6 nights |
from $4215 per person*
TOUR CODE: IJTAS
A range of unique cultural, gastronomic and accommodation experiences unfold as you explore this beautiful, historic island. Discover Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), spectacular Bruny Island, the Bay of Fires and glorious Wineglass and Coles Bays on this truly unique journey.
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2020 SEP: 19 OCT: 17 NOV: 14 DEC: 12 Please click here for full Booking Conditions.
All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.
December 12, 2020
Valid for travel between:
09/19/2020 – 12/12/2020
Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.
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On arrival at Launceston Airport you’ll be transferred by private car to your hotel, where you’ll have the opportunity to relax and freshen up before meeting your Journey Director for drinks and canapés at a Welcome Reception. Hotel: Peppers Silo Hotel Launceston
This is a two-night Aboriginal-owned and operated guided walk through the magnificent natural landscape of the Bay of Fires and Mt. William areas, the cultural homeland of the palawa people. The walk is a genuine cultural experience that will deepen your understanding of palawa (a Tasmanian Aboriginal ‘clan’) culture and community history as well as immerse you in the natural, rugged beauty of wukalina and larapuna. Spend one night in absolute comfort in bespoke palawainspired (domed) huts, and one night in the meticulously renovated Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage at larapuna/Bay of Fires. You’ll be accompanied by palawa guides in the footsteps of their traditional people on the cultural homelands of wukalina and larapuna (8kms per day at an easy to moderate pace). Hear palawa creation stories and participate in cultural practices that have been passed down through hundreds of generations Hotel: bespoke accommodation, 2 nights Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine
Your wukalina walk continues today through the magnificent natural landscape of the Bay of Fires and Mt. William areas. Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine
After breakfast, board your vehicle and follow the coast to Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park. The natural beauty of this region, which comprises a peninsula defined by Schouten Island and a granite mountain range known as The Hazards, is quite simply breathtaking. Trails lead up to a lookout for panoramic views over Wineglass Bay, and you’ll also see the secluded coves of Coles, Honeymoon and Sleepy Bays. Views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse stretch over the clear blue waters of the Tasman Sea. After two nights on the trail, check in early to your secluded waterfront accommodation to unwind and rest before enjoying a sumptuous dinner together. Hotel: Edge of the Bay Resort Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine
After a leisurely start this morning, continue to Hobart to the renowned Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) for an all inclusive ‘Art Meets Wine’ experience. Perched on the banks of the River Derwent, MONA is Australia’s largest privately owned gallery and museum. Showcasing the diverse collection of its Tasmanian owner David Walsh, the museum exhibits everything from ancient Egyptian funerary objects and modernist masterpieces to a machine that mimics the human digestive system. Begin your MONA experience by exploring the maze of subterranean galleries, then make your way to the on-site Source restaurant for a lunch of seasonal local produce and wine from the adjacent Moorilla Estate winery. A behind-the-scenes tour of the vineyard, the second-oldest in Tasmania, follows. You’ll be treated to a tasting of ten different Moorilla wines before taking the MONA ROMA ferry to Hobart’s Constitution Dock, where the legendary Sydney to Hobart yacht race concludes each year. From there it’s just a short walk to your accommodation, the 5-star MACq 01 Hotel. The evening is free for you to explore the historic, yet trendy CBD. Hotel: MACq 01 Hotel, 2 nights Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, Local Dining Experience
Enjoy an unforgettable, award-winning cruise experience along Bruny Island’s rugged coastline. Take the ferry across the quiet d’Entrecasteaux Channel to the island, where a morning tea of freshly-baked muffins will be served at a beachside café in Adventure Bay before your cruise departs. Then board your vessel to skirt some of Australia’s highest sea-cliffs, enter deep sea-caves and join in the search for seals, dolphins, sea-birds and even migratory whales. Return to the coast for lunch, and arrive back at your Hobart hotel by sunset, with time to relax before a Celebration Dinner at the Old Wharf Restaurant to toast your journey Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch, Celebration Dinner
Bid farewell to your newfound friends as your inspiring Tasmanian journey concludes. After breakfast, a private vehicle will transfer you to Hobart Airport for your onward flight. Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast
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*Terms & Conditions: Pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting for travel during specified travel dates. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Airfare is not included unless indicated. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. Airline and hotels frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices may increase before full payment for those and other reasons. Package is not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government-imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you affirmatively agree to the possibility of such increases. Package is strictly subject to availability, not retroactive and not combinable with any other special or vacation package offer. Minimum night stays or required room types may apply. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. CST#2001136-20