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Discover Tasmania Tours

Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 447 673 459
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Memorable and Fun

We spent 8 hours with John, ‘packing’in what we on our own could never have achieved - we know and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jennifer C
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30th Wedding Anniversary Launceston Tour

Thank You John for a wonderful memorable day, today!! We thoroughly enjoyed it and will recommend... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Choose a Tasmanian sightseeing day tour from wine cellar doors, local produce farms, national scenic and wildlife parks, historical precincts, hydro electric power stations or custom made just for you. John was the recent winner of Tourism Northern Tasmania's “Most Adventurous Guide”. Champions of Tourism December 2015 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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Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent 8 hours with John, ‘packing’in what we on our own could never have achieved - we know and have seen so much more of Launceston and its surrounds than we could ever have managed on our own. It was our last day in...More

Thank Jennifer C
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John L, Owner at Discover Tasmania Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Bonjour from Mulhouse and thank you for your kind review. It is wonderful to meet like-minded people and share a travel tale or two and I have so much joy in sharing special parts of my island home. I wish you both the best of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank You John for a wonderful memorable day, today!! We thoroughly enjoyed it and will recommend the tour to others

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John L, Owner at Discover Tasmania Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning and thank you so much for your kind review. Happy anniversary and wishing you both the best of health and safest of travels and looking forward to seeing you back in Tasmania in the near future.

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I took my wife & 4yo daughter on a private winery tour through the Tamar Valley. John - the owner & our tour guide was brilliant. He picked out all the best wineries to visit, but was very informative in teaching & showing us alit...More

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John L, Owner at Discover Tasmania Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Hi Paul and thanks for your kind note and it was my pleasure to show you around some fine wineries and scenic areas around the Tamar Valley North of Launceston. I trust your wines arrived on time and when you open them, think of Tasmania....More

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Discover Tasmania Tours is operated by John, who is amazing in so many ways and made our tour with him an exceptionally enjoyable one. Firstly, as the owner of DTT, he is very responsive via emails when we first contacted him for the itinerary and...More

Thank Faith C
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John L, Owner at Discover Tasmania Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Wow, what a special review you have written for me and it was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and share some of this wonderful island with you. I tell guests I have the best job in the world because I love what I...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

My husband and I just had a half day visit to the Hydro Electric Power Stations with John. It was a really interesting visit which we both really enjoyed. John is so knowledgable on local history of Launceston and having worked at the power station...More

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John L, Owner at Discover Tasmania Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hello and thanks for taking time out to write a lovely review for me. Trevallyn power station is one of 30 hydro facilities around Tasmania and I am always delighted to take guests through this working power station to show what is behind the light...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

John picked us up from the Launceston B&B resort and took us to a selection of wineries and a hand picked restaurant for lunch Iron Pot Bay. We learned about local history, toured the Tamar Valley and generally enjoyed an amazing day with our host...More

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John L, Owner at Discover Tasmania Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Hi Peter and it was my pleasure to take you, Mandy and your Dad on a tour through our historic city of Launceston and to select wineries in the Tamar Valley. We have so much on offer here and I am sure you will return...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

John, the owner and operator of Discover Tasmania Tours, is very responsive. When I contacted him for itinerary and quotation, he provided very prompt reply via email. We have spent 4 days in total with John in Tasmania all the way from Launceston to Hobart....More

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John L, Owner at Discover Tasmania Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Hello Christy and thank you for choosing to tour with me and writing such a wonderful review. I hope to meet you again here in Tasmania and introduce you both to some more wonderful scenery, perhaps on the West Coast next time. Your Penguin Safari...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Had a wonderful day with John on a tailor-made tour of Launceston and the surrounding areas. I was exploring solo for the day whilst my husband was working, and I couldn't have found a better travel companion than John. He's a mine of information, friendly,...More

Thank Becky S
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John L, Owner at Discover Tasmania Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thanks Becky for writing such a nice review and it was a delight to share some of the treasures we have here in Northern Tasmania. There is so much to see and do and we have just scratched the surface and I encourage you to...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

John was a brilliant tour guide on the Hydro tour. He is very knowledgeable and well informed. It was great to see the workings and operations first hand. Excellent access. A real quality tour. Thanks JohnMore

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John L, Owner at Discover Tasmania Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thanks Brian for your kind review and it was a pleasure to show you and your son, the engineering student, a working hydro electric power station. It is a great example of 1950s engineering excellence and combining all the engineering disciplines in one accessible development....More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

John was a fabulous tour guide. My friends and I all enjoyed our full wine tour day so much and we would highly recommend him to everyone. His knowledge of the Launceston area was mind blowing, so insightful and engaging. His 'dad jokes' were adorable...More

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John L, Owner at Discover Tasmania Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Hi guys and what a fun day we had and #shaunthesheeptassie certainly enjoyed your company to a number of wineries in the Tamar Valley. It was so nice to meet you all and show you some great scenic locations along with beautiful cellar doors that...More

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SHAILESH M
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Hello and apologies for the delay in responding as I have just came across this message. I am available on your proposed date and can take you on a tour of the mole creek caves. Due to recent flood damage only King Solomons... More
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