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Value Tasmania (9 Days): Value Plus Escorted Vacation

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,842

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$ 2,842

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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. Visit the gold mining town of Beaconsfield, and take a guided tour of the Mine and Heritage Centre. This evening, enjoy canapes and a Welcome Drink at the iconic James Boag's Brewery, followed by a Welcome Dinner this evening.

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)
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    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Launceston, Freycinet National Park, Bicheno

Drive through northern Tasmania's wine-producing area. At Bridestowe Lavender Estate, enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and sample the unique lavender-inspired fare. Traverse Weldborough Pass and stop at East Coast Natureworld to meet a Tasmanian devil. Travel into Freycinet National Park to enjoy a walk with a naturalist guide. Continue to the seaside town of Bicheno, where you may like to see the little penguins.

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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)
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Day 3

Bicheno, Ross, Richmond, Hobart

Discover the historic heart of Tasmania at Campbell Town and Ross. Continue south to Richmond, home to the Richmond Bridge, which is 25km long. It is then off to Hobart to enjoy an informative city tour, which depicts the city's rich history.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
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 a step back in time today during a visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site, once Australia's most notorious convict prison. There is no better place to imagine how convict life would have been as you tour the ruins of Australia's most well-known penal colony. Later, join a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and hear stories about the convicts buried there. On the way back to Hobart, you'll come face-to-face with rock-hewn icons including the Tasman Arch, Tessellated Pavement and Devil's Kitchen. Back in the city for dinner this evening, choose from an impressive menu showcasing some of the region's freshest seafood at the renowned Customs House Restaurant.

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Day 5

Hobart

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).

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Day 6

Hobart, Lake St Clair, Strahan

Follow the Derwent River through the New Norfolk region to Mt Field National Park. Stop for a short walk through a peaceful forest to the beautiful Russell Falls. Then enter World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and stop on the shores of Lake St Clair. After admiring the pristine waters, continue on through rugged west coast wilderness to the town of Strahan. This evening, you'll indulge in a buffet dinner overlooking Macquarie Harbour.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
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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    • Internet Access
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Day 7

Strahan, Cradle Mountain

Cruise down the beautiful Gordon River into the remote Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and on to Sarah Island. Here, you'll enjoy a guided tour of the former penal colony. From Strahan, reboard the coach bound for Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Be immersed in nature at Cradle Mountain Hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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)
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    • Lounge(s)
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    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 8

Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Smithton

Set out on a tour of the remarkable Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and visit Waldheim Chalet. Stop on the shores of Dove Lake to admire the breathtaking view of Cradle Mountain. Later, travel via Sheffield to the fishing village of Stanley and see The Nut. Continue to Smithton. Relax at the charming Tall Timbers Hotel. Enjoy a delightful three-course dinner and savour local produce.

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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.

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    • 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, Depart Launceston

Indulge in the ultimate chocolate experience during a tour and tasting at the House of Anvers. Visit the Museum of Chocolate and discover the treat's history. Then visit the Great Lake. Continue to Launceston where you'll be transferred to the airport.

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DEPARTURES:

2018: Jan 9*, 16, 23*, 30; Feb 6*, 13, 20*, 27; Mar 6*, 13, 20; Apr 3, 17*; May 1; Sep 18*;
oct 2*, 16, 30*; Nov 13, 27*; Dec 11, 25
2019: Jan 1, 8*, 15, 22*; Feb 12, 19*, 26; Mar 5*, 12, 19, 26; Apr 9*, 23; May 14

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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