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Explorer 6 Day Tasmania Tour

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    Cross Australias oldest bridge in Richmond
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    Admire Russell Falls
  • Tasmanian Devil, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, TAS - Tourism Australia.jpg
    Get a glimpse of the elusive Tassie Devil at Bonorong Wildlife Park
  • Port Arthur Historic Site, Port Arthur, TAS - Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority.jpg
    Explore the Port Arthur Historic site and learn about the convicts that were imprisoned there
  • Freycinet National Park wallaby - Tourism Australia.jpg
    Get introduced to the locals
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    Get that postcard shot from the Wineglass Bay lookout
  • Couple and wallaby Freycinet Experience Walk - Tourism Australia.jpg
    Meet some adorable locals at Freycinet National Park
  • Bay of fires walk - group - Tourism Australia.jpg
    Stretch your legs with a hike at Bay of Fires

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This package gives you 6 days to experience the very best Tasmania has to offer. Explore the rainforest, admire waterfalls, breathe the freshest air in the world and come face to face with the ferocious tassie devil! You will start and end your 6 day adventure in Hobart where your pre and post accommodation is included.

Day 1: PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE

  • Visit Australia’s best-preserved colonial village, Richmond.
  • Explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur
    Historic Site
  • Enjoy a guided walk and harbour cruise included.
  • Learn of the chilling life as a convict in the estored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins.
  • Stay tonight in Hobart

Day 2: HOBART > STRAHAN

  • Drive through the Derwent Valley– travelling east to west across the island.
  • See the beautiful Russell Falls
  • Walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees.
  • Check out Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair.
  • Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River
    National Park.
  • Stay tonight in the harbour-side village of Strahan

Day 3: WILD WEST COAST

  • Explore the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast exploring the shifting sands of Henty
    Dunes.
  • Head into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall –
    Montezuma Falls. Or you can choose to join the world-famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your own expense).
  • Back to beautiful Strahan for the night

Day 4: CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTON

  • Explore World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain at Lake St Clair National Park.
  • Choose a walk to suit you; stroll around Dove
    Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout.
  • Check out Sheffield, the ‘town of murals’.
  • Stay tonight in the riverside city of Launceston.

Day 5: LAUNCESTON > BICHENO

  • Head to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires, the perfect place for a swim (weather permitting).
  • Experience Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive, takeing you from St Helens to Bicheno.
  • Stop at a Wildlife Sanctuary to meet the iconic Tasmanian devil.
  • Choose to join a viewing experience of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense
    and seasonal).
  • Stay tonight in the beautiful seaside town of Bicheno.

Day 6: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBART

  • Be the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that perfect photo.
  • Relax on the secluded beach or take on the more challenging Mt Amos walk.
  • Continue the journey south passing the coastal villages of Swansea and Orford
  • Tour concludes in Hobart where you will stay at the Hobart Central YHA.

Inclusions

  • 5 nights accommodation on tour
  • 2 Nights at Hobart Central YHA for before and after your tour
  • Breakfast on days 2 - 6
  • Port Arthur Historic Site entry, guided walk & harbour cruise
  • Wildlife Sanctuary entry with Tasmanian devils experience
  • All National Park entry fees
  • Hostel pickups & drop off
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Tours Depart

Month Days Departure time Returns
December to February Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri/Sun 7am 5:30pm
March & November Mon/Tue/Thu/Sun 7am 5:30pm
April & October Mon/ Wed/ Sat 7am 5:30pm
May to September Mon/ Wed 7am 5:30pm
Tour departs Hobart
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IMPORTANT PRODUCT INFORMATION

What you need to bring: clothing that suits the season, including warm clothes (it can get cold in the mountains), comfortable walking shoes, toiletries, a towel, hat, sunscreen, flashlight, waterproof jacket, swimsuit, water bottle and camera.

You may be charged the following fees if you cancel your booking before departure:

  • 30 days or more: 25% of fare.
  • 8 to 29 days: 50% of fare.
  • 0 to 7 days: 100% of fare.
  • Fees up to $100 may be charged for booking amendments.

General Travel Deal Terms and Conditions  

  • Your credit card will be debited upon completion of the online booking process. Your booking is guaranteed once you receive a confirmation email from a YHA Travel & Tours consultant.
  • In the unlikely event we cannot confirm your booking, we will refund the total amount to the credit card with which payment has been made within 7 days. YHA Travel & Tours and its suppliers are not liable in the event a tour or package is not available, and any refunds are restricted to the purchase price of the tour or package booked.
  • All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars.
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Cancellations and Amendments

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please notify us immediately by email. You can find the email contact details on your booking confirmation. Cancellation and change fees are outlined below:

Cancellations:

  • A minimum cancellation fee of $25 per booking will apply to all cancellations. This fee excludes tour operator fees which will vary at the discretion of the supplier/s involved.
  • Cancellations within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, transport item commencing will incur a 100% cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued.
  • No- shows/ failure to check- in for any tour, activity, accommodation, and/or transport item is considered a cancellation and a refund will not be issued.
  • Refunds are not available on unused portions of tour packages.

Amendments

  • Booking changes and amendments must be made 5 business days prior to the confirmed date of commencement for the tour, activity, accommodation, or transport item.
  • Booking changes and amendments to any booking made within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, and/or transport item may result in full cancellation and rebooking of each item and will therefore be charged full cancellation fees.
  • Each change/ amendment after confirmation will incur a minimum fee of $25 per person, per change/ amendment. This fee is in addition to any fees imposed by the tour operator which will vary in line with the cancellation and change terms and conditions of the tour operator involved.

 YHA Membership

This YHA Travel and Tours product is not restricted to YHA members and guests. You do not need to be a member or guest of YHA to purchase this product.

  • If there is accommodation included in this YHA Travel and Tours product and you are not already a member of YHA Australia, membership will be included as part as your first night’s stay
  • If you are an Australian resident, your membership is valid for 2 years from the month that you stay at your first YHA hostel in Australia. Your membership will renew automatically, unless you have not stayed in a YHA hostel in the past 24 months and have unsubscribed from all electronic communications.
  • If you are not an Australian resident, your membership is valid for 2 years from the month that you stay at your first YHA hostel in Australia.

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Last updated 9th January 2020

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