Discover Tasmania - attractions and tours to maximise your conference experience!

Conference delegates are encouraged to extend their stay and experience Tasmania’s rich culture and history, world class food and beverages, exciting adventure tours and inspiring landscapes.

Master Builders Australia has partnered with three leading tour operators – GrayLine, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys and Drink Tasmania – to assist delegates with their pre and post conference tour and adventure arrangements. Quote MBA when booking your tour and obtain a 15% delegate’s discount.

The tour companies offer a wide variety of tours. Here are just a few suggestions to assist in planning.

History and Culture

PORT ARTHUR CONVICT SITE & TASMAN NATIONAL PARK

A compelling and dramatic reminder of our convict past and the early settlement of the Colony of Van Dieman’s Land, now Tasmania. Bringing to life the harrowing life of convicts.

HUON VALLEY, TAHUNE FOREST AIRWALK

Experience cool temperate rainforests with unique Tasmanian timbers and wild rivers. Walk the tree tops of pristine forest at Tahune Airwalk after travelling the Huon River Valley, a region of tended fields, superb forest clad rivers and fishing villages set by picturesque inlets.

RUSSELL FALLS, MOUNT FIELD

Enjoy a walk to Russell Falls, located in the Central Highlands within the Mt Field National Park. Experience the tranquility of pristine rainforest, tall tree ferns and majestic waterfalls. The falls themselves are a tiered cascade waterfall and are framed by the striking tree ferns.

MT WELLINGTON TOUR

Be mesmerized by the dramatic setting and breathtaking views of Hobart Town from majestic Mt Wellington. Crowned by alpine vegetation, dusted by snow in winter, Mt Wellington enables a glimpse of the unfolding panorama of river, fields and the aquatic setting of Hobart town.

 

Food and Beverage

CIDER AND WINE TOUR 

This Drink Tasmania tour takes you to 3 of southern Tasmania's best craft beverage experiences in the Huon Valley, plus a number of special stop-ins along the way. Included: LOST PIPPIN CIDER/MCHENRY SLOE GIN/HUON WHISKY-CURED SALMON/PAGAN CIDER/HOME HILL WINERY/WILLIE SMITHS ORGANIC CIDER/THE APPLE SHED.

FOOD DISCOVERY TOUR HOBART

Tasmania has become world-famous for its fresh produce, pristine growing conditions and artisan food industry. Join this tour and tempt your taste buds at Tasmania’s hub of handmade cheese, chocolate, farm-grown berries and fruit.

BRUNY ISLAND TRAVELLER

Spend the day exploring the landscapes and gourmet produce of Bruny Island. Every course on the menu is a stop on your journey, savour oysters, cheeses, wines, seasonal berries, fudge, honey and whisky. See incredible scenery at The Neck Lookout, take a stroll and leave your footprints in the sand of deserted beaches and spot the rare white wallabies on our private bush reserve.

 

Wilderness Tours

BRUNY ISLAND CRUISES

Join Rob Pennicott and his team on an unforgettable three hour wilderness cruise exploring Bruny Island’s rugged coastline. Cruise beneath high sea cliffs, towering crags and drift up close to the 'Breathing Rock' blowhole. Enter deep sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and 'The Monument' and search for abundant wildlife including seals, dolphins, migrating whales and seabirds.

TASMANIAN SEAFOOD SEDUCTION

Spend the day cruising on pristine waterways gathering fresh Tasmanian seafood. Enjoy rock lobster, oysters shucked straight from the water and watch your guide dive for wild abalone and sea urchin.   Explore the calm waterways and deserted beaches surrounding Bruny Island.  Watch your catch turn into a delicious seafood feast accompanied by gourmet local produce and Tasmanian wines, boutique beers, ciders and juices.

IRON POT CRUISES

Discover Hobart’s coastal beauty and maritime history on a two and a half hour eco cruise exploring its waterways, beaches, cliffs and caves. See iconic landmarks like Mount Wellington, Wrest Point Casino and the Shot Tower. Arrive at the ‘Iron Pot’, Australia’s oldest lighthouse. Circumnavigate Betsey Island which is home to a variety of seabirds including the majestic white bellied sea eagle.