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Value Tasmania (10 Days): Value Plus Escorted Vacation

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,086

Venture across the rugged landscape of Tasmania on this value vacation. Beginning and ending in Launceston, you’ll spend 10 days journeying across the island, seeing highlights like Freycinet National Park, the capital of Hobart, the historic prison of Port Arthur, and the breathtaking wilds of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.


This 10-day Australian vacation takes you throughout Tasmania on a great value trip. It features first-class accommodations, escorted coach touring, and is ideal for travellers in Australia who want to explore the nation’s southernmost state.

Your Australian tour begins in Launceston, on the north of the island. The city is known for its location along the Tamar River and easy access to nearby wineries and stunning Cataract Gorge. Take a journey along the river and visit the gold mining town of Beaconsfield before enjoying a welcome drink at James Boag’s Brewery. Turn east and spot Tasmanian Devils at East Coast Natureworld before swinging by Bicheno to see the Little Penguins. Continue south and journey into Freycinet National Park, where you’ll journey along white sand beaches and explore the coastline fringed by mountains.

Even further south you’ll explore Hobart, the state’s capital and a city in the midst of cultural resurgence. Take half a day to explore the coastline to Eaglehawk Neck and cruise to the Isle of the Dead before venturing to nearby Port Arthur, former home of Australia’s most infamous prison. Afterwards, you’ll have a full day in the capital to explore its highlights, from Salamanca Place to Constitution Dock to Salamanca Market, where you can purchase some goods to take back home.

Bid farewell to Hobart and turn northwest, stopping by Russell Falls to admire its three tiers of waterfalls before reaching Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, the island’s most pristine stretch of wilderness. In and around the park, you’ll cruise along Macquarie Harbour aboard the Spirit of the Wild, venture into nearby Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and encounter the rugged wilderness of Tasmania in the heart of Cradle Mountain.

On the final leg of your journey, you’ll visit Waldheim Chalet to enjoy views of Dove Lake’s gorgeous shoreline, enjoy oysters and other fine seafood during a stay in Smithton, and journey across Great Lake before returning to Launceston. Before closing out your vacation, you’ll take a trip to nearby Cataract Gorge for a final exploration of Tasmania’s wilderness.


 

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,086

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Day 1

Arrive Launceston, Beaconsfield

On arrival, you'll transfer to your hotel in Launceston. After settling in, enjoy a picturesque journey following the Tamar River.

Insider Experience
Visit the gold mining town of Beaconsfield, and take a guided tour of the Mine and Heritage Centre.

Insider Experience
Enjoy canapes and a Welcome Drink at the iconic James Boag's Brewery, followed by a Welcome Dinner this evening.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

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    Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston



    Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston offers superior accommodation, superb Tasmanian cuisine and extensive conference facilities in the centre of the northern capital of Tasmania. Catering for the discerning corporate and leisure traveler, the hotel is only a short stroll from the main central business district, shopping ...

    Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston offers superior accommodation, superb Tasmanian cuisine and extensive conference facilities in the centre of the northern capital of Tasmania. Catering for the discerning corporate and leisure traveler, the hotel is only a short stroll from the main central business district, shopping mall in Brisbane Street and Yorktown Square. There is an onsite Tasmanian cuisine restaurant, The Avenue Grill, and The Terrace Room which offers a High Tea menu.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Launceston, Bicheno

Drive through the scenic wine-producing area of northern Tasmania. Traverse Weldborough Pass and stop at East Coast Natureworld. Here, meet a Tasmanian devil and other native animals. Continue on to the seaside town of Bicheno. Later, you might like to gain a special insight into the lives of little penguins (own expense).

Insider Experience
At Bridestowe Lavender Estate, enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and sample the unique lavender-inspired fare.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Beachfront at Bicheno

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    Beachfront at Bicheno



    The 46 suite Beachfront at Bicheno affords breath-taking views of Waubes Bay and is ideally located two minutes from the centre of Bicheno township. With a large variety of well-maintained comfortable room types, Beachfront at Bicheno has rooms to suit every traveller's needs.

