Visit beautiful Cataract Gorge with it's cliff-side gardens and longest single span chairlift in the world!
Explore the historic village of Deloraine
Visit Ashgrove Cheese and the Anvers Chocolates
Visit to the lovely seaside towns of Turners Beach and Penguin
Explore the fishing village town of Stanley
Climb the big "Nut" or take the relaxing chairlift to the top
Discover the hidden treasure and forgotten Tarkine Wilderness area
Enjoy Spectacular rainforst scenery
Explore Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain
Visit Waldheim, home of pioneer Gustav Weindorfer
Visit the mining and gold rush towns of Tullah and Zeehan
Explore the wharf and village area of Strahan
Cruise the on the World Heritage Gordon River
Option to attend the "Ship that Never Was" Play (additional cost)
Visit to Wild Rivers National Park
Experience the wonders of Gondwanaland during a rainforest walk to Nelson Waterfalls
Fee day in Hobart to explore at leisure
Friends for Company!
Fully Escorted - Your Sisterhood Tour Hostess is on hand to ensure your holiday is a memorable one
Return Economy Airfares ex Melbourne including luggage (other departure cities available upon request)
All Transportation Throughout
All Sightseeing as detailed in Itinerary
All Meals as detailed in itinerary
8 Nights Accommodation with private facilities
Willing to Share Option (subject to availability)
Save $150 when combining both our East & West Tasmania tours and enjoy an all round 18 Day Island experience.
Day 1 - Sunday 6 November 2022
Melbourne - Launceston
Welcome to Sisterhood Womens Travel. Your tour hostess and fellow travellers will meet you at the designated departure point at Melbourne Airport for your flight to Launceston. Sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.
Upon arrival into Launceston we'll meet our friendly coach captain and travel into the city, Tasmania's second largest. Enjoy a short orientation tour and a visit to the beautiful Cataract Gorge with its cliff-side gardens, peacocks, pools, suspension foot bridge and one of the longest single span chairlifts in the world (ride is optional and own expense). The remainder of the afternoon is yours to relax before dinner at the hotel or at a nearby restaurant.
Day 2 - Monday 7 November 2022
North West Coast - Stanley (B,L,D)
After breakfast we'll travel to the rich farm lands of the North West Coast. Along the way visit the historic village of Deloraine, home of the largest arts and craft fair in Australia. Visit Ashgrove Cheese and the Anvers Chocolates to sample their quality products. Enjoy lunch at a wonderful café in the seaside town of Turners Beach with an opportunity to have a photo taken at the "Big Penguin".
In the afternoon we continue to the very far North West corner of the Island and spend some time exploring the quaint seaside fishing village of Stanley. Here we can climb "The Nut" or take the chairlift for a more relaxed ride to the top. Dinner tonight at our hotel or at a nearby restaurant.
Day 3 - Tuesday 8 November 2022
Tarkine Wilderness (B,L,D)
Today we will discover the Tarkine Wilderness area. Unlike many places in the world the Tarkine remains as a hidden treasure and a forgotten wilderness. This expanse of uninterrupted 477,000 hectares of Tarkine wilderness is the largest single track of temperate rainforest in Australia and holds ancient relics of both plants and animals dating back millennia, and unique habitats not found anywhere else. Breathe the purest air in the world as you look out over the planets largest uninterrupted stretch of ocean reaching all the way to South America before touching landfall. Dinner tonight at our hotel or at a nearby restaurant.
Overnight - Smithton
Day 4 - Wednesday 9 November 2022
Cradle Valley - Dove Lake (B)
After breakfast we will travel back to Wynyard via the spectacular Boat Harbour Beach and Table Cape and then on to the rainforest and mineral rich mountains of the west coast to Cradle Valley. On arrival, we will board the shuttle bus into picturesque Dove Lake at the foot of the crags of Cradle Mountain and visit Waldheim forest home of pioneer Gustav Weindorfer.
After checking into our hotel relax in the beautiful surroundings, visit the wilderness gallery or take a short rainforest walk before dinner.
Overnight: Cradle Mountain
Day 5 - Thursday 10 November 2022
Tullah - Zeehan - Strahan (B,D)
After breakfast we'll continue through mountain ranges, past swift-flowing rivers, steep gorges and former mining towns. Tullah, one such town, has since served as a base for the construction of hydro electric power development and is now almost surrounded by superb lakes. Gold was discovered in Rosebery in 1893 and Zeehan was a former ‘silver city’. The port of Strahan situated on beautiful Macquarie Harbour is our destination this afternoon. Explore the village and wharf area where one of the few remaining Huon pine sawmills still processes logs felled in the rainforests of western Tasmania and has its history with the ‘piners’ who gathered this beautiful timber, much prized for boat building. Dinner tonight at our hotel or nearby restaurant
Overnight - Strahan
Day 6 - Friday 11 November 2022
Gordon River Cruise - Strahan (B,L,D)
Today we cruise the incomparable Gordon River into the heart of Tasmania's wilderness and the edge of World Heritage. Cross vast Macquarie Harbour, past Sarah Island, 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. Voyage to Hell's Gates, the aptly named harbour entrance where many early ships were destroyed by ferocious ocean swells.
On return to Strahan, we will have free time to relax or explore the village including the Visitor Centre and Huon pine saw mill. This evening we have the option (own expense) to see Australia's longest running play "The Ship that Never Was" which tells the dramatic and hilarious true story of The Great Escape from Sarah Island.
Overnight - Strahan Village
Day 7 - Saturday 12 November 2022
Central Highlands - "The Wall" - Hobart (B)
Departing Strahan we'll travel via Queenstown, spectacular Mt. Owen, the winding Gormanston Hill and ghost towns of the Chamonoi Valley. We cross Lake Burbury to enter the Wild Rivers National Park and experience the wonders of Gondwanaland during a short rainforest walk to Nelson Waterfalls. At Derwent Bridge visit “The Wall in The Wilderness”, an extraordinary work of art being crafted telling the story of Tasmania’s Central Highlands. In Tarraleah Gorge view the penstocks and workings of an early Hydro-electric installation before crossing the Central Plateau. We'll descend through hills and hop fields of the Derwent Valley and on to our Hobart accommodation. Dinner tonight at the hotel or at a one of the many Hobart restaurants nearby.
Overnight - Hobart
Day 8 - Sunday 13 November 2022
Enjoy a free day in Hobart to enjoy some shopping time or for lovers of unique and eccentric art a visit to MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art is highly recommended. Tonight, your last dinner together, a fantastic opportunity to celebrate great times spent with new friends.
Overnight - Hobart
Day 9 - Monday 14 November 2022
Hobart - Melbourne (B)
Today we transfer to the airport for our flight home. We thank you for travelling with Sisterhood Womens Travel and look forward to welcoming you back for your next adventure.