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There has been a lot of interest in Tasmania's new farm-to-fork culinary experiences, private tours at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and more. Below are a sample. Email us for more information.

Herbaceous Tours

Meet the maker food and wine day tours, operate with a minimum of 2 pax, great value at A$170 pp for the Huon Valley day tour and A$190 for the Bruny Island day tour. Other day tours are also available on demand as long as enough lead time to contact the producers and secure the visit.


Our first stop is at Huon Mushrooms where you will be totally amazed by the process of growing Shiitake and Oyster Mushrooms which is quite a long and labour intensive process. After a visit here you will understand why they cost a little more than white mushrooms! Next we travel over to Glaziers Bay to visit with Nicky and Terry and learn all about Saffron. They have won many awards and are a font of all knowledge in relation to Saffron growing and quality. When you hear about some of the less than scrupulous practices overseas you will never again buy anything but Tasmanian Saffron! An added bonus on this stop is learning the many health benefits associated with saffron.

Lunch is at the renowned Red Velvet Lounge at Cygnet where chef Steve Crumper produces many wonderful dishes which won him the prestigious Country Style Country Chef of the Year award. After lunch we are off to Panorama Wines where Sharon or one of her helpers will guide us through their range of products. Don't forget to try the Pear Liqueur and you won't want to leave without a bottle! This refreshing Tasmanian pear Liqueur is wonderful just as it is, over crushed ice or add to champagne or your favourite mixer. An old Vishacki Family recipe. We then travel to Home Hill Vineyard at Ranelagh to enjoy a tasting of their delightful wines.

The building which houses the Cellar Door and Restaurant is quite spectacular and different as it was built using rammed earth, local hardwoods and polished cement. Don't forget to go over and say hello to the Alpacas who are quite friendly and curious about visitors. Our last stop is to the Honey House where you can sample (and buy) a range of honeys produced by the owners. There is also a glass enclosed live hive so you can watch all the activity; can you spot the Queen Bee?


We travel down to Kettering to catch the ferry over to Bruny Island with our first stop being Murrayfield Station. Murrayfield is owned by the Indigenous Land Corporation and run by resident managers. They farm lamb and wool however Murrayfield is much more than just a sheep farm, it is a plays a vital part in Aboriginal land management, training and operates in conjunction with the Weetapoona Aboriginal Corporation.

Our next stop is Jo, who won the Seafood Industry Young Achiever Award in 2009, at Get Shucked Oysters who will guide us through the whole production process with lots of interesting nuggets of information, for example did you know that most oysters start out life as male and change to female? Apart from all the information you get to taste some oysters straight from the sea! We stop for lunch at the Bruny Island Cheese Co, owned and operated by Nick Haddow, renowned artesian cheese maker who uses traditional techniques. Don't forget to try the 1792 which is a cow's milk cheese very much in the French style; nice and smelly this one! We then travel to Adventure Bay to see Graham at Bruny Island Berries; depending on time we may have a quick stop to see if we can spot some Penguins! Graham has grows an amazing collection of berries, traditional ones such as Strawberries and Raspberries but also unusual types such as Youngberries and Jostaberries.

The land has been in the same family since 1880 and has historical and environmental significance. Kathy and Graham offer some pretty delicious treats made from their own produce. The berry farm is closed during winter and reopens late October. Our last stop is to see Michael at Bruny Island Providore and Fudge. See how their wonderful fudge and truffles are made and don't forget to pick up a bottle of their Chocolate Sauce which can be poured over, well anything really, it's that good! You may catch a glimpse of the incredible Hiba Gardens, unfortunately we don't have time for a tour but you may want to think about a return visit but be sure to check with Michael first.

Tasmania has a New Whisky Trail and a New Cider Trail

Tasmania's Sullivan's Cove French Oak Cask has just been named the World's Best Single Malt Whisky at the prestigious World Whisky Awards in London!

Also a new day tour operator - Tasmanian Whisky Tours gives you the opportunity to visit 3-4 distilleries in a single day, to taste up to ten Tasmanian single malt whiskies, to meet the whisky makers and to go behind the scenes of the distillation process, all while being guided and driven through spectacular Tasmanian landscapes from the Derwent Valley to the Central Highlands to the Tasman Peninsula. Seven of the nine distilleries are in Southern Tasmanian and on each tour you will have the opportunity to visit the estates, tour the distilleries and enjoy an inclusive picnic lunch of seasonal local Tasmanian produce from the famous Wursthaus Kitchen.

Welcome aboard the good ship Whisky, no prior experience required.

Cost is A$185 per person, minimum of 4 pax or private tour minimum of 2

(scroll down to see a very special 5 day Whisky Trail Tour)

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Behind-the-Scenes Tours - The best weay to get close to Tasmanian wildlife.
Explore this amazing, working wildlife sanctuary with your own personal guide in the most intimate wildlife experience you'll ever have.
Bonorong offers two special tours for you to choose from.


