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AU/TAS/HUNTSL18 | 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.


~ 6 Days Avis Car Rental with Zero Excess, Max coverage - FCAR (Toyota Camry or similar) / FVAR (Hyundai iMax 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, Studio Chalet (2 Bedroom Chalet for 3A/4A/2A1C/2A2C)
* 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 - 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 (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 just outside the doorsteps of your hotel.

Overnight in Lufra Hotel and Apartments

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)
Valid for car pickup from Airport with Zero Excess (Max Coverage)
01 Apr 18 - 30 Nov 18Group E - Toyota Camry Sedan or similar26002500
01 Apr 18 - 30 Nov 18Group V - Hyundai iMax or similar33003100

01 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19Group E - Toyota Camry Sedan or similar27002600
01 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19Group V - Hyundai iMax or similar34003300

Important Notes

~ Valid for travel to be completed by 31 Mar 19.
~ 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 Thai Baht by cash and credit card.
~ 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 out dates @ Lenna of Hobart from 26Dec'18 - 03Jan'19 & 07Feb'19 - 11Feb'19 (NOT applicable for stay).
~ Hotel Black out dates @ Swansea Beach Chalets from 20Dec'18 - 20Jan'19 (NOT applicable for stay, min 3 nights applies).

~ Hotel high season surcharge applies as follows:-
* Lenna of Hobart at THB1700 per Mountain View Room / THB2700 per Family Suite per night for stay on/between 01Oct'18 - 30Nov'18.
* Swansea Beach Chalets at THB700 per Studio Chalet / THB1500 per 2 Bedroom Chalet per night for stay on/between 01Oct'18 - 30Nov'18
* Lufra Hotel and Apartments at THB500 per Hotel Premium Room / THB1500 per 2 Bedroom Apartment per night for stay on/between 01Dec'18 - 31Mar'19.


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Room Type 6 Nights Tasmania Southern Lights Adventure Drive
Adult (A) Child (C)
1A 2A 3A 4A 1A1C 2A1C 2A2C
2019-01-10 ~ 2019-03-31
As per itinerary 51100 26100 21400 18100 25500 11600 7600
Price per person in THB

Additional Information / Supplement

(Subject to change without prior notice)
Valid for car pickup from Airport with Zero Excess (Max Coverage)