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Nature's Splendours

Hobart to Launceston
Trip Code: RT08
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  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

A Cradle of Beauty

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

Gordon River Cruise

Glide through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park aboard the brand new Spirit of the Wild.

The Tasmanian Wilderness

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • Included sightseeing in up to 10 locations
  • Expert guides in select locations
  • The services of an APT Tour Director and Driver
  • 7 nights hand-picked accommodation
  • Return airport transfers and porterage
  • Finest dining - a total of 14 meals

Map & Itinerary

Australia Map RT08 2018-19

Hobart to Launceston

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

Check into your hotel upon arrival. Once you’ve settled in, you might like to explore the city at your own leisure.


Stay: Hobart, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Harbour view room

Journey through the Derwent Valley and explore Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park. Travel into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to Lake St Clair. Continue to Strahan where tonight you’ll dine at View 42° Restaurant.

Stay: Strahan Village, Harbour view room

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After breakfast, 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. Stop at Heritage Landing for a rainforest walk. Back on board, you’ll be treated to a lunch of fresh Tasmanian produce before arriving at Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed Sarah Island. Cruise past Hells Gates then return 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?

Stay: Two Nights: Cradle Mountain, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Explore Dove Lake with a friendly local guide, admiring the beauty of Waldheim Chalet and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - 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.


Today set out to explore Dove Lake, then enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusion.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


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

Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today you will travel along the northern coastline to Devonport, where you’ll visit the House of Anvers. Here, 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, Peppers Silo Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


This morning you will 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. Enjoy an afternoon of Signature Experiences before a Farewell Dinner and drink with your fellow travellers this evening.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport this afternoon as you bid farewell to the Apple Isle.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

Enjoy an iconic wilderness experience at the lakeside Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge.

Sights and Seafood

Overlooking Macquarie Harbour, indulge in fresh seafood and stunning surrounds at View 42°.

Peppers Silo Hotel

Stay at the brand new Peppers Silo Hotel, housed in an iconic 1960’s heritage building.

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home

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