Tassie's Parks and Nature

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: GE The Australia & New Zealand Book 2023

Get set for a wild week-long west coast road trip through the untamed beauty of Tasmania. From pristine beaches, tales of convict history, overwhelming natural beauty and rugged coastlines to artisan food and fine wines, this Tasmania tour is sure to excite the adventurer within.

Choice Highlights
  • Cradle Mountain: Nestled within breathtaking alpine forest in the central highlands of Tasmania, Cradle Mountain Hotel offers you an inviting home away from home to unwind after a day of exploring the pristine Tasmanian wilderness.
Must-see Highlights
  • Explore Hellyers Road Distillery with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Hobart, and Launceston
  • Visit Salamanca Market, Russell Falls, and Dove Lake
  • View Hobart and the Derwent River from Mt. Nelson, Cradle Mountain from Dove Lake
  • See vineyards stretching across the Tamar Valley, and lush rainforest in Mt. Field National Park
  • Scenic Cruise on the Gordon River
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER
  • Hobart: Your visit contributes to its conservation projects, Seed Bank, care and upkeep of this picturesque garden
  • Penguin: This experience promotes sustainable food experiences, small scale farmer interactions and responsible consumption.
Dive Into Culture
  • Sarah Island: Explore the ruins of a penal settlement where convicts laboured under the harshest conditions in the early 1800s.
Trafalgar Difference
  • Cradle Mountain: Nestled within breathtaking alpine forest in the central highlands of Tasmania, Cradle Mountain Hotel offers you an inviting home away from home to unwind after a day of exploring the pristine Tasmanian wilderness.
Be My Guest
  • Penguin: Meet fifth-generation Tasmanian farmer, Guy Robertson, at Mount Gnomon Farm for an exclusive farm-to-fork Be My Guest experience in his beautiful barn.
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • All land transport shown. All transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Call (412) 331-2244 for more information or to book today! Mention code 16974245

