10 Night Vintage Tasmania Tour
4 March 2021
10 Night Classic Tasmania Tour
On this tour you will get to know this great little island we call Tassie. Visit the famous Salamanca Market in Hobart. See the Wall in the Wilderness on your travels to Strahan. Experience the beauty of the Tarkine. A visit to one of Tasmania's premier wineries - Josef Chromy - is an opportunity not to be missed. See the Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay, on Tassie's gorgeous east coast and of course you'll visit the convict settlement of Port Arthur.
Freycinet Lodge High Tea - March
Sunday 7th March 2021
Freycinet Lodge
Coles Bay Tasmania
Join us for the day, stopping along the way for morning tea. Then a beautiful High Tea at Freycinet Lodge. What a treat!
Bruny Island Tour
Wednesday 10th March 2021
Coal River Coaches
We will be departing Hobart nice and early so to enjoy a full touring day exploring the towns and roads on the way to Bruny Island. Crossing the D’Entrecasteaux channel by ferry to welcome a local guide and hear first- hand the range of attractions from its world-famous cheese to its unique white wallabies, a bit of history and its future. Our visits will include The Neck, Captains Cook Landing.
Dover Seafest
Sunday 14th March 2021
Coal River Coaches
There is plenty to see and do. This annual community food festival is situated on the picturesque foreshore of Port Esperance Bay in Dover. The Seafest showcases local food providers with a special emphasis on the seafood sourced from the southern sea. Locally produced cider, wine, spirits and beer is available along with live music and a makers and growers’ market, where you will have an opportunity to speak to some of the local producers and food providers. Lunch will be at your own expense.
St Patrick's Day High Tea @ Freycinet
Wednesday 17 March 2021
Coal River Coaches
St Patrick was a 5th-century missionary to Ireland and later served as bishop there. He is credited with bringing Christianity to parts of Ireland and was probably partly responsible for the Christianisation of the Picts and Anglo-Saxons. He is one of the patron Saints of Ireland. Travel with us today up to Freycinet Lodge, Coles Bay for delicious High Tea (lunch) to celebrate Irelands patron Saint . Even if you don't celebrate St Patrick's Day, come along for a pleasant day out with us.
Flinders Island - March 2021
Wednesday 17th March 2021
Coal River Coaches
We are flying from Hobart on this tour. Spending 4 days on Flinders Island learning about its history and exploring the beautiful scenery and all this tiny Island has to offer.
Roslyn 1823 Italian Lunch
21 March 2021
Coal River Coaches
Enjoy a four course lunch with matching wines at the historic Roslyn Estate in Campania.
Cultural Treasures of Japan (CANCELLED)
27 March 2021
Cultural Treasures of Japan
Group Tour of Japan including return flights and fully escorted Hobart to Hobart.
Frank's Cider Tour | Fat Pig Farm Afloat
Saturday 27 March 2021
Coal River Coaches
Franklin Tasmania 7113
Enjoy a fabulous tour and tasting with Naomie from Frank's Cider. As Naomie walks you through to the orchardshe will share the history of Frank's Cider and apple growing in the Huon Valley. Fat Pig Farm Afloat combines the delicious artisan produce of Southern Tasmania with the beauty of the Huon Valley. Your magestic two-hour cruise on the magestic Huon River is accompanied by a seasonal picnic lunch with matching beverages.
Eagles Eyrie
27 March 2021
Coal River Coaches
Explore the spectacular Eagles Eyrie, located at Abott's Lookout, near Maydena. Lunch with a view will be served at 1pm with time to explore the area at your leisure afterwards,
East Coast Freycinet Tour
Wednesday 31st March - 2nd April 2021
Coal River Coaches
We begin exploring with a day in St Marys and the Iron House Brewery Tour. Staying at the Beachfront Bicheno for 2 nights allows us to ‘feel like a local’ as we head off the next day to experience the iconic “Wineglass Bay Cruise”. Then we check out the incredible views from Cape Tourville, keep an eye out for dolphins! Friday morning - check you have your camera ready. As we pass more stunning beaches, local towns, and extraordinary natural beauty views - all postcard perfect!
