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Royal Tasman

Launceston Return
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Trip Code: RT12
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Trip Highlights

A Cradle of Beauty

Admire the spectacular views of Cradle Mountain and explore Dove Lake with a local guide

Australia's Convict History

Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, once Australia's most famous convict prison

Scenic Coastal Wonder

Discover the beauty of Freycinet National Park as you take a guided walk along Cape Tourville

Your Vacation Includes

  • A maximum of 40 guests on tour
  • Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • 11 breakfasts, 4 dinners and 6 feature dinners
  • APT Tour Director and expert local guides
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Australia
  • Luggage porterage and tipping

Map & Itinerary

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Tasmania Map RT12 2017/18

Launceston Return

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - SIGHTSEEING

Choose between the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre, a beer lover’s tour, Seahorse World, Platypus House or high tea at the Hotel Grand Chancellor.


Transfer to your hotel, then embark on a guided city tour. After your sightseeing activity, enjoy a Feature Welcome Dinner and Drink at your hotel.

Stay: Launceston, Hotel Grand Chancellor

Daily :

  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit Bridestowe Lavender Farm and sample the lavender-enhanced fare.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

At East Coast Natureworld, meet a rare Tasmanian Devil.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

In Freycinet National Park, walk along Cape Tourville.


Later after the day’s touring, enjoy a feature gourmet BBQ dinner - weather permitting.

Stay: Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Explore Freycinet National Park then stop in Richmond on the way into Tasman National Park. This evening, enjoy dinner in Port Arthur.

Stay: Port Arthur Motor Inn

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - DINING

For tonight’s feature dinner, choose from Mures Upper Deck, the Drunken Admiral Restaurant, The Henry Jones Art Hotel or Restaurant Tasman.


Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, once Australia’s most notorious convict prison, on a guided tour, followed by a cruise around the Isle of the Dead. Later, arrive in Hobart and visit the city’s charming Botanical Gardens. Tonight, choose your feature dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Hobart, Hotel Grand Chancellor, harbour view room

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - SIGHTSEEING

Travel to the picturesque Huon Valley and experience the Tahune AirWalk; cruise the Derwent River to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA); enjoy a History of Alcohol walking tour; or embark on the History of People and Places walking tour.


Explore the vibrant Salamanca Market and peruse the treasures of Tasmania at more than 300 stalls.

Daily :

  • Breakfast

Discover the magic of Russell Falls, then continue to World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Travel via Queenstown to Strahan. Tonight, dine at View 42° Restaurant and Bar.

Stay: Strahan Village, harbour view room

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board the luxurious Lady Jane Franklin II for a cruise along the Gordon River. From the Captain’s Premier Upper Deck, glide across Macquarie Harbour and enter the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.


Enjoy a feature lunch on board the wonderful Lady Jane Franklin II, before heading to Cradle Mountain.

Stay: Two nights: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Today set out to explore Dove Lake with a local guide.

FREEDOM TO CHOOSE™ - SIGHTSEEING

Perhaps delight in a wine and cheese tasting; search for native animals by torchlight on a night spotlight tour; or join a leisurely afternoon stroll through the pristine alpine scenery surrounding Cradle Mountain.


After exploring Dove Lake, visit Waldheim Chalet then enjoy your chosen activity.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Journey through the Tarkine region and stop at Sumac Lookout.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

In Smithton, enjoy an exclusive Tasmanian Fare dinner.


Travel to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. Continue to the Julius River Forest Reserve for a walk and afternoon tea. Later in Smithton enjoy a feature dinner.

Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

In Sheffield, enjoy a guided walk around the historic Woolmers Estate and National Rose Garden.


Enjoy a chocolate tour at the House of Anvers. Afterwards, visit the town of Sheffield.

Stay: Two Nights: Launceston, Hotel Grand Chancellor

Daily :

  • Breakfast

Travel to the historical township of Ross, once the home of a female penitentiary in the 1800s. Travel around the vast Great Lake on your return to Launceston, before enjoying a feature Farewell Dinner and Drink this evening.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Discover the unique rock formations of Cataract Gorge, then transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Daily :

  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Sample Local Produce

Enjoy delicious afternoon tea at Julius River Forest Reserve, sampling Tasmanian wine and cake made with local honey

Not An Average Barbecue

Savour an exclusive gourmet barbecue overlooking Coles Bay in Freycinet National Park

Stunning Accommodation

Stay in some of Tasmania's finest hotels and resorts including a beautiful harbour view room at Strahan Village

Our people are passionate about dreaming up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and making them possible