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


AAT Kings is Australia and New Zealand's leading escorted holiday tour operator offering Escorted Motor Coach Vacations, Independent Touring, Outback Adventures, 4WD safaris, Camping, Day Tour Sightseeing.

  • 15 Days, priced from A$5415
  • Guided: Premium
  • Departs from Sydney, finishes in Hobart
  • 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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Valid: 01 November 2011 - 4 December 2012
Departs on Returns on
Twin Share Per Person $A
Single Per Person $A
Tue 01 Nov 2011 Tue 15 Nov 2011
Tue 06 Dec 2011 Tue 20 Dec 2011
Tue 24 Jan 2012 Tue 07 Feb 2012
Tue 07 Feb 2012 Tue 21 Feb 2012
Tue 13 Mar 2012 Tue 27 Mar 2012
Tue 27 Mar 2012 Tue 10 Apr 2012
Tue 16 Oct 2012 Tue 30 Oct 2012
Tue 30 Oct 2012 Tue 13 Nov 2012
Tue 04 Dec 2012 Tue 18 Dec 2012
Supplement options and discounts
Single traveller accommodation supplement
ADD A$1170 to Twin Share rate
Young traveller's discount (please enquire)
SAVE A$925
Concession card holders
Group travel
Call 1300 300 633 to discuss your groups needs
Triple discount
SAVE A$270/280 depending on departure date
Holidays Direct BONUS 5% Discount
SAVE 5% off AAT Kings price after all other discounts




Day 1: Sydney - Canberra
Depart Sydney at 8.00am. We begin our journey with a stop at historic Berrima, a visit to a working sheep farm and an Aussie barbecue lunch. In Canberra, tour through Parliament House and visit the Australian War Memorial before enjoying a welcome drink with your Tour Director.
Hotel: Novotel, Canberra. L D

Day 2: Snowy Mountains
Cooma and the Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme start our day, with the option to take a ride on the Mt. Kosciuszko chairlift. You'll be awestruck by picturesque Kosciuszko National Park as we travel the Alpine Way, over the mighty Murray River into Victoria and beautiful Beechworth for our unique overnight stay in one of the Bed and Breakfast properties.
Hotel: Boutique Country Accommodation, Beechworth. B

Day 3: Melbourne
Get to know Beechworth with a tour and some free time to explore the legendary Beechworth Bakery, as well as antique shops and galleries. Later we'll see the museum then it's on through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to Melbourne. A dinner option tonight is on board the distinctive Colonial Tramcar Restaurant.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Melbourne. B

Day 4: Melbourne - Hobart
Depart Melbourne for your flight to Hobart (airfare not included). On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Meet your Tasmania Tour Director.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, 2 nights. B D

Day 5: Huon Valley
We travel to the Tahune Forest AirWalk for a guided walk on a cantilevered, suspended walkway and across the swinging bridges. Visit Geeveston's Forest and Heritage Centre and find out about the history of Tasmanian wood. Then travel to Mt. Nelson, from which we'll see a spectacular view of Hobart. Our Hobart orientation tour will take in Battery Point, Salamanca Place and the Botanic Gardens. B

Day 6: Russell Falls
Our first stop today is New Norfolk and magnificent Mt. Field National Park. Tasmania's oldest national park is the location of the three-tiered Russell Falls. Then we take the winding journey up to Lake St. Clair where amazing vistas await us. From Queenstown we travel along the rainforest bordered road of the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park to coastal Strahan.
Hotel: The Strahan Village, Strahan, 2 nights. B D

Day 7: Gordon River Cruise
The fishing village of Strahan is all yours for the morning. Perhaps take a ride on the West Coast Wilderness Railway. On the Gordon River Cruise you'll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters reflecting the untouched wilderness. We stop to explore the ruins of the former penal colony of Sarah Island and Heritage Landing. Dinner will be onboard our cruiser. B D