Good Friday Fish Fry
Friday 2nd April 2021
Coal River Coaches
Travel to the East Coast and enjoy fish caught fresh and prepared by the local Rotary Club, this is an annual favourite of the Travel Club and so delicious! The Easter bunny will make an early visit! We are fortunate to meet our East Coast touring group to celebrate together. Good Friday Fish Fry is hosted by Rotary is at historic Rostrevor.
Derwent Valley Autumn Festival (CANCELLED)
18 April 2021
Coal River Coaches
The Derwent Valley is one of the most picturesque spots in southern Tasmania, and truly comes alive with a riot of autumn enchantment. The walk along the riverside of the Derwent is magical and the reflections stunning. Come and be a part of the Derwent Valley Autumn festival celebrating all that is great about this beautiful region with a day filled with non- stop entertainment, fine food, local wines, beers, and music. Lunch is at your own cost.
Launceston Nursery Day
Saturday 24 April 2021
Coal River Coaches
Enjoy a relaxing day out visiting some garden nurseries around Launceston. Nurseries may include Niche Plants at Glebe Gardens, Allan's Garden Centre, Prospect, Plants Plus at Legana and Fletcher & Co at Dilston.
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Support a Tasmanian success story that injects millions of dollars into our local economy annually. AGFEST today is recognized throughout Australia. It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project. Napoleon Hill What a testament to the rural youth of Tasmania. There is something for everyone to see and do as you amble through all the avenues.
Strathgordon Overnight Tour
Wednesday 12th May - Thurs 13th May 2021
Coal River Coaches
Off we go - this time an overnight tour on the edge of Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness area. Strathgordon is literally the place at the end of the road. We will be met at the Maydena Bike Park –a world class gravity focused bike trails and taken by a smaller bus up to the Summit of Eagles Eyrie. You will experience lunch like no other. Then following day an opportunity to experience the Gordon Dam and the Gordon Power Station before lunch at the Lachlan Hotel, Ouse and returning home.
Liawenee Open Day
Saturday 15th May 2021
Coal River Coaches
This is for the whole family at Trout Weekend, it’s not just for anglers! We encourage you to bring the grandkids. Watch wild trout being stripped of eggs, learn about fisheries management, kids can try their luck at the junior angling pond and maybe catch a trout for dinner. Pick up some tips at the trout cooking demos or take a helicopter ride and get a bird’s eye view of the Central Plateau and Great Lake! There are food vans on site for lunch at your own cost.
The Wall in the Wilderness
Saturday 22nd May 2021
Coal River Coaches
The Wall in the Wilderness is situated at Derwent Bridge in Tasmanian’s Central Highlands. It is Australia’s most ambitious art project undertaken. Created and designed by Greg Duncan. Greg has carved the history of the highlands in 100 metres of timber, most in Huon Pine. Join us on a drive through the highlands to discover this world class experience what is simply known as The Wall.
Backroads Tour
Friday 11th June 2021
Coal River Coaches
There is nothing like hopping onto a Coach and driving to nowhere in particular and taking a route not normally taken. Exploring the countryside from the height seeing sights whilst someone else drivers. Gretna Green a very friendly hotel with a cosy fire, where else would we go for lunch. We may or may not get lost along the way so make sure someone is ready at home to feed the cat!
Alice Springs Beanie Festival & Red Centre Tour 2021
Thursday 24th June - Sat 3rd July 2021
Alice Springs Beanie Festival & Red Centre Tour 2021
Alice Springs Beanie Festival & Red Centre Tour 2021
Mystery Day
Tuesday 6th July 2021
Coal River Coaches
It is time for our winter mystery teaser… "When it rains, look for rainbows; when it's dark, look for stars." — Oscar Wilde Secure your spot and you just never know where we will be taking you or what time your will be back!
Christmas at Cradle Mountain
Thursday 8th July - Sat 10th July 2021
Coal River Coaches
We have planned the perfect winter escape! Cradle Mountain is beautiful any time of the year, but the winter months from June to August hold a special kind of magic, transforming Tasmania’s alpine region into a breathtaking winter wonderland that’s ‘postcard perfect’. Our traditional Christmas feast will happen on the first night. Plenty of time to explore the next day. There are over 20 different self-guided walking tracks around Cradle Mountain & Dove Lake, ranging from 20 minutes to 9 hours
Christmas in July Day Tour
Thursday 15th July 2021
Coal River Coaches
Warm up your winter with a festive meal amongst friends as we travel to a traditional Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings. Yule be sorry if you do not attend!
