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9 Day Discover Tasmania
Hobart and return to Hobart

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About this tour: Visit naturally stunning Tasmania the southernmost part of Australia.
Visit naturally stunning Tasmania the southernmost part of Australia On any given drive throughout Australias rugged outback, the land slowly shifts from flourishing forests to rugged mountains as you amble down the long stretches of tarmac. Tasmanias charm comes capturing all of the countrys lush natural glory in an easily navigated bite-sized package. From the panoramic vistas atop Mount Wellington to the shimmering coast of Wineglass Bay, the rustic buildings of Hobart to the riversides of Launceston, Tasmania is Australias best-kept secret a mystical island lying at the end of the world.

9 Day Discover Tasmania

Tour Name: 9 Day Discover Tasmania

Valid:
01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Trip Code/Style:
PUCTD Comfort

Trip Theme:
Short Breaks, The Great Outdoors, Walking & Trekking

Tour Departs From:
Default pick up: Lenna of Hobart 20 Runnymede Street Hobart

Tour Departs:
MAR 2018: 18, APR 2018: 01 15, MAY 2018: 06, SEP 2018: 23, OCT 2018: 07 21, NOV 2018: 04 18, DEC 2018: 02 09 16, JAN 2019: 06 20 27, FEB 2019: 03 10 17, MAR 2019: 03 10 17, APR 2019: 07 21

Accommodation
PUCTD - Hotel (5 nights), Lodge (3 nights)
This trip is Intrepid comfort style.
Single travellers or groups travelling in odd numbers will be paired with another person of the same gender.
A single supplement is available at Comfort level.
Please ensure you have selected your desired accommodation style correctly.
Night 1: Lenna of Hobart (twin room with private facilities)
Night 2: Lenna of Hobart (twin room with private facilities)
Night 3: Thousand Lakes Lodge (twin room with private facilities)
Night 4: Cradle Mountain Hotel (twin room with private facilities)
Night 5: Cradle Mountain Hotel (twin room with private facilities)
Night 6: Freycinet Lodge (twin room with private facilities)
Night 7: Freycinet Lodge (twin room with private facilities)
Night 8: Lenna of Hobart (twin room with private facilities)

Tour Finishes:
Select Hobart accommodation early evening day 9

Max People:
Group size Min 1, Max 12

Age:
Minimum age is 8 years.

Prices:
AUD $3995 per person:
AUD $1425 per person Additional Services - Single supplement (private room)

All prices are in Australian Dollars(includes 10% GST) based on per person
Basix Style: Min age is 18 for basix because accommodation is in hostels.
Original Style: Min age is 8 as the original level is motel so we can accept children as young as 8 years.

 

Why we love this trip
Slow the pace and visit some places in Tasmania that are off the tourist track such as Maria Island
Stay in unique four star accommodation such as the converted Thousand Lakes Lodge, which was once an antarctic training base, and Cradle Mountain Hotel at the foot of the mountain itself
Travel with a local guide who is passionate about all things Tasmania
Visit the famous MONA
Spend a whole day exploring Freycinet National Park

Is this trip right for you?
Even in the summer months, Tasmania can be cold being so far south. come prepared with summer clothes and waterproof clothes for days spent high in the mountains where weather can turn in a moment
Accommodation on this trip is twin share hotel. If you are traveling solo, it's likely you will be paired with another person of the same gender, however you can pay for a single supplement if you would like your own room
Many of the activities on this trip involve being outdoors in elements either on water or in national parks. The walks are not overly strenuous but will involve a degree of difficulty

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival day Hobart
Welcome to Hobart, capital of Tasmania. This charming city offers a distinct blend of heritage, scenery and culture nestled between its charming sandstone buildings and calm waterfront. Begin the adventure by checking into your hotel, then consider taking some time to explore the area. Salamanca Markets, often touted as one of Australias best outdoor markets, is full of excellent local produce and food stalls if youre feeling a little peckish. A walk along the waterfront also yields a great view of the mountains clasping the River Derwent, and the nearby Museum of Old and New Art is a must see for any art aficionados. Later in the afternoon, meet with your guide and fellow travellers for a brief run-down of the adventure ahead, then perhaps opt to spend the evening sampling some of Hobarts incredibly fresh seafood over dinner with the group.

Meals Included Dinner

Day 2: The Tasman Peninsula
Journey south to the Tasman Peninsula and begin a wilderness cruise along the spectacular coastline, sailing underneath one of the highest vertical sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere in the process. The area plays home to a variety of spectacular native sea life seals, migrating whales and seabirds are often spotted in the area, so keep a camera handy for a chance to snap some of these charming critters. After returning to shore, take a guided walk around the Port Arthur Historic Site the former location of Australias most notorious convict prison. After learning more about this piece of colonial antiquity, travel back to the hotel in Hobart for the evening.

