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Tasmania Cruise & Beyond

  • Sydney
  • Hobart
  • Freycinet National Park
  • Melbourne
  • 17 nights from
  • £8,825 per person
  • Trip Code: CR-1064

Holiday Overview

Tasmania Cruise and Beyond - a fantastic Australia cruise and stay holiday

 

This expedition cruise over ten nights explores the incredible south-east region of Tasmania in the summer months. From the sea, enjoy easy access to National Parks and World Heritage Areas, led by an expert Expedition Team. In addition to this amazing experience we’ve added some nights in beautiful to Sydney and cosmopolitan Melbourne to create a unique itinerary that will live long in the memory. 17 nights / 18 days

Starts Sydney Ends Melbourne (can be done in reverse) States visited: New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria.

Highlights:

Coral Expedition Cruising around Southern Tasmania

Stunning Sydney

Bohemian Melbourne.

 

N.B. As adaptable and accommodating as the original explorers to this rugged area, this itinerary is crafted to be flexible, allowing the Captain and Expedition Team to respond quickly to favourable weather conditions, and immerse you in the very best of Tasmania’s flora, fauna and wild coastline.

 

Tasmania Cruise & Beyond includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation in Sydney
  • 2 nights accommodation Hobart
  • 10 nights Tasmanian cruise full board
  • 2 nights accommodation in Melbourne
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Day 1 - Arrive Sydney

Check into your chosen hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure

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Parkroyal Darling Harbour Hotel

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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

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Day 2 - Sydney

Enjoy a day at leisure in Sydney 

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Parkroyal Darling Harbour Hotel

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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

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Day 3 - Sydney

A full day of leisure in Sydney, ask your consultant for suggestions on optional day tours.

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Parkroyal Darling Harbour Hotel

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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

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Day 4 - Sydney - Hobart

Take the domestic flight to Hobart, check into your chosen hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

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The Henry Jones Art Hotel

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Day 5 - Hobart

A full day at leisure to explore the interesting city of Hobart at your own pace.

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

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The Henry Jones Art Hotel

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Day 6 - Depart Hobart

Board at Hobart’s Princes Wharf at 4:00pm for 5:00pm departure.  Meet and mingle with fellow guests at the Captain’s Welcome Drinks.

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Day 7 - Coral Discoverer

No two Tasmania cruises with Coral Expeditions will be the same as each expedition is crafted by their experienced Masters and Expedition Leaders, allowing them to quickly respond to favourable weather conditions to offer you the very best of Tasmania’s flora, fauna and wild coastline. listed across the following dats are the key destinations they visit. 

 

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Day 8 - PORT DAVEY & BATHURST HARBOUR

Here on the edge of the world in southwest Tasmania, the landscape is about as wild as it gets. This region has no road access, surrounded by raw, craggy-peaked mountains and drowned river valleys, where tannin-rich freshwater sits atop saltwater, tinting the ocean the colour of tea. Spend two whole days (weather permitting) enjoying the rare opportunity to hike, kayak and take in the pristine natural environment of Port Davey, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Explore the nooks and crannies of Bathurst Harbour and learn about intrepid explorers and Indigenous Australians who once walked this land. Enjoy the unforgettable experience of kayaking in Bramble Cove, hiking the button-grass hills, and looking for the rare Orange-bellied parrot at Melaleuca. 

 

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Day 9 - BRUNY ISLAND & ADVENTURE BAY

At Adventure Bay on the east coast of Bruny Island, hike along the dramatic coastal cliffs of Fluted Cape and spot the endemic Bennett’s Wallaby. Cruising the base of the near-vertical dolerite cliffs in Xplorer, take a closer look at Penguin Island, which is connected to Fluted Cape at low tide. Learn about how southern right whales were almost hunted to extinction and Adventure Bay housed four whaling stations before the industry’s decline in the mid-1840s. The ruins can be seen on a walk to Grassy Point. 

 

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Day 10 - FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK & SCHOUTEN ISLAND

FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK & SCHOUTEN ISLAND The Freycinet Peninsula is a dramatic headland dominated by a pink-hued granite mountain range called The Hazards. Blessed with picturesque sweeping bays with white sand beaches like famed Wineglass Bay, much of the peninsula is designated as Freycinet National Park. Join a guided hike along the Isthmus Track and be rewarded with magnificent views from the lookout, or swim and kayak the azure waters of Wineglass Bay. Cruising close to Ile des Phoques and Schouten Island, keep an eye out for large colonies of fur seals sunning themselves on the rocks. 

 

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Day 11 - TASMAN NATIONAL PARK & FORTESCUE BAY

The Tasman Peninsula is known for its fascinating geological formations like the Tessellated Pavement, Tasman Arch, and the soaring 300 metre high dolerite sea cliffs of Cape Raoul, Cape Pillar and Cape Hauy - the tallest in the southern hemisphere. Watch fur seals hauling out on the rocks, as well as playful dolphins feeding and magnificent albatross soaring amongst the updrafts created by the sea cliffs. We will visit Fortescue Bay, hike sections of the coastal Tasman Trail and kayak in Canoe Bay. 

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Day 12 - Coral Discoveret

On the Coral Discoverer

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Day 13 - PORT ARTHUR

One of Australia’s most significant historic places, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur ruins stand sentinel on the Tasman Peninsula south of the narrow isthmus of Eaglehawk Neck. For more than 40 years, the Port Arthur penal colony housed convicts sentenced to hard labour before its heavy iron doors clanked shut for the last time in 1877. Port Arthur has over 30 ruins and restored homes set in 100 acres of landscaped grounds. Join an exclusive ‘behind the scenes tour’ with knowledgeable guides, including access to private collections and historic buildings not otherwise accessible to the public. 

 

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Day 14 - WOODBRIDGE & HUON

WOODBRIDGE & HUON Where the mouth of the Huon River meets D’Entrecasteaux Channel lies Port Huon, a small community at the heart of a fertile valley with the Hartz Mountains as a backdrop. The sheltered waters of the river allow us to visit the Wooden Boat Centre at Franklin where Tasmania’s maritime heritage is kept alive through the production of hand-crafted timber boats. We may visit Grandvewe Cheeses, an organic sheep farm, with time to learn about the cheese-making process and taste the ‘ewenique’ sheep’s whey vodka at the Cellar Door. 

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Day 15 - CORAL Discoverer

On the Coral Discoverer

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Day 16 - Tasmania to Melbourne

Disembark from your cruise at 08:00 transfer to the airport and catch a flight to Melbourne, check into your chosen hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

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Rydges Melbourne

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The Langham

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Day 17 - Melbourne

A full day at leisure to explore vibrant Melbourne

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Rydges Melbourne

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The Langham

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Day 18 - Melbourne

Your tour concludes today in Melbourne

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