5 Day Tassies East Coast Highlights Tour
This journey along Tasmania’s acclaimed East Coast offers sandy beaches, blue horizons, fascinating convict history and premium produce. Take a walk in Freycinet National Park, step back in time at the Port Arthur Historic Site, cruise the haunting Isle of the Dead, and sample Bridestowe Lavender Estate’s lavender products.
Day 1: Welcome to Launceston
Your holiday begins in Launceston, situated on the Tamar River. Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’ is a historic city with many well-preserved Georgian and Victorian buildings. This evening, get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers with a Welcome Reception at your hotel.
Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston
Day 2: Launceston - Bicheno
Bridestowe Lavender Estate, producer of high-quality lavender since 1922, is your first stop today. Learn about the history of the estate and treat yourself to some of its famous lavender ice-cream. Later, visit the unique Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site, and then follow the picturesque east coast south to Bicheno. This evening you might like to take an optional tour to see either Bicheno’s wild penguins as they emerge from the ocean for the night or the iconic Tasmanian Devil.
Hotel: Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Bicheno - Hobart
Today, experience the grandeur of Freycinet National Park, taking a guided walk to Cape Tourville lookout that will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, verdant forest and golden beaches. Then travel through Swansea and Orford on your way to Hobart.
Hotel: Wrest Point, 2 nights
Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 4: Port Arthur
Today, explore Port Arthur Historic Site, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating walk with a local expert of the remains of Port Arthur’s infamous convict prison. There will be time for you to wander the site at your leisure. On the drive back to Hobart, see the amazing natural rock formations of the craggy Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen, the Blowhole and the Totem Pole This evening, mingle with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart’s popular restaurants.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 5: Farewell from Hobart
Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Guided walk in Freycinet National Park
Discover Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Discover the picturesque East Coast south to Bicheno
Views from Cape Tourville Lookout
Visit Port Arthur Historic Site
See Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole
Travel by luxury coach
Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
Airport transfers (see flight information below)
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2019 - 2020 season. The 2019 - 2020 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2019 to the 31st March 2020. The 2020 - 2021 season rates commence on the 1st April 2020.