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a Pristine Wilderness

Tasmania’s unspoilt natural beauty and clean beaches will leave you wanting more. Known as the ‘apple isle,’ highlights include 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, 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 this new and exclusive tour. 


“It surpassed our expectations. We thought it was very well organised and loved the itinerary, accommodation and meals” Felicity & Gary

Your travel itinerary

Thursday 07 November

Auckland – Hobart

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Depart Auckland on Air New Zealand and fly directly to Hobart.On arrival enjoy a city sights tour including a trip up Mt Wellington if weather allows.  Welcome dinner tonight. 

Founded in 1804, Hobart is the second oldest city in Australia after Sydney and the second-deepest natural port in the world. It hosts the finish of the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race, is set beneath the impressive Mt Wellington and retains much of its Georgian and Victorian architecture.


Friday 08 November

Hobart – Port Arthur - Hobart

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After breakfast we travel 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. Dinner at the hotel tonight. 

Saturday 09 November

Hobart – Bicheno

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After breakfast, we visit the famous Salamanca Markets before a scenic drive to the east coast seaside town of Bicheno. 

Sunday 10 November


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Our scenic tour of the Freycinet Peninsular includes Cape Tourville and the option to take a Wine Glass Bay cruise which we highly recommend. Return to our hotel for dinner.

Optional Wine Glass Bay Cruise   Estimate AUD$310 per person. Wineglass Bay Cruises is a 4½ hour cruise of the waterways surrounding Freycinet National Park from Coles Bay to Wineglass Bay on Tasmania’s East Coast. Includes a sumptuous lunch paired with regional wines.

Monday 11 November

Bicheno - Launceston

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Our route today takes us north following the coastal route to St Helens. We then turn west and travel to Pyengana Cheese Factory for a tour and tasting before arriving at Legerwood to see the impressive wood carvings. We continue onto Launceston for a two-night stay.

Launceston – Tasmania’s second major city is set on the confluence of the North and South Esk rivers which then become the Tamar River. With its colonial and Victorian architecture and history, culture, nature, food and wine, the city is a major attraction for many visitors.


Tuesday 12 November


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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 afternoon free.

Wednesday 13 November

Launceston - Smithton

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


Thursday 14 November


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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.

Friday 15 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 our accommodation for three nights overlooks Macquarie Harbour.

Saturday 16 November


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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.  

Sunday 17 November


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

Monday 18 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. 

Tuesday 19 November

Hobart - Auckland

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A morning transfer to the airport for a direct Air New Zealand flight to Auckland.


• Air New Zealand Return - economy - The Works airfare

• Air conditioned Coach

• 12 nights in comfortable accommodation

• West Coast Wilderness Railway journey

• Gordon River cruise

• Tour of Woolnorth and Cape Grim

• Hobart city sights tour

• Hellyers Distillery tour and lunch

• Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage tour

• 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


Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle


$8,997 SOLD OUT

*This is a cash price. Credit cards will incur a 1.5% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment


• Items of a personal nature

• Airline taxes (approx. NZD$255)

• 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 23 August 2024 



• 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.

Travel Insurance

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

General Information


• 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.

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Health and Fitness

A good standard of health and fitness is required and clients should be independently mobile and able to walk unaided. We except you to arrive on tour fit and healthy and ready to travel. 

Terms and Conditions

• For full terms and conditions please visit our website www.pukekohetravel.
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Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change