TASMANIA .... OUR SOUTHERN ISLE GETAWAY!

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TASTING TRAIL
On Sale Until: 31 Mar 2021
For Travel Between: 1 Sep 2020 - 31 Mar 2021
Horizon Deluxe Apartments features modern, contemporary design, that are individually styled and decorated. All boast a large oval shaped free-standing spa bath which overlooks the coast.  Stanley is a great place to relax and unwind. Walk along its secluded beach, visit The Nut or stroll around its charming streets. After a day of sightseeing, relax on your balcony with your Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail Package which includes a bottle of premium Ghost Rock sparkling wine, Ashgrove Cheese tasting box and crackers, Anvers truffles selection box and Blue Hills Honey filled chocolates.
INCLUDES
  • 2 nights accommodation at Horizon Deluxe Apartments
  • Daily breakfast provisions in room
  • $100 dining credit at Stanley Hotel Bistro
  • Cradle to Coast Tasting Package
Twin Share 2 nights per person from: $449

WILDERNESS IN LUXURY

On Sale Until: 31 Mar 2021
For Travel Between: 1 Sep 2020 - 31 Mar 2021
Lemonthyme is one of Tasmania’s hidden treasures. Nestled among the native wilderness of the Cradle Valley, just 35 minutes’ drive from Cradle Mountain, Lemonthyme is the perfect getaway for those seeking peace and quiet, bushwalking adventures or family time.
It also boasts an incredibly romantic, peaceful and serene atmosphere for a honeymoon escape. Head to the beautiful Cradle Mountain National Park and spend the day hiking its many trails. Upon return to the hotel, settle in with a sumptuous three course dinner with wine.
INCLUDES
  • 2 nights accommodation at Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat
  • Full breakfast daily
  • 3 course dinner with bottle of Tasmanian wine
Twin Share 2 nights per person from: $299
HOBART GETAWAY
On Sale Until: 31 Mar 2021
For Travel Between: 1 Sep 2020 - 31 Mar 2021
Get to know the capital of the Apple Isle with this two night package staying at Rydges Hobart. This hotel is located in quiet North Hobart yet is walking distance to the CBD, Botanical Gardens and Elizabeth Street Mall. Rydges Hobart combines modern comforts and stylish interiors with the warmth and intimacy of a boutique hotel.
While in Hobart, take in its many attractions including Mt Wellington, Salamanca Place and Battery Point. When the sun goes down, take a stroll along the lively waterfront for great dining options.
INCLUDES
  • 2 nights accommodation at Rydges Hobart
  • Upgrade to the next available room type
  • Chocolates in room on arrival
  • Cheese plate and bottle of Tasmanian wine
  • Late check out to 12 noon
Twin Share 2 nights per person from: $195
 
 HOBART CITY ESCAPE
On Sale Until: 31 Mar 2021
For Travel Between:  1 Sep 2020 - 31 Mar 2021
Few cities in the world combine the metropolitan proximity with sprawling gardens, beaches and marinas quite the way Hobart does. Overlooking the tranquil River Derwent and the imposing Mt Wellington, the Wrest Point tower is Tasmania’s tallest building and home to the renowned Point Revolving Restaurant.
The hotel is conveniently located close to many of Hobart’s key attractions. A shuttle bus will take you to the famous Salamanca Markets on Saturdays.
INCLUDES
  • 2 nights accommodation at Wrest Point
  • Guaranteed late check-out to 1pm
  • Welcome drink
  • Valet parking daily
Twin Share 2 nights per person from: $195
 