Included Activities Tasman Island wilderness cruise Port Arthur Historic Site - Entry and tour

Meals Included Breakfast

Day 3: Mount Wellington, MONA and the Central Plateau
After departing from Hobart, visit Mount Wellington Park to savour some magnificent views of the city and its surrounding mountains, forests and waterways as you trudge towards the summit (weather permitting). Head back to town and visit the Museum of Old and New Art (or MONA, as its more commonly known as), one of the most influential and culturally significant museums in all of Australia thanks to its quirky and often provocative exhibitions. Drive up towards Tasmanias Central Plateau in the afternoon, passing through Bothwell and Yingina (Great Lake) as you take in some of the stretching views of the placid waters as you drive by. Tonights stay lies at an incredible lodge near Lake Augusta, surrounded by rugged shrubbery, tiny mires and open highland scenery. Previously used as an arctic training base, the accommodation features a charming fireplace, comfortable leather couches and best of all, a larder stocked with delicious local meats and cheeses for some particularly classy snacking options.

Included Activities Mount Wellington MONA Museum

Meals Included Breakfast Dinner

Day 4: Meander Valley and Cradle Mountain
Take a plunge through the Greater Western Tiers, heading down into the Meander Valley. The local apiaries are responsible for churning out delicious clover honey with light citrus and vanilla flavours take a sample of this sweet local treat before heading to a wildlife sanctuary for a chance to visit the local Tasmanian Devils (theyre not as fiendish as they sound!). Continue hiking onwards to Tulampanga (Alum Cliffs), a place considered spiritually important for the local indigenous tribes due to the ochre found in the surrounding ranges. Following the trail forged by the trappers, hunters and loggers of old, stop for a break at mural filled Sheffield before returning to the mountains route to Cradle Valley, the gateway to Cradle Mountain National Park. Once you arrive, either relax around the hotel or pause to absorb the beautiful natural landscapes of this World Heritage-listed area. Consider dropping into the Wilderness Gallerys for the evocative art, photographic and film exhibitions while youre here.

Included Activities Tasmanian Devil Wildlife Sanctuary

Meals Included Breakfast Dinner

Day 5: : Cradle Mountain
The day is yours to explore this magnificent wilderness along a number of different walking tracks. For those who prefer to travel at a leisurely pace, consider taking a trip to Waldheim Chalet or wandering along the Dove Lake circuit. For those with a little more grit, or people who simply love views of gorgeous lakes with rugged mountain backdrops, the hike to Marions Lookout is perfect. The afternoon is free to extend your walking options, discover more of the local flora and fauna or relax and enjoy the facilities at the hotel.

Included Activities Cradle Mountain

Meals Included Breakfast

Day 6: Launceston andBicheno
After departing the hotel, head down the mountain for a visit to Ashgrove Farm to witness the production of some of Tasmanias most famous cheese. Take a nibble of this dairy-based delight before experiencing the rugged, awning beauty of Cataract Gorge. Next stop, Launceston: Australias third oldest city. Head to the city centre for a bit of exploration and a lunch break, then spend the afternoon driving along the historic Evandale through the Fingal Valley for stunningly scenic views of the East coast. Following a brief stop-off at Bicheno, arrive at a lodge in the Freycinet National Park where youll stay the night. Perhaps catch the last shreds of sunlight painting the waters of Great Oyster Bay with a serene glow as you sip a glass of chilled local wine.

Meals Included Breakfast Dinner

Day 7: Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay and Cape Tourville
Freycinet National Park contains a counterpointed mix of harsh, granite mountains and inviting beachscapes spend a day beholding the dramatic peaks of the Hazards, attempt to spot soaring white-bellied sea-eagles or consider travelling on optional walks to Wineglass Bay, Cape Tourville or the parks nearby lookout. Theres always the luxury of the lodge to entertain you throughout the day and time spend beach-hunting around the nearby area is bound to result in some relaxing ocean-side experiences.

Included Activities Freycinet National Park Wineglass Bay

Meals Included Breakfast

Day 8: Maria Island
Leaving Freycinet, travel further south along the coast. Pass through Swansea, then stop at Triabunna before jumping on a ferry for ride to breathtaking Maria Island a place riddled with Aboriginal and European history. Make sure you pack your camera for this one the Painted Cliffs, Fossil Cliffs and peeping local wildlife are well worth catching on film. Soak in some of the stunning island scenery as you walk along one of the island trails, stopping by a historic settlement before resting over a delicious picnic lunch. Afterwards, head back to the mainland for a visit to Richmond, a town full of quaint 19th-century architecture. Check out the beautifully preserved Richmond Bridge, local Gaol, Catholic Church (one of the oldest in Australia) and more before returning to Hobart for the evening. Maybe head back to Salamanca Markets for one last drink with your new friends before this Tasmanian adventure ends tomorrow morning.

