Tasmania Escorted Tour 2019

Explore the stunning and dramatic coastline, convict heritage, highlands and national parks of Tasmania, interspersed with charming villages.

Distance: 2,000 kms
Tour Length: 21 days
Date of Tour: 11 Feb to 03 March 2019
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Explore the dramatic coastline, convict heritage and the magnificent highlands and national parks, interspersed with charming villages. This tour has it all!

Join us on this popular escorted motorhome holiday to Tassie including visits to Bruny Island, the Western Wilderness near Strahan and a Gordon River cruise. We’ve included the very popular steam train at the West Coast Railway into the King River Gorge, complete with a glass of bubbles! Check out picturesque lakes, waterfalls and local produce as we circumnavigate this incredible island. You’ll love exploring Cradle Mountain and visiting historic Launceston.

 There’s time to explore the beautiful wineries, enjoy scenic walks, plus if you’re an oyster lover like us, you’ll be in your element.

 Travelling the east coast, we’ve included a boat trip to see the picture-perfect Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park. Discover the fascinating convict history at Port Arthur and explore the interesting coastal landforms nearby. Enjoy the opportunity to meet a Tasmanian Devil or two plus other local wildlife like wombats and Little penguins.

 

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Tour Highlights

  • Take your motorhome on the ferry (incl) to Bruny Island where you’ll see pristine beaches, delicious local produce, remote coastline and wildlife in its natural habitat – maybe you’ll even spot a white wallaby!
  • You’ll love the spectacular experience on the West Coast Wilderness Railway (incl) through rainforest and steep gorges as you’re spoilt with morning tea and a light lunch from your wilderness carriage.
  • Experience World Heritage listed Gordon River by boat (incl) which includes a mix of history and a visit to convict island, Sarah Island. Enjoy stunning scenery and have a wander around the ancient forests.
  • Take a boat cruise (incl) around the Freycinet Peninsular to one of the world’s best beaches at Wineglass Bay. On the way see the rugged coastline and marvel at the wildlife before anchoring in the picturesque bay for your Tasmanian Ploughman’s lunch.
  • Learn more about Tasmanian’s convict history – you’ll have an introductory guided tour of the Port Arthur site (incl) which includes a harbour cruise, plus there’s time for you to explore the historic buildings and learn more about the area at your leisure.
  • Discover ‘the Nut’ at Stanley as you ride the chairlift (incl) to this interesting land formation for spectacular views.
  • We’ve picked campgrounds (incl) that give a great experience as well as a place to stay – we’ve even found one where you’ll have the chance to see the little penguins come ashore.

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  • The tour starts and finishes in Hobart and the tour start date falls nicely with the Australian Wooden Boat Festival (8th – 11th Feb 2019). There’s some time to explore the highlights, but you may like to book in extra days before to make the most of this festival or even after the tour to explore this wonderful city properly.
  • Plenty of time to explore Cradle Mountain National park, including the shuttle to the start of the walks. A large range of shorter and longer options to suit different abilities.
  • Check out the famous ‘Wall in the Wilderness’(incl) and marvel at the intricate wood carving.
  • Explore the Marakoopa Cave (incl) to see the underground rivers and Glow worms – caters for all levels of fitness.
  • There’s loads of other inclusions like visiting a wildlife park to see the Tasmanian Devil and a chairlift ride at Cataract Gorge near Launceston, plus more…

 

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What Our Customers Say

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The pre-trip information and correspondence was excellent. The Tour Book, plus everything organised and pre-booked made for a great experience and the tour leaders were exceptional – Dave & Shirl Murray, Tasmania 2016 Escorted Tour

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Excellent, helpful, caring Tour Leaders who spoiled us with heaps of little local treats along the way, much appreciated – Lynne & Keith Cheyne, Tasmania 2016 Escorted Tour


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