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    Bruny Island and Derwent Valley Explorer, Tasmania
    5 days | 4 nights
    From $5,992* per person twin share
    Stay in luxury whilst exploring rarely seen areas of Tasmania's rugged natural landscape
    "Not often done" is the theme for this tour of Tasmania. With exclusive access to sights many have never heard of, you will enjoy utmost luxury whilst hiking through Tasmania's rugged natural landscape.

    Starting on Bruny Island, you will venture by boat up the Derwent River to New Norfolk, before experiencing privileged access to Bruny’s lesser-known gems and heading to the hidden reaches of the Derwent Valley, where you will forage in your own paddock to plate experience as you explore one of Tasmania’s oldest national parks.

    A truly unique journey for nature lovers, foodies and those with a curiosity to venture beyond.
    Package inclusions: Package highlights:

    Package inclusions:

    Package highlights:

    Package inclusions:

    Package inclusions:

    • 2 nights of luxury barefoot glamping on Bruny Island
    • 2 nights at the boutique Woodbridge Inn, one of Australia’s oldest historic houses
    • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners, including chef-prepared gourmet meals whilst glamping, a degustation dinner with paired wines from Derwent Valley, and an exclusive long lunch and behind the scenes ‘meet the maker’ experience at Meadowbank farm and vineyard
    • Pick up and drop off in Hobart
    • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
    • All national park fees
    • Private transportation
    • Local expert guide
    • Local taxes and levies
    Package highlights:

    Package highlights:

    • Travel from Hobart on your private boat to Bruny Island and beyond
    • Spectacular coastal walks to areas only accessible by foot, including exclusive access sites and hikes along remote headlands and through rainforest most people do not know exist
    • Shuck oysters straight from the water and eat fresh
    • Private boat journey from Bruny up Derwent Valley to New Norfolk
    • Exclusive storyteller experience with drinks and canapes at sunset learning about the colonial and Indigenous history centred around The Woodbridge
    • Exclusive access to see the convict lockup under The Woodbridge, which now houses the wines which will be paired with your dinner
    • Forage for fruit and vegetables for your own paddock to plate experience
    • Hike in Mt Field National Park, Tasmania’s oldest national park
    Valid for travel
    Departures 8 Mar and 26 Oct 2021
    Offer expires
    31 Aug 2020 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Cruise to Bruny Island

    Depart Hobart’s historical waterfront this morning, as you step aboard your private boat and really let the adventure begin! Cruise down the Derwent River and across to Bruny Island.

    On arrival, it is time to get the feet in motion and walk out to a spectacular cape on the east coast of Bruny Island. Witness the pristine, yet deserted beaches and embrace the untamed nature. Once you have built up a bit of an appetite, its time to venture into the water and go and shuck some oysters! The turquoise waters will lap gently around you, as you learn all about the famed Bruny Island oysters.

    Continuing on, head to camp where you will settle in with a hot shower. Enjoy a sundowner over shared stories from your day, whilst your dinner is being sourced from the local island producers or from the surrounding waters. Enjoy your meal amongst the sounds of the Australian bush, before retiring into your comfortable glamping style accommodation for the evening.

    Cruise to Bruny Island

    Day 2

    South Bruny Island

    Today’s walk is East Cloudy Head for views of Tasmania’s far south and the wild Southern Ocean. The five-hour (14km) journey begins by walking the length of Cloudy Bay Beach. Back at camp, enjoy time to sit on the deck, walk among the ferns, partake in another lavish shower or simply read a book while your guides prepare the evening meal.

    This evening, there is an option to drive back to the neck at sunset for penguin/eastern quoll spotting.

    South Bruny Island

    Day 3

    Bruny Island to Derwent Valley

    This morning, you can choose a leisurely start or have some time to yourself and explore the 100-acre property and try to spot some of Bruny Island’s 150 species of birds (including all 12 Tasmanian endemics). Once you farewell camp, take a short walk through the ancient Gondwanan rainforest behind Adventure Bay.

    To finish your time on Bruny Island in style, Ray Jones at The Jetty Café, will serve a multi-course lunch of Bruny Island produce, as you await the arrival of your private boat on the beach below.

    This afternoon, you will experience an epic 2-hour journey on your boat from the northern tip of Bruny Island, at the mouth of the Derwent Estuary, up the river to New Norfolk, the furthest you can navigate the river in the boat. Pass under the Tasman Bridge, the industrial zinc worksite and MONA (Museum of Old & New Art), before reaching the Bridgewater bridge, which is raised for you to pass.

    Once you are settled into your accommodation, enjoy a pre-dinner drink and canapés with an exclusive talk on the colonial and Indigenous history centred around The Woodbridge. You will then be invited to see the convict lockup under The Woodbridge, which now houses the wines which will be paired with your dinner.

    Tonight, you will enjoy a selection of premium Derwent Valley wines from highly acclaimed vineyards, all within 30km of The Woodbridge. You will receive a short briefing on each wine, and its relationship to The Woodbridge, making your dining experience even more special.

    Bruny Island to Derwent Valley

    Day 4

    Agrarian Kitchen

    Today, you visit The Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School and Farm for a private class. Your day begins with everyone in the class donning gumboots and foraging in the garden for the ripest fruit and vegetables. What cannot be harvested from the garden or farm is sourced from local Tasmanian producers.

    Once harvesting is complete, you continue in the kitchen preparing and cooking a seasonal feast. The cooking of dishes is shared amongst the group and although you will not individually cook every single dish on the menu, you are taught the skills and techniques of each dish. The day will culminate with lunch including Tasmanian wines. After lunch, you will be transferred back to your accommodation.

    Day 5

    Mt. Field and Meadowbank

    This morning, continue your journey further into the Derwent Valley towards Mt Field National Park. Enjoy a 6km circuit that takes in the three waterfalls: Russell, Horseshoe and Lady Barron.

    After your time in the wilderness, you will visit Meadowbank farm and vineyard on the banks of the Derwent River. You will have the opportunity to tour the farm and vineyard with the owners and enjoy a long table lunch and wine tasting. Following your lunch, you will return to Hobart by road, where your tour ends on arrival.

    Mt. Field and Meadowbank

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    Advertised prices are per person twin share, land only (unless stated otherwise), correct at time of publication, are subject to availability and may change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is valid on new bookings only. A 30% deposit is required to secure booking. Full payment is due 60 days prior to travel. A minimum of 4 passengers is needed to guarantee departure. Other conditions may apply. Please view the TravelManagers general terms and conditions here and contact your personal travel manager for more details.

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