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Tasmania Discovery Tour – 6 Days

Tasmania Discovery Tour – 6 Days

From AUD $1,895

Description

Our 6 Day Tasmania in Circle tour is our most popular offering. Designed to fit neatly into a calendar week this tour is our best option for sampling Tasmania in its entirety. Covering approximately 1500km we explore many of Tassie’s premier attractions, moving fast enough to provide a fantastic overview of the island, yet slow enough to enjoy the sights! Suitable for all ages and fitness levels this is truely an amazing, small group travel experience.

Please note:
All 6 Day tour dates listed below are guaranteed departure. Please contact us if you wish to travel outside these dates or to enquire about our last minute booking specials!

Trip Name
Tasmania Discovery Tour - 6 Days
Days
6
Overview
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See Tasmania with one of the most recommended tour operators. These holidays are designed with you as top priority to ensure you see as much as possible of our beautiful and unique state, in a relaxed, comfortable small group environment. With a maximum of 15 guests our tours are suitable for couples, families, friends and YES we also cater for Single travellers! Experienced, local driver/guide, to ensure you have wonderful lasting memories. Travel hassle free with like minded people, from Australia and around the world (usual ages 30 – 70) who enjoy the great outdoors, seeing amazing sites, getting up close and personal with wildlife, taking stunning photos and visiting historic locations. You don’t have to be young to have fun!
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Vehicles
We recognise that our vehicles are an integral part of our business and as such endeavour to maintain a very high standard of cleanliness and comfort. To ensure this we have invested in 3 brand new vehicles over the past 18 months and are very proud to offer one of the best and newest fleets on the island. Our vehicles meet all necessary requirements and licensing for commercial tour operators in Tasmania. They are serviced and inspected on a regular basis to ensure passenger safety and are in excellent mechanical order.
The vehicle you will travel in depends on passenger bookings. We operate 4 different size vehicles. To ensure plenty of space and passenger comfort on board we never fill any of our vehicles to more than 75% capacity. That is we guarantee to not sell at least 1/4 of our available seats to ensure guests have plenty of space.
This is not a knee jerk response the the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements but has in fact always been our policy. It just happens that at present this is particularly relevant to travellers. Our policy regarding 'Maximum Passengers' is as follows:
Yutong Coach - This is our new half size coach bus. Licensed to carry 23 but in keeping with our small group ethos we guarantee never more than 15 guests in this vehicle.
Iveco MiniBus - Our most recent vehicle investment this is the Executive Model and to our knowledge we are currently the only tourism operators in Tasmania with this vehicle. It has leather seats and overhead storage. Licensed to carry 17 we guarantee never more than 12 guests in this vehicle. 
Toyota HiAce - Also a brand new 2019 model. Licensed to carry 14 but we guarantee never more than 10 passengers in this vehicle.
Hyundai iMax - Licensed to carry 8 but we guarantee never for than 5 passengers in this vehicle. Perfect for small groups or private family tours. 




Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 - Hobart to Port Arthur
Pick up from any Hobart CBD accommodations for the start of our 6 Day journey. Explore the Hobart waterfront area before heading to the summit of Mt Wellington (1270 m) boasting spectacular panoramic views in every direction. Further exploration through town sees us take in the historic Female Factory & Cascade Brewery while viewing many of Australia’s oldest convict built structures. Heading east we meander into the Coal River Valley, one of Tasmania’a premier wine regions. Naturally we will lunch at a lovely, family operated winery, sampling some of Tassie’s best wine & local produce before continuing on to the historic township of Richmond, one of Tasmania’s cleanest settlements. We will see the beautiful stone arch construction of the Richmond Bridge, built by the convicts in 1823 this is Australia’s oldest bridge still in operation. It’s then on to the Tasman Peninsula for our first taste of the east coast. The Tasman National Park boasts towering sea cliffs and a wealth of cultural history as we venture south. A beautiful lookout point over Pirates Bay provides the ideal location for a scenic, mid-afternoon tea/coffee break. Learn about Eaglehawk Neck - the site of the infamous Dogline - as we cross onto the Tasman Peninsula. We then explore some of nature’s true wonders with short, scenic walks at Tasman’s Arch & Devils Kitchen. Continuing on we squeeze in a stop at the colourful Port Arthur Lavender Farm before overnighting right on the cusp of the Port Arthur World Heritage Historic Site.
Day 2 - Day 2 - Port Arthur to Bicheno
Our day begins with a 2.5 hour fully guided tour around the Port Arthur Historic Site. Explore many of the original buildings as we learn about the early convicts and the role they played in Tasmania’s history. Learn about Point Puer (the juvenile boys prison), the Isle of the Dead graveyard and the Port Arthur timber industry while enjoying a short, scenic harbour cruise to view the site as incoming convicts would have. Much to everyone’s delight we stop at the boutique Federation Chocolate factory for some sampling of fresh, hand made chocolates. The flavours change depending on the season and the produce available! Next we leave the Tasman Peninsular for our journey up the very east coast of the island. At Raspins Beach we view the imposing Maria Island off the coast of Orford before stopping to see the unique convict built Spikey Bridge and the captivating coastline at Spikey Beach over tea, coffee & biscuits. Next up is Swansea – a beautiful East Coast town - and the Great Oyster Bay area. At Freycinet National Park we take one of Tasmania’s best and most scenic short walks to view the famous Wineglass Bay from Cape Tourville Lookout. Perhaps we will spot the Sea Eagle, Australian Fur seals, a pod of Dolphins or even whales migrating up & down the coast? Arriving in Bicheno for our evening accomodations we will squeeze in one last feel good activity by spotting the cute little Fairy Penguins arriving ashore right in Bicheno township
Day 3 - Day 3 - Bicheno & Bay of Fires to Launceston
Start the day at the amazing Blow Hole on the rocky coastline of Bicheno. Visit the multi-award winning East Coast Nature World wildlife park to see many of our native animals and in particular - the feeding of the iconic Tasmanian Devil. Learn about this amazing animal and its recent struggle for survival. Pat wombats and hand-feed kangaroos, geese and ducks - this is a wonderful and interactive morning. Enjoy travelling Tasmania’s most scenic coastal road with breathtaking views of the east coast en route to one of Tasmania’s premier attractions - the Bay of Fires. At Binalong Bay we will stroll along the pure white sandy beaches and snap photos of possibly the most colourful spot on the island. Visit a working oyster farm, see their farming techniques and enjoy the freshest possible oysters. In the afternoon we proceed towards Launceston stopping at Pyengana, the award winning cheese factory and dairy. We then twist our way through an ancient Myrtle Rainforest and cross the trail of the dragon, an old mining area centred around the town of Derby. The carved memorial trees at Legerwood are one of Australia most unique & tasteful memorial sites, this will be our tea & coffee break for today before arriving in Launceston CBD for our evenings lodgings.
Day 4 - Day 4 - Launceston & surrounds to Cradle Mountain
Today we will spend the morning exploring downtown Launceston - Australia’s 3rd oldest capital city behind Sydney & Hobart. We will see the King Bridge, City Park, inside the beautiful old Heritage listed Post Office and of course take a 40 minute stroll through a jewel in the city - Cataract Gorge Reserve. Soon after we head westward into the Meander Valley which is an absolutely stunning farming and pastural area. Try local made ice-cream and honey tastings of more than 50 flavours at the renowned Melita Honey Farm in Chudleigh before learning about Tasmania’a oldest and biggest Leatherwood Honey producer R. Stephens Honey in Mole Creek. Our lunch stop today is a true gem hidden in the forest at 41º Degrees South Salmon Farm. After lunch a truely unique attraction follows with a guided tour of the Marakoopa Caves, exhibiting limestone & crystal formations millions of years old, along with a completely natural population of resident glow worms! From here we will snake our way up onto the central highlands plateau to Cradle Mountain National Park to partake in some up close Wombat & animal spotting at dusk. A fully provided dinner will be either an Aussie BBQ style banquet or at the acclaimed Altitude Restaurant in Cradle Mountain. Tonights accommodation gives a genuine mountain experience in our comfortable and very cosy cabin lodgings.
Day 5 - Day 5 - Cradle Mountain to Queenstown
