Tasmanian Trails

From stunning natural beauty to incredible produce, amazing wildlife and everything in between, you'll experience the finest Tasmania has to offer on this jam-packed adventure. Relax and take in the beauty of Cradle Mountain, sample some of the finest produce in Australia and visit the vibrant city of Hobart. This journey of the 'Apple Isle' will captivate you at every turn - you'll wonder why you haven't visited sooner!


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7 Days from $4,750* per person twin share

Inclusions:

  • All accommodation
  • Most Meals (6 breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • All transportation and transfers
  • National Escort & English-Speaking Guides
  • Specialist advice from our experienced Travel Consultants

Highlights:

  • Enjoy a food and wine tour to Tamar Valley
  • Participate in a Tasmanian Devil’s nocturnal experience
  • Cruise the Gordon River
  • Gin tasting at Risby Cove Gallery
  • Visit Mona Museum

Departure Dates: 16 September, 12 November,  10 December 2021



Itinerary

Days 1: Arrive Launceston

This afternoon, depart on an Afternoon Discovery Cruise down the River Tamar. Enjoy a 40km round trip down the river, see Tamar Island, various wildlife sanctuaries, historical properties, notable vineyards, St. Matthias Church and of course the spectacular Cataract Gorge. Tonight, enjoy a 3 course Welcome Dinner with your group at Cataract on Paterson which includes 1 glass of sparkling wine on arrival.

Stay: Peppers Silo (Gorge River Room)

Meals included: Dinner


Day 2: Tamar Valley

Enjoy a day of indulgence as you visit award winning cool climate wines at 2-3 picturesque cellar doors and chat with the owners. Relax as you enjoy in a smorgasboard lunch of Tasmania's finest local produce with a glass of wine before transferring to Cradle Mountain Lodge in the heart of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. A private wine and cheese tasting on arrival only adds to this amazing day.

Stay: Peppers Cradle Mt Lodge (Pencil Pine Cabin)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch



Day 3: Cradle Mountain

This morning take a leisurely 6.2km walk (3hrs) around Dove Lake where you will learn about the Aboriginal history of Tasmania, bush tucker plants, European settlement of the island, and the geological features around the lake. Later this evening enjoy a special Tasmanian Devils Nocturnal Experience followed by a 3 course dinner with paired wines back at the lodge.

Stay: Peppers Cradle Mt Lodge (Pencil Pine Cabin)

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Strahan

Enjoy a leisurely morning and breakfast before leaving Cradle Valley for your journey to the quaint fishing village of Strahan (approx. 2 hours drive). Along the way stop at Hogarth Falls for an easy stroll through an example of mixed forest to a picturesque waterfall. Tonight, gather with your group and walk to Risby Cove Gallery. Housed within a converted, century-old sawmill workshop with the exposed-beam framework, this local gem boasts an eclectic collection of work by Tasmanian artists. Enjoy a guided Tasmanian Gin Tasting on arrival and a private tour by the curator, Ella followed by a 3 course dinner.

Stay: Strahan Village (Harbourview Hilltop Executive Room)

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 5: Gordon River Cruise

This morning following an early breakfast, board the award-winning Gordon River Cruise for a guided wilderness journey across Macquarie Harbour and up the Gordon River. After a chef-prepared lunch showcasing Tasmanian produce, explore the ruins of Sarah Island, once a dreaded penal colony and the largest boat building settlement in the British colonies. Your guide will recount astonishing stories of the convicts, soldiers, settlers and shipwrights who lived and worked there. Disembark after lunch and transfer south to Hobart (approx. 4 hours drive) arriving in the early evening. Later tonight, enjoy a visit to Shene Estate in Pontville. This stunning historic property is now an award-winning distillery. Sample some local whisky and enjoy and dinner at the estate.

Stay: Henry Jones Art Hotel (standard Room)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 6: Bruny Island Foodie Experience

Travel to Bruny Island for our day of all things food and wine! Be prepared for a delicious day out where you will enjoy award winning cheeses, premium wines and beer, freshly shucked oysters, handcrafted whisky and fudge, local honey and a delicious lunch at Pennicott's beachside restaurant with sweeping views of Adventure Bay.

Stay: Henry Jones Art Hotel (standard Room)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 7: Hobart

Today we head out to Barilla Oyster Farm and learn about their cultivation before travelling by luxury catamaran to MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). Upon arrival, enjoy some time at leisure to roam the stunning subterranean architecture which showcases the highlights of David Walsh's $110m private collection. Later, depart on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Moorilla winery and vineyard. Sample wine as it's being made and delve into the backstory of Moorilla. Lastly, indulge in a delicious lunch with paired wine at Mona's flagship restaurant, Source, before heading back to Hobart by ferry. Later, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

 


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