Tasmanian Spirit – Harvest Journeys Catholic Pilgrimages
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TOUR DETAILS (indicative)
Tour Code TS2101
Starts 24 October 2021
Finishes 04 November 2021
Tour Cost $4,890 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.

  • 12 Days / 11 Nights
  • Departs 24 October 2021
  • Departs Hobart
  • Returns Hobart
  • With Fr Warren Edwards
  • Daily Mass
Fr Warren Edwards

With Fr Warren Edwards
Previously from the Diocese of Parramatta, Fr Warren Edwards is now the Parish Priest of Huon Valley Parish, in Tasmania. He had originally joined the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, with whom he studied for two years in New York. After some time, Fr Warren discerned out of religious life to become a diocesan priest. He completed his studies at the Seminary of the Good Shepherd in Homebush, NSW, and was ordained in 2002. Fr Warren is well versed in leading pilgrimage tours and looks forward to sharing with you his new and glorious Tasmanian backyard.

And with Tour Director: Mr Chris Hohnen

Tasmanian Spirit Map

HIGHLIGHTS: Hobart (1) • Lake St Clair • Strahan (2) • West Coast Wilderness Railway • Gordon River Cruise • Cradle Mountain Retreat (Dove Lake) (2) • Walls of Jerusalem National Park • Table Cape Tulip Farm • Fairy Penguin Tour • Devonport (1) • Sheffield • Beaconsfield Mine • Seahorse World • Launceston (1) • Cataract Gorge cruise • Lavender Farm • Binalong Bay • Bay of Fires • St Helens (1) • Bicheno (2) • Freycinet Peninsula • Coles Bay • Port Arthur • Richmond (Oldest Catholic Church in Australia) • Hobart (1)

Itinerary

Day 1 – Sunday 24 October 2021 – Begin Hobart 

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

Hobart Overnight (D)

Day 2 – Monday 25 October – Hobart to Strahan via Lake St Clair

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

Strahan Overnight (BD) 

Day 3 – Tuesday 26 October – Strahan Exploration

  • Mass at Holy Trinity Church
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway Tour.
  • Afternoon you will be free to relax, shop or wander Strahan at your leisure.

Strahan Overnight (BLD)

Day 4 – Wednesday 27 October – Strahan to Cradle Mountain 

  • Take a placid Gordon River Cruise as we venture deep into the UNESCO Wilderness World Heritage Area.
  • Depart Strahan and travel north and on into the famous Cradle Mountain National Park.
  • Mass St Joseph’s Church Rosebery

Cradle Mountain Overnight  (BLD)

Day 5 – Thursday 28 October – Dove Lake Exploration Day

  • 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 – Friday 29 October – Cradle Mountain to Devonport 

  • Travel north to Table Cape overlooking Bass Strait.
  • View the Walls of Jerusalem National Park
  • Visit the Tulip Farm to admire the colourful blooms.
  • Via Ulverstone
  • Mass at Sacred Heart Ulverstone
  • Enjoy the Fairy Penguin tour on Lilico Beach at dusk.

Devonport Overnight (BD)

Day 7 – Saturday 30 October – Devonport to Launceston via Sheffield and Beaconsfield

  • Visit quirky Sheffield and see its colourful streets lined with murals.
  • Come to Beaconsfield (made famous for its 2006 trapped miners)
  • Visit nearby Seahorse World
  • Mass at the Church of the Apostle Launceston

Launceston Overnight  (BD)

Day 8 – Sunday 31 October  – Launceston to Binalong Bay 

  • Starts with a cruise in the breathtakingly beautiful Cataract Gorge followed by a chairlift ride over the Gorge itself.
  • Visit St Anne’s Church for Mass
  • Travel east to Bridestowe Lavender Farm (subject to blooming season)

St Helens Overnight  (BD)

Day 9 – Monday 1 November – St Helens to Coles Bay 

  • View the Bay of Fires by foot (optional)
  • Travel south visiting coastal St Helens
  • Celebrate Mass at St Helena & St Stanislaus Catholic Church
  • Enter the gorgeous Freycinet Peninsula National Park, home to the iconic Wineglass Bay overlooking the Tasman Sea.

Bicheno Overnight (BD)

Day 10 – Tuesday 2 November – Coles Bay Exploration

  • Morning Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic Church
  • Freycinet Peninsula discovery
  • Afternoon at leisure

Bicheno Overnight  (BD)

Day 11 – Wednesday 3 November – Coles Bay to Hobart 

  • Visit historic Port Arthur, a 19th-century penal settlement and stunning open-air museum. Enjoy a guided tour including the eerie prison building and solitary confinement cells.
  • Mass at St John the Evangelist  Church Richmond – the oldest Catholic Church in Australia.

Hobart Overnight (BD)

Day 12 – Thursday 4 November – Finish Hobart

  • Morning Mass
  • Take in the scenic view of Hobart from the top of Mt Wellington

(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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