Winter Heartlands Experience
Get to the heart of Tasmania with insight from an ecologist, historian and an astronomer
Head to the heart of Tasmania on this bespoke three-day winter experience. This is no ordinary tour. On this epicurean and informative adventure you will gain deeper insight into what makes Tasmania unique with guided presentations by an ecologist, historian and astronomer. We head into the lush forest at Mount…
Tall trees adventure
Walk beneath the giants with an ecologist who will share his knowledge about some of the world’s most rare and special trees.
A guided history walk
Discover the history and mystery of the oldest mental asylum in Tasmania with a specialised historian as you walk through the atmospheric landmarks.
Stargaze with an astronomer
Explore our magnificent night sky with an astronomer who gives deeper insight into the constellations, planets, meteor showers and the Southern Cross.
Enjoy the drive through the Derwent Valley, past New Norfolk and into rich farming land as we head south-west to Mount Field National Park.
Walk among towering swamp gums, myrtle and tall man ferns as you head to Russell Falls in Mount Field National Park. The magnificent Russell Falls is the most photographed waterfall in Tasmania. You’ll understand why when you see it.
The ecologist will guide you through the Tall Trees Walk where you can discover more about the world’s tallest flowering plant – the giant swamp gum.
Warm up at the Possum Shed café or settle in for a tasty picnic lunch.
Sit back and enjoy the Heartlands road trip to Rathmore farm.
Have a hearty dinner and drinks by the crackling fire.
Spend the morning on a history tour around the Southern Highlands. Explore the oldest mental asylum in Tasmania with a specialised historian as you walk through the atmospheric landmarks.
Have lunch at the Quilted Teapot in New Norfolk.
Go for a wander around the historic property of Rathmore or settle in by the fire with a good book, ready for another delicious gourmet dinner accompanied by Tasmanian wine or special homemade non-alcoholic drinks.
Rug up and step out under a blanket of stars with an astronomer for a Night Sky Tour.
Explore our magnificent night sky with an expert who gives deeper insight into the constellations, planets, meteor showers and the Southern Cross.
Venture to Ratho Farm for a round of golf on Australia’s oldest golf course.
Or wine lovers can enjoy a vineyard tour at Meadowbank.
If gin and whisky are more your thing, there’s an optional visit to Lawrenny Estate Distillery, one of the very few ‘paddock to bottle’ estates.
Enjoy a picnic hamper of fresh local produce.