Ultimate Tasmania

A history worthy of indulgence, wilderness worthy of true exploration, an active art scene and a burgeoning culinary scene, few places on the planet can rival what Tasmania has to offer.

16 Days
Hobart to Hobart
From (GBP)
£ 5,295
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2019/2020 Hobart > Hobart

A history worthy of indulgence, wilderness worthy of true exploration, an active art scene and a burgeoning culinary scene, few places on the planet can rival what Tasmania has to offer.

Begin in the capital, hearing tales of crime and hardship during a visit to one of Australia’s most famous penal settlements in Port Arthur, before Scenic Enrich uncovers the history of the Central Tasmanian Highlands at the mesmerising Wall in the Wilderness commemorative sculpture.
Cruise through the World Heritage-listed Franklin-Gordon River National Parks and marvel at the remarkable reflection of Cradle Mountain on Dove Lake. A whiskey walk or cold-climate winery tour pays homage to the local love of gastronomy, as does a Scenic Enrich visit to the award-winning Pyengana Dairy Company. In Freycinet National Park, walks unveil pink granite mountains, white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and, of course, the unrivalled beauty of Wineglass Bay, before returning to the capital to conclude your adventure.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
DGTA
Duration:
16 days
Departure City:
Hobart
Return City:
Hobart

16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Depart the UK

    Fly with a world-renowned airline from London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham or Glasgow. Why not include an outbound stopover? Enquire for details (additional expense). Included on board flight meal service and complimentary bar service.

  2. Day 2 - In Flight

    Relax as you fly towards your destination. Included on board flight meal service and complimentary bar service.

  3. Day 3 - Hobart

    Welcome to Hobart and the delights of the Apple Isle. Your two-night Special Stay in Hobart includes a special Taste of Tasmania welcome dinner. Included on board flight meal service and complimentary bar service.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Port Arthur

    Delve into Tasmania’s convict past with a visit to World Heritage-listed Port Arthur. Your guided tour includes a cruise to the Isle of the Dead for a fascinating insight into the lives and deaths of Port Arthur’s past residents, both convicts and free settlers.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Hobart > Strahan

    Visit the lush rainforest of Mt Field National Park, Tasmania’s oldest National Park, and the location of the spectacular three-tiered Russell Falls.

    Enrich

    Witness history in the making with your visit to the ‘Wall in the Wilderness’, a wood-carved history of the Central Tasmanian Highlands. A continuous work in progress, Greg Duncan has hand-carved a series of scenes into panels commemorating those who have shaped the area’s past and present.

    Travel to Queenstown before arriving in the picturesque village of Strahan, where you will stay tonight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Strahan > Cradle Mountain

    Cruise through the World Heritage-listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. From the luxury of the Captain’s Premier Upper Deck enjoy a gourmet lunch of local Tasmanian delicacies. Cruise through Macquarie Harbour and visit Heritage Landing and Sarah Island. This afternoon, take in the pristine alpine vistas of Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, where you’ll enjoy a Special Stay for the next two nights, right amongst the alpine wilderness.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Cradle Mountain

    Keep your fingers crossed for clear skies this morning to be treated to magnificent views of Cradle Mountain and breathtaking reflections on Dove Lake. Hear the stories from your local guide about the intrepid early settlers of this area.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Cradle Mountain > Smithton

    Leave the mountains for the coastal towns of Burnie and Penguin. Visit Hellyers Road Distillery and take the whiskey walk, learning about how whisky is distilled and matured in Tasmania. Enjoy the rugged coastline on the way to the village of Stanley. Enjoy Tasmanian hospitality tonight as you stay overnight at Smithton.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Smithton > Launceston

    Visit the town of Sheffield and discover its history, geography, wildlife and people from the murals that are painted on the walls across town. Upon arriving in the charming city of Launceston, visit Cataract Gorge and ride the chairlift to take in its beautiful scenic views. Your two night stay is in Launceston.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  10. Day 10 - Launceston

    Freechoice

    Choose from a tour of the infamous Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre or a visit to the Platypus House and Seahorse World. Alternatively, tour the cool climate wineries in the region or enjoy a leisurely lunch cruise on the Tamar River.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Launceston > Freycinet National Park

    Journey to the coast via Legerwood and discover unique tree carvings, a memorial to World War I.

    Enrich

    Learn about the award winning cheeses from Pyengana Dairy Company, reputed to produce Australia’s finest cheddar, and delight your tastebuds with a tasting.

    Your final destination today is the breathtaking Freycinet National Park, where you’ll discover this incredible wilderness whilst enjoying a two night Special Stay.

    Optional upgrade - Upgrade to stay in a Wineglass Premier Spa cabin whilst you are staying
    at Freycinet Lodge. (Additional expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Freycinet National Park

    Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this coastal wilderness at your own pace. Marvel at the myriad of colours – pink granite mountains, white sandy beaches and sparkling turquoise waters. Take one of the many walks and soak up the beauty of Wineglass Bay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Freycinet National Park > Hobart

    Enrich

    Visit the Tasmanian Wool Centre in the convict town of Ross. Your local guide will share stories of the town’s history and the influence of its first export – wool.

    Stop in Richmond and see Australia’s oldest bridge, built by convict labour. During a visit to Bonorong National Park meet Tasmania’s shy and elusive Tasmanian Devil, before arriving back in Hobart for two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Hobart

    Freechoice

    Choose from a range of Hobart attractions. Enjoy a cruise to Peppermint Bay. Alternatively, tour the Huon Valley and walk amongst the fruit orchards or cruise on the MONA ferry and enjoy a tour of the daring Museum of Old and New Art.

    Toast your adventures during tonight’s farewell dinner at the Drunken Admiral restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Hobart > UK

    It’s time to say farewell to new-found friends and the wonder of Tasmania. If you’re not ready for your journey to end, we can arrange an inbound stopover in one of many exciting destinations, enquire for details. Alternatively, extend your visit and stay in Australia for three extra nights, please call for details. Included on board full meal service and complimentary bar service.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Arrive UK

    Welcome home.

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