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