    The 46 suite Beachfront at Bicheno affords breath-taking views of Waubes Bay and is ideally located two minutes from the centre of Bicheno township. With a large variety of well-maintained comfortable room types, Beachfront at Bicheno has rooms to suit every traveller's needs.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Laundry facilities
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 3

Freycinet National Park, Richmond, Hobart

Enjoy a special Insider Experience this morning. Discover the historic heart of Tasmania in Richmond, home to the Richmond Bridge. It is then off to Hobart to enjoy an informative city tour, which depicts the city's rich history.

Insider Experience
Travel into Freycinet National Park where you'll enjoy an insightful walk with a naturalist guide.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel

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    RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel



    Located in the heart of Hobart's cultural city centre, RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel is within easy walking distance of Constitution Dock, the shopping precinct and Hobart's iconic Salamanca Markets. Australia's smallest and most historic capital offers a mix of historic and contemporary art and culture, ...

    Located in the heart of Hobart's cultural city centre, RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel is within easy walking distance of Constitution Dock, the shopping precinct and Hobart's iconic Salamanca Markets. Australia's smallest and most historic capital offers a mix of historic and contemporary art and culture, cafes, and restaurants, providing the ideal base for exploring Hobart.

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Day 4

Port Arthur Historic Site, Hobart

Heading out of Hobart this morning, take in the dramatic coastline scenes from the narrow peninsula of Eaglehawk Neck. Later, join a cruise around the Isle of the Dead to hear haunting stories about the convicts that were buried here. Return to Hobart where you'll enjoy an exciting Insider Experience.

Insider Experience
Visit Port Arthur, once Australia's most notorious convict prison, and take a guided tour through this intriguing site.

Insider Experience
Dine overlooking the iconic waterfront at Customs House Restaurant this evening.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 5

Hobart, Salamanca Market

Soak up the old-world charm and lively culture of the Tasmanian capital today during a guided tour. Wander around Salamanca Place, visit Constitution Dock and enjoy the views from the city's picturesque harbour. The Apple Isle also has a growing reputation for high quality food and wine, with Hobart at its core. Visit the famous Salamanca Market and peruse the treasures of Tasmania at more than 300 stalls, which showcase the best of the island's fresh and famous produce. During leisure time this afternoon, you might choose to embark on a tour of Australia's oldest brewery; visit the unique Museum of Old and New Art; or enjoy a Bruny Island adventure (own expense).

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 6

Hobart, Lake St Clair, Strahan

Framed by lush vegetation, the three-tiered Russell Falls is a jewel in the crown of Mt Field National Park. After a short walk to marvel at the famed falls, continue to World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Here, relish the pristine wilderness on the shores of Lake St Clair. Later, travel by coach to the town of Strahan and enjoy a buffet dinner at View 42 degrees Restaurant and Bar this evening.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Strahan Village

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    Strahan Village



    Strahan Village is a stylish collection of exceptional cottage and hotel style accommodation at Strahan, on Tasmania's west coast. Strahan Village's selection of contemporary, welcoming accommodation has been designed to suit a range of needs and tastes. Fitted out with a variety of room styles, ...

    Strahan Village is a stylish collection of exceptional cottage and hotel style accommodation at Strahan, on Tasmania's west coast. Strahan Village's selection of contemporary, welcoming accommodation has been designed to suit a range of needs and tastes. Fitted out with a variety of room styles, Strahan Village's cottages combine tasteful charm with the best of modern facilities.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
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    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 7

Strahan, Cradle Mountain

On the brand-new Spirit of the Wild, cruise across Macquarie Harbour and enter the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. On arrival in Strahan, reboard your coach and head for Cradle Mountain.

