Tasmanian East Coast Getaway, enjoy spectacular sightseeing, Launceston, Freycinet National Park, Port Arthur, Hobart & cruise around the Isle of the Dead
|Start||Launceston @ 02.00 pm|
|Finish||Hobart @ 10.00 am|
On arrival at Launceston Airport you'll be transferred to your hotel where you will meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome reception.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston.
Depart Launceston for your first stop, the Bridestowe Lavender Estate where you can sample their famous lavender ice-cream. Later, learn about the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees in honour of fallen WWI soldiers, the old mining town of Derby and then drive through lush myrtle rainforest at Weldborough Pass. You'll visit seaside town St. Helens at lunchtime.
This evening get to know your Tour Director and travelling companions over dinner.
Hotel: Beachfront at Bicheno, Bicheno, 2 nights. B D
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. Then get your camera ready for the spectacular and breathtaking Freycinet National Park, with its pink granite mountains, coastal dunes and dry eucalypt forests. A guided walk will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach. Cape Tourville Lookout will amaze you. B
Journey to historic Ross, considered the finest nineteenth century village in Australia. Visit the exquisite Ross Bridge with its 186 carvings depicting Celtic symbols, flora, fauna and notable personalities of the day.
As you travel south towards Hobart you'll stop at Shene Estate, a reflection of early Australian architecture and the colonial era. A walking tour of this iconic property with a local expert is followed by a basket of home-made treats for morning tea. On the way into Hobart you'll visit Australia's largest privately funded museum, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), with its mix of ancient, modern and contemporary art.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, 2 nights. B
Cross the 100 year old Denison Canal and make your way along the impressive tree-lined coast. En route to Port Arthur cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula. Enjoy a fascinating guided walk of Port Arthur Historic Site and infamous convict prison and a cruise around the Isle of the Dead. View the rugged sea cliffs from Pirate's Bay Lookout, and feast your eyes on the amazing vistas of Tasman's Arch, Devil's Kitchen and the Blowhole on your return to Hobart.
This evening celebrate a wonderful trip with your fellow travellers at a farewell dinner at Mures Upper Deck Seafood Restaurant.
Meals - B FD
Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast and you'll be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight.
Meal - B
Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.