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Experience the best of Australia's icons and culture with this journey from Sydney to Tasmania. This Australia vacation showcases Sydney's most popular sights, including the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, before taking you to Uluru/Ayers Rock in the country's Red Centre and the secluded landscapes and rugged coastlines of Tasmania.


This 14-day Australia vacation showcases some of the country's most iconic sights, from the picturesque coastline of Sydney to Uluru/Ayers Rock in the Red Centre to the gorgeous landscape of Tasmania. With a specific focus on the country's indigenous past, this trip to Australia is perfect for anyone wanting to experience the essence of this great nation.

Like most Australia vacations, your trip begins in Sydney, the country's largest city and one of the most picturesque metropolises on the planet. Gifted with a gorgeous natural harbour, Sydney is a photographer's dream. A sightseeing tour is the perfect way to start your exploration of the city and take in some of its iconic sights, including the Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, and the Sydney Opera House. You'll also have a chance to tour the Opera House and learn about its fascinating history and architectural achievements. Take a break from the city's architecture to explore the region's cultural past on a Dreamtime tour in the company of an indigenous elder. You'll also head into the Blue Mountains to experience some pristine landscape within a stone's throw of the city, including the unforgettable lookout, Govett's Leap, which boasts a 180m-high waterfall.

From Sydney, pass into Australia's Red Centre, where you'll find the ultimate icon of the Outback, Uluru/Ayers Rock. This massive limestone monolith has held deep significance for Australia's inhabitants for millennia. You'll get a taste of its majestic power with the Field of Light, an incredible multimedia show that illuminates the rock after sundown and plays out a series of visual stories drawing on indigenous myths. The next day, explore the incredible landscape of the Red Centre. Starting before sundown, you'll traverse the Outback and experience the quiet pre-dawn world. After a bush breakfast as the sun rises, you'll tour Uluru and Kata Tjuta and learn about the history of the Anangu people and their relationship to these natural icons. You'll also visit Cave Hill, home to incredible indigenous rock paintings from thousands of years ago that detail the Seven Sisters creation story.

Finish your Australia vacation by heading to the island of Tasmania and its capital city, Hobart. Hobart is famous for being the endpoint of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race that takes place on Boxing Day each year. But it's also in the midst of a cultural resurgence, with renewed focus on its historic past as well as cultural accomplishments of its present. One such accomplishment is MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, which is the largest private collection of art in Australia. A tour of this art gallery will introduce you to countless masterworks.

After exploring the city, head on a cruise to experience the rugged coastline around Bruny Island. You'll pass through deep sea caves and spot seals, dolphins, and sea birds as you traverse the waters. Later, head to Port Arthur to visit its historic site and see the island's most famous critter, Tasmanian Devils. Close out your exploration of Tasmania with a one-two punch of nature. First, visit Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park to see pink granite mountains and pristine waters that stop off at lookouts with unforgettable views. Then, pass onto the Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area to hike historical trails along mountains and lakes and see wonderful creatures like wombats in their natural environment.

This Australia vacation highlights the diverse landscape and incredible culture of this southern nation.


 

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Accommodation in Launceston

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    The Sebel Launceston



    This hotel is an elegant boutique style hotel in a central location close to all the major attractions within the Tamar Valley. Offering self-contained one and two bedroom suites. It is located in central Launceston, just a 2 minute walk from the CBD, the Seaport ...

    This hotel is an elegant boutique style hotel in a central location close to all the major attractions within the Tamar Valley. Offering self-contained one and two bedroom suites. It is located in central Launceston, just a 2 minute walk from the CBD, the Seaport dining precinct and close to all major attractions.

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    • Bar
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    Peppers Seaport Hotel



    Peppers Seaport Hotel is superbly located right on the Tamar Riverfront, just 5 minutes from Launceston CBD. The hotel is part of a major redevelopment of the Seaport Dock area. This includes restaurants, entertainment venues and shopping facilities creating a new social hub for Launceston. ...