 GRAND CIRCLE

On Sale Until: 31 Mar 2021
For Travel Between:  1 Sep 2020 - 31 Mar 2021
There’s no better way to discover than on a self-drive holiday. Travelling by road is undoubtedly one of the best ways to explore and our selection of hand-crafted itineraries will take you to some of the most popular locations. Each itinerary incorporates car hire, and local experiences, along with a personalised Co-Pilot Kit to assist you along the way.
10 DAYS | HOBART TO HOBART TRAVEL TYPE: Self drive
DEPARTS: Daily 
Day 1: Hobart
Collect your vehicle on arrival in Hobart. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city. Overnight at Hobart.
Day 2: Hobart to Strahan – 300km
Travel across the heart of Tasmania through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Stop in at Queenstown then continue to Strahan. Overnight at Strahan.
Day 3: Strahan to Cradle Mountain National Park – 138km
Take an optional cruise this morning along the Gordon River (extra charge) before travelling north to Zeehan. Drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, renowned for its walking tracks with spectacular mountain peaks and lakes. Stay the next two nights at Cradle Mountain.
Day 4: Cradle Mountain National Park (B)
Time at leisure today to explore Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.
Day 5: Cradle Mountain National Park to Launceston – 142km (B)
Depart Cradle Mountain and travel east to Mole Creek. Continue to Launceston and visit Cataract Gorge. Overnight at Launceston.
Day 6: Launceston to St Helens – 160km
Depart Launceston and travel to Scottsdale. Near Pyengana take a walk to St Columba Falls. Continue east to St Helens. Visit ‘The Gardens’ and the ‘Bay of Fires’ Coastal Reserves near Binalong Bay. Overnight at St Helens.
Day 7: St Helens to Freycinet National Park – 108km
Travel to Bicheno before continuing south through Coles Bay to Freycinet National Park. Stay the next two nights at Freycinet.
Day 8: Freycinet National Park (B)
Time at leisure today to explore Freycinet National Park.
Day 9: Freycinet National Park to Hobart – 185km (B)
Depart Freycinet and perhaps make a stop at one of the local wineries or berry farms near Swansea. Cross the Derwent River on the Tasman Highway to reach Hobart. If time permits, travel back to Hobart via the historic village of Richmond. Overnight at Hobart.
Day 10: Hobart
INCLUDES
  • 9 nights’ accommodation
  • Meals as specified
  • 9 days car rental with GPS
  • Co-pilot self-drive kit
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Hobart - Travelodge Hobart
  • Strahan - Strahan Village
  • Cradle Mountain National Park - Cradle Mountain Hotel
  • Launceston - Best Western Plus Launceston
  • St Helens - Comfort Hotel Bayside St Helens
  • Freycinet National Park - Freycinet Lodge Coles Bay
Twin Share 9 nights per person from: $1,399
 
WILD TASMANIA
On Sale Until: 31 Mar 2021
For Travel Between:  1 Sep 2020 - 31 Mar 2021
There’s no better way to discover than on a self-drive holiday. Travelling by road is undoubtedly one of the best ways to explore and our selection of hand-crafted itineraries will take you to some of the most popular locations. Each itinerary incorporates car hire, and local experiences, along with a personalised Co-Pilot Kit to assist you along the way.
6 DAYS | LAUNCESTON TO HOBART
TRAVEL TYPE: Self drive
DEPARTS: Daily
Day 1: Launceston
Collect your vehicle and explore Launceston. Only 10 minutes from the city centre is the magnificent Cataract Gorge. Overnight at Launceston.
Day 2: Launceston to Cradle Mountain – 142km
Drive to Deloraine and visit the many galleries and studios. Travel through scenic countryside to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Stay the next two nights at Cradle Mountain.
Day 3: Cradle Mountain (B)
Today explore Cradle Mountain. Visit Devils @ Cradle and get up close with Tasmanian devils. Stay for the after dark feeding tour (extra charge).
Day 4: Cradle Mountain to Strahan – 138km (B)
Explore more of Cradle Mountain. Take a walk to spectacular Montezuma Falls at Rosebery and visit the mining museum at Zeehan. Continue to harbourside Strahan. Overnight at Strahan Village.
Day 5: Strahan to Hobart – 298km
Take an optional Gordon River cruise (extra charge). From Strahan the road winds along to Queenstown and on to Derwent Bridge. Continue south and on to Hobart. Overnight at Hobart.
Day 6: Hobart
INCLUDES
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Meals as specified
  • 5 days car rental with GPS
  • Co-pilot self-drive kit
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Launceston - Best Western Plus Launceston
  • Cradle Mountain National Park - Cradle Mountain Hotel
  • Strahan - Strahan Village
  • Hobart - Travelodge Hobart
Twin Share 5 nights per person from: $749
 
 
 HOBART EXPERIENCE
On Sale Until: 31 Mar 2021
For Travel Between:  1 Sep 2020 - 31 Mar 2021
This is the perfect introduction to Hobart and the Tasman Peninsula. Explore Port Arthur Historic Site, the rugged, southern coastline including Tasman Arch and enjoy a Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise. Explore the highlights of Hobart including the Salamanca Markets, Constitution Dock and Battery Point. Take the Mona Roma Ferry from Brooke Street ferry terminal and visit Mona – Australia’s largest privately-owned museum (additional charge).
INCLUDES
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Full day Bruny Island Cruise
  • Full day Grand Port Arthur tour
  • Return coach transfers from Hobart Airport
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Standard - Travelodge Hobart
  • Superior - Lenna of Hobart
  • Deluxe - The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
Twin Share 3 nights per person from: $699
 
 
 
