Wild Tasmania with Sydney (PHQ)

12 Day Tour from Sydney to Hobart

2020 Tour Details

Your Australian adventure begins with a Monograms vacation package in Sydney. Enjoy a guided tour of the city, including the famous opera house, Harbour Bridge, and a visit to Bondi Beach. Spend free time exploring with optional excursions or just on your own. Your Monograms Local Host® is on hand with any guidance and suggestions you may need. Your Monograms Australia vacation includes hotel accommodations, private guided sightseeing, breakfast daily, and the services of your expert Local Host®.

You’ll then join your Globus tour of Tasmania. Begin in Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. Then journey to the Tasman Peninsula for a cruise to see waterfalls, deep-sea caves, and amazing rock formations. Be on the lookout for whales, seals, and dolphins along the way. Visit Port Arthur Historic Site to learn about the convict history of the island. Explore Mount Field National Park and wander through fern forests amid some of the world’s tallest trees to arrive at picturesque Russell Falls. On to Lake St. Clair National Park for more amazing scenery. Cruise on the Gordon River into Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and then find yourself in Cradle Mountain National Park to be awed by towering peaks, ancient rainforests, and bountiful wildlife. A local naturalist will enlighten you on the inhabitants here, including marsupials like wallabies, wombats, and pademelons.

Visit DEVILS@CRADLE, a sanctuary for the notorious Tasmanian devil. See the formidable marsupials in action with a naturalist specialist. You’ll also explore Cataract Gorge and visit a local cellar door for a wine tasting before traveling to Freycinet National Park on Tasmania’s stunning east coast. Cruise Wineglass Bay to see incredible scenery and one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Visit the Cape Tourville Lighthouse for epic views of the coast below. Round out your day with a Penguin Tour to witness the little penguins return from the sea to their burrows. Your Australian guided tour of Tasmania returns to Hobart with free time to explore the city’s shops and museums. This tour is an amazing experience in Australia’s wild country.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

SYDNEY
Sightseeing tour; Monograms Local Host service
HOBART
Orientation tour; excursion to the Tasman Peninsula including a scenic cruise and visit to Port Arthur Historic Site; farewell dinner
MOUNT FIELD NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing lake st. clair
LAKE ST. CLAIR
NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing
STRAHAN
Visit to Ocean Beach; Gordon River cruise
CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Wildlife presentation; sightseeing; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite behind-the-scenes visit to the Devils@Cradle
SHEFFIELD
Sightseeing
LAUNCESTON
Visit to Cataract Gorge; wine tasting
FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK
Wineglass Bay cruise; sightseeing with visit to Cape Tourville Lighthouse; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite penguin tour

Headsets throughout your tour

Notes:

  • This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

American breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 5 dinners including a farewell dinner in Hobart

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Arrive in vibrant Sydney for a 3-night stay.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 2 SYDNEY

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing TOUR of the city that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop. Visit the historic Rocks area, and stunning BONDI BEACH, considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Sydney. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Your Local Host will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, dining, and shopping.

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Day 3 SYDNEY

A full day to enjoy more of this beautiful city. You may want to consider an optional trip to the Blue Mountains, a cruise around Sydney Harbour, time to soak up the sun on nearby Manly Beach, or a thrilling climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Day 4 SYDNEY–HOBART

Fly to Hobart. Welcome to Tasmania, known to the locals simply as “Tassie!” Rooms are available for immediate check-in. This evening, join your travel group for a welcome briefing.

Day 5 HOBART. EXCURSION TO THE TASMAN PENINSULA

After breakfast, head to the Tasman Peninsula home to natural beauty and Australian history. Take a scenic Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite CRUISE to see waterfalls, rock formations, archways, and deep-sea caves along with the highest vertical sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere. Keep your camera handy for the chance to spot whales, seals, dolphins, and more. Next, visit PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE for a guided tour to learn about the area’s early convict history and to see the 30 historic buildings, ruins, restored homes, and heritage gardens. Return to Hobart where an orientation highlights this charming city. The remainder of your day is at your leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

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Day 6 HOBART–MOUNT FIELD NATIONAL PARK–LAKE ST. CLAIR NATIONAL PARK–STRAHAN

Depart Hobart and head east into the wilderness of Tasmania. A morning break takes us to MOUNT FIELD NATIONAL PARK where an easy walk through fern forests and some of the world’s tallest trees brings us to picturesque Russell Falls. Later, enjoy a stop at LAKE ST. CLAIR NATIONAL PARK where there’s time to see the exhibits at the Visitors Center and admire some of the park’s amazing scenery. Before arriving at your hotel, a photo stop is made at Ocean Beach, Tasmania’s longest and wildest beach which lies further south than the Cape of Good Hope. Spend the evening in Strahan known as “the most spectacularly beautiful harbor at the end of the world.”

