1000: Depart Hobart
Before we leave we recommend that you visit the Salamanca Markets.
The iconic Salamanca Market is a celebration of Tasmania's unique culture, creative artisans, talented musicians and diverse producers.
Treat all of your senses to the delights of Salamanca Market, with some of the finest flavours from the food and produce stalls and entertainment from local and international acts who now call Tasmania home.
Next Stop: Cygnet (http://cygnet.online/)
The small hamlet of Cygnet lies between the beautiful D'Entrecasteaux Channel on one side and the majestic Huon River on the other. The town is the centre of the fruit growing Huon Valley where apple, cherry and berry orchards line the hills.
Popular among artists, musicians and those looking for alternative lifestyles, Cygnet includes several craft shops, art studios and galleries. You can see their works firsthand in a meet the maker experience on the Cygnet Art Trail. They also have a fresh, hand-made chocolates available in the old bank building (don’t miss this one).
If time and weather permit we might visit Mount Wellington or take in some other spectacular scenery.
Then we move on to The Cascade Brewery
Looking out over majestic Mount Wellington, the brewery facade and the three acres of heritage gardens makes the Cascade Visitor Centre an essential Hobart experience.
There are some stunning photo opportunities and you might like to pick up a coffee as you wander around the fabulous gardens.
Final Stop of the day: The Female Factory
The Cascades Female Factory is Australia’s most significant historic site associated with female convicts. It was a purpose-built, self-contained institution intended to reform female convicts and is the place to discover the stories of Australia’s convict women.
During the “Heritage Tour” your guide will offer insights into the regimented system of punishment and reform that operated within these walls, and also poses the question whether these women were more sinned against than sinning?
CPD Included: Gut Health and the Microbiome: The influence of diet on mood and health
During this optional tour, we will be looking at the concept of food as medicine and there will be self-directed reading activities to support the discussion.
Please Note: The numbers on this tour are limited and food is not included in the tour cost.