Enjoy all-inclusive touring in both Hobart & Launceston, featuring our special Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park tour, plus Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur, Bay of Fires, Mt Wellington, Cataract Gorge, wine, cheese and fruit tastings, special cruise lunches, breakfast daily and more meals. Spend 7 days in Hobart and 5 days in Launceston with flights, luxury coach touring, cruises, accommodation, meals and transfers. Explore the sights and surrounds of Tasmania’s two largest cities with breakfast daily, luxury coach tours to Cradle Mountain, the Bay of Fires, Wineglass Bay, Mt Wellington, Port Arthur and MONA as well as cruises to Peppermint Bay, Cataract Gorge, Bruny Island, Carnarvon Bay and the Derwent River. Themes include: Tasmania, Departs from Hobart, Luxury Coach, Returns from Launceston. + Show more
Return Flights (Home to Hobart & Launceston to Home, pricing options below)
7 Nights Hobart Hotel
4 Nights Launceston Hotel
Freycinet & Wineglass Bay Coach Tour
Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula Luxury Coach Tour
Bruny Island Wilderness & Eco Cruise Luxury Day Tour
Bay of Fires Luxury Coach Tour
Cradle Mountain Luxury Coach Tour
Mt Wellington Luxury Coach Tour
Hobart & Surrounds Tour with MONA
Cataract Gorge Cruise
Peppermint Bay Cruise
Breakfast Daily, 5 Lunches including 2 Special Cruise Lunches
5 Cruises: Peppermint Bay, Eco Wilderness, Cataract Gorge, Derwent River, Carnarvon Bay
Meet and Greet Personalised Hobart to Launceston Transfer
Meet and Greet Personalised Return Airport Transfers
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 value discounts at shops, restaurants and attractions in Tasmania)
HobartFreycinet National ParkWineglass BayLauncestonCradle MountainCradle Mountain National ParkTamar ValleyPort ArthurPeppermint BayBruny IslandRichmondWildlife Eco CruiseRichmond GaolRichmond BridgeMONATasmanian Wilderness World Heritage AreaSalamanca PlaceDerwent River CruiseCascade GardensCascade BreweryConstitution DockAnglesea BarracksRosny Hill LookoutTasman BridgeGeorgian & Victorian Building sRoyal Tasmania Botanical GardensTasman PeninsulaForestier PeninsulaTasman National ParkConvict Trail Touring RouteTamar River Cruise Special LunchSpecial Cruise LunchGrindelwaldBatman BridgeGrindelwald Swiss VillageTamar IslandBrady's LookoutBeaconsfield Mine MuseumDove LakeDove Lake Guided WalkEnchanted ForestWaldheim ChaletAshgrove Cheese FarmVictorian Architecture
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DAY 1 Fly to Hobart
Take a deep breath of fresh Tasmanian air and sense the southern island's rich history as you arrive into beautiful Hobart. You will be personally met at the airport by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to your hotel. You can relax and use the rest of the day to explore your hotel and its facilities, perhaps take a stroll around the neighbourhood and central Hobart.
Meet and Greet Personalised Arrival Transfer, Overnight Hobart Accommodation.
DAY 2 MONA with Hobart City Tour
Blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, this charming city is situated on the beautiful Derwent River and has a well-earned reputation as a world-class destination for food and wine lovers. The historic and scenic capital of Tasmania is Australia's second-oldest city. Marvel at Hobart's rich colonial heritage which is evident in its beautifully preserved Georgian and Victorian era buildings. You'll be beguiled by the renowned Salamanca Place, the vibrant, waterfront heart of Hobart with its bars, restaurants and exciting shopping opportunities. The city's breathtaking backdrop is the rugged Mount Wellington contrasting with the cobalt waters of the city's waterfront right out to the exquisite Peppermint Bay.
Enjoy a comprehensive three hour tour of Hobart and surrounds, including 5 stops and plenty of amazing photo opportunities. See Salamanca Place (vibrant historic buildings, cobble streets, home to cafes, art galleries & bars), Cascade Brewery, views of Wrest Point Casino & exclusive Sandy Bay, Sullivan's Cove (Hobart's birthplace & ferry terminus), Tasmania's Parliament House, Princes Park (historic gun battery), Battery Point (quaint historic houses, bars, cafes, & trendy shops), St George's Church, St David's Park, stop at Anglesea Barracks (established in 1811, also houses defence force museum), South Hobart (foot of Mt Wellington), visit magnificent Cascade Gardens, visit the remains of the Female Factory (historic female prison), see St David's Cathedral, Treasury Building, Franklin Square, GPO, Hobart Town Hall, Penitentiary Chapel and Court, Hobart Aquatic Centre, Queen's Domain, Government House, cross the Tasman Bridge over the Derwent River, views of Kangaroo Bay Marina & Bellerive, visit Rosny Hill Lookout (amazing views of Hobart, Mt Wellington, Sandy Bay, Tasman Bridge, & Glenorchy), Constitution Dock, Victoria Dock, explore Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens (splendid gardens also famous for 'Pete's Vegie Patch' from Peter Cundall's ABC Gardening Show).
