Tasmania’s East Coast Experience

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                      Tasmania’s East Coast Experience
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                      Tasmania’s East Coast Experience
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                      Tasmania’s East Coast Experience

The Concept

Recommended for Secondary school students

Experience Australia’s convict and colonial history, and learn more about conservation and environment. This 6-day tour features visits to Cataract Gorge, Freycinet National Park, the historic convict settlement at Port Arthur, and a city sights tour of Hobart, Salamanca Place and Battery Point. Students travel the Bass Strait on the Spirit of Tasmania.

Itinerary Day By Day

DAY 1 SCHOOL – SPIRIT OF TASMANIA OVERNIGHT CRUISE

Travel by coach from school to Melbourne’s Station Pier, to check in for your overnight cruise to Devonport on the Spirit of Tasmania, (based on inside 4 berth cabin).

DAY 2 DEVONPORT – LAUNCESTON – FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK (B, L, D)

An early morning arrival in Devonport. Enjoy breakfast before travelling by private coach coach to the spectacular Cataract Gorge in Launceston. Continue on to Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. This afternoon enjoy self-guided walks, exploring the pristine beauty of the park. Overnight cabin accommodation at Coles Bay.

DAY 3 COLES BAY – PORT ARTHUR (B, L, D)

Free time for self-guided walks in Freycinet National Park, before travelling to Port Arthur via the blowhole, Tessellated Pavements and Devil’s Kitchen. Check in to cabin accommodation at Port Arthur. This evening enjoy a guided Ghost Tour of the old ruins at the Port Arthur Historic Site.

DAY 4 PORT ARTHUR – HOBART (B, L, D)

After breakfast, take a guided walking tour of the Port Arthur precinct where you will learn about Australia’s convict history. This afternoon, transfer to Hobart by private coach and enjoy some leisure time at your teachers’ discretion before checking in to your accommodation.

DAY 5 HOBART – DEVONPORT – SPIRIT OF TASMANIA (B, L)

The day begins with a brief city sights tour of Hobart, including Salamanca Place and Battery Point. Travel on to Mt Wellington, (weather permitting), before transferring back to Devonport for the overnight cruise back to Melbourne.

DAY 6 MELBOURNE – SCHOOL

Early morning arrival at Station Pier, then return to school by coach.

Options (at additional cost):

4 day itinerary with return flights
• 5 day itinerary with one-way Spirit of Tasmania ferry crossing and one-way flight

Meal Legend: (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner

Inclusions
  • Return coach transfers (school - Spirit of Tasmania - school) metro schools only
  • 2 nights on the Spirit of Tasmania in a 4 berth inside cabin
  • Quality coach with air-conditioning, DVD and seat belts
  • 2 nights cabin and 1 night motel accommodation
  • Port Arthur Ghost Tour
  • Port Arthur Historic Site walking tour
  • Cadbury Visitor Centre video presentation
Exclusions
  • Airfares (contact G.E.T Educational Tours for the best available airfares)