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
Free Day until welcome dinner.
1900 Welcome Dinner at Hotel
Day 3 Tuesday 3 November 2020 - Sydney
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
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
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
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
Day 6 Friday 6 November 2020 - Batemans Bay – Green Cape – Lakes Entrance
0900 Check out Bags On Bus
0915 Depart for Cape Green
1030 Rest Stop
1245 Arrive Cape Green
1430 Depart for hotel Bellview on the Lakes
1730 Arrive at a hotel
Day 7 Saturday 7 November 2020 - Lakes Entrance - Melbourne
1100 Check out Bags On Bus
1115 Depart for Melbourne Hotel
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
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
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
1300 Depart for Low Head Lighthouse and She Oak Lighthouse
1600 Depart for hotel in George Town
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
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
Day 12 Thursday 12 November 2020 - Launceston - Hobart
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.
1400 Continue onto Hobart, Tasmania’s capital city for the next three nights. Dinner tonight at your hotel.
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
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
Day 16 Monday 16 November 2020 - Warrnambool – Cape Northumberland – Mount Gambier
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
Day 17 Tuesday 17 November 2020 - Mount Gambier – Adelaide
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
Day 18 Wednesday 18 November 2020 - Adelaide
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
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
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
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
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 -
Shuttle to airport and Flights home.
- Parriwi Head Lighthouse
- Grotto Point Lighthouse
- Western Channel Pile Light
- Hornby Lighthouse
- Eastern Channel Pile Light
- Vaucluse Leading Light Front
- Vaucluse Leading Light Rear
- 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
- Head 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
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
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