    Peppers Seaport Hotel is superbly located right on the Tamar Riverfront, just 5 minutes from Launceston CBD. The hotel is part of a major redevelopment of the Seaport Dock area. This includes restaurants, entertainment venues and shopping facilities creating a new social hub for Launceston. The hotel houses 60 guest rooms and suites and an onsite restaurant and bar overlooking the river.

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    • Bar(s)
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    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
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    Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel and Apartments



    Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel and Apartments is a stylish boutique heritage property ideal for leisure travellers. The property is located a 5 minute walk to Launceston central business district, famous Cataract Gorge and the Old Launceston Seaport Restaurants. The hotel's room and suites are ...

    Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel and Apartments is a stylish boutique heritage property ideal for leisure travellers. The property is located a 5 minute walk to Launceston central business district, famous Cataract Gorge and the Old Launceston Seaport Restaurants. The hotel's room and suites are well appointed and comfortable with modern amenities. Hotel Rooms come with a queen bed. In-room amenities and facilities include ensuite, tea & coffee making facilities, TV, hairdryer, iron & ironing board and telephone. Two Bedroom Apartment are self contained and feature a queen bed and two single beds to accommodate a maximum four guests. The apartment comes with kitchenette, en suite, tea & coffee making facilities, toaster, cutlery, microwave, TV, hairdryer, iron & ironing board, and telephone.

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    Quality Hotel Colonial Launceston



    Situated in the Launceston city centre and close to all tourist attractions, sporting venues, shops, cafes and the City Park Launceston, Quality Hotel Colonial Launceston is an ideal base for business or leisure travellers. This Launceston hotel offers a total of 70 welcoming guest rooms, ...

    Situated in the Launceston city centre and close to all tourist attractions, sporting venues, shops, cafes and the City Park Launceston, Quality Hotel Colonial Launceston is an ideal base for business or leisure travellers. This Launceston hotel offers a total of 70 welcoming guest rooms, including standard, deluxe and business class hotel rooms. All hotel rooms offer mini bar, complimentary tea & coffee making facilities, movie channels, newspaper, parking, gym, and private en-suite.

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    • Bar(s)
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    Mantra Charles Hotel



    Mantra Charles Hotel offers modern luxury accommodation providing guests with a unique and memorable Tasmanian experience. Conveniently located on cosmopolitan Charles Street and offering contemporary styled rooms. The building's art deco exterior has been enhanced by a sympathetic design approach making it an iconic Tasmanian ...

    Mantra Charles Hotel offers modern luxury accommodation providing guests with a unique and memorable Tasmanian experience. Conveniently located on cosmopolitan Charles Street and offering contemporary styled rooms. The building's art deco exterior has been enhanced by a sympathetic design approach making it an iconic Tasmanian hotel. Choose from well-appointed, individually air-conditioned rooms, with large flatscreen TVs, Foxtel cable and business desk. Some rooms offer European style balconies, while others feature spa baths. Decorated with vibrant autumn colours to complement the building's art deco heritage, with modern kitchenettes, stylish furniture and comfortable bedding, this Launceston accommodation has everything you need during your time in Tasmania. Bathrooms have been designed with feature tiles in neutral colours with sleek, contemporary surfaces. Many rooms boast views over Launceston and surrounding area.

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Accommodation in Prospect Vale

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    Country Club Tasmania



    Country Club Tasmania is located in the rolling hills and natural bush land setting of Prospect Vale, 10 minutes from Launceston in Tasmania's north. This first class accommodation at Country Club Tasmania offers an exceptional experience with 88 deluxe rooms, all with golf course, lake, ...

    Country Club Tasmania is located in the rolling hills and natural bush land setting of Prospect Vale, 10 minutes from Launceston in Tasmania's north. This first class accommodation at Country Club Tasmania offers an exceptional experience with 88 deluxe rooms, all with golf course, lake, or courtyard views. Creature comforts available include a mini bar showcasing gourmet Tasmanian products, premium bathroom amenities, complimentary valet parking, daily newspaper, Foxtel, and complimentary high speed Wi-Fi. Resort facilities include Health Club & Indoor swimming pool, 18 Hole Golf course along with a range of 5 restaurants & 4 bars. Country Club Villas is the state's premier self-contained family resort complex offering a range of one bedroom options with an extensive range of facilities onsite including Bolters Grill & Pizzeria, indoor swimming pool, tennis courts spa and fitness centre.

