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Hobart: Tasmania Complete: Premier Escorted Vacation

Duration
12 Days
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US$ 4,995

Prepare for a journey of discovery, delving into colourful history and awe-inspiring natural highlights of Tasmania. Explore the remote west coast, roam the best of Cradle Mountain National Park, take in the incredible viewpoints of the state's east, and explore one of the world's cheekiest art spaces.


This 12-day round trip coach tour from Hobart offers you the freedom to explore the Tasmania moments that interest you, along with the luxury of hand-picked accommodation and fine dining throughout the Apple Isle.

Spend one night in small but enchanting Hobart, taking a guided tour of the city before a welcome dinner and drink. Then set out for the remote beauty of Tasmania’s West Coast, travelling through Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, one of Australia’s undisputed natural wonders. You’ll overnight in Strahan, the hub of the west coast, before sailing into the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park via Macquarie Harbour. Your coach then takes you to the edge of Cradle Mountain St Clair National Park.

See the best of Cradle Mountain as you explore the serene and beautiful Dove Lake. After your guided walk, you’ll have the option to enjoy a wine and cheese tasting, learn more about the local wildlife, or go searching for native animals on a night spotlight tour. Then really get out there as you drive on to Tasmania’s northwest corner. This region is home to some spectacular lookouts, the pristine Julius River Forest Reserve, and one of the few healthy wild Tasmanian devil populations.

Turn eastward to Launceston, Tasmania’s second city and home to its oldest conservatory, as well as the photogenic Cataract Gorge. You’ll visit a local winery devoted to Tasmania’s unique flavours, and have the freedom to choose a visit to Seahorse World, Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine, or the historic James Boag brewery. The Launceston region is also known for its Lavender, which you’ll learn about on a visit to the Bridestowe Lavender Estate. This includes a tour of the distillery to taste some of the more creative uses of this colourful flower! Afterwards, enjoy a close (but not too close) encounter with Tasmanian devils at East Coast Natureworld.

Tasmania’s east coast offers some of the most inspiring national parks and walks in Australia. Enjoy a gourmet barbecue at Cape Tourville, and take in the view over Coles Bay. On your final drive toward Hobart, culture vultures will definitely want to divert to the cheeky and always interesting Museum of Old & New Art. Label free and packed with cheeky humour and provocative exhibits, this is not ye olde stuffy, traditional art gallery! Alternatively, take a tour through the history of alcohol in Hobart, or an historic walking tour. No matter which option you choose, you’ll stop in at the beautiful heritage town of Richmond en route.

After settling back into Hobart, visit the Port Arthur Historic Site, one of the most important and infamous in Australia’s complicated convict history. Explore the sandstone Penitentiary, the Convict Church, and take a cruise around the Isle of the Dead. Guides conduct free tours throughout the day. Returning to Hobart, perhaps spend your final day at the Salamanca Market in search of that perfect Tassie souvenir.


 

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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,995

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Day 1

Arrive Hobart

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.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

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    Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart



    Located right on the waterfront in central Hobart and within walking distance to the city centre, Hotel Grand Chancellor provides you with majestic views over the Derwent River, Mt Wellington and the city. This hotel features a heated indoor swimming pool, 24 hour room service, …

    Located right on the waterfront in central Hobart and within walking distance to the city centre, Hotel Grand Chancellor provides you with majestic views over the Derwent River, Mt Wellington and the city. This hotel features a heated indoor swimming pool, 24 hour room service, 2 restaurants, public bar, lounge bar, laundry, valet parking, health club, and lobby shops.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna

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Day 2

Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Strahan

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 degrees Restaurant and Bar.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Strahan Village

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    Strahan Village



    Strahan Village is a stylish collection of exceptional cottage and hotel style accommodation at Strahan, on Tasmania's west coast. Strahan Village's selection of contemporary, welcoming accommodation has been designed to suit a range of needs and tastes. Fitted out with a variety of room styles, …

    Strahan Village is a stylish collection of exceptional cottage and hotel style accommodation at Strahan, on Tasmania's west coast. Strahan Village's selection of contemporary, welcoming accommodation has been designed to suit a range of needs and tastes. Fitted out with a variety of room styles, Strahan Village's cottages combine tasteful charm with the best of modern facilities.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 3

Strahan, Cradle Mountain

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.

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Duration2 Nights
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Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

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    Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge



    If you appreciate the finer things in life, this is the place for you. Surround yourself with the pristine wilderness of World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and be treated to one of Australia's iconic wilderness experiences - Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. …

    If you appreciate the finer things in life, this is the place for you. Surround yourself with the pristine wilderness of World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and be treated to one of Australia's iconic wilderness experiences - Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. This serene retreat offers a haven of luxury steeped by breath-taking mountain surrounds and spectacular wilderness. The lodge is home to one of Tasmania's acclaimed dining experiences and Australia's most spectacular wilderness spa, while the luxury cabins and mountain venues are perfectly unique. Just add cascading streams, an abundance of wildlife and that discreet yet impeccable Peppers service. You won't want to leave.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Games Room
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 4

Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake

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.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 5

Stanley, Tarkine, Smithton

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, including Tasmanian wine and cake made with locally produced honey. Later, head to Smithton.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Tall Timbers Hotel

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    Tall Timbers Hotel



    Tall Timbers Hotel is an ideal place to stay for leisure travellers, whether for a family trip or couples retreat. This North West Tasmania hotel is located at Smithton, the gateway to visit the abundant attractions the North West Coast, including the magical Tarkine Wilderness. …

    Tall Timbers Hotel is an ideal place to stay for leisure travellers, whether for a family trip or couples retreat. This North West Tasmania hotel is located at Smithton, the gateway to visit the abundant attractions the North West Coast, including the magical Tarkine Wilderness. Accommodation facilities include 67 cabin style suites and luxury lakeside self-contained units and apartments.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Games Room
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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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. 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.

