Tasmanian Spirit – Harvest Journeys Catholic Pilgrimages
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TOUR DETAILS (indicative)
Tour Code TS2201
Starts 23 February 2022
Finishes 04 March 2022
Tour Cost $4,290 AUD per person Twin Share
+ Domestic Airfares (if applicable)
Single Room $1,490 AUD Supplement
Deposit $800 upon booking
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* Prices are indicative and remain subject to possible changes in the unlikely event of significant exchange rate variations, airfare increases or minimum group size contingencies.
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Accommodation at superior standard 3 – 4 star hotels with breakfast and dinner daily • Lunches as per the itinerary • Deluxe Air-Conditioned Touring Coach • Professional Driver / Guide throughout the program • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer (as applicable) • Accompanied by a Harvest Tour Director • All sightseeing and entrance fees as listed • Quality Harvest pilgrim pack including Harvest backpack, Pilgrim Journal and Travel Wallet.
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Tasmanian Spirit

Encounter the heart and soul of Tasmania on this amazing springtime pilgrimage as we celebrate the Eucharist with the local communities and enjoy a kaleidoscope of sights and experiences you will never forget.

  • 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • Departs Wednesday 23 February 2022
  • Departs Hobart
  • Returns Hobart
  • With a Catholic Priest
  • Daily Mass
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HIGHLIGHTS: Hobart (1) • Lake St Clair • Strahan (2) • Gordon River Cruise • Cradle Mountain Retreat (Dove Lake) (2) • Walls of Jerusalem National Park • Sheffield • Launceston (1) • Ross • Swansea (2) • Freycinet Peninsula • Coles Bay • Port Arthur • Richmond (Oldest Catholic Church in Australia) • Hobart (1) • Bruny Island Optional Extension

Itinerary

Day 1 – Wednesday 23 February 2022 – Begin Hobart

Begin in Hobart, the Island State’s scenic capital. Get to know your fellow travelers as we come together to share our first group dinner.

Hobart Overnight (D)

 

Day 2 – Thursday 24 February – Hobart to Strahan via Lake St Clair

Proposed Mass: St Mary’s Cathedral, Hobart

  • Take a leisurely walk through towering swamp gums and cool temperate rainforest to Russell Falls
  • Explore Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest lake and part of the Tasmanian World Heritage area
  • Via Queenstown to Strahan

Strahan Overnight (BD)

 

Day 3 – Friday 25 February – Strahan Exploration

Proposed Mass: Holy Trinity Church, Strahan

  • Take a placid Gordon River Cruise as we venture deep into the UNESCO Wilderness World Heritage Area.
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Before dinner attend the performance of “The Ship that Never was”, about the dramatic and hilarious true story of the Great Escape from Sarah Island

Strahan Overnight (BLD)

 

Day 4 – Saturday 26 February – Strahan to Cradle Mountain

Proposed Mass: St Joseph’s Church, Rosebery

  • Depart Strahan and travel north into the famous Cradle Mountain National Park.
  • Visit the mining towns of Zeehan and Rosebery
  • Continue on to Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain Overnight (BD)

 

Day 5 – Sunday 27 February – Dove Lake Exploration Day

Proposed Mass: Outdoor Mass

  • Dove Lake (time for reflection and memorable outdoor Mass).
  • Explore the area by foot or by scenic drive.
  • Enter the Wilderness Conservation Centre to enjoy the Tasmanian Devils by Sunset Experience.

Cradle Mountain Overnight (BD)

 

Day 6 – Monday 28 February – Cradle Mountain to Launceston

Proposed Mass: Church of the Apostles, Launceston

Visit quirky Sheffield and see its colourful streets lined with murals.

Launceston Overnight (BD)

 

Day 7 – Tuesday 1 March – Launceston to Swansea

Proposed Mass: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Ross

  • Travel through the historic towns of Ross and Campbell Town. Wander through the old town centres.
  • Continue to the east coast town of Swansea.

Swansea Overnight (BD)

 

Day 8 – Wednesday 2 March – Coles Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula

Proposed Mass: Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic Church, Swansea

  • Enter the gorgeous Freycinet Peninsula National Park, home to the iconic Wineglass Bay overlooking the Tasman Sea.
  • Freycinet Peninsula discovery
  • Visit the town of Bicheno where after dinner you will encounter the local penguin colony at dusk.

Swansea Overnight (BD)

 

Day 9 – Thursday 3 March – Via Port Arthur to Hobart

Proposed Mass: St John the Evangelist Church Richmond

  • Travel south for a guided tour of historic Port Arthur, a 19th-century penal settlement and stunning open-air museum.
  • Visit St John the Evangelist Church Richmond – the oldest Catholic Church in Australia
  • Continue to Hobart where you will take in the scenic view from the top of Mt Wellington

Hobart Overnight (BD)

 

Day 10 – Friday 4 March – Finish Hobart / Bruny Island optional extension

Finish in Hobart after breakfast. (B)

 

 

OPTIONAL BRUNY ISLAND EXTENSION

Bruny Island

  • Embark on a day of discovery, exploring Bruny Island’s spectacular landscapes and gourmet local produce. Savour specialty local produce including cheese, oysters, salmon, wine, bread and berries – all grown, made or harvested on Bruny.  
  • Be led by a local guide as you explore the island, hear its stories and marvel at its scenery.  
  • Return to Hobart for overnight stay 

Hobart Overnight (B)

Day 11 – Saturday 5 March – Finish Hobart (B)

Meal Code: (B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner

  • This trip has intensified our spiritual connection with Mary and the time provided gave us time for personal reflections.

    Jocelyn and Jinny

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