The night tour is an exclusive experience just for you and whomever you are with. One of our knowledgeable, passionate staff will be your guide for the duration of this intimate, private tour. It is the ultimate up-close-and-personal Tasmanian wildlife experience.

You will enter our animals' world. Hand-feeding weird and wonderful Tasmanian creatures like bettongs, tawny frogmouths and golden possums. You will also be able to have a 'tug of war' with our beautiful Tassie devils for their dinner.

In fact, you are going to give almost all of our animals something to eat. First it's dinnertime for our daylight dwellers.Then the nocturnal animals get their breakfast. A special highlight is meeting our mob of 100 friendly Forester kangaroos.

You are also going to meet some incredible survivors. Many of our animals are recovering from injury or they are orphans. We will show you how you are helping us get them back into the wild.

It's gonna be a full two and a half hours of incredible (and often very moving) fun.


Go crazy wildlife fans! It's feeding time at the sanctuary and your personal guide will help you to get up close to as many different animals as possible in two and a half hours.

What you'll do:

  • Feed the wombats their breakfast.
  • Give the cockatoos their wattle treats.
  • Have a tug of war with a Tassie devil.
  • Meet Bonorong's two unique species of quoll andspotting their differences.
  • Select some fresh leaf for the koalas and patting them while they snack.
  • Hand-feed the tawny frogmouth and watching them swallow their food whole.
  • Entice the albino possum out with his favourite treats.
  • Observe how quickly the potoroo finds his favourite peanuts amongst his other snacks.
  • Hand-feeding the emus.
  • Spot the secretive and little known bettong in their grassy nests.
  • See the sweet-toothed sugar gliders come out for their dessert, and
  • Hold a blue-tongued lizard
Both tours are totally private - you will never share a guide with another group.

Private Feeding Frenzy and night tours. Now offering private roundtrip transfers from Hobart (35-40 mins drive each way) for A$100-A$150 round trip per booking.


Nightly Tasmanian devil feedings and tours, very close to Cradle Mountain Lodge

Devils are primarily a nocturnal species therefore far more active at night, we use environmentally sensitive lighting and focus on the social interactions and feeding habits of these unique carnivores, allowing visitors a rare up close opportunity of seeing Tasmanian devils in a group feeding situation - quite a spectacular sight.

Cascades Female Factory Hobart - Her StoryCONTACT US ABOUT THIS TOUR

Discover the stories of Australia's convict women. Meet Mary Hutchinson. As Matron she had to manage an incompetent husband, twelve pregnancies and one thousand convict women.

Part history lesson, part roaming theatre show, Her Story is an accurate and emotional depiction of the harsh life within the Cascades Female Factory in 1833. Her Story helps visitors to really understand the significance of this place and what happened here. Her Story is performed daily at 11am. Duration approximately 1 hour. Cost $20 Adults, $12.50 Child, $60 family.

Barnbougle Dunes & Barnbougle Lost Farm

Barnbougle and Lost Farm were recently named by Golf Digest Magazine among the world's top course.

Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm Golf Courses is a traditional 18 hole links golf course located on the pristine coastline of North East Tasmania. Completed in December 2004 the course has received global accolades. The course has been crafted out of an extraordinary landscape.

Barnbougle is now a name that represents two iconic golf courses, true golfing treasures for both the enthusiast, and social golfer. This is a destination that resonates of the game's connection to ancient Scotland and Ireland. Ruthless Marram Grass, wide open fairways and exquisite hole layouts make for an unforgettable challenge. With fresh Tasmanian air and the omnipresent echo of crashing waves, Barnbougle is the perfect golfing getaway and welcomes players of all abilities.

Tasmania's 5-Day Whisky Trail 2014/2015CONTACT US ABOUT THIS TOUR

Tasmania has all ingredients to make a world class whisky - rich fields of barley, wonderfully pure soft water, highland peat bogs, and the perfect climate - which Distilleries have used to produce premium, world class whiskies. This premium 5 day tour combines some of Tasmania's best whisky experiences with sightseeing. Get to know Tasmania's capital city, Hobart, the flora and fauna of the island's temperate rainforests, the stories of UNESCO World heritage convict sites and the natural beauty of the East Coast beaches.

Day 1 Hobart Arrival - Lark Distillary
Your guide will greet you upon arrival at Hobart airport. Start your Tasmania journey with a visit to the winner of the 2014 World Whisky Award for best single malt. Sullivan's Cove's French Oak Cask was judged the global winner, as well as Australia's best, from a high-quality pool of single malt entries. Continue to Tasmania's capital city, Hobart and explore the vibrant waterfront, Salamanca Place with its Georgian sandstone buildings and charming Battery Point. Hear about the craft of whisky distillation at the historic cellar door of one of Australia's leading distilleries. After you have been fortified with a taste of their single malt, complete your day with a drive to the summit of Mt. Wellington (weather permitting) for panoramic views.

