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  • Cradle Mountain National Park

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  • Wineglass Bay. Credit: Tourism Australia

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  • Devil's Corner Winery. Credit: Tourism Australia

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  • Port Arthur Historic Site. Credit: Alastair Bett

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  • Sample gin and whisky at McHenry Distillery

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  • Cradle Mountain National Park

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  • Enjoy a sightseeing and wildlife boat cruise. Credit: Tourism Tasmania / Glen Gibson

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  • Bridestowe Lavender Fields. Credit: Tourism Australia

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  • Sample local cheeses and produce. Credit: Tourism Australia

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  • Cataract Gorge, Launceston

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  • Spot wombats and other wildlife in Cradle Mountain National Park. Credit: Tourism Australia

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  • Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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  • Stop for a sweet treat at Kate's Berry Farm. Credit: Tourism Australia

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  • Hobart

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  • Eaglehawk Neck. Credit: Tourism Australia

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  • Fresh oysters at Bruny Island. Credit: Tourism Australia

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  • Cradle Mountain National Park

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  • Wineglass Bay. Credit: Tourism Australia

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  • Devil's Corner Winery. Credit: Tourism Australia

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  • Port Arthur Historic Site. Credit: Alastair Bett

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  • Sample gin and whisky at McHenry Distillery

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  • Cradle Mountain National Park

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  • Enjoy a sightseeing and wildlife boat cruise. Credit: Tourism Tasmania / Glen Gibson

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  • Bridestowe Lavender Fields. Credit: Tourism Australia

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  • Sample local cheeses and produce. Credit: Tourism Australia

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  • Cataract Gorge, Launceston

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  • Spot wombats and other wildlife in Cradle Mountain National Park. Credit: Tourism Australia

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  • Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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  • Stop for a sweet treat at Kate's Berry Farm. Credit: Tourism Australia

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  • Hobart

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  • Eaglehawk Neck. Credit: Tourism Australia

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  • Fresh oysters at Bruny Island. Credit: Tourism Australia

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  • Port Arthur Historic Site. Credit: Hype TV

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7 Day Gourmet Tasmania

  • Seek out local wines, cheese, gin, whisky & more
  • Visit Bruny Island, Tamar Valley & Cradle Mountain
Includes 4-star hotels, meals & tour guides

Sweet treats, savoury delights, and multi-award-winning whisky are just the tip(ple) of the culinary iceberg that awaits on this seven day gourmet tour of Tasmania. From Hobart to Wineglass Bay, Cradle Mountain to Launceston, this is a foodie tour you’ll want to bite into again and again.

Beginning in historic Hobart, you’ll embark on a journey through wild landscapes, colourful cities, serene vineyards and so much in between. Explore spectacular Bruny Island, home to a variety of wildlife from fur seals to white wallabies; spot dolphins and more on a wilderness cruise; and taste the finest cheese, honey and oysters the island has to offer at local producers. Delve into the story of UNESCO listed Port Arthur on a guided tour, plus explore the ‘Isle of the Dead’ on a harbour cruise. Sample handcrafted vodka at Hellfire Bluff Distillery, indulge with a day of food and wine in the celebrated Tamar Valley region, visit Pipers Brook Wines and experience a guided tasting at Devil’s Corner Winery. As if that wasn’t enough, you'll also visit the famous Bridestowe Lavender Field, Kate’s Berry Farm and Cradle Mountain National Park. Ready to take a bite? This sensational package includes six nights 4-star hotel accommodation, tour guides, daily breakfast and more.

ITINERARY

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Make your own way to Hobart for an early afternoon check-in to your centrally located hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to experience some of the many highlights of Hobart.

Please note: Hotel check-in is from 3:00pm, however luggage storage facilities are available if you arrive early and want to get stuck into some early exploration of the city. 

Overnight: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, or similar
Meals included: None

Your adventure begins at 7:30am today as you meet your guide and group at the hotel. You will board the ferry south of Hobart at Kettering for a short 30-minute ferry ride to beautiful Bruny Island. Situated to the south of Hobart, ‘Bruny’ is home to spectacular, unspoiled natural attractions. Its crisp conditions and reliable rainfall also make it a haven for specialist food producers, which you will come to learn during your journey.

