Experience Tasmania’s fascinating history, award winning wines and natural wonders on this jam packed half day tour.
Your tour begins with a short drive to Port Arthur Lavender Farm for a mouth-watering morning tea of scones served with lavender cream and freshly brewed tea and coffee. After morning tea you’ll have the chance to explore the farm and distillery, sampling unique lavender flavoured chocolate and fudge.
From the lavender farm you’ll drive through rolling green hills, farms and quaint villages on the way to Pirate’s Bay Lookout. The view of the curving coastline, rugged cliffs and glistening water below is simply breath-taking so be sure to bring your camera.
Next up, enjoy award-winning wines and some cheese at Bream Creek wines. Established in 1973, it’s one of Tasmania’s oldest wineries.
The final stop on your tour is Eaglehawk Neck, the slender isthmus that connects with mainland Tasmania. In addition to stunning scenery and unique rock formations the site also has an intriguing past. You’ll view the officer’s barracks and ‘The Dog Line’ where savage dogs once guarded the isthmus to prevent convicts escaping from Port Arthur.
At the conclusion of your tour you’ll return to the ship with a greater appreciation of Tasmania and a camera full of beautiful scenery and holiday memories.
Moving on, delight in a wine tasting from Bream Creek, an award-winning winery, accompanied by savory biscuits and cheese. Established in 1973, Bream Creek is one of Tasmania's oldest wineries.
As the journey continues, travel to Eaglehawk Neck, the slender isthmus connecting the Tasman Peninsula with mainland Tasmania. The singular way out of Port Arthur Penal Colony, this long, narrow neck was heavily patrolled from 1830-1877 by guards and ferocious dogs, part of a strict security system designed to prevent convicts from escaping. Explore the old officers' barracks and wander along the famous dog line, then marvel at the flat expanse of "tiled" rock known as the Tessellated Pavement, which looks manmade but is in fact a rare result of erosion. Then, with the incredible imagery, history and taste sensations from this wonderful journey in mind, enjoy an idyllic drive back to ship.
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History, taste sensations and natural wonders mix perfectly during this engaging half-day tour that begins with a picturesque drive past the Tasman Peninsula's lush farmland and quaint towns. At Pirates' Bay Lookout, snap photos of some of Australia's most dazzling tableaux. Enjoy award-winning Bream Creek wines, then visit Eaglehawk Neck, the slender isthmus that connects with mainland Tasmania, to explore officers' barracks and the dog line set up for prison security. Marvel at the Tessellated Pavement, a flat expanse of rock that eroded into tiles before enjoying an idyllic drive back to ship.