7 Day Tastes of Tasmania KIJTHB
Tastes of Tasmania
Departs Hobart Returns Launceston
Experience a culinary journey through Australia’s beloved island state while soaking up its wild, rugged natural beauty. Delight in paddock to plate dining experiences and meet the producers of some of Australia’s best food and wine. Delve into the untouched landscapes of Maria Island and the Bay of Fires.
- Sample Tasmania’s finest wines
- Indulge in a paddock to plate feast
- Tasmanian wilderness on the Tahune Airwalk
- Wineglass Bay
- Visit MONA
- Hell’s Gate & Heritage Landing
- Shop at Salamanca Market
- Peppers Silo Hotel on the idyllic Tamar River
- A campfire at Bay of Fires Bush Retreat
- Hand-picked accommodation, selected to immerse you in your destination
- Meals as indicated
- Local Dining Experiences
- Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
- Travel by bespoke vehicle with reclining seats, WiFi and air-conditioning
- A maximum of 22 guests to share your journey
- Expert Driver Guide escorts
- All entrance and National Park fees
- Sustainable Travel Kit, including refillable water bottle and backpack
- Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities
- Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish
- Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)
All prices are per person in AUD
Prices & Dates
- Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 7am into Hobart Airport (walking tour begins at 8:30am, pre-accommodation recommended)
- Day 7: Flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport
1 Arrive Hobart (L)
Wake to your first morning in Hobart, capital of Australia’s southernmost state, Tasmania. Meet your Journey Director and fellow travel companions after breakfast, before heading out on a walking tour of the city.
Your first stop is Constitution Dock, where you’ll see a vast collection of yachts, punts selling fish and chips and fishing trawlers. The finishing line for the famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, the marina’s colourful, friendly and festive atmosphere is the perfect introduction to Tassie. Soak up the sounds and sights of Salamanca Market as you wander past hundreds of stalls overflowing with local produce, crafts, jewellery, freshly baked goods and artisanal cider.
Our next stop is lunch, just 20 minutes out of Hobart. Enjoy a three-course paddock to plate dining experience at the Agrarian Kitchen or, depending on the day, a 3 course seafood feast at Barilla Bay Oyster Farm. Either option will give you a scrumptious taste of what’s to come and ready for your afternoon visit to Australia’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).
This afternoon, visit Australia’s 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 and taking in the incredible architecture of MONA from the water.
This evening, explore Hobart at your leisure, soaking up the atmosphere of this relaxed, creative, portside city.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hobart, 2 nights
2 Huon Valley (B)
This morning, head south to discover the rolling hills, lush countryside and apple orchards of the Huon Valley. Admire the spectacular views of Hobart, the Derwent River, Wrest Point Casino and Kingston before your first stop of the day in Cygnet.
We then head to the quaint hamlet of Geeveston, Tasmania’s ‘Forest Town’, known for its wooden sculpture trail. The region is one of the world’s most important apple and fruit growing areas and renowned for its fresh fruit, berries and cherries.
Later we’ll pop into Willie Smith’s Cider House for a fun distillery experience – and a taste of Tassie’s finest cider or a snifter of apple brandy. Suitably fortified, we’ll head deep into the Australian bush for an afternoon walk under the giant trees and fern canopies of Tahune Forest, on the banks of the Huon River. Learn about unique Tasmanian timbers and wild rivers as you experience the Tahune Airwalk, an elevated walkway high above the forest floor, taking in stunning views of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area beyond.
Then it’s onto the Honey Pot in Huonville. Treat yourself to a pot of famous Tasmanian Leatherwood honey, fresh honeycomb or a selection of skin care products, beeswax candles and honey inspired gifts for the perfect memento of your trip.
Tonight is yours – ask your Journey Director for suggestions, or head to Constitution Dock, famous for floating seafood eateries, and just a 10 minute walk from your hotel.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hobart
3 Hobart - Triabunna (B, L, D)
Today we’ll head north to the working port of Triabunna, just in time to catch the noon ferry to Maria Island. Accessible only by ferry, Maria Island National Park is rich in Indigenous history and is a dramatic sanctuary of wide, unspoilt bays, pristine beaches, rugged cliffs and historic ruins.
You’ll be free to enjoy one of the island’s walks, including an exploration of the buildings and ruins of Darlington – with captivating tales of this one-time penal settlement (1825-1832) and convict probation station (1842-1850). Or consider a nature walk through the island’s open woodlands and eucalypt forest. Keep an eye out for wombats, pademelons, Forester kangaroos, Bennett’s wallabies and Tasmanian Devils, as well as seals and whales in the bay.
In the afternoon we’re heading back to Triabunna and your seaside hotel for dinner on Tasmania’s wildly beautiful east coast.Hotel: Eastcoaster Tasmania
4 Tribunna - Bay of Fires (B, L, D)
Today we head to Freycinet National Park – and the crystal-clear waters of the Freycinet Peninsula. Choose to hike up to the lookout for iconic, postcard-perfect views of Wineglass Bay, stroll along the boardwalk to the Cape Tourville Lighthouse, or head into the pretty seaside village of Coles Bay.
Lunch is at the Craigie Knowe Vineyard, the oldest vineyard on the east coast of Tasmania. Here you’ll meet your Local Specialist and sample some of the island’s finest wines. There’s time to stroll through the vineyard to learn more about the complexities of viticulture and indulge in a lunch of cured meats and cheeses, perfectly paired with award-winning wine.
