This holiday to Tasmania really does show off the best of this beautiful island state. The charming city of Hobart, uninhabited and pristine islands, sweeping sandy bays, towering mountains, unique wildlife and gourmet food.
- Stay in a waterfront hotel in Hobart, full of wonderful artwork
- Gather and sample your own seafood bounty surrounded by beautiful watery landscapes
- Embark on a memorable four day walk amidst the untouched scenery of Maria Island
- Go canoeing on the Freycinet Peninsula spotting flocks of pelicans as you paddle
- Search for the Tasmanian Devil and sample true bush tucker
Hobart, Whisky & Seafood
This holiday begins in Tasmania’s capital city of Hobart. An extremely pretty city with a vibrant port, thriving arts scene and a wonderful array of restaurants as well as an atmospheric weekly market. Mount Wellington forms a spectacular backdrop to the city and amidst the alpine wilderness of this 1,400 metre peak is one of Australia’s leading whisky distilleries offering the chance to learn about the craft of whisky distillation as well as the chance to of course taste some!
Cruise down the Derwent River to the sheltered waters around Bruny Island, home to some of Tasmania’s finest seafood. Gather oysters, mussels, abalone, crayfish and sea urchin from the waters before dropping anchor in a secluded bay to feast on your bounty which will form part of an extensive lunch.
Maria Island Walk
Travel by boat to the beautiful Maria Island. Devoid of any motor vehicles and with more chance of bumping into a kangaroo than another human, this island gem will be home for the next four days. During a gentle four day walk traverse pristine beaches, rugged cliffs and woodland before bedding down for the night in simple but comfortable forest camps. Indulge in delicious meals using fresh, local produce and fine Tasmanian wines, learn about the fascinating convict history of the island and spot some of the resident wildlife from Potoroos to Possums, Penguins, dolphins & Fur Seals. Birdlife includes Sea Eagles and the rare forty-spotted pardalote! Tasmanian Devils can also be seen following their recent release on the island. All in all an unforgettable experience.
The Maria Island walk only operates from October to April.
Freycinet Peninsula is a National Park and home to the internationally acclaimed Wineglass Bay. Spend two nights at the luxurious Saffire Hotel soaking up the stunning landscapes of Granite Mountains, sandy beaches and sapphire blue waters. Overlooking Great Oyster Bay, where migrating whales and dolphins can often be spotted, Saffire has access to wonderful fresh seafood and a range of lovely activities are on offer during a stay here.
Mountains, Lakes & Tasmanian Wildlife
Travel to the north of Tasmania and some of the most diverse and impressive scenery on the island, including Ben Lomond, one of Tasmania’s highest mountains. Overnight close to the city of Launceston and spend a day on a Deluxe Bushie Quoll Patrol with the chance to learn more about the wildlife that is unique to Tasmania. The day will include close encounters with Tasmanian Devils, wombats and kangaroos as well as a true bush tucker experience cooked by a true ‘bush chef’.
Before flying home from Launceston spend time at Cradle Mountain with a 3 hour gentle walk around Dove Lake giving the chance to soak up the alpine scenery and see Cradle Mountain itself in all its towering glory.
HOW CAN WE MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY EVEN MORE SPECIAL
- Take a helicopter flight for an aerial view of the Freycinet Peninsula
- Escape for the day with a wonderful gourmet picnic of locally sourced produce and fine wines
- Follow the wine route and visit acclaimed vineyards of the Tamar Valley
- Transfer from Hobart to the Freycinet Peninsula by seaplane
For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.