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Tasmanian Circle - 9 Days Hobart to Hobart Self Drive

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 905

The tiny island of Tasmania has much to offer. Drive through Strahan then the Cradle Mountains, famous for alpine scenery, to Hobart stopping at Launceston, Swansea and Port Arthur.


See ‘The Natural State’ your way on a Tasmanian self drive tour from Hobart.

Head to Strahan to explore the island’s rugged West Coast. Visit the towns of New Norfolk and Queenstown, or take a trip on Macquarie Bay to visit the infamous convict-era penal colony of Sarah Island. Nearby Cradle Mountain embodies ‘The Natural State’ like nowhere else. With 2 nights here, explore an endless variety of bushwalks and seek out some of Tasmania’s unique wildlife.

Launceston is the largest city in Northern Tasmania and is central to many key attractions including Cataract Gorge. Visit Boag’s brewery or take a Ghost Tour of this historic town.

On your way to the coastal town of Swansea, you’ll have time to go by Freycinet National Park and see Wineglass Bay, voted one of the world’s top 10 beaches. Just to the south, the convict settlement at Port Arthur was used from the 1833 until 1877, and today is the best preserved site of its kind in Australia. See it on your way to cosmopolitan Hobart, the rising cultural centre of the south. Visit the Cadbury Chocolate Factory, or one of the city’s fascinating museums including its latest star, the Museum of Old and New Art.


Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 905

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Day 1

Arrive Hobart

After arriving in Hobart collect your rental vehicle. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Lenna of Hobart

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    Lenna of Hobart



    Lenna of Hobart is a magnificently restored sandstone mansion, classified by the National Trust and listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register as a superb example of early colonial architecture. Lenna is a Hobart landmark associated with Hobart's early maritime history. Ideally located on Hobart's waterfront ...

    Lenna of Hobart is a magnificently restored sandstone mansion, classified by the National Trust and listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register as a superb example of early colonial architecture. Lenna is a Hobart landmark associated with Hobart's early maritime history. Ideally located on Hobart's waterfront amidst the colour of the Sullivan's Cove dock area and historic Battery Point and just a stone's throw away from fashionable Salamanca Place and Hobart's CBD. Lenna of Hobart's location is ideal for walks and touring. Take a leisurely stroll through historical Battery Point Village, visit the popular Salamanca Place and world famous market (Saturday's only), meander around the waterfront and Constitution Dock or cruise the Derwent River on one of the many harbour ferries.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 2

Hobart to Strahan

Travel north-west, bound for Strahan. Along the way enjoy a stop at the historic towns of New Norfolk or Queenstown. Continue on to the fishing village of Strahan.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Franklin Manor Strahan

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    Franklin Manor Strahan



    Franklin Manor is located on Macquarie Harbour in the historic township of Strahan close to the fringe of the Wild Rivers National Park. Franklin Manor is a boutique hotel, originally built for the Harbour Master in 1896, with several room styles providing an exclusive wilderness ...

    Franklin Manor is located on Macquarie Harbour in the historic township of Strahan close to the fringe of the Wild Rivers National Park. Franklin Manor is a boutique hotel, originally built for the Harbour Master in 1896, with several room styles providing an exclusive wilderness retreat for travellers. Strahan provides opportunities to explore isolated rugged West Coast beaches, thundering surf, towering waterfalls, ancient rainforests and the famous Gordon and Franklin Rivers. Franklin Manor reception closes at 6pm, if arriving later please call ahead and make arrangements to collect your room keys.

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Day 3

Strahan to Cradle Mountain

This morning travel north to the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park area. Covering some of Tasmania's highest country, the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, with its many lakes and mountain peaks, is famous for its magnificent alpine scenery.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

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    Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge



    If you appreciate the finer things in life, this is the place for you. Surround yourself with the pristine wilderness of World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and be treated to one of Australia's iconic wilderness experiences - Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. ...

    If you appreciate the finer things in life, this is the place for you. Surround yourself with the pristine wilderness of World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and be treated to one of Australia's iconic wilderness experiences - Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. This serene retreat offers a haven of luxury steeped by breathtaking mountain surrounds and spectacular wilderness. The lodge is home to one of Tasmania's acclaimed dining experiences and Australia's most spectacular wilderness spa, while the luxury cabins and mountain venues are perfectly unique. Just add cascading streams, an abundance of wildlife and that discreet yet impeccable Peppers service. You won't want to leave.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Games Room
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 4

Cradle Mountain

Today at leisure to explore Cradle Mountain. You may like to relax or do one of the many walks the lodge has to offer.

Day 5

Cradle Mountain to Launceston

Depart Cradle Mountain and travel east to Launceston. Along the way travel through Deloraine and Westbury.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

The Sebel Launceston

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    The Sebel Launceston



    This hotel is an elegant boutique style hotel in a central location close to all the major attractions within the Tamar Valley. Offering self-contained one and two bedroom suites. It is located in central Launceston, just a 2 minute walk from the CBD, the Seaport ...

    This hotel is an elegant boutique style hotel in a central location close to all the major attractions within the Tamar Valley. Offering self-contained one and two bedroom suites. It is located in central Launceston, just a 2 minute walk from the CBD, the Seaport dining precinct and close to all major attractions.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 6

Launcestion

Spend time today walking through Launceston's history.

Day 7

Launceston to Swansea

Today takes you east via St Helens and Bicheno. From the sand dunes of St Helens Point through the Chain of Lagoons, Bicheno, and Freycinet National Park, the east coast is a ribbon of breathtaking beaches, granite outcrops and deserted coves - sometimes peopled, never crowded - edged by an underwater wilderness. Continue south to the historical town of Swansea.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Meredith House Swansea

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    Meredith House Swansea



    Meredith House is located in Swansea, on the east coast of Tasmania and is a Heritage Tasmania and National Trust classified home built in 1853. The house, furnished with handcrafted red cedar furniture and family antiques, has provided accommodation for over 100 years.

    Meredith House is located in Swansea, on the east coast of Tasmania and is a Heritage Tasmania and National Trust classified home built in 1853. The house, furnished with handcrafted red cedar furniture and family antiques, has provided accommodation for over 100 years.

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    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library

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Day 8

Swansea to Hobart

Depart Swansea and travel to the historic area of Port Arthur. Nowhere is more evocative of convict colonial Australia than Tasmania's Port Arthur. In the afternoon, continue on to Hobart.

Accommodation

Lenna of Hobart

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    Lenna of Hobart



    Lenna of Hobart is a magnificently restored sandstone mansion, classified by the National Trust and listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register as a superb example of early colonial architecture. Lenna is a Hobart landmark associated with Hobart's early maritime history. Ideally located on Hobart's waterfront ...

    Lenna of Hobart is a magnificently restored sandstone mansion, classified by the National Trust and listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register as a superb example of early colonial architecture. Lenna is a Hobart landmark associated with Hobart's early maritime history. Ideally located on Hobart's waterfront amidst the colour of the Sullivan's Cove dock area and historic Battery Point and just a stone's throw away from fashionable Salamanca Place and Hobart's CBD. Lenna of Hobart's location is ideal for walks and touring. Take a leisurely stroll through historical Battery Point Village, visit the popular Salamanca Place and world famous market (Saturday's only), meander around the waterfront and Constitution Dock or cruise the Derwent River on one of the many harbour ferries.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 9

Hobart

Drop off your rental vehicle and depart Hobart.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

8 nights accommodation, 9 days Hertz Group C car rental, mandatory vehicle insurance, Goway's co-pilot kit, and Goway Sydney toll free Australia wide assistance line.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

National Park entrance fees.

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