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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.


Melbourne • Devonport • Launceston • Swansea • Port Arthur • Hobart • Cradle Mountain • Launceston

On Travelmarvel's 11 day Tasman Spectacular tour, begin your journey with an overnight sailing from Melbourne to Devonport. Discover the very best of Tasmania, with the tour finishing in Launceston.

  • Sail overnight from Melbourne to Tasmania on the Spirit of Tasmania
  • Discover convict history at Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Accommodation: Well located, clean and comfortable hotels
  • Tour Highlight: See Tasmanian Devils at East Coast Natureworld
  • Quality Dining: Includes up to 18 meals
  • Departures from Apr 2011 - April 2012
  • From $2765 (Breakfast only) or $3035 (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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  • 30 September 2011
  • 7, 14, 21, 28 October 2011
  • 4, 18, 25 November 2011
  • 2, 9, 23, 30 December 2011
  • 6, 13, 20, 30 January 2012
  • 6, 10, 17, 24 February 2012
  • 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March 2012
  • 6, 13, 27 April 2012


Day 1 Fri. Spirit of Tasmania Overnight Sailing

Board the Spirit of Tasmania for your overnight cruise from Melbourne to Devonport. There are many onboard activities to keep you entertained on your journey, or just sit back, relax and unwind as you cross Bass Strait.(Meals and activities, own expense)
Stay: Spirit of Tasmania, comfortable Twin Inside Cabin

Day 2 Sat. Arrive Devonport, Launceston, Seahorse World, Beaconsfield, Welcome Drinks and Dinner

In the early morning, arrive in Devonport and be greeted by your Travelmarvel representative. Travel to Launceston where your tour begins. Head north to Beauty Point and visit Seahorse World to see these fascinating creatures. Then learn about Australian history at the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre. This evening, meet your fellow travellers at Welcome Drinks followed by a Welcome Dinner hosted by the crew.
Stay: Mercure Hotel Launceston, located in the city centre

Day 3 Sun. Weldborough Pass, East Coast Natureworld, Freycinet National Park, Swansea

This morning, drive through the scenic wine producing area of northern Tasmania. During flowering season, visit the Bridestowe Lavender Farm (Dec.-Jan.). Traverse the lush Weldborough Pass and stop at East Coast Natureworld. Here meet Delilah the Tasmanian Devil and other native animals. Travel along beautiful Tasmanian coastline and into Freycinet National Park. Join a guided walk along Richardsons Beach. Afterwards travel to the seaside town of Swansea, where tonight you may choose to upgrade your dinner and indulge in a Tasmanian crayfish feast. Contact Us for further details.
Stay: Swansea, Waterloo Inn
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Day 4 Mon. Ross, Richmond, Tasman Peninsula, Eaglehawk Neck, Port Arthur

Journey inland to the historic townships of Campbell Town and Ross. Travel south to the charming Georgian village of Richmond and see the famous Richmond Bridge. Proceed to Eaglehawk Neck and enjoy views of the rugged coastline from Pirates Bay Lookout. Continue on to historic Port Arthur for the night.
Stay: Port Arthur, Fox and Hounds Inn
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Day 5 Tue. Port Arthur Historic Site, Harbour Cruise, Mt Nelson, Hobart

Port Arthur is Australia’s most notorious convict prison, having been called ‘hell on earth’ by its 12,500 convict prisoners. Go back in time and play the interactive ‘Lottery of Life’ game, a unique way to trace the life of a convict. Then take a guided tour through the ruins of the site. Afterwards join the Marana for a cruise around the Isle of the Dead. More than 2,000 people who died during convict times are buried here. This afternoon travel to Hobart, situated on the shores of the Derwent River. Journey to the top of Mt Nelson for amazing panoramic views over the city.
Two Night Stay: Hobart, Grand Mercure Hadleys Hotel
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Discover Hobart

Hobart is the second oldest capital city in Australia and its old world charm has hidden cultural diversity. Perhaps take a serene cruise along the Derwent River and stop at the Cadbury Factory. Or join a cruise that features Moorilla’s award-winning wines. Otherwise, on a tour of the Cascade Brewery, taste some beer and appreciate the historical building and gardens. Or perhaps see the Ghosts of Hobart on an eerie tour, not for the faint hearted! Simply book while on tour (own expense).

Day 6 Wed. Hobart Sightseeing Tour, Time at Leisure to Explore the City

After breakfast, join your guide for an orientation tour of Hobart. See the city highlights including Salamanca Place. Today you will have time to explore this historical city for yourself. You may wish to join a full day tour to pristine Bruny Island or take a tour to Cascade Brewery to learn about the art of brewing premium beer. Alternatively, cruise down the beautiful Derwent River on a Cadbury chocolate cruise or winery adventure. Tonight you may wish to join a ghost tour of Hobart. Your Tour Director can help with booking these experiences while on tour (own expense).

