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Thanks Mum!

While the world is currently battening down the hatches to fight COVID-19 we salute all our front-line workers who are daily facing this threat to life. To all our health care workers, police and emergency services we thank you! We send the utmost thanks and praise to all the essential workers who are keeping food in our pantries, our children educated and our normal home comforts available.

In addition, with Mother’s Day just around the corner, we want to take an opportunity to thank the all the mothers out there! We know that in normal circumstances mothers are amazing, however during a world health crisis we want to acknowledge that mothers are simply exceptional!

We want to recognise the mothers who are currently trying to work from home while at the same time are attempting to home school their children; the mothers who are essential workers who are feeling guilty that they also have children at home that need additional care and attention while schools and childcare options are limited. There are the pregnant mothers who are preparing to birth a child amid a pandemic that we would like to thank. And there are grandmothers who are having to educate themselves with FaceTime just so they can see the little smiles on their grand children’s faces, who cannot wait for an actual cuddle!

We realise that there are Dads and Grandfathers too that are currently going through the same anguish however the impending celebration of Mothers’ Day gives us a timely chance to thank these amazing women.

When this crisis is over what better way to thank your Mum than to give her the gift of experiences she will remember forever!

We have put together a list of our top 10 MUMAZING Tasmanian experiences we bet she would love…

  • 1. MACq01 Hotel
    A stay at this stunning Hobart waterfront hotel will offer Mum the chance to completely indulge. Amazing views, lush décor, deep soaking baths – we bet she won’t want to leave!
  • 2. Prospect House Private Hotel
    Located in the Coal River Valley wine region in Richmond this private hotel will provide Mum with a luxurious opportunity to unwind. To really spoil her, add dinner at the exceptional onsite restaurant or book a unique experience such as a cooking class or beekeeping session.
  • 3. Riversdale Estate Cottages
    Also located in the Coal River Valley, Riversdale Estate is home to 7 self-contained French Provincial style cottages. This private estate is set among an award-winning vineyard with stunning views. Choose to book your mum a stay at the cottages or silver service High Tea in the Orangery, or both!
  • 4. Peppermint Bay Hotel - Lunch Cruise
    For a day that your mum will love, take to the calm waters of the River Derwent and d’Entrecasteaux Channel aboard the Peppermint Bay Hotel Cruise. The picturesque scenery and sea life along the way will amaze. A delicious lunch served at the architecturally designed Peppermint Bay Hotel restaurant will be sure to impress her.
  • 5. Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Adventure Cruise
    For the mums with a thirst for adventure why not book one of the famous Pennicott Wilderness Journeys day cruises. With options departing from Hobart, Bruny Island, the Tasman Peninsula and Coles Bay on the East Coast the choices are plenty. The custom-built yellow boats are safe and comfortable. The open-air seating allows for fantastic views of some of Australia’s most beautiful coastal scenery. A day with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys is one your Mum won’t forget in a hurry!
  • 6. Cradle Mountain Escape
    Cosy log fires, stunning alpine rainforests, walking tracks suitable for all and cute local wildlife ensure that Cradle Mountain will delight. Choose to take the whole family on an adventure or make this a romantic parent’s getaway by adding Tasmanian sparkling wine and a spa treatment – go on she deserves it!
  • 7. Bed and Breakfast Statewide Touring Package
    It’s mums turn to be waited on! What better way to spoil your Mum than a 12-night bed and breakfast holiday visiting many of Tasmania’s iconic regions. She will have her breakfast cooked for her daily and then she can simply put her feet up and relax.
  • 8. West Coast Getaway
    We bet a visit to the West Coast of Tasmania is on your mum’s bucket list! Breathing in the clean fresh air of the coast and exploring this wild and rugged region is good for the soul. Stay in Strahan or Queenstown and add a journey on the West Coast Wilderness Railway or a cruise on the Gordon River to make this a super special itinerary for your mum.
  • 9. Tamar Valley Wine Weekend
    Do you know who your Mum has really missed lately? Her girlfriends! Why not completely spoil her with a Tamar Valley wine weekend with her besties when this is all over? A Josef Chromy wine tour including lunch in the hatted onsite restaurant will top off this amazing getaway.
  • 10. Freycinet Lodge
    If your Mum hasn’t been to Freycinet Lodge before we can assure you, she has dreamed about it! Located within the Freycinet National Park the lodge offers stunning waterfront views, coastal walks for all levels, on site restaurants and activities. Show her your love and appreciation by booking a Coastal Pavilion or Mountain Terrace room and let her experience the invigoration of an outdoor bathtub! Don’t forget the bubbles!

While we know that during this time travel experiences are something that we are all just dreaming about, we still want you to keep the travel dream alive for the special people in your lives… they certainly deserve it. Get inspired by checking out all our Tasmanian touring options on our website.

TasVacations gift vouchers are valid for 3 years and can be tailored to specific experiences or simply leave the options open and let Mum decide! What’s even better is that TasVacations gift vouchers are currently discounted by 10%!

To request a voucher, please visit our Gift Voucher page on our website or call us on 1300 827 822.

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TasVacations would like to thank the tour/attraction operators and partner properties for hosting us during our adventures. Thank you to Budget Rent A Car for providing our vehicles. For information on any of our partners, please contact our friendly consultants.