Paddle with the Platypus (incl. platter dinner)
Travel downstream by kayak through active platypus feeding pools along the picturesque River Derwent. Retrace the platypus’s 100-million-year evolution, discover why and how they thrive on a ‘hidden’ stretch of the River Derwent and gain many opportunities to observe wild platypus transform from shy to playful in their Tasmanian habitat. Sit back and enjoy the soft currents of the river, passing through private farmlands before pausing riverside to enjoy a locally chef-prepared tasting platter showcasing award-winning and hand-picked produce. A perfect adventure for first-time paddlers, families and platypus enthusiasts looking for a VIP backstage pass to the Derwent Valley region.
Wineglass Bay Cruise - Sky Lounge (incl. lunch)
Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay on The Wineglass Bay Cruise. Beautiful and remote, this is a place that only few will ever visit. A shimmering crescent of white sand fringes the edge of a perfect turquoise sea. Our Sky Lounge provides privacy, comfort and personal service along with stunning views from the top deck of the Schouten Passage II. You’ll experience stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and a rare, intimate perspective of one of Tasmania’s most extraordinary places. Wildlife sightings may include: albatross, eagles, penguins, dolphins, fur seal, and migrating whales (Sept – Dec).
Port Arthur Historic Site & Richmond
The Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site are some of Tasmania’s most visited destinations. Explore Tasmania’s famous convict settlement site with its many attractions on this small group day tour and let our experienced guide bring its history alive. Visit the famous geological features of the peninsula as you explore the rugged coastline. In the afternoon, travel to the historic village of Richmond, nestled in the Coal River Valley, with its well preserved colonial architecture before returning to Hobart.
Mt Field National Park & Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
This small group tour takes you to Mount Field National Park, the oldest National Park in the state. Take a rainforest walk to Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls and the Tall Trees. This enchanting walk in Tasmania’s wilderness is accompanied by a delightful Tasmanian picnic lunch*. In the afternoon visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and experience Tasmanian Devils, Wombats, Wallabies, Quolls and other Australian animals first hand. This dedicated team of wildlife carers provides an invaluable service to the research and protection of native wildlife in Tasmania.
Located on Hobart's picturesque waterfront, the Salamanca Market is one of Australia’s largest and most vibrant outdoor markets having won many awards. Each Saturday * from 8.30 am to 3 pm more than 300 stalls pop up along the gracious, tree-lined and historic Salamanca Place to showcase arts, crafts, jewelry, fresh food and produce, collectables and homewares. First held in 1972, Tasmania’s most visited attraction has grown from a small collection of informal traders to a beloved institution, described by many visitors as the “best market in Australia”. Talk to the artisans and craftspeople who create their products especially for Salamanca Market, delight in tastings and samples, learn about Tasmanian-made & designed products. *Open every Saturday except Anzac Day and Christmas Day if they fall on a Saturday.
The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is an art museum located within the Moorilla winery on the Berriedale peninsula in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is the largest privately funded museum in the Southern Hemisphere. MONA houses ancient, modern and contemporary art from the David Walsh collection. Noted for its central themes of sex and death, the museum has been described by Walsh as a "subversive adult Disneyland." MONA was officially opened on 21 January 2011. Along with its frequently updated indoor collection, MONA also hosts the annual MOFO and Dark MOFO music and arts festivals which showcase large-scale public art and live performances.
Cradle Mountain Lodge is widely considered one of Australia’s iconic wilderness experiences. Located on the edge of the spectacular World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, one of Tasmania’s premier wilderness regions. This superb escape showcases the best Cradle Mountain has to offer with warm hospitality, sensational local food and wine, indulgent spa treatments, breathtaking scenery and magnificent wilderness surrounds. The lodge offers guided walks, canoe & wildlife spotting trips and fly fishing. At night we recommend doing the 'Devils at Cradle' tour.
Devils at Cradle - After Dark Feeding Tour
Devils @ Cradle is a unique Tasmanian sanctuary located at the spectacular World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park. The After Dark Feeding Tour provides an unforgettable experience, seeing these extraordinary animals in ‘action’. Our experienced keeper will discuss biology, behaviour, threats and the important conservation work being undertaken within the sanctuary. Devils are primarily a nocturnal species therefore far more active at night, we use environmentally sensitive lighting and focus on the social interactions and feeding habits of these unique carnivores, allowing visitors a rare up-close opportunity of seeing Tasmanian devils in a group feeding situation – quite a spectacular sight!