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Private Gardens, Art & Taste of Tasmania with Bruny Island

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Tasmanian gardens, history and gourmet

Discover Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park, on your Botanica World Discoveries garden tour of Tasmania.

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Tour Tasmania’s quaint historic villages, sample delicious Tasmanian fare, plus visit unique private gardens not normally open to individual visitors on this leisurely tour. Learn about the history of the island state and enjoy art and music experiences. View complete itinerary

Trip code: BTT09
Duration: 9 days
Accommodation: Hotels offering superior comfort
Journey: Launceston to Hobart
Meals included: 13

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Launceston and Sightseeing

Be picked up at the airport at 1pm or the hotel at 2pm. Enjoy a city tour which includes the beautiful Cataract Gorge. Afterwards, enjoy fine local produce and a glass of wine at a local winery before a Welcome Dinner at your hotel.
Stay: Three Nights, Launceston, Grand Chancellor Hotel
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Dinner

Day 2. Historic Tasmanian Gardens

See the villages of Evandale and Longford, and enjoy morning tea at the Gourmet Sauce and Topiary Garden. Later, visit Brickendon Heritage Garden, Woolmers Estate and the National Rose Garden.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 3. Private Gardens

Explore private gardens including Old Wesley Dale, a peaceful English garden abounding with hedges and walls, productive potage and lovely vistas drawing from borrowed natural landscapes. This evening enjoy a gourmet dinner at Stillwater Restaurant.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 4. Historic Villages of Central Tasmania

Discover the delights of central Tasmania with a visit to a private garden near Launceston. Admire the cottage gardens in the historic towns of Oatlands and Richmond. At Ross, visit the convict-built bridge and view the township’s cottage gardens before arriving in Hobart.
Stay: Five Nights, Hobart, Grand Chancellor Hotel
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 5. Hobart Gardens

After breakfast visit Corinda House and admire the symmetrical parterres and box hedges. Explore the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and enjoy a free afternoon before taking a tour of The Henry Jones Hotel’s private art collection.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 6. Russell Falls, Epsom House and Musical Soirée

At Prospect Villa, wander amid ten garden rooms protected by 170-year-old walls. Visit Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park. Visit 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 special dinner at Epsom House.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 7. Salamanca Market and MONA

Wander through Salamanca Market to see the local arts, crafts and produce on sale. Visit the Museum of Old and New Art MONA Gallery, or try some delicacies at the Barilla Bay Oyster Farm. Enjoy an evening at leisure in Hobart to dine at one of the many restaurants close to your hotel.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 8. Bruny Island

Spend a full day on Bruny Island, a gourmet food destination known for its stunning beauty and abundant wildlife. Sample local produce and take in the iconic views such as ‘the neck’ lookout before returning to Hobart this afternoon.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch

Day 9. Depart Hobart

Your tour concludes after breakfast this morning. Transfer to the airport for your ongoing flight.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Trip Highlights

  • Learn about the history of Tasmania from your local Coach Captain
  • Visit private gardens not normally open to the public
  • Tour a range of Tasmania’s finest gourmet producers for tastings
  • Enjoy dinner at the award-winning Stillwater Restaurant
  • See the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Russell Falls
  • Enjoy a musical soirée at Epsom House
  • Enjoy a tour of The Henry Jones Hotels’ private art collection
  • Explore historic Salamanca Market
  • Visit the contemporary MONA Gallery
  • Explore Bruny Island

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Included Experiences

  • All sightseeing as mentioned
  • Services of a Botanical Guide and experienced Coach Captain
  • Airport transfers on first and last day
  • 13 Meals - 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 4 Dinners
  • Travel in a small group aboard a luxury vehicle with room to spread out
  • Multi-night night stays in 4-star hotels

Additional Information

MONA Art Experience

  • Since opening in 2011, Australia’s largest privately funded gallery has become the country’s premier art destination. Located on Hobart’s Barriedale Peninsula, it houses an eclectic and thought-provoking collection of contemporary and antique pieces.

Fitness Level

  • Low – These tours involve travel close to home and include longer stays in one location. Guests need to be able to walk on uneven surfaces and stairs, and be able to stand for up to one hour and keep up with the pace of the group.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • This tour can be combined with Victorian Homesteads, Mansions and Gardens (BTHG7)
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included.
  • Group Size - 20 to 28 guests

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