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Great Tasmanian Adventure 2023

Dates 2 February - 4 March 2023

Cost   Couple: $7050 Solo: $5,450

Vehicles greater than 9 metres will incur a surcharge for the Spirit of Tasmania Sailing


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.


  • The Nut at Stanley
  • Take a half-day steam train ride at Queenstown
  • Enjoy a Gordon River cruise including a buffet dinner
  • 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
  • Stay at Bangor Vineyard and a tour of this historic property
  • 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 dinners
  • 3 x lunches
  • Meet and Greet Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Happy hours
  • Cabin accommodation on Spirit of Tasmania night sailing
  • All boat bookings, tours, accommodation and listed meals organised for you
  • Experienced guides


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, drinks not included)
Day 3
Arrive in Devonport and meet up at Latrobe outside Hills Grocer, then 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
Travel to Cradle Mountain and stay in the caravan park for two nights. Free time in afternoon to explore.

Day 6
Free time to explore - opportunity to hop on a bus and visit Cradle Mountain highlights.

Day 7
Travel to beautiful Strahan and stay for two nights (power, water, dump, showers and toilets)

Day 8
Hop aboard  the permium deck for an afternoon/night cruise of the spectacular Gordon River and enjoy a buffet dinner ( including afternoon tea, dinner, all drinks including wine and beer, private outside deck)
Day 9
Leave for Queenstown and stay for two nights (power, showers, toilets). 

RFDS sausage sizzle fundraiser in the afternoon.

Day  10
Enjoy a half day trip on a majestic steam train and journey into spectacular Tasmanian wilderness to Double Barrill and King River Gorge (tour and morning tea included)
Day 11
We head off to Tarraleah today, driving through spectacular scenery on the way. The group will stop at Lake St Clair (power, showers, toilet) and enjoy dinner together (dinner included)
Day 12
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 13
 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 14
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 15
Free time to explore today
Day 16
Today we head Hobart where we will stay at Barilla Caravan Park for three nights, stopping on the way to enjoy the surrounding region (power, water, showers, toilets and dump point)
Day 17
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 18
Free time in Hobart to explore
Day 19
Today we hit the road and travel to Port Arthur where we will stay for three nights (power, showers, toilets and dump)
Day 20
Spend a day at Port Arthur Historic Site (entry and tour included)
Day 21
Free day to explore Tasman Peninsula
Day 22

Travel to Bangor Vineyard where we will stay one night (no facilities), we will have a guided bus tour of this very historic property with wine tasting and lunch included

Day 23
Travel to historic Oatlands where we will stay for one night. (no facilities)
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
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 in 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)

Vehicles greater than 9 metres will incur a surcharge for the Spirit of Tasmania Sailing

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