Welcome to Tasmania! On arrival at Hobart airport you will be transferred to your hotel. After check-in (approx. 2pm), the rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore Australia’s most southern city. This evening meet your Evergreen Tour Director.
Overnight Stay: Hobart
Discover More: Gourmet Hobart & Huon Valley Tour, Bruny Island Adventure, A Day in the Wilderness, Historic Hobart Walking Tour, Peppermint Bay Cruise, Hop On Hop Off bus or Cascade Brewery Tour (must be pre-booked, own expense). All tours are subject to availability and seasonal operation.
This morning travel through the Derwent River Valley and visit Bonorong Wildlife Park to get up close and personal with a Tasmanian Devil and many other native animals. Take a step back in time as you visit Richmond, one of Australia’s most charming Georgian villages. Enjoy free time to stroll along the town’s quaint streets and admire its delightful sandstone buildings. Then travel along the Tasman Peninsula to the Port Arthur Historic Site, once the home of up to 12,500 convicts. Visit the Interpretation Gallery and play the Lottery of Life, a unique way to learn about convict life. Join your Local Guide for a walking tour amongst the buildings and ruins. Cruise around the harbour to see the Isle of the Dead.
Overnight Stay: Port Arthur
Stop at Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen and continue travelling north through beautiful coastal towns. Visit the village of Swansea to see the convict built Spiky Bridge. Prepare yourself for the breathtaking beauty of Freycinet National Park. The dramatic peaks of the Hazards welcome you as you enter the park and enjoy spectacular scenery, azure bays and white sandy beaches. The Visitors Centre introduces the natural and cultural heritage of this region through creative displays. A Ranger Guide joins you for a short walk at Cape Tourville along the boardwalk track around the cliff line to the lighthouse. Enjoy the beautiful coastal drive to St Helens.
Overnight Stay: St Helens
Leaving the coast traverse the scenic Weldsborough Pass and drive through the lush Myrtle rainforest. See Legerwood’s WW1 memorial tree carvings, and the townsite of Scottsdale. Experience the colour of Bridestowe Lavender Farm, the largest and oldest lavender plantation in the southern hemisphere (Note: lavender is in bloom December and January only). Visit Beaconsfield, a town full of history and interesting old buildings. Here you’ll visit the Mine & Heritage Centre, a museum showcasing the history and heritage of the local area. Learn about gold mining and the miraculous survival of miners Webb & Russell during 2006. Then your included tour of Platypus World will give you a chance to see Platypus up close.
Two Night Stay: Launceston
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.
Your tour concludes this morning after breakfast with a transfer to Launceston airport.
|Jan 2017||from AUD $2,195|
|Feb 2017||from AUD $2,195|
|from AUD $2,195|
|Apr 2017||from AUD $2,195|
|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.|