Leaving Maitland February 20, 2018 for 9 nights and 10 days. Check the itinerary below.
Day 1 Merimbula
Day 1 sees us depart Maitland for Merimbula on the beautiful Sapphire Coast. A chance to enjoy some beautiful coastal scenerie, good food, wine and comraderie and discuss tactics for the overwater crossing of Bass Strait with the other Safarians.
Crossing Bass Strait
Day 2 & 3 Launceston
Up early and trek coastal along the southern NSW and Victorian coast prior to crossing Bass Strait via Wilsons Promontory and Flinders Island to our first destination, Launceston, to begin the Tasmanian adventure. Over the next 2 nights feel free to explore Cataract Gorge, Boags Brewery, Wineries, National Automobile Museum and Launceston Tramway Museum.
Day 4 & 5 Hobart
After sampling the delights of the north, Day 4 sees us transit to the southern city and capital of Tasmania, Hobart. The home of Constitution Dock and mouth of the Derwent River, internationally renowned Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), the traditional Cascade Brewery, Salamanca Markets, and Mt Wellington, Visits to nearby Port Arthur or Bruny Island for fine cheeses and produce.
Day 6 & 7 Strachan
Departing Hobart to the west and sightseeing coastal and mountains around the Mt Field National Park, Frenchmans Cap, and the famous Franklin and Gordon River wilderness areas before putting down for 2 nights in the quaint western coastal fishing village of Strachan. Activities here include the scenic cruise on Macquarie Harbour including Gordon River, Hells Gates and Sarah Island penal settlement. Also experience a ride on a unique steam train, the ABT Railway.
Day 8 & 9 Ballarat
On day 8, time to depart Strachan and say farewell to the apple isle over King Island, and coastal via the 12 Apostles and Warnambool area before dropping into our last tour stop – Ballarat. On offer here are visits to Sovereign Hill Pioneer Village, Medievel Kryal Castle, and the culturally significant Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E)
Sovereign Hill, Ballarat
Day 10 Maitland
The last leg, home to Maitland via Wagga, Mudgee and the Bylong Valley.
N.B. Itinerary – as always changes may be required due to inclement weather
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