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Perfect Tasmania


Discover Tasmania and marvel in wonder at Mt. Field National Park, spectacular Russell Falls and the majestic Gordon River. Explore Cradle Mountain National Park and tempt your taste buds at the Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory. On this 11 nights journey you'll see all of the incredible features Tasmania has to offer. 

Trip Type: Adventure, Cultural, Family, Wildlife

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Day By Day

Day 1 – USA to Hobart
Today you will begin your Swain Destinations customized itinerary. Please note, international air has not been included in this package price.

Day 2 – Cross the International Date Line
Cross the International Date Line, an imaginary line on the surface of the Earth that runs from the North to the South Pole - and defines one calendar day from the next. Crossing the International Date Line adds one day (24 hours) traveling west, and subtracts one day (24 hours) traveling east.

Day 3 – Welcome to Hobart
Transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel for check-in, and then you’ll take an afternoon tour of Hobart. Your orientation takes in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens and Constitution Dock. The last stop is Mt. Nelson for views overlooking Hobart. Tonight, you will meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at the hotel for a Welcome Reception, followed by dinner.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart (D)

Day 4 – Hobart – Strahan
This morning you’ll head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park, Tasmania’s oldest, and location of the spectacular three-tiered Russell Falls. Later, take the winding journey up to Lake St. Clair – amazing vistas await you. This afternoon visit the Wall in the Wilderness, a fascinating sculpture where artist Greg Duncan has hand-carved a series of scenes into a collection of panels commemorating those who have shaped the area’s past and present. Back down to Queenstown, along the rain forest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to coastal Strahan.

Starting Accommodation: Strahan Village (B, D)

Day 5 – Strahan – Cradle Mountain
Start the day with the Gordon River Cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters reflecting the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island and discover the ruins of the brutal penal colony. See Hell’s Gate and Heritage Landing, site of the 2,000 year old Huon Pine. Pass the mining and Hydro Electric towns of Rosebery and Tullah, as you travel to Cradle Mountain National Park.

Starting Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Chateau (B, L, D)

Day 6 – Cradle Mountain Sights
You will head up to Waldheim and Dove Lake for spectacular views of Cradle Mountain. The afternoon is yours. Explore the Australian National Wilderness and Landscape Gallery or just marvel at the view and breathe in the fresh air.

Starting Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Chateau (B, D)

Day 7 – Cradle Mountain – Launceston
Departing Cradle Mountain this morning you’ll head to Sheffield, where history and art merge to create an entire town of murals. You’ll then head to Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory for a presentation on cheese making and some delicious product tasting. Explore Cataract Gorge, wilderness in the city. Just two minutes out of Launceston and you’re surrounded by rivers, a gorge and exotic flora and fauna. Enjoy a walk across the suspension bridge or take the chairlift for an aerial view of this fascinating urban wilderness. Continue to Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’, Launceston.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston (B, D)

Day 8 – Launceston Sights
This morning you’ll discover the Tamar Valley and the Swiss-style village of Grindelwald. You’re invited to lunch at Josef Chromy Wines. The views from the surrounding vineyards and lakes provide an idyllic location to enjoy tasting some of the estate-grown cool climate wines followed by Tasmania’s fresh local produce for lunch. This afternoon is at leisure for you to relax or explore on your own

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston (B, L)

Day 9 – Launceston – Bicheno
This morning visit the Bridestowe Lavender Farm. Continue on to see the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees in honour of fallen WWI soldiers, the old mining town of Derby then drive through the lush myrtle rainforest at Weldborough Pass. You’ll visit seaside town St. Helens at lunchtime.

Starting Accommodation: Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno (B, D)

Day 10 – Freycinet National Park
Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay on a four hour cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula with a local guide. The cruise will take you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay along the Freycinet coast to one of the world’s best beaches. Later, experience breathtaking Freycinet National Park, with its pink granite mountains, coastal dunes and dry eucalypt forests. A guided walk with a National Park Ranger unveils astonishing views. Cape Tourville Lookout will amaze.

Starting Accommodation: Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno (B)

Day 11 – Bicheno – Hobart
Journey to historic Ross, considered the finest nineteenth century village in Australia. Visit the exquisite Ross Bridge with its 186 carvings depicting Celtic symbols, flora, fauna and notable personalities of the day. As you travel south towards Hobart you’ll stop at Shene Estate, a reflection of early Australian architecture and the colonial era. A walking tour of this iconic property with a local expert is followed by High Tea. Now choose one of our Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to visit Australia’s largest privately funded museum, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), with its mix of ancient, modern and contemporary art. Or get up close and personal with Tasmanian Devils and other native animals at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart (B)

Day 12 – Port Arthur
Cross the 100 year old Denison Canal and make your way along the impressive tree-lined coast. En route to Port Arthur cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula. Enjoy a fascinating guided walk of Port Arthur Historic Site and infamous convict prison and a cruise around the Isle of the Dead. View the rugged sea cliffs from Pirate’s Bay Lookout, and feast your eyes on the amazing vistas of Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole on your return to Hobart. This evening celebrate a wonderful trip with the catch of the day at Mures Seafood Restaurant in Hobart, with your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner.

Starting Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart (B, D)

Day 13 – Hobart to USA
Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight. (B)

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Hotels

City
Standard
Superior
Deluxe
Luxury
HobartHotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
StrahanStrahan Village
Cradle MountainCradle Mountain Chateau
LauncestonHotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
BichenoBest Western Beachfront at Bicheno
HobartHotel Grand Chancellor Hobart


Pricing

Pricing for this package is on request. Please call a Swain Destinations Specialist to customize this journey.


Terms and Conditions

This escorted tour is operated by AAT Kings. *Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD. Travel may be restricted to certain days of the week and be available from one or multiple US departure points. Add on fares are available from most US cities and surcharges may be applicable for travel on particular days of the week. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels and tours remain subject to availability. US and Foreign Govt. taxes and fees vary depending on the itinerary selected and may range from $90 to $395 per person and are included in the fare. Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18 per person and the September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per person, are included. After ticketing changes may not be permissible in some circumstances, or a change fee may be applied. Cancellation penalties and other booking or alteration restrictions may exist. Please note that some air segments may be served by an associated carrier under a Code Share Agreement and will be advised at time of booking. Please note blackout dates may apply to Christmas, New Year and local special event periods. Prices indicated remain subject to change without notice. Unless otherwise indicated all travel must be completed by March 31, 2017 if not before. Some airlines charge additional for checked baggage. CST #2012413-20