Freycinet National Park is one of Tasmania’s many natural highlights.Read more >
Discover what makes Tasmania such
a distinctive Australian destination on
this self-drive itinerary, exploring the
varied and fascinating highlights of the
island. Beginning in Hobart, visit the
city and coastal islands before driving
north to the stunning Wineglass Bay
and up to Beauty Point near the island’s
north coast. Continue west through the
Tasmanian interior via Cradle Mountain
National Park, before returning back to
Hobart via beautiful Lake St Clair.
Pick up your hire car at the airport and drive to the Lenna of Hobart hotel for a 2-night stay. We recommend joining a full-day tour to Bruny Island or sampling a range of local produce in Hobart. (N)Days 3-4: Freycinet • Wineglass Bay
Drive north for 3 hours towards Freycinet, stopping off to see Tasmanian wildlife at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Stay at the Freycinet Eco Retreat for 2 nights. The following day you may wish to join a 4-hour cruise on the scenic Wineglass Bay. (N)Days 5-6: Bay of Fires • Beauty Point
Continue north, stopping at the Bay of Fires. Stay 2 nights at the Beauty Point Cottages B&B. (N)Days 7-8: Launceston
Drive west into the Tasmanian interior and stay at the Quamby Estate for 2 nights just outside Launceston. Enjoy an optional 4-hour cruise on the scenic Tamar river. (N)Days 9-10: Cradle Mountain National Park
Drive west to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and stay at the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village for 2 nights. Walk in the national park or visit the Devils@Cradle conservation facility, a sanctuary for the Tasmanian devil and both the eastern and spotted-tail quoll (carnivorous marsupial). (N)Days 11-12: Strahan
Head to the west coast and stay at the Risby Cove hotel in Strahan for 2 nights. We suggest taking a 6-hour cruise on the Gordon river. (N)Day 13: Lake St Clair • Tarraleah
Drive east back towards Hobart, with a stop at Lake St Clair, then continue for an overnight stay at Engineers Cottages at Tarraleah. (N)Day 14: Hobart • Onward travel
Drive back to Hobart and either extend your holiday or drop off your hire car at the airport and fly home. (N)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Flights:
International flights are not included in the guide price.Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Tailor-made travel:
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Set in a peaceful cove on the waterfront, Risby Cove Hotel has a superb location in Strahan with both the Botanical Garden Reserve and Strahan Harbour nearby. The rainforest is accessible from the property and each suite has been individually decorated to reflect an aspect of the surrounding landscape. Features: 15 rooms, restaurant, bar & lounge, laundry, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, DVD player, kitchenette, minibar.
Completed in the 1830s, the homestead at Quamby Estate is a rare example of Anglo-Indian architecture that sits within 60 hectares of picturesque landscape. This majestic country hotel is set in Tasmania's pristine Meander Valley and each guestroom has been restored, keeping the home's original features without compromising on modern luxuries. The property is approximately 25 minutes by car from Launceston airport. Features: 17 rooms, restaurant, bar, dining room, tennis court, library, golf, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, DVD player, hairdryer, air conditioning.
Set in a late 19th-century National Trust mansion, Lenna of Hobart is located in Battery Point, right in the heart of historic Sullivan's Cove, and is adjacent to fashionable Salamanca Place. The property provides the perfect location for taking a leisurely stroll through the village or for visiting local attractions such as MONA and Mount Wellington. There is a range of accommodations offering mountain or harbour views including penthouses which provide 360 degree panoramic views. Features: 52 rooms, restaurant (breakfast only), bar, garden, tour desk, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, hot drinks, hairdryer, minibar, iron & ironing board.
Located at Mount Paul and set within 485 hectares of ‘land for wildlife’ in the heart of Freycinet Peninsula, the adults-only Freycinet Retreat offers different levels of accommodation, all with stunning views. The property provides a back-to-nature experience and is well positioned for searching for the rich wildlife found in the area. This idyllic location allows for walks to see the pink granite mountains and relaxation on pure white beaches, with the well-known Wineglass Bay a short drive away.<strong>Features</strong>: 8 self-catering studios, 3 bush retreats, 1 barn lodge, parking, Wi-Fi.
Nestled in the picturesque surroundings of the Tamar Valley, Beauty Point Cottages is a B&B set in the village of Beauty Point near to the Tamar river. Full breakfast provisions are provided for each accommodation including free-range eggs, homemade jams, cereals, milk and a cob loaf. Features: 2 cottages & 1 room in homestead, garden gazebo, BBQ. Room amenities: Breakfast hamper, kitchenettes (cottages only), table & chairs, private veranda.
Art Deco Cottages at Tarraleah offers luxury self-contained accommodation in the Tasmanian Central Highlands. The cottages were built in the 1930s for the hydro-electric workers' families with art deco flair by Tasmanian craftsmen. Each original home has been lovingly restored with period and contemporary features, with three or four bedrooms, sitting room with fire, two bathrooms and a laundry. In addition, the Scholars House, a former school, features 10 modern en suite studio rooms with loft bedroom and shared kitchen/dining area. The cafe and restaurant are located in the main lodge, which guests are able to use, and the activity centre offers cycling, kayaking, fishing and wildlife tours. Features: 20 cottages & rooms, parking, activity centre, cafe and restaurant, Wi-Fi in some public areas. Room amenities: Kitchen, fireplace, lounge.
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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