Later we’ll travel to the Bay of Fires, on the northeastern coast of Tasmania, stopping at the Bicheno Blowhole on the way, to watch this natural granite ‘geyser’ throw seawater high into the air in a sometimes playful, sometimes powerful display of the ocean’s force.
Tonight, connect with locals Anna and Tom at the intimate family run bush retreat nestled amidst the trees and just minutes from the iconic Bay of Fires. You’ll enjoy a rustic dining experience – sand in your toes and hearty local fare – while seated around a camp table in their purpose-built kitchen. Your bespoke accommodation tonight is in stylish Bell Tents.
Please note that Bay of Fires Bush Retreat has shared facilities.
Hotel: Bay of Fires Bush Retreat
5 Bay of Fires - Launceston (B, L)
Today we’ll explore the Bay of Fires, a startlingly beautiful and windswept corner of Tasmania. Known for its deep blue waters and orange lichen-covered boulders, the bay was given its name in 1773 by Captain Tobias Furneaux, who saw the fires of Aboriginal people dotting its coastline.
We’ll visit Big Lagoon and Cosy Corner, before enjoying freshly shucked oysters in Skeleton Bay and exploring the gulches (pools) at Binalong. Our morning of beachcombing at an end, we’ll head inland to the Pyengana Valley – where Local Specialist Donna Coulson hosts us for a delectable lunch at the Pyengana Dairy Farm Gate Café.
This afternoon we take a leisurely drive to the small village of Legerwood, and its incredible memorial of carved trees, each honouring a soldier killed in World War I. From there we continue on to Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’ of Launceston.
Enjoy an orientation tour of the city. Afterwards, the night is yours – ask your Travel Director for suggestions, head to Charles Street for alfresco dining, or simply return for an early night at your hotel, as a full day of gourmet food and wine tasting awaits!
Hotel: Peppers Silo Hotel Launceston, 2 nights
6 Launceston and Surrounds (B, L, D)
Today the fresh flavours, scenic delights, local colour and rich heritage of Tasmania really come to life as we embark on a full-day food and wine tour of Launceston and northern Tasmania. Taste award-winning wines in the oldest vineyard in Relbia at Sharmans Wines and sample the island’s finest sauces and jams at the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company in historic Evandale, on the banks of the South Esk River.
Enjoy a coffee at the home of hazelnuts at ‘Hazelbrae’, before moving on to the 41 Degrees South Salmon Farm, to taste what is arguably the best hot smoked salmon in Tasmania. We’ll enjoy a two-course lunch and berries galore at the delightful Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm – as well as a cheese tasting at the award-winning Ashgrove Farm. There is one last stop on our way back to Launceston, an unforgettable visit to Bell and Gong winery, situated on an 1830s homestead near Longford in northern midlands of Tasmania.
Your epic Tasmanian adventure is nearly over, but there is still time for a Celebration Dinner and drinks at characterful Launceston’s Peppers Silo.
Share a few laughs with your Journey Director and fellow travellers, as you gaze out at the idyllic Tamar River. Tomorrow you’ll head for home.
Hotel: Peppers Silo Hotel Launceston,
7 Launceston (B)
This morning after breakfast, you’ll say a final farewell to your newfound friends as your holiday comes to an end. Take a private transfer to Launceston Airport for your onward flight.
Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.
- Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 7am into Hobart Airport (walking tour begins at 8:30am, pre-accommodation recommended)
- Day 7: Flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport
Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.
- Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 4.30pm into Launceston Airport
- Day 6 – Flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport
Any flights referred to in the itinerary are additional and not included in the land content price.
Complimentary Airport Transfers
Complimentary arrival and departure transfers are provided between designated airports and selected hotels on the scheduled start and end days of your trip with pre or post accommodation booked through Australian Tours and Cruises in conjunction you’re your tour.
If you book your own pre or post accommodation then transfers are not included.
Bookings within 110 days of departure:
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There is no set age or type of traveller, you can expect a wide-range of like-minded travellers. Families with children, young couples, baby boomers, solo travellers, small groups and more can be found on guided tours. There is certainly no age limit for touring, with children as young as 6 through to seniors travelling, however, the general demographic tends to be over 40.
Depending on the tour you choose and the time of year you are travelling our group sizes can vary from 20 people up to 49 people
The must-see and must-do experiences in all their tours but also offer you the ability to customise your tour with a selection of Optional Experiences. Details of Optional Experiences available will be sent with your final documents.
What to Bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
- Water bottle
- Jacket and warm clothing
Low level of fitness is required. If your tour includes the walk around Dove Lake is considered a Moderate – Easy 6km loop. Not all guests will be able to complete the walk. Alternate short walks are available.
To allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy seats at the front of the coach, there is a seat rotation policy. This means that everyone changes seats daily during the course of the tour, and also means that you have the opportunity to meet new people throughout your journey.
Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30″ x 18″ x 10″ (76 x 46 x 25cm) and weight not exceeding 23kg (50lbs). Carry on hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12″ x 11″ x 6″ (30 x 28 x 14cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment.
Suitcases with wheels are recommended, as there are certain places where assistance is not available (e.g. airports, railway stations and cruise terminals). Please note: that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments and cannot be accepted as hand luggage.
Alternative arrangements should be made for forwarding excess baggage to the final destination prior to commencing your holiday.
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
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.
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