Small Group Guided Tours

Premier Travel - 5 Day Icons of Tasmania

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This tour of Tasmania’s icons includes Hobart, Port Arthur, Cradle Mountain and Wineglass Bay, to name a few. If you have limited time to see Tasmania’s highlights and want to do so in style, this premium small group tour is an excellent option.

Highlights:

Salamanca Markets (Hobart), MONA, Bonorong Wildlife Park, The Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur Historic Site, Freycinet Peninsula, Wineglass Bay and Cradle Mountain National Park.

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The 5 Day Icons of Tasmania Tour includes:
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • 4x breakfast
  • 4x lunch
  • Entry into Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Entry into Port Arthur Historic Site
  • National Parks Passes
  • Hobart airport transfer
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Departs Saturdays from Hobart and returns Wednesdays to Launceston

*Prices based on twin/double share. Single supplement and children’s prices on application. Special event surcharges may apply. Min and max tour numbers apply. Small program changes possible without notice. Rates valid for travel from 01.04.18 - 31.03.19. Please contact TasVacations for prices if travelling outside these dates. #Price based on minimum of 4 passengers per tour.

Premier Travel - 7 Day Wildlife & Wilderness Encounter

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Highlights:

Cradle Mountain National Park, Marakoopa Caves, Tasmania’s Central Highlands including Lake Ada, Bicheno, Freycinet National Park including Wineglass Bay, Maria Island, Hobart and Mt Field National Park.

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The 7 Day Tasmania’s Inspiring Wilderness Tour includes:
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 6x breakfast
  • 7x lunch
  • 1x dinner
  • Tour of Marakoopa Caves
  • Thousand Lakes Lodge Wildlife tour
  • Devils in the Dark tour
  • Wineglass Bay Cruise – Vista Lounge
  • Beachfront at Bicheno Penguin tour
  • Maria Island Ferry
  • Entry into Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
  • All National Parks Passes
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Departure dates: Departs Sundays from Launceston and returns Saturdays to Hobart.

*Prices based on twin/double share. Single supplement and children’s prices on application. Special event surcharges may apply. Min and max tour numbers apply. Small program changes possible without notice. Rates valid for travel from 01.04.18 - 31.03.19. Please contact TasVacations for prices if travelling outside these dates. #Price based on minimum of 4 passengers per tour.

Premier Travel - 8 Day Wildlife & Wilderness Encounter

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Highlights:

Cradle Mountain National Park, Marakoopa Caves, Tasmania’s Central Highlands including Lake Ada, Bicheno, Freycinet National Park including Wineglass Bay, Maria Island, Hobart, Mt Field National Park and Southwest World Heritage Tour (scenic flight).

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The 8 Day Tasmanian Wildlife Encounter includes:
  • 7 night’s accommodation
  • 7x breakfast
  • 7x lunch
  • 1x dinner
  • Bonnet Island Penguin Cruise
  • Entry into Devils@Cradle
  • Tasmanian After Dark Devil Experience
  • Entry into Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bruny Island Ferry
  • Bruny Island Cruise
  • All National Parks Passes
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Departure dates: Departs Hobart and returns Hobart, Mondays.

*Prices based on twin/double share. Single supplement and children’s prices on application. Special event surcharges may apply. Min and max tour numbers apply. Small program changes possible without notice. Rates valid for travel from 01.04.18 - 31.03.19. Please contact TasVacations for prices if travelling outside these dates. #Price based on minimum of 4 passengers per tour.

Premier Travel - 1 Day Tours

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1 Day Tasmania’s History Small Group Tour:

Highlights: Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur Historic Site, Richmond.
Tour Includes: Entry into Port Arthur Historic Site and lunch.
Tour Details: Departs Hobart TUE, THU, SAT & SUN (some hotel pick-ups available).

1 Day Tasmania’s Wilderness & Wildlife Small Group Tour:

Highlights: Mount Field National Park including Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.
Tour Includes: Entry into Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, lunch and National Parks Passes.
Tour Details: Departs Hobart MON, WED & FRI (some hotel pick-ups available).

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Min and max tour numbers apply. Special event surcharges may apply. Small program changes possible without notice. Rates valid for travel from 01.04.18 - 31.03.19. Please contact TasVacations for prices if travelling outside these dates. #Price based on minimum of 4 passengers per tour.