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    • Bar(s)
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    • Children's Activities
    • Conference Facilities
    • Games Room
    • Golf
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Horseback Riding
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Squash courts
    • Tennis

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Day 1

Sydney Domestic Airport to City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

A beautiful hotel with a stunning 1111's sandstone facade, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is an intimate, boutique-style property. Once home to the Fairfax newspaper empire and the prestigious Bank of New South Wales, this accommodation offers a location near Sydney Opera House and major shopping precincts. There is a wide array of upscale facilities, including on-site dining at the recently refurbished restaurant and a modern health club. The staff ensures that your stay at this accommodation in Sydney is both comfortable and unforgettable.

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Duration4 Nights
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    Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney



    A beautiful hotel with a stunning 1111's sandstone facade, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is an intimate, boutique-style property. Once home to the Fairfax newspaper empire and the prestigious Bank of New South Wales, this accommodation offers a location near Sydney Opera House and ...

    A beautiful hotel with a stunning 1111's sandstone facade, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is an intimate, boutique-style property. Once home to the Fairfax newspaper empire and the prestigious Bank of New South Wales, this accommodation offers a location near Sydney Opera House and major shopping precincts. There is a wide array of upscale facilities, including on-site dining at the recently refurbished restaurant and a modern health club. The staff ensures that your stay at this accommodation in Sydney is both comfortable and unforgettable.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Afternoon Panoramic Sydney Sights

Depart your hotel for an unforgettable Panoramic Sydney half day city sights tour. On tour you'll visit the historic Rocks area and hear early convict history. Enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. See the shopping heart of the city, QVB, Centre point.

Visit Sydney's trendy new district Oxford Street. Travel through elegant Paddington with its terrace houses before arriving at the Pacific Ocean. See the superb coast cliff walk around Tamarama and Bronte.

Travel on to famous Bondi Beach. Visit the beachfront promenade, enjoy a coffee or cool drink (at own cost). See bronzed Aussie lifesavers and Sydney's best panoramic view at Dover Heights.

Return to Sydney via Double Bay, Kings Cross and Mrs Macquarie's Point for a final magical viewpoint over the harbour before returning to the city centre.

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour

Be touched by the most ancient human culture on earth in a 90-minute leisurely walkabout with an Aboriginal guide in The Rocks, and journey into DreamTime, the culture of Aboriginal People.

The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour is 100 per cent Aboriginal-owned and was developed by Aboriginal Elder, Margret Campbell, a Dunghutti - Jerrinjah woman. It is led by Aboriginal guides who have her permission to share her cultural knowledge. The tour gives you the opportunity to discover how the ancient Aboriginal DreamTime is still alive within the modern Sydney landscape and how the billion-year old harbour, marine environment, sandstone strata, waterways, flora and fauna continue to influence how Aboriginal people live today.

Duration90 Minutes

Sydney Opera House and Tasting Plate

Go on an incredible journey, starting the day with a guided tour of the world heritage listed Sydney Opera House building. See inside theatres and stunning glassed harbour foyers which are otherwise of limits. After the tour indulge in a tasting plate with the chef favourite picks for two at Opera Kitchen located on the lower concourse level. The tasting plate is presented in two separate boxes with a selection of hot and cold food and is all outdoor dining. The Tasting Plate menu is based on two people sharing and includes: Mini sliders - chicken and beef, Tuna Poke bowl, Small Hot Chips, Kung Pao spiced crispy chicken wings, small seasonal fresh salad bowls, a selection of fresh cured meats (menu subject to change). Dining is available from 12.00 to 6.30pm.

