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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.



Visit all the 'must see' highlights of Western Tasmania. From the stunning Cradle Mountain, the mighty Gordon River to the colourful stalls at Salamanca Markets in Hobart and the Swiss Village of Grindewald in the Tamar Valley famous for its Swiss Chocolates.

  • Departures from Oct 2013 - May 2014
  • From $2325 per person twin share
  • Tour code: ETW
  • 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 7 Day Best of the West Itinerary          

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Departure Date Return Date
Departure Code
06 Oct 2013 12 Oct 2013
20 Oct 2013 26 Oct 2013
10 Nov 2013 16 Nov 2013
24 Nov 2013 30 Nov 2013
08 Dec 2013 14 Dec 2013
12 Jan 2014 18 Jan 2014
09 Feb 2014 15 Feb 2014
16 Feb 2014 22 Feb 2014
23 Feb 2014 01 Mar 2014
09 Mar 2014 15 Mar 2014
23 Mar 2014 29 Mar 2014
06 Apr 2014 12 Apr 2014
27 Apr 2014 03 May 2014
Tour prices are from $2325.00 per person twin share from the relevant brochure.
Single Supplement is $725.00
Contact us for any offers including Earlybirds. Refer to brochure for full terms and conditions.



Day 1 Arrive Launceston (D)
Welcome to Tasmania, and the friendly town of Launceston! You will be met on arrival at Launceston airport and transferred* to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore this beautiful city. Your hotel is located in the heart of the city with easy access to shopping and local restaurants. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Two Night Stay: Launceston
Day 2 Woolmers Estate - Evandale - Cataract Gorge (B)
Visit historic Woolmers Estate, regarded as Australia’s most significant colonial property with a collection of buildings, photographs, art and furniture.

Woolmers was continuously occupied by the Thomas Archer family from 1817 to 1994 and is acknowledged as one of the most outstanding examples of 19th century rural settlements in Australia. The array of extant buildings include family houses, workers' cottages, former chapel, blacksmith's shop, bake house, pump house and a gardener's cottage, which all provide an insight into the social structure of a colonial pastoral estate. Join your 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. Continue on to 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. The afternoon is at leisure.
Discover More: Cataract Gorge Mini Cruise or Tamar Valley Afternoon Discovery cruise, at own expense.

Day 3 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, a family business since 1880 owned and run by successive generations of the Bennett family. Then on to the House of Anvers, for a guided tour of the chocolate factory and a real chocolate sensation European style. Located at Latrobe, in the property formally known as 'Wyndarra Lodge' a stylish Californian bungalow house built in 1931, Anvers is set on a large property featuring trees from around the world. 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. Settled in the early 1800's the town was home to early settlers and later became the centre for hydro-electric dam construction. Today it is home to artists from all over Australia and hosts an annual art festival in April. After lunch arrive into the stunning alpine scenery of Cradle Mountain National Park. Rising 1545 metres above sea level, Cradle Mountain is composed of dolerite columns, and is one of the principal tourist sites in Tasmania. Join your local guide for a visit to Dove Lake to see spectacular Cradle Mountain and visit Waldheim Chalet, built as a wilderness shelter by Gustav Weindorfer in 1912. This evening at your hotel you have the opportunity to explore the Australian National Wilderness and Landscape Gallery.
Overnight Stay: Cradle Mountain
Day 4 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 distinctive landmark Is an old volcanic plug discovered by the explorers Bass and Flinders In 1798. It has steep sides and rises 143 metres with a flat top. You can walk via the steep track to the top or take the chairlift (own expense) for wonderful views over Bass Strait. This afternoon travel south through the mining and hydro electric towns of Rosebery and Tullah, towards the village of Strahan, a former important port for the logging industry in Western Tasmania, located on Macquarie Harbour. Tonight enjoy dinner in your hotel which boasts stunning views of the harbour area.
Two Night Stay: Strahan
Day 5 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 6 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 are being created by sculptor Greg Duncan. Works include depictions of aboriginal people, the Tasmanian Tiger, the history of mining, agriculture and forestry in the West of Tasmania. Travel to Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest natural freshwater lake and continue on to Mt Field National Park, one of Tasmania’s oldest and most popular National Parks and take a short stroll to stunning Russell Falls which rise 100 metres over a series of cascades. This evening enjoy your farewell dinner at the Drunken Admiral, one of Hobart's most iconic local restaurants and recall fond memories of your Tasmanian holiday with your fellow travellers.
Overnight Stay: Hobart
Day 7 Salamanca Markets - Depart Hobart (B)

This morning stroll through Salamanca Place and explore the colourful stalls of bustling Salamanca Markets, one of the Nation’s most popular markets.  Over 300 stallholders sell fresh and gourmet produce, arts, crafts and handiworks from all over Tasmania, interstate and overseas. Your tour concludes with a transfer* to Hobart airport. Please book flights after 2pm.

*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 with extensive experience on Evergreen Tours

    Experienced Coach Captain with informative commentary on each destination

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

    Complimentary airport transfers on Day 1 & Day 7 of the Tour* conditions apply

    6 nights premium accommodation including 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

    11 quality meals including 6 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L), 3 Dinners (D) and 1 Highlight Dinner (HD)

    Premium Inclusions

    Visit Launceston Tasmania's second largest city

    Overnight stay in Cradle Mountain National Park

    Gordon River Cruise through pristine wilderness

    Guided Tour of House of Anvers Chocolate Factory

    Sample cheese at Ashgrove Cheese Factory

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

    Guided tour to Dove Lake and Waldheim Chalet

    Lake St Clair National Park

    Mt Field National Park & Russell Falls

    Tour Woolmers Estate & National Rose Garden

    Explore Cataract Gorge

    Visit Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company

    Travel to ‘The Nut’ at Stanley in the rugged North West

    Dine at The Drunken Admiral in Hobart’s Constitution Dock area

    Stay at beautiful Cradle Mountain Chateau

    Visit Sarah Island the former convict settlement

    Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch on the Gordon River Cruise

    Stay in downtown Hobart at the Mecure Hadleys Hotel

    Premium Highlights

    See Mt Wellington in Hobart

    Photograph beautiful Mount Sheffield

    Explore Salamanca Markets on Saturday's “Market Day”