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From Hobart: Great Lake, High Country Small Group Day Tour

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Embark on a scenic 9.5-hr driving tour, exploring an antique power station and marveling at the beauty of three alpine lakes with lively commentary and captivating stories by David.

Highlights

  • Admire the World Heritage Wilderness at Pine Lake
  • View the alpine rainforest and the steep escarpment from Liffey Forest Lookout
  • Take in the massive Great Lake its islands, dams and stories
  • Tour the antique Waddamana hydro power station absorbing its stories and charm
  • Embark on the only day tour to explore five hightlights of the Central Plateau

Description

Set out on the only day tour (about 9.5 Hours) to the Great Lake and Tasmania’s Central Plateau. You will be looked after by your Tasmanian tour guide David, who is seasoned in local knowledge and can make the place come alive with stories. •8am, meet at the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre (20 Davey Street). We start with southern midlands farming district and up to the historic highland town of Bothwell. We will make a stop for you to pick up hot drinks. •Then we will visit the 1916 Waddamana hydro power station and learn the story of its rise and dramatic fall. Your discovery will be enlightened by the discussion with David, who once worked for the power industry. •We travel on to the trout fishing community of Flintstone inspired by the local geology. Viewing the mighty Arthurs Lake we learn how two lakes, became one and the surprising story of where its waters go. We will stop at the Arthurs Lake Road house for a warm lunch purchased by guests. •We will then rise up to the southern end of the massive Great Lake where the Miena Dam holds back the vast waters. Soon we embark on an investigative walk to determine if Reynolds Island (the lake’s largest island) really is an Island. Then it comes to a scenic drive along the lake shore and up the bends to The Great Lake Lookout which opens a bird’s-eye view for you, and get out to breathe in the fresh air on your arrival •Our next stop is a short walk to the pristine Pine Lake through a forest of rare pencil pines which only grow in Tasmania. David can bring all this in to focus with his Tasmanian university studies in botany, geology, rivers and lakes. •Then we arrive at the Liffey Forest Lookout to witness the steep rocky Escarpment and smell the leafy rainforest, where the central Pateau high country dramatically drops away towards the north. •We return through the historic midlands town of Kempton and admire its heritage building. About 5:30pm, we will arrive back at the Tasmanian Travel Information Centre in time for dinner, bringing with us memories of Tasmania’s High Country.

Includes

Sound system in the bus to hear the tour guide clearly Air-conditioned mini vehicle guided tour

Important Information

  • You will be picked up at 20 Davey Street, Tasmania Travel Information Center

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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