Andy's Trails - Rugged Indulgence

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Northern Tasmania Indulgence Tour

This three-day adventure blends the best of Tasmanian food and beverage, an adventuresome spirit with pure indulgence. Experience this area like a local with hand-picked tours you will see this region from every angle, walking some of the most breathtaking treks, canoeing on the picturesque Dove Lake or even canyoning for those wanting to see an even wilder side. Surround yourself with the unique wildlife and you may even find a special little devil on your trails! While Cradle Mountain is the destination we make the most of the boozy taste trail from Launceston, sampling craft beer, whisky, wine, and other produce along the way.

Highlights: Seven Sheds Brewery, Ashgrove Cheese, Spreyton Cider, Southern Wild Distillery, Barringwood Winery, Cradle Mountain Lodge

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The 3 Day Rugged Indulgence Tour includes:
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • Meals
  • Craft Beer, Whiskey, Cider, and Wine Tastings
  • Canoeing on Dove Lake
  • Catered walk around Dove Lake
  • All National Park Passes
  • An informative passionate local guide
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*Based on travel between 01/12/17 – 30/09/18. This tour goes for approximately 3 days and will return you to Launceston early evening on the third day. This tour includes meals, beverage tasting sessions, three full days of transport in an air-conditioned vehicle, an experienced guide and designated driver, two nights premium accommodation, entrance to all venues and national parks, canoe trip around Dove lake and drives along some of Australia's most picturesque routes. Private pick up available from selected locations. All tours a minimum of 3 days-notice.

Andy's Trails - Eat & Drink Van Diemans

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East Coast of Tasmania Indulgence Tour

Lasting 3 days we explore some of the most stunning locations in the world, including white sandy beaches, the clear blue waters of Wineglass Bay, orange tinged boulders hugging the coastline in the Bay of Fires, sheer pink granite mountains of Freycinet National Park, all whilst indulging in world class wines, craft beers, stunning whisky, gourmet produce and seafood so fresh it’s caught in the very bay you explored that morning.

Highlights: Barilla Bay Oysters, Iron House Brewery, Devils Corner Winery, St Helens Seafood Shed, Darlington Vineyard

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The 3 Day Eat & Drink Van Diemans Tour includes:
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • Meals
  • Craft Beer, Whiskey, Cider, and Wine Tastings
  • Walking to the Famous Wineglass Bay Lookout
  • A boat trip tour of the Bay of Fires
  • Oyster Farm Tour
  • All National Park Passes
  • An informative passionate local guide
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*Based on travel between 01/12/17 – 30/09/18. This tour includes meals, beverage tasting sessions, three full days of transport in an air-conditioned vehicle, an experienced guide and designated driver, two nights premium accommodation, entrance to all venues and national parks, and two adventure activities and drives along some of Australia's most picturesque routes. Private pick up available from selected locations. All tours a minimum of 3 days-notice.

Andy's Trails - Southern Exposure

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Southern Tasmania Indulgence Tour

This three-day adventure blends the best of Tasmanian food and beverage, an adventuresome spirit with pure indulgence. Journey to the end of the earth to where the soil is rich, the air and water is pure and inventive farmers turn paddock to plate produce into something unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. From the Ciders of the Huon Valley to the Craft Beers of Bruny Island.

Highlights: Willie Smith Cider, Hartzview Vineyard, Pagan Cider, Grandvewe Sheep Cheesery, Tasmanian House of Whiskey

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The 3 Day Southern Exposure Tour includes:
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • Meals
  • Craft Beer, Whiskey, Cider, and Wine Tastings
  • Canoeing on Dove Lake
  • Catered walk around Dove Lake
  • All National Park Passes
  • An informative passionate local guide
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*Based on travel between 01/12/17 – 30/09/18. This tour goes for approximately 3 days and will return you to Hobart early evening on the third day. This tour includes meals, beverage tasting sessions, three full days of transport in an air-conditioned vehicle, an experienced guide and designated driver, two nights premium accommodation, entrance to all venues and national parks, a boat tour of Bruny island, ferry prices and drives along some of Australia's most picturesque routes. Private pick up available from selected locations. All tours a minimum of 3 days’ notice.

