7D Tassie's Park & Nature
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6 nights hotel
6 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinner
Enjoy iconic views of the Cradle Mountain, get up close and personal with the Tasmanian devil, and marvel at the stunning views by Dove Lake.
DAY 1 - LAUNCESTON (Dinner with Wine)
Begin your exploration of the beautiful island of Tasmania with a tour of its capital, including
Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanical Gardens and Constitution Dock. The last stop is Mt. Nelson for amazing views of Hobart. Get to know your traveling companions tonight at a Welcome Reception and dinner.
DAY 2 - SALAMANCA MARKET (Breakfast)
A free day to enjoy the sights, flavour, color and action of Salamanca Market. Explore the market stalls, wander through the historic sandstone warehouse discovering innovative Tasmanian arts and crafts and delight in the taste and aroma of freshly baked goods and local produce. Meet the friendly people who make or grow what they sell. Take a moment to sit back and relax at one of Salamanca’s cafes and watch the world pass you by with a cooling ale or locally produced cider.
DAY 3 - HOBART - STRAHAN (Breakfast & Dinner with wine)
This morning head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park, Tasmania’s oldest, and join your Travel Director for a stroll through the lush rainforest to the spectacular three-tiered Russell Falls. Continue to iconic Lake St. Clair before traveling on the Wall in the Wilderness, a monumental sculpture where artist Greg Duncan has hand-carved a collection of panels commemorating those who shaped the area’s past and present. Pass through the eerie moonscape of the mining town of Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and on to coastal Strahan.
DAY 4 - STRAHAN - CRADLE MOUNTAIN (Breakfast & Be My Guest Morning Tea)
A highlight today is your cruise on the spectacular Gordon River, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania’s convict history. See Hells Gates, the treacherous entrance to the Macquarie Harbour, and Heritage Landing, site of the 2,000 year old Huon Pine. Travel through the mining towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you make your way to your hotel set on the edge of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park.
Day 5 - PORT ARTHUR (Breakfast & Farewell Dinner)
This morning you’ll marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a visit to the Waldheim Chalet for insight into the early history of the Cradle Mountain area. Later, take a guided walk by Dove Lake. You may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing along the way.
DAY 6 - CRADLE MOUNTAIN - LAUNCESTON (Breakfast & Dinner with Wine)
After breakfast, take a walk with a local expert through the Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery in Burnie. See ingredients and processes that deliver one of the finest single malt whiskys in the world. Continue to quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’, then call in at the award-winning Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm to try a selection of local cheeses. Travel through the Meander Valley to Tassie’s ‘northern capital’ Launceston.
DAY 7 - LAUNCESTON (Breakfast & Lunch)
See Launceston’s magnificent Cataract Gorge before taking a scenic drive through the Tamar Valley’s rolling hills for lunch and wine-tasting at Josef Chromy Wines. The views from the surrounding vineyards and lakes provide an idyllic location to enjoy tasting some of the estate-grown cool climate wines and tucking into some fresh local Tasmanian produce. After lunch, say farewell to your new-found friends as your holiday comes to end this afternoon.
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