On conclusion of your city tour, take a scenic cruise along the Derwent River from Sullivans Cove to the world famous Museum of Old and New Art or MONA, the largest privately funded museum in Australia. Admire the fascinating architecture and the visual display of complex structures before wandering through the ancient, modern and contemporary art housed here. Your tour includes complimentary use of “The O”, a handheld touch screen that provides information about the exhibits and their artists. You may also choose to enjoy an optional meal at the Source restaurant, Museum Café or wine bar before cruising back to Hobart this evening.
Breakfast, Tram Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Return Cruise to MONA, MONA Entry Fees, Use of “The O”, Overnight Hobart Accommodation.
DAY 3 Port Arthur, Tasman Peninsula, Carnarvon Bay Cruise
Established in the 1830s as a penal colony, Port Arthur is Tasmania's most famous tourist attraction. An open-air museum and World Heritage site, these historic remains set in a beautifully scenic landscape will fascinate and intrigue you. The buildings and remains here offer a remarkable glimpse into Australia's colonial convict past. Surrounded by lush, verdant parkland, dotted with striking English oak trees, the setting is both beautiful and thought provoking. You'll see first-hand the Guard Tower, the Model Prison and the Church, as well as the remnants of the main penitentiary.
Today you will tour through magnificent and dramatic landscapes towards Eastern Tasmania, experience our special comprehensive guided tour of the 200 year old Port Arthur Historic Site and cruise on beautiful Carnarvon Bay. Experience plenty of time at Port Arthur. Port Arthur's history contrasts with the stark beauty of the surrounding Tasman Peninsula. The scenic Convict Trail Touring Route between Hobart and Port Arthur takes in breathtaking rugged seascapes, passes through rolling farmlands, quaint historic villages, past vineyards, artists' studios, magnificent sweeping bays and Tasman National Park.
Your friendly driver will pick you up in the comfortable air-conditioned luxury coach before sharing experiences, fascinating facts and enchanting stories in the on-board full commentary throughout the day. Cross the Tasman Bridge, head out on the Tasman Highway, over the Pitwater causeway, onto Forestier Peninsula and the Convict Trail Touring Route. See beautiful Pirates Bay, Arthur Highway, Eaglehawk Neck, Norfolk Bay, Tasman Peninsula, visit icons of Tasman National Park, experience amazing views of Tasman Arch, see the rugged and expansive coastline and the sheer scale of Devil's Kitchen. At Port Arthur Historic Site enjoy our special guided tour of over 30 historic buildings, rolling beautiful gardens and grounds, including: The Penitentiary (where Tasmanian convicts were imprisoned, the imposing ruin is the iconic image of Port Arthur), Separate Prison (or model prison with thick sandstone walls), The Dockyard (once the busiest in the colony), Commandant's Office, Guard Tower, Asylum, Memorial Avenue, Church and Government Gardens (established in the 1840s as an outdoor leisure space for the civil and military officials). History is brought to life through the spectacular and interactive interpretive presentations. A Port Arthur shuttle buggy service operates for people with restricted mobility (on published schedule). From your cruise on Mason Cove and Carnarvon Bay you will experience the same view that the original 'guests' had as they sailed into Port Arthur after their mammoth journey, learn the stories behind "Isle of the Dead". Relax as we head back to Hobart, reflecting on our full day with our new cherished memories of the grandeur of the Tasmanian landscape and a new deep understanding of our historic past.
Breakfast, Luxury Day Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Carnarvon Bay Cruise, Port Arthur Historic Site Guided Tour, Overnight Hobart Accommodation.
DAY 4 Peppermint Bay Cruise with Special Lunch
Cruise through breathtaking Tasmanian waters onboard your luxurious vessel discovering some truly incredible parts of this unique island. Indulge in a gourmet Special Lunch featuring scrumptious local produce overlooking beautiful Peppermint Bay.
