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Coastal Treks of Tasmania

Example 11 Day Cruise aboard Coral Discoverer
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The imposing cliffs, sandy beaches and sapphire waters of the rugged coast of Tasmania offer an experience of spectacular beauty. These special departures combine an expedition voyage with coastal treks on some of Tasmania’s best walking tracks – a uniquely Australian back-to-nature experience. Guided by experienced bush-walkers, explore breathtaking coastal hikes along with insights into the region’s unique eco-system. The ship’s itinerary has been designed to seamlessly enable extensive shore excursions, however, guests who wish to simply stay on-board during the day and enjoy the scenery are welcome to do so. After the day’s exertions, retire to the Coral Discoverer’s panoramic Explorer bar and recharge with a Tasmanian single malt or two. Surely there isn’t a better way to explore Tasmania’s coast!
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Highlights
  • Visit Grandvewe Cheeses, Australia's only organic sheep cheesery
  • Enjoy a hike to the Wineglass Bay Lookout and join beachcombers for a walk
  • Tour Port Arthur Historic Site, Australia's most evocative convict site
  • Hike magnificent coastline to enjoy spectacular views of the Tasman Peninsula
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Activity Level: Variable
Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.
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Day 1: Hobart | Embark

Board at Hobart’s Princes Wharf at 4:00 pm for a 5:00 pm departure.

Day 2-10: Expedition Highlights

Mt. Beattie, Port Davey
Mt. Beattie is an easy to moderate walk located close to magnificent Port Davey. The raw and remote beauty of this wilderness area is enhanced by the breathtaking views over Bathurst Channel and Bathurst Harbour.

Walk Details:
››  3 hours return
››  Grade 2/3 walk – some bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface, and many steps.
››  Prepare with: a raincoat, woolen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

Grandvewe Cheeses
Enjoy a tour and tasting at Grandvewe Cheeses, the only organic sheep cheesery in Australia. Taste up to 8 different products and view the process of cheese making from paddock to palate. Explore the Woodbridge Marine Discovery Center and learn about and meet species including lobsters, urchins and octopuses. Explore Huon Cruise and quaint Franklin Township, the oldest town in the region. Visit the Wooden Boat School and meet the craftsmen who hand-make each vessel.

Cape Hauy, Three Capes
Cape Hauy (part of the Three Capes Walk) is a medium difficulty walk through an extraordinary landscape. Experience views of Fortescue Bay from Mt. Fortescue and the dolerite columns at the tip of Cape Hauy.

Walk Details:
››  4 hours return (4.4 km one way)
››  Grade 3 walk – some bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface, and many steps.
››  Some hazardous cliffs and unprotected track edges – supervise children.
››  Prepare with: a raincoat, woolen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

Fortescue Bay to Waterfall Bay
The Fortescue Bay to Waterfall Bay trail is noted for providing an experience of some of the most magnificent coastline in Tasmania. The rainforest and blue gum stands and views of the Tasman Peninsula are nothing short of spectacular. At the end of this longer medium grade walk, the Coral Discoverer is waiting to collect hikers.

Walk Details:
››  7 hours return (16 km one way)
››  Grade 3 walk – some bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface, and many steps.
››  Some hazardous cliffs and unprotected track edges – supervise children.
››  Prepare with: a raincoat, woolen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay
The spectacular peninsula of Freycinet is crafted from pink granite peaks – the Hazard mountains – surrounded by azure bays and backed by dry eucalyptus forest. Enjoy a hike to the Wineglass Bay Lookout and later, join a beachcombers walk along Wineglass Bay, consistently voted one of the most breathtaking beaches in the world.

Walk Details:
››  1 – 1.5 hours return (3 km return)
››  Grade 3 walk – steep uphill climb one-way with rough bush steps.
››  Prepare with: water bottle, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

Bishop and Clerk
Bishop and Clerk is a challenging walk located in Maria Island National Park. Pass through diverse landscapes of grasslands and forest to emerge overlooking a dramatic and sweeping view of the Southern Ocean.

Walk Details:
››  3.5 hours return (12 km return)
››  Grade 4 walk – bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough, and steep. Signage may be limited.
››  Supervise children, hazardous cliffs, unprotected track edges, rock screed scramble.
››  Prepare with: a raincoat, woolen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.
Other recommendations may include: thermal pants, warm gloves, and a woolen beanie.

Fluted Cape, Bruny Island
The Fluted Cape walk on Bruny Island is a moderate walk that stays close to the coastal cliffs, providing spectacular views of Fluted Cape and the distant Tasman Peninsula. Bruny Island showcases rich history, magnificent scenery and abundant wildlife.

Walk Details:
››  2.5 hours return (5.4 km circuit)
››  Grade 4 walk – bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough, and steep. Signage may be limited.
››  Some hazardous cliffs and unprotected track edges – supervise children.
››  Prepare with: a raincoat, woolen jumper or polar-fleece jacket, sturdy walking shoes or boots, and a sun hat.

Port Arthur Historic Site
Be sent back in time and gain an understanding of the life of convicts that built Tasmania at Port Arthur Historic Site. This is Australia’s most evocative convict site housing Britain and Australia’s "worst" criminals. Participate in an exclusive "behind the scenes" tour guided by a resident archaeologist. The tour features private collections and historical buildings not accessible to the public.

Day 11: Hobart | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark at Hobart’s Princes Wharf at 8:00 am.

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Coral Discoverer

Coral Discoverer
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Main Deck B
Averaging 195 sq. ft. Three cabins located on the Main Deck, equipped with twin portholes, desk, sofa, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.
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Main Deck A
Averaging 195 sq. ft. Six cabins located on the Main Deck, equipped with twin porthole windows, desk, sofa, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.
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Promenade Deck B
Averaging 160 sq. ft. Four cabins located on the Promenade Deck, equipped with picture windows, desk, telephone and Junior King bedding.
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Promenade Deck A
Averaging 195 sq. ft. Eighteen cabins located on the Promenade Deck, equipped with picture windows, sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.
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Bridge Deck
Averaging 195 sq. ft. Five cabins located on the Bridge Deck, equipped with picture windows, sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.

Notes

Solo Travelers:
Solo cabin occupancy is limited and based on availability in Promenade Deck B cabins only. Single supplement is an additional 50%.

Important Fare Information:
Rates are posted based off of the current exchange rates from Australian or New Zealand Dollars. Please contact us for current exchange rates.
Included
  • 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 10 Dinners
  • 