AAT Kings - Tassie’s Parks and Nature Itinerary

Tassie’s Parks and Nature Itinerary

Welcome to Hobart

Begin your exploration of the beautiful island of Tasmania with a tour of its capital, including Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanical Gardens and Constitution Dock. The last stop is Mt. Nelson for amazing views of Hobart. Get to know your travelling companions tonight at a Welcome Reception and dinner.

*Travel Period: 1 Apr 2021 – 31 Mar 2022 // Free at leisure until the Welcome Reception and dinner 

Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

Accommodation: Hobart - 2 Nights

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart offers premier facilities, where guests can work out in the state-of-the-art fitness club or indulge in a skyline swim with views of Mount Wellington in the indoor pool. You can unwind over high tea at The Atrium Bar or reserve a table at the contemporary Restaurant Tasman which overlooks the harbour.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart


 Salamanca Market

A free day to enjoy the colour and action of Salamanca Market. Explore the market stalls, wander through the historic sandstone warehouses discovering innovative Tasmanian arts and crafts and delight in the taste and aroma of freshly baked goods and local produce.

*Travel Period: 1 Apr 2021 – 31 Mar 2022 // City Sights tour added in the afternoon

Included Meals: Breakfast

Salamanca Market


Hobart – Strahan

Join your Travel Director this morning for a stroll through lush rainforest to the tiered falls of picturesque Russell Falls. Continue to iconic Lake St. Clair before travelling on to see The Wall in the Wilderness, a monumental hand-carved sculpture depicting a series of scenes that commemorate those who have shaped the area’s past and present. Pass through the eerie moonscape of the mining town of Queenstown before reaching the coastal town of Strahan.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Accommodation: Strahan Village - 1 Night

Boat Shed
Strahan Village is an ideal base for exploring Tasmania's stunning wilderness. Journey into the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park with Gordon River Cruises, encounter west coast wildlife and history on the Bonnet Island Experience and discover Strahan’s culture and heritage as you explore the museums, galleries and attractions of this historic fishing port.
Strahan Village


Strahan – Cradle Mountain

A highlight today is your cruise on the spectacular Gordon River. Stop at Sarah Island for an insight into a relic of Tasmania’s convict history. See Hells Gates, the treacherous entrance to the Macquarie Harbour and Heritage Landing, site of the 2,000 year old Huon Pine. Travel through the old towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you make your way to your hotel set on the edge of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Accommodation: Cradle Mountain - 2 Nights

Gordon River
Cradle Mountain Hotel is a stylish, wilderness hotel, located at the northern boundary of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Set on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Cradle Mountain Hotel offers warm, welcoming accommodation within easy reach of Tasmania’s most iconic wilderness experiences.
Cradle Mountain Hotel


Cradle Mountain

This morning, marvel at the beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park on a guided tour. Then, join your Travel Director for a walk by Dove Lake, maybe talking your time to meander back to your hotel along the purpose built boardwalk through the alpine heathlands. For a more challenging hike, head to Marion’s Lookout and return via Wombat Pool.

*Travel Period: 1 Apr 2021 – 31 Mar 2022 // Devils@Cradle – After Dark Feeding Tour (avail during daylight savings only) now available as an Optional night tour

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Cradle Mountain


Cradle Mountain – Launceston

After breakfast, take a walk with a local expert through the Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery in Burnie. You’ll then make your way east to Mount Gnomon Farm hidden high in the hills overlooking the picturesque township of Penguin.  Here you will enjoy a Be My Guest lunch by host and passionate farmer, Guy Robertson who will show you around his garden and property. Continue to quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’ before travelling through the Meander Valley to Launceston.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest Lunch

Accommodation: Launceston - 2 Nights

Situated in the historic district, just steps from the Central Business District and Brisbane Street Mall, Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston surpass the expectations of discerning business and leisure travellers. Guests seeking a personal touch will appreciate the thoughtful comforts of Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston. Its deluxe accommodation features captivating views of the downtown Launceston skyline along with the full range of modern travel luxuries.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston


Farewell from Launceston

Your final day of Tasmania touring ends on a high in Cataract Gorge, a rare natural phenomenon on the outskirts of Launceston. There’s bushland on one side, and a Victorian garden replete with ferns and exotic plants on the other. Get a different perspective of the green cavern on the scenic chairlift, zipping you over the water to a lofty lookout. You can’t leave Tassie without sipping a few of its cool-climate wines, perhaps a pinot noir or flute of sparkling enjoyed overlooking the manicured grounds of the Josef Chromy Estate. Be sure to wander the grounds before you sample the range, then settle in with your favourite drop enjoyed over lunch. This afternoon is yours: if you’re not heading home yet, we recommend extending your adventure with an optional cruise along the Tamar River. A fitting end to a week of wonderment.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Tour Inclusions

Itinerary Variations – the provider strives to improve trip itineraries. If improvements can be made, or if circumstances beyond their control make changes necessary, the provider reserves the right to vary itineraries and to make substitutions. 


  • Local Connection

Cheese, wine, whisky and cider all await in Tassie. Go behind the scenes with the makers, including farmer Guy Robertson for a Be My Guest lunch.

  • Cultural Immersion

Listen to local street performers as you taste delicious homegrown produce at Tassie’s iconic Salamanca Market.

  • Sustainable Footprints

Your visit contributes to National Parks and Wildlife, protecting Tasmania’s wilderness including the Franklin-Gordon Rivers. 

  • Wildlife & Nature

Carved by ice during glaciations over the last two million years, Lake St. Clair is the deepest of its kind in Australia. Added bonus – it’s surrounded by World Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

What’s included

  •  Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site – Tasmanian Wilderness
  • Centrally located premium hotels
  • Enhance your journey with Optional excursions post tour in Launceston
  • Franklin-Gordon Rivers National Park and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park entrance fees
  • 1 Apr 2024 to 31 Mar 2025: Return airport to hotel transfers are included in the holiday price


  • 6 Full Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners with Wine
  • 1 Be My Guest Lunch

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level fitness required

Flight Information

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Hobart Airport
    Day 7 – flights to depart after 5.00pm from Launceston Airport
    Flights are not included in the holiday price
    Return airport to hotel transfers are included in the holiday price

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