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Coral Expeditions’ Tasmania coastal cruises are a unique 7-day immersion into the remote beauty of Australia’s southern island state. Starting January 1, 2019, our fourth season of Tasmania expedition voyages will see our flagship Coral Discoverer take 72 guests to the farthest reaches of the Island State’s rugged coast. Her shallow draught and maneuverability, as well as active stabilisers, are ideal for this itinerary and allow her an unmatched ability to enter into the shallow bays and inlets of Tasmania’s otherwise virtually inaccessible west coast.

An authentic expedition voyage, guests onboard this voyage will benefit from a flexible itinerary to enable the Captain to respond to weather conditions, ensuring they experience the highlights of this harsh landscape in maximum comfort.port davey

Guests onboard join bush walks in national parks and World Heritage Areas, led by an Expert Expedition Team and a Tasmanian Specialist. Join optional hikes at the rugged Fluted Cape of Bruny Island or the early morning scenic Wineglass Bay lookout in Freycinet National Park. Wander the white sands of untouched Maria Island. If conditions allow, enjoy two full days exploring the untouched Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area by foot at Port Davey and by kayak Bathurst Harbour. Meet albatross and the Australian Fur Seal. For gourmands, this itinerary also includes freshly shucked Bruny Island Oysters and local sheep’ cheese at Grandvewe.

Our friends at Australia Traveller magazine travelled to Tasmania recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. Read the feature article about their experience here.

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our tasmanian voyages

Pristine Tasmania (Hobart to Hobart) - 7 Nights

An immersive voyage into the wilderness, this cruise showcases the rugged coastal beauty and World Heritage Listed National Parks of Australia’s island state, in the intimate comfort of our refurbished flagship, Coral Discoverer.

Become immersed in Tasmania’s breathtaking National Parks; from the perfect circular formation of Wineglass Bay, to the dramatic peaks of pink granite at Freycinet, or the otherworldly remoteness of Maria Island National Park. Sample freahly shucked oysters, and learn of Tasmania’s rich colonial past in Darlington.

> Departs January to March


Coastal Treks of Tasmania (Hobart to Hobart) - 7 Nights

Cruise and Hike Tasmania’s scenic coast!  The imposing cliffs, sandy beaches and sapphire waters of the rugged coast of Tasmania offer an experience of spectacular beauty. These special departure combines an expedition voyage with coastal treks on some of Tasmania’s best walking tracks – a uniquely Australian back-to-nature experience.

> Departs January 8 and January 15, 2019


A Yachtsman's Cruise: Sydney to Hobart - 6 nights

Experience the nautical tradition that is the 74th Sydney to Hobart international yacht race! Embarking in Broken Bay on December 26th, soak in the excitement at the start of the race from the Coral Discoverer’s vantage point off Sydney Heads. We sail the south coast and Bass Strait and once across the Strait enjoy the scenic rugged Tasmanian coast. Arrive in Hobart on New Year’s Eve and join the festivities of race presentations. Enjoy New Year’s Eve celebrations before disembarking on the 1st January.

> Departs December 26, 2018


UNESCO World Heritage Wilderness

The Tasmanian wilderness is one of the largest conservation reserves in Australia with approximately 1.6 million hectares of temperate wilderness protected. With hundreds of archaeological sites, a vast diversity of flora and home to several animals either extinct or threatened on mainland Australia, it made the World Heritage List 1982.

Included in the Tasmanian World Heritage Area is the iconic Southwest National Park which encapsulates Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour themselves part of the Port Davey Marine Reserve.

At Port Davey, sharp rocky ridges rise up from the southern ocean and present a stark contrast to the bright green ranges whilst the underwater landscape, influenced by tannin-rich freshwater that drain into the harbour from four major rivers, is most unusual.

The insularity of the isle state of Tasmania and of the Tasmanian Wilderness in particular, has contributed to its uniqueness.