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Oyster Shucking at Saffire Freycinet, Coles Bay, Tasmania

Tasmania’s East Coast: Food & Wine

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £4,860 pp incl. flights


Short description

A fly-drive tour showcasing Tasmania's stunning landscapes and world-class food and wine


  • Explore the spectacular coastal wilderness of the Freycinet National Park
  • Discover historic Hobart and nearby Port Arthur, a reminder of Tasmania’s notorious convict past
  • Enjoy the best of Tasmania’s food and wine with visits to award-winning vineyards

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Hobart
  • 2 Nights Freycinet
  • 2 Nights Launceston


Recommended for:
Food & wine | Natural world | Self-drive

Along with Tasmania's rugged beauty and abundant wildlife comes some of the best food and wine Australia has to offer and no visit to the island would be complete without experiencing some of the many gourmet restaurants and world-class vineyards dotted throughout the state. This fly-drive holiday starts in the state capital Hobart before heading to the stunning Freycinet National Park, home to some wonderful wineries and superb seafood, before ending up in the laid-back northern city of Launceston. We've also included stays at some of Tasmania's finest hotels and wine tastings at award-winning vineyards to make the most of your Tasmanian adventure. 

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
Depart the UK

Make the most of your included airport lounge access before your flight to Tasmania, arriving on day three.

Days 3-5

Collect your hire car from Hobart Airport and check in to The Islington hotel. You'll have two full days to explore the city and its surroundings, and there are plenty of options to choose from. The waterfront is lined with beautiful Georgian buildings, while a day trip to Port Arthur – guarded by imposing cliffs – gives a sense of Tasmania's notorious past as a penal colony. Trips to the wineries of the Cole River Valley or a visit to Hobart's Cascade Brewery, the oldest in Australia, are other popular activities. On day five, we have included a trip to Moorilla Estate for a fabulous wine tasting session and vineyard tour, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. You'll be taken there and back by ferry, with complimentary drinks and canapes on board.

Stay: The Islington Hotel, Hobart (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 6-7
Freycinet National Park

With a climate reminiscent of the south of France and some of the cleanest air and water in the world, Tasmania's east coast produces stunning, flavourful, cool-climate wines such as chardonnay and pinot noir. Fishermen come in daily with crayfish, scallops and deep-sea fish as well as succulent oysters, pulled by the dozen from the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay. The bay is overlooked by the luxury lodge, Saffire Freycinet, your home for the next two nights, where chefs take full advantage of the region's rich produce. You luxury lodge offers easy access to beautiful Freycinet National Park, whose star attractions include the pinky-orange peaks of the Hazards Mountains and the perfect curve of Wineglass Bay.

Stay: Saffire Freycinet, Freycinet National Park (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 8-9

Head north-west to Launceston, where you'll return your hire car. For your final two nights, you'll be staying at the stylish, marina-front Peppers Seaport Hotel. Fittingly, given its location on the site of an old dock, it's designed in the shape of a ship. Launceston's many excellent bars, cafes, and restaurants are just a short stroll away, making this the ideal spot to round off your Tasmanian adventure. On day nine, we have included a guided tour, wine tasting session and two-course lunch with wine pairings at the award-winning Josef Chromy estate. 

Stay: Peppers Seaport Hotel, Launceston (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 10

Transfer to the airport in Launceston in time for your onward, overnight flight.

Meals: B

Day 11
Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK after your overnight flight and continue your onward journey home.



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Deluxe Ultra

11-day tailor-made self-drive
from £4,860 pp incl. flights


Low Season

from £4,860 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £6,030 pp. incl. flights


  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return international flights between London, Hobart and Launceston
  • 7 nights accommodation staying in 5* (Deluxe) hotels on a mix of B&B and full-board bases
  • 8 days medium car hire with max cover
  • Ultimate wineries experience from Hobart (Moorilla Estate) and Launceston (Joseph Chromy Estate)
  • Complimentary guided experiences at Saffire including Oyster tasting, wine tours, canoeing, bird watching, hikes and Tasmania Devil experience. Plus resort credit

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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