Tasmania: Bus Tours
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Tasmania has as a bus network that connects its major towns and centres. However, services at weekends can be infrequent. You will find two main bus companies in Tasmania: Redline Coaches and TassieLink, which cover most of the state. You will find daily intercity connections between Hobart and Launceston and from a number of regional centres on the island. You will find bus travel passes offer good value for money, if you intend to do a lot of sightseeing and exploring in Tasmania. The Redline Tassie Pass allows unlimited travel on Redline coaches within the numbers of days indicated on the pass. For example, a 7 day pass costs £67.50, whilst a 14 day pass costs £92.50. The Tassielink Explorer Bus Pass also allows unlimited travel on the Tassielink network and is particularly good if you want to get off the beaten track to destinations like national parks and World Heritage areas. Another option you may want to consider is an organised coach tour. Many national coach touring companies offer tours of Tasmania of varying lengths and prices. Tasmania. You can also arrange for a special small group tour that reflects your particular passions, with your own expert guide. A typical 10 day guided coach tour, starting from Launceston and taking in Freycinet National Park,Port Arthur, Hobart, Richmond,Russell Falls, a cruise on the Gordon River, Cradle Mountain National Park, Burnie, The Nut, Stanley and Cataract Gorge would cost about £1,133.