11 nights/12 days from NZD$6495 pp Twinshare
14-25 Sep, 21 Sep – 2 Oct, 5-16 Oct, 12-23 Oct, 26 Oct – 6 Nov, 2-13 Nov, 16-27 Nov, 23 Nov – 4 Dec, 30 Nov – 11 Dec 2021, 21 Dec 2021 – 1 Jan 2022, 4-15 Jan, 18-29 Jan, 25 Jan – 5 Feb, 1-12 Feb, 8-19 Feb. 15-26 Feb, 22 Feb – 5 March 2022, 1-12 March, 15-26 Feb, 29 Mar – 9 April 2022.
Day 1 Arrive Hobart
You may choose to explore the thought-provoking Museum of Old & New Art
(MONA). Alternatively, enjoy a historical guided walking tour.
Prepare for a journey of discovery, delving into 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. A terwards, enjoy your selected
Freedom of Choice activity. Tonight, delight in a welcome dinner and drink with
fellow APT travellers.
Stay: Hobart, Hotel Grand Chancellor
Day 2 Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National
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
Day 3 Strahan, Cradle Mountain
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
se tlement. Cruise past Hells Gates then return to Strahan. From here, set o f 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
Day 4 Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake
Today set out to explore Dove Lake with a friendly local guide, admiring the
beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.
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
a ternoon then go searching for native animals on a night spotlight tour.
A ter admiring the beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, visit
Waldheim Chalet, then enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusion.
Day 5 Stanley, Tarkine, Smithton
Journey through the Tarkine region and stop at Sumac Lookout for views of the
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 a ternoon tea, including Tasmanian wine
and cake made with locally produced honey. Later, head to Smithton.
Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel
Day 6 Smithton, Launceston
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. A terwards, 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
Stay: Two Nights, Launceston, Peppers Silo Hotel
Day 7 Launceston
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.
Perhaps discover the wonders of Seahorse World or see the elusive inhabitants of
Platypus House in a unique indoor se ting. 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.
This morning enjoy your selected sightseeing activity. A terwards, visit Josef
Chromy, a northern winery that prides itself on celebrating Tasmanian grapes. The
remainder of the a ternoon will be enjoyed at your leisure
Day 8 Launceston, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Freycinet
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.
A ter visiting Bridestowe Lavender Estate, traverse Weldborough Pass and admire
the views of forested hills and farmland. This evening, enjoy time at leisure.
Stay: Two Nights, Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge
Day 9 Freycinet National Park
A ter breakfast this morning, you’ll enjoy a guided walking 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
Day 10 : Freycinet National Park, Ross, Richmond, Hobart
Visit the historic towns of Ross and Richmond on your way to Hobart. Later, arrive
in Tasmania’s capital for a guided discovery which takes you through the city’s
Botanical Gardens and heritage district of Ba tery Point.
Stay: Two Nights, Hobart, Hotel Grand Chancellor
Day 11 Hobart, Port Arthur
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 there.
A terwards, visit the Tasmanian Devil ‘Unzoo’ and learn about their e forts to
preserve the unique wildlife of Tasmania. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at
Mures Upper Deck.
Day 12 Depart Hobart
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-cra ted
jewellery and carved wooden trinkets to tantalising Tasmanian gin. A terwards, bid
a fond farewell to the Apple Isle. We say goodbye before we transfer you to the
airport for your flight.
Includes 21 meals of finest dining.