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Tasman Coastal Cruise

Launceston to Hobart
15 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: RTCD15
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

World Heritage Wilderness

Explore the untouched Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area at Port Davey

Scenic Coastal Wonder

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

Darlington Township

On Maria Island, venture to World Heritage-listed Darlington and explore the historic town

Your Vacation Includes

  • Included sightseeing in 14 locations
  • Services of an APT Tour Director (Days 1-5 only)
  • 7 nights hand-picked land accommodation
  • 7 nights accommodation aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Finest dining - a total of 32 meals

Map & Itinerary

Australia Map RTCD15 2018-19
Launceston to Hobart

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

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, Peppers Silo Hotel

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  • Dinner

At Bridestowe Lavender Estate, take a tour of the distillery and sample the region’s unique lavender-infused fare. Travel across Weldborough Pass and stop at East Coast Natureworld to meet a rare Tasmanian devil. Continuing to Freycinet National Park, enjoy a guided walk along Cape Tourville. Tonight, savour an exclusive Gourmet BBQ overlooking Coles Bay (weather permitting).

Stay: Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning, explore Freycinet National Park and perhaps enjoy a walk to Wineglass Bay lookout. Continue to Ross and Richmond, and later, enjoy coastal scenes from the narrow peninsula of Eaglehawk Neck. Admire spectacular rock formations including the Tessellated Pavement, Devils Kitchen and Tasman Arch. This evening, enjoy dinner in the historic town, Port Arthur.

Stay: Port Arthur Motor Inn, overlooking the historic site

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  • 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 on a guided tour before cruising around the Isle of the Dead. Later, arrive in Hobart and visit the city’s charming Botanical Gardens.

Stay: Four Nights, Hobart, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Harbour view room

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning, explore the vibrant Salamanca Market with over 300 stalls with local wares. Wander through the array of goods from hand-crafted jewellery and carved wooden trinkets to tantalising Tasmanian gin. This afternoon, take in the spectacular views as you walk among the treetops at the Tahune AirWalk.

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  • Breakfast

Enjoy a day at leisure exploring areas of the city that tempt you most.

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  • Breakfast

Today, enjoy a guided walking tour of the city. See charming 19th-century cottages in the old maritime village of Battery Point and explore more of Salamanca.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

After a morning at leisure, embark your ship, Coral Discoverer, at the Macquarie Wharf late this afternoon. Begin your journey by cruising along the River Derwent with stunning views of Hobart’s city and the Tasman Bridge. While traversing the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, enjoy the Captain’s exclusive Welcome Drinks, and sample Bruny Island oysters and Tasmanian cheeses.

Stay: Seven Nights, Coral Discoverer

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today visit Grandvewe Cheeses, a family owned and run business renowned for their exquisite local fare. Sample the produce and tour the oceanic area overlooking Bruny Island. On board this afternoon, you’ll cruise along Recherche Bay.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Discover Port Davey and embark on the first of two days exploring the fascinating Tasman Wilderness World Heritage Area. Aboard your small ship, you can uncover the tiniest nooks of the untouched area – a feat only possible in a small sized vessel.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sheltered by beautiful mountain scenery, the Narrows is remarkably undisturbed. If you’re feeling energetic, embark on a hike along the Balmoral Hill Track before continuing to Melaleuca Village.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Your day begins with a scenic cruise along Bruny Island. Keep your eyes peeled for Australian fur seals lounging on their rocky home. Enjoy a tasting of delicious Tasmanian wines on board this evening.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Early risers can enjoy an optional guided hike to Wineglass Bay Lookout. From here, the crystal waters are on full display before you. Continue to the World Heritage-listed town of Darlington and gain insight into the island’s intriguing past.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arriving in Port Arthur, your expert guide will paint the historic scene on a walking tour. This evening, enjoy an exclusive Farewell Dinner on board, complete with Tasmanian sparkling wine and canapes.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Upon arrival in Hobart, disembark your ship before being transferred to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Room on Coral Discoverer with double bed and balcony

Coral Discoverer

Sleep aboard a boutique ship for seven nights and explore the most remote and inaccessible areas of the island

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Not An Average BBQ

Savour an exclusive gourmet BBQ overlooking Coles Bay in Freycinet National Park.

Astounding Accommodation

Located within Freychinet National Park, enjoy accommodation that celebrates the surrounding bays and mountains.

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary