Enjoy all-inclusive Launceston touring at its best, featuring Cradle Mountain, Tamar Valley, Cataract Gorge, wine, cheese & fruit tastings, Special Cruise Lunch and more meals. 6 days in Launceston with flights, southern Tasmania luxury touring, cruise, accommodation, meals and transfers. Explore the second largest city in Tasmania, Launceston in this luxury coach touring package. Enjoy breakfast daily and a tour of the city also known as “The Garden City” as well as luxury coach tours to Cradle Mountain and the Bay of Fires and experience a special luncheon cruise at Batmans Bridge. Themes include: Tasmania, Departs from Launceston, Luxury Coach, Returns from Cradle Mountain. + Show more
Return Flights to Launceston (pricing options below)
5 Nights Accommodation in Launceston
Breakfast Daily, Special Lunch, Morning Tea
Cradle Mountain National Park Luxury Day Tour
Launceston & Tamar Valley Luxury Coach Tour
Cataract Gorge Cruise
Special Cruise Lunch
Fruit and Wine Tastings
Meet and Greet Personalised Return Airport Transfers
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 value discounts at shops, restaurants and attractions in Tasmania)
LauncestonCradle Mountain National ParkTamar ValleyWineriesTamar River Cruise Special LunchGrindelwaldBeaconsfieldBatman BridgeGrindelwald Swiss VillageTamar IslandBrady's LookoutBeaconsfield Mine MuseumDove Lake Guided WalkEnchanted ForestWaldheim ChaletAshgrove Cheese FarmVictorian Architecture
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DAY 1 Welcome to Launceston
You will be charmed by the quaint colonial feel of Launceston as you arrive into Tasmania's main northern regional centre. 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 Launceston.
Meet and Greet Personalised Arrival Transfer, Overnight Accommodation.
DAY 2 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 Accommodation.
DAY 3 Cradle Mountain National Park
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 Accommodation.
DAY 4 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, Drinks, Overnight Accommodation.
DAY 5 Explore Launceston
Today explore Launceston at your own pace. It is a compact small city and easy to walk around to discover for yourself. As one of Australia's oldest cities it has one of the best-preserved early cityscapes in Australia with its elegant colonial and Victorian architecture and century-old parks and botanic gardens. There's also plenty of culture on offer at art galleries, museums and local designer stores, not to mention the famous cool climate wines, local brews and fine dining that are the essence of the Launceston experience. Beer lovers will be in their element as you visit the famous and historic J Boag and Son Brewery and get a chance to imbibe some of its award winning beers. Perhaps browse the shops, enjoy a long lunch or simply relax at your hotel enjoying the great facilities.
There is so much to choose from today, but here are some great options: visit the Queen Victoria Museum (one of Australia's best regional galleries), Boag's Brewery (ultimate beer lover's experience; take a tour of James Boag's Historic Brewery and visit the Boag's Centre for Beer Lovers), National Automobile Museum (one of Australia's most significant motoring collections), explore magnificent public botanical gardens and view private gardens, see Richardsons Harley-Davidson Museum and Cafe, Launceston City Park, historic houses and buildings (including Macquarie House, Franklin House, Entally House, Clarendon House and the 'Old Umbrella Shop'), Art Gallery, Inveresk, Royal Park, Academy Gallery, School of Visual and Performing Arts, Inveresk, Harvest Launceston Farmers Market (meet the farmers, taste fantastic produce from around Tasmania, sample local wines, best coffee in town), Launceston Tramway Museum, Launceston Historic Walks, Academy Gallery, Launceston Planetarium, Clockwise (antique clocks and watches), Mill Provedore and Gallery, Tin Shed Pottery, Pinot Shop and Westhaven Dairy.
Breakfast, Overnight Accommodation.
DAY 6 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.
About Your Accommodation
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Launceston. Our "Good Standard" central Launceston hotel has great facilities, a comfortable room and friendly service (typically 3.5 stars). Alternatively, why not treat yourself? The "Deluxe" hotel has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). The “Luxury” hotel is 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.
Airport Transfers Included
You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to your hotel and from your hotel to the airport for your flight home.
“Deluxe” Hotel Upgrade (4 star)100*$
The "Deluxe" hotel option has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). Upgrade this package to 5 nights in a "Deluxe" Launceston hotel, from just $100 per person.
“Luxury” Hotel Upgrade (5 star) 150*$
The “Luxury” hotel option is upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars). Upgrade this package to 5 nights in a "Luxury" Launceston hotel, from just $150 per person.