Insider Experience
Encounter Tasmanian nature at its finest during a stay at Cradle Mountain Hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Cradle Mountain Hotel

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    Cradle Mountain Hotel



    Cradle Mountain Hotel is a 4 star eco-resort situated in alpine wilderness at the northern end of Cradle Mountain. All 60 of the beautifully-appointed rooms and suites at the Cradle Mountain Hotel have double-sliding doors opening on to their own small private decks for wildlife ...

    Cradle Mountain Hotel is a 4 star eco-resort situated in alpine wilderness at the northern end of Cradle Mountain. All 60 of the beautifully-appointed rooms and suites at the Cradle Mountain Hotel have double-sliding doors opening on to their own small private decks for wildlife viewing and woodland views. All rooms are ground-floor level.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 8

Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Smithton

Take in the serenity of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. This is quintessential Tasmania, where breathtaking landscapes are covered with alpine flora. Visit Waldheim Chalet and marvel at the views from the shores of Dove Lake. Then travel via the mural town of Sheffield to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. Later, arrive in Tasmania's north-western town of Smithton.

Insider Experience
In Smithton, stay at the charming Tall Timbers Hotel and enjoy a tantalising three-course dinner featuring an array of seasonal produce from local salmon to delicious Tasmanian oysters.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Tall Timbers Hotel

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    Tall Timbers Hotel



    Tall Timbers Hotel is an ideal place to stay for leisure travellers, whether for a family trip or couples retreat. This North West Tasmania hotel is located at Smithton, the gateway to visit the abundant attractions the North West Coast, including the magical Tarkine Wilderness. ...

    Tall Timbers Hotel is an ideal place to stay for leisure travellers, whether for a family trip or couples retreat. This North West Tasmania hotel is located at Smithton, the gateway to visit the abundant attractions the North West Coast, including the magical Tarkine Wilderness. Accommodation facilities include 67 cabin style suites and luxury lakeside self-contained units and apartments.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Games Room
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 9

Smithton, Launceston

Journey to the Great Lake and admire the vast body of water that draw anglers from all over Australia. Continue to Launceston, where you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner and Drink.

Insider Experience
Sample some of Tasmania's finest chocolate during a tour at the House of Anvers.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

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    Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston



    Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston offers superior accommodation, superb Tasmanian cuisine and extensive conference facilities in the centre of the northern capital of Tasmania. Catering for the discerning corporate and leisure traveler, the hotel is only a short stroll from the main central business district, shopping ...

    Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston offers superior accommodation, superb Tasmanian cuisine and extensive conference facilities in the centre of the northern capital of Tasmania. Catering for the discerning corporate and leisure traveler, the hotel is only a short stroll from the main central business district, shopping mall in Brisbane Street and Yorktown Square. There is an onsite Tasmanian cuisine restaurant, The Avenue Grill, and The Terrace Room which offers a High Tea menu.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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    Preferred Hotel
Day 10

Cataract Gorge, Depart Launceston

Start the day with a delicious breakfast, before setting off to explore some natural wonders in the heart of Launceston. Your journey comes to an end as you are transferred to the airport.

Insider Experience
Explore beautiful Cataract Gorge during a guided cruise along the Tamar River.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2019:  Sep 17*; Oct 1, 15, 29*; Nov 12, 26*; Dec 10, 31
2020: Jan 7*, 14, 21*, 28; Feb 4, 11*, 18, 25; Mar 3*, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr 7*, 21; May 12

Guaranteed departures.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers (directly before and after your tour)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Luxurious coach travel
  • Dedicated Coach Driver and Tour Director
  • Local expert guides in select locations
  • Sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined in itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Optional excursions and touring that are available for purchase on tour
  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages unless specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities unless specifically indicated
  • Park fees unless stated

Flights are not included.  As experts in airfares to the South Pacific Goway can assist you with the best airfares for your vacation.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share in low season. Seasonal surcharges will apply.  Limited seats and subject to availability.  Single supplements are available on request.  Single guests who are willing to share a room with a fellow traveller (same gender and non smoking) are eligible for twin share rates, ask your Goway Agent for details on the ‘Twin Share Guarantee’ option 

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