Legend:IFM: In Flight Meal B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner
Day 1: PERTH TO HOBARTIFMD
Your holiday begins when you are picked up from home by a private vehicle and transferred to the airport. Meet your fellow passengers and Kings Tour Manager and fly to Hobart via Melbourne. Upon arrival in Hobart we will transfer you to your accommodation for the next 4 nights. You will have time to unpack and settle in before dinner in the hotel’s restaurant.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart for 4 nights
Day 2: HOBART & THE WOODEN BOAT FESTIVALB
This morning a local guide will join us on the coach and will show us the sights of historic Hobart. After the tour concludes we arrive at the Maritime Museum of Tasmania, here we have some free time to look through the museum. Early afternoon we’ll find a good location to see the Parade of Sail, which is the opening event of the 2019 Australian Wooden Boat Festival. Around 300 wooden vessels will sail up the Derwent River, led by several Tall Ships. The remainder of the afternoon is free to look through various displays of the festival.
Day 3: HOBART & THE SALAMANCA MARKETSB
After breakfast we head to the Salamanca Markets. The market has a diverse range of over 300 stallholders, showcasing the best that Tasmania has to offer. This afternoon we head to the Mona Gallery - The Museum of Old and New Art. For those of you who are not interested in going, it will be a free afternoon and evening.
Day 4: PORT ARTHURB D
Today, we head to the Tasman Peninsula and take a drive through “Do Town” to see some natural attractions such as the Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen. A little further along is the Port Arthur Historic Site. Here we will enjoy a tour at the Visitor Interpretative Centre as well as a guided walking tour through the Penal Settlement. Enjoy some free time before we make our way back to Hobart where we can freshen up before dinner in the Drunken Admiral restaurant.
Day 5: HOBART TO STRAHAN VIA RUSSELL FALLS & LAKE ST CLAIRB L D
This morning leave Hobart and head west to Russell Falls. After a short walk to see the falls head to Curringa Farm and enjoy a light lunch.
Our last stop today will be The Wall of the Wilderness before heading to Strahan.
Hotel: Strahan Village for 2 nights
Day 6: GORDON RIVER CRUISEB L
Following breakfast, you’ll join a World Heritage Cruise. You will go through Hells Gates, the narrow entry into the harbour from the Southern Ocean, for a dramatic cruise on the Gordon River and enjoy a buffet lunch. We return to Strahan midafternoon and have some free time to explore the wharf and some of the local shops before we leave the area to watch the performance of “The Ship that never was”.
Day 7: WEST COAST WILDERNESS RAIL ONTO CRADLE MOUNTAINB D
This morning we aboard the west coast wilderness rail for our spectacular River and Rainforest journey, you will enjoy a relaxing steam train journey that departs from the original harbourside Regatta Point Station in Strahan. On return into Strahan we board our coach and head to Cradle Mountain. On arrival into Cradle Mountain we have a visit to Devils @ Cradle, at the Tasmanian Devil interpretation centre. Our guide will introduce us to the lifestyle of the alpine Devil before we enter a special viewing area for our encounter.
Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel for 1 night
Day 8: CRADLE MOUNTAIN TOURING TO SMITHTONB L D
This morning enjoy a visit to Dove Lake to see the spectacular Cradle Mountain and visit Waldheim Chalet. We then farewell Cradle Mountain and make our way to the North Coast for lunch at Hellyers Road Distillery. This afternoon we head to Stanley for some free time to browse the local shops before travelling a short distance to Smithton.
Hotel: Tall Timbers Hotel Motel, Smithton for 2 nights
Day 9: WOOLNORTH STATION & TOUR OF WINDMILLSB L D
This morning we visit Woolnorth Station where we will be accompanied by a Station Guide for a tour and have lunch. It is here you will breathe the world’s freshest air at Cape Grim, visit the Wind Farm and enjoy a brief but spectacular coastline walk around Woolnorth Point. We return to our accommodation with the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Day 10: STANLEY TO LAUNCESTONB L D
After breakfast we make our way along the northern coastal route to Table Cape and then onto Burnie. Stop at the Makers Workshop and enjoy a papermaking tour. Next we visit Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden for lunch. From here travel through to Latrobe and enjoy afternoon tea stop at the House of Anvers chocolate factory and a visit to Ashgrove Cheese Company. Lastly we continue to Sheffield and then via Deloraine and Westbury and onto Launceston.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston for 2 nights
Day 11: LAUNCESTON & SURROUNDSB D
We begin our touring with a sightseeing tour of the Launceston CBD and a visit to Cataract Gorge - a magnificent Reserve in the city centre. Here you can enjoy pleasant walks through the landscaped gardens as well as a ride on the chairlift which crosses the gorge. We then make our way north to Grindelwald where we visit Beaconsfield Gold Mine and Heritage Museum.
Day 12: LAUNCESTON TO PERTHIFMB
Today after breakfast we transfer to Launceston airport for out flight back to Perth via Melbourne to complete a fantastic tour in Tasmania. Upon arrival into Perth your driver will be waiting to transfer you home.
The Australian Wooden Boat Festival is held every two years in Hobart. Hobart’s historic waterfront will come alive with the colour and excitement of our rich maritime culture and history.
We will see hundreds of wooden boats, from magnificent tall ships to classic sailboats, rugged working boats to superbly detailed models. There’s a vibrant program of entertainment and fun, special guests, brilliant Tasmanian food and drink, demonstrations, races and displays.
- Home pick-up and return provided by Hughes
- Fully Escorted by a Kings Tour Manager
- Return economy airfares and taxes
- Exclusive Kings Tour throughout Tasmania in a luxury coach
- 11 nights’ accommodation
- Breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 8 dinners
- All sightseeing and entry fees as per the itinerary