Wine Vacation Deal | Tasmania Wine Trails, Nature & Australian Icons

Food & Wine Vacation Package | Tasmania Wine Trails, Wilderness & Australian Icons

14 Days Tasmania Wine Trails, Nature & Australian Icons from $2,199*

Highlights & Inclusions:
  • 14 Days/ 12 Nights, Australia
  • Free and Independent Travel (Not a Group Tour)
  • Fully Customizable to Your Needs
  • Accommodation: Melbourne (1 Night), Launceston (2), Cradle Mountain (2), Freycinet (1), Hobart (3), Cairns (3)
  • Australian Domestic Flights: Melbourne to Launceston, Hobart to Cairns, Cairns to Brisbane
  • Tours Included:
    • Launceston, Tasmania
      • Behind the Label at Josef Chromy
      • Tamar Wine Tour
    • Hobart: Wine Meets Art Tour & Taste at Moorilla and MONA
  • Car Hire – 4 Day Car Rental Launceston Airport to Hobart City Centre
  • Shuttle Transfers: Melbourne Airport to Accommodation (Return), Launceston Airport to Accommodation (Return), Cairns Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • Private Transfer: Hobart Accommodation to Airport
  • International Flights: Los Angeles to Melbourne, Brisbane to Los Angeles. Not Included, please inquire for current sale pricing.
  • US Domestic Flights: Are not included, but can be included on request.

To Book: 888-359-2877 (M-F, 8:30am-5pm CT USA)

Permitted US Departure Dates: Select Dates March 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021.

Published Price Reflects Departure Dates: Select Dates May – August, 2020 (Winter).

Booking Code: ST-TW4

Deal Expires March 27, 2020

Trip Details

Better Wine than France, Smoother Whiskey than Ireland, Cleaner Air than New Zealand
And….We Have Kangaroos!

Tasmania’s remoteness has allowed its untouched wilderness to flourish, unique wildlife to thrive, and burgeoning food and wine scenes to ripen with unparalleled quality.

And it’s only an hour’s flight south of Australia.

While many Australians haven’t stepped foot on this island state, global travelers are putting it at the top of their bucket list. With top rated food, wine, and rugged wilderness just as it stood thousands of years ago, visiting Tasmania will change the way you see the world.

Transform Your Senses with our Tasmania Wilderness, Food and Wine Vacation Package!

Melbourne

Start your trip with a night in Melbourne, Australia’s main jumping point into Tasmania. Melbourne is city where cultural pursuits are woven into the fabric of everyday life. Its trendsetting food and coffee scene turns heads around the world. Local art galleries and world-class museums draw visitors from all over the globe. Your night in Melbourne allows you to dip your toes into the scene, sure to leave you wanting more.

Launceston

Josef Chromy Wines credit Tourism Tasmania and Rob Burnett

Josef Chromy Wines. Photo: Tourism Tasmania and Rob Burnett

The next morning you’ll board a quick flight to Launceston. This is Tasmania’s second largest city, and one of Australia’s oldest settlements.

Nestled along the scenic Tamar River, Launceston is a blend of natural beauty, historic Victorian splendor and a passion for only the best of Tasmania’s food and wine.

Its country charm is heightened by gourmet food and award-winning wines produced by the neighboring Tamar Valley, Tasmania’s premium wine region. Exceptional wines, artisanal cheeses, craft beer, truffles and other delicacies are at your fingertips, waiting to be tasted.

You’ll spend 2 nights in Launceston, where settling in means a glass of wine in your hand. You’ll get your first taste of Tasmanian wines at Josef Chromy Wines, just 15 minutes from Launceston. Go “Behind the Label” – one of Australia’s Ultimate Winery Experiences – and learn about the vineyard’s grapes, hear the inspiring story of founder Josef Chromy and sample wines straight from the barrel. The wine keeps flowing with an included 2-course lunch paired with matching vinos.

Your next day in Launceston takes you on a half-day wine tour of Tamar Valley, revealing first hand why Tasmania has been named among the World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations of 2019 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

After indulging in Tasmania’s premium wine region, you’ll want to discover more gourmet delights.

