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AU/TAS/CIRCLE17 | 8 Night(s) Package

8 Nights Circle Tasmania Drive


Stopover: Curringa Farm, Strahan, Cradle Mountain, Stanley, Launceston, St Helens, Swansea & Hobart

Inclusion


~ 8 Days Hertz Car Rental with Reduced Excess - FCAR (Toyota Camry or similar) / FVAR (Kia Grand Carnival or similar for 4A)
~ National Holiday Park Pass (per car basis)
~ 8 Nights Accommodation as below:-
* 1N Curringa Farm, Self Contained Cottage
* 1N The Strahan Village, Hilltop Standard Room
* 1N Cradle Mountain Hotel, Standard Queen Room
* 1N Stanley Seaview Inn, Standard Room (2 Bedroom Seaview Apartment for 4A/2A2C)
* 1N Country Club Villas Launceston, 1 Bedroom Villa (2 Bedroom Villa for 3A/4A/2A2C)
* 1N Tidal Waters Resort St Helens, Garden View Room
* 1N Freycinet Lodge, One Room Cabin (Family Cabin for 4A/2A2C)
* 1N Lenna Of Hobart, Mountain View Room (Family Suite for 4A/2A2C)
~ Choice of 1 of the following cruise tours in Strahan:
a) Morning Strahan Gordon River Cruise
b) Bonnet Island Penguin Experience Twilight Tour

**JETABOUT EXCLUSIVE BONUS**
(with purchase of Qantas flight with Jetabout Holidays, whilst stocks last)
~ FREE Australia SIM Card per car basis (worth A$30)

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Singapore - Hobart (via Melbourne)
QF 036 / SIN - MEL / 1955 - 0520+1 (7:25)
QF1501 / MEL - HBA / 0815 - 0930 (1:15) (TOTAL 11:35)
(Flight provided for reference only, not included in package - Subject to change)

Arrive early at Singapore Changi International Airport Terminal 1 for your flight check-in and depart for Hobart!

Day 2: Hobart - Richmond - Brighton - Mount Field National Park - Curringa Farm
Estimated distance: 140km / 2 hours 30 minutes

Upon arrival at Hobart Airport, pick up your car from Europcar counter at the airport. Head to the old-world village of Richmond less than 30 minutes drive from Hobart. See Australia's oldest freestone road bridge built by convicts in 1823 and Australia's oldest Roman Catholic Church. En route to Curringa Farm, drop by at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary for a visit. Bonorong is not a zoo, but a sanctuary specialising in the care and rehabilitation of orphaned and injured wildlife while giving visitors an up-close and personal experience. Get to learn about some of species that are sadly now extinct everywhere but Tasmania, which include the Tasmanian Devil, the Eastern Quoll, the Tasmanian Pademelon and the shy Tasmanian Bettong. These four marsupial species have made their last stand Tasmania and other marsupials sadly are at risk of joining that list. (Entry fee applies) Visit Mount Field National Park where you can see one of Tasmania's most treasured and photographed places – Russell Falls. The falls delight every visitor and can be reached by an easy track that suits some wheelchair users and those with strollers.

Finally depart for Curringa Farm located near Hamilton, an hour from Hobart. Curringa Farm is open daily for farm tours, meals and accommodation. Day tours offer visitors an authentic view of a sheep and cropping farm. See working farm dogs, sheep shearing and environmentally friendly farming practices. Curringa Farm stretches over 300 hectares and is close to Mt Field National Park. 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.

Overnight in Curringa Farm.

Day 3: Curringa Farm - Lake St Clair - Queenstown - Strahan
Estimated distance: 234km / 3 hours

After breakfast or an optional morning tea farm tour at Curringa Farm, depart for Strahan. Start early as the drive would be at least 3 hours. Watch out for wildlife along the way, including cute pademelons. Take a break at Lake St Clair, Australia's deepest lake. Visit the historic mining town of Queenstown before driving to the harbourside village of Strahan.

Overnight in Strahan.

Day 4: Strahan - Cradle Mountain
Estimated distance: 140km / 2 hours

Early morning arrive at the Activity Centre, Strahan Wharf, 15 minutes prior to departure for Strahan Gordon River Cruise. Cruise departs the Strahan Activity Centre at 8:30am, returning approximately 2.15pm. Step aboard the new Lady Jane Franklin II, the quiet, comfortable way to explore pristine World Heritage Area wilderness. Cruise across Macquarie Harbour to discover the magnificent Gordon River with its ancient Huon pines and perfect Reflections. With floor to ceiling windows, and an expansive glass atrium you will cruise on a 212 passenger luxury catamaran. Lunch will be provided. Journey to Cradle Mountain thereafter.

Overnight in Cradle Mountain.

Day 5: Cradle Mountain - Wynyard - Dip Falls Forest Reserve - Smithton - Stanley
Estimated distance: 252km / 4 hours

Explore Cradle Mountain National Park, the jewel of Tasmania's natural and wilderness areas. Hike around Dove Lake, take short walks to the Boat Shed or Glacier Rock and explore the surroundings or join in activities such as horse-riding, fly-fishing, wilderness flights or canyoning.

