The surprises of Australia's southern islands
15 days from $
Gourmet delights, rugged wildernses and luxurious and adventurous accommodation
This 15 day luxury vacation includes:
- Accommodation for 14 nights in Hobart (2), Bruny Island (2), Maria Island (3), Freycinet (3), Kangaroo Island (3), Sydney (1)
- Rental car for 11 days
- Tasman Peninsula cruise
- Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park
- Bruny Island Wilderness cruise
- Bruny Island Gourmet Food Safari
- 4 day Maria Island Overland walk
- Wineglass Bay Cruise
- Kangaroo Island small group touring
- Air transfers from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
- Australian GST tax (10%)
- Springboard Vacations’ complimentary Travel Protection Plan
- Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
DAY ONE - WELCOME TO TASMANIA!This is a place steeped in history – a place of wild and beautiful landscapes; friendly people; a temperate climate; and a relaxed island lifestyle. Tasmania is probably the best driving destination in Australia.
Stay 2 nights at the Museum Of Old And New Art (MONA) in the ARTHUR PAVILION Includes breakfast
Each Pavillion is named after Australian architects and artists. Each pavilion offers 24/7 concierge on duty, spa baths, king-size beds with 400-thread-count pure cotton bedding, individual wine cellars, top quality kitchen and laundry appliances, under-floor heated bathrooms, wireless touch panels (climate, lighting, info and entertainment), wireless internet access, safe, phone, TV(s), and personal security camera.
DAY TWO - FULL DAY TOURING, CRUISE AND TASMANIAN DEVIL CONSERVATION APRKSpend a day on the Tasman Peninsula including a guided tour, 3 hour cruise, morning tea, lunch and a visit to the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park. This award-winning three hour wilderness and wildlife cruise takes you along the spectacular coastline between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur. In the afternoon, you can explore the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park, where you can view the Tasmanian Devil as well as other native wildlife such as wallabies, kangaroos and possums, before enjoying the free-flight bird show.
DAY THREE - BRUNY ISLANDThis multi-award winning three hour wilderness and wildlife cruise along Bruny Island’s rugged coast, Southern Tasmania. Cruise alongside some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs, enter deep sea caves and join in the search for abundant sea and coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins and birds of prey. This trip is not just Tasmania's best, but simply one of the world's best environmental travel experiences.
Stay tonight at Adventure Bay Retreat Lodge. Premium boutique accommodation, offering of a three-bedroom lodge, that accommodates up to eight people. Nestled into the open bushland of Adventure Bay on 33 acres you are guaranteed privacy.
DAY FOUR - BRUNY ISLAND SAFARISOur passionate and enthusiastic Bruny Island tour guides will take you on a tantalizing gourmet food journey with history, site seeing and pure indulgence thrown in for good measure. Eat your way around Bruny Island on a gourmet food and sightseeing day tour. Visit scenic lookouts overlooking Adventure Bay and Cape Bruny, and spot echidnas, white wallabies and other wildlife, maybe a tiger snake. You´ll taste the gourmet foods Bruny Island is famous for, from artisan cheeses and locally grown berries to smoked salmon, chocolates, nougat and wine.
DAY FIVE, SIX, & SEVEN - THE MARIA ISLAND WALK4 day Overland Walk including accommmodation (2 Nights Private Tented Camps, 1 Night Historical House), guides and all meals. One of the great walks of Tasmania. One of the great walks of the world. Set on Maria Island, a world heritage listed national park just off the east coast of Tasmania, this gentle four day guided walk combines rare Tasmanian wildlife, spectacular scenery, and fascinating history. Is there a better place on earth to spend four days? Probably not.
DAY EIGHT - SAFFIRE FREYCINETSaffire Freycinet rises from its surroundings as a premium boutique property that is truly in touch with the beauty and depth of nature. Saffire connects with its environment to generate an authentic, enriching, rejuvenating and uplifting experience.
DAY NINE - WINEGLASS BAY CRUISECome aboard our purpose-built vessel, Saffire, to discover the internationally acclaimed Wineglass Bay. After taking in the breathtaking scenery, you will stop off at one of many white sandy beaches that are dotted around the Freycinet coastline.
DAY TEN - LE PIQUE NIQUE
DAY ELEVEN - TASMANIA TO KANGAROO ISLANDSouthern Ocean Lodge. Perched on a dramatic cliff top above the wild Southern Ocean, the Lodge comprises 21 deluxe suites, each with breathtaking coastal panoramas. Featuring an environmentally sensitive design, the spacious suites embody the highest level of design integrity. Every consideration has been given to navigating the fine balance between nature, comfort and contemporary style.
DAY TWELVE - KANGAROO ISLAND ADVENTUREToday, you will be met on Kangaroo Island by your guide for a basic orientation before departing on the tour in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle. Explore a red gum forest in the Cygnet River valley and seek out koalas sleeping in the forks of trees. Travel through some of the island's best farming country to the North Coast and Lathami Conservation Park. At Seal Bay Conservation Park, you will walk with your guide amongst Australian sea lions on a beautiful sandy beach... watch pups nursing or playing in the surf, see old bulls scarred by territorial fights and learn of their unique breeding biology.
DAY THIRTEEN - AT LEISURE
DAY FOURTEEN - KANGAROO ISLAND TO SYDNEYStylish Sydney…a cosmopolitan international city filled with vibrant life, character and a sense of daring. The multiculturalism means a wealth of amazing dining experiences. While you will find all the icons you know, such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, you will also find interesting people, cultural vibrancy and a positive spirit.
Park Hyatt Sydney's newly designed guest rooms are residential in style, offering contemporary luxury and harbourside living.
DAY FIFTEEN - DEPARTURE
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Dates & Conditions
$ for travel through 31 March 2015
$ for travel 01 April through 31 March 2016
Price is per person based on 2 adults traveling together
Subject to availability
Land only - does not include international or domestic airfares
Price is USD based at today's foreign exchange rate
Additional surcharges apply for travel during special events such as New Year's Eve in Sydney. Please call for details.
Begins in Hobart, ends in Sydney
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