Enjoy a full day of cruising aboard your 23 metre luxury vessel, purpose built to ensure maximum comfort and visibility through these remarkable southern seascapes. Experience harbour and city views, take in the majesty of the River Derwent and its beautiful estuary, sail along the spectacular d’Entrecasteaux Channel observing the prominent coastal features of Opossum Bay, South Arm, Tinderbox, Dennes Point and Coningham Point before arriving in the near-pristine waters of Peppermint Bay. The River Derwent and d’Entrecasteaux Channel is teeming with aquatic life and you could well see dolphins, seals or even migrating whales as we cruise. Take in the spectacular scenery from the large outer deck or from the floor to ceiling glass windows and atrium on the main deck. Sit back and enjoy the warm hospitality onboard your luxury vessel as the remarkable scenery and wildlife passes by.
On arrival at Peppermint Bay, your chefs will have your Special Lunch ready. Enjoy a delicious set-menu featuring amazing local produce in a stylish shared dining setting with priceless views across the bay. After lunch, spend some free time exploring Peppermint Bay and the quaint village of Woodbridge. Depart Peppermint Bay and cruise back north to Hobart along the lower Derwent River following the same route as the yachtsmen do as they finish their journey in the famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
Enjoy the rest of the evening exploring wonderful Hobart at your own leisure.
Breakfast, Peppermint Bay Cruise, Lunch, Overnight Hobart Accommodation.
DAY 5 Freycinet & Wineglass Bay
Enjoy a pick up from your Hobart hotel this morning and travel east through the seaside towns of Orford & Swansea before following the coastline north towards Wineglass Bay. Enjoy a stop at Spiky Bridge, built by convicts as well as a stop at picturesque Spiky Beach.
Later enjoy a walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout and take in the spectacular panoramic views of the white beaches and azure waters of this famous peninsula. From the lookout, you may choose to either walk back to the start of the walk with your tour guide or spend the rest of your time walking to Wineglass Beach where you may even take a swim in these pristine waters.
If you choose to return with your guide, you will explore more of Freycinet National Park and visit Honeymoon bay, Sleepy Bay, Cape Tourville Lookout and the Great Short Walk.
Later, begin your journey back to Hobart and enjoy a brief stop at Freycinet Marine Farm for optional samplings of local oysters, mussels and crayfish. En route to Hobart stop at Kate’s Berry Farm where you can try delicious berry ice creams, jams, sauces, chocolates and more.
You will then be dropped off at your Hobart hotel after a full day of exploring Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay.
Breakfast, Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Freycinet National Park Entrance Fees, Guided Walks, Overnight Hobart Accommodation.
DAY 6 Bruny Island
Travel out to Tasmania's wilderness coast at Bruny Island and experience the famous wildlife eco-cruise that takes you literally between the incredible geological features. This comprehensive three hour wilderness cruise is the eco-cruise of a lifetime. Travel on-board a "4WD of the sea" power boat with the power and agility to get right amongst nature to see everything up close but also features the comfort of stability, great seating, an overhead canopy and even on-board toilet. Cruise along Bruny Island's rugged Southern Tasmanian coastline to spot the island's abundant wildlife such as seals, dolphins and whales. Sit at the bottom of Bruny Island's towering sea cliffs, feel the joy of being surrounded by 1000s of seals and watching dolphins surf on the bow wave of the boat.
We start the day by touring from Hobart past Mt Wellington and Mt Nelson as we travel into Tasmania's southern wilderness through Kingston, Margate, Oyster Cove, D'Entrecasteaux Channel to Kettering before driving onto the ferry for the crossing to Bruny Island across Great Bay, where morning tea is waiting for you. This is some of the closest land to Antarctica.
Your full three hour cruise covering 50km begins. Discover a remote and wonderful place as you cruise out of Adventure Bay, around Penguin Island and travel along the spectacular coastline towards The Friars. Learn about the history of Adventure Bay and its role in sheltering the early explorers during their travels. These highly manoeuvrable boats allow the skipper to take you into some of the dramatic deep sea caves scattered along the coastline, and right up close to the towering cliffs and rock formations. Lean back and take in the full height of the 272m Jurassic Dolerite sea cliffs, formed 160 million years ago and among the tallest in the world. Drift up close and witness the awesome 'Breathing Rock', enter deep sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the sheer cliffs and 'The Monument' and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean. During the cruise you'll soon begin to encounter some of the region's remarkable wildlife: fur seals, dolphins, southern right whales, humpback whales, little penguins, seabird feeding frenzies, diving gannets, terns, petrels, cormorants, sea eagles and albatross. Occasionally there are rare sightings of killer whales and great white sharks. Each boat is equipped with onboard toilet facilities. Water and windproof full length jackets provided (but dress warmly today). Enjoy lunch upon your return to Adventure Bay before your scenic journey back to Hobart, for some well-deserved relaxing time.
