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 whisky and fudge, local honey and a delicious lunch at Pennicott's beachside restaurant with sweeping views of Adventure Bay.
A rare up-close opportunity of seeing Tasmanian devils in a group feeding situation - quite a spectacular sight.
You'll be met 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.
Transfer out to Barilla Oyster Farm for a 1 hour tour which includes; an informative overview of oyster farming, processing and grading, a live oyster display and interaction, Beach tour to see the oyster lease, Access to seeing dried abalone in a processing environment, a taste of o Gillespie's Ginger Beer- Tasmania's traditional ginger beer and six freshly shucked oysters!
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Overlooking Hobart Harbour, this industrial-chic hotel in a former factory is an 11-minute walk from Salamanca Market and a 4-minute walk from Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Set at the edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, this upscale mountain lodge with cabins is 1.9 km from the Cradle Mountain Canyons and 7 km from Dove Lake.
Surrounded by gardens and trees, this laid-back hotel with cottages is a 14-minute walk from hiking at Hogarth Falls Track, 8 km from Ocean Beach and 10 km from the Teepookana Plateau.
This modern hotel with views of the River Tamar is a repurposed heritage building made up of 4 35m-tall grain silos.
Places Visited: Launceston (1N) - Cradle Mountain (2N) - Strahan (1N) - Hobart (2N) - Tasmania
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