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Explore Tasmania on an 11-day Guided Holiday with the Travel at 60 Community! (Sept 2021)

An amazingly comprehensive itinerary across the Apple Isle!

Join the community in September 2021 as with tick Tassie off our bucket list together! Solo travellers, couples and groups of friends are all welcome on this shared Travel at 60 community experience!

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10 nights
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About this holiday

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Your holiday starts and ends in Hobart

If Tasmania is on your must-do list, this Travel at 60 community holiday offers the ideal introduction to the 'Apple Isle'. Combining spectacular landscapes with exposure to rich convict history and gourmet artisan produce, it takes you to unforgettable locations and ensures memorable encounters. Step back in time at Port Arthur, visit the wild Gordon River and stunning Cradle Mountain.

Why you'll love this trip:

  • You'll travel with the like-minded 60+s from the Travel at 60 community
  • You'll spend an extra night in Hobart before the tour departs
  • You'll taste fresh local salmon on the Gordon River - a foodie's dream
  • You'll stay in a wilderness retreat which immerses you in nature
  • You'll discover an iconic 2,000-yearold Huon Pine
  • Your local guides will share their insider knowledge of Hobart

Inclusions

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What's Included

  • Quality accommodation including one night in Hobart before the tour
  • 10 full breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners and 1 farewell dinner
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Highlights

  • FLEXIBLE HOLIDAYS - Head out to search for wombats at Cradle Mountain, visit the Devils after Dark or stay in by the warmth of the fire
  • ICONIC SITES - Wander around Cradle Mountain, view The Nut at Stanley, enjoy the peaceful cruise down the Gordon River at Strahan, explore Freycinet National Park and the UNESCO site of Port Arthur.
  • TIME FOR YOU - Explore Launceston your way with a free afternoon to cruise on the River Tamar, take a wine tour through the Tamar Valley, or visit historic Beaconsfield Mine.
  • SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL - Take part in a sustainable '10 Pieces' programme, an initiative whereby you find and dispose of 10 pieces of rubbish, leaving the environment and the communities that you visit in a more pristine condition than how you found them.

Accommodation

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Guest room. Wrest Point

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort. The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Wrest Point, Hobart
  • Strahan Village
  • Cradle Mountain Hotel
  • Tall Timbers, Smithton
  • Best Western Plus Launceston
  • Beachfront at Bicheno

Travel dates

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Your holiday commences in Hobart on Tue 07 Sep 2021 and ends in Hobart on Fri 17 Sep 2021

  • Twin share - from $3635 per person
  • Solo traveller - from $4632 (you can also choose to share accommodation with another solo traveller of the same gender and waive the single supplement if we can find someone willing to share)

If you would like to stay longer in Hobart, the Salamanca Markets are held in every Saturday from 8:30am-3:00pm. These markets offer a wide range of stalls ranging from fresh produce to locally made arts and crafts, to jewellery and clothing. Why not sit back and relax while tasting the local produce and enjoying the entertainment?

Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your seat on this community holiday. We can also arrange your flights, sightseeing and additional accommodation.

Itinerary

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Tue 07 Sep 2021 - Welcome to Hobart

Welcome to Hobart. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of your day at leisure.

Wed 08 Sep 2021 - Hobart

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and the morning is free for you to explore this charming city. This afternoon begins with an afternoon tour of Hobart. You’ll see historic Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock (the destination of yachts participating in the Sydney to Hobart race each year) and Mt. Nelson, which affords panoramic views over Australia’s southernmost city. Enjoy the company of your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening at a Welcome Reception and dinner.

  • Hotel: Wrest Point, Hobart
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Thu 09 Sep 2021 - Hobart – Strahan

This morning, you’ll head west to New Norfolk and magnificent Mt. Field National Park. Here, you'll take a walk through lush rainforest to the many-tiered cascade of picturesque Russell Falls. Enjoy the scenic drive to iconic Lake St. Clair, the deepest freshwater lake in Australia, and continue through the rainforest to the coastal town of Strahan. Nestled on the shores of massive Macquarie Harbour, Strahan is the gateway to the World Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

  • Hotel: Strahan Village
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fri 10 Sep 2021 -Strahan – Cradle Mountain

Today's highlight experience is a lunch cruise on the Gordon River. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark water. Stained amber by buttongrass tannins, they reflect the untouched wilderness that surrounds them. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania’s lesser-known convict history, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hell's Gates, the treacherous entrance to the harbour and Heritage Landing, site of a 2,000-year-old Huon Pine. Travel through the mining towns of Rosebery and Tullah on your way to your Cradle Mountain accommodation. After dinner tonight, you may choose to do book an optional experience - an animal night spotting tour or perhaps take advantage of a rare opportunity to see Tasmanian Devils feeding after dark.

  • Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sat 11 Sep 2021 - Cradle Mountain – Smithton

This morning, marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a guided walk by Dove Lake, where you may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons along the way. Travel on through rolling green hills to Table Cape for spectacular views of Bass Strait. Picturesque Stanley is in your sights as you head west. Enjoy views of the sheer-sided Stanley bluff known as ‘The Nut’ and take some time to explore. Your destination tonight is Smithton, a short drive from Stanley.

  • Hotel: Tall Timbers, Smithton
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Sun 12 Sep 2021 - Smithton – Launceston

Travel through the picturesque coastal townships of Burnie, Penguin and Ulverstone before heading inland to Sheffield, home to over 60 murals depicting the area’s rich history. You’ll learn about dairy production methods and indulge in cheese tasting at the award-winning Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm on your way to Launceston, Tasmania’s 'northern capital'.

  • Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston (2 nights)
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Mon 13 Sep 2021 - Launceston

This morning, visit the unique natural formation of Cataract Gorge, home to the longest single-span chairlift in the world, followed by an orientation tour of the city. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, exploring all that Launceston has to offer. Consider an optional experience on a Cataract Gorge River Cruise, a Tamar Valley Winery tour, a Beaconsfield Mine tour, or perhaps you prefer to visit the Art Gallery or the historic Tramway Museum.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Tue 14 Sep 2021 - Launceston – Bicheno

Bridestowe Lavender Estate, producer of high quality lavender since 1922, is your first stop today. Later, visit the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site, then follow the picturesque east coast to Bicheno. This evening you might like to take an optional experience to see Bicheno’s wild penguins as they emerge from the ocean (seasonal).

  • Hotel: Beachfront at Bicheno
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Wed 15 Sep 2021 - Bicheno – Hobart

Today, experience the grandeur of Freycinet National Park, taking a guided walk to the lookout at Cape Tourville that affords astonishing views across brilliant blue water, verdant forest and golden beaches. On your way to Hobart, you’ll travel through Swansea and Orford and stop for lunch in historic Richmond. This village is famous for its elegant Georgian architecture with beautiful heritage buildings dating to the 1820s, which now house galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques and museums.

  • Hotel: Wrest Point, Hobart (2 nights)
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Thu 16 Sep 2021 - Port Arthur

Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site today, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and joining a fascinating guided walk of the remains of Port Arthur’s infamous convict prison. There will also be time for you to wander the site at your leisure. On the drive back to Hobart, see the amazing natural rock formations of the craggy Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. This evening, mingle with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart’s popular restaurants.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Fri 17 Sep 2021 - Hobart

Say farewell to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Why not extend your stay in Tassie?

If you would like to stay longer in Hobart, the Salamanca Markets are held every Saturday from 8:30am-3:00pm. The markets offer a wide range of stalls ranging from fresh produce to locally made arts and crafts to jewellery and clothing. Why not sit back and relax while tasting the local goods and enjoy the entertainment?

Spend a day or a few days exploring Bruny Island which offers beautifully preserved natural environments with abundant wildlife and stunning views.

Another great island options is Maria Island, a natural wildlife sanctuary and off-shore retreat with historic ruins, sweeping bays and dramatic cliffs.

Why not head down to the Huon Valley for a few days to discover this stunning region, which begins just 30 minutes from Hobart and extends to the southernmost place in Australia. The region is know for its fresh produce, beautiful countryside, wilderness and waterways.

Call our travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your seat on this community holiday. We can also arrange your flights and additional accommodation and sightseeing.

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Questions

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Flight Information:

  • Tue 07 Sep 2021 – Flights to arrive any time into Hobart Airport
  • Fri 17 Sep 2021 – Flights to depart any time from Hobart Airport

Willing to share:
One of the advantages of travelling on a Travel at 60 dedicated group departure is that we have the ability to match solo travellers, so that you they can avoid paying the single supplement. Subject to availability of another traveller of the same gender willing to share.

Willing to share:
One of the advantages of travelling on a Travel at 60 dedicated group departure is that we have the ability to match solo travellers so that you can avoid paying the single supplement. Subject to availability of another traveller of the same gender willing to share, otherwise a single room rate will apply.

Luggage Allowance:

This is restricted to one medium size suitcase per person not exceeding 23kg in weight and not exceeding 76x46x25 cm (30x18x10”) in dimension. Please note that these allowances are for coach travel only and may differ from your airline luggage allowances. Porterage is included on your Guided Holiday.

Hand Luggage Allowance -

Hand luggage should be one piece per person and small and light enough to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. If luggage does not fit comfortably in the overhead luggage racks, it will be stored in the coach luggage compartment whilst in transit. Please note that luggage with adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments and cannot be accepted as hand luggage.

What to Bring?:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements:

  • Low level of fitness required
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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required within 7 days of booking. The balance is due no later than Tuesday 08 Jun 2021.