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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.


Discover the south west of Tasmania and marvel in wonder at Huon Valley, spectacular Russell Falls and the majestic Gordon River. Explore Cradle Mountain National Park and tempt your tastebuds at the Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory.

  • 8 Days, priced from A$2650
  • Guided: Premium
  • Departs from Hobart, finishes in Launceston
  • 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: 30 September 2011 - 21 December 2012
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Supplement options and discounts
Single traveller accommodation supplement
ADD A$635 to Twin Share rate
Young traveller's discount (please enquire)
SAVE A$545
Concession card holders
Group travel
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Triple discount
SAVE A$135
Holidays Direct BONUS 5% Discount
SAVE 5% off AAT Kings price after all other discounts
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Day 1: Arrive Hobart
Transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel, then we'll take an afternoon tour of Hobart. Our orientation tour takes in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens and Constitution Dock. Tonight enjoy a welcome drink with your Tour Director and fellow passengers.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, 2 nights. D

Day 2: Huon Valley
There’s time this morning to visit the iconic Salamanca Market. The diverse range of nearly 300 stallholders includes original, hand-made Tasmanian pieces, from woodwork to jewellery, fashion to fanciful, glassware and ceramics. Then over the undulating hills of the apple-growing Huon Valley, we make a beeline for the Tahune Forest AirWalk, for a guided walk amongst the towering treetops, out over the Huon and Picton Rivers on a cantilevered, suspended walkway. Later travel to Mt. Nelson from which we’ll see a spectacular view of Hobart and the Derwent River. B

Day 3: Russell Falls
This morning we head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park. Tasmania’s oldest National Park is the location of the spectacular three-tiered waterfall - Russell Falls, which is surrounded by towering swamp gums. Then we take the winding journey up to Lake St. Clair – amazing vistas await us. Back down to Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park to coastal Strahan – a journey of exploration.
Hotel: The Strahan Village, Strahan, 2 nights. B D

Day 4: Gordon River Cruise
The fishing village of Strahan is all yours for the morning. Take a ride on the West Coast Wilderness Railway, highly recommended, or visit the Huon Pine Museum, it’s up to you. In the afternoon be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters, stained amber by buttongrass tannins, reflecting the untouched wilderness on the Gordon River Cruise. You’ll see exactly why this river is heritagelisted. Along the way we stop to explore the ruins of the former brutal penal colony of Sarah Island. See Hell’s Gate and Heritage Landing – site of the 2,000 year old Huon Pine. B D

Day 5: Cradle Mountain
Discover the engineer within as we travel through the mining and hydro electric towns of Rosebery and Tullah, toward the sensational Cradle Mountain National Park. After lunch, we’ll head up to Waldheim and the gorgeously idyllic Dove Lake, from where you’ll experience the ruggedly spectacular Cradle Mountain, and catch stunning views of the Franklin River, which became synonymous with Australia’s largest conservation battle of the 1980’s. The afternoon is yours to explore the Australian National Wilderness and Landscape Gallery or just relax back, take in the views and breathe the clean fresh air.
Hotel: Cradle Mountain Chateau, Cradle Mountain. B D

Day 6: The Nut, Stanley
Travelling through the rainforest around Hellyer Gorge State Reserve we make our way to Wynyard on the North Coast for morning tea. You’ll think you’re in a butter commercial as the rolling green hills and Friesian cows pass us by en route to Table Cape, home of tulips, and Stanley. On arrival we visit Highfield Historic Site, unique amongst colonial residences in Tasmania. It was built by the Van Diemen’s Land Company and is a rare example of domestic architecture from the Regency period, which is characterised by refined decoration that is geometric yet elegant. Lunch with a view... of ‘The Nut’, an unusual and significant landform. The hills roll on from Irishtown to the location of our next guided tour – at enchanting Allendale Gardens. Dinner and our overnight stop are at Smithton.
Hotel: Tall Timbers Hotel, Smithton. B D

Day 7: 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, for lunch and a wander through town. Then we visit Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory for a cheese making presentation and some product tasting – yum! We continue to Launceston.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston. B D

Day 8: Depart Launceston
You will be transferred to Launceston Airport for your onward flight. B





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  • What's included!!

    Sightseeing Highlights

    * Visit Salamanca Market
    * Beautiful Huon Valley
    * Tahune Forest AirWalk
    * Mt. Field National Park
    * Spectacular Russell Falls
    * Lake St. Clair National Park
    * Cruise on the Gordon River
    * Penal Colony on Sarah Island
    * Cradle Mountain National Park
    * Waldheim Chalet & Dove Lake
    * The Nut at Stanley
    * Highfield Historic Site
    * Views over Bass Strait
    * Enchanting Allendale Gardens
    * Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory

    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 (7) B
    Hotel Dinners (6) 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 8 to Launceston Airport - flights anytime)
    Hotel porterage included