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Value Tasmania (9 Days): Value Plus Escorted Vacation

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,486

Begin and end in Launceston, spending ten amazing days seeing the many of the highlights of Tasmania including Freycinet National Park, Port Arthur, the Cradle Mountains, Strahan and more.


Tasmania offers you a completely unique Australian experience, with its own rich history and a distinct ecosystem. Choose between a 6 day or 9 day itinerary, and discover the Apple Isle on this value coach tour.

Launceston is the largest city in Northern Tasmania and is central to many key attractions. You’ll visit Seahorse World at Beauty Point, as well as Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre to learn more about the city’s mining history. Continue on to FreycinetNational Park, home to picturesque WineglassBay. Along the way, you’ll stop at East Coast Natureworld, for an up close and personal encounter with the cute, but not-so-cuddly Tasmanian devil.

Tasmania’s east coast is a treasure trove of history, with charming villages such as Ross, Richmond, and Port Arthur. Here, you’ll explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania’s largest and best preserved settlement from the convict era. Cruise around the Isle of the Dead, the final resting place for some 2,000 souls who did not survive the colony’s harsh conditions.

The capital city of Hobart is home to a rising cultural scene, including the Museum of Old and New Art. Enjoy a tour of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, before enjoying the city at leisure. Perhaps take a free tour of the TasmanianMuseum and ArtGallery, or visit Cascade brewery. Our 6 day guests depart in Hobart.

Pass natural wonders like Lake St Clair and RussellFalls on your way to Strahan and the rugged west coast. Cruise on MacquarieHarbour to SarahIsland, site of Tasmania’s most infamous former penal colony. Immerse yourself in the Tasmanian wilderness and see some of the world’s oldest rainforest as your tour takes you to CradleMountain.

Stop in at Stanley, a charming fishing village in the shadow of The Nut, a 143 metre, flat-topped volcanic plug. Taste some Tasmanian treats at Ashgrove Cheese Factory, before returning to Launceston, where you’ll visit Cataract Gorge and take a cruise along the TamarRiver. 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,486

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Day 1

Arrive Launceston, Beaconsfield

Transfer to your hotel in Launceston, then drive through farmland and vineyards following the Tamar River. Like a Local - visit the gold mining town of Beaconsfield and take a guided tour of the Mine and Heritage Centre. A Taste of Australia - enjoy a Welcome Drink and sample some local cheese at the Boags Centre for Beer Lovers, followed by a Welcome Dinner.

Meal Plan Highlight Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Best Western Plus Launceston

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    Best Western Plus Launceston



    Best Western Plus Launceston is conveniently located in the city centre, a 15 minute drive from the airport and a 2 minute walk from the main shopping precinct. The hotel features 116 rooms, a restaurant specializing in local produce and a cocktail bar.

    Best Western Plus Launceston is conveniently located in the city centre, a 15 minute drive from the airport and a 2 minute walk from the main shopping precinct. The hotel features 116 rooms, a restaurant specializing in local produce and a cocktail bar.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Currency Exchange
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Launceston, Freycinet National Park, Bicheno

Explore the scenic wine-producing area of northern Tasmania today. Like a Local - at Bridestowe Lavender Farm, enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and sample unique lavender-inspired fare. Traverse Weldborough Pass and stop at East Coast Natureworld to meet a Tasmanian Devil and other native Australian animals. Like a Local - travel into Freycinet National Park where you'll enjoy a guided walk along Richardsons Beach with a local flora and fauna expert. Later, arrive in Bicheno.

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Duration1 Night
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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

Bicheno, Ross, Richmond, Port Arthur

Today you'll explore some of Tasmania's quaint inland villages blessed with fine architecture and bridges. Discover Campbell Town and Ross, before continuing south to Richmond, home to the famous Richmond Bridge. Travel onwards to Hobart.

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Duration3 Nights
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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

Take in the peninsula of Eaglehawk Neck this morning. Like a Local - visit Port Arthur, once Australia's most notorious convict prison. Later, join a cruise around the Isle of the Dead. A Taste of Australia - dine overlooking the waterfront at Customs House Restaurant.

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Day 5

Hobart, Salamanca Market

Set off on a guided tour, taking you to Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and the harbour area. Later, visit Salamanca Market or perhaps join an optional full-day Bruny Island adventure - own expense.

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Day 6

Hobart, Lake St Clair, Strahan

Explore Russell Falls, the jewel in the crown of Mt Field National Park. Continue to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Travel to the town of Strahan where tonight, you'll enjoy a buffet dinner overlooking the timeless Macquarie Harbour.

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Duration1 Night
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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.

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

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Day 7

Strahan, Gordon River Cruise, Cradle Mountain

Cruise Macquarie Harbour and enter the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Continue to Sarah Island, once Tasmania's oldest convict settlement. Return to Strahan, bound for Cradle Mountain. Special Stay - unwind at Cradle Mountain Hotel.

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Duration1 Night
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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

Visit Waldheim Chalet and stop on the shore of Dove Lake. Travel via Sheffield to Stanley, then arrive in Smithton. Special Stay - relax at the Tall Timbers Hotel. A Taste of Australia - enjoy a dinner showcasing Tasmania's salmon, abalone and cheese.

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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, Great Lakes Plateau, Depart Launceston

A Taste of Australia - indulge in a chocolate tasting at the House of Anvers. Travel along the Great Lakes Plateau and the shores of the Great Lake. Your tour concludes later at the airport

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DEPARTURES:

2017:  Apr 18*; Sep 19*, Oct 3*, 17, 31*; Nov 14, 28*; Dec 12, 26*

2018: Jan 9*, 16, 23*, 30; Feb 6*, 13, 20*, 27; Mar 6*, 13, 20; Apr 3, 17*; May 1

Guaranteed departures.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers (directly before and after your tour)
  • Luxurious coach travel
  • Dedicated Coach Driver and Tour Director
  • Local expert guides in select locations
  • S 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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