Tasman Safari: Food, Sightseeing and Convict History

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What You'll Do
  • Meet a local Gin distiller and enjoy a Spirits distillery private tour & tasting
  • Sit down and enjoy a Ploughman's style fresh Tasmanian produce lunch at the Port Arthur Lavender Farm
  • Explore the Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmania’s first operational mine. Convict built buildings and prison cells - The other Port Arthur
  • Meet the owners of Federation Chocolates and learn about where your chocolate comes from and taste some of their lovely products
Explore the Tasman Peninsula incredible coastal scenery, lovely foods and Coal Mines convict history, with a visit to Richmond Village. Includes Tasmanian produce lunch, chocolate factory presentation and tasting and a distillery visit. Departing Hobart.
What to Expect
Leaving Hobart by 08:00 you will visit the Historic Richmond Village and walk across the oldest bridge in Australia. The Richmond Bridge was built by convicts beginning in 1823. Making your way to the Tasman Peninsula to enjoy one of the most dramatic coastlines in Australia. Full of convict heritage, lovely foods, distilleries, sea life, lookouts and some areas that are not so well known - The Coal Mines "The Other Port Arthur". 

The Tasman Peninsula boasts Australia’s highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere made from Dolerite. Small offshore islands of Granite, the Southern-most exposed granite in Australia with Sandstone and Permian aged Mudstone coastlines boasting mesmerizing sculptured sea caves and pillars. 

Your guides will take you to the edge and you can gaze down into The Tasman’s Arch, Devils Kitchen, Blowhole and look beyond to Cape Hauy, The Candlestick and the Totem Pole. Drive through Doo Town and check out all the interesting house names. The Coal Mines Historic Site was Tasmania’s first operational mine, established as a much-needed local source of coal, but also as a place of punishment for the ‘worst class’ of convicts from Port Arthur.

Meet the owners of Federation Chocolates and learn about where your chocolate comes from and taste some of their lovely products. Immerse yourself in one of nature’s finest fragrances and explore the scent, taste and diversity that lavender has to offer at the Port Arthur Lavender Farm. Stroll around the lavender trail or take in the bay views after enjoying a your lunch at the lavender-inspired café. Meet Rex the distillery owner and operator at Nonesuch -  Spirits Distillery Made the traditional way, by hand over several months are a labour of love. A labour of love that they want to share and that's why they have changed the way they get their products to you. 

Taste some of Tasmania's Wild Caught Fresh Fish fresh from the cookers and meet one of our local seafood processors. See one of Tasmania's oldest operational fish processing factory's, fish is caught daily by the local scale fisherman and delivered by hand. Meet our resident fur seal that patiently waits for his daily fish scraps... 
What's Included
  • Spirits distillery private tour & tasting
  • Chocolate factory private tour
  • Lavender Farm visit
  • Guided tour of the Coal Mines (The Other Port Arthur) Convict built buildings and prison cells
  • Ploughman's style fresh Tasmanian produce lunch at Port Arthur
  • Seasonal samples from the cookers
What's Not Included
  • Optional Extra Tasmanian Devil Park visit (1.5 hours; no coal mines; $33 and payable on the day upon entry)
Meeting Point

If you don't provide your hotel information you meet at the Hobart Travel and Information Center at 20 Davey Street at 07:30 am. (Open in Google Maps)

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