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West Coast Highlights

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 11 destinations
  • Seven nights' hand-picked accommodation
  • Finest dining - a total of 15 meals
  • 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

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 the thought-provoking Museum of Old & New Art (MONA). Or explore Hobart during a historical guided walking tour. As another option, cruise the River Derwent 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: Strahan Village, Harbour View Room 

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  • 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 secluded Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, set right on the edge of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

Stay: Two Nights, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

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  • 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 OF CHOICE™

Perhaps indulge in a wine and cheese tasting or embark on a guided tour of one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks, the Enchanted Walk. 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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
View of Cradle Mountain Dove Lake, Shed on the side

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

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 Tasmanian Fare Dinner.

Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning you will travel along the northern coastline before heading inland to the historic town of Sheffield, famous for the striking murals that adorn the town's buildings, among other quaint constructions and artworks. Afterwards, visit Franklin House, an enchanting historic convict–built home surrounded by splendid gardens. The house contains a magnificent collection of regency furniture and fine silver. Wander through the beautiful gardens and admire the flower beds and Victorian kitchen garden. 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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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. Afterwards, visit Josef Chromy, a northern winery that prides itself on celebrating Tasmanian grapes.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
vineyard pavilion view josef chromy wines tasmania, australia

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

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