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Tempting Tasmania

19th March to 29th March 2020

Exclusive Gippsland Travel tour

 

        

                   
Breakfast   Lunch     Dinner

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Tour Details

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Mt Wellington
  • Explore Salamanca Market
  • Ferry & entry to Mona Old & New Museum
  • Swinging Bridge in Huon Valley
  • Gordon River Cruise
  • A taste of life on a working sheep farm
  • The Wall in the Wilderness Sculpture
  • Rack and Gorge Wilderness Railway
  • Visit & morning tea at Shene Estate
  • Picturesque Stanley to view “The Nut”
  • Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
  • Tackle the famous Tahune Airwalk
  • Views from Brady’s Lookout
  • Swiss Village at Grindelwald

INCLUSIONS

  • Melbourne/Tasmania and return economy airfares and taxes
  • Return coach transfers between Gippsland and Melbourne Airport
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation in twin- or double-bedded rooms with private facilities
  • Private air-conditioned coach
  • Experienced driver/guide
  • Meals as per itinerary – 10 Breakfasts (B), 3 Lunch (L), 9 Dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Porterage (one suitcase per person)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel insurance (a surcharge may apply for passengers over 70 years or if there is a pre-existing medical condition)
  • Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic beverages, medical expenses
  • Any meals not included in the itinerary
  • Gratuities

‚ÄčSPECIAL NOTES

  • Flight schedules to be advised.
  • The order of the sightseeing may vary depending on local conditions.

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Tour Costs

 

$3889 per person on a twin share basis 
Single supplement – $930


PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Deposit to secure booking:      $500 per person  – non-refundable
Final payment due: Monday, 6 January 2020


CANCELLATION FEES

Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to Gippsland Travel Centre.
Cancellation fees cannot be credited to another booking. 

The following cancellation fees apply:

Date of Cancellation 
Up to 6 January 2020
Cancellation fee of a % of tour cost
Loss of $500 deposit

Date of Cancellation 
7 January – 31 January 2020
Cancellation fee of a % of tour cost
50% of full fare + loss of deposit

Date of Cancellation 
1 February 2020 onwards
Cancellation fee of a % of tour cost
100% or full fare + loss of deposit


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Tour Itinerary

 

Thursday 19 March: Melbourne to Hobart      

You depart Gippsland early this morning and travel by coach to Melbourne Airport for your lunch time Qantas flight to Hobart.  On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the RYDGES HOTEL, or similar, for a four-night stay.  Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel with your fellow travellers.


Friday 20 MarchHobart Sigtseeing      

Today you will see historic Battery Point, Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock, and Mt. Nelson, which affords panoramic views over Australia’s southernmost city. You will also be driven up Mt Wellington to see the city of Hobart below.  You will then enjoy morning tea and a visit to Shene Estate with its stunning colonial-era buildings before travelling to Richmond for a lunch stop (own expense).  Enjoy tonight’s dinner at local restaurant.


Saturday 21 March: Hobart        

You will have a free day to enjoy the colour and action of Salamanca Market. Explore the market stalls, wander through the historic sandstone warehouses discovering innovative Tasmanian arts and crafts and delight in the taste and aroma of freshly baked goods and local produce.

Later you will transfer to Mona Old & New Museum via ferry, with the afternoon at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel.


Sunday 22 March: Huon Valley        

Today’s adventure will be travelling down into the Huon Valley, taking in the beauty of the Huon Pines on a walk. Whilst in this area you will also be able to do the Swinging Bridges walk. The highlight in the Huon Valley will be also doing the famous Tahune Airwalk which is elevated 30 metres above the forest floor. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.    


Monday 23 March: Hobart – Strachan       

After breakfast the group will depart Hobart and stop in at the Curringa Farm that gives visitors a taste of life on a working sheep farm. You will see sheep shearing, working farm dogs, fluffy chickens, have a tour of the farm and enjoy a forest walk and lunch.  After lunch, you will view the Derwent Bridge and Pumphouse Point and there will be a stop at The Wall in the Wilderness, a monumental sculpture hand-carved in rare Huon pine.

You will then pass through the moonscape of the mining town of Queenstown and onto Strahan where you will check into the STRAHAN VILLAGE HOTEL, or similar, for a three-night stay. Dinner will be at the hotel this evening.   


Tuesday 24 March: Strahan – Gordon River       

A highlight today is your cruise on the Gordon River. Be awestruck by the dark waters, stained amber by button grass tannins, which reflect the untouched wilderness. There is a stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania’s convict history, and see Hells Gates, the notoriously treacherous entrance to the harbour. Lunch will be included on the cruise today.

Dinner will be at leisure this evening.  


Wednesday 25 March: Strahan        

Today you will be making your way to Queenstown to join the Rack and Gorge Wilderness Railway tour experience. Here you will step back in history on a majestic steam train and journey deep into the Tasmanian wilderness. 

The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to relax.   This evening you can see the play " The Ship That Never Was" at the Richard Davey Amphitheatre from 5pm for a 5.30pm start. (own expense)

Dinner this evening will be at the hotel.


Thursday 26 March: Strahan – Smithton      

Today you travel through the old towns of Rosebery and Tullah on your way to Smithton. En route you will stop in the town of Stanley and enjoy the Cable Car ride up to enjoy views of the sheer-sided Stanley bluff known as ‘The Nut’.  At the top there will be a little time to explore, before moving on to Smithton.  On arrival, you will check in to the TALL TIMBERS HOTEL, SMITHTON, or similar, for an overnight stay. Your afternoon is at leisure and dinner this evening will be at the hotel.


Friday 27 March: Smithton – Tamar Valley      

After breakfast, on our way to Tamar, you will visit through the picturesque seaside town of Penguin, with a pretty esplanade and a quirky collection of penguins on the street along with the towns of Deloraine and Sheffield where the you will see the wonderful murals throughout this town. Lunch will be at own expense in one of these townships.

On arrival in Tamar, you will check in to the ASPECT TAMAR VALLEY RESORT, or similar, for a two-night stay.  Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel.


Saturday 28 March: Tamar Valley        

This morning, enjoy some free time at the quaint Swiss Village at Grindelwald, developed in 1980 by Roelf Vos, a Dutch immigrant to Tasmania. Later you will visit local wineries to taste some of fabulous Tasmanian wines and enjoy views from Brady's lookout and see the Batman Bridge.  The group will then visit the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre where a local expert will bring to life the mine’s extraordinary past, including the dramatic events of the 2006 rock fall and mine rescue.

Tonight, enjoy a lovely Farewell Dinner at the hotel.


Sunday 29 March: Farwell Launceston        

After a relaxed morning you will then be transferred to the airport for your onward journey home.  Your Qantas flight departs in the early afternoon and arrives in Melbourne mid afternoon where you will be met and transferred by coach back to Gippsland.


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