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

Tue 18 Oct to Sat 29 Oct 2022
$4,770 pp (Seniors $4,620) Single Supplement $910

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

Departing Perth, we arrive in Hobart and are met by our crew and transferred to our motel for a well-deserved evening meal and a good night’s sleep, for tomorrow our amazing tour of Tasmania begins. (D)

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Day 2

Today is all about Hobart.  We will visit Battery Point, Salamanca Place and the Botanical Gardens, Mt Nelson and Mt Wellington (If possible, and if not will be visited on last day), which is renowned for its amazing views of Hobart. In the afternoon we enjoy some free time in the city to wander at our leisure. Later we return to our motel.  (B)

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Day 3

This morning we travel to Port Arthur and hear stories about this dreadful penal colony. This is Australia’s most infamous prison. Later we visit Tasman’s Arch, Hell’s Kitchen and Doo Town.  The actual channel is between Macquarie Heads on the west and Entrance Island on the east (the main length of the harbour runs south-east of Hells Gates). In the afternoon we return to our accommodation. (B,D)

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Day 4

This morning it’s on to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt Field National Park, the location of the spectacular three-tiered Russell Falls, we also visit the Wall in the Wilderness, a fascinating sculpture where artist Greg Duncan has hand-carved a series of scenes into a collection of panels commemorating those who have shaped the area’s past and present of Tasmania. Later we take the winding journey up to Lake St Clair – amazing vistas await you. In the Afternoon it’s on to Queenstown on a very scenic drive. (B,D) (Entry to National Park included in fare)

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Day 5

Across to Strahan today and we start the day with a Gordon River Cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters reflecting the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island and discover the ruins of the penal colony. This is a truly magical cruise which takes us back in time. We enjoy a wonderful lunch on board, before having a look at this beautiful historic town. Later we check in to our motel after a magical day. (B,L,D) (Cruise included in fare)

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Day 6

Today we travel through Zeehan and visit the mining and hydroelectric towns of Rosebery and Tullah, as you travel to Cradle Mountain National Park. Once here you can choose to meander through the forest and alpine heathlands on a purpose built boardwalk.  All walks are well sign posted and range from easy, around 10mins to 1 hour. There is also a shuttle bus to Lake Dove. After we take a short drive to Sheffield, home of over 60 murals, which will be our stop for the night. (B) (Entry to National Park included in fare)

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Day 7

Our next stop will be at Devonport – a city of an estimated 25,546 inhabitants located in the north-western part of Tasmania. It is situated at the mouth of the Mersey River. Devonport is the southern terminus for the Spirit of Tasmania ferries – Spirit I and II . On Tuesday 25 April 2006, a small earthquake caused a rock fall in the Beaconsfield gold mine. Fourteen miners escaped safely, one miner, Larry Knight, was killed, Todd Russell and Brant Webb, were trapped in a shaft approximately one km underground. The two miners were freed on Tuesday 9 May 2006. Later it’s on to Launceston, our home for the next 2 nights. (B,D) (Entry to mine included in fare)

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Day 8

We travel to the historic old town of Scottsdale this morning and take in the atmosphere of this lovely little town. Then on to Bridport, located on Anderson Bay, and we also visit Granite Point. An afternoon visit to the beautiful Bridestowe Lavender Estate where you can treat yourself to their famous lavender ice-cream! On the way back to Launceston we stop in at Lilydale and take in the stunning waterfalls and later it’s on to Cataract Gorge, a pathway known as the King’s Bridge-Cataract Walk, and originally built by volunteers in the 1890s.  It runs along the north bank of the Cataract Gorge. (B) (Entry included in fare)

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Day 9

On to Legerwood today for a look at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees.  The sculptures are of World War One soldiers of Dorset, Tasmania. The 25 statues depict the fallen men they were planted for in 1918.  Walk along the avenue of trees and take in the World War One history displayed. Notice the Weymouth Pine at each end of the avenue representing Gallipoli and the Anzac soldiers who fought during this time. Next stop is  the old tin town of Derby.  Then we drive through lush myrtle rainforest at Weldborough Pass. Our next stop will be St Helens, situated on George Bay. It is known as the game fishing capital of Tasmania and is also renowned for its oysters. This is our home for the next two nights. (B,D)

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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. The cruise will take you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay along the Freycinet coast to one of the world’s best beaches. We experience breathtaking Freycinet National Park, with its pink granite mountains, coastal dunes and dry eucalypt forests. Later back to our accommodation. (B,L) (Cruise included in fare)

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Day 11

We journey to historic Ross, considered the finest 19th century village in Australia. Visit the exquisite Ross Bridge with its 186 carvings depicting Celtic symbols. Later onto Oatlands, considered to have the largest number of colonial sandstone buildings anywhere in Australia,  then on to Richmond. Many of Richmond’s historic buildings now operate as cafes, antique stores, accommodation and attractions that reward visitors with a taste for good Tasmanian produce , arts and crafts.  A great place to buy that last minute gift. In the afternoon we make our way on the Midlands Highway to Hobart for our last night (B,D)

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Day 12

This morning before our flight back home we visit Mt Wellington. The mountain rises to 1,269 metres above sea level and is frequently covered by snow, sometimes even in summer. The views from here are spectacular, looking down on Hobart and the Derwent River. Later you are transported to the airport for your flights home. (B)

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

Devonport

Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees

Beaconsfield Mine Tour

Scottsdale

Bridestowe Lavender Estate

St Helens

Freycinet Peninsula

Wineglass Bay cruise

Historic Ross and Ross Bridge

Historic Richmond

Mt Wellington

Mt Nelson

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