Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Bay of Fires Eco Tour, Binalong Bay

Depart from the Hotel Grand Chancellor at 7:30 a.m. A tentative booking has been made for this tour on Tuesday 3rd December for 10:30 a.m. These tours have a maximum of 18 persons and cruise the coastline. They run for 2 hours. The operators have informed us that the weather in the morning is more favourable and this cruise is weather dependant. These cruises also give guests the opportunity of seeing marine animals and untouched coastline.

The Gardens Explorer is our most popular tour, covering the southern half of the Bay of Fires, offering a great opportunity to learn about this stunning area. The history and natural beauty will be highlighted as we traverse our way north along the Bay of Fires Conservation Area.  The cruise is followed by lunch at Parkside Bar and Kitchen in nearby   St Helens. The Mayor of Break O’Day Municipality, Mick Tucker, would like to welcome our International Guests to the East coast.  On the return journey, guests will visit the East Coast Village Providore, to taste a variety of local gourmet produce.

The Guests will return to the Hotel by about 5:00 p.m.


Thursday 5th December 2019

Seahorse World, Platypus House, Tamar Ridge Winery, Tamar Valley

As the venues are closer to the Launceston, the guests will be picked from the Hotel Grand Chancellor at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday 5th December.  Seahorse World and Platypus House are located at Beauty Point in the Tamar Valley within a short walking distance of each other.

Craig Hawkins from Seahorse World offers tours of about 45 minutes to guests to give behind the scenes access to their working seahorse farm and Southern Oceans Aquarium. A stop here at the Cormorant Café for morning tea with amazing views over Port Dalrymple and the Tamar River.

Platypus House offers a very unique experience for guests with a 45-50 minute tour to see both live platypus and echidnas in daylight and undercover.

Lunch will be at Tamar Ridge Wines, with a wonderful selection of wines and beautiful views over the Tamar River. Angus Peel, manager, is providing a complementary lunch for our guests. Guests will be able to buy wine after tasting. Some locally produced foods and gifts are also available.   On our return journey, time permitting, a stop at the Tamar Islands Wetland Centre.

Guests will return by about 4:00 p.m.