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6 Day Tassie Food & Culture Tour

  • Sip, savour & experience the best of Tasmania
  • Visit Port Arthur, MONA, Lake St Clair & More
Includes gourmet meals, wine tastings & accom.

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Fresh farm-to-gate produce, award winning vineyards and cellar doors, innovative restaurants and market stalls that have developed passionate followings; Tasmania a delicious destination that’ll have you going back for seconds… and thirds. When combined with its colourful history, abundant wildlife and enchanting natural beauty, you have an experience worth travelling for.

This six day small group tour from Hobart will showcase some of Tasmania’s most appetising highlights, with quite a few unexpected surprises along the way. Be amazed by the wild beauty of Tasman National Park, enjoy a private tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site, witness stunning views over Hobart from atop Mt Wellington, and visit the picture-perfect village of Richmond. Sample sensational wines at a family-operated Coal Valley winery, enjoy a gourmet lunch and tour of the Wall in the Wilderness (an ambitious carved timber sculpture detailing the historic of Tasmania), and treat your tastebuds at award-winning The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery - winner of ‘Best Regional Restaurant in Australia 2018’. As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also visit the quirky Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), breathe in the serenity of Lake St Clair, and even learn about the Tassie Devil at a local wildlife sanctuary. Sound like fun? This amazing package includes five nights accommodation, 10 meals, all entry and national park fees, and more.

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Today you will be picked up from any Hobart CBD accommodation for the start of our 6 day journey. Pick up will be at approximately 8:00am.

Begin with a stroll around the Hobart waterfront area, a good way to stretch out and meet your fellow guests while learning a brief history of Hobart. Today explore the beautiful Tasman Peninsula and Tasman National Park area. Pirates Bay lookout is a great first up stop for coffee and morning snacks with views for miles along the rugged coast line.

The Tasman National Park boasts towering sea cliffs and a wealth of cultural history. Learn about Eaglehawk Neck - the site of the infamous Dogline - as we cross onto the Tasman Peninsula. Explore some of nature’s true wonders with short, scenic walks at Tasman’s Arch, Devils Kitchen and the unusual rock formations of the Tessellated Pavement. Continuing on, enjoy lunch at the colourful Port Arthur Lavender Farm, where guests can enjoy some fantastic food and photograph the best lavender fields in Tasmania’s south.

This afternoon experience a fully guided tour around the Port Arthur Historic Site. Explore many of the original buildings as we learn about the early convicts and the role they played in Tasmania’s history. Learn about Point Puer (the juvenile boys prison), the Isle of the Dead graveyard and the Port Arthur timber industry while enjoying a short, scenic harbour cruise to view the site as incoming convicts would have.

Before leaving the Peninsula (and much to everyone’s delight) stop at the boutique Federation Chocolate factory for some sampling of delicious, handmade chocolates. The flavours change depending on the season and the produce available! Return to Hobart for a stay in comfortable and very central city lodgings.

Overnight: Movenpick Hotel Hobart or similar
Meals included: None

This morning’s exploration takes in the historic Battery Point area, the historic Female Factory and Cascade Brewery, while viewing many of Australia’s oldest convict-built structures. Next head to the summit of Mt Wellington (1271m) boasting spectacular panoramic views in every direction.

Meander into the Coal River Valley, one of Tasmania’s premier wine regions. Naturally, enjoy lunch at a lovely family-operated winery, sampling some of Tassie’s best wine and local produce. The chosen vineyard today does not export wine to any restaurants or liquor stores anywhere in the country, making it a true farm-gate experience for guests.

Continuing on, admire some unusual artwork at ‘A Flawed History’ within the grounds of Frogmore Creek Winery before taking a stroll through the historic township of Richmond, one of Tasmania’s loveliest settlements. See the beautiful stone arch construction of the Richmond Bridge, which was built by the convicts in 1823 and is Australia’s oldest bridge still in operation.
 
In the afternoon make a visit to the most acclaimed wildlife park on the island - Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. It has all the Tasmanian native animals with up close and personal enclosures and an afternoon guided animal feeding experience.

Arriving in the Derwent Valley, enjoy an impressive view of the Derwent River, esplanade and surrounding area from a great local lookout. Tonight stay on the edge of the Derwent River in the township of New Norfolk.

Overnight: Junction Motel New Norfolk or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

A dramatic change of scenery today, climbing onto the central plateau about 1000m elevation. Have morning tea and a coffee stop at a spot where you can take in the scenery at Bronte Lagoon. Before lunch is one of the state's premier cultural experiences - The Wall in the Wilderness. An amazing ongoing work by artist Greg Duncan depicting stories of Tasmanian history hand carved in Huon pine - Tasmania’s most famous timber. Explore the gallery at your leisure or join in our private 45min tour of The Wall which details the intricacies and stories behind this unique gallery.

