• Escorted Tour

Tasmania

a Pristine Wilderness

Direct Flights Auckland - Hobart Return 

With more than a third of the island encompassing reserves, National Parks and World Heritage sites, Tasmania’s unspoilt natural beauty and clean beaches will leave you wanting more.

Known as the ‘Apple Isle,’ highlights  include Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park, the former infamous penal colony of Port Arthur, a wilderness train trip, a river cruise, captivating history and friendly down-to-earth people.

Learn about the rich Georgian and Victorian colonial history, see wealthy graziers’ grand homesteads, sample local delicacies and enjoy very comfortable and unique accommodation.

The capital Hobart, finish for the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, is a modern city with the arts, food and entertainment and the famous Salamanca Market, while Launceston in the northern Tamar Valley is Australia’s oldest provincial centre.

Visit Strahan, a pioneering port town, Stanley with its striking volcanic rock formation known as ‘The Nut’ and the stunning 3m high sculpture known as the ‘Wall in the Wilderness,’ built to commemorate those who helped shape the past and the present.

Tasmania is also known as the ‘Holiday Isle’ so why not be part of our fifth 14-day tour.

Your travel itinerary

Thursday 11 November

Auckland – Hobart – Launceston

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Depart Auckland on Air New Zealand flight directly into Hobart.

On arrival, travel by coach to Launceston.  Welcome dinner tonight.

Friday 12 November

Launceston – Smithon

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This morning a scenic drive to Devonport to visit the local Maritime Museum before lunch in the coastal town of Bernie. Continue along the scenic coast to see the famous “nut”, before arriving in Smithton.

 

Saturday 13 November

Smithton

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After breakfast we have a full day tour to the north-west corner of the island including Woolnorth and nearby Cape Grim – reportedly home of the cleanest air and purest beef in the world. Return to Stanley in time for a chair lift ride up ‘The Nut’ before returning to Smithton for the night.

 

Sunday 14 November

Smithton – Strahan

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A full day’s scenic drive to Strahan with stops along the way including a tour into Lake St Clair National Park to see Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain. Lunch at Peppers Tavern before continuing on to the picturesque village of Strahan where the three-night accommodation overlooks Macquarie Harbour.

 

Monday 15 November

Strahan

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After breakfast enjoy a Gordon River Cruise across Macquarie Harbour and up the river through Tasmanian wilderness. Return to Strahan.

 

Tuesday 16 November

Strahan

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Today’s highlight is a half-day train journey on the West Coast Wilderness Railway through rainforests, gorges and alongside rivers from coastal Strahan

 

Wednesday 17 November

Strahan – Hobart

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Our coach journey begins with a scenic drive to Derwent Bridge to visit the Wall in the Wilderness and lunch at the local hotel. Continue on visiting Mt Field National Park on the way to Hobart for a three night stay.

 

Thursday 18 November

Hobart

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A free day to explore the 19th – 21st century cafes and restaurants, the heritage charm and modern lifestyle of the capital city set on the Derwent River. Maybe climb Mt Wellington for great views or wander around the galleries, theatres or craft shops.

 

Friday 19 November

Hobart – Port Arthur – Hobart

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After breakfast we take a day coach tour to the former penal settlement of Port Arthur with buildings and harsh stories of the mid-1800s. Take a tour of the township with a private guide and a boat trip out to the Isle of the Dead. 

 

Saturday 20 November

Hobart – Freycinet National Park

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After breakfast, we visit the famous Salamanca Markets before a scenic drive to Coles Bay in Freycinet National Park. Enjoy this special environment before a two-night stay in award-winning Freycinet Lodge set in the wilderness park.

 

Sunday 21 November

Freycinet

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Our scenic tour of the Freycinet Peninsular includes Cape Tourville and beautiful Wineglass Bay lookout for the energetic ones. Return to our lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Monday 22 November

Freycinet – Launceston

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This morning we travel north on the coastal road through Bicheno, Bay of Fires and include a stop at St Helens for lunch. We continue on and visit a local Lavender farm this afternoon before arriving at our central accommodation in Launceston.

 

Tuesday 23 November

Launceston

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Our day tour of Launceston begins with a visit to the Beaconsfield mine and Heritage Centre, scene of a mine collapse in 2006 from which most of the men were rescued. Continue on to Cataract Gorge, a natural wilderness basin with wildlife, gardens and the longest single span chairlift in the world! Return to the hotel with the rest of the day free. Dinner in the hotel tonight. 

 

Wednesday 24 November

Launceston – Hobart

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After breakfast we head south to see the famous carvings at Campbell Town, the Historic Bridge at Ross and the Oatlands – Callington Mill before arriving into Hobart for our final night. Farewell dinner in the hotel tonight.

 

Thursday 25 November

Hobart – Auckland

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An early morning transfer to the airport for a flight Hobart to Auckland direct with Air New Zealand

 

Inclusions

• Return economy class flights Auckland – Hobart

• Air conditioned Coach

• 14 nights in comfortable accommodation on a twin share basis

• West Coast Wilderness Railway journey

• Gordon River cruise

• Tour of Port Arthur including ferry ride

• Meals as specified

• National Park Entrance Fees; Explorer Tour Entrance Fees; Wall in the Wilderness Tour; Devonport Maritime Museum 

• Transfers as specified

• Pukekohe Travel escort – subject to 20 persons travelling

Cost

Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle
   $7,673  $9,183

*This is a cash price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment

Exclusions

• Items of a personal nature

• Airline taxes (approx. NZD$220)

• Travel Insurance is essential  – please ask   for a quote

• Items not specified

 

Booking Conditions

• A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person will secure a place on the tour

• Full payment due no later than 10 September 2021

 

Cancellations

• From date of booking until 10 September 2021 – loss of deposit

• After 10 September 2021– no refund

• If this tour is cancelled due to Covid 19 government travel restrictions, and a refund is available,Pukekohe Travel reserves the right in addition to any supplier imposed amendment and cancellation fees, to charge a service and administrative fee of $250 per person

 

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is essential. Please feel free to contact us for a quote.

General Information

Documentation

• A current New Zealand passport is required, valid for three months beyond return date of travel.

• A visa is not required for New Zealand Passport holders – all other nationalities – please ask.

Temperatures

High 18˚c  Low 08˚c

Health and Fitness

Walking tours are an important part of the itinerary and a good standard of health is required with the ability to walk on uneven surfaces and negotiate stairs

Covid

• If New Zealand Borders are closed as a result of Government imposed restrictions and/or, quarantine travel restrictions are imposed on New Zealanders returning home from overseas, Pukekohe Travel accepts no liability for any additional costs.

• These are not limited to but includes any cancellation or amendment fees or border quarantine fees imposed.

• Pukekohe Travel will assist in every way possible to ensure any additional travel arrangements required are made with the minimal amount of disruption and in the most cost-effective manner. 

 


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* Itinerary subject to change

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