Freycinet - Itinerary Ideas
This five day itinerary showcases some of Tasmania’s most incredible scenery and natural wonders while staying at premium wilderness retreats. Whether you are seeking adventure, romance or rejuvenation, you can be as relaxed or as active as you wish in the breathtaking environment of the Freycinet Peninsula and historic Hobart town.
Spend an extra day to experience Hobart. Suggestions include:
Salamanca Market (Saturdays only). Set between graceful plane trees and mellow sandstone warehouses, Hobart’s market attracts thousands each Saturday with its food, music, arts and crafts, collectables, books, curios, clothing and jewellery.
Battery Point is Hobart’s most historic suburb and is a short walk from Salamanca Place via Kelly’s Steps. Hobart’s oldest suburb is named after the gunnery once stationed here. Primarily residential, Battery Point is an appealing mix of 19th-century workers’ cottages and colonial mansions. Many are classified by the National Trust. Arthur’s Circus, a highlight of the suburb, is a ring of cottages circling a village green.
Peppermint Bay cruise
Explore the best Tasmania has to offer from the deck of a 23m catamaran as you cruise the River Derwent & D'Entrecasteaux Channel on your way to Peppermint Bay. Cruises depart at 10:30 am and return at 4 pm.
Mt. Wellington Descent
Depart Brooke Street Pier and drive to the summit of Mount Wellington. Rising to a height of 1270 metres, Mt Wellington is a spectacular and panoramic backdrop for the city of Hobart. From the top you’ll see magnificent 360-degree views - the Derwent Valley, down to the Southern Ocean and across to the Tasman Peninsula. The inlets, bays and hills of this beautiful city are spread out in a stunning panorama, detailed at the observation deck.
Your guide will fit you with a bicycle, helmet and safety vest followed by a detailed cycle safety briefing. After a practice ride at the summit, regroup and follow your guide on a downhill descent of the mountain. The winding mountain road takes you down past the Chalet and the Springs to the foothills. Here you can choose the option to experience the thrill of an off-road section. Ride some winding, twisting ups and downs - only for the adventurous at heart. The off-road section rejoins near Cascade Brewery and Gardens where everyone can stop and regroup. Cycle past the historic Female Factory and through South Hobart and Battery Point. Enjoy cruising beneath the tree-lined streets filled with Georgian and Federation architecture completing the journey back to the vibrant Hobart Waterfront. Tours departs at 9:30 am and 1 pm daily and last for approximately two and a half hours.
Dining suggestions include:
To dine at Marque IV is to expect contemporary dining, surrounded by waterfront harbour views. Executive Chef Justin Harris’s menu executes some of the best produce Tasmania has to offer with an adventurous twist.
Monty’s on Montpelier
This beautiful circa 1890's 'Bordello', with separate dining spaces and open fires, is just a five minute walk from Hobart's famous Salamanca Place. The cuisine is simple yet elegant, contemporary Tasmanian, providing the best of Tasmania's produce from local (rare breed) Wessex Saddleback Pig to Coal River Valley Venison.
Garagistes is a wine bar where the food served matters just as much as what it offers to drink. They create a daily menu of dishes using seasonally grown and foraged local ingredients, all designed to complement an extensive international list of natural wines.
The Ethos building is special, one of Hobart's oldest and most unusual buildings. The oldest part of the building was constructed around 1820 and served as the stable of The Old Hobart Hotel. The hotel was demolished around 1830 and the building that now surrounds the walled stable yard was constructed soon after. The cuisine is essentially tapas style dishes, but with a more diverse background and influence than Spanish fare.