Experience the 7 Day West Coast Escape tour with AAT Kings. Visit Hobart, Russell Falls, Gordon River cruise, Cradle Mountain & Launceston
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Day 1: Arrive Hobart
Transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel for check-in, then an afternoon tour of Hobart. Return to the hotel for a welcome drink and dinner with your Tour Director and fellow passengers.
Hotel: Wrest Point, Hobart.D
Day 2: Hobart – Strahan
This morning you’ll head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park, Tasmania’s oldest, and location of the spectacular three-tiered Russell Falls. Later, take the winding journey up to Lake St. Clair – amazing vistas await you. This afternoon visit the Wall in the Wilderness, a fascinating sculpture where artist Greg Duncan has hand-carved a series of scenes into a collection of panels commemorating those who have shaped the area’s past and present. Back down to Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to coastal Strahan.
Hotel: Strahan Village, Strahan, 2 nights.B D
Day 3: Gordon River Cruise
Start the day with the Gordon River Cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters reflecting the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island and discover the ruins of the brutal penal colony. See Hell’s Gate and Heritage Landing, site of the 2,000 year old Huon Pine. This afternoon simply relax, explore the fishing village of Strahan or maybe visit the Huon Pine Museum. B L
Day 4: Strahan - Cradle Mountain
Discover the mining and Hydro Electric towns of Rosebery and Tullah, as you travel to Cradle Mountain National Park. We’ll take you up to Waldheim and Dove Lake to see Cradle Mountain. The afternoon is yours. Explore the Australian National Wilderness and Landscape Gallery or just marvel at the view and breathe in the fresh air.
Hotel: Cradle Mountain Chateau, Cradle Mountain.B D
Day 5: Cradle Mountain – Launceston
Departing Cradle Mountain this morning you’ll head to Sheffield, where history and art merge to create an entire town of murals. You’ll then head to Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory for a presentation on cheese making and some delicious product tasting. Continue to Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’, Launceston.
Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston, 2 nights. B D
Day 6: Launceston Sights
This morning you’ll discover the Tamar Valley and the Swiss village of Grindelwald. Later visit the Tasmania Zoo to view the Tasmanian Devil and other native animals. You’re invited to lunch at Josef Chromy Wines. The views from the surrounding vineyards and lakes provide an idyllic location to enjoy tasting some of the estate-grown wines followed by Tasmania’s fresh local produce for lunch. B L
Day 7: Depart Launceston
Your tour concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Launceston Airport for your onward flight.