Fri 08 to Tue 19 November 2019 (12 days)
$4,690 (Seniors $4,540) Single Supp $850
If Tasmania is on your must-do list again, but you want to see more, then this journey offers more than the usual trip around the Island. We have included Bruny Island which is less than an hour from the Tasmanian capital and yet a world away from the busy streets of Hobart. It is joined to the main island by a long narrow isthmus, and is a wildlife haven of jagged cliffs and golden beaches swirling with seabirds. We also visit Stanley – the beauty of Tasmania’s north-west coast – in a region aptly named the ‘Edge of the World’; and we experience the famous Tahune Airwalk – an elevated walkway 30 metres above the forest floor, sitting above the Huon River, with spectacular views to the peaks of the World Heritage Area.
Arrive in Hobart and be welcomed by your Aussie Redback Tours crew and transferred to your accommodation for a good night’s sleep, before our wilderness adventure starts.
Today we take a short drive to Kettering to catch the ferry to Bruny Island for a two-night stopover. The home of the beautiful South Bruny National Park, Bruny Island provides the ultimate Tasmanian wilderness experience. The stunning coastline of the island is home to fur seals, fairy penguins, white wallaby and provides excellent opportunities for birdwatching, not to mention the abundance of seafood and wine. (B,D)
This day we take a cruise around Bruny Island, alongside some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs, drifting up close to listen to the awesome ‘Breathing Rock’, entering sea caves, and passing through the narrow gap between the coast and ‘The Monument. The “Made on Bruny Island” gourmet trail is another very special reason why we have visited the Island. (B)
Today we leave the Island and visit the Tahune Airwalk, sharing the lives of the forest giants from up-close, looking down to the place where the wild waters of the Huon and Picton Rivers mingle. Later we continue to Southport, known as Australia’s southernmost settlement. Here we spend a lazy two night stop over. (B,D)
Departing Ida Bay Station, we travel through the most pristine southern-most Tasmanian bush, where peaceful Lake Lune River meets the ocean, and you will travel on one of the most iconic railways in history. The two-hour journey from the Ida Bay Station to the Elliott’s Beach next to the Recherche Bay is a must. Free time later in Southport. (B,D)
We travel through Dover, Oatlands and Campbell Town, before arriving in Launceston, with stops on the way to explore. (B,D)
This morning in the heart of Launceston, we visit the beautiful City Park, featuring magnificent mature shrubs and trees, many of English origin, before an afternoon on the water to explore the magical Tamar River and Cataract Gorge on-board the Tamar Odyssey. (B)
From Launceston we follow the coast to Devonport, and Wynyard, stopping on the way for morning tea and lunch and some sightseeing, before arriving in Stanley for two nights. (B,D)
Stanley is a town of perfectly preserved colonial buildings, all sheltering in the imposing shadow of the Nut, an immense flat topped, volcanic plug rising 150m straight up from the water’s edge. In the afternoon we visit the Stanley Museum, then there’s free time to explore. (B,D)
We travel to Arthur River this morning and enjoy a cruise on the MV George Robinson – a beautiful old steel-hulled vessel fitted out with Tasmanian timber and brass. Magical reflections of the lush vegetation in the tannin coloured river, and pristine densely forested river banks of myrtles, blackwoods, leatherwoods, sassafras, silver wattles and endangered Brooker’s gums will keep you spellbound. At Turk’s Landing, you will be captivated by the giant brown top stringybark (Tassie Oak) and the ancient giant tree ferns. On board we enjoy morning tea and a BBQ lunch, before returning to Stanley. (B,L)
Departing Stanley we return to Hobart, stopping on the way at Deloraine and Historic old Ross, a tranquil village offering an amazing opportunity for visitors to experience the beauty and drama of Tasmania’s colonial history. Later we arrive in Hobart for our last night together. (B,D)
You have some free time in the city before your transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)
Bruny Island Cruise
Ida Bay Station Train
Tamar Odyssey Cruise
Arthur River Cruise
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