DAY 1 Departure
Today we depart Melbourne on our Private chartered flight to Flinders Island. On arrival, we will first visit the Furneaux Islands museum that covers the history of the entire Furneaux Islands. We then visit the Wybalenna Historic Site. A chapel and cemetery are about all that remain of this settlement which was built to ‘care for’ Tasmanian aboriginal people who were relocated from mainland Tasmania. Between 1834 and 1847, more than 150 people died here from poor food, disease and despair. We then check into our hotel. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner to welcome the group to Flinders Island!
DAY 2 Flinders Island
Today we explore the pristine and dramatic environment of Flinders Island. We first travel to see the Blue Rocks, a dramatic coastal formation of granite. We then visit spectacular Sawyers Bay. We see the granite boulders in the sea with Mt Strzelecki in the background. You will then have the opportunity to do one of the Great Short Walks of Tasmania from Allports Bay to Castle Rock. If you don’t wish to walk, we will drive you to Castle Rock. Located on the beach this enormous rock is popular with photographers for dramatic photographs. We travel to the capital Whitemark for a lunch stop and time to explore the small town. We also visit The Bowman History Room. This amazing collection of shop items, photographs and account books from 1921 onwards traces both the growth of one family and their business. We will then have some time to explore the capital town of Whitemark. This afternoon we travel to Trousers Point and admire the beautiful coastal beach with its granite boulders covered in bright red lichen. There is a short walk that you can do that is classified as one of the Great Short Walks of Tasmania.
DAY 3 Flinders Island
Today we travel to the top of Flinders Island. We first visit the North East River which is at the Northern most part of the island. We will have time to walk along the river and explore the top of the island. We then travel to the Killiecrankie Area where there will be time for lunch. Relax or swim on the spectacular beach. We have a chance to fossick for Killiecrankie diamonds that exist on the beaches and creeks around spectacular Mt Killiecrankie. This will require a walk around the bay. We then visit Walkers lookout for an amazing view over the island. We then visit the old butter factory for a wine tasting of their unique wines. We return to our hotel late afternoon.
DAY 4 Cradle Mountain
This morning we depart Flinders Island and fly to Launceston. On arrival we will be transferred to the famous Cradle Mountain National Park where we stay for the next two nights. We will the see the Tasmanian Devils, the unique marsupials that are only to found in Tasmania. They are a threatened species in danger of dying out. This evening enjoy are included dinner.
DAY 5 Cradle Mountain
Today we explore Cradle Mountain National Park. We visit the beautiful Dove Lake with the amazing views of Cradle Mountain behind. There will be an option of doing the Dove Lake walk, one of the Great Short Walks of Tasmania. This evening we enjoy our included dinner.
DAY 6 Stanley
This morning we depart Cradle Mountain and travel to the town of Stanley on the North West coast of Tasmania. On arrival we visit Highfield House. It represents a stunning example of early colonial architecture from the Regency Period. It was built from 1826 with convict labour and was the house of the manager of the Van Diemen’s land company which was created by royal charter and was granted 250,000 acres in Tasmania in 1825 which also included Woolnorth.
DAY 7 Stanley
Today we travel to visit the historic farm of Woolnorth, owned by the Van Diemen’s Land Company chartered in 1826. Many of the buildings date back to various periods in the 19th century. It is Australia’s largest dairy farm and is also known for its Cape Grim beef. On the tour we see the historic precinct, the wind farms and the breath taking Cape Grim where we see the wonderful coastline, breathe the Cleanest Air in the World, and witness all the islands off the NW coast of Tasmania. A fantastic highlight of the tour! We return to Stanley and have a tour of the historic town and take the chairlift up the Nut, the remains of an ancient volcanic plug. Enjoy the fantastic 360 degree views over the town of Stanley, the sea and the spectacular coast line and take the Great Short Walk around the top. We then see the home where Prime minister Joseph Lyons was born in 1879. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.
DAY 8 King Island
This morning we transfer to Wynyard Airport and then fly to King Island. On arrival we transfer to our hotel. We then visit the King Island Dairy for a cheese tasting and see the Currie lighthouse which was built in 1880 and the Flinders Island Maritime Museum which illustrates the history of the many ships that have been wrecked on the coast of Flinders Island. This includes the Cataraqui which was wrecked in 1845 and was Australia’s worst maritime disaster with the loss of 400 lives. We then check into our hotel.
DAY 9 King Island
Today we travel north and first visit Shag Lagoon a renowned bird watching location. We then visit Quarantine Bay and see offshore Christmas Island and New Year Islands. We visit the Shannon Wreck site at Yellow Rock River. This afternoon we visit the impressive Cape Wickham Lighthouse, at 48 metres, is Australia’s tallest lighthouse. We see the Cape Wickham golf course which is ranked as the number 1 public course in Australia. There will be time for lunch at the golf course café. We travel on to spectacular Disappointment Bay, Penny’s Lagoon and Martha Lavinia Beach, known as one of the world’s best surf breaks. This evening we enjoy a meal savouring the beautiful fresh produce of Kind Island at renowned restaurant Wild Harvest. We then go down to the harbour to watch the local penguins making their way home for the night. We then return to our hotel.
DAY 10 King Island
Heading south today we first visit the amazing 7,000 year old Calcified Forest. The remnant trees and branches have been turned to stone. Admire King Island’s spectacular rugged coastline at Seal Rocks. We then return to Currie for an included King Island Pie Lunch at the king Island Bakery. Sample these unique pies that include King Island beef, King Island cheese and other local ingredients. We visit the town of Naracoopa and visit Sea Elephant Bay, which is very historic. Finally we visit King Island’s Kelp Factory discovering one of the island’s largest industries. At British Admiral Beach see where harvesters collect the kelp which is then processed for a wide variety of uses.
DAY 11 Departure
This morning we transfer to the airport for the flight back to Melbourne and connecting ports. The tour concludes.
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Touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.
Travelrite International Pty Ltd, (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour operator.
The tour costs are based on general transport, entry, and accommodation costs. Travelrite reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements. No alterations to price will be made within 60 days of departure from Australia.
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
A deposit of $950 per passenger for is required at the time of booking. Full payment will be required 60 days before departure for the Tasmania Exploration tour. Payment may be made by cheque or cash a 1.5% administration fee will be charged on payments made by credit cards.
CANCELLATION CHARGES:* *Cancellation charges do not apply to future tour/cruise credit. Tour/cruise credits are non-refundable.
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HOW TO BOOK:
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ABOUT TRAVELRITE INTERNATIONAL:
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