Gourmet Tasmania

Duration: 7 days

Highlights: - Indulge at Tasmania’s luxury coastal sanctuary, Saffire Freycinet
- Discover the bizarre and brilliant at MONA
- Get a behind-the-scenes experience at a raptor refuge
- Tour the gourmet havens of Bruny Island and the Huon Valley

This celebration of Tasmanian food, wine and culture reveals the very best of the Apple Isle. Take a self-drive journey from Launceston to Hobart, indulging in the flavours of Freycinet, the Huon Valley and Bruny Island along the way. A day at MONA challenges your perceptions in many ways and is sure to amaze.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Launceston: 

Collect your rental car and drive to your waterfront accommodation. Spend an afternoon at leisure wandering the heritage-listed streets of Australia's third-oldest city. 

Overnight: Peppers Seaport Hotel


Day 2 - Freycinet National Park :

Journey to the East Coast, home to the majestic mountains, azure bays and white beaches of Freycinet National Park. Settle in to luxury boutique lodge, Saffire Freycinet, and soak up the landscape and views of the Hazards mountain range across Great Oyster Bay. Tonight, dine at Palate, possibly Tasmania's most exclusive restaurant. 

Overnight: Saffire Freycinet 

Meal Plan: L,D 

 

Day 3-4 - Freycinet National Park: 

Relax, indulge and enjoy the beautiful coastal reserve with your choice of activities. Take a guided walk to stunning Wineglass Bay or enjoy private tastings at Freycinet Vineyard. Pull on waders and discover the workings of a local oyster farm before gathering around for a feast, or take time out for a complimentary spa treatment. Visit Saffire's open-range Tasmanian devil enclosure and assist with saving this endangered species from extinction. 

Overnight: Saffire Freycinet

Meal Plan: B,L,D

 

Day 5 - Hobart: 

Head south to Hobart and MONA, the breathtaking and utterly brilliant museum. Lose yourself in the contemporary collection of art and antiquities that never fails to inspire, challenge and confront. Enjoy a three-course degustation lunch at The Source with wines from Moorilla Winery. Later, make your way to Hobart newcomer MACq 01, Australia's first story-telling hotel situated on the waterfront. 

Overnight: MACq 01 

Meal Plan: B,L 

 

Day 6 - Huon Valley:

Take a private tour to Kettering, first stopping at an inspirational raptor refuge where you are invited behind-the-scenes to observe how precious, and endangered, birds of prey are being rehabilitated and returned to the wild. Next, board the ferry to Bruny Island where you'll discover a gourmand's paradise first at the Bruny Island Cheese Company followed by Adventure Bay. Embrace the tranquillity of the Huon Valley and the vineyards as you laze over a locally-sourced lunch before meandering back to Hobart.

Overnight: MACq 01

Meal Plan: B,L

 

Day 7 - Hobart

Drive to Hobart airport and return your vehicle before onward flight arrangements.

Meal Plan: B

 

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