At the south frontier of Australia lies Tasmania, the smallest and only island state of the Nation. Only one hour of flight, Tasmania gives you an entirely different experience. With national parks covering over 40% of the island, Tasmania is the wonderland for everyone. On this tour, you will experience much of what the island has to offer through visiting many of its major attractions, including Port Arthur, Cradle Mountain, Launceston and so much more.
Melbourne Station Pier – 5:30 PM
Melbourne City – 7 PM onwards
Day 1: MELBOURNE – DEVONPORT (NIGHT CROSSING)
Meet and Board the Spirit of Tasmania at Melbourne’s Station Pier 1/Floor at 05:30pm for your departure. Enjoy a day relaxing cruise across Bass Strait. This sophisticated passenger ship encompasses all the finest traditions of modern cruise liners with an extensive choice of restaurants, bars, excellent service and diverse entertainment facilities.
Day 2: DEVONPORT – CRADLE MOUNTAIN – LAUNCESTON
Upon arrival at Devonport at 7am, commence city tour then transfer for Cradle Mountain. Awaken your senses to the magnificent Splendour Cradle Mountain. Go deep into the Tasmanian forest and experience the solitary wilderness of waterfalls, glacial lakes, rainforest, wildlife and unsurpassed of this World Heritage listed National Park. Thereafter, proceed to Launceston for city tour. Visit the Beautiful Cataract Gorge. This deep river gorge and natural amphitheatre is surrounded by lush green parkland and exotic gardens. (Opportunity to enjoy a chairlift ride on the longest single span chairlift in the world, own expense and weather dependent) Then transfer to accommodation.
Day 3: LAUNCESTON – PORT ARTHUR – HOBART
After breakfast, head down to Hobart via free way. Visit the charming historic village of Richmond and see the country’s oldest Catholic Church and Bridge still in use. Browse among the many unique shops in this wonderful old stone village. Then travel to Port Arthur site, take the ‘Lottery of Life’, a unique way to learn about the life and times of former convicts. Take a guided tour through the chapel and penitentiary ruins for an insight into life what was once Australia’s largest penal settlement. Enjoy cruising mason Cove, resting place for 2000 convicts, guards and citizens. Later, follow the coastal road to Eaglehawk Neck, visiting the natural features of the Tasman Peninsula to view the stunning coastal scenery such as the Blowhole, Devil’s Kitchen and Tasman Arch. Thereafter proceed to hotel in Hobart.
Day 4: HOBART – MELBOURNE
After breakfast start the Hobart city tour, visit Mt. Wellington. From the summit of Mount Wellington, you are enabled to glimpse amazing panoramic view of the British-styled town of Hobart and lookout spot for the Antarctic. Cascade Beer Factory (building) located at the foot of Mt Wellington with a history of around one hundred years. The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens which has over 6500 species and varieties of plants, including the largest public conifer collection in the southern hemisphere. In the afternoon, visit Live Abalone Factory to taste fresh Tasmania Abalone; you could buy abalone here for self use. We also have the chance to visit local Fruit Farm (own expenses) if time allowed. Drop off at Hobart Airport around 5.00pm for return flight to Melbourne.
If you are looking for a tour to relax in the company of gorgeous natural surroundings, our Tasmania 5 Days tour is the tour for you. Whether it is Cradle Mountain, Cataract Gorge or the Hobart itself, the state is nothing short of breathtaking and you will find out when you join the tour.