RUGGED INDULGENCE ITINERARY

RUGGED INDULGENCE.

This is the trip of a lifetime

 

Multiday immersive tour mixing Tasmanian wilderness adventure while indulging in local produce, wine, whisky, craft beer & epic destinations. This three day adventure blends the best of Tasmanian food and beverage, an adventuresome spirit with pure indulgence. Experience this area like a local with hand picked tours to see this region from every angle, walking some of the most breathtaking treks, canoeing on the picturesque Dove Lake or even canyoning for those wanting to see an even wilder side. Surround yourself with the unique wildlife and you may even find a special little devil on your trails! While Cradle Mountain is the destination we make the most of the harvest taste trail from Launceston, sampling craft beer, whisky, wine and other produce along the way. The Cradle Mountain region is one of Andy’s most cherished destinations and is dedicated to making it one of yours too.

START AND END

72 Basin Rd, West Launceston TAS 7250

The Launceston Gorge Carpark. 9.30am. Your guide will meet you at the front street entrance. This tour goes for approximately 3 days and will return you to Launceston late afternoon on the third day

DAY ONE

The Ashgrove milk and cheese factory is in the heart of the dairy country in Northern Tasmania. Farm fresh milk, cream, cheese, ice cream and butter are all on offer with more varieties of each than you could ever imagine! Have a sneaky peak behind the scenes at how they make their cheese before taking home their specialty beer matched cheeses! Included on our tour: A cheese board and coffee

Seven Sheds Brewery  See the true paddock to glass experience at Seven Sheds Brewery. With organic hops grown on site, and locally sourced honeys and malt this brewery, meadery and hop garden a tour of the gardens and brewery give you full insight into how these delicious seasonal beers, honey wines and melomels are created. Willie Simpson’s beers are a long way from the usual tastes of big, brewery draughts, they need to be tasted to be believed! Included on our tour: A special beer tour experience with tailored beer tastings

Spreyton cider You can’t visit the Apple Isle and not sample the produce that Tasmania was first so famous for! With 4 generations and over 100 years of experience Spreyton is the perfect place to sample their exquisite ciders. All ciders are made completely in house to ensure the quality and taste and after your first sip you’ll agree it’s a decision well made. Sample 6 of their tree to bottle ciders, a ginger beer and their apple juice and experience the taste for every season! Included on our tour: A Spreyton Cider Tasting Paddle with a range of ciders, 330ml take-away bottle of cider and Apple orchard tour.

Southern Wild Distillery . The pleasure project of a local from Devonport George Burgess has produced gin that could only occur with the clean air of Northern Tasmania, using the clear water of Cradle Mountain snowmelt running through the Dasher and Fisher rivers that give the gin it’s name, and mixed with local botanicals to give layers of flavours and aromas to evoke the very places they were harvested. Now the only thing that remains is to decide where does your heart lie- the Mountain, the Meadow or the Ocean? Included on our tour: A gin and whiskey tasting flight

Stay at Cradle Mountain Lodge for a luxury experience with spectacular views! These cabins are a perfect location to end your night after exploring the regions sights and experiences. Walk along the surrounding board walks and you may even be met with the sight of a wombat, wallaby or possum having a late night snack! Included on our tour: Two nights accomodation, breakfast and an award winning dinner matched with local wine. Entry per person into National Park.

DAY TWO

Cradle Mountain Canyoning is an unforgettable full day experience combining just the right amounts of adrenalin, adventure and rugged wilderness. See Cradle Mountain showcased at it’s best- this trip under-promises and over-delivers every time. So zip up your wetsuit and get ready to jump, slide and abseil through your way through 500 metres of canyon, beneath quartzite cliffs that rise up to 50 metres overhead. Included on our tour: A discounted rate to indulge on this wild experience. THIS EXPERIENCE IS SEASONAL 

DOVE LAKE WALK – WINE & CHEESE TASTINGS

Prefer a slower pace to admire the beauty of Cradle Mountain? The Dove Lake Circuit walk may be more your style. This six kilometre sojourn leads through the Ballroom Forest, a cool temperate rainforest full of ancient myrtles, and continues beneath the crags of Cradle Mountain and Little Horn. It’s relatively flat and you may even find yourself joined by a wombat or two. If a short uphill climb takes your fancy, stunning views are afforded at the top of Marion’s Lookout. Not only is it a breathtaking view at the top, it’s a great way to burn off a few calories. Indulge in a picnic hamper of local produce carried in by your guide to create the perfect immersion into this stunning location. Return to the Cradle Mountain Lodge and start unwinding for the night with a special wine and cheese tasting to celebrate the gourmet produce this area is so celebrated for. Indulge in six lovingly handcrafted wines with three delicious local cheeses all while being guided through the stories behind the wine and cheese.Included on our tour: A local hamper light lunch along Dove Lake, a guided tour of Dove Lake, wine and cheese tasting at Cradle Mountain lodge by the open fire.

HELLYERS RESTAURANT

After spending the day seeing all the beauty of Cradle Mountain we settle down for dinner at Hellyer’s Restaurant to indulge in fresh seasonal local produce. Shared plates mean that you don’t have to miss out on tasting a range of delights from the menu, ranging from spectacular seafoods to organic garden delights to their very special peppered steak. All accompanied by locally produced Tasmanian beer or wine it is the perfect end to a perfect day.Included on our tour:  Locally inspired Dinner matched with local wine or beer

DAY THREE

CANOEING DOVE LAKE

 Having seen the rugged beauty of Dove Lake by foot or by canyoning in the water we set out on day 3 to see it on the water in canoes. This view of Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain will bring you new sights and gliding across the water will make you feel at one with the location. You never know which animals will be spotted from this unique viewpoint.Included on our tour: A discounted rate to indulge on this wild experience.

BARRINGWOOD WINERY

A love affair with wine inspired the origins of Barringwood winery. A long growing season gives these wines an elegance and delicacy in addition to the acidity of the cool climate. Delight in these wines whilst over looking the stunning Don Valley and indulge in simple, handmade, local and seasonal produce for lunch. Included on our tour: Locally inspired lunch and wine

LAUNCESTON

 Tasmania’s second largest city sure has a lot to offer! Blessed with its vicinity to local produce you’ll find a place to satisfy any craving you have. A vibrant hub of activity, it has the charm of a small town with all the amenities of a city. Combine this with the stunning Cataract Gorge only a short walk from the city centre you’ll be spoilt for choice!Included on our tour: Drop off and pick up at destination of your choice within Launceston Region.