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


Launceston • Ross • Port Arthur • Hobart • Strahan • Cradle Mountain

On Travelmarvel's 9 day Tasman Discovery tour, discover the pristine wilderness, heritage towns and cultural sights. This tour will begin and end in Launceston. Explore Freycinet National Park and take a guided walk along Richardsons Beach and cruise Macquarie Harbour and Gordon River to Sarah Island.

  • Accommodation: Well located, clean and comfortable hotels
  • Tour Highlight: Discover convict history at Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Quality Dining: Includes up to 16 meals
  • Departures from Sep 2013 - May 2014
  • From $2450 (Breakfast only) or $2745 (Dinner and Breakfast) per person twin share
  • Single and Triple rates also available - please enquire
  • 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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Tour itinerary    Tasmania, Port Arthur ruins    Tasmania, Mt Field National Park

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Start Date End Date Availability
17 Sep 2013 25 Sep 2013 Yes
1 Oct 2013 9 Oct 2013 Guaranteed Departure
15 Oct 2013 23 Oct 2013 Yes
29 Oct 2013 6 Nov 2013 Yes
12 Nov 2013 20 Nov 2013 Yes
26 Nov 2013 4 Dec 2013 No
10 Dec 2013 18 Dec 2013 Yes
24 Dec 2013 1 Jan 2014 No
14 Jan 2014 22 Jan 2014 Yes
21 Jan 2014 29 Jan 2014 Guaranteed Departure
28 Jan 2014 5 Feb 2014 No
11 Feb 2014 19 Feb 2014 Yes
18 Feb 2014 26 Feb 2014 Yes
25 Feb 2014 5 Mar 2014 No
4 Mar 2014 12 Mar 2014 Yes
18 Mar 2014 26 Mar 2014 No
25 Mar 2014 2 Apr 2014 Yes
8 Apr 2014 16 Apr 2014 No
22 Apr 2014 30 Apr 2014 Yes
6 May 2014 14 May 2014 Yes
  Room Types*
Meal Plan Options Double/Twin Single Triple
Room and Breakfast from $2,450.00 $3,150.00 $2,328.00
Room, Breakfast and Dinner from $2,745.00 $3,445.00 $2,608.00
* Number of travellers, per person price. All prices displayed in Australian Dollars.


Options Available:

  • Room and Breakfast
  • Room, Breakfast and Dinner

No matter which meal plan you choose, you'll be able to enjoy a Welcome and Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers, giving you the opportunity to taste local cuisine and all included in the cost of your tour.


Please note: Dx1 = Dinner; Lx1 = Lunch and Bx1 = Breakfast. However the actual included meals will depend upon the MEAL PLAN that you choose to purchase with the tour.

Day 1. Arrive Launceston, Beaconsfield, Welcome Drink and Canapés

Transfer to your hotel then travel north through the picturesque landscapes of the Tamar Valley to Beaconsfield. Like a Local - explore the streets of what was Tasmania’s richest gold mining town then tour the Mine and Heritage Centre. A Taste of Tasmania - enjoy canapés and a Welcome Drink at the Design Centre of Tasmania, followed by a Welcome Dinner this evening.
Stay: Mercure Hotel Launceston

Day 2. Bridestowe Lavender Farm, East Coast Natureworld, Freycinet National Park, Bicheno

Travel east this morning, keenly noting the vineyards that grace the hills. Like a Local - on an exclusive guided tour at Bridestowe Lavender Farm, relish the opportunity to wander through the vast purple fields (Dec.-Jan.) before sampling unique lavender-enhanced cheese, jams and fudge. Continue your journey through the scenic Weldborough Pass, where you’ll be greeted by towering temperate rainforests. Arrive at East Coast Natureworld to meet the infamous Tasmanian Devil and other native species. Enjoy the scenery as you trace the stunning east coast to Freycinet National Park. Here you’ll be struck by the beauty of granite mountains surrounded by azure bays and white sand beaches. Like a Local - join a guided walk along Richardsons Beach and be regaled by an expert in local flora and fauna. Afterwards, travel back around this picturesque peninsula to the town of Bicheno.
Stay: Beachfront Bicheno
Bx1 Dx1

Day 3. Ross, Richmond, Eaglehawk Neck, Port Arthur

Today you’ll explore some of Tasmania’s quaint inland villages blessed with fine architecture and magnificent bridges. First, explore the historic township of Ross, where you’ll be amazed at the craftsmanship of its convict-built bridge and its host of impressive heritage buildings. Travelling on, you’ll arrive at the equally charming riverside township of Richmond that evokes an English village atmosphere. Proceed to Eaglehawk Neck and enjoy views of the rugged coastline. Travel to the historic town of Port Arthur to the charming Fox and Hounds Inn.
Stay: Port Arthur, Fox and Hounds Inn
Bx1 Dx1

