There is no doubt you will fall in love with Tasmania's rugged wilderness and history. The island is home to Australia's most spectacular mountains, dazzling beaches and the freshest food and wine imaginable.
At a glance
- Tasmania's best vineyards
- Blooming lavender fields
- See Tasmanian Devils
- Outdoor wilderness in the Cradle Mountain
Day One: Brisbane to Hobart
Arrive in Hobart Australia’s second oldest city. Its built heritage, mostly restored reflects a colourful colonial history found on convicts, whalers, wealthy mechants and seamen Enjoy the morning at Frogmore Creek which produces a wide range of cool climate wines. The grapes benefit from a long growing season amongst our pristine natural environment. These slowly-ripened grapes develop pure fruit flavours, fresh natural acidity and are perfect for making world class cool-climate wines. In the afternoon spend the day in Wrest point Australia’s first Casino.
Day Two: Hobart
Spend the morning exloring the Salmanca markets. Check into your new hotel the Macq01 a luxury hotel that combines premium accommodation with immersive, unforgettable storytelling. Throughout the halls and across the walls of the hotel you’ll find engaging pieces of history, tales and fables that make up the remarkable history of Tasmania. In the afternoon enjoy time in the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. A Sanctuary for wildlife where you can share unforgettable moments with some native animals like Tasmanian. Your accommodation for the night will be in the Freycinet Lodge overlooking the blue waters of Great Oyster Bay and with the rugged Hazards mountain range as your backdrop.
Day 3: Freycinet National Park
Enjoy some early morning walks in the Freycinet national park. On the Freycinet Peninsula the park features the Hazards range, superb coastal views and secluded aches including Wineglass Bay named one of the worlds best 10 beaches.
Experience some of Tasmania's best natural surroundings at the Freycinet lodge which is located in the bushland compete with the coastal peacefulness and visits from local wildlife. The lodge has a waterfront bistro and its activities program include wildlife spotting and evening star gazing. Lunch will be some native oysters from the Freycinet Marine Farm. In the afternoon enjoy a wine tasting at Devils Corner Cellar Door Hazards Vineyard and then travel to the small but cosmopolitan city of Launceston. Your accommodation for the night will be in the Peppers Silo Hotel.
Day Four: Bridestowe Lavender Estate to Cradle Mountain
Take in the sweeping fields of purple at Bridestowe Lavender estate. Bridestowe is the world’s largest privately owned fine lavender farm producing high quality flowers and oil for the perfume industry. Enjoy a wine tasting and lunch at Clover Hill Vineyard a dedicated sparkling wine estate. In the afternoon visit the Cradle Mountain which is arguably the jewel of Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage area, and undeniably one of Australia's most beautiful national parks. In the evening get up close to some Tasmanian devils at Devils @ Cradle where you will be guided through a tour on the social interactions and feeding habits of the Tasmanian devil.
Day Five: Cradle Mountain to Launceston
Take a 6km walk along the Dove Lake. It will take you right around Dove Lake and beneath the towering spires of Cradle Mountain. Next stop is Tasmazia and the village of the lower crackpot, the worlds largest botanical maze. Just before lunch visit the town of Sheffield, known for a series of colourful murals telling the story of the distinct pioneers and wilderness explorers. Experience lunch at a working inland fish farm 41 Degrees South Salmon Farm and Ginseng Farm where they use environmentally sustainable practices and are located in natural, undistributed bush land. Your accommodation for the night will be in the Peppers Seaport Hotel part of Launceston's superb riverfront development.
Day Six: Launceston to Cataract Gorge
Visit the breathaking Cataract Gorge Reserve. The gorges powerful presence can affect people deeply and it has been recognised as a sacred healing place by Tasmanian aboriginals for thousands of years. Lunch and a tour will be provided at Josef Chomry wines listed as one of the Top 10 cellar doors of Australia. On the way back stop in Evandale one of the most beautifully preserved colonial towns. Visit the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce company that uses Tasmania's wonderful variety of quality fruits, vegetables and fresh produce to make world class condiments.