10 Day Luxurious Tasmania

10 Day Luxurious Tasmania
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10 Day Luxurious Tasmania

Get a true taste of Tasmania with this 10-day luxury self-drive tour which offers a perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. Explore Hobart, Launceston, and the national parks of Cradle Mountain and Freycinet. Highlights: Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Parks. Experience the Wild Southwest by Plane and Boat, a Truffle Farm, and Tamar Valley Wine & Cheese Fun.

Duration: 10 days

Starts: Hobart

Finishes: Hobart

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  • Dedicated Travel Designer
  • Full In-Country Support
  • Specialist Guides on all selected experiences
  • Full Vehicle Selection
Your Experiences:
  1. Museum of Old & New
  2. Moorilla Behind the Scenes Wine Tour
  3. Cataract Gorge Reserve
  4. Truffle Hunting
  5. Tamar Valley Wine Tasting
Your Locations:
  1. Hobart
  2. Cradle Mountain
  3. Launceston
  4. Freycinet National Park
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Day by day tour itinerary

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DAY 1
Welcome to Hobart

Explore Australia's oldest city, nestled amongst the foothills of Mt Wellington.

Welcome to Hobart, one of Australia’s oldest cities. Nestled amongst the foothills of Mt Wellington, Hobart is a harbour town with heritage charm and a modern lifestyle. From the bustling waterfront of Salamanca Place to the historic houses of quaint Battery Point, Hobart is a gorgeous place to wander and get lost in.

You won’t be short of delicious dining options this evening: Hobart has fast become one of Australia’s top gourmet hotspots, thanks to its amazing local produce.

Hobart Tasmania
DAY 2
Southwest National Park Wilderness Experience

Explore by Sea and by Aeroplane...

Today’s tour explores the remote and harsh Southwest National Park and waterways of the rugged and beautiful southwest region of Tasmania. A scenic flight brings you to Melaleuca where we take to the water and explore the pristine waterways of The Port Davey Marine Reserve including Waterfall Bay and the Breaksea Islands.

After a gourmet lunch featuring delicious Tasmanian produce, disembark your vessel and explore the Melaleuca Museum and the Needwonnee Walk, a fantastic monument to the rich indigenous history of the area.

Your flight back to Hobart goes over The Arthur Range, arguably Tasmania’s most spectacular mountain range. Taking in Mount Picton and The Huon Valley, return to Hobart via Mount Wellington for a birds-eye view of the beautiful capital of Tasmania.

Southwest National Park flight
DAY 3
Wine meets Art - Viewing and Tasting with Lunch

A day at MONA (The Museum of Old and New Art) 

The Museum of Old and New Art 

Mona (The Museum of Old and New Art) is Australia’s largest private museum and one of the most controversial private collections of modern art and antiquities in the world. Described by its owner as a “subversive adult Disneyland”, the collection includes everything from ancient Egyptian mummies to some of the world’s most infamous and thought-provoking contemporary art. With around 300 artworks on display, the collection takes up three floors within a subterranean architectural masterpiece and is guaranteed to impress.

The 3.5 ha site includes a function centre, Moorilla winery and vineyard, a cellar door, and wine bar. There’s also the Source restaurant, a 63-seat cinema, the Mona Library and Gallery, and eight stylish accommodation pavilions.

Moorilla Winery and Vineyard

Later, Moorilla’s Wine Ambassador will take you on a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the Moorilla winery and vineyard.  Taste the wine as it is being made and learn the history of the winery. The tour includes an exclusive tasting of the best wines from Morrilla’s Cloth Label and Muse series. After your tour, enjoy a delicious two-course lunch with matched wines.  The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the museum.

Moana Art
DAY 4
Cradle Mountain National Park

Your drive to Cradle Mountain today takes you through historic villages and past stunning natural wonders. 

Cradle Mountain National Park is arguably one of the prettiest National Parks in Australia. With alpine wilderness, abundant native wildlife, and a huge variety of walking trails to choose from you’ll love exploring this peaceful haven. The gentle Dove Lake Circuit takes around 2 hours with amazing mountain views. Or you try the climb to Marion’s Lookout if you feel energetic. It’s ridiculously steep but the lake & mountain views from the top are a worthy reward.

If hiking isn’t your thing, there are endless ways to explore the area: try a scenic flight, horse treks, canyoning adventure, or a wildlife-spotting walk to name but a few!

DAY 5
A Free Day Cradle Mountain

Today you are free to roam and enjoy this World Heritage wilderness however you wish.

Experience Lake St Clair Wildlife

Lake St Clair is home to wallabiesechidnas, native quollspossumswombats, the famous Tassie devil, and a wide variety of birdlife. Stay perfectly still and you may be rewarded with a sighting of the shy platypus hiding in the shallows.