Day 7 Thur. Derwent Valley, Mt Field National Park, Lake St Clair, Strahan

After breakfast, leave Hobart and travel to Mt Field National Park for a short nature walk to beautiful Russell Falls. Then enter World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and enjoy a stop on the shores of Lake St Clair. This afternoon perhaps choose to board an historic and scenic train journey into Tasmania’s pioneering past on the rugged West Coast Wilderness Railway, Contact Us for details. Otherwise travel by coach through Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed wilderness to the township of Strahan, on Macquarie Harbour. After dinner tonight, perhaps see a local pantomime ‘The Ship that Never Was’ based on Tasmania’s convict history (own expense).
Stay: Strahan Village Hilltop
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Day 8 Fri. Strahan, Gordon River Cruise with Lunch, Sarah Island Tour

This morning board the luxury cruise vessel, Lady Jane Franklin II, for a unique cruising experience that will take you across the tranquil Macquarie Harbour and along Gordon River. Cruise to Sarah Island through Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and stop at Heritage Landing where you will tour the convict site. Pass by the entrance to the Great Southern Ocean, known as Hell’s Gate, and enjoy lunch on board before returning to Strahan. Re-board the coach and depart the west coast for the pristine wilderness of Cradle Mountain.
Stay: Cradle Mountain Chateau - luxury in the wilderness
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Day 9. Sat. Cradle Mountain, Sheffield

Tour beautiful Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, home to a vast array of native alpine flora and fauna. Travel out to Waldheim Chalet and stop on the tranquil shores of Dove Lake. Later, travel via Sheffield, the town of murals, to the fishing village of Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut - a striking rocky outcrop rising over 137 metres from the sea. Arrive in Tasmania’s north-west town of Smithton in the late afternoon. After dinner, perhaps join a tour to discover the Little Penguin Colony on Stanley’s foreshore (own expense).
Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel
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Day 10. Sun. Ashgrove Cheese Factory, Great Lakes Plateau

Visit the renowned Ashgrove Cheese Factory to learn about the art of cheese-making and sample some cheeses. Head to the Great Lakes Plateau and travel along the shores of the Great Lake, a popular spot for freshwater fishing. Continue to Launceston for your Farewell Drinks and Dinner. Reminisce with fellow travellers about your holiday at a dinner party hosted by your Tour Director.
Mercure Hotel, Launceston
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Day 11. Cataract Gorge, Launceston

Visit Cataract Gorge and take a morning cruise along the Tamar River. Later, return to Launceston where your tour concludes on arrival.





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  • What's included!!

    Tour Price includes

    * Overnight cabin on board the Spirit of Tasmania
    * Air-conditioned coach travel
    * An experienced Tour Director and Driver
    * 9 nights quality accommodation
    * Up to to 9 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 8 dinners (D)
    * All must-see attractions
    * Local airport transfers on the first and last day of your tour
    * A special travel bag and a handy wallet containing touring documents

    Tour Highlights

    * Sail overnight from Melbourne to Tasmania on the Spirit of Tasmania
    * Travel north to Beauty Point and tour Seahorse World and Beaconsfield
    * Get to know your fellow travellers and crew at the Welcome Drinks
    * Explore Freycinet National Park and take a guided walk along Richardsons Beach
    * Tour historic Campbell Town, Ross and the Georgian village of Richmond
    * Travel to the top of Mt Nelson and see views of Hobart
    * Enjoy a nature walk to cascading Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park
    * Cruise Macquarie Harbour and Gordon River to Sarah Island
    * Absorb the tranquillity at Dove Lake
    * Stay overnight in Cradle Mountain at the luxurious chateau
    * Visit Stanley and The Nut, a striking rocky outcrop
    * Enjoy Farewell Drinks and Dinner
    * Cruise along Launceston’s Tamar River and enjoy the scenery

    Spirit of Tasmania Return Cruise Option

    Depart Tasmania aboard the Spirit of Tasmania and travel to Melbourne on an overnight sailing.

    Leaving Devonport at 8 pm you can relax overnight in your Twin Inside Cabin with private facilities and experience Bass Strait cruising. Arrive in Melbourne at 7 am the following morning.

    This 12 day tour and sailing combination is an amazing experience, please refer to Tour Code TXTBB for details and pricing.

    Contact Us for further details and pricing or alternatively speak to us if you require a return flight home.

    Tour Notes

    The Spirit of Tasmania fuel surcharge ($12 per person) has been included in the price listed on the website.

    Land Only Content but we are happy to help with bookings any required flights. .