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SAVE NOW: Explore Tasmania's West Coast with a guided tour from Hobart to Launceston

Book by 16 Dec 2021 to save $400 per couple!*

Explore Tassie's west, home to Mt Field National Park, Strahan and the Gordon River and Cradle Mountain on this delightful getaway from Hobart to Launceston. Save $400 per couple when you pay in full by 16 December 2021 for selected travel departures between 01 Jan 2022 - 31 Mar 2023.

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6 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Your tour commences in Hobart.

On Tasmania’s West Coast discover Russell Falls, the dark waters of the Gordon River, and the pristine beauty of Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair. Visit historic Hobart and riverside Launceston in the north. The island state’s artisan produce is justly famous – enjoy delicious gourmet cheeses and elegant cool-climate wines.

Why you'll love this trip:

  • It showcases Tassie’s most remarkable natural wonders
  • You will get up close to native wildlife
  • Explore idyllic Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake
  • Try farm fresh cheese, local wine and whisky

Inclusions

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Your holiday includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 full breakfasts
  • 4 dinners with wine
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 Be My Guest lunch
  • Travel by luxury coach around Tasmania
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Tour Highlights:

  • LOCAL CONNECTION - Discover why Tassie’s whiskys take home awards at Hellyers Road Distillery, a local aficionado sipping you through the range.
  • INSIDER KNOWLEDGE - Your exclusive lunch and cider tasting amid the apple and pear orchards at Mount Gnomon are hosted by farmer, Guy Robertson.
  • CULTURAL IMMERSION - Enjoy your Welcome to Country and Aboriginal guided walk by the palawa Elders at Cataract Gorge.
  • SUSTAINABLE FOOTPRINTS - Your holiday contributes to National Parks and Wildlife, protecting Tasmania’s wilderness including the Franklin-Gordon Rivers.

Accommodation

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The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
  • Strahan Village
  • Cradle Mountain Hotel
  • Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Travel dates

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Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.

A SAVINGS OF UP TO $400 per couple applies to selected travel dates between 01 Jan 2022 and 31 Mar 2023 when paid in full by 16 December 2021. Ask our team for details!

  • Twin share - from $3633 per person
  • Sole Use - from $4604 per person
  • 21 - 27 Jan 2022
  • 11 - 17 Feb 2022
  • 4 - 10 Mar 2022
  • Twin share - from $3666 per person
  • Sole Use - from $4610 per person
  • 15 - 21 April 2022
  • 16 - 22 Sep 2022
  • 11 - 17 Nov 2022
  • 20 - 26 Jan 2023
  • 10 - 16 Feb 2023
  • 3 - 9 March 2023
  • Twin share - from $3776 per person
  • Sole Use - from $4748 per person
  • 14 - 20 April 2023
  • 15 - 21 Sep 2022
  • 13 - 19 Oct 2023
  • 10 - 16 Nov 2023
  • 8 - 14 Dec 2023
  • 19 - 25 Jan 2024
  • 9 - 15 Feb 2024
  • 1 - 7 Mar 2024
  • 22 - 28 Mar 2024

Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your preferred departure!

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Welcome to Hobart

Welcome to Hobart! Enjoy a leisurely start to your tour by having a wander around the picturesque Constitution Dock at your doorstep or take a stroll along the Derwent River before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers this afternoon for a Welcome Reception followed by delicious meal at Tasman Restaurant.

  • Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart (2 nights)
  • Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2 - Salamanca Market

Wake up today to the sights, sounds, flavours, colour and action of Salamanca Market. Explore the market stalls, wander through the historic sandstone warehouses discovering innovative Tasmanian arts and crafts, and delight in the taste and aroma of freshly baked goods and local produce, meeting the friendly people who make or grow what they sell. Take a moment to sit back and relax at one of Salamanca's cafes and watch the world pass you by with cooling ale or locally produced cider. This afternoon it’s all aboard for a city sights tour of Tassie’s capital. Stroll through the Botanical Gardens visit historic Battery Point, and Cascade Brewery before driving up to Mt. Nelson for panoramic views over the city.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Hobart – Strahan

Journey west to magnificent Mt. Field National Park to see picturesque Russell Falls. Breath in the fresh moist air when you join your Travel Director for a stroll to the tiered falls through luscious green rainforest. Later take the winding journey to picturesque Lake St. Clair, Australia’s deepest lake. Continuing along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, you’ll pass through the moonscape of the mining town of Queenstown before your final stop today at the seaside township of Strahan. Enjoy views of magnificent Macquarie Harbour, seven times the size of Sydney Harbour, from your hotel perched on the hillside.

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

Day 4 - Strahan - Cradle Mountain

A highlight today is your cruise on the Gordon River. Be awestruck by the dark waters, stained amber by Button-grass tannins, which reflect the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania’s convict history, and see Hells Gates, the notoriously treacherous entrance to the harbour. This afternoon pass through the mining towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your hotel on the boundary of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park.

  • Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel (2 nights)
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Day 5 - Cradle Mountain

This morning you’ll marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a visit to the Waldheim Chalet for insight into the early history of the Cradle Mountain area. Later, take a guided walk by Dove Lake. You may spot Bennett’s wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing along the way.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 6 - Cradle Mountain – Launceston

After breakfast, take a walk with a local expert through the Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery in Burnie. You’ll then make your way east to Mt Gnomon Farm hidden high in the hills overlooking the picturesque township of Penguin. Here you will enjoy a Be My Guest lunch by host and passionate farmer, Guy Robertson who will show you around his garden and property. Continue to quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’, then call in at the award-winning Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm to try a selection of local cheeses before travelling through the Meander Valley to Launceston.

  • Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston (2 nights)
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest Lunch

Day 7 - Launceston

Immerse yourself in Launceston’s magnificent Cataract Gorge before taking a scenic drive through rolling hills for a delicious lunch and wine-tasting at Josef Chromy Wines. After lunch you may like to take an optional cruise on the beautiful Tamar River. This afternoon your holiday comes to an end, or why not stay an extra night and enjoy some of our other optional experiences in and around Launceston?

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Questions

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Flight Information:

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Hobart Airport
  • Day 7 – flights to depart after 5.00pm from Launceston Airport

Fitness Requirements:

  • Low level of fitness required
  • 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.

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Warm layers in cooler months
Couldn't find an answer to your question? Ask us!

Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Pay Final payment by 16 Dec 2021 to receive discounted price.

Authentic COVID-19 vaccination certificate (electronic or paper showing date and time of vaccination(s)) with final or booster dose given at least 15 days before departing is required for this trip. The wellbeing of our guests is our top priority. That’s why we’ve updated our vaccination policy to require all guests traveling with us through December 31, 2022 be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which may include a booster shot to keep it current and valid. 

*Save up to $1,000 per couple ($500 per person) on selected AAT Kings and Inspiring Journeys tours/holidays. Must be booked and paid in full by 16 Dec 2021. Offer valid for sale till 16 Dec 2021 for select travel departures from 01 Jan 2022 - 31 Mar 2023. Not combinable with any other discount. Discounts are subject to availability (for select tours and departures), limited seats, offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. For new bookings only. Excludes group and charter bookings. Other standard booking conditions apply. Please quote WILDAWAITSb at the time of booking. Updated 19 Oct 2021.