Tassie All Over

Tassie all over - 11 Days

12th November – 22nd November, 2019

A memorable tour of the natural beauty of Tasmania

 

PRICE

Price per person twin share $4395
Repeat clientele twin share  $4345
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $930
​Deposit: $200 per person upon booking.

O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will match single travellers who wish to twin share with another single traveller of the same gender. However, if this is not possible, you shall be provided with single accommodation at the twin share fare (no additional cost).

Tour Information

  • Complimentary chauffeur driven transfers. Pick up from and return to your home from Greater Melbourne, Bendigo, Torquay, Ballarat, Geelong, the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, selected areas of Gippsland and Phillip Island.
  • Travel by O’Shannessy’s Luxury Touring Coach. Features of the coach include comfortable reclining seats with good leg room, arm rests and foot rests, seat belts, rest room, large panoramic windows with blinds, overhead parcel shelf, Road Cam TV Screens which display in real time the view ahead, a kneeling device and second door for ease of entry and disembarkation and full air suspension for a smooth and quiet ride.
  • 2 nights private ensuite accommodation aboard the Spirit of Tasmania. Each room has twin beds and porthole.
  • Quality ensuite motel accommodation.
  • All tours and interest venues as per itinerary.
  • Most meals: Full cooked breakfasts, restaurant dinners, most lunches and morning teas. (3 lunches at own expense as per itinerary)

Launceston - City Centre and Cataract Gorge, Tamar Valley, Scottsdale, and Derby, Ledgerwood and Weldborough Pass, St Helens, East Coast Nature World, Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Spiky Bridge and  Derwent River, Hobart, Grandvewe Dairy, Crawleighwood Gardens, Home Hill Winery, Sorell Causeway and Tasman Peninsula, Eaglehawk Neck and Pirates Bay, Port Arthur Convict Settlement, Battery Point, Constitution Docks, Famous Salamanca Open-Air Markets, Richmond, Hobart Royal Botanical Gardens, Derwent Valley, New Norfolk & Tarraleah Gorge, ‘The Wall in the Wilderness’, Wild Rivers Nat. Park and Nelson Falls, Chamouni Valley, Queenstown and Strahan, Macquarie Harbour, Zeehan ‘Silver City’, Cradle Mountain Nat Park, Wilderness Gallery, Stanley, ‘The Nut’ and Table Cape, Burnie and Sheffield and House of Anvers - Chocolate Experience.

 

MULTIPLE NIGHT STAYS
4 nights in Hobart and 2 nights in Strahan.

 

CRUISES
Spirit of Tasmania (porthole cabin) each way, Harbour Cruise - Port Arthur Historic Site and World Heritage Gordon River Cruise.

Itinerary

PORT MELBOURNE - SPIRIT OF TASMANIA - PORT PHILLIP BAY

 

Mid afternoon we travel to Station Pier Port Melbourne to board the ‘Spirit of Tasmania’ for the overnight cruise to Devonport. We will have dinner on board before having time to explore the many interesting features of this exciting vessel including the bars, cinemas and entertainment areas. Settle into your own ensuite twin berth porthole cabin.

 

OVERNIGHT: Spirit of Tasmania

LAUNCESTON - NORTH EAST - ST. HELENS

 

On arrival at Devonport Terminal, we disembark and are escorted to our coach. After enjoying breakfast, we tour through the picturesque countryside to the northern city of Launceston where highlights include the city centre and beautiful Cataract Gorge. Stroll the peacock gardens, cross the suspension foot-bridge or take an optional (own expense) chairlift ride across one of the longest single-span chairlifts in the world. We continue on to gain views of the picturesque Tamar Valley, before touring the North East to the rich agricultural region of Scottsdale and former tin mining centre of Derby. We will view the tree carvings at Legerwood and cross Weldborough Pass through the myrtle rainforest before descending to the East Coast at St. Helens, with its white sands and fishing fleet. We have time to settle into our accommodation and enjoy a stroll or just relax on the deck overlooking beautiful Georges Bay.

