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The SECOND Great Tasmanian Adventure 2022

About the Tour

30 day tourStarts 10 March 22

Cost: $6,900.00

Solo Cost: $5,200.00

Have you ever wanted to explore Tasmania's wild and rugged West Coast, cruise along the stunning Gordon River or visit the serene Lake St Clair and amazing Cradle Mountain. Join us and explore Australia's most southern state and visit the likes of Hobart and Port Arthur. With what starts as a night sail from Melbourne, this adventure gives you the opportunity to explore much of the state's beautiful countryside and a number of historic towns including Ross, where you'll get to pay a trip to the Tasmanian Wool Centre and Ross Bridge. Heading back up along the East Coast, Coles Bay and St Helens are two destinations that will not disappoint.  From here you will continue north towards Launceston, cruising on the Tamar River along the way, ending the trip back in Devonport where you'll journey back to the mainland.   

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Days 30
Dates 10 March 22 to 09 April 22
Location Tasmania
Start Torquay
End Melbourne
Suitable for motorhomes, caravans, camper vans,
Cost $6,900.00
Solo Cost $5,200.00
Max Vehicles 15

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Highlights

Stanley, The Nut
Take a half day steam train ride in Queenstown
Enjoy a Gordon River Cruise including a buffet lunch
Visit Lake St Clair and Cradle Mountain
Russell Falls and the Salmon Ponds
Historic villages
Spectacular scenery
Explore Hobart
Visit Port Arthur Historic Site
Historic Ross, Ross Bridge and the Tasmanian Wool Centre
Stay at beautiful Coles Bay
Wineglass Bay boat cruise
Take a 4 hour Tamar River Cruise in Launceston
Meet and greet dinner
Farewell dinner
Two dinners on Spirit of Tasmania
Three lunches
Happy hours 
Cabin accommodation (night sail) on Spirit of Tasmania
All boat bookings, tours, accommodation and listed meals organised for you
Experienced guides

3 x Lunches
Happy hours
Cabin accommodation on night sailing
All boat bookings, tours, accommodation and listed meals organized for you Experienced guides

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Meet at Torquay for meet and greet happy hour at 4pm followed by a dinner together (happy hour and dinner provided, drinks not included

DAY 2 Boarding the Spirit of Tasmania, (all boat fees, cabin accommodation and smorgasbord dinner included, drinks not included)

DAY 3  Arrive in Devonport and head to Stanley where we will stay for 2 nights, (power, showers, toilets)

DAY 4. Explore Stanley and The Nut, enjoy the spectacular view of The Nut and the historic village of Stanley on a chairlift ride (ride included)

DAY 5. Depart for Cradle Mountain where we will stay for 2 nights (powered), hop on a bus to see Dove Lake or stop on the at any of the walks (your NP pass will cover you for the bus)

DAY 6 Free Time

DAY 7 Travel to beautiful Strahan where we will stay for 2 nights, (power, water, dump, showers, toilets)

DAY 8 Hop aboard for a night cruise of the spectacular Gordon River and enjoy a buffet dinner (premium on top level, cruise including  afternoon tea and dinner all drinks including wine and beer, private outside deck )

DAY 9 Leave for Queenstown where we will stay for 2 nights, (power, showers toilet).

DAY 10 Enjoy a 1⁄2 day trip on a majestic steam train and journey into spectacular Tasmanian wilderness to Double Barrill and King River Gorge (tour included),

DAY 11. We head off to Tarraleah, driving through spectacular scenery on the way and opportunity to stop at Lake St Clair (power, showers, toilet) Dinner together at night (dinner included)

DAY 12. Travel to New Norfolk where we will stay for 2 nights stopping at Russell Falls on the way where you will have time to take a walk or 2 to the waterfalls. (power, showers toilets, dump)

DAY 13  Free time to shop, relax and visit the the Salmon Pond, the oldest trout hatchery in the Southern Hemisphere at your leisure. An entry pass and voucher for coffee/tea and cake will be provided.

DAY 14  We head to Geeveston in the south and stay at Geeveston CMCA RV park for 2 nights, enjoy some free time, possibly visiting the Tahune airwalk, or drive south to Southport, maybe take a boat ride to Bruny Island, the choices are endless (no facilities, dump)

DAY 15 Free time to explore

DAY 16 We head Hobart where we will stay at the Barilla Holiday Park for 3 nights, stopping on the way to take in the sights (power, water, showers, toilets, dump)

DAY 17 Pick up by coach and enjoy half day tour to Mount Wellington (morning tea included), free time in the afternoon

DAY 18 Free time in Hobart to explore, bus outside caravan park will take you into Hobart

DAY 19 Head to Port Arthur staying there for 2 nights (power, showers, toilets, dump)

DAY 20 Spend a day in Port Arthur Historic Site (entry included)

