Accompanying Persons Morning Tea
Catch up and chat with friends and meet new attendees while enjoying a sumptuous morning tea for accompanying persons served in the Pier One Private Dining Room at Wrest Point.
All attendees at the morning tea will receive a gorgeous bag filled goodies for your stay in Hobart.
When: Thursday 26 October
Time: 9:30- 11:30
Venue: Wrest Point’s Pier One Restaurant Private Dining Room
Cost: $49 per person including tour bag
Hobart & Battery Point: City Essentials Walking Tour
- Extensive walking tour including historic Hunter St and the famous IXL Jams Factory
- Hobart waterfront and significant city locations
- Wonderful stories about hard working convicts, entrepreneurs, villains and heroes
- Learn about our wonderful Georgian, Victorian and Federation Architecture
- Stroll through elegant Battery Point
- Stories recalling the good, the bad and the scandalous characters of Hobart’s past
- Discover the marvellous legacy of our indigenous, convict & settler ancestors
- Explore the hidden beauties deep within in Salamanca Place
- Conclude in Salamanca Square
When: Thursday 26 October
Time: 1:30- 4:30pm
Duration: 2.5 hours, approx
Difficulty: Along city streets, parks and pavements – steps can be avoided if desired
Cost: $49 per person including transport to and from the walking tour.
Mt Wellington & Coal River Valley/Richmond Tour
A trip to the summit of Mt Wellington will be the first stop on this tour with morning tea at ‘Lost Freight’ coffee stop at the Springs on the decent.
Next stop will be Richmond, a picture-perfect town in the heart of the Coal River Valley wine region that tells the story of an early Australian colonial village. This is the perfect place to learn about Tasmania’s past and can be as easy as a stroll down the pretty nineteenth century streets.
Richmond has more than 50 Georgian buildings, many beautifully restored and now operating as cafes, restaurants, galleries and accommodation.
The town’s most photographed landmark is the Richmond Bridge. Built by convicts in the 1820s, it’s the oldest bridge in Australia and offers a perfect picnic spot on the grassy banks of the Coal River.
The Richmond Gaol is also the oldest gaol in Australia. Standing inside the stone cells gives an eerie insight into the hardships and brutality of convict life in early Van Diemen’s Land.
Not so confronting is the Hobart Town Historical Model Village where you can learn about the life of settlers in Hobart in the 1820s.
For more heritage and history, wander in the cemetery of Australia’s oldest remaining Catholic Church, St Johns, built in 1836.
After your free time to look around Richmond the group will meet at Stone & Barrow for lunch.
Lunch at Stone & Barrow Richmond will include;
- Share plates, homemade bread with Dukkah and coal river olive oil, dips and parfait to begin
- A choice of soup
- Smoked salmon on a spring onion pancake or fried chicken with corn slaw (subject to seasonality changes)
- Tea or Espresso Coffee served with local fudge and Coal Valley Region Wines for tasting.
Stone & Barrow also have a providore onsite where you can purchase takeaway local regional wines from smaller wineries that don’t have bottle shop distribution.
Finally as you make your way back to Wrest Point there will be one last stop at Coal River Farm where you can purchase artisan cheese, confectionary, chocolate and jams all lovingly produced onsite.
When: Friday 27 October
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Duration: 7 hours, approx
Cost: $129 per person including morning tea and lunch