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Coastal Treks of Tasmania: Hobart to Hobart > 7 Nights

Cruise and Hike Tasmania’s coast

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

 

Guided by experienced bush-walkers, explore breathtaking coastal hikes along with insights into the region’s unique eco-system.  The ship’s itinerary has been designed to seamlessly enable extensive shore excursions, however guests who wish to simply stay on-board during the day and enjoy the scenery are welcome to do so.  After the day’s exertions, retire to the Coral Discoverer’s panoramic Explorer bar and recharge with a Tasmanian single malt or two.   Surely there isn’t a better way to explore Tasmania’s coast!

Hikes are listed in the itinerary section.

Fares

17 February 2020 and 09 March 2020

CORAL DISCOVERER TWIN SHARE PER PERSON SOLE USE
Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom $7,840 n/a
Promenade Deck A $6,720 n/a
Promenade Deck B $6,160 $9,240*
Main Deck A $5,880 n/a
Main Deck B $5,600 n/a

* Limited sole use occupancy available

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THE ITINERARY

Embarkation: Board at Hobart’s Princes Wharf  at 4:00pm for 5:00pm departure.
Disembarkation: Arrive and disembark at Hobart’s Princes Wharf  at 08:00am.

Day 3 - Fluted Cape Walk (3)tas

The Captain and Expedition Team will make daily itinerary decisions to maximise the guest experience and take advantage of opportunities opened up by weather. There will be a daily briefing onboard to advise guests on the upcoming day’s activities.  The expedition will visit Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour conditions permitting. We always aim to visit these beautiful destinations, but if we are not able to enter, an alternative destination more appropriate to the weather conditions will be chosen by the Captain.

Note the summer temperature can still be very cool especially with the wind chill so warm layered clothing is essential.

Expedition highlights may include:

MT BEATTIE, PORT DAVEY

Mt Beattie is an easy to moderate walk located close to magnificent Port Davey. The raw and remote beauty of this wilderness area is enhanced by the breathtaking views over Bathurst Channel and Bathurst Harbour.

Walk Details:
››  3 hours return
››  Grade 2/3 walk – some bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface, and many steps.
››  Prepare with: A raincoat, woollen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

CAPE HAUY, THREE CAPES

Cape Hauy (part of the Three Capes Walk) is a medium difficulty walk through an extraordinary landscape. Experience views of Fortescue Bay from Mt Fortescue and the dolerite columns at the tip of Cape Hauy.

Walk Details:
››  4 hours return (4.4 km one way)
››  Grade 3 walk – some bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface, and many steps.
››  Some hazardous cliffs and unprotected track edges – supervise children
››  Prepare with: A raincoat, woollen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

 

Fortescue Bay to Waterfall Bay

The Fortescue Bay to Waterfall Bay trail is noted for providing an experience of some of the most magnificent coastline in Tasmania. The rainforest and blue gum stands and views of the Tasman Peninsula are nothing short of spectacular. At the end of this longer medium grade walk, the Coral Discoverer will be waiting to collect hikers.

Walk Details
››  7 hours return (16km one way)
››  Grade 3 walk – some bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface, and many steps.
››  Some hazardous cliffs and unprotected track edges – supervise children
››  Prepare with: A raincoat, woollen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK & WINEGLASS BAY

The spectacular peninsula of Freycinet is crafted from pink granite peaks – the Hazard mountains – surrounded by azure bays, and backed by dry eucalyptus forest. Enjoy a hike to the Wineglass Bay Lookout and later, join a beachcombers walk  along Wineglass Bay, consistently voted one of the most breathtaking beaches in the world.

Walk Details:
››  1 – 1.5 hours return (3 km return)
››  Grade 3 walk – steep uphill climb one-way with rough bush steps.
››  Prepare with: water bottle, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

Bishop and Clerk

Bishop and Clerk is a challenging walk located in the Maria Island National Park. Pass through diverse landscapes of grasslands and forest, to emerge overlooking a dramatic and sweeping view of the Southern Ocean.

Walk Details
››  3.5 hours return (12 km return)
››  Grade 4 walk – bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough, and steep. Signage may be limited.
››  Supervise children, hazardous cliffs, unprotected track edges, rock screed scramble
››  Prepare with: A raincoat, woollen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.
Other recommendations may include: Thermal pants, warm gloves, and woollen beanie

FLUTED CAPE, bruny island

The Fluted Cape walk on Bruny Island is a moderate walk that stays close to the coastal cliffs, providing spectacular views of Fluted Cape and the distant Tasman Peninsula. Bruny Island showcases rich history, magnificent scenery, and abundant wildlife.

Walk Details
››  2.5 hours return (5.4km circuit)
››  Grade 4 walk – bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough, and steep. Signage may be limited.
››  Some hazardous cliffs and unprotected track edges – supervise children
››  Prepare with: A raincoat, woollen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

Port Arthur Historic Site

Be sent back in time, and gain an understanding of the life of convicts that built Tasmania at Port Arthur Historic Site. This is Australia’s most evocative convict site housing Britain and Australia’s ‘worst’ criminals. Participate in an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ tour in the company of knowledgable guides. The tour features private collections and historical buildings not accessible to the public.

Note on fitness levels: This trip involves moderate to challenging walks, therefore reasonable mobility is required to enjoy all it has to offer. Our Xplorer tender permits easy boarding without climbing any stairs. Hikes vary in intensity and where possible we split groups to suit easy and moderate walkers. Guests are welcome to opt out of any excursion and relax onboard – our top deck outdoor lounge is great on a sunny day.  As the itinerary covers remote regions, it is not suitable for passengers with serious medical conditions.

February 2020

Departure Departure Arrival Arrival Cost Per Person Cost PP Ship Availability  
17 February 2020 17 Feb 2020 24 February 2020 24 Feb 2020 $5,600 to $7,840 $5,600 to $7,840 Coral Discoverer Available Book

March 2020

Departure Departure Arrival Arrival Cost Per Person Cost PP Ship Availability  
09 March 2020 09 Mar 2020 16 March 2020 16 Mar 2020 $5,600 to $7,840 $5,600 to $7,840 Coral Discoverer Available Book

YOUR CRUISE PRICE INCLUDES

›› 7 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
›› Small batch local dining, prepared fresh onboard: 7 buffet breakfasts, 6 buffet lunches and 7 table d’hote dinners
›› 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:

Other cruise lines automatically add gratuities to your account and service charges to your bar invoices. On Coral Discoverer, our crew has no other agenda than your delight

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.

 

Contact our reservations specialists for bookings on 1800 079 545 during business hours in Australia or email cruise@coralexpeditions.com.

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

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.