Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

10 day Walking With Wildlife Hobart • Huon • Russell Falls • Lake St Clair • Queenstown • Strahan • Corinna • Cradle Mountain National Park • Scottsdale • Bay of Fires • Bicheno • Freycient National Park • Port Arthur TASMAN I A

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Day 1: Hobart REST Australia Tours will meet you on arrival at the airport and if you have any questions will be happy to assist. Pick up your car from the rental desk and proceed to the scenic waterfront city of Hobart. Your travel documentation will be waiting for you at the hotel reception. Standard: Salamanca Suites; Deluxe: Henry Jones Art Hotel Day 2: Hobart – Huon (132 km/ 82 miles/ 3 hours) Set off early, travelling south through Huon towards Geeveston, a small township set in the lower reaches of the Huon Valley. This picturesque valley has arguably LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

sure you stop at Willie Smiths Apple Shed and discover the traditions behind making Australia’s best cider. (B) Standard: Hillside B&B; Deluxe: Huon Bush Retreat Day 3: Huon – Russell Falls – Lake St Clair (275 km/ 171 miles/ 4 hours) Make the short journey back through Hobart and onto Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Continue west to Mt Field National Park and Russell Falls, the star attraction. There’s even more to be discovered in Tasmania’s most diverse national park, including Lady Barron Falls, Horseshoe Falls and many more on the way to the summit of Mount Field itself. (B) Standard & Deluxe: Lake St Clair Lodge Day 4: Lake St Clair – Queenstown – Strahan (132km/ 82 miles/ 2 hours) Travel west towards Queenstown. The West Coast Wilderness Railway is a beautifully restored scenic steam train that runs amongst the old growth rainforest, over valleys and streams and up steep rack and pinion line. Continue west to the harbour side village of Strahan. Set on the shores of Macquarie Harbour, Strahan has a dark and fascinating convict past and is the gateway to the magnificent Franklin – Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. (B) Standard: Strahan Village; Deluxe: Franklin Manor Day 5: Strahan – Corinna (95km/ 59 miles/ 1.5 hours) Option 1: Depart Strahan at 7:30am and travel north passing through the old mining town of Zeehan en-route to Corinna. On arrival join the Pieman River Cruise departing at 10am from Corinna. This scenic cruise takes you along the pristine Pieman River. Option 2: In Strahan join the most scenic and sought after eco-cruises

some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Tasmania. Continue onto Hartz Mountain National Park and the Tahune Airwalk for spectacular walking opportunities. With its breathtaking views of the forest canopy, spine-tingling swinging bridges across the Huon and Picton Rivers and countless hiking opportunities, there is a lot to offer. Enjoy a peaceful forest ramble or one of the more challenging hikes. Returning via an alternate route back to Huon, make

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Scottsdale

St Helens

Cradle Mountain National Park

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Corinna

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Bicheno

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Coles Bay

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Lake St. Clair

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Freycinet National Park

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Port Arthur

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