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AU/TAS/HUNTSL17 | 6 Night(s) Package

6 Nights Tasmania Southern Lights Adventure Drive


This itinerary suggests some of the great spots for Southern Lights sightings. Since the Southern Light is based on sunspots and massive bursts of solar winds, you can view it from almost all over Tasmania with the exception of bigger cities (light pollution) OR places with obstruction of large mountain ranges or trees. Do remember to bring your DSLR camera (full frame or APS-C) and tripod along on this trip as you definitely need a long exposure with the camera so that the colours are revealed.

Inclusion


~ 6 Days Hertz Rental with Zero Excess, Max coverage - FCAR (Toyota Camry or similar) / FVAR (Kia Carnival or similar for 4A)
~ National Holiday Park Pass (per car basis)
~ Port Arthur Historic Site (Entry Pass including Introduction to Port Arthur Walking Tour+Harbour Cruise)
~ 6 Nights Accommodation as below:-
* 1N Pedder Wilderness Lodge, Pedder Wing Lake View (Self Contained Apartments for 2A1C,3A,2A2C,4A)
* 2N Swansea Beach Chalet, 1 Bedroom Chalet (2 Bedroom Chalet for 2A1C,3A,2A2C,4A)
* 1N Curringa Farm, Self Contained Cottage
* 1N Fox & Hounds Inn, Port Arthur, 1 Bedroom Apartment (2 Bedroom Apartment for 2A1C,3A,2A2C,4A)
* 1N Lenna Of Hobart, Mountain View Room (Family Suite for 4A/2A2C)

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Hobart - Strathgordon (Southwest National Park)
Estimated distance: 155km / 2 hours 16 minutes (Important note: You will probably lose internet/network connection when approaching the National Park; only satellite internet is available at the resort with additional cost)

Welcome to The Southwest National Park, Tasmania's largest and forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. This park comprises the bulk of Tasmania's South West Wilderness

Stop by Teds Beach just before arriving at the Lake Pedder Wilderness Lodge. Take a short stroll along the boardwalk to enjoy the serenity of Lake Pedder and its surrounding. It is also a perfect location to catch spectacular sunset! Next, proceed to the hotel for check in and rest for the day as you will be checking out the Southern Lights / Star Trails at 2am. Do watch out for the Milky way too!

Overnight in Lake Pedder Wilderness Lodge.

Day 2: Stragthgordon - Gordon Dam - Mt Field National Park (Russell Falls) - Curringa Farm
Estimated distance: 144km / 2 hours 30 minutes

Start your day early, check out the Gordon Dam Wall, a must see for any visitor to the South West and descending the stairs on to the wall of the Gordon Dam is a must for any adventurous traveller. With the dam wall standing at a colossal 140 metres and holding 30 times the water of Sydney Harbour, the trip down on the steel mesh steps is not for the faint hearted, but definitely an amazing experience to appreciate the awe inspiring feat of human engineering and the view alike.

Following that, proceed to Mt Field National Park (Do remember to do your exchange of National Park Pass at the Information Centre; display the park pass on the car to avoid penalty). Mt Field National Park is Tasmania's first national park, with stunning vistas, great walks, abundant wildlife and excellent visitor facilities. You might want to consider having your lunch here too! The easiest walks will be going to the Russell Falls which is the star attraction and even featured on Australia's first stamp!

After lunch, continue your drive to Curringa Farm Curringa Farm is open daily for farm tours, meals and accommodation. Day tours offer visitors an authentic view of a sheep and crop farm. See working farm dogs, sheep shearing and environmental-friendly farming practices. Curringa Farm stretches over 300 hectares. Each cottage is fully equipped with kitchens, spa baths, decks, gas barbeques and overlook Lake Meadowbank. Breakfast provisions including homemade bread, bacon and eggs will be provided. Evening provisions, including wine, can also be arranged and charged separately. (Note: Do check out for Milky way if you are into astrophotography, this is certainly one of the best places)

Overnight at Curringa Farm.

Day 3: Curringa Farm - Swansea
Estimated distance: 168km / 2 hours 5 minutes

You have the morning at leisure in the farm or perhaps a farm tour (own expense) before you leave for the East Coast. Do stop by Kate's Berry Farm for lunch or Afternoon tea. Kate's Berry Farm is a beautiful and cosy laid back place. Signature items are chocolates, crepes with fresh farm-made strawberry jam and ice-cream. You will love the Al Fresco dining and beautiful floral landscape where you can snap some beautiful photos! You can't leave without buying some of those lovely farm-made jams and ice-cream for the road. Do note that they close about 4.30pm.

Proceed to the hotel, check in and rest for the day.

Overnight in Swansea Beach Chalets.

Day 4: Swansea - Freycinet National Park - Swansea
Estimated distance: 104km / 1 hour per way

Today spend some time in Freycinet National Park exploring. This beautiful park is essentially 2 eroded blocks of granite - the Hazards and the Mt Graham/Mt Freycinet sections of the peninsula, joined by a sand isthmus. Main highlight at this park is to ascend the peak to view the famed Wineglass Bay. The trek is 2.5km up and down the track which gets increasingly steep and can be exhausting. So, do factor sufficient time and hydrate well for this attraction. Readers with aged members or with health issues will be advised to do the Cape Tourville with is just about 72.km (11 mins)drive away.

Next, you might want to enjoy a seafood Lunch at Freycinet Marine Farm. This diner serves the freshest seafood Tasmania has to offer like freshly shucked oyster oysters, abalone, pan fried salmon, scallops, etc and may just convert the non-seafood lovers. Also heartening is seeing how the eatery organise their food waste disposal.It's a waste to miss this eatery while in Tasmania.