Experience rainforest then ancient glacial rock formations and sub-alpine flora as your vehicle follows the foot steps of Charles Darwin, climbing the 1270 metres tall Mt Wellington. Only 20 minutes from Hobart CBD, Mt Wellington is home to diverse range of flora and fauna, and is known to have some of the freshest drinking water in the world. From atop Mt Wellington, see beautiful Hobart laid out before you; and beyond see the panoramic vistas of Bruny Island, the Tasman Peninsula and South Arm.
Step off the coach at the summit, and take in the awe-inspiring vistas of Hobart, Bruny Island and the D'Entrecasteux Channel far below you, followed by a short guided walk to the observatory.
Descending the mountain, Savor the taste and style of Hobart at the renowned Cascade Brewery – one of Australia’s oldest operating breweries, established in 1824. Cascade Brewery is set amongst three acres of heritage gardens, camera ready wander through the elegant gardens, before visiting the site of Female Factory – once a female prison – for insight into the lives of the imprisoned women convicts.
Spend the rest of your afternoon at your leisure – perhaps a visit to the amazing Hobart Botanical Gardens, treating yourself to lunch with a view at one of the many waterfront restaurants or stroll through the city and the historical sites of magnificent Hobart.
Breakfast, Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Overnight Hobart Accommodation.
DAY 8 Transfer to Launceston
Enjoy a leisurely start to your day this morning. You will be personally met at your Hobart hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to your Launceston hotel along the beautiful ‘Heritage Highway’. The Heritage Highway traces much of the original route between Launceston and Hobart, built by convict road gangs in the early 1800's. Drive through expansive rolling farmlands and charming rural Georgian villages where Tasmania’s rich and colourful history is so evident, you’ll feel taken back in time. There’s plenty to admire along the journey.
You have the rest of the afternoon to get settled into your Launceston hotel and explore the town at your own pace.
Breakfast, Meet and Greet Personalised Hobart to Launceston Transfer, Overnight Launceston Accommodation.
DAY 9 Bay of Fires
Crystal azure blue waters with pristine white beaches and outcrops of orange lichen covered granite rocks make the scenery at the famous Bay of Fires simply breathtaking.
Your friendly driver will pick you up in the comfortable air-conditioned luxury coach before sharing experiences, fascinating facts and enchanting stories in the on-board full commentary throughout the day. Tour through the rolling green hills and farmlands around Lilydale and Scotsdale to the temperate rainforest of Weldborough Pass. Visit the Bridestowe Lavender Farm, home of Bobbie the Bridestowe Bear. Enjoy a short walk through the rainforest in Weldborough pass and time permitting, enjoy cheese tastings at the Pyengana Cheese Factory. Visit the famous Bay of Fires and Binalong Bay Beach. Admire the orange lichen covered granite outcrops, perhaps climbing on them, and enjoy a walk along Taylor’s Beach.
You can also experience farm fresh oysters at Lease 65 before visiting Beaumaris, Scamander and Fingal valley. Visit the Northern Midlands and the heritage convict townships of Cleveland and Perth before returning to Launceston for the night.
Breakfast, Luxury Day Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Cheese Factory Visit, Oyster Farm Visit, Rainforest Walk, Overnight Launceston Accommodation.
DAY 10 Tamar River Cruise & Special Lunch
Undertake a journey of splendour, excitement and history as you cruise Launceston's stunning Tamar River, Australia's longest navigable tidal estuary. You'll be mesmerised at the sheer beauty unfolding in front of you, gorgeous vineyards, bountiful orchards, rolling green hills and historic towns. See the wonderful local wildlife in their natural environment, pelicans, sea eagles, swans and seals abound here. As the river meanders its way through the paradisiacal surroundings you'll see the spectacular Cataract Gorge, the majestic sliver of natural beauty right in the heart of Launceston.
Today you will experience a truly memorably 4 hour river cruise along the Tamar River. You'll learn the fascinating history of the river and its surrounds with informative commentary from the skipper as you partake in morning tea, sample delicious local treats like cheese and fruit platters, enjoy local beer and wine tastings and your Special Lunch.
