CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF TASMANIA
15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
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.
• 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
• 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
Board 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
ARRIVE IN HOBART
Disembark in Hobart at 8:00am. A post cruise transfer to city or airport is included.
Please note: Above 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.
2020 DEPARTURE DATE
Main Deck B from $10,990*
Main Deck A from $11,540*
Promenade Deck B from $12,090*
Promenade Deck A from $13,190*
Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom from $15,390*
*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share, land only and subject to availability at time of booking. Valid for sale until sold out and for departure as specified. Single supplements and seasonal surcharges may also apply. Offer is only available for new bookings and prices are subject to change without notice due to change in fees, taxes or surcharges. Prices correct as at December 2018. Further conditions apply, call your Bucket List Buddy team.