Tassie Getaway

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Tassie Getaway

  Avg. Trip Rating 4.6 Based on 7 Reviews. No Booking FeesDedicated Consultant
Fully Guided Coach Group Scenic / Sightseeing
Our Price From 3,733 Per Person
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 Trip Length
7 Days
 Trip Starts
Launceston
 Trip Finishes
Hobart
7 Day Tassie Getaway Itinerary (AAT Kings)
Countries Explored: Australia
Our Price From 3,733 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 86 Per Person
 Trip Length
7 Days
 Trip Starts
Launceston
 Trip Finishes
Hobart
7 Day Tassie Getaway Itinerary (AAT Kings)
Countries Explored: Australia
Accommodation
4 - 4.5 Star
Max. Group Size
49
Trip Style
First Choice
Trip Code
TLHH
Accommodation
4 - 4.5 Star
Max. Group Size
49
Trip Style
First Choice
Trip Code
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Overview

Read 7 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on AAT Kings 7 Day Tassie Getaway. Tasmania’s East Coast, with its secluded bays, pink granite mountains and pristine sandy beaches, offers a unique Australian coastal experience. See beautiful Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park, taste lavender ice cream at Bridestowe Lavender Estate.
Read 7 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on AAT Kings 7 Day Tassie Getaway. Condensing Tasmania’s East Coast highlights into a week is no mean feat. We’ve managed to unite most on this perspective-changing journey taking in wilderness areas, World Heritage-listed historic sites and cosmopolitan cities. Tours to Tasmania (from Launceston to Hobart) don’t get much better than this – strap in for a Wineglass Bay cruise, Port Arthur guided tour and epic Freycinet adventure.

Itinerary

This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception followed by dinner at your hotel. (D) Stay: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Visit the beautiful Bridestowe Lavender Estate this morning and treat yourself to its famous lavender ice cream. Later visit the unique Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site. After your lunch at the seaside town of St Helens, follow the picturesque East Coast south to Freycinet National Park for your accommodation for the next two nights. (B/D) Stay: Freycinet Lodge (2 nights)

Another highlight day awaits you! Start it with a drive through dry eucalypt forests to Cape Tourville for a walk that will reward you with stunning views of brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach as far as the eye can see. Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay on a four-hour lunch cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula. The cruise will take you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay along the Freycinet coast beneath towering pink granite cliffs to one of the world’s best beaches. Anchored at Wineglass Bay, you'll have the chance to absorb the beauty of the National Park and enjoy a gourmet Ploughman's lunch. (B/L/D)

This morning you'll journey west and down through the Midlands, stopping for morning tea in historic Ross, renowned for being both the finest nineteenth-century village in Australia, and for its Scallop Pies! Heading towards Hobart, you'll stop in picturesque Oatlands for a bite to eat before taking part in an AAT Kings Sustainability Programme that allows you to give back to the local community by helping volunteers pot native plants and count seeds at a local not-for-profit nursery that encourages locals to grow native plants in their gardens instead of imports. Later today check in to your hotel and enjoy an afternoon and evening at leisure. (B) Stay: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart (3 nights)

Today, explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, 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 also 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. (B)

Today is yours, so why not try one of our optional experiences? Consider the Bruny Island Traveller - you’ll explore spectacular landscapes and gourmet local produce on Bruny Island. This is a delicious day out where every course on the menu is a stop on your journey. Visit the home of Bruny Island’s cheese, oysters, fudge, honey, wine and whisky to savour their produce and hear the stories behind the harvest. Alternatively, take a scenic flight down to the great South West, take a tour to historic Richmond, or get your cultural fix with a visit to MONA. This evening, mingle with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner at one of Hobart’s popular restaurants. (B/FD)

This morning after breakfast, say farewell to your new friends when your indulgent holiday comes to an end. (B)

Tasmania's second-largest city, Launceston sits pretty on the banks of the Tamar River. If you arrive early, there are near endless distractions to give you a taste for the Apple Isle. We suggest jumping on a boat to cruise the city's might waterway, gliding through the Tamar Valley and into Cataract Gorge. This rare natural phenomenon unites bushland with neat Victorian gardens, replete with ferns and exotic plants. It's also a sacred place for the palawa Indigenous community. You will feel your spirit soar.

