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9 Day Tassie Icons – Launceston

Experience the best of Tasmania all packaged up into 9 days of awesomeness!

Standard Accommodation from $1,710  pp.
Superior Accommodation from $2,155  pp.

From AU$1710 per person
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9 Day Tassie Icons – Launceston Tasmania Australia

Cataract Gorge is a piece of wilderness just 15 minutes walk from Launceston city center. Here you'll find many attractions such as the world's longest single span chairlift.

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9 Day Tassie Icons – Launceston Tasmania Australia

Dalrymple Estate is located in the Tamar Valley at Pipers River, about one hour from Launceston in Northern Tasmania.

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9 Day Tassie Icons – Launceston Tasmania Australia

Cradle Mountain is surrounded by glacial lakes and ancient rainforest. It is considered one of Australia's iconic must visit places.

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9 Day Tassie Icons – Launceston Tasmania Australia

Gordon River Cruises is an award winning wilderness experience in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

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9 Day Tassie Icons – Launceston Tasmania Australia

Mt Field National Park is located just just 80 km from capital city Hobart. It is a home of Tasmania's best know Russell Falls.

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9 Day Tassie Icons – Launceston Tasmania Australia

Located at historic Salamanca Place, Salamanca market is a major tourist attraction in Tasmania and attracts thousands of locals and visitors every Saturday of the year.

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9 Day Tassie Icons – Launceston Tasmania Australia

Richmond is a scenic town boasting an abundance of heritage listed colonial buildings. It is located in the heart of the Coal River Valley wine region.

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9 Day Tassie Icons – Launceston Tasmania Australia

Take a cruise to secluded Wineglass Bay, one of the most recognized places around the world for the panoramic views and beautiful beach.

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9 Day Tassie Icons – Launceston Tasmania Australia

Located north of the Freycinet Peninsula, Bicheno sits on Tasmania's beautiful East Coast and is part of the Great Eastern Drive. White beaches, world-class wine and breathtaking views in every direction.

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Day 1

Arrive Launceston, pick up rental car at airport. Includes unlimited kilometres, insurance, fees and taxes. Drive to Launceston City and visit Cataract Gorge and the downtown area.

Standard Accommodation: Launceston – Penny Royal Hotel or similar
Superior Accommodation: Launceston – Charles Hotel or similar

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Day 2

Take in the west of the Tamar Valley with its boutique wineries, beautiful scenery and the Platypus House at Beauty Point. Cut through from Exeter to Deloraine and then to Elizabeth Town to visit the Ashgrove Cheese outlet. Drive onto the Alpine Plateau of Cradle Mountain.

At night, join an informative night feeding tour at a local Tasmanian Devil’s sanctuary

Standard Accommodation: Cradle Mountain – Cradle Mountain Hotel or similar
Superior Accommodation: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, includes Breakfast or similar

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Day 3

Morning walks at Cradle Mountain, before heading west to the coastal town of Strahan. Stop at Henty Dunes to experience the sand and the Ocean Beach. This is the west coast at its best.

Standard Accommodation: Strahan – Strahan Village or similar
Superior Accommodation: Strahan – Ormiston House or similar

 

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Day 4

Join the Gordon River Cruise and get way out into the wilderness. Spend the afternoon walking on the beach or taking one of the many forest walking trails.

Standard Accommodation: Strahan – Strahan Village or similar
Superior Accommodation: Strahan – Ormiston House or similar

Note: Superior Package includes “Upper Deck”(VIP) on the Gordon River Cruise

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Day 5

The west coast was built on timber cutting and mining. Drive to Hobart through the forests and stop at Queenstown to experience an 1800’s mining town. Continue on to Derwent Bridge (stop at the Derwent Bridge for lunch), see the Wall in the Wilderness and then follow the Derwent Valley into Hobart. Stop off at Mt. Field National Park for a walk in the rainforest out to Russell Falls.

Standard Accommodation: Hobart – Old Woolstore or similar
Superior Accommodation: Hobart – Henry Jones Art Hotel or similar

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Day 6

If it is a Saturday the Salamanca Market will be taking place. During the afternoon, drive to the top of Mount Wellington for spectacular views over all of southern Tasmania.

Standard Accommodation: Hobart – Old Woolstore or similar
Superior Accommodation: Hobart – Henry Jones Art Hotel or similar

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Day 7

Spend the morning at the Historic Village of Richmond. Continue up the east coast via Buckland (stop and look at the historic Church) and Orford To Freycinet. Stop off at Spiky Bridge for some history, Kates Berry Farm for the produce and Freycinet Vineyard for nibbles and wine tasting.

Standard Accommodation: Freycinet – Freycinet Lodge, One Room Cabin or similar, includes breakfast
Superior Accommodation: Freycinet – Freycinet Lodge, Wilderness Cabin Premier or similar, includes breakfast

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Day 8

Take the cruise to Wineglass Bay during the morning. Spend the afternoon climbing the path to the lookout for great views over Wineglass Bay and the Tasman Sea. Drop in and sample the oysters at the Freycinet Marine Farm.

Standard Accommodation: Freycinet – Freycinet Lodge, one room cabin or similar, includes breakfast

Superior Accommodation: Freycinet – Freycinet Lodge, Wilderness cabin premier or similar, includes breakfast

 

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Day 9

Drive north up the east coast about 3 hours to Launceston airport – or depart from Hobart airport, after driving south from Freycinet.

Drop off rental car at airport.

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