 
Head to the Apple Isle and cruise the Gordon River, stroll the Bay of Fires or sip a glass of Tassie’s finest whisky. Whether hiking around Cradle Mountain or watching a Wineglass Bay sunrise, there’s something for everyone in Tasmania.
The best part of any journey is the experiences you have along the way, leaving you with memories to relive long after the holiday is over.
Tasmania has countless amazing things to see and do. Here are 10 of our favourites to inspire your wanderlust.
GORDON RIVER
Depart Macquarie Harbour in Strahan, cruise along the majestic Gordon River and delve deep into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Often shrouded in fog and mist, the shoreline casts a perfect reflection on the river on still days. See Huon Pines at Heritage Landing, some over several thousand years old. The river is also home to the notorious Sarah Island, once a 19th century penal colony and now full of stories of the convicts who called it home.
PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE
This UNESCO Heritage Listed Site is one of the most popular attractions in Tasmania and was once home to one of the most brutal penal colonies in Australia. The immaculately maintained site is best visited with a guide who will explain its fascinating history. Take the short cruise for panoramic views of the site and for the complete experience, join the Isle of the Dead Cemetery tour. Later, if you dare, return for the nightly Ghost Tour to hear stories of some of Port Arthur’s most notorious inmates.
TAMAR TASTING TRAIL
Widely considered to be one of the top 10 wine routes in the world, this 170-kilometre trail takes you to 30 cellar doors through the Tamar Valley and along the Tamar River. Launceston airport or city is the most popular starting point and the route is clearly marked with yellow and blue signs. It can be done as quickly, or as leisurely, as you like. Visit wineries such as Josef Chromy, Pipers Brook, Jansz and Dalrymple. All offer tastings, some include vineyard tours and of course, all have product for sale.
BRUNY ISLAND
Bruny Island is an easy day trip from Hobart, showcasing the Cape Bruny Lighthouse, Truganini Lookout, South Bruny National Park as well as a slew of locally crafted products such as cheese, chocolate, honey, beer and whisky. Jump on a cruise and be on the lookout for seals, dolphins, Sea eagles and maybe even whales. The island is easy enough to navigate if renting a car or alternatively, join a day tour and see it in style! To maximise your experience, consider an extended tour.
FESTIVALS & EVENTS
Tasmanians have a knack of celebrating just about everything. Whether its chocolate, winter or whisky, you can be sure there will be a festival to honour it. A firm favourite is Hobart’s Dark Mofo, held yearly in conjunction with the winter solstice. If daytime festivals are more your thing, try MONA FOMA (be sure to stake your claim on one of the signature pink bean bags), the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival, Agfest, Devonport Jazz Festival and the Festival of Voices. Chocolate lovers should not miss Chocolate Winterfest, held each winter.
HISTORIC HOBART
Just steps away from the Hobart waterfront lie the historic neighbourhoods of Salamanca and Battery Point. Battery Point is an easy stroll from downtown Hobart and is where you can discover heritage homes on a self-guided walk. Afterwards, grab a drink or meal at the famous Shipwright’s Arms Hotel. From here, walk down Kelly’s Steps to the towering, sandstone warehouses of Salamanca Place. These buildings have been tastefully converted into galleries, boutiques, restaurants and whisky bars. Salamanca is also home to the popular markets.
MONA
The Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Hobart hosts Australia’s largest private art collection, including a range of ancient, Egyptian mummies. It’s well known for its controversial and thought-provoking artwork. The museum is accessible by car, but perhaps more enjoyable is the 25-minute ferry ride from Brooke Street Pier. Mona is also the home of the annual Dark Mofo celebration where special exhibits, events and concerts are held regularly. After browsing, enjoy lunch or a glass of wine at one of the several dining options or bars.
ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS
Tasmania may be famous for the Tasmanian devil, but the island is also well known for its populations of quolls, wombats, pademelons, seals and penguins. Bicheno is the place to watch the cute Little penguins, while Bruny Island is great for spotting seals, dolphins and whales. Wombat lovers should visit the boardwalk at Cradle Mountain, where is not unusual to spot these large marsupials feeding in the tussock grass. To see and learn about devils and quolls, head to Bonorong, Devils @ Cradle or Tasmanian Devil Unzoo™.
TASSIE’S GREAT WALKS
Tasmania is filled with walks and hikes suited to all fitness levels and interests. Some of the most popular walks include Wineglass Bay, Dove Lake Circuit, Wukalina, Cradle Mountain Huts, Three Capes Lodge and the Overland Track. Many tracks have been outfitted with boardwalks for part or the entire way and can be completed either alone or with a guide. A lot of these walks can be completed in a matter of hours and some, such as the popular Cradle Mountain Huts Walk, are completed over several days.
BAY OF FIRES
This coastal paradise spans over 30 kilometres of white, sandy beaches, crystal clear water and iconic, orange-hued boulders that give the region its name. The bay is a popular destination for camping, walking, hiking and water sports. Binalong Bay is the area’s main beach and is perfect for swimming, surfing, diving and snorkelling. Anson’s Bay Lagoon provides gentle conditions for kayaking, while Anson’s Bay is popular for boating and fishing. The area is also popular for seafood including plump, fresh oysters.
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