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