Outback Loop SA to NSW to QLD
Thursday 22nd July - Tue 3rd August 2021
South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland
South Australia, New South Wales, Queens
Embark on an unforgettable journey through jaw-dropping landscapes to historic South Australian towns, sprawling national parks, fascinating aboriginal cultural sites and gorges. Meet locals, get up close and personal with our native animals and experience the beauty of a starry outback sky. Includes transfers, flights from Hobart, accommodation, tours & most meals.
North East - Bridport Scallop Festival
Friday 30th July - Mon 2nd August 2021
Coal River Coaches
Pack your bags, we are off again. So many interesting little tours packed into this nonstop action expedition. A little hidden gem, great food and for plant lovers Glebe Gardens, a quick stop for lunch before heading on further. Highlights on this tour will include the incredible Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees. The town of Derby with incredible history of Tin Mining. As well as mountain bikers. The Bridport Scallop Festival will be a highlight.
Latrobe Chocolate Winterfest
Sunday 8th August 2021
Coal River Coaches
Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to get….so let’s make a list of important things to do today. At the top of your list, put eat chocolate. Now, you will get at least one thing done today because we are off to the Latrobe Chocolate Winterfest! The Chocolate Winterfest at Latrobe will indulge, inform, astound, amuse but above all celebrate chocolate.
Foodie Tour
Sunday 8th August 2021
Coal River Coaches
Join us in 4 days of food, food and more food. Staring at the Chocolate Winterfest at Latrobe. Staying a the Gateway Hotel, Devonport. Explore the north of Tassie and what it has to offer with exquisite food and memories you won't forget. We pick you up from your door.
Wed 1st September - 8th September 2021
Coal River Coaches
There we will visit Port Douglas – natures playground, The Daintree Forest at 180 million years old, is the oldest continuously living rainforest in the world. Cape Tribulation is a significant UNESCO World Heritage-listed site where the Daintree meets the Great Barrier Reef. Kuranda a pretty town set amongst the glorious mountains of the Atherton Tablelands, and famous for its wonderful markets. Undara - Lava Tubes are reputedly the largest lava tubes in the world
Lake Leake Day Tour
Friday 17th September 2021
Coal River Coaches
Spend the day learning about Lake Leake and its history. The lake was named after Charles Henry Leake a member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council. At the 2006 census, Lake Leake had a population of 176. We will have a guided tour of the area and the Dam. Lunch will be at the Lake Leake Inn.
Perth Wildflowers
Sat 18 September - Wed 29 September 2021
Western Australia
Join us on this 12-day tour of the picturesque Western Australia. We will visit Margaret River, Albany, Esperance & Wave Rock. We will meet the quokkas on Rottnest Island and getting a selfie won't be hard. The wildflowers will be flourishing and we should get perfect WA weather! This is a tour not to be missed, hold you spot as soon as you can - it's bound to book out fast. Includes transfers, flights from Hobart, accommodation, tours & most meals.
Tulip Festival - North West Tour
Wed 6th October - Sun 10th October 2021
Coal River Coaches
We start by travelling to Wynyard stopping at Latrobe for Lunch. The second morning will be spent at the Tulip Farm with a private farm tour. After Lunch you will have a private tour of the Lighthouse, with a good chance of seeing a whale. Day 3 sees us visiting Wynyard Exhibition, Lobster Ponds where there is an Orange Bellied Parrots Exhibition. The Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens. You will stay in Devonport for the next two nights. Saturday includes a tour of the Spirit of Tasmania Ship.
Spring Garden and Nursery Tour
Tuesday 12th October 2021
Coal River Coaches
Spring is nature’s way of saying, Let’s party! Party hats on and off we go. We have planned a wonderful day starting with a visit to a private garden which is likened to a landscape painting. Then we head to Seven Mile Beach and the Westland’s Nursery to ‘wander like a cloud’ through the large display of botanic plants before a welcoming lunch at the South Arm RLS. In the afternoon we visit another two nurseries Harmony Nursery and the Howrah Nursery.
