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					Day 1: Arrive Hobart

On your arrival at Hobart Airport we transfer you to your hotel for check-in. Meet your Driver/Guide and
discover Hobart on your afternoon city orientation tour. See Battery Point, the Botanic Gardens,
Salamanca Place and Constitution Dock. Travel to the summit of Mt. Nelson for picturesque views over
the city and the Derwent River. Tonight join your fellow travelers for a welcome drink. (D) Overnight:
Hobart, Grand Mercure Hadley's Hotel for 2 nights

Day 2: Port Arthur

Discover Tasmania's convict past on a guided walking tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site and a cruise
around the Isle of the Dead. Cross Eaglehawk Neck, once the guarded check-point between the
mainland and convicts, on to the Tasman Peninsula to feast our eyes on amazing vistas of the
spectacular natural formations of Tasman's Arch, Devil's Kitchen and the Blowhole. (B)

Day 3: Freycinet National Park

Travel via the historic town of Ross with its bakeries and quaint buildings before visiting Freycinet
National Park. A guided walk with a National Park Ranger will unveil astonishing views across brilliant
blue water, forest and golden beach. Continue to seaside St. Helens, Tasmania's game fishing capital. (B,
D) Overnight: St. Helens, Tidal Waters Resort

Day 4: Launceston

This morning we view the spectacular Bay of Fires from Bennelong Bay Lookout. See Bridgeport, a
picturesque seaside town, where Tasmanians spend their summer holidays. Travel to Beaconsfield, the
home of the 'great escape'. We visit Rosevears Vineyard for a wine tasting, before arriving in
Launceston. (B) Overnight: Launcestion The Sebel Hotel

Day 5: Lemonthyme

Pass through the historic town of Evandale with its elegant Georgian buildings before travelling to the
heart of Tasmania for our overnight stay at Lemonthyme Lodge. This afternoon an opportunity to enjoy
the unique beauty of this location on the edge of the Cradle Mountain National Park. (B, D) Overnight:
Moina, Lemonthyme Lodge

Day 6: Cradle Mountain

Travel to the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre this morning. Here discover Waldheim Chalet, nestled
among the myrtles and King Billy pines. There is time for you to walk around Dove Lake or just relax and
enjoy the World Heritage scenery. Arrive this afternoon in Strahan, a picturesque fishing village on
Tasmania's wild west coast. (B, D) Overnight: Strahan, Strahan Village for 2 nights.

Day 7: Gordon River Cruise

This morning we board our boat for the cruise along the famous Gordon River, including lunch. You'll be
awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters, stained amber by buttongrass tannins, reflecting the
untouched wilderness. See the ruins of the penal colony on Sarah Island. This afternoon there is an
opportunity to ride on the West Coast Wilderness Railway from Strahan to Queenstown or maybe visit
the Huon Pine Museum. Or you may wish to explore the quaint village of Strahan at your leisure. (B, L)

Day 8: Tarraleah

Travel to Lake St. Clair and see the wild mountain landscapes of the Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair
National Park. We continue to the restored Hydro town of Tarraleah. Take a rainforest walk through
towering gums and huge ferns. (B, D) Overnight: Tarraleah, Tarraleah Cottages

Day 9: Peppermint Bay

Visit Mt. Field National Park and see the powerful fall of water at the three-tiered Russell Falls. Venture
south to Huon pine country - you can smell it in the air! Tour Tasmania's only organic cheesery at
Grandvewe Dairy and try some of their unique cheese as well as organic wines. We have time to explore
Peppermint Bay, named after the trees that were found here by the early settlers, before boarding our
cruiser for the journey back to Hobart. We'll pass a salmon farm before sailing under the Tasman Bridge.
(B, D) Overnight: Hobart, Grand Mercure Hadley's Hotel

Day 10: Depart Hobart

Discover the secrets of the Salamanca Market before being transferred to the airport for your onward
flight. (B)

				
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