TasVacations 10 Night Meet The Distillers Package

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$1102*
per person, twin share

Valid for travel
06.05.19 - 31.08.19

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10 Night Meet The Distillers

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Dates & Prices
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Distillery Details
Itinerary
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Summary

Take 11 days to explore Tasmania’s best whisky and spirit distilleries in this customised TasVacations self-drive holiday package. This package will allow you time to not only explore our beautiful island state but encourages you to stop along the way and meet the makers and sample some of the world’s best whisky & spirit produce.

Four of the most highly regarded Tasmanian distilleries have joined with us to provide our whisky and spirit loving clients with some added reasons to book this trip to Tasmania.

Your 10 Night Meet The Distillers Package Includes:
  • 2 Nights Port Arthur Motor Inn (Guard Row) – Port Arthur
  • 1 Night Eastcoaster (Standard Double) – Orford
  • 2 Nights Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston (Deluxe King/Twin) – Launceston
  • 1 Night Ikon Hotel (King Standard) – Burnie
  • 2 Nights Franklin Manor (Queen Room) – Strahan
  • 2 Nights Motel 429 (Queen Room) – Sandy Bay (near Hobart city)
Plus
  • 10 Days all-inclusive economy automatic car hire with Budget Rent a Car
Distillery Bonus Offers*
  • McHenry Distillery – Free Gin tasting (10 in total); Refund the cost of whisky tasting on the purchase of any bottle of whisky and free VIP tour including spring, distillery and bond store
  • Spring Bay Distillery – Receive 10% off cellar door prices
  • Hellyers Road Distillery – 2 for the price of 1 Whisky Walk Tour (valued at $20 per person)
  • Lawrenny Estate Distillery – Free sampling of the range of award-winning vodka and gin products and $10 off each bottle purchased from the Cellar Door

*To receive your distillery bonus offers you must quote your TasVacations booking number or show your TasVacations holiday itinerary at the time of booking your tour or appointment, or on arrival at each cellar door.

Please note package includes accommodation and car hire only as stated under package inclusions. Tours and cellar door appointments can be made by contacting the distilleries directly (please see 'Distillery Details' tab).

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Dates & Prices
Travel Dates Price Per Person, Twin Share
01.12.18 - 21.12.18 From $1,247*
22.12.18 - 16.01.19 From $1,347*
17.01.19 - 09.02.19 From $1,227*
10.02.19 - 31.03.19 From $1,247*
01.04.19 - 30.04.19 From $1,152*
06.05.19 - 31.08.19 From $1,102*
01.09.19 - 30.09.19 From $1,222*
01.10.19 - 31.10.19 From $1,252*

For travel outside of the above dates, please enquire for pricing.

Upgrade Option
Accommodation Upgrade Option

This 4 star plus accommodation upgrade includes:

  • 2 nights Lufra Hotel and Apartments – Eaglehawk Neck
  • 1 Night Eastcoaster – Orford
  • 2 nights Quamby Estate – near Launceston
  • 1 Night Waterfront Wynyard Coastal Pods – Wynyard
  • 2 nights Strahan Village, Village Spa Terrace – Strahan
  • 2 nights Sullivans Cove Apartments, Gibsons Mill – Hobart
Plus
  • 10 Days all-inclusive economy automatic car hire with Budget Rent a Car
  • All bonus offers mentioned under 'Inclusions' tab
Travel Dates Price Per Person, Twin Share
17.01.19 - 09.02.19 From $1,757*
10.02.19 - 31.03.19 From $1,777*
01.04.19 - 30.04.19 From $1,757*
01.05.19 - 31.08.19 From $1,621*
01.09.19 - 22.09.19 From $1,677*
01.10.19 - 31.10.19 From $1,747*
01.11.19 - 21.12.19 From $1,767*

For travel outside of the above dates, please enquire for pricing.