Head north towards Wynyard, a centre of agriculture. The Wonders of Wynyard is the local visitor centre with a world class collection of veteran Ford cars and local art to enjoy. Take a drive behind Wynyard and you will find small villages dotted along the country roads, and beautiful patchwork green, gold and dark brown farmland. If you are heading to Wynyard during late September – early October, be sure to get involved in 'Bloomin' Tulips,' a three-week long calendar of festivities surrounding the tulips coming into bloom.

En route to Smithton, stop by at the Dip Falls Forest Reserve in Mawbanna. There is an information booth at the parking area at the Falls, and it is just a short walk over the road bridge to the viewing platform. The view is breathtaking, and Dip Falls are spectacular, especially after a heavy rain. The water crashes over hexagonal basalt columns, formed by cooling volcanic rock - at times the water seems to bounce from column to column, making this one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Tasmania. From the parking area, a path also leads to the base of the falls. It is quite a scramble through the bush, but the view looking back and upwards gives the walk a huge payoff.

From Smithton, you can visit Tarkine Forest Adventures at Dismal Swamp. At this sunken blackwood forest you can slide down a tube to the forest floor or take a stroll or buggy ride down to the fertile swamp below. Head out to Marrawah and keep an eye out for game surfers taking on the wild Southern Ocean.

Overnight in Stanley.

Day 6: Stanley - Sheffield - Chudleigh - Relbia - Evandale - Launceston
Estimated distance: 292km / 4 hours

In the morning, take the chairlift to The Nut for views of Australia's prettiest fishing village before heading to Woolnorth and Cape Grim to breathe the world's cleanest air and photograph the spectacular coastline.

In the afternoon, admire fields of striped tulips (September – October) and seasonal blooms like iris, daffodils and lilies at Table Cape. Explore Burnie Makers' Workshop; a celebration of local artisans with demonstrations and the engaging Paper Tour.

Stop by at Sheffield on the way to Launceston to view the many murals throughout the town depicting the regions' history. Drive through Paradise (yes, that's the village's name), take a tour at Marakoopa Cave to see glow worms; pause at Melita Honey Farm to taste Tasmania's famous Leatherwood honey and 41 South Tasmania Salmon and Ginseng Farm to browse around the shop and taste the hot-smoked salmon and the famous ginseng spice.

Head on to Elizabeth Town for a 'raspberry' lunch at Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm before visiting Ashgrove Cheese Farm to view the cheese making and maturing area plus taste and buy a range of cheese including exotic favours of wild wasabi and native pepperberry.

Thereafter head off on the Heritage Highway; the historic heart of Tasmania. Discover Woolmers and Brickendon Estates near Longford; two of the eleven Australian UNESCO World Heritage listed convict sites.

The towns along the Heritage Highway are a shopper's delight. At Evandale, taste Tasmania's finest jams, sauces and condiments at Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company.

En route visit to Josef Chromy Winery at Relbia to purchase their award winning Chardonnay before arriving into Launceston. Do remember to request for bubble wrapping for convenience of shipping your wines home!

Overnight in Launceston.

Day 7: Launceston - Scottsdale - St Helens
Estimated distance: 182km / 2 hours 45 minutes

Today head north towards Scottsdale which is just under an hour's drive from central Launceston. Visit the Forest EcoCentre, a unique architectural experiment in energy-saving design showcasing Tasmania's finest timbers, forest ecology and history of the area. Enjoy a picnic in North East Park then challenge yourself to a half-day return walk to the summit of Mount Stronach for panoramic views of the forests and farms. You will see crops growing in surrounding fields and contented dairy cows grazing.

Just west of Scottsdale, Nabowla is famous worldwide for its lavender. Visit the Bridestowe Estate Lavendar Farm which produces the finest quality lavender flowers and lavender oil. The rolling lavender fields are a spectacular sight during flowering in December and January.

Head east towards St Helens. From St Helens you can explore stunning Binalong Bay and the Bay of Fires, which extend to Eddystone Point. The Bay of Fires (named by British Captain Tobias Furneaux, who only saw the smoke from the fires of the local Kunnara Kuna tribe) is a coast of white sandy beaches dotted with giant granite boulders. To learn about the fascinating history of this seaside town, head to the St Helens History Room and find out about the days of sealers and whalers.

Overnight in St Helens.

Day 8: St Helens - Bicheno - Freycinet National Park
Estimated distance: 120km / 2 hours

Bicheno on Tasmania's east coast is known for its laid-back lifestyle and outdoor activities. You can explore the coast at your own pace in a sea kayak, or pick up some local knowledge on a guided boat trip. Marine life and seabirds abound in Governor Island Marine Reserve- stay dry in a glass-bottomed boat or scuba dive amid sheer rock walls, deep fissures, caves, sponges and sea whips. Tasmania is considered one of the best temperate water dive sites in the world.

