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Luxury

Cradle Country

Hobart to Launceston
Trip Code: RTHL8
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Gordon River Cruise

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

The Tasmanian Wilderness

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

A Cradle of Beauty

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 10 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 2 locations
  • Finest dining
  • 7 nights hand-picked accommodation
  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Driver
  • Return airport transfers and porterage

Map & Itinerary

Tasmania Map RTHL8 2019/20
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™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

Prepare for a journey of discovery, delving into colourful cultural history and awe-inspiring natural wonders. Arrive in the romantic harbour town of Hobart, where we’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. The second oldest capital in Australia, Hobart offers captivating history, exceptional experiences and classic heritage charm. Once settled in, explore the city on a guided tour and visit the Botanical Gardens. Tonight, delight in a welcome dinner and drink with fellow APT travellers.

Stay: Hobart, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Harbour View Room

Daily :
  • Dinner

Discover the magic of Russell Falls in Mt 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 and Bar.

Stay: Strahan Village, Harbour View Room

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After breakfast this morning, 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. Stopping at Heritage Landing, prepare 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 remarkable Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, set right on the edge of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

Stay: Two Nights: 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 TO CHOOSE™ - 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.


After admiring the beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, visit Waldheim Chalet, then enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusion.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Journey through the Tarkine region and stop at Sumac Lookout for views of the Arthur River. Tonight, enjoy an exclusive Tasmanian fare dinner


Today, travel to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. Continue to the Julius River Forest Reserve for a rainforest walk and afternoon tea. Later, head to Smithton.

Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning you will 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. 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 Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Continue to Josef Chromy, a northern 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.

FREEDOM TO CHOOSE™ - Sightseeing

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, embark on a fully guided tour of James Boag's historic brewery, which concludes in a tasting.


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. Here, enjoy your selected sightseeing activity. The remainder of the afternoon will be enjoyed at your leisure.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Today, bid a fond farewell to the Apple Isle. We say goodbye before we transfer you to the airport for your flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Peppers Silo Hotel

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

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

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

Josef Chromy Winery Lunch

Be treated to a specially prepared lunch and be given the chance to sample some of Josef Chromy’s finest drops.

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

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