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Icons of Tasmania (5-Days)
Let us invite you on this 5-day small-group tour to experience our pristine wilderness, unique wildlife and beautiful beaches. Get a sense of Tasmania’s history and the best of our renowned local hospitality. Step back in time and get a sense of how life as a convict was at Port Arthur. Enjoy the scenic drive along the picturesque east cost. Once arrived at Freycinet National Par kour local guide will take you up to the Wineglass Bay lookout. We will continue to the UNESCO World-heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park where a variety of walking options suitable for every fitness level are available . Meet our icon animal, the Tasmanian Devil and visit the colourful Salamanca Markets as part of the program. Take home memories of Tasmania’s icons that will last a life long.
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ARRIVAL HOBART – AIRPORT TRANSFER
Arrive in Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart and transfer to your accommodation. Enjoy a day at leisure in Hobart. Take time to stroll through Hobart’s legendary Salamanca Market which is set at the stunning historical waterfront. Here you will find quality local handcraft, food and entertainment. In the afternoon you may choose to board the ferry to MONA. The Museum of Old & New Art is one of the world’s most unique and controversial museums. View the largest private art collection in Australia with its fascinating blend of ancient and modern art.
HISTORY AND GEOLOGY
The Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site are some of Tasmania’s most visited destinations. Set in tranquil gardens, Tasmania’s famous convict settlement site harbours a dark history that our experienced guide will bring to life. As you stroll amongst the now peaceful buildings, envisage the harsh life that was endured by the hapless convicts. View the famous geological features of the peninsula as you explore the rugged coastline. In the afternoon, travel to the historic village of Richmond, nestled in the Coal River Valley. Experience the nostalgia of colonial times as you stroll and admire the well-preserved colonial architecture before returning to Hobart
FREYCINET – WINEGLASS BAY
Enjoy a drive along Tasmania’s East Coast to the Freycinet Peninsula, with its exceptional beauty, pristine white sandy beaches and granite coastline. Explore the scenic grandeur of the Freycinet National Park. Walk the track up to the world-famous Wineglass Bay lookout for some stunning photo opportunities, with views across the Freycinet Peninsula. A shorter cliff top walk around the lighthouse at Cape Tourville is also on offer.
FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK – CRADLE MOUNTAIN
Continue your journey to Launceston for an introductory tour of Tasmania’s largest northern city. Explore the scenic Cataract Gorge where the South Esk River forces its way through sheer rocky cliffs. Evoke memories of the genteel Victorian era as you stroll in the landscaped gardens. After lunch, travel through lush rolling farm pastures before reaching alpine bush and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain National Park. At night, meet our iconic mascot, the Tasmanian Devil with the possibility to get close and observe these quirky animals in a natural-like habitat
CRADLE MOUNTAIN – DOVE LAKE – LAUNCESTON DEPARTURE
On a clear day, the rugged grandeur of Cradle Mountain is reflected in the tranquil waters of Dove Lake, or you may experience the drama of its craggy peaks through swirling mist. Your guide will share with you an insight into the history, flora and fauna of the region. Walks are available to suit the group and weather.
NOTE: This tour concludes at approximately 4.00 pm in Launceston. (It is recommended to book departing flights after 6 pm)
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|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Nov 18 2023||Nov 22 2023||8||Single rooms||AU$3,824|
|Dec 02 2023||Dec 06 2023||8||Single rooms||AU$3,824|
|Dec 16 2023||Dec 20 2023||8||Single rooms||AU$3,824|
|Jan 06 2024||Jan 10 2024||8||Single rooms||AU$3,994|
|Jan 13 2024||Jan 17 2024||8||Single rooms||AU$3,994|
|Jan 20 2024||Jan 24 2024||8||Single rooms||AU$3,994|
|Jan 27 2024||Jan 31 2024||8||Single rooms||AU$3,824|
|Feb 03 2024||Feb 07 2024||8||Single rooms||AU$3,824|
|Feb 10 2024||Feb 14 2024||8||Single rooms||AU$3,824|
|Feb 24 2024||Feb 28 2024||8||Single rooms||AU$3,824|
|Mar 09 2024||Mar 13 2024||8||Single rooms||AU$3,824|
|Mar 16 2024||Mar 20 2024||8||Single rooms||AU$3,824|
|Mar 23 2024||Mar 27 2024||8||Single rooms||AU$3,824|
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