Arriving at Hobart, you will enjoy an introduction tour to discovery Tasmania’s capital city with its engaging history. Trip up Mt Wellington to enjoy the stunning view of the city.
Today you will see the untouched spectacular Tasmanian Southwest with the scenic flight. This new eight-hour tour explores the remote and harsh southern coasts and waterways of this rugged and beautiful region of Tasmania. Landing at Melaleuca Airport, we take to the water and explore the pristine waterways of The Port Davey Marine Reserve taking in Waterfall Bay and the Breaksea Islands. After a gourmet lunch featuring delicious Tasmanian produce, we disembark the vessel and explore the Melaleuca Museum and the Needwonnee Walk, a fantastic monument to the rich indigenous history of the area. Returning to the skies, we head inland over The Arthur Range, arguably Tasmania’s most spectacular mountain range. Taking in Mount Picton and The Huon Valley, we return to Hobart via Mount Wellington for a birds-eye view of the beautiful capital of Tasmania before landing back at Cambridge.
This full-day cruise begins on Hobart’s vibrant waterfront, amongst the fishing boats moored at Constitution Dock. You will cruise aboard one of new custom-built vessels, featuring a spacious enclosed cabin and luxury leather seats. You will be treated to an unforgettable day of indulgence and relaxation.
We cruise down the Derwent River and into the sheltered waters of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel that surround Bruny Island. As we voyage south, we leave all traces of civilisation behind.
Enjoy oysters shucked straight from the water, rock lobster and see your guide dive for abalone and sea urchin. Be delighted as your catch is turned into a delicious seafood feast accompanied by gourmet local produce and Tasmanian wines, boutique beers, ciders and juices.
You will first visit Zoodoo Wildlife Park, which is one of the Tasmania’s largest where you can come face-to-face with exotic, native and agricultural animals. We will also explore historical Richmond, which tells the story of an early Australian colonial village. Richmond has more than 50 Georgian buildings, of which the town’s most photographed landmark is the Richmond Bridge. Built by convicts in the 1820s, it is the oldest bridge in Australia and offers a perfect picnic spot on the grassy banks of the Coal River.
Then you will have lunch in a local vineyard at Coal Valley Region. After that we will drive along Great Eastern Drive to the East Coast.
Saffire Freycinet is Australia’s premier luxury lodge, a gem of Coles Bay providing an authentic and immersive connection to the magnificent Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay in Tasmania
Saffire accommodation packages offer an all-inclusive experience during your stay. You can expect breakfast lunch and dinner at your leisure including selected beverages, complimentary mini bar, selected lounge beverages and much more, and much more.
You can enjoy Saffire complimentary experiences and activities on offer: guided walks, sightseeing, kayaking, wine tour, mountain biking and more.
After breakfast, you will leave Saffire for the journey to Cradle Mountain National Park. With a stopover at Sheffield, town of murals, you will continue the tour with our introductive guide.
After checking in your premium accommodation, you will embark on a scenic flight to catch a brief sight of the other peaks on the Central Highlands of Tasmania. We will fly towards Dove Lake where you will see Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain like no one will see it. On our way back to the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre we will be able to see the Bass Strait, and on a clear day the mountains around the Tamar Valley.
You will have the full day to explore the World Heritage Cradle Mountain National Park. Cradle Mountain, a must see and the start of the 65-kilometre (40-mile) Overland Track, is the northern end of the 161,000-hectare Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. You can enjoy the pure air with a stunning walk around Dove Lake or challenge yourself with unguided hike to view Cradle Mountain.
After hotel checkout, you can relax, and we will drive all the way back to Launceston. At Cataract Gorge, you will find walking and hiking trails, the world’s longest single span chairlift, peacocks and wildlife, suspension bridge, and lookouts with spectacular views. You will Enjoy lunch at Josef Chromy Wines, an award-winning vineyard.
After lunch, we will transfer to Launceston Airport where your guide will bid you farewell.