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Day 01: Arrive Hobart

You may choose to explore the thought-provoking Museum of Old & New Art (MONA). Or explore Hobart during a historical guided walking tour. As another option, cruise the River Derwent on the Spirit of Hobart. Alternatively, you can sit back and relax during an afternoon high tea.

Prepare for a journey of discovery, delving into colourful cultural history and awe-inspiring natural wonders. Arrive in the romantic harbour town of Hobart, where we’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. Afterwards, enjoy your selected Freedom of Choice activity. Tonight, delight in a welcome dinner and drinks with fellow APT travellers. Stay: Hobart, Hotel Grand Chancellor (D)

Day 02: Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Strahan

Discover the magic of Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park today, then continue to the World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Visit The Wall in the Wilderness, before travelling via the mining town of Queenstown to Strahan. Tonight, savour dinner at View 42° Restaurant and Bar. Stay: Strahan Village, Harbour View Room (B,D)

Day 03: Strahan, Cradle Mountain

After breakfast this morning, board the luxurious Spirit of the Wild for a cruise along the secluded wilderness highway, the Gordon River.

From the comfort of the Captain’s Premier Upper Deck, glide across Macquarie Harbour and enter the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Stopping at Heritage Landing, prepare for a guided rainforest walk. Back on board, you’ll be treated to a delicious lunch of fresh Tasmanian produce before arriving at Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed Sarah Island. Here you’ll get a chilling insight into the cruelties of convict life as you explore the ruins of what was once a convict settlement. Cruise past Hells Gates, then return to Strahan. From here, set off by coach for the secluded Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, set right on the edge of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Stay: Two Nights, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 04: Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake

Today set out to explore Dove Lake with a friendly local guide, admiring the beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

Perhaps indulge in a wine and cheese tasting or embark on a guided tour of one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks, the Enchanted Walk. Alternatively, enjoy a free afternoon then go searching for native animals on a night spotlight tour.

After admiring the beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, visit Waldheim Chalet, then enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusion. (B,D)

Day 05: Stanley, Tarkine, Smithton

Journey through the Tarkine region and stop at Sumac Lookout for views of the Arthur River.

Tonight, enjoy a locally inspired dinner of delicious Tasmanian fare at Tall Timbers Smithton.

This morning, depart Cradle Mountain and travel to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. Journey through the Tarkine region and stop at Sumac Lookout for views of the Arthur River. Continue to the Julius River Forest Reserve for a rainforest walk and afternoon tea, including Tasmanian wine and cake made with locally produced honey. Later, head to Smithton for an exclusive Tasmanian Fare Dinner. Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers (B,D)

Day 06: Smithton, Launceston

This morning you will travel along the northern coastline before heading inland to the historic town of Sheffield, famous for the striking murals that adorn the town’s buildings, among other quaint constructions and artworks. Afterwards, visit Franklin House, an enchanting historic convict–built home surrounded by splendid gardens. The house contains a magnificent collection of regency furniture and fine silver. Wander through the beautiful gardens and admire the flower beds and Victorian kitchen garden. Travel to Cataract Gorge, a unique natural rock formation on the outskirts of the city. Follow the path along the river to explore the geological wonders and soak up the fresh Tasmanian air. Stay: Two Nights, Launceston, Peppers Silo Hotel (B,D)

Day 07: Launceston

Visit Josef Chromy, a northern winery that prides itself on celebrating Tasmanian grapes. Here you’ll be treated to a specially prepared lunch and have the chance to sample some of the winery’s finest drops.

Perhaps discover the wonders of Seahorse World or see the elusive inhabitants of Platypus House in a unique indoor setting. Alternatively, embark on a historical journey as you enjoy a guided tour of the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Or, embark on a fully guided tour of James Boag’s historic brewery, which concludes in a tasting.

Packed with a plethora of old country charm, delicious food and wine and elegant Colonial and Victorian architecture, Launceston has one of the best-preserved early cityscapes in Australia. Here, enjoy your selected sightseeing activity. Afterwards, visit Josef Chromy, a northern winery that prides itself on celebrating Tasmanian grapes. (B,L)

Day 08: Launceston, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Freycinet National Park

Today you’ll travel through the scenic wine-producing areas of northern Tasmania en route to the Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Here, take a tour of the distillery and sample unique lavender-infused fare.

After visiting Bridestowe Lavender Estate, traverse Weldborough Pass and admire the views of forested hills and farmland. Then travel to the largest town on the north-east coast of Tasmania, St Helens. Known as the game fishing capital of Tasmania, enjoy a two-night stay on the edge of Georges Bay. Stay: Two Nights, St Helens, Panorama Hotel(B,D)

Day 09: Freycinet National Park

After breakfast this morning, you’ll travel south and join your Wineglass Bay Cruise to experience the exquisite beauty of Freycinet Peninsula’s pristine sheer cliffs, sea caves and remote coves on the Schouten Passage II eco-catamaran. With a highly skilled, local skipper learn about the rich natural history, geology, ecosystems and heritage of the region. Enjoy a delicious ploughman’s style lunch of fresh local produce.After your cruise, visit Freycinet National Park Visitor Centre and enjoy a guided tour along Cape Tourville, admiring the stunning coastal scenery before returning to St Helens. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Freycinet National Park, Richmond, Hobart

Depart for Hobart this morning, via Ross and Richmond. Bid a fond farewell to the Apple Isle, before we transfer you to the airport for your flight. (B)

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch. D = Dinner

dates & pricing

Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2024
$5895 $8995 Aug 13
  • Please check for any special discounts
  • Prices listed are indicative and may not be available on all departure dates listed.
  • Prices are seasonal and are subject to change.
  • This tour forms part of the Tasmania Complete tour (RTH12) days 1 to 10
  • Prices are fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, cruises, meals as specified and accommodation.

Highlights & inclusions

  • Experiences in 12 destinations
  • Nine nights’ hand-picked accommodation
  • Finest dining – a total of 20 meals
  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Driver
  • Experience the tranquillity of the Gordon River during a Spirit of the Wild cruise
  • Explore Dove Lake with a local guide, admiring the beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
  • Enjoy lunch and sample some of the winery’s finest drops at Josef Chromy
  • Visit the Bridestowe Lavender Estate and sample unique lavender-infused fare

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