Coastal Wilds of Tasmania
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From AU$8,720*+ 1,425* credits
per person, twin share

10 night cruise + 3 night stay at Club Wyndham Seven Mile Beach

Coral Expeditions’ Tasmania cruises explore Australia’s island state poised at the edge of the world where the Southern, Indian and Pacific Oceans collide. Tasmania’s pristine World Heritage wilderness and national parks teem with native wildlife, where rugged mountain ranges meet the sea with soaring coastal cliffs and crescent-shaped beaches carved by the elements. Amidst this pristine, natural backdrop, Tasmania’s intriguing colonial history is underpinned by a compelling convict heritage and historic sites. Follow in the pioneering footsteps of intrepid colonial explorers to far-flung reaches of the island where tales of maritime adventures abound, preserved street capes are virtual living museums and world-class artists find inspiration at every turn. Cruise to the edge of the world on a Tasmanian expedition cruise that teems wombats with wine, beaches with brie and convict ruins with craft beer in a palate-pleasing adventure cruise into Tasmania’s wild heart.

  • Spend two full days exploring wilderness areas of Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour
  • Hike to Wineglass Bay and The Hazards in Freycinet National Park
  • Visit Port Arthur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Admire dramatic 300m tall coastal cliffs of the Tasman Peninsula
  • Taste Tasmania’s fresh farm-gate produce and world-class cool-climate wines at an onboard event
  • Spot fur seals, wombats and wallabies in Tasmania’s national parks
  • Visit the Wooden Boat Centre and learn about Tasmania’s proud maritime heritage
  • Hike the Fluted Cape Track at Bruny Island
  • Kayak from the back of the ship at Fortescue Bay

BONUS AU$100^ Air Credit per person

Cruise starting on 28th January 2024 can link with Australia's Great Southern Coastline Cruise + Stay

Prices are Per Person – solo pricing available on request .
BONUS AU$100^ Air Credit per person
1,425 credits* pp 3 night stay at Club Wyndham Seven Mile Beach
Departure Dates From
Ship: CORAL DISCOVERER Max 72 passengers
Departure Dates From Latest availability
28 Jan 2024
Main Deck Cat B
AU$8,720* SOLD OUT only CAT A available
7 Feb 2024
Main Deck Cat A
AU$8,720* 5 Cabins Left
17 Feb 2024
Main Deck Cat A
AU$8,720* 1 Cabin Left
Bookings subject to availability and for new bookings only. Valid for sale until sold Out. Stay at Club Wyndham Seven Mile Beach  based on post 28 Jan Cruise departure, 7-10 February 2024 in a 2 bedroom apartment.
^ Air  Credit is per person, and available once final payment has been made. Air Credit can be used towards flights in conjunction with this cruise. If cancelled, air credit is non-refundable.
  • 3 nights Club Wyndham Seven Mile Beach* – Hobart
  • $100 Air Credit per person
  • All excursions with our Expedition Team
  • Use of Xplorer, Zodiacs and Kayaks
  • Daily lectures and briefings with Guest Lecturers
  • All meals, chef-prepared on board
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell events, and open bridge access
  • Selected wines, selected beers and house spirits, juices, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner
  • 24-hour coffee and selection of teas
  • All entrance fees to National Parks, ports, traditional owner fees and charges imposed by governing authorities
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Use of all onboard facilities, incl. a reference library
  • Your expedition photos captured during the voyage
  • Post-cruise transfers (in most destinations)

Itinerary

DAY 1: DEPART HOBART

Board Coral Discoverer at 4:00pm for a 5:00pm departure

DAYS 2-10:

No two Coral Expeditions Tasmania voyages are the same. Throughout the expedition, allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. Below are the key destinations we visit.

D’ENTRECASTEAUX CHANNEL & HUON RIVER

The sheltered waters of the Huon River allow us to visit the Wooden Boat Centre at Franklin where Tasmania’s maritime heritage is kept alive through the production of hand-crafted timber boats. Grandvewe Cheeses is an organic sheep dairy farm there will be time to learn about the cheesemaking process as well as taste their ‘ewenique’ sheep’s whey vodka at the Cellar Door overlooking D’Entrecasteaux Channel.

