5 Day East Coast Tassie Getaway Tour
Traverse the east coast of Tasmania on this spectacular 5 day tour. The 5 Day East Coast Getaway travels along Tasmania's East Coast from Launceston to Hobart. Enjoy spectacular sightseeing, Launceston, Freycinet National Park, Port Arthur, Hobart and cruise around the Isle of the Dead.
Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats and panoramic windows. Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver.
Day 1: Launceston – Bicheno
Depart Launceston for your first stop, the Bridestowe Lavender Farm. Continue on to see the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees in honour of fallen WWI soldiers, the old mining town of Derby and then drive through the lush myrtle rainforest at Weldborough Pass. You'll visit seaside town St. Helens at lunchtime. This evening join your Tour Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception and dinner.
Hotel: Beachfront at Bicheno, 2 nights. D
Day 2: Freycinet National Park
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 with a National Park Ranger will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach. Cape Tourville Lookout will amaze. B
Day 3: Bicheno – Hobart
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 High Tea. Now choose one of our Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to visit Australia's largest privately funded museum, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), with its mix of ancient, modern and contemporary art. Or get up close and personal with Tasmanian Devils and other native animals at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, 2 nights. B
Day 4: Port Arthur
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. B FD
Day 5: Depart Hobart
Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for you onward flight. B
Bridestowe Lavender Farm
Lush Myrtle Rainforest
Picturesque St. Helens
Visit Freycinet National Bay
Cruise on the Winegrass Bay
Visit Historic Ross
High Tea at Shene Estate
Museum of Old and New Art
Tour Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasman's Arch, Devil's Kitchen
Isle of the Dead Cruise
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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.