Nature's Splendours

8 Day Guided Tour from Hobart to Launceston with APT

Read 9 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 8 Day Nature's Splendours. Enjoy 8 days in Tasmania as you cruise the Gordon River from the pretty town of Strahan, explore the stunning Cradle Mountain National Park and sample some of the gourmet food found on this more

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1 Arrive Hobart
Check into your hotel upon arrival. Once you’ve settled in, you might like to explore the city at your own leisure. Stay: Hobart, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Harbour view room
2 Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Strahan
Journey through the Derwent Valley and explore Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park. Travel into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to Lake St Clair. Continue to Strahan where tonight you’ll dine at View 42° Restaurant. Stay: Strahan Village, Harbour view room (B/D)
3 Gordon River Cruise, Cradle Mountain
Enjoy a Gordon River Cruise this morning. From Strahan, set off by coach for the remarkable Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, set right on the edge of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. With two nights staying at Cradle Mountain you can upgrade your stay. If you’re celebrating a special occasion while you’re in Tasmania, or just feel like treating yourself to something indulgent, why not upgrade to a Spa Suite at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge? Stay Two Nights: Cradle Mountain, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • After breakfast, 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. Stop at Heritage Landing for a rainforest walk. Back on board, you’ll be treated to a lunch of fresh Tasmanian produce before arriving at Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed Sarah Island. Cruise past Hells Gates then return to Strahan.
4 Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake
Today set out to explore Dove Lake, then enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusion. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • 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.
Signature Experiences:
  • Explore Dove Lake with a friendly local guide, admiring the beauty of Waldheim Chalet and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.
5 Stanley, The Nut, Tarkine, Smithton
Travel to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. Enjoy a day of exciting inclusions. Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • This evening, head to Smithton for an exclusive Tasmanian Fare Dinner.
  • 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.
6 House of Anvers, Sheffield, Launceston
Today you will travel along the northern coastline to Devonport, where you’ll visit the House of Anvers. Here, expect plenty of tasting opportunities during a special chocolate tour and sampling with Tasmania’s famous confectioners. The afternoon then takes you inland to the historic town of Sheffield, famous for the striking murals that adorn the town’s buildings, among other quaint constructions and artworks. Stay Two Nights: Launceston, Peppers Silo Hotel (B)
7 Cataract Gorge, Josef Chromy, Entally House, Launceston
This morning you will 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. Enjoy an afternoon of Signature Experiences before a Farewell Dinner and drink with your fellow travellers this evening. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • 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.
  • Enjoy a visit to Josef Chromy, a northern winery that prides itself on celebrating local grapes. Here you’ll be treated to a specially prepared lunch and have the chance to sample some of the winery’s finest drops.
8 Depart Launceston
Transfer to the airport this afternoon as you bid farewell to the Apple Isle. (B)

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Journey Highlights
  • Admire the spectacular views of Cradle Mountain and explore Dove Lake with a local guide.
  • Glide through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park aboard the brand new Spirit of the Wild.
  • Journey through the Tarkine wilderness area and stop at Sumac Lookout for views of the Arthur River.
Trip Inclusions
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in two locations
  • Included sightseeing in up to 10 locations
  • Expert guides in select locations
  • The services of an APT Tour Director and Driver
  • Return airport transfers and porterage
Included Meals
  • Finest dining - a total of 14 meals
  • Stay on Hobart's waterfront at the Hotel Grand Chancellor
  • Spend a night at Strahan Village in a Harbour View Room
  • Two night stay at Cradle Mountain Lodge
  • 7 nights hand-picked accommodation
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, cruises, meals as specified and accommodation
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

Reviews (9)

8 Day Nature's Splendours reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Great trip. Wonderful team of tour guide and driver. ”
- WA, Australia Feb 2018 3 Helpful Votes

The boat cruise on Macquarie Harbour was the highlight of the trip. Enjoyed the commentary, wine and cheese and the Sarah Island excursion where we scored guide "Kai D" who also ran the evening play "The Ship that never was" - she was great.

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“Amazing Tasmania!”
- NSW, Australia Apr 2017 4 Helpful Votes

Overall it was an excellent experience. Company was great, activities varied and interesting, saw amazing sights of Tasmania and could not fault the accommodation! The tour guide was informative and helpful and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

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“Great Tasmanian Adventure”
- NSW, Australia Feb 2017 2 Helpful Votes

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you Hannah for her work in preparing our trip to Tasmania. It will went well and was most memorable. Many thanks for a great tour, Tasmania, Natures Splendours with APT. My friend and I are just back from this tour and are still digesting the many wonderful experiences we enjoyed. We would particularly like to thank Nada, our Tour Director, and Ron, our driver, for their professionalism, courtesy, friendliness and the care they extended to us more

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“We'd definitely travel with APT/Global Journeys in the future”
- United States Apr 2014 1 Helpful Vote

Our tour guide, Jeff, and our bus driver, Ron, were the absolute best. They made a terrific team. Both were extremely knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. We just wish we could have had a little more time at several locations (e.g. Stanley, Cradle Mountain). Also, we didn't realize we'd be joining a trip already in progress. This meant we had no time at all in Hobart. Had we been aware of this situation we could have come to Hobart a day earlier than scheduled and could have more

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“Would not hesitate to recommend this trip”
- Australia Mar 2014

We found the experience totally positive, with very good pace & the right length for what we wanted to experience. Excellent driver and guide, who looked after the group with compassion and understanding when it was required. We would not hesitate to recommend this trip to our friends and family. It was great!

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