6-Day Tasmania Small-Group Guided Tour with Gourmet Food

Hobart Trip Overview

This tour is perfect for those wanting a guided tour with some diverse experiences. It features fantastic scenery, cultural highlights, delicious foods and drink, sampling opportunities and comfortable lodgings. It also stays relatively close to the big cities ensuring our creature comforts like good phone reception & wifi. They small groups allow guests to meet you people and enjoy some company without ever feeling crowded or herded at attractions.

Additional Info

Duration: 6 days
Starts: Hobart, Australia
Trip Category: Food, Wine & Nightlife >> Wine Tasting & Winery Tours



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This tour is perfect for those wanting a guided tour with some diverse experiences. It features fantastic scenery, cultural highlights, delicious foods and drink, sampling opportunities and comfortable lodgings. It also stays relatively close to the big cities ensuring our creature comforts like good phone reception & wifi. They small groups allow guests to meet you people and enjoy some company without ever feeling crowded or herded at attractions.

Itinerary

Day 1: Port Arthur & the Tasman Peninsula

Stop At: Constitution Dock, Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
Start the day with a stroll around Constitution Dock area. See the Mawsons Hut replica museum, the statues immortalising the first ever expedition to the south pole, the replica of our famous convict carrying vessel the May Queen and possibly even a hungry fur seal who has made his way into the dock area for breakfast at one of the many floating seafood restaurants. We will also see the stunning backdrop of Mt wellington behind the city.
Duration: 25 minutes

Pass By: Tasman Bridge, Tasman Highway, Hobart, Tasmania 2004 Australia
Cross the Tasman Bridge as we head over to the Eastern Shore on our way to the Tasman Peninsula.

Stop At: Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania Australia
A morning coffee & snacks break at a very scenic location with panoramic views down the coastline.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tessellated Pavement Track, Eaglehawk Neck TAS 7179, Australia
Walk onto and explore the worlds best example of a tessellated pavement – a series of cracks in the rock forming unusual patterns on the waters edge.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Devils Kitchen, 31 Tasmans Arch Rd, Eaglehawk Neck TAS 7179, Australia
Take a leisurely stroll at the 2 stunning lookout points of Devils Kitchen and the 90m high Tasman’s Arch. Both completely natural formations they boast striking geological features.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Port Arthur Lavender, 6555 Arthur Hwy, Port Arthur TAS 7182, Australia
After lunch wander into the fields of pink & purple Lavender for a great photo opportunity.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Port Arthur Historic Site, Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182 Australia
Enjoy a personally guided 3hr tour around this lovely site. We will explore many buildings, learn about the history of Port Arthur and convict transportation to Tasmania, and have many scenic vantage points. Also enjoy a 30 minute harbour cruise to view the site as incoming convicts would have.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Denison Canal, Dunalley, Tasmania Australia
See the Denison Canal built in the very early 1900’s as a shortcut for passing merchant & trade vessels en route to Hobart. Another great photo opportunity. Learn about the significance of the Tasman Peninsula in our fight to save the iconic Tasmanian Devil from the spread of a fatal disease.
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch: Lunch provided at the beautiful Port Arthur Lavender Farm.
Accommodation included: Overnight in a very central Hobart City hotel.

Day 2: Hobart, Mt Wellington, Richmond and Bonorong Wildlife Park.

Pass By: Arthur Circus Park, Battery Point TAS 7004, Australia
Pass through the famous Salamanca area en route to a scenic drive through one of our oldest suburbs Battery Point. We will trip around Arthur Circus park with its cute, original cottages and learn of its history and Governor George Arthur whom the circle was named after. We will see many heritage listed home and amazing gardens as we wind through the narrow streets.

Pass By: Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, 16 Degraves St South Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania 7004 Australia
A slow drive by as we explain the significance of our largest female correctional facility. Learn of the struggles our early female convicts faced as we view the imposing external perimeter.

Stop At: Cascade Brewery, 131 Cascade Rd, Hobart, Tasmania 7004 Australia
One of the cities most notable and striking buildings we will stop at the Cascade brewery for some great photos and stories of the brewing industry in Tasmania.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mount Wellington, Pinnacle Road, Hobart, Tasmania Australia
Ascend right to the summit of the imposing Mt Wellington 1275m high. Sweeping, panoramic views are in every direction as we take in what is one of the worlds naturally beautiful cities.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Frogmore Creek Winery, 20 Denholms Rd, Cambridge TAS 7170, Australia
Stop in to see the famous & extremely unique artwork ‘A Flawed History’ on the mezzanine level depicting stories of the wine industry in Tasmania. Fun, colourful and entertain this is worth a short stop.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Richmond Bridge, Bridge Street, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 2004 Australia
Australia’s oldest bridge still currently in use, built by the convicts in 1823. It is certainly the most lovely bridge on the island of Tasmania.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, 593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Tasmania 7030 Australia
An afternoon spent at the lovely wildlife Sanctuary Bonorong features all the famous Tasmanian native animals including Devil’s, Wombats and Quolls. This park even has a few resident Koalas and a 40 feeding presentation from one of the keepers lets you get up close and personal to the animals.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Pulpit Rock Lookout, Pulpit Rock Rd, New Norfolk, Tasmania 7140 Australia
Get a birds eye view of the Derwent River and surrounding valley’s over the township of New Norfolk.
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Lunch at a positively charming vineyard in the Coal valley including free wine tastings.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3.5 star motel in the lovely Derwent Valley 45 minutes west of Hobart.