Accommodation: The Islington (Garden View), Hobart Meals: L

Day 2 Bonorong - Whisky Tasting - Mt Field
Start today's journey and travel to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to experience Tasmanian Devils, Wombats, Wallabies, Echidnas, Quolls and other native furry creatures first hand. Continue to Bothwell, the gateway to Tasmania's central highlands. Enjoy a tour and whisky tasting at the world class single malt NANT Whisky distillery followed by a gourmet lunch at the Estate's restaurant. Continue to Mount Field National Park, the oldest National Park in the state. Take a rainforest walk to Russell Falls and crane your neck for some of the world's tallest trees. On your return to Hobart, sample single malt whiskies at Tasmania's only 'paddock to bottle' distillery.

Accommodation: The Islington (Garden View), Hobart Meals: B/L

Day 3 Hobart - Tasman Peninsula - Port Arthur
Today, explore the Tasman Peninsula where you visit Port Arthur and hear the story of Tasmania's famous UNESCO world heritage listed convict settlement. The Tasman Peninsula offers stunning scenery as well as many interesting geological features such as the Devil's Kitchen and Tasman Arch. In the afternoon, visit Australia's southern-most whisky distillery, rested on the side of Mount Arthur for an in-depth tour and tasting including a range of whisky's as well as their highly regarded Classic Sloe Gin.

Accommodation: Stewarts Bay Lodge (1 bedroom premium) Meals: B/L

Day 4 Freycinet National Park
This morning enjoy a scenic drive along Tasmania's East Coast with its exceptional beauty, pristine white sandy beaches and granite coastline. Check-into the exclusive and award winning Saffire Luxury Lodge, located in the heart of Great Oyster Bay, overlooking the imposing backdrop of the "Hazards" granite mountain range. Take the opportunity to explore Freycinet National Park, home to Wineglass Bay - rated one of the world's top 10 beaches.

Accommodation: Saffire Freycinet (Luxury Suite ) Meals: B/L/D

Day 5 Freycinet Peninsula - Launceston Departure
Spend a leisurely morning at Saffire before leaving the Freycinet Peninsula for your journey to Launceston. Enjoy lunch at an award winning winery in the Tamar Valley. Your guide will bid you farewell at Launceston Airport in the mid-afternoon.

Meals: B/L

3 Night City to Coast IndulgenceCONTACT US ABOUT THIS TOUR
Indulge in two nights at Tasmania's luxury coastal sanctuary, Saffire Freycinet, including breakfast, lunch and dinner for two, selected dining beverages, complimentary self-serve lounge bar until 6pm, complimentary in-suite mini-bar, and our gift to you - a $100 credit towards any treatment in Spa Saffire ($200 for Premium Suite Guests) per suite, per stay.. You will also get to choose from Saffire's extensive range of complimentary activities, including spectacular walks through the wilderness, cooking demonstrations, and visits to the local marine farm and vineyard.

Also stay one night at the Henry Jones Art Hotel, a unique blend of heritage and modern comforts right on Hobart's waterfront. Take a ferry ride to explore the newly opened MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), wander the Salamanca Market on a Saturday, or visit historic Port Arthur.

Note: We recommend you rent a car to get to Saffire from either Launceston or Hobart (both take about 2.5 hours). Driving at night, especially around dawn and dusk, can be hazardous as the wildlife is abundant at those times. Caution should be taken at any time, and particularly during these hours. A private car and driver can also be arranged.


Hotel pick up and drop off, highly qualified and knowledgeable guide, travel in luxury air - conditioned vehicles, home-made morning tea, light café style lunch, all park entry fees including Port Arthur and comprehensive commentary.

Departing your city hotel, we travel around the historic birthplace of this fascinating city - Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and Battery Point before making our way east across the Tasman Bridge and then south to Dunalley, the gateway to the Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas. Here Able Tasman’s 1642 expedition first set foot on this land, the first known Europeans to do so.

We then make our way to Port Arthur visiting the Tessellated Pavement which is a unique rock formation disappearing into the sea. You will marvel at the numerous natural attractions the peninsula’s rugged coast has to offer such as Tasman’s Arch and Lookout. The quirky Doo Town is another sight to see on the way to the Port Arthur Settlement.

The Port Arthur Settlement was first a timber gathering camp worked by convicts that over 47 years grew to be the most successful industrial prison and reform institution know to date. The settlement of Port Arthur was created to put fear and hatred into the minds of those unfortunate enough to be sent there.

