2016-17 SEASON
Mar 2017 - May 2017

10 Day Tasmanian Wonders

AAT Kings Guided Tour starting in Hobart and finishing in Hobart

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Read 78 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on AAT Kings's 10 Day Tasmanian Wonders. It's time to tick Tassie off your bucket list! On this Tasmanian guided holiday you'll experience what the island state is world renowned for - idyllic scenery, abundant wildlife and friendly...read more

Overview

Operator: AAT Kings
Type: Coach Tour (Low Cost)
Style: Best Buys
Duration: 10 Days
From: Hobart to Hobart
Tour Code: FHLH
Visits: Australia
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$ 2,705
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Day By Day

1

Arrive 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, Constitution Dock, and Mt. Nelson for amazing views overlooking Hobart. Tonight you will meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner with fabulous views of Hobart. Stay: Wrest Point, Hobart (D)
2

Hobart – Queenstown

This morning you head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park. Tasmania's oldest National Park is the location of the spectacular three-tiered waterfall, Russell Falls, which is surrounded by towering swamp gums. You'll then take the winding journey to Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park – a magnificent part of the world. Stay: West Coaster Motel, Queenstown (2 nights) (B/D)
3

Gordon River Cruise

Today you travel to the fishing village of Strahan on Macquarie Harbour where you'll cruise the Gordon River, while enjoying lunch. You'll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters, reflecting the untouched wilderness and be amazed by the 2,000 year old Huon Pine at Heritage Landing. Later, the afternoon is yours to relax and enjoy your surroundings. (B/L/D)
4

Queenstown – Smithton

Travel past Lake Plimsoll through Tullah on the shores of Lake Rosebery, surrounded by forests and mountains to the sensational Cradle Mountain National Park. Once there we'll take you to gorgeous Dove Lake for spectacular views of Cradle Mountain – make sure the camera's charged, this is a scenic highlight, and the air – there's none fresher! Rolling green hills and Friesian cows – this afternoon you'll think you're in a butter commercial as you make your way past Table Cape, home of tulips, for views of Bass Strait, the lighthouse and coastline. You'll then visit Highfield Historic Site, unique among colonial residences in Tasmania. It was built by the Van Diemen's Land Company and is a rare example of domestic architecture from the Regency period, which is characterised by refined decoration that is geometric yet elegant. Your final destination is Smithton. Stay: Tall Timbers, Smithton (B/D)
5

Smithton - Launceston

Picturesque Stanley is in your sights as you head west with a view of 'the Nut'. Next stop is Burnie for a guided tour of the Makers' Workshop, a place that honours Burnie's history, innovators and artists. Later, travel east along the coast through Penguin and Ulverstone then south to Sheffield for a wander through this town of murals with its colourful wall paintings that adorn the town's buildings. En route to Launceston you'll visit the Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory for a presentation on cheese making and some delicious produce testing – yum! Stay: Best Western Plus, Launceston (2 nights) (B)
6

Launceston Sights

Start your day at Velo, a boutique winery, where at a private wine tasting, you'll hear not only of Velo's cool climate wines but also the intriguing story of Michael Wilson, who transformed from Olympic cyclist to boutique wine producer. This afternoon is free to explore 'Lonny'. Maybe visit Cataract Gorge or take a cruise on the Tamar River. (B)
7

Launceston - Bicheno

Your first stop is Hillwood Berry Farm, a family-run farm in the heart of the scenic Tamar Valley. Experience the sweeter side of farming with freshly picked strawberries, raspberries and other fruit in season. Then it's on to Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Why not try one of their famous lavender ice creams! Later you'll see Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees in honour of fallen WWI soldiers, and then drive through the lush myrtle rainforest at Weldborough Pass. You'll visit St. Helens before arriving in the seaside hamlet of Bicheno. Stay: Beachfront at Bicheno (B/D)
8

Bicheno - Port Arthur

Get your camera ready for the spectacular and breathtaking – Freycinet National Park. You'll take a walk that will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach. Cape Tourville Lookout is awesome! Travel through Swansea and Orford, then chart a course for Port Arthur along an impressive cliff-lined coast. You'll cross the 100 year old Denison Canal and the historic once-guarded checkpoint of Eaglehawk Neck. On arrival in Port Arthur, you'll cruise around the Isle of the Dead and then take a guided walk of the Historic Site and prison. This evening, perhaps test your nerve on an optional lantern-lit Ghost Tour of Port Arthur. Stay: Port Arthur Inn (B/D)
9