How about uncovering as you road trip across Tasmania’s exhilarating landscapes?

Cradle Mountain credit Jason Charles Hill

Cradle Mountain. Photo: Jason Charles Hill

Cradle Mountain

Let your sense of adventure run free as you drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain, one of Tasmania’s most renowned natural treasures. Just under 3 hours, this trip encompasses quirky towns, local cheese shops and historic caves.

Arrive to the ancient alpine mountains and glacial lakes of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park. When Australian naturalist and conservationist Gustav Weindorfer stood on the summit of Cradle Mountain, he proclaimed it, “A national park for the people for all time. It is magnificent, and people must know about it and enjoy it.” A century later, this expansive park stands as the jewel of Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage area.

You’ll stay 2 nights at a 4-star wilderness hotel nestled within the spectacular bushland of Cradle Mountain. Settle in for the night and prepare for an adventure-filled day in this stunning national park. Wake up to a free day to venture on walking trails and explore the mirrored waters of Cradle Mountain’s lakes, spotting wallabies and wombats along the way. As the sun sets, witness the breathtaking stillness of a star-laden sky, crystal clear in the Tasmanian night.

Freycinet National Park

It is Day 7 of your “Tassie” adventure, and it’s time you saw one of Australia’s most coveted beaches – Wineglass Bay.

Wineglass Bay credit Tourism Tasmania

Wineglass Bay. Photo: Tourism Tasmania

Breathe in the crisp Cradle Mountain air one last time before heading out to Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park. Located on the east coast of Tasmania, driving through surreal landscapes dotted with wild kangaroos is half the fun of getting there. It is about a 4 hours’ drive, but you’ll want to allow a full day to enjoy the stops along the way.

As you reach the coast, pink granite cliffs and white sand beaches welcome you into Freycinet National Park. You’ll stay 1 night at a spectacular waterfront location just inside the park, the perfect base for exploration.

Many great hikes are about the journey as much as the destination, but no hike can beat that first magical glimpse of Wineglass Bay. Remote, peaceful and unbelievably gorgeous, Wineglass Bay is easily one of the best beaches in the world.

Hobart

Faro - Mona credit Adam Gibson

Mona. Photo: Adam Gibson

The next day you’ll head south to Hobart, driving past boutique wineries, historic landmarks and wildlife parks on the Southern Wine Trail.

Arrive into Hobart just as the evening sets in. Nestled against clean waterways at the foot of majestic Mount Wellington, Hobart is primed for fresh seafood, premium whiskey and wines. At the helm of Hobart’s burgeoning art scene is the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), one of the world’s most controversial museums. Its vast collection ranges from subversive masterpieces to the macabre abstract. Located on the banks of the River Derwent, Mona also features a haute-cuisine restaurant, Moorilla winery and vineyard.

Your second day in Hobart takes you right to the heart of Mona with a Wine Meets Art Tour and Taste experience. Explore the museum before enjoying a wine-paired lunch and private guided tour of Moorilla winery with tastings. Then enjoy a free day to relax and explore the city, or join an optional tour:

Cairns

Shake off the Tasmanian chill from your bones and warm up to the tropics of Australia in Cairns. This city is the gateway to some of Australia’s most treasured natural gems – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

You’ll spend 3 nights in 4.5 star resort, perfectly located to explore the vibrant Cairns Esplanade and Lagoon. Your days are free to enjoy this tropical paradise, where the warm waters are primed for snorkeling and the verdant rainforest calls for an exciting expedition.

As the sun on your last day in Australia, you’ll have experienced more in one vacation than you have in all of your vacations combined.

That’s the thing about Australia – one day you’re in metropolitan Melbourne, next in the misty mountains of Tasmania, then soaking up the sun in the heady tropics of Cairns. With a little help from About Australia, we’ll ensure every moving part of this trip runs as smoothly as the wine you’ll enjoy along the way.

Still haven’t seen enough?

We love to customize trips for clients who want to see as much of Australia as possible. Whether you want to visit the famous Opera House in Sydney or extend your nights in Tasmania, we’ll create a unique package just for you.

Start planning your trip of a lifetime today!

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