Tasmania Wine & Wildlife

6 hours | Hobart | H B A - 1 6 5
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Medical restriction (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Wildlife Parks (Bonorong Sanctuary)
  • Richmond
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Richmond
Nestled within farmland and wine country, Richmond is a beautifully preserved Georgian village. Established in 1825, five years before Port Arthur, Richmond is a genuine village of slate and cobblestone, handmade brick and mellow stone, cottages and manors. Explore the historic old jail and many of the well-preserved buildings that have been converted into shops, galleries and tearooms. Richmond is also home to Australia's oldest bridge, church and jail, where one of its infamous inmates was convict Ikey Solomon, said to be the model for Dickens' character Fagin in Oliver Twist.

Bonorong Wildlife Park
Derived from an Aboriginal word that means "native companion," Bonorong is a wildlife sanctuary, home to some of Australia's most famous natives, such as koalas, Tasmanian devils and wombats, along with kangaroos and wallabies. Just 30 minutes outside of Hobart, this wildlife sanctuary is run by a dedicated staff committed to returning healthy animals to back into the wild. For over 20 years, the sanctuary has promoted its mission of reducing rates of extinction by raising community awareness. Bonorong allows many of the animals in its care to roam freely in natural habitats, including Forester kangaroos, which respond to hand feeding. Knowledgeable naturalist guides are on hand to answer questions and to assist with animal interactions.

Moorilla
On the banks of the Derwent River, Moorilla is a pioneer town in the heart of the modern Tasmanian wine industry. Here, you'll experience Moorilla's Wine & Food Center and watch winemakers and brewers of Moo Brew beer at work.

What you will see along the way:
Take winding roads past lush countryside, rolling hills and small farms en route to the historic town of Richmond in the center of the Coal River Valley. Travel through the town and admire the fine Georgian architecture, the original courthouse, public buildings and churches, as well as the oldest remaining bridge and jail in Australia.

Tasting:
Moorilla produces a range of award-winning cool-climate wines with signature varietals, including Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc, which you may sample during a tasting.

Special Notes:

To participate in wine tasting you must be of legal age and accompanied by an adult age 21 or older.

The legal drinking age in Australia is 18 years of age, guests under this age can participate in the tour but not the tasting.
Tour does not operate on Tuesdays. Tour may have limited departures on local and annual public holidays.

Medical Restriction:

Guests must be able to board the coach unassisted and sit in a coach seat.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Transfer to Richmond

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:00

Free time in the historic village of Richmond

Time at site:
01:00

Transfer to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:30

Free time at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Time at site:
01:15

Transfer to Moorilla Estate

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:30

Tour and wine tasting at Moorilla Estate

Time at site:
01:15

Transfer back to the ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:30