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Tasmania - The Unknown Wilderness tour

Tasmania - The Unknown Wilderness

AAT Kings
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
7 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Wine tasting at Josef Chromy
  • Bush walk around Cradle
  • Mountain & Dove Lake
  • Enjoy a cheese and wine master class
  • Discover the Tarkine Wilderness Area
  • Explore Pieman River & Corinna
  • Take a stroll on the west coast’s Ocean Beach
  • Cruise the mighty
  • Gordon River and visit historic Sarah Island
  • Small group experience

Short Description

Venture into the unknown wilderness on your 7 day journey through Tasmania’s alluring west coast. From Launceston, travel west to the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park. Choose a bushwalk around Cradle Mountain, try canoeing on Dove Lake or explore the park by horseback. Visit the incredible Tarkine, a wilderness area of pristine natural beauty in the island’s north west before travelling south to Strahan where a cruise on the dark waters of the majestic Gordon River awaits you. Hear tales of Tasmania’s convict past on a visit to historic Sarah Island and admire views of Nelson Falls en route to Hobart.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Internal airfare and ground transport
Start City Launceston
End City Hobart

Trip Includes

  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Travel by luxury small group 4WD vehicle with average 12-16 guests

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Itinerary

Day 1: Launceston – Cradle Mountain

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Lodge

After arriving in Launceston you’ll meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. We’re then off to Josef Chromy Wines for some wine tasting. Then it’s on to Cradle Mountain. Located on the edge of the spectacular World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, it’s one of Tasmania’s premier wilderness regions. Tonight, enjoy dinner in the Highland Restaurant.

Day 2: Cradle Mountain

Meals: Breakfast

Today is free for you to choose from our range of optional experiences:

Take a guided or self-guided bush walk around Dove Lake

Go canoeing on Dove Lake (seasonal)

Take off on a horse riding adventure

Pamper yourself with a treatment at the Waldheim Alpine Spa

This evening you’ll learn about local produce with wine and cheese tasting and later it’s your choice for dinner.

Day 3: Cradle Mountain – Corinna

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Corinna Wilderness Experience

Now we’re off journeying into the Tarkine wilderness as we wind our way through spectacular mountains and the valleys. Also known as ‘the forgotten wilderness’, it’s a place of natural beauty, with an abundance of natural attractions including the world’s largest tracts of untouched rainforest. It’s also considered to be one the world’s greatest archaeological regions with over 1,000 Aboriginal sites. Our next destination is Corinna, a restored historic settlement set on the Pieman River on the Tarkine’s southern boundary, with access by gravel road and vehicle barge only. We arrive mid-morning so there’ll be plenty of time to try one of the optional experiences to help you appreciate this pristine wilderness. Choose from a cruise or paddle in a kayak on the Pieman River to connect with the rainforest or take a self-guided walk through ancient rainforest. Dinner tonight is in Corinna’s rustic restaurant set in the middle of the wilderness.

Day 4: Corinna – Strahan

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Strahan Village

This morning is yours to ‘do today what you didn’t do yesterday’ and choose from a range of activities.

Early afternoon we leave Corinna taking the barge across the river and then continue through Zeehan to Strahan. Before arriving in Strahan we’ll stop at Ocean Beach to marvel at the dramatic west coastline. Then it’s on to our accommodation at Strahan Village.

Day 5: Gordon River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Cruise on Macquarie Harbour and the Gordon River, within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Witness the tranquil beauty as you glide alongside ancient rainforests mirrored in the water. Afterwards you’ll learn about our convict past with a visit to historic Sarah Island. Then the rest of the day is yours to relax, or enjoy an optional scenic flight:

Take a Franklin River helicopter flight over Huon Pine rainforest, land at the top of Mt. Jukes, one of the highest peaks of the west coast ranges and enjoy views of King River Gorge.

Or experience the Gordon River region from the air on a seaplane flight, including a landing on Gordon River, Sarah Island and the entrance to Macquarie Harbour.

Day 6: Strahan – Hobart

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancellor

Today we’re heading inland, passing Queenstown, where the unique landscape reflects the history of the region. We’ll continue along the highway where you’ll get to experience the last of the western wilderness, stopping on the way at Nelson Falls for a short rainforest walk. Then we’ll stop at Lake St. Clair to take in the view. Now we’re off to Hobart where we’ll celebrate with our travelling companions at a dinner to mark the end of a memorable journey.

Day 7: Farewell from Hobart

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast it’s time to say farewell to your new friends as your Inspiring Journey comes to an end.

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Cancellation Policy:

You or any member of your party may cancel your booking at any time, providing that the cancellation is notified to us in writing by the person who made the original booking, if applicable, via the travel agent with whom you made the booking. The cancellation will be effective from when an acknowledgement is sent out by AAT Kings confirming the cancellation, once the written request has been received at our offices. As this incurs administration expenses and losses, we shall apply cancellation charges as shown below (including Kangaroo Island & Tiwi Island day tours):

Period Of Notice And Cancellation Fee

More than 56 days prior to departure: Deposit forfeited

56-29 days prior to departure is 35% of tour price

28-12 days prior to departure is 60% of tour price

11-0 days prior to departure is 100% of tour price

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Accommodation

Run of house rooms are used at all hotels featured in this brochure unless otherwise specified. A twin room generally means a room with two single beds but some hotels may offer one double bed or include a bunk bed within the room. We cannot guarantee the room configuration in advance. In Triple share rooms the third bed may be a ‘foldaway’, ‘sofa bed’ or ‘roll away’ which can sometimes restrict the amount of available space in the room. Quad share rooms are unavailable and clients are required to book two twin rooms. Inter-connecting rooms are available on request and subject to availability. Generally hotel rooms will be available from 3pm and are to be vacated by 10am, irrespective of your arrival or departure times. Should you wish your room to be available prior to 3pm on your first day of arrival or available after 10am the day you depart it may be possible to reserve the room at the time of booking for the cost of an extra night.

Solo Travellers

If you are travelling alone on a First Choice or Best Buys Guided Holiday and do not wish to pay the single supplement, AAT Kings will ensure that you share a room with a person of the same gender. If we fail to match you, we’ll provide the single room at no extra cost. Please request at time of booking. Does not apply to Small Group Tours and Independent Tours.

Airfares

Please note that AAT Kings does not incur any liability for airfares purchased by travel agents or clients. In the unlikely event that a tour is cancelled, AAT Kings cannot be held responsible for airfare conditions. All risk, loss and expense must be borne by the travel agent or client.

Luggage allowance

One medium size suitcase per person (with maximum total dimensions of 150cm and weighing no more than 23kg) plus one piece of hand luggage which may be carried on board the coach. Please note that luggage with wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments and cannot be accepted as hand luggage. We are required by strict Government vehicle weight regulations to enforce and adhere to this limit. If your luggage exceeds this limit, we ask that you make alternative arrangements for the excess to be forwarded to the termination point of your tour. Please note we suggest you have wheels on your suitcase, as there are certain places where assistance is not available. All luggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the tour participant. Luggage insurance is strongly recommended.

Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked luggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly for their most current luggage regulations and related fees. AAT Kings is not responsible for additional fees imposed by carriers regarding luggage.

Smoking and Seat Rotation

Government regulations prohibit smoking inside tourist coaches. Please restrict smoking to the ample stops en route. To enable everyone the opportunity of enjoying window and front seats, clients change seats daily during the course of the tour.

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Meals Included:

6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 4 Dinners

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