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Tasmania  
Departs:  Sunday, 20 February 2022    
Duration:  12  Days Tour Number: 3553    
Price: 
4500p.p.
$4275 Travel Club
Single Suppplement. $1250
Pay deposit by Nov 30 And  Save $150p.p.
  Tamar Valley, Beaconsfield Mine Museum, Sea Horse World, Tamar River Cruise, Ledgerwood Tree Sculptures, Pat a Tasmanian Devil, East Coast Natureworld, Historic Richmond and Australia’s oldest Catholic Church,  Port Arthur & Tasman Peninsula, Nelson Falls, Queenstown, Strahan & Gordon River Heritage Cruise, Cradle Mountain National Park
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Tour Includes:
Home Pick-up & Return in metropolitan area
RETURN FARE in TWIN PORTHOLE CABIN on SPIRIT OF TASMANIA  
All entrances as itinerary unless stated as optional  Accommodation and Meals as itinerary
 
DAY 1                  ADELAIDE - HORSHAM - SPIRIT OF TASMANIA                           D
Your Car will pick you up from home (in the metropolitan area) in time for our 6.15am departure
from  Adelaide. We will have several comfort stops and a luncheon stop along the way to Melbourne, crossing the Westgate Bridge before arriving at Station Pier Port Melbourne to board Spirit of Tasmania for our overnight cruise to Devonport departing at 7.30pm After enjoying dinner in the Waves Eatery, explore the many interesting on-board features including the shop and entertainment areas.  Enjoy the cruise down Port Phillip Bay and settle into your twin berth cabin complete with private facilities
 
YOU NEED TO TAKE A SMALL OVERNIGHT BAG ON THE COACH WITH YOU AS YOU WILL
NOT HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR SUITCASES UNTIL WE REACH OUR OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION TOMORROW NIGHT.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE ALL MEDICATIONS WITH YOU
 
DAY 2                                 DAVENPORT - BEACONSFILED-LAUNCESTON                     B D
After berthing in the Mersey River we travel to a nearby venue for breakfast. Time to board the coach and make our way to Beaconsfield and visit the Mine and Heritage Museum, site of the mine disaster an miraculous rescue . You will be entertained with the interactive displays and  live a story around  every corner with buttons to push leavers to pull and tunnels to crawl through. Time to make our way to Launceston where the highlights include the city Centre and Cataract George with its cliff side gardens, peacocks, pool,, suspension bridge and one of the longest single span chairlifts in the world (ride is optional and own expense) before arriving at our next two nights accommodation. Best Western Plus Launceston Ph: 03633 9999
 
DAY 3                                  TAMAR VALLEY - CRUISE - LAUNCESTON                              B
This morning we tour the picturesque Tamar Valley to Beauty Point we visit Sea Horse World. Seahorse World at Beauty Point, Northern Tasmania, is a unique Australian Government and United Nations approved breedingfor these (IUCN red list) endangered species providing a captive-bred alternative for aquariums around the world, We then visit Platypus House This is an amazing Tasmanianworld experience not to be missed. Platypus House offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to watch both live Tasmanian platypuses and echidnas in daylight conditions and undercover. We travel back to Launceston then we join the Boat for a cruise on the Tamar River, Cruise into the magical Cataract Gorge and through Launceston's riverfront precinct. Head north past Tamar Island and experience the variety of life as we cruise past charming riverfront communities, we return to the motel, tonight's dinner is at your own leisure.
 
DAY 4                             LAVENDER FARM - SCOTSDALE - ST HELENS                     B D
We pack the coach and make our way to Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Bridestowe grows true
French lavender the only lavender variety suitable for use in perfume and cooking. We have a talk and tour. We continue east through agricultural Scottsdale, Branxholm and former tin-mining
centre of Derby. Visit Legerwood and view the War Memorial Tree Carvings, honouring the fallen
soldiers of the region. Tour the myrtle rain forest of Weldborough Pass before descending to the
East Coast to St. Helens for overnight accommodation overlooking the blue waters of the Tasman Sea. Tidal Waters Resort 03 6376 1999
 
DAY 5                            EAST COAST - TASSIE DEVIL - HOBART B D
Travel this morning beside the Tasman Sea, stopping off at the East Coast Nature World to meet
a Tasmanian Devil and ride the ‘Pelican Express’. Continue to the east coast resort town of
Bicheno to tour the Gulch Fishing Harbour and view the Blowhole before taking in views of the
jagged, granite peaks of Freycinet Peninsula, Moulting Lagoon and Maria Island. Pass through
Swansea and pause at the enigmatic, convict built Spiky Bridge. From Orford follow the Prosser
River Valley through historic Buckland before heading for the historic town of Richmond. Here you may view the spire of Australia’s oldest Catholic Church from beneath the arch of our oldest
stone bridge still in use. Wander the streets of this delightful Georgian town and discover the arts
and crafts, bakeries and tea rooms, from there we take in your first view of Mt. Wellington and the Tasman Bridge before heading to the  Wrest Point Casino Motel. This will be our home for the next 4 nights. Wrest Point Casino Ph 03 6225 7035
 
