Join us for a two night adventure on the exclusive Picnic Island by Freycinet National Park. Explore the night with an Astrophotography workshop and astronomy talk, walk wineglass bay in Freycinet National Park, and meet the penguins of Picnic Island. 


An experience to remember – a remote Tasmanian adventure with an intimate group (max. 8 guests). Learn about the night skies on an island free of light pollution. Take home photographs you can be proud of. 


*This itinerary is designed to give you a rough idea about what to expect. the order of days might change, and the weather will ultimately guide what we are able to do

We will pick you up from Hobart, and drive roughly 3 hours to Coles Bay. We will take the ferry to Picnic Island and get comfortable, before beginning our first creative workshop. 

We’ll share a delicious dinner together, and make time to get to know each other. 

After an easy start to the day with a cooked breakfast and good coffee, we will take the Aqua Ferry to Freycinet National Park for a half day walk. 

We will return to Picnic Island before nightfall to make the most of our secluded location at sunset, and for a delicious hot dinner. 

Today we will spend the morning on the island, exploring our own creative practices. 


Before saying goodbye to the Island and its population of penguins, we will do a showing of the work we have made over the weekend. Aqua Ferry transfers to Coles Bay will be followed by the long drive to Hobart where we will say our goodbyes. 


Where will we be staying?

We will be staying on Picnic Island – an exclusive island with the capacity to sleep 10 people. It is a gorgeous little island overlooking the Hazards mountain range in Freycinet National Park.  

Have a look at their website here

seven people sitting at a lookout with a big landscape in front of them, painting with watercolours

I'm not an experienced artist... is this trip for me?

Tris trip is for anyone with a passion for making art. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, this location is bound to inspire. While we encourage people to explore their own creative practices, and choose to use your preferred medium, Art Tours of Australia’s artist/guides will provide some drawing and/or painting workshops, which are designed to help frame your experience within the landscape in a certain way.

Group numbers are restricted to a maximum of 9, so you can expect to get some special attention, if you’d like it. 

I haven't done a group trip like this before... what should I expect?

Art Tours of Australia’s trips are very inclusive. We encourage solo travellers, small groups, families, and couples to join our trips. You can expect to travel with like minded environmentally conscious people, and if you’re lucky you’ll walk away with a couple of new friends. 

Our shared love of remote environments and creativity leads to great group dynamics. 

Four people smiling at the camera in a selfie taken outdoors surrounded by distant hills

How do we get to the island??

We will travel from Coles Bay to Picnic Island via aqua ferry. 


You can book complimentary transfers from Hobart with Art Tours of Australia in the adventure Troopy. Bear in mind that this will involve sitting sideways  on bench seats for up to three hours. 

What is/isnt included?

This trip includes transport from Hobart, ferry transfers to Picnic Island & Freycinet National Park, meals & snacks, National Park entry, environmental information and art theory talks from an award winning tour guide, and exclusive accommodation on Picnic Island.

We DO NOT provide alcohol, but feel free to bring your own. A glass of wine on the jetty at sunset sounds pretty appealing. 

We will not provide art materials, 

close up of two silver platters with cheese, dip, biscuits, grapes, and dried fruit

Whats the food like?

GOOD. We offer healthy varied meals every day. Cold salads or sandwiches for lunch, and hot meals for dinner. We endeavour to accommodate dietary preferences as much as possible. We always have a vegetarian option. Make sure to let us know your dietary preferences when you book so we can order the correct quantities before heading out into the bush. 

What to bring:

Please let us know about any dietary or medical concerns when booking. This tour  will be rescheduled or cancelled in extreme weather, and if minimum group numbers are not met.