Tasmanian Culinary Journey

Tasmanian Culinary Journey

A 6-night gourmet adventure in the picturesque scenery of Tasmania. Starting in Hobart, immerse yourself in the fine food of Hobart, Mt Wellington and the Huon Valley, and hit the seas to sample seafood so fresh your guide catches it right in front of you. Next your journey takes you to Tasmania’s Freycinet coast where you will not only be accommodated at the world class Saffire Freycinet, but you will sample some of the renowned food created, and even produced here. Take a mixology or cooking class, or enjoy oysters at a working oyster farm as they are plucked from the ocean right in front of you.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Upon arrival at Hobart Airport you make your way to MACQ 01 Hotel, located on Hobart’s Macquarie Wharf.

Founded on Tasmanian culture and steeped in the rich stories of the region, MACq 01 is Hobart’s newest and quirkiest of luxury hotels. The unique spirit and personality of Tasmanian characters flow throughout your stay at MACq 01 Hotel, and best of all, the hotel is located right in the heart of the wharf culture of the city. In close proximity to the most iconic sites of the city as well as some of the best restaurants in the region, this is the perfect base to begin your culinary journey.

The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you choose. Why not take the ferry out to one of the world’s most controversial and fascinating museums, MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art. Here you will find an eclectic collection of Tasmanian treasures, boundary pushing contemporary art, and breathtaking pieces from history. MONA’s on-site restaurant The Source, provides the ideal introduction to local Tasmanian food culture.

Meals: None

Accommodation: MACq 01 Hotel

Macq01

Day 2

Following breakfast, you will be met by your local guide for your private tour to the Huon Valley.

Start your tour will an ascent up Mt Wellington to take in the breathtaking views over Southern Tasmania, as well as the Derwent River and the city you have just come from. After a short decent, you board your luxury touring vehicle once again, this time with the Huon Valley in your sights. The Huon Valley is rich in fertile lands and the highest quality produce. Stop to try some apple brandy and enjoy a morning tea of local goods.

After a coastal drive you stop to try local apple cider, award-winning local cheese, and visit some of the finest providores in the region, before enjoying a lunch overlooking D’Entrecasteaux Channel. Finish the day with some handmade chocolate before taking a relaxing journey back to Hobart.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: MACq 01 Hotel

Huon Valley

Day 3

Following breakfast, you begin your second full day of Tasmanian gourmet offerings.

Beginning at Hobart’s waterfront, you board a custom-built vessel, and take a relaxing cruise down the Derwent River and into the D’Entrecasteaux Channel that surrounds Bruny Island. Let your knowledgeable local guide explain the landscape, history and wildlife of the region, before diving for abalone and sea urchin right before your very eyes. Watch as the fresh catch is transformed into a seafood feast worthy of royalty, accompanied by gourmet local produce and Tasmanian wines, ciders and beers.

After you have had your fill of the freshest seafood imaginable, take a meandering cruise back to the mainland and enjoy an evening of leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: MACq 01 Hotel

Tasmanian gourmet

Day 4

Following breakfast, you will meet your guide and pilot for a scenic helicopter transfer from Hobart, all the way up the stunning Freycinet Coast of Tasmania. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the region, before quietly landing at Saffire Freycinet.

You will be accommodated for the next 3 nights at the world-famous Saffire Freycinet. One of Australia’s most famous luxury lodges, Saffire Freycinet is a 20-suite retreat located on a gentle curve of a sandy coastline that joins the peninsula to mainland Tasmania. The lodge takes inspiration from the colours of the peninsula – the pink of the Hazard Mountains, the white sandy beaches, the sapphire blue waters and the grey-green of the native bushlands. Saffire Freycinet is the epitome of uber-lux accommodation, where all is included and everything is taken care of.

This afternoon why not get acquainted with your beautifully appointed suite, visit Spa Saffire, or engage is one of the complimentary tours on offer. Your Saffire hosts have created an itinerary of activities for you to enjoy.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Saffire Freycinet

SAffire Freycinet

Day 5

Today is yours to enjoy the activities and experiences available at Saffire Freycinet.

Included in your stay at Saffire Freycinet are a range of complimentary activities including the Wineglass Bay Lookout Walk, the Tasmanian Devil Experience, fishing, kayaking, archery and much more. Do not miss the famous Freycinet Marine Oyster Experience which sees you don a pair of waders and visit a working oyster farm to sample the oysters fresh from the ocean. Perhaps even attend one of Saffire’s cooking demonstrations, or a mixology class. The experiences available at Saffire are endless.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Saffire Freycinet

Tasmanian oyster

Day 6

Continue to enjoy the amazing range of complimentary activities on offer, or perhaps ask Saffire about their Signature Experiences available for an additional cost.

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Saffire Freycinet

Saffire Food

Day 7

Soak in your final moments at Saffire Freycinet before meeting your private vehicle transfer to Hobart Airport to join your scheduled flight onwards.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: None

Saffire gastronomy

Notes

This tour is designed for solo travellers/couples/small groups/families.

This Itinerary can be taken all year round; however, we suggest speaking with your Travel Designer as seasonal considerations may apply. Guests travelling between May and October should remember to pack appropriately for extremely low temperatures.

While we endeavour to make the itinerary as accurate as possible, it should be considered as an approximate schedule of activities and guide only, rather than a rigid schedule of events. Trip itineraries are subject to revision due to weather, conditions, government restrictions and other reasons beyond our control.

Prices

Prices start from just AUD $6,975.00 per person, based on 2 passengers travelling and are valid for travel until 31st March 2019.

The above cost is dependent on availability at the time of booking request and depending on actual dates of travel, may have high/low season considerations, blackout dates may also apply and is subject to change.

Please consult your Travel Designer to check on full terms and conditions, availability and to make and enquiry.

Inclusions

  • 3 Nights MACQ 01 Hotel in 1 x Superior Waterfront Room including breakfast for 2, a full day Taste of the Huon tour, and a full day Tasmanian Seafood Seduction tour.
  • 1 x Private scenic helicopter transfer from Hobart to Saffire Freycinet.
  • 3 Nights Saffire Freycinet in 1 x Signature Suite including all meals, complimentary mini bar and selected deluxe beverages, and complimentary included activities.
  • 24 hour access to The Tailor support staff while travelling in Australia.

Exclusions

  • International Flights to and from Australia
  • Domestic Flights within Australia unless stated above
  • Some Meals & Beverages
  • Some Activities
  • Telephone calls
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
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