Duration2 Hours
Day 4

Blue Mountains Deluxe Experience

The Blue Mountains National Park is one of seven national parks that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This wonderland of sandstone outcrops, deep ravines and hazy blue eucalypt forests boasts luxury retreats and stunning views. Today your guide will take you off the beaten track to visit remote lookout locations and discuss the history, flora and fauna of this magnificent region.

7.00- 7.30AM Depart from the hotel with AEA Luxury Tours. Our first stop of the day is at Calmsley Hill a working farm also home to Kangaroos, Emus, Wombats and Koalas. Enjoy morning tea and time to wander at leisure.

From Calmsley Hill we continue to ascend the Blue Mountains via the highway. We will visit one of a range of stunning outlooks of the Jamison Valley seeing beautiful vistas. Where possible this will be away from the crowds of tours that visit the mountains each day with other operators, thus our guests will enjoy a stress and hurry free environment taking in the views and information imparted by their guide.

Continuing on we arrive at Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout points away from the crowds for views of the famous 3 Sisters. Whilst the Blue Mountains features so much more than this natural attraction you can't help but admire the unquestionable beauty of this amazing rock formation. The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day and throughout the seasons as the sunlight brings out the magnificent colours. Here your guide will discuss the legends behind this famous rock formation and time available for you to take some great photos.

We then make our way around the mountain towards the village of Blackheath and our lunch venue the Hydro Majestic. Here in this relaxed venue with stunning views. We enjoy a 2-course lunch with tea/coffee. All diets are catered for (excluding Kosher Meals). Beverages can be purchased at your own expense from the Bar.

The afternoon is spent visiting a selection of lookouts. Once you clap your eyes on the view from Govetts Leap you'll know why it's one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. The magnificent waterfall drops a whopping 180m to the base of the cliff. If you're not mesmerised by the dancing waves of water spray, you'll be transfixed by the sweeping views down the valley to the Grose Wilderness. We then stop briefly to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice at the delightful Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens our last stop, where we enjoy the sweeping views across to Sydney before travelling down the Bells Line of Road to arrive back at your hotel approximately 4.30 - 5.00pm.

Duration10 Hours
Day 5

Sydney Hotel to Sydney Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Complimentary Transfer from Ayers Rock Airport to Ayers Rock Resort

Duration10 Minutes

Desert Gardens Hotel

A comfortable 4 star hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel is set amongst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs. Centrally located to all resort facilities, the hotel offers a range of appealing accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms with Rock views. With over 65 tours, local activities and attractions at your fingertips, your days will be action-packed or for a more relaxing experience, a visit to the new Red Ochre Spa is highly recommended.

Relax in the comfort of your private balcony or courtyard, or unwind near the pool over cocktails. It's only a short stroll to the numerous lookouts, where you can view one of the best sunsets in Australia, with the spectacular play of colours across the face of Uluru. Once the sun sets, you can try some Australian native delicacies at White Gums Restaurant, or try one of the other 13 dining experiences available throughout the Resort.

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Duration3 Nights
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Desert Gardens Hotel

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    Desert Gardens Hotel



    A comfortable 4 star hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel is set amongst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs. Centrally located to all resort facilities, the hotel offers a range of appealing accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms with Rock ...

    A comfortable 4 star hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel is set amongst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs. Centrally located to all resort facilities, the hotel offers a range of appealing accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms with Rock views. With over 65 tours, local activities and attractions at your fingertips, your days will be action-packed or for a more relaxing experience, a visit to the new Red Ochre Spa is highly recommended.

