Festival of Voices

EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF SONG AT AUSTRALIA’S PREMIERE CELEBRATION OF THE VOICE

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Festival of Voices transforms our towns into singing cities every winter. As Australia's premier celebration of the voice, the Festival attracts thousands of singers, choristers and music lovers, for the chance to hear harmonies soaring in concert halls, theatres and public spaces across the state.
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Festival Of Voices

FESTIVAL OF VOICES

The Tasmania Festival of Voices (FoV) is an annual celebration of the power of song. The FoV attracts an audience of around 30,000 over a two-week period. The festivities, including live performances, workshops, and singalongs, light up the island as thousands revel in a cosy atmosphere that’s the perfect antidote to mid-winter.

The festival starts on June 29 with the Opening Night Gala at Tasmanian Bushland Garden in Buckland, and runs until the Finale Concert on Sunday July 15 at Federation Concert Hall in Hobart.

Between the opening and closing extravaganzas, there’s plenty to get excited about.

Festival highlights

There’s something for everyone. Whether you’re passionate about live music and want to enjoy cabaret or big bands, or you fancy experiencing up-and-coming hip hop stars, take a look at the performance program and take your pick.

Don’t forget The City of Hobart Big Sing Bonfire at Salamanca Place. It’s the festival’s signature event, attracting up to 5,000 people don’t miss it!

All age groups are catered for. Younger ones will enjoy singalongs and the like, while those aged 12 to 18 have the opportunity to take part in the School Holiday Program, hosted by three highly respected choral musicians.

Attend workshops

Want to be more involved? There are a host of workshops and short courses where you can hone your vocal skills and musical prowess. Intrigued by acapella and want to test your vocal chords? The Festival’s various workshops tend to be the hottest tickets in town.

Seeking mindfulness? Yoga and Music combines spirituality with soothing sounds, and is part of the ‘FoV Coastal’ range of events for those looking to take their mind off things.

Enjoy food and drink

Festival partners Hobart Brewing Co. and The Splendid Gin are on hand for refreshments throughout the event, whilst plenty of local vendors will provide a range of tasty food options. Some years, this includes a chance to sample fresh produce and ‘cook your own brunch’ at the Farmers’ Market with Bootleg Gin Sluggers at Twamley Farm.

Buying tickets and getting there

View the FoV program to buy tickets for up to 100 events or sign up to one of the many free performances, gatherings and workshops. Bundled discount packages are also available, whether you want to attend 3-4 shows (10% discount) or more than 7 (20% discount).

Locals will know all about Tasmania, with its stunning landscapes perfect for adventurous souls.

Visitors can find out more about the rugged island and discover some special offers to make their trip more comfortable. FoV partners include Travelodge, who are offering accommodation discounts, and Hertz, who are providing special offers on car rentals.

Getting to Tasmania couldn’t be easier, with regular flights to Hobart International Airport a 15-minute drive from the centre of Hobart. Alternatively, the ferry from Melbourne on the mainland to Devonport in the North West takes nine hours 30 minutes, before a three-hour drive to Hobart along the Heritage Highway.

The Festival of Voices awaits

It’s the hottest ticket in the Southern Hemisphere each winter see you there!

What to do

Festival Of Voices

Mount Field National Park Wildlife and Nature Day Trip

AU$123

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West Coast Wilderness Railway

West Coast Wilderness

Step back in history as you  board a majestic steam train and journey deep into the heritage of the Tasmanian wilderness and hear tales of resilience and triumph over rugged terrain, hardship and adversity. Much more than a railway journey within a wilderness setting, the West Coast Wilderness Railway is a heritage experience that will touch your soul.

When you travel aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway, you will be well looked after. That care extends to the beginning and end of your journey, and even to those who are simply visiting us at Queenstown Station. Enjoy a delicious snack, coffee, drink or meal at Tracks Cafe, discover the history and heritage of the Railway in our Museum, pick up a unique souvenir of your experience or gifts for family and friends at our Gift Shop and join a workshop tour to get up close and personal with our rolling stock and those who keep it rolling.

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Gordon River Cruises

Gordon River Cruises

One of Tasmania’s best wilderness cruises

We will show you a side of Tasmania like no other: our award-winning Tasmanian-owned Gordon River Cruises give you a unique perspective on our natural wilderness and the amazing West Coast.

The Gordon River is one of our natural wonders and an amazing location for a wilderness cruise. From deep within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area it winds its way through the rainforest to arrive at the wide expanse of Macquarie Harbour, then through the narrow entrance of Hells Gates into the Southern Ocean.