Port Arthur - Hobart

This morning, on your way back to Hobart, feast your eyes on the amazing vistas of Tasman's Arch, Devil's Kitchen and the Blowhole. Drive through the Coal River Valley to the historic sandstone village of Richmond, site of Australia's oldest operational road bridge and a perfect spot for lunch. Cross the Derwent River on your way into Hobart, where the afternoon is free to do as you wish. This evening join your Tour Director and new-found friends for dinner. Stay: Wrest point, Hobart (B/D)
10

Depart Hobart

Your tour concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight (flights to depart anytime). (B)

Day By Day

1

Welcome to Hobart

Transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel for check-in, where you'll then take an afternoon tour of Hobart. Your orientation takes in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, and Mt. Nelson for incredible views overlooking Hobart. Tonight you will meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner with fabulous views of Hobart. Stay: Wrest Point, Hobart (D)
2

Hobart – Queenstown

This morning you head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park. Tasmania's oldest National Park is the location of the spectacular three-tiered waterfall, Russell Falls, which is surrounded by towering swamp gums. You'll then take the winding journey to Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park – a magnificent part of the world. Stay: West Coaster Motel, Queenstown (B/D)
3

Queenstown – Cradle Mountain

A spectacular Gordon River cruise is the highlight today. You'll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters, stained amber by buttongrass tannins, reflecting the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for insight into Tasmania's lesser known convict history, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hell's Gate and Heritage Landing, site of the 2,000 year old Huon Pine. Pass the towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your hotel on the boundary of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park. Stay: Cradle Mountain Hotel (B/L/D)
4

Cradle Mountain – Smithton

This morning it's time to explore the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. We'll take you to gorgeous Dove Lake for spectacular views of Cradle Mountain – make sure the camera's charged, this is a scenic highlight, and the air – there's none fresher! You're likely to spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing through the alpine heathlands. Picture rolling green hills and Friesian cows – this afternoon you'll think you're in a butter commercial as you make your way past Table Cape, home of tulips, for views of Bass Strait, the lighthouse and coastline. Picturesque Stanley is in your sights as you head west with a view of 'the Nut' and a chance to explore. Your final destination is Smithton. Stay: Tall Timbers, Smithton (B/D)
5

Smithton - Launceston

First up you'll stop in Burnie for a guided tour of the Makers' Workshop, a place that honours Burnie's history, innovators and artists. Later, travel east along the coast through Penguin and Ulverstone then south to Sheffield for a wander through this town with its colourful wall paintings that adorn the town's buildings. En route to Launceston you'll visit Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm for a delicious afternoon tea featuring raspberries fresh as they come – yum! Stay: Best Western Plus, Launceston (2 nights) (B)
6

Launceston

This morning travel through the rolling hills and vineyards of the Tamar Valley to Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre. Beaconsfield has a long rich gold mining history. Your expert guide will bring to life the mine's extraordinary past and tell you of incredible engineering feats, the town's heritage and the dramatic events of the 2006 rock fall and mine rescue. This afternoon is free for you to explore Launceston. Maybe take a tour of Boag's Brewery! (B)
7

Launceston - Bicheno

Bridestowe Lavender Estate is your first stop today. Bridestowe has been growing lavender since 1922 when a London perfumer planted lavender seeds from the French Alps on his family estate which he named after his wife's birthplace in England. Try some of Bridestowe's lavender products and treat yourself to their famous lavender icecream! Later make a stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, planted in honour of fallen WWI soldiers, then visit Pyengana Dairy Company.

Learn about the history of the farm and cheese making in the Pyengana area before you taste a number of cheeses of different ages and flavours. Yum! After your lunch time stop at St. Helens, follow the picturesque East Coast south to Bicheno. This evening you may like to take an optional tour to see Bicheno's wild penguin colony as they emerge from the ocean for the night, or even take a tour to see Tassie Devils. Stay: Beachfront at Bicheno (B)

8

Bicheno - Hobart

Get your camera ready for the spectacular and breathtaking – Freycinet National Park. You'll take a walk that will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach. Cape Tourville Lookout is magic! Travel through Swansea and Orford, then chart a course for Hobart. Stay: Wrest point, Hobart (2 nights) (B)
9

