Tasman Discovery

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9 Day Tasman Discovery Itinerary (Travelmarvel)
Countries Explored: Australia
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Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 9 Day Tasman Discovery. Discover Tasmania’s natural and cultural wonders, from Hobart’s Salamanca Market to Port Arthur, the Gordon River, Russell Falls, Freycinet, Cradle Mountain and more.


Welcome to Tasmania. On arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel in Launceston. Enjoy a picturesque journey following the curves of the Tamar River on your way to today's Insider Experiences. Back at your hotel this evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner. Stay: Launceston, Hotel Grand Chancellor (D)

Insider Experience: Visit the gold mining town of Beaconsfield, and take a guided tour of the Mine and Heritage Centre.

Drive through northern Tasmania's wine-producing area en route to an Insider Experience. Continue on to the seaside town of Bicheno, where you may like to see the fairy or little penguins (additional expense). Stay: Beachfront Bicheno (B/D)

Insider Experience: At Bridestowe Lavender Estate, enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and sample the unique lavender-inspired fare.

Home to pristine beaches, rugged landscapes and granite peaks, Freycinet is a place of breathtaking natural beauty. Explore the park and take in the stunning surrounds. Continue south to Richmond, home to the historic Richmond Bridge. Built by convicts in the 1820s, it is Australia's oldest bridge. On the way to Port Arthur, see how nature and time have created spectacular rock formations such as the Tessellated Pavement and Tasman Arch. Stay: Port Arthur Motor Inn (B/D)

Insider Experience: Travel into Freycinet National Park to enjoy a walk with a naturalist guide.

At Port Arthur Historic Site, join a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and hear haunting stories about the convicts buried there. Afterwards, see Tasmanian devils up close at the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Later, travel to Hobart, an exciting city full of exceptional bars and restaurants. This small capital city sure packs a punch, with an endless supply of dining, cultural and nature-based experiences available. Stay Two Nights: RACV Hobart Hotel (B)

Insider Experience: Embark on a guided tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site, once Australia's most notorious convict prison.

A fantastic array of art, handicrafts, food and oddities awaits you today at the Salamanca Market. Housing over 300 stalls, the market has plenty of goods on offer, from tantalising Tasmanian gin to hand-crafted jewellery. Alternatively, you might like to take a thrilling cruise along the rugged Bruny Island coastline (additional expense). (B)

Russell Falls is a jewel in the crown of Mt Field National Park. After a short walk to see the falls, marvel at the pristine shores of Lake St Clair. Travel by coach to the town of Strahan and enjoy a buffet dinner at View 42º Restaurant & Bar this evening. Stay: Strahan Village Hilltop (B/D)

Begin your day with an Insider Experience. Re-join your coach and journey through stirring landscapes bound for Cradle Mountain. Stay: Cradle Mountain Hotel (B/L/D)

Insider Experience: Board the environmentally-friendly Spirit of the Wild ship for a cruise across the Macquarie Harbour, and enter World Heritage-listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Continue to the former penal colony of Sarah Island for a tour.

Take in the serenity of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Visit Waldheim Chalet and marvel at the views from the shores of Dove Lake. Then travel via Sheffield to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel (B/D)

Insider Experience: Enjoy a three-course dinner at Tall Timbers, featuring seasonal produce.

Following an Insider Experience, journey to the Great Lake. Continue to Launceston where your journey concludes. (B)

Insider Experience: Sample some of Tasmania's finest chocolate delights during a special tour at the House of Anvers.

Trip Inclusions

  • Visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate and sample the fare
  • Discover convict history at Port Arthur
  • Explore Freycinet National Park
  • Stay at the Tall Timbers Hotel in Smithton and indulge in a three-course dinner of seasonal produce

  • 8 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Driver and Travelmarvel Tour Director
  • Premium air-conditioned coach travel
  • Airport transfers, porterage, sightseeing, cruises, tours and entrance fees as specified

  • 15 meals – 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners including a special Welcome Dinner

  • Itinerary, hotels and inclusions are subject to change
  • This tour forms part of the 10-Day Grand Tasman - refer tour code TXT10
  • Price is for land only. Flights not included

Trip Reviews (4) Most Recent 'Tasman Discovery' Reviews

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Tasman Discovery 2 , NSW, Australia, Nov 2022
Great trip with the "A" Team as Guide and Driver! The Guide was a born and bred Taswegian with a real passion for the Island and as such had so much to pass on in terms of value add! I was taken by the diversity of vegetation the climate, the ingenuity and of course the history of such places as Port Arthur.
Wonderful informative tour of Tasmania 1 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2017
The travel experience from the booking through to the return home exceeded all our expectations. Tasmania is a State of contrast from the magnificent World Heritage areas of the Gordon River and Cradle Mountain Reserves to the historical towns and venues. We learnt more about Tasmania in 9 days than we have in 60 years while enjoying the excellent accommodation ...read more and new friends. (Ed: Review based on slightly different itinerary. Trip name and itinerary updated this season)
Saw lots, but would have liked flexibility some days 0 , Canada, Feb 2014
Optional tours never discussed by tour guide to the whole group. Organization in some ways very loose, but very knowledgeable. Never received the customary backpack as did the others by their supplier, so had to ask for one. Dinners good, but chefs would not let us place orders until everyone was there. Consequently most dinners stretched to over two ...read more hours not allowing you to do anything else in the evening and food came so late you were either ravenous or no longer hungry! Saw lots, but would have liked flexibility some days allowing a little hiking. Everything was so rushed. Friendly courteous service. Great driver. (Ed: Review based on slightly different itinerary. Trip name and itinerary updated this season)
Would recommend this tour to other people 0 , Australia, Oct 2013
Good friendly people on the coach. Tour Director & Coach Driver were very helpful. Tour Director was very knowledgeable. Would recommend this tour to other people. (Ed: Review based on slightly different itinerary. Trip name and itinerary updated this season)
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