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch

Day 9: Hobart
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and enjoy a little more time in Hobart. Your adventure comes to an end today, and there are no further activities planned

. Included Activities Maria Island

Meals Included Breakfast

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What to bring on tour:
Booked and paid E-Ticket, Sturdy walking shoes, hat and sunscreen, towel and toiletries, swimming gear in summer, warm clothing (even in summer), waterproof jacket and pants, water bottle, insect repellent, and camera.

What's Included in tour:
Meals 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Transport Minibus
Accommodation Hotel (5 nights), Lodge (3 nights)

Activities:
Included activities Tasman Island wilderness cruise Port Arthur Historic Site - Entry and tour Mount Wellington MONA Museum Tasmanian Devil Wildlife Sanctuary Cradle Mountain Freycinet National Park Wineglass Bay Maria Island

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1. This trip starts in Hobart with a welcome dinner in the evening. Arrive at your leisure and look for the welcome note in the hotel foyer with details.

2. This trip is twin share hotel and lodge. A single supp is available to purchase on request

3. This trip will finish in Hobart after breakfast on day 9. Onward travel can be booked at any time.

Fitness Level: 1 out of 5: Leisurely paced day trips. Minimal physical exertion required.
Adventure Tours Australia/Intrepid Travel reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.
Maximum Walks: Hikes up to 6-8kms per day. A reasonable level of fitness is required as there will be some walking to view places of interest. Suitable for soft adventures with a passion for bushwalking and exploring. Passengers must be fit and active.

Dietary Requirements
Passengers with special meal requirements or food allergies MUST ensure they or their travel agent inform Intrepid/ATA of this at the time of booking. Food for the trip is purchased prior to commencement and special requirements cannot be catered for after departing. If you have not notified us prior to departure, you may be asked to pay for any additional food yourself. Due to the nature of our trips food is basic but plentiful.

We provide the below substitutes, please bring your own staples if you require specific foods not listed below:
No Pork (Alternative to Ham provided) No Dairy (soy milk provided) Vegetarian (additional veg and vegie burgers provided) Vegan (supply of additional fruit and veg provided) Gluten Free (cereal, bread, wraps, pasta, snack bars, sweet and savoury biscuits provided) *Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced produce is not able to be catered for.

Itineraries
Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements. Please see terms and conditions of travel for full details.

From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40's. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.

Children
Basix Style: Min age is 18 for basix because accommodation is in hostels.
Original Style: Min age is 8 as the original level is motel so we can accept children as young as 8 years.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for all international travellers and should be taken out at the time of booking. We recommend Australian citizens take out a domestic travel insurance policy which covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Default Pickup Point
The default pick up point is where we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time.

Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure
Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time by phone direct with the tour operator - (Details of the tour operator is on your E-Ticket).

Meal Abbreviations
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.

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Tour Operator
The relationship between ATA and Intrepid Australia For over 25 years, Intrepid Travel and Adventure Tours Australia have been leading brands in the adventure travel business. With Intrepid's global product range and Adventure Tours' local knowledge, the two brands joined force in 2011 to provide the ultimate range of Australian product with Intrepid running all of it's local trips under the Adventure Tours Australia name. Today we're proud to bring Aussie-made trips to the world, both here with Adventure Tours and overseas through the Intrepid brand, so no matter which brand you have booked through, you're travelling with the best.

Vehicle:

Luggage:
A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies. Please limit to one small to medium sized soft bag or backpack and a small daypack, which can be carried inside the vehicle.

The Tour Difference
Scheduled tours operate.
As one of Northern Territory's leading small group safari company, the operator run tours to some of Australia's most famous landmarks including Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kakadu National Park.
From the tropical Top End to the spiritual heart of the Red Centre, from Aboriginal Culture to abundant wildlife - our experienced guides will help you discover the best of this unique and special state.
The tour operator is an award winning company specialising in active, small group safaris for the adventurous traveller.
We offer an extensive range of tours exploring the highlights and hidden delights of the Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Tropical North Queensland.
Their tours are nature-based with the emphasis on the unique scenery, wildlife and Aboriginal culture of each area and they cater for everyone from the fit and adventurous who want to get off the beaten track to those who prefer the sound of soft adventure and more comfortable facilities!

Fitness Ratings:
Alongside every ATA trip we have included physical ratings. These are designed to give you an idea of how demanding (or not) each trip is.
1 out of 5: Leisurely paced day trips. Minimal physical exertion required.
2 out of 5: Two and three day trips that include easy walking.
3 out of 5: Short participatory-level camping trips, walks thatll get your heart rate up and extended periods in the elements.
4 out of 5: Fairly basic camping on most nights, limited amenities and some long (and challenging) walks. A high level of fitness required.
5 out of 5: The hardest of the hardcore. Long trips to remote destinations with limited facilities. Excellent health and fitness is essential.

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