2025 “Treasures of Tasmania” departing 10 February – open for bookings!

19 Days

Explore the beauty of Tasmania

TRIP DATES AVAILABILITY PRICE SPACE LEFT
10/02/2025 - 28/02/2025 Guaranteed $8,625.00
12 Available

Explore Tasmania’s natural beauty on our 19 day ‘Treasures of Tasmania’ tour departing 10 February, 2025 for 19 days.

Starting and finishing in Hobart with stays in Strahan, Smithton, Bicheno, St Helens and Launceston with many places and activities in between.  Activities include The Tahune Airwalk, Cascades Female Factory, in-depth visit of Port Arthur historic site, a full day trip to Bruny Island and the Gordon River cruise, The Nut in Stanley, Franklin Boat Centre, Tarkine Tour, Salmon Ponds, Cradle Mountain, and so much more.

Itinerary

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Depart Brisbane (or other capital cities) for Hobart.  On arrival transfer to our hotel located at Battery Point.  We will start with a City & Mt Wellington tour and in the after enjoy an orientation walk  before our ‘Welcome Dinner’ tonight.

Dinner

Today we set out to explore the Huon Valley and the Tahune Airwalk.  This stunning treetop walkway gives you a bird’s-eye view of the forest as you walk 20m above the forest floor. The stunning climax is a steel viewing point cantilevered nearly 50m above the ground, and overlooking the river.
Our next stop will be the Franklin Boat Centre where we’ll learn a little about Franklin’s Maritime History and the precious boat building timbers that are found exclusively in Tasmania.

Breakfast

After breakfast we travel to the Tasman Peninsula and visit Port Arthur for an in-depth tour of the site and buildings where between 1830 and 1877, about 12,500 convicts served sentences at what is now the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site.  After this we continue on to the natural geological attractions of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen.

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We leave town today and head to Mt Field National Park to explore Russell Falls and later continue on to The Salmon Ponds, established in the mid 1800’s. Take a walk back in time amidst the historic buildings, hatchery and fish ponds, all set within the original 19th century English style public open space of superb trees, hedges and lawns.

Breakfast, Lunch

Prepare to enjoy a beautiful full day tour today to Bruny Island with a cruise and lunch included. Nature and nurture meet on Bruny Island, where dramatic landscapes are matched by great produce.  The island’s local produce is as refreshing as its beaches, cliffs and wildlife, with Bruny producers specialising in oysters, cheese, honey, whisky and chocolate.  Return to Hobart and overnight.

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Today is yours to explore or take it easy as you wish. The famous ‘Salamanca Market’ is open from 8.30am to 3pm for you to explore at your leisure along with a stroll around the harbour. If the history of Antarctica is of interest to you, don’t miss Mawsons Hut Museum down by the harbour or you might take the ‘Hop on, Hop off Bus’ and explore outside the city centre to The Botanical Gardens, Wrest Point Casino and/or Cascades Brewery.

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Today we visit the World Heritage-listed Cascades Female Factory which tells the story of the displacement, mistreatment and forced migration of convict women and girls, and their contribution to colonisation throughout the history of colonial Australia to the present day.  From here we leave Hobart and make our way to historic Richmond the intact colonial-era town which has more than 50 Georgian buildings, many meticulously restored and operating as cafes, restaurants, galleries and accommodation.  Then on to Bicheno where in the evening we will enjoy a penguin tour at a rookery close by.

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We explore the spectacular Freycinet National Park today, the jewel of Tasmania’s Eastern Coastline with its rugged cliffs and sandy beaches. It’s particularly famous for Wineglass Bay and Cape Tourville.  St Helen’s is our final destination for today.

Breakfast, Dinner

We head north today towards Binalong Bay with its pristine white sandy beaches and aqua coloured water and The Gardens, an ideal spot to get away from it all with some of the best vistas of the Bay of Fires. Our final destination for today is St Helens overlooking Georges Bay.

