Perfect Tasmania

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Nature, culture, food or wine – Tasmania delivers. The Apple Isle encapsulates everything great about Australia, from its cosmopolitan cities to its vast wilderness areas – there’s famed Freycinet on the East Coast, and the untouched Gordon River and Cradle Mountain on the West. In between lie blissful beaches, world-class vineyards, cheesemongers, cider-makers… and some of the most dramatic waterfalls you’ll encounter on this full Tasmania tour.

Tour Highlights

  • Hobart City Tour
  • Salamanca Markets
  • Russell Falls walk
  • Lake St. Clair walk
  • Gordon River Cruise
  • Cradle Mountain & Dove Lake Hike
  • Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery Tour
  • Mt Gnomon Farm (BMG)
  • Ashgrove Cheese Factory
  • Cataract Gorge Walk
  • Joseph Chromy Winery Lunch
  • Bridestowe Lavender Estate
  • Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees
  • Wineglass Bay lunch cruise
  • Explore the historic town of Ross
  • Port Arthur Guided Tour

Tour Itinerary

(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner (SD) Specialty Dinner
Tour Code: THLH

1
Welcome to Hobart (D)
Day 1
Welcome to Hobart (D)
You don’t have to venture far from your hotel to find inspiration in Hobart, Tasmania’s cool little capital. Whether you’re exploring the harbour precinct with its oh-so-tasty seafood restaurants, browsing one of the city’s applauded galleries, or easing into your Tasmania tour by kicking back in a hidden wine bar, there city doesn’t disappoint. Save room for your welcome dinner hero-ing local produce, enjoyed in the company of your fellow adventure-seekers and soon-to-be best friends.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Set on the waterfront and conveniently located amongst all the action, this family-friendly hotel allows you to sit back and enjoy both harbour and mountain views from one of the best places to stay in Hobart.
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2
Salamanca Market and City Sights (B)
Day 2
Salamanca Market and City Sights (B)
From alpaca throws to woodwork, gin to garden-fresh vegetables, Salamanca Market is like creative Tasmania in a bustling snapshot. Grab a coffee and a bulging bacon-and-egg breakfast roll before navigating more than 300 stalls, wedged alongside the Salamanca precinct’s historic sandstone warehouses. Your afternoon excursions delve deep into many of the things that make Hobart great: the leafy Botanic Gardens spotlighting endemic plants, historic Battery Point and the Cascade Brewery – raspberry cider, anyone? End the day on a literal high at the Mt Nelson Lookout, offering dizzying views over the city and the River Derwent, all the way to Bruny Island in the south.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Set on the waterfront and conveniently located amongst all the action, this family-friendly hotel allows you to sit back and enjoy both harbour and mountain views from one of the best places to stay in Hobart.
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3
Hobart – Strahan (B, D)
Day 3
Hobart – Strahan (B, D)
From waterfalls to lakes to ancient moonscapes, today is a journey of contrasts. Not to mention blissful moments of soul revival. Exhale amid the tangle of forest that drapes Mt Field National Park, where tiered Russell Falls casts a veil of mist over the flora. Forget your worries at mirror-like Lake St. Clair, the deepest of its kind in Australia. Sigh as you skirt the World Heritage-protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Then revel in the serenity of Strahan on the wild West Coast of the island. Did you know you’re overlooking Macquarie Harbour, which is a whopping seven times the size of Sydney Harbour?
Strahan Village, Strahan
Set on the shores of the historic Macquarie Harbour, Strahan Village offers charming accommodation and delicious local dining.
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Strahan – Cradle Mountain (B, L, D)
Day 4
Strahan – Cradle Mountain (B, L, D)
No day that involves a cruise is a bad day. Even better if it’s the deep, dark waters of the far-flung Tassie’s Gordon River. Soak up the silence of this untouched wilderness area on your Gordon River cruise en route to Sarah Island, the state’s oldest convict settlement. Today, the island’s haunting ruins have been reclaimed by nature, enveloped by forest and twisting vines. Your commute toward immense Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park visits Rosebery – the tagline here is “welcome to the rainforest, don’t complain about the rain” – and tiny Tullah, population 165. Rest up – Cradle Mountain tours await.
Cradle Mountain Hotel, Cradle Mountain
Nestled within breathtaking alpine woodland in the north-west highlands of Tasmania.
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Cradle Mountain (B, D)
Day 5
Cradle Mountain (B, D)
At the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Cradle Mountain is all moss-covered ancient rainforest and deep river gorges, snow-tipped peaks, wild alpine moorlands and glacial lakes – case in point Dove Lake, where you’ll likely spot Bennett’s wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing. Pause at Waldheim Chalet, once the home of Gustav and Kate Weindorfer, a passionate husband-and-wife team who played a pivotal role in the park’s formation and protection. Being here, you can understand their vision: this pocket of paradise is like a salve for the soul, at once humbling and inspiring.
Cradle Mountain Hotel, Cradle Mountain
Nestled within breathtaking alpine woodland in the north-west highlands of Tasmania.
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Cradle Mountain – Launceston (B, L)
Day 6
Cradle Mountain – Launceston (B, L)
Tasmania has its fair share of award-winning gin and whisky distilleries. Among them – and one of Australia’s pioneers when it comes to delicious drops – is Hellyers Road Distillery in Burnie. The cellar door here pours some of the tastiest tipples you’ll come across. Whisky is a breakfast drink, right? Continue expanding your palate at Mount Gnomon Farm, in the hills overlooking the petite town of Penguin. If there’s a place with a cuter name, we’re yet to locate it on a map. Here, farmer Guy Robertson is as passionate about his orchards of heritage apples as he is about the cider he makes. Sip your way through a Be My Guest lunch. Call in at quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’ and continue through the Meander Valley to Launceston.
