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Relish an exclusive culinary evening & Celebrity Chef Event hosted by Manu Feildel, along with memorable tours of a lavender farm, Cradle Mountain and Bruny Island cruise, plus refined whisky & wine tastings, on this unique 6-night Tasmanian tour.

This once-in-a-lifetime ‘Deluxe Tour’ takes place on the wildly beautiful island-state of Tasmania and begins in Hobart, Tasmania’s historic capital, with a memorable three-night hotel stay.  Your first day, enjoy a full-day Bruny Island Cruise and Tour exploring southern Tasmania’s wildly beautiful coastline. On this award-winning boat tour, you’ll cruise past Australia's loftiest sea cliffs, into deep sea caves and beneath towering crags and have a chance to spot abundant wildlife and explore rugged Bruny Island itself.  

After a day of leisure spent exploring Hobart, including the historic port area and some of the 90 or so National Trust buildings, get set for highlight of your holiday. Come the evening you’ll join an Exclusive Culinary Event hosted by Celebrity Chef, Manu Feildel at a magnificent waterfront venue.  Relish a three-course dinner, with your main course curated and prepared by our very special guest Chef Manu Feildel. Manu will explain the carefully selected ingredients while demonstrating the cooking of the dish live on stage during the event.  You’ll surely treasure this exclusive and unique culinary evening for years to come. This fantastic event, along with your final day spent exploring Hobart, rounds-off a truly unforgettable six-night Tasmanian tour.

Next day, savour discerning whiskey and gin tastings at The Old Kempton Distillery, an authentic artisan distillery, before transferring to Launceston, one of Australia’s oldest settlements, for another memorable three-night stay. Then join enjoy a full-day tour exploring the spectacular natural beauty of Cradle Mountain, amidst the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. You’ll experience nature at its finest and most untouched wilderness form, along with a series of walks led by experienced guides. Next, enjoy two marvellous tours; the first, at one of Tasmania's premier tourist destinations, Bridestowe Lavender Estate – the largest lavender farm in the Southern Hemisphere – enjoying strolls through the exquisite lavender fields and stocking-up on unique lavender products. For the second tour, relish a sumptuous two-course lunch with matched wines followed by wine tastings at Josef Chromy Wines, a state-of-the-art Winery amidst beautiful Tamar Valley – a fitting conclusion to this unforgettable Tasmanian journey.   

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Your 6 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

18 March 2023

Welcome to Tasmania: today you’ll arrive in the island-state’s charming capital city, Hobart, for an exciting three-night stay

Today, you’ll fly into the wildly beautiful island-state of Tasmania to first relish a stay in its historic capital, Hobart; kickstarting your unforgettable six-night holiday. Laden with bags of sea-salty charm, Hobart combines colonial character and heritage with a metropolitan lifestyle and is renowned for its gourmet food scene. Here, you could discover old sandstone warehouses home to wonderful galleries, cafés and one of Australia’s best outdoor markets. You could also, stroll to nearby Battery Point, a historic district filled with narrow lanes and colonial-era cottages.

bell  Overnight: Crowne Plaza Hobart

Day 2

19 March 2023

Today you’ll embark on a spellbinding cruise and tour of Bruny Island

Next, you’ll venture out on a memorable Bruny Island Cruise an enchanting wilderness cruise, tracing southern Tasmania’s ruggedly beautiful coastline. On board, you’ll admire an abundance of local wildlife as you cruise alongside some of Australia's highest sea cliffs and beneath towering crags. You’ll also enter deep sea caves, glide through the narrow gap between the coast and 'The Monument', drift-up close to listen to the 'Breathing Rock' and sense the power of nature at the crossroads where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean. There is also time to explore Bruny Island itself with the help of an informative guide and, of course, to enjoy a morning tea of a freshly baked blueberry muffin, and a delicious lunch while on this whimsical nature tour. 

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bell  Overnight: Crowne Plaza Hobart

Day 3

20 March 2023

Explore Hobart at your own leisure before savouring an unforgettable culinary evening hosted by celebrity chef Manu Feildel

Today you’ll enjoy a day in Hobart to do with as you please. As day turns to night, you’ll then relish the opportunity to experience an exclusive culinary event hosted by the award-winning Celebrity Chef, Manu Feildel. Taking place inside an impressive venue boasting a breathtaking waterfront location on Elizabeth Street Pier, you’ll relish a phenomenal three-course dinner, curated before your very eyes with carefully selected local ingredients. This fantastic dinner is accompanied with beers, wines and soft drinks and backdropped by music selected to create the perfect ambiance in keeping with this fabulous event and its charming location. 