Lace-up your walking shoes, hit the trails, and breathe in fresh mountain air: the giant myrtle forests, button grass plains, mossy tracks, and ferny rainforests are just begging to be explored.

However you spend your day here, keep your camera handy – you’ll want to preserve these peaceful moments forever.

Wombat
DAY 6
Launceston - Truffle Hunt & Lunch

Visit Australia's first truffle farm with truffle tasting and lunch platter.

Visit Australia’s first truffle farm and join the truffle dogs on the hunt for the rare black truffle. This 2.5 hours experience takes you into the trufflery to unearth truffles with your own hands, followed by a generous truffle tasting and lunch platter.

Tasmania’s second city is your next port of call. One of Australia’s oldest cities, charm-filled Launceston is a boutique riverside town with Colonial and Victorian heritage buildings in abundance.

Located at the head of the picturesque Tamar Valley, Launceston’s beautiful attractions include the spectacular Cataract Gorge Reserve and beautiful parks & gardens. Settle in with a stroll along the waterfront, perhaps head out to the Tamar Valley region for a taste of Tasmania’s fine wines or take a short walk to the wild and beautiful Cataract Gorge, just 15 minutes from town.

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    2 Nights Staying at Stillwater Seven

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    Approximate Distance: 141 km | 88 miles

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    Total Driving Time: 1 hour 55 mins

Truffel Hunt Tasmania
DAY 7
Tamar Valley Wine Tastings & Gourmet Lunch

These classic premium cool climate wines are absolutely world-class.

The Tamar Valley is a truly cool climate wine region producing wines of exceptional quality that are elegant and pristine, reflecting the region’s pure soil and air. Tasmania is the oldest wine-producing region in Australia, and the Tamar valley currently produces 40 percent of Tasmania’s premium quality wine, the wine varietals comprise of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir along with exotics that create a real sense of discovery. 

The Tamar Valley wine route is the oldest wine region in Tasmania and offers around 30 cellar doors. The naturally elegant wines are made from grapes grown in climates similar to those of the famous European wines. On your small group tour today, your guide will explain the various grape varieties and the history of the beautiful Tamar Valley. Enjoy fun and informative tastings at 4 vineyard cellar doors, and enjoy a generous Gourmet Lunch with a glass of premium wine. Tasmanian cheeses to enjoy with the last cellar door tasting.

Tamer Valley
DAY 8
Freycinet National Park

Make your way to the unspoiled coastline and pristine white beaches of Tasmania's East Coast.

If you thought Tasmania couldn’t get any more beautiful, Freycinet will prove you wrong. Against a backdrop of pink granite mountains, you’ll find secluded bays, pristine waters, soft beaches, local wildlife, and coastal walking trails.

Freycinet National Park consists of knuckles of granite mountains all but surrounded by azure bays and white sand beaches. The dramatic peaks of the Hazards welcome you as you enter the park. The National Park offers a wide variety of activities.

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    2 Nights Staying at Saffire Freycinet

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    Approximate Distance: 172 km | 107 miles 

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    Total Driving Time: 2 hours 10 mins

Bay of fires
DAY 9
Freycinet at Leisure

The National Park offers a wide variety of activities.

Freycinet National Park consists of knuckles of granite mountains all but surrounded by azure bays and white sand beaches. The dramatic peaks of the Hazards welcome you as you enter the park. The National Park offers a wide variety of activities.

Take a walk to the pass overlooking the perfectly shaped Wineglass Bay or try less strenuous activities like beach strolls, swimming, or wildlife spotting. Pink granite mountains, white sand beaches, grey-green casuarinas, seawater blue as sapphire – they’re the colours of the Freycinet Peninsula, a premiere holiday destination with Abundant Tasmanian wildlife and pristine beaches including a rich colonial history with cool-climate Tasmanian wines and fine local produce; all yours to enjoy on your holiday at Freycinet.

Freycinet National Park
DAY 10
Depart Hobart

We hope you will return soon to discover even more highlights of this incredible continent.

Make your way to the airport in Hobart and say farewell to Tasmania today as you board your onward flight, taking with you the magical memories of a truly exceptional Australian experience. We know you will enjoy your 10 Day Tasmanian Luxury Self Drive vacation.

We hope you will return soon to discover even more highlights of this incredible continent.

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    Approximate Distance: 174 km | 108 miles

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    Total Driving Time: 2 hours 24 mins

Hobart Tasmania
Marcella Hunapo - Travel Designer
Marcella, OUR ABSOLUTE NEW ZEALAND TRAVEL DESIGNER SAYS: “Get up close to the glaciers, alpine wilderness, fiords. and view the stars from our tallest mountain. Experience the best on offer in New Zealand’s alpine wonderland by the sea, air and foot”

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