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston
The contemporary Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston offers rooms and suites overlooking the city and is surrounded by notable attractions.
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Launcston (B, L, D)
Day 7
Launcston (B, L, D)
Prepare for goosebumps – Cataract Gorge is humbling. How many cities can claim they have such a lush expanse of bushland and Victorian gardens within walking distance of the CBD? Explore at your leisure. By the time you reach Josef Chromy Wines, you’ll have worked up a thirst. We’ve got you covered, with a tasting of some of the state’s finest cool-climate wines paired with lunch. Don’t miss a stroll around the verdant grounds. This afternoon is yours: an optional cruise along the Tamar River, perhaps? Or splashing out at one of the produce-driven restaurants the city is known for?
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston
The contemporary Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston offers rooms and suites overlooking the city and is surrounded by notable attractions.
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Launceston – Bicheno (B, D)
Day 8
Launceston – Bicheno (B, D)
You’ll smell Bridestowe Estate well before you arrive – this lavender farm welcomes with soothing aromas (did you know that lavender is a soporific?) and addictive flavours in the form of lavender ice-cream or perhaps a spoon of honey from the half-a-million bees that graze the floral fields. Moving moments await at Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, a series of trees carved with sculptures as an homage to fallen WWI soldiers. It’s a poignant reminder just how lucky we are today, to have Tasmania’s scene-stealing landscapes to gaze over. Be sure to head out tonight to catch a glimpse of the little penguins that call this part of the world home.
Diamond Island Beach Resort, Bicheno
Diamond Island Resort on Tasmania’s East Coast is one of Australia’s truly unique eco-style, oceanside resorts.
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Freycinet National Park & Wineglass Bay Cruise (B, L, D)
Day 9
Freycinet National Park & Wineglass Bay Cruise (B, L, D)
There’s a reason this part of Tasmania takes home top honours for its beaches – they were made for postcards. The brilliant blue ocean follows you through Cape Tourville’s virgin eucalypt forests, with golden beaches as far as the eye can see. Perhaps the only sight more dazzling is the flawless crescent of sand that marks Wineglass Bay, your cruise boat backdropped by the dusty pink Hazards mountains of Coles Bay.
Eastcoaster Tasmania
A great base to explore Tasmania’s magnificent east coast from. Conveniently located halfway between the iconic attractions of the Freycinet National Park and the convict settlement of Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula.
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Freycinet – Hobart (B)
Day 10
Freycinet – Hobart (B)
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 now has forward-thinking management intent on charting a sustainable path. As if your ‘welcome to country’ at Oyster Bay wasn’t humbling enough, you’ll then have the chance to visit beehives and worm, assisting horticulturists propagating seeds to regenerate the area. The GPS is now set for the historic township of Richmond; explore the convict-built goal and bridge or browsing the quaint boutique shops in town. This evening is at your leisure in Hobart.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Set on the waterfront and conveniently located amongst all the action, this family-friendly hotel allows you to sit back and enjoy both harbour and mountain views from one of the best places to stay in Hobart.
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Port Arthur (B)
Day 11
Port Arthur (B)
While the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site has a grim convict history, you wouldn’t know it today – the countryside is all rolling green fields and ocean views, best glimpsed on a Port Arthur guided tour with an in-the-know historian. The secrets they can tell… It’s only the place names that give Port Arthur’s harsh heritage away: cruise around the Isle of the Dead, glimpse rugged sea cliffs from Pirate’s Bay Lookout, and veer past Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. Tonight is at your leisure in Hobart – we can recommend any number of stellar restaurants and wine bars. There’s no shortage in Tasmania’s cool little capital.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Set on the waterfront and conveniently located amongst all the action, this family-friendly hotel allows you to sit back and enjoy both harbour and mountain views from one of the best places to stay in Hobart.
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Hobart Free Time (B, D)
Day 12
Hobart Free Time (B, D)
There’s something about Tasmania’s capital that encourages life in the slow lane. Perhaps it’s the calming watery outlook. Maybe the art-filled streets. Definitely the forest-clad mountain backdrop. You’ll quickly fall into step, on this day to spend as you will. Perhaps add on a Bruny Island Cruise to spot playful sea lions and ogle Australia’s highest sea cliffs? Or enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Apple Isle on a scenic flight down to the great Southwest? Or get your cultural fix with a visit to the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Set on the waterfront and conveniently located amongst all the action, this family-friendly hotel allows you to sit back and enjoy both harbour and mountain views from one of the best places to stay in Hobart.
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Farewell from Hobart (B)
Day 13
Farewell from Hobart (B)
If you can still count all the delicious things you have eaten and drunk, and all the epic things you have seen and done, two weeks down the track, we commend you. Now’s the time to re-live them with friends and family back at home.

