Tasmania: Wine, Wildlife & Wilderness - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2021/22)

Explore the best of Tasmania on this immersive escape, experiencing culture, history and a healthy dose of adventure.

Journey Overview

Explore the very best of the Apple Isle on this captivating small group journey which combines culture, history, wilderness and a healthy dose of adventure. Marvel at the myriad spectacular landscapes and heritage listed natural wonders, from Lake St Clair and Cradle Mountain to Flinders Island and Freycinet National Park. Taste the cornucopia of epicurean delights from award-winning whisky to Bruny island’s celebrated cheeses. Dive into Tassie’s thriving creative scene, from lauded Mona to Risby Cove Gallery and the art town of Sheffield. And bed down in complete luxury, with stays at some iconic Tassie lodgings from MACq01 and Verge to Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge and renowned Saffire Freycinet.

Journey Highlights

  • Take a private charter flight to picturesque Flinders Island for a day of epicurean indulgence and untamed landscapes
  • See inspirational conservation work up close on a privileged insider access visit to the AKP-supported Raptor Refuge
  • Discover pristine wilderness and a rare convict heritage on a cruise of the Gordon River
  • Admire rare natural wonders at Lake St Clair and Cradle Mountain National Parks
  • Join Risby Cove Gallery curator for a fascinating insight to the gallery’s eclectic collection of work by local artists
  • Typically features a small group size of 12-14 guests
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Hobart, Australia

Arrive into Tasmania’s charming capital to a warm A&K welcome. Transfer to your accommodation and this evening join your A&K Resident Tour Director for a welcome briefing and dinner at Old Wharf Restaurant in your hotel, celebrating Tasmanian produce and locally caught seafood.
MACq 01 Hotel | D

Day 2: Hobart | Inspiring Art & Conservation Insights

Today head southwest towards the beautiful Huon Valley and the small town of Kettering, where you will be treated to A&K’s exclusive insider access to the inspirational Raptor Refuge. Supported by Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy, the refuge rescues and rehabilitates injured birds of prey, and your private tour takes you up close to the aviaries to observe the work being done with recovering birds and those being prepared for release back into the wild. From wedge-tailed and sea eagles to goshawks, kestrels and falcons, there are many locally threatened species which pass through the refuge and which you will have the opportunity of seeing.

This afternoon, visit the breathtaking and utterly brilliant Museum of Old & New Art (Mona), with free rein to explore the permanent collection of contemporary art and antiquities and temporary exhibitions. Return to Hobart in style aboard Mona’s fast ferry where you have seats in the Posh Pit, enjoying drinks and canapés on the private deck with breathtaking harbour views. 
MACq 01 Hotel | BL

Day 3: Hobart | Bruny Island Epicurean Immersion

This morning take the ferry from Kettering over to Bruny Island where stunning views, epicurean delights and rare wilderness awaits. Taste your way across the island visiting some of the renowned artisan producers including award winning cheese from Bruny Island Cheese Company, Get Shucked’s famous oysters, handcrafted chocolate and fudge and delicious honey. Balance your feasting with some active discovery, visiting The Neck lookout, and a short walk through the surrounding rainforest keeping an eye out for the rare white wallaby.
MACq 01 Hotel | BL

Day 4: Strahan | Lake St Clair National Park

Journey northwest to Strahan, stopping en route at Lake St Clair National Park to hike amid spectacular wilderness. Lunch is at leisure before wandering through the forest of towering gum trees and leatherwoods to Hogarth Falls. Keep an eye out for the elusive platypus.

Tonight, head down to Risby Cove on the Strahan waterfront for a personalised tour of Cove Gallery with the curator. Admire the eclectic collection of works by accomplished Tasmanian artists housed within the converted, century-old sawmill workshop. Savour dinner at Risby Cove Restaurant, with views of the marina through the floor to ceiling windows.
Strahan Village | BD

Day 5: Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park | Heritage River Cruise

Board the award-winning Gordon River Cruise for a unique opportunity to experience this World Heritage Wilderness Area from the water. Your guided exploration, with Premium Upper Deck inclusions, starts at Macquarie Harbour and drifts up the Gordon River. Cruise across to notorious Hells Gates, named by convicts to signal the point of no return. Pass fish farms en route and learn about the local industry farming salmon and ocean trout.

