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Private Gardens, Art & Taste of Tasmania

Launceston to Hobart

Trip Code: BTT07
7 Days
12 Nov 2023

Trip Highlights

See Hobart's Botanical Garden

See the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens in Hobart escorted by your Botanical Guide.

Rare private garden visits

Visit some of Tasmania's finest private gardens, not normally open to the public.

Food and Art of Tasmania

Experience gourmet tastings as well as the famous Salamanca market and MONA Gallery.

  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • 7 days with Botanical Guide Talei Kenyon travelling in a small group
  • Stay 6 nights in 4-star hotels plus 10 meals; airport transfers on first and last day
  • Learn about the history of Tasmania from your local Coach Captain
  • Enjoy dinner at the award-winning Stillwater Restaurant
  • See Russell Falls and enjoy a musical soiree at Epsom House
  • Tour the Henry Jones Hotel's private art collection
  • Explore historic Salamanca Market and visit the contemporary MONA Gallery
  • Extend your stay and explore Bruny Island

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change depending on the departure date. An updated itinerary will be provided in your documentation, outlining each day’s activities
  • Low Fitness Level - involves walking on uneven surfaces and stairs, and be able to stand up for up to one hour and keep up with the pace of the group
  • Group size 20-25 guests
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
  • Your Botanical Guides: Talei Kenyon 2021 & Teena Crawford 2022
Launceston to Hobart

Be picked up at the airport at 1pm or the hotel at 2pm for a city tour of historic Launceston. See beautiful Cataract Gorge before enjoying fine local produce and a glass of wine at a nearby winery. Later enjoy a Welcome Dinner at your hotel.

Stay: Three Nights, Launceston, Grand Chancellor Hotel or similar

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  • Dinner

Today, visit the historic village of Evandale and enjoy a guided house tour of Woolmers Estate, which offers a unique and fascinating reflection of colonial life in Tasmania. We have time to explore the National Rose Garden before exploring Brickendon Heritage Garden, a magnificent family-owned farming estate offering an insight into Australia’s colonial history.

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Explore two private gardens, including Old Wesley Dale, a peaceful English garden which abounds with hedges and walls, productive potager and lovely vistas drawing from borrowed natural landscapes. We will also make a stop at Ashgrove Cheese Factory to sample their locally made cheeses. This evening, enjoy a gourmet dinner at Stillwater Restaurant.

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  • Dinner

Discover the delights of central Tasmania with a visit to a private garden near Launceston. Continue on to admire the cottage gardens in the historic towns of Oatlands and Richmond. Arriving in the town of Ross, we pause to view its convict-built bridge, as well as the township’s cottage gardens, before making our way to Hobart.

Stay: Four Nights, Hobart, Grand Chancellor Hotel or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast, visit the private garden of Corinda House and admire the symmetrical parterres and box hedges. Explore the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, a cool-climate garden with several unique collections, which include Australia’s only subantarctic plant house. Later, take a tour of the Henry Jones Hotel’s private art collection. This evening, enjoy free time to explore Hobart.

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At Prospect Villa & Garden, wander amid its 10 garden rooms, beyond which views extend across the Upper Derwent Valley. Afterwards, visit Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park’s cool temperate rainforest. Next, continue to Epsom House, one of Australia’s oldest houses. The property features many established trees, including elms, cypress, cedar and eucalypts. Enjoy a special musical soirée during this evening’s dinner at this heritage venue.

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  • Dinner

Wander through Salamanca Market to see the local arts, crafts and produce on sale. Later, perhaps visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) for an eclectic and internationally acclaimed art experience, or taste delicacies at the Barilla Bay Oyster Farm. You will finish the tour at the Hobart Hotel at 3pm.

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Would not hesitate to recommend Botanica and we are already looking into our next adventure.