Starting in October, hikers and nature-lovers will be able to combine several awe-inspiring guided walks with leisurely sailing on a luxury yacht on The Tasmanian Walking Company’s (TWC) new ‘Wineglass Bay Sail Walk’.
Over a four- or six-day itinerary originating in Hobart, it explores some of Tasmania’s most stunning east coast locations, including Maria Island and both the Freycinet and Tasman Peninsulas. Access to each destination is via the Lady Eugenie, a 23-metre luxury yacht which also serves as their accommodation.
The trip operates with a maximum of 10 guests in five comfortable cabins, all with air conditioning, private bathrooms and showers.
The four-day walk starts from $2990 per person, while the six-day itinerary starts from $3990, both on a twin-share basis. Prices are applicable for departures from October 2014 to May 2015.
TWC assures nothing but the highest standard of experience, with the brand also owning the award-winning Bay of Fires Lodge Walk and the Cradle Mountain Huts Walk.
Walking highlights on both new itineraries include:
- The ascent of the 630m-high towering dolerite Bishop and Clerk columns on Maria Island
- Rounding the Fossil Cliffs to be greeted by sweeping views toward Schouten Island and the Freycinet Peninsula
- A three-hour walk to the top of Bear Hill on remote Schouten Island
- The climb of Mt Graham at Cooks Beach on Freycinet
- A walk along stunning Wineglass Bay
Each night, guests will be able to retire to the uncomplicated luxury of Lady Eugenie for drinks and canapés as the sun sets, followed by a chef-inspired, locally sourced dinner served with a selection of Tasmanian wines. Alternatively, barefoot beach dinners in the itinerary allow guests to kick off their hiking boots as they sit on the uninhabited shores of Schouten Island or other secluded coastal locations while enjoying a fabulous candlelit dinner.