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2022
Duration
7 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1HobartWelcome to Hobart: Hello Hobart! Settle into your hotel opposite Constitution Dock - minutes from the city centre and the perfect base for adventure (flights to arrive prior to 3pm). Then choose how you'd like to spend your first day in the capital of Australia's smallest state. Take an easy stroll along the Derwent River or explore Constitution Dock's many yachts, boats, and fishing trawlers. This lively area, also the finishing line for the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, is an energizing kick off to your Tassie adventures. After getting acquainted with the city, join your Travel Director and group for a Welcome Reception including Tasmanian cuisine such as fresh Pacific oysters, catch of the day, and grain-fed beef paired with local wines and beer. It's a fresh and delicious start to your adventures in beautiful Tassie.
Grand Chancellor
Day 2Salamanca Market and MoreSalamanca Market and More Make Travel Matter: Your first full day in Tasmania gets off to the perfect start grazing its food scene at the famous Salamanca Market. In this feast for the senses, smell and taste local cheeses, pickles, crepes, oysters, truffles, cider, and more. Meander through the market - learning the local secrets of the market from your Travel Director - discovering its stalls and sandstone warehouse of galleries and unique arts and crafts shops. Anytime you're ready for a break, grab a coffee or cool drink in one of the market's many cafes. Senses awake, you're ready for a sightseeing tour of this capital city. You'll stroll through the Royal Botanical Gardens, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience, before learning a bit of history at Battery Point - a maritime village built in 1804. See Hobart's famous Cascade Brewery before driving up to Mt. Nelson Lookout to soak in views of the city. After a big day, ask your Travel Director for restaurant recommendations and raise a glass to the end of your day. Cheers!
Grand Chancellor
Day 3Harbourside Village of StrahanHarbourside Village of Strahan: Head out of Hobart today for your first taste of dramatic landscapes to the cascading waterfalls of Russell Falls in Mt. Field National Park. Then wind your way to Australia's deepest lake, Lake St. Clair at 160 metres deep. Pause at the peaceful water of this lake whose aboriginal name means 'sleeping water' and snap a few photos to remember the moment. You'll then continue your scenic journey through the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, passing through the old mining town of Queenstown, before arriving in the seaside township of Strahan. After a day in nature, you'll be dazzled by Strahan's massive Macquarie Harbour, seven times the size of Sydney Harbour, as you arrive at your hillside hotel. Here we'll toast to a big day over dinner at Strahan Village's View 42 Restaurant and Bar diving into a seafood feast of oysters, prawns, mussels, and more that you've already come to love on your Tasmania tour.
Strahan Village
Day 4Cruise into the WildernessCruise into the Wilderness Dive Into Culture Stays With Stories: Jump into the wilderness and take to the river this morning on a guided cruise on the Gordon River with a Local Specialist. Look out the floor-to-ceiling windows to the dark waters, stained amber by Button-grass tannins, reflecting this untouched wilderness. Stop for a bit of history and Dive Into Culture at the isolated Sarah Island, once a site of a penal colony, and gain insights into Tasmania's convict history. Hear the stories and learn about the natural environment, the flora and fauna as you stroll among the 3,000-year-old pine once used in shipbuilding. Visit the Hells Gates the notoriously treacherous entrance to the harbour before docking and going on your way, passing through the mining towns of Rosebery and Tullah. You'll travel deep into the alpine forest of Cradle Mountain National Park arriving at your Stays With Stories accommodation. Celebrate the natural beauty you've seen today with local beer and wine or continue your exploration on the property's wilderness boardwalk. Be sure to check out the hotel's art gallery that showcases the Cradle Mountain wilderness through the works of Tasmanian artists.
Cradle Mountain
Day 5Dramatic Cradle MountainExplore Dramatic Cradle Mountain: Waking in the heart of Cradle Mountain National Park, get ready to explore more of this beautiful, protected landscape. You'll begin at Waldheim Chalet for a bit of history. Learn how after summiting the peak, Gustav Weindorfer and his wife Kate were compelled to build Waldheim (meaning 'home in the forest') Chalet to give tourists the opportunity to enjoy the natural surroundings. Get better acquainted with the land on a boardwalk stroll with your Travel Director through the forest on the shores of Dove Lake, gazing up at the towering, jagged peaks of Cradle Mountain and perhaps dolerite peak on a clear day. Look around nearby too, as Bennetts wallabies, echidnas, and pademelons also make their home here. Want to see more unique Tasmanian wildlife? Consider joining an optional experience learning about and getting close (but not too close!) to the Tasmanian Devil. Or join an evening animal spotting experience viewing nocturnal mammals and marsupials including wallabies, wombats, and possums in their native night-time habitat. A creature is always stirring in fascinating Tasmania.
Cradle Mountain
Day 6LauncestonCharming Launceston Make Travel Matter Connect with Locals: Today is a big day for Tassie's food and flavours and you'll kick it off at Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery in Burnie, home to one of Australia's best single malt distilled whiskies. Get an inside peek as you see what's distilling, learn how to taste with a Local Specialist, and even choose to pour and wax seal your very own bottle to take home - a totally unique and tasty souvenir. Next up, get acquainted with rural life at Mount Gnomon Farm on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience. Hidden high in the hills, here you'll Connect with Locals meeting passionate fifth-generation farmer Guy who'll share his story and give you a tour of his apple orchard. Then sit down to a farm-to-fork, cider-paired Be My Guest lunch served in his beautiful barn overlooking his well-stocked veggie garden. After a quick stop in Sheffield, the 'Town of Murals,' you'll head through the Meander Valley to the historic city of Launceston for a good night's rest.
Grand Chancellor
Day 7LauncestonFarewell Launceston: It's your last day in Tasmania and there's still plenty to see. Culture, wildlife, and history combine at Launceston's Cataract Gorge. This rare natural phenomenon unites bushland with neat Victorian gardens, replete with ferns and exotic plants. Take an easy walk around the Basin and across the historic suspension bridge or get a bird's eye view aboard the world's longest single span chairlift. Then it's time for a scenic and yummy stop at Josef Chromy Wines. We can't think of a better way to end your time in Tassie than raising a glass or two sampling the specialties of the region including Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. Once you've been treated to a few pours, sit down to a meat and cheese platter and your main course paired with Pepik Pinot Noir and views of the winery's English gardens, picturesque lake and vineyards. Feeling full and happy, all good things must come to an end. After experiencing so many beautiful places together, bid your travel companions a warm farewell before your transfer to Launceston Airport (flights to depart after 5pm).
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    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: GE The Australia & New Zealand Book 2023Get set for a wild week-long west coast road trip through the untamed beauty of Tasmania.