There is plenty to do on dry land as well. Motor tricycle tours, a Grape Escape wine tour and walks to Rocking Rock and the blowhole or along the sandbar to Diamond Island Nature Reserve are popular. Penguin tours are one of the town's most popular attractions, while the local wildlife park has a wide array of fauna, including kangaroos, Tasmanian devils and pelicans.

Waterfalls tumble to tranquil lakes and river ravines in nearby Douglas-Apsley National Park, while to the south, in Freycinet National Park, you can take the famous walk to Wineglass Bay, one of the best beaches in the world.

Overnight in Coles Bay.

Day 9: Swansea - Hobart - Huon Valley - Hobart
Estimated distance: 230km / 3 hours

Head south to the beautiful Huon Valley and walk above the treetops at the Tahune AirWalk near Geeveston. Traverse the Eucalyptus forest canopy, home to the Earth's tallest flowering plant (Eucalyptus regnant) and leatherwood trees. If you are feeling adventurous, cable hang glide down the valley from near the AirWalk.

Take a thrilling jet boat ride at Huon River Jet Boats; visit fruit orchards and the Apple and Heritage Museum to explore Tasmania's apple history; or even stop by roadside stalls to buy fresh Tasmanian apples and other fruits by just paying using an 'honesty box'.

In the afternoon, drive up to Mount Nelson Station Cafe for afternoon tea by the fireplace while admiring the glorious views of Hobart. Just before sunset, take a scenic flight over Hobart with seaplanes taking off from the Hobart waterfront. For the energetic; paddle around the Hobart docks.

Return to Hobart, browse through antique stores, discover stunning arts and crafts, linger over a coffee in one the street cafes, explore the fishing harbour but don't miss Salamanca Markets on Saturday morning. Join a Derwent River Cruise or tour of the famous Cadbury's Chocolate Factory, or visit the Antarctic Adventure Centre.

For dinner, drop off at Fish Frenzy to enjoy the freshest of seafood in the heart of Hobart's historic waterfront precinct! Not only is it famous for its delicious, daily fresh fish and chips, grilled seafood, salads and amazing hot seafood chowder, the fast and friendly service is complemented by the incredible location overlooking the docks and working port.

Overnight in Hobart.

Day 10: Hobart - Singapore (via Melbourne)
Estimated distance: 74km / 1 hours 15 minutes

QF1502 / HBA - MEL / 1010 - 1125 (1:15)
QF 035 / MEL - SIN / 1245 - 1755 (8:10) (TOTAL 10:45)
(Flight provided for reference only, not included in package - Subject to change)

Before heading to the airport, purchase abalone at Tas Live Abalone processing factory or take a tour of Barilla Bay Oyster Farm conducted every Friday. Buy freshly-shucked oysters at Barilla Bay Oyster to take home. Return car at Europcar counter in Launceston Airport before your departure flight back 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 / SimilarDaily Rates from 7 days onwards
Group D - Toyota Camry Sedan or similar95
Group T - Kia Carnivale or similar115


Important Notes


~ Valid for travel to be completed by 30 Sep 17.
~ Code: HTL+CAR/DIRECT + PARKPASS/TE.
~ Airfare is NOT included in this 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:
~ ONE way car rental supplement of A$33 applies (payable direct).
~ Hotel high season surcharge applies as follows:-
* Strahan Village at S$20 per room per night for stay on/between 01Apr - 30Apr and S$40 per room per night for stay on/between 29Sep - 30Sep'17.
* Cradle Moutain Hotel at S$60 per room per night for stay on/between 01Apr - 30Apr and 29Sep - 30Sep'17.
* Country Club Villas at S$25 per room per night for stay on/between 01Apr - 30Apr'17.
* Tidal Waters Resort, St Helens @ S$10 per room per night for stay on/between 01Apr - 01Jun'17.
* Freycinet Lodge @ S$130 per room per night for stay on/between 01Apr - 30Apr'17 & 29Sep - 30Sep'17.

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Above prices quoted exclude the following surcharges which will be collected upon confirmation of package:
~ Hotel high season surcharge applies as follows:-
* Strahan Village at S$20 per room per night for stay on/between 01Apr - 30Apr and S$40 per room per night for stay on/between 29Sep - 30Sep'17.
* Cradle Moutain Hotel at S$60 per room per night for stay on/between 01Apr - 30Apr and 29Sep - 30Sep'17.
* Country Club Villas at S$25 per room per night for stay on/between 01Apr - 30Apr'17.
* Tidal Waters Resort, St Helens @ S$10 per room per night for stay on/between 01Apr - 01Jun'17.
* Freycinet Lodge @ S$130 per room per night for stay on/between 01Apr - 30Apr'17 & 29Sep - 30Sep'17.

Room Type 8 Nights Circle Tasmania Drive
Adult (A) Child (C)
1A 2A 3A 4A 1A1C 2A1C 2A2C
2017-04-01 ~ 2017-09-30
As per itinerary 2500 1310 1065 970 1285 450 430
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)