Tassie's East Coast Highlights

1N Launceston , 1N Bicheno and 2N Hobart
5 days

From

US$ 1,393

per person

Operated by AAT Kings

About the tour

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.

Max. Group Size
40
Guide Languages
English

Highlights

  • Bridestowe Lavender Estate
  • Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees
  • Explore the historic town of Richmond
  • Cape Tourville
  • Richmond
  • Port Arthur Guided Tour

Accommodation

Best Western Plus Launceston

1 night(s) in Launceston

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Room Only

Beachfront At Bicheno

1 night(s) in Bicheno

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Room Only

Wrest Point

2 night(s) in Hobart

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Room Only

Included in the price

Launceston

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Day-wise Itinerary

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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.

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 consider an optional experience to see Bicheno’s wild penguin colony as they emerge from the ocean for the night (seasonal).

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.

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.

Day 5: Farewell From Hobart

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

Starting from

US$ 1,393

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