Tassie’s Parks and Nature

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Walk on the wild side on this Hobart to Launceston tour, journeying via the western and northern coastlines. It’s nature writ large, a place where World Heritage-listed national parks deliver cascading waterfalls and tranquil rivers, not to mention the state’s loftiest peak: Cradle Mountain. The countryside is among Australia’s most pristine, which means you can eagerly anticipate palate-opening cheeses, whiskeys and wines.

Tour Highlights

  • Hobart City Tour
  • Salamanca Markets
  • Russell Falls walk
  • Lake St. Claire walk
  • Gordon River Cruise
  • Cradle Mountain & Dove Lake Hike
  • Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery Tour
  • Mount Gnomon Farm lunch and cider tasting
  • Ashgrove Cheese Factory
  • Cataract Gorge Walk
  • Joseph Chromy Winery Lunch

Tour Itinerary

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

1
Welcome to Hobart (D)
Day 1
Welcome to Hobart (D)
The Tasmanian capital, Hobart, packs a lot of punch into such a small perimeter, from restaurants that garner global praise to moody wine bars, eye-opening galleries, waterside walks and character-filled historic precincts. Explore at your leisure – or book a Hobart tour – before meeting the adventurous souls who will keep you company over the next week.
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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Salamanca Market & City Sights (B)
Day 2
Salamanca Market & City Sights (B)
Three hundred – that’s the number of stalls you’ll navigate this morning at Hobart’s mighty Salamanca Market. Get your heart started sampling gin and whisky or order a coffee and bulging bacon-and-egg burger while perusing made-in-Tasmania arts and crafts. The Salamanca precinct, amid historic sandstone buildings, is almost as pretty as the produce. This afternoon you’ll see what makes Hobart tick, from the leafy Botanical Gardens to historic Battery Point and Cascade Brewery. It all fits neatly together when you get some perspective from the lofty Mt. Nelson Lookout, gazing over the River Derwent, all the way to Bruny Island in the south. What a start to your tours of Tasmania.
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 – Strahan (B, D)
Day 3
Hobart – Strahan (B, D)
The West Coast of Tassie is wild – in the best possible way. The air seems cleaner, the lakes cooler, the colours brighter, the waterfalls larger… as you’ll discover when the mist envelops you at tiered Russell Falls. This is part of Mt. Field National Park, the state’s most diverse nature reserve. Speaking of breaking records, Lake St. Clair is the deepest of its kind in Australia, carved by ice during glaciations over the last two million years. Pausing here puts life into perspective, in the best possible way. Skirt the World Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, characterised by soaring Huon pines, before arriving in Strahan. Small in population but big in personality, the town overlooks the immense Macquarie Harbour. Did you know it’s seven times the size of Sydney Harbour? Locals-only insights like this are among the reasons why Tasmania touring is a must.
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)
Today’s watery welcome is the deep, dark Gordon River, its expanse coloured by tannins from button grass. Soak up the silence of this untouched wilderness area on a Gordon River cruise out to Sarah Island, a former penal settlement – Tassie’s oldest – where convicts laboured under harsh conditions felling pines for boat-building. The haunting ruins that remain have been reclaimed by the rainforest, telling a chilling story of life on the land. As do mining towns Rosebery and Tullah, enveloped by dense forest and volcanic mountains. This is your backdrop en route to immense Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, a mecca for some of Australia’s most elusive wildlife: keep watch for Tasmanian devils and platypuses, and sign up for optional tours that guarantee you spot them. You won’t be disappointed.
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)
Cradle Mountain tours have not always been pristine – the region owes much of its protected status to early settlers Gustav and Kate Weindorfer, who were pivotal in championing the conservation of the area. Their efforts are remembered at Waldheim Chalet, their former home, set among myrtles and King Billy pines that gradually give way to moss-covered ancient rainforests and deep river gorges, snow-tipped peaks and wild alpine moorlands. This is the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, carved by glacial waterways like Dove Lake. You can see why Bennetts wallabies, echidnas, wombats and pademelons live here – you, too, will find it hard to tear yourself away. If you’re a night person, consider enlisting to spot Tassie’s nocturnal animals, whether at a devil sanctuary or in the wild. Optional Cradle Mountain tours see you spotting (and even feeding) elusive creatures. Where else in the world can you say you’ve fed a devil?
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, SL)
Day 6
Cradle Mountain – Launceston (B, SL)
Bring your appetite as today – the final day on your life-changing tour from Launceston to Hobart – you’ll try some of the state’s most applauded produce. First stop is Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery. Tasmanian tipples – whether whisky or gin – take home global awards for good reason, as you’ll fast discover. Steel yourself for the ciders fermented at Mount Gnomon Farm, in the hills overlooking the petite town of Penguin. If there’s an Australian destination with a cuter name, we’re yet to find it on any map. Here, passionate farmer Guy Robertson will pour brews made from apples grown in his heritage orchard, before you sit down to a farm-to-table Be My Guest lunch. Then you’re on your way to quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’, before travelling 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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Farewell from Launceston (B, L)
Day 7
Farewell from Launceston (B, L)
Your final day of Tasmania touring ends on a high in Cataract Gorge, a rare natural phenomenon on the outskirts of Launceston. There’s bushland on one side, and a Victorian garden replete with ferns and exotic plants on the other. Get a different perspective of the green cavern on the scenic chairlift, zipping you over the water to a lofty lookout. You can’t leave Tassie without sipping a few of its cool-climate wines, perhaps a pinot noir or flute of sparkling enjoyed overlooking the manicured grounds of the Josef Chromy Estate. Be sure to wander the grounds before you sample the range, then settle in with your favourite drop enjoyed over lunch. This afternoon is yours: if you’re not heading home yet, we recommend extending your adventure with an optional cruise along the Tamar River. A fitting end to a week of wonderment.

