12 Day Perfect Tasmania

AAT Kings Guided Tour starting in Hobart and finishing in Hobart

Read 13 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on AAT Kings's 12 Day Perfect Tasmania. The island of Tasmania is renowned for its pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, and friendly locals. On this wide-ranging journey, you'll visit Hobart's bustling...read more
Operator: AAT Kings
Type: Guided Tour (Premium)
Style: First Choice
Max Group Size: 49
Duration: 12 Days
From: Hobart to Hobart
Tour Code: THLH
Visits: Australia
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Welcome to Hobart
Begin your exploration of the beautiful island of Tasmania with a city sights tour of its capital. Visit the Botanic Gardens, historic Battery Point, and Constitution Dock, then drive to Mt. Nelson for panoramic views over the city. Join your Travel Director tonight for a Welcome Reception and dinner. (D) Stay: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights
Salamanca Market
A free day to enjoy the colour and action of Salamanca Market. Explore the market stalls, wander through the historic sandstone warehouses discovering innovative Tasmanian arts and crafts and delight in the taste and aroma of freshly baked goods and local produce. (B)
Hobart – Strahan
This morning see the tiered cascade of Russell Falls. Then take the winding road to iconic Lake St. Clair and The Wall in the Wilderness, a monumental sculpture hand-carved in rare Huon pine. Passing through the moonscape of the mining town of Queenstown, your final stop today is seaside Strahan. (B/D) Stay: Strahan Village
Strahan – Cradle Mountain
A highlight today is your cruise on the Gordon River. Be awestruck by the dark waters, stained amber by buttongrass tannins, which reflect the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania’s convict history, and see Hells Gates, the notoriously treacherous entrance to the harbour. (B/L/D) Stay: Cradle Mountain Hotel, 2 nights
Cradle Mountain
This morning you’ll marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a guided walk by Dove Lake, then stroll back to your hotel along the boardwalk through the wild ancient forests and alpine heathlands. You may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing along the way. (B/D)
Cradle Mountain – Launceston
After breakfast, take a walk with a local expert through the Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery in Burnie. Continue to quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’, then call in at the award winning Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm to try a selection of local cheeses. Travel through the Meander Valley to Launceston. (B/D) Stay: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 2 nights
See Launceston’s magnificent Cataract Gorge before taking a scenic drive through rolling hills for a private Be My Guest lunch and wine-tasting at a Josef Chromy Wines. This afternoon you may like to take an optional experience cruise on the beautiful Tamar River or further explore Launceston and its surrounds. (B/L)
Launceston – Freycinet
Visit the beautiful Bridestowe Lavender Estate this morning and treat yourself to its famous lavender icecream. Later visit the unique Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site. Then travel south along the picturesque coast to Freycinet National Park. (B/D) Stay: Freycinet Lodge, 2 nights
Wineglass Bay
Experience a four-hour lunch cruise this morning along the coast of the stunning Freycinet Peninsula. The cruise will take you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay past towering pink granite cliffs to Wineglass Bay, a flawless crescent of dazzling white sand that is considered one of the world’s best beaches. (B/L/D)
Freycinet – Hobart
Journey to historic Ross, renowned as the finest nineteenth-century village in Australia. As you travel on through rich pastoral land towards Hobart, spend time at Shene Estate with its stunning colonial-era buildings, and enjoy a Be My Guest morning tea. This afternoon, choose one from a selection of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Visit the iconic Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and return to Hobart on the MONA ferry, explore the Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum or enjoy a walking tour of Hobart with a local guide. (B) Stay: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights
Port Arthur
Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a walk through the infamous convict prison. On the drive back to Hobart, see the amazing natural rock formations of the Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart’s popular restaurants. (B/D)
Farewell from Hobart
Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. (B)
AAT Kings Inclusions
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Journey Highlights
  • Explore Hobart’s city sights
  • Discover famous Salamanca Market
  • Visit spectacular Russell Falls
  • Lunch cruise on the Gordon River
  • Hike by Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain
  • Indulge in local cheese at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm
  • Savour Tassie’s food and wine at Josef Chromy
  • Explore Launceston and stunning Cataract Gorge
  • Visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate
  • Cruise on Wineglass Bay
  • Be My Guest morning tea at Shene Estate
  • Explore Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Visit Hellyers Road Distillery
  • Included Choice Experiences in Hobart
Trip Inclusions
  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
Included Meals
  • 1 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Be My Guest morning tea
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Be My Guest lunch
  • 7 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
What To Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
Arrival & Departure
  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Hobart Airport
  • Day 12 – flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport
Activity Level
  • Low level fitness required
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.
AAT Kings
AAT Kings Reviews: (380)
Tours on Sale: 62
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 (13)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Perfect Tasmania with AAT Kings.
QLD, Australia
Jan 2019
“Perfect Tasmaina”
Booking With Global Journeys
I would highly recommend this tour and already have to a close friend. I was happy that the tour included the Mt Field National Park and Cradle Mountain. It was a well paced tour and I felt I was accommodated well. I enjoyed the Freycinet Lodge and all the accommodation was of a high standard. I chose this tour because I had the option to visit MONA within the timeline of the tour.