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Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Peppers Silo Launceston

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    Peppers Silo Launceston



    Bringing history alive on the banks of the idyllic Tamar River is the unique characterful Peppers Silo Launceston. Dating back to the 1960's, the heritage building which spanned 35 metres high containing grain in four large silos, is an iconic landmark converted into a sophisticated …

    Bringing history alive on the banks of the idyllic Tamar River is the unique characterful Peppers Silo Launceston. Dating back to the 1960's, the heritage building which spanned 35 metres high containing grain in four large silos, is an iconic landmark converted into a sophisticated 9 storey hotel providing a unique place to stay in Launceston.
    Designed within the original silos and the new North tower are beautifully appointed modern hotel rooms with all of the modern amenities. Plush interiors are decorated with earthy tones to compliment the surrounds and offer in-room Wi-Fi, LCD TV with Foxtel channels, mini bar and guest ensuite. Taking in sweeping views over the meandering river, the Gorge River Rooms and Premier Suites boast private balconies where you can soak in Launceston's natural ambience.
    Overlooking nearby Seaport, Royal Park, the Tamar River Basin and Cataract Gorge, guests are centrally placed to walk from this Launceston hotel to the city centre, with public transport a mere five-minute stroll away across the footbridge, linking Seaport and Kings Wharf together. Should you require assistance our tour desk operators can recommend the best attractions to visit during your stay.

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Day 7

Launceston

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. Visit Josef Chromy, a northern winery that prides itself on celebrating Tasmanian grapes. Afterwards, enjoy your selected sightseeing activity. The remainder of the afternoon will be enjoyed at your leisure.

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Day 8

Launceston, Bridestowe Lavander Estate, Freycinet National Park

Signature Experience
Today you'll travel through the scenic wine-producing areas of northern Tasmania enroute to the Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Here, take a tour of the distillery and sample unique lavender-infused fare. Afterwards, meet a rare Tasmanian devil at East Coast Natureworld.
After visiting Bridestowe Lavender Estate, traverse Weldborough Pass, past forested hills and farmland, and stop at East Coast Natureworld to meet a Tasmanian devil. This evening, enjoy time at leisure.

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Duration2 Nights
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Freycinet Lodge Coles Bay

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    Freycinet Lodge Coles Bay



    With a spectacular waterfront location at the foot of the Hazards, just inside Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge is a superb base for exploring the Freycinet peninsula. A world of hidden comfort, the Lodge is living proof that communing with nature does not have to …

    With a spectacular waterfront location at the foot of the Hazards, just inside Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge is a superb base for exploring the Freycinet peninsula. A world of hidden comfort, the Lodge is living proof that communing with nature does not have to mean roughing it. It's a place to relax and rejuvenate. Stylish yet simple, the cabins are designed to impart welcoming familiarity and warmth without the intrusion of telephones or television.

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Day 9

Freycinet National Park

After 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 (weather permitting).

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Day 10

Freycinet National Park, Richmond, Hobart

Freedom to Choose - Sightseeing
You may choose to explore the infamous and thought-provoking Museum of Old & New Art, also known as the "subversive adult Disneyland". Alternatively, take a fun guided tour looking at the history of alcohol in Hobart, or perhaps enjoy a historical guided walking tour.

Depart for Hobart this morning via the heritage town of Richmond, admire the historic convict-built bridge. On arrival, select your preferred sightseeing activity. Spend the remainder of your day at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

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    Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart



    Located right on the waterfront in central Hobart and within walking distance to the city centre, Hotel Grand Chancellor provides you with majestic views over the Derwent River, Mt Wellington and the city. This hotel features a heated indoor swimming pool, 24 hour room service, …

    Located right on the waterfront in central Hobart and within walking distance to the city centre, Hotel Grand Chancellor provides you with majestic views over the Derwent River, Mt Wellington and the city. This hotel features a heated indoor swimming pool, 24 hour room service, 2 restaurants, public bar, lounge bar, laundry, valet parking, health club, and lobby shops.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna

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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. Afterwards, you'll see historic rock formations including the Tessellated Pavement, and Tasman Arch. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at Mures Upper Deck.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
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-crafted jewelry and carved wooden trinkets to tantalizing Tasmanian gin. Afterwards, 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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DEPARTURES:

2020: Jan 7*, 14, 21*, 28; Feb 4*, 11, 18*, 25; Mar 3*, 10, 17, 24, 31*; Apr 14, 21, 28;
May 5*, 19; Jun 16; Jul 14; Aug 11; Sep 8*, 22; Oct 6*, 20; Nov 3*, 17; Dec 22*
2021: Jan 5, 12, 19*, 26; Feb 2*, 9, 16*, 23; Mar 2*, 9, 16, 23, 30*; Apr 13, 27*;
May 11, 25; Jun 15; Jul 20; Aug 17
* Indicates Guaranteed Departures

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 11 nights hand-picked accommodation
  • Arrival and departure transfers and porterage in Tasmania
  • Included sightseeing in 18 locations
  • Expert local guides in select locations
  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Driver
  • Fine dining

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Optional excursions & touring that are available for purchase on tour
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals & beverages not indicated
  • International and doestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees if required

TERMS AND CONDIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share in low season. Seasonal surcharges will apply.  Limited seats and subject to availability.  Single supplements are available on request.  Single guests who are willing to share a room with a fellow traveller (same gender and non smoking) are eligible for twin share rates, ask your Goway Agent for details on the ‘Twin Share Guarantee’ option

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