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bell  Overnight: Crowne Plaza Hobart

Day 4

21 March 2023

Today you’ll venture to charming Launceston, where an authentic artisan distillery and tasting tour waits for you en route

As you journey to Launceston for the second part of your magical touring holiday, you’ll stop en route at Old Kempton Distillery, an authentic artisan distillery located within an 1840s mansion. Following an in-depth tour of the fascinating distillery, you’ll enjoy four tastings from Old Kempton Distillery products – take your pick from Single Malt Whisky, Tasmanian liqueurs and a refined portfolio of gins. You’ll then continue your journey to Launceston, whereupon you’ll delight in a three-night stay. 

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bell  Overnight: Mantra Charles Hotel Launceston

Day 5

22 March 2023

Relish a full-day tour and guided walks exploring the spectacular natural beauty of Cradle Mountain nestled within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

On this full-day tour from Launceston, enjoy the beauty of Cradle Mountain, one of Australia's most recognisable landmarks. Ranked amongst Tasmania's most visited attractions, Cradle Mountain is also the jewel in the crown of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, brimming with rugged beauty and exquisite natural landscapes. On this unforgettable tour, experience nature at its finest and in its most untouched form, relishing spectacular views of glacial lakes, ancient rainforests and the untamed Cradle Mountain reigning over picturesque Dove Lake. You’ll join a short ‘Enchanted Forest Walk’ to cascading waterfalls, a guided nature walk through lush rainforests and a one-hour hike discovering Glacier Rock and one of Dove Lake's quartzite beaches. Admire the unique flora and fauna of this savagely beautiful wilderness, perhaps enjoying close encounters with the local wildlife.

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bell  Overnight: Mantra Charles Hotel Launceston

Day 6

23 March 2023

Savour your final day with a tour of the largest lavender farm in the Southern Hemisphere and of the esteemed Tamar Valley winery, savouring a two-course lunch and wine tastings

On your final day, you’ll enjoy two memorable tours beyond Launceston. First visiting Bridestowe Lavender Estate, the largest lavender farm in the Southern Hemisphere. Here, you’ll enjoy a guided tour through the immaculately manicured lavender gardens and fields, admiring spectacular views of the vivid lavender in bloom. For the second tour, you’ll continue on to the picturesque Tamar Valley where you’ll visit Josef Chromy Wines, situated amidst the bucolic vineyards at Relbia. At this state-of-the-art winery, you’ll relish a Let’s Do Lunch experience featuring a sumptuous two-course lunch with fabulous wine pairings, followed by a wine tasting. 

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bell  Overnight: Mantra Charles Hotel Launceston

Day 7

24 March 2023

Bid a fond farewell to Tasmania and transfer to the airport for your onward flight home

Today your fantastic Tasmanian adventure concludes. Filled with cherished memories to last a lifetime, you’ll depart your hotel and then transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Your Hotel Stays

Crowne Plaza Hobart
★★★★

During your stay at Crown Plaza Hobart, you’ll enjoy being at the heart of Hobart – close to historic and now buzzing, Salamanca Place – while luxuriating in stylishly contemporary and spacious surroundings. Rest and recharge in the hotel’s modern guestrooms and suites, designed to ensure the ultimate in relaxation at the end or beginning of each memorable day. Head to the rooftop lounge bar at sunset for oysters and Champagne while gazing out at pictureresque views of the city and harbour. If you seek a workout, there’s a fitness centre on site or quiet downtime, head to the charming terrace to catch up on a good read while soaking up some Tassie sun.

Mantra Charles Hotel Launceston
★★★★

Conveniently located in the city centre on cosmopolitan Charles Street, Mantra Charles makes the perfect base to explore alluring Launceston and its stunning surrounds. This stylish hotel’s striking Art Deco architecture is characterised by curved windows and a white exterior, adding to its charm and making it justifiably, one of Launceston’s most popular hotels. Accommdoation offers a choice of several modern room types; all are contemporary-styled with warm, vibrant colours throughout, along with sleek surfaces. You’ll find yourself just minutes away from the city’s thriving food and coffee culture, but the in-house Charles Restaurant tempts with Tasmanian cuisine; dishes such as crispy skinned salmon or perfectly cooked duck are created with locally-sourced, seasonal produce.

Exclusive Event

Culinary Event with Manu Feildel

An unforgettable culinary experience awaits: with a fantastic three-course dinner hosted by celebrity chef Manu Feildel. Watch in awe as Manu shares his passion for stunning Tasmanian produce as he curated culinary genius before your eyes. This intimate affair culminates in a sumptuous three-course meal backdropped by stunning views of the River Derwent. 

