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AU/TAS/LIGHT_DEC | 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 Car Rental with Zero Excess, Max coverage - Group D (Toyota Camry Sedan or similar) / Group T (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)
~ The Wineglass Bay Cruise - Vista Lounge
~ 6 Nights Accommodation as below:-
* 1N Pedder Wilderness Lodge, Pedder Wing Lake View (Pedder Wing for 2A1C,3A / Self Contained Apartments for 2A2C,4A)
* 2N Edge of the Bay Resort, Cottages
* 1N Curringa Farm, Self Contained Cottage
* 1N Lufra Hotel and Apartments, Hotel Premium Double/Twin (2 Bedroom Apartment for 3A,2A1C,2A2C,4A)
* 1N Lenna Of Hobart, Mountain View Room (Family Suite for 4A/2A2C)
~ Day-by-day self drive itinerary prepared by our Aussie Specialist.
~ Option to extend stay.

Suggested Itinerary

DAY 1: HOBART - CURRINGA FARM
Estimated distance: 92km / 1 hour 20 minutes

On arrival, pickup your rental car at the Hertz Car Rental Counter (Your original driving license and credit card is required for collection of car). Drive to Curringa Farm and rest for the day. You are free to walk around the farm or check with the farm host for some walking trails! This evening, you can enjoy having fun with your family doing some BBQ (own expense) or head out to one of the restuarants around the area for dinner (own expense).

Overnight at Curringa Farm.

Day 2: CURRINGA FARM - STRATHGORDON (Southwest National Park)
Estimated distance: 119km / 1 hour 45 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)

After breakfast at the farm, check out and proceed to drive to Lake Pedder. If you have booked for a farm tour, you will depart after the morning farm tour. Do ensure you are pack with lots of snacks as there is not cafe/restaurant along the way to Lake Pedder.

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 lunch (own expense).

After lunch, you might want to proceed to 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.

Tonight, do check out the Southern Lights / Star Trails and watch out for the Milky way too!

Overnight in Lake Pedder Wilderness Lodge.

DAY 3: LAKE PEDDER - MT FIELD NATIONAL PARK (Russell Falls) - HOBART
Estimated distance: 175km / 2 hours 50 minutes

After breakfast (own expense), check out and proceed to Mt Field National Park. On arrival at the National Park, please proceed to the visitor centre to exchange your voucher with National Park Pass which you will need to display 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! Do have lunch at the park.

Following that, proceed to Hobart where you will visit Mt Wellington for sunset (Do drive carefully as the road is windy and it can be snowing during some months). The 21 km drive to the summit passes through temperate rainforest to sub-alpine flora and glacial rock formations, and ends with panoramic views of Hobart, Bruny Island, the D'Entrecasteux Channel and into the South West Wilderness. The summit features a landscape of sub-alpine flora and lichen-encrusted boulders and is regularly snow-capped during the colder months. Below the summit at the Springs, visitors will find picnic facilities, refreshments, and access to walking tracks and more beautiful scenery. There are also plenty of easily accessible parks and reserves nearby, including Fern Tree Park and Waterworks Reserve.

Overnight at Hobart

DAY 4: HOBART - RICHMOND - COLES BAY
Estimated distance: 192km / 2 hours 50 minutes

if you happen to be in Hobart on a Saturday, do visit the Salamanca Market this morning. Salamanca Market is home to an eclectic mix of traditional crafts, emerging artisan makers, vintage finds and fresh produce. You'll need a few hours to explore the 300 stalls when you can meet the makers and soak up the rich sights, sounds and colour of one of Australia's best outdoor markets. Thereafter, head to Richmond. Richmond is a picture-perfect town in the heart of the Coal River Valley wine region that tells the story of an early Australian colonial village. This is the perfect place to learn about Tasmania's past and can be as easy as a stroll down the pretty nineteenth century streets. Richmond has more than 50 Georgian buildings, many beautifully restored and now operating as cafes, restaurants, galleries and accommodation. The town's most photographed landmark is the Richmond Bridge. Built by convicts in the 1820s, it's the oldest bridge in Australia and offers a perfect picnic spot on the grassy banks of the Coal River.

Continue driving northeast and arrive at The Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Lookout is located by the edge of Moulting Lagoon on Tasmania's beautiful East Coast and provides spectacular views across the Lagoon to the Hazards at Coles Bay. The new, architecturally designed Tower provides the perfect location to enjoy the view, while the recently opened cellar door provides tastings of the award winning Devil's Corner wines, many exclusive to the cellar door. The Fishers Seafood is located next to the cellar door and serves the freshest seafood, including oysters and mussels from the Lagoon and local fish straight off the boats (Close about 4pm).

Following that, proceed to Edge of The Bay for your stay tonight. You will be staying in of of the self-contained cottages that have been designed to provide tranquil accommodation, with superb views across Great Oyster Bay to the ‘Hazards’ mountains and Freycinet Peninsula (Remember to wake up to check out for Southern Lights if the forecast is good).

