, featuring Tasmanian seafood and wine. The perfect ending to your time in Tassie! (B,D)

DAY 11: HOBART.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. You may also choose to extend your time in Hobart
and explore more on your own. Extra nights are available for purchase. (B)

4 November 2021 - $4,190 per person

2 December 2021 - $4,190 per person

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