Award-winning Chef, Manu Feildel’s culinary accomplishments include The Café Royal, Les Associes and Live Bait in London. Having moved to Sydney Manu opened Bilson’s at the Radisson Hotel, garnering Three Chefs Hats for three successive years. Having also evolved as one of the most popular personalities on Australian television, Manu is co-host “My Kitchen Rules”, with the new series launching in August 2022 alongside Nigella Lawson. He has hosted several of his own shows, such as Around the World with Manu, My France and Manu's American Roadtrip.

Touring Experiences

Bruny Island Cruise and Tour

The Bruny Island Cruise is an award-winning wilderness cruise where you can experience the spectacular coastline of southern Tasmania’s Bruny Island up close. On this extraordinary three-hour journey, you’ll cruise alongside some of Australia's highest sea cliffs, beneath towering crags and listen to the awesome 'Breathing Rock'. You’ll also enter deep sea caves and pass through the narrow gap between the coast and 'The Monument.' Perfect for viewing the breathtaking coastline and wildlife of Bruny Island your cruise, also offers exploration of the rugged island itself with the aid of an informative guide. 

Whiskey and Gin tastings at The Old Kempton Distillery

En route to Launceston, you’ll enjoy a marvellous tour of Old Kempton Distillery, an authentic artisan distellery. The Cellar Door welcomes with a wide variety of tastings of Old Kempton Distillery products; your four tastings can be selected from Single Malt Whisky, Tasmanian liqueurs and a portfolio of refined gins. At Old Kempton Distillery, even the Cellar Door is impressive; housed within an 1840s colonial inn, which boasts two charming, restored dining rooms, nicknamed The Juniper Room and The Barley Room. The new Cask Lounge is full of comfy chairs, perfect for relaxing with a dram in hand – as too, the lovely courtyard.

Cradle Mountain Tour

Cradle Mountain ranks as one of Tasmania’s most recognisable landmarks and is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site, an area boasting outstanding natural beauty and exquisite scenery. This marvellous tour will allow you to experience nature at its finest and in most untouched form. Stand in awe as you take in the powerful and majestic Cradle Mountain reigning over picturesque Dove Lake. Marvel breathtaking pristine landscapes of glacial lakes and ancient rainforests as well as unique flora and fauna. Your day tour includes lunch and guided walks with professional guides.

Guided tour of Bridestowe Lavender Farm

Amid Tasmania's scenic northeast, you’ll relish a stunning tour of Bridestowe Lavender Estate, the largest lavender farm in the Southern Hemisphere. Visitors are welcomed to the estate to admire the ornamental gardens, manicured fields and native bushland – set against the striking backdrop of Mount Arthur. After enjoying a guided walk through the gorgeous lavender fields and gardens, you can take home the experience with a purchase from Bridestowe's unique gourmet range, which features lavender flower honey, artisan jams and jellies and culinary lavender. 

Josef Chromy Wines Lunch and Wine Tasting

Josef Chromy Wines is a state-of-the-art winery committed to producing grapes of the highest quality, nestled amid riverside Tamar Valley. Surrounded by vineyards, you’ll relish a sumptuous two-course lunch here which is excellently paired with wines originating from your very surroundings. Following your decedent lunch, you’ll also savour delicious tastings, delivered by an informative guide – a tour that is truly as palatable as it is informative.

Your Holiday Summary

 

Exclusive Event

  • Exclusive culinary event hosted by celebrity chef, Manu Feildel
    • Enjoy a three-course meal designed in consultation with Manu
    • Live cooking demonstration of the main dish, using the best Tasmanian local produce
    • Beer, wine and soft drink included

Hotel Stays

  • 3 night four-star hotel stay at the Mantra Charles Hotel Launceston with breakfast
  • 3 night four-star hotel stay at Crowne Plaza Hobart with breakfast

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Guided tour of Bridestowe Lavender Farm
  • Full day tour of Cradle Mountain
  • Two-course lunch at Josef Chromy Winery with matching wines
  • Whiskey and gin tastings at The Old Kempton Distillery
  • Bruny Island Ferry & Cruise tour including lunch

All flights & transfers

Prices

6 Nights |  Departing 18 March 2023

Departing

Melbourne

Twin Share

$3,199pp

Solo Passenger

$4,199

Departing

Perth

Twin Share

$3,599pp

Solo Passenger

$4,599

Departing

Brisbane

Twin Share

$3,399pp

Solo Passenger

$4,399

Departing

Sydney

Twin Share

$3,299pp

Solo Passenger

$4,299

Departing

Adelaide

Twin Share

$3,399pp

Solo Passenger

$4,399