 

OVERNIGHT: Tidal Waters Resort, ST HELENS

TASMANIAN DEVILS - TASMAN SEA - FREYCINET PENINSULA - HOBART

 

Today we head south beside the blue waters of the Tasman Sea, through fishing and holiday villages of Scamander and Bicheno. We visit East Coast Natureworld to learn about the threat to the Tasmanian Devil, before viewing the ‘Gulch’ fishing harbour and the ocean blowhole. We then continue to picturesque Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park with its jagged pink granite peaks, crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. After lunch we’ll enjoy magnificent coastal views during the easy walk at Cape Tourville to the Lighthouse. Early afternoon we rejoin the Tasman Highway, passing through Swansea and pausing at the convict built, enigmatic Spiky Bridge. We follow the Prosser River Valley through Buckland and Cambridge and cross the picturesque Derwent River into the city of Hobart nestling at the foot of majestic Mt. Wellington.  Our accommodation for the next 4 nights is at the centrally located Old Woolstore.

 

OVERNIGHT: The Old Woolstore Hotel, HOBART

GRANDVEWE SHEEP DAIRY -CRAWLEIGHWOOD GARDEN - WREST POINT

 

This morning we travel south beside the picturesque Derwent River. We visit Grandvewe for an informative tour and tasting at this ewenique sheep dairy. We then travel to nearby Crawleighwood Garden, a wonderful 2 hectare garden nestled in the scenic hills of Cygnet. The garden features lush woodland and rainforest with a eclectic variety of plants. After lunch at Home Hill Winery Restaurant, we return to Hobart along the Huon Highway. Our dinner tonight is a buffet at Australia’s oldest Casino, Wrest Point. There will be time for a flutter before viewing the city lights on return to our accommodation.

 

OVERNIGHT: The Old Woolstore Hotel, HOBART

SALAMANCA MARKETS - RICHMOND - BOTANICAL GARDENS

 

A relaxed day of touring around the city of Hobart includes historic Battery Point, Salamanca Place, Constitution Docks and the waterfront. As it is Saturday morning, we take the opportunity to explore the famous Salamanca open-air Market with its bustle and buskers, colour and excitement. We cross the Derwent River to the historic village of Richmond. You may like to walk across Australia’s oldest bridge, built by convict labour between 1823 and 1825. Visit the cemetery of Australia’s oldest remaining Catholic Church, St John the Evangelist, built in 1836, or browse through the many delightful craft shops, galleries and food stores. Pause to enjoy some quiet moments in Hobart’s Royal Botanical Gardens before returning to our accommodation. The remainder of the afternoon is yours to relax or explore as you wish.

 

Lunch own expense/arrangement today

OVERNIGHT: The Old Woolstore Hotel, HOBART

TASMAN PENINSULA - PORT ARTHUR

 

We travel via Sorell Causeway and Midway Point for our full day tour to the Tasman Peninsula, taking in magnificent views from the look-out above picturesque Eaglehawk Neck and Pirates Bay before continuing to the Port Arthur Convict Settlement. Within the 40 hectares of landscaped grounds lies a rich history of Australia’s convict past. Included in the entry is a guided walking tour, a short Harbour Cruise, access to the Visitor Centre and Interpretation Gallery as well as more than 30 buildings, ruins and restored gardens and houses. Explore as you wish before departing the Historic Site to tour beside Norfolk and Frederick Henry Bays back to Hobart.

 

Lunch own expense/arrangement today

OVERNIGHT: The Old Woolstore Hotel, HOBART

DERWENT VALLEY - NEW NORFOLK - 'THE WALL' - QUEENSTOWN

 

We farewell Hobart to follow the Derwent Valley through hop fields and hills to historic New Norfolk. We climb the Central Plateau through highland trout-lakes country to Tarraleah Gorge, site of an early Hydro-electric Power Station. We visit ‘The Wall in The Wilderness’ - an extraordinary work of art being crafted, telling the story of Tasmania’s Central Highlands and experience the wonders of Gondwanaland during a short rainforest walk in the Wild Rivers National Park to Nelson Falls. We observe the altered landscape of bare, colourful hills as we cross Lake Burbury and descend through the ghost towns of the Chamouni Valley to the copper mining town of Queenstown. We then continue through to the harbour-side village of Strahan; a beautiful waterfront holiday village, where we will spend the next two nights.