After a light lunch our guide will personally escort you around the ruins of the settlement telling you tales of the hardships suffered by the convicts. Your guide will passionately support your tour with endless knowledge about the historic settlement.

The Port Arthur experience includes a cruise around ‘Arthur’s’ Carnavon Bay on a modern catamaran introducing you to sites such as the Isle of the Dead, Point Puer and the Dockyards.

We return to Hobart but not before stopping at Richmond, just 25 kilometers from the City yet time warped into the 1870’s. Australia’s oldest convict built bridge still in use, churches and more as a must see before being dropped back at you hotel.

Refined Encounters with NatureCONTACT US ABOUT THIS TOUR
4 day guided Tasmania Tour
Group Size: min 2 max 8 persons

This is a tour of top quality, presenting a well selected range of the island’s iconic locations, nature, history and food & wine, 4 Days and 3 Nights.

Scheduled Departures (min 2, max 8 passengers) every 2nd and 4th Saturday. Private tours operate daily.

Travel for 4 days in style. Enjoy cosmopolitan life in Hobart . Visit the famous Salamanca Market before discovering the rainforest and tall trees at Mount Field National Park, Tasmania’s fine foods and wine, the colonial heritage of Port Arthur and the renowned beauty of Wineglass Bay. Note: you can also add two more days to the 4 day ‘Icons of Tasmania’ and visit the highlights of Launceston before enjoying the fascination of Cradle Mountain National Park.

Day 1 Launceston – Wineglass Bay - Bicheno
Your day begins with an 8.30 am pick-up from the reception of your hotel. The morning is spent touring through the historic midlands to the sunny east coast of the Island. On arrival there will be ample time to explore the unsurpassed beauty of the Freycinet National Park’s white beaches and to admire the famous curve of Wineglass Bay. A return walk to Wineglass Bay lookout is on offer as well as a shorter cliff top walk around the lighthouse at Cape Tourville. If Wineglass Bay is too strenuous the expansive Friendly Beaches offer a pleasant alternative. Continue to your waterfront units in the fishing village of Bicheno. Dinner will be taken in the hotel. Later in the evening, in close proximity to the hotel, we will be offering a Penguin Tour, where you will view Little Penguins arriving from their day at sea.
Overnight: Diamond Island Resort (or similar), Bicheno L/D

Day 2 Port Arthur Historic Site - Hobart
After breakfast tour along the cliff tops and pastures of our east coast before arriving at Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula. Your guide will bring the history of this penal settlement alive during your private tour. We have selected particular buildings on your personal route which enable you to experience the breadth of the Port Arthur story. Continue to Hobart via Richmond, a charming historic village with beautiful colonial sandstone architecture and the oldest bridge in Australia. Enjoy a free evening in Hobart with restaurant recommendations from your guide.
Overnight Hotel Grand Chancellor (or similar), Hobart B/L

Day 3 Bonorong Wildlife Park – Mt. Field National Park
Your day begins with an 8.30 am pick-up from the reception of the Grand Chancellor Hotel. Travel to Bonorong Wildlife Park to experience the Tasmanian Devils, Wombats, Wallabies, Echidnas, Quolls, Koalas and other Tasmanian animals first hand. Continue to Mt. Field - Tasmania’s first national park, situated in the heart of the island, which is filled with tall trees, waterfalls and stunning glacier-sculpted landforms. In the Park, you will have a delightful Tasmanian picnic along by the riverside, and enjoy a rainforest walk to Russell Falls and the Tall Trees. Free evening in Hobart.
Overnight Hotel Grand Chancellor (or similar), Hobart B/L

Day 4 Salamanca Market - Mt Wellington – Huon Valley Wine & Food
Start the day with a stroll through Hobart's legendary and colourful Salamanca Market, before exploring the Huon Trail. Meander along waterways and secluded beaches, past the coastal towns of Margate, Kettering and Woodbridge, stopping at Grandvewe Sheep Cheesery to discover how our local cheeses are made. Lunch will be enjoyed at the Hartzview vineyard with its spectacular mountain views, and then continue this scenic route following the Huon River to Huonville. Stop in at a boutique vineyard to sample their wines and complete the day with a drive to the alpine wilderness of Mt Wellington, the 1270m peak, which provides the dramatic backdrop to the city and offers stunning views over southern Tasmania (weather dependant). Your guide will bid you farewell at your hotel in Hobart where the tours ends at approx. 1700 hrs. B/ L

The Tour includes:
3 nights accommodation (4 star), 3 x breakfast, 4 x lunch, 1 x 2 course dinner, transport in comfortable vehicle or minibus, tour guide, Penguin tour, entry Port Arthur, entry Bonorong Wildlife Park, wine and cheese tastings, National Parks passes and morning tea daily.