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Royal Tasman

Launceston Return
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

Perhaps discover the wonders of Seahorse World, or see the elusive inhabitants of Platypus House. Alternatively, visit the historic James Boag’s Brewery or indulge in high tea at your hotel.


Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Explore the city on a guided tour and then enjoy your selected activity. Later, delight in a Welcome Dinner and Drink with fellow APT travellers.

Stay: Launceston, Hotel Grand Chancellor

Daily :
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This morning at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, take a tour of the distillery and sample unique lavender-infused fare.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

At East Coast Natureworld, meet a rare Tasmanian Devil.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This afternoon at Freycinet National Park, enjoy a guided walk along Cape Tourville and admire the stunning coastal scenery.


Traverse Weldborough Pass and stop at East Coast Natureworld. Continue to Freycinet National Park where tonight you’ll savour an exclusive Gourmet BBQ overlooking Coles Bay (weather permitting). For an additional cost you have the opportunity to enjoy a scenic flight over Freycinet. If you’re looking for the ultimate way to see the wonders of Freycinet National Park, this breathtaking scenic flight is for you. From the comfort of your Cessna 172 aircraft, you’ll feel at one with nature as you soar high over the dazzling coastline and azure waters of Wineglass Bay.

Stay: Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning, explore nature’s garden in Freycinet National Park and perhaps enjoy a walk to Wineglass Bay lookout. Continue to Ross and Richmond, and spend time exploring these charming heritage towns. Afterwards, take in dramatic coastal scenes from the narrow peninsula of Eaglehawk Neck as you travel into Tasman National Park. Here you’ll see how nature and time have combined to create spectacular rock formations including the Tessellated Pavement, Devils Kitchen and Tasman Arch. This evening, enjoy dinner in the historic town of Port Arthur before staying overnight in the shadows of the former penal colony.

Stay: Port Arthur Motor Inn, overlooking the historic site

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - DINING

In the exciting city of Hobart, choose to dine at Mures Upper Deck, 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. See the famous sandstone Penitentiary, visit the Convict Church, and hear your footsteps echo as you walk through the eerie Separate Prison. Then cruise around the Isle of the Dead and hear haunting stories about the convicts that were buried there. Later, arrive in Hobart and visit the city’s charming Botanical Gardens. Tonight, choose to dine at one of four restaurants.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - SIGHTSEEING

You may like to walk among the treetops at the Tahune AirWalk or explore the acclaimed Museum of Old & New Art. Alternatively, take a fun tour looking at the history of alcohol in Hobart, or perhaps enjoy a historical walking tour.


This morning, explore the vibrant Salamanca Market and peruse the treasures of Tasmania at more than 300 stalls. Wander through the array of goods from hand-crafted jewelery and carved wooden trinkets to tantalising Tasmanian gin. Afterwards, select your preferred activity before spending the remainder of your day at leisure. For an additional cost, choose to do the Bruny Island Adventure Cruise. Explore the treasures of South Bruny National Park during an exhilarating adventure cruise.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Discover the magic of Russell Falls, the jewel in the crown of Mt Field National Park, 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. Enjoy views of the harbour while dining at View 42° Restaurant and Bar tonight.

Stay: Strahan Village, Harbour View Room

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After breakfast, board the luxurious Lady Jane Franklin II for a cruise along the secluded wilderness highway, the Gordon River. Stop at Heritage Landing for a rainforest walk, then arrive at Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed Sarah Island, discovering what was once a convict settlement. During the cruise, you’ll be treated to a lunch of fresh local produce on board, before passing through Hells Gates and returning to Strahan.


Enjoy a Gordon River Cruise this morning. From Strahan, set off by coach for the remarkable Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, set right on the edge of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. With two nights staying at Cradle Mountain you can upgrade your stay. If you’re celebrating a special occasion while you’re in Tasmania, or just feel like treating yourself to something indulgent, why not upgrade to a Spa Suite at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge? Admire the forest views from your private spa, before enjoying a glass of port by the fire.

Stay: Two nights: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM TO CHOOSE™ - SIGHTSEEING

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.


After your Signature Experience, visit Waldheim Chalet to enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusion.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, head to Smithton for an exclusive Tasmanian Fare Dinner.


Travel to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. Enjoy a day of exciting inclusions.

Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This afternoon, enjoy a guided walk around the historic Woolmers Estate. Wander through the museum and take a leisurely stroll through the impressive National Rose Garden, considered to be one of the finest collections of historic roses in the Southern Hemisphere.


Skirting the northern coastline on the way to Devonport, you may well catch a glimpse of the Spirit of Tasmania ferry coming in this morning. Later at the House of Anvers, expect plenty of tasting opportunities during a special chocolate tour and sampling with Tasmania’s famous confectioners. The afternoon then takes you inland to the historic town of Sheffield, famous for the striking murals that adorn the town’s buildings, among other quaint constructions and artworks.

Stay: Two Nights: Launceston, Hotel Grand Chancellor

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This morning you will travel to Josef Chromy, a winery that prides itself on celebrating local grapes. Here you’ll be treated to a specially prepared lunch and sample some of the winery’s finest drops.


After your Signature Experience at Josef Chromy, enjoy a Farewell Dinner and drink with fellow travellers in the evening.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

On your final morning in Tasmania, there’s one last natural wonder to uncover. Follow the path along the river to explore the geological wonders of Cataract Gorge, a unique natural rock formation on the outskirts of the sleepy city. Watch for the emerald peacocks who strut around the neatly manicured lawns and soak up your final taste of the fresh Tasmanian air. Bidding a fond farewell to the Apple Isle, 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

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family

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