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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, 2018, our third 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 manoeuvrability, 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.

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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.

Guests onboard join bushwalks in national parks and World Heritage Areas, led by an Expert Expedition Team and a special guest Parks and Wildlife Ranger. 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 - 7 night - HOBART TO HOBART

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

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Coastal Treks of Tasmania - 7 Night - Hobart to Hobart

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

The ship’s itinerary has been designed to seamlessly drop off and pick up guests before and after the walks. Varying in difficulty, this cruise is for adventurous wilderness lovers.

> Departs January 15, 2018

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A Yachtsman's Cruise - 6 night - Sydney to Hobart Race Special

This magnificent one-off voyage departing on Boxing Day 2017 combines the excitement of the Sydney to Hobart international ocean yacht race with relaxing days exploring the scenic coastlines of New South Wales and Tasmania.  Experience history at the Killer Whale Museum at Twofold Bay and the colonial Darlington convict settlement on beautiful Maria Island.  End the trip at Macquarie Wharf in Hobart in time for race and New Year festivities. Tantalise your taste-buds at the Taste of Tasmania festival held at nearby Princes Wharf, sampling some of the best produce, cheese and wine in the region.  This is the best of the glorious Tasmanian summer.

> Departs December 26, 2017

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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.