Your immersive cultural encounter with Tasmania begins in sophisticated Launceston, one of Australia's oldest cities. On arrival, you'll be taken by private transfer to your hotel with free time this afternoon (flights to arrive prior to 3pm). Recover from your journey or take a step back in time and stroll along the city's leafy avenues lined with beautifully preserved Victorian façades. Later, you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
Day 2 The Wukalina Two Day Hike (2 Nights)
Location: Bay of Fires
'Dive into Culture' and go on a journey with a 'Local Specialist' through the epic natural landscape of the Bay of Fires (larapuna) and Mt. William (wukalina). This Aboriginal-owned and operated hike will reveal the captivating community history and culture of the indigenous palawa people in their cultural homeland. You'll tread in the footsteps of this ancient community and connect with traditions that have been passed down for hundreds of generations, all while admiring the rugged natural beauty of northeast Tasmania. Spend two nights on the trail at one of Trafalgar's most unusual 'Stays With Stories' - a palawa-style domed hut.
Day 3 The Wukalina Two Day Hike
Continue your hike through the Tasmanian bush and across boulder-strewn beaches as you connect with the stories and living culture of your palawa hosts. Keep a keen eye out for kangaroos amidst the gleaming grasslands and delve into an ancient way of life - one that relies almost entirely on the bounties of nature for its existence.
Day 4 Bay of Fires - Freycinet
Your memorable encounter with the palawa comes to an end after breakfast and you'll board a vehicle for a scenic drive along the coast to Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park. Your reward for two days on the trail will be an afternoon of relaxation at your waterfront resort with the pink granite peaks of the Hazards and ocean views around every turn. You may not be able to resist the allure of the area's natural beauty, choosing instead to explore secluded coves or hike up to the lookout point for panoramic views of Wineglass Bay or take a gentle walk around the cape Tourville Lighthouse. This evening, the sounds of the Tasman Sea provide the perfect backdrop for a sumptuous group dinner.
Day 5 Art Meets Wine Experience - Hobart (2 Nights)
A leisurely start to the day sees us continue to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), for a 'Connect With Locals' experience where art meets wine. Take a journey into a world of fantasy and fascination as you explore Australia's largest privately owned gallery and museum showcasing the diverse collection of Tasmanian gambler and maths nerd David Walsh. Sharing its river-front location is the Moorilla Winery and Vineyard where you'll enjoy an exclusive 'Be My Guest' lunch of seasonal local produce and wine. Embark on a behind-the-scenes tour of the winery, delving into its backstory with a 'Local Specialist'. Learn about the finer points of old and new artisanal wine-making techniques, then tease your taste buds with a wine-tasting experience that will showcase 10 different Moorilla wines. After a day of unusual art and magnificent wines, you'll take the MONA ROMA ferry down river to Hobart's Constitution Dock, from where it's just a short stroll to one of the city's hottest five-star hotels and your home for the next two nights.
Day 6 Bruny Island
A thrilling encounter with nature today will make rising early more worthwhile as you board an award-winning Bruny Island cruise with a 'Local Specialist'. Stretch your sea legs on South Bruny and tuck into a morning tea of freshly baked blueberry muffins at a beachside café overlooking Adventure Bay. Then cruise along alongside towering cliffs and into deep sea caves, keeping your eyes on the water for seals, dolphins and whales in season. The fresh sea air will do wonders for your appetite and you'll return to land for lunch. Before the sun sets, return to Hobart for a Farewell Dinner celebration with new friends at the Old Wharf Restaurant, reflective of the city's gritty industrial heritage.
Day 7 Depart Hobart
Your inspiring encounter with the culture and nature of Tasmania at its end, you'll say farewell to your travel companions and board your private transfer to the airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).
0 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 0 dinners
5 lunches (Including Connect With Locals)
First class travel Highlights
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
Optional Experiences and free time
All porterage and local charges included
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
VIP entry to many sights
Book with flexibility
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