Start the day with a full buffet hot and cold banquet breakfast at Cradle Mountain Hotel. Inside the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park - a photographers paradise - drive to the gorgeous Dove Lake for breathtaking views of Cradle Mountain. Take a short walk to glacier rock and then on to the appropriately named Enchanted Walk to see beautiful cascades and the Pencil Pine waterfallVisit the old “Waldheim Cottage” of pioneer Gustav Weindorfer who made Cradle Mountain world famous. En route to Strahan we pass through beautiful Lake Rosebery, old mining towns such as Zeehan and view the Southern Ocean from one of the best lookout points on the west coast - how far can you see - perhaps Argentina? This is some of the freshest air on Earth. Arriving in the historic settlement of Strahan we see the historical train station at Regatta Point, visit an old though still operational saw mill and the award winning Woodcraft Centre with beautifully designed woodworks on display. Continue on to our evenings lodgings at the infamous west coast township of Queenstown.
Day 6 - Day 6 - Queenstown to Hobart
Queenstown is an old mining town reflecting past glory and surrounded by colourful, mineral rich mountains. Start the day by seeing off the Wilderness steam engine for its trip across to Strahan. We will take in panoramic views over Queenstown from the Iron Blow lookout at the top of Mt Lyell before a lovely rainforest drive right through the World Heritage Franklin-Gordon National Park. Take a stroll into possibly Tasmania’s most photogenic waterfall - Nelson Falls, the 30 minute return walk is one of the west coasts best. We then travel through picturesque valleys and mountains, pristine forests, cross wild rivers before winding our way up Mt Arrowsmith to the geographical centre of Tasmania. Button grass plains, Eucalyptus forests, majestic mountains and spectacular lakes are in every direction here. Turn at Derwent Bridge to see Lake St Clair – Australia’s deepest freshwater lake and the inception of the mighty Derwent River. Next up is lunch at one of the states premier cultural experiences - The Wall, an amazing ongoing work by artist Greg Duncan, depicting stories of Tasmanian history hand carved in Huon pine - our most famous timber. Following lunch we have a close-up look at Tasmania’s Hydro-Electric Power scheme in the township of Tarraleah, before pushing further east into the Derwent Valley. A mid afternoon coffee stop is in order at Lake Meadowbank before detouring into Mt Field National Park to visit the delightful 3 tier Russell Falls. Our final drive leg wanders along side the Derwent River bringing us back to Hobart for the conclusion of our adventures. Drop off at your nominated CBD Hotel approximately 6pm.
Day 7 - Please note:
We reserve the right to alter tour itineraries without notice due to climatic conditions and other circumstances outside our control.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
05-10-202010-10-2020AUD $1,895Triple Share
05-10-202010-10-2020AUD $2,150Twin Share
05-10-202010-10-2020AUD $2,390Single
12-10-202017-10-2020AUD $1,895Triple Share
12-10-202017-10-2020AUD $2,150Twin Share
12-10-202017-10-2020AUD $2,390Single
19-10-202024-10-2020AUD $1,895Triple Share
19-10-202024-10-2020AUD $2,150Twin Share
19-10-202024-10-2020AUD $2,390Single
26-10-202031-10-2020AUD $2,150Twin Share
26-10-202031-10-2020AUD $2,390Single
26-10-202031-10-2020AUD $1,895Triple Share
02-11-202007-11-2020AUD $1,895Triple Share
02-11-202007-11-2020AUD $2,150Twin Share
02-11-202007-11-2020AUD $2,390Single
09-11-202014-11-2020AUD $1,895Triple Share
09-11-202014-11-2020AUD $2,150Twin Share
09-11-202014-11-2020AUD $2,390Single
16-11-202021-11-2020AUD $1,895Triple Share
16-11-202021-11-2020AUD $2,150Twin Share
16-11-202021-11-2020AUD $2,390Single
23-11-202028-11-2020AUD $1,895Triple Share
23-11-202028-11-2020AUD $2,150Twin Share
23-11-202028-11-2020AUD $2,390Single
30-11-202005-12-2020AUD $1,895Triple Share
30-11-202005-12-2020AUD $2,150Twin Share
30-11-202005-12-2020AUD $2,390Single
07-12-202012-12-2020AUD $1,895Triple Share
07-12-202012-12-2020AUD $2,150Twin Share
07-12-202012-12-2020AUD $2,390Single
14-12-202019-12-2020AUD $1,895Triple Share
14-12-202019-12-2020AUD $2,150Twin Share
14-12-202019-12-2020AUD $2,390Single
28-12-202002-01-2021AUD $1,895Triple Share
28-12-202002-01-2021AUD $2,150Twin Share
28-12-202002-01-2021AUD $2,390Single
04-01-202109-01-2021AUD $1,895Triple Share
04-01-202109-01-2021AUD $2,150Twin Share
04-01-202109-01-2021AUD $2,390Single
11-01-202116-01-2021AUD $1,895Triple Share
11-01-202116-01-2021AUD $2,150Twin Share
11-01-202116-01-2021AUD $2,390Single
18-01-202123-01-2021AUD $1,895Triple Share
18-01-202123-01-2021AUD $2,150Twin Share
18-01-202123-01-2021AUD $2,390Single
25-01-202130-01-2021AUD $1,895Triple Share
25-01-202130-01-2021AUD $2,150Twin Share
25-01-202130-01-2021AUD $2,390Single
01-02-202106-02-2021AUD $1,895Triple Share
01-02-202106-02-2021AUD $2,150Twin Share
01-02-202106-02-2021AUD $2,390Single
08-02-202113-02-2021AUD $1,895Triple Share
08-02-202113-02-2021AUD $2,150Twin Share
08-02-202113-02-2021AUD $2,390Single
15-02-202120-02-2021AUD $1,895Triple Share
15-02-202120-02-2021AUD $2,150Twin Share
15-02-202120-02-2021AUD $2,390Single
22-02-202127-02-2021AUD $1,895Triple Share
22-02-202127-02-2021AUD $2,150Twin Share
22-02-202127-02-2021AUD $2,390Single
01-03-202106-03-2021AUD $1,895Triple Share
01-03-202106-03-2021AUD $2,150Twin Share
01-03-202106-03-2021AUD $2,390Single
08-03-202113-03-2021AUD $1,895Triple Share
08-03-202113-03-2021AUD $2,150Twin Share
08-03-202113-03-2021AUD $2,390Single
15-03-202120-03-2021AUD $1,895Triple Share
15-03-202120-03-2021AUD $2,150Twin Share
15-03-202120-03-2021AUD $2,390Single
22-03-202127-03-2021AUD $1,895Triple Share
22-03-202127-03-2021AUD $2,150Twin Share
22-03-202127-03-2021AUD $2,390Single
29-03-202103-04-2021AUD $1,895Triple Share
29-03-202103-04-2021AUD $2,150Twin Share
29-03-202103-04-2021AUD $2,390Single
05-04-202110-04-2021AUD $1,895Triple Share
05-04-202110-04-2021AUD $2,150Twin Share
05-04-202110-04-2021AUD $2,390Single
12-04-202117-04-2021AUD $1,895Triple Share
12-04-202117-04-2021AUD $2,150Twin Share
12-04-202117-04-2021AUD $2,390Single
19-04-202124-04-2021AUD $1,895Triple Share
19-04-202124-04-2021AUD $2,150Twin Share
19-04-202124-04-2021AUD $2,390Single
26-04-202101-05-2021AUD $1,895Triple Share
26-04-202101-05-2021AUD $2,150Twin Share
26-04-202101-05-2021AUD $2,390Single

