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Flavours of Tasmania

Melbourne to Hobart8 nightsAll InclusiveFrom $7,300.00* PP

Embark on an enticing culinary adventure with our new, “Flavours of Tasmania – Meet the Makers” voyage showcasing some incredible local providores and growers and sharing their story. This journey is tailored for adventurous food and wine enthusiasts eager to explore Tasmania’s culinary shores, immersing yourself in breathtaking scenery and exclusive events featuring local producers. From fresh seafood to organic produce, experience Tasmania’s culinary heritage paired with world-class wines and spirits. Meet notable figures like cheese-making pioneer Jane Bennett, wine connoisseur Gerald Ellis, and whiskey expert Peter Bignal. Engage in a distillery tour with Bill McHenry, explore the Tamar Valley Truffle Farm, and indulge in wine tastings with Marion Semmens. Delight in local delicacies with panoramic views, enjoy an exclusive culinary experience at The Kiln, and enjoy a signature dinner event with Matt Dunbabbin at Bangor Winery. This voyage guarantees an intimate exploration of Tasmania’s culinary heritage, providing insight into the unique history and stories of local produce experts who shape Tasmania’s culinary landscape.

  • Explore the Tamar Valley Truffle Farm alongside Marcus Jessup and his family, including their talented Truffle Dogs. Learn about Truffle farming techniques and indulge in tastings from their range of products. Delve into Marcus’s family journey into Truffle farming as he shares their production story.
  • Savor fresh local produce platters and wine tastings on the deck of Freycinet Lodge, overlooking the breathtaking views of the 5 Stunning Pink Granite Hazards peaks and Azure waters of Coles Bay, within the iconic Freycinet National Park. Learn about Freycinet Lodge’s rich history dating back to 1934, marking it as the first accommodation built within a national park in Tasmania.
  • Perched atop a hill with panoramic 360-degree views, Daniel and Ella from Premaydena Hill Winery and Black Angus Beef present their locally sourced produce. Delight in wine tastings as you learn about their journey to become Tasmanian beef farmers and vineyard growers.
  • Experience a Signature Dinner Event hosted by Matt Dunbabin from Bangor Wines. Delve into the rich history of the Dunbabin family farm, spanning seven generations since the 1830s convict John Dunbabin. Enjoy guided winery and vineyard tours, tantalizing tastings, and a delectable three-course dinner.
  • Savor lunch accompanied by live music at The Kiln, nestled in a picturesque setting within a historic building. Witness local producers showcasing their specialties with tasting displays.
  • Specialist Tasmanian Producers: Jane Bennett – Cheese Making Management, Wasabi Industry Establishment, Gerald Ellis – Winemaker, Meadowbank Wines, Peter Bignal – Distillery Owner, Belgrove Distillery and Maan Mazen – Olive Oil Judge, Royal Hobart Show



Arrive at Melbourne Harbour Station Pier (berth to be advised) at 4:00pm, where there is time to settle into your stateroom before our 5:00pm departure.

Take the time to become acquainted with all the facilities onboard Coral Adventurer. Gather in the Bridge Deck lounge for a safety briefing and presentations by lecturers and expedition staff. As dusk falls, mingle with your fellow travellers, the Captain and crew for the Captain’s Welcome Drinks.


Immerse yourself in a series of onboard experiences as we cross the Bass Strait named after George Bass, who, alongside Matthew Flinders, sailed across it while circumnavigating Van Diemen’s Land (now named Tasmania) in the Norfolk in 1798–99. Join us later this evening for the Captain’s Welcome Drinks, featuring an exquisite selection of Tasmanian Beers and Wines, as we toast to the beginning of our adventure together. 


Visit the picturesque Tamar Valley Truffle Farm, home to one of the world’s top 10 winery routes, and meet Marcus Jessup and gain insight into truffle farming, accompanied by tastings. Explore the world-class Marions Winery with Marion Semmens, enjoying a guided vineyard and winery tour followed by tastings. Conclude the day with a picnic lunch overlooking the Tamar Valley, selecting from a variety of locally sourced options.


Explore Unavale Winery, where you’ll indulge in a wine tasting experience. Then, delve into local history at the Furneaux Museum, gaining insights into the rich heritage of the region. Then, enjoy a scenic stroll along the Trousers Point track, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Flinders Island. Conclude your day with a bus tour, offering a panoramic view of Flinders Island’s diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife. 


At Freycinet Peninsula, see the pink granite formations of the Hazard Mountains, and the sweeping bays fringed by Eucalypts. Embark on a guided hike to Wineglass Bay beach, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim and indulge in birdwatching amidst the local flora and fauna. Conclude your day with a local produce and wine tasting on the balcony of Freycinet Lodge, where you can savor delicious flavors while soaking in the breathtaking coastal views of Coles Bay. 


Indulge in a tasting and tours of McHenry’s Distillery, where Bill McHenry himself will guide you through the distillery process and share the secrets of gin making. Continue your journey with tastings and tours at Premaydena Winery and Black Angus Beef Farm, where you’ll savor the flavors of premium wines and succulent beef amidst picturesque surroundings. Discover the unique landscapes and flora of Tasman Peninsula as you explore Port Arthur Lavender, Tessellated Pavement and the Devil’s Arch. Conclude your day with a memorable Signature Dinner Event at Bangor Winery, where you’ll have the pleasure of meeting Matt Dunbabin and learning about the farm’s rich history. Enjoy wine tastings and vineyard tours before indulging in dinner featuring the finest Tasmanian produce. 