Day 4. Port Arthur Historic Site, Harbour Cruise, Hobart

Like a Local - step back in time with a visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site. There is no better place to imagine how convict life would have been as you tour the ruins of Australia’s most infamous penal colony. Later, join a cruise around the Isle of the Dead to hear stories about the convicts that were buried there. Then travel to Hobart, Tasmania’s proud capital situated on the shores of the Derwent River. Here, journey to the top of Mount Nelson and marvel at the amazing panoramic views of the city. A Taste of Tasmania - for dinner, choose from an impressive menu showcasing some of Hobart’s freshest seafood at Customs House Restaurant. After dinner perhaps take a walk to nearby Salamanca Place, where a string of historic sandstone buildings house shops, bars and eateries.
Stay Two Nights: Hobart, Grand Mercure Central Apartments
Bx1 Dx1

Day 5. Hobart Sightseeing Tour, Salamanca Market

Enjoy an orientation tour of Hobart’s significant landmarks, including Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and the harbour. Afterwards, explore the fantastic array of handicrafts, food and oddities sold at Salamanca Market. You may wish to join one of our full-day optional excursions such as A Day in the Wilderness air tour and scenic cruise.

Day 6. Derwent Valley, Mt Field National Park, Lake St Clair, Strahan

Follow the Derwent River through the New Norfolk region to Mt Field National Park. Stop for a short walk through a peaceful forest to the beautiful Russell Falls. Then, enter World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and stop on the shores of Lake St Clair. Continue by coach and travel through World Heritage-listed wilderness to Strahan. Tonight, indulge in a buffet dinner overlooking Macquarie Harbour.
Stay: Strahan Village Hilltop
Bx1 Dx1

Day 7. Strahan, Gordon River Cruise, Sarah Island Tour, Cradle Mountain

Cruise down the beautiful Gordon River into the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park to Sarah Island. Here, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the former penal colony. Pass by Hell’s Gate, the entrance to the rough seas of the Great Southern Ocean, and enjoy a delicious lunch on board before returning to dry land. Then, reboard the coach bound for Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Special Stay - stay immersed in nature at Cradle Mountain Chateau.
Stay: Cradle Mountain Chateau
Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

Day 8. Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake, Sheffield, Stanley and The Nut, Smithton

Tour Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and visit Waldheim Chalet. Stop on the shores of Dove Lake to admire Cradle Mountain. Later, travel via the town of Sheffield to the fishing village of Stanley. See the unusual rock formation, The Nut, before arriving in Smithton. Special Stay - relax at the charming Tall Timbers Hotel.
Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel
Bx1 Dx1

Day 9. Ashgrove Cheese Factory, Great Lakes Plateau, Depart Launceston

Like a Local - tour Ashgrove Cheese Factory and taste the delicious handmade cheese. Travel to the Great Lakes Plateau and along the shores of the Great Lake. Continue to Launceston and transfer to the airport. You may also consider extending your stay in Tasmania.



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  • What's included!!

    Included Experiences

    8 nights superior accommodation

    8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners

    All sightseeing, cruises, tours and entrance fees as specified

    Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director

    Travel in a premium air-conditioned coach

    Airport transfers on the first and last day

    A special travel bag and handy wallet

    Trip Highlights

    Visit Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre

    Enjoy Welcome Drinks and Dinner with your fellow passengers and crew

    Meet a Tasmanian Devil

    Explore Freycinet National Park and take a guided walk along Richardsons Beach

    Tour Campbell Town, Ross and the Georgian village of Richmond

    Discover convict history at Port Arthur

    Cruise around the Isle of the Dead

    Enjoy an orientation tour of Hobart

    Find a perfect gift at Salamanca Market

    Walk to cascading Russell Falls

    Visit Lake St Clair

    Cruise Macquarie Harbour and the Gordon River to Sarah Island

    Visit Waldheim Chalet

    Absorb the tranquillity at Dove Lake

    Visit Sheffield, the town of murals

    See Stanley and The Nut

    Sample Ashgrove’s fine cheeses

    Travel along the shores of the Great Lakes

    Trip Notes

    Land Only Content but Holidays Direct is happy to help with booking any required flights.

    Triple rooms may include a roll-away bed. Please check details at time of booking