Southern Tasmania Sojourn
A short break in southern Tasmania and a chance to experience some of the destination’s best wildlife, culture and scenery.
After meeting the charismatic residents of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and an evening in Hobart’s port-side dining district of Salamanca, you’ll stay the night on a beautifully restored tall ship, row a clinker dinghy through the Egg Island Canal and visit the breathtaking Tahune Airwalk. For the finale, take a trip to historic Port Arthur then a fast boat ride around the southern hemisphere’s tallest sea cliffs accompanied by pods of dolphins, albatross and shearwaters.
Stay the night on a tall ship and sail the calm waters of the Huon River Visit the historic penal colony at Port Arthur Take a boat trip around the southern hemisphere’s tallest sea cliffs on Tasman Island
Day 1 Arrive in Hobart to pick up your hire car and drive to Bonorong Sanctuary, a wildlife hospital that rehabilitates Tasmanian wild animals, then continue to your accommodation in Salamanca, where you can spend the evening dining and exploring the beautiful Georgian and Victorian waterfront.
Day 2-3 Drive 40 minutes to Franklin, the epicentre of Tasmania’s wooden boat history and home to the famous Yukon tall ship. After lunch, you’ll sail the Yukon on the calm waters of the Huon, dine locally and spend the night onboard at the wharf. The following morning after breakfast, you’ll be given a tour of the Wooden Boat Centre then row accompanied in hand built clinker dinghies through the Egg Island Canal, Australia’s oldest man-made canal. In the afternoon, you’ll drive to the Tahune Airwalk via Geeveston (where you can stop and watch the local Platypus) before returning to Hobart.
Day 4 A day tour with award-winning Pennicott Journeys will take you to Bruny Island for a cruise with ocean wildlife, plus a chance to see the famous White Wallabies.
Day 5 A leisurely breakfast before departing Hobart.
Rob Pennicott and Greg Irons tell us about their investment in the unique wildlife of southern Tassie.
See their films at the link below, left