With summer starting to heat up here in Tasmania, our Gourmet Food and Wine Indulgence Tour is proving very popular!
Bay of Fires - Tasmania
- Scenic drive via Scottsdale and Pyengana
- Pub in the Paddock
- Pyengana Dairy Company
- Binalong Bay
- Coastal drive along Bay of Fires
- Walk along the beaches / bays
- Lunch in St Helens
- Georges Bay
- Notorious St Helens barway
- Convict built St Marys Pass
The Bay of Fires has been voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the world!
This tour focuses on some of the best scenery that Tasmania has to offer. The drive to Scottsdale has panoramic views of the forests and farms and where you will see cattle grazing and crops growing in the fields.
Scottsdale is an agricultural farming town and has a unique history. Much of this is contained in the architecturally designed Forest Eco Centre.
The Pyengana Dairy Company is nearby and you are able to taste award winning traditionally made cheddar cheeses here. It has featured in the top 100 Greatest Australian Gourmet Experiences. Morning Tea can also be purchased in the café.
Pyengana is renowned for the Pub in the Paddock, one of Tasmania’s oldest country pubs. The pub literally sits in the middle of a paddock in the fertile plains of the Pyengana Valley. Here you can chat with the locals or share your travelling yarns with a beer drinking pig. Yes, you have read this correctly, the pub has a pet pig that will drink your stubbies of beer!
As we approach the coastal town of Binalong Bay, you will be amazed at the pristine beaches, crystal clear sparkling water and the pure white sands. We travel north along the Bay of Fires and have opportunities to stop and have a walk to feel the “squeaky” white sand between your toes and watch the waves lap at your feet. Explore the Bay of Fires Conservation Area which stretches from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point. This is an idyllic part of Tasmania’s coastline, tempting you with brilliant white beaches, turquoise coloured waters, crystal clear sparkling lagoons, wildflowers and lichen-covered granite rocks.
After regrettably dragging ourselves away from this spectacular panorama, we travel to St Helens for lunch. St Helens is known as a game fishing haven and is famous for its fresh seafood and oysters. Here you can purchase some lunch (seafood of course) and enjoy the sight of the fishing boats moored nearby.
After lunch we drive around Georges Bay to the lookout where we can see the notorious St Helens barway at Pelican’s Point. This channel has been subject to dredging and has capsized a number of boats over the years.
On our return trip, we travel via the St Marys Pass. This winding road complete with hairpin bends and sheer cliffs was carved out of rock by a team of about 300 convicts, connecting St Marys to the coast.
Travel through St Marys and the Fingal Valley with views of Ben Lomond on the final leg of our tour.
- Tour only operates with a minimum of 4 guests
- Lunch is at your own expense.
8.30 AM – 5.00 PM
$160.00 per person