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2020 Australia and Tasmania Tour
Nov 01, 2020 to Nov 23, 2020

The essence of mainland Australia and its smaller cousin Tasmania will be discovered by spending time in their thriving, cosmopolitan cities and undertaking an epic journey along their awe-inspiring coasts.

Our trip begins in Sydney and then it is off to Melbourne followed by Launceston and Hobart Tasmania.  We then fly back to Melbourne and off by coach to Adelaide.  We stop at Ayres Rock (Uluru) at Alice Springs where we will experience the ever-changing colors of Uluru at sunset in the desert before heading back to Sydney.  And just because this is what we do we will see 45 lighthouses along the way plus an additional 11 lighthouses if you take the optional helicopter tours.

You will have the opportunity to see the Sydney Operas House, climb 440 feet to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in the cultural and culinary delights as well as seeing the 19th century penal settlement at Port Arthur sitting on the Tasmania peninsula.  However, no floggings will be allowed.  At Cleland Wildlife Park we will listen and learn about Ancient Dreaming stories, cuddle Koalas, feed Kangaroos and you can even hold a snake if you are so inclined.

So come join us down under in the land of Crocodile Dundee, the Tasmanian Devil and of Koalas.


Day 1       Sunday 1 November 2020                   Sidney Australia
                Arrive Sydney Airport at various times throughout the day and night.   Shuttle to Hotel Sydney Harbour Marriott.

 

Day 2       Monday 2 November 2020 - Sydney
                0630    Breakfast
                Free Day until welcome dinner.
                1900    Welcome Dinner at Hotel

Day 3      Tuesday 3 November 2020 - Sydney
                0630    Breakfast
                0900    Depart for Australian National Maritime Museum
                           Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse
                           CLS4 Carpentaria Lightship
                1100    Depart for Regal II ferry at Circular Quay for tour of Sydney Harbour and the following Lighthouses. 
                           Fort Denison, Shark Island, Vaucluse Bay Front Leading Light, Vaucluse Bay Rear Leading Light, Eastern Channel Pile, Western Channel Pile, Bradley’s Head, Robertson Point, Blues Point, Goat Island
                1500   Return to hotel. 
                          Dinner is on your own.

Day 4      Wednesday 4 November 2020 - Sydney
                0630    Breakfast
                0830   Depart for Macquarie Lighthouse Old South Head Rd.
                0900    Arrive Macquarie Lighthouse for tour.
                1000    Depart for Hornby Lighthouse S. Head Heritage Trail.
                1030    Arrive Hornby Lighthouse
                1145    Lunch on your own at Watson Bay.
               1300    Depart for hotel 
               1330    Arrive at hotel. The rest of day is on your own or
               1400    Depart for Optional helicopter flight to see the additional lighthouses
               1830    Dinner is on your own.

Day 5      Thursday 5 November 2020 - Sydney – Wollongong – Batemans Bay
                0630    Breakfast
                0800    Check out Bags on Bus
                0815    Depart for Wollongong head and Wollongong Breakwater Lighthouses 
                0930    Arrive at Wollongong head and Wollongong Breakwater Lighthouses
               1030    Depart for Kiama Lighthouse 
               1045    Arrive Kiama Lighthouse
               1115    Depart for Point Perpendicular Lighthouse 
               1230    Arrive Point Perpendicular
               1300    Lunch 
               1400    Depart for Warden Head Lighthouse 
               1530    Arrive Warden Head Lighthouse
               1615    Depart for Burrewarra Point Lighthouse 
               1715    Arrive Burrewarra Point Lighthouse
               1745    Depart for Corrigans Cover Resort, Batemans Bay
               1800    Arrive at Corrigans Cover Resort
               1900    Dinner

Day 6     Friday 6 November 2020 - Batemans Bay – Green Cape – Lakes Entrance
              0630   Breakfast
              0900    Check out Bags On Bus
              0915    Depart for Cape Green 
              1030    Rest Stop
              1245    Arrive Cape Green
              1330    Lunch 
              1430    Depart for hotel Bellview on the Lakes
              1730    Arrive at a hotel
              1830    Dinner

Day 7    Saturday 7 November 2020 - Lakes Entrance - Melbourne
              0630    Breakfast
              1100    Check out Bags On Bus
              1115    Depart for Melbourne Hotel
              1300    Lunch 
              1400    Continue on to Hotel in Melbourne
              1530    Arrive Hotel - The evening and Dinner are yours to do as you please.

