Savour Tasmanian flavours that have put this ripe little island on the map.Tasmania is internationally known for it’s wine, cheese, seafood, fresh fruit and chocolate and we are lucky enough to indulge in them all on this drooling tour. Add in Bruny Island and you get to indulge in the unforgettable taste of Tasmanian raw scenery as well.On this mouth watering tour a berry farm overflows with ripe strawberries which you may pick; a cheese farm rolls out vintage flavours for you to savour; succulent sea food crawls forth from the oyster farm to your plate; the winery shows you what they drink in heaven and island produce fudge – flavour to stay in your heart for ever.Great Expeditions created this private tour for 70 executives from a large international company – they all raved about it! So, we are going to make it public and available to you.
ravelling at night in Hobart, Tasmania, was an unforgettable experience for the family of six from Vietnam. The tour was customised a week before their arrival and their adventure included a guided tour of Cascade Brewery, guided tour of Bonorong Park with BBQ dinner and a final night time tour to the top of Mt Wellington.Bonorong Park allowed them into the Koala pen to pat the soft, cuddly, brown bears before feeding a hungry herd of Kangaroos by hand. I’m not too sure about the Vietnamese but I was intimidated by the raging mob –Read More›
With fresh snow on Mt Wellington and rain squalls bombing the surrounds of Hobart, the tailored tour to Port Arthur was looking to be a testing one. Grandfather Keith prepared by rugging up with a beanie and scarf, Kara wore a coat that looked like my sleeping bag while Travis thought he would tough it out in a simple hoodie.As soon as we departed Wrest Point Casino, Keith warmed us up with his fantastic tales of the past and life growing up at Nubeena as a boy. He blew us all away with his stories, and then almost himself as he stepped inside the cafeteria within the Port Arthur historic site and remembered he used to dance there as a boy. As his grandson, it was a sincere pleasure to imagine him with his shirt tucked into his slacks, hair slicked back, highly polished shoes and him pulling moves on the dance floor. Maybe that’s why there’s no carpet.Read More›
Today was dark, wet and gloomy. Deep grey clouds drooled drenching rain over the southern half of Tasmania and some clinged to the tops of the surrounding hills like vanilla frosting on a banana cake. On such days it’s essential to be flexible with your tour because some attractions/activities are just plain horrible – while others are in prime form.Adventurous Emma C was up for anything and informed me she would not be disturbed by rain. After a quick discussion we soon headed off on our tour to the picturesque Tasman Peninsula for some unique activities that complemented the day and Emma’s needs (Gourmet food, impressive scenery and historical sights).Emma’s first request was to taste Tasmania’s fine quality pies (a perfect request for a wintery day). Great Expeditions recommend the pies from the Dunnalley Bakery with their delicious flakey pastry and exciting range of fillings that fullfil the fussiest pie eater. Today we opted for a curried scallop pie and as soon as Emma took her first bite she started groaning! Emma said this pie landed in her ‘All time top 5’ (And let me tell you – she knows her pies!)Read More›