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Tasman Temptation

Launceston Return
Trip Code: RT10
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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.

A Bustling Marketplace

Explore the vibrant Salamanca Market in Hobart, which is home to more than 300 stalls.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Included sightseeing in 20 locations
  • Expert guides in select locations
  • The services of an APT Tour Director and Driver
  • 9 nights hand-picked accommodation
  • Return airport transfers and porterage
  • Finest dining - a total of 18 meals

Map & Itinerary

Australia Map RT10 2018-19

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 explore the underwater wonders of Seahorse World, tour the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre or visit the Platypus House. Alternatively, enjoy a tour and tasting at James Boag’s Brewery where you’ll sample a variety of beers and cheeses.


Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, explore the city on a tour before your selected activity. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers and Tour Director over a Welcome Dinner and drink.

Stay: Launceston, Peppers Silo Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

At Bridestowe Lavender Estate, take a tour of the distillery and sample some unique lavender-infused fare.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Meet a rare Tasmanian devil at East Coast Natureworld.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a guided walk along Cape Tourville in Freycinet National Park, admiring the coastal scenery.


Travel through the scenic wine-producing area of northern Tasmania. Traverse Weldborough Pass before continuing to Freycinet National Park. This evening, savour a gourmet BBQ overlooking Coles Bay (weather permitting).

Stay: Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning, explore the wonders of Freycinet National Park and perhaps take a walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout. 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 aircraft, you’ll feel at one with nature as you soar high over the dazzling coastline and azure waters of Wineglass Bay. Continue on via Ross and Richmond and admire the dramatic coastline of Eaglehawk Neck on the way into Tasman National Park. Tonight, dine in Port Arthur.

Stay: Port Arthur Motor Inn, overlooking the historic site

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

Tonight, choose from a range of tempting restaurants for dinner.


Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, once Australia’s most notorious convict prison. Then cruise around the Isle of the Dead before arriving in Hobart and visiting the Botanical Gardens.

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.


After wandering through the Salamanca Market this morning, enjoy a Freedom of Choice Sightseeing activity. 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

Travel to Mt Field National Park, where a short walk takes you to Russell Falls. Then head into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to Lake St Clair before visiting The Wall in the Wilderness. Continue via Queenstown to Strahan. Tonight, enjoy dinner at View 42° Restaurant and Bar.

Stay: Strahan Village, Harbour view room

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After breakfast, board the Spirit of the Wild for a Gordon River cruise. Glide across Macquarie Harbour and through Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Stop at Heritage Landing for a rainforest walk, then enjoy lunch on board before visiting Sarah Island, the site of an old convict settlement. Cruise past Hells Gates on your return to Strahan.


After your Signature Experience cruise, travel to Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge.

Stay: Two Nights, Cradle Mountain, 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 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 with a local guide, admiring the beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Later, visit Waldheim Chalet then perhaps indulge in a wine and cheese tasting or go for a walk with a naturalist guide. Alternatively, enjoy a free afternoon then enjoy a night spotlight tour.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel to the town of Stanley and see the rocky outcrop of The Nut. Journey across the Tarkine region and stop at Sumac Lookout for views of the Arthur River. Continue to the Julius River Forest Reserve for a guided rainforest walk and afternoon tea, including local wine and cake. Later, head to Smithton for an exclusive Tasmanian Fare Dinner.

Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Visit Devonport and sample chocolate during a tour and tasting at the House of Anvers. Then travel to the town of Sheffield, famous for the murals adorning many of the buildings. Later arrive in Launceston and transfer to the airport.

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.

Tasmania is a beautiful island and this tour really does include all the must sees. Accommodation and food were superb, as were the sights and the company.

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