October 26 - November 02, 2019
10 Days
Tour Status - Available

Join us for a fabulous tour highlighting the clean and green farming practices that have made Tasmania the envy of the farming world.

This tour is operated by one of our Tour Partners {Quad}

What’s Included:

  • All travel in the exclusive use of a modern, comfortable coach

  • Specialist Quadrant tour escort with practical knowledge and experience of the Tasmanian agricultural and horticultural industries

  • Sightseeing and technical visits as outlined in itinerary

  • Hotel accommodation as detailed (or similar)

  • Meals shown in itinerary as BLD. B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner

  • Commonwealth Goods & Services Tax (GST) – 10%

  • Tour kit including maps and technical information

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Tour Highlights

  • Visits to leading family-run farming enterprises

  • Visits to artisan producers—cheese, chocolates, cider and oysters plus horticultural enterprises

  • Lunch at Lost Farm Restaurant at Barnbougle

  • Sheffield - the Town of Murals with its pioneer theme murals painted on the old buildings

  • Cradle Mountain and beautiful Dove Lake

  • Steam-train journey from Strahan to Queenstown and a luncheon cruise on Macquarie Harbour on the rugged West Coast

  • Salamanca Market and the historic sights of Hobart, plus a half-day trip to Port Arthur



  • Airfares or any other fares, taxes or charges not specified

  • Meals not shown in the itinerary

  • Travel insurance

  • Expenditure of a personal nature; i.e. alcoholic beverages, or phone calls

  • Optional excursions

  • Tips/gratuities

Individual travel arrangements to arrive at your hotel in Launceston (no transfer included). If time permits, why not walk to Cataract Gorge and Cliff Grounds? This evening gather at the hotel to meet fellow travel companions for a welcome dinner and overview of the program.
Meals: - - D Overnight: Hotel Grand Chancellor (or similar)

John Rich - Tour Manager

A proud Tasmanian local, John has had a long and distinguished agri-political career having worked for the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association for just over 23 years. He has served a range of commodity groups, including dairy, pigs, pyrethrum, vegetables and potatoes, with a State, National and International profile. John was a regular and much respected columnist for the Tasmanian Country rural newspaper for many years. He is widely travelled having either led or participated in study tours to England, Scotland, Holland, USA, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, China.

Depart hotel after breakfast and travel north through the East Tamar Valley to visit a prominent Angus Stud, currently run by the fourth and fifth generations of the same family. Inspect the livestock, discuss the management and see the improvements whilst enjoying the location. Afterwards travel to the coast near Bridport to the world renowned Lost Farm Golf Course for lunch, viewing Bass Strait from one of the most stunning restaurants in Tasmania. This golf course and the nearby sister course, Barnbougle Dunes, have both been designed to emulate the true links courses of Scotland and Ireland. After lunch, visit a large-scale Angus Breeding and Beef operation which also has a large portion of arable land used in commercial potato production. Later visit a sheep and dairy operation and inspect the dairy during milking time. Later in the afternoon return to Launceston via Scottsdale. Evening free for you to explore the nearby restaurants and bars.
Meals: B L - Overnight: Hotel Grand Chancellor (or similar)

Depart hotel after breakfast and travel to Elizabeth Town to visit Ashgrove Cheese. Established in 1993 to add value to milk the family was producing on their dairy farm, Ashgrove is now one of Australia's leading Farmhouse cheese producers. Later, head north to the House of Anvers – where Belgian chocolate skills and Tasmania’s fresh, clean climate combine to create a supreme chocolate experience. Stop for lunch with a prominent farming family near Gawler and afterwards inspect their diverse range of crops. The last stop for the day will be an apple orchard near Spreyton, where a family has been making fresh apple juice and producing highly acclaimed cider, made from 100% Tasmanian apples and pears. Opportunity to sample the vintage! Later arrive in Devonport for overnight where the evening is free to sample the local restaurants.
Meals: B L - Overnight: Quality Gateway Hotel (or similar)

After breakfast travel south through interesting and fertile farmlands to Sheffield, the Town of Murals. Short stop to see the pioneer theme murals painted on many of the old buildings throughout the town. Continue through rugged mountain country to Cradle Mountain, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and one of the scenic highlights of any visit to Tasmania. Board a shuttle bus for the drive to view the spectacular Dove Lake with Cradle Mountain in the background. After lunch there will be a visit and guided tour of Devils @ Cradle, a unique Tasmanian conservation facility focusing on Tasmania's three carnivorous marsupials, the eastern and spotted - tail quoll and the Tasmanian devil. Later continue the journey onto Strahan, located on the rugged West Coast of Tasmania. Dinner tonight at the hotel restaurant with stunning views of Strahan and Macquarie Harbour.
Meals: B L D Overnight: Strahan Village Hotel (or similar)

