This 11-day non-exclusive escorted group tour allows you to discover the green and rugged beauty of Tasmania. Take in the breathtaking scenery of the Tasmania’s national parks, sample fresh oysters and award-winning wines, see endangered Tasmanian devils and learn about Australia’s convict history at the former penal colony on Sarah Island.
- Bush walks in Freycinet and Cradle Mountain National Parks
- Cruises on the Gordon and Derwent rivers
- Sample fine wines, whiskies and seafood
- Guaranteed departures and early booking discounts
- Maximum group size of 20 people
Day one – to Hobart: on arrival in Hobart, you will be met and transferred to the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart for one night. Join your group for dinner near historic Salamanca Place. (D)
Day two – to Freycinet National Park: morning walk through historic Hobart before boarding a catamaran for a cruise on the Derwent river to the Museum of Old and New Art, Australia’s largest privately-owned museum, for a visit and wine tastings at the adjacent winery. In the afternoon, travel up the east coast to Freycinet National Park, a peninsula of pink granite mountains, white beaches and eucalypt forests. Stay two nights at Freycinet Lodge. (B, D)
Day three – Freycinet National Park: day at leisure. There are a number of optional excursions available, including cruising to one of the world’s best beaches at Wineglass Bay, discovering Tasmania’s whiskies and a guided bush walk. (B, D)
Day four – to Launceston: travel up the east coast to the Bay of Fires, named after the brilliant orange lichen on the rocks. Here, you will visit an orchard and a working oyster farm with the opportunity to sample freshly shucked oysters. Continue to Launceston and stay overnight at the Sebel Launceston. (B, L)
Day five – to Cradle Mountain: morning at leisure to explore Cataract gorge, walk around the town or relax at the hotel. Visit Josef Chromy Wines for wine tasting before travelling to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Stay two nights at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. (B, D)
Day six – Cradle Mountain: morning at leisure. Optional excursions include a guided bush walk around Dove Lake and pampering spa treatments at Waldheim Alpine Spa. Afternoon wine and cheese tasting. (B)
Day seven – to Corinna: travel into the remote Tarkine wilderness, considered to be one of the world’s greatest archaeological regions with more than 1,000 Aboriginal sites. Continue to Corinna, a restored historic settlement on the Pieman river. Afternoon at leisure to relax or join an optional excursion, including a cruise on the Pieman river or a self-guided walk through the surrounding ancient rainforest. Stay overnight at Corinna Wilderness Experience. Dinner will be at Corinna’s rustic restaurant set in the middle of the wilderness. (B, D)
Day eight – to Strahan: morning at leisure. In the afternoon, travel southwest to Strahan and stay two nights at Strahan Village. Dinner tonight is at a local restaurant. (B, D)
Day nine – Strahan: in the morning, join a cruise on Macquarie harbour and the Gordon river, within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area. During the cruise, you will pass ancient rainforests and learn about Tasmania’s convict past with a visit to the former penal colony on Sarah Island. Afternoon at leisure with optional scenic flights over the surrounding area. (B, L)
Day 10 – to Hobart: return to Hobart today. En route, pass Queenstown and Lake St Clair. Stop at Nelson Falls for a short rainforest walk before arriving in Hobart and transferring to Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart for one night. In the evening there will be a farewell dinner. (B, D)
Day 11 – Hobart: transfer to the airport and fly home, or continue your holiday. (B)
Meal basis: as per itinerary – B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner; N: no meals
Superior tour: based in four- and five-star accommodation.
Flights not included: international and internal flights are not included with this itinerary. For flight options and prices, please contact us.
What is included?
- Accommodation, itinerary and meal basis as described
- Local transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
- Local guides and entrance fees where applicable
- ATOL and ABTA protection for your financial security
- RB Collection ‘VIP Experience’ service
from £3,625 plus international flights