Inclusions

    • The stunning panoramic views from Mt Wellington Summit.
    • Visit a winery in one of Tasmania’s most famous wine regions the Coal Valley.
    • Fully guided tour of Australia most famous culturally historic site – Port Arthur.
    • 25min Harbour Cruise of Port Arthur aboard the the spacious catamaran vessel Marana.
    • Tasmania’s east coast and the incredible Bay of Fires.
    • Visit the award winning Nature World for an interactive experience with Tasmania’s native animals including the Tasmanian Devil.
    • Sampling some of the best & freshest food and wine in all of Australia.
    • Stroll through the lovely grounds of Cataract Gorge in Launceston.
    • Fully guided tour at the unique Marakoopa show Caves, includes viewing some of the best Glow Worms in Australia.
    • Majestic Cradle Mountain and its stunning highland scenery.
    • Evening animal spotting adventure in Cradle Mountain including Wallabies, Pademelons and our favourite the Wombats!
    • The rugged west coast – where many travellers never venture.
    • The Wall in the Wilderness art Gallery in Derwent Bridge.
    • 2 of Tasmania’s most photographed waterfalls – Nelson Falls & the 3 tiered Russell Falls.
    • Fully accredited and experienced local guides.
    • A suggested Sunday itinerary for those looking for further attractions while on the island would be a Bruny Island day trip leaving from Hobart CBD or a ferry ride up the Derwent River to spend the day at the famous Museum of Old & New MONA.

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