Bruny Island Safaris – 2 Day Explorer

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A personally guided and tailored small group tour with our expert island tour guide over 2 days. Embracing nature, wilderness, White Wallaby in the wild, sea cliff coastlines, beaches and heritage on the Bruny Island Gourmet Trail. Including sumptuous island lunches and dinner, Bruny Island wine, morning tea & produce sampling. We pack a breakfast of your choice and your guide will insure that it’s delivered to your retreat on the evening before so you can enjoy at your leisure before starting your second day of island discovery. Stay the night at one of the many waterfront or bush retreat properties that we have personally selected to suit your needs and requirements.

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The 2 Day Safari Overnight Tour includes:

HUGE morning Tea with coffee, tea or a local apple juice, Winery visit and tasting with a bottle of wine to take home, Cloudy Bay Beach discovery walk, Huge local dinner at Hotel Bruny with Bruny Island Cider, wine or beer, 4.5 star boutique style accommodation with water views and privacy or bush retreat, Picnic hamper lunch prepared by The Bruny Island House of Whisky, Whisky Tasting if you are inclined, but not compulsory, Short walks and Bruny Island scenic lookouts, Jetty fishing or Quarantine Station visit, Oysters, cheese tastings, chocolate, Bag of apples in season, Cape Bruny Lighthouse Station and South Bruny National Park, Sunset Lighthouse Tour or Day Lighthouse Tour, Ferry Fare, Expert local tour guide for two days, Carefully selected breakfast of your choice, Plunger coffee and tea, Bottled water and lollies, Inala Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Departs: Hobart by 7am. Friday & Monday. Returns: Hobart approx 5.30 pm. Closed 25 December. Small group touring with personalised service & guiding. Accommodation pickup & return from your accommodation.

*Terms & Conditions apply.

Yukon Tours - Bruny Island

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Bruny Island and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel

Sail aboard Yukon on ‘the channel’, a favorite cruising ground for the Tasmanian sailor, this partially sheltered water way nestled between the Tasmanian mainland and Bruny Island has a myriad of anchorages and secluded beaches. An ideal passage for a short break, this 3 night voyage is a good introduction to coastal cruising aboard Yukon.

This is an excellent opportunity to take a comfortable low-impact holiday and feel the amazing sensation of a wooden ship under sail at sea.

Tour Inclusions
The Bruny Island & D’Entrecasteaux Channel Tour includes:

  • All meals from Lunch on day 1 to Lunch on day 4
  • All accommodation on board the Yukon

Indicative Itinerary

Waterloo Bay, Egg and Bacon Bay, Mickeys Bay (Bruny Island), Partridge Island, The Quarries, Great Taylors Bay.

Possible Wildlife Encounters

Seals, Dolphins, Whales and Birdlife.

Terms & Conditions

The return Passage to Franklin is timed to enable disembarkation at the scheduled time with consideration to weather.

All destinations are considered with regard to weather and an individual’s capacity. The prime objective of the voyages is to enjoy ‘the channel’ and Bruny Island’s coastal surrounds, whilst taking advantage of Yukon’s roomy comfort. Boat trips in our ships boat and a series of short guided/unguided walks will be a part of the daily program.

*Terms & Conditions apply.

Yukon Tours - Maria Island

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Maria Island Cruise

Sail aboard Yukon and enjoy Tasmania’s amazing South East coast, white sweeping beaches, rusty granite boulders of massive dimension secluded wooded anchorages this is voyage of surprising contrasts

The rounding of Tasman island is an awesome experience its sheer cliffs always impress

This is an excellent opportunity to take a comfortable low-impact holiday and feel the amazing sensation of a wooden ship under sail at sea.

Tour Inclusions
The Maria Island Cruise includes:

  • All meals from Lunch on day 1 to Lunch on day 7
  • All accommodation on board the Yukon

Indicative Itinerary

D’Entrecasteaux Channel, Storm Bay, Port Arthur, Tasman Island, Fortescue Bay, Maria Island.

Possible Wildlife Encounters

Seals, Killer whales, Dolphins, Albatross and a variety of bird life.

Terms & Conditions

Maris Island Cruise is only available for group booking of minimum of 6 passengers.

The return Passage to Franklin is timed to enable disembarkation at the scheduled time with consideration to weather. In some instances it may be possible to traverse the Denison Canal at Dunalley if conditions permit.

All destinations are considered with regard to weather and an individual’s capacity. The prime objective of the voyages is to enjoy Maria Island National Park coastal surrounds, whilst taking advantage of Yukon’s roomy comfort. Boat trips in our ships boat and a series of short guided/unguided walks will be a part of the daily program.

*Terms & Conditions apply.

Yukon Tours - Port Davey

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Seven Day cruise to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Sail aboard Yukon into the heart of Tasmanian World Heritage wilderness, a picturesque voyage from Franklin to Port Davey. At the bottom of the world, this little known paradise of intricate waterways, white beaches and crystalline ridges rising sharply from the Southern Ocean has captured the imagination of adventurers for centuries.

Port Davey and Bathhurst Harbour lie on Tasmania’s wild south west corner. They are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Area. There are no roads into Port Davey. Access is by sea, light plane or five days hiking the south west trail.

Tour Inclusions
The Port Davey Cruise includes:

  • All meals from Lunch on day 1 to Lunch on day 7
  • All accommodation on board the Yukon

    Price does not include:

  • Travel to and from vessel.

Indicative Itinerary

The time spent at Port Davey is relative to passage times and can vary due to weather. Usually we would expect to have about 4 to 5 days in the South West National park. Normally the first/last 24 hours are spent in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel – we like to anchor at Recherché Bay on the first/last evening and take a walk ashore on the varied beaches of this lovely bay. The 70 mile passage to/from Port Davey can include a landing at Cox’s Bight but often we make a non-stop passage traversing this seldom seen coast line in daylight hours making landfall at dusk. The 4-5 days in the wilderness are spent sailing and walking the coastal areas of Port Davey and the Bathurst narrows and Bathurst Harbour. We anchor each night and discuss options for walks and short sailing passages for the following day.

Short sailing trips around Port Davey can include the following destinations: Stephens Bay beach (site of one of Australia’s largest Aboriginal middens), Bramble cove, Mount Milner, Mount Misery, Schooner Cove, Watering Bay, Joe Page Bay, Balmoral Beach, Parker Bay, Claytons Corner, Melaleuca Inlet, Melaleuca Airstrip, Deny King’s old tin mine.

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The return Passage to Franklin is timed to enable disembarkation at the scheduled time with consideration to weather.

All destinations are considered with regard to weather and an individual’s capacity. The prime objective of the voyages is to enjoy Port Davey national park and its coastal surrounds, whilst taking advantage of Yukon’s roomy comfort. Boat trips in our ships boat and a series of short guided/unguided walks will be a part of the daily program.

*Terms & Conditions apply.

Shutterbug Walkabouts Photography Retreat

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Private Photography Retreat with Shutterbug Walkabouts

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life on a bespoke photography experience tailored especially for you – a fully guided and hosted private photography experience at Thousand Lakes Lodge in the Central Highlands of Tasmania. Focus on what interests you most and be on location with a professional photographer providing whatever amount of instruction and guidance you would like, and however complex you would like it to be. If you’re travelling with a non-photographer, your personal tour host will be available as their guide while you enjoy a range of photo shoots. Also included is pre and post tour accommodation, in Hobart, at Zero Davey Boutique Apartments.

Tour Inclusions
The 4 Night All Inclusive Photography Retreat Tour includes:
  • Personal tour guide and host, including private transport for 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • All photography outings with expert photography tuition
  • Image review and post-processing tutorials
  • Use of tripod/monopod
  • Meals including 2x Breakfast, 3x lunch, 2x dinner plus morning & afternoon tea and refreshments each day at the Lodge
  • Bottle of wine with dinner each evening at Thousand Lakes Lodge
  • 2 Nights accommodation - Zero Davey Boutique Apartments - Hobart
  • 2 Nights accommodation Thousand Lakes Lodge - Central Plateau
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*Terms & Conditions apply. These package prices are ‘from’ prices only, based on low seasons and will vary depending on the date of travel and style of accommodation chosen. Specific room types and minimum night stays may apply. All prices listed here are based on per person, twin share, with the exception of the Family Getaway which is quoted per person, four-share, including 2 children up to 12 years. Car hire with Budget Rent a Car is fully inclusive of excess reduction coverage and all the fees and charges excluding fuel. The Island Indulgence and Wicked Weekend packages use Europcar car hire which offer standard Vehicle Liability and prestige vehicles have limited daily kilometres. Vehicle Liabilities may be reduced by purchasing discounted liability reduction when collecting the vehicle or by purchasing travel insurance.