Day 8    Sunday 8 November 2020 - Melbourne
              0630    Breakfast
              1000    Depart for Magic Charters Boat Tour for a tour of Melbourne Harbour and Lighthouses
              1400    Depart for hotel - The rest of the day is on your own or
              1430    Depart for One hour Optional  Helicopter tour. This optional tour will pick up Split Point Lighthouse.
              1830    Dinner on your own

Day 9    Monday 9 November 2020 - Melbourne – George Town
             0630    Breakfast
             0800    Check out Bags on Bus
             0815    Depart for Melbourne Airport for flight to Launceston
             0900    Flight to Launceston Tasmania
             1000    Arrive at Launceston collect bags and board bus for George Town
             1130    Arrive George Town
             1200    Lunch 
             1300    Depart for Low Head Lighthouse and She Oak Lighthouse
             1600    Depart for hotel in George Town
             1800    Dinner

Day 10   Tuesday 10 November 2020 - George Town – Rocky Cape - Wynyard
               0630    Breakfast -
               0800    Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before departing for Highfield Point Lighthouse, Stanley. Spend some free time exploring here and tour the lighthouse.        
               1000   Travel back towards Rocky Cape where we will then visit the Rocky Cape Lighthouse, sitting on a spectacular headland in the National Park,
               1130   Move onto Table Cape Lighthouse.
               1230   Depart for hotel in Wynyard for the evening and an included dinner.
               1900    Dinner at hotel

Day 11    Wednesday 11 November 2020 - Wynyard - Launceston    
                0630    Breakfast
                0800    Transport to Tasmania
                1000    Depart along the coast stopping at Round Hill point Lighthouse overlooking the harbour at Burnie and Mersey Bluff Lighthouse near Devonport.
                1200    Enjoy some free time for lunch in Devonport
                1230    Depart for Launceston for the night.
                1400   Spend your afternoon at leisure exploring this riverside city, one of the oldest cities in Australia. (Suggestions - visit the Queen Victoria Museum or take a 15 minute walk (approximately) to Cataract Gorge, a natural attraction along the banks of the Tamar River).
                1600    Depart for hotel in Launceston
                1900    Dinner

Day 12     Thursday 12 November 2020 - Launceston - Hobart
                 0630    Breakfast
                 0730    It will be an early morning today for a full days travel to Hobart. We will visit the Cape Tourville Lighthouse in the Coles Bay conservation area and Freycinet National Park. We will stop at the new lighthouse at Point Home, near Triabunna. 
                1300    Lunch
                1400    Continue onto Hobart, Tasmania’s capital city for the next three nights. Dinner tonight at your hotel. 
                1900    Dinner

Day 13     Friday 13 November 2020 - Hobart
                0630    Breakfast at hotel
                            Free Day to explore Hobart.  Today is yours to spend at leisure in Hobart. It is a Saturday so you may wish to wander through the famous Salamanca Market. A vibrant outdoor market with more than 300 stalls showcasing arts, crafts, jewelry, fresh food and produce, collectables and homewares.
                           Lunch and Dinner will be on your own.

Day 14    Saturday 14 November 2020 - Bruny Island Full Day Sightseeing
               0630    Breakfast at Hotel
               0800    We will be split into smaller coaches for a full day food, sightseeing & lighthouse tour to Bruny Island today. We will be guided through the Mount Mangana rainforests in search of White Wallaby in the wild, cross and climb the narrow sandy isthmus known as The Neck and Wildlife Zone and onwards to the Cape Bruny Lighthouse Station. Here we will be split into groups and join Australia’s southernmost Lighthouse Tour. The Iconic Cape Bruny Lighthouse is the only Southern Tasmanian Lighthouse open for Tours. We will climb the original wrought iron spiral staircase to the top of the tower and step out onto the balcony to take in the breath taking views of the sweeping southern ocean to the wild Tasman Sea, South East Cape, Whale Head and the small islands dotting the coastline. For lunch, choose from an extensive menu of locally caught fresh fish, succulent local lamb, salmon, seafood chowder or the popular seafood platter for two.
              1900    Dinner at hotel