DAY 6                                      HOBART - PORT ARTHUR - HOBART                                    B D
This morning we head to the Port Arthur Convict Settlement where within its 40 hectares of
landscaped grounds lies a rich history of Australia’s past. Included in the entry is a guided walking tour, a short cruise across the harbour, access to the Visitor Centre and Interpretation Gallery as well as more than 30 buildings, ruins and restored gardens and houses - explore as you wish
before departing the Historic Site to tour the geological sites of the Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen
and Eaglehawk Neck. Continue along the Highway taking in the Norfolk and Frederick Henry Bays heading to the City of Hobart and back to the motel
 
 
DAY 7                                                     HOBART FREE DAY                                                   B                                  
Wake up to a day of rest and relaxation. Today is your day to indulge your own special interests
and choices – perhaps you would like to take a a Tour To Bruny Island, Wilderness Flight to the
South West?  -   Maybe you would just like to relax, explore the Museums  absorb the history and ambience – the decision is entirely yours, tonight's dinner is at your own leisure
 
 
DAY 8                                           HOBART TO QUEENSTOWN                                       B D
Departing Hobart this morning we follow the Derwent Valley through hop fields and hills to New
Norfolk. Continuing westward, climb the Central Plateau through trout-lakes country where rivers
have been harnessed for hydro-electric power and roads carved from the wilderness. Experience
the wonders of Gondwanaland during a short bush-walk in the Wild Rivers National Park to Nelson waterfalls. Approaching the copper mining town of Queenstown, observe the altered landscape of bare, colourful hills as we cross the Linda Valley and descend Mt. Owen. Tour the town before checking in to accommodation for the next two nights at the Queenstown Motor Inn 03 6471 1866.
 
 
DAY 9                                   MACQUARIE HARBOUR - STRAHAN                                   B L D
An early departure for the port of Strahan this morning, cruise the incomparable Gordon River into the heart of Tasmania's wilderness and the edge of World Heritage region.  Cross vast  Macquarie Harbour, visiting Sarah Island, the worst convict settlement of them all - follow the  Gordon River through stands of ancient Huon pine, sassafras and myrtle rainforest to step ashore for a wilderness board-walk at Heritage Landing. Voyage to Hell's Gates, the aptly named harbour entrance where many early ships were destroyed by ferocious ocean swells. On return to Strahan, there will be opportunity to explore the Village including the Visitor Centre and Huon Pine saw mill. Return to Queenstown.
 
 
DAY 10                    QUEENSTOWN – CRADLE MOUNTAIN - WYNYARD                                BD
Traverse the Reid volcanic zone for views of the Tyndal range and Lake Plimsoll in the Henty Anthony Valley en route to Tullah. Continue north through rainforest and mineral rich mountains, crossing the Vale of Belvior and alpine cattle country to reach Cradle Mountain National Park. Board the shuttle bus to Dove Lake at the foot of the crags of Cradle Mountain and visit Waldheim, forest home of pioneer Gustav Weindorffer. Enjoy lunch and the visual delights of the Wilderness Gallery at the Cradle Chateau before following the Highway through mountains and button grass plains to the North west Coast and overnight accommodation at  
 
 
DAY 11               STANLEY -TABLE CAPE - BASS STRAIGHT                                   B,D
This morning visit the historic village of Stanley nestling at the foot of an ancient volcanic core known as ‘the Nut’.  Tour past Highfield, historical headquarters of the early Van Diemans Land Co. and explore the quaint town with its terraces and chairlift access to the top of the Nut – (ride is optional and own expense).  Marvel at the breathtaking views from the rich agricultural Table Cape with its amazing diversity of crops and farms. Continue to the coastal port of Burnie to do some last minute shopping before touring east along the scenic coastal route, passing through Penguin and Ulverstone and on to Devonport to enjoy dinner before settling on board the Spirit of Tasmania in your twin berth cabins for the overnight cruise to Melbourne.
 
DAY 12                              PORT MELBOURNE HOME TO ADELAIDE
Early risers may witness the entry through the Heads into Port Phillip Bay, and watch the Melbourne City skyline come into view.  On arrival at Station Pier around 7am, disembark to re-join your coach.  We have breakfast before we depart Melbourne for our return to Adelaide, arriving back approximately 7pm.  After a wonderful tour you will be met by cars to return you to your home (metro area only).