North West Tasmania Sojourn 2017

Bill Peach Journeys presents an incredible adventure to where the world’s still wild, in 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; you are sure to be astounded, surprised and delighted.

Arrive in Launceston for a night staying at Pepper’s Seaport located in the lively Seaport Precinct in the heart of Launceston and meet your fellow travellers while enjoying your welcome dinner. Spend 3 nights at the award winning Tall Timbers in the heart of Tasmania’s North West. Discover the Tarkine, Arthur River region, the “Edge of the World”, Woolnorth Wind Farms and Cape Grim as we explore this pristine wilderness. Return to Launceston for a night at Peppers Seaport and a farewell dinner at Stillwater, one of Tasmania’s most awarded restaurants. Not to be missed!


  • Spend 2 nights at the stylish Peppers Seaport enjoying its waterfront location in Launceston
  • Stay 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, the “Edge of the World”, Arthur River region and Cape Grim
  • Visit Woolnorth Wind Farms and historic Woolnorth property homestead and historic precinct
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Indulge in superb Tasmanian wines and fine cuisine at the award winning Stillwater restaurant
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Arrive Launceston

Your journey begins today in Launceston where you will be transferred from the airport to your accommodation. Peppers Seaport is located in the lively Seaport Precinct in the heart of Launceston. Tonight’s welcome dinner will be a wonderful opportunity to meet your Journey Director and fellow travellers while experiencing superb Tasmanian wines and fine cuisine made with fresh local produce.

Overnight: Peppers Seaport or similar.

Launceston - Tall Timbers

After breakfast, we drive north west stopping for morning tea in Devonport, situated at the mouth of the Mersey River. Continuing on we arrive at the port city of Burnie. Originally named Emu Bay, it was renamed for William Burnie, a director of the Van Diemen’s Land Company, in the early 1840s. Enjoy lunch today at the famous Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery.

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

Tarkine Wilderness & Arthur River Region

Depart this morning to discover the hidden treasures and unique beauty of Tasmania’s North West Coast. We will explore the rugged coastline and Arthur River region. Discover the remoteness of the “Edge of The World” and The Tarkine deep in this pristine wilderness. Find yourself in awe at the spectacular views of the Tarkine Coast 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.

Overnight: Tall Timbers


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.
Finally, 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.

Overnight: Tall Timbers

Tall Timbers – Launceston

Today we drive south east stopping in Elizabeth Town and visiting Ashgrove Cheeses and the Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm before returning to Launceston mid afternoon.

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 or similar

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.

Dates & Prices

Tour Code Days Departs Returns Price $AUD  
TT1700 6 12th March 2017 17th March 2017 $SOLD OUT

We have currently SOLD OUT this tour and are taking a Waitlist.  Please contact the reservations department on 1800 252 053 or +61 2 8336 2990 should you wish to add your name to the Waitlist or register your interest.

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.

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.

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.

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.