Inspiring Journeys

Tastes of Tasmania

7 Day | Hobart to Launceston

Meet the producers of some of Australia’s best food and wine and delve into the untouched landscapes of Maria Island and the Bay of Fires. Head deep into the Tasmanian wilderness and soak up panoramic views of one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

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Trip Details

trip-details-whats-includedWhat's included

  • • Small group (16 guests max)• 8+ Unforgettable experiences• 13 included meals• 6 Nights premium accommodation

trip-details-diningDining

  • • 4 Lunches with Wine
  • • 6 Full Breakfasts
  • • 1 Lunch
  • • 1 Celebration Dinner

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  • IJTHBL: HOBART TO LAUNCESTON
    Flights are not included in holiday price.Flight Information:
    Day prior – flights to arrive anytime into Hobart Airport
    Day 7 – flights to depart anytime from Launceston Airport
    Return airport to hotel transfers are included in the holiday price

trip-details-what-to-bringWhat to Bring

  • • Warm layers in cooler months
  • • Camera
  • • Comfortable walking shoes
  • • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • • Water bottle

trip-details-fitness-level-requirementsFitness Requirements

    Low level of fitness required

Itinerary

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Meet your Journey Director and head out on a walking tour of the historic docks and Salamanca Place. Connect with the local artists as you explore the many galleries and shops hidden in the old sandstone warehouses. Take in the sights, smells and sounds of the vibrant Salamanca Market as you wander past hundreds of stalls overflowing with local produce, crafts, jewellery, freshly baked goods and artisanal cider. Working up a hunger, our next stop is lunch on the docks overlooking the majestic Derwent River. Enjoy a three-course dining experience which will give you a scrumptious taste of what’s to come and prepare you for your afternoon visit to Australia’s Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), located within the grounds of stunning Moorilla Winery.  Take a self-guided tour and immerse yourself in what is described by its owner as a “subversive adult Disneyland” before enjoying a relaxing ferry ride back to Hobart for a free evening at leisure.

  Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hobart

  Included Meals: Lunch with wine

Every Sunday morning Farm Gate Market transforms an inner-city street into a bustling farmers' market. Situated just a block from your hotel, you’ll have the chance to meet the makers and growers as you wander through an ever-changing array of fresh, local produce that Tasmania has become renowned for. Later, head up into the Derwent Valley, a major hop growing region where you’ll see Oast Houses used for drying hops for beer making, scattered throughout this picturesque valley. Here you’ll meet owners Rod and Severine who will show you around their veggie garden, housed in an old asylum’s exercise yard, before enjoying a delicious three-course paddock to plate dining experience at their restaurant, the Agrarian Kitchen. Bellies full, take a wander around the historic Salmon Ponds which also once housed the oldest trout hatchery in the Southern Hemisphere. Finish off your visit to the Derwent Valley with a cider tasting before returning to Hobart for a free evening to explore at leisure.

  Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hobart

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with wine

Travel to the working port of Triabunna just in time to catch the ferry to Maria Island. Rich in Aboriginal and European history, abundant in wildlife, and boasting spectacular views and remarkable geological features, this entire island is a National Park. Explore the convict-built Darlington township, take a walk to the Fossil or Painted Cliffs, or simply relax and recharge by the waterside with your packed lunch full of local goodies. You’ll be in good company with an abundance of wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, possums and even Tasmanian devils who all call the island home. This evening, enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony of your lodge situated on the shores of the national park as you watch the sun set, followed by a scrumptious BBQ dinner.

 

  Hotel: Freycinet Lodge

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with wine

Today your adventure includes a Pennicott Lunch Cruise from Coles Bay to picturesque Wineglass Bay. The bay boasts magnificent views of clear emerald waters surrounded by pink granite peaks. Spot friendly seals, hidden sea caves, beautiful waterfalls and diverse birdlife. Enjoy a ploughman-style lunch of smoked meats, salad, cheeses served alongside locally baked bread, a sweet treat, and all the wine and beer you desire. Back on land explore more of the magnificent Freycinet National Park, where you may choose to hike the 90-minute round-trip up to the lookout to experience a panoramic aerial view of Wineglass Bay. For those seeking a slightly slower pace, take a guided walk to the lookout at Cape Tourville that affords you spectacular views across the ocean and rugged rocky outcrops. Later, can take a leisurely walk along the beach or a swim at Honeymoon Bay before an evening at leisure at the lodge.

  Hotel: Freycinet Lodge

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with wine

This morning after a light breakfast, journey north travelling through the quaint fishing villages of Bicheno and St. Helens before arriving at the glorious Bay of Fires, famous for its crystal-clear waters, secluded, white sandy beaches and orange lichen-covered granite boulders. Explore the Big Lagoon before heading to the southern end, where you’ll discover the Gulch at picturesque Binalong Bay. Here you can sit on the rocks and watch the world pass you by as you indulge in some of the best freshly shucked oysters that Tassie has to offer. From here you’ll leave the east coast and head west, stopping off at Pyengana Dairy Farm Gate to see the cheese makers at work. Take a tour of the property before enjoying a tasting of the local produce as well as a gourmet lunch platter. En route to Launceston, the capital of the north, you’ll stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, 25 sculpted statues depicting local soldiers who lost their lives in World War One. In Launceston, your Journey Director will take you on a circuit of this vibrant hub, known for its food and wine, culture and nature, before checking into your hotel and enjoying a night at leisure.

