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!
Our Tasmanian Trails tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.
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.
Spend 2 nights in the heart of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.
Board the award-winning Gordon River Cruise for a guided wilderness journey across Macquarie Harbour and up the Gordon River.
A delicious day out where you will enjoy award-winning cheeses, premium wines and beer, freshly shucked oysters, handcrafted whiskey and fudge, local honey and a delicious lunch at Pennicott's beachside restaurant with sweeping views of Adventure Bay.
Our Tasmanian Trails Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.
A rare up-close opportunity of seeing Tasmanian devils in a group feeding situation - making for quite a spectacular sight.
You'll be met by the owner and Head Distiller David Kernke, his family and his loveable dog "Rudd", who will take you on a fascinating tour of this stunning historic property that is now an award-winning distillery.
You'll be an expert on these delicious morsels after this visit. Learn about the farming and grading of oysters and see a live display. You'll also be treated to a taste of Tasmania's traditional Gillespie's Ginger Beer- accompanied by freshly shucked oysters of course!
Welcome to Launceston. This afternoon, enjoy a cruise on the River Tamar before our 3 course welcome dinner at Cataract on Paterson.
Enjoy a day of indulgence as you visit award-winning cool climate wines at two to three picturesque cellar doors and chat with the owners. Relax as you enjoy a smorgasbord 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.
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.
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 featuring 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.
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 whiskey and enjoy dinner at the estate.
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 whiskey and fudge, local honey and a delicious lunch at Pennicott's beachside restaurant with sweeping views of Adventure Bay.
Today we head out to Barilla Oyster Farm and learn about the cultivation of oysters 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.
We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.
Places Visited: Launceston (1N) - Cradle Mountain (2N) - Strahan (1N) - Hobart (2N) - Tasmania
If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs or you prefer travelling with your own personal guide, contact us to arrange this as a Private Tour.
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There are no dedicated Solo departures for this year. You can enjoy any of our tours with no Single Supplement on our Happy to Share option or explore the solo departures in other years.
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