Overnight in Swansea Beach Chalets.

Day 5: Swansea - Port Arthur
Estimated distance: 156km / 2 hours 17 minutes

Depart after breakfast (own expense) for Port Arthur, stop by Tessellated Pavement - See amazing rare works of nature at this venue. You may think it's some sort of ancient ruins as the structure looked man-made. But the realization that this is the work of nature will make visitors all the more impressed with how much nature has rewarded Tasmania. There are only 2-3 such location in the world today!

Visit Port Arthur Historical Site (Admission Included)

This is Australia's most well-preserved convict site and a must-visit destination on any tour of Tasmania. This huge former convict settlement was built in the 18th and 19th century to house convicts and re-offending criminals in the early days. It now have over 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes set in 50 hectares of landscaped grounds.

If you are not too tired, to check back at the Tessellated Pavement for Southern Lights - it will be a short 10 minutes drive from the hotel.

Overnight in Fox & Hounds Inn, Port Arthur

Day 6: Port Arthur - Hobart
Estimated distance: 114km / 1 hours 44 minutes

Head back to Hobart. Free at leisure in the afternoon, you might want to browse through antique stores, discover stunning arts and crafts, linger over a cup of coffee in one of the street cafes, explore the fishing harbour but whatever you do, don't miss Salamanca Markets on Saturday mornings where two blocks of stalls are bustling with traders offering you some of the finest arts and crafts found in Tasmania

In the afternoon, drive up to Mount Wellington to admire the glorious views of Hobart. This might also be a stunning place to hunt for Southern Light tonight!

Overnight in Lenna Hobart

Day 7: Hobart - Singapore
Estimated distance: 74km / 1 hours 15 minutes

Before heading to the airport, purchase abalone at Tas Live Abalone processing factory and take a tour of Barilla Bay Oyster Farm conducted every Friday. Buy freshly-shucked oysters at Barilla Bay Oyster to take home.

Additional Information / Supplement

(Subject to change without prior notice)
*** CAR RENTAL EXTENSION RATES IN SGD$ PER DAY ***
Valid for car pickup from Airport with Zero Excess (Max Coverage)
VALIDITYCAR MODEL (GUIDE ONLY)DAILY RATES FOR RENTAL FOR 4-6 DAYS DAILY RATES FOR RENTAL FOR 7+ DAYS
01Oct17 - 30Nov17Group D - Toyota Camry Sedan or similar9389
01Oct17 - 30Nov17Group T - Kia Carnivale or similar112107




01Dec17 - 31Mar18 (Not applicable 20Dec17 - 10Jan18)Group D - Toyota Camry Sedan or similar9793
01Dec17 - 31Mar18 (Not applicable 20Dec17 - 10Jan18)Group T - Kia Carnivale or similar117112




20Dec17 - 10Jan18Group D - Toyota Camry Sedan or similar176168
20Dec17 - 10Jan18Group T - Kia Carnivale or similar210201


Important Notes


~ Valid for travel to be completed by 31 Mar 18.
~ Code: HTL+CAR/DIRECT + PARKPASS/TE
~ Airfare is NOT included in this package.
~ Do note that Southern Lights or milky way as suggested on this itinerary are natural phenomena. Positive sightings are subject to ideal natural conducive condition. Jetabout Holidays, therefore, shall not be responsible or accountable in the event of non-sightings.
~ Hertz Car Drivers age between 21 -25 yrs, pays a surcharge of A$16.50(incl GST) per day per vehicle, max chargeable per driver A$115.50(incl GST)per 30 days rental.
~ Confirmation is subject to room and seats availability.
~ Strict cancellation policy apply once booking is confirmed.
~ Price for child is valid when sharing with 2 adults using existing bedding.
~ Payment may be made in Singapore Dollars by cash, NETS, cheques or Visa/Mastercard only.
~ Due to fluctuation on currency exchange, prices are subject to change without prior notice.


Surcharges (Airlines / Hotels)


Above prices quoted exclude the following surcharges which will be collected upon confirmation of package:

~ Hotel Black dates @ Lenna of Hobart from 25Dec'17 - 03Jan'18 (NOT applicable for stay).

~ Car Rental high season surcharge applies for rental on/between 20Dec'17 - 10Jan'18 as follows:-
* Group D (FCAR) @ S$79 per car per day
* Group T (FVAR) @ S$93 per car per day

TRAVEL START DATE


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Room Type
Hotel Rating
Adult
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Passenger(s) Bedding and Room(s)

Remarks


Above prices quoted exclude the following surcharges which will be collected upon confirmation of package:

~ Hotel Black dates @ Lenna of Hobart from 25Dec'17 - 03Jan'18 (NOT applicable for stay).

~ Car Rental high season surcharge applies for rental on/between 20Dec'17 - 10Jan'18 as follows:-
* Group D (FCAR) @ S$79 per car per day
* Group T (FVAR) @ S$93 per car per day

Room Type 6 Nights Tasmania Southern Lights Adventure Drive
Adult (A) Child (C)
1A 2A 3A 4A 1A1C 2A1C 2A2C
2017-10-01 ~ 2017-11-30
As per itinerary 2260 1150 870 705 1150 310 200
2017-12-01 ~ 2018-03-31
As per itinerary 2285 1160 880 710 1160 310 200
Price per person in SGD$

Additional Information / Supplement

(Subject to change without prior notice)
*** CAR RENTAL EXTENSION RATES IN SGD$ PER DAY ***
Valid for car pickup from Airport with Zero Excess (Max Coverage)