Example Trip Itinerary
Meet and greet at Hobart airport
Private transfer to your hotel in Hobart
Accommodation in Hobart
- 56 rooms
- Art gallery
One of only a handful of art hotels in the world, the Henry Jones expertly blends heritage and contemporary design, and enjoys a unique location in Hobart’s original waterfront warehouses. The site’s history dates back to 1804 and at one time the buildings hosted the nation’s most successful companies, including Henry Jones’ jam factory. Henry Jones was one of Australia’s most successful businessmen and the first Tasmanian to be knighted. Everything is considered here, with award-winning architecture and furniture design complimenting the artwork itself. Over 500 original and contemporary works of art are exhibited throughout the hotel, showcasing Tasmania’s leading and emerging artists. There are 56 rooms, all with individual traits and characteristics. Many have retained original features such as the 19th-century sandstone walls and rough-hewn timber window frames that frame views of the harbour, city and mountains. The Peacock and Jones restaurant is inspired by Tasmanian produce and the changing seasons, while the Jam Packed Café brews up aromatic coffees and serves delicious craft beer. The IXL Long Bar is ideal for relaxing and enjoying an expertly mixed cocktail or glass of Australian wine. You’re ideally situated to explore bustling Hobart and the hotel can arrange for classic car rental for a drive out into the countryside. If wildlife is more your thing, there are several reserves nearby as well as cruises that show off Tasmania’s ocean scenery.
The city of Hobart, Tasmania’s state capital, was founded in 1804, and is a place where the old meets the new. Victorian portside warehouses and historic gardens are mixed with cutting edge restaurants, galleries and cafes, Australia’s oldest brewery contrasting with ultra-modern wineries, a vibe encapsulated at the incredible MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). Mingle with the locals at the weekly Salamanca Market where you’ll find fine local produce, artisan crafts and antiques.
Start your day with an introductory tour of Hobart and explore the vibrant waterfront, Salamanca Place with its Georgian sandstone buildings, and charming Battery Point. Travel to the alpine wilderness of Mt Wellington, the 1270m peak, for spectacular panoramic views.
You'll also visit one of Australia's leading distilleries and hear about the craft of whisky distillation at the historic cellar door. After you have been fortified with a taste of their single malt, continue to the winner of the 2014 World Whisky Award for best single malt - Sullivan’s Cove’s French Oak Cask. Return to Hobart via the charming village of Richmond with its well preserved colonial architecture.
Bruny Island is a peaceful oasis where time seems to stand still. Enjoy a day of stunning scenery and indulge in quality local produce such as freshly shucked oysters, delicious berries and handmade cheese. Enjoy lunch at an award-winning winery before taking a stroll through the South Bruny National Park, home to the famous Fluted Cape and local wildlife including curious white wallabies. At the end of the tour, you will return to Hobart by scenic flight.
The Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site are some of Tasmania’s most visited destinations. Tasmania’s famous convict settlement site features many attractions and your experienced guide will bring its history alive. Visit the famous geological features of the peninsula as you explore the rugged coastline. In the afternoon, travel to the historic village of Richmond before meeting Tasmanian’s enigmatic character, the Tasmanian Devil.
Private transfer to your hotel in Hobart
Freycinet National Park
Accommodation in Freycinet National Park
- Mountain bikes
Designed to embrace its stunning surroundings, Saffire is a natural treasure tucked away on Tasmania’s undisturbed shores. This boutique lodge has been showered in praise since opening in 2010. It’s unique stingray-shaped design was carefully crafted to blend into the surrounding environment while creating a modern and ultra-luxe getaway. Its 20 luxury suites boast unadulterated views across Great Oyster Bay to the Hazards Mountain Range, all from the comfort of absolute luxury. The décor throughout is warm and earthy and the premium suites have spacious living areas, a private kitchen and dining room where the chef can come and cook for you. They also have private courtyard plunge pools. Saffire has an emphasis on supporting the local environment and uses local, seasonal and organic produce in the restaurant that is grown in the chef’s garden. The lodge also works with the Save the Tasmanian Devil program, set up in response to the decline of more than 80 percent of the native marsupials due to an infectious cancer. In a one-hectare, free-range devil enclosure, Saffire provides mature devils with a safe environment and also gives guests the rare opportunity to see the devils in a natural habitat. As well as learning about conservation efforts in the region, Saffire guests can indulge in a multitude of complimentary experiences, from visiting a working oyster farm to sample Pacific oysters and regional wines to guided vineyard tours, canoeing, bird watching or nature walks. If that all sounds a bit much, then you can always just head to the state-of-the-art spa for the ultimate pampering.
Saffire Freycinet’s complimentary range of activities let you engage and connect with Freycinet’s stunning natural wonders and attractions. You can visit the local Freycinet Winery to learn the art of winemaking and indulge in some fine Tasmanian fare, take a trip to Saffire’s open-range Tasmanian devil enclosure to learn about the conservation of this iconic endemic marsupial, head to a working oyster farm to taste some of Tasmania’s best seafood, or hike, canoe, kayak, fish and mountain bike through this incredible landscape. Additional activities include quad biking, boat cruises and bespoke culinary experiences.
Starting from the turquoise oceans and sun-bleached sands of the Freycinet Peninsula, travel to the Fingal Valley through the Mt Elephant Pass. Visit Evercreech Forest Reserve to see the world's tallest white gum trees, and go off the beaten track and hear stories of the forests before enjoying a campfire lunch in the Tyne Valley.
Head to Ben Lomond National Park, a spectacular alpine mountain of dolerite columns and scree slopes and home to eight of the 20 highest peaks in Tasmania. Continue onto Launceston via the historic town of Evandale.
Accommodation in Launceston
- 60 rooms and suites
- Restaurant, cafe and bar
Located in Launceston’s lively port, Peppers is built on the site of an old dry dock and overlooks the wharf strip and marina. 60 rooms and suites offer views of the Tamar River and Valley, which you can admire from your balcony. Spacious and bright, they are the perfect place to retreat to after a day of exploring. The Hotel’s Mud Bar and Restaurant overlooks the marina and has breathtaking views of the Tamar Valley, and offers a superb range of Tasmanian food and wine. The Cube Cafe, located directly beneath the hotel, has indoor and outdoor seating so you can relax with a glass of wine as you drink in the views.
Launceston is Tasmania's second major city and one of Australia's oldest. It is filled with elegant colonial and Victorian architecture, making it a perfect place for strolling. It also has a vibrant food and wine culture with lots of great restaurants and bars, and culture vultures will want to dip in and out of the many museums and galleries.
Head north through the Tamar River to Tasmania's premium wine-growing region. Beautiful scenery abounds with forested hills, farmland, lavender fields, vineyards, orchards and pretty riverside towns.
The day begins with a visit to Trowunna Wildlife Park in the beautiful Mersey Valley. Trowunna provides an informal educational experience designed to give you further understanding of the wildlife unique to Tasmania. It is home to a wide range of native animals and is dedicated to caring for injured and orphaned wildlife. Here the breeding and rehabilitation programs are explained by informative guides who will also host your very close encounters with the famous Tasmanian devil, wombats and kangaroos.
Your dinner destination is on private land and will be a totally Tasmanian bush tucker experience, cooked by a true bush chef and served with a glass of Tasmanian cool climate wine. After dinner, the objective is to view the bandit of the bush, the Eastern quoll in its natural habitat. These entertaining bush characters will delight you with their antics. Other species frequently seen include possums, wombats, kangaroos, wallaby, bettong, bandicoot and Tasmanian devils.
Private transfer to Launceston airport