The diversity of authentic flavor Down Under will be revealed during your 8-day romantic food and wine tour of Australia that immerses you in the treasured tastes of Tasmania. Seasonal and regional ingredients will emerge as the foundations of succulent cuisine as you indulge in luxurious accommodations, sample tremendous dishes, and venture into secluded beauty as passion emerges from Tasmania’s pristine food and wine.
Launceston – Tasmanian Arrival
Arrive in the beauty of Launceston and ready yourself for the stunning and secluded world of Tasmania. The second largest city in Tasmania, the city of Launceston is also one of Australia’s oldest. The city boasts a plethora of Victorian and Georgian buildings, from the prominent façade of Albert Hall, which stretches across a city block, to the multi-pillared Town Hall. Your arrival into Launceston is seconded only by your journey to come. After a quick visit with the city you will venture off onto the Tamar Valley wine route where the exceptional flavors of Tasmania and the luscious wonders of the landscapes await you.
The northern territory of Tasmania is made of land that should be relished and savored, whether with a journey through the landscape or a taste of the earth itself. The climate is cool and inviting as you wind through the rolling hills of Tamar Valley. Mist drifts over the trees and along the valley floor giving kisses of moisture to the spreading vineyards. Begin to savor your time in Tasmania with a visit to the Jansz Vineyard where sparkling wines reign supreme. Sip the Premium Cuvée and the air is perfumed with honeysuckle and citrus, mixing with a subtle scent of strawberry. Gentle fruits wash over your tongue letting the citrus notes linger a while. Continue on to the world famous Pipers Brook Estates where the complex perfume of the 2013 Pinot Gris fills the glass with a depth of aroma, from fragrant pear to dried goji berries, finishing with a subtle blend of cinnamon spice. The full body of the wine is filled with apple strudel combined with a sweet ginger spice that gives a delightful richness to the dry wine.
Continue your journey through Northern Tasmania with a stroll through the Myrtle Rainforest. The trees tower into the air surrounding you with the pleasant scent of fresh rain and lush flora. The forest is vivacious, with trees almost as wide as they are tall, roots sprouting from beneath the forest floor like something out of a fairytale, the moss almost neon green. Travel across the canopy on a hanging bridge for a view of the forest from on high before making your way to the luxuries of the Tidal Waters Resort, located along the sensationally blue waters of local bay, surrounded by numerous lagoons and lakes. The trees nestle the resort allowing for seclusion and privacy amongst its many luxuries, including the delightful view of the stunning scenery from most any room. The romance and flavors have only begun with your first taste of Tasmania.
Freycinet National Park – A Stroll through Fire
Hobart – Romancing History
Port Arthur – The Secluded Wonders
Strahan Village – The Falling Beauty
Cradle Mountain – The Tranquil Untouched
Cradle Mountain – A View of the Cradle
Launceston – Touring Majesty
- Discover the wonders of Freycinet National Park
- Experience the famous Binalong Bay and world-famous Bay of Fires
- Stand beneath the tumbling water of Russell Falls
- Taste Tasmanian wines at Pipers Brook and Jansz Wineries
- Enjoy the history at the heritage towns of Richmond and Ross
- Traverse the majesty Cradle Mountain National Park
- Drift along pristine waters on a Gordon River cruise
The beautiful flavors of Tasmania add to the romantic atmosphere on this 8-day journey through the southern Australian island. Wander through the quintessential English countryside, remnants of a colonial age long past. Stroll along famous wine trails where the luscious flavors of the earth are highlighted in the food and the wine. The temperate climate of the stunning bays mixes with the changing winds of the mountains making this holiday comfortable, luxurious, and perfect all year round. Your wondrous journey through the secluded beauty of Tasmania will bring a new world of untouched nature, romantic seclusion, and a stunning view that can never be forgotten.
Arrive in the city of Launceston, Tasmania’s second largest city, and make your way along the Tamar Valley wine route where the delicate meets the rich, and the variety of the island’s wines mixes with the tender flavors of the local ingredients. Enjoy a short walk through the Myrtle Rainforest where the scent of fresh rain is never too far away, and the forest floor is practically glowing green from the lush foliage. Venture along the rings of the Bay of Fires where the rocks burn a beautiful orange along the clear blue shine of the water.
Journey through one of the many walkways of Freycinet National Park to see the lush trees of the forest and to enjoy a spectacular view of the glowing waters of Wineglass Bay. Deeper into the secluded past of Tasmania brings you to the heritage rich towns of Richmond and Ross where you will pass the historic Richmond Bridge where the arches and stone stand tall over the lively river. From the bustling squares to the decadent chocolate factory, linger amongst the antiquity and luxury before settling in for the night.
Your stunning romance with Tasmania continues in Port Arthur where the day is at your leisure, from picking luscious fruit at Sorrell Fruit Farm, or venturing into the stunning waters to farm and eventually shuck oysters at the Barilla Bay Oyster Farm, the adventures are at your fingertips.
The next day you will explore the wonders of Russell Falls; the water trickles down the rock tiers like streamers, where the chance of seeing a platypus in the wild is always lingering. Lake St Clair sits pristinely along the ridges of Cradle Mountain, where the peaks of the mountains almost kiss the perfect sky. You will cruise through the majesty of the Gordon River, the winding beauty with pure forest lining the riverbanks, until you reach the historic site of Sarah Island and the penal colony ruins that sit along Macquarie Harbor. With a day at leisure amongst the wonders of Cradle Mountain the choice is yours whether you prefer to sit in the comforts of the luxurious Waldheim Alpine Spa or sample the indulgent pleasures of a wine and cheese tasting.
Your final day in Tasmania brings you through the town of Sheffield, famous for its murals depicting the historic life of the region, along with a romantic lunch at Stillwater in Launceston, a finalist for Australian Restaurant of the Year in 2007. After your visit to the charming Cataract Gorge you will make your way to the airport and depart Tasmania. The practically untouched world of the island gives a romantic atmosphere to every inch of your journey and a stunning view that will never be forgotten.
$1,995 per person (excluding international flights)
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