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Expedition Cruises Of Tasmania’s Wilderness Coast

Explore Australia’s island state poised at the edge of the world, where the Southern, Indian and Pacific Oceans collide. Tasmania’s natural beauty sees rugged mountain ranges culminate in soaring coastal cliffs and crescent-shaped beaches. Its intriguing colonial history comes to life in haunting convict buildings and heritage sites. Shaped by its climate, fertile pastures and verdant valleys, it produces a bounty of world-renowned food, wine and artisanal beers and spirits, making a Tasmanian expedition cruise an experience for all the senses.

Tasmania Voyage Logs

Circumnavigation of Tasmania, Hobart to Hobart

01 – 17 Jan 2023, Coral Discoverer

“A mother wombat with its joey close on its heels was the subject of many photos! In the afternoon, the weather held and we walked down to the amazing Painted Cliffs, a richly coloured area of eroded sandstone cliffs accessible at low tide. We heard various stories about the island’s history as we walked along, bringing the island alive for us.”

Fluted Cape Bruny Island

Coastal Wilds of Tasmania, Hobart to Hobart

16 – 26 Feb 2022, Coral Discoverer

“We boarded Xplorer to view the spectacular dolerite columns of the Fluted Cape coastline. We found an Australian fur seal which had just hauled itself up onto the rocks. Soon after a smaller female laboured out of the water demonstrating amazing dexterity for such a chunky animal.”

Coastal Wilds of Tasmania, Hobart to Hobart

06 – 16 Feb 2022, Coral Discoverer

“Cruising along Tasman Peninsula a huge pod of dolphins performed acrobatics and formation swimming.  We were lucky enough to see albatross, some seals sunning themselves on Tasman Isle, huge flocks of shearwaters and quite possibly … a penguin!”

Fossil Cliffs Maria Island

Circumnavigation of Tasmania, Hobart to Hobart

1 – 17  January 2021, Coral Discoverer

Coral Discoverer moved to a new anchorage before breakfast, near the Darlington Historic Settlement on Maria Island. From the ship we could see the famous Painted Cliffs and parts of the historic settlement at Darlington. Soon after breakfast we headed ashore to explore this historic settlement, which was now a national park.”

Coral Expeditions Ships In Tasmania

Comfortable and intimately scaled for the Tasmanian region, Coral Discoverer has a shallow draught to get up close to the rugged coastal beauty, ocean views from all public spaces, an expansive open-air sun deck, and all outside-facing staterooms. Coral Discoverer also hosts state-of-the-art expedition vessels including the Xplorer, zodiacs and kayaks allowing guests a more intimate experience of the remote Tasmanian coastline.

UNESCO World Heritage Wilderness

The Tasmanian wilderness is one of the largest conservation reserves in Australia measuring approximately 1.6 million hectares. It boasts hundreds of archaeological sites, a vast diversity of flora and is home to several animals either extinct or threatened on mainland Australia. Recognised by UNESCO for its ancient forests, the best way to experience it is on foot. At Freycinet National Park, guests can walk to the Wine Glass Bay lookout, one of the world’s most photographed locations. The Fluted Cape Trek, at the southern end of the picturesque Adventure Bay, rewards you with stunning views of Storm Bay. Another beautiful trek is the walk along the Mt Beattie track which affords walkers incredible views over Bathurst Harbour, Bathurst Channel and Melaleuca Inlet.

Corals From Raja Ampat to Tasmania

3rd September 2023
It is appropriate to have an expert in the field write about corals given their inclusion in our cruise company’s name and the predominance of corals and coral built reefs in the places we visit around the West Papuan islands and each of the northern Australian sites.
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Voyage Log: Circumnavigation Of Tasmania – Coral Discoverer

1st June 2023
Guest Lecturer Ian Terry shares the experiences of guests and crew aboard the Coral Discoverer for the Circumnavigation Of Tasmania voyage.
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Voyage Log: Coastal Wilds Of Tasmania – Coral Discoverer

31st May 2023
Learn about the adventures and experiences of the guests and crew aboard the Coral Discoverer on our ‘Coastal Wilds Of Tasmania’ voyage.
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Posts from our Tasmanian voyages

Our day was filled with adventure as we hiked the vast landscapes of Adventure Bay, boarded the Xplorer to venture into sea caves, and spotted some curious Tasmanian wildlife.
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Exploring Bruny Island has been filled with playful Tasmanian wildlife coming up to us to say ‘Hi’. This is only Day 2 of our Circumnavigation of Tasmania cruise, can’t wait to see what other wildlife encounters are to come!
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Explore the pristine wilderness of Tasmania aboard Coral Discoverer with a bonus 2-night escape to explore picturesque Freycinet National Park and stay at the world class Freycinet Lodge.
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Spend Christmas and New Years on expedition!🎄
Our seasonal voyages offer a range of choices, whether you prefer a yacht inspired journey close to home in Tasmania or seek to connect with more exotic adventures in Papua New Guinea, New Zealand or Borneo.

Book your Christmas and New Years voyage. Visit our website to view the itinerary & book online. Link in bio.

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"We set off towards Beauty Point, where we explored Platypus House and Seahorse World. Divided into three groups, we each had the opportunity to embark on the tours and also had some time to visit the gift shop or café. At Seahorse World, guests gained insight into the challenges seahorses face in Tasmania, while Platypus House allowed for an up-close encounter with platypuses and echidnas. That afternoon we visited Josef Chromy for a delightful evening of wine tasting and dinner. The charming scenery of the vineyard made it a truly enjoyable evening."

- Expedition Leader Alistair Kent, 3 March 2023

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