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itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Hobart

Prepare for a journey of discovery, delving into 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. You may like to take a look behind the Cascade Brewery’s sandstone facade and admire the workings of this unique brewery. Or, you may choose to explore the thought provoking Museum of Old & New Art (MONA). Alternatively, enjoy a historical guided walking tour. Tonight, delight in a welcome dinner and drink 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, before continuing to World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Stop to visit The Wall in the Wilderness, an artwork commemorating those who shaped the history of Tasmania’s Central Highlands, depicted in 100 metres of timber. Then travel via the mining town of Queenstown to the coastal town of Strahan. Tonight, savour dinner at View 42° Restaurant and Bar. Stay: Strahan Village, Harbour View Room. (B,D)

Day 03: Strahan, Cradle Mountain

Cruise the Gordon River and Macquarie Harbour amid stunning national park areas on the Spirit of the Wild. Take a guided rainforest walk before lunch on board. Visit World Heritage-listed Sarah Island for a chilling insight into convict life. Cruise past Hells Gates and return to Strahan before heading for Cradle Mountain. Two Nights Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village. (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. Visit Waldheim Chalet, then it’s time for your Freedom of Choice option. Choose from a wine and cheese tasting or a free afternoon followed by a night search for native animals. BD. (B,D)

Day 05: Stanley, Tarkine, Smithton

Travel to Stanley, then journey through the Tarkine region. Stop at Sumac Lookout for Arthur River views, and visit the Julius River Forest Reserve. In Smithton, enjoy a Tasmanian fare dinner. Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel. (B,D)

Day 06: Smithton, Launceston

This morning you will visit Entally House, an enchanting historic homestead surrounded by splendid gardens. The house contains a magnificent collection of regency furniture and fine silver and its outbuildings include a chapel, coach house, stables and Australia’s oldest conservatory. Afterwards, 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. Two Nights: Launceston, Peppers Silo Hotel. (B,D)

Day 07: Launceston

This morning enjoy your selected sightseeing activity. FREEDOM OF CHOICE™. 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, enjoy a fully guided tour of James Boag’s historic brewery, which concludes with a tasting.Afterwards, visit Josef Chromy, a northern winery that prides itself on celebrating Tasmanian grapes. The remainder of the afternoon will be enjoyed at your leisure.. (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 Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Here, take a tour of the distillery and sample unique lavender-infused fare. After, traverse Weldborough Pass, past forested hills and farmland, and stop at East Coast Natureworld to meet a Tasmanian devil. This evening, enjoy a relaxed dinner. Two Nights: Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge. (B,D)

Day 09: Freycinet National Park

After breakfast this morning, you’ll enjoy a guided tour along Cape Tourville, admiring the stunning coastal scenery. Tonight, savour a gourmet BBQ that showcases the finest regional produce, with views overlooking Coles Bay (weather permitting). (B,D)

Day 10: Freycinet National Park, Ross, Richmond, Hobart

Visit the historic towns of Ross and Richmond on your way to Hobart. Later, arrive in Tasmania’s capital for a guided discovery which takes you through the city’s Botanical Gardens and heritage district of Battery Point. Two Nights: Hobart, Hotel Grand Chancellor. (B)

Day 11: Hobart, Port Arthur

Today, explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, Australia’s most intact, evocative and notorious convict prison, on a guided tour. See the famous sandstone Penitentiary then visit the Convict Church and Separate Prison. You’ll then step aboard a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and hear haunting stories about the convicts who were transported here from across the world and eventually buried there. Afterwards, visit the Tasmanian Devil ‘Unzoo’ and learn about their efforts to preserve the unique wildlife of Tasmania. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at Mures Upper Deck. (B,D)

Day 12: Depart Hobart

This morning, walk the Salamanca Market and peruse the treasures of Tasmania at more than 300 stalls. Wander through the array of goods from hand-crafted jewellery and carved wooden trinkets to tantalising Tasmanian gin. Afterwards, bid a fond farewell to the Apple Isle. We say goodbye before we transfer you to the airport for your flight. (B)

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch. D = Dinner

*Itinerary may vary depending on date of travel.

dates & pricing

Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2022
$6295 $10195 Jul 19
Aug 16
Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2022
$6695 $10095 Sep 13
Dec 6, 20
Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2023
$6695 $10095 Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
Apr 11, 25
Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2023
$6495 $9695 May 9
Jul 18
Aug 15
Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2023
$6895 $10295 Sep 5, 19
Oct 3, 17, 31
Nov 14, 28
Dec 12, 26
  • Prices listed are indicative and may not be available on all departure dates listed.
  • Prices are seasonal and are subject to change.
  • Prices are fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, cruises, meals as specified and accommodation.

Highlights & inclusions

  • Experiences in 15 destinations
  • Finest dining – a total of 22 meals
  • 11 nights hand-picked accommodation
  • 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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