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Departs Launceston
Returns Launceston
Difficulty Easy
Group Size 10

3 Day Gourmet Food Tour

Discover the Cradle to Coast Tasting trail including the view from Braddons Lookout, a tour of a saffron farm, wine tasting at Lake Barrington Estate, a visit to a truffle farm and a three course lunch with glass of award-wining Tasmanian wine prepared by our chef, Naomi Parker. Strolling through Sheffield, the Town of Murals, on the way home. Experience a walking guided tour of Cradle Mountain’s stunning Dove Lake and its exquisite natural beauty and history with your very own local chef. Your guide and host will take you around the stunning Dove Lake walking track – approx 3hrs including a gourmet Tasmanian hamper prepared by local chef and walking guide.

  • Maximum of 10 people per tour
  • Personal, great accommodation, chef prepared meals – the perfect foodies getaway
  • Do you want a different date? Just ask and we try to accommodate you.

Highlights

  • The FOOD
  • Local producers and chefs
  • Launceston
  • Sheffield
  • Cradle Mountain
  • Dove Lake
  • Guided Walk

Inclusions

  • Pick up & drop off from airport or hotel
  • Stylish transportation
  • Comfort is guaranteed
  • 2 night’s unique accommodation
  • Local food & wine producers – includes most samples
  • All National Park costs
  • Stop off at local producers and get a behind the scenes look at how they work
  • Local experienced qualified guides and chefs
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Being all about food, these meals will be ones that you will never forget

Tour Pricing

All prices are in AUD. Valid from 1/4/2021-30/6/2022

Price Per Person1/4/2021-30/6/2022
Person$ 1,314

Guaranteed departure with a minimum of only two guests.

*Operators reserve the right to alter tour itineraries without notice. This may be due to climatic conditions, unexpected changes to some attractions post COVID or other circumstances outside our control. A very suitable, alternative itinerary option will always be arranged.

Prices & Dates

Tour Options  

Itinerary

  • 1 Launceston to Cradle Country (L, D)

    You will be collected either from the airport or your hotel in the heritage city of Launceston at 9 am, by one of Tasmania’s dedicated local chefs and taken out for a briefing over a hot coffee at a local cafe. From there we will whisk you off to the town of Sheffield, famous for its stunning world class murals, light show and the gateway to the Cradle Mountain National Park where we will start the visit to a handful of Tasmania’s finest local producers.

    Then it is off for lunch at a private and exclusive location, prepared by the incredible Naomi Parker. A multi – course, seasonal lunch including matching wines, followed by a private tour by the property with the owner. Then we head out for an afternoon sampling black truffle, saffron and free-range chicken like you never knew existed.

    Later that day we let you settle into your delightful accommodation at Glencoe Country Stay while you decide if your stomach can take any more locally freshly prepared produce with a private chefs dinner cooked just for you.

    One of the most impressive stops on the tour is the tiny town of Sheffield. Here you will be taken to Mural Park where an annual world class mural competition is held each year, bask in the beauty of the 140 murals painted on the walls of the town. Of course, there are a few local producers that we want to introduce you to here as well. Art, cheese and wine, anyone?

    Accommodation: Glencoe Country Bed & Breakfast or something similar

  • 2 Cradle Mountain (B, L, D)

    Today’s focus is on the beautiful wild places in Tasmania. After a fresh, delicious breakfast we head off to the imposing site of Cradle Mountain, its jagged peaks dominating an area of extreme beauty. Here you will take a guided trail around the Cradle Mountain National Park and it is simply stunning. Walking through thousand-year-old forests, your guide will pick out areas that only the locals know about, showcase the tranquil Dove Lake and of course the imposing peaks of Cradle Mountain itself. Add to this your luxury hamper lunch or if weather permits

    a private indoor dining experience, filled with the best of Tasmanian seasonal local produce and you have yourselves an outstanding day out. Then later in the day it is back to your accommodation for another night around the fire pit, listing to nature with the back drop of a volcanic mountain from your seat of the arm chair.

    Accommodation: Glencoe Country Bed & Breakfast or something similar

  • 3 Cradle To Coast Tasting Trail (B, L)

    In the morning we pick you up and take you back to Launceston taking you along the Cradle To Coast Tasting Trail. Depart Glencoe Country Stay around 9am then visit a Belgium chocolate house that specialises in using pure Tasmanian cream and butter to make the most mouth-watering chocolate on the planet!

    Watch the workers at the House of Anvers work with real couverture chocolate in the old skilled way (not mass factory) plus this is the first stop on day 3. From there we drive to Ashgrove Cheese and not only watch the cheese being made but sample and go through their recent 4m upgrade showroom. Depending on guests departure times we either drive straight to the airport or call into Deloraine for lunch then through to the airport for drop off.

    You get that one last chance to take the best of Tasmanian home or…. you can either stay another night or jump on your flight home.

