Tasmania East Coast Highlights
5 Days | Guided Tour | from $1,960
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This journey along Tasmania’s acclaimed East Coast offers sandy beaches, blue horizons, fascinating convict history and premium produce. Take a walk in Freycinet National Park, step back in time at the Port Arthur Historic Site, cruise the haunting Isle of the Dead, and sample Bridestowe Lavender Estate’s lavender products.
Choose This Trip If You’d Love To:
- Take an easy guided walk in Freycinet National Park
- Taste-test the world-famous Tassie Scallop Pie
- Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site with a local expert
- Visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate and taste lavender ice cream
- Explore historic Richmond and its famous landmark bridge
- View the fascinating Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees
- Spend time at leisure in Hobart
- Guided walk in Freycinet National Park
- Discover Bridestowe Lavender Estate
- Discover the picturesque East Coast south to Bicheno
- Views from Cape Tourville Lookout
- Visit Port Arthur Historic Site
- See Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole
Day 1 – Welcome to Launceston
Your holiday begins in Launceston on the Tamar River. Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’ is a historic city with many well-preserved Georgian and Victorian buildings. Get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception.
Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston
Day 2 – Launceston – Bicheno
Bridestowe Lavender Estate is your first stop today. It has been growing lavender since 1922 when a London perfumer planted lavender seeds from the French Alps on his family estate which he named after his wife’s birthplace in England. Try some of Bridestowe’s lavender products and treat yourself to their famous lavender ice-cream.
Later, stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, planted in honour of fallen WWI soldiers. After a lunchtime stop at St. Helens, follow the picturesque east coast south to Bicheno. This evening you may like to take an optional tour to see Bicheno’s wild penguin colony as they emerge from the ocean for the night, or even take a tour to see Tassie Devils.
Hotel: Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 – Bicheno – Hobart
Today, experience the grandeur of Freycinet National Park, taking a guided walk to Cape Tourville lookout that will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, verdant forest and golden beaches.
On your way to Hobart, you’ll travel through Swansea and Orford and make a lunch stop in historic Richmond. The village is famous for its elegant Georgian architecture, with beautiful heritage buildings dating to the 1820s now housing galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques and museums.
Hotel: Wrest Point, 2 nights
Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 – Port Arthur
Explore Port Arthur Historic Site, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating walk with a local expert of the remains of Port Arthur’s infamous convict prison. There will be time for you to wander the site at your leisure. On the drive back to Hobart, see the amazing natural rock formations of the craggy Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen, the Blowhole and the Totem Pole. This evening, mingle with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner at one of Hobart’s popular restaurants.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 5 – Farewell from Hobart
Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.
Included Meals: Breakfast
5 Days from $1,960 per person.
Contact us on 1300 573 044 to find more about this deal!