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$3,700 per person
$3,550 per person
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There's never been a more important time to discover Australia, and we're here to reconnect you to the joy of travel and give you a new appreciation for your own backyard. Passionately created by Aussies for Aussies alongside our sister brand, AAT Kings.
Your Guided Holiday Includes:
- 6 nights accommodation
- 13 meals; 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 2 dinners
- Distancing & hygiene standards
- Travel with no more than 22 other travellers
- Sanitisation and cleaning
Various departure dates available – 24 October, 14 November & 26 December 2020
Highlight experiences that will delight you:
- We've gone out of our way to connect you to local Australia travel like never before. Here are just a few of our favourites:
- Taste the best of Tasmania’s famous food and wine regions, where you’ll have a chance to meet and be inspired by the ingenuity and passion of the farmers, chefs, winemakers, distillers and craftsmen of the Derwent, Huon and Tamar Valleys.
- Sleep under the pristine white canvas of a luxuriously appointed bell tent at the family-run Bay of Fires Bush Retreat, after feasting on local delicacies around the campfire.
- Explore mysterious Maria Island, a spectacular haven for friendly wildlife with a hauntingly intact convict probation station and a convict-built ghost town.
The Trafalgar Difference:
- Enjoy the best of local seasonal produce at The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery, once home to the historic Willow Court Asylum.
- Spend an unforgettable afternoon at Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), cruising back to Hobart in your own time.
- Take in the beauty of the Freycinet Peninsula's dusky granite cliffs and wonder at the pristine white sand crescent of Wineglass Bay.
Day 1. Arrive Hobart, Salamanca Market, Derwent Valley and MONA
Welcome to Tasmania, the home of exceptional produce, phenomenal landscapes and the world's cleanest air. Your arrival is timed perfectly to begin our tasting trail at Hobart's famous Salamanca Market. Your Travel Director will introduce you to creative local growers and makers, many writing a name for themselves on the world stage. Save room for lunch in the beautiful Derwent Valley at the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery, a historic space serving authentic paddock-to-plate dishes. Once the site of the Willow Court Asylum, you'll feel a true sense of place while indulging in locally sourced ingredients, many directly from the Agrarian Kitchen Farm and Cooking School. On to MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art; an unforgettable labyrinth of underground galleries filled with extraordinary artwork. Take a self-guided tour, culminating in a visit to the on-site Moorilla winery, Tasmania's second oldest vineyard. Cruise back to Hobart's Brooke Street Pier by ferry, with a free evening ahead.
Day 2. Huon Valley and Tahune AirWalk
Roam the verdant Huon Valley today, home to gourmet farmers, artisan vineyards and the Apple Isle's best cideries. Starting riverside, we'll see how local craftsmen are sharing the almost-forgotten skill of wooden boat building at the only school of its kind still operating in Australia. We'll then take part in a true food lovers road trip - sample unique varieties of fresh apples, pears and berries from valley orchards, including local ciders, apple brandy and seasonal produce at Willie Smith's Apple Shed. Finally, we'll ascend 50m above the Huon Valley forest floor on the Tahune AirWalk, to be rewarded with views of the World Heritage listed Hartz Mountains.
Day 3. East Coast and Maria Island
A very special day, as we head north to Triabunna to board the ferry to the wild and mysterious Maria Island. This unique National Park is a both a haven for wildlife and the most intact example of a convict probation station. You'll have time to hire a bike, hike or take it easy - exploring the convict-built ghost town of Darlington, aptly named Fossil Cliffs, or the peaceful beaches and rockpools. Maria Island is home to rare and endangered Tasmanian birdlife, including the Cape Barren goose, where wandering wombats, kangaroos and wallabies are a common sight. Returning to the mainland for dinner, we'll be treated to mouth-watering menu of seasonal, and locally sourced produce from the region.
Day 4. East Coast - Freycinet National Park to Bay of Fires
The dusky granite cliffs of the Hazards mountain range will be your first memory of the stunningly beautiful Freycinet National Park. While the view down to world-famous Wineglass Bay is a just reward for the 45-minute hike up Mount Amos, the crystal clear waters and white sand beaches surrounding the peninsula can also be explored at a more sedate pace, with an elevated boardwalk circling scenic Cape Tourville. Visiting a local vineyard afterwards, you'll learn from the winemakers while you indulge in local cured meats and cheeses, accompanied by some of Tasmania's finest wines. This afternoon we'll head north along this spectacularly beautiful coastline, until we reach the world-renowned Bay of Fires. At our very special glamping retreat you'll feast on local dishes created by acclaimed resident chef, Thomas Dicker, before sharing wine and stories around the open campfire. Luxuriously appointed Bell Tent accommodation will ensure this a night to remember.
Day 5. Bay of Fires - Launceston
After a hearty camp breakfast, you'll bid farewell to the bush retreat to wonder at the glory of the Bay of Fires. Flame-coloured lichen covers the granite boulders that tumble into crystal waters along the white sand beaches - all in all a photographers' dream. With freshly shucked oysters served right there on the rocks, you'll never want to leave. Fortunately, the cheesemakers of Pyengana Dairy Farm are a tempting next stop, where we will tour the property before relaxing over a gourmet lunch. Turning further East this afternoon, we'll pass the haunting Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees - 25 sculptures honouring Tasmanian ANZACs. Arriving in Launceston, your Travel Director will introduce you to the highlights of this flourishing foodie hub. You'll have the rest of the day to explore the craft breweries and buzzing bistro scene.
Day 6. Launceston Region
Today, we'll show you the very best produce this northern region of Tasmania has to offer. Starting out in Evandale, a lovely National Trust classified Georgian village, we'll visit the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company. The 41° South Tasmania salmon farm is located in the UNESCO approved Tasmanian World Heritage Area, where twenty fresh-water ponds are home to around 10,000 Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon. After trying what is widely regarded as the best hot smoked salmon in Tasmania, we'll make time for lunch (and dessert) at the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm. The afternoon is perfectly spent visiting the Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm and the Bell and Gong Winery. We'll end our day back in Launceston with Farewell Drinks and Canapés, before a final evening enjoyed at leisure.
Day 7. Depart Launceston
After a relaxed breakfast, your Majestic Tasmania holiday reaches its conclusion. A private transfer will take guests to the airport for onward flights, or if you've booked a Launceston Optional Experience, your Travel Director will assist with all arrangements.
Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 26 June 2020 and can be withdrawn without notice. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.
This trip is operated in conjunction with Trafalgars sister company and South Pacific Specialists – AAT Kings.