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Discover Tasmania on Over 50s Tour

$ 4950 or 5 monthly payments of $990.00
13 days/12 nights
Per Adult

13 Day Timeless Treasures of Tasmania

See the icons of the Apple Isle on this in-depth tour of Tasmania. Fly into Launceston and travel the east coast to Hobart for 4 nights exploring Port Arthur. On through New Norfolk and Queenstown to Strahan for an epic Gordon River Cruise, then discover Cradle Mountain before arriving at Smithton to...

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Highlights

  • Flights included departing from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane
  • Visit the major towns of Launceston, St Helens, Hobart, Strahan and Devonport 
  • Explore sites such as Port Arthur Penal Settlement, Bruny Island, Freycinet National Park, and Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Multiple departures in 2018 

Itinerary

Day 1 Launceston
Your flight arrives in Launceston where you will be met by your coach captain and take a tour of picturesque Launceston. Take a break in Cataract Gorge to ride the world’s longest single span chairlift, enjoying spectacular views of this unique piece of urban wilderness.
Stay: Country Club & Casino Tasmania, Launceston Meals: Dinner 

Day 2 St Helens 
Today, you will travel to Beauty Point stopping at Brady’s Lookout and Beaconsfield. Here you are given the choice of visiting the only Sea Horse Farm in the world or Platypus House. Then travel to East Tamar via the unique A-frame Batman Bridge. Lunch today is at The Lost Farm which offers spectacular views, before travelling to Legerwood to view the tree carvings – an amazing avenue of memorial tree carvings that are a lasting tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in WWI. Lastly, continue down through Weldborough Pass to the seaside village of St Helens.
Stay: Tidal Waters Resort, St Helens Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 
Coles Bay
Make your way to Coles Bay to enjoy spectacular scenery as you cruise to beautiful Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park – lunch on board features local Tasmanian products. This afternoon, arrive at stunning Freycinet Lodge overlooking the blue waters of Great Oyster Bay with the rugged Hazards mountain range as a backdrop.
Stay: Freycinet Lodge, Coles Bay Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Hobart
This morning, visit East Coast Nature World and get up close and personal to the Tasmanian Devil. Then stop at Campbell Town to view the convict trail and the convict-built red bridge before heading to Ross for lunch. Later, you'll travel through historical Richmond before crossing the Derwent River into Hobart.
Stay: Wrest Point Casino or The Old Woolstore, Hobart Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Hobart
Visit Port Arthur penal settlement and learn how hundreds of convicts lived, worked and died under threats of the lash. Take a short cruise across Carnarvon Harbour and around the Isle of the Dead. Later, head to Eagle Hawk Neck visiting some of the many formations of the south east coast, namely Tasman’s Arch, Devils Kitchen and the Tesselated Pavement. Tonight you'll dine out, enjoying the vibrant maritime atmosphere and freshest Tasmanian seafood at the iconic Drunken Admiral
Stay: Wrest Point Casino or The Old Woolstore, Hobart Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Hobart
The day is free to discover Hobart at your leisure, perhaps visit the largest privately owned museum in Australia, Mona, with its eccentric, modern and contemporary collection of art.
Stay: Wrest Point Casino or The Old Woolstore, Hobart Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 Hobart
Discover everything that makes Bruny Island amazing with a sightseeing and food tour. Taste local fresh produce, spot wildlife in their habitat, walk the beaches, climb the Neck Lookout and tour the iconic Cape Bruny lighthouse, perched above the craggy Tasmanian coastlines. 
Stay: Wrest Point Casino or The Old Woolstore, Hobart Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Strahan
This morning, depart Hobart and follow the Derwent Valley to historic New Norfolk then on to Mount Field National Park where you'll take a short walk through the giant trees to Russell Falls. Next, take a step into history at ‘The Wall in the Wilderness’. After lunch, make your way further west stopping to view the Iron Blow open cut copper mine then travel via Queenstown to finish in Strahan.
Stay: Strahan Village Motel, Strahan Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Strahan
This morning , relax in reserved premium seating as you cruise the mighty Gordon River. Step ashore at Heritage Landing and see the 2000 year old Huon Pine before sailing on through Hells Gates. Enjoy a smorgasbord lunch on-board before cruising back to Strahan where you can view a demonstration at Morrison’s Huon Pine and see how this valuable timber was milled in days gone by.
Stay: Strahan Village Motel, Strahan Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Smithton
Travelling to Cradle Mountain National Park, you'll join a guided tour of pioneer Gustav Weindorfer’s Chalet and Dove Lake. After lunch at Cradle Mountain Hotel, visit the Wilderness and Landscape Photograph Gallery and then head north travelling through the towns of Wynyard and Burnie to Smithton.
Stay: Tall Timbers Motel, Smithton Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Smithton
Today, travel to the far north west to the Van Diemans Land Company’s historic property ‘Woolnorth’. With a local guide, visit the wind farm at Cape Grim with its 62 giant wind turbines, learning the history of the property and the wind farm. After a hearty BBQ lunch, travel to the historic village of Stanley (established as the head quarters of the Van Diemans Land Company), for a chairlift ride to the top of The Nut which is the core of an ancient volcano.
Stay: Tall Timbers Motel, Smithton Meals: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Devonport
Start your day with a tour of elegant Highfield House, a beautiful example of regency architecture and monument to those who found themselves on this lonely headland in early 19th century. Next, head east via Table Cape to Makers of Burnie showcasing a dynamic community of artists and makers at work. Continue on to Hellyers Distillery to sample a drop or two and enjoy lunch, before travelling on through Sheffield, the town of murals, and Railton, the topiary town.
Stay: Gateway Inn, Devonport Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Devonport
Your last day takes you through Deloraine to the Georgian village of Evandale home to the National Penny Farthing Championships and an array of unspoilt heritage buildings. You'll then arrive at the airport for your flight home.