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Day 7 STRAHAN–CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

This morning, soak up the serene beauty of Western Tasmania with a CRUISE on the Gordon River and into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Soak up the amazing views and keep your camera handy for some great photo opportunities. You’ll pass by Hells Gates, see Sarah Island and learn of its convict history, and cruise on the beautiful Gordon River. Later this afternoon, find yourself in CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, home to towering mountains, ancient rainforests, and abundant wildlife. Tonight, be treated to a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite PRESENTATION on the park by a local naturalist who will teach you about the park’s history and give you tips on spotting wallabies, wombats, pademelons, and more.

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Day 8 CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

Today is spent exploring the beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Morning sightseeing includes a visit to the Ronny Creek Boardwalk. On this easy walk, take in the fresh air and scenic views. Keep your eyes open for wombats, the chubby little creatures who call this part of the park home. Then, travel to Dove Lake set beneath the towering spires of Cradle Mountain. There’s time to admire the scenery, snap photos, and for those that wish, take the walking trail around the lake for a full perspective (approximately 6 km/3.7 miles). This afternoon is yours to explore the park at leisure. There are many walking and hiking trails to explore, keep your eye out for wallabies, quolls, echidnas, and maybe even a platypus. You may also want to visit the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery dedicated to Tasmanian artists, or just relax at your hotel and take in the amazing environment. This evening enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit to the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite DEVILS@CRADLE, a unique sanctuary concentrating primarily on the Tasmanian devil. A specialist will discuss biology, behavior, threats, and the important work being done at the sanctuary. Then, you’ll get to see these extraordinary animals in action.

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Day 9 CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK–SHEFFIELD–LAUNCESTON–FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK AREA

This morning, our first stop is in Sheffield, known as the Town of Murals. We then make a stop in Launceston, Tasmania’s second largest city, with a visit to the scenic CATARACT GORGE. There’s time for a quick walk, a bite to eat, and a chance to take in the spectacular views. Afterward, stop at one of Tasmania’s famous cellar doors for a TASTING of some of the local wines. Spend the next two nights savoring breathtaking views of Waubs Bay on Tasmania’s east coast.

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Day 10 FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK AREA

Today, experience one of Tasmania’s most extraordinary places, Wineglass Bay. Your CRUISE includes the history and sights of the Freycinet Peninsula and features amazing scenery and one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Keep your eyes out for wildlife including whales, seals, penguins, dolphins, and more. This cruise is sure to be a highlight of your time in Tasmania. Next, visit the CAPE TOURVILLE LIGHTHOUSE for amazing views of the coast below. Return to your hotel where the remainder of your day is at leisure. For those wanting a little exercise, take the Wineglass Bay Lookout Walk for one of Tasmania’s most celebrated views over the beautiful white sand beaches of Wineglass Bay. Please note that the walk is approximately 2 hours roundtrip, has a fairly steep climb, and some loose gravel. This evening, witness a once-in-a lifetime event on a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite PENGUIN TOUR. Every evening at dusk, the little penguins emerge from the sea and make the journey over land to their burrows. Here is your chance to see penguins up close. Please note that in order not to disturb the penguins, cameras as not permitted on the tour.

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Day 11 FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK AREA–HOBART

Return to Hobart, the capital and most populated city in Tasmania. This afternoon enjoy some time at leisure to explore on your own. You may want to visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), shop for a favorite souvenir, or travel to the top of Mount Wellington for fantastic views of the city and harbor below. Tonight, join your Tour Director and traveling companions for a festive farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 12 HOBART

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

MATTHEW BRACHER

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

After clocking 20 years in travel and tourism experience across Australia and New Zealand, I still get a buzz in showing off one of the world's most diverse and spectacular regions. Bringing people together and sharing these places never gets old.

Tour Director - MATTHEW BRACHER

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