Your wilderness cruise departs from Strahan, a picturesque historic harbour-side village on the edge of Macquarie Harbour and the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

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GORDON RIVER CRUISE INCLUSIONS:

  • Dedicated on-board guides
  • Chef-prepared buffet lunch
  • First access to the Gordon River ensuring the best possible chance of seeing the famous reflections
  • Three seating options, including the Captain’s Premier Upper Deck
  • Audio tours for international guests (reservation recommended)
  • Two walking tours (Heritage Landing and Sarah Island)
  • Captain’s Premier Upper Deck includes an open bar. Main deck includes a cash bar

Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience

Explore; the world-acclaimed Blue Derby Mountain Bike trails.

Indulge; in the locally-inspired gourmet food, prepared especially for you.

Relax; in the comfort of your private Pod nestled within the trails.

Your experience includes;

  • Return transfers between Launceston and Blue Derby.
  • Accommodation each night in our unique and private quarters; pods (twin share).
  • All meals and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).
  • Two qualified Experience Leaders for the duration of the experience.
  • Three days mountain bike and gear hire (mountain bike, helmet, gloves and riding spray jacket).
  • Two uplift shuttles.
  • Luggage storage.
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Willie Smith's Distillery Experience

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Barnbougle Dunes & Lost Farm

Bridport

Australian golf has forever changed with the unveiling of these two world class courses. Rolling farmlands meet the rugged north east coastline at iconic Barnbougle; two of Australia’s top 10 golf courses.

Both courses have also received global acclaim with Barnbougle Dunes ranking #11 in the World by U.S Golf Digest and sister course the Lost Farm ranking #23. Once the humble home of a potato farm, the now 18 hole public access Barnbougle course is touted by golfers as a global favourite, resonating with ancient Scotland and Ireland and offering true golfing treasures whether you are an enthusiast or social golfer. Following the sterling reputation of Barnbougle Dunes, Lost Farm, a 20 hole course stretching inland from the coast, renders a more recent addition to Tassie’s golfing scene, where wide fairways combine with tactical bunkering.

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AU$123

World top 10 golf course

BARNBOUGLE DUNES
DESIGNERS: Tom Doak & Mike Clayton
ADDRESS: 425 Waterhouse Road, Bridport 7262 TAS
CLOSEST CITY: Launceston, 86km
FOUNDED: 2004
FACILITIES: Onsite accommodation, practice driving range, short game practice facilities, restaurant/dining, bar.
HIRE: Clubs, electric cart hire with medical certificate.
COURSES: 1
LENGTH: 6148m
PAR: 71

Ratho Farm

Bothwell

Australia’s oldest golf course – it’s a no brainer and an essential ingredient to any golfer’s bucket list. On the edge of Bothwell Village in Tasmania’s Central Highlands, Immerse within the origins of your favourite pastime at Australia’s oldest course and Australasian golf museum, dating back to the 1800’s.

Following in the footsteps of old Scotland, Ratho Farm’s short hole golf course is open to public access and is one of the few select locations in the world where you can hire and play with antique hickory golf sets. Having housed a long history of iconic characters, from bushrangers and exiled Irish nationalists, to golfing royalty and Melbourne Cup victors, the farm is imprinted with each visitor’s unique footprint. Perhaps yours is next.

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AU$100

Oldest golf course

ADDRESS: 2122 Highland Lakes Road, Bothwell 7030 TAS
CLOSEST CITY: Hobart, 76.9km
FOUNDED: 1822
FACILITIES: Onsite accommodation, cooking facilities.
COURSES: 1

Frenchman's Cap Guided Walk

Frenchman's Cap

From its summit it is possible to see Tasmania’s highest peak (Mt Ossa), Cradle Mountain and Mt Jerusalem. Your journey begins by crossing the Franklin River; over button grass plains and through dense rainforest to the beautiful Lake Tahune nestled below the Caps towering 450 metre south east face.

From here it’s an uphill walk with a scramble or two and we are rewarded by spectacular summit views.
Also included in this tour is a day trip down to the Irenabyss on the Franklin River. A great place for lunch it’s a beautiful and relaxing place.

On day four we retrace our steps back to the hut at Lake Vera for the night then on to the Franklin River and our coach journey home the next day.

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4 Day Guided Walk

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Walls of Jerusalem Circuit

Walls of Jerusalem National Park

You’ll be amazed by the grandeur of the dolerite peaks, the serene mountain tarns and the unique alpine vegetation that the park offers.

