• Pricing From $4,995 per person
  • Single supplement POA
  • From Hobart
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Max Group Size 2 - 10
  • Activity Level Moderate
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Tasmania is a place of wild and beautiful landscapes and friendly people with a relaxed island lifestyle. You will experience wonderful wine and food and a haunting history evoked by spectacular convict-era ruins. This journey has been handcrafted to include some of our favourite destinations in this region. From the art scene in Hobart to the luxurious Saffire Lodge, it is a breathtaking island. Of course, if you wish to explore more of Tasmania we can also build on this itinerary – there is so much to see and do!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Bruny Island and see incredible wildlife
  • Spend two nights at Freycinet Peninsular’s Saffire Lodge – a Luxury Lodge of Australia
  • Cruise through Wineglass Bay
  • 5 nights superb accommodation with meals as specified
  • Touring throughout
  • Private transfers throughout

TOUR DEPARTURES

Tour Code BESL1800
Departs From Jan 18
Returns To Dec 18
Price From $4,995
Single Supplement POA
Day 1: ARRIVE HOBART

Upon arrival transfer to the Henry Jones Art Hotel. Created within Hobart’s oldest waterfront warehouses, the Henry Jones Art Hotel merges historic and modern, blending the original 19th century architecture of the city with ultra-modern design and contemporary art. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure.

Overnight: Henry Jones Art Hotel

Day 2: MONA

After a breakfast this morning you will take a short stroll to Brook Street Ferry terminal for your 30 minute ferry ride to Mona travelling in the Mona Pit which gives you access to an exclusive lounge bar and private deck. The Museum of Old and New Art is the largest privately funded museum in Australia, established within the Moorilla Winery on the Berriedale Peninsula in Hobart.

The unconventional yet fascinating museum houses antiquities, modern and contemporary art from the David Walsh collection, as well as a diversity of exhibitions for you to explore as you wander the museum at leisure.

Balance of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Henry Jones Art Hotel (B)

Day 3: BRUNY ISLAND

Today experience a full day tour to Bruny Island. Cruise alongside some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs, beneath towering crags and drift up close to listen to the awesome ‘Breathing Rock’. Enter deep sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and ‘The Monument’ and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean.

Join in the search for the abundant coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds. The highly trained interpretive guides love what they do – they work hard to ensure that the experience is fun, enjoyable, entertaining and informative.

The custom-built yellow boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife of Bruny Island. Covered open-air tiered seating means an excellent all-round view and connection with the environment. The boats are safe, comfortable and gentle on the environment due to their fuel efficiency, low emission and quiet operation.

Overnight: Henry Jones Art Hotel (B,L)

Day 4: HOBART - FREYCINET

After breakfast transfer by private vehicle to Saffire Lodge. The Freycinet Peninsula extends south-eastwards from Tasmania’s coastline and is a fully protected national park, including the internationally acclaimed Wineglass Bay. Saffire is located on the inside of the gentle curve of sandy coastline that joins the peninsula to mainland Tasmania. Saffire overlooks the wide expanses of Great Oyster Bay, where migrating whales and dolphins come to play; calamari and squid in-season spawn in the rocky outcrops; local farms produce fresh, succulent oysters in some of the world’s cleanest waters; and fishing boats and trawlers bring in their daily catch of rock lobster, scallops and deep sea fish, dripping and salty-sweet straight from the ocean.

The dominant view from Saffire’s every window is the pink-hued granite of the peninsula’s Hazards Mountains, providing a spectacular and ever-changing backdrop from morning to nightfall. This afternoon enjoy a two hour walk to the top of the Hazards – rewarding you with a spectacular view over Wineglass Bay. Or you may wish to do a wine tasting or learn about Tasmanian Devils.

Overnight: Saffire Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 5: WINEGLASS BAY CRUISE

Today enjoy a stunning cruise of Wineglass Bay onboard the Lodge’s purpose-built vessel, Saffire, to discover the internationally acclaimed Wineglass Bay. After taking in the breathtaking scenery, you will stop off at one of many white sandy beaches that are dotted around the Freycinet coastline. Stretch your legs with a short, guided walk, or try your luck fishing with our skipper. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch before a leisurely cruise back into Great Oyster Bay.

Overnight: Saffire Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 6: FREYCINET - HOBART

This morning after breakfast say farewell to Freycinet National Park and return by private transfer to Hobart. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the mainland. (B)


Inclusions:

5 nights in luxury accommodation
Most meals as specified
All touring throughout
Private touriing throughout

About Private Luxury Tours

Private Luxury Journeys have been designed for those clients who are looking for exceptional travel experiences with boutique modes of transport and who prefer to travel privately rather than with a Bill Peach Journeys group. Private Luxury Journeys offers the flexibility of travel dates but still provides the same high degree of service and style synonymous with Bill Peach Journeys.

A Seamless Experience

From the very moment you reach your desired destination, your seamless travel experience begins. This same level of care continues until you are returned safely to your return flight home. When travelling with Bill Peach Journeys, be assured that everything is taken care of from the moment your journey begins until its conclusion.

Mode of Transport

The coaches that we use for this journey are fully air-conditioned.

Fitness Level – Active

This journey is more challenging and designed for the more active traveller who is looking to venture off the beaten path. To fully participate in all activities the traveller must be able to walk up to 2km on even surfaces unaided, travel by open four-wheel drive vehicles along ungraded roads, walk up steps unassisted and board boats from water tenders. In keeping with the locations, some of the accommodation is spread out and at some distance from facilities. As always, we use the best available accommodation. Given the locations, only limited medical supplies are available in areas visited, therefore, all required medications will need to be brought from home by you.

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)