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Northern Tasmania Escape


Launceston will be your base for a special trip that captures the best of Tasmania’s north in a wonderful combination of natural wonders, stunning landscapes and delicious local produce. Cataract Gorge, Bay of Fires, Cradle Mountain and more are included!

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Trip Details:

Tasmania’s North with Cradle Mountain – 7 days

This special trip captures the best of Tasmania’s north in a wonderful combination of natural wonders, stunning landscapes and delicious local produce!

Based in the thriving town of Launceston, there’s time to poke around in local shops and galleries and visit the historical sights. From here you’ll cruise magical Cataract Gorge and taste the many regional treats of the Tamar Valley on a food and wine tour.

Awaken your senses with a full day tour of Cradle Mountain National Park and travel deep into the Tasmanian forest to discover wildlife, waterfalls and glacial lakes. Venture to the east coast for another astounding day visiting a lavender farm, walking in the rainforest and experiencing the beautiful white sand of Bay of Fires.

Why you’ll love this trip:

  • Enjoy the comfort of 4-star Mercure Launceston for 6 nights
  • All the must-do sightseeing is included with tours of Cradle Mountain, Bay of Fires & more
  • Experience the best of northern Tasmania in one spectacular week!

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Accommodation – 6 nights Mercure Hotel Launceston, standard superior room
    • Continental breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing – local escorted tours
    • Cataract Gorge Cruise half-day tour
    • Cradle Mountain day tour
    • Bay of Fires day tour
    • Tamar Valley food & wine tour

Departs Daily:

2022 – 9 October to 15 December
2023 – 26 January to 15 December

Note: Subject to confirmation at time of booking and price may vary depending on your travel date. Surcharges can apply during school holidays or peak travel periods. Please contact us for the current rates.

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Want to Stay Longer or Upgrade?

You can add extra nights in Launceston and we have more travel options available if you’d like to visit Hobart and other highlights in Tasmania.

Ask us today about staying at other properties or adding more services. We are happy to design a holiday that will suit you best.

Travelling Solo?

We can look after you. Please contact us for single traveller rates.

Booking Conditions:

This special deal ends soon. Please contact us for current rates.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

Please read Australia & New Zealand Travel Company’s Terms & Booking Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

How to Book

To make a booking please call Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email reservations@anztravelco.com.

You can also select a trip and request it via this website – please make sure you enter the quantity for the number of people travelling. In the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page, add your preferred departure date plus any other information that will help us process your booking, such as departure city and travel preferences.

No payment is required to submit an online booking request, but your booking is pending and no place is being held. Your booking status will be advised when you hear from our travel consultants. Bookings are normally actioned within 24 hours – Monday to Friday.

Itinerary & Booking Info

Travel Style

Independent with sightseeing tours



Day 1: Arrive Launceston
Arrive Launceston and catch a taxi to your hotel, the Mercure Hotel for the next 6 nights.

Day 2: Cataract Gorge Cruise
Pass By: The Tamar Valley, Tamar Valley, Launceston, Tasmania Australia

Tour includes afternoon tea, live commentary, on-board wine and beer tasting, fruit selection and unlimited tea and coffee. Cruise into the magical Cataract Gorge and through Launceston’s riverfront district. Head north past Tamar Island, historical buildings: St Mathias Church and the Rosevears Pub. Experience the variety of life as we cruise past charming riverfront communities, vineyards and farms to historical Rosevears and Windemere districts. This fascinating collection of history, fauna and people at work, rest and play makes an absorbing narrative which will touch, intrigue and inspire. The best vantage point to view the Tamar Valley.

Day 3: Cradle Mountain Lodge Day Tour
Spend a full day awakening your senses through the majesty of Cradle Mountain National Park on this guided tour from Launceston. Travel deep into the Tasmanian forest and explore the wildlife, waterfalls and glacial lakes soaring above the sparkling Dove Lake plateau.
Begin your day with a scenic drive along the green pastures of Launceston, then pass the picturesque villages of Carrick, Hagley, Westbury and Deloraine. Spot the collection of small mountain bluffs known as the Great Western Tiers just before you reach Sheffield. Watch for the multitude of murals depicting the area’s history and scenery.

Continue your journey through mountainous terrain and dense forest as you reach the Cradle Mountain National Park. Visit the visitor centre for an appreciation of the park and spot some wombats, potoroos and wallabies along the way. Stroll along the Enchanted Forest Walk and marvel at the lush green forest and the gorgeous Pencil Pine Falls. While here, take in the stunning view of the park reigning over picturesque Dove Lake.
Walk around and enjoy the lake and its surroundings before travelling to Waldheim Chalet—a replica of the park founder’s home that served as a guest chalet until 1974. Conclude your trip with a stop at Ashgrove Farm. Learn how cheese is made and sample several Tasmanian varieties produced on the premises, including their award-winning cloth-matured cheddar.

Day 4: Bay of Fires Day Tour
Tasmania’s east coast is fast becoming renown around the world for its fluffy pure white sands and crystal clear, azure blue waters. Granite rocky outcrops covered with orange lichen jut out into the ocean to separate a large collection of hidden away beaches. No crowds, just relaxing peaceful locations that offer you a chance to reflect on how wonderful Mother Nature is. This is the Bay of Fires.
On your way to the Bay Of Fires visit Bridestowe Lavender Farm for views of the lavender paddocks and the Myrtle Rainforest Walk on the Welborough Pass for a short walk through moss covered trees and ferns. At the Bay Of Fires we call into Binalong Bay for a beach experience on Tasmania's white east coast sand, then Harbour Point to view the granite rocks covered with orange lichens, then a beach walk along the remote Taylor’s Beach. Fantastic. After your beach experience sample fresh oysters straight from the farm—Lease 65, view fishing boats in St. Helens, before heading south to the St Mary’s Pass where we head inland to pass through the contrasting grazing lands of the Fingal Valley and Northern Midlands.
Lunch at own expense.

Day 5: Free day Launceston
Today is a free day for you to enjoy the sights of Launceston at leisure.

Day 6: Tamar Valley Food and Wine Tour
Stop At: The Tamar Valley, Tamar Valley, Launceston, Tasmania Australia

Along the voyage, we will take you to some of the Tamar Valley’s most prestigious vineyards and cellar doors, where you will have the opportunity to taste the delicious award-winning, cool-climate wines that have made the region famous. You will have the option to taste Whisky, Cider and Gin.

Along the way you will be entertained with the stories of the origins of Tasmania, the Tamar Valley and the history of the iconic people who shaped the Valley.
The tour kicks off with a complimentary coffee or tea at the Hillwood Berry Farm where you can purchase some of their delicious produce.
Then we visit vineyards where you can taste award winning wines and sparkling, have a cheese platter and later on the tour a magnificent food platter with a wine of your choice. Weekend tours have the option to visit a Craft Beer Brewery for a tasting too.
You will leave the Valley with more than a few tastes to remember, you will have a story to tell friends and family.
It ends off with another complimentary coffee or tea at the beautiful Tamar Ridge Cellar door.

Day 7: Depart Launceston.
Your tour concludes today as you check out of your hotel and catch a taxi to the airport home for flights home.

Please note: The day by day descriptions published are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that ultimately are for the client’s benefit. It is essential that clients are flexible and open minded in this regard.

How to Book

Bookings can be made by calling Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email to reservations@anztravelco.com.

Online booking requests may also be submitted via this website by selecting a trip. Please make sure you include your preferred departure date in the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page.

Bookings are pending and not confirmed until you receive a status update from an Australia & New Zealand Travel Company consultant.


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