Day 8: Cradle Mountain
Discover the engineer within as we travel through the mining and hydro electric towns of Rosebery and Tullah. Head up to Waldheim and idyllic Dove Lake, from where you'll experience spectacular Cradle Mountain and catch stunning views of the Franklin River. The afternoon is yours to explore the Australian National Wilderness and Landscape Gallery or just take in the views and breathe the clean fresh air.
Hotel: Cradle Mountain Chateau, Cradle Mountain. B D

Day 9: The Nut, Stanley
Travelling through the rainforest around Hellyer Gorge State Reserve we make our way to Wynyard on the North Coast and on to picturesque Stanley. On arrival we visit Highfield Historic Site, unique amongst colonial residences in Tasmania. Lunch with a view... of 'The Nut', an unusual and huge promontory. The hills roll on from Irishtown to the location of our next guided tour - Allendale Gardens.
Hotel: Tall Timbers Hotel, Smithton. B D

Day 10: Sheffield - Launceston
The northwest coastal landscape provides a gorgeous scenic backdrop as we travel east through the seaside towns of Penguin, Ulverstone and Devonport en route to Braddon's Lookout. Soak up the panoramic views over Forth Valley and Bass Strait. Next is Sheffield, the town of murals. We visit Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory then continue to Launceston.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston, 2 nights. B D

Day 11: Launceston
Clients departing this morning (Tour Code: ESHL) will be transferred to Launceston Airport (flights anytime). Explore Cataract Gorge, with rivers, a gorge, peacocks, two minutes from town! Discover the Tamar Valley and the Swiss village of Grindelwald. Then try some fine wines at Rosevears Vineyard. Tonight You are invited to indulge in a bygone era with dinner at Quamby Estate. B D

Day 12: St. Helens
A guided tour at Bridestowe Lavender Farm (early December to early February) gets things rolling. We'll see Legerwood's WWI memorial carvings and the old tin mining town of Derby and drive through the lush myrtle rainforest at Weldborough Pass to St. Helens. Continue to Binalong Bay Lookout for spectacular views over the Bay of Fires.
Hotel: Tidal Waters Resort, St. Helens. B D

Day 13: Freycinet National Park
In Freycinet National Park a guided walk with a Ranger unveils astonishing views. Then onward to Richmond, site of Australia's oldest operational road bridge. We cross the 100 year old Denison Canal and make our way along the coast to Port Arthur. Test your nerve on the optional lantern lit Ghost Tour of Port Arthur.
Hotel: Fox and Hounds Inn, Port Arthur. B D

Day 14: Port Arthur
Start the day with a guided walk of Port Arthur Historic Site and a cruise around the Isle of the Dead. Cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula and feast our eyes on the amazing vistas of Tasman's Arch, Devil's Kitchen and the Blowhole. On our return to Hobart we stop at the Bonorong Wildlife Centre for an encounter with a Tassie Devil.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart. B

Day 15: Depart Hobart
This morning you will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight. B





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  • What's included!!

    Sightseeing Highlights

    * Gold Creek Sheep Station
    * Tour of Parliament House
    * Explore historic Beechworth
    * Beautiful Huon Valley
    * Tahune Forest AirWalk
    * See Salamanca Place
    * Spectacular Russell Falls
    * Lake St. Clair National Park
    * Cruise on the Gordon River
    * Penal Colony on Sarah Island
    * Cradle Mountain National Park
    * The Nut at Stanley
    * Highfield Historic Site
    * Enchanting Allendale Gardens
    * Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory
    * Rosevears Vineyard
    * Visit Freycinet National Park
    * See a Tasmanian Devil
    * Tour Port Arthur Historic Site
    * 'You are invited' experience

    Premium Holiday Inclusions

    Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows

    Professionally Guided
    Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver

    Dining Inclusions
    Full Buffet Breakfasts (11) B
    You are Invited Dinner (1) D
    Hotel Dinners (9) D

    Twin share rooms with private facilities in centrally located hotels

    Welcome drink
    Travel wallet and map
    Airport transfers (Day 1 from Hobart Airport - flights to arrive prior to 1.00pm; Day 12 to Hobart Airport - flights anytime)
    Hotel porterage included