Grand Tasman Tour

9 nights from £3,339 per person Including Flights


A scenic ten-day adventure beginning and ending in Launceston, the Grand Tasman tour explores the beautiful scenery, great wildlife and beautiful national parks of this fascinating area. From cruises along the Gordon River to visits to Cradle Mountain, sightseeing in Hobart and sampling Tasmania’s local cuisine, this varied and exciting trip offers a great opportunity to experience a wealth of interesting destinations that are slightly off the beaten track for an unforgettable experience. (AP - TXT10)

Please note: Days 1-6 or days 6-10 of this itinerary can also be booked as separate tours – please speak to a member of our team.


  • Pass scenic farmland landscapes as you journey alongside the Tamar River
  • Explore Freycinet National Park
  • Take a sightseeing tour of Hobart
  • Spend time admiring the beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
  • Cruise down the Gordon River and Macquarie Harbour
Whats included?
  • Internal travel
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 8 dinners
  • Sights and excursions
  • Tour guide throughout
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Day 1


On arrival, transfer to your hotel and begin your journey through the farmland and vineyards, following the Tamar River. You’ll visit the gold mining town of Beaconsfield and tour the mine and heritage centre, before enjoying canapés and a welcome drink as you stroll through the gallery at the Design Centre of Tasmania. End the day with a delicious welcome dinner to get to know your group and guide.

Overnight: Launceston, Hotel Grand Chancellor (Dinner included)

Day 2

Bridestowe Lavender Estate & Freycinet National Park

Drive through the scenic wine-producing area of northern Tasmania. At Bridestowe Lavender Estate, enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and sample the unique lavender- inspired fare. Traverse Weldborough Pass and stop at East Coast Natureworld. Here, meet a Tasmanian devil and other native animals. Travel into Freycinet National Park where you’ll enjoy an insightful walk with a naturalist guide. Then, continue on to the seaside town of Bicheno. Later, you might like to gain a special insight into the lives of little penguins (own expense).

After breakfast, explore the wine-producing region of northern Tasmania and take a guided tour of the distillery at Birdestowe Lavender Estate to sample the unique lavender-inspired produce. Later on, traverse the Weldborough Pass and stop off at the East Coast Natureworld where you’ll be able to see a Tasmanian Devil up close, along with other native animals. Travel into Freycinet National Park in the afternoon to take a guided walk with a naturalist guide before making your way to the town of Bicheno where you can opt to see a the lives of the little penguins (own expense)

Overnight: Beachfront Bicheno (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 3

Richmond & Hobart

Today sees you discover the historic hub of Tasmania in Campbell Town and Ross. Continue onwards to Richmond, home to the Richmond bridge which is 25km long, take in the dramatic coastal scenery from Eaglehawk Neck. Afterwards, head to Hobart in time for an informative city tour learning of the rich history here.

Overnight: Hobart Apartment Hotel (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 4

Port Arthur Historic Site & Hobart

Visit Port Arthur this morning, which was once famous for being Australia’s most notorious convict prison, and take a guided tour of this fascinating site. Afterwards, join a cruise around the Isle of the Dead where you’ll hear haunting tales of the convicts who were buried here. Travel to Hobart and dine at the Customs House Restaurant in the evening, overlooking the picturesque waterfront scenery.

Overnight: Hobart Apartment Hotel (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 5


Take a sightseeing tour of Hobart today, taking you to Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and the stunning harbour area. The Apple Isle also has a growing reputation for high quality food and wine, with Hobart at its core. Afterwards, visit the Salamanca Market with its 300 stalls, showcasing the best of the islands fresh and famous produce. During your leisure time this afternoon, you might choose to embark on a tour of Australia’s oldest brewery; visit the unique Museum of Old and New Art; or you may prefer to join an optional full-day Bruny Island adventure (own expense).

Overnight: Hobart Apartment Hotel (Breakfast included)

Day 6

Mt Field National Park & Lake St Clair

Framed by lush vegetation, the three-tiered Russell Falls is a jewel in the crown of Mt Field National Park. After a short walk to marvel at the famed falls, continue to World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Here, relish the pristine wilderness on the shores of Lake St Clair. Later, travel by coach to the town of Strahan to enjoy a buffet dinner at View 42 degrees Restaurant and Bar in the evening.

Overnight: Strahan Village Hilltop (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 7

Cruise Gordon River & visit Cradle Mountain

Take a cruise through Macquarie Harbour to enter the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park then continue on to Sarah Island, where you’ll visit the convict settlement and learn about this area’s history. Pass Hell’s Gate and re-board your coach upon arrival in Strahan to visit Cradle Mountain. Your stay at the Cradle Mountain Hotel gives you the chance to experience Tasmanian nature at its finest.

Overnight: Cradle Mountain Hotel (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 8

Dove Lake

Explore the natural beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park then visit Waldheim Chalet and Dove Lake. In the afternoon, travel to Stanley and head to Smithton to unwind at the Tall Timbers Hotel. Here is where you’ll enjoy a tantalising three-course dinner featuring an array of seasonal produce from local beef to delicious Tasmanian cheeses.

Overnight: Tall Timbers Hotel (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 9


Sample Tasmania’s finest chocolate this morning during a tour at the House of Anvers before making your way to the Great Lakes Plateau. Enjoy the vast body of water that draws anglers from all over Australia. Continue on to Launceston where you’ll dine with your tour guide and group at a farewell dinner and a drink or two.

Overnight: Launceston Best Western Plus (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 10

Tamar River

Enjoy an exclusive breakfast at your hotel before making your way to explore Cataract Gorge. Cruise along the picturesque Tamar River and visit Woolmers Estate before transferring to Launceston Airport where the tour comes to an end.

(Breakfast included)

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: Cruise; Coach
  • Hotels (9 nights)
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 8 dinners included
  • Guided tour of Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre; Tour of Bridestowe Lavender Estate; Guided tour of Freycinet National Park with a naturalist guide; Cruise to the Isle of the Dead; Cheese tasting at Ashgrove Cheese Factory
  • Tour guide throughout

2020 Local Departure Dates: 25 Feb, 3 Mar, 7 Apr, 12 May, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 24 Nov, 15 Dec, 29 Dec

2021 Local Departure Dates: 5 Jan, 12 Jan, 19 Jan, 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 9 Feb, 16 Feb, 23 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 13 Apr, 27 Apr, 18 May

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