Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

10 day Tasmanian Wonders Hobart • Strahan • Gordon River • Cradle Mountain • Smithton • Launceston • Bicheno • Freycinet National Park AUSTRAL I A

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Explore Hobart’s iconic sights • Visit spectacular Russell Falls • Cruise on the Gordon River with a delicious included lunch • Discover Cradle Mountain National Park on a guided tour • See ‘The Nut’ at Stanley • Sample local cheeses at Ashgrove Farm • Glimpses of Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park • Step back in time at historic Port Arthur

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Departures: Selected departures throughout Jan - Dec, please call for details. Tour code FHLH.

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Day 1: Arrive Hobart You will be transferred from the airport to your hotel, before embarking upon a tour of Hobart. Visit Battery Point, Salamanca Place and Mt. Nelson for panoramic views over the city. Tonight join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner and drinks. (D) Wrest Point Day 2: Hobart – Strahan This morning, head to Mount Field National Park and Russell Falls, a spectacular 3-tiered waterfall surrounded by swamp gums. Afterwards, you will travel through Lake St. Clair before arriving in Strahan. (BD) Strahan Village Day 3: Gordon River Cruise - Cradle Mountain Enjoy a cruise along the Gordon River today to witness the untouched wilderness of the area. Then travel through Rosebury and Tullah before arriving at your hotel on the outskirts of Cradle Mountain National Park. (BLD) Cradle Mountain Hotel Day 4: Cradle Mountain – Smithton This morning, explore the natural beauty of Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake. In the afternoon, we travel to the coast for views of Bass Strait, picturesque Stanley and ‘the Nut’, before arriving into Smithton. (BD) Tall Timbers Day 5: Smithton – Launceston LAND NIGHTS S AYED 1 LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1

and mine rescue. You’ll then have some time to explore Cataract Gorge, before a free afternoon in Launceston. (B) Day 7: Launceston – Bicheno Today try some of the excellent products produced at Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Then make a stop at the WWI memorial Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, before continuing on to Bicheno and perhaps take an optional tour to see Tassie Devils. (BD) Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno Day 8: Bicheno - Hobart Get your camera ready for the breathtaking Freycinet National Park. You’ll take a walk that will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach. Then travel through Swansea and Orford, before arriving back into Hobart. (B) Wrest Point (2 nights) Day 9: Port Arthur Today explore Port Arthur with a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walk of the infamous convict prison. Later enjoy views of the rugged cliffs from Pirate’s Bay Lookout, Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole on the drive back to Hobart. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at one of the city’s best restaurants. (BD) Day 10: Depart Hobart In the morning, you will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight. (B) PRICES INCLUDE • 9 nights’ accommodation in comfortable mid-range hotels • Meals as specified: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners • Transfers & sightseeing as specified (excludes ‘optional’ items)

Experience a guided tour of the Tarkine Wilderness region, one of Australia’s largest unprotected temperate rainforests. Then visit the Ashgrove Cheese Factory en route to Launceston. (B) Best Western Plus Launceston (2 nights) Day 6: Launceston In the morning travel to Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre to learn about the town’s long gold-mining history and the dramatic events of the 2006 rock fall

‘The Nut’, Stanley

Smithton

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Davenport

Bridestowe

Burnie

The Tarkine

St. Helens

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Sheffield

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Launceston

Tullah

Rosebury

Bicheno

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Queenstown

Strahan

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Ross

Gordon River Cruise LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

Freycinet National Park

Russell Falls

Port Arthur Eaglehawk Neck

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Pricesareperpersonbasedon twinshare Standard from  Singlesupplementsavailableupon request

£2299

Isle of the Dead Cruise

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