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. 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, 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: Gordon River Cruise, 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 remarkable Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, set right on the edge of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.
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. After admiring the beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, visit Waldheim Chalet, then enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusion.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™
Perhaps indulge in a wine and cheese tasting or learn about the flora and fauna of the region during a walk with a naturalist guide. Alternatively, enjoy a free afternoon then go searching for native animals on a night spotlight tour.(B,D)
Day 05: Stanley, Tarkine, Smithton
Today, travel to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. Continue to the Julius River Forest Reserve for a rainforest walk and afternoon tea. Later, head to Smithton. Journey through the Tarkine region and stop at Sumac Lookout for views of the Arthur River. Tonight, enjoy an exclusive 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
Continue to 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.
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, 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. The remainder of the afternoon will be enjoyed at your leisure. (B,L)
Day 08: Depart Launceston
Today, 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 2021|
|Twin Share||Sole Use||Departs 2022|
|$4495||$5995||Jan 4, 18, 25|
|Feb 1, 8, 15|
|Mar 15, 29|
- Please check for any current specials
- 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
- Admire the spectacular views of Cradle Mountain and explore Dove Lake with a local guide.
- Journey through the Tarkine wilderness area and stop at Sumac Lookout for views of the Arthur River.
- Glide through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park aboard the Spirit of the Wild.
- Experiences in 10 destinations
- Finest dining; a total of 15 meals
- APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 3 locations
- 7 nights hand-picked accommodation
- Services of an APT Tour Director and Driver
- Return airport transfers and porterage