Overnight at Coles Bay

DAY 5: COLES BAY

This morning, drive to Freycinet Lodge to join your Wineglass Bay Cruises. Discover Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet National Park from the water, aboard the Schouten Passage II, a 150 seat eco-catamaran that will take you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay to one of the world's most beautiful beaches, Wineglass Bay. You will experience stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and a rare, intimate perspective of this extraordinary place. Sample platters of Tasmanian seasonal seafood and enjoy a bento box of fresh local produce served to you at anchor in Wineglass Bay. Also sample some East Coast wine and beer.The Vista Lounge offers floor to ceiling windows, comfortable indoor and spacious outdoor viewing decks. Cruise concludes at approximately 2.00pm.

Following that, take a short drive to Wineglass Bay lookout. The trek up to the lookout point is about 25mins with a bit of a scramble, but it's well worth it for one of Tasmania's most photographed views. Wineglass Bay lookout down to the beautiful, perfectly curved beach and back to the park entrance via the Hazards Range for amazing views of Great Oyster Bay and the coastline surrounding the sleepy seaside village of Swansea. The Hazards look their best at sunrise and sunset when the pink granite glows bright and brilliant.

Return to the hotel and rest for the day. Another opportunity to check out for Southern lights tonight!

Overnight at Coles Bay

DAY 6: COLES BAY - PORT ARTHUR
Estimated distance: 186km / 2 hours 30 minutes

Check out early for Port Arthur, enroute - stop by Kate Berry Farm for some ice cream! The Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula is one of Australia's most significant heritage areas and an open air museum. The site has more than 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes dating from the prison's establishment in 1830 until its closure in 1877. During this time around 12,500 convicts served sentences and for many it was a living hell. The site forms part of the Australian Convict Sites, a World Heritage property consisting of eleven remnant penal sites originally built within the British Empire during the 18th and 19th centuries on fertile Australian coastal strips. Collectively, these sites, including Port Arthur, now represent, "...the best surviving examples of large-scale convict transportation and the colonial expansion of European powers through the presence and labour of convicts." Today, the site sits in 40 hectares of landscaped grounds, and you'll need plenty of time to fully experience all that it has to offer. You will probably spent a whole afternoon at the site.

Return to hotel in the late afternoon where you might want to take a short walk to the picturesque Pavement which is just around the corner of the hotel. This is also another perfect vantage point for Southern Lights photography.

Overnight at Port Arthur

DAY 7: PORT ARTHUR - HOBART
Estimated distance: 60km / 55 minutes

After breakfast, check out and proceed to Hobart for your departure flights 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)
CAR MODEL (GUIDE ONLY)DATESDAILY RATES FOR RENTAL FOR 4-6 DAYS DAILY RATES FOR RENTAL FOR 7+ DAYS
Group D - Toyotal Camry or similarNot applicable 20Dec-15Jan9087
Group T - Kia Carnival or similarNot applicable 20Dec-15Jan109105



Group D - Toyotal Camry or similarHS: 20Dec - 15Jan205171
Group T - Kia Carnival or similarHS: 20Dec - 15Jan240204


Important Notes


~ Valid for travel to be completed by 31 Mar 20.
~ Code: DIRECT; PARKPASS/TE
~ Airfare is NOT included in this package.
~ Minimum age for renting car used in this package is 25. A surcharge applies for renters between 21-24 years of AUD27.50 per day, to be paid directly to Avis at the time of rental.
~ Avis Australia will rent to drivers that present a current drivers licence and have held that licence for 12 months.
~ Car parking in some hotels/attractions are chargeable and they are NOT included in package.
~ 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 HIGH SEASON SURCHARGE / BLACK OUT SEASON APPLIES AS FOLLOWS:-
~ Edge of The Bay Coles Bay:-
* S$45 per room per night for stay on/between 20Dec19 - 20Jan20
* S$15 per room per night for stay on/between 21Jan20 - 08Apr20

~ Hotel Black out dates @ Lenna of Hobart from 27Dec - 02Jan(NOT applicable for stay).

CAR RENTAL HIGH SEASON SURCHARGE APPLIES AS FOLLOWS:-
~ S$690 per car for 6 days (Group D) / S$786 per car for 6 days (Group T) applies for Rental between 20Dec'19 - 15Jan'20

TRAVEL START DATE


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Remarks

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

HOTEL HIGH SEASON SURCHARGE / BLACK OUT SEASON APPLIES AS FOLLOWS:-
~ Edge of The Bay Coles Bay:-
* S$45 per room per night for stay on/between 20Dec19 - 20Jan20
* S$15 per room per night for stay on/between 21Jan20 - 08Apr20

~ Hotel Black out dates @ Lenna of Hobart from 27Dec - 02Jan(NOT applicable for stay).

CAR RENTAL HIGH SEASON SURCHARGE APPLIES AS FOLLOWS:-
~ S$690 per car for 6 days (Group D) / S$786 per car for 6 days (Group T) applies for Rental between 20Dec'19 - 15Jan'20
Room Type 6 Nights Tasmania Southern Lights Adventure Drive
Adult (A) Child (C)
1A 2A 3A 4A 1A1C 2A1C 2A2C
2019-12-01 ~ 2020-03-31
As per itinerary 2395 1290 1050 910 1215 495 395
Price per person in SGD$

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)