7 DAYS IN TASMANIA - SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES OF AUSTRALIA
Golf, food and wine experiences, spectacular scenery, farmgate hospitality, and fly fishing.
Launceston is Tasmania's second major city and a vibrant hub for food and wine, culture, and nature. The whole region is packed with city and country charm, gorgeous old towns, excellent food and wine, and beautiful scenic highlights. Beyond Launceston discover the stunning seaside of Coles Bay and stay at Saffire Freycinet overlooking the mesmerising vista of Great Oyster Bay and the pink granite of the Hazards Mountains. This is a great base to explore Freycinet National Park with its spectacular coastal scenery that includes famous Wineglass Bay, rated as one of the ten best beaches in the world.
At a glance:
Drive to Barnbougle Lost Farm Lodge. On arrival check-in and hit the green for a round of golf.
Tee off at one of the two courses - either Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links - a traditional links course located on the pristine coastline of north-east Tasmania or Barnbougle Lost Farm, designed and constructed by world-renowned US golf course design company, Coore & Crenshaw.
Depart Barnbougle towards Launceston.
Visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Sweeping fields of purple are spectacular during December and January. Visit the farm shop and café, enjoy a picnic under century-old oaks or look at the estate’s history and production process.
Next head to Hollybank Wilderness Adventures. Enjoy an exhilarating Segway tour, glide on tracks that have been established on the forest floor; a remarkable place to enjoy the wonders that this unique landscape offers. If you are feeling a little more adventurous, you may choose to zipline or take on the challenging ropes course.
Continue to drive on to Launceston and check in to your accommodation at Stillwater Seven.
This morning, enjoy a self-guided nature walk around the picturesque Cataract Gorge, where the South Esk River carves its way through sold rock and enters the Tamar River Valley. The walk will take about 2 to 3 hours depending on your pace. Then jump on the Basin Chairlift for a birds-eye view.
Travel to Josef Chromy winery for fly fishing, wine tasting and a lunch experience. Josef Chromy Wines and cellar door is acclaimed as one of Australia’s top 10; the cellar door is housed in the original 1880s homestead. Learn the art of fly casting and gain an introduction to fly-fishing with RiverFly 1864 Tasmania.
Following fishing, enjoy a tasting at the Cellar Door and then retire to the restaurant for a lunch of fine Tasmanian produce matched with wines.
If time allows, visit the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company on the way back to Launceston, it is well worth the stop.
Today explore the stunning Tamar Valley countryside. Enjoy the scenery, the farmgate hospitality stops and the gourmet experiences.
Enjoy a leisurely morning in Launceston exploring the art and culture scene of this picturesque city.
Depart Launceston and head for Coles Bay, stopping at Devils Corner wine, cellar door and café for a light lunch.
Spend tonight at the globally acclaimed luxury coastal sanctuary at Saffire Freycinet, a Luxury Lodge of Australia. The views are breathtaking, and the service is world-class, be prepared to be pampered.
Spend today enjoying paradise at Saffire Freycinet.
Before heading back to Launceston or onwards to Hobart, meet Freycinet Adventures for a three-hour Morning Tour.