• Pricing From $4,250 pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Launceston
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Max Group Size 20
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 24 Feb 2018
  • Returns 1 Mar 2018
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Bill Peach Journeys presents an incredible adventure to a region that’s home to breathtaking scenery, unbelievable history, gourmet produce and the world’s cleanest air. Join us in a Sojourn to a truly remote and extraordinary corner of Australia in Tasmania’s North West.

From the perfectly located and modern Peppers Seaport Hotel we will explore the charming riverside town of Launceston and indulge in Tasmania’s finest produce during a private tour, wine tasting and lunch at the celebrated Josef Chromy Wines named one of the “best 50 Restaurants in Australia”.

Spend 3 nights at the award winning Tall Timbers in the heart of Tasmania’s North West. Discover the Tarkine, Arthur River region, Woolnorth Wind Farms, stunning Stanley and Cape Grim as we explore this pristine wilderness. Sampling of local produce includes acclaimed Ashgrove Cheese, sweet delights at Christmas Hill and Anvers Chocolate Factory and export quality Hellyers Road whisky. We will also dine at Stillwater, one of Tasmania’s most awarded restaurants heralded for its exceptional cuisine.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2 nights at the stylish Peppers Seaport enjoying its waterfront location in Launceston
  • 3 nights at the award winning Tall Timbers, magnificently set within Tasmania’s North West
  • Explore the rugged and pristine North West of Tasmania as you visit the Tarkine Coast, Arthur River region, Cape Grim and breathtaking Stanley
  • Visit Woolnorth Wind Farm and the historic Woolnorth property homestead and historic precinct
  • All meals included - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Indulge in superb Tasmanian wines and fine cuisine at the award winning Josef Chromy Wines and Stillwater restaurant
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

TOUR DEPARTURES

Tour Code TS1800
Departs 24 Feb 2018
Returns 1 Mar 2018
Price From $4,250 pp
Single Supplement FREE
Day1: ARRIVE LAUNCESTON

Your journey begins today in Launceston where you will be transferred from the airport to your accommodation, Peppers Seaport, located in the lively Seaport Precinct in the heart of Launceston. Tonight’s welcome dinner will be hosted by your Journey Director.

Overnight: Peppers Seaport Hotel or similar

Day 2: LAUNCESTON - TALL TIMBERS

After breakfast at the hotel, we take a short tour of Launceston learning about Tasmania’s only inland city. We drive on to Josef Chromy Wines, listed as one of the Top 10 Cellar Doors of Australia and winner of Launceston’s Most Outstanding Visitor Experience. It is a stunning location to experience superb Tasmanian wines and fine cuisine made with fresh local produce.

We travel on to the Ashgrove Cheese Farm popular with Dairy gourmands, then afternoon tea finds us at the delightful Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm. Travelling further north west, we arrive at our award winning accommodation for the next three evenings, Tall Timbers. Located at Smithton, this will be the perfect base from which to explore the abundant attractions of the North West Coast. Dinner tonight at Tall Timbers.

Overnight: Tall Timbers

Day 3: TARKINE WILDERNESS & ARTHUR RIVER REGION

Depart this morning to discover the hidden treasures and unique beauty of Tasmania’s North West Coast, Arthur River region and The Tarkine deep in this pristine wilderness. Find yourself in awe at the spectacular views of the Tarkine and cool climate rainforest. Marvel at the beauty of the Arthur River, the only river in Tasmania which is completely wild having never been logged, dammed, or blackened by fire in more than 600 years. Dinner at the hotel this evening.

Overnight: Tall Timbers

Day 4: WOOLNORTH

This morning we drive to the north western tip of Tasmania for an up-close visit to the cliff top towers of the Woolnorth Wind Farm. Today, there is a total of 62 Vestas (wind turbines) at Bluff Point Wind Farm and Studland Bay Wind Farm both of which are built in the prevailing westerly winds, the roaring 40s, which are a world class wind asset.

Next we visit the historic Woolnorth property homestead and historic precinct, while driving through wonderful dairy lands of the Van Diemen’s Land Company. Next, a visit to the breath taking Cape Grim where we see the wonderful coastline, breathe the cleanest air in the world, and witness all the islands off the North West Coast of Tasmania. We head to the delightful town of Stanley, famed for its natural beauty, unspoiled coastlines and expansive, rolling plains; after a fresh seafood lunch , there is an opportunity to take the “Nut” chairlift for beautiful views.

Overnight: Tall Timbers

Day 5: TALL TIMBERS – LAUNCESTON

A leisurely departure from Tall Timbers then we tour and lunch at the famous Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery followed by afternoon tea at Anvers Chocolate Factory before returning to Launceston.

Our farewell dinner this evening will be at Stillwater, one of Tasmania’s most awarded restaurants, set in a beautifully restored 1830’s flour mill beside the picturesque Tamar River in Launceston. Tonight we will indulge in the best of contemporary Tasmanian cuisine in this elegantly casual setting.

Overnight: Peppers Seaport Hotel or similar

Day 6: DEPART LAUNCESTON

After breakfast this morning transfer to the airport for your return flight home taking with you fond memories of an unforgettable Tasmanian wilderness adventure.


About Sojourns

Our Sojourn programmes are short break journeys put together in conjunction with themes, events or experiences. These programmes range from cruising New Zealand’s North Islands to world class sporting events and unique experiences throughout Australia and New Zealand.

About Single Traveller Journeys

We recognise the specific requirements of single travellers and that’s why a number of our journeys are single supplement free, affording you the benefit of your own single room, without any, or with significantly reduced extra cost. In fact over 40% of our guests travel alone, and return to Bill Peach Journeys again and again. In this way you can enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow travellers during the day, along with the safety and security of travelling with an escorted group, but still retire to your own personal room in the evening. Note: The single supplement free offer cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer.

Fully inclusive

This journey includes accommodation, all meals as specified, touring throughout, transfers, services of a dedicated Journey Director and opera tickets including a five course degustation dinner, five hour beverage package and lounge access.

Coaches

The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned.

Pre Tour

Flights from your home port to Launceston are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Launceston, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Launceston, at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

Level of Fitness Required – Easy Going

These journeys are not physically demanding unless you want them to be. They include easy guided walks, which are mainly on flat ground. There will be times when you are required to board a launch for shore excursions. You must be able to walk up to 500 metres unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility is required by all.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)