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Coastal Treks Of Tasmania

Hobart to Hobart10 nightsAll InclusiveFrom $7,420.00* PP

This 10-night hiking-themed itinerary takes you to explore the remote coastlines of Tasmania’s east, and the iconic treks of the region. Guests will enjoy a variety of shore excursions, with both challenging and less strenuous walks on offer. The imposing cliffs, sandy beaches and sapphire waters of the rugged coast of Tasmania offer an experience of spectacular beauty. Guided by experienced bush-walkers, explore breathtaking coastal hikes along with insights into the region’s unique ecosystem. Some of the hikes include Mount Beattie, Mount Milner, Fluted Cape Walkway, Cape Hauy, Hazards Loop and Bishop and Clerk. After the day’s exertions, retire to Coral Discoverer’s panoramic Xplorer bar and recharge with a Tasmanian single malt or two.

  • Spend two full days exploring Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour, with kayaking, bird-watching, and hiking revealing the secrets of this stunning wilderness
  • Explore the beautiful Freycinet National Park: stroll the sweeping white sand of Wineglass Bay and hike to the lookout for a spectacular view
  • Visit the Noah’s Ark of Tasmania, Maria Island, and spot wombat, wallabies, endemic birds, and other wildlife
  • Enjoy a tour at World Heritage-listed Port Arthur to gain a deep insight into the convict history
  • From the sea, have a breath-taking view of the 300 metre high dolerite columns of the Tasman Peninsula, the highest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere
  • Taste Tasmania’s remarkable fresh produce, cool-climate wines, and artisanal spirits throughout your expedition and at special wine-tastings and events

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Itinerary

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Arriving Hobart

Board your Coral Expeditions small ship at  Hobart’s Princes Wharf at 4:00pm where there is time to settle into your stateroom before our 5:00pm departure. Take the time to become acquainted with all the facilities onboard before meeting your fellow travellers, the Captain and crew for the Captain’s Welcome Drinks.

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.

Guests will have the option of:

MOUNT BEATTIE
256m above sea level – The Mt Beattie track starts from a jetty at Claytons Corner where the historic. Claytons Hut is located, it travels steady uphill through native forest then opens out to button grass, open windy areas which are often muddy on the trail to the summit. It offers stunning views of the whole Port Davey area in particular Bathurst Harbour.

Walk Details:
› Distance: 3 hours return
› Grade 3 walk – some bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface, and many steps.
› Prepare with: A raincoat, woolen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

MOUNT MILNER
180m above sea level – This hike begins with getting your feet wet in the shallow bay, the hike begins by slowly gaining height before reaching a short but very steep section which quickly gains height before leveling off and an easy up and down section to the lookout over the Break Sea Islands.

Walk Details:
› Distance: 2 hours return
› Grade 3 walk – some bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface, and many steps.
› Prepare with: Sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

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Fluted Cape Bruny Island

At Adventure Bay on the east coast of Bruny Island, we walk along the dramatic coastal cliffs of Fluted Cape and hope to see Bennett’s Wallabies which are endemic to Bruny Island. Learn about the rich maritime history of Adventure Bay, and explore the history of old whaling stations on the way to Grassy Point.

FLUTED CAPE WALKWAY
240m above sea level – This is a moderately challenging track which has a very well-maintained loop track with several short steep sections, and gradual inclines. It begins at the beach and is a flat easy walk to grassy point (1.5km) where the steep uphill section begins, it levels off at the lookout sections (1.5km) and them traverses down through the forest area, this can be slippery and muddy if rainfall has occurred.

Walk Details:
› 3 hours return loop (5.5km)
› Grade 3 walk – There is one very steep section on this track that requires good fitness but in general it is a steady climed to the summit lookout area before it is mostly downhill to the beach.
› Prepare with: Water bottle, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

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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.

Guests will have the option of:

CAPE HAUY (part of the Three Capes Walk)
180m above sea level elevation gain – It features many steps along the way over 1000 on the way down and 800 to the junction lookout – good fitness and balance required. It starts from the boat ramp and undulates through woodlands and heath; it then drops down a steep set of steps before ascending to the Cape.

Walk Details:
› Distance: 4 hours return (4.4 km one way)
› Grade 3 walk – Some bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface, and many steps.
› Some hazardous cliffs and unprotected track edges
› Prepare with: A raincoat, woolen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

CANOE BAY TO BIVOUAC BAY
Stroll along the shoreline looking for local wildlife as we beachcomb from Canoe to Bivouac Bay

 

Wineglass Bay Tasmania with Coral Expeditions

The Freycinet Peninsula is a dramatic headland dominated by a pink-hued granite mountain range called the Hazards. Blessed with picturesque sweeping bays with white sand beaches like famed Wineglass Bay, much of the peninsula is designated as Freycinet National Park.

