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$126.39 Day Trips & Excursions

Cradle Mountain National Park Day Tour from Launceston

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cradle Mountain, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, TasmaniaStop at the Visitor CentreDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Dove Lake Circuit, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, TasmaniaThis walk takes approx 1 ½ hours. If you choose not to do this, there are places you can sit and admire the scenery or there is the Boat Shed walk which is 20 minutes return or the Glacier Rock walk (left to the lake) which is also a 20 minute return.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Waldheim Alpine Spa, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, TasmaniaGustaf Windorfer’s restored mountain hut "Waldheim Chalet" - do the King Billy Rainforest Walk or discover the history of Gustaf Weindorfer, here we do a guided tour through the chalet. This is also where we have lunch.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, TasmaniaThere is a walk on a raised boardwalk from the centre to cascading waterfalls and takes 5mins (Enchanted Forest Walk). There is also a gift shop here.Duration: 15 minutes

$101.11 Day Trips & Excursions

Bay of Fires Day Trip from Launceston

Visit one of the world's most beautiful beaches at the Bay of Fires. Departing from Launceston, travel amongst rainforests and farmlands of North East of Tasmania and enjoy a picnic lunch in an idyllic setting.Crystal azure blue waters with pristine white beaches and outcrops of orange lichen covered granite rocks, the scenery at the Bay of Fires is simply breathtaking. This tour takes you through some of the prettiest locations in Tasmania, from the green rolling hills and fertile farmlands around Lilydale and Scottsdale, to the temperate rainforest of the Weldborough Pass, the spectacular coastal region of the Bay Of Fires, to the open grazing lands of the Fingal Valley and Northern Midlands. Bring your own picnic lunch or purchase lunch to enjoy en route at Binalong Bay.

$278.06 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Launceston to Hobart 3-Day Tour with Cradle Mtn and Freycinet

Combine the very best highlights in 3 days of amazing travels. Enjoy diverse scenery, abundant wildlife and huge fun days exploring Tasmania with awesome guides.  See Port Arthur, Tassie Devils, Wineglass Bay & Cradle Mountain in this action packed series of tours across 3 days. Day 1:  Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area Departs Launceston 7.30am, Returns Launceston 7.00pm Overnight: Launceston (accommodation by own arrangement)Pick up today from your central Launceston hotel/hostel between 7.00am – 7.30amReturn to Launceston around 6.30 – 7.00pm after a huge yet unforgettable Cradle Mountain day.Day 1 highlights:Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area (4-5 hours)Dove LakeA variety of short introductory walksRainforest city & Pencil Pine Falls WalkDove Lake Walk (easy grade) or Marion’s Lookout (medium grade)Weindorfers ChaletWeindorfers Forest WalkGuided walks & interpretationSheffield – historic ‘Town of Murals’Ashgrove Cheese FactoryDay 2:  Launceston - Wineglass Bay & Freycinet – Hobart (bring your bags today!) Departs Launceston 7.30am, Finishes Hobart 6.30 - 7.00pm Overnight: Hobart (accommodation by own arrangement) Pick up today from your central Launceston hotel/hostel between 7.00am – 7.30am.Finish today to your Hobart CBD accommodation around 6.30 – 7.00pm. Day 2 highlights:Explore Freycinet National Park (4+ hours)Walk to the spectacular Wineglass Bay Lookout (moderate uphill walk 45 mins)Choose the option to extend your walk to the white sands of Wineglass Bay (longer walking option 2.5 hours)Visit the highlights of Freycinet National Park - Honeymoon Bay Take in the spectacular 360 degree views on the Cape Tourville Lighthouse Walk (easy 20 mins)Enjoy some fresh oysters at Freycinet Marine FarmVisit the historic town of Campbell Town and the Convict Brick TrailTreat yourself to the delights at Kate’s Berry Farm before returning to Hobart!Day 3:  Port Arthur & Tasmanian Devils Departs Hobart at 7.30am, Returns Hobart 6.00pm ** Airport Drop off available by arrangement (small luggage requirements)Pick up from your central Hobart hotel/hostel between 7.00am – 7.30amDrop-off back to your Hobart CBD accommodation around 6.00pm. Day 3 highlightsWaterfall Bay Cliff Top WalkPirate’s Bay Lookout, Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen, Doo TownTasmanian Devil Conservation ParkDevil Feeding, walk with the wallabies, Birds of the Bush showPort Arthur Historic Site (2hrs), Guided Walk, Harbour CruiseRichmond Historic VillageHobart City Lookout

$93.89 Day Trips & Excursions

Wineglass Bay Active Full-Day Tour from Launceston

We depart Launceston ready for an action-packed day out exploring Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park and the delights & highlights along the way.   Our drive this morning takes us through the well-preserved Georgian townships of Evandale and Campbell Town.  We make a short stop in Campbell Town where you can collect some lunch to take along for the day ahead.  You will have time to discover the Convict Brick Trail that extends through the town, visit the Red Bridge, and check out the tree sculptures depicting the history of the town. After a brief stop in Campbell Town we travel to the East Coast, where we catch an amazing view of the area at the Great Oyster Bay Lookout and an opportunity to purchase some fresh oysters plucked from the beautiful surrounding waters. Once inside Freycinet National Park we begin a series of walks and exploration of the area.  We walk as a group to the Wineglass Bay Lookout, a moderate uphill walk of around 45 - 60 minutes.  Here the views make the walk well worth the effort!  For the keen walkers, you can continue the walk down to Wineglass Bay beach (2.5 hr return walking time).  Once on the beach you have time to take a swim, relax, eat your lunch or meander along the white sands.  Or, if you prefer to select the shorter walking option, you can explore other areas of Freycinet with our tour guide.  Visit Honeymoon Bay and the Cape Tourville Lighthouse & “Great Short Walk”.   We re-group ready for the return journey.  While still on the East Coast we make a final stop for the day, where you can refresh and refuel in a friendly and relaxed location.  Try the local hand-crafted Ice creams or perhaps a famous Tasmanian Scallop Pie!  Then it is onwards into Launceston returning around 6.30pm.  

$93.89 Day Trips & Excursions

Cradle Mountain Active Day Trip from Launceston

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. Sheffield is a small and quirky village where the history of the Cradle Mountain region is depicted in artworks across the buildings throughout the town, this includes the opportunity to see the famous Eason’s Mural. Continue your journey into the mountains and arrive at Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake with around 5-hours of possible walking time before you. Choose from the gentle and iconic Dove Lake Circuit or climb to loftier peaks to view the vastness of the surrounding World Heritage Area from Marion’s Lookout. 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. Your tour guides will carefully assist to ensure everyone has an opportunity to enjoy short, easy or longer walks that best suit everyone and the day ahead.Cradle Mountain is the backdrop for a truly memorable and not to be missed Tasmanian experience.  On the return journey to Launceston, stop and sample some local tasty products at the award winning Ashgrove Cheese Factory. Return to Launceston around 7pm after a huge yet unforgettable Cradle Mountain day.

$101.11 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Josef Chromy Wines Winery Tour Including Tasting and Lunch

Make your way to Josef Chromy Wines, conveniently located just a 15-minute drive south of Launceston. Start your experience at the winery, where you get a behind-the-scenes look at Josef Chromy's winemaking process. Take a short walk in the vineyard with your host for an opportunity to learn how grapes develop throughout the season, and how those notes and flavors you taste start on the vine. Then head inside to see some of the high-tech equipment that Josef Chromy uses, including a German-made press that extracts the juice at low pressures to get more delicate and aromatic flavors. You'll also hear about how founder Chromy immigrated to Australia in 1950 and gradually built a successful food and wine business.Sample some of the wines that are not yet finished and compare them with more mature wines. Known for its pinot noir, chardonnay, riesling, pinot gris and sauvignon blanc, the winery offers up to 20 varieties for sampling. After seeing the winemaking process from field to bottle, head to the cellar door for lunch. Located in the estate's original homestead, a renovated building that dates to the 1880s, the cellar door (Aussie lingo for a tasting room) has great views of the surrounding gardens, vineyards and lake. Enjoy a relaxed 2-course lunch that features the chef’s selection of tasty dishes, all made with fresh regional produce. Each course is paired with a tasting glass of Josef Chromy’s white and red wines for you to savor with your food.After a 2.5-hour tour, tasting and lunch, you are free to head out or spend more time at the winery at your leisure.