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Discover Tasmania Tours

Launceston, Australia
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About Discover Tasmania Tours
Booking direct with tour operators doesn't cost anymore but more money flows to the operator and their local business community. Choose a Tasmanian sightseeing day tour or more from wine cellar doors, local produce farms, national scenic sites, wildlife parks, historical precincts, hydro electric power stations or custom made just for you. John is fully insured, accredited and reliable. Come with John from Discover Tasmania Tours and find out "What's around the corner".
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Justlan wrote a review 5 May
New South Wales, Australia2 contributions
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We spent a wonderful day with John who is an excellent host and knowledgeable guide. It was really like going out for the day with a friend. The day started with us heading towards our destination of Cradle Mountain and after a lovely lunch we went onto Sheffield to see all the murals throughout the town and then Railton. We cannot recommend John highly enough. He fully delivered his two rules for the day - a great time and getting home safely. Thanks John look forward to another day out when we come back down for a visit. Lianne and Robert
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from John L, Owner at Discover Tasmania Tours
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kind review and wasn't Cradle Mountain, Sheffield and Cataract Gorge spectacular with its Autumnal colours? Thanks for choosing to take a tour with me and I wish you safe travels and the best of health.
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RP wrote a review Apr 2022
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We had a great day on the wine tour with John. He not only took us to some great wineries he also took us to some notable sites around the area and provided us with a great history and information. We had a great day
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from John L, Owner at Discover Tasmania Tours
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kind review and weren't the vineyards spectacular with its Autumnal colours and the cleansing ale at the Rosevears Tavern? Thanks for choosing to take a tour with me and I wish you safe travels and the best of health.
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Cinna wrote a review July 2021
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My partner and I are more the solo traveller types but needed to book a tour this time around as the cost to hire a car was insane! John did not disappoint. He is an awesome guy who has travelled the world and has a yarn or two about his experiences. John was super approachable and made the journey around Tazzie a comfortable experience. We would definitely book a tour with him again, if not just to hear more of his tales. Read on if you'd like to find out more about the Trowunna Wildlife sanctuary day tour. My partner and I had come to Launceston on a last minute trip and so were a bit unorganised. The cost to rent a car was astronomical and so we decided to book a tour on a Saturday evening, to take the next day. John was more than accommodating. He organised everything for us at the last minute and even managed to squeeze us in on a cave tour. We set out from our hotel and John have us all the history of Launceston which was very interesting. He toured us around the country up to Mole Creek to visit Trowunna Wildlife sanctuary where he guided us around the park until the official park tour began. This tour was led by Ned, who was a great guide and very knowledgeable about the local fauna. We even got to see a Tasmanian devils babies hiding away in their mothers pouch. We moved on from the sanctuary to Mole Creek caves where we got to go on a great tour of one of the cave systems. We were led by Dave (the discoverer of a new spider in that cave system!) who has guided guests through that system for years. He was great to chat to and an all around nice guy. Next we moved into lunch at an adorable little cafe called Earthwater for a delicious lunch. It's also worth mentioning John has supplied water and fruit to sustain us during our journey. Earthwater had a great selection of food. We had the loaded baked potato and eggs benedict between us. I've never had baby spinach taste so good! To work off our lunch we headed out for a short walk up to view the Alum Cliffs. The walk isn't too challenging and the pay off is amazing. To round out the day we went and tasted honey at the Honey Farm. I recommend the wildflower! And then hit up the salmon farm 41° south for a wander and chat to local pioneer Ziggy. It was then time to call it a day, but not before John shared with us the history of Tasmania and a tour around to view Launcestons historic buildings. It was then time to head back to our hotel where John left us with some souvenir maps and the rest of the strawberries to eat! John was fantastic four the entire day always checking in and sharing a dad joke or two! Tasmania is one of our favourite places to visit and we will be sure to hit up John the next time we're in town.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from John L, Owner at Discover Tasmania Tours
Responded 5 July 2021
Thanks so much for your wonderful review and it was an absolute pleasure to take you to some unique attractions in the Great Western Tiers region. There is so much to see and do here in Tasmania and I suspect you will return in the future to explore this wonderful island in more detail. Good health and safe travels always. John.
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Aurora H wrote a review June 2021
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To start, we want to say a huge thank you to John for this tour. We had a spectacular day touring from Launceston to Bay of Fires, stopping in at St Columba Falls, St Helens, Scottsdale and at the Pyengana Cheese Factory. Whilst we drove along we enjoyed John’s knowledge and the history he had of the places we drove to and through. Providing fresh fruit, mentos, dad jokes and proving to be the photographer every girls trip needs- John really made this trip unforgettable. Thank you!!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from John L, Owner at Discover Tasmania Tours
Responded 21 June 2021
Thanks Aurora for your lovely review and it was wonderful to meet you all and share some of the East Coast icons and scenic items of interest on the way. We were blessed with the weather for the entire day and it is often like this during Winter here in Northern Tasmania. I trust you have an enjoyable stay for the remainder of your time here and I wish you all good health and safe travels forever. P.S. Shaun misses you all.
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Justine S wrote a review May 2021
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John was fantastic. Wine tour was amazing. Highly recommend. We had a fantastic time. Very informative and saw everything you would want to see in wine tour. Thanks John.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from John L, Owner at Discover Tasmania Tours
Responded 29 May 2021
Thanks Justine and Matt for touring with me through a selection of cellar doors in the Tamar Valley and also the time taken to write a review. Wishing you both a wonderful 2021 with good health and safe travels always.
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