DAY 21 Free day to explore Tasman Peninsula

DAY 22 - Stay at Bangor Winery (itinerary at winery tbc)

DAY 23 Travel to historic Oatlands where we will stay for a night, (powered/unpowered showers, toilets), explore Ross and the historic Bridge, visit the Tasmanian Wool Museum or just relax

DAY 24 Travel to Coles Bay and stay for 2 nights (power, showers, toilet) Enjoy a cruise on Wineglass Bay (cruise and lunch included)

DAY 25 Travel White Sands Resort on the beautiful east coast staying for 1 night (no facilities), having dinner together at night in the restaurant (dinner included)

DAY 26 Travel to Launceston, with time to visit Bay of Fires on the way Free time at Launceston (power, showers, toilets)

DAY 27 Enjoy a 4 hour river cruise on the Tamar River visiting Cataract Gorge, Batman Bridge, travelling 48 km up the river, including morning tea, light lunch and wine tasting (cruise, morning tea, wine tasting and lunch included, drinks not included). 

DAY 28 Free day in Launceston, happy hour in the afternoon and pizza dinner ( all provided) for our final night together

DAY 28 Travel to Devonport and hop on board the Spirit of Tasmania (boat fees, cabin accommodation and smorgasbord dinner included, drinks not included)

DAY 29 We land in Melbourne and farewell our new friends and continue our independent travels.


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Testimonials

A safe way to travel, enjoy an adventure seeing new places with a wonderful comeraderie amongst the group.
Joe & Fiona - Qld Outback Wandering 2020

Another great time as usual, looking forward to the next adventure
Dick & Helen - Qld Outback Wandering 2020

Our third tagalong trip and looking forward to 2 trips with Renee & Andrew in 2021. Ideal way of seeing things in towns and centres you did not know existed.
Harry & Merle - Qld Outback Wandering 2020

Well organised safaris run by Renee & Andrew - loads of fun and laughs along the way
Allan & Margaret - Qld Outback Wandering

Renee & Andrew's attention to detail is excellent, seeing that everything and everyone is look after. The happy hour with its laughter and banter that comes with it. The slow travelling to enjoy the scenery, plenty of free time for self exploring.
Bruce & Thelma - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

We recommend Xpedition Tagalongs, great time was had by our group, will certainly be going again. Andrew & Renee are great leaders and fun to be with, we were in safe hands at all times. This is our 3rd tagalong, they just get bigger and better
Allan & Lesley - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Everyone was made to feel welcome and included.
Ron & Alys - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Andrew & Renee ran the safari in a professional manner, showing consideration to all participants. Andrew went above and beyond to help with any vehicle problems. The campsites and planned events were organised in advance and therefore access was seamless. It was a stress free, fun and friendly event which, as a solo traveller, I enjoyed immensely
Jenny H - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Couldn't want for better tour guides than Andrew & Renee. Well planned, organised and lots of fun. Highly recommend Xpedition Tagalong Tours for an interesting safari.
Chris & Wendy - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Wow! What a wonderful way to see Tasmania. Andrew & Renee have included so any "not to be missed" places to visit while travelling, with safety, in a group. We are now looking forward to our next tagalong trip. Book your next adventure now!
Brian & Liz - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

A big thank you again to our hosts and leaders Andrew & Renee, they just make our journeys so much fun and enjoyable. Would never have been able to do this safari on our own even if we had all the maps money could buy. Lots of research and effort goes into all safaris and again "thank you". Hopefully we have made a few friends along the way.
Max and Gerda

This was our sixth safari, hopefully many more. The enjoyment of camping in places and travelling on routes, one may not pick if on their own. Happy hour with people who become friends with common interests. Guided by a dedicated couple, who compliment each other with vasts depth of relevant knowledge
Lauri & Mary

Andrew and Renee are the perfect Tagalong tour group leaders. Their relaxed, inclusive, friendly manner belies the constant attention to detail, competence and experience that lies beneath. Uluru and Beyond met all my expectations and then some. I can now say that I have done the Red Centre.
Viveinne Page - Uluru and Beyond Safari 2018

We spent 30 days with Andrew and Renee covering thousands of kilometres, beautiful scenery. Exceptional stopovers we would have never seen. They were always available to help and this helped bring everyone together.
Trevor and Vicki Picket - Uluru and Beyond Safari 2018

As first time safari participants, we weren't sure what to expect, but we were very impressed with how organised our expedition leaders, Andrew and Renee, Led from the front. enjoyed travelling in a convoy for the first time.
Alan and Kathy - Uluru and Beyond Safari 2018

Awesome leaders! Had a great time going to the tip and back. Felt very comfortable following behind. Will be looking out for more tips to do in the future
Jeremy Lepherd - Cape York 2017

The trip to the Cape was awesome with hosts Andrew and Renee making it an effortless adventure. Can't wait till the next one, cheers guys
Ben Oliver - Cape York 2017