Distillery Details
Distillery Details
McHenry Distillery
McHenry Distillery

229 Radnor Road, Port Arthur
www.mchenrydistillery.com.au | Ph. 0417 559 967
Cellar door opening hours: 10am – 4pm, 7 days a week (11am – 4pm - Sunday 27th May)

Spring Bay Distillery
Spring Bay Distillery

6 Hoods Road, Spring Beach
www.springbaydistillery.com.au | Ph. 0417 351 663
Cellar door open by appointment only – call Cam on 0417 351 663 or click here to make a booking

Hellyers Road Distillery
Hellyers Road Distillery

153 Old Surrey Road, Burnie
www.hellyersroaddistillery.com.au | Ph. 03 6433 0439
Visitors Centre opening hours: 10am – 4.30pm, 7 days a week (closed public holidays)
Whisky Walk Tours daily at 10.30am, 11.30am – 2pm and 3pm. Whisky Walk Tours run for approximately 40-minutes.

Lawrenny Estate Distillery
Lawrenny Estate Distillery
6485 Lyell Highway, Ouse
www.lawrenny.com
Cellar door opening hours: 11am – 3pm, 7 days a week


Discover all the distilleries of the Tasmanian Whisky trail by visiting www.taswhiskytrail.com

Itinerary
Suggested Travel Itinerary
Tasmanian Meet the Distillers Itinerary

This is a suggested itinerary only. If there are components of this itinerary that you would like included with your 10 Night Whisky Trail other than the already included accommodation and car hire please let you TasVacations Travel Consultant know and we will customise your holiday for you.

11 DAY ITINERAY

  DAY 1 – TASMAN PENINSULA & PORT ARTHUR

  • From the Hobart Airport head east towards Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula and on route take in the dramatic coastal landscapes of the Tasman Peninsula at the Tessellated Pavement, Blowhole, Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen, Remarkable Cave and Waterfall Bay
  • At Eaglehawk Neck, get a laugh from the small shack community of Doo-Town. A delightful little place where all the owners have named their properties Doo-something
  • Visit the McHenry’s Distillery cellar door for a gin & whisky tasting. Take the TasVacations exclusive bonus offer VIP tour of the spring, distillery and bond store
  • Connect with our convict heritage at Port Arthur Historic Site & the Coal Mines Historic Site

Other popular distilleries in this area:

  • Nonesuch Distillery, Forcett

Overnight Port Arthur Motor Inn, Port Arthur (Guard Row)

  DAY 2 – PORT ARTHUR & SURROUNDS

  • Take a cruise to Tasman Island with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys and see Australia’s highest sea-cliffs
  • Be daring and join an evening ghost tour at the Port Arthur Historic Site

Overnight Port Arthur Motor Inn, Port Arthur (Guard Row)

  DAY 3 – TASMAN PENINSULA – ORFORD

  • Depart Port Arthur for Orford. While in the area you can enjoy several walks including the Convict Trail along the Prosser River, the coastal walk along the cliff tops between East Shelly Beach and Spring Beach, and the scenic Thumbs Lookout in the nearby Wielangta Forest, with a spectacular view of the region
  • Make an appointment with Spring Bay Distillery and allow 90 minutes to meet the makers, tour the distillery and enjoy a taste of their products whilst looking over the stunning bay to which the distillery is named. Let them know TasVacations sent you and receive 10% off all cellar door prices
  • If time allows in the afternoon head to Triabunna and catch the passenger ferry to Maria Island and choose a walk, take in the scenery and spot the wildlife on the island

Overnight Eastcoaster, Orford (Standard Double)

  DAY 4 – ORFORD – LAUNCESTON (via the Heritage Highway A1)

  • Make your way from Orford to Launceston via the Heritage Highway through central Tasmania stopping and exploring the heritage towns of Oatlands, Ross and Campbell Town along the way
  • In Oatlands you will find the largest collection of colonial sandstone buildings in a village environment in Australia, many built by convict labour
  • Stop for lunch in the village of Ross with its stunning huge English Elms lining the main street and convict-built Ross Bridge. You will feel like you have stepped into a time gone by
  • Allow time in Campbell Town to follow the intriguing convict brick trail through the heart of the town
  • Just before you reach Launceston stop at Relbia at the award-winning Josef Chromy Winery, Restaurant and Cellar Door

Other popular distilleries in this area:

  • Belgrove Distillery, Kempton
  • Old Kempton Distillery, Kempton
  • Nant Distilling Company, Bothwell

Overnight Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston (Deluxe King/Twin)

