6D Tassie Gateway
Mode of Travel
5 nights hotel
5 Breakfast, 3 Dinner
Embark on a journey on the iconic Overland Track against the backdrop of the scenic Cradle Mountain in this tour of Australia’s outback.
DAY 1 - LAUNCESTON
This evening meet your Travel Director at a Welcome Reception before embarking on your journey along Tasmania’s glorious east.
DAY 2 - LAUNCESTON - (Breakfast & Dinner with wine)
Bridestowe Lavender Estate is your first stop today. It 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, stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees planted in honour of fallen WWI soldiers. Then follow the picturesque east coast south to Freycinet National Park.
DAY 3 - WINEGLASS BAY CRUISE (Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner with wine)
Another highlight day awaits you! Start it with a drive through dry eucalypt
forests to Cape Tourville for a walk that will reward you with stunning views of
brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach as far as the eye can see.
Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay on a four-hour lunch cruise
of the Freycinet Peninsula. The cruise will take you from the gentle shores of
Coles Bay along the Freycinet coast beneath towering pink granite cliffs to one
of the world’s best beaches. Anchored at Wineglass Bay, you’ll have the chance to absorb the beauty of the National Park and enjoy a gourmet Ploughman’s lunch.
DAY 4 - FREYCINET - HOBART (Breakfast & Be My Guest Morning Tea)
Journey to historic Ross, considered the finest nineteenth century village in Australia. You must treat yourself to the self-proclaimed best scallop pie in Tasmania from one of the town’s town bakeries, or if you’ve got a sweet tooth, visit the other bakery for their famous vanilla slice! As you travel south through rich pastoral land towards Hobart, Anne Kernke,
custodian of Shene Estate, welcomes you to a Be My Guest experience, as she hosts you a walking tour through the property’s stunning original buildings, true reflections of early Australian architecture and the colonial era. Anne will also invite you into her family home for morning tea, a selection of home-baked goodies. This afternoon choose an include Choice sightseeing experience - visit Australia’s largest privately funded museum, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), with its eclectic mix of ancient, modern and contemporary art. From there, you’ll cruise back to Hobart on the MONA Roma ferry. Or spend your afternoon on a guided walking tour of Hobart with a local expert for an
insight into its rugged history, people and places.
DAY 5 - PORT ARTHUR (Breakfast & Farewell Dinner)
Today, explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead
and a fascinating guided walk of the remains of Port Arthur’s infamous convict prison. There will also be time for you to wander the site at your leisure. On the drive back to Hobart, see the amazing natural rock formation of the craggy Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. This evening, mingle with your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner at one of Hobart’s fine restaurants.
DAY 6 - HOBART (Breakfast)
Say farewell to your fellow travelers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.
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