Cruise down the D’Entrecasteaux Channel towards South Cape accompanied by specialist Tasmanian producers showcasing their specialties on board including a whiskey maker, wine maker, and cheese expert, providing insights into their craft and tastings of their cuisine. In Recherche Bay, immerse yourself in nature with a scenic stroll along the Fisher Point Walk, taking in the local flora and fauna. Enjoy an optional walk to the bronze whale statue at Cockle Creek. 


Journey along the Huon River, where you’ll explore the charming township of Franklin and its renowned Wooden Boat Centre, offering insight into Tasmania’s maritime heritage. Indulge in our final signature event of the voyage, an exclusive culinary experience at The Kiln, featuring displays by local producers, a lunch showcasing Tasmanian delights, and live music performed by a talented local band, celebrating the new friends and memories we’ve created on the final expedition day of the voyage. 


Our Tasmania adventure concludes in Hobart this morning as we bid farewell to new-found friends, the Master and crew, disembarking at 8:00am. Enjoy a complimentary transfer to CBD hotels or the airport. 

This itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions, and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. Coral Expeditions suggests that you do not arrive on the day of embarkation or depart on the day of disembarkation due to any changes that may occur in scheduling.

Fares & Availability


Bridge Deck Balcony Suite

Private Balcony - 55.8m2


Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom

Private Balcony - 21.4m2


Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom

Private Balcony - 21.4m2


Promenade Deck Stateroom

Picture Window - 17m2


Coral Deck Stateroom

Porthole Window - 17m2

Book this Departure

Prices are per person twin share, listed in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST.  Booking Terms & Conditions >
For solo traveller rates see our Solo Traveller Program >

Additional Information


  • All excursions with our Expedition Team
  • Use of Xplorer, Zodiacs and Kayaks
  • Daily lectures and briefings with Guest Lecturers
  • All meals, chef-prepared on board
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell events, and open bridge access
  • Selected wines, selected beers and house spirits, juices, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner
  • 24-hour coffee and selection of teas
  • All entrance fees to National Parks, ports, traditional owner fees and charges imposed by governing authorities
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Use of all onboard facilities, incl. a reference library
  • Expedition diary, along with a photo and video gallery documenting the highlights of your voyage
  • Post-cruise transfers
  • Wifi Access – Standard speed connectivity enabling email, social image sharing, web browsing and messaging

Not Included

  • Pre-cruise transfers
  • Pre and post cruise flights/charter flights
  • Pre and post cruise accommodation
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entry visas & travel permits for the country you are travelling to/from
  • Alcoholic drinks (including beer and wine) outside of lunch and dinner service
  • Laundry service (available at a cost)
  • Items of a personal nature such souvenir purchases
  • Optional Extras (in some destinations)


Coral Adventurer carries a maximum of 120 guests, inspired by the company’s Australian ethos and the wide-open spaces the ship visits, is purpose-built to take you closer to unspoiled vistas in comfort, style, and safety. More About Coral Adventurer >

Travel Insurance is not included in your cruise fare. We highly recommend all guests to obtain comprehensive travel insurance with remote area evacuation coverage. Please refer to our Pre-Cruise Checklist page for facts that should be considered and shared when speaking with Travel Insurance suppliers regarding travel insurance.

At Coral Expeditions dining is a celebration of great food and good company enjoyed in extraordinary destinations. People and place are key to enjoyable dining experiences, where food becomes the vehicle for conversation and creating memorable occasions.

We now offer two wine selections that guests may purchase in addition to our new house selection of wines. These packages showcase contemporary choices of Australian wines and French Champagne. More About Cuisine & Wine >

  • A Taste of Australia Selection | 6 Bottles | $280.00
  • Connoisseur Selection | 6 Bottles | $400.00

Our Cruise Collection Merchandise including expedition gear is also available for purchase in our onboard gift shop. View our Cruise Collection here >

When it comes time for the exciting time of packing for your cruise, our packing lists are available to assist you. More specific information regarding weather conditions in your destination will be included in your Cruise Documentation which you will receive prior to your cruise.

There are several easy walking options available on this departure, ranging from moderate to hard, at locations including Trousers Point track, Wineglass Bay track, Hazards loop and Fisher Point Walk.

An alternative excursion will always be offered in place of higher impact walks. The Expedition Team will advise walking conditions and requirements prior to each excursion. Should you have any physical limitations or mobility issues, please notify our reservations team in advance prior to your departure.

There will be limited swimming opportunities on this itinerary at (subject to weather conditions).These opportunities are a guide and not all are guaranteed. Scuba diving and snorkelling is not offered on this itinerary.

Tasmanian summertime – December through to February. Average Max Temp 22 degrees. Celsius Average Low Temp 11 degrees. Celsius Average Rainfall 205mm

  • Eat, Drink Love Tasmania 2 - Phillip Kuruvita
  • Vintage Tasmania: The Complete Book of Tasmanian Wine - Tony Walker
  • From the Sea - Rob and Rosemary Peterswald
  • A Year On The Farm - Sally Wise
  • Tasmanian Menu - Simone Bett's

Passengers must make their own way to the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal for boarding in Melbourne. Hobart Post Cruise Transfer: A complimentary transfer is provided to CBD hotels or the airport. We recommend allowing sufficient time to arrive for your flight in the event of any delays in disembarkation.

We want to ensure that your journey with us is smooth and hassle-free. To help you prepare for your cruise, refer to our Pre-Cruise Checklist for more detailed information on the milestones leading up to your voyage.

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