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Circumnavigation of Tasmania: Hobart to Hobart, 16 Nights

Join us on our full circumnavigation voyage around Tasmania, showcasing the best of the remote parks, islands and harbours of this pristine island at the edge of the world.  The second of our Tasmania circumnavigations, this 16 night voyage will include even more stops at Tasmania’s beautiful coastline. Highlights include a visit to the Josef Chromy Vineyard, hiking through the Strzelecki National Park on Flinders Island, a gourmet lunch and dairy tour on King Island, and more than two days exploring the rarely-visited world heritage wilderness of Port Davey.

>  Enjoy a scenic flight over Port Davey for a bird’s-eye view of Tasmania’s Southwest wilderness
>  Visit remote Flinders Island –  experience one of Tasmania’s ‘Great Short Walks’ in Strzelecki National Park
>  Cruise the scenic Tamar River to Launceston, and enjoy a visit to the Josef Chromy Vineyard
>  Gaze in awe at the 300m high sea cliffs at Tasman National Park – the highest in the southern hemisphere
>  Sample King Island’s world-famous produce at a gourmet lunch and visit King Island Dairy for a cheese tasting
>  Encounter iconic wildlife such as wombats, fur seals, and dolphins
>  Spend more than two days exploring in the World Heritage Area of Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour
>  Kayak and hike Tasmania’s breathtakingly beautiful coast and visit remote areas all around the island
>  Journey Tasmania’s isolated and mysterious West Coast, with the chance to land and explore a remote location (subject to weather)
>  See the coast of Tasmania from the sea, an unusual perspective which highlights the awe-inspiring beauty of the island

Fares

1 January 2021

CORAL DISCOVERER TWIN SHARE PER PERSON SOLE USE*
Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom $17,890 n/a
Promenade Deck (Category A) $15,390 n/a
Promenade Deck (Category B) $14,090 $21,135*
Main Deck (Category A) $13,490 n/a
Main Deck (Category B) $12,790 n/a

*Limited sole use occupancy available.

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Note: Below is a list of the destinations we plan to visit on our Tasmania Circumnavigation Cruise. Due to the expeditionary nature of this trip, there may be ongoing enhancements to the itinerary. Our Master and Expedition Leader will adjust the itinerary to best suit weather conditions at the time of travel.

Day 1: Depart Hobart

Board in Hobart at 4:00pm for a 8:00pm departure. Enjoy the Captain’s welcome drinks as we cruise down the Derwent River and into the D’entrecasteaux Channel

Fortescue Bay & Tasman Peninsula

Gaze up at the 300 metre sea cliffs of Tasman National Park, the highest in the Southern Hemisphere, from a perfect position at sea. An area of huge natural diversity, it is possible to find Australian Fur Seals “hauling out” on the rocky shore at Tasman Island. Visit Fortescue Bay, hike the coastal Tasman Trail and kayak in Canoe Bay.

Maria Island

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The historic ruins and rugged cliffs of Maria Island National Park are home to diverse wildlife that includes Forester Kangaroos, Bennetts Wallabies, and wombats. Walk to historic Darlington Settlement, explore the ancient seabeds of the Fossil Cliffs, and marvel at the sandstone formations of the Painted Cliffs.

Freycinet Peninsula

Wineglass Bay Tasmania with Coral Expeditions

At the Freycinet Peninsula, see the pink granite formations of the Hazard Mountains, and the sweeping bays fringed by eucalypt. Join a guided hike to the Wineglass Bay beach – one of the best beaches in the world. Witness fur seals lounging on the rocks at the Ile des Phoques.

Flinders Island & the Furneaux Group

Visit wild and rugged Flinders Island, and marvel at the pink and gray granite mountain ranges of Strzelecki National Park. Explore beautiful Trousers Point beach, with the possibility of enjoying two of Tasmania’s Great Short Walks at Trousers Point and Castle Rock. Visit seaside townships, discover the sad history of Wybalenna Settlement, and see relics of Flinders maritime past at the Furneaux Museum.

Kent Island Group

Tasmania Image Gallery

Weather permitting we visit the Kent Group of islands, Tasmania’s northernmost National Park and a marine protected area. These islands are the remains of a land bridge that once connected Tasmania with main land Australia over 10,000 years ago. The waters of Kent Island are crystal clear, with the highest diversity of fish species in Australia. On Deal Island we find the highest lighthouse in Australia, standing 305 metres above sea level, which is manned by volunteer caretakers.