Day 3: The Central Highlands

Stop At: Hamilton TAS 7140, Australia
Stop for a provided morning tea/coffee & snacks break in a lovely park in the township of Hamilton.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bronte Lagoon, Bronte Park TAS 7140, Australia
Stop at Bronte Lagoon for a photo opportunity by the monument marking the geographical centre of Tasmania.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Wall in the Wilderness, 15352 Lyell Hwy, Derwent Bridge, Tasmania 7140 Australia
A true cultural gem in Tasmania. ‘The Wall’ art gallery is surly one of the most original & unique displays in Australia. Carved entirely out of Huon Pine this 100m long display tells stories of the early pioneers and the hardships they faced on the island.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania Australia
Visit Tasmania’s largest, natural freshwater lake at Lake St. Clair. At 17km long this steep side lake is an icon and looks absolutely stunning from the boat ramp jutting out into the crystal clear waters. Explore the lakeside area with some fully guided walking through the lakeside forested area. Keep your eye open for Platypus as they are know to inhabit this area. Afterwards relax in the restaurant while enjoying a delicious a la carte lunch.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Laughing Jack Lagoon, Bronte Park TAS 7140, Australia
A brief detour to see some fantastic old, original and beautiful hydroelectric infrastructure – a significant engineering feature in Tasmania.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, Oldina Drive, Tarraleah, Tasmania Australia
Learn about the mighty feat of engineering that took over 25years to complete in the mid 1900’s – the Tasmanian Hydro-electric scheme. From this wonderful lookout we can see over a huge valley and get a glimpse of the scale of this project.
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Lunch at Lake St Clair.
Accommodation included: Overnight at 1000m elevation in the beautifully restored and peaceful township of Tarraleah.

Day 4: The Derwent Valley

Stop At: Meadowbank Lake, Tasmania 7140, Australia
Enjoy morning tea/coffee & snacks provided free on the banks of this picturesque river spot.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Russell Falls, Mount Field National Park, Tasmania Australia
Our most photographed Waterfall, the majestic Russell Falls. Enjoy the easy 35min return walk to view the 2 tiered falls from a spacious viewing platform. For those inclined to walk a little further an additional 25min walk can be added if you don’t mind descending many flights of stairs. Here you will spot some of the biggest Tree Ferns and Tasmanian Oak trees anywhere on the island.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The Westerway Raspberry Farm, 1488 Gordon River Rd, Westerway, Tasmania 7140 Australia
Stop in to purchase some freshly picked berries of all kinds.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Willow Court Antique Centre, 15 George St On the Site of the Old Asylum, New Norfolk, Tasmania 7140 Australia
Wander and explore one of the best antique centres in Tasmania.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Welcome Swallow Brewery, 99 Ring Rd, New Norfolk TAS 7140, Australia
For those not interested in antiques an alternative option is free beer tastings at the newest brewery in town The Welcome Swallow.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Lower Domain Rd, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
Enjoy a guided stroll through some lovely parts of Hobart’s Botanical Gardens. A perfect location for some free afternoon tea/coffee and snacks.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Today we dining at the acclaimed, multi-award winning restaurant The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery.
Accommodation included: Overnight back in Hobart City in a very central location to enjoy the Friday night city atmosphere.

Day 5: The Salamanca Markets and MONA

Stop At: Salamanca Market, Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7001 Australia
Spend your morning enjoying Tasmania’s famous Saturday Salamanca Markets with countless stalls exhibiting some of the islands best food, drink, fresh produce, jewellery, local craft and many other interesting artisan items. This is self guided so you are free to wander, following your shopping & exploration instincts.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), 655 Main Rd Moorilla Estate, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011 Australia
Your organised afternoon activity is an adventure to the acclaimed MONA – The Museum of Old & New Art. The 25min fast boat ride up the Derwent River is in itself a fantastically scenic journey. Being self-guided you are free to explore the museum at your leisure. This is one of Tasmania’s premier cultural experiences. When you are ready the fast boast will return you to Hobart city via another scenic cruise down river.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Your final nights accommodation in the same very central Hobart City lodgings. Enjoy your Saturday nights stay.

Day 6: Checkout

Stop At: Hobart, Hobart, Greater Hobart, Tasmania
This morning marks the conclusion of you ‘6 Day Tassie Gourmet’ Tour. Checkout will be at 11am. Storage of bags can easily be arranged with hotel reception for those who perhaps have a late afternoon flight and wish to venture out to explore the city further.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.



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