DNSW_Lockup_skin_safe_zone_L
DNSW_Lockup_skin_safe_zone_L

Wine Glass Bay Sail Walk Launched in the heart of Sydney Harbour

With corks and caps flying off of bottles filled with the finest Tasmanian drop, the Tasmanian Walking Company launched their Wineglass Bay Sail Walk.

With corks and caps flying off of bottles filled with the finest Tasmanian drop, the Tasmanian Walking Company launched their Wineglass Bay Sail Walk.

Last night  saw high level travel industry executives and media gather to celebrate the launch of the newest addition to the Tasmanian Walking Company’s itinerary (TWC), Wineglass Bay Sail Walk.

The four to six day action adventure, over the Freycinet and Tasman Peninsulas, allows walkers to really experience the sounds, scenes and culinary delights of Tasmania.

“Tourism is no longer about ticking the box but about the experience. It’s about getting out there and seeing the story behind the scenery” – John O’Sullivan, Managing Director of Tourism Australia.

What you’ll see

wineglass-tas-karryon

Pictured: Rob Sherrard, co-owner of TWC.

The Wine Glass Bay Sail Walk itinerary will have guests travelling from south to north. The walk 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.

“We are excited to unveil this exciting new experience which we believe will be a game changer for people interested in putting their hiking boots on and getting out and exploring Australia on foot,” says Rob Sherrard, co-owner of TWC.

What you’ll taste

 tassie-wineglass-karryon

Once the night falls after a fabulous day of trekking, guests will to retire to the Lady Eugenie, a 23-metre luxury yacht, for drinks and canapés as the sun sets.

Their daily hike will end with a chef-inspired, locally sourced dinner served with a selection of Tasmanian wines.

“Our research indicates that there is a strong appeal for such a unique experience which delivers access to some of Tasmania’s most spectacular and pristine islands and peninsulas coupled with the opportunity to stay on board a luxury yacht each night sampling the local pinot while the sun sets off the coastline,” says Brett Godfrey who jointly owns TWC with Sherrard.

Alternatively, guests can opt for a barefoot beach dinner which allows 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 under the stars.

Quick facts

 tassie-wineglass-karryon

The Lady Eugene

The Wineglass Bay Sail Walk will operate with a maximum of 10 guests on each departure from October 2014 to May 2015.

The four-day walk starts from $2,990 per person, while the six-day itinerary starts from $3,990, on a twin share basis and for departures

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

Which part of Tassie are you dying to discover?