Good to Know

  • Pick up & drop off from airport or hotel on the first and last days
  • Accommodation can be a queen of twin single beds
  • We recommend arriving in Launceston the night before your tour begins, we can help you book this – just ask.

*Operator reserves the right to alter tour itineraries without notice. This may be due to climatic conditions, unexpected changes to some attractions post COVID or other circumstances outside our control. Suitable, alternative itinerary option will always be arranged.

Additional Information

  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at any Launceston CBD Hotel
  • If you would like to stay additional night or add on some extra activities please talk to our expert team to help you make the most of your trip to Tasmania

Travel Insurance

It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance. Most claims arise from either personal or close-family illness before departure resulting in cancellation charges. As a valued customer we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted travel insurance.  Travel Insurance Quote with CoverMore.

How many Guests will be on Tour

The largest group we take in a vehicle is 10 passengers.

Packing Suggestions

Generally, the weather over the tourist season is warm during the day and cool at night. It is recommended to pack a warm jacket for Tasmania regardless of the time of the year you are travelling.

  • Digital camera or camcorder
  • Walking shoes. Although most walking tracks are easy and established, good walking shoes will come in handy.
  • A pair of jeans or similar, a pair of shorts in summer.
  • Sunglasses, sun cream and a hat.
  • A small torch if you want to search wildlife at night at Cradle Mountain.
  • A raincoat or jacket

WiFi Access

Most of the accommodation offer Wifi. It may be slower than you are used to due to the remote locations. Wifi may only available when close to the reception building.

Mobile or Cell Phone Coverage  

The only cell phone network that has reliable signal in most locations is TELSTRA network. Vodafone & Optus sim cards will usually have signal only in major cities or towns. Public phones are widely available, some have the option of payment on credit cards.

FAQs

  • Are there concession discounts?
    Pensioners (Australia or New Zealand) and Seniors Card holders (Australia) save with our concession discounts on selected tours. Ask our friendly team which tours you can get a discount on.
  • Are your tours suitable for pensioners aged 76 and 84 ?
    Yes, Tasmania tours passengers range from children to adult who are 90 years of age.
  • Transfer By Public Bus In Tasmania
    There are two Public Bus companies that operate between Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and other places inside Tasmania. You can see these here: Redline Coach and Tassie Link. Redline Coach also does airport to hotel transfers.
  • Do you have any tours on offer during June, July or August ?
    Due to our off season of winter, no Tasmania tours operate during the months of June, July or August. The season starts in September and ends in May each year.
  • Is accommodation the night after the tour ends included in the price ?
    No, this accommodation will cost extra.
  • Is accommodation the night previous to the tour departure included in the price ?
    No, this Tasmania accommodation will be an extra cost.
  • Where is the meeting point for the start of tours ?
    The pick up is at the “before tour accommodation” hotel listed in the TRIP NOTES tabs of the specific tour you are looking at.
  • Do I need to arrive before Day 1 of my tour ?
    Please refer to your specific tour and look in the “Trip Notes” information where it may state this: You need to arrive any time the day prior to Day 1. If this is the case we can organise airport pick up and pre tour accommodation on your behalf, this will be an extra cost.

    Other tours start late in the day on Day 1 so you can arrive that morning which will avoid the extra nights accommodation cost.

    Please refer to the “Trip Notes” information for your specific tour which will explain this further.

  • How do you calculate the number of days for your Tasmania tour ?
    If you are doing a 4 day tour commencing on April 8th, the first day of the tour is and includes the 8th, plus 9th, plus 10th plus 11th and the tour ends on April 11.
  • Do your tours operate over Christmas and New Year?
    Yes – this is one of our most popular and busiest times
  • Are airfares from my home town included in the cost of the tours ?
    Airfares to and from Tasmania at the start and finish of your tours are extra.
  • Do you have short tours that include Bruny Island ?
    No tours include a trip to Bruny Island, however many people add this on as a day trip from Hobart either before or are after their multi day tour.
  • Does the price include The Spirit Of Tasmania ship fares ?
    The 11 Day Tour to Tasmania includes the Ship costs one way.
  • Payment Options
    We use TravelPay to process credit cards as it is recommended by AFTA (The Australian Federation of Travel Agents) as it provides protection in the event of supplier insolvency.

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    If paying via the Customer Payment Link, please ensure you complete all fields and ensure you enter the correct Trip Reference Number, so we can identify your payment. Remember that ‘TravelPay’ will appear on your credit card statement.

    Credit card surcharges will apply when paying by credit card. We accept all credit cards and relevant credit card fee is applied when processing: Mastercard – 1.30%, Visa – 1.50%, American Express – 2.20%, Diners Card – 2.75%, International Credit Cards – 3.25%

    Direct Deposit payments take up to 3 business days to process. Please notify your consultant of your payment once it has been processed.

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    Reference: Trip Number

    BSB: 062-504    Account: 1066 1268

    International Direct Deposit: Add $25 for bank fees

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    Travel Insurance

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