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Coastal Treks Of Tasmania

Hobart to Hobart10 nightsAll InclusiveFrom $7,420.00* PP

This hiking-themed itinerary combines our regular Coastal Wilds of Tasmania voyage with hikes on some of Tasmania’s best coastal tracks. 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 Cape Hauy (4hrs, Gr 3), Bishop & Clerk (7hrs Gr 4), Fluted Cape (2.5hrs Gr 3), Mt Beattie (3 hrs, Gr 2/3), and Wineglass Bay (1-2hrs, Gr 3). 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 behind-the-scenes 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

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.

Mt Beattie is an easy to moderate walk located close to magnificent Port Davey. The raw and remote beauty of this wilderness area is enhanced by the breathtaking views over Bathurst Channel and Bathurst Harbour.

Walk Details:
› 3 hours return
› Grade 2/3 walk – some bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface, and many steps.
› Prepare with: A raincoat, woollen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

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Cape Hauy (part of the Three Capes Walk) is a medium difficulty walk through an extraordinary landscape. Experience views of Fortescue Bay from Mt Fortescue and the dolerite columns at the tip of Cape Hauy.

Walk Details:
› 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 – supervise children
› Prepare with: A raincoat, woollen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

Fortescue Bay walk

The Fortescue Bay to Waterfall Bay trail is noted for providing an experience of some of the most magnificent coastline in Tasmania. The rainforest and blue gum stands and views of the Tasman Peninsula are nothing short of spectacular. At the end of this longer medium grade walk, the Coral Discoverer will be waiting for hikers to return.

Walk Details
› 7 hours (16km 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 – supervise children
› Prepare with: A raincoat, woollen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

Wineglass Bay Tasmania with Coral Expeditions

The spectacular peninsula of Freycinet is crafted from pink granite peaks – the Hazard mountains – surrounded by azure bays, and backed by dry eucalyptus forest. Enjoy a hike to the Wineglass Bay Lookout and later, join a beachcombers walk along Wineglass Bay, consistently voted one of the most breathtaking beaches in the world.

Walk Details:
› 2.5 hours return (3 km return)
› Grade 3 walk – steep uphill climb one-way with rough bush steps to a beach lookout.
› Prepare with: water bottle, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

Fossil Cliffs Maria Island

Bishop and Clerk is a challenging walk located in the Maria Island National Park. Pass through diverse landscapes of grasslands and forest, to emerge overlooking a dramatic and sweeping view of the Southern Ocean.

Walk Details
› 5 hours return (12 km return)
› Grade 4 walk – bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough, and steep. Signage may be limited.
› Supervise children, hazardous cliffs, unprotected track edges, rock screed scramble
› Prepare with: A raincoat, woollen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.
Other recommendations may include: Thermal pants, warm gloves, and woollen beanie.

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


Fares & Availability

Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom

Private Balcony - 20m2

Fully Booked

Promenade Deck (Category A)

Picture Window - 18m2

15 Available

Promenade Deck (Category B)

Picture Window - 15m2

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Rectangle Windows - 18m2

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Main Deck (Category B)

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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Main Deck (Category A)

Rectangle Windows - 18m2

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Porthole Windows - 18m2

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Private Balcony - 20m2

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Promenade Deck (Category A)

Picture Window - 18m2

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Rectangle Windows - 18m2

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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

  • Expert Expedition Team and Guest Lecturers
  • An authentic, flexible expedition itinerary
  • All daily guided excursions
  • Lectures, workshops and demonstrations onboard
  • All meals, chef-prepared on board
  • Selected wines and beer with lunch and dinner service
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Events, and Open Bridge Access
  • 24-hour coffee and teas
  • Use of all onboard facilities, including reference library
  • Access fees including Traditional Owner fees & entrance fees to National Parks and Ports
  • Tips and gratuities

Not Included

  • Pre and post cruise flights & hotels
  • Entry visas or travel permits
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks including beer and wine outside of lunch and dinner service
  • Internet services (available at a cost)
  • Laundry service (available at a cost)
  • Australian entry visas or travel permits
  • Items of a personal nature including but not limited to phone and internet communications and bar charges (outside of the included drinks package as highlighted) laundry charges and souvenir purchases
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