Tayateh - 7 Day 6 Nights Tour                                     "Tayateh" is the Tasmanian Aboriginal term for the native Freshwater lobster

This seven day tour departs from Launceston and heads to Hobart via the East Coast.  We will show the picturesque side of Tasmania, from the amazing coastline at Freycinet National Park, majestic temperate rainforest in the south, to the world class produce which thrive in the amazing fertile soils. The highlight being an unique award winning, seafood cruise, sampling the freshest seafood caught directly from pristine Tasmanian waters.  Get up close to native Tasmanian animals including the Tasmanian Devils. With two highlight dinners and many exclusive tastings and behind the scenes experiences, this is an amazing overview of the delights of Tasmania.  

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

The Main Course

Enjoy the world class, unique seafood cruise to Bruny Island to enjoy the freshest seafood straight from pristine waters of the Derwent River. An unforgettable seafood gourmet delight.

 

The Appetisers

  • Visit the unforgettable MONA, largest privately funded museum in Australia, described as a “Subversive Adult Disneyland”

  • Visit a truffle farm and learn how truffles are found

  • See the iconic Tasmanian Devils at Bonorong Wild Life Park

  • Go behind the scenes at an oyster farm with exclusive tastings

  • Enjoy homemade afternoon tea amongst fruit trees in an exclusive “In Orchard“ experience (Seasonal)

  • Visit the historic township of Oatlands which has the largest collection of sandstone buildings

  • Visit Freycinet National Park and visit Cape Tourville lighthouse for amazing coastal views

  • See fairy penguins return to land in their regular night ritual

  • Take a breathtaking spine tingling aerial view of the Tasmanian eucalypt forest canopy

  • Exclusive sampling and behind the scenes tour at a “Paddock to Bottle” whisky distillery

  • Explore historical Georgian village of Richmond and see Australia’s oldest working bridge

  • Visit an abalone farm with an opportunity to sample and purchase Tasmanian abalones

  • Two highlight dinners (welcome & farewell) at highly rated award winning restaurants

  • Other lunches and dinners at unique and hidden gems, many are our favourite eateries

 

 

Cataract Gorge Rotunda
Cataract Gorge Rotunda

Lovely Manicured Gardens of Cataract Gorge

Launceston - Cataract Gorge
Launceston - Cataract Gorge

Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey
Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey

Uniquely Tasmanian

Cataract Gorge Rotunda
Cataract Gorge Rotunda

Lovely Manicured Gardens of Cataract Gorge

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Day 1.  Launceston, Cataract Gorge

Meet at Launceston airport, then go on a city tour of Tasmania’s second largest city. Arrive at the picturesque Cataract Gorge with time to explore the suspension bridge and the beautiful surrounds. Relax as we enjoy afternoon tea in the lovely manicured gardens. Sample the unique Leatherwood Honey harvested from Tasmanian wilderness. 

Highlight Dinner:  Stillwater Restaurant

Accommodation: Country Club Casino, Launceston

Tasmania Truffle Farmer

Tasmania Truffle

Bicheno Fairy Penguins
Bicheno Fairy Penguins

Tasmania Truffle Farmer

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Day 2.  Launceston to East Coast

Visit a truffle farm and learn how truffles are grown and found.  Travel to the sunny east coast and the stunning Freycinet National Park.  Learn about the operations of an oyster farm with a behind the scenes tour.  Enjoy the glorious white sands of the east coast beaches and walk around the light house at Cape Tourville. Be amazed at the spectacular coastal views.  At sunset, we travel to the amazing fairy penguins and watch them head back to land after a day’s feeding. 

Accommodation:  Best Western Beachfront, Bicheno

Russell Falls

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RedlandsEntrance.jpg

Horseshoe Falls
Horseshoe Falls

Russell Falls

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Day 3.  East Coast to Oatlands and Derwent Valley

Head to Oatlands to see the largest concentration of sandstone buildings in Tasmania.  Take a tour of a woollen garments factory, to see knitwear made with the finest Tasmanian merino wool shorn from sheep reared on their own farms. Head to a “Paddock to Bottle” whisky distillery, one of only two in the world, where everything from the water to the wood for the barrels, are produced on site.  Take a behind the scenes tour and exclusive tasting.   

Optional alternative experience:  Visit a working sheep farm, watch sheep shearing, working farm dogs, farm tour with BBQ lunch (additional costs apply)

Accommodation: Wrest Point Casino, Hobart

Tahune Airwalk

Mt Wellington Lookout
Mt Wellington Lookout

Apple Orchard

Tahune Airwalk

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Day 4.  Huon Valley

Head to Huon Valley and tour the apple growing region of Tasmania.  Visit the Tahune Airwalk to experience a breath taking spine tingling aerial view of the Tasmanian eucalypt forest canopy.  Experience the clashing chaos of the joining of the Huon and Picton Rivers, from a height of 45 metres  Sample handmade chocolate made by a local artisan chocolatier. Head to a private apple orchard and have homemade afternoon tea with an “In Orchard” experience. Amber through the fruit trees and pick a few apples for sampling.  Weather permitting, head up to Mount Wellington and enjoy the amazing sights of Hobart and its surrounds, from 1271 metres.

Accommodation: Wrest Point Casino, Hobart

Seafood Seduction Cruisers
Seafood Seduction Cruisers

Exclusively made

Seafood Seduction
Seafood Seduction

Daily seafood catch

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Bruny Island.jpg

Seafood Seduction Cruisers
Seafood Seduction Cruisers

Exclusively made

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Day 5.  Seafood Seduction Cruise to Bruny Island

The highlight of our adventure: Cruise the beautiful sheltered Derwent River to Bruny Island. Watch as divers harvest fresh oysters, salmon, crayfish, abalone and sea urchins from the cool pristine waters of the Derwent River.  Head to a secluded beach and enjoy the success of the day's catch.  A gourmet seafood feast will be prepared and accompanied, with a delicious selection of Tasmanian cheese, fresh crisp salads and local wines.  A unique world class cruise.

Accommodation: Wrest Point Casino, Hobart

Salamance Market

Me Wah Restaurant
Me Wah Restaurant

Highlight Farewell Dinner

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Katie Koala.JPG

Salamance Market

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Day 6.  Salamanca Place, MONA, Bonorong Wildlife Park

Spend the morning exploring the world renown Salamanca Market and have lunch (at own cost) from the wonderful and extensive array of freshly cooked delights.  Take a ferry from the quaint Hobart waterfront to the MONA museum. Spend time wandering Australia’s largest private collection of modern and new art.  Then it’s time for the Devil, the Tasmanian Devil. Get up and close to this and other native Tasmanian animals at Bonorong WIldlife Park. 

Highlight Dinner: Me Wah Restaurant

Accommodation: Wrest Point Casino, Hobart

 

Richmond Bridge - Australias oldest bridge

Richmond Candy Shop

Richmond Gaol

Richmond Bridge - Australias oldest bridge

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Day 7.  Richmond & Departure

Spend the last morning in Hobart by heading to the historical Georgian township of Richmond. Explore Australia’s oldest bridge and oldest Catholic Church.  Then transfer to the airport for your home bound flight.