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  • Hobart Harbour, Tasmania, Australia
  • The Islington suite
  • The Islington
  • Spa at Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
  • Outdoor kitchen, Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
  • Saffire Freycinet exterior
  • Wineglass Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania, Australia
  • Wineglass Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania, Australia
  • Morning on a wild Tasmanian River, Tasmania, Australia
  • Launceston, Tasmania

Tasmania’s Food & Wine Trail

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,880 pp incl. flights

Free car hire on this itinerary

Summary

Short description

A tailor-made tour perfectly showcasing the wildlife, wine and wilderness Australia’s smallest state

Highlights

  • Explore the spectacular coastal wilderness of the Freycinet National Park, a region also blessed with some outstanding wines and exceptional seafood
  • Discover Hobart and nearby Port Arthur, whose imposing cliffs and prison ruins provide a sombre reminder of Tasmania’s notorious convict past
  • Enjoy the best of Tasmania’s food and wine during a relaxing stay at Quamby Estate, a 64-acre, 1830s Homestead near Launceston

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Hobart
  • 2 Nights Freycinet
  • 2 Nights Hagley

Itinerary

Recommended for:
Food & wine | Natural world | Off the beaten track | Relaxation | Self-drive

Along with Tasmania's rugged beauty and abundant wildlife comes some of the best food and wine Australia has to offer and no visit to the island would be complete without experiencing some of the many gourmet restaurants and world-class vineyards dotted throughout the state.

This self-drive holiday starts in the state capital Hobart before heading to the stunning Freycinet National Park, home to some wonderful wineries and superb seafood. The final night of the tour will be at the Quamby Estate, a sprawling homestead with one of Tasmania's best restaurants.

We've also included some superb luxury accommodation and suggested some fantastic optional touring to help you make the most of your Tasmania self-drive holiday.

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
UK

Depart the UK to fly to Australia and begin your tailor-made journey, arriving in Hobart, Tasmania on day 3. 

Days 3-5
Hobart

Collect your hire car from Hobart Airport and check in to The Islington hotel for a three-night stay.

You'll have two full days to explore the city and its surroundings, and there are plenty of options to choose from. The waterfront is lined with beautiful Georgian buildings, while a day trip to Port Arthur – guarded by imposing cliffs – gives a sense of Tasmania's notorious past as a penal colony. Trips to the wineries of the Cole River Valley or a visit to Hobart's Cascade Brewery, the oldest in Australia, are other popular activities.

Stay: The Islington Hotel, Hobart (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 6-7
Freycinet National Park

With a climate reminiscent of the south of France and some of the cleanest air and water in the world, Tasmania's east coast produces stunning, flavourful, cool-climate wines such as chardonnay and pinot noir. Fishermen come in daily with crayfish, scallops and deep-sea fish as well as succulent oysters, pulled by the dozen from the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay.

The bay is overlooked by the luxury lodge, Saffire Freycinet, your home for the next two nights, where chefs take full advantage of the region's rich produce. The lodge offers access to Freycinet National Park, whose star attractions include the pinky-orange peaks of the Hazards Mountains and the perfect curve of Wineglass Bay.

Stay: Saffire Freycinet, Freycinet National Park (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 8-9
Quamby Estate (near Launceston)

For your final two nights, head north-west to the Quamby Estate, a lovingly restored 1830s homestead set on 64 acres with soaring ceilings, a wide flagstone veranda and yet another superb restaurant where sumptuous dishes are accompanied by local Tamar Valley wines. Continue to Launceston on day eight and return your hire car for your onward flight.

Stay: Quamby Estate, Launceston (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 10
Departure

Transfer to the airport in Launceston in time for your onward, overnight flight.

Meals: B

Day 11
Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK after your overnight flight and continue your onward journey home.

Map

Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Deluxe Ultra

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,880 incl. flights

Deluxe

Low Season

from £2,880 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £3,245 pp. incl. flights

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return international flights between London, Hobart and Launceston
  • 7 nights accommodation staying in 5* (Deluxe) hotels on a mix of B&B and full-board
  • 8 days medium car hire with max cover
  • Complimentary guided experiences at Saffire including Oyster tasting, wine tours, canoeing, bird watching, hikes and Tasmania Devil experience. Plus $100 spa credit.


Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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Adjust your itinerary with our recommended extensions

Coastal Expedition Cruise

8-day extension from £2,175 pp

You’ll be welcomed with sparkling wines, Bruny Island oysters and a selection of Tasmanian cheeses as your ship sets off on a seven night coastal cruise that showcases the wild beauty and remarkable heritage of Australia’s island state.

Bay of Fires Lodge Walk

4-day extension from £1,190 pp

Join a small group, led by well-informed guides, and immerse yourself in this wonderfully remote landscape. Walk the soft sandy beaches, explore secluded coves and kayak the Ansons River.

Quoll Patrol Wildlife Private Tour

Full-day excursion from £615 pp

Get a taste of Tasmania’s incredibly diverse geography as you travel by 4WD through spectacular mountain ranges and unique wilderness on your way to the northeast of the island. On the way, you’ll pass over the foothills of Mt Ben Lomond and through the stunning Tombstone Creek Forest…

Freycinet Sea Kayak Tour

3-hour excursion from £55 pp

On this relaxed, three hour guided kayak tour of the Freycinet coastline, you’ll glide beneath pink granite mountains, past pristine sandy beaches and across waters so clear you’ll feel like you can touch the abundant marine life below.

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