Few destinations can pull off what Tasmania does in combining the world’s freshest and finest produce with the most adventurous wilderness. With 19 national parks covering 40% of Australia’s island state, native animals and ancient forests combine to create the cleanest and greenest environment possible. These pristine forests, productive agricultural lands and pristine seas provide a natural supermarket of deliciously fresh produce. Dine on succulent seafood like oysters, trout, lobster, abalone, scallops and salmon. Enjoy Tasmania’s unique leatherwood honey; pepperberries; Cape Grim beef and premium wines from over 200 vineyards.
Our local tour guide will pick you up from your hotel. Firstly, we will start with the tour of the capital city of Tasmania – Hobart, which includes the birthplace of Hobart – Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the oldest brewery in Australia and Mt Wellington, at the top of which people will experience the spectacular views of Hobart and surrounds. We will also explore historical Richmond, which tells the story of an early Australian colonial village. Richmond has more than 50 Georgian buildings, of which the town’s most photographed landmark is the Richmond Bridge. Built by convicts in the 1820s, it’s the oldest bridge in Australia and offers a perfect picnic spot on the grassy banks of the Coal River. The last stop is Zoodoo, which is one of the Tasmania’s largest where you can come face-to-face with exotic, native and agricultural animals.
Located in Tasman Peninsular, The Port Arthur Historic Site is amongst the best-preserved convict settlements in Australia and among the most significant convict era sites in the world. Take a guided tour of more than 30 historic buildings and ruins: the penitentiary, church, watch tower, the Dockyard and the Separate Prison and a museum. While on the way, we will explore the natural wonders of Tasman Peninsular such as the Tessellated Pavement, Tasman Arch, Blowhole, Devils Kitchen and the Remarkable Cave.
Wineglass Bay, 200 kilometres from Hobart, is one of the top ten beaches by the US magazine Outside in 1999. The tour of East Coast and Freycinet National Park contains unforgettable scenic spots, including Cape Tourville, Honeymoon Bay, Coles Bay. Take a short, fairly steep climb to the saddle between Mt Amos and Mt Mayson, from where, a side track leads to a new lookout, with one of Tasmania’s most celebrated views over the beautiful white sands of Wineglass Bay. Half way a visit to Kate Farm can be organised at your own expense to taste and buy unique ice cream and jams.
We will explore the World Heritage Cradle Mountain National Park. Cradle Mountain, a must see and the start of the 65-kilometre (40-mile) Overland Track, is the northern end of the 161,000-hectare Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. You can enjoy the pure air with a stunning walk around Dove Lake, or challenge yourself with unguided hike to view Cradle Mountain. On the way back, you will be delighted at the enterprising town of Sheffield, where history and art merge to create an entire town of murals. It would be another bonus to visit and taste delicious cheese in Elizabeth.
Launceston is the third oldest city in Australia. We begin our tour with beautiful Swiss Valley integrating Swiss architecture, and then we will visit a few vineyards to taste the high quality wines along Tamar River. You must get your camera ready at Brady’s Lookout. At Cataract Gorge, you’ll find walking and hiking trails, the world’s longest single span chairlift, peacocks and wildlife, suspension bridge, and lookouts with spectacular views. During summer time (December to the end of Janurary) we would like to show you around The Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm at your own expense, which is considered one of Tasmania’s most spectacular sites during flowering in December and January. And the last stop is Penny Royal Adventure Park, where you can experience the thrill of the cliff walk as you make your way across or challenge yourself on the indoor and outdoor rock climbing walls at your own cost. Then our friendly tour guide will drop you off at your hotel.