Stop to wander amongst the largest swathe of temperate rainforest on earth, home to thousand-year-old trees, and explore the ruins of Sarah Island, once the largest boat building settlement in the British colonies. Cruise back to Strahan and transfer by road to Cradle Mountain National Park, enjoying a 3-course dinner with matched wines at the celebrated Highland Restaurant.
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge | BLD

Day 6: Cradle Mountain | Design Your Day

 Today you may plot your own course with one of the following activities.

  • Dove Lake Guided Walk
    Set out on one of Tasmania’s most impressive walks to picturesque Dove Lake. Along the leisurely 6.2 kilometre trail, learn about Aboriginal history of Tasmania, and admire the fascinating geological features around the lake which sits beneath Cradle Mountain.
  • Wine & Cheese Tasting
    Indulge in a private wine and cheese tasting. You will be guided through hand-crafted cool climate wines and boutique cheeses which showcase Tasmania’s reputation for gourmet produce.

 Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge | BD

Day 7: Sheffield & Launceston | History & Art

Travel northeast to Launceston by road, stopping in the quirky rural art town of Sheffield en route. Wander through the village admiring outdoor installations, giant murals as well as galleries and studios. This evening dinner is at the award-winning Stillwater Restaurant on the shores of the Tamar River.
Hotel Verge | BD

Day 8: Flinders Island | Wild & Untamed

Transfer by private charter aircraft from Launceston to Flinders Island for a full day exploring. Taste local whisky and gin on a distillery tour before a coastal discovery of picturesque Trousers Point, the island’s most celebrated and widely photographed beach. A gourmet seafood lunch showcases the local catch before continuing to Walkers Lookout for panoramic island views and a visit to the Furneaux Museum. Enjoy a beach walk and afternoon tea before your return charter flight to Launceston. 
Hotel Verge | BL

Day 9: Freycinet National Park | Iconic East Coast Wilderness

Transfer southeast to Freycinet National Park and your luxurious lodge. Spend the rest of the day soaking up the natural wonders which surround you relaxing at the lodge or embarking on one of the many activities on offer.
Saffire | BLD

​ Day 10: Freycinet National Park | Choose Your Own Adventure

Your last day on the Apple Isle is yours to navigate. Choose your own adventure from the spectacular selection available to you at Saffire.

Active travellers, head out on a kayaking and bird-watching experience in picturesque Pelican Bay, or perhaps a guided walk to the storied Wineglass Bay lookout. Or don your own beekeeping suit and visit the onsite hives for a guided beekeeping discovery. Or, shuck oysters fresh from the salty sea at the nearby oyster farm tasting them afterwards. Saffire offers a myriad of experiences sure to make your last day a memorable one.

This evening, a farewell dinner at the lodge is arranged, toasting your unforgettable journey and new friends made along the way.
Saffire | BLD

Day 11: Freycinet National Park – Depart Hobart

Depart Freycinet National Park for the return transfer to Hobart Airport and your onward flight.
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Journey Details

Internal air included: Return private charter flight to Flinders Island Maximum Group Size: 16
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Inclusions
All accommodation as detailed with private facilities; Meals as specified in itinerary including a welcome and farewell dinners; Internal flights as mentioned in itinerary; Bottled water during transfers and touring; Airport welcome, Porterage; Group transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle or 4 wheel drive; Services of English speaking A&K Resident Tour Director (Days 1-9); All entrance fees ; Planning, handling, operational and communication charges; All tipping.

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

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Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Oct 9, 2021 - Oct 19, 2021
Price AU$11,445pp Single Supplement AU$4,395 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Feb 19, 2022 - Mar 1, 2022
Price AU$11,965pp Single Supplement AU$4,795 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Limited Availability Book
Oct 15, 2022 - Oct 25, 2022
Price AU$11,965pp Single Supplement AU$4,795 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Book
Notes:

Availability shown here is updated weekly and indicative only. Availability on any product or journey shown here is not specific to a category of travel and may not denote availability at the cheapest ‘From’ price. For real time availability, talk to your travel agent or call Abercrombie & Kent on 1300 851 800.

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