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Newfoundland Discovery

Newfoundland Discovery

13 nights from
AU$2,309 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Self-Drive
  • CATC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Canada
  • Travel From
    24 May 2019
  • Travel Until
    09 Sep 2019
13 nights from
AU$2,309 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Self-Drive
  • CATC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Canada
  • Travel From
    24 May 2019
  • Travel Until
    09 Sep 2019
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 13-night accommodationActivityActivity Iceberg watch cruiseActivityActivity Whale watching cruise MealsMeals 13 breakfasts

Summary

Experience the unspoilt beauty and allure of Newfoundland with our enthralling, 14-day self-drive package. Newfoundland is located off the east coast of Northern American mainland and part of the Newfoundland and Labrador province. Get your camera ready as this place is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. With its dramatic coastlines, stunning fjords, remarkable hiking trails and thick forests, Newfoundland is a treat for new and returning visitors alike. Your self-drive itinerary starts from St. John's, the capital and largest city of the Newfoundland and Labrador province. Drive to Bay Bulls and take a boat ride to see whales and the Atlantic puffins. Head to Bonavista Peninsula and visit the Ryan Premises National Historic Site. From Bonavista Peninsula, head to Port Rexton and hike the Skerwink Trail and enjoy spectacular views of the coastal villages. From Trinity, head to the beautiful island of Twillingate to see icebergs, whales and other stunning views. Continue to the awe-inspiring Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site offering various hiking trails. This is followed by a boat tour along the beautiful fjord of Western Brook Pond. Other stops on this itinerary include Port Au Choix National Historic Site, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site and Steady Brook.

Highlights

  • Newfoundland
  • Gros Morne National Park
  • Whale Watching
  • Icebergs
  • Boutique inns
  • Bulls Bay
  • L’Anse aux Meadows
  • Terra Nova National Park

Inclusions

  • 13-night accommodation
  • 13 breakfasts
  • Whale watching cruise
  • Iceberg watch boat cruise
  • Western Brook Pond cruise
  • Historic sites pass

Departure Dates
Daily from 24 May to 9 September 2019

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in St. John's
Arrive in St. John’s and pick up your rental vehicle. You may have a late arrival so the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2, St. John's
A morning of sightseeing in St. John’s. Discover ‘the Rooms’, drive up Signal Hill for spectacular views and take a trip out to Edra Spear National Historic Site, the most easterly point in North America. Visit one of the provinces most photographed places, Quidi Vidi Village just 3 km from St. John’s. You may want to stop at Quidi Vidi Brewery for a drink. (B)

Day 3, Avalon Peninsula (66 km/42 mi return)
Drive to Bay Bulls to take a boat excursion to see whales and the Atlantic Puffin - if you are lucky you may even spot an iceberg. Along the way, explore the little villages that dot the coastline. After your whale watching excursion you may want to continue to Cape St. Mary’s Ecological reserve. The reserve is settled by thousands of sea birds nestled along the rocky shores edge. (B)

Day 4, St. John’s - Trinity (345 km/215 mi)
Today embark on your journey to Bonavista Peninsula. When arriving in Bonavista visit the Ryan Premises National Historic Site, a 19th century replica fish processing factory. In this small village you will also find the red and white stripped Bonavista Lighthouse, and the Matthew Legacy, a replica of John Cabot’s ship which voyaged across the Atlantic to discover land in 1497. (B)

Day 5, Trinity - Bonavista Peninsula
Explore the enchanting village of Trinity with its restored white and pastel coloured clapboard houses. Set along a dramatic coastline you will discover a sense of Newfoundland’s history and nature. Join the Trinity Pageant, a walking theatre that meanders through the village enticing viewers to live the history of the area. (B)

Day 6, Trinity - Bonavista Peninsula
Port Rexton today and hike the Skerwink Trail. This very walk-able trail will take you along the rugged coastline for spectacular view of the surrounding villages set against the ocean. In the afternoon, make your way to Bonaventure to visit the film set of ‘Random Passage’ a mini-series outlining the story of the trials and tribulations of a settling people. (B)

Day 7, Trinity - Twillingate (309 km)
Enroute to Twillingate, pass through Terra Nova National Park. If you feel the need to commune with nature, a stop will introduce you to coniferous forests, ponds, and a plethora of walking trails. Continue towards Twillingate. In Boyd’s Cove make another stop at the Beothuk Interpretive Centre and visit an ancient Beothuk village discovered by archaeologists in the 1980s. Arrive in Twillingate then grab your camera and head out on the ocean with the afternoon Iceberg Watch boat tour, where you will have an opportunity to see icebergs, whales, sunsets and many other spectacular views that the beautiful island of Twillingate has to offer. (B)

Day 8, Twillingate - Norris Point (428 km/266 mi)
Bound for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gros Morne National Park, words do not give the vistas justice. The park is populated by little villages, bare-topped mountains, with its forests populated by moose and caribou. (B)

Day 9 Western Brook Pond
The morning is free to explore the area with your rental car. Enjoy a boat tour of the freshwater fjord of Western Brook Pond. The landlocked fjord is a rare sight. Carved by glaciers, and home to plenty of waterfalls and wildlife, it’s worth the trip alone. The rest of the day is free to explore the sites of the Gros Morne National Park. (B)

Day 10, Gros Morne National Park
Enjoy a day exploring all of Gros Morne National Park on your own viewing glacial valleys, intriguing rock formations, magnificent sea arches and numerous types of wildlife. Don’t miss the internationally known Tablelands, a rare outcrop of the Earth’s mantle pushed skyward half a billion years ago. (B)

Day 11, Norris Point to St. Anthony (356 km/221 mi)
Heading toward St. Anthony, make a stop in Port Au Choix and Port Au Choix National Historic Site where three ancient cemeteries of the Maritime Archaic People were discovered. The Visitor Centre gives great background to this culture with exhibits and artifacts. (B)

Day 12 St. Anthony - L’Anse aux Meadows
Visit the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site comprising the remains of the earliest European settlement in the Americas. The colony of Vinland was excavated in the 1960s and the artifacts are on display-supported by a film. Walk to the original village and discover the full scale replicas of Norse buildings. Return to St. Anthony for the night. (B)

Day 13, St. Anthony to Steady Brook (457 km/284 mi)
Make your way back down the peninsula to Steady Brook. This picturesque community is surrounded by beautiful mountains with the Humber River flowing through its heart. This stunning area offers numerous activities and dining options and is a good base for exploring the Bay of Islands & Humber Valley. (B)

Day 14, Departure
Upon check-out of your hotel drive to Deer Lake Airport where your Newfoundland discovery ends.

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