After an early morning pick-up from your central Hobart hotel, meet your guide and small group of no more than 12 people, and set out across the Derwent River towards historic Richmond.
Learn more about Tasmania’s fascinating convict history as you explore the village and stroll over the Richmond Bridge, the oldest bridge in Australia, which was built by convicts in 1823. Continue south along the Tasman Peninsula, stopping along the way to admire views of the famous Dolerite sea cliffs and snap photos of natural landmarks such as the Tasman Arch, The Blowhole, and the Tessellated Pavement.
Next, pay a visit to the Coal Mines Historic Site, one of Tasmania’s UNESCO-protected convict sites, where you can explore the ruins of the island’s first coal mine, and learn its harrowing history as a convict punishment site. There’s also an option to visit the Tasmanian Devil Park (own expense), as an alternative to the Coal Mines.
After building up an appetite during a morning of sightseeing, spend the rest of the day sampling an array of Tasmanian delicacies. Make a stop at Federation Chocolates to indulge your sweet tooth with handmade chocolates, then head to the Port Arthur Lavender Farm to stroll the scenic Lavender Trail and sample unique Lavender-infused foods. Finally, tuck into a hearty Ploughman’s style lunch at the Lavender farm café and perhaps finish your meal with some tasty Lavender ice cream.
As you journey back to Hobart, pay a visit to the Nonesuch - Spirits Distillery to uncover the secrets of Tasmania’s finest gin during a tour and tasting. Finally, taste some of Tassie’s fresh wild fish during a visit to one of the island’s oldest operational fish factories.
After a day tasting the delights of Tasmania, return to Hobart, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.