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Circumnavigation of Tasmania: Hobart to Hobart - 14 Nights

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Be one of a special few to join us on our first 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.
Highlights include a special Winemaker’s Dinner in the Tamar region, hiking through the Strzelecki National Park on Flinders Island, a gourmet lunch and dairy tour on King Island, and two days exploring the rarely-visited world heritage wilderness of Port Davey. Now in our sixth annual season in Tasmania, benefit from the local knowledge and expedition expertise of Australia’s pioneering cruise line.

>  Visit remote Flinders Island – with the opportunity to experience one of Tasmania’s ‘Great Short Walks’ in Strzelecki National Park
>  Cruise the scenic Tamar River to Launceston, and enjoy a special visit to a vineyard in the region
>  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 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 2020

CORAL DISCOVERER TWIN SHARE PER PERSON SOLE USE*
Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom $15,390 n/a
Promenade Deck (Category A) $13,190 n/a
Promenade Deck (Category B) $12,090 $18,135*
Main Deck (Category A) $11,540 n/a
Main Deck (Category B) $10,990 n/a

*Limited sole use occupancy available.

MAKE A BOOKING

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.

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

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, visit seaside townships, discover the sad history of Wybalenna Settlement, and see relics of Flinders maritime past at the Furneaux Museum.

Tamar River & Launceston (with special event)

Spend two days on the scenic Tamar River – actually a tidal estuary. The river’s banks abound with scenic reserves, historical properties and notable vineyards. Explore Cataract Gorge and the city of Launceston, before a signature event at Josef Chromy Wines, with vineyard tours, winetastings, and cellar-door banquet.

King Island

Situated in the Bass Strait, King Island is known for its fine local produce. Tour the island with local guides and learn about the island’s colourful history and thriving industries. Sample a brie at the King Island Dairy tasting room, and enjoy a gourmet lunch with 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 of this coastline 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. If conditions allow, guests will spend one to two days exploring here. Enjoy the unforgettable experience of kayaking in Bramble Cove, and explore Melaleuca, along with hiking and bird-watching.

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 15: Arrive Hobart

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

January 2020

Departure Departure Arrival Arrival Cost Per Person Cost PP Ship Availability  
01 January 2020 01 Jan 2020 15 January 2020 15 Jan 2020 $10,990 to $15,390 $10,990 to $15,390 Coral Discoverer Filling Fast Book


YOUR CRUISE PRICE INCLUDES

›› 14 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.

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.

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.

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.