Tasmanian Spirit – Harvest Journeys Catholic Pilgrimages

Tasmanian Spirit

The heart and soul of Tasmania await on this pilgrimage adventure of natural and spiritual beauty. Pristine landscapes, historic towns and local faith communities tell a story of hope and inspiration to be treasured forever.

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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

  • 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • Departs 23 Mar 2022 with Fr Michael Twigg OMI
  • Departs 24 Oct 2022 with Fr Dominik Karnas CSMA
  • Hobart to Hobart
  • Daily Mass
  • Bruny Island Extension

Itinerary

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

Day 1Begin Hobart

Theme: New Beginnings

  • 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 2Hobart to Strahan via Lake St Clair

Theme: Springs of Living Water
Proposed Mass: St Mary’s Cathedral, Hobart

  • After Mass, visit the Josephite History Centre at New Town
  • Take a leisurely walk through towering swamp gums and cool temperate rainforest to Russell Falls
  • Stroll along the Wall in the Wilderness, a sculpture 3 metres high and over 100 metres in length depicting the history of the Central Highlands of Tasmania.
  • Visit Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest lake and part of the Tasmanian World Heritage area
  • Via Queenstown to Strahan

Strahan Overnight (BD)

Day 3Strahan Exploration

Theme: Food for the Journey
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 4Strahan to Cradle Mountain

Theme: Wonder of Creation
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 5Dove Lake Exploration Day

Theme: Healing & Restoration
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 6Cradle Mountain to Launceston

Theme: God’s Provision
Proposed Mass: Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Westbury

  • Visit quirky Sheffield and see its colourful streets lined with murals.
  • Continue onto Westbury where you will find a little piece of England with its Village Green, elegant inns and charming houses

Launceston Overnight (BD)

Day 7Launceston to Swansea

Theme: Identity & Purpose
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 8Coles Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula Cruise

Theme: Hope & Inspiration
Proposed Mass: Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic Church, Swansea

  • Cruise around the gorgeous Freycinet Peninsula into the iconic Wineglass Bay
  • Visit the town of Bicheno where after dinner you will encounter the local penguin colony at dusk.

Swansea Overnight (BD)

Day 9Via Port Arthur to Hobart

Theme: Grace Through Trials
Proposed Mass: St John the Evangelist Church Richmond

  • Departing Swansea early this morning, we travel south for a guided tour of historic Port Arthur, a 19th-century penal settlement and a 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 10Finish Hobart / Bruny Island optional extension

Theme: Gratitude & Peace

Finish in Hobart after breakfast. (B)

* All tour inclusions and order of daily arrangements remain subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances, which may arise, or at the discretion of the tour leadership.

Optional Bruny Island Extension

Day 10Bruny Island

Theme: Gratitude & Peace

  • 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 11Finish Hobart (B)

BRUNY ISLAND TOUR COST $430 AUD PP Twin Share
SINGLE ROOM $160 AUD Supplement

Post Tour Extension

Southern Glories NZ

One of the world’s most majestic backdrops is ready and waiting to inspire our journey of community together as we ‘taste & see’ the glories of New Zealand’s stunning South Island.

  • November Post-Tour Extension03 - 13 November 2022
  • Christchurch to Christchurch Roundtrip
  • 10 Nights

Dates & Prices

Dates
Chaplain
Tour Cost
23 Mar-1 Apr 2022
Fr Michael Twigg OMI
AUD $4290
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TS2201
23 Mar-1 Apr 2022
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Dates

23 Mar-1 Apr 2022

Chaplain

Fr Michael Twigg OMI

Tour Cost

AUD $4290

Tour Code

TS2201

Single Room

AUD $1490 Supplement

Air & Tour

-

Start/Finish

Hobart/Hobart

Prepaid Tips

N/A

24 Oct-3 Nov 2022
Fr Dominik Karnas CSMA
AUD $4390
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TS2202
24 Oct-3 Nov 2022
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Dates

24 Oct-3 Nov 2022

Chaplain

Fr Dominik Karnas CSMA

Tour Cost

AUD $4390

Tour Code

TS2202

Single Room

AUD $1590 Supplement

Air & Tour

-

Start/Finish

Hobart/Hobart

Prepaid Tips

N/A

* 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.

Inclusions

  • 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.

Not included

  • Airfares
  • Other meals not listed
  • Items of a personal nature including phone calls, laundry, beverages, etc.
  • Travel insurance - ask Harvest about its preferred Travel Insurance

Chaplains

Fr Michael Twigg OMI
March 2022

Fr Michael Twigg OMI

Fr Dominik Karnas CSMA
October 2022

Fr Dominik Karnas CSMA

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  • 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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