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Sep 2018 - May 2019

10 Day Tasmanian Wonders

AAT Kings Tour starting in Hobart and finishing in Hobart

Read 92 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on AAT Kings's 10 Day Tasmanian Wonders. If Tasmania is on your must-do list, this journey offers the ideal introduction to the island state. Combining spectacular landscapes with exposure to rich convict history and gourmet artisan...read more
Overview
Operator: AAT Kings
Type: Tour (Affordable)
Style: Best Buys
Max Group Size: 49
Duration: 10 Days
From: Hobart to Hobart
Tour Code: FHLH
Visits: Australia
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Welcome to Hobart
Transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel for check-in and then you'll take an afternoon tour of Hobart. Your orientation takes in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, and Mt. Nelson for amazing views overlooking Hobart. Tonight you will meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner with fabulous views of Hobart. Stay: Wrest Point, Hobart (D)
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Hobart – Strahan
This morning you head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park. Tasmania's oldest National Park is the location of the spectacular three-tiered waterfall, Russell Falls, which is surrounded by towering swamp gums. Take the winding journey up to Lake St. Clair and travel through Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of the World Heritage protected Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and on to coastal Strahan. Stay: Strahan Village, Strahan (B/D)
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Gordon River Cruise – Cradle Mountain
A spectacular Gordon River Cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water's edge, is the highlight of today. You'll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters, stained amber by buttongrass tannins, reflecting the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for insight into Tasmania's lesser known convict history, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hell's Gate and Heritage Landing, site of the 2,000 year old Huon Pine. Pass the towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your hotel on the outskirts of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park. Stay: Cradle Mountain Hotel (B/L/D)
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Cradle Mountain – Smithton
This morning it's time to explore the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. We'll take you to gorgeous Dove Lake for spectacular views of Cradle Mountain – make sure the camera's charged, this is a scenic highlight, and the air – there's none fresher! You may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing through the alpine heathlands. Picture rolling green hills and Friesian cows – this afternoon you'll think you're in a butter commercial as you make your way past Table Cape, home of tulips, for views of Bass Strait and coastline. Picturesque Stanley is in your sights as you head west with a view of 'the Nut' and a chance to explore. Your final destination is Smithton. Stay: Tall Timbers, Smithton (B/D)
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Smithton - Launceston
First up you'll experience a guided tour of the Tarkine Wilderness region, one of Australia's largest unprotected temperate rainforests and contains vast forests of myrtle, leatherwood and pine trees. En route to Launceston you'll visit the Ashgrove Cheese Factory to learn all about cheese making and taste some samples. Stay: Best Western Plus, Launceston (2 nights) (B)
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Launceston
This morning travel to Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre through the rolling hills and vineyards of the Tamar Valley. Beaconsfield Mine has a long rich gold mining history. Your expert guide will bring to life the mine's extraordinary past and tell you of incredible engineering feats, the town's heritage and the dramatic events of the 2006 rock fall and mine rescue. After having time to explore Cataract Gorge, this afternoon is free for you to explore Launceston. (B)
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Launceston - Bicheno
Bridestowe Lavender Estate is your first stop today. Bridestowe has been growing lavender since 1922 when a London perfumer planted lavender seeds from the French Alps on his family estate which he named after his wife's birthplace in England. Try some of Bridestowe's lavender products and treat yourself to their famous lavender ice-cream! Later make a stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, planted in honour of fallen WWI soldiers. After your lunch time stop at St Helens, follow the picturesque East Coast south to Bicheno. This evening you may like to take an optional tour to see Bicheno's wild penguin colony as they emerge from the ocean for the night, or even take a tour to see Tassie Devils. Stay: Beachfront at Bicheno (B/D)
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Bicheno - Hobart
Get your camera ready for the spectacular and breathtaking – Freycinet National Park. You'll take a walk that will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach. Cape Tourville Lookout is magic! Travel through Swansea and Orford, then chart a course for Hobart. Stay: Wrest Point, Hobart (2 nights) (B)
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Port Arthur
Explore Port Arthur Historic Site today. Cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula and enjoy a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating guided walk of Port Arthur's infamous convict prison. You'll have time to wander the site at your leisure before you leave. See rugged sea cliffs from Pirate's Bay Lookout, and feast your eyes on the amazing vistas of Tasman's Arch, Devil's Kitchen and the Blowhole on the drive back to Hobart. This evening celebrate your holiday with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner at one of Hobart's favourite restaurants. (B/FD)
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Depart Hobart
Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight. (B)
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 Sightseeing Highlights
Sightseeing Highlights
  • Explore Hobart's iconic sights
  • Visit spectacular Russell Falls
  • Cruise on the Gordon River with a delicious included lunch
  • Explore Cradle Mountain National Park with a local guide
  • See 'The Nut' at Stanley
  • Explore Launceston
  • Taste Tasmanian Cheese at Ashgrove Cheese Factory
  • Explore Tarkine Wilderness area
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre
  • Take a step back in time at Port Arthur Historic Sight and learn about one of Australia's famous penal colonies with a local guide
  • Indulge at a Farewell Dinner overlooking Hobart's waterfront
  • Discover Bridestowe Lavender Estate and the delicious lavender ice cream
  • Spectacular views from Cape Tourville Lookout
Trip Inclusions
Trip Inclusions
Included Meals
Included Meals
  • Full buffet breakfasts (9) B
  • Lunch (1) L
  • Dinners (5) D
  • Farewell dinner (1) FD
Arrival & Departure
Arrival & Departure
  • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Hobart
  • Day 10: Flights to depart anytime from Hobart
Trip Notes
Trip Notes
  • Due to seasonal conditions, this itinerary may change without notice.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.

