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Circumnavigation of Tasmania

Hobart to Hobart16 nightsAll InclusiveFrom $13,170.00* PP

Join us onboard Coral Discoverer for our full circumnavigation voyage around Tasmania, showcasing the best of the remote parks, islands and harbours of this pristine island at the edge of the world.  The second of our Tasmania circumnavigations, this 16 night voyage will include even more stops at Tasmania’s beautiful coastline. Highlights include a visit to the Josef Chromy Vineyard, hiking through the Strzelecki National Park on Flinders Island, cheese tasting at King Island Dairy, and more than two days exploring the rarely-visited world heritage wilderness of Port Davey.

  • Enjoy a scenic flight over Port Davey for a bird’s-eye view of Tasmania’s Southwest wilderness
  • Visit remote Flinders Island –  experience one of Tasmania’s ‘Great Short Walks’ in Strzelecki National Park
  • Cruise the scenic Tamar River to Launceston, and enjoy a visit to the Josef Chromy Vineyard
  • Gaze in awe at the 300m high sea cliffs at Tasman National Park – the highest in the southern hemisphere
  • Sample King Island’s world-famous produce and visit King Island Dairy for a cheese tasting
  • Encounter iconic wildlife such as wombats, fur seals, and dolphins
  • Spend two to three days exploring in the World Heritage Area of Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour
  • Kayak and hike Tasmania’s breathtakingly beautiful coast and visit remote areas all around the island
  • Journey Tasmania’s isolated and mysterious West Coast
  • See the coast of Tasmania from the sea, an unusual perspective highlighting the awe-inspiring beauty of the island

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Itinerary

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Arriving Hobart

Board in Hobart at 4:00pm for an 5:00pm departure. Enjoy the Captain’s welcome drinks as we cruise down the Derwent River and into the D’Entrecasteaux Channel.

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The historic ruins and rugged cliffs of Maria Island National Park are home to diverse wildlife that includes Forester Kangaroos, Bennetts Wallabies, and wombats. Walk to historic Darlington Settlement, explore the ancient seabeds of the Fossil Cliffs, and marvel at the sandstone formations of the Painted Cliffs.

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At Freycinet Peninsula, see the pink granite formations of the Hazard Mountains, and the sweeping bays fringed by Eucalypts. Join a guided hike to the Wineglass Bay beach – one of the best beaches in the world. Witness fur seals lounging on the rocks at the Ile des Phoques.

Flinders Island

Visit wild and rugged Flinders Island, and marvel at the pink and gray granite mountain ranges of Strzelecki National Park. Land at beautiful Trousers Point beach, with the possibility of enjoying two of Tasmania’s Great Short Walks at Trousers Point and Castle Rock. Visit seaside townships, discover the sad history of Wybalenna Settlement, and see relics of Flinders maritime past at the Furneaux Museum.

 

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Weather permitting we visit the Kent Group of islands, Tasmania’s northernmost National Park and a marine protected area. These islands are the remains of a land bridge that once connected Tasmania with main land Australia over 10,000 years ago. The waters of Kent Island are crystal clear, with the highest diversity of fish species in Australia. On Deal Island we find the highest lighthouse in Australia, standing 305 metres above sea level, which is manned by volunteer caretakers, enjoy several walk options and swim and kayak off the beach.

Spend two days cruising the scenic Tamar River – which despite its name is actually a tidal estuary over its entire length. Formed by the confluence of the North and South Esk rivers at Launceston, the river’s banks are peppered with scenic reserves, historical properties and notable vineyards. Explore the historic pilot station at Low Head, discover the charming city of Launceston, and enjoy our signature food & wine event at Josef Chromy Vineyard.

Stanley Island

On our visit to Stanley, walk to see ‘The Nut’ – an old volcanic plug that measures approximately 4.6km with a steep section that flattens to form the top. You can opt for a chairlift to skip the incline. Either way, be rewarded with coastal views before heading to explore Highfield Historic Site.

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Home to striking mountain ranges, ancient pines and untamed rivers, the wild west coast is the heart of Tasmania’s wilderness and a true frontier. Take in the dramatic scenery during a day of cruising.

A marine reserve and part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Port Davey is truly spectacular.  Enjoy the unforgettable experience of kayaking in Bramble Cove, and explore Melaleuca, along with hiking and bird-watching.

We will spend 2-3 days here, and upon departure, we will also cruise past the remote south coast islands of Maatsuyker, home to Australia’s most southerly lighthouse.

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Cruise the Huon River and visit the township of Franklin and its fascinating Wooden Boat Centre. Learn about the process of sheep cheese-making at the family-run Grandvewe Cheeses, and at the cellar door enjoy a taste of their ‘ewenique’ sheep’s whey vodka. Visit Art Farm at Birches Bay for a walk enjoying their fine collection of sculptures.

Fluted Cape Bruny Island

Experience the rugged beauty of Fluted Cape as you walk along the sheer coastal cliffs. Learn about the rich maritime history of Adventure Bay, and explore the history of old whaling stations on the way to Grassy Point.

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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 British and Australian convicts sentenced to hard labour before its heavy iron doors clanked shut for the last time in 1877.

Today, the Historic Site has over 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes set in 100 acres of landscaped grounds. In the company of Port Arthur’s knowledgeable guides, join a tour of this site.

Arriving Hobart

Disembark in Hobart at 8:00am
A post cruise transfer to city or airport is included.

This itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions, and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. Coral Expeditions suggests that you do not arrive on the day of embarkation or depart on the day of disembarkation due to any changes that may occur in scheduling.



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Private Balcony - 20m2

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Picture Window - 15m2

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Porthole Windows - 18m2

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Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom

Private Balcony - 20m2

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Promenade Deck (Category A)

Picture Window - 18m2

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Promenade Deck (Category B)

Picture Window - 15m2

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Prices are per person twin share, listed in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST.  Booking Terms & Conditions >
For solo traveller rates see our Solo Traveller Program >

Additional Information

Inclusions

  • 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 barista-style coffee and tea station
  • 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)

Not Included

  • Pre-cruise transfers
  • Pre and post cruise flights/charter flights
  • Pre and post cruise accommodation
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entry visas & travel permits for the country you are traveling to/from
  • Alcoholic drinks (including beer and wine) outside of lunch and dinner service
  • Internet services (available at a cost)
  • Laundry service (available at a cost)
  • Items of a personal nature such souvenir purchases
  • Optional Extras (in some destinations)
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