Lark Whisky Bar, Hobart, TAS
Discover some of the world's best whisky, be moved by art at MONA and discover history and the outstanding food and wine of Hobart on this three-day itinerary.
WHAT TO KNOW
- Three-day itinerary
- Cultural and culinary experiences in Hobart, Richmond and Port Arthur
- Hobart Airport is a 15-minute drive from the city centre
DAY 1: SAILING, WHISKY TASTING AND FINE DINING IN HOBART
Take to the water for your first morning in Hobart. Charter a luxury cruiser with Hobart Yachts for a three-hour sail on the Derwent River that takes you to the point where the river meets the Southern Ocean. The 19-metre ocean cruiser can host groups of three to 18, and members of your team can be hands-on – taking the helm or working the winches – or they can sit back and enjoy a breakfast of gourmet Tasmanian produce.
Return to Hobart for lunch at Franklin, one of the city’s top restaurants. Book the Red Room function space for up to 48 people or hire the entire restaurant for 150 guests, then savour chef David Moyle’s signature wood-fired dishes. It’s just a three-minute walk to Lark Distillery on Hobart’s waterfront. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the distillery to learn the history of Tasmanian whisky and discover why it is winning awards around the world. Finish your tour with a tutored tasting at the cellar door.
Your dinner venue is a five-minute walk from the distillery. Perched over Sullivans Cove at the end of Brooke Street Pier, The Glass House offers views of the river and Mount Wellington through floor-to-ceiling windows. The restaurant seats 120 people and the menu, from Iron Chef Ikuei Arakane, celebrates local seafood and organic ingredients – with a Japanese twist. Dishes are paired with Tasmanian wines and whiskies.
DAY 2: TEAM BUILDING AND WINE TASTING IN RICHMOND
Salamanca Markets, Salamanca Place, Hobart, TAS
Walk to Salamanca Market for a light breakfast at a local cafe. On Saturdays, the historic market plays host to 300 stallholders selling artisanal food, and art and crafts. Transfer to the historic Georgian village of Richmond, a 25‑minute drive north of Hobart, for a morning of team‑building activities with Corporate Challenge Events. Your outdoor options include participating in a Survivor-style contest or a photography masterclass, taking in local sights such as Richmond Bridge and Richmond Gaol, the oldest gaol in Australia.
Enjoy a relaxed lunch in the Bistro Lounge of The Richmond Arms Hotel. Built in 1888, this heritage hotel serves hearty meals and Tasmanian beers. Spend the afternoon sampling the Coal River Valley’s premium sparkling wines, chardonnays and pinot noirs during a private tasting at Pooley Wines, Coal Valley Vineyard or Puddleduck Vineyard.
Head to the cellar door at Frogmore Creek for your final wine-tasting of the day before dinner. Afterwards, enjoy an intimate meal in the Tower Gallery, which accommodates 22, or the restaurant, which accommodates 45. For larger functions, book the Barrel Room, which can accommodate 160 for a seated banquet or 300 for a cocktail function. The menu combines the best Tasmanian ingredients with global influences. After dinner, you’ll take a 20-minute drive back to your hotel in Hobart.
DAY 3: HISTORIC PORT ARTHUR AND THE MUSEUM OF OLD AND NEW ART
Port Arthur Historic Site, Port Arthur, TAS
After breakfast at your hotel, board a coach for the 90‑minute drive to Port Arthur. Travel through the Tasman Peninsula, stopping to take photographs at natural wonders along the coast, such as the Tasman Arch, Blow Hole and Devil’s Kitchen. In Port Arthur, join a 40-minute walking tour of this historic town before taking a harbour cruise to the Isle of the Dead Cemetery or Point Puer Boy’s Prison.
Charter the MV Marana for the two-and-a-half-hour cruise back to Hobart. This luxury vessel can accommodate up to 200 people for catered cruises and features state-of-the-art media facilities and a fully licensed bar. Eat a light lunch accompanied by Tasmanian sparkling wine as the MV Marana navigates the pristine waterways before dropping you off at MONA. Take a guided tour of Australia’s largest private gallery, then head to the cellar door to sample Moorilla Estate wines and Moo Brew beers.
MONA offers a range of venues for tonight’s dinner. Book a tasting menu for 64 people in the acclaimed The Source Restaurant, which boasts panoramic views of the Derwent River, or book the Eros and Thanatos rooms for a banquet for 270 guests. For a gala event surrounded by cutting-edge artworks, host a cocktail-style function for 450 in The Void, an impressive gallery space 13 metres below the ground.