10 Night Vintage Tasmania Tour
Thursday 14th October 2021
10 Night Classic Tasmania Tour
On this tour you will get to know this great little island we call Tassie. Visit the famous Salamanca Market in Hobart. See the Wall in the Wilderness on your travels to Strahan. Experience the beauty of the Tarkine. A visit to one of Tasmania's premier wineries - Josef Chromy - is an opportunity not to be missed. See the Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay, on Tassie's gorgeous east coast and of course you'll visit the convict settlement of Port Arthur.
Flinders Island
Tues 19th October - 22nd October 2021
Coal River Coaches
When you set foot on Flinders Island you step into an awe-inspiring world of sparkling beaches, rugged ranges, abundant wildlife, flora and clear sapphire waters. You will discover the jagged mountains that jut from the wild ocean like giant sea creatures proudly presenting their bounty to all and sundry. These remarkable ‘mountains in the sea’ offer a rare experience you will not find anywhere else on earth.
Tasmanian Craft Fair - Deloraine
Coal River Coaches
97a Grove Road, Glenorchy Tasmania 7010
Calling all Craft lovers! Don’t miss The Tasmanian Craft Fair, the largest working display of arts and crafts in Australia with 250 stalls. This fair has been held every year since 1981. So much to see, learn and buy! Join us and spend the ride home planning and sharing your passion with like minded craft devotees.
Derwent Valley Garden and Plant Fair
Sunday 31 October 2021
Coal River Coaches
Come to the historic property "Valleyfield" and stroll around the gardens. Enjoy century old trees, rose arbour and perennial gardens. Visit the many stalls selling plants and garden related products. Silver Bean Events will be onsite with quality coffee, tea, wine and amazing garden fare food to purchase.
Grafton Jacaranda Festival
Wed 3rd November - 12th November 2021
Coal River Coaches
We fly to Brisbane to start our week of touring down the coast of New South Wales. We will visit places like Ballina, Grafton, Port Macquarie, Hunter Valley Gardens and Sydney. We will be in Grafton for the Grafton Jacaranda Festival This is a huge event celebrating the stunning Jacaranda’s. At the Hunter Valley Gardens, we will see the famous Christmas lights. This is something very special to experience. Other places we will visit are Red Rocks, Coffs Harbour, Bellingen Valley, Dorrigo Fall
Peninsula Tour
Wednesday 10th November 2021
Coal River Coaches
Does spectacular coastlines, blowholes, and caves interest you? Travel through history down to the Peninsula, visiting the Pirates Bay look out, Tessellated Pavements, Nubeena, Saltwater River, and the old deserted Coal Mines. Soak in the views whilst enjoying lunch at the Nubeena Tavern.
Bicheno Food and Wine Festival
Fri 19th November - 21st November 2021
Coal River Coaches
We leave Hobart mid-morning to meet a character at the Pondering Frog Café. Every establishment should have one. The Food & Wine Festival is Saturday and you are free to spend the day how your wish. Cooking Masterclasses are available if you wish to book around September, they will sell out fast). Bring your own folding chair for a more comfortable way to enjoy the day. Plenty of food, drinks, wine and entertainment. Sunday morning begin the journey home.
Festival of the Roses
Fri 19th November - 21st November 2021
Coal River Coaches
Three magical days to soak up as much history, plants, food and drink as we can handle. Longford Blooms, wandering through beautiful private gardens, gardeners showcasing their love for their little patch of heaven. Festival of the Roses is an annual event celebrating the first blooms of the season and we have ensured you will have time to stop and smell the roses! Dust off the picnic rug and roam through the thousands of technicolor roses. As the sun sets its time to make our way home.
Chauncy Vale and Farm Tour
Tuesday 7th December 2021
Coal River Coaches
Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the oldest, most well-known and visited private reserves in the State. It’s home of Nan Chauncy, a multiple award-winning children’s novelist. Then we will travel to 28 Gates farm. This is a working sheep farm. A 5500-acre property that has been in the Parson's family since 1862. An opportunity to tour the farm, see the working shearing sheds and browse the museum.
The Great Southern Train Adventure
7th - 13th January 2022
Coal River Coaches
The Adventure begins in Hobart with flights up to Coolangatta. A night at the "Outback Spectacular". The next day touring Mt Tamborine. A lovely dinner in the revolving restaurant at our accommodation with stunning views of the Gold Coast. Then up to Brisbane for a day of sightseeing. The next day is the beginning of our 4 day train trip through to Adelaide. Lots of day trips and adventures along the way. Then we head home to Hobart
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