Tasmania the apple isle, tasmania, tours to tasmania, tasmania tours for seniorsTasmania the “Apple Isle” – 12 days

Fri 26 October – Wed 07 November 2018
$4,490 pp (Seniors $4,440) Single Supplement $850

Wonderful scenery, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine. Explore Hobart city’s sights and waterfront before venturing to Mt Field National Park. Witness the natural beauty of Russell Falls, Lake St Clair, Cradle Mountain, the Freycinet National Park and more.

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Day 1

Fly to Hobart where we are met by our crew and transferred to our motel for dinner and a good night’s sleep. (Dinner included)

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Day 2

Visit Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanical Gardens and Mt Nelson (amazing views of Hobart)! Free time later to explore the city at leisure. (Breakfast & Dinner included)

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Day 3

Travel to Australia’s most infamous prison at Port Arthur, then on to Hell’s Kitchen – the channel between Macquarie Heads on the west and Entrance Island on the east. (Breakfast & Dinner included)

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Day 4

Travel to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt Field National Park to see the spectacular three-tiered Russell Falls. Continue to Lake St Clair, and visit the Wall in the Wilderness (where artist Greg Duncan has hand-carved a series of scenes into panels commemorating those who shaped the area’s past and present). We continue on a scenic drive to Queenstown. (Breakfast & Dinner included)

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Day 5

Across to Strahan today for a Gordon River Cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge. Stop at Sarah Island and discover the ruins of the penal colony. After lunch on board we return to Strahan for free time to explore this historic town. (Breakfast & Lunch included)

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Day 6

Visit the mining and hydroelectric towns of Rosebery and Tullah on the way to Cradle Mountain National Park. We enjoy a guided walk around Dove Lake, then meander through the forest and alpine heathlands on a purpose-built boardwalk. Overnight in Sheffield – town of murals. (Breakfast & Dinner included)

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Day 7

We travel to Devonport,on the mouth of the Mersey River, then Exeter and Beaconsfield (remembered for the tragic Beaconsfield gold mine collapse in 2006). We tour the mine, and then head to Launceston, our home for the next two nights. (Breakfast & Dinner included)

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Day 8

On to George Town, the 1805 convict-built pilot station at Low Head, then to Bridport on Anderson Bay, Granite Point, and Scottsdale. An afternoon visit to the Bridestowe Lavender Estate for some famous lavender ice-cream! Return to Launceston via Lilydale’s stunning waterfalls. (Breakfast included)

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Day 9

Visit Legerwood today to look at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees (sculptures of World War One soldiers of Dorset, Tasmania). Next stop is the old tin town of Derby, then on to Branxholm, and St Helens, known as the game fishing capital of Tasmania and renowned for its oysters. (Breakfast & Dinner included)

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Day 10

Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay on a four-hour cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula with a local guide. Experience breathtaking Freycinet National Park, with its pink granite mountains, coastal dunes and dry eucalypt forests. (Breakfast & Lunch included)

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Day 11

Journey to Swansea and historic Ross, the finest 19th century village in Australia. Visit the famous Ross Bridge with its 186 carvings depicting Celtic symbols, flora, fauna and notable personalities of the day, then on to Oatlands with its colonial sandstone buildings, many of them built by convict labour. Later we make our way on the Midlands Highway to Bridgewater and Hobart. (Breakfast & Dinner included)

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Day 12

Visit Mt Wellington which rises to 1,269 metres above sea level and is frequently covered by snow, then we say our goodbyes before our flights home. (Breakfast included)

Flights Perth-Hobart-Perth

Port Arthur

Wall of Wood

Russell Falls

Lake St Clair

Queenstown

Strahan

Gordon River cruise

Sarah Island

Cradle Mountain

Sheffield

Launceston

Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees

Bridestowe Lavender Estate

Freycinet Peninsula

Wineglass Bay cruise

Ross Bridge

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