Duration
10 Days
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
19 Jan 19
Destination
Tasmania
If Tasmania is on your must-do list, this journey offers the ideal introduction to the island state. Combining spectacular landscapes with rich convict history and gourmet artisan produce, you’ll be spoilt at every turn. Visit magnificent Russell Falls, the Gordon River, Cradle Mountain, the Tarkine Wilderness and Freycinet National Park, and step back in time in Port Arthur and Hobart.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cruise the Gordon River and taste Tasmanian Cheese at Ashgrove Cheese Factory
  • Travel by luxury coach with a dedicated guide and 16 meals included
  • Explore Cradle Mountain National Park with a local guide

  HOLIDAY INCLUDES
10 days in Comfortable accommodation
Travel by luxury coach
Airport transfers (see flight information in the Fine Print)
16 meals: 9 full breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners and 1 farewell dinner

TRAVEL DATES
  • Jan: 19, 30
  • Mar: 2, 6, 13
  • Apr: 13, 15, 24
  • Mar: 11, 22
  • Sep: 11

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Hobart
  • Day 2: Strahan
  • Day 3: Cradle Mountain
  • Day 4: Smithton
  • Day 5: Launceston
  • Day 6: Launceston
  • Day 7: Bicheno
  • Day 8: Hobart
  • Day 9: Port Arthur
  • Day 10: Farewell from Hobart
For Full Itinerary information CLICK HERE
HOTELS
  • Strahan: Strahan Village
  • Cradle Mountain: Cradle Mountain Hotel
  • Smithton: Tall Timbers
  • Launceston: Best Western Plus Launceston
  • Bicheno: Best Western Plus Beachfront at Bicheno
  • Hobart: Wrest Point

Why Book with MyDiscoveries?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: 19 Jan 19
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees
  • Please note all our holidays are subject to availability at time of booking. Should your dates not be available please note the My Discoveries Booking Guarantee applies. The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back, no questions asked.
  • Excludes: Flights, Travel insurance, Items of a personal nature, Meals not mentioned

TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Hobart

Transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel for check-in, then start your holiday with an afternoon tour of Hobart. Your orientation takes in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, and Mt. Nelson for amazing views overlooking Hobart. Tonight you will meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner with fabulous views of Hobart. Meals:Dinner
2

Strahan

This morning you head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park. Tasmania’s oldest National Park is the location of the spectacular three-tiered waterfall, Russell Falls, which is surrounded by towering swamp gums. As we begin our journey up to Lake St. Clair and travel through Queenstown, we will travel along the rainforest bordered road of the World Heritage protected Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and on to coastal Strahan. Stay overnight in Strahan.
Hotel: Strahan Village
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
3

Cradle Mountain

A spectacular Gordon River Cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge, is the highlight of today. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters, stained amber by buttongrass tannins, reflecting the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for insight into Tasmania’s lesser-known convict history, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hell’s Gate and Heritage Landing, site of the 2,000-year-old Huon Pine. Pass the towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your hotel on the outskirts of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park.
Hotel: Cradle Mountain Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
4

Smithton

This morning it’s time to explore the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. We’ll take you to gorgeous Dove Lake for spectacular views of Cradle Mountain – make sure the camera’s charged, this is a scenic highlight, and the air – there’s none fresher! You may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing through the alpine heathlands. Picture rolling green hills and Friesian cows – this afternoon you’ll think you’re in a butter commercial as you make your way past Table Cape, home of tulips, for views of Bass Strait and coastline. Picturesque Stanley is in your sights as you head west with a view of ‘the Nut’ and a chance to explore. Your final destination is Smithton.
Hotel: Tall Timbers
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
5

Launceston

First up you’ll experience a guided tour of the Tarkine Wilderness region, one of Australia’s largest unprotected temperate rainforests and contains vast forests of myrtle, leatherwood and pine trees. En route to Launceston you’ll visit the Ashgrove Cheese Factory to learn all about cheese making and taste some samples. Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston Meals:Breakfast
6

Launceston

This morning travel to Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre through the rolling hills and vineyards of the Tamar Valley. Beaconsfield Mine has a long rich gold mining history. Your expert guide will bring to life the mine’s extraordinary past and tell you of incredible engineering feats, the town’s heritage and the dramatic events of the 2006 rock fall and mine rescue. After having time to explore Cataract Gorge, this afternoon is free for you to explore Launceston. Hotel:Best Western Plus Launceston Meals:Breakfast
7

Bicheno

Bridestowe Lavender Estate is your first stop today. Bridestowe has been growing lavender since 1922 when a London perfumer planted lavender seeds from the French Alps on his family estate which he named after his wife’s birthplace in England. Try some of Bridestowe’s lavender products and treat yourself to their famous lavender ice-cream! Later make a stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, planted in honour of fallen WWI soldiers. After your lunch time stop at St Helens, follow the picturesque East Coast south to Bicheno. This evening you may like to take an optional tour to see Bicheno’s wild penguin colony as they emerge from the ocean for the night, or even take a tour to see Tassie Devils. Hotel: Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
8

Hobart

Get your camera ready for the spectacular and breathtaking – Freycinet National Park. You’ll take a walk that will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach. Cape Tourville Lookout is magic! Travel through Swansea and Orford, then chart a course for Hobart. Hotel:Wrest Point Meals:Breakfast
9

Port Arthur

Explore Port Arthur Historic Site today. Cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula and enjoy a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating guided walk of Port Arthur’s infamous convict prison. You’ll have time to wander the site at your leisure before you leave. See 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 the drive back to Hobart. This evening celebrate your holiday with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner at one of Hobart’s favourite restaurants. Hotel:Wrest Point Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
10

Hobart

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport. Meals:Breakfast
Why is this tour good for MyDiscoveries Customers? Group tours allow you to enjoy your holiday and meet like-minded travellers, while your Tour Guide handles all the complicated organisational components. You don’t have to worry about the day’s itinerary as it is all planned out for you. Travel around Tasmania from Hobart and explore the whole island by coach and see all the key highlights and of this small Australian island in one trip.
Flights Interested in this holiday and want to know how to get to Hobart? MyDiscoveries is a fully licenced travel agency that can book flights to any destination for you. Currently, four airlines fly to Hobart from capital cities within Australia. Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Airlines all fly to Hobart from most capital cities within Australia. Tiger Airways fly’s from Melbourne to Hobart. NEED FLIGHTS? CALL US ON 1300404606
Weather Tasmania has four main seasons with the warmest time of the year being December to March.  The average temperature in summer is between 17 and 23 degrees Celsius and winter averages between 3 and 11 degrees Celsius. Regardless of when you visit Tasmania, the weather can change dramatically without a moments notice make sure to bring clothing for all seasons.
Travel Insurance  We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. Call MyDiscoveries and Quote: DISCOVERY10 to receive an immediate 10% off your travel insurance.
What is included in The Deal?   Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly instalment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
Where can I find the full terms and conditions for MyDiscoveries? Specific terms and conditions for each holiday can be found in the Fine Print section of every holiday. Full terms and condition for My Discoveries can be found HERE  When will I receive my tour documentation? A travel wallet containing your documents and luggage tags will be posted to MyDiscoveries 4 weeks prior to travel. For Short Breaks and Day Tours e-documents will be emailed to you within 48 hours of full payment being made
What type of clothes should I bring? It is also important to consider the region you will be visiting and the season you will be travelling, however, AAT Kings recommend casual, drip-dry lightweight clothes. There is no need for lots of formal clothes, however, you might like to include a few options to wear out for dinner, but above all you want to be comfortable.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the MyDiscoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE