These are words that people often associate with Tasmania, along with “rugged”, “forests”, and “apple isle”. Tasmania, or “Tassie” as it is colloquially named, is a very popular tourist spot for Australians and overseas visitors. It has such a diverse range of spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, and it’s a perfect island to explore in a short time.
Since the first European sighting in 1642, Tassie has seen many changes – politically, socially, and environmentally, and its history is a mix of good and bad. It has seen tensions between early settlers and the Aboriginals; the establishment of convict-based settlements; its proclamation as a separate colony in 1856; major loss of life and property in the 1976 Tasmanian Fires; the Port Arthur massacre in 1996, and the Beaconsfield mine collapse in 2006. It is also known for the extinction of the Tasmanian tiger – a stripe-backed marsupial which resembled a wild dog. Whilst there is a lot of bad history, the state of Tasmania has used the adversity to establish itself as a major tourist destination, and tourists flock there every year.
If you’d like to go, we have a tour to Tasmania in November and there are still seats available. We have carefully planned the tour so that you take in many of the best sightseeing spots at a leisurely pace, with lots of extras thrown in. The tour runs from Wed 01 to Sun 12 November 2017 (12 Days), and is competitively priced from $4,370 per person (or $4,320 for Seniors). The price includes flights Perth-Hobart-Perth, Port Arthur, Wall of Wood, Lake St Clair, Russell Falls, Gordon River Cruise, Wineglass Bay cruise, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, motel accommodation, most meals, and much much more!
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