Day 15    Sunday 15 November 2020 - Hobart – Melbourne – Cape Otway - Warrnambool    
               0630    Breakfast
               0800    Check out Bags on Bus
               0815    Depart for Cape Otway 
               0930    Rest Stop
               1145    Arrive Cape Otway
               1200    Lunch on your own at Cape Otway
               1330    Depart for Lady Bay Front and Rear Lighthouse 
               1500    Arrive Lady Bay Front and Rear Lights
               1600    Depart for hotel in Warrnambool Lady Bay Resort
               1630    Arrive at hotel - Overnight Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs
               1830    Dinner

Day 16    Monday 16 November 2020 - Warrnambool – Cape Northumberland – Mount Gambier    
                0630    Breakfast
                0830    Check out Bags on Bus
                0845    Depart for Griffiths Island Lighthouse 
                0930    Arrive Griffiths Island Lighthouse
                1000    Depart for Whalers Bluff Lighthouse 
                1045    Rest Stop along the way
                1130    Arrive Whalers Bluff Lighthouse
                1200    Depart for Cape Nelson Lighthouse 
                1230    Arrive Cape Nelson
                1300    Lunch on your own at Cape Nelson
                1400    Depart for Cape Northumberland 
                1530    Arrive Cape Northumberland
                1630    Depart for Hotel Lakes Resort
                1830    Dinner

Day 17     Tuesday 17 November 2020 - Mount Gambier – Adelaide    
                0630    Breakfast
                0730    Check out Bags on Bus
                0745    Depart for Cape Banks 
                0830    Arrive Cape Banks
                0900    Depart for Cape Martin 
                0945    Rest Stop
                1030    Arrive Cape Martin
                1100    Depart for Robe Lighthouse 
                1145    Arrive Robe Lighthouse
                1230   Lunch on your own in Robe
                1345    Depart for hotel Adelaide 
                1745    Arrive hotel Adelaide Overnight Stanford Grand
                1830    Dinner

Day 18    Wednesday 18 November 2020 -  Adelaide
               0630    Breakfast
               0830    Explore Cleland Wildlife Park with Private Koala Experience
               1130    Enjoy the town of Adelaid.  Lunch and Dinner is on your own.  
               1700    Overnight in Adelaide Stanford Grand

Day 19    Thursday 19 November 2020 - Adelaide
                0630    Breakfast
                0800    Included Helicopter Flight to see many lighthouses.  This tour will only take the morning so the rest of the day and evening is yours to do as you please.
                            Lunch and Dinner on your own.

Day 20    Friday 20 Nvember 2020 -  Adelaide - Uluru
                0630    Breakfast
                1100    Check out Bags on Bus
                1115    Depart for airport and flight to Uluru Airport
                1600    Arrive Uluru check into hotel - on your own until dinner
                1830    Dinner

Day 21     Saturday 21 November 2020 - Uluru
                0500 - Visit Uluru at sunrise to witness how the sunlight plays with the landscape and how the colours change. Depart the viewing point & return to the hotel for breakfast. After a short break begin the tour of the base of Uluru, experiencing the Mutitjulu waterhole walk & Mala walk. Hear the explanations of the native Aboriginal rock paintings and the stories behind them. Your guide will also explain the cultural significance of this natural wonder to the local people. Visit the Cultural Centre before returning to your hotel. In the afternoon you will travel to Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas.
                          Make a stop at the lookout point before walking through Walpa Gorge. From here you will return to Uluru and the best viewing spot to witness the sunset.
                          Lunch and Dinner on your own

Day 22     Sunday 22 November 2020 - Uluru - Sydney
                 0630    Breakfast
                 1000    Bags on the bus depart for airport and flight to Sydney
                 1500    Arrive Sydney airport hotel
                 1830    Farewell dinner

Day 23    Monday 23 November 2020 - 
               0630    Breakfast
                           Shuttle to airport and Flights home.

 

 

 