We cruise under the magical Cataract Gorge and through Launceston's riverfront precinct, head north past Tamar Island, historical buildings, churches, hotels and significant homesteads. Sample the rich diversity of life as we cruise past quaint riverfront communities, vineyards and farms to the notable Batman Bridge. The Tamar Valley is steeped with romance and studded with bushrangers, explorers and tales of gold diggers. Your delicious Special Lunch features fresh local produce and is served onboard the vessel as the remarkable views of the Tamar Valley gently pass you by. Australia's longest navigable estuarine river has many natural coves and protected inlets which provide sanctuary for thousands of native water birds that can only be seen on the river. Your modern luxurious vessel is open-plan with spacious lounges throughout and onboard bathroom facilities. You can move between the outer, upper and lower decks with ease. The open wheelhouse policy means you are welcome to sit with the Skipper in comfort. There is great live commentary, unlimited tea and coffee, Tasmanian cheese and fruit platters along with local beer and wine tasting.
Breakfast, Tamar River Cruise, Morning Tea, Special Lunch, Tasmanian Cheese and Fruit Platters, Beer & Wine Tastings, Overnight Launceston Accommodation.
DAY 11 Cradle Mountain
Part of the gorgeous Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Cradle Mountain is a vision of wild and spectacular natural beauty. Pristine glacial lakes, glass-like in appearance, mirror the still reflections of ancient and elegant pines as freshwater streams, ice-cold to the touch meander down the jutting mountains through green valleys cloaked in a luxuriant coating of thick moss. The ancient rainforest and beguiling alpine heathlands are eye-candy at its finest, the mountain's summit is dominated by alpine coral fern and buttongrass, its lower sections are home to wonderful Tasmanian eyebright, mountain rocket and cheshunt pine. You'll marvel at the wonderful wildlife, wombats, Tasmanian devils and pademelons are bountiful, and bird-lovers will love the black currawongs, pink robins and peregrine falcons that make their home here.
Today we travel to the top of Cradle Mountain. Go deep into the Tasmanian forest and experience the grand wilderness of waterfalls, glacial lakes, rainforest, wildlife and unsurpassed beauty. Awaken your senses to the magnificent splendour that is Cradle Mountain. Catch your breath as you first glimpse the craggy outcrop of majestic Cradle Mountain towering above sparkling Dove Lake plateau.
We tour through the lush green pastures south west of Launceston, admire the Great Western Tiers (collection of magnificent mountain bluffs in the northern Tasmanian Central Highlands), see the quaint and historical towns of Carrick, Hagley, Westbury and beautiful Deloraine (the hub between Launceston and Devonport), travel inland past Australian blue gum and pine plantations, we tour Sheffield (over sixty murals depicting the area's rich history and beautiful natural scenery have been painted on walls scattered throughout the town), traverse dense forest and mountainous terrain, we spot for wombats, potaroos and wallabies as we enter Cradle Mountain National Park, stop at Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre (for insights into the Cradle Mountain National Park). Stand in awe as you take in the powerful and majestic Cradle Mountain reigning over the picturesque Dove Lake. We take a short walk around Dove Lake taking in the views of Cradle Mountain and visit Waldheim Chalet (the forest home of Gustav Weindorfers), take a short stroll along the Enchanted Forest and walk viewing pencil pine (lush forest and a spectacular waterfall). On our way back to Launceston we stop at Ashgrove Cheese Farm (famous Tasmanian cheese, learn how cheese is made on the premises, sample the numerous varieties of cheese).
Breakfast, Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, National Park Fee, Ashgrove Cheese Farm, Overnight Launceston Accommodation.
DAY 12 Say Goodbye to Launceston
Time to say goodbye to beautiful Launceston, your fellow travellers and friendly hotel hosts. You will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to the Launceston Airport to meet your flight home.
Breakfast, Meet and Greet Personalised Departure Airport Transfer.
Flights Home Included
This package includes all flights as detailed below in the price section (including all fees, levies and taxes). However, we can tailor this package to include our special discounted 'package only' airfares from anywhere. Simply let us know.
Hobart & Launceston Accommodation Included
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Hobart and Launceston. Our "Good Standard" central Hobart & Launceston hotels have great facilities, a comfortable room and friendly service (typically 3.5 stars). Alternatively, why not treat yourself? The "Deluxe" hotels have superior facilities, stylish rooms and first class service (typically 4 stars). The “Luxury” hotels are upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars).
The package is priced on the "Good Standard" option. See Optional Upgrades below for more details, or simply ask.
You will be personally met at the airport on arrival in Hobart by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to your Hobart hotel. You will be picked up from your Hobart hotel and transferred to your Launceston hotel. You will also be transferred by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative from your hotel in Launceston to Launceston airport for your flight home.
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book
You’ll receive the FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book that includes $500 value of discounts and bonuses throughout Hobart and Tasmania at shops, restaurants attractions, wineries etc. It’s a great way to save even more on your Tasmania holiday.
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