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6 Day Inspiring Journey | Hobart Return

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Tasmania’s Food, Whiskey & Wine

6 Day Inspiring Journey | Hobart Return

Tastemania Food, Whiskey & Wine

6 Day Inspiring Journey | Hobart Return | Travel Period: 1 Oct 2020 – 31 Mar 2021

Tastemania Food, Whiskey & Wine

6 Day Inspiring Journey

Hobart Return

Celebrate Tasmania’s best dining experiences, gourmet produce and renowned distilleries, and encounter the magic of the East Coast’s rugged beauty along the way. Indulge in private tastings and unforgettable dining experiences over stories from the passionate makers and producers. Bask in the beauty of your incredible surrounds as you become immersed in the best of Hobart, spectacular Bruny Island and Freycinet National Park.

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Indulge

Enjoy VIP tastings at some of Australia’s best wineries in Margaret River Visit Voyager Estate for a mouth-watering long lunch celebrating local produce

Explore

Discover the breathtaking natural beauty of Freycinet National Park.

Immerse

Enjoy a city sights tour of Hobart, guided by your local destination expert. Discover the weird and wonderful world of MONA in Hobart.

Relax

Watch the sunset over the magnificent Coles Bay from your beachfront balcony. Relax in luxury at Peppers Silo Hotel on the banks of the Tamar River.

Upon arrival, meet your Journey Director and fellow travellers for a leisurely start to the day. Take time this morning to go in search of the best coffee, wander through shops in the nearby city centre, or explore historical Salamanca Place and its many fine art galleries. Mid-morning you will head off to the picturesque Derwent Valley. The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery in New Norfolk is a unique restaurant housed within the town’s old asylum. Borne from a longing to grow and cook authentic local food where the ingredients speak for themselves, you’ll enjoy an indulgent three course lunch that will delight the senses. This afternoon, explore at your own leisure, with either a visit to the iconic Museum of New and Old Art (MONA) followed by a ferry transfer back to Hobart, or sit back and relax with a two hour wine tasting at the rustic Derwent Estate Vineyard. Join your Journey Director and fellow travellers for a delicious three course dinner at one of Hobart’s renowned restaurants.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 2 nights

Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Wander along the historic Hobart Docks this morning to begin your incredible gourmet food and wine day tour of Bruny Island. Today you’ll take in breathtaking landscapes, walk along deserted beaches, and taste fresh local produce from across the island, renowned for its gourmet edge.  Meet the producers and farmers as you try cheeses, oysters, fudge, honey, wine, whiskey and so much more as part of a seven-course tasting menu. This afternoon, relax as you take in your stunning surrounds on the scenic journey back to Hobart and enjoy a free evening at leisure for you to explore or unwind.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today after breakfast, enjoy a city sights tour of the nation’s most southerly capital. See the historic Cascade Brewery, take in the city panorama on Mt Nelson and enjoy a stroll around the quaint streets of Battery Point before leaving the city and heading to the east coast’s oldest winery, Craigie Knowe, for a delicious lunch and private wine tasting. Later visit Devils Corner before arriving at your accommodation, Freycinet Lodge, in the heart of Freycinet National Park. This afternoon you may like to take the 90-minute round trip hike up to the Wineglass Bay lookout to enjoy unbeatable views of one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Alternatively, simply take a stroll along the beach in front of the hotel or relax on the balcony and enjoy the sunset over magnificent Coles Bay before your BBQ dinner this evening.

Hotel: Freycinet Lodge, Coles Bay

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we’ll visit Cape Tourville Lighthouse before making our way north to picturesque Bicheno. You’ll have an opportunity to eat a delicious lunch from one of the many cafes and restaurants in the area before visiting the Bicheno Farm shed for a wine or gin tasting. The east coast of Tasmania boasts over 25 wineries, and the Farm Shed stocks them all, so this is the perfect opportunity to support local producers. We then head to Launceston and the luxurious Peppers Silo Hotel on the banks of the idyllic Tamar River. This evening we head to the majestic 200-year-old Quamby Estate country retreat to meet our hosts, Emma and Sarah for a delicious home cooked three course dinner.

Hotel: Peppers Silo Hotel Launceston

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning you'll explore Launceston and enjoy a walk around the magnificent Cataract Gorge. 

From here head south through the Midlands, stopping in the colonial village of Ross for a bite to eat before arriving at Shene Estate Distillery for a whiskey and gin tour and tasting. 

This evening, after checking back into our Hobart accommodation, we come together for the last time with a Celebration Dinner.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After a relaxing breakfast, bid farewell to the extraordinary island state and your new friends as you leave the hotel for your private transfer to the airport, or stay to enjoy some optional tours.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart features some of the best views in the city. Overlooking the Hobart Harbour and Constitution Dock, this Tasmanian hotel is just steps from popular attractions like, Salamanca, Battery Point and the Central Business District, but intimate enough to ensure a perfectly relaxing experience.

Experience exceptional comfort and personalised service only steps from the Hobart water front, the CBD and downtown attractions. Each accommodation rooms at Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart is designed for pleasure and wired for business, with every amenity required for a perfectly relaxing stay.

    Features

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • In-house movies
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Broadband and wireless internet access available (at additional cost)
  • Business Facilities
  • Work Desk
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Phone
  • Clock Radio
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Freycinet Lodge creates a perfect union of luxury accommodation and superb natural setting. The Lodge’s timber eco cabins are sensitively located within Freycinet National Park’s natural environment. Surrounded by native vegetation, the cabins are linked to the Lodge by a series of raised timber boardwalks that weave through the bush, and sit lightly in the landscape.

    Features

  • Private cabins with en suites
  • Shower and toilet facilities
  • Private balcony
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • CD player
  • Clock Radio
  • Iron / Ironing Board
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Bringing history alive on the banks of the idyllic Tamar River is the unique characterful Peppers Silo Hotel. Dating back to the 1960’s, the heritage building which spanned 35 metres high containing grain in four large silos, is an iconic landmark converted into a sophisticated 9 storey hotel providing a unique place to stay in Launceston.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • LCD TV
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Find out more

  • Hand-picked accommodation, selected to immerse you in your destination
  • Most meals, including Local Dining Experiences. See Dining tab below
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • Travel by bespoke vehicle with reclining seats, WiFi and air-conditioning
  • A maximum of 22 guests to share your journey
  • Expert Driver Guide escort
  • All entrance and National Park fees
  • Sustainable Travel Kit, including refillable water bottle and backpack
  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities
  • Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish
  • Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Warm layers in cooler months and for evenings
  • Camera
  • A sense of adventure

Fitness Requirements

  • Low to moderate fitness required

Dining

  • 5 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners with wine

Flight Information

  • Flights to arrive day prior to day 1 or prior to 9am on day 1 into Hobart Airport
  • Day 6: Flights to depart anytime from 10am from Hobart Airport

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