Guests will have the option of:

HAZARD LOOP
204m elevation – From Wineglass Bay across the Isthmus track and walk down Hazards Beach before joining onto the Hazards track looping onto the start of the Wineglass Bay lookout walk from Coles Bay.

Walk Details:
› 3.5 – 4 hours return (12 km loop)
› Grade 3 walk – Undulates up and down a steady track then a rocky track with built in steps. The walk over to Wineglass has many steps over 500 on the way down.
› Prepare with: Water bottle, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

ISTHMUS TRAIL
An easy flattish walk that undulates between Hazards Beach and Wineglass Bay on a well-formed trail can be walked either way. It features both sand and dirt tracks as well as a selection of boardwalks.

Walk Details:
› 30 minutes return (2 km)
› Grade 2 walk – There are some ups and downs bust mostly an easy enjoyable walk.
› Prepare with: water bottle, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

WINEGLASS BAY LOOKOUT
204m elevation – One of Tasmania’s celebrated walks, it is a very well-constructed walkway passing through the coastal woodland and striking granite boulders to the lookout. It is a steep uphill climb featuring many individual steps (more than 500) before reaching the lookout summit, as we cannot land on the Coles Bay side this is a return from Wineglass Bay.

Walk Details:
› 2 hours return (3 km)
› Grade 3 walk – It is a steady and sometimes steep walk up featuring more then 500 steps integrated into the walkway.
› Prepare with: water bottle, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

Fossil Cliffs Maria Island

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

Guests will have the option of:

BISHOP AND CLERK
620m above sea level, this hike climbs through grasslands, open forests, tall woodland, to rocky slopes towering dolomite columns of the summit. It involves steep up and down sections, and an extensive field of boulders with a short climb to the summit.

Walk Details
› 4-5 hours return
› Grade 4 walk – Bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough, and steep. Signage may be limited. Hazardous cliffs, unprotected track edges, rock screed scramble
› Prepare with: A raincoat, woolen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.
Other recommendations may include: Thermal pants, warm gloves, and woolen beanie.

FOSSIL CLIFFS LOOP
54m elevation – This is a loop walk starting at the jetty and finishing at the Darlington Settlement. It follows gentle but uneven grass areas and well-maintained tracks it is mostly gentle ups and downs but does feature one steep hill climb. It visits the old buildings and the fossil cliffs where fossils were deposited some 300 million years ago.

Walk Details
› 2-2.5 hours loop return (4.5km)
› Grade 2 walk – Mostly on a well maintained track. plenty of places to rest and feature only one steep hill climb.
› Prepare with: Water bottle, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

PAINTED CLIFFS
56m elevation – A relaxing loop return coastal walk that features the stunning painted cliffs at Hopground beach, best done on a low tide to allow safe access to the rock platform beneath the cliffs.

Walk Details
› 2-2.5 hours loop return (4km)
› Grade 2 walk – It is mostly flat with only gentle incline along the trail. The rock platform at the painted cliffs require care as it can be slippery.
› Prepare with: Water bottle, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

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Disembark in Hobart at 8:00am. A post-cruise transfer from the ship to Hobart 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. Note on fitness levels: This trip involves moderate to challenging walks, therefore reasonable mobility is required to enjoy all it has to offer. Our Xplorer tender permits easy boarding without climbing any stairs. Hikes vary in intensity and where possible we split groups to suit easy and moderate walkers. Guests are welcome to opt out of any excursion and relax onboard – our top deck outdoor lounge is great on a sunny day.  As the itinerary covers remote regions, it is not suitable for passengers with serious medical conditions.

The cruise was from Hobart to Hobart & very COVID conscious & safe. The ship is small (max. 72 passengers) & therefore quite intimate. The whole ship was very clean (we even witnessed the staff cleaning the ceilings!) We were served 5-star food cooked by the hardest working chefs we have ever seen. We were spoilt by the fabulous & very caring staff. The excursions were excellently guided tours into the Tasmanian Wilderness, with the guides very knowledgeable & scientifically trained. All very approachable for any question, no matter how silly. In between shore trips they would present lectures specific to the area, its history & wildlife. Because of Tasmania's unpredictable weather, the itinerary was solely up to the Captain's discretion, but he went out of his way to explain every detail.
- TripAdvisor sydneyboxhead 16 Mar 2021


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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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