  Hotel: Hotel Verge

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today enjoy a full day paddock, plate and pantry tour, where you will be immersed in all the very best produce that this region has to offer. Visit the home of hazelnuts and try some saucy treats at the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company in historic Evandale. It’s then onto 41 Degrees South Salmon Farm where you’ll taste what is arguably the best hot smoked salmon in Tasmania before stopping at Deloraine for a wander and a bite to eat. This afternoon tour the Western Tiers Distillery and learn how the pristine water sourced from the Highland Lakes and botanicals found from the majestic mountain ranges close by, make this the perfect spot to produce spirits. Relax and taste some of their fine poitin (Irish spirit), vodkas and gins. Back at your hotel, you'll enjoy a Celebration Dinner with your Journey Director and fellow travellers.

  Hotel: Hotel Verge

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Celebration Dinner

This morning your Tasmanian journey concludes, and you are transferred to Launceston Airport for your onward flight

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.


Tastes of Tasmania

Inspiring Journeys

7 Day

Hobart to Launceston

Meet the producers of some of Australia’s best food and wine and delve into the untouched landscapes of Maria Island and the Bay of Fires. Head deep into the Tasmanian wilderness and soak up panoramic views of one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Highlights

Immerse

Immerse yourself in the weird and wonderful world of Mona. Meet the stallholders and soak up the atmosphere of Salamanca Market.

Indulge

Sample natural Tasmanian ingredients and homemade preserves at the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Co. Indulge in a paddock to plate feast of fresh local produce at the Agrarian Kitchen.

Explore

Wander around the oldest Trout hatchery in the southern hemisphere. Soak up panoramic views of one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Wineglass Bay.

Relax

Unwind at Peppers Silo Hotel on the idyllic Tamar River, and enjoy a relaxing night by the sea on Tassie's tranquil east coast.

Immerse

Immerse yourself in the weird and wonderful world of Mona. Meet the stallholders & soak up the atmosphere of Salamanca Market.

Indulge

Indulge in a feast of fresh local produce grown in the garden and straight to your plate.

Explore

Explore the clear blue seas, brilliant white beaches and striking orange lichen cloaked boulders of the majestic Bay of Fires. Soak up panoramic views of the one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Wineglass Bay.

Relax

Unwind with your stay at Peppers Silo Hotel on the idyllic Tamar River. Enjoy a relaxing night by the sea on Tassie's tranquil east coast.

Accommodation

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

Optional Experiences

Please note, prices for Optional Experiences are subject to change.

To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Experiences for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. The experiences can be booked on tour through your Travel Director.

Bruny Island Traveller (Hobart)

Adult Price: AUD 235.00  Child Price: AUD 200.00

Savour a delicious al fresco morning tea and a cellar door lunch of specialty local produce including Bruny Island Cheese, oysters, salmon, wine, bread and berries - all grown, made or harvested on Bruny. At The Neck, see the narrow isthmus stretch away south in graceful curves. Enjoy short walks in the South Bruny National Park and see white wallabies, native wildlife and birds in their natural habitat. Hear the stories of the people who have shaped Bruny Island, from the whalers who used to camp at Adventure Bay, to the lighthouse keepers and their families who braved difficult conditions to keep the light burning at Cape Bruny. *Please Note: This tour returns to Hobart at approximately 5:30pm. In order to partake on the last day of your tour, you will need to have post tour accommodation booked or an outbound flight that departs after 8pm approx.

Bruny Island Traveller

Bruny Island Cruise (Hobart)

Adult Price: AUD 245.00   Child Price: AUD 175.00

Cruise alongside some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs, beneath towering crags and drift up close to listen to the awesome ‘Breathing Rock’. Enter deep sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and ‘The Monument’ and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean. Join in the search for the abundant coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds. The highly trained interpretive guides love what they do. *Please Note: This tour returns to Hobart at approximately 5:30pm. In order to partake on the last day of your tour, you will need to have post tour accommodation booked or an outbound flight that departs after 8pm approx.

Bruny Island Cruise

Tamar River Cataract Gorge Cruise - 50 min (Launceston)

Adult Price: AUD 40.00   Child Price: AUD 20.00

Explore the Old Launceston Seaport before cruising to Kings Wharf viewing historic vessels and Launceston’s delightful riverfront precinct. The highlight of the experience is then cruising into the spectacular Cataract Gorge as we engage the Lady Launceston’s unique and silent electric drive. View the sheer cliffs and cascades from your comfortable seat with unobstructed views on our multi award winning 1890’s style vessel. Enjoy the skippers captivating commentary on the history of this fascinating area.

Tamar River Cataract Gorge Cruise - 50 min

Tamar River Cruise Afternoon Discovery Cruise - 2.5 Hours (Launceston)

Adult: AUD 110.00
Child: $45.00 

Enjoy an afternoon on the water and explore the magical Tamar River and Cataract Gorge on-board the Tamar Odyssey. Departing from Home Point, 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. During the 2.5 hour experience enjoy live historical commentary, afternoon tea, freshly brewed tea and coffee, local beer and wine tasting complimented with a delicious fresh fruit basket selection. The Tamar Odyssey also has a licensed bar on-board for those who’d like a top shelf tipple, glass of local wine or a cool refreshing beer – relax and explore the Tamar Valley from the water!

Tamar River Cruise Afternoon Discovery Cruise - 2.5 Hours
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