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Nestled under the vast expanse of the mainland and separated by the Bass Strait is Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state and an island of incredible natural beauty, waiting to be explored. Superb wildlife, a vibrant food and wine scene and a unique culture and sense of identity all combine to make Tasmania one of Australia’s most intriguing and incredible destinations.

Your adventure starts in the charming city of Hobart. Explore the vibrant waterfront, head up Mt Wellington to enjoy panoramic views, and visit one of its whiskey distilleries to learn more about Tasmania’s thriving artisanal drinks industry.

You’ll also visit Bruny Island to meet the friendly local wildlife, explore the rugged and beautiful Tasman Peninsula and delve into the island’s fascinating history at Port Arthur, Tasmania’s famous convict settlement.

You’ll then head to the amazing Saffire lodge and spend two days discovering Freycinet National Park. When you’re not out exploring, this incredible luxury lodge is the perfect place to unwind and indulge in some of the island’s best food and drink.

The final stop is Launceston, a pretty port city that is a gateway to the Tamar Valley, a region filled with vineyards, quaint villages and incredible wildlife.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-5

Hobart

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Meet and greet at Hobart airport

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Hobart

Accommodation in Hobart

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Four days exploring Hobart Four days exploring Hobart

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.

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Hobart tour with visit to a whisky distillery Hobart tour with visit to a whisky distillery

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.

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Bruny Island: food, wine and wilderness tour Bruny Island: food, wine and wilderness tour

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.

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Explore the Tasman Peninsula Explore the Tasman Peninsula

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.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Hobart

Days 5-7

Freycinet National Park

Accommodation in Freycinet National Park

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Two days exploring Freycinet National Park from at Saffire Two days exploring Freycinet National Park from at Saffire

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.

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Scenic transfer to Launceston Scenic transfer to Launceston

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.

Days 7-9

Launceston

Accommodation in Launceston

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Two days exploring Launceston and the Tamar Valley Two days exploring Launceston and the Tamar Valley

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.

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Bush dinner and quoll spotting Bush dinner and quoll spotting

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.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Launceston airport

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