Monday, 18 August 2014

New luxury walking/sailing holiday launched for visitors to Tasmania

Visitors to Tasmania will soon be able to combine world-class walks around the coastline of Australia's island state with sailing on a luxury yacht. 

The new Wineglass Bay Sail Walk, which will start operating in October, will combine a new guided trekking experience exploring some of Tasmania’s most stunning east coast locations with boat travel in between the destinations. 

The experience will be the latest offering from the Tasmanian Walking Company, which also owns the award-winning Bay of Fires Lodge Walk and the Cradle Mountain Huts Walk. 

"TWC currently operates two of the seven great walks of Australia," says co-owner Brett Godfrey. "We have been looking for some time to find a new expedition to complement those existing iconic experiences. 

"We believe the Wineglass Bay Sail Walk does just that, giving walkers the perfect opportunity to discover the spectacular islands and peninsulas of Tasmania’s east coast national parks by foot and by water.” 

Over four- or six-day itineraries, walkers will be able to explore Maria Island and both the Freycinet and Tasman Peninsulas, travelling by boat from one location to another aboard the luxurious Lady Eugenie, a 23-metre ketch that also serves as their accommodation. 

The four-day Wineglass Bay Sail Walk itinerary takes in Maria Island, Schouten Island, Cooks (or Bryans) Beach and Wineglass Bay. The six-day itinerary additionally explores the Tasman Peninsula, including a section of the new Three Capes Track. Both itineraries will originate out of Hobart.

Walkers can opt to relax on some days, swapping trekking with swimming, a stroll along a deserted beach, or simply staying on board. 
Each night guests will be served drinks and canap├ęs as the sun sets, followed by a locally sourced dinner served with a selection of Tasmanian wines.

The trip will operate with a maximum of 10 guests in five cabins, all with air-conditioning, private bathrooms and showers.

The four-day Wineglass Bay Sail Walk starts from $2,990 per person, while the six-day itinerary starts from $3,990 on a twin-share basis. 

I can't wait to try it!

For more information on The Wineglass Bay Sail Walk contact 03 6392 2211 or visit www.wineglassbaysailwalk.com.au.

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