The food everywhere was a highlight of this tour particularly at the Josef Chromy Wines Estate. I've learnt about Cape Grim beef and have found it here in QLD. Everywhere everything was delicious. I could write about that aspect all day. Our tour guide Carolyn was a great ambassador for her state. I was surprised how she could inform, be clear and friendly all day and night. She is a marvel. Her reportage of Tasmanian history is personal as she is from convict stock. She is a born storyteller and she brings it alive for all to ponder and connect with that magical island.

The coach was ever so comfortable and the seating was fair and ample. Global Journeys were courteous and prompt with all correspondence. We would use Global Journeys again when planning our next holiday. The discounts were what prompted us to use Global Journeys. I had my birthday on tour and it was the best ever as we visited the lavender farm in the morning and in the evening we all got very merry.
Nov 2017
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Tasmanian Trip”
Booking With Global Journeys
Well organised. Would have liked rooms with a good view in Hobart ( Grand chancellor very noisy) to start the holiday. We did the alcohol history of Hobart tour which was quite a disappointment - tastings were so stingy you could hardly taste the whisky or gin. Food was good, however prefer the set meals rather than the buffets.
NSW, Australia
Mar 2017
1 Trip
“Great Trip!”
Booking With Global Journeys
We had a great trip, could not have been better. Our tour guide Carolyn Tipper was just the best, very helpful and caring, has a wonderful knowledge of the history of Tasmania and was happy to impart it to the tour as we travelled around. Our driver Tom, must be your best driver, he was fantastic - we knew we were safe with him. The other people on the tour were very friendly and we all got on just great. I would recommend this trip to anyone, but I think we were very lucky to have Carolyn and Tom.
NSW, Australia
Nov 2016
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Great holiday with new friends”
Booking With Global Journeys
As a new tour traveller the holiday lived up to everything I had hoped for. Tasmania offered beautiful contrasting scenery and historical sites. Tasmanian's understand the contribution of tourism to their economy and were interested in making our holiday enjoyable and informative. Our Tour Guide Margaret was well organised and ready to help with any issues while managing to create a friendly atmosphere amongst the travelling group. Always felt safe in the hands of Tom our very capable coach driver, particularly on some of the winding sections of road. Meals offered something for everyone. Very comfortable accommodation. Booking with Global Journeys was easy and efficient. Happy to recommend Global Journeys and AAT Kings.
ACT, Australia
Oct 2016
3 Helpful Votes
“Great 11 day trip around Tasmania”
Booking With Global Journeys
The trip highlights included, Hobart, the Russell Falls (Mt. Field National Park), Cradle Mountain, Launceston, Bicheno and the Freycinet National. The Tour accommodation was excellent, the Tour Director and Driver were also great. Especially the Tour Driver, his excellent local knowledge was brilliant. I'd recommend Global Journeys and AAT Kings to everyone looking for a great holiday!
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