Duration: 8-9 hours
No. of Guests: 1-7
Spend a day between stunning farm-gate produce regions. Enjoy personalised and tutored tastings with local makers, from freshly shucked oysters to sheep’s whey vodka and dairy fresh cheese. Coastal walks, stunning views, fascinating tales and the chance to see native wildlife by car, foot and scenic ferry.
Suggested but highly flexible itinerary:
Be picked up from your hotel or the ferry terminal at 9 am by your expert Localing host in a luxury vehicle with bottled water, local treats and in-car wi-fi. If you’d prefer to arrive in style, choose to journey via private boat or helicopter straight down to Bruny.
The short drive south from Hobart to the Huon Valley is the perfect time to get to know your host and share a few specific tastes and interests to inform your uniquely tailored adventure.
Start the morning with some of the regions excellent local produce direct from the makers. With fresh fruit farms, wineries, cider houses, dairies… there’s something for everyone. Thrill-seekers might also like a short, white-water jet boat experience on the Huon River (additional cost).
Catch the short, scenic ferry from Kettering to Bruny Island – home of unique native wildlife, gorgeous short walks, pristine nature and delightful local produce.
Whisky drinkers will love a quick stop at the House of Whisky, specialising in rare and local whiskeys from around the island. The staff here are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate so it’s a great place to get schooled.
Tackle a quick and rewarding climb to the top of the ‘Neck’ for some sweeping views across both sides of the island.
There are loads of ways to spend the day on Bruny depending on your interests and the weather. Visit a local dairy or uber-cool island brewery.
For lunch, enjoy a local picnic or more substantial meal at the Hotel Bruny, which offers the chance to try wallaby among other local flavours.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Mavista Nature Walk or a more challenging option like Mars Bluff with a short detour to see the Cape Bruny Lighthouse and the chance to spot a rare, endemic albino wallaby.
Finish the day with a visit to a local oyster farm for some of Australia’s best and freshest local oysters and a glass of chardonnay.
Once back on the mainland en-route home, choose a short detour to Grandewe to explore the farm and try some unique and truly world-class local sheep’s whey gin and vodka.
Arrive back to your accommodation by 5 pm.
Tour Highlights & Inclusions
– Expert Localing host
– Morning tea
– Activity expenses and park fees
– Bruny Island ferry
– Hosted wine and produce tastings
– Farmgate visit/s and tour/s
– Insightful, vivid storytelling
– Stunning country and coastal views
– Guided nature walks
– See native wildlife
$1260A for up to 2 guests (excludes lunch)
$180A for each additional guest (up to 7 in total)
Children under 5 travel free
Recommended Add-ons (allow for extra time)
Public holidays +$250A total
Airport pick-up (1-4) +$120A total
Local picnic lunch +$60A P. P.
Gourmet local lunch +$100A P. P.
Huon JetBoat Experience +$120A P. P.
One-way private boat transfer +$1300A total
One-way private helicopter transfer +$1200A P. P. (3+)