Experience a culinary journey through Australia’s beloved island state with a small group, while soaking up its wild and rugged natural beauty. Save $400 per couple when you pay in full by 16 December 2021 for selected travel departures between 01 Jan 2022 - 31 Mar 2023.
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.
Indulge Sample Tasmania’s finest food and wines as you indulge in paddock to plate feasts of fresh local produce.
Explore Head deep into the Tasmanian wilderness on the Tahune Airwalk experience. Soak up panoramic views of the one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Wineglass Bay.
Immerse yourself in the weird and wonderful world of Mona. Meet the stallholders and soak up the atmosphere of Salamanca Market.
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.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this small group tour includes:
Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.
A SAVINGS OF UP TO $400 per couple applies to selected travel dates between 01 Jan 2022 and 31 Mar 2023 when paid in full by 16 December 2021. Ask our team for details!
Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your seat!
As this journey departs from the Crowne Plaza Hotel Hobart at 8.00am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night, our travel team can assist you.
Day 1 - Welcome to Hobart, Tasmania
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, you’ll head to New Norfolk for a Local Dining Experience at the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery, borne from a longing to grow and cook authentic local food where the ingredients speak for themselves.
Afterwards visit the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona). Immerse yourself in the gallery’s weird and wonderful installations and exhibitions, before hopping on the ferry to Hobart for an evening at leisure.
Day 2: Huon Valley & Tahune Airwalk
Explore the Huon Valley, a region renowned for its fresh produce, wine, seafood and other gourmet delicacies, as well as its natural beauty with pristine rivers meandering through valleys bordered by World Heritage listed national parks.
Visit the Honey Pot before going behind the scenes and immersing yourself in traditional wooden boat building, lovingly crafted by hand.
Stop by the side of the road to taste fresh apples, pears and berries from the local orchards before heading deep into the Australian bush to experience the Tahune Airwalk, an elevated walkway 30 metres above the forest floor offering spectacular views of the Huon River and beyond to the peaks of the World Heritage Area. Working up a thirst, sample some local ciders at Willie Smith’s Apple Shed before returning to the city. Indulge in dinner on Hobart’s waterfront, with unsurpassed views of the city and Mt. Wellington.
Day 3: Hobart – East Coast & Maria Island
Travel to the working port of Triabunna just in time to catch the ferry to Maria Island. Rich in indigenous 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 locally harvested scallops and oysters or perhaps a succulent Cape Grim Scotch fillet from the state’s northwest is more to your taste.
Day 4: East Coast – Freycinet & Bay of Fires
Your journey takes you to magnificent Freycinet National Park, where you can hike the 90-minute round-trip up to the lookout to experience panoramic views of the world-famous 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 golden beaches hidden between rugged rocky outcrops.
For lunch, you are in for a treat with a visit to a local vineyard where you’ll meet the makers. Indulge in a lunch platter as you try some of Tassie’s finest wines.
This afternoon, we head further north, stopping at quaint fishing villages dotted along this beautiful coastline, arriving at our bespoke accommodation at the world-renowned Bay of Fires. Tonight, you’ll stay in stylish Bell Tents and feast on food created by a local chef who cooks with love and is passionate about quality Tasmanian produce, so you won’t be going hungry here! After dinner, immerse yourself in local stories around the open campfire before retiring for the evening.
Day 5: Bay of Fires – Launceston
Explore the Bay of Fires, famous for its crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches and orange lichen-covered granite boulders. At the southern end, you’ll discover the Gulch at Binalong Bay, where you can sit on the rocks and indulge in freshly shucked oysters.
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.
On 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. On arrival into Launceston, take a circuit of this vibrant hub, known for its food and wine, culture and nature, before checking into your hotel and enjoying a free night at leisure.
Day 6: Launceston & Surrounds
Enjoy a full day paddock, plate and pantry tour where you will be immersed in the very best produce this region has to offer. Taste some local wines, visit the home of hazelnuts and try some saucy treats at the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company in historic Evandale. It’s then onto 41° South Salmon Farm where you’ll taste what is arguably the best hot smoked salmon in Tasmania before enjoying a 2-course lunch at the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm. You may wish to indulge in some chocolate dipped raspberries, or rich creamy raspberry ice cream.
This afternoon you’ll drop into the famous Ashgrove Cheese Farm, and then finishing at the Bell and Gong Winery, where you’ll gain unique insights into boutique Tasmanian winemaking.
Head back to your hotel for Farewell Drinks and Canapés with your Journey Director and fellow travellers. The evening is at leisure.
Day 7: Farewell from Launceston
This morning your Tasmanian journey concludes, and you are transferred to Launceston Airport for your onward flight.
Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.
What to Bring:
You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel with this tour operator.
Travel at 60 booking conditions apply.
Discounts are subject to availability, seasonal surcharge, limited seats and offers may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other booking conditions apply.
Must be booked and paid in full by Dec 16, 2021 to received discounted price.
Offer valid for sale between Oct 5, 2021 – Dec 16, 2021, for select travel departures from Jan 1, 2022 – Mar 31, 2023.
Not combinable with any other discount. Discounts are subject to availability (for select tours and departures), limited seats, offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. For new bookings only.Excludes group and charter bookings.
Authentic COVID-19 vaccination certificate (electronic or paper showing date and time of vaccination(s)) with final or booster dose given at least 15 days before departing is required for this trip. The wellbeing of our guests is our top priority. That’s why we’ve updated our vaccination policy to require all guests traveling with us through December 31, 2022 be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which may include a booster shot to keep it current and valid.
Save up to $1,000 per couple ($500 per person) on selected AAT Kings and Inspiring Journeys tours/holidays. Must be booked and paid in full by 16 Dec 2021. Offer valid for sale till 16 Dec 2021 for select travel departures from 01 Jan 2022 - 31 Mar 2023. Not combinable with any other discount. Discounts are subject to availability (for select tours and departures), limited seats, offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. For new bookings only. Excludes group and charter bookings. Other standard booking conditions apply.
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