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Cradle Country

Hobart to Launceston
8 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: RTHL8
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 9 destinations
  • Finest dining - a total of 15 meals
  • Seven nights' hand-picked accommodation
  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Driver
  • Experience the tranquillity of the Gordon River during a Spirit of the Wild cruise
  • Explore Dove Lake with a local guide, admiring the beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
  • Journey through the Tarkine region and stop at Sumac Lookout for views of the Arthur River
  • Enjoy lunch and sample some of the winery’s finest drops at Josef Chromy

Map & Itinerary

Tasmania Map 2022-23 RTHL8
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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

You may choose to explore Hobart during a historical guided walking tour, or cruise the River Derwant on the 'Spirit of Hobart'. Alternatively, you can sit back and relax during an afternoon high tea.


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. Afterwards, enjoy your selected Freedom of Choice activity. Tonight, delight in a welcome dinner and drink with fellow APT travellers.

Stay: Hobart, Hotel Grand Chancellor

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  • 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: Two Nights, Strahan Village

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Waters falling over Russell Falls, Tasmania

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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 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 product before arriving at Tasmania's World Heritage-listed Sarah Island. Here you will 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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, enjoy a special Tasmanian Fare dinner featuring local produce.


This morning, depart Strahan 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 Tasmanian Fare Dinner.

Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • 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.


Travel along the northern coastline before heading inland to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, admire the beauty Dove Lake and visit Waldheim Chalet on a guided tour. Afterwards, continue to the historic town of Sheffield, famous for the striking murals that adorn the town's buildings, among other quaint constructions and artworks. Later, arrive into Tasmania's Northern Capital Launceston.

Stay: Three Nights, Launceston, Peppers Silo Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Packed with a plethora of old country charm, delicious food and wine, elegant Colonial and Victorian architecture, Launceston has one of the best-preserved early cityscapes in Australia, spend the morning exploring this city with a visit to 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. Continue onwards to Cataract Gorge, a unique natural rock formation on the outskirts of Launceston. Follow the path along the river to explore the geological wonders and soak up the fresh Tasmanian air. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
View of building on the side of a gorge overlooking the river, Tasmania

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit Josef Chromy Wines, 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 OF CHOICE™

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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

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  • Breakfast

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