Turn at Derwent Bridge to see Lake St Clair and the inception of the mighty Derwent River. Some easy walking will open up fantastic views of Australia’s deepest freshwater lake and the surrounding mountains. Head further inland to the unusual and often eerie looking Lake King William. Surrounded by beautiful Snow Gums and Waratahs this man made lake is used for generating hydro-electricity.

Tonight stay at the beautiful old hydro town of Tarraleah. A great venue to relax, enjoy the quiet surrounds and fresh air or possibly take a stroll through the sprawling site. A delicious dinner will be provided by your hosts.

Overnight: Tarraleah (Lakeside or Highland cabins) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

A scenic drive will return us into the Derwent Valley to visit the beautiful Mt Field National Park. This is the location of Russell Falls, a large three-tier falls which is easily accessible for guests of all physical abilities. The 40-60min walk features some of the most beautiful trees on the island. Giant Eucalyptus trees 300+ years old are as big as you will find in Tasmania. Tree ferns standing 6+ meters high dating hundred of years also line the pathway giving this walk a prehistoric and enchanted feel. Keep your eyes open for the many pademelons and other creatures that are very regularly seen along the pathway.

Stop at the delicious Westerway Raspberry Farm to sample some local varieties of berry before another scenic drive back through the Derwent Valley past cherry farms, rolling pasture, hops fields and many scenic vistas. On return to New Norfolk a short visit to another local lookout is a great way to get a birds eye view over the township and the meandering Derwent River. Towering cliffs on the northern side make for a stunning photo opportunity especially in the Autumn season.

Next head into town for one of the best culinary experiences in Tasmania - lunch at the award-winning Agrarian Kitchen Eatery (Winner of Best Regional Restaurant in Australia 2018). The set menu/degustation style dining experience means you won’t have to worry about ordering or choosing your meals today. Simply relax and enjoy the bounty of delicious foods that will be delivered your way.

After lunch is a choice between 2 local activities:

Option 1 - Those interested in antiques can spend some time in the Willow Court complex which is known for having possibly the best collection of antiques anywhere in Tasmania. These great old buildings used to be part of the Willow Court Asylum and Hospital complex for nearly 200 years, it finally closed down permanently in 2000.
Option 2 -The other option is some craft beer tastings at the newest brewery in the Derwent Valley ‘The Welcome Swallow’. With a delicious selection of beers on tap and a beautiful warehouse style decor this is a great option for those beer inclined. All the brewing equipment is on full display and the owners are always happy to discuss the intricacies of all things beer related.

Continue back into Hobart City for a final afternoon activity, a delightful stroll through the Hobart Botanical Gardens. The gardens area is certainly one of the most beautiful in the country and your host will guide you through the most enchanting sections. This makes a perfect spot for afternoon tea, coffee and snacks break. You will be delivered to your evenings accommodation right in Hobart City for the first of two nights stay around 5.30pm. Friday night in Hobart city awaits with plenty of entertainment options for those who enjoy the city nightlife.

Overnight: Movenpick Hotel Hobart or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

No need to hurry or pack your things for checkout this morning, as there is another night's stay included at these lodgings. After a fully included buffet breakfast, there are some great activities organised for your Saturday… but being self guided you are on your own time schedule and can move at your own pace!

Begin with a morning at the famous Salamanca markets only a 5 minute stroll from your hotel. Wander the rows of market stalls displaying woodwork, arts and craft, fresh produce, coffee, wine, cooked foods and more. This is Tasmania’s most famous market and operates every Saturday for the entire year. Salamanca also has a fantastic collection of convict built sandstone buildings connected by narrow laneways, staircases and interesting little spaces. In addition to the markets Salamanca area has fantastic art galleries, cafes and retail stores. You are free to wander the markets & surrounds at your leisure… perhaps a wander across the dock area or up into the quaint suburb of Battery Point?

When feels appropriate for you, a short wander to Brooke Street Pier will lead to the departure terminal for your choice of 2 afternoon activities:

Option 1 - MONA Museum. The Museum of Old & New Art is a real cultural adventure. The MONA ferry will transport you via a comfortable and scenic 25 minute fast boat cruise up the Derwent River to the museum. There is some fantastic viewing of Hobart and the harbour area along the ferry journey. The MONA complex features beautiful vineyards, 2 restaurants, a hotel and lovely garden areas adorned with sculptures above ground. The majority of the gallery however is actually below the surface - excavated into the sandstone rock. As you wander the quirky tunnels and pathways of the museum you can spot many areas of exposed sandstone suggesting you are underground. It is certainly one of the unique cultural experiences in Tasmania. Guiding you will be ‘The O’ which is an iPhone with headphones system to enhance your experience in the gallery. One can very easily spend an entire afternoon at the MONA complex and we’d suggest allowing plenty of time to absorb the vibes and stop for a snack or drinks at one of the cafe’s/bars on location. The ferries depart for Hobart hourly so you can return to your city lodgings whenever you feel so inclined.

