Fagus, Fireside & Feasting

limited Autumn availability

Autumn Fagus, Fireside & Feasting Experience

 

Tasmania is famous for three things in Autumn – the autumnal colour including the rare and iconic Fagus, open fires & feasting, and sightings of the Aurora Australis. Our experience package delivers the first 2, the third is in the lap of the gods!

 

This is a private and exclusive experience, open only to guests of The Woodbridge. It is available only through this website.

 

We currently have packages scheduled for:

3,4,5 March

9,10,11 March

11,12,13 March

13,14,15 March

16,17,18 March

19,20,21 March – 3 places available

24,25,26 March

25,26,27 March

29,30,31 March – 4 places available

8,9,10 April Р1 place only available

 

This is a 4 day and 3 night package* staying in the room of your choice at The Woodbridge.

Highlights include:

  • Set menu breakfast each day
  • Set menu dinner each day (beverages additional)
  • Italian style alfresco dinner under the almond trees overlooking the river (weather permitting)
  • Wilderness & Fagus tour including picnic lunch
  • Distillery & Cellar Door Tour

Optional additional:

  • lunch at the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery
  • paddle boarding or hydro (water) bikes from our river pontoon

 

Day -14:
The experience starts long before you check in. In the 2 weeks prior to your arrival you will receive our e-compendiums:

  • History of The Woodbridge New Norfolk, which predates Port Arthur
  • Our ‘Escape to the Chateau’, story of the restoration of Woodbridge
  • Art stories behind the original works from owners’ private collections

as well as information of things to see and do in the valley.

 

Day1:

  • On arrival, welcome glass of bubbly, tea or coffee
  • stretch your legs walking along the beautiful esplanade walks
  • 6.00pm mulled wine & fireside chat in the Ballroom
  • Meet your tour guide/driver and discuss preferences for the next 2 days of activities
  • 7.00pm Dinner served in the Pavilion overlooking the river

 

Day 2:

  • 8.00am Breakfast in the Pavilion
  • 9.30 your guide/driver will collect you for a day driving and walking in the wilderness, spotting the Autumn colour of the fagus, wondering at the world’s tallest flowering trees
  • picnic lunch somewhere lovely in the great outdoors
  • pre-select your dinner wines from the convict lockup wine cellar
  • 6.00pm early dinner ‘Italian style’ under the almond trees overlooking the river
  • early night after a big day

 

Day 3:

  • 8.00am Breakfast in the Pavilion
  • free morning to walk to the antique shops, explore the buildings of our colonial past or follow the longer walk trails on our walking map. Salmon Ponds is just 5-10 mins drive away.
  • 11.00am your guide/driver will collect you for an afternoon of tastings. Our valley boasts whisky, gin, vodka and rum distilleries, as well as craft ales and some top vineyards. As everybody’s preference differs, guests will be responsible for their own tasting, food and beverages purchases – please pay the provider directly.
  • 7.00pm Dinner in The Pavilion
  • after dinner we can direct you to a nearby hill (self-drive) from which you may see the Aurora Australis if she is performing.

(Day2 & Day 3 programmes may swap)

 

Day 4:

  • 8.00am breakfast in the Pavilion
  • 9.30am optional session on hydro (water) biked, or paddle boards from our private river pontoon (please pay providers directly)
  • late 11.30am checkout to allow you to have lunch at one of the wonderful cellar doors close by, such as Stefano Lubiana, Derwent Estate or Pooley’s Estate, or have pancakes by the pond at Salmon Ponds, or enjoy quality dining at the world acclaimed Agrarian Kitchen Eatery if you choose. The AKE is just a few blocks from us and you can choose their full dining menu or have a snack from their garden kiosk. Pre-booking for AKE dining is essential. Please pay all of these providers directly.

 

* Package subject to availability of all elements of the package. We will contact you directly if the package cannot be secured.

 

 

 

BOOK HERE

3 night Autumn Fagus, Fireside & Feasting Experience from $1550.00  per person, Twin share.

Single person rate available on online bookings. Please contact for single person rate for a specific room.

Please contact us if you would like to extend your stay.

Available selected dates March/April 2021