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Outback Tasmanian Wilderness Explorer with Outback Spirit 2025

12 day / 11 night tour from $8725 per person share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 30 Sep 2024 unless sold out prior

 
SAVE UP TO $1400PP

12 day / 11 night tour from
$8725
per person share twin
Flights are additional

Outback Tasmanian Wilderness Explorer with Outback Spirit 2025

Take an unforgettable helicopter flight over Freycinet Peninsula, regarded as one of the most striking places in the world. From the air, view the Hazards mountain range and stunning Wineglass Bay. Explore Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park with 2-nights at the luxurious Cradle Mountain Lodge. Enjoy an award-winning adventure cruise to Bruny Island, rated as one of the top 100 trips in the world as you cruise alongside towering cliffs, enter deep sea caves and spot abundant marine life. Visit Cape Grim, Woolnorth Station and the Roaring 40's Wind Farm to breathe the cleanest air in the world. Spend 3 nights in Hobart overlooking Constitution Dock and take a fun and informative guided walking tour. The Gordon River is one of Tasmania’s incredible natural wonders. Cruise across Macquarie Harbour before heading up-river to Heritage landing in the rainforest and also visit the historic penal colony on Sarah Island. Take a chairlift ride to the top of 'The Nut' for views over Bass Strait, explore Port Arthur Historical Reserve and enjoy a guided tour and cruise and enjoy spectacular views of Hobart & the Derwent River from Mt. Wellington.

Deal includes
 11 nights of hotel, resort and wilderness lodge accommodation
 All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Beverages from a selected list included at lunch and dinner (when dining at licensed venues only)
 All attractions, entry fees, cruise & National Park fees
 One way airfare with Regional Express from Ceduna to Adelaide
 Small Group Size - 26
 Travel aboard 5-star All Terrain Mercedes Benz Coach
 Professional 2 person crew: Tour Driver and Tour Director
 Outback Spirit Explorer Pack (for first-time travellers only)


Outback Tasmanian Wilderness Explorer
12 day / 11 night tour from
From $8725  per person share twin
Departure: 01 Feb, 15 Feb, 03 Mar, 15 Mar, 01 Apr, 01 Oct, 17 Oct, 02 Nov & 18 Nov 2025

Flights are additional

Early Bird Deal: Includes a savings of $1400pp when you book by 30 Sep 24.

Please ask us for the best available flights to suit your itinerary


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Itinerary
Day 1: Hobart – Port Arthur
Today you will be greeted by your friendly and professional Tour Directors. The journey begins as we depart for Port Arthur and visit the Port Arthur Historical Reserve. Here we enjoy a fascinating tour and boat cruise before heading to Port Arthur Motor Inn for our overnight stay. Enjoy a welcome dinner to mark the beginning of your Tasmanian Wilderness Adventure. Meals (L.D) 

Day 2: Port Arthur – Freycinet National Park 
Depart Port Arthur this morning and journey north along the Tasman Highway. Enjoy a brief detour to explore the charming village of Richmond, home to Australia’s oldest bridge (1823). We then continue north and pass through Orford and Swansea before heading down the Freycinet Peninsula.
This afternoon we enjoy a walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout (good level of fitness required). Take in the stunning views of the pristine bay and beach below, rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world. We then make our way to Freycinet Lodge, one of Tasmania’s premier environmentally friendly resorts located on Great Oyster Bay. Tonight we dine in the Dove Restaurant. Meals (B.L.D) 

Day 3: Wineglass Bay - Woolmer's Estate - Launceston 
This morning we visit the Cape Tourville lighthouse, which boasts spectacular views of the Tasman sea and beaches. We then enjoy an exclusive 20-minute scenic flight to take in the wonders of Freycinet National Park from the air, a real highlight of the adventure! Fly over Wineglass Bay for a bird's eye view of the stunning beach and bay before marvelling at the park's towering pink granite cliffs that plunge into the Tasman Sea. The helicopter, a Bell Jet Ranger, is chartered exclusively by Outback Spirit from Rotor-Lift in Hobart.

After our scenic flights we depart for Launceston. We visit Woolmer's Estate at Longford before heading in to the city and checking in to the new Peppers Silo Hotel. Tonight we enjoy dinner together at Grain of the Silos Restaurant. Meals: B.L.D

Day 4: Launceston – Stanley - Smithton

After breakfast this morning we depart Launceston along the Bass Highway, heading for the majestic north-west. Travel through Ulverstone, Penguin and Burnie before arriving at Stanley, home to 'The Nut'. If weather permits, we'll take the chairlift to the top of the Nut for stunning views over Bass Strait.

Stanley was once the administrative centre for the Van Diemen’s Land Company, a royal charter company formed in 1824 during the reign of King George IV. This afternoon we'll visit Highfield House, the company's original headquarters. We then continue on to Smithton where we spend the night at Tall Timbers Hotel. Meals (B.L.D)

Day 5: Woolnorth - Cradle Mountain 
Smithton is home to Tasmania’s most fertile dairy and vegetable growing area. It's also home to the historic Woolnorth Station, which is still owned by the Van Diemen's Land Company. This morning we enjoy a fully guided tour of Woolnorth, including the Roaring 40’s Wind Farm and rugged Cape Grim.

We then journey south to the World Heritage Listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, where we spend the next two nights at the Cradle Mountain Hotel.  Meals (B.L.D)

Day 6: Cradle Mountain Exploring 
This morning experience the 'Enchanted Walk', a 45- minute easy stroll amongst the area's unique alpine flora and fauna. We then visit Waldheim Chalet, a replica of the original built by Gustav and Kate Weindorfer in 1912. The original chalet was still used as a guest lodge up until 1974, at which point it was deemed structurally unsound. The replica was built in 1976 using the same local materials.

