Tasmania itinerary

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This is your opportunity to check out our most wonderful southern island state, gorging on the fabulous fibres that are produced throughout the island, and taking advantage of some great knowledge from local artisans.

We begin our trip in Hobart, where we will be immersed in the wonder that is Dark MOFO.

Day 1: Thursday 21st June – Welcome to Hobart. First cab of the rank will be a knit night at The Brick Factory in Salamanca Place, hosted by Cheryl from Salamanca Wool Shop.

Included: accommodation (based on twin share) and knit night *dinner can be purchased at the bar.

Day 2: Friday 22nd June – Day at leisure to explore Hobart town including creative shops such as Salamanca Wool Shop, Spindle Tree, Lily & Dot.

Tonight we will visit Rektango which operates from about 6.00-7.30 in the courtyard of Salamanca Art Centre. It is a relaxed musical event. This is an optional event but lots of fun.

Included: accommodation (based on twin share)

Day 3: Saturday 23rd June – What is a trip to Hobart without the wonderment of Salamanca Markets on a Saturday morning? Be amused and delighted with all that’s on offer and then in the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a great workshop with the fabulous Katinka from Lily & Dot – it’s basket making time incorporating crochet and t-shirt material, mixed with a cheeky glass of Tassie wine.

Included: accommodation(based on twin share) and workshop

Day 4: Sunday 24th June – Workshop with the ladies from Bombed Yarns.
Tonight is a community feast, part of the Dark MOFO program. Dark MOFO is a heady fortnight of festivities, and highlights for travellers often include the annual City of Hobart Dark Mofo Winter Feast on Hobart’s waterside docks, the ogoh-ogoh parade and burning on the solstice night, and the annual Nude Solstice Swim, where hundreds of brave souls plunge into the River Derwent at sunrise to welcome back the return of the light after the longest night.

Included: accommodation (based on twin share) and workshop

Day 5: Monday 25th June – We’re off on our road trip, travelling via Oatlands and the wonderful The Lucky Ewe.  Rowena will fill us in on what’s happening with fibres in her part of Tassie.

A special treat today – we’ll visit Nan at White Gum Wool.  Nan is doing amazing things with her fleece and her sustainable practices on the farm with her highly prized animals.

She’ll give us a rundown of what happens on a daily basis and show us the beautiful fruits of her labours.

Tonight we’ll stay at Tarraleah – a fabulous town that was set up through the 30s as there was a huge hydroelectric system built there.

Included: accommodation(based on twin share), breakfast and dinner

Day 6: Tuesday 26th June – We’ll begin our journey via The Wall in the Wilderness – a 100-metre sculpture by Greg Duncan situated in the central highlands at Derwent Bridge and then after, the historic town of Queenstown. We continue rambling through stunning scenery to reach Cradle Mountain Lodge, a bucket list item to tick off.

Included: accommodation(based on twin share), breakfast and dinner

Day 7: Wednesday 27th June – Next town is Launceston where Waverley Mills have invited us to hear the fascinating history of their working mill.  For nearly 150 years, Waverley Mills has been producing Australia’s highest quality wool textiles and has made textile manufacturing a dominant industry in Tasmania. Waverley Mills once boasted 80% of the Australian blanket market. Always quality, always authentic and respectful to the environment adapting to the 21st century.

Included: accommodation (based on twin share)

Day 8: Thursday 28th June – fly home

Exhausted?

Good!

Enjoy Yarn Ramble Tasmania Twenty18!

*does not include airfares to and from Tasmania
*accommodation included nightly and is based on twin share, a single supplement will apply

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