Duration
11 Nights
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
13 Dec 19
Destination
Tasmania
The island of Tasmania is renowned for its pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, and friendly locals. On this wide-ranging journey, you’ll visit Hobart’s bustling Salamanca Market. Witness the stunning natural beauty of Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park, indulge your taste buds with fresh Tasmanian artisan cheeses and other delicious treats.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit spectacular Russell Falls
  • Enjoy a lunch cruise on the Gordon River
  • Hike around Dove Lake in breathtaking Cradle Mountain National Park 

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
11 nights in quality accommodation
23 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 Be My Guest morning tea,  1 Be My Guest lunch, 2 lunches, 7 dinners with wine, 1 farewell dinner
Airport transfers (see flight information in the Fine Print)
Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

TRAVEL DATE
  • 13 Dec 2019

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1 Welcome to Hobart / Meals: Dinner with wine
  • Day 2 Salamanca Market / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 3 Hobart – Strahan / Meals: Breakfast, dinner with wine
  • Day 4 Strahan – Cradle Mountain / Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine
  • Day 5 Cradle Mountain / Meals: Breakfast, dinner with wine
  • Day 6 Cradle Mountain – Launceston / Meals: Breakfast, dinner with wine
  • Day 7 Launceston / Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest lunch
  • Day 8 Launceston – Freycinet / Meals: Breakfast, dinner with wine
  • Day 9 Wineglass Bay / Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine
  • Day 10 Freycinet – Hobart / Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest morning tea
  • Day 11 Port Arthur / Meals: Breakfast, farewell dinner
  • Day 12 Farewell from Hobart / Meals: Breakfast
For Full Itinerary information CLICK HERE
HOTELS
  • Hobart: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
  • Strahan: Strahan Village
  • Cradle Mountain: Cradle Mountain Hotel
  • Launceston: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
  • Freycinet: Freycinet Lodge

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: 13 Dec 2019
  • Flight information: flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Hobart Airport (Day 1), fights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport (Day 12).
  • 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. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • 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 your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed.
  • 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

Welcome to Hobart

Begin your exploration of the beautiful island of Tasmania with a city sights tour of its capital. Visit the Botanic Gardens, historic Battery Point, and Constitution Dock, then drive to Mt. Nelson for panoramic views over the city. Join your Travel Director tonight for a Welcome Reception and dinner.   MEALS: Dinner with wine
2

Salamanca Market

A free day to enjoy the colour and action of Salamanca Market. Explore the market stalls, wander through the historic sandstone warehouses discovering innovative Tasmanian arts and crafts and delight in the taste and aroma of freshly baked goods and local produce.
MEALS: Breakfast
3

Hobart - Strahan

This morning see the tiered cascade of Russell Falls. Then take the winding road to iconic Lake St. Clair and The Wall in the Wilderness, a monumental sculpture hand-carved in rare Huon pine. Passing through the moonscape of the mining town of Queenstown, your final stop today is seaside Strahan.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner with wine
4

Strahan - Cradle Mountain

A highlight today is your cruise on the Gordon River. Be awestruck by the dark waters, stained amber by buttongrass tannins, which reflect the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania’s convict history, and see Hells Gates, the notoriously treacherous entrance to the harbour.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with wine
5

Cradle Mountain

This morning you’ll marvel at the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a guided walk by Dove Lake, then stroll back to your hotel along the boardwalk through the wild ancient forests and alpine heathlands. You may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing along the way. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner with wine
6

Cradle Mountain - Launceston

After breakfast, take a walk with a local expert through the Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery in Burnie. Continue to quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’, then call in at the award-winning Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm to try a selection of local cheeses. Travel through the Meander Valley to Launceston. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner with wine
7

Launceston

See Launceston’s magnificent Cataract Gorge before taking a scenic drive through rolling hills for a private Be My Guest lunch and wine-tasting at a Josef Chromy Wines. This afternoon you may like to take an optional experience cruise on the beautiful Tamar River or further explore Launceston and its surrounds. MEALS: Breakfast, Be My Guest Lunch
8

Launceston - Freycinet

Visit the beautiful Bridestowe Lavender Estate this morning and treat yourself to its famous lavender ice cream. Later visit the unique Ledgerwood Carved Memorial Trees site. Then travel south along the picturesque coast to Freycinet National Park. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner with wine
9

Wineglass Bay

Experience a four-hour lunch cruise this morning along the coast of the stunning Freycinet Peninsula. The cruise will take you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay past towering pink granite cliffs to Wineglass Bay, a flawless crescent of dazzling white sand that is considered one of the world’s best beaches. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with wine
10

Freycinet - Hobart

Journey to historic Ross, renowned as the finest nineteenth-century village in Australia. As you travel on through rich pastoral land towards Hobart, spend time at Shene Estate with its stunning colonial-era buildings, and enjoy a Be My Guest morning tea. This afternoon, choose one from a selection of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Visit the iconic Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and return to Hobart on the MONA ferry, explore the Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum or enjoy a walking tour of Hobart with a local guide. MEALS: Breakfast, Be My Guest morning tea
11

Port Arthur

Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a walk through the infamous convict prison. On the drive back to Hobart, see the amazing natural rock formations of the Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart’s popular restaurants. MEALS: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
12

Farewell from Hobart

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. MEALS: Breakfast
DESTINATION 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.
FLIGHT
  • 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.
  • Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Hobart Airport (Day 1), fights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport (Day 12).
NEED FLIGHTS? CALL US ON 1300 404 606
TRANSFER
  • Transfers are included in the deal!

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
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
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!
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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