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Tasmanian Wonders Escorted Tour



  • Return airfares to Hobart with Virgin Australia
  • 11 nights accommodation throughout Tasmania
  • 19 quality meals detailed throughout the itinerary
  • Hop-on Hop-off bus tour of Hobart
  • Gordon River cruise
  • Guided tour of the infamous Port Arthur historic site
  • Overnight stay in World Heritage Listed Cradle Mountain
  • Explore Salamanca Markets
  • Explore the must see Cataract Gorge in Launceston
  • Visit the historic village of Richmond
  • Visit Sheffield and view its unique murals
  • Holiday Planet Tour Escort
  • Local guides when sightseeing
  • Exclusive Holiday Planet ticket wallet and luggage strap



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Important Notes About This Trip

This tour is escorted from Perth. Passengers from other cities will meet the group in Singapore on day one. Please contact us for more information.

  • Please advise your consultant if you are travelling on a non Australian passport. You must ensure you have at least two blank pages available on your passport. If your passport is due to expire within six months of your return date you must obtain a new passport.

  • All documentation must be spelled correctly. Please ensure that the spelling of the first name(s) and surname(s) on all documentation is correct as per the passport you will be travelling on. Once the tickets have been issued name change fees of up to 100% apply.

  • This tour requires a moderate level of fitness.

Minimum Tour Numbers:
The tour arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 60 days from the date of departure, Holiday Planet reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.

Travel Insurance:
Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover holiday members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accidents etc. It is always recommended that travel insurance be arranged at time of paying deposits.

Prices are per person based on twin share, unless otherwise stated and are and subject to availability.

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Here’s a list of your

Day by Day Itinerary

  1. 18 October 2017

    Perth passengers – meet your tour host at Perth Airport.  Enjoy the convenience of Virgin Australia’s full-service journey to Sydney or Melbourne before joining a short connecting flight to Hobart. Upon arrival a transfer will be waiting to take you to your hotel in Hobart.

    For those departing from other cities of Australia, you will meet the tour group upon arrival at your hotel in Hobart or in transit in Sydney or Melbourne.

    Overnight: Hobart Hotel

    Meals: Inflight Meals & Drinks

  2. 19 October 2017

    After breakfast, join us on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Hobart. This tour takes in all of Hobarts main attractions with an opportunity to stop and visit during the tour. Sights visited include Battery Point, Wrest Point, Female Factory and the Botanical Gardens.

    Overnight: Hobart Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  3. 20 October 2017

    This morning travel through the Derwent River Valley and visit Bonorong Wildlife Park to get up close and personal with a Tasmanian Devil and many other native animals. Take a step back in time as you visit Richmond, one of Australia’s most charming Georgian villages. Enjoy free time to stroll along the town’s quaint streets and admire its delightful sandstone buildings. Then travel along the Tasman Peninsula to the Port Arthur Historic Site, once the home of up to 12,500 convicts. Visit the Interpretation Gallery and play the Lottery of Life, a unique way to learn about convict life. Join your Local Guide for a walking tour amongst the buildings and ruins. Cruise around the harbour to see the Isle of the Dead.

    Overnight: Port Arthur Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

  4. 21 October 2017

    Stop at Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen and continue travelling north through beautiful coastal towns. Visit the village of Swansea to see the convict built Spiky Bridge. Prepare yourself for the breathtaking beauty of Freycinet National Park. The dramatic peaks of the Hazards welcome you as you enter the park and enjoy spectacular scenery, azure bays and white sandy beaches. The Visitors Centre introduces the natural and cultural heritage of this region through creative displays. A Ranger Guide joins you for a short walk at Cape Tourville along the boardwalk track around the cliff line to the lighthouse. Enjoy the beautiful coastal drive to St Helens.

    Overnight: St Helen’s Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

  5. 22 October 2017

    Leaving the coast traverse the scenic Weldsborough Pass and drive through the lush Myrtle rainforest. See Legerwood’s WW1 memorial tree carvings, and the townsite of Scottsdale. Experience the colour of Bridestowe Lavender Farm, the largest and oldest lavender plantation in the southern hemisphere (Note: lavender is in bloom December and January only). Visit Beaconsfield, a town full of history and interesting old buildings. Here you’ll visit the Mine & Heritage Centre, a museum showcasing the history and heritage of the local area. Learn about gold mining and the miraculous survival of miners Webb & Russell during 2006. Then your included tour of Platypus World will give you a chance to see Platypus up close.

    Overnight: Launceston Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

  6. 23 October 2017

    Your journey starts this morning with a visit to historic Woolmers Estate, regarded as Australia’s most significant colonial property with a collection of buildings, photographs, art and furniture. Join the Local Guide for a tour of the main house and spend time exploring the National Rose Garden which covers 1.5 hectares and is planted with over 3,000 roses. Next visit the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company and sample their delicious range of locally made sauces, jams and conserves. Return to Launceston and visit the famous Cataract Gorge Reserve. Explore its wonderful scenery through the network of walking trails.

    Overnight: Launceston Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  7. 24 October 2017

    This morning learn about the art of cheese making and taste some delicious produce at the Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory. Then on to the House of Anvers, for a guided tour of the chocolate factory. Watch the confectionery staff mould and enrobe fine chocolates, truffles, pralines, fudges and more. Travel to the town of Sheffield, renowned for its street murals which depict its pioneering history, geography, wildlife and the people of this region. Visit the far north-west reaches of Tasmania and see ‘The Nut’ – a striking rocky outcrop rising over 137 metres, at Stanley. This old volcanic plug was discovered by the explorers Bass and Flinders in 1798. Afterwards arrive into the stunning alpine scenery of Cradle Mountain National Park.

    Overnight: Cradle Mountain Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

  8. 25 October 2017

    This morning join your Local Guide for a visit to Dove Lake to see spectacular Cradle Mountain and visit Waldheim Chalet. There is also the opportunity to explore the Australian National Wilderness and Landscape Gallery. This afternoon travel south through the mining and hydroelectric towns of Rosebery and Tullah. Visit the Westcoast heritage centre before arriving in the village of Strahan, located on Macquarie Harbour, your home for the next two nights.

    Overnight: Strahan Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

  9. 26 October 2017

    Board your luxury cruise vessel and enjoy the view as you cruise breathtaking Macquarie Harbour to Hells Gate, where the harbour meets the ocean. Travel along the serene Gordon River and visit Heritage Landing for a guided walk through the rainforest amongst trees thousands of years old. Re-join your cruise vessel for a sumptuous buffet lunch. Following lunch your journey continues with a visit to Sarah Island, where your expert guide will regale you with stories of the convicts’ lives on the island as you walk through the settlement ruins. You’re Invited: This evening is your included performance of ‘The Ship That Never Was’, a play which highlights the history and classic characters of the convict era in Western Tasmania

    Overnight: Strahan Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

  10. 27 October 2017

    This morning ascend into the lunar landscape of the old copper mining centre of Queenstown and discover its history. View ‘The Wall in the Wilderness’, an artwork in progress, with 100 hand carved Huon pine panels depicting the history of Tasmanian life. Travel to Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest natural freshwater lake and admire the stunning wilderness scenery. Continue on to Mt Field National Park, one of Tasmania’s oldest and most popular National Parks and explore this area as you take a short stroll through lush rainforest to stunning Russell Falls. Next visit historic New Norfolk where you will see St Matthews, Tasmania’s oldest church. This evening enjoy your farewell dinner with your fellow travellers.

    Overnight: Hobart Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

  11. 28 October 2017

    This morning stroll through Salamanca Place and explore the colourful stalls of bustling Salamanca Markets, one of the Nation’s most popular markets. Some of the State’s finest arts, crafts and produce can be found here.

    Overnight: Hobart Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  12. 29 October 2017

    Your tour concludes after breakfast with a transfer to Hobart airport and a return flight home to your chosen capital city.

    Meals: Breakfast





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