After breakfast depart on a cruise (with lunch) across the unspoilt Macquarie Harbour, with a view of notorious Hell’s Gates and then on to enter the Gordon River. This is pristine wilderness rainforest, highlighting leatherwood, sassafras, myrtle, blackwood and, of course, the fabled long-lived Huon Pine. At Heritage Landing take a walk on an elevated boardwalk that threads its way through the rainforest. On the return journey stop at Sarah Island, once a dreaded penal settlement and at one time the largest boat building enterprise in the British Colonies. Walk amongst the ruins as your guide recounts stories about convicts, soldiers, settlers and the shipwrights who lived and worked here. Return to Strahan with some free time to enjoy this picturesque village with its rich pioneering heritage. Early evening regather at the Richard Davey Amphitheatre for the enactment of “The Ship That Never Was”; a live professional theatre production that tells the dramatic and hilarious story of the great escape from Sarah Island. A group booking at a local restaurant will be made for dinner at your own cost, if you wish.
Meals: B L - Overnight: Strahan Village Hotel (or similar)

After an early breakfast, board the coach for a quick transfer to Strahan’s Regatta Point Station to board the “Queenstown Explorer” for a steam train journey to Queenstown. Rejoin your coach and continue on to Derwent Bridge and visit the “Wall in the Wilderness”, where carved three-metre high wooden panels, created by artist Greg Duncan, commemorate the people who helped shape the past and present of Tasmania’s Central Highlands. Afterwards, journey down the Derwent Valley to Hobart and check into your well-located hotel. Evening free for dinner with many restaurants and bars within easy walking distance.
Meals: B L - Overnight: Hadley’s Orient Hotel (or similar)

This morning set off on a day tour south of Hobart to the Huon Valley which provides some of the most picturesque touring in Tasmania. Travel via Mt. Wellington (weather permitting) then via the Channel Highway to the Huon Valley and D'Entrecasteaux Channel. This is one of the most southerly fruit growing areas in the world, with a reputation for high quality production of apples and cherries. Meet an owner-operator of one the larger orchards and inspect the packing house from which fruit is sent to the mainland, as well as overseas. Later continue to the Tahune Forest and its magnificent Airwalk, high in the tree top canopy. After lunch here take a walk amongst the magnificent forest canopy. Catch your breath over a cup of coffee and then return to Hobart for another free evening in the city.
Meals: B L - Overnight: Hadley’s Orient Hotel (or similar)

The morning is free to allow you time to visit the popular Salamanca Market. Rated as one of the top attractions in Tasmania, Salamanca Market has over 300 stall holders selling fresh and gourmet produce, arts, crafts and handiwork assembled from all over Tasmania, interstate and even from overseas. Late morning, depart for a tour of the Tasman Peninsula and visit the Port Arthur Historic Site where the buildings, dating from 1840, are a living reminder of a grisly convict past. Lunch at Port Arthur with time for an introductory guided walk followed by time to explore the site on your own. On your way back to Hobart, visit the Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed, to enjoy a glass or two of the local wines and freshly shucked oysters! Free night in the city.
Meals: B L - Overnight: Hadley’s Orient Hotel (or similar)

Today is a free day to enjoy the historic city of Hobart at leisure. The hop-on hop-off option is always a starting point by which you can get a feel for the city and its history. One visit that should not be missed is to MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), the largest privately funded Museum in Australia. With high speed water transport access from the Brooke Street Pier, visitors to MONA can be expected to be challenged and sometimes confronted with what they see. Other options include the Farm Gate Market, open from 9am and right in the city of Hobart; the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, established in 1846; the replica of Mawson’s Hut on the waterfront; or the beautiful Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, established in 1818, and only a short taxi ride from the city. This evening there’s a Farewell Dinner at one of Hobart’s historic hotels.
Meals: B - D Overnight: Hadley’s Orient Hotel (or similar)

Tour concludes after breakfast – with individual arrangements (no transfers included).
Meals: B

PER PERSON, DOUBLE - from $4,595.00 (Land only)

Single Occupancy - add $1,025.00
Plus Gov't Taxes
INITIAL DEPOSIT - $2,000.00 at time of booking
FINAL PAYMENT due prior to July 01, 2019