This morning, travel through the Derwent River Valley and visit Bonorong Wildlife Park to get up close and personal with a Tasmanian Devil and many other native animals. Visit Richmond, one of Australia’s most charming Georgian villages. You’re Invited: Enjoy a wine tasting and light lunch as part of your visit to Puddleduck winery. The family owned and operated vineyard produces wines from grapes grown at the single site vineyard.
After lunch, travel along the Tasman Peninsula to the Port Arthur Historic Site, once the home of up to 12,500 convicts. Visit the Interpretation Gallery and play the Lottery of Life, a unique way to learn about convict life. Join your Local Guide for a walking tour amongst the buildings and ruins. Cruise around the harbour to see the Isle of the Dead. (B/L/D)
Stop at Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen and continue travelling north through beautiful coastal towns. Visit the village of Swansea to see the convict built Spiky Bridge. Prepare yourself for the breathtaking beauty of Freycinet National Park. The dramatic peaks of the Hazards welcome you as you enter the park and enjoy spectacular scenery, azure bays and white sandy beaches.
The Visitors Centre introduces the natural and cultural heritage of this region through creative displays. A Ranger Guide joins you for a short walk at Cape Tourville along the boardwalk track around the cliff line to the lighthouse. Enjoy the beautiful coastal drive to St Helens. (B/D)
This morning learn about the art of cheese making and taste some delicious produce at the Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory. Then on to the House of Anvers, for a guided tour of the chocolate factory. Watch the confectionery staff mould and enrobe fine chocolates, truffles, pralines, fudges and more. Travel to the town of Sheffield, renowned for its street murals which depict its pioneering history, geography, wildlife and the people of this region.
Visit the far north-west reaches of Tasmania and see ‘The Nut’ – a striking rocky outcrop rising over 137 metres, at Stanley. This old volcanic plug was discovered by the explorers Bass and Flinders in 1798. Afterwards, arrive into the stunning alpine scenery of Cradle Mountain National Park. (B/D)