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Best of the West

(7 days, Launceston - Hobart, 2016 - 2017)
  • Tasmanian specialist Tour Director with extensive experience on Evergreen Tours
  • Experienced Coach Driver with informative commentary on each destination
  • Tour by air-conditioned coach equipped with restroom, reclining seats and large panoramic windows
  • Complimentary airport transfers on Day 1 & Day 7 of the Tour* conditions apply
  • All hotel service charges & baggage handling (one suitcase per person)
  • A stylish travel bag and wallet containing documents and information
  • Visit Launceston, Tasmania's second largest city
  • 'The Ship that Never Was' theatre production
  • Overnight stay in Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Gordon River Cruise through pristine wilderness
  • Guided tour of House of Anvers Chocolate Factory
  • Sample cheese at Ashgrove Cheese Factory
  • 'The Wall in the Wilderness' – art work in progress
  • Guided tour to Dove Lake and Waldheim Chalet
  • Lake St Clair National Park
  • Mt Field National Park & Russell Falls
  • Tour Woolmers Estate & the National Rose Garden
  • Explore Cataract Gorge
  • Visit Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company
  • Travel to ‘The Nut’ at Stanley in the rugged North West
  • Stay at beautiful Cradle Mountain Hotel
  • Visit Sarah Island the former convict settlement
  • Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch on the Gordon River Cruise
  • Stay in downtown Hobart at the Hadleys Hotel
  • See Mt Wellington in Hobart
  • Photograph beautiful Mount Sheffield
  • 11 quality meals including 6 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L), 4 Dinners (D)
Day 1: Arrive Launceston (D)

Welcome to Tasmania, and the friendly town of Launceston! You will be met on arrival at Launceston airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore this beautiful city. Your hotel is located in the heart of the city with easy access to shopping and local restaurants. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Two Night Stay: Launceston

Day 2: Woolmers Estate - Cataract Gorge (B)

Your journey starts this morning with a visit to historic Woolmers Estate, regarded as Australia’s most significant colonial property with a collection of buildings, photographs, art and furniture. Join the Local Guide for a tour of the main house and spend time exploring the National Rose Garden which covers 1.5 hectares and is planted with over 3,000 roses. Next visit the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company and sample their delicious range of locally made sauces, jams and conserves. Return to Launceston and visit the famous Cataract Gorge Reserve. Explore its wonderful scenery through the network of walking trails.

Discover More: Tamar River Cruise (must be pre-booked, own expense). All tours are subject to availability and seasonal operation.

Day 3: Sheffield - Stanley 'The Nut' - Cradle Mountain (B,D)

This morning learn about the art of cheese making and taste some delicious produce at the Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory. Then on to the House of Anvers, for a guided tour of the chocolate factory. Watch the confectionery staff mould and enrobe fine chocolates, truffles, pralines, fudges and more. Travel to the town of Sheffield, renowned for its street murals which depict its pioneering history, geography, wildlife and the people of this region. Visit the far north-west reaches of Tasmania and see 'The Nut' – a striking rocky outcrop rising over 137 metres, at Stanley. This old volcanic plug was discovered by the explorers Bass and Flinders in 1798. Afterwards arrive into the stunning alpine scenery of Cradle Mountain National Park.
Overnight Stay: Cradle Mountain

Day 4: Cradle Mountain - Strahan (B,D)

This morning join your Local Guide for a visit to Dove Lake to see spectacular Cradle Mountain and visit Waldheim Chalet. There is also the opportunity to explore the Australian National Wilderness and Landscape Gallery. This afternoon travel south through the mining and hydroelectric towns of Rosebery and Tullah. Visit the Westcoast heritage centre before arriving in the village of Strahan, located on Macquarie Harbour, your home for the next two nights.
Two Night Stay: Strahan

Day 5: Gordon River Cruise (B,L)

Board your luxury cruise vessel and enjoy the view as you cruise breathtaking Macquarie Harbour to Hells Gate, where the harbour meets the ocean. Travel along the serene Gordon River and visit Heritage Landing for a guided walk through the rainforest amongst trees thousands of years old. Re-join your cruise vessel for a sumptuous buffet lunch. Following lunch your journey continues with a visit to Sarah Island, where your expert guide will regale you with stories of the convicts’ lives on the island as you walk through the settlement ruins. You're Invited: This evening is your included performance of 'The Ship That Never Was', a play which highlights the history and classic characters of the convict era in Western Tasmania.

Day 6: Queenstown - Hobart (B,D)

This morning ascend into the lunar landscape of the old copper mining centre of Queenstown and discover its history. View 'The Wall in the Wilderness', an artwork in progress, 100 hand carved Huon pine panels depicting the history of Tasmanian life are being created by sculptor Greg Duncan. Works include depictions of Aboriginal people, the Tasmanian Tiger, the history of mining, agriculture and forestry in the West of Tasmania. Travel to Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest natural freshwater lake and continue on to Mt Field National Park, one of Tasmania’s oldest and most popular National Parks and take a short stroll to stunning Russell Falls which rise 100 metres over a series of cascades. This evening enjoy your farewell dinner and recall fond memories of your Tasmanian holiday with your fellow travellers.
Overnight Stay: Hobart

Day 7: Depart Hobart (B)

Your tour concludes with a transfer to Hobart airport.

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Oct 2016
from AUD $2,495
Jan 2017
from AUD $2,495
Feb 2017
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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
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Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in CAD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in USD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.

At a glance

7 Days
AUD $2,495
per person twin share
23 Oct 2016
On Request
22 Jan 2017
19 Feb 2017
Fully Booked
04 Mar 2017
19 Mar 2017
01 Apr 2017
16 Apr 2017
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