• Pricing From $4,595 pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Launceston
  • Duration 5 Days
  • Max Group Size 20
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 23 Jul 2020
  • Returns 27 Jul 2020

Bill Peach Journeys invites you to join us in spectacular Tasmania for our 2020 Yuletide celebrations. Prepare for breathtaking scenery, inspiring history, gourmet produce and delightful wildlife, as we explore this extraordinary north central region of Tasmania. We will discover the charming riverside town of Launceston and nearby Cataract Gorge, renowned for its magnificent vistas and abundant native flora and fauna. Venture into the awe-inspiring pristine wilderness of Cradle Mountain National Park and discover serene Dove Lake and the Enchanted Walk, where we will see a cascading river, wombat burrows and magical old-growth rainforest. From the iconic alpine setting of Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, we will depart for an evening of wildlife spotting of Tasmania’s nocturnal creatures and a private tour of the Tasmanian Devil sanctuary nearby. A private cruise of the Tamar River and wine tasting rounds out our touring. Relax in stylish accommodation throughout and indulge in some of Australia’s most lauded wine and cuisine while you make new friends during our Christmas in July Sojourn.

Highlights

  • 2 nights in alpine wilderness at the iconic Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge located on the edge of World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
  • 1 night at Barnbougle Lost Farm Lodge and 1 night at the waterfront Peppers Seaport Hotel
  • Explore the dramatic landscapes of Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park including Dove Lake and the Enchanted Walk
  • Wildlife spotlight drive to discover Tasmania’s nocturnal native fauna and a visit to the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Sanctuary
  • Touring of Launceston and Cataract Gorge plus tasting of acclaimed regional produce
  • Private cruise on the Tamar River
  • All meals included - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Celebrate the Yuletide feast with new friends
  • Your own room with no single supplement charge
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code YT2000
Departs 23 Jul 2020
Returns 27 Jul 2020
Price From $4,595 pp
Single Supplement FREE
Day 1: Arrive Launceston

Your journey begins today in Launceston, where you will be transferred from the airport to your accommodation, Peppers Seaport, located in the lively Seaport Precinct in the heart of Launceston. Tonight’s welcome dinner, hosted by your Journey Director, will be a celebration of the region’s best produce.

Overnight: Peppers Seaport Hotel

Day 2: Launceston - Cradle Mountain

After breakfast at the hotel, we take a tour of Launceston, learning about Tasmania’s only inland city. We drive on to Cataract Gorge, which is located in the Trevallyn Reserve, where the South Esk River, the longest river in Tasmania, enters the Tamar. The basin’s depth is approximately 36 metres, established through erosion at the intersection of two faults, where dolerite rock shattered.

This afternoon, we transfer to Cradle Mountain. At the base of Cradle Mountain, in deep depressions cut by glacial action, lies Crater Lake, Dove Lake and Lake Lilla. Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park covers some of Tasmania’s highest country and is renowned for its magnificent alpine scenery.

This evening, we enjoy a wildlife spotting tour, the perfect chance to see Tasmania’s nocturnal creatures in their natural habitat. Keep your eyes peeled for wombats, pademelons, wallabies, possums, quolls and Tasmanian devils as they forage at night.

Overnight: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

Day 3: Cradle Mountain

Today, explore this World Heritage area of rugged mountains, glacial lakes and wild alpine moorlands. An adventure through this spectacular pristine wilderness includes both Dove Lake and Waldheim.

After lunch at the hotel, we transfer to a unique Tasmanian conservation sanctuary, which is home to the endangered mysterious and secretive Tasmanian Devil, Spotted-tail and Eastern quolls. We will enjoy a private tour and up-close encounter learning about Tasmania’s three largest carnivorous marsupials and their conservation. This evening, we will revel in the festivity and flavours of a Christmas in July feast.

Overnight: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

Day 4: Cradle Mountain - Barnbougle

After breakfast, we drive to Launceston to embark on a private cruise of the Tamar River then enjoy lunch at a pioneering Tasmanian vineyard. Transfer to the stylish Lost Farm Lodge to enjoy the stunning views of Bass Strait and the hinterland during our afternoon at leisure. This evening we will enjoy fresh Tasmanian produce and wines at our farewell dinner.

Overnight: Barnbougle Lost Farm Lodge

Day 5: Depart Launceston

After breakfast this morning, transfer to Launceston airport for your flight home taking with you fond memories of an unforgettable Tasmanian wilderness adventure.


About Sojourns

Our Sojourn programmes are short break journeys put together in conjunction with themes, events or experiences. These programmes range from exploring Australia’s Top End to world-class events and unique experiences throughout Australia and New Zealand.

About Single Traveller Journeys

We recognise the specific requirements of single travellers and that’s why a number of our journeys are single supplement free, affording you the benefit of your own single room, without any, or with significantly reduced extra cost. In fact, over 40% of our guests travel alone and return to Bill Peach Journeys again and again. In this way, you can enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow travellers during the day, along with the safety and security of travelling with an escorted group, but still retire to your own personal room in the evening.  Note: The single supplement free offer cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer.

Fully inclusive

This journey includes accommodation, all meals as specified, touring throughout, transfers, services of a dedicated Journey Director.

Coaches

The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned.

Pre Tour

Flights from your home port to Noosa are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Launceston, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Launceston, at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

Level of Fitness Required – Easy Going

These journeys are not physically demanding unless you want them to be. They include easy guided walks, which are mainly on flat ground. There will be times when you are required to board a launch for shore excursions. You must be able to walk up to 500 metres unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility is required by all.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)