  DAY 5 – LAUNCESTON & TAMAR VALLEY

  • Take a morning Tamar River Cruise and experience beauty of the region from the water
  • Visit the enchanting Notley Fern Gorge, a 10-hectare sanctuary for wildlife with short walks on offer
  • Take a drive through the Tamar Valley past vineyards, orchards, dairies, truffle woods and olive groves and stop into any one of the tasting centres or cellar doors for a chat with the locals
  • Visit the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre and loose yourself in history then head to Beauty Point to Seahorse World and see platypuses and echidnas at nearby Platypus House

Overnight Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston (Deluxe King/Twin)

  DAY 6 – LAUNCESTON – BURNIE

  • Drive west from Launceston and visit the historic towns of Hadspen, Carrick, Hagley and Westbury. While in Hadspen, wander through Entally House, one of Tasmania’s oldest National Trust properties
  • Follow the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail from Hagley stopping along the way for sweet treats, fresh produce, fine wines and ales or other delicious delights.
  • In Burnie head to Hellyers Road Distillery. Enjoy a tasting and take advantage of the TasVacations special offer of a 2 for the price of 1 Whisky Walk tour

Overnight Ikon Hotel, Burnie (King Standard)

  DAY 7 – BURNIE – STRAHAN

  • Just outside Burnie, visit the award-winning Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden and see over 22,000 plants in a natural amphitheatre
  • Head to Strahan and ride the historic West Coast Wilderness Railway
  • Pack a picnic dinner and drive to Henty Dunes and watch the sunset at Ocean Beach

Overnight Franklin Manor, Strahan (Queen Room)

  DAY 8 – STRAHAN

  • Join World Heritage Cruises or Gordon River Cruises on the Gordon River and explore this stunning World Heritage Area
  • Take the short walk to Hogarth Falls in Strahan
  • Enjoy Australia’s longest running stage performance, The Ship that Never Was, held nightly in Strahan

Overnight Franklin Manor, Strahan (Queen Room)

  DAY 9 – STRAHAN TO HOBART

  • Head back to Hobart, stopping at Lake St Clair Visitor Information Centre for a short walk to the lake
  • Along the way also visit the Wall in the Wilderness, a 100-metre hand carved sculpture on display at Derwent Bridge
  • Visit Lawrenny Estate at Ouse, one of the world’s only ‘paddock to bottle’ single malt whisky distilleries for tastings. Show them your TasVacations travel itinerary and receive free sampling and $10 off each bottle purchased
  • Stop at the historic township of Hamilton where the streetscape contains many Georgian buildings that house accommodation, craft galleries or restaurants
  • Arrive in Hobart and enjoy dinner at any one of the restaurants in Salamanca Place

Other popular distilleries in this area:

  • Shene Estate & Distillery, Pontville

Overnight Motel 429, Sandy Bay - Hobart (Queen Room)

  DAY 10 – HOBART

  • Explore Hobart’s waterfront, Salamanca art galleries and craft shops
  • Make the most of Hobart’s expansive Derwent Estuary and take to the water on a harbour cruise, Roaring 40s Kayaking Tour, wildlife cruise or a fully catered cruise with Tasmanian Wild Seafood Adventures

Other popular distilleries in this area:

  • Lark Distillery, Hobart & Cambridge
  • Overeem, Hobart
  • Sullivans Cove, Cambridge

Overnight Motel 429, Sandy Bay - Hobart (Queen Room)

  DAY 11 – HOBART & SURROUNDS

  • Join a small group coach tour with Gray Line or Hobart Shuttle Bus Company to the summit of Mt Wellington and enjoy the panoramic vistas over the city of Hobart
  • Continue with your small group tour or travel independently out to the Museum of Old and New Art - Mona. Wander the gallery or take a Moorilla and Moo Brew Brewery tasting tour before returning to Hobart by ferry

Depart Hobart Airport

Terms & Conditions

*Subject to availability. These package prices are ‘from’ prices only and will vary depending on the date of travel and style of accommodation chosen. Specific room types and minimum night stays may apply. All prices listed here are based on per person, twin share. Car hire with Budget Rent a Car is fully inclusive of excess reduction coverage and all the fees and charges excluding fuel and other counter products. *To receive your distillery bonus offers you must quote your TasVacations booking number or show your TasVacations holiday itinerary at the time of booking your tour or appointment, or on arrival at each cellar door. Please note this package includes accommodation and car hire only as stated under package inclusions. Tours and cellar door appointments can be made by contacting the distilleries directly.