Coastal Wilds of Tasmania Cruise
Immerse 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. At Tasman National Park, seals, dolphins and albatross greet you, backed by intimidating nearly-1,000-foot-high cliffs.
Guided by an expert expedition team and a guest Parks and Wildlife Ranger who knows the area inside out, gain a unique local’s experience and insider view of the area. Embark on easy to moderate short hikes, including the famed South Coast Track at Cockle Bay and the rugged Fluted Cape of Bruny Island.
The main 11-day round-trip itinerary allows provides an authentic expedition voyage, with a flexible itinerary in which the captain responds to weather conditions to ensure the best parts of Tassie in the best possible conditions. In the spirit of adventure, guests will be advised the day prior where their next adventure lies—perhaps an oyster farm, an undiscovered track or even a seal colony basking in the sunlight. If conditions allow, spend two days exploring the untouched Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area at Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour. Normally only accessible by 7-day hike or light aircraft, this region is undoubtedly one of the most pristine and beautiful landscapes on Earth.
The alternative 17-day Circumnavigation of Tasmania itinerary sails all the way around Australia’s island of Tasmania, beginning and ending in Hobart. In addition to many stops outlined in the 11-day itinerary, explore northern coastal highlights like King Island, Hunter Islands, Stanley, Kent Group, Flinders Island and more.
Passage is aboard the 72-guest Coral Discoverer. This benchmark small ship offers her guests a uniquely Australian onboard atmosphere, with stylish furnishings, generous decks and the latest of modern facilities. Appreciate opportunities to kayak; snorkel; and cruise in a Zodiac, glass-bottom boat or the ship’s special Xplorer tender. Coral Discoverer’s numerous amenities and superior service ensure this Tasmania small ship cruise is like no other.
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