    Relax in the comfort of your private balcony or courtyard, or unwind near the pool over cocktails. It's only a short stroll to the numerous lookouts, where you can view one of the best sunsets in Australia, with the spectacular play of colours across the face of Uluru. Once the sun sets, you can try some Australian native delicacies at White Gums Restaurant, or try one of the other 13 dining experiences available throughout the Resort.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Currency Exchange
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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A Night at Field of Light by Camel

Prior to sundown, you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the Uluru Camel Farm. Meander for one hour through red sand dunes on your friendly camel with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as your backdrop, while your experienced cameleer describes the unique flora and fauna of the landscape that surrounds you. As your peaceful ride comes to a close, you will be greeted and offered sparkling wine as you arrive at the sand dune viewing platform where your 'A Night at Field of Light' experience begins. With Uluru as the backdrop, guests enjoy canapés and chilled sparkling wine to the sounds of a didgeridoo as the sun slowly sets. As darkness gradually falls and the coloured lights of the 50,000 glass spheres come to life guests enjoy local Indigenous performance, welcoming them to this unique country, before being invited to join their fellow travellers at their dinner table for a special three-course bush tucker inspired buffet menu. A knowledgeable guide will provide insights and background to the monumental installation and guests are invited to immerse themselves and walk through Field of Light. After dinner guests are welcomed back at the dune viewing area to enjoy a sweet treat, hot chocolate or port whilst viewing the illuminated installation in the darkness.

Duration5 Hours
Day 6

Desert Awakenings

Experience the tranquillity of the pre-dawn land under a canopy of stars. Watch the amazing transformation of colours and life as the desert awakens with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as your backdrop. In the company of your expert guide, Desert Awakenings is designed to introduce you to the natural and cultural landscapes of this remarkable region.

Watch the distant domes of Kata Tjuta come into view and enjoy a traditional Aussie breakfast of bacon and egg rolls, tea, coffee and homemade damper with Golden Syrup in the open air. After breakfast your guide will explain the natural history of the region, and as the daylight reveals the myriad of animal tracks in the sand an insight into what activity took place during the night.

Once the sun is up, enjoy a guided tour at the base of Uluru. First stop is Kuniya where you'll take a short walk to the Mutitjulu waterhole. A visit here will help appreciate its cathedral like proportions and why it is such a powerful and spiritual place for visitors and Anangu (local Aboriginal people) alike. Your guide will explain some of the rock paintings and stories from the creation period as told by the Anangu people. Next stop is the Cultural Centre, a vibrant and engaging place of learning where the local lore of the Anangu is explained in detail.

Duration6 Hours

SEIT Kata Tjuta Domes

You will travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to a place where unique flora and fauna thrive, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Here, your guide will reveal the many attributes of this diverse environment and describe the cultural significance of Kata Tjuta as a sacred Aboriginal men's ceremonial site.

Arriving at Walpa Gorge you will walk between the mighty conglomerate domes and hear how these 36 domes that make up Kata Tjuta have evolved over millions of years. Take time to listen to the wind (Walpa) far above and view the scale of the rock walls that surround you. The spirituality of this amazing location embraces everyone who ventures here. Your guide will return you to your hotel in time for those people joining the Sounds of Silence dinner.

Duration3 Hours
Day 7

SEIT Cave Hill Day Tour

Depart early for the journey deep into the desert and the Pitjantjatjara Lands of central Australia. On arrival, meet your Aboriginal host, one of the traditional owners of Cave Hill, which is the site of the Seven Sisters Tjukurpa (dreaming). The traditional owners of Cave Hill are responsible for maintaining only the chapter of the Songline that lies within the boundaries of their homeland - a story that has been maintained since the beginning of time. Your Aboriginal hosts will guide you through the desert landscape to the magnificent cave paintings of the Seven Sisters creation story graphically illustrated on the rock walls of the most significant art site in the centre. Afterwards climb to the top of the hill above the cave to take in the view, which presents a 360 degree panorama taking in Uluru, Mt Connor and the imposing Musgrave Ranges. Discuss Tjukurpa and learn about the Songlines and its relevance to Anangu life in the desert. After a BBQ lunch you will head back to Ayers Rock Resort.

