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Luxury

Tasman Coastal Cruise

Launceston to Hobart
Trip Code: RTCD15
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Australia's Convict Prison

Visit Port Arthur, once Australia's most notorious convict prison, and take a guided tour through this intriguing site.

Face to Face with a Devil

Visit East Coast Natureworld and meet APT's very own Tasmanian devil.

Bridestowe Lavender Estate

Enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and sample lavender-inspired fare including ice cream, fudge and cheese.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 13 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in one location
  • Finest dining - a total of 32 meals
  • Seven nights hand-picked accommodation
  • Seven nights aboard the Coral Discoverer
  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Driver
  • Return airport transfers and porterage

Map & Itinerary

Tasmania Map RTDC15 2019/20
Launceston to Hobart

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

Arrive in Launceston, where we'll met you and transfer you to your hotel. Packed with a plethora of old country charm, delicious food and wine and elegant Colonial and Victorian architecture, Launceston has one of the best-preserved early cityscapes in Australia. After checking in, you'll be given the chance to explore this beautiful city on a late afternoon guided tour. Tonight, delight in a welcome dinner and drink with fellow APT travellers.

Stay: Launceston, Peppers Silo Hotel

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Today you'll travel through the scenic wine-producing areas of northern Tasmania en route to the Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Here, take a tour of the distillery and sample unique lavender-infused fare. Afterwards, meet a rare Tasmanian devil at East Coast Natureworld.


After visiting Bridestowe Lavender Estate, traverse Weldborough Pass, past forested hills and farmland, and stop at East Coast Natureworld to meet a Tasmanian devil. This evening, enjoy time at leisure.

Stay: Two Nights, Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast this morning, you'll enjoy a guided tour along Cape Tourville, admiring the stunning coastal scenery. Tonight, savour a gourmet BBQ that showcases the finest regional produce, with views overlooking Coles Bay (weather permitting).

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Depart for Hobart this morning, via Ross and Richmond. After checking in, you'll be given the opportunity for a guided tour of Cascade Brewery or a chance to explore this beautiful and historic city at leisure.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

You may like to explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, Australia’s most intact, evocative and notorious convict prison, on a guided tour. See the famous sandstone Penitentiary then visit the Convict Church and Separate Prison. You'll then step aboard a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and hear haunting stories about the convicts who were transported here from across the world and eventually buried there. Alternatively, choose to explore the spectacular landscapes and gourmet local produce of Bruny Island. This is a delicious day out where you'll visit the home of Bruny Island's cheese, oysters, fudge, berries, wine and whisky to savour their produce and hear the stories behind the harvest.


Today, select your preferred sightseeing activity. This evening, enjoy a dinner at Mures Upper Deck.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Aerial view of Port Arthus Historical Site, Tasmania

This morning, walk the Salamanca Market and peruse the treasures of Tasmania at more than 300 stalls. Wander through the array of goods from hand-crafted jewellery and carved wooden trinkets to tantalising Tasmanian gin. Afterwards, enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

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  • Breakfast

Today, you'll see the charming 19th century cottages in the old maritime village of Battery point and explore more of Salamanca on a locally guided tour.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

After a morning at leisure, you'll embark your ship, Coral Discoverer. You'll 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, prepare to meet the captain at a welcome drinks, and enjoy a specialty Tasmanian Seafood welcome buffet.

Stay: Seven Nights, Coral Discoverer

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Cruise ship cruising amongst the towering mountains of Tasmania

Today starts with a sampling at Grandvewe Cheeses, followed by a tour of the oceanic area overlooking Bruny Island. After, you will visit the historic Wooden Boat Centre and picturesque Franklin. This afternoon, you’ll cruise along Recherche Bay.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, discover Port Davey before you 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, you might like to embark on a hike along the Balmoral Hill Track or take in the surrounds of the Needwonee on a walk, before trying your hand at spotting the illusive orange bellied parrot.

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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. Later, enjoy a moderate nature walk to the spectacular lookout on the Fluted Cape track. Tonight, savour a tasting of delicious Tasmanian wines on board.

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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 town of Darlington and gain insight into the island’s intriguing past with a visit to the historic Darlington Settlement ruins. Afterwards, prepare to meet the native wombats at Maria Island.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Adventure to Maria Island wildlife sanctuary and off-shore retreat.

Arriving in Port Arthur, your expert guide will paint the historic scene on a walking tour. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner on board.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

We say goodbye before we transfer you to the airport for your flight.

Daily :
  • 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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Peppers Silo Hotel

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

Freycinet Lodge

This award-winning lodge boasts a spectacular waterfront location just inside beautiful Freycinet National Park.

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

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