Five-day round-trip from Devon­port to Ho­bart via Fr­eycinet and Great Lake.

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Dis­tance: 772km


It’s more than three hours’ drive to Coles Bay on the Fr­eycinet Penin­sula from Devon­port so head straight from the Spirit of Tas­ma­nia ter­mi­nal for Christ­mas Hills Rasp­berry Farm Cafe, near Delo­raine, for an amaz­ing rasp­berry in­spired break­fast. When you reach the East Coast, de­tour north to Fr­eycinet Vine­yard. When you get to Fr­eycinet Penin­sula you’ll still have time to take the short but steep walk to the look­out high above Wine­glass Bay, one of the world’s most pic­turesque small beaches. If you want to linger (and you’ll want to), ac­com­mo­da­tion is avail­able at the fa­mous Fr­eycinet Lodge.


Spend the morn­ing sea-kayak­ing through turquoise wa­ter with Fr­eycinet Ad­ven­tures, then have lunch at Fr­eycinet Marine Farm’s kiosk, feast­ing on freshly har­vested oys­ters, mus­sels, and cray­fish. Spend the night at Brock­ley Es­tate’s her­itage ac­com­mo­da­tion at Buck­land, where chef Chaxi­raxi Afonso Higuera pre­pares Span­ish-in­spired feasts us­ing Tas­ma­nian pro­duce.


It’s just un­der an hour and a half’s drive from Buck­land to The Agrar­ian Kitchen in Lachlan where you can spend an un­for­get­table day at one of Rod­ney Dunn’s cook­ing classes. Later, head to Ho­bart and al­low time for some pam­per­ing at the Savoy Day Spa be­fore din­ner at Franklin restau­rant, where much of chef David Moyle’s cook­ing is based around a mas­sive wood­fired Scotch oven. Spend the night at the Ho­bart Grand Chan­cel­lor or Sala­manca Wharf Ho­tel.


Give your­self a good cou­ple of hours to ex­plore MONA, Ho­bart’s cel­e­brated Mu­seum of Old and New Art (go in with an open mind!). Then, on the jour­ney north, stop in the his­toric vil­lage of Both­well to visit the Aus­tralasian Golf Mu­seum and play a game at Ratho Farm Golf Links, Aus­tralia’s old­est golf course, or take a guided tour of Nant’s whisky dis­tillery and mill. Spend your fi­nal night at the Cen­tral High­lands Lodge in wild coun­try be­side Great Lake. It’s only an hour and a half from Ho­bart.


Ask Cen­tral High­lands Lodge to or­gan­ise a fly-fish­ing ex­cur­sion for your fi­nal day then, with a trout or two in the car, make the two-hour drive to the ferry ter­mi­nal, leav­ing early enough to make a stop at Ash­grove Cheese, just north of El­iz­a­beth Town, which, as well as pro­duc­ing ex­cel­lent dairy prod­ucts, stocks a wide range of other Tas­ma­nian fare to take home.

Kayak­ing with Fr­eycinet Ad­ven­tures

3 Ratho Farm Golf Links

Fr­eycinet Vine­yard

Brock­ley Es­tate

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