Tasmania Promotes Upcoming Movie; Offers Package

Coinciding with the April 6 U.S. theatrical release of The Hunter, a thriller starring Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Francis O'Connor, Tourism Tasmania has launched a new microsite and movie-inspired travel package at www.DiscoverTasmania.com/TheHunter.

Filmed entirely on location in Tasmania, Australia, Dafoe plays a mercenary hired to obtain the genetic material of the Tasmanian tiger, which many presume is extinct. Disguised as a scientist, he journeys deep into the Tasmanian Wilderness, far from his home base, a farmhouse owned by a widow and her two children.

Filming locations include the World Heritage Listed Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park, Mt. Wellington (dominating the Hobart skyline), Mt. Field National Park and the cliffs of the Great Western Tiers.

Fans of the movie can take advantage of Aspire Down Under's seven-day self-drive escape. Tour Tasmania starting in Launceston and finishing in Hobart, visiting Cradle Mountain and Strahan, the gateway to the remote West Coast and the UNESCO World Heritage Tasmanian Wilderness.

The package includes:

• Round-trip Qantas Airways flights Los Angeles to Melbourne
• Domestic Qantas Airways flights to Tasmania (into Launceston, out of Hobart)
• Seven nights in Bed & Breakfast or Lodge accommodation
• Breakfast daily
• Seven days medium automatic car rental
• All airport taxes and airline fuel surcharges

The package is available for departures May 1 - June 8 and July 15 - September 21. A supplement of $250-$500 per person applies for travel outside of these dates.

For more information on travel experiences in Tasmania, The Hunter, behind-the-scenes video, shoot locations across the island and the movie-inspired Tasmania Wilderness travel package, visit www.DiscoverTasmania.com/TheHunter.