INCLUDES

INCLUSIONS 

  • Return economy class flights ex Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne to Launceston
  • Cataract Gorge chairlift ride
  • 1 night in Launceston
  • Brady’s Lookout, Beaconsfield
  • Seahorse World OR Platypus House
  • Batman Bridge; East Tamar; Legerwood
  • 1 night in St Helens; Wineglass Bay cruise
  • 1 night in Freycinet
  • East Coast Nature World; Ross; Campbell Town
  • 4 nights in Hobart
  • Port Arthur Penal Settlement; Isle of the Dead
  • Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen, Tesselated Pavement
  • Bruny Island sightseeing, food and lighthouse tour
  • Derwent Valley, New Norfolk
  • Russell Falls; Wall in the Wilderness
  • Derwent Bridge; Iron Blow lookout; Queenstown
  • 2 nights in Strahan
  • Gordon River cruise in reserved premium seating
  • Heritage Landing, Hells Gates
  • Morrison’s Huon Pine
  • Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Gustav Weindorfer’s Chalet, Dove Lake
  • 2 nights in Smithton
  • Cape Grim tour, The Nut, Stanley
  • Highfield Historic House tour
  • Makers of Burnie
  • Sheffield; Railton
  • 1 night in Devonport
  • 34 meals
EXCLUSIONS 
Items of a personal nature
Meals not mentioned
Travel insurance  

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fine print

  • Multiple departure dates in 2018 
  • 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 $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • 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.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
MyDiscoveries members receive 10% off any travel insurance policy- Simply mention the promo code: DISCOVERY10 on www.insureandgo.com.au

This tour is moderate as a result passages must be able to: 
  • Walk 10 min without stopping
  • Ascend stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 min without sitting
  • Walk over uneven ground
  • Embark/debark transport unaided
  • Manage their own luggage

booking essentials

  • 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.

booking guarantee

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.

travel period





Departures in 2018
Jan: 17
Feb: 23
Oct: 15
Nov: 2

pricing options

Twin / Single Departure City Price
twin Sydney $4,950.00
single Sydney $6,550.00
twin Melbourne $4,950.00
single Melbourne $6,550.00
twin Brisbane $4,950.00
single Brisbane $6,550.00

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