Sightseeing & Experiences...
In and Around Hobart, Launceston & Strahan
Cradle Mountain Day Tour
DEPARTS LAUNCESTON Discover the pristine rainforest, glacial lakes and waterfalls in this World Heritage-listed area. Stroll around the shore of Dove Lake as you take in the magnitude of one of the world’s most famous National Parks before visiting Ashgrove Cheese Farm, where you’ll learn how cheese is made and sample the numerous varieties of cheese made onsite. Departs Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun.
DEPARTS LAUNCESTON See, feel, smell, taste and hear Tasmania on this afternoon/ evening tour which focuses on the antics of the eastern quoll in its natural habitat. View an amazing diversity of landscape while driving through farmland and enjoy an Australian game dinner including venison mountain burgers and wallaby tenderloins. Tonight at your after dark encounter you will see some of Tasmania’s wildlife, Eastern quoll, wombats, platypus, wallabies, bandicoots and possums. Tour is 9 hours and departs daily.
Taste of Tamar
DEPARTS LAUNCESTON Enjoy a day traveling through the heart of high-yielding vineyard country showcasing orchards, scenic pastures and forests and taste the diversity of the Tamar Valley Wineries—from family-run producers to state-of-theart wineries. Visit Tamar Ridge Wines, Moores Hill Estate, Rosevears Estate and Velo Vineyard stopping for a delicious lunch at Strathlynn Restaurant. Tour is 8 hours and departs daily.
Launceston City Sights
DEPARTS LAUNCESTON Discover the highlights of Launceston on this half day city sights tour. Visit some of the city’s most famous attractions, including Albert Hall, Princes Square, Princess Theatre, The Australian Maritime College, the only one of its kind in Australia, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, the historic Boag’s Brewery and the entrance of the famous Cataract Gorge. Tour is 3 hours. Departs daily at 10:00am, excluding Sunday.
DEPARTS LAUNCESTON You will be taken up into the forest canopy and traverse between treehouse-type platforms along steel cables. The distances between our platforms vary from 50 to 1,220 feet. You will be kitted out with your safety equipment a harness with pulleys attached, glide along the cables through the forest canopy to the next platform. Operating in all weather conditions, and tours will only be cancelled in extreme conditions.
See Tasmania & Beyond Smartvisit Card
The perfect addition to any Tasmania visit! With admission to a variety of attractions and National Parks for a single price, these 3, 7, or 10 day cards are the ideal travel companion, offering great value and unbeatable convenience! Includes many attractions throughout Tasmania. Comes with a guidebook and a variety of maps and information—ask for details.
Piners and Miners Tour
DEPARTS STRAHAN A full day guided journey of discovery, revealing the fascinating history and heritage of the pioneering West Coast piners and miners, traveling by Hi-Rail, a hybrid rail car and 4WD. The day includes a riverside walk to the ghost port of East Pillinger, a gourmet harborside barbecue lunch and a return cruise across Macquarie Harbor to Strahan.
Gordon River Cruise
DEPARTS STRAHAN Explore the pristine World Heritage rainforest area of Gordon River aboard a quiet and comfortable luxury catamaran. Cruise across Macquarie Harbor and discover the magnificent Gordon River with its ancient Huon Pines and perfect reflections. Enjoy lunch amid the spectacular scenery. Ask about upgrading to the Captains Premium Upper Deck. Cruise is 6 hours and departs daily at 8:30am. Note: Tour does not operate 18 Aug 10.
West Coast Wilderness Railway
DEPARTS STRAHAN Through the boom years of West Coast mining, steam locomotives hauled a fortune in pure copper from Queenstown’s Mt. Lyell mine, through the rugged King River Gorge and down to the Macquarie Harbor port of Strahan. Travel aboard this historic steam locomotive and follow the original Australian Copper miners trail from the 19th Century. Enjoy lunch before returning to Strahan by coach. Tour is 6 hours. Departs daily.
Port Arthur Discover Tour
DEPARTS HOBART Pass Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and Battery Point. See Australia’s oldest Catholic church and natural attractions. At Port Arthur, Australia’s famous penal settlement, enjoy lunch and a guided tour of the ruins, hearing tales of the hardships suffered by the convicts. End the day with a short cruise around the harbor before stopping at the historic village of Richmond. Tour is 8 hours and departs Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00am.
Russell Falls & Wildlife Experience
DEPARTS HOBART Discover the tranquility of pristine rainforest and spectacular Russell Falls at Mt. Field National Park. The tall treeferns provide a canopy for a delightful walk. Enjoy lunch before returning to Hobart past “Something Wild” and experience close-up encounters with native animals. Tour is 7 hours. Departs Wednesday and Sunday at 9:15am.
Best of Hobart
DEPARTS HOBART Your Hobart tour showcases the best of Hobart’s charm. A close-up experience of Australian native animals, see koalas, kangaroos and the native Tasmanian Devil. You’ll enjoy an introduction to Hobart’s highlights including the ABC Buildings and Constitution Dock, with a visit to the unique and historic town of Richmond. Finish the evening with a superb waterfront dinner. Tour is 6 hours.
Tasman Island Cruises
DEPARTS HOBART Spend a day on the Tasman Peninsula, enjoy a 3-hour wilderness and wildlife cruise. Experience the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere. Enter deep-sea caves; see wonderful wildlife, hundreds of seals, migrating whales and abundant bird species in the thousands. Tour is 10½ hours and departs daily.
Peppermint Bay Cruise
DEPARTS HOBART On this half day cruise through Hobart’s magnificent waterways, be fascinated by secluded bays, dramatic coastline, and sea life viewed from underwater cameras. Watch sea eagles nesting on cliff faces, Salmon feeding at a fish farm, seals, dolphins and migrating whales (in season). At Peppermint Bay and enjoy unsurpassed views. See the charming village of Woodbridge, browse the art gallery or shop for local fare. Tour is 5 hours and includes lunch. Departs daily in summer.
Coal River Valley Wineries
DEPARTS HOBART Nestled between the Meehan Range, Pitt Water and the Pontos Range, the Coal River region is an award-winning wine producing area. Southern Tasmania’s cool climate produces classic varieties and is acclaimed for its superior Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. See the sights of Hobart, Cambridge and historic Richmond on your way to the beautiful Coal River Valley Region. Enjoy 3 wine tastings and a lunch tasting platter at Blue Skies Restaurant. Tour is 5 hours and departs Tues, Fri and Sat.
Tasmanian Devil Explorer
DEPARTS HOBART Visit the Tasmanian Devil Survival Project, a major conservation effort to save the devil from becoming extinct. See first hand the innovative strategies being used to ensure the devil’s survival. Enjoy an easy walk along the sea cliffs. This is a chance to learn about one of the world’s great wildlife conservation programs. Tour is 8 hours and includes lunch. Departs daily.