Tassie Getaway

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Some landscapes you can’t help falling in love with. The East Coast of Tasmania is one. The air is cleaner, water purer, characters larger, food and wine fresher – discover it all on this Launceston to Hobart tour. Enjoy slurping oysters at Wineglass Bay, sipping pinot fireside in Hobart, and licking lavender ice-cream in Bridestowe. Appreciate some of Australia’s oldest histories here, in convict settlements or at Freycinet’s beachside Aboriginal middens.

Tour Highlights

  • 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: TLHH

1
Welcome to Launceston (D)
Day 1
Welcome to Launceston (D)
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.
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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2
Launceston – Bicheno (B, D)
Day 2
Launceston – Bicheno (B, D)
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.
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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3
Wineglass Bay Cruise (B, L, D)
Day 3
Wineglass Bay Cruise (B, L, D)
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!
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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4
Triabunna – Hobart (B)
Day 4
Triabunna – 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 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.
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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5
Port Arthur (B)
Day 5
Port Arthur (B)
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.
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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6
Hobart Free Time (B, D)
Day 6
Hobart Free Time (B, D)
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.
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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7
Farewell from Hobart (B)
Day 7
Farewell from Hobart (B)
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.

Inclusions

Attractions Included

  • 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

  • 6 Full Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 4 Dinners
  • 1 Farewell dinner

Fitness Requirements

  • Tasmania – Medium level of fitness required

Visited Locations

  • 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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  • 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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Attractions

  • Port Arthur Historic site
  • Wineglass Bay lunch cruise
  • 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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Available Dates

Dates Price per person
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19 Sep 2024 - 25 Sep 2024 $3,863$5,117
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17 Oct 2024 - 23 Oct 2024 $3,863$5,117
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14 Nov 2024 - 20 Nov 2024 $3,863$5,117
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23 Jan 2025 - 29 Jan 2025 $3,982$5,274
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06 Mar 2025 - 12 Mar 2025 $4,217$5,585
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27 Mar 2025 - 02 Apr 2025 $4,685$6,205
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18 Sep 2025 - 24 Sep 2025 $4,059$5,376
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16 Oct 2025 - 22 Oct 2025 $4,059$5,376
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27 Nov 2025 - 03 Dec 2025 $4,059$5,376
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05 Feb 2026 - 11 Feb 2026 $4,174$5,529
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26 Feb 2026 - 04 Mar 2026 $4,174$5,529
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19 Mar 2026 - 25 Mar 2026 $4,174$5,529
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16 Apr 2026 - 22 Apr 2026 $5,180$6,790
Tassie Getaway
Days
7
Price from
AUD $3,863