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10 Day Tasmanian Wonders

AAT Kings Tour starting in Hobart and finishing in Hobart

Read 87 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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Day By Day

1

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)
2

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 overnight in Strahan. Stay: Strahan Village, Strahan (B/D)
3

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 boundary of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park. Stay: Cradle Mountain Hotel (B/L/D)
4

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're likely to 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, the lighthouse and coastline. 4 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)
5

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)
6

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)
9

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)
10

Depart Hobart

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight. (B)

Day By Day

1

Welcome to Hobart

Your Tasmanian Wonders holiday begins with an afternoon sightseeing tour of Hobart. Your orientation takes in historic Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the extensive Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, the final destination of yachts participating in the celebrated Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race each year, and towering Mt. Nelson, which affords panoramic views over the Australia's southernmost city and the Derwent River. Enjoy the company of your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening at a Welcome Dinner. Stay: Wrest Point, Hobart (D)
2

Hobart – Strahan

This morning you'll head west to New Norfolk and magnificent Mt. Field National Park and take a walk through lush rainforest to the famous manytiered falls of picturesque Russell Falls. Then take the scenic drive up to iconic Lake St. Clair, the deepest freshwater lake in Australia, and continue through the rainforest to your final destination for the day, the delightful coastal town of Strahan. Nestled on the shores of massive Macquarie Harbour, Strahan is the gateway to the World Heritage listed Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Stay: Strahan Village, Strahan (B/D)
3

Gordon River Cruise – Cradle Mountain

A highlight today is your cruise on the spectacular Gordon River. You'll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters: stained amber by buttongrass tannins, they reflect the untouched wilderness that surrounds them. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania's lesserknown convict history, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hells Gates, the notoriously treacherous entrance to the harbour, and Heritage Landing, site of a 2,000-year-old Huon Pine. Travel through the old towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you make your way to your hotel. Stay: Cradle Mountain Hotel (B/L/D)
4

Cradle Mountain – Smithton

This morning, marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a guided walk by Dove Lake, where you may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing along the way. Travel on through rolling green hills to Table Cape for spectacular views of Bass Strait. Picturesque Stanley is in your sights as you head west. Enjoy views of the sheer-sided Stanley bluff known as 'The Nut' and take some time to explore. Your final destination is Smithton. Stay: Tall Timbers, Smithton (B/D)
5

Smithton - Launceston

Today, enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Tarkine Wilderness region. One of Australia's largest temperate rainforests, it boasts vast stands of myrtle, leatherwood and pine trees. En route to Launceston you'll visit the award-winning Ashgrove Cheese Factory to learn about its dairy production methods and taste some samples. Stay: Best Western Plus, Launceston (2 nights) (B)
6

Launceston

This morning travel through the rolling hills of the Tamar Valley to the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre. Your expert guide will bring to life the mine's extraordinary past, including the dramatic events of the 2006 rock fall and mine rescue. After taking time to discover Cataract Gorge, this afternoon is at your leisure for your own exploration of Tasmania's 'northern capital', Launceston. (B)
7

Launceston - Bicheno

Bridestowe Lavender Estate, producer of high-quality lavender since 1922, is your first stop today. Learn about the history of the estate and treat yourself to some of its famous lavender ice-cream. Later, visit the unique Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site, and then follow the picturesque east coast south to Bicheno. This evening you might like to take an optional tour to see either Bicheno's wild penguins as they emerge from the ocean for the night or the iconic Tasmanian Devil. Stay: Beachfront at Bicheno (B/D)
8

Bicheno - Hobart

Today, experience the grandeur of Freycinet National Park, taking a guided walk to the lookout at Cape Tourville that will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, verdant forest and golden beaches. Then travel through Swansea and Orford on your way to Hobart. Stay: Wrest Point, Hobart (2 nights) (B)
9

Port Arthur

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 travellers at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart's fine restaurants. (B/FD)
10

Depart Hobart

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

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

Inclusions

Dining

  • Full buffet breakfasts (9) B
  • Lunch (1) L
  • Dinners (4) D
  • Farewell dinner (1) FD

Flight Information

  • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Hobart
  • Day 10: Flights to depart anytime from Hobart

Trip Notes

  • Due to seasonal conditions, this itinerary may change without notice.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.

 

Trip Inclusions

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

Inclusions

Dining

  • Full buffet breakfasts (9) B
  • Lunch (1) L
  • Dinners (5) D
  • Farewell dinner (1) FD

Flight Information

  • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Hobart
  • Day 10: Flights to depart anytime from Hobart

Trip Notes

  • Due to seasonal conditions, this itinerary may change without notice.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.

 

Operator Details

AAT Kings Reviews: (344)
Tours on Sale: 86
Accommodation: 3.5-4.5 Star
Average Age: 55-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours, Small Group Tours & Short Breaks
Max Group Size(s): 49 & 20
Budget: Premium & Low Cost
Destinations: Australia, New Zealand

Reviews (87)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Tasmanian Wonders with AAT Kings.
QLD, Australia
Nov 2017
1 Helpful Vote
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Guide - very knowledgeable - hotels - good including breakfast - pace - suitable to most people's ability -
rotation system - great, never seen this before and gives everyone a chance not only to sit in best seats but to
meet all the other passengers.
QLD, Australia
Nov 2017
1 Trip
“Relaxing trip with all the hard work and planning done for us.,”
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Tasmania put on some wonderful weather for us and we were fortunate to visit places which would be inaccessible in bad weather. Accommodation on the whole was good. Very impressed with accommodation, meals and service at Bicheno.

Top class driver - Tom. Coach always clean - even the tyres. Some optional excursions were difficult to see where the value was particularly the afternoon delight Tamar River cruise. Overall rating is very good with the best of Tasmania on show together with genial company and great commentary from the tour director.
QLD, Australia
Oct 2017
2 Trips
“Great intro to Tassie”
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Whole tour was very enjoyable. Accommodation was first class. I was a single traveller and my room mate was very good. No problems. The world heritage areas were spectacular including Cradle Mountain where the Chalet has an very interesting history which was very well explained. The tour guide was brilliant and her ability to impart the history of the Murder of the Aborigines, and the cruelty to the convicts, was appreciated . My fellow travellers were all kind and courteous.
NSW, Australia
Sep 2017
2 Helpful Votes
“Relaxing way to experience the best of Tasmania.”
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A great coach tour which comprehensively covered Tasmania. The well planned itinerary showed us much of the beauty of Tasmania and the character of it's people. The hotels and included meals were all very good. Our tour director Margaret and driver Tom were world class, keeping us well informed, entertained and safe. Global Journeys were again very helpful - thanks Madeline. Our highlight was the snow dump that greeted us at the Cradle Mountain hotel. The only thing we didn't like is the very steep middle steps on the new AAT coach (front ones were a bit better).
VIC, Australia
Apr 2017
2 Helpful Votes
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Excellent Itinerary. Excellent Tour Guide. Excellent Accommodation. Excellent Food. Great sightseeing and interesting places visited. One of the best tours I have been on and we'd highly recommend it to others.
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