Get a different perspective of the green cavern on the scenic chairlift, zipping you over the water to a lofty lookout. Consider yourself a bit of a gourmand? Some of Tassie's top wineries are within easy reach. Sip your way around the Josef Chromy estate, Swinging Gate or Jansz before meeting the adventurous souls that will keep you company over the next week. The day is yours to fill as you please. (D) Stay: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Arriving at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, you could be forgiven for thinking you've been transported straight to Provence in France. This bucolic patch of purple is a feast for all the senses. Wander neat rows of flowers while engulfed by soothing aromas (did you know lavender is a great sleep aid?). Then taste the property's wares, whether in lavender ice-cream or honey made from the 500,000 very happy bees that spend their days here, fluttering amid flowers.

Moving moments await at Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, an avenue of sculpted trees, carved in homage of fallen WWI soldiers. It's a poignant reminder of just how privileged we are to have Tasmania's scene-stealing landscapes to gaze over today. Be sure to end your night spotting the area's little penguins. (B/D) Stay: Diamond Island Beach Resort

Embarking on your Freycinet adventure, you may think someone has taken the glasses off your nose and cleaned them for the first time. The towering Hazards Range that backdrops your base gleams pink in the morning sunshine. Fun fact: the prized granite here was used to build the foyer of New York's Empire State Building.

Beyond, the brilliant blue ocean curves into perfect coves carpeted with golden sand. And dusty greens patchwork Cape Tourville's virgin eucalypt forest, stretching as far as the eye can see. And you get to take it all in on a Wineglass Bay lunchtime cruise, revealing the gem-like crescent and its (albeit brisk) gin-clear water. There's a reason this beach tops global “best of the best” lists. Dive in if you dare! (B/L/D) Stay: Eastcoaster Tasmania

Freestone Point was once home to the world's largest wood chip mill, built on the unceded lands of the Paredarerme people. It's had a philosophy change, and is now intent on charting a sustainable path. Today's onward journey takes you to Hobart, but before you arrive in the Tasmanian capital, you're treated to a Welcome to Country by the Traditional Owners of Oyster Bay.

If you thought this industrial setting is beyond repair, wait till you see the organic gardens - help horticulturalists propagate seeds that will be returned to the mill's grounds. Richmond impresses in a different way - this historic town is like stepping back in time. (B) Stay: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart (3 Nights)

Isle of the Dead, Pirate's Bay Lookout, Devil's Kitchen… the attractions around Port Arthur Historic Site give away the region's grim convict heritage. But don't be put off by the colourful names; the rolling green countryside, rugged cliffs and dramatic rock formations make this one of the most postcard-perfect pockets of the state. Explore what remains of the World Heritage Site on a Port Arthur guided tour with a historian - they know all the secrets that took place behind these walls - then enjoy a different perspective of the attraction from the water on a scenic cruise.

Tonight is yours to enjoy at your leisure. We can recommend any number of stellar restaurants and wine bars to while away the evening in. (B)

Today is one of decisions. Do you fancy lingering on a Hobart tour of the city centre, exploring gallery-lined streets and taking in glorious Georgian architecture, either at your leisure or with a guide? Or perhaps you're inclined to explore the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, occupying one of Australia's most historically significant sites and home to an eye-watering 800,000 objects ranging from fossils to fine art.

Maybe you want to end your Launceston to Hobart tour the way it began: savouring the state's end-of-the-Earth wilderness areas. Take on Mount Wellington, with its glorious alpine forest and views of the River Derwent. Or cruise to spot playful sea lions and ogle Australia's highest sea cliffs around Bruny Island. That's an island, off and island, off an island. It's a difficult choice, but it's all yours. (B/D)

Epic landscapes, tasty food and wine, historic attractions - we've packed a lot into the last week. Today, digest all your tours from Launceston to Hobart (those money-can't-buy adventures and experiences) as we bid adieu (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Meet the growers at a lavender estate, hear about the region on a cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula.
  • Enjoy free time exploring Hobart with plenty of insider knowledge and help from your Travel Director.
  • Delve deep into historic Port Arthur with your private interpretive tour, guided by a local historian.
  • Support the environment and local ecosystem by helping volunteers pot native plants at a not-for-profit nursery.

