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Book any Evergreen Tour in Tasmania with us and we will provide you with a further 5% discount off the best available price we obtain from Evergreen Tours. Our discount can be used in conjunction any other Evergreen Tours offers that you may be entitled to ie. Earlybird, Early Payment, Past Traveller etc.



Enjoy more two nights stays on this amazing tour, featuring a more relaxed pace. Meet a Tasmanian Devil, Stay in Cradle Mountain National Park, visit the Salamanca Markets, tour a fairy penguin cologny, view the Botanic Gardens, take a Gordon River Cruise through pristine wilderness and much more.

  • Departures from Oct 2013 - May 2014
  • From $3245 per person twin share
  • Tour code: ETH
  • Remember this is the from price before any eligible discounts have been applied
  • Call 1300 300 633 or email for our discounted quote, to book or just to discuss this tour.

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Evergreen Tours 12 Day Tasmanian Explorer Itinerary          

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Departure Date Return Date
Departure Code
02 Oct 2013 13 Oct 2013
06 Nov 2013 17 Nov 2013
04 Dec 2013 15 Dec 2013
08 Jan 2014 19 Jan 2014
05 Feb 2014 16 Feb 2014
12 Feb 2014 23 Feb 2014
19 Feb 2014 02 Mar 2014
05 Mar 2014 16 Mar 2014
19 Mar 2014 30 Mar 2014
02 Apr 2014 13 Apr 2014
23 Apr 2014 04 May 2014
Tour prices are from $3245.00 per person twin share from the relevant brochure.
Single Supplement is $1285.00
Contact us for any offers including Earlybirds. Refer to brochure for full terms and conditions.




Day 1 Arrive Hobart
Welcome to Tasmania! On arrival at Hobart airport you will be transferred* to your hotel. After check-in (from 2pm), the rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore Australia’s most southern city.
Two Night Stay: Hobart
Day 2 Hobart (B,D)
Today is at leisure for you to explore. This evening meet your Evergreen Tours Tour Director and fellow travellers for a tour briefing and enjoy a welcome dinner.

Discover More: Bruny Island Adventure, Cascade Brewery Tour, Peppermint Bay Cruise, High Tea or Historic Walking tour (must be pre-booked, own expense)

