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Cruise Tasmania with Coral Expeditions

Resort:Cruise Tasmania with Coral Expeditions
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Australia
Price From: £2945.00

Overview

This coastal expedition from Hobart showcases the wild beauty and remarkable heritage of Australia. Take bushwalks in national parks, spot Tasmanian wildlife, sample the local produce and visit the important heritage site of Port Arthur. The cruise includes two days exploring the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, normally only accessible via a 7-day hike or light aircraft flight.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hobart

Board Coral Discoverer at Macquarie Wharf in Hobart in the late afternoon. Cruise along the River Derwent and under the Tasman Bridge, followed by welcome drinks, cheese and oysters with the captain. (D)

Day 2: Bruny Island

Cruise west along the southern coast of Bruny Island, visiting Cape Bruny lighthouse and The Friars rock formations, home to a large population of Australian fur seals. Walk along Fluted Cape and explore the ruins of a 19th-century whaling station. (B, L, D)

Day 3: South East Cape

Visit Birches Bay for a tour of a cheesery and a tasting. Continue cruising to South East Cape, the southernmost point of Tasmania. Stop at Recherche Bay for an optional scenic hike on the renowned South Coast Track. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Continue west to Port Davey and visit Bathurst Harbour, where there is the option to try sea kayaking and hike on the Balmoral Hill Track. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Maria Island

Return east to visit the bays and rugged cliffs of Maria Island National Park, with the chance to spot Forester kangaroos, Bennetts wallabies and Tasmanian devils. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Freycinet National Park

Dawn arrival in Freycinet National Park. Optional early morning guided hike to Wineglass Bay Lookout. Afternoon beachcombers walk in Wineglass Bay. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Port Arthur Historic Site

Head south to Port Arthur Historic Site. Join a behind-the-scenes tour of this evocative convict site, led by a resident archaeologist. View private collections and historical buildings that are not normally open to the general public. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Hobart

Disembark at Macquarie Wharf in Hobart in the early morning, where you will be met to begin onward travel arrangements. (B)