Tasmanian Coastal Adventure
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 streetscapes are virtual living museums and world-class artists find inspiration at every turn.
Shaped by a climate straddling the Roaring Forties latitudes, the Apple Isle’s verdant valleys and rolling hills are clad in fertile pastures, vineyards and orchards bathed in crisp clean air and warm summer sunshine. Emerging from centuries-old cellar doors and farm gates are award-winning cheeses, premium wines, craft beers and artisanal spirits inspired by Tasmania’s ample natural assets.
Cruise to the edge of the world on a Tasmanian expedition cruise that teams wombats with wine, beaches with brie and convict ruins with craft beer in a palate-pleasing adventure cruise into Tasmania’s wild heart.
The knowledgeable Expedition Team and Guest Lecturer program provide expert guidance and insightful presentations into these far-flung destinations, enhancing the expedition cruise experience while helping to create memories to last a lifetime.
Contact our knowledgeable Reservations Team who can assist with planning your next cruise expedition. Ask us about combining accommodation, car hire and touring to complete your holiday package.
Coastal Wilds of Tasmania
10 nights Hobart to Hobart
from $7,200^ per person, twin share
- 27 January, 6 & 16 February 2022
- 27 January, 6 February 2023
Your exclusive package includes:
- 1 FREE night pre-cruise at Mantra on Collins Hobart in a Hotel Queen Room*
- 10 night cruise aboard Coral Discoverer in a Main Deck – Category B Stateroom
- All excursions and sightseeing, use of Xplorer, Zodiacs and kayaks and daily lectures and briefings
- All meals, chef-prepared on board. Selected wines, selected beers, selected spirits, juices, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner, coffee and selection of teas
- All entrance fees to National Parks and Ports
- Choice of local operator excursions at some locations
- Tips and gratuities
- Spend two full days exploring wilderness areas of Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour
- Hike to Wineglass Bay and The Hazards in Freycinet National Park
- Learn about Maria Island’s history as a penal colony
- 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
Australian Hospitality at Sea
On board, you will discover a personalised style of cruising. With a maximum of 100 guests, there is no need for queues, waiting, or assigned seating. Instead, an intimate, convivial atmosphere shared with other likeminded travellers makes you feel at home.
The Australian and New Zealand crew share their passion for our destinations and the explorer’s life. Join an engine room tours, watch the chefs at work in the open galley, and chat with the Captain or officers on the bridge – they will be delighted to have your company.
The chefs, inspired by destination flavours, prepare cuisine from fresh regional produce. The wine cellars hold a curated selection of Australian wines, beers and spirits. Our guests love to mingle over drinks as the sun sets, enjoy daily educational presentations by the lecturers, participate in stargazing sessions after dark, or simply find a quiet corner on deck and enjoy the solitude.
The Expedition Experience
Explore remote locations that are hard to reach or not often touched by tourists, with shore excursions that promote environmental and cultural appreciation.
The small group sizes ensure that your experience is personal, with minimal impact on the communities and environments we visit.
Enjoy excursions or activities each day, guided by expert Expedition Leaders and lecturers who provide commentary on culture, history, and the region’s unique geology, plants and wildlife to help you connect with these special places.
The ships are built for environmentally responsible smallship cruising, with refined navigation and nimble Xplorer tenders to bring you close to remote coastlines.
Information from Coral Expeditions:
It is our priority to keep our guests and crew safe while travelling with us, and our SailSAFE Plan will ensure we operate responsibly in the new environment that COVID-19 has created.
Remote, nature-based expeditions with Australian and New Zealand crew, and small groups less than 100 guests provides a lower-risk environment. The addition of our approved SailSAFE COVID response plan, as well as our thorough pre-cruise testing model, create additional confidence when sailing with us.
Coral Expeditions have partnered with Respond Global, a specialist medical advisory agency, to assist us in developing these protocols that are among the most thorough in the world. With a focus on prevention, to target a 100% COVID free environment when we set sail, we have a three-tiered medical screening system in place before boarding. This prevention protocol is supported by on board mitigation actions and a thorough and compassionate response plan.
For current information please visit: www.coralexpeditions.com/au/about-us/sailsafe-plan/