2016-17 SEASON
May 2017 - May 2017

10 Day Tasmanian Wonders

AAT Kings Guided Tour starting in Hobart and finishing in Hobart

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Read 82 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
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day

1

Arrive Hobart

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

Hobart – Queenstown

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 ancient and towering swamp gums. You'll then take the winding journey to rugged 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

Gordon River Cruise - Cradle Mountain

Travel to the fishing village of Strahan on Macquarie Harbour, where you'll cruise the Gordon River while enjoying lunch. 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. Pass the towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your hotel on the boundary of Cradle Mountain National Park. Stay: Cradle Mountain Hotel (B/L/D)
4

Cradle Mountain– Smithton

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 perfect rolling green hills and Friesian cows – 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

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 Sights

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/D)
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/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 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 Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner with fabulous views of Hobart. Stay: Wrest Point, Hobart (D)
2

Hobart – Strahan

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. Take the winding journey up to Lake St. Clair and travel through Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of the World Heritage protected Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and on to coastal Strahan. Stay overnight in Strahan. Stay: Strahan Village, Strahan (B/D)
3

Gordon River Cruise – Cradle Mountain

A spectacular Gordon River Cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water's edge, is the highlight of 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. 4 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 experience a guided tour of the Tarkine Wilderness region, one of Australia's largest unprotected temperate rainforests and contains vast forests of myrtle, leatherwood and pine trees. En route to Launceston you'll visit the Ashgrove Cheese Factory to learn all about cheese making and taste some samples. Stay: Best Western Plus, Launceston (2 nights) (B)
6

Launceston

This morning travel to Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre through the rolling hills and vineyards of the Tamar Valley. Beaconsfield Mine 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. After having time to explore Cataract Gorge, this afternoon is free for you to explore Launceston. (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 ice-cream! Later make a stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, planted in honour of fallen WWI soldiers.

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/D)

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
  • See 'The Nut' at Stanley
  • Taste delicious cheese at Ashgrove Cheese Farm
  • Explore Launceston
  • 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
  • Explore Cradle Mountain National Park with a local guide
  • See 'The Nut' at Stanley
  • Explore Launceston
  • Taste Tasmanian Cheese at Ashgrove Cheese Factory
  • Explore Tarkine Wilderness area
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre
  • Take a step back in time at Port Arthur Historic Sight and learn about one of Australia's famous penal colonies with a local guide
  • Indulge at a Farewell Dinner overlooking Hobart's waterfront
  • Discover Bridestowe Lavender Estate and the delicious lavender ice cream
  • Spectacular views from Cape Tourville Lookout

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.

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Australia
Trip Date: 05/04/2017

“Tasmanian Wonders”

Excellent Itinerary. Excellent Tour Guide. Excellent Accommodation. Excellent Food. Great sightseeing and interesting places visited. One of the best tours I have been on and we'd highly recommend it to others.

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Australia
Trip Date: 15/03/2017

“Wonderful trip to tasmania”

We had a wonderful trip to Tasmania which was so well organised. Not a hitch right though 10 day trip. Terffic guide and company and great weather for the whole time. Would book again through Global Journeys.

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Trip Date: 08/03/2017

“Great trip”

This tour was excellent as it covered most aspects of Tasmania. The tour director was great often taking us off the beaten track. I would recommend this tour to others.

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Trip Date: 01/03/2017

“Tasmanian Wonders”

The tour was well worth doing. AAT Kings were excellent. Everything went off without a hitch. The Tour Guide was a wealth of knowledge and her comments were in lighting. Had a great time.

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2016-17 SEASON
May 2017 - May 2017

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