Ready to discover what all the fuss is about? Serving up waterfalls, wine tastings, and rustic, resort lodges within a stone’s throw of some of Australia’s most spectacular sights, this 9-day Tassie tour will introduce you to the favorite features and creatures of this idyllic island state.Beginning and ending in Hobart, you’ll savor local oysters, cheeses and more while on a tasting tour of the remote and relatively untouched Bruny Island, before venturing deep into Tasmanian wilderness on a cruise across the serene Gordon River. Pack your binoculars as back-to-back visits to World Heritage Listed national parks bring you face-to-face with ancient rainforests, gleaming glacial-carved lakes, and furry locals, all while staying in some truly legendary lodges. Enjoy two nights swathed within the rugged elegance of Cradle Mountain, followed by two nights under the roof of Freycinet National Park’s amazing scenic beauty.The final course? A panoramic cruise along the alluring azure waters of Wineglass Bay, providing the perfect end to an unforgettable Tasmanian holiday.
Highlights of Rugged Tasmania
We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides, to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi (where available).
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select South Pacific tour dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.
Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
ARRIVE IN HOBART, AUSTRALIA Welcome to “Van Diemen’s Land!” Your room is available for immediate check-in. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Please schedule your flights to arrive by 4pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome meeting and drink.
HOBART. EXCURSION TO BRUNY ISLAND To Market, To Market Visit the famous Salamanca Market with a chance to meet artisans and taste fresh local produce. There’s time to explore on your own, grab a coffee, and do some shopping. Then head to [LF] Bruny Island for a tasting tour of this rugged island. Return to Hobart where your evening is at leisure. Why not explore Battery Point with its interesting shops and restaurants, sample some freshly caught fish and chips, or sample some of the locally made wines and spirits? (B,L)LOCAL FAVORITEFRESH TASTES Head to Bruny Island, home to breathtaking landscapes, stunning wildlife, and array of foods to delight the sense. Visit the Neck Lookout and Two Tree Point for amazing views and stroll through Mavista Rainforest to look for white wallabies. Enjoy some of the island’s specialities such as oysters, seafood, berries, local wine, beer, and whiskey. After your time here, you’ll see why Bruny Island is considered to be a nature lover and foodie’s dreamscape.
HOBART–MOUNT FIELD NATIONAL PARK–LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK–STRAHAN A Walk in the Park Depart Hobart and travel to breathtaking Mount Field National Park. Enjoy a walk through towering tree ferns and giant eucalypts before arriving at spectacular Russell Falls. Continue deep into the heart of the Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage area and visit Lake St. Clair, one of Tasmania’s most beautiful places. Later, enjoy a stop at the Wall in the Wilderness art project. Continue to the small town of Strahan located on Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania’s west coast. (B,D)
STRAHAN–CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK A River Runs Through It Start your day with a scenic cruise on the Gordon River and into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area. Later this afternoon, find yourself in Cradle Mountain National Park, home to towering mountains, ancient rainforests, and abundant wildlife. (B,L,D) TOUR HIGHLIGHTSCENIC WONDERS Soak up the serene beauty of Western Tasmania on a cruise of the Gordon River. You’ll travel into the UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and enjoy amazing scenery. Keep your camera handy for some great photo opportunities. You’ll pass Hells Gates, see Sarah Island and learn of its convict history. It will be a morning of experiencing untouched rainforest, rugged history, and fascinating characters of Tasmania’s west coast. TOUR HIGHLIGHTACCOMMODATION SPOTLIGHT Spend the next 2 nights at the edge of the spectacular World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park, at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, you'll enjoy warm hospitality, local food and wine, breathtaking scenery, and magnificent wilderness surrounds. Please Note: Departures February 23 and October 18 will overnight at the Cradle Mountain Hotel, just down the road from Peppers Cradle Mountain.
CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Pristine Paradise Today is spent exploring the beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Morning sightseeing includes a visit to the Romy Creek Boardwalk. On this easy walk, take in the fresh air and scenic views. Keep your eyes open for wombats, the chubby little marsupials who call this part of the park home. Then, travel to Dove Lake, set beneath the towering spires of Cradle Mountain. There’s time to admire the scenery, snap photos and for those who wish, take the walking trail around the lake for a full perspective (approximately 6 km/3.7 miles). This afternoon is yours to explore the park at leisure. (B) LOCAL FAVORITECONSERVATION HEROES This evening, enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit to [LF] Devils@Cradle, a unique sanctuary concentrating primarily on the Tasmanian devil. A specialist will discuss biology, behaviour, threats, and the important work being done to save these vulnerable animals. Then, you’ll observe the amazing nighttime antics of these animals being fed. It won’t take you long to see how the fierce Tassie devil got its name!ENHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE There are many walking and hiking trails to explore. Keep your eye out for wallabies, quolls, echidnas, and maybe even a platypus. You may also want to visit the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery dedicated to Tasmanian artists, or just relax at your lodge and take in the amazing environment. These and more options are available throughout your tour at MyGlobus. Your Tour Director and your GlobusGO mobile app have all the tips and guidance to enjoy your free time.
CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK–SHEFFIELD–LAUNCESTON–FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK Sips & Sights This morning, our first stop is in Sheffield, known as the Town of Murals. We then make a stop in Launceston, Tasmania’s second largest city to visit the scenic Cataract Gorge. Before arriving at our resort, visit a local winery. (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTWINNING WINES Josef Chromy fled his war-torn Czech village in 1950 and immigrated to Australia. He has been instrumental in the development of the Tasmanian food and wine industry. In 2007, he launched Josef Chromy Winery which quickly amassed trophies and medals. Learn about Joe and visit the estate’s original 1880s homestead, surrounded by century-old gardens. Enjoy a tasting while enjoying views of the surrounding vineyards. The idyllic location makes it almost impossible not to relax and enjoy.
FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK Tasmanian Treasures Start your day with a cruise on Wineglass Bay followed by a visit to the Cape Tourville Lighthouse. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to enjoy the resort or explore on your own. From the Lodge you can easily enjoy a number of short, accessible walks within Freycinet National Park, or you may want to consider the more challenging Wine Glass Bay hike for amazing views. (B,L)TOUR HIGHLIGHTNATURAL BEAUTIES Today, experience one of Tasmania’s most extraordinary places, Wineglass Bay. Your cruise includes the history and sights of the Freycinet Peninsula and features amazing scenery and one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Keep your eyes out for wildlife including whales, seals, penguins, dolphins, and more. This cruise is sure to be one a highlight of your time in Tasmania. NOTE: The optional Wine Glass Bay hike is challenging. The walk is via marked paths but there are stairs which must be climbed. Suitable footwear should be worn. Please speak to your Tour Director if you are unsure of your ability.
FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK–HOBART Happy in Hobart Return to Hobart where your afternoon is at leisure. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner at a local restaurant featuring fresh seafood and local wines. The perfect ending to your holiday in Tasmania! (B,D) ENHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE You may wish to visit David Walsh’s unique Museum of New and Old Art (MONA), see the sites of Hobart on a horse drawn carriage ride, or grab a coffee and relax with a stroll along the historic waterfront. These and more options are available throughout your tour at MyGlobus. Your Tour Director and your GlobusGO mobile app have all the tips and guidance to enjoy your free time.
HOBART Until We Meet Again! Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. You may also choose to extend your time in Hobart and explore more on your own. Extra nights are available for purchase. (B)
|#||Air Start Date||Land Start Date||Land End Date||Land Only Price||Discount||Final||Departure Code||Status|
|1||Crowne Plaza Hobart||Centrally located in the heart of Hobart, Crowne Plaza Hobart offers well though out spaces to ensure comfort and relaxation. The hotel features comfortable guestrooms with premium bedding, on-site restaurant and bar, fitness center, dry cleaning, and complimentary Wi-Fi.||Hobart||110 Liverpool St|
|2||Strahan Village||Strahan Village offers guests a natural charm of the isolated and naturally stunning west coast wilderness of Tasmania. The hotel features two on-site restaurants, bar, coffee shop, laundry facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi.||Strahan||41 Esplanade||First-Class|
|3||Cradle Mountain Hotel||Nestled within breathtaking alpine forest in the central highlands of Tasmania, Cradle Mountain Hotel is the perfect gateway to the picturesque World Heritage Area at Cradle Mountain. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar, business center, laundry facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi.||Cradle Mountain National Park||3718 Cradle Mountain Rd||Moderate First-Class|
|4||Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge||Situated in the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge offers secluded relaxation amongst the alpine wilderness. The hotel features two restaurants, a bar, thermal spa, laundromat, gift shop, and complimentary Wi-Fi in communal areas.||Cradle Mountain National Park||4038 Cradle Mountain Road||First-Class|
|5||Freycinet Lodge||Overlooking the blue waters of Great Oyster Bay with the rugged Hazards mountain range as a backdrop, the Freycinet Lodge is beautifully set amidst the stunning nature of Freycinet National Park. The lodge is secluded, stylish, and comfortable and features two on-site restaurants, bar, balcony with views of the surrounding area, coin-operated laundry, library, and complimentary Wi-Fi.||Freycinet National Park Area||Coles Bay Road||Superior First-Class|