Discover the Tasmania with the Western Icons tour from AAT Kings, and marvel in wonder at Huon Valley, spectacular Russell Falls and the majestic Gordon River. Explore Cradle Mountain National Park and tempt your tastebuds at the Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory.
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Day 1: Arrive Hobart
Transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel, then we'll take an afternoon tour of Hobart. Our orientation tour takes in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens and Constitution Dock. Tonight enjoy a welcome drink with your Tour Director and fellow passengers.
Hotel: Wrest Point, Hobart. D
Day 2: Hobart - Queenstown
We head west through New Norfolk to the magnificent Mt. Field National Park, the site of spectacular Russell Falls. We’ll then wind our way up to the sensational Lake St. Clair with its breathtaking views. Continue to Queenstown.
Hotel: West Coaster Motel, Queenstown, 2 nights. B D
Day 3: Gordon River Cruise
We travel to the fishing village of Strahan where we’ll cruise the Gordon River, including lunch. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters and be amazed by the 2,000 year old Huon Pine at Heritage Landing. Post cruise the afternoon is yours. B L D
Day 4: Queenstown - Burnie
We travel past Lake Plimsoll through Tullah to Cradle Mountain National Park. Once there we’ll take you up to Waldheim and gorgeous Dove Lake for spectacular views of Cradle Mountain. En route to Burnie we travel to Sheffield for a wander through this town of murals with its colourful wall paintings that adorn the town’s buildings.
Hotel: Beachfront Voyager, Burnie, 2 nights. B D
Day 5: The Nut, Stanley
First up today is a guided tour of the Paper Makers’ Workshop, a place that honours Burnie’s history, innovators and artists. Rolling green hills and Friesian cows – this morning you’ll think you’re in a butter commercial as we make our way to Table Cape, home of tulips, for views of Bass Strait, the lighthouse and coastline. We’ll arrive at Wynyard for morning tea. Then picturesque Stanley is in our sights as we head west for lunch with a view of ‘The Nut’. On arrival we visit Highfield Historic Site, unique amongst colonial residences in Tasmania. B
Day 6: Burnie – Launceston
We travel east along the coast through Penguin and Ulverstone. Then we’re off to Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory for a presentation on cheese making and some delicious product testing - yum! Deloraine is our lunch stop. Then it’s on to Launceston, where we’ll visit Cataract Gorge – wilderness in the city. Just two minutes out of town and you’re surrounded by rivers, a gorge and exotic flora and fauna. Enjoy a walk across the suspensions bridge, spot peacocks or take the chairlift for an aerial view of this fascinating urban wilderness, you decide.
Hotel: Mercure, Launceston. B
Day 7: Launceston
You will be transferred to Launceston Airport for your onward flight. B