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Tasmanian Devil, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, TAS | Courtesy of Tourism Australia | Photo Credit: Graham Freeman
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge - Exterior & Surrounds | Courtesy of Mantra Group

Tasmania, Cradle Mountain Lodge, and Freycinet Peninsula

6 Days

Description

Tasmania

An island that is steeped in Colonial history is also a peaceful friendly place of diverse beauty. Cradle Mountain/Lake St. Clair National Park is listed by The World Heritage Commission as “one of the planet’s most precious places”.  This package was designed to give you a stay in a few of this gorgeous islands great harbour cities and the stunning Cradle Mountain ranges.

Self-drive 6 day/5 nights – Tasmania Highlights

Arrive Launceston. Pick up rental car at the airport. Self drive 10 miles to your hotel.
Drive 125 miles through pastoral lands to Lake St. Clair National Park, a mountainous area of alpine moorlands, lakes and wide variety of fauna and flora. Stay Cradle Mountain Lodge.
At leisure. Explore the magnificent wilderness area and animal life.
Less than 100 miles away is the historic port township of Strahan, once the center of the Western Tasmania timber industry.
Cruise on the beautiful Gordon River, with its deep, clear waters, and timber-clad shoreline. After your cruise, self drive 200 miles as you follow the course of the Derwent River to Hobart, Tasmania’s State Capital. Evening at leisure to enjoy dinner in one of the many waterfront cafes.
Depart Hobart. We recommend you visit historic Port Arthur before returning your rental car to Hobart Airport.
Extend your vacation another 2-3 nights to stay in the pristine coastal peninsula at Freycinet National Park overlooking Great Oyster & Wineglass Bays .
5 nights accommodation (1 night Launceston, 2 nights Cradle Mountain Lodge, 1 night Strahan, 1 night Hobart) | 6 days Medium Automatic car rental with unlimited miles and CDW vehicle insurance | Half-day Gordon River Cruise

 

Recommended Selection of Hotels

Peppers Seaport Hotel Launceston – Five minutes from the center of Launceston.
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge – Set right on the edge of the spectacular World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
Franklin Manor Strahan – Situated on a hillside on the outskirts of Strahan, a charming little fishing village on Macquarie Harbour.
Henry Jones Art Hotel Hobart – Standing on Hobart’s waterfront. 
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston – Short stroll from the main central business district, shopping mall in Brisbane Street and Yorktown Square.
Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village – Situated in temperate rainforest in Cradle Valley on the edge of the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair National Park .
Ormiston House Strahan – Situated on the shores of Macquarie Harbour in Strahan.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart – Located right on the waterfront in Hobart.
Mercure Hotel Launceston – Located in the heart of Launceston overlooking the park precinct.
Cradle Mountain Hotel –  Situated in alpine woodland at the northern end of Cradle Mountain, just a five minute drive from Lake St Clair National Park.
Strahan Village  – Set on a quiet bay of Macquarie Harbour in the fishing port.
Travelodge Hobart – Only two min walk to Salamanca Place – home to cafes, galleries and restaurants.
Islington Hotel Guesthouse Hobart – Located in the dress circle of Hobart, five minutes from Hobart’s city center.

 

Low Season: May – September | High Season: Oct – Apr. Holiday Supplements will be quoted at time of booking. Seasonal Dates vary with hotels.


Hobart: Optional Tours to Enhance your City Stay

  • Half day Hobart Highlights by coach or private tour
  • Full Day Port Arthur small group or private tour
  • Half Day Tasmania Devils Tour
  • Salamanca Market & Port Arthur Historic Site (Saturday only)
  • Half Day Mt. Wellington & Cascade Brewery Tour
  • White Water Rafting day tour

Cradle Mountain Lodge – Tasmania (Located 2 hours west of Launceston)

The Central Highlands of Tasmania is an alpine wilderness of forests, mountains, and lakes protected by Cradle Mountain/Lake St. Clair National Park. Miles of hiking trails explore the park which contains dark mossy rain forests and glacial tarns, Alpine meadows and tumbling rivers. The lodge offers a daily activities program including guided nature walks, canoeing, horse riding, and other activities. Regular visitors to the lodge environs include wallabies, possums, wombats and the Tasmanian Devil, plus an assortment of native forest birds. From here you have an opportunity to explore the superb natural beauty of this unique island state.

Want to see a Tasmanian devil? A platypus? Animal nurseries? Expert wildlife rehabilitation? We recommend you visit Trowunna Wildlife Park a family wildlife park at Mole Creek not far from Cradle Mountain.  It offers special and intimate encounters with native animals, you can get up close and hand-feed the free-ranging kangaroos and wallabies. Or you can take an interactive guided tour and see Tasmanian devils being hand-fed, pat a koala, hold a baby wombat, and learn from informed guides about these unique marsupials.  You can see more than 35 species of birds and animals, situated on more than 15 hectares (38 acres) of natural bushland.

Interested in Unique Crafts? We also suggest you travel through Westbury and make a stop in the township of Deloraine to view the Mosaic’s & the “YARNS” Silk wall hanging & Quilts.

Client Quote: “We felt the island was delightful, quiet, green and quaint. We specially enjoyed the Cradle Mountain Park and Lodge, the Freycinet Bay Park and Lodge, Port Arthur, and local food and wines.”


Suggest a 2 or 3 night Extended Stay in this pristine coastal peninsula in the national park  –

Freycinet National Park is home to dramatic pink granite peaks, secluded bays, white sandy beaches, abundant bird life and the famous Wineglass Bay lookout down to the beautiful, perfectly curved beach . Situated on Tasmania’s beautiful East Coast, the Park occupies most of the Freycinet Peninsula and looks out to the Tasman Sea from the eastern side and back towards the Tasmanian coastline from the west.

Freycinet Lodge – Nature, Lodge & Walks – Tasmania
Uniquely located within the Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge is just 2 1/2 hours’ drive from Launceston or Hobart. With sweeping views of the bay, it’s the perfect place to unwind and relax.  Pink granite mountains, white sand beaches, grey-green casuarinas, seawater blue as sapphire – they’re the colors of Freycinet, a premiere holiday destination with luxury accommodation on Tasmania’s East Coast. Abundant Tasmanian wildlife and pristine beaches in Freycinet National Park, including a rich colonial history with cool-climate wines and fine local produce; all yours to enjoy on your holiday at Freycinet.

Saffire Freycinet – Nature, Lodge & Walks – Tasmania
Indulge in 2 nights at Saffire, a luxury coastal sanctuary on Tasmania’s East Coast capturing the essence of this unique region. Saffire connects with its environment to generate an authentic, enriching, rejuvenating and uplifting experience. Distinct in its design, exclusive in its features and set apart by its approach to tailored, one-on-one experiences and service, Saffire’s approach is not constrained by traditional five-star ratings and standards, but instead sets a bold new direction for holidays and accommodation in Australia. Dedicated to providing quality, memorable service; unforgettable experiences; indulgent and self-selected dining options; inspiring accommodation spaces and an overall sense of well-being and relaxation, Saffire will change the way you feel about taking time out, and about day-to-day living. Boutique not only in its size, with just 20 accommodation suites, but in its approach to making your well-deserved break last a lifetime.

Low Season, High Season and Holiday Supplements will be quoted at time of booking. High Season (01Apr – 23Dec).
National Park Fees apply per vehicle per day.


For heaps more on this Island State, visit the Discover Tasmania website to discover regions, suggested itineraries and how to get around Tasmania.

Phone one of our Aussie Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Tasmania Holiday now!

CST #2023415-40

 

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