Later on we make our way up to the stunning glacialformed Dove Lake. Enjoy dramatic views of Cradle Mountain in the distance, the rugged jewel in the crown of this World Heritage Listed area. For the energetic, a 5.7 kilometre walk will take you around the lake and beneath the towering spires of Cradle Mountain. The track is a boardwalk for much of the way and is regarded as one of Tasmania's premier walks. Your guides will accompany you for the trek, which also passes through a magnificent cool temperate rainforest known as the Ballroom Forest. If you don't feel up to taking part in the walk, you'll be transferred back down to the Lodge where you can relax or enjoy the various short walks around the lodge.

This afternoon we'll sample some of Tasmania’s finest wines and cheeses at the hotel. Meals (B.L.D)

Day 7: Cradle Mountain - Strahan
After breakfast we depart Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and head south. Visit Queenstown and learn about the area's mining history with a local guide before continuing to Strahan.

We spend the next two nights at the Strahan Village Motel, set on a hilltop with commanding views over Macquarie Harbour. Meals (B.L.D)

Day 8: Gordon River Cruise 
This morning we board the 'Spirit of the Wild' for a cruise up the Gordon River and into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. We'll be seated on the Premier Upper Deck and enjoy two guided shore excursions, including Heritage Landing (home to ancient Huon pines over 2,000 years old) and Sarah Island, once a dreaded penal colony. We also head out to Hells Gates where the harbour meets the ocean.

After returning to Strahan mid-afternoon, the rest of the day can be spent at your leisure. Wander through the village and perhaps call in to the Huon Pine Sawmill for a demonstration. Meals (B.L.D)

Day 9: Lake St Clair - Russell Falls - Hobart  
Departing Strahan early this morning we head through the scenic Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park to Lake St Clair, carved by glaciers during the last Ice Age. Then, discover the ‘Wall in the Wilderness’ at Derwent Bridge, an exquisite work in progress by artist Greg Duncan. The carved panels stretch down two rows and tell the history of the Central Highlands region, beginning with the Indigenous people, then to the pioneering timber harvesters, pastoralists, miners and Hydro workers. It is truly one of Tasmania’s best attractions!

After lunch we continue heading south east towards Hobart, stopping off at the beautiful Russell Falls along the way. We arrive in Hobart late this afternoon and spend the next three nights at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, located on the waterfront overlooking Constitution Dock. Enjoy premium harbour view rooms. Meals (B.L.D)

Day 10: Hobart - MONA / Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary - Royal
For today’s touring, you can choose from some of Hobart’s most popular attractions. Discover the highly-acclaimed Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) or delve into the natural world with a combined visit to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

MONA is home to the private ancient, modern, and contemporary art collection of David Walsh. Noted for its unusual art curation, MONA makes for an invigorating change of pace with thought provoking artworks displayed alongside interactive and traditional museum pieces. (Subject to opening hours)*.

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton is Tasmania’s largest wildlife rescue service. Come face to face with the native animals that the passionate Bonorong team are devoted to returning to the wild, including wombats, devils, quolls, birds, reptiles and more.

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are the second oldest Botanic Gardens in Australia. Spend some time exploring the collection of cool climate species, historic plants, and significant trees, many of which date back to when the gardens were first planted.

Later this afternoon we return to Hobart and embark on an historical walking tour. Your guide will take you to various places including the Hobart Docks, Salamanca Place and the CBD with fascinating commentary and local insights. This evening we enjoy dinner together at the hotel. Meals (B.L.D)

Day 11: Bruny Island Cruise 
Today we head to Bruny Island for a sensational three hour adventure cruise with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, rated as one of the Top 100 trips in the world! Board your custom-built adventure craft and travel along Bruny Island’s rugged southern coastline to spot the island’s abundant marine and coastal wildlife. Spot Albatross and other seabirds that sit at the bottom of Bruny Island’s towering sea cliffs, surrounded by hundreds of seals. Keep an eye out for dolphins surfing on the bow wave of the boat!
This afternoon we make our way back to Hobart. Enjoy dinner at the Old Wharf Restaurant located on the waterfront and celebrate an unforgettable journey around Tasmania. Meals (B.L.D)

Day 12: Hobart - Farewell 
This morning we enjoy a visit to Mount Wellington, which rises to 4170 feet above the city below. Admire the mesmerising views of Hobart and the Derwent River from several vantage points along the boardwalk, a perfect ending to your adventure around Tasmania.
For passengers departing Hobart today, you’ll be dropped off at the airport for your return flight. Please ensure return flights are booked for after midday. For those staying on you will be dropped off at the location of your choosing.Meals: B


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Valid for new bookings to 30 Sep 2024 unless sold out prior • Prices advertised include the Earlybird saving. Prices are correct as at 05 Jun 24 • Pricing is correct at the time of submission but is subject to change without notice. Valid for departures as specified in 2025 • Inclusions are subject to change based on supplier operational capabilities. International and Domestic flights not included • Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements, routing and availability • Payment schedule will be advised at time of booking • Some surcharges, closeouts and accommodation restrictions apply • Min/max stays apply • Twin share is based on 2 adults sharing a room, bedding configurations may vary • Any hotel credits that are unused are not refundable, transferable & can’t be exchanged for cash • Advertised prices are per person based on payment by cash or eftpos. Credit card fees will apply • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Accommodation ratings are based on House of Travel ratings and are a guide only to the overall quality of the property • Packages are subject to availability • Product is supplied by reputable suppliers with their own terms and conditions • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details.

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