Inclusions

Attractions Included

  • Hobart City Tour
  • Salamanca Markets
  • Russell Falls walk
  • Lake St. Clair walk
  • Gordon River Cruise
  • Cradle Mountain & Dove Lake Hike
  • Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery Tour
  • Mt Gnomon Farm (BMG)
  • Ashgrove Cheese Factory
  • Cataract Gorge Walk
  • Joseph Chromy Winery Lunch
  • Bridestowe Lavender Estate
  • Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees
  • Wineglass Bay lunch cruise
  • Explore the historic town of Ross
  • Port Arthur Guided Tour

Coach Features

  • 48 Seat coach
  • Restroom
  • Air conditioned

Experiences Included

  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Local specialist guides
  • Centrally located premium 4-star hotels

Meals Included

  • 12 Full Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
  • 1 Farewell dinner
  • 1 Be My Guest Lunch

Fitness Requirements

  • Dove Lake Walk at Cradle Mountain – Moderate level of fitness required
    This 6km track is one of Tasmania’s premier walks. It will take you right around Dove Lake and beneath the towering spires of Cradle Mountain. The track is on a board walk for much of the way. It’s a Grade 2 Circuit hike and should take around 2 hours to complete. Alternate short walks are available which the Tour Director will advise.

Visited Locations

  • Hobart
    Hobart is the capital of Australia's island state of Tasmania and is the second oldest capital in Australia after Sydney.
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  • Strahan
    Strahan, is a small town and former port on the west coast of Tasmania. It is now a significant locality for tourism in the region and nestled on the shores of massive Macquarie Harbour,
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  • Launceston
    Launceston is Tasmania's second major city and a vibrant hub for food and wine, culture and nature.
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  • Freycinet
    Freycinet National Park is home to dramatic pink granite peaks, secluded bays, white sandy beaches and abundant birdlife. Situated on Tasmania's east coast, the park occupies most of the Freycinet Peninsula and looks out to the Tasman Sea from the eastern side and back towards the Tasmanian coastline from the west.
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  • Port Arthur
    Port Arthur is a quaint village about a 1-hr drive (93 km) south-east of Hobart in Tasmania.  Best known for the well-preserved penal colony buildings of the nearby Port Arthur Historic Site. 
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Attractions

  • Salamanca Market
    Experience the sights, sounds, flavours, colour and action of Hobart’s Salamanca Market.
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  • Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery
    Take a walk with a local expert through the Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery in Burnie.  Hellyers Road Distillery is known for continually producing some of Australia’s best single malt whiskies and being a leader in peated whisky expressions.
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  • Josef Chromy Wines
    Josef Chromy OAM has been instrumental in the development of the Tasmanian food and wine industry, having owned and developed some of Tasmania’s leading wineries including Rochecombe (now Bay of Fires), Jansz, Heemskerk and Tamar Ridge. 
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  • Bridestowe Lavender Estate
    Bridestowe Lavender Estate is one of Tasmania's premier tourist destinations, located a 50-minute drive from Launceston in Tasmania's scenic North East.
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  • Cape Tourville
    Drive through dry eucalypt forests to Cape Tourville for a guided walk to the lookout at Cape Tourville that affords astonishing views across brilliant blue water, verdant forest and golden beaches.
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13 Sep 2024 - 25 Sep 2024 $7,025$9,231
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11 Oct 2024 - 23 Oct 2024 $7,025$9,231
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21 Mar 2025 - 02 Apr 2025 $8,515$11,190
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12 Sep 2025 - 24 Sep 2025 $7,378$9,694
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10 Oct 2025 - 22 Oct 2025 $7,378$9,694
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Perfect Tasmania
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AUD $7,025