Tours & activities by KALEIDOSCOPE GLOBAL from Viator

  • Location: Launceston, Australia
  • Duration: 4 days (approx.)
From AUD 645.00

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Discover Tasmania’s east coast on a 4-day tour that takes you from Launceston to Freycinet National Park and Port Arthur, before exploring the capital city of Hobart. Along the way, stop at a famously beautiful beach at Wineglass Bay, visit classic colonial towns, meet Tasmanian devils and tour the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, where you can join an optional Ghost Tour. Relax in comfortable accommodations with breakfasts included and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour by minibus
Spend four days immersed in the beauty of Tasmania, visiting postcard-perfect beaches, national parks and the state’s top attraction, Port Arthur Historic Site. Start your journey from Launceston, then head to Port Arthur, where you stay in a private lodge. Wrap up by exploring the city and surroundings of Hobart, home to the southern fishing fleet, Antarctic ice breakers and a fascinating colonial history. Your expert guide shares a wealth of information throughout your tour, including tales about the whalers, convicts and entrepreneurs that have shaped eastern Tasmania since the early 1800s.

Accommodations, breakfasts and one lunch are included, along with a wine tasting and samples of other Tassie treats. For other meals, your guide can recommend places for delicious eats. Enjoy plenty of stops for photo ops throughout the tour.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Selected Launceston hotels
Departure Time:
7:30am

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Duration:
4 days (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes in Hobart at approximately 5:30pm on Day 4

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Dormitory Accommodation
Code: W4ECD

Shared dormitory accommodation

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AUD645.00
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Hotel Accommodation
Code: W4EC

Private self-contained room with twin/double bedding. A share-twin room will be allocated for up to 2 adults and 1 child booking together. A private room will be allocated if only 1 adult is booked

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AUD950.00
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4-Day Tasmania East Coast Tour from Launceston

Bay of Fires

Inclusions:
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Wine tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini bus
  • National Park fees
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Optional ghost tour
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 20 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Child rates applicable for one child sharing with two adults
  • Adults only in dormitory shared accommdation
  • Your choice of accommodation is a shared dorm (four beds per room) or a private room (one single and one double bed per room)
  • All linen provided
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please bring hat and sunscreen, walking shoes/boots, insect repellent, water bottle, swimsuit and towel
Itinerary:
Day 1: Launceston — Port Arthur (L)
Begin your day by traveling to the seaside village of Bicheno to see Bicheno’s Blowhole and learn about the local population of little penguins. Then head to Freycinet National Park where rugged hills meet white-sand beaches and the sea. Take a leisurely walk along the coast to a lookout point over Wineglass Bay, then head down to the water. You’ll also visit the Cape Tourville boardwalk and lighthouse, where you might spot migrating whales. At the end of your day in the national park, drive through a famous food and wine region to Port Arthur. Stop for treats such as handmade ice cream and fresh oysters before arriving at your lodging for the night. Have the option to take a spooky ghost tour (own expense) of the Port Arthur Historic Site, an infamous 19th-century penal colony.

Accommodation: Private lodge in Port Arthur

Day 2: Port Arthur — Hobart (B, L)
In the morning, check out amazing rock formations at Remarkable Cave and Maingon Lookout. Then visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site. On a guided walking tour that includes a short boat ride, learn about the harsh conditions in Port Arthur’s penal colony, then have time to explore some of its 35 historic buildings. Upon departing Port Arthur, stop at the nearby Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, a conservation park with quolls, wallabies (pademelons), birds and Tasmanian devils. Enjoy close encounters with native animals and hear about the efforts to save the Tasmanian devil population from a deadly disease. Afterward, drive along the coast and admire some of the highest sea cliffs in Australia, stopping for an easy walk to Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen. Then continue your drive through quirky Doo-Town and stop at Richmond, a village that is home to Australia’s oldest bridge and Catholic Church. Hear about Richmond’s convict past, then visit a vineyard for a wine tasting (optional and at own expense) before ending the day in Hobart.

Overnight: Hobart hostel (dormitory/shared room) or a Hobart hotel (private room)

Day 3: Around Hobart (B)
Start the morning by walking through the treetops at the Tahune AirWalk. Suspended above the ground, follow a path that winds through the canopy at a height of up to 131 feet (40 meters), then cross a swinging bridge over the Huon River while enjoying the pristine forest and mountain landscape. In the afternoon, visit the highlights of Hastings Caves State Reserve. Bring your swim gear for a dip in Thermal Springs Pool, a swimming pool filled with warm natural spring waters. You can also meander along a nature trail to a place where the warm and cool waters meet. Then continue to Newdegate Cave for a walking tour with a National Park guide. Admire spectacular cave chambers as you walk through the caves. Afterward, return through the Huon Valley with stops to sample seasonal fruits such as apples, cherries and apricots.

Overnight: Hobart hostel (dormitory/shared room) or a Hobart hotel (private room)

Day 4: Hobart (B)
Explore Hobart with your guide, beginning with a city sightseeing tour that explains Hobart's history, including its role as a remote outpost of the British Empire in the early 1800s, and the importance of the Derwent River and Southern Ocean. Then head up Mt Wellington, which towers over Hobart. At the summit, located 4,163 feet (1,269 meters) above sea level, enjoy sweeping views over the city and much of southern Tasmania. Learn about the mountain’s history, geology and significance to the local aboriginal people. Then wrap up the afternoon with a visit to Cascade Brewery, which has been brewing great beer since 1832. Take a tour of the factory then enjoy a tasting of their brews, taking in the surrounding gardens and views of Mt Wellington. Your tour concludes in Hobart in the early evening.
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 31 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 14 and 30 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 8 and 13 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 75 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: MUSTAFA M, December 2013

Awesome trip!
Luckily, the weather was all sunny and good during the 4 days. it was raining heavily in the previous days!
The package had lots of amazing sightseeing, hikes and some wildlife encounters!
The tour guide was very friendly and experienced. he's been travelling around Australia and the world for some time! he has a lot of knowledge and experience!
The trip was been better than I expected and it's always fun to travel around Australia, experience their cool nature and meet new friends from all over the world!!

Thumbs up for this great package!

Reviewed by: Lynne J, December 2013

I really enjoyed my tour with Wayoutback Australia despite Tassie's unpredictable weather. Touring with a small group is friendly and the casual nature of this tour allows everyone to mix in and get involved. Hightly recommend Annabelle as a tour guide, warm friendly down to earth and genuine with great stories to share