This exclusive 7 day journey is truly unique and captures the very best of Tasmania’s wilderness and coastline together with the food and wine of the Tamar Valley and Flinders Island

1Overview
Overview

This exclusive 7 day journey is truly unique and captures the very best of Tasmania’s wilderness and coastline together with the food and wine of the Tamar Valley and Flinders Island. Luxury lodge accommodation, feature food and wine experiences and a private driver is included throughout your journey ensuring you get the most out of 7 day Tasmanian journey. Highlights of your journey include hiking experiences at Strzelecki National Park, Cradle Mountain and Wineglass Bay, and a private museum wine tasting in the Tamar Valley arriving in style by private helicopter flying direct from Flinders Island.

This bucket-list private tour can be combined with the award-winning Maria Island Walk and our 4 day Tasmanian Wilderness Escape featuring Pumphouse Point, Lake St Clair, for a comprehensive 10 day or 14 day journey discovering the very best of Tasmania.

Unique Charters Flinders Island
D1 Flinders Island crayfish
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2Trip Highlights
Highlights

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park; Strzelecki National Park; Freycinet National Park

Strzelecki Peaks Walk, Crater Lake and Marion’s Lookout hike at Cradle Mountain, Mt Amos and Wineglass Bay, and Mt Killercrankie

Flinders Island destination dining experience including crayfish fresh from the water (seasonal)

Clover Hill Estate private museum tasting arriving by helicopter

Exclusive private use of the Waldheim Alpine Spa at Cradle Mountain

All-inclusive food and wine and experiences at Saffire, one of the Luxury Lodge of Australia

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included

From AUD$8795 pp

  • Air transfer from Melbourne (Essendon) to Flinders Island
  • Helicopter transfer from Flinders Island to the Tamar Valley
  • 2 nights, Wombat Lodge
  • 2 nights, Cradle Mountain Lodge in the King Billy Suite with cedar hot tub
  • 2 nights, Saffire Freycinet in a Luxury Suite
  • Destination dining experience on Flinders Island
  • Private museum wine tastings at Clover Hill Estate, followed by light platter lunch with glass of sparkling
  • Private ground transfers throughout your journey
  • Private guided Mt Strzelecki Peaks Walk with trail hamper lunch
  • Private self-guided Mt Killercrankie Walk with transfers
  • Private guided alpine hike to Marions Lookout and Crater Lake with trail hamper lunch
  • Private access to the Waldheim Alpine Spa for one hour with sparkling wine to enjoy
  • Complimentary E-Bikes at Wombat Lodge
  • Daily experiences at Saffire including option to hike Mt Amos to view Wineglass Bay or taste oysters fresh from the water on an oyster farm visit
  • Daily breakfast and lunch throughout your journey
  • Daily dinner, with the exception of two free nights at Cradle Mountain
  • Feature degustation dinners with wines at Palate and complimentary bar at Saffire
  • Evening port and treats at Cradle Mountain Lodge
  • Short walks at Cradle Mountain Lodge
  • Private ground transfers throughout your journey
  • All National Park entry fees
      4Location & Access
      Location & Access

      Access from Melbourne (or Launceston); Concludes in Hobart

      Journey includes a direct air transfer from Melbourne to Flinders Island; please enquire for alternative day one transfer options from Launceston

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      6Itinerary
      Day-by-Day Itinerary

      Day 1

      Fly from Melbourne mid-morning direct to Flinders Island landing before lunch. On arrival you’ll be whisked to a scenic island location for a very special welcome lunch showcasing local ingredients and, if in season, crayfish fresh from the water. Local wine and locally distilled gin is also served, as you look to the beach and farmland from where your meal was sourced. After lunch, you’ll be taken to Wombat Lodge to settle in for an afternoon of relaxation by the fire, or perhaps a bike ride to the beach or a walk on one of the private trails onsite. Provisions for dinner will be ready for you to enjoy tonight, and there is a well-stocked private bar for you to select your drink of choice from (at cost).

      Included: L - D

      D1 Flinders Island crayfish

      Day 2

      Breakfast is enjoyed at Wombat Lodge, with our favourite seat by the fire with views over the surrounding farmland. Your guide will arrive mid-morning for your Strzelecki Peaks Walk adventure, which offers panoramic view over the Flinders Island coastline and the rocky peaks of Strzelecki National Park. You will enjoy a packed picnic lunch on your 5 hour walk before returning to Wombat Lodge, where a soak in the deep bath might be in order! Another delicious locally sourced dinner is in your kitchen ready to enjoy tonight.