Option 2 - A 90min river cruise with the reputed ‘Hobart Historic Cruises’ including lunch provided onboard. Departing at 12.15pm this lovely scenic cruise will take you in both North & South directions on the river passing famous locations such as The Botanical Gardens, Government House, under the Tasman Bridge, Sandy Bay and the Wrest Point Casino before finally sailing over to the eastern Shore area. It’s a fantastic way to see Hobart’s stunning harbour while providing some great photo opportunities. Entertaining commentary along the way will educate you on some interesting facts about Hobart city and the landmarks you are passing.

Being Saturday, tonight is a great opportunity to wander down into the dock or Salamanca areas for dinner and evening entertainment. There are dozens of restaurants within comfortable walking distance including some very indulgent dessert options for those with a sweet tooth.

Overnight: Movenpick Hotel Hobart or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

A full buffet breakfast is included in your hotel package today and with checkout time set for 11:00am there is no need to hurry. For those interested in additional activities and sightseeing for your Sunday luggage can be stored in the hotel reception luggage room at no additional charge. Being within walking distance to most of the city attractions you may wish to consider one or more of the following:
- Sunday morning Farm Gate Market on Bathurst Street
- Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery on Davey St opposite Constitution Dock (free entry).
- A Cascade Brewery tour for $30
- Visit Mawson’s Hut Replica Museum

This concludes your 6 Day Tassie Gourmet adventure.


Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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  • Taste your way through Tasmania ex Hobart
  • Journey into the incredible Tasman National Park
  • Enjoy a 2.5hr fully guided and private tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Witness stunning panoramic views from Mt Wellington Summit
  • Enjoy lunch and wine tastings at a lovely family operated winery in the Coal Valley
  • Stroll through the beautiful township of Richmond
  • See Tasmanian Devils and more at the award winning Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Visit serene Lake St Clair
  • Enjoy a gourmet lunch and guided tour at highly acclaimed ‘The Wall in the Wilderness’ gallery
  • Stay in colourful former workers cottages at the culturally significant hydro township of Tarraleah
  • Visit the 3-tiered Russell Falls in Mt Field NP, one of Tasmania’s most photographed waterfalls
  • Stop for lunch at multi-award-winning The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery
  • Choose between a spot of antique shopping in the renowned Willow Court area in New Norfolk, or some complimentary beer sampling at an elegant little micro-brewery close-by
  • Enjoy an afternoon guided stroll through Hobart’s beautiful Botanical Gardens
  • Shop for local produce and crafts at iconic Salamanca Market in Hobart
  • Sample the gourmet market food stalls
  • Cruise the Derwent River aboard MONA Roma ferry and enjoy an afternoon exploring iconic MONA, the Museum of Old & New Art, or explore the Derwent River on a 90 minute lunch cruise with Hobart Historic Cruises
  • 5 nights quality accommodation
  • Includes 3 nights at Movenpick Hotel in the heart of Hobart
  • 5 x breakfasts, 4 x gourmet lunches and 1 x dinner 
  • Complimentary chocolate, wine & beer tastings
  • 4 x afternoon tea, coffee & biscuits stops included at scenic locations
  • Bottled water provided free on tour
  • All attractions, entry fees and National Parks passes provided
  • A portfolio of your tour itinerary, map and other related information will be provided for every guest as a keepsake of your time in Tasmania
  • Fully accredited and experienced local guides
  • Return ferry ride & entry to MONA Museum or 90min lunch cruise from Hobart dock area with ‘Hobart Historic Cruises’
  • New & Spacious Coach / Van depending on group size
  • Complimentary pick-up at any Hobart CBD Hotel

Important info

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On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
*Book With Confidence 
If your stay is affected by Government travel restrictions as a result of COVID-19, a one off date change will be permitted free of charge. For any changes not associated with COVID-19, please refer to the Schedule of Fees.
- Please note: Date change requests need to be made at least 14 days prior to the original date of travel. Date changes within 14 days are subject to availability and not guaranteed.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 7th of December 2021.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies.
May - June: $190
July - September: $245
 
Departure Dates (2021)
May: 18, 25
June: 1, 8
July: 6,13
August: 3, 10
September: 7, 14 
October: 5, 12
November: 2, 9
December: 7
 
Departure City
Hobart



Accommodation Used


3.5 - 4 Star (self-rated)

- Hobart: Movenpick Hotel or similar

- New Norfolk: Junction Motel or similar

- Tarraleah: Tarraleah (Lakeside or Highland cabins) or similar

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available. 
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 14 per vehicle.



- Domestic flights / transfers
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary 
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however, they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Tasmania
- Tasmania has four distinct seasons with the warmest months being December to March.
- The average maximum daily summer temperatures are between 17 and 23 degrees Celsius and winter daily temperatures sit between 3 and 11 degrees Celsius.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals
10 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage

You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so, unfortunately, our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping is optional and at the customers discretion.
 
Sightseeing
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket, date/accommodation changes or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

· Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.