  • 'First Choice' Inclusions & Accommodation
  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

  • 6 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Lunch

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Warm layers in cooler months

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 4.30pm into Launceston Airport
  • Day 7 – flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport

  • Low level of fitness required

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.

  • Wander a few steps from Launceston and you're in the natural wonderland that is Cataract Gorge, where rivers carve a landscape of rolling green fields and ferns.
  • Hobart is one of Australia's coolest little capitals. Your Tour Director knows all the best places to wine, dine and explore.
  • Whether meeting the growers at Bridestowe Lavender Estate or spotting wildlife on a Wineglass Bay nature cruise, in-the-know locals offer eye-opening insights.
  • Port Arthur's heritage shaped modern-day Australia. The best way to understand its significance? With a historian guiding you through the World Heritage Site.
  • Tassie has some of the country's most important wilderness areas. Ensure it stays pristine by re-potting native plants and counting seeds at a not-for-profit nursery.

  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site – Port Arthur Convict Site
  • Centrally located premium hotels

  • 6 Full Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 3 Dinners with Wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • Day 1: Flights to arrive by 4:30pm into Launceston Airport
  • Day 7: Flights to depart any time from Hobart Airport

  • Medium level of fitness required

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.

Trip Reviews (7) View All Most Recent 'Tassie Getaway' Reviews

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Amazing! 0 , Canada, Sep 2019
Our 6 day tour of Tassie was nothing short of amazing with spectacular scenery, experienced and personable tour guide and driver. Margaret and Tom are exceptional and true assets to AAT Kings. Our travel agent Hannah Campbell, was very friendly and professional assisting us with our booking of the Tassie tour with AATKings! Thank you Hannah!
Tassie Getaway 0 , NSW, Australia, Nov 2015
Domenic and I were very impressed with all of the tour but felt it was not long enough though. The 1st day that it supposed to have started, it was a get to know you time and the last day was breakfast and leave so really it was only 4 days of touring. The Tour Director Dave was excellent very caring with all of us and very knowledgeable as well as ...read more Brett our driver. The places we stayed at were great and the tour was great very pretty. Only one criticism the modern Art Gallery in Mona we were not impressed and we stayed there too long. Maybe a younger group would like it. We just loved the ducks, lizards and peacocks that were roaming the grounds.
Will definitely travel with AAT Kings again 0 , Australia, Jan 2014
A great tour, of the east coast of Tasmania. Our tour guide, Greg was excellent, knowledgable and took care of all our travel arrangements with ease and in an organised manner. Global journeys were prompt in replying to email requests and organised the trip well. I will definitely travel with AAT Kings again.
Overall a very enjoyable time 0 , Australia, Oct 2013
Excellent accommodation in Launceston and Hobart, others acceptable. Sites visited were excellent and informative, except Mona which I found objectionable. Coach, Driver and Tour Director superb. Overall a very enjoyable time.
Tour was great but somewhat hurried 0 , Australia, Oct 2013
Thought the tour was great but somewhat hurried. Perhaps this was because we joined the tour midway. This was our first bus tour so we were not familiar with the processes. We will be in the know next time! In my view the tour leader, Carolyn, was the difference in making this tour so enjoyable. Her personality, knowledge and wherewithal was just ...read more great. She is certainly an asset to AAT Kings. Further the skills of the driver were superb getting that huge vehicle through not so good roads was no mean feat and he, too, was great. Hope these comments are helpful.
Learned a lot in a fun way - well worth the time! 0 , Australia, Mar 2013
Loved the trip - particularly the expertise & depth of knowledge of the tour director Carolyn Tipper. Learned a lot in a fun way - well worth the time! :)
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