Port Arthur

Explore Port Arthur Historic Site today. Cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula and enjoy a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating guided walk of Port Arthur's infamous convict prison. You'll have time to wander the site at your leisure before you leave. See 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 the drive back to Hobart. This evening celebrate your holiday with your fellow travellers at a farewell dinner at one of Hobart's favourite restaurants. (B/FD)
10

Depart Hobart

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

Trip Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Hobart's iconic sights
  • Visit spectacular Russell Falls
  • Cruise on the Gordon River with a delicious included lunch
  • Discover Cradle Mountain National Park on a guided tour
  • Visit historic Highfield House
  • See 'The Nut' at Stanley
  • Experience Burnie's Makers' Workshop
  • Taste delicious cheese at Ashgrove Cheese Farm
  • Wine tasting at the Tamar Valley's Velo Winery
  • Explore Launceston
  • Taste fresh berries at Hillwood Berry Farm
  • Discover Bridestowe Lavender Estate and the delicious lavender ice cream
  • Get glimpses of Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park
  • Step back in time at historic Port Arthur

Inclusions

Dining

  • Full Buffet Breakfasts (9) B
  • Lunch (1) L
  • Dinners (7) D

Flight Information

  • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Hobart
  • Day 10: Flights to depart anytime from Hobart

Trip Notes

  • Due to seasonal conditions, this itinerary may change without notice.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.

 

Trip Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Hobart's iconic sights
  • Visit spectacular Russell Falls
  • Cruise on the Gordon River with a delicious included lunch
  • Discover Cradle Mountain National Park on a guided tour
  • See 'The Nut' at Stanley
  • Experience Burnie's Makers' Workshop
  • Indulge in local cheeses at Pyengana Dairy Company
  • Explore Launceston
  • Taste fresh berries at Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm
  • Discover Bridestowe Lavender Estate and the delicious lavender ice cream
  • Spectacular views from Cape Tourville Lookout
  • Step back in time at historic Port Arthur
  • Explore Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

Inclusions

Dining

  • Full buffet breakfasts (9) B
  • Lunch (1) L
  • Dinners (4) D
  • Farewell dinner (1) FD

Flight Information

  • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Hobart
  • Day 10: Flights to depart anytime from Hobart

Trip Notes

  • Due to seasonal conditions, this itinerary may change without notice.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.

 

Operator Details

Region: Australia
Style: Best Buys
Accommodation: 3+ Star
Location: Central - Generally
Guided: Tour Host & Driver
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 5 years)
Flights: Not Included
Airport Transfers: Included (Day of Arrival & Departure)
Gratuities: Optional on Tour
Max Group Size: 49 (Avg. 45)
Free WiFi: No
* Source: AAT Kings for trips in Australia. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (78)

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Australia
Trip Date: 01/02/2017

“Superb worry free holiday”

My Tasmanian Wonders Tour with AAT Kings was every thing I desired. Tour Guide Carolyn could not do enough for all 50 on the tour. Her knowledge of Tasmania 's history was very enlightening. Driver Darren...what a great guy and driver. Kept the coach spotless every day. Accommodation and meals definitely no complaints. Will use AAT Kings for future coach tours. Lastly Hannah at Global Journeys - I must add how very pleased and hassle free my booking progressed from beginning to receiving my documents well before departure date.

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Australia
Trip Date: 21/01/2017

“Tasmania at its best”

This was an excellent trip, ticked all the boxes. Both of us having never travelled by coach, always plane or boat thought we would give this a go. Very impressed, certainly converted to this way of travel. The places we were able to visit during the course of our journey simply 'wonderful', totally enjoyable. Would recommend this trip to anyone. Our Driver and bus Director outstanding. The manner in which they were able to deliver information throughout the trip was to a very high standard. Both to be complemented on their ability to relate to each of their passengers. Just a well balanced organised tour. Hope to enjoy more of the same in the years to come.

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Australia
Trip Date: 18/01/2017

“Spectacular & enjoyable Holiday”

Excellent excursions as well as accommodation except one. Tour director commentary and knowledge very professional. Good mix of travelers. Breakfast excellent, and dinners were good. Would have preferred dinners being provided every night. Early morning starts were inconvenient for + 60 year old travellers. Coach steps were too step for older/disable travelers. Should recognise requirements and needs of more senior/mature age travelers.

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Trip Date: 16/11/2016

“Wonderful holiday in Tasmania”

Very happy with the booking process through Global Journeys and the tour itself operated by AAT Kings. No problems experienced with either and exceptional service received.

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2016-17 SEASON
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