Tasmania’s Food, Whiskey& Wine

Land Tour

Tasmania is a place that is best explored like a local. Wine and dine your way through Tassie, sampling the finest local produce, home grown wine, whiskey and gin, all of which is brought to life by the charismatic locals. Explore the pristine natural wilderness, uncover the unique history and immerse yourself in the must-see highlights. This trip is part of Insight Vacations' Local Escapes, a selection of local journeys that feature a max of 22 guests, staggered seating on the coach and the potential to have a double seat if travelling solo. Insight Vacations has new measures in place to allow for comfortable physical distancing all while guests explore close to home.​
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Tour Provider Insight Vacations
Number Of Days
6
Price From
$3,895
Start Location
Hobart , Australia
End Location
Hobart , Australia
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
10 to 30
Tour Style
Luxury
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
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Welcome to Hobart
Your driver meets you at Hobart airport and transfers you to your hotel. Later, travel to New Norfolk following the River Derwent to the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery for your tasty three-course lunch. The restaurant is housed in the town’s historic, former asylum offering vast spaces, large windows and high ceilings and it has become a celebration of local, seasonal produce. Farmers and fishermen provide the high-quality ingredients, the kitchen works its magic, and these, combined with friendly local service create a beautiful and unique dining experience. Next, explore the Hobart area with Insight Choice. Visit the Derwent Estate and sample their signature wines at the historic Limestone cottage cellar door. Alternatively, visit the iconic Museum of New and Old Art, a privately funded collection by David Walsh. Take your time wandering among the unusual exhibits, hear an overview of the various artworks and catch a ferry back to Hobart at your leisure. Tonight enjoy a scrumptious three-course dinner in one of the city’s favourite restaurants.
Bruny Island Relaxed Start
This morning after breakfast, meet your Travel Director in the foyer before heading across to the historic Hobart Docks to begin your gourmet day tour of Bruny Island. Today you’ll take in spectacular landscapes, walk upon deserted beaches and taste delicious local produce from across the island. Enjoy a delicious lunch with local wine, beer or cider at Pennicott’s beachside restaurant with sweeping views of Adventure Bay, meet the producers and farmers across the island as you hear their stories and try cheeses, freshly shucked oysters, handmade fudge, honey, wine and more! Make Travel Matter as your Pennicott Wilderness guide will discuss the many important conservation projects that are taking place on the island to ensure this natural environment remains as pristine in years to come as it ds today.This afternoon, you’ll make your way back to Hobart for a free evening at leisure for you to explore.
Wineries and Freycinet National Park
Enjoy an orientation tour of Hobart and see the historic Cascade Brewery, admire the city panorama from Mt Nelson and stroll around the quaint streets of Battery Point. Cross the River Derwent and travel through valleys and past the Rocky Hills to Boomer Creek Vineyard for a local wine tasting. It’s then onto Craigie Knowe Winery, the East Coast's oldest winery. This family run enterprise continues the vision of founder John Austwick, who planted the first vines in 1979. Sample their wines and enjoy lunch before setting off to your hotel, Freycinet Lodge in the heart of Freycinet National Park. This afternoon you may like to take the 90-minute round trip hike up to the lookout to view the stunning Wineglass Bay, or for those looking for a lighter activity, why not take a leisurely walk around Cape Tourville Lighthouse? Alternatively you may just prefer to enjoy the resort with a stroll along the beach in front of the hotel, or just relax with a wine on the balcony before your BBQ dinner this evening which you will enjoy whilst watching the sun set over magnificent Coles Bay.
Inland Adventures
After breakfast, you’ll travel through the quaint towns of Bicheno and Scamander as you make your way north up the east coast to the world-renowned Bay of Fires. Feel the white sand between your ts as you explore one of the most pristine environments on earth. Head inland past forest reserves and farmlands to riverside Launceston, one of Australia's oldest cities with many Victorian and Georgian buildings. Stay at the unique Peppers Silo Hotel, a heritage former grain silo converted into sophisticated accommodation. Tonight, dine at the historic Red Feather Inn, built by convicts in 1842 and situated in the heart of the stunning Meander Valley. Meet your local host Lydia and indulge in a three-course homecooked dinner.
Return to Hobart
This morning journey through the Midlands and visit tranquil Ross, an idyllic village rich in colonial history. Walk amongst its buildings from Australia’s earliest years and cross its 19th century sandstone carved bridge. Continue to historic Shene Estate Distillery, home to Tasmania’s only triple distilled whiskey and embark on a tasting journey of whiskey and gin. Spending time at this property is truly a treat, as you’ll soak in the rich history and beauty while sipping on some of the highest quality whiskey produced. Return to Hobart and come together for a Celebration Dinner.
Farewell Hobart
This morning, your trip concludes after breakfast. Take your complimentary transfer to Hobart Airport for your onward journey.
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Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas. Our Travel Directors have been newly trained in new and enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures. During your trip, they will operate with a duty of care and monitor the hygiene etiquette of our guests, reacting and advising as needed, to ensure high standards are maintained.
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
Departure dates Expand
Start End Availability Price
10 Dec 2021 15 Dec 2021 available $3,895
04 Mar 2022 09 Mar 2022 available $3,975
08 Apr 2022 13 Apr 2022 available $3,975
06 May 2022 11 May 2022 available $3,975
28 Oct 2022 02 Nov 2022 available $3,975
25 Nov 2022 30 Nov 2022 available $3,975