Be inspired with the beauty of Cradle Mountain
Be inspired with the beauty of Cradle Mountain
Designed Exclusively for APT guests
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options
You may choose a relaxing historical harbour cruise on the River Derwent aboard the Spirit of Hobart. Alternatively, enjoy a historical guided walking tour or relax during an afternoon high tea.
Prepare for a journey of discovery, delving into cultural history and awe-inspiring natural wonders. Arrive in the romantic harbour town of Hobart, and be transferred to your hotel. Afterwards, enjoy your selected Freedom of Choice activity. Tonight, delight in a welcome dinner and drink.
Stay: Hobart, Hotel Grand ChancellorDaily :
Discover the magic of Russell Falls in Mount Field National Park today, 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. Tonight, savour dinner at View 42° Restaurant & Bar.
Stay: Strahan VillageDaily :
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 guided rainforest walk. Back on board, you’ll be treated to a delicious lunch of fresh Tasmanian produce before arriving at Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed Sarah Island. Here you’ll get a chilling insight into the cruelties of convict life as you explore the ruins of what was once a convict settlement. Cruise past Hells Gates then return to Strahan. From here, set off by coach for the secluded Pepper’s Cradle Mountain Lodge, set right on the edge of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.
Stay: Two Nights, Peppers Cradle Mountain LodgeDaily :
Explore beautiful Dove Lake and its surrounds with a friendly local guide, admiring the unique wilderness of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.
Perhaps indulge in a wine and cheese tasting or set out on a guided tour along the Enchanted Walk, one of Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks, which follows Pencil Pine Creek over buttongrass moorlands into cool temperate rainforest. Alternatively, enjoy a free afternoon then go searching for native animals on a night spotlight tour.
After admiring the beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, visit Waldheim Chalet, then enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusion.Daily :
Journey through the Tarkine region and stop at Sumac Lookout for views of the Arthur River.
Tonight, enjoy a locally inspired dinner of delicious Tasmanian fare at Tall Timbers Smithton.
This morning, depart Cradle Mountain and travel to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. 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. Later, head to Smithton for an exclusive dinner, for your special Signature Experience tonight.
Stay: Smithton, Tall TimbersDaily :
This morning you will travel to Franklin House, an enchanting historic homestead surrounded by splendid gardens. Built in 1838 for former convict Britton Jones, by then a successful Launceston brewer and publican, the house became one of the Colony's leading private schools between 1842 and 1866. Wander through the elegant 19th-century rooms inside the beautifully restored Georgian style house before exploring the superb gardens. Afterwards, 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.
Stay: Two Nights, Launceston, Peppers Silo HotelDaily :
Visit Josef Chromy Wines, a winery that prides itself on celebrating Tasmanian grapes. Here you’ll be treated to a specially prepared lunch and have the chance to sample some of the winery’s finest drops.
Perhaps discover the wonders of Seahorse World or see the elusive inhabitants of Platypus House in a unique indoor setting. Alternatively, embark on a historical journey as you enjoy a guided tour of the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Or enjoy a fully guided tour of James Boag's historic brewery, which concludes with a tasting.
Enjoy your selected sightseeing activity this morning before indulging in a delightful Signature Experience in a beautiful setting at Josef Chromy Wines. The remainder of the afternoon will be enjoyed at your leisure.Daily :
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.
After visiting Bridestowe Lavender Estate, traverse Weldborough Pass and admire the views of forested hills and farmland en route to Bicheno, a beautiful seaside town set between the Douglas-Apsley and Freycinet national parks on Tasmania's stunning east coast.
Stay: Two Nights, Bicheno, Diamond Beach ResortDaily :
After breakfast, travel south to Coles Bay where you will board the spacious Schouten Passage II eco-catamaran to cruise the pristine waters of Wineglass Bay and the dramatic coastline of Freycinet National Park. Learn about the geology, ecosystems and heritage of the region throughout the cruise and savour a delicious ploughman’s style lunch of fresh local produce. Following the cruise, visit Freycinet National Park Visitor Centre then enjoy more stunning coastal scenery during a guided tour along Cape Tourville before returning to Bicheno.Daily :
Visit the historic towns of Ross and Richmond on your way to Hobart. After arriving in the Tasmanian capital, embark on a guided discovery of the city, which takes you through the Royal Tasmanian city’s Botanical Gardens and the heritage district of Battery Point.
Stay: Two Nights, Hobart, Hotel Grand ChancellorDaily :
Today, 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 at Port Arthur. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at Mures Upper Deck.Daily :
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, bid a fond farewell to the Apple Isle. We say goodbye before we transfer you to the airport for your flight.Daily :
This was my 5th tour with APT and thoroughly enjoyable.