      Included: B - L - D

      D2 Strzelecki Peaks Walk

      Day 3

      After another breakfast showcasing local ingredients, your host will arrive to transfer you to the Mt Killercrankie trailhead for your short morning walk to the summit. Soak in the coastal views from the rocky peak as you bid farewell to this special corner of Tasmania. Upon finishing your walk, your pilot will land outside the lodge for your heli-transfer to the Tamar Valley. Flying over the Furneaux Islands enjoy the stunning coastal views before arriving to the Tamar Valley and landing on top of the green hillside of Clover Hill Estate. Here you’ll be treated to a private museum tasting of a selection of Blanc de Blanc sparkling wines, before sitting down to a light lunch platter of cheese and antipasto. Your driver will meet you after lunch, for your transfer to Cradle Mountain Lodge where you spend the next two nights. Your Cradle Mountain Accommodation is nestled in the wilderness, which you can enjoy from your private outdoor hot tub in the premier King Billy Suite. Relax this afternoon in your suite or enjoy a short walk on one of the many lodge trails – the enchanted trail is recommended. Tonight is a free evening to dine as you please, with the choice of a restaurant and lounge or more casual bar.

      Included: B - L

      D3 Clover Hill Cellar Door Tasmania terrace

      Day 4

      After breakfast at the lodge, meet your private guide for today’s alpine hike to Crater Lake and Marion’s Lookout. Walking with your experienced guide you will be led towards the towering peaks of Cradle Mountain passing alpine lakes and abundant wildlife - particularly wombats – as you climb higher. Arriving at Marion’s Lookout is the perfect reward for tired legs, with dramatic alpine views overlooking the aptly named Crater Lake. Lunch is enjoyed on the trail today and, track permitting, you will then visit Dove Lake before returning to the lodge. This afternoon you will have time to recuperate with exclusive use of the Waldheim Alpine Spa for one hour allowing you to enjoy the spa facilities with panoramic views to the valley below in complete privacy. A bottle of sparking is also included with your experience. A free evening follows, which we recommend finishing with a complimentary port by the fire.

      Included: B - L

      D4 Crater Lake Cradle Mountain

      Day 5

      Depart Cradle Mountain Lodge after breakfast for the 3.5 hour drive to Freycinet National Park stopping for a coffee on the way and arriving in time for lunch at Saffire. This afternoon you have the option of enjoying one of Saffire’s included experiences such as visiting a local oyster farm, kayaking in a lagoon with the Hazards as a backdrop, or perhaps joining a cooking class hosted by Saffire’s chef. Alternatively enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the panoramic lounge or in your private villa with premium local wines available to enjoy. Tonight, a degustation dinner is included at Saffire’s exclusive Palate restaurant where the chef will tailor your courses to suit your preferred style of dining. Local produce and wines are showcased throughout the evening, and you will enjoy views to the Hazard Mountains as you dine.

      Included: B - L - D

      D5 Saffire Freycinet Couple in Suite

      Day 6

      Enjoy breakfast at Saffire this morning and discuss your plans for the day with the activities host. We recommend a guided walk to Mt Amos today for views over the white sand beach and turquoise waters of world-renowned Wineglass Bay. Return to Saffire in time for a late lunch and enjoy some time this afternoon at the onsite Spa or perhaps join another included activity. Be sure to return in time for a glass of sparkling wine in the main lounge at sunset, and another wonderful degustation dinner showcasing Tasmanian produce and wines follows tonight.

      Included: B - L - D

      D6 Mt Amos summit Walk into Luxury

      Day 7

      Enjoy a leisurely start today and a freshly prepared breakfast in the restaurant, before one last chance to enjoy the views while having a coffee in the lounge or back in your villa. Your private driver will meet you mid-morning for your transfer back to Hobart (or your next destination). For guests combining their journey with the Maria Island Walk, you will be dropped to Triabunna in time to meet your walk group mid-morning

      Included: B

      D7 Saffire Freycinet Restaurant Table View
      7Season & Departure Dates
      Season & Departure Dates

      Recommended start day of Wednesday or Thursday

      Alternate start days available; minor itinerary modifications may be needed depending on season

      Without a hint of exaggeration, it’s one of the most stunning places I’ve ever seen
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      Frequently asked questions

      When is the best time to visit Tasmania?

      Tasmania has a cool temperate climate with four distinct seasons. The warmest months are in summer and early Autumn, from December to March, and the winter is cool with snow in alpine inland areas such as Cradle Mountain.

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