 

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Accommodation: 3.5-4.5 Star
Average Age: 55-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Short Breaks
Max Group Size(s): 49 & 20
Budget: Premium & Low Cost
Destinations: Australia, New Zealand
Reviews (92)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Tasmanian Wonders with AAT Kings.
WA, Australia
Mar 2018
2 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“Relaxing Tasmanian holiday”
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This was a great tour, run by an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide and an excellent driver. We enjoyed everything about the trip, from comfortable accommodation, fabulous food, well planned excursions to some truly lovely and unique places. The booking process was simple and everything went to plan.
New Zealand
Mar 2018
1 Trip
“Memorable tour of Tasmania”
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Our amazing guide Caroline looked after everyone exceptionally well. Her knowledge of the Island's history and the people was outstanding. So not only did we see the sights (and the extras Caroline was able to take us to), we got to "know" Tasmania.

The bus driver was excellent and the bus comfortable and perfectly clean at all times. All of the accommodation was of a high standard. Perhaps our only comment was that the Wrest in Hobart was a little too far from the city center for walking.

Optional excursions we found a bit disappointing. Cataract Gorge - the boat struggled through the mud around the wharf area then only spent a short time in the Gorge. Bicheno Penguins - a rushed visit. Wrong time of the year to visit, so only saw 3 penguins. Was looking forward to the penguin experience.

We would recommend travelling on an AAT Kings tour and booking with Global Journeys. Leanne and the online system made it easy to keep up with information and payments.
QLD, Australia
Feb 2018
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Tasmanian Holiday”
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We covered a lot of ground and I learnt so much from our wonderful travel director Pete. We saw some amazing scenery (I loved the forests on the West Coast), stopped at some quirky little towns (Sheffield), and became better acquainted with the convict and aboriginal history of the island.

We were very well catered for with breakfast and dinner and most of the accommodation was very good. Best Western Launceston was my least favourite accommodation. I felt safe with our excellent driver Tom, even on those very winding roads. The 2 night stay in Launceston was most welcome and perhaps another 2 night stay could be included, or a full free day.

We had a minor hiccup with the change of starting hotel not noted on all the documents we received and my query via email to Global re this was not answered, although I had previously been notified of the change of venue. Some of our group initially went to the wrong hotel.

This tour is an excellent introduction to Tasmania and I am ready to return soon. AAT Kings take every opportunity to make every post a winner and I will travel with them again.
VIC, Australia
Feb 2018
2 Trips
“Tasmanian Wonders”
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Excellent holiday, everything was well organized and would definetely book with Global Journeys again. Carolyn was a great tour guide and was always willing to help. Her commentary was very informative.
QLD, Australia
Jan 2018
1 Trip
“Tasmanian Sights”
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Good value. Well organised. Excellent tour director and coach driver. My fellow travellers - all whom I met for the first time on the trip - seemed to also enjoy the experience. Overall, well worth it.
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