 

OVERNIGHT: Strahan Village, STRAHAN

MACQUARIE HARBOUR - GORDON RIVER CRUISE - STRAHAN

 

We cruise the incomparable Gordon River this morning in the heart of the Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area. Cross vast Macquarie Harbour, past Sarah Island, the worst convict settlement of all - and follow the Gordon through stands of ancient Huon pine, sassafras and myrtle rainforest to step ashore for a wilderness board-walk at Heritage Landing. We voyage to Hell's Gates, the aptly named harbour entrance where many early ships were destroyed by ferocious ocean swells. On return to Strahan, there will be opportunity to explore the Village, including the Visitor Centre and Huon Pine Sawmill before returning to our accommodation for a well earned rest.

 

OVERNIGHT: Strahan Village, STRAHAN

CRADLE MOUNTAIN - DOVE LAKE - SMITHTON

 

This morning we tour through the historic mining town of Zeehan. The town was established in the late 1800’s after tin, silver and lead discoveries sparked the largest mining boom in the west. Nicknamed the ‘Silver City’, it quickly grew into Tasmania’s third largest town. We continue north through rainforest and mineral rich mountains, crossing the Vale of Belvior and alpine cattle country to reach Cradle Mountain National Park. We board the shuttle bus to Dove Lake at the foot of the crags of Cradle Mountain and visit Waldheim, forest home of pioneer Gustav Weindorfer. We enjoy lunch at Cradle Mountain Hotel and have the opportunity to visit the Wilderness Gallery before following the Highway through mountains and button grass plains to the North West Coast and our overnight accommodation in Smithton.

 

OVERNIGHT: Tall Timbers Resort, SMITHTON

STANLEY - BURNIE - SHEFFIELD MURALS - SPIRIT OF TASMANIA

 

This morning we visit the historical village of Stanley, nestling at the foot of an ancient volcanic core known as “The Nut”. Treat yourself to a chairlift ride to the top for great views of the town and northern coastline (own expense). Marvel at the breathtaking views from the rich agricultural Table Cape with it’s amazing diversity of crops and farms. We tour the industrial city of Burnie and enjoy some free time. We then follow the Bass Highway and scenic coastal route through Penguin and Ulverstone to Devonport and venture into the hinterland to the murals town of Sheffield. Here the local community has recorded the history of the area in life-size paintings on the town walls. On our return to Devonport we detour to visit the delicious The House of Anvers to sample a real chocolate taste sensation at the Belgian Chocolate Factory.  We then board the Spirit of Tasmania where we will enjoy an evening meal on board while cruising across Bass Strait.

 

Lunch own expense/arrangement today

OVERNIGHT: Spirit of Tasmania

PORT PHILLIP BAY - STATION PIER - PORT MELBOURNE

 

Early risers may witness the entry through the Heads into Port Phillip Bay and watch the Melbourne City skyline come into view. We disembark on arrival at Station Pier around 6.30am and enjoy a delicious restaurant breakfast at a nearby hotel to complete a memorable tour of the ‘Apple Isle’. After breakfast, our chauffeurs will take us to our homes, completing a memorable tour of the naturally beautiful Tasmania.

Tassie All Over 2019

Tassie All Over 2019

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  • Any special passenger requirements must be notified to O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours upon booking.
  • No passenger will be permitted to embark on or continue the tour while their physical or mental condition is, in the opinion of any representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other passengers. Whilst on tour with O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours should a passenger require medical attention, discharge papers must be provided to a representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours before you are able to re-join the tour.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will not be responsible for expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from completing the tour for any such reason. No refunds or transfers will be given on any unused portions of the itinerary.
  • It is a requirement of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours that each passenger is able to negotiate coach steps without the aid of the coach crew or other passengers.
  • Any passenger who requires assistance for any of the above is required to travel with a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance.
  • Passengers who are smokers, have a CPAP machine or snore, unless travelling with a companion, will be required to pay the single supplement premium for the sole use of a room.
  • Items of a personal nature such as medical expenses, mini bar, beverages, laundry service, room service, internet usage, telephone calls, and any optional extras are not included in your tour price.
  • All passengers are required to co-operate with the seat rotation program determined by O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours tour directors.
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 Balance due on invoice approx 60 days prior to departure.

 

 Deposit is fully refundable until 61 days prior to departure date.

Cancellation 60 to 15 days before tour departure date
50% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 14 to 1 days before tour departure date
25% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation on or after tour departure date, No Refund.

 

Travel Insurance is not compulsory, however is highly recommended and available from our office.

Contact us on 1800 354 352 to arrange a quote for you.