First stop is at The Neck - the narrow strip of land (known as an ‘isthmus’) that connects North and South Bruny. After climbing 270 stairs, you will be rewarded with a spectacular view at Truganini Lookout. Then join the Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise at Adventure Bay. The custom-built adventure boat is the ideal way to experience the coastline and abundant marine wildlife of the island, with chances to view seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds.

After lunch your sample of Bruny Island’s delights continues, when you stop for some of its finest food experiences – Get Shucked Oysters, Bruny Island Cheeses and Bruny Island Honey.

Board the return ferry back to the Tasmanian ‘mainland’ and arrive back in Hobart around 6:00pm.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Today explore the south east of the ‘Apple Isle’- the Tasman Peninsula. The stunning natural area encircled with Australia’s highest sea cliffs affords panoramic views across the Tasman Sea. One of the best views is at Pirates Bay Lookout where you will stop on your journey. You’ll also pass through Eaglehawk Neck and a place known as ‘The Dogline’, which is part of many fascinating stories on the history of the area, which will be shared by your guide.

Later, a short walk will take you along the sea cliffs to see the fascinating Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen rock formations. Perhaps the most famous icon of this region is the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site where you will have 3-4 hours to explore. Australia’s most intact and evocative convict site, Port Arthur spans 100 acres and is home to more than 30 historic buildings and ruins. Your entry includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with one of the site’s expert guides.

It is then onto sampling more of Tasmania’s fine culinary offerings at one of Tasmania’s premier distilleries – McHenry. Located on Mt. Arthur, a remote location with pristine water and an ideal climate, McHenry is Australia’s most southern distillery. Here you enjoy the beautiful surroundings while tasting the family-produced gins and whiskeys.

The final stop for the day is the Hellfire Bluff Distillery where the elegant and smooth handcrafted Vodka is made with potatoes grown on their own land, straight from the paddock to the bottle. The Tasmanian London Dry Gin and the Limoncello liqueur is highly recommended. It’s then back to Hobart, arriving around 6:00pm.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Your adventure continues today to one of the most beautiful and well-recognised regions of Tasmania – the Freycinet National Park and the highlights of the east coast.

There will be many stops on your journey between Hobart and Launceston today such as morning tea at Kate’s Berry Farm. Kate’s hugely popular Just Desserts Café, with its mouth-watering menu, overlooks rows of berries across Great Oyster Bay to the world-renowned Freycinet National Park. Wineglass Bay is nestled in the Freycinet National Park, one of Tasmania’s first national parks and the jewel in the crown of Tasmania’s East Coast. As you enter the Freycinet Peninsula you will be awestruck by the magnificent Hazards mountain range that forms the backdrop.

Walk as a group to the Wineglass Bay Lookout. The moderate uphill walk is one of the Great Short Walks of Tasmania. Once at the top, you are rewarded with that world-famous view of Wineglass Bay and the surrounding national park. Enjoy the moment, take in the views and let your guide help you with those sought-after photographs.

Relax with a lunch break at Honeymoon Bay and if time allows, you will be able to explore other areas of Freycinet National Park such as the Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Sleepy Bay lookout.

You will then depart Freycinet but continue along the east coast, a region renowned for its wine tasting trail. Best known for its Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay, these wines are typically elegant, crisp and complex. You will stop at the stunning Devil’s Corner Winery, overlooking the Hazards Vineyard, Moulting Lagoon and beyond to Freycinet. You will enjoy a guided wine tasting as the expert staff take you on a tasting journey of discovery through cool-climate Pinot Noir, white wine and premium Sparkling. On location, you also have amazingly fresh seafood from Freycinet Marine Farm. This is a great way to complete your day before you settle in for the drive to Launceston.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Chancellor or similar, Launceston
Meals included: Breakfast

Your Tasmanian wine journey continues today in the Tamar Valley. Once voted as one of the top ten wine regions of the world, the state’s principal wine-producing is just outside of Launceston. Start your day with a short and refreshing walk to Lillydale Falls, a great stretch of the legs before you settle in for a big day of tastings.

First tasting of the day is Bridestowe Lavender Farm – the world’s largest privately-owned Lavender Farm. Bridestowe grows true French Lavender, the only species suitable for both perfumery and cooking. Creating a wide range of beautiful products, from skincare, teas and soaps to lavender pancakes and ice-creams, there is also an apiary on site with unique lavender honey tastings available.