Duration9 Hours
Day 8

Complimentary Transfer from Ayers Rock Resort to Ayers Rock Airport

Duration10 Minutes

Hobart Airport to Hobart Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Rydges Hobart

Spacious Manor Suites are ideal for families and groups, Antique Suites feature genuine antique furniture including delightful canopy beds. Intimate and cozy, the Brickfields Restaurants rich decor reflects the historic surrounds. Dine on a menu of traditional flavorsome Australian cuisine featuring local Tasmanian produce. Sit by the fire at the Manor Cocktail Bar and Cafe. Open every evening, the friendly staff serve an array of Tasmanian wines, local and international beers, snacks, and light meals. Surrounded by gardens and wide-open space, the boutique style Rydges Hobart offers guests a unique experience where they can step back in time, unwind, and see the nearby sights and popular tourist attractions.

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Duration3 Nights
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Rydges Hobart

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    Rydges Hobart



    Spacious Manor Suites are ideal for families and groups, Antique Suites feature genuine antique furniture including delightful canopy beds. Intimate and cozy, the Brickfields Restaurants rich decor reflects the historic surrounds. Dine on a menu of traditional flavorsome Australian cuisine featuring local Tasmanian produce. Sit ...

    Spacious Manor Suites are ideal for families and groups, Antique Suites feature genuine antique furniture including delightful canopy beds. Intimate and cozy, the Brickfields Restaurants rich decor reflects the historic surrounds. Dine on a menu of traditional flavorsome Australian cuisine featuring local Tasmanian produce. Sit by the fire at the Manor Cocktail Bar and Cafe. Open every evening, the friendly staff serve an array of Tasmanian wines, local and international beers, snacks, and light meals. Surrounded by gardens and wide-open space, the boutique style Rydges Hobart offers guests a unique experience where they can step back in time, unwind, and see the nearby sights and popular tourist attractions.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
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    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
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    • Sauna
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Day 9

MONA with Morning City Tour

Start your day with a sightseeing tour of Hobart, explore this historic city on a coach tram with commentary by your local expert guide. Then travel by ferry afterwards to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) which will open your eyes to a gallery experience like no other. Owned by entrepreneur David Walsh, experience Australia's largest private collection of art. The pieces on display will take you on a journey of rival contemplations and an emotional roller-coaster. This will be one of the most interesting places you've ever been to.

Duration7 Hours
Day 10

Bruny Island Cruises Full Day Tour

Take a Full Day Tour from Hobart and spend a day on Bruny Island including a guided return bus tour, three hour cruise, morning tea and lunch. Robert Pennicott's multi-award winning wilderness cruise takes you along Bruny Island's rugged coast beneath some of Australia's highest sea cliffs. You will enter deep sea caves and join in the search for wildlife such as seals, dolphins and sea birds. The custom built boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife with covered open-air seating providing an excellent all round view and connection with the environment.

Duration9 Hours
Day 11

Port Arthur and Tasmanian Devils

We take an early start from Hobart and head to the stunning Tasman Peninsula, home to Australia's highest sea cliffs. Enjoy the panoramic views of the area from Pirates Bay Lookout, see the interesting Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen rock formations and join a short but spectacular walk along the Waterfall Bay cliff top track. From here we visit the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo for an encounter with our local wildlife hero's! Then onwards to the Port Arthur Historic Site where you have around 2.5-hours to explore. Your entry includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with one of the Site's expert guides. The return to Hobart takes us via Federation Chocolate Factory and onto the beautiful historic township of Richmond Village with time to meander the streets and walk across Australia's oldest bridge. Before re-entering Hobart, stop for a fabulous view of Hobart from a local lookout, a picturesque way to return to the city.

(Overnight: Hobart - accommodation by own arrangement)

Day 12

Hobart to Launceston via Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park

Wineglass Bay has been voted many times among the top beaches of the world. Pink granite mountains form the backdrop for secluded bays, pristine waters, white sandy beaches, local wildlife and walking trails. Travel through the seaside towns of Orford and Swansea as we make our way along the East Coast of Tasmania heading towards Freycinet National Park. On arrival at Freycinet, walk as a group to the Wineglass Bay Lookout where your guide will help you take those sought-after photographs. From the Lookout, you have the option to return to the start of the walk with our tour guide, or for the keen walkers you can choose to spend the rest of your time completing the walk down to Wineglass beach (2.5-hours return). If you choose to travel with our guide, we will explore more of the National Park and visit Honeymoon Bay, Sleepy Bay and Cape Tourville Lookout/ Great Short Walk. After 4 to 5-hours at Freycinet National Park you will then continue your journey onto Launceston.

