Your visit to Hobart isn’t complete without experiencing Richmond--a town at the heart of the Tasmanian wine industry--and meeting the infamous Tasmanian devil.
Take winding roads past lush countryside, rolling hills and small farms en route to the historic town of Richmond in the center of the Coal River Valley. See the town’s fine Georgian architecture, the original courthouse, public buildings and churches and the oldest remaining bridge and jail in Australia.
Continue to Bonorong Wildlife Park, where you will be fascinated by the endemic Tasmanian devil. See spotted quolls, pademelon, pottoroos, wombats and echidna. Never heard of these? Don’t worry--they’ll be familiar favorites by the end of the day. Hand-feed the Forester kangaroos and share a few unforgettable moments with the koalas and their dedicated keepers.
Moorilla, on the banks of the Derwent River, is your next destination--a pioneer town of the modern Tasmanian wine industry. Experience Moorilla’s Wine & Food Centre and watch winemakers and brewers of Moo Brew beer at work. Moorilla produces a range of award-winning cool climate wines with signature varietals including Pinot Noir, Riesling and Gewürtztraminer. Chardonnay, Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc are also produced to an exceptional standard.
To participate in wine tasting you must be of legal age and accompanied by an adult age 21 or older.
Corkage Policy: Onboard corkage fee is waived for one bottle of wine per person per tour for wine purchased during a Holland America Line shore excursion.