Wildlife commonly seen includes the Bennett’s Wallaby, pademelon, wombat, the possum, spotted and eastern quolls and the Tasmanian Devil.

Our 6 day trek departs in the warmer summer months of November through to April but within these months the weather can still be changeable. The walking requires a medium level of fitness and is fairly easy.

You are required to carry a pack of around 15 – 16kg. Our Walls of Jerusalem trekking tour is an absolutely amazing visual and cultural experience.

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6 Day Walking Trip

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Moonlight Ridge

Ida Bay to Pindars Peak

This hike is a full pack, 6 day in and return trip from Ida Bay to Pindars Peak. We cross high country, sidle past highland tarns and climb numerous peaks along the way.

This walk best suits the experienced walker with a good level of fitness. The Southern Ranges are exposed and walkers must be prepared for all weather conditions.

We always hope for favorable weather and with this confidence we have coincided our walks to depart around the full moon.

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6 Day Walking Trip

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The Maria Island Guided Walk - Flight Option

Maria Island National Park

Maria is a peaceful and relaxing place without any vehicles. It’s just beautiful scenery, plentiful wildlife and deserted beaches. Maria Island is a National Park and has recently been given World Heritage Area status. The island is divided into 2 major regions: northern and southern. Both have distinct geographical features. In addition to there being no vehicles, there are also no shops or hotels, Nor is there power on Maria, so we have to be self-sufficient. The trails that you’ll walk are easy and your daypack will be light.

Your tour begins with a spectacular 1 hour scenic charter flight over the Tasman Peninsula then landing on Maria Island and / or ferry access. The trails that you’ll walk are easy and your daypack we supply will be light and include a sleeping bag, liner and mattress and pillow. All food while on the tour is also included.

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AU$1995

1 Day Walking Tour

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Overland Track

Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair

The Overland Track is one of the world’s Greatest Walks. It connects the iconic Cradle Mountain with Lake St Clair.

Your guided walk starts at Cradle Valley and snakes its way through rainforests and past craggy mountain peaks and alpine moors to Lake St Clair. Your walk is over 5 nights and 6 days and this style of tour is camping in twin share four season tents on specially constructed timber platforms.

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6 Day Camping Walk

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South Coast Track Guided Walk

South Coast Track Guided Walk

You will begin your 9 day 85km journey with a light aircraft flight into the airstrip at Melaleuca then travel from west to east along wilderness beaches and over dramatic peaks, through temperate rainforest and across pristine rivers and creeks.

Aboriginal people used this same route for thousands of years as did ship wrecked sailors. Evidence of the aboriginal’s culture can still be seen today.

The diversity of plant and animal species in the park is amazing, particularly the abundant bird life. These include aquatic bids such as the oystercatcher, gulls and albatross and forest birds such as cockatoo’s, orange bellied parrots and fairy wrens.

A good level of fitness is required to complete this trek and walkers are required to carry a share of the food and tent accommodation and packs may weigh up to 20kg.

Each day the terrain is different and the campsites that we visit are spectacular.

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AU$2395

9 day 85km journey

AU$2395

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The Maria Island Guided Walk - Ferry Option

Maria Island

Maria is a peaceful and relaxing place. There are no vehicles, just beautiful scenery, plentiful wildlife and deserted beaches. Maria Island is a National Park and has recently been given World Heritage Area status. The island has 2 parts, northern and southern. Both have distinct geographical features. There are no vehicles, shops, hotels, or is there power on Maria, so we have to be self-sufficient. The trails that you’ll walk are easy and your daypack will be light.

Your tour begins with a spectacular 1 hour scenic charter flight over the Tasman Peninsula then landing on Maria Island and / or ferry access. The trails that you’ll walk are easy and your daypack we supply will be light and include sleeping bag, liner and mattress and pillow. All food while on the tour is also included.

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AU$1550

Maria Island Guided Walk

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Kappa Moraine Circuit

Southwest National Park

We walk the Western Arthur Range’s amazing skyline past Lakes Cygnus, Oberon and Square Lake to name a few and up and over the dramatic peaks of Mounts Hayes, Pegasus and Capricorn.

Walkers will need to have a lot of bushwalking experience and need to be fit to tackle this circuit. The range can be subject to extreme weather conditions, even in the best of summer months. We only walk this circuit from January through to the end of March.

