A Taste of Tasmania

A Taste of Tasmania with Scenic

Tasmania is a multifaceted destination on your doorstep, just waiting to be discovered. Scenic’s handcrafted journeys will reveal to you the hidden jewels of this extraordinary island state.  Experience delightful array of gourmet cuisine to satiate the gourmand, a poignant convict legacy to charm the history buffs and pristine wilderness, gushing rivers, and shimmering coastline, to please the naturalist. See excellent museums to mesmerise the art connoisseur – all on one stunning Island.  

Discover natural beauty that has stayed untouched for thousands of years 

If you’re looking to indulge in nature, the national parks and reserves make up nearly 40% of Tasmanian land. What’s more, scientists have established that the air in Tasmania is some of the cleanest in the world. Fill your lungs with this pure air as you cruise the Gordon River on the state-of-the-art Spirit of the Wild vessel and learn about the wonderful World Heritage-listed wilderness area. 

In beautiful Freycinet National Park, you will have to the option to experience the sparkling beaches, sheer granite cliffs, and hidden coves of Wineglass Bay during a Scenic Freechoice cruise. Discover the magical three-tiered Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park, and take in the aerial views of Cataract Gorge on a chairlift.  

A visit to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park will be a highlight of your trip. From rugged mountains and looking-glass lakes, to ancient forests and unique wildlife, this is one of the most magnificent national parks on the island. On your handcrafted Scenic journey, our guides will beguile you with intriguing tales of the early settlers of the region, to help you see Tassie more intimately. You will also have the opportunity to observe the rare and protected native wildlife, including the shy platypus and the feisty Tasmanian devil. 
Gordon River, Tasmania

Enjoy the famous Tassie hospitality 

Known as the Apple Isle, Tasmania today has a lot more than just fruit to offer the keen gastronome. Scenic will take you to the Hellyers Road Distillery where you can taste one of Australia’s best single malt whiskey, made from some of the purest ingredients, including clean mountain water. Go behind the scenes on a Whisky Walk, where you can experience firsthand the intricate process of making one of the finest whiskies from start to finish. You can even pour and wax seal your very own bottle of Hellyers Road, complete with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.  

As an exclusive Scenic Enrich experience, visit the heritage cheese farm Pyengana Dairy Company to taste Australia’s finest cheddar and learn all about their award winning cheeses. You’ll learn about the 130 year old recipe that is still in use, and involves working the curds by hand and aged to perfection in a cave-like environment. Then, treat your tastebuds to a variety of unique flavours of cheese, from wasabi to caramelised onion.  

Throughout your handcrafted journey through Tasmania with Scenic, enjoy delicious gourmet meals prepared with the freshest seasonal produce, a true farm to table experience every day. Delight in the famed Tassie hospitality as you interact with the residents and embrace the authentic spirit at the local run wineries, orchards and markets.  
Hellyers Road Distillery, Tasmania

Immerse yourself into the lap of nature with Scenic Special Stays 

Scenic’s Special Stays in Tasmania ensure you will get the best out of every location, either staying in close proximity to the must-visit sites in the city or in the midst of the breathtaking Tasmanian wilderness. In Hobart, enjoy unbeatable harbour side views from your room at Hotel Grand Chancellor.  

Whilst at the iconic Cradle Mountain, staying at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, will give you the unique opportunity to observe the stunning ranges as they don various pastel hues from dawn to dusk.  

Your Special Stay at the Freycinet Lodge will be the highlight of your journey. Located in the heart of Freycinet National Park, this coastal eco-lodge overlooks the blue waters of Great Oyster Bay, against the striking backdrop of the Hazards mountain ranges. The award-winning lodge is the perfect place to return to after a day of exploring, and drink in the best views of the sunset with a glass of Champagne.  
Freycinet Lodge outdoor dining, Tasmania

Explore art that is truly one of a kind 

You’ll find plenty to pique your interest at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). As a Scenic Freechoice activity on your handcrafted Tasmanian journey, you will have to opportunity to view the many quirky art exhibits at this museum for hours. 

As a Scenic Enrich experience, you will witness history in the making as you visit the remarkable Wall in the Wilderness – a wood-carved history of the Central Tasmanian Highland that tells of the trials and tribulations of the indigenous people, the timber harvesters, pastoralists, miners, and Hydro workers. Once the artist, Greg Duncan, completes it, The Wall will be an incredible 100 metres long.  

From the World War I memorials carved on to the trees of Legerwood to the brilliant murals of Sheffield, you never have to travel too far to find art on this island.  
Admire the artwork at MONA, Hobart, Tasmania

Learn about the poignant convict past of our nation 

Australia’s convict past is an integral part of its history and there’s no better place to learn about this legacy than Tasmania. Five of the 11 penal sites constituting the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage listed property are located in Tasmania. Visit the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur where you will learn how the sprawling site evolved from a notorious prison to a heritage structure. Hear the powerful convict tales of rigorous labour, escape attempts and maybe even a ghost story or two. Also, visit Sarah Island in Strahan to learn about the harsh lives led by the convicts who cut and hauled the precious Huon pine trees for shipbuilding.  
Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia