Tassie’s East Coast Highlights

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Tasmania may be small, but it’s packed with East Coast highlights that you’ll get to experience on this Launceston to Hobart tour. Stop to smell (and taste) the flowers amid lavender plantations, marvel at well-preserved Georgian architecture, witness convict history and spot the state’s cute critters, tiny penguins to Tassie devils. Complete your journey with a dip at Wineglass Bay – the surrounding Freycinet Peninsula was made for postcards.

Tour Highlights

  • Bridestowe Lavender Estate
  • Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees
  • Explore the historic town of Richmond
  • Cape Tourville
  • Port Arthur Guided Tour

Tour Itinerary

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

1
Welcome to Launceston
Day 1
Welcome to Launceston
You don’t have to arrive early into Launceston, but we highly recommend you do. Time on your side? Walk the short distance to Cataract Gorge, home to the longest single-span chairlift in the world. It’s quite the ride, taking you up high into this intensely beautiful, and spiritual, place. Otherwise, meet your Travel Director and fellow Tassie companions for a drink in the evening.
Best Western Plus, Launceston
Best Western Plus Launceston is well positioned and boasts a fantastic in-house restaurant and the iconic Tram Bar.
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2
Launceston – Bicheno (B, D)
Day 2
Launceston – Bicheno (B, D)
Bridestowe is an assault on all your senses – in the best possible way. There’s the piercing purple of the lavender grown here, backdropped by horizon-wide blue sky. Then the musky aroma of the flowers, which has an instant calming effect. And the taste, beyond anything you ever imagined – try lavender in ice-cream, jams and teas, and thank us later. It’s a tasty entrée to the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, sculpted into World War One soldiers. Come dusk in Bicheno, sign up to spot tuxedoed little penguins waddle to shore from the water (seasonal and optional extra). Touring Tasmania doesn’t get any cuter than this.
Beachfront Bicheno Hotel, Bicheno
Located on the hub of the Great Eastern Drive. Just a short distance to some of Tasmania’s best tourist attractions & award winning vineyards.
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Bicheno – Hobart (B)
Day 3
Bicheno – Hobart (B)
Nothing quite prepares you for the drama of Freycinet National Park – the colours here seem more vivid, the air crisper, the water cleaner, the skies wider. A patchwork of ocean blues lap Coles and Wineglass Bays, framed by powdery white sand and silvery eucalypts. There’s a reason why this place stars on postcards. Talk about a Freycinet adventure to remember. The other destination that deserves notoriety is Richmond, its grand 1820s Georgian buildings today home to bijou boutiques, galleries and cafés that appear to be lost in time.
Best Western Hobart
The Best Western Hobart is located in the Hobart City Centre. A 10 minute walk from hotel to Salamanca Place (Australia Oldest open-air Saturday market) on the historical waterfront.
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4
Port Arthur (B, D)
Day 4
Port Arthur (B, D)
Port Arthur’s rather grim convict past is reflected in the names of attractions around it: Isle of the Dead, Devil’s Kitchen, the Blowhole… But believe us, they’re all spectacularly pretty. As is the Port Arthur Historic Site, its immaculately maintained buildings scattered over green pastures that fade into the Southern Ocean. Port Arthur tours reveal the best-preserved convict site in Australia, and among the most significant convict-era destinations worldwide. The stories these walls could tell.
Best Western Hobart
The Best Western Hobart is located in the Hobart City Centre. A 10 minute walk from hotel to Salamanca Place (Australia Oldest open-air Saturday market) on the historical waterfront.
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5
Farewell from Hobart (B)
Day 5
Farewell from Hobart (B)
Short and sweet and packed with highlights – this Tasmania tour is sure to inspire future travels.

Inclusions

Attractions Included

  • Bridestowe Lavender Estate
  • Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees
  • Explore the historic town of Richmond
  • Cape Tourville
  • 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
  • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Centrally located premium 3.5-star hotels

Meals Included

  • 4 Full Breakfasts
  • 1 Dinner
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

Fitness Requirements

  • Freycinet National Park and the Port Arthur Historic site – 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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  • Bicheno
    Bicheno sits on Tasmania's beautiful east coast and is a family seaside holiday town with lots to see and do, good accommodation, excellent fishing and close to wildlife.
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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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  • 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

  • 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

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30 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 $2,515$3,335
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21 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 $2,389$3,168
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04 Nov 2024 - 08 Nov 2024 $2,389$3,168
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28 Nov 2024 - 02 Dec 2024 $2,389$3,168
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26 Dec 2024 - 30 Dec 2024 $2,138$2,835
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13 Jan 2025 - 17 Jan 2025 $2,264$3,002
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27 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 $2,138$2,835
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17 Feb 2025 - 21 Feb 2025 $2,264$3,002
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03 Mar 2025 - 07 Mar 2025 $2,515$3,335
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Tassie’s East Coast Highlights
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5
Price from
AUD $2,138