**DEAL OF THE WEEK**

 

Discover Tasmania - Escorted Tour

 

If Tasmania is on your must-do list, this journey offers the ideal introduction to the island state. From the rustic buildings of Hobart to the riversides of Launceston, and beyond Tasmania is Australia’s best-kept secret – a mystical island lying at the end of the world.

 

Package Includes:

  • Small group tour with Australian tour guide
  • 9 nights’ accommodation 
  • Transportation (luxury coach)
  • 9 full breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
  • Excursions and activities as outlined in the itinerary below
  • Transfers
  • All taxes & fees 

 

Price Per Person:

$4,225 $3,775

*Price above does NOT include return international airfare.  All taxes and fees are included in above price.

*Valid for travel, on a group departure between 30 Nov 2018 - 31 May 2018. Subject to availability.

 

 

 

Full Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Arrival Day, Hobart

 

  • Your Tasmanian journey begins with an afternoon tour of Hobart. You’ll see historic Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, and Mt. Nelson, which affords panoramic views over Australia’s southernmost city. Enjoy the company of your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening at a Welcome Reception and dinner.
  • Meals Included: Dinner

 

Day 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 many-tiered cascade of picturesque Russell Falls. Then enjoy the scenic drive to iconic Lake St. Clair, the deepest freshwater lake in Australia, and continue through the rainforest to the 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
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 3: Strahan to Cradle Mountain

 

  • After departing from Hobart, visit Mount Wellington Park to savour some magnificent views of the city and its surrounding mountains, forests and waterways.
  • Head back to town and visit the Museum of Old and New Art (or MONA, as it’s more commonly known as), one of the most influential and culturally significant museums in all of Australia thanks to its quirky and often provocative exhibitions.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4: Cradle Mountain to 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 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 destination is Smithton.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 5: Smithton to Launceston

 

  • Today, enjoy a tour with a local guide 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 Tasmanian Farm to learn about its dairy production methods and taste some samples.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 6: Launceston

 

  • This morning travel through the rolling hills of the Tamar Valley to the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre. Your local expert 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 leisure for your own exploration of Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’, Launceston.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 7: Launceston to Bicheno

 

  • Bridestowe Lavender Estate, producer of high-quality lavender since 1922, is your first stop today. Later, visit the unique Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site, then follow the picturesque east coast to Bicheno. This evening you might like to take an optional experience tour to see either Bicheno’s wild penguins as they emerge from the ocean, or the iconic Tasmanian Devil.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 8: Bicheno to Hobart 

 

  • Today, experience the grandeur of Freycinet National Park, taking a guided walk to the lookout at Cape Tourville that affords astonishing views across brilliant blue water, verdant forest and golden beaches. Then travel through Swansea and Orford on your way to Hobart.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 9: Port Arthur 

 

  • Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating walk with a local expert through the remains of Port Arthur’s 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 at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart’s popular restaurants.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 10: Farewell from Hobart 

 

  • Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

 


 


Terms & Conditions:-

Valid for travel for the specific group departure time indicated above. All bookings are subject to availability at time of booking.  Prices advertised are subject to change without notice until such time as the package is booked and paid for.  A depost of $400 is required to secure your booking and full payment is required at least 60 days before your travel date.  If booking and traveling with less than 56 days to go until departure, full payment is needed at the time of booking. There will be no extensions to the travel, booking or payment periods listed above.  Downunder Travel Ltd. is the agent/broker in this equation and for that reason is not responsible for any issues or incidents which result in clients expenditure outside of the package booked paid for and agreed upon. All passengers traveling to Australia must have an Australian travel Visa. Please advise your Downunder Travel Specialist should you be traveling on anything other than a Canadian or U.S. passport.  All Canadian Citizens must re-enter Canada on a valid Canadian Passport. Airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges component of package must be paid in full at time of booking at which time the airfare becomes non-refundable. We highly recommend that all passengers protect themselves with cancellation / interruption insurance which will cover them against cancellations due to non pre-existing medical conditions which cause them penalties or other expenses. We also highly recommend medical insurance for any travel outside of your home province. Your Downunder Travel Specialist can assist with both Cancellation/Interruption Insurance and Medical Insurance.