(Overnight: Launceston - accommodation by own arrangement)

Day 13

Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area

Cradle Mountain National Park is an area of iconic scenery with a huge variety of walking trails to choose from in this stunning world heritage listed area. With around 5-hours to spend in the National Park, the walking itinerary is flexible to suit guests and the weather conditions on the day. After departing Launceston, enjoy a short stop in Sheffield - The Town of Murals. Continue your journey into the mountains and arrive at Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake with around 5 hours of possible walking time ahead of you. Enjoy lunch by a quiet stream, watch the famous and friendly Cradle wombats in their natural habitat, or enjoy the many photographic opportunities that abound. On the return journey to Launceston, stop and sample some local tasty products at the award-winning Ashgrove Cheese Factory. We return to your Launceston accommodation around 6:30 - 7:00 pm.

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston offers superior accommodation, superb Tasmanian cuisine and extensive conference facilities in the centre of the northern capital of Tasmania. Catering for the discerning corporate and leisure traveler, the hotel is only a short stroll from the main central business district, shopping mall in Brisbane Street and Yorktown Square. There is an onsite Tasmanian cuisine restaurant, The Avenue Grill, and The Terrace Room which offers a High Tea menu.

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Duration2 Nights
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    Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston offers superior accommodation, superb Tasmanian cuisine and extensive conference facilities in the centre of the northern capital of Tasmania. Catering for the discerning corporate and leisure traveler, the hotel is only a short stroll from the main central business district, shopping ...

    Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston offers superior accommodation, superb Tasmanian cuisine and extensive conference facilities in the centre of the northern capital of Tasmania. Catering for the discerning corporate and leisure traveler, the hotel is only a short stroll from the main central business district, shopping mall in Brisbane Street and Yorktown Square. There is an onsite Tasmanian cuisine restaurant, The Avenue Grill, and The Terrace Room which offers a High Tea menu.

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    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 14

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 15

Launceston Hotel to Launceston Airport

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:*

December to April: Saturday, Monday & Wednesday
October & November: Monday and Wednesday
May to September: Monday
* Order of touring listed may vary depending on your actual travel dates.

DEPARTURE DATES

Pricing in US$

1 - 31 Oct '18

$3,749

1 - 30 Nov '18

$3,929

1 - 15 Dec '18

$3,699

16 Dec '18 - 31 Jan '19

$3,429

1 Feb - 31 Mar '19

$3,699

DEPARTURE DATES

Pricing in CA$

1 - 31 Oct '18

$4,659

1 - 30 Nov '18

$4,689

1 - 15 Dec '18

$4,599

16 Dec '18 - 31 Jan '19

$4,259

1 Feb - 31 Mar '19

$4,659

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Airport – hotel – airport transfers throughout
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Sydney at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
  • Panoramic City Sights Half Day Sightseeing Tour
  • Rocks Dreaming Indigenous walking tour
  • Sydney Opera House with Tasting Plate
  • Blue Mountain Deluxe Experience Tour
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Ayers Rock at the Desert Gardens Hotel
  • Night at Field of Light with dinner and camel ride
  • Desert Awakenings half day tour
  • SEIT Kata Tjuta Domes afternoon tour
  • SEIT Cave Hill Indigenous Tour
  • Accommodation for four nights in Hobart at the Rydges Hobart Hotel
  • Hobart City Sightseeing Tour with MONA entry
  • Bruny Island full day cruise
  • Big 3 Active from Hobart to Launceston – includes 3 full days sightseeing to Port Arthur, Freycinet National Park, Launceston and Cradle Mountain
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Launceston at the Clarion Hotel City Park Grand

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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