Tasmania 2 Week Tour - North West, East Coast and the South of Tasmania


 Two Week Tour of Tasmania

DAY 1 

  • Your tour starts at Launceston Airport or Hobart (slight change of 1st day)
  • We travel down through the Heritage Highway known as the Midlands via historic Campbelltown, Ross and to Oatlands (for lunch), through to Richmond and call into a winery or two if you wish
  • Your nights accommodation in Hobart

 DAY 2  

  • Pick up from your accommodation
  • Scenic drive to the Tessellated Pavement , Blow Hole , and  Devils Kitchen on the Tasman          Peninsula
  • Spend the afternoon at Port Arthur(self tour)
  • Spend the night back in Hobart

Day 3 

  • Pick up Hobart 8:00am
  • Drive through historic New Norfolk to Mt Field NP for a short walk out to Russell Falls.
  • We will then visit the Possum Creek Shed for a 'cuppa' before making our way up through the Derwent Valley.
  • Enjoy Greg Duncan's famous Wall in the Wilderness - the history of the Pioneer Days of                Tasmania  carved in Huon Pine. When it is complete it will be over 100 meters in length
  • We will have lunch at the Derwent Hotel before heading on to Strahan via the mining town of Queenstown
  • Your night's accommodation is in Strahan

 Day 4

  • Today you will join World Heritage Cruises for a trip on the Gordon River and hear the intriguing story of Macquarie Harbour and its settlement with a passage through Hells Gates, the narrow entrance to Macquarie Harbour, named by the convicts on the way to Sarah Island penal settlement     
  • Enjoy a great buffet lunch freshly prepared on board - including smoked salmon, cold meats, a selection of salads, fresh fruit, Tasmanian cheeses and local bakery bread rolls
  • There's plenty of time in the afternoon to take in the small craft stores that surround this picturesque seaside town
  • Your night’s accommodation is in Strahan

Day 5

  • You will join the West Coast Wilderness Railway for an amazing journey up through parts of the Tarkine, still untouched by man, to Queenstown where I will pick you up to continue our trip through to the old historic silver mining town of Zeehan
  • Your night’s accommodation will be in Cradle Mountain

Day 6

  • The next day you can enjoy a  short board walk around Dove Lake (if you like - and weather dependant). There are also shorter walks e.g. the Enchanted Forest (20 minutes)
  • We drive up through Sheffield the town of murals to the North Coast to Burnie via a coast drive passing through the seaside towns of Ulverstone and Penguin.Here at night at certain times of the year you can join a short guided tour of the Fairy Penguins that come into shore at night.
  • Your night’s accommodation will be in Burnie

Day 7

  • The next day you will enjoy a scenic drive to Stanley in the far north west enjoying the panoramic views including Boat Harbour and the Rocky Cape Lighthouse
  • There is plenty of time to wander the streets with its beautifully preserved buildings, a number of craft shops, tea houses, potteries and galleries or to take the chairlift to the top of the 'Nut' (weather dependent)
  • We will drive back to Burnie and visit the Makers Workshop where there are some fine displays of local art and craft.
  • Your night's accommodation will be in Burnie

Day 8

  • We will drive  to Launceston  via La Trobe and Anvers Chocolate and then onto  Angroves Cheese for some cheese tasting and call into Christmas Hills Rasberry farm to try some decitent chocolate coated rasberries.
  • Your next stop will be the famous Cataract Gorge with the longest single spanned suspension in the world. Here you can enjoy a short walk into the Cataract Basin and enjoy a chairlift ride on the way back if you wish.
  • Your night's accommodation will be in Launceston
Day 9
  • We will then make our way through Scottsdale and Derby, a very old mining town and across to St Helens a quaint fishing town on the East Coast of Tasmania.
  • On our way we will visit the Pyengana Dairy Company factory which is still making cheese in traditional cloth-bound wheels. We will also visit Tasmania's oldest country pub (cica 1880) called The Pub in the Paddock
  • There is also a delightful short walk to the Colomba Waterfall.
  • From St Helens, it is a short drive to the Bay of Fires where you will have time to enjoy a  walk over the dramatic granite boulders known as 'The Gardens', surrounded by pristine waters
  • We will then travel on down to Bicheno for your night's accommodation .
Day 10
  • Bicheno, an attractive seaside village and before we leave you can take a stroll out to the Blow Hole - some great photo opportunities are here if the sea and swell are up.
  • Freycinet National Park is our next destination and a Wineglass Bay walk, if you choose. Or, there are plenty of places for magnificent views here - many options depending on weather
  • We can also call into any wineries along the way and visit Kate's Berry Farm - which is a must - a fantastic array of local produce: berries, chocolates, jams, sauces and panoramic views. Sample a waffle covered in berries and ice-cream or chocolate coated berries - YUM!
  • Your night's accommodation will be in Swansea.
Day 11
  • Today you will enjoy an East Coast cruise around Maria Island from Triabunna. Explore sea caves, spring-fed waterfalls, sweeping sandy beaches, towering mountain ranges, the Fossil Cliffs and Painted Cliffs. Your cruise includes interpretation of wildlife and local history, complimentary lunch, tea and coffee and Rocky Road chocolate
  • Return to Maria Island at the completion of the cruise and depart the boat at the World Heritage listed Darlington convict settlement
  • The afternoon can be spent enjoying a walk with guided interpretation of Maria Island's remarkable convict history, a short walk to the Painted Cliffs or relaxing on a choice of secluded beaches before the boat departs Darlington for Triabuna.
  • After your cruise we will then make our way down to Hobart for our night's accommodation.
Day 12
  • Your experience of Tasmania would not be complete without a trip through the beautiful Huon Valley  via Mt Wellington along the way.We will visit the  Tahune AirWalk at Geeveston. The AirWalk is a suspended walkway that takes you on a journey through the treetops in this stunning wet eucalypt forest. Extending for 597m through the forest, the Tahune AirWalk is elevated high above the ground, giving you a bird's-eye view of the beautiful tree species and forest life. Another option is Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs - its richly decorated chambers began forming tens of millions of years ago or the delightful and last remaining Bush Railway in Australia - The Ida Bay Railway
  • Your night's accommodation will be in Geeveston.
Day 13
  • For your last day on tour in Tasmania, I suggest a journey on the beautifully restored Olive May. Berthed at The Kermandie's  marina is the oldest Australian sailing charter vessel in survey, the 1880s built gaff rigged cutter.
  • You have a choice of different tours on the river including a trip to a winery if you wish.
  • Your night's accommodation would be back in Hobart

Day 14

  •  Fly out from Hobart

 

THIS TRIP INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

Private tour with flexibility/Driver/Guide Fuel for 13 days 1 day FOC

- 13 nights accommodation, including 12 breakfasts and two gourmet lunches

- Entry into Wall in the Wilderness

- Port Arthur Historic Site entry and self tour

- National Parks Passes

- Maria Island Tour

- Gordon River Cruise

- West Coast Wilderness Railway Journey

$4150 per person (4 people)

$6250 per person (2 people)

Please note that all prices are inclusive of GST

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