Tamar River & Launceston

Spend two days cruising the scenic Tamar River – which despite its name is actually a tidal estuary over its entire length. Formed by the confluence of the North and South Esk rivers at Launceston, the river’s banks are peppered with scenic reserves, historical properties and notable vineyards. We berth overnight in Launceston, with an excursion to Josef Chromy Vineyard and time to explore the surrounds.

Stanley

Visit the charming seaside village of Stanley, steeped in history and famous for it’s delectable seafood. Make the climb or chairlift up the Stanley’s iconic landmark ‘The Nut’, the remains of an ancient volcanic plug, for spectacular 360 degree view. Later amble past the well-preserved colonial buildings and perhaps sample some of Stanley’s world famous fish and chips.

King Island

King Island is known for its fine local produce, featured in the finest restaurants all over Australia. Situated at the western entrance to the Bass Strait, its rugged coastline has been the site of over 60 known shipwrecks.

Tour the island with knowledgeable local guides and learn about the island’s colourful history and current day industry. Sample a brie at the King Island Dairy tasting room, and enjoy a gourmet lunch, with a chance to sample King Island scotch steak and locally caught crayfish.

West Coast Expedition Stop

Home to striking mountain ranges, ancient pines and untamed rivers, the wild west coast is the heart of Tasmania’s wilderness and a true frontier. Take in the dramatic scenery during a day of cruising. Weather permitting, we may make a landing on this truly remote coastline.

Port Davey

A marine reserve, and part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Port Davey is truly spectacular.  Enjoy the unforgettable experience of kayaking in Bramble Cove, and explore Melaleuca, along with hiking and bird-watching.

We will spend 2.5 days here, and upon departure we will also cruise pass the remote south coast islands of Maatsuyker, home to Australia’s most southerly lighthouse.

Adventure Bay, Bruny Island

Experience the rugged beauty of Fluted Cape as you walk along the sheer coastal cliffs. Learn about the rich maritime history of Adventure Bay, and explore the history of old whaling stations on the way to Grassy Point.

Day 17: Arrive Hobart

Disembark in Hobart at 8:00am
A post cruise transfer to city or airport is included.

January 2021

Departure Departure Arrival Arrival Cost Per Person Cost PP Ship Availability  
01 January 2021 01 Jan 2021 17 January 2021 17 Jan 2021 $12,790 to $17,890 $12,790 to $17,890 Coral Discoverer Available Book

YOUR CRUISE PRICE INCLUDES

›› 16 night Expedition Voyage aboard Coral Discoverer
›› Expert Expedition Team, including a Guest Lecturer and a Tasmanian Specialist
›› Daily guided excursions on the Xplorer and Zodiac tender vessels, and kayaks where conditions allow
›› All meals, prepared by our chef on board
›› Showcase wines, selected beers and soft drinks with lunch and dinner service
›› 24 hour coffee and selection of teas
›› Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Events, and Open Bridge Access with the Captain
›› Comprehensive and fully guided sightseeing in each destination
›› All entrance fees to National Parks and Ports

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

›› 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

Tipping not required

Now that you’ve chosen your cruise, our reservations specialists are on hand to assist with all of your booking arrangements to ensure your holiday runs as smoothly as possible.

Don’t forget, we strongly recommend the purchase of Travel Insurance with any cruise purchase. See below for further details.

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

With 244 rooms located on Hobart’s waterfront with breath taking views of the River Derwent and Mount Wellington; the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart is Tasmania’s premier hotel.
The hotel is central to major tourist attractions including Salamanca Markets, Constitution Dock, Mona Ferry, Battery Point, Hobart CBD and retail
shopping centres.

The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel

The Old Woolstore is centrally located within a stone’s throw of the city centre and just a block away from Hobart’s majestic waterfront.
The Old Woolstore consists of a unique choice of fully serviced Hotel Rooms,
Studio Apartments, One Bedroom Apartments, Two Bedroom Apartments and Executive Spa Apartments.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Comprehensive Travel Insurance is strongly recommended for all travellers as protection against any unforeseen events that may necessitate the cancellation or interruption of your holiday and should be purchased at the same time as you purchase your cruise. It should also include emergency evacuation and repatriation cover.

We recommend Travel Insurance by SureSave.

SureSave, is an Australian company who specialise in travel insurance designed for travellers. SureSave provides world assistance through a customer support team, a claims team and an in-house 24/7 Emergency Assistance division. Underwritten by Lloyds of London, you get peace of mind knowing your security is guaranteed.

Please note: SureSave Travel Insurance policies may only be purchased by Australian residents. For international travellers, please discuss your policy requirements with your local insurance provider.