Day 3 Hobart - Wildlife Park - Richmond - Port Arthur (B,D)
This morning travel through the Derwent River Valley and visit Bonorong Wildlife Park to get up close and personal with a Tasmanian devil and many other native animals. Take a step back in time as you visit Richmond, one of Australia’s most charming Georgian villages. Enjoy free time to stroll along the town’s quaint streets and admire its delightful sandstone buildings. Then travel along the Tasman Peninsula to the Port Arthur Historic Site, once the home of up to 12,500 convicts. Visit the Interpretation Gallery and play the Lottery of Life, a unique way to learn about convict life. Join your local guide for a walking tour amongst the buildings and ruins and cruise around the harbour to see the Isle of the Dead.
Overnight Stay: Port Arthur
Day 4 Freycinet National Park - Bicheno (B,D)
Stop at Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen and continue travelling north through beautiful coastal towns. Visit the village of Swansea to see the convict built Spikey Bridge. Prepare yourself for the breathtaking beauty of Freycinet National Park. The dramatic peaks of the Hazards welcome you as you enter the park and enjoy spectacular scenery, azure bays and white sandy beaches. The Visitors Centre introduces the natural and cultural heritage of this region through creative displays. A ranger guide joins you for a short walk at Cape Tourville along the boardwalk track around the cliff line to the lighthouse. Tonight you may choose a special crayfish dinner at a small additional cost (seasonal). This evening join a private guided tour of a fairy penguin colony. Watch as they return to the beach after a day’s fishing (colony numbers vary each evening).
Overnight Stay: Bicheno
Day 5 St Helens - Tamar Valley - Launceston (B,D)
This morning take a beautiful coastal drive and visit St Helens. Traverse the scenic Weldsborough Pass and drive through the lush Myrtle rainforest. See Legerwood’s WW1 memorial tree carvings, and the townsite of Scottsdale. Experience the colour of Bridestowe Lavender Farm, the largest and oldest lavender plantation in the southern hemisphere (note: Lavender is in bloom December and January only). Cross the spectacular Batman Bridge, one of the world’s first cable-stayed truss bridges and explore the beautiful Tamar Valley. First visit Beaconsfield, a town full of history and interesting old buildings. Here you’ll visit the Mine & Heritage Centre, a museum showcasing the history and heritage of the local area. Learn about gold mining and the miraculous survival of miners Webb & Russell during 2006.
Two Night Stay: Launceston
Day 6 Woolmers Estate - Evandale - Cataract Gorge (B)
Your journey starts this morning with a visit to historic Woolmers Estate, regarded as Australia’s most significant colonial property with a collection of buildings, photographs, art and furniture. Join the local guide for a tour of the main house and spend time exploring the National Rose Garden which covers 1.5 hectares and is planted with over 3,000 roses. Next visit the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company and sample their delicious range of locally made sauces, jams and conserves. Return to Launceston and visit the famous Cataract Gorge Reserve and explore its wonderful scenery through the network of walking trails.
Discover More: Cataract Gorge Cruise or Tamar River Cruise (own expense).
Day 7 Sheffield - Cradle Mountain National Park (B,D)
This morning learn about the art of cheese making and taste some delicious produce at the Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory. Then onto the House of Anvers, for a guided tour of the chocolate factory. Watch the confectionery staff mould and enrobe fine chocolates, truffles, pralines, fudges and more. Travel to the town of Sheffield, renowned for its street murals which depict its pioneering history, geography, wildlife and the people of this region. After lunch arrive into the stunning alpine scenery of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your local guide for a visit to Dove Lake to see spectacular Cradle Mountain and visit Waldheim Chalet. This evening at your hotel you have the opportunity to explore the Australian National Wilderness and Landscape Gallery.
Overnight Stay: Cradle Mountain
Day 8 Stanley “The Nut” - Strahan (B,D)
Visit the far north-west reaches of Tasmania and see The Nut – a striking rocky outcrop rising over 137 metres, at Stanley. This afternoon travel south through the mining and hydro electric towns of Rosebery and Tullah, towards the village of Strahan, located on Macquarie Harbour.
Two Night Stay: Strahan
Day 9 Gordon River Cruise - Ship That Never Was (B,L)
Board your luxury cruise vessel and enjoy the view as you cruise breathtaking Macquarie Harbour to Hells Gate, where the harbour meets the ocean. Travel along the serene Gordon River and visit Heritage Landing for a guided walk through the rainforest amongst trees thousands of years old. Rejoin your cruise vessel for a sumptuous buffet lunch. Your journey continues with a visit to Sarah Island, where your expert guide will regale you with stories of the convicts’ lives on the island as you walk through the settlement ruins. This evening enjoy your included performance by the local theatre group of the dramatic and true story of the amazing escape from Sarah Island in the tale of ‘The Ship That Never Was’.
Day 10 Queenstown - Lake St Clair - Hobart (B,HD)
This morning ascend into the lunar landscape of the old copper mining centre of Queenstown and discover its history. View “The Wall in the Wilderness”, an artwork in progress, 100 hand carved Huon pine panels depicting the history of Tasmanian life. Travel to Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest natural freshwater lake and admire the stunning wilderness scenery. Continue on to Mt Field National Park, one of Tasmania’s oldest and most popular National Parks and explore this area as you take a short stroll through lush rainforest to stunning Russell Falls. Next visit historic New Norfolk where you will see St Matthews, Tasmania’s oldest church. This evening enjoy your farewell dinner at the Drunken Admiral local restaurant with your fellow travellers.
Two Night Stay: Hobart
Day 11 Salamanca Markets (B)
This morning stroll through Salamanca Place and explore the colourful stalls of bustling Salamanca Markets, one of the Nation’s most popular markets. Some of the State’s finest arts, crafts and produce can be found here.
Discover More: Bruny Island Adventure, Cascade Brewery Tour, Peppermint Bay Cruise, High Tea or Historic Walking tour (must be pre-booked, own expense)
Day 12 Depart Hobart (B)
Your tour concludes after breakfast with a transfer* to Hobart airport.

*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.

Tour itinerary is valid from 01/06/2013 to 31/05/2014 and is subject to change. Enquire for itinerary details that fall outside of these dates. If you have booked on a tour please refer to the itinerary provided in your tour documentation or on Tour Personaliser for any changes that have been made.



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  • What's included!!

    Superb Services

    Tasmanian specialist Tour Director and Coach Captain

    Tour by air-conditioned coach equipped with restroom, reclining seats and large panoramic windows

    Complimentary airport transfers on Day 1 & 12 of the Tour* conditions apply

    11 nights premium accommodation including 4 nights in Hobart and 2 nights in Launceston and Strahan

    All hotel service charges & baggage handling (one suitcase per person)

    A stylish travel bag and wallet containing documents and information

    Quality Dining & Highlight Meals

    19 quality meals including 11 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L), 6 Dinners (D) and 1 Highlight Dinner (HD)

    Premium Inclusions

    Two night stay in Strahan Village

    West Coast Wilderness Railway Journey

    Gordon River Cruise through pristine wilderness

    Guided tour and cruise at the infamous Port Arthur Historic Site

    Guided tour in the Tamar Valley including Beaconsfield Mine Museum

    Guided tour of Woolmers Estate, and the National Rose Garden

    Sample a range of locally made sauces and jams

    Explore the must see Cataract Gorge in Launceston

    Visit Bonorong Wildlife Park and meet a Tasmanian Devil

    Overnight stay in the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park

    “The Wall in the Wilderness” – art work in progress

    Guided tour of a fairy penguin colony

    Guided Tour of House of Anvers Chocolate Factory

    Sample cheese at Ashgrove Cheese Factory

    Guided tour to Dove Lake and Waldheim Chalet

    Lake St Clair National Park, Australia’s deepest natural lake

    Mt Field National Park and Russell Falls with its lush rainforest

    Premium Highlights

    See Mt Wellington in Hobart

    Explore Salamanca Markets on Saturday's “Market Day”

    Explore the historic village of Richmond

    Visit Sheffield and view its unique murals