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AU$2150

Western Arthur Range Walk

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Australian Wildlife Tour, Quoll Patrol - includes 4 course dinner and beverage

Ben Lomond National Park

One of Australia’s most exceptional nature experiences and remarkable Tasmanian wildlife viewing tours – discover the wilderness, wildlife and tastes of Tasmania on this afternoon/evening tour.


You will be met and collected by your guide from your accommodation at 12:00pm


The Wilderness – Visit Ben Lomond National Park, home to eight of the twenty highest peaks in Tasmania. Ben Lomond plays an invaluable role in regional wildlife conservation.

Campfire Dinner with the Kangaroos – Enjoy the ambience of campfire dining with a 4 course dinner. Settle back and relax while watching the sun set.


Wildlife Viewing – Tasmanian wildlife viewing at its best – you will be delighted and enchanted while sitting by the campfire as the wildlife appear at dusk.


Your tour concludes upon arrival back to your accommodation between 9:00pm – 10:00pm. Departure times and tour conclusion times are dependent on season and will vary.

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AU$600

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Hobart - Bicheno - Direct Tour

Hobart - Bicheno

Visiting towns such as Orford, Swansea and coastal beaches such as Kelvadon, Mayfield and Spikey Beach where the convict Spikey bridge is situated where pristine views of Freycinet Peninsular and Maria off in the distance.

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AU$116.27

Guided Tour

AU$116.27

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North Eastern Tasmania Voyageur - Full Day

North Eastern Tasmania Voyageur

Picking you up from your accommodation, we head straight for the Tasman coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires (or Larapuna to give it it’s Aboriginal name). Continue our exploration of the Bay of Fires, driving through the picturesque Binalong Bay and on to Boat Harbour Point.

The next stop is the picturesque Round Hill Point. Then, we move on to Cosy Corner where you can stroll along the beach. Next, we will check out the The Gardens, Mount William National Park and then Policemen’s Point for a visit to the bird sanctuary located  where Ansons Bay meets the Bay of Fires. Leaving the bird sanctuary, we move on to the Eddystone Point Lighthouse.

After that we start our journey inland through the valleys of the Blue Tier of the North East Highlands to begin our trip home, stopping off in the valleys of the Weldborough and Pyengana region. Then back on the road to Bicheno. The route home hugs the Tasman coast, providing you with one last chance to take in the stunning views before we drop you back at your accommodation.

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AU$275

Full Day Tour

AU$275

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Freycinet National Park Pioneer - Full Day

Freycinet National Park

We’ll collect you from your accommodation and start the tour in the coastal town of Bicheno and begin our venture into the unspoiled Freycinet National Park for a stroll along Friendly Beaches North.

Next up, we return to the paved road and enter the diverted tracks lining 63km² of lagoon and marsh lands known as Moulting Lagoon. Continue our quest off the beaten track towards Friendly Beaches south.

After cranking up the 4 wheel drive to journey through the native Eucalyptus forests, we arrive at the wondrous Whitewater Wall and Bluestone Bay where we’ll break for lunch. After that, resume our march towards the famous Cape Tourville.

We will embark on a short one-hour return walk through the saddle of Mount Amos and Mount Mayson before arriving at Wineglass Bay lookout. Then meander our way through Freycinet National Park and pay a visit to the iconic Honeymoon Bay before we start our journey home.

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AU$250

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AU$250

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Where to Stay

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Hadley's Orient Hotel

Hobart - South East

Located in Hobart Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. David’s Cathedral and Salamanca Market. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Cascade Brewery are also within 5 km.
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a conference center. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a business center, conference space, and concierge services are onsite.
All 71 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers.

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Mona Pavilions

Berriedale - Hobart

Situated on a river, this luxury hotel is steps from Moorilla Estate and Museum of Old and New Art. Claremont House and Tasmanian Transport Museum are also within 5 km.

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MACq 01 Hotel

Hobart - South East

Located in Sullivan's Cove, this hotel is within 2 km of Hobart Cruise Terminal and Salamanca Market. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Cascade Brewery are also within 5 km.

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Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel

Hobart - South East

Located in Sullivan's Cove, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Salamanca Market. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Cascade Brewery are also within 5 km.

  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Luggage storage
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RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel

Hobart - South East

Located in Hobart Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. David's Cathedral and Salamanca Market.

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ibis Styles Hobart

Hobart - South East

Situated in Hobart, this hotel is close to St. David's Cathedral, Australian Army Museum Tasmania, and Parliament House.

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Mantra One Sandy Bay Road

Hobart - South East

Located in the heart of Hobart, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Salamanca Market.

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