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Great Tasmanian Adventure 2022

Dates 2 February - 3 March 2022

Cost   Couple: $6,900 Solo: $5,200

Summary

Have you ever wanted to explore Tasmania’s wild and rugged West Coast, spend a day cruising the Gordon River, visit Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clare and then travel on to the Salmon Ponds and Russell Falls? Explore further south down to Geeveston and the spectacular scenery on the way.  Visit Hobart and explore its history, and why not pay a visit to Salamanca Place and historic Shot Tower.  Spend a few nights at Port Arthur and spend a day at the historic site. The beautiful countryside and small historic towns are stunning areas to drive through, and visits to Ross and the Wool Centre will not leave you disappointed. From here the tour will head up the East Coast, visiting the spectacular Coles Bay along the way and taking a cruise on the magnificent Wineglass Bay. Continuing north to Launceston, attendees get to enjoy a cruise on the Tamar River and finally end the trip back in Devonport - where the Spirit of Tasmania will be waiting to take you back to the mainland.

Highlights

  • The Nut at Stanley
  • Take a half-day steam train ride at Queenstown
  • Enjoy a Gordon River cruise including a buffet lunch
  • Visit Lake St Clair
  • Cradle Mountain
  • Russell Falls and the Salmon Ponds
  • Historic villages
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Explore Hobart and Mount Wellington
  • Enjoy a day at Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Historic Ross, Ross Bridge and The Tasmanian Wool Centre
  • Stay at beautiful Coles Bay
  • Wineglass Bay boat cruise 
  • Take a 4-hour Tamar river cruise in Launceston
  • Meet and greet dinner
  • Farewell dinner
  • 2 x Spirit of Tasmania dinners
  • 3 x lunches
  • Happy hours
  • Cabin accommodation on Spirit of Tasmania night sailing
  • All boat bookings, tours, accommodation and listed meals organised for you
  • Experienced guides

Itinerary

Day 1
Meet at Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park in Melbourne at 4pm for a meet and greet happy hour followed by a dinner together (happy hour and dinner provided; drinks not included)
Day 2
Board the Spirit of Tasmania (all boat fees, cabin accommodation and smorgasbord dinner included, drinks not included)
Day 3
Arrive in Devonport and head to Stanley where we will stay for two nights (power, showers, toilets)
Day 4
Explore Stanley and The Nut; enjoy the historic village of Stanley on a chairlift ride (ride included)
Day 5
Depart for Waratah where we will stay for one night; walk around town and see the spectacular waterfall in the middle of town
Day 6
Travel to Cradle Mountain and stay in the caravan park for two nights

Day 7
Free time to explore - opportunity to hop on a bus and visit Cradle Mountain highlights. Your national parks pass will give you free travel, bus departing from visitor centre

Day 8
Travel to beautiful Strahan and stay for two nights (power, water, dump, showers and toilets)

Day 9
Hop aboard a day cruise of the spectacular Gordon River and enjoy a buffet lunch (premium on top level, cruise including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, all drinks including wine and beer, private outside deck)
Day 10
Leave for Queenstown and stay for two nights (power, showers, toilets)
Day  11
Enjoy a half day trip on a majestic steam train and journey into spectacular Tasmanian wilderness to Double Barrill and King River Gorge (tour included)
Day 12
We head off to Tarraleah today, driving through spectacular scenery on the way. The group will stop at Lake St Clair and enjoy dinner together (dinner included, power, showers, toilet)
Day 13
Travel to New Norfolk where we will stay for two nights; we will stop at Russell Falls on the way where the group will have time to explore and view the waterfalls (power, showers, toilets and dump point)
Day 14
 Enjoy some free time to shop, relax and visit the Salmon Pond - the oldest trout hatchery in the Southern Hemisphere. An entry pass and voucher for coffee/tea and cake will be provided  
Day 15
We head to Geeveston further south and stay at Geeveston RV Park for two nights. Here the group can enjoy some free time and possibly visit the Tahune Airwalk, drive to Southport or take a boat ride to Bruny Island - the choices are endless (no facilities, dump point)
Day 16
Free time to explore today
Day 17
Today we head Hobart where we will stay at the Glenorchy Showgrounds for three nights, stopping on the way to enjoy the surrounding region (power, water, showers, toilets and dump point)
Day 18
A coach will pick the group up for a half day tour of Mount Wellington (morning tea included). Members will have free time in the afternoon
Day 19
Free time in Hobart to explore
Day 20
Today we hit the road and travel to Port Arthur where we will stay for two nights (power, showers, toilets and dump)
Day 21
Spend a day at Port Arthur Historic Site (entry included)
Day 22
Free day to explore Tasman Peninsula
Day 23
Travel to historic Oatlands where we will stay for one night. Explore Ross and its historic bridge, visit the Tasmanian Wool Museum or simply relax (powered and unpowered, showers and toilets)
Day 24
Travel to Coles Bay and stay for two nights (power, showers and toilet)
Day 25
Enjoy a cruise on Wineglass Bay (cruise and lunch included).
Day 26
Travel to White Sands Resort on the beautiful east coast and stay for one night (no facilities) and have dinner together at night in the restaurant (dinner included)
Day 27
Travel to Launceston, making time to visit Bay of Fires on the way (power, showers, toilets)
Day 28
Free time at Launceston
Day 29
Enjoy a four hour river cruise on the Tamar River visiting Cataract Gorge and Batman Bridge (travelling 48 km up the river) and enjoy the included morning tea, light lunch and wine tasting (cruise, morning tea, wine tasting and lunch included, drinks not included).  We will have our final dinner together enjoying pizza (dinner included, drinks not included)
Day 30
Travel to Devonport and hop on board the Spirit of Tasmania (boat fees, cabin accommodation and smorgasbord dinner included, drinks not included)
Day 31We disembark Melbourne and farewell our new friends and continue our independent travels.


Important Information

Inclusive of Spirit of Tasmania return tickets, dinner and cabin accommodation (night sailing)


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