Tasmania Top To Toe
14-Day Explore Picturesque Tasmania
Price per person: $2895.00
Picturesque Tasmania, with its colonial charm and jagged mountain peaks, is a place of outstanding natural beauty. Explore Tasmania on this very popular tour. You are taken all over the island by a top level local guide who knows all the places to go. Return airfare Sydney to Launceston included.
Departure Date: 13-Nov-2014
Tasmania Top To Toe
Picturesque Tasmania, with its colonial charm and jagged mountain peaks, is a place of outstanding natural beauty. Explore Tasmania on this very popular tour.
Return airfare Sydney to Launceston included. Airfares from other cities in Australia can be calculated after enquiry.
Tasmania is a place of wild and beautiful landscapes, friendly, helpful people with a relaxed island lifestyle, wonderful wine and food and a haunting history evoked by spectacular convict-era ruins.
It's also Australia's smallest state and the most geographically diverse with over 40 per cent of Tasmania reserved as national park and world heritage area. So no matter where you go in Tasmania, whether you spend time in one location or drive around the island, we know you'll be delighted by what you'll find and surprised at how much bigger Tasmania really is on the inside.
With fewer introduced predators and a relatively large amount of intact habitat, Tasmania is a final refuge for many animal species including the Tasmanian devil. The diversity of Tasmania's vegetation is also remarkable and includes some of the most ancient plant species on Earth, the tallest flowering trees, the oldest plant clones and a high proportion of endemic species.
Tasmania is a natural haven for Australian wildlife. Bennetts wallabies, seals, penguins and wedge-tailed eagles can be found without venturing too far from the state’s capital, Hobart, and encounters with friendly wildlife are an almost inevitable feature of travels around the state.
Tasmania is a relatively small, mountainous island geographically isolated from mainland Australia. Its large variety of habitats has resulted in a diverse and unique array of plant species that includes flowering plants, conifers, mosses, liverworts, lichens, fungi and algae. In Tasmania you'll find some of the most ancient plant species on Earth, the tallest flowering trees, the oldest plant clones and a high proportion of endemic species. Tasmania's national parks cover a diversity of unspoiled habitats and ecosystems with plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth. Around forty per cent of Tasmania is protected in national parks and reserves. Most of them are stunningly beautiful and within easy reach of our major cities - and all of them are safe to visit. So special are our national parks that a large proportion have been included in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area in recognition of their unique natural and cultural values.
WORLD HERITAGE AREAS
Tasmania's unique wilderness and five of Tasmania's historic convict sites are listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as worthy of World Heritage Listing in recognition of their outstanding natural or cultural importance to the common heritage of humanity.
CLIMATE AND WEATHER
Tasmania has four distinct seasons with the warmest months being December to March. The average maximum daily summer temperatures are between 17 and 23 degrees Celsius and winter daily temperatures sit between 3 and 11 degrees Celsius. Rainfall varies dramatically across the island. Hobart, with an average of 626 millimetres is Australia's second-driest capital city (after Adelaide), while on the west coast an annual average of 2,400 mm ensures the rainforest thrives. Regardless of where you travel in Tasmania you should be prepared for sudden, temporary deterioration in the weather, especially if bushwalking. Always carry additional warm clothing, including a waterproof outer layer.
- Return airfare from Sydney to Launceston included
- See the historic buildings of Latrobe
- Indulge in tastings at the House of Anvers [chocoholics beware]
- Visit Devonport and Ulverstone and see ‘The Nut’ at Stanley
- Admire the fascinating murals at Sheffield
- Visit the breathtakingly beautiful Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park
- Ride the West Coast Wilderness train from Strahan to Queenstown
- Stop at Nelson Falls in the Franklin – Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and visit the Tarraleah Hydro-Electricity Operation
- See the Georgian era village of Richmond
- Stop to photograph the astonishing convict carvings on the Ross Bridge, the oldest bridge in Australia
- Explore Hobart including Salamanca Square, Constitution Dock & the Cadbury’s Chocolate Factory
- Walk among the treetops at Tahune and cruise Macquarie Harbour and the Gordon River
- Visit historic Port Arthur and admire the beauty of the Coles Bay area of Freycinet National Park
- See the chainsaw sculptures at Legerwood and explore the Cataract Gorge Reserve
- Tour the Beaconsfield Mine Heritage Museum