Move onwards into the wine region and for your first stop at Tasmania’s most famous and regarded sparkling producer Janz. A short drive from Janz is Pipers Brook, the state’s largest family-owned winery where you will be treated to a seated tasting in their architecturally-acclaimed tasting rooms. You will also be treated to a lovely lunch at Nadine’s at Pipers serving up fresh Tasmania local fare and hospitality.

After lunch, sample wines from a smaller vineyard, Sinapius. With their small-scale approach and attention to detail, their wines never fail to impress. Return to Launceston with full bellies and big smiles after a day of indulgence.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Chancellor or similar, Launceston
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

On the last day of your adventure, depart Launceston and travel directly into the mountains to the world-heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park. Explore the key highlights of your short but amazing visit to this area. Enjoy some short walks, visit Dove Lake with its magnificent views of Cradle Mountain and keep your eyes sharp spotting the local wombats. Enjoy a lunch break in the National Park before departing.

The afternoon is spent enjoying the highlights of the region’s delicious tasting trail. With stops at Anvers House of Chocolate, Ashgrove Cheese Farm and Christmas Hills Raspberries sample some of the finest produce of north west Tasmania. Last but certainly not least, visit the working 41 Degrees Salmon and Ginseng Farm before returning to Launceston for your final night.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Chancellor or similar, Launceston
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you may wish to wander around the Cataract Gorge or Launceston township before making your own onwards travel plans.


Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover iconic Tasmanian sights ex Hobart
  • Experience wild landscapes, bustling cities and more 
  • Uncover the best of Hobart with a day at leisure
  • Taste some of the best Tasmanian gastronomic highlights
  • Explore spectacular Bruny Island, home to seals and white wallabies
  • Spot seals, dolphins, and whales on board the Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise
  • Taste the finest honey, cheese and oysters of Bruny Island
  • Stop for a photo at ‘The Neck’ lookout
  • Witness striking formations such as Tasman Arch and the Devils Kitchen on the Tasman Peninsula
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the UNESCO listed Port Arthur site
  • Take part in a harbour cruise around the ‘Isle of the Dead’
  • Visit McHenry Distillery, one of Tasmania’s premier gin and whiskey distilleries
  • Tour the Hellfire Bluff Distillery, famous for their handcrafted Vodka
  • Walk to Wineglass Bay lookout, the jewel of Freycinet National Park
  • Visit Kate’s Berry Farm, with its rows of berries and beautiful views
  • See Honeymoon Bay, Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Sleepy Bay
  • Experience a guided wine tasting at Devil’s Corner Winery
  • Stay in the foodie paradise of Launceston, on the Tamar River
  • Indulge with a day of food and wine in the Tamar Valley region
  • Visit Pipers Brook Wines, the state’s largest family-owned winery
  • Enjoy lunch at the lovely Nadine’s at Pipers
  • Discover the famous Bridestowe Lavender Farm
  • Experience a full day tour of Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Witness stunning Dove Lake and spot local wombats
  • Sample the Cradle Mountain area’s chocolate, cheese, raspberry and salmon
  • 6 nights 4-star hotel accommodation in Hobart and Launceston
  • Enjoy daily breakfast and one lunch
  • Tour guides 
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return Bruny Island ferry

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
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.
 
Please note: This tour requires a minimum of 8 passengers to operate and departures are not guaranteed until this minimum number is met. If booking flights, we recommend purchasing a flexible fare, so in the instance of a minimum number or Covid related issues prior to departure, you may be able to arrange an alternative travel date. If minimum numbers are not met a date change or refund will be offered.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Covid-19 Booking Policy
- TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property/tour operator you are due to stay/travel with.
 
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 22nd of November 2021.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $770 applies. 
 
Departure Dates
2021
September: 13
*October: 4, 18
*November: 8, 22
 
Surcharges

Please note: dates/months with a * incur a mid-season surcharge of $50 per person.
 
Departure City
Hobart, Tasmania



Accommodation Used


4 Star (self-rated)

- Hobart: Hotel Grand Chancellor or similar

- Launceston: Hotel Grand Chancellor 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.

 

Extra Nights
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 12 years old and over.
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
Double or Twin 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 8, maximum group size 16 per vehicle.



- Domestics 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 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. Rainfall varies dramatically across the island.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals
Daily breakfast is 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 for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal 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 or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

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

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
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.