PORT DAVEY & BATHURST HARBOUR

On the edge of the world in southwest Tasmania, the landscape here is about as wild as it gets. Raw, craggy-peaked mountains and drowned river valleys. Wild rivers and rivulets carved by an eternity. Where tannin-rich freshwater sits atop saltwater, tinting the ocean the colour of tea. With no road access, the logical way to explore this wilderness is by small expedition ship. Sheltered from Roaring Forties winds that buffet this coast is the protected haven of Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour. A marine reserve and part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, we spend two whole days (weather permitting) enjoying this rare opportunity to hike, kayak and take in this pristine natural environment. We explore by Xplorer tender vessels and learn about intrepid European explorers and Indigenous Australians, who once walked this land and keep a lookout for the rare and endangered Orange Bellied Parrot amongst other wildlife.

BRUNY ISLAND & ADVENTURE BAY

At Adventure Bay on the east coast of Bruny Island, hike along the dramatic coastal cliffs of Fluted Cape and spot the endemic Bennett’s Wallaby. Cruising the base of the near-vertical dolerite cliffs in Xplorer, take a closer look at Penguin Island, which is connected to Fluted Cape at low tide. Learn about how southern right whales were almost hunted to extinction when Adventure Bay housed four whaling stations before the industry’s decline in the mid-1840s. The ruins can be seen on a walk to Grass Point.

MARIA ISLAND NATIONAL PARK

Maria Island can be referred to as a Noah’s Ark for native Tasmanian species. The Maria Island National Park provides an ideal sanctuary, and is one of the best places in Australia to observe endemic birdlife as well as wombats, Cape Barren geese, Forester Kangaroos, Bennett’s Wallabies and pademelons. Stroll amongst the ruins and restored buildings of the Darlington convict settlement and take a walk to the striking formations of the Painted Cliffs, where rich iron deposits have stained the sandstone cliffs with coloured streaks of red, purple and orange. With ample time at Maria Island, we also have the opportunity to do the Fossil Cliffs walk and the Reservoir circuit.

FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK & SCHOUTEN ISLAND

The Freycinet Peninsula is a dramatic headland dominated by a pink-hued granite mountain range called the Hazards. Blessed with picturesque sweeping bays and white sand beaches like Wineglass Bay, much of the peninsula is part of the Freycinet National Park. Join a guided hike along the Isthmus Track and be rewarded with magnificent views from the lookout, or swim and kayak the azure waters of Wineglass Bay. Cruising close to Schouten Island, keep an eye out for large colonies of fur seals sunning themselves on the rocks.

TASMAN NATIONAL PARK & FORTESCUE BAY The Tasman Peninsula is known for its geological formations like the Tessellated Pavement, Tasman Arch, and the soaring 300 metre high dolerite sea cliffs of Cape Raoul, Cape Pillar and Cape Hauy – the tallest in the southern hemisphere. Watch fur seals hauling out on the rocks, as well as playful dolphins and soaring albatross. Visit Fortescue Bay and hike sections of the Three Capes Treck to Cape Itauy, or take a scenic Xplorer cruise of the rugged coastline and kayak in Canoe Bay.

PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE

One of Australia’s most significant historic places, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur ruins stand sentinel on the Tasman Peninsula south of the narrow isthmus of Eaglehawk Neck. For more than 40 years, the Port Arthur penal colony housed convicts sentenced to hard labour before its heavy iron doors clanked shut permanently in 1877. Port Arthur has over 30 ruins and restored homes set in 100 acres of landscaped grounds. In the company of Port Arthur’s knowledgeable guides, join a tour of this site.

DAY 11: ARRIVE HOBART

Disembark in Hobart at 8:00am Post cruise transfers to CBD hotels or the airport are included

3 nights at Club Wyndham Seven Mile Beach*

*Terms & Conditions:

  • Bookings subject to availability.
  • This offer is only available for new bookings.
  • Prices are per person twin share, in Australian Dollars.
  • Pricing correct as of 20 January 2023 and may fluctuate due to changes in availability, surcharges, fees or taxes and currency fluctuation.
  • Stays at Club Wyndham resorts are subject to the terms and conditions of Club Wyndham South Pacific. A housekeeping token will apply. Subject to availability. Credit calculation based on a 2 bedroom apartment check in 7 Feb check out 10 Feb 2024.
  • Air  Credit is per person, and available once final payment has been made. Air Credit can be used towards flights in conjunction with this cruise. If cancelled, air credit is non-refundable.
  • Standard Travel Club Terms and Conditions apply.
  • This tour is offered and managed by Coral Expeditions and their terms and conditions apply.
  • A deposit of 20% is required to secure your booking. Final payment conditions apply.
  • No airfares are included in the featured package, but assistance with booking can be provided.
  • Cancellation and change fees apply. Bookings are non-transferable.
  • Travel insurance is not included in the package. Please ensure you have valid Travel Insurance, or request a quotation.