Inclusions

Attractions Included

  • Hobart City Tour
  • Salamanca Markets
  • Russell Falls walk
  • Lake St. Claire walk
  • Gordon River Cruise
  • Cradle Mountain & Dove Lake Hike
  • Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery Tour
  • Mount Gnomon Farm lunch and cider tasting
  • Ashgrove Cheese Factory
  • Cataract Gorge Walk
  • Joseph Chromy Winery Lunch

Coach Features

  • 48 Seat coach
  • Restroom
  • Air conditioned

Experiences Included

  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Centrally located premium 4-star hotels

Meals Included

  • 16 Full Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners
  • 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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  • Cradle Mountain National Park
    Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park in Tasmania, features ancient rainforests and alpine heaths, it is home to the world-famous Overland Track and iconic Cradle Mountain.
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Attractions

  • 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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  • 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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  • Salamanca Market
    Experience the sights, sounds, flavours, colour and action of Hobart’s Salamanca Market.
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Available Dates

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13 Sep 2024 - 19 Sep 2024 $3,851$5,062
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11 Oct 2024 - 17 Oct 2024 $3,851$5,062
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08 Nov 2024 - 14 Nov 2024 $3,851$5,062
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17 Jan 2025 - 23 Jan 2025 $3,970$5,219
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28 Feb 2025 - 06 Mar 2025 $4,203$5,526
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21 Mar 2025 - 27 Mar 2025 $4,670$6,140
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12 Sep 2025 - 18 Sep 2025 $4,046$5,320
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10 Oct 2025 - 16 Oct 2025 $4,046$5,320
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21 Nov 2025 - 27 Nov 2025 $4,046$5,320
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30 Jan 2026 - 05 Feb 2026 $4,161$5,470
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20 Feb 2026 - 26 Feb 2026 $4,161$5,470
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13 Mar 2026 - 19 Mar 2026 $4,161$5,470
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10 Apr 2026 - 16 Apr 2026 $5,005$6,570
Tassie’s Parks and Nature
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AUD $3,851 per person twin share