Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
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Approximately 8 Hours
Meals not included
Enjoy three of Tasmania's finest attractions with a historic train ride, a visit to Launceston, and a cruise through Cataract Gorge. Enjoy a private cruise in the afternoon.
Head to the Don River Railway Museum in a suburb of Devonport. Here you'll board the 3'6"-gauge Melrose Line that is run by volunteers uses part of the tracks that used to connect Don Junction and Paloona. A 30-minute round trip train ride to Coles Beach features either a 1940s ex TGR rail car, or a diesel locomotive pulling heritage carriages. Most of the rolling stock has been lovingly restored in the on-site workshop. Don't miss the museum, which features the largest collection of steam locomotives in Tasmania, with vintages ranging from 1879 to 1951.
Visit Launceston -- this is Tasmania's second-largest city -- situated at the confluence of the North and South Esk Rivers. This is where the Tamar River begins its journey to Bass Strait. Arriving in the heart of the Launceston, relax while a panoramic drive succinctly showcases the historic architecture and the charming gardens that lace their way through the cityscape. You'll then have some free time to explore the downtown area on your own and purchase lunch (at your own expense).
The Tamar River was once Launceston's shipping and transport 'highway' and today it remains key to the city in its role as a lifestyle hub for more than a fourth of Tasmania's population. The whole region is steeped in romance and studded with tales of swashbuckling bushrangers -- loads of fun. A private boat takes you on an afternoon cruise through the magnificent Cataract Gorge. This is your chance to relax, enjoy, and learn about the fascinating history, fauna and people of the Tamar River. Notes:
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Lunch is not included. You will have time to purchase lunch at your own expense in Launceston.