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Lighthouses

  1. Parriwi Head Lighthouse
  2. Grotto Point Lighthouse
  3. Western Channel Pile Light
  4. Hornby Lighthouse
  5. Eastern Channel Pile Light
  6. Vaucluse Leading Light Front
  7. Vaucluse Leading Light Rear
  8. Macquarie Lighthouse
  9. Shark Island Lighthouse
  10. Bradley's Head Lighthouse
  11. Robertson Point Lighthouse
  12. Fort Denison Light
  13. Henry Head Lighthouse
  14. Cape Baily Lighthouse
  15. Flagstaff Point Wollongong Lighthouse
  16. Head Lighthouse
  17. Kiama Lighthouse
  18. Point Perpendicular Lighthouse
  19. Warden Head Lighthouse
  20. Burrewarra Point Lighthouse
  21. Green Cape Lighthouse
  22. Cape Liptrap Lighthouse
  23. Cape Schanck Lighthouse
  24. McCrae Eastern Lighthouse
  25. Point Gellibrand Pile Lighthouse
  26. Williamstown Timeball Tower
  27. Port Melbourn Front Light
  28. Port Melbourn Rear Light
  29. Queenscliff Low Lighthouse
  30. Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
  31. Split Point Lighthouse
  32. Cape Otway Lighthouse
  33. Lady Bay Front Light
  34. Lady Bay Rear Light
  35. Griffiths Island Lighthouse
  36. Whalers Bluff Lighthouse
  37. Cape Nelson Lighthouse
  38. Cape Northumberland Lighthouse
  39. Cape Banks Lighthouse
  40. Cape Martin Lighthouse
  41. Robe Lighthouse
  42. Cape Jervis Lighthouse
  43. Marino Rocks Light
  44. Troubridge Lighthouse
  45. Cape Spencer Lighthouse
  46. West Cape Lighthouse
  47. Corny Point Lighthouse
  48. Warburto Point Light
  49. Point Lowly Lighthouse
  50. Cape Du Couedic Lighthouse
  51. Cape Borda Lighthouse
  52. Cape Willoughby Lighthouse
  53. Cape St. Albans Lighthouse
  54. Cape Bruny Lighthouse
  55. Point Home Lighthouse
  56. Cape Tourville Lighthouse
  57. Eddystone Point Lighthouse
  58. Middle Channel Leading Light
  59. She Oak Point Leading Light
  60. Low Head Lighthouse
  61. Devonport Front Light
  62. Devonport Rear Light
  63. Mersey Bluff Lighthouse
  64. Round Hill Point Lighthouse
  65. Table Cape Lighthouse
  66. Rocky Cape Lighthouse
  67. Highfield Point Lighthouse
Parriwi Head Lighthouse
Grotto Point Lighthouse
Western Channel Pile Light
Hornby Lighthouse
Eastern Channel Pile Light
Vaucluse Leading Light Front
Macquarie Lighthouse
Shark Island Lighthouse
Bradley's Head Lighthouse
Robertson Point Lighthouse
Fort Denison Light
Henry Head Lighthouse
Cape Baily Lighthouse
Flagstaff Point Wollongong Lighthouse
Kiama Lighthouse
Point Perpendicular Lighthouse
Warden Head Lighthouse
Burrewarra Point Lighthouse
Green Cape Lighthouse
Cape Liptrap Lighthouse
Cape Schanck Lighthouse
McCrae Eastern Lighthouse
Point Gellibrand Pile Lighthouse
Williamstown Timeball Tower
Port Melbourn Front Light
Port Melbourn Rear Light
Queenscliff Low Lighthouse
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
Split Point Lighthouse
Cape Otway Lighthouse
Lady Bay Front Light
Lady Bay Rear Light
Griffiths Island Lighthouse
Whalers Bluff Lighthouse
Cape Nelson Lighthouse
Cape Northumberland Lighthouse
Cape Banks Lighthouse
Cape Martin Lighthouse
Robe Lighthouse
Cape Jervis Lighthouse
Marino Rocks Light
Troubridge Lighthouse
Cape Spencer Lighthouse
West Cape Lighthouse
Corny Point Lighthouse
Warburto Point Light
Point Lowly Lighthouse
Cape Du Couedic Lighthouse
Cape Borda Lighthouse
Cape Willoughby Lighthouse
Cape St. Albans Lighthouse
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Point Home Lighthouse
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Eddystone Point Lighthouse
Middle Channel Leading Light
She Oak Point Leading Light
Low Head Lighthouse
Devonport Front Light
Devonport Rear Light
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse
Round Hill Point Lighthouse
Table Cape Lighthouse
Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Highfield Point Lighthouse

Costs:

Per Person Double Occupancy: $9,150
Single Supplement (Cash): $1,402
What's Included: 

All coach transportation
All hotel accommodations
All Ferry and Boat Transportation
Airfare from Melbourne to Launceston Tasmania
Airfare from Hobart Tasmania to Melbourne
Airfare from Adelaide to Uluru
Airfare from Uluru to Sydney
23 Breakfasts
15 Lunches
19 Dinners

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