Hobart is the capital of Tasmania. It oozes charm with its eclectic Victorian styled architecture and convict built cobblestone lanes. Just to the south of the city is Bruny Island. At roughly the same size as Singapore with a population of only 400 people. (As opposed to Singapore’s over 5 million). It is hard to find any more authentic food and wine experience than what is offered on Bruny Island. After exploring Hobart and her surrounds, spend some time on the island and discover local cheese, oyster and berry producers. Lunch at a local winery and enjoy the fresh produce. If your visiting Hobart, a trip to Bruny is well worth it.
Tasmania was well known in Australia’s history as a convict penal settlement. One of the most brutal, but ironically one of the most beautiful was Port Arthur. Situated on the Tasman Peninsula just to the south of Hobart, the site is strikingly stunning. Enjoy a scenic drive to Port Arthur before exploring over 30 historic buildings. Later enjoy lunch and take a cruise on the majestic waters.
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- Private Tour with a Zoo Keeper at Bonorong Sanctuary – visit the Tassie Devil!
Warning. This tour is not for the faint of heart. MONA (Museum of New and Old Art) is one of Australia’s most talked about Museums. Situated in a wall of sandstone to the north of Hobart, this gallery experience is sure to raise a few eye brows. Travel by boat up the Derwent River before spending some time perusing the museum. Afterwards enjoy lunch at the Source before revelling in the adjoining Moorilla winery for a unique wine experience.
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- Return ferry transfers to MONA in the Posh Pit
The Huon and Coal Valley’s are situated south east of Hobart and are well known for their extensive apple orchards. Scattered amongst the rolling hills are boutique wineries and fresh food providores. We make a visit many of these along with a traditional boat building factory to see the old practice of shaping the local Huon Pine. Enjoy lunch and a visit to Willie Smiths Cider House.