Autumn is one of the best seasons to visit the “Apple Isle”; the days are still warm and the deciduous trees are turning, providing a colourful backdrop to a fascinating look at life in Australia’s most southerly state. Meet inspiring families in a diverse range of innovative agricultural and horticultural enterprises. Enjoy sampling fresh regional produce from the land and the sea and visit some of the vineyards and distilleries that define the entrepreneurial spirit of Tasmania. Visit historic Highfield – the start of agriculture and one of the earliest houses in northwest Tasmania. Down south, wander among the stalls of the makers, growers and producers at the popular Salamanca Market, before experiencing Tasmania’s rich convict heritage at Port Arthur. With traditional livestock operations, plus whisky, wine and oysters, bulbs and timber, this tour offers a glimpse into an island state really pushing the boundaries in every way.
- Beautiful Tasmania in autumn!
- Visits to leading family-owned-livestock, farming and horticulture operations
- Successful family-owned bulb and cut flower growing farms
- Internationally renowned manufacturers of life raft systems and ships
- Historic Highfield – the start of agriculture and one of the earliest houses in Northwest Tasmania
- Hellyers Road Distillery and Brown Brothers Tamar Ridge winery and vineyard
- Salamanca Market and the historic sights of Hobart, plus a half day trip to Port Arthur