Breakfast, Dinner

Leaving St Helens we continue north to Derby before turning inland to Legerwood and then to Bridestowe Lavender Farm. The farm was established in the early 1920’s and their oil is equal in quality to French lavender oil and free of camphor making it much sought after around the world. On our arrival in Launceston we’ll settle in to our grand hotel for a 3 night stay.

Breakfast, Dinner

Another highlight today as we visit the imposing Cataract Gorge where you’ll have time to explore before we leave town for afternoon visits to Seahorse World, Platypus House and Beaconsfield Mine Museum.

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A day to catch your breath and enjoy your beautiful surrounds. City Park is not far from our hotel and the beautiful Holy Trinity Anglican Church is straight across the road. Launceston, or ‘Lonnie’ as known by the locals, is Tasmania’s second-largest city packed full of heritage, art galleries and museums.

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As we make our way towards Smithton today we will indulge in some culinary delights along the way stopping at Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm, the Ashgrove Cheese Factory and The House of Anvers Chocolate. We’ll travel along the coast to the quaint town of Penguin and then to Wynyard for spectacular coastal views before arriving at Smithton for our 2 night stay.

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A highlight today as we set off early to explore the Tarkine region. A trip to Tasmania’s North West is not complete without a visit to the amazing Tarkine Wilderness, Australia’s largest cool-climate rainforest with well maintained walking tracks, accessible lookouts and an abundance of photo opportunities.
As we return to Smithton we will visit Stanley and The Nut taking the cable car to the top for fantastic views of the historic town of Stanley and the surrounds.

Breakfast, Dinner

We depart Smithton this morning for our highlight destination today, Cradle Mountain, where you visit the famous Dove Lake and can walk the 6km circuit for epic views of the mountain. Lunch is included today before we travel to Strahan for our overnight stay and to reflect on the beauty of Cradle Mountain.

Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a fabulous day cruising on the Gordon River with lunch included. Step aboard and glide through the UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Experience the untouched rainforest, rugged history and fascinating characters of Tasmania’s west coast. Dinner tonight is included on our return to Strahan.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A train journey today onboard the West Coast Train to and from Strahan (subject to availability). The afternoon is yours to explore and enjoy.

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We’ll set off this morning stopping at Nelson Waterfall, Derwent Bridge and The Wall in the Wilderness. The beautifully carved works in Huon pine depict the history, hardship and perseverance of the people in the Central Highlands and pay homage to the individuals who settled and protected the area. A farewell dinner tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Time to explore before our flight home

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Overview

Price $8,625 pp twin share (excluding airfares)   
Single supplement should you require a single use room throughout the tour is $1,920.
This is not payable if you are willing to twin share.

A group booking with Qantas will be requested once minimum numbers are achieved and you will be invited to join the group booking.

To book, download and complete the booking form and return it by either post or email along with your deposit to the address shown in our ‘Contact Us’ details.  Please carefully read the T&C’s on page 2 before completing.

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Highlights include

  • World Heritage Listed Port Arthur Historic Site
  • World Heritage Listed Cascades Female Factory
  • Salamanca Market
  • Bruny Island excursion
  • Gordon River Cruise
  • Wall in the Wilderness
  • Cataract Gorge Reserve
  • Cradle Mountain

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • All transport as shown on itinerary. 48 seater coach and professional coach captain.
  • Breakfast daily. Other meals as shown.
  • Accommodation in twin share.
  • All entries and touring as shown on itinerary.
  • Full time GOT escort

Exclusions

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal items, travel insurance
  • Anything not specified above
What vehicle will we be travelling in?

We will tour in a 48 seater coach with toilet on board so lots of room to spread out with our maximum group size of 20 pax.

Do I have to pay a single supplement if I'm travelling alone?

No, as long as you are prepared to twin share with another member of the group or a friend you will only pay the twin share rate.

How fit do I need to be?

A reasonable level of fitness is required on all Girls On Tour trips.

  • 19 Days
  • $1,000
  • 15/11/2024
  • Judy Polkinghorne

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