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UNDISCOVERED AUSTRALIA  - TASMANIA

 

This is the essential itinerary for all who love walking and wilderness. Our Undiscovered Australia takes you to the iconic sights before whisking you to the heart of the wilderness and one of the last paradises on earth - Tasmania. We have a choice of walks on the days in Tasmania and with the expertise of our local guides, you will discover natural beauty seen by few.  

2017 Dates:  March 18Oct 14,  Nov 11    - 17 nights
                                                                                                            
Price:  4986 GBP  (Great Britain Pounds) per person for 17 nights based on double occupancy without airfare.            
Supplement
 for a single room 995 GBP   

Guided Walks:
A balance of half-day walks with sightseeing or full day walks, ranging from 3-8 miles with optional harder walks of up to 11 miles. Days include a choice of walks, with 2 leaders minimum for your walks in Tasmania. 

Included:
  • 17 nights’ accommodation
  • Al meals excluding 5 lunches
  • A full programme of guided walks and sightseeing lead by local guides
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and tips
  • Internal flights
Days 1 Arrival in Sydney – Transfer from the airport to our accommodation (2 nights). An opportunity to explore Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Day 2: Sydney Harbour National Park – A spectacular cliff-top walk in Sydney Harbour National Park, ending at the legendary Manly Beach. Returning by the Manly Ferry.

Day 3: To the Blue Mountains – drive to Katoomba and the heart of the Blue Mountains (2 nights), for an exploration of the exceptional Grand Canyon, finishing at Govetts Leap lookout, for stunning views over the Grose Valley.

Day 4: Exploring the Blue Mountains – we discover the Blue Mountains with a walking tour in and around the Scenic railway and Megalong Valley. Later we visit the spectacular Wentworth Falls.

Day 5: To Melbourne – transfer to Sydney for our flight to Melbourne (1 night), where we enjoy the highlights of this delightful city and the Yarra River.

Day 6: Great Ocean Road – Drive along the Great Ocean Road towards Apollo Bay (2 nights). A chance to see koalas in the wild at Cape Otway, before a spectacular beach walk from Shelly Beach to Apollo Bay.

Day 7: The 12 Apostles – enjoy a Great Ocean Walk to get the best views of the iconic 12 Apostles.

Day 8: To Tasmania – to Melbourne for our flight to Launceston, and the Tasmanian wilderness at Cradle Mountain (2 nights) for an introduction to the island’s own Devils.

Day 9: Cradle Mountain – a choice of walks in the Cradle Mountain area. A full-day walk, that takes in the magnificent Marion’s Lookout and optional scrambles to the summit of Cradle Mountain itself. Or a lovely half-day walk taking in the rainforests and lake views of the beautiful Dove Lake Circuit.

Day 10: To Corinna – drive to Corrina, with a walk enroute and a picnic lunch at Montezuma Falls. Afterwards, we continue to the tiny historic mining town of Corinna (2 nights), set in rainforest on the banks of the Pieman River.

Day 11: Exploring the Tarkine – A leisurely cruise on the historic Arcadia II, down the majestic Pieman River. Explore the the mouth of the Pieman River and take in the coastline before returning to Corinna in the afternoon. 

Day 12: To Stanley – we move on now to the North Coast, and picturesque Stanley (1 night) to explore trails at some of the nearby reserves. A walk at Mt Donaldson is the highlight of the day.

Day 13: To Launceston – time to explore Stanley, with a short walk from East Arm Beach to The Nut, Stanley’s most significant landform, before returning to the city of Launceston (1 night) and gentle strolls in Cataract Gorge.

Day 14: to Bicheno – today we head east, for remarkable scenes of white sand beaches and turquoise seas, in the beautiful Freycinet Peninsula (2 nights). Superb opportunities for birdlife as we walk along Friendly Beaches. We'll stop at one of the famous east coast wineries too on our journey today. 

Day 15: Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park – a choice of either a full or a half day walk, the highlight of both is the world famous Wineglass Bay.

Day 16: Port Arthur & Hobart – an insight into the infamous Port Arthur’s Penal Settlement, before we head to Hobart (2 nights).

Day 17: Hobart & Mount Wellington– we enjoy a final walk on a trail taking us to the summit of Mount Wellington for a fantastic viewpoint. There is plenty of time left in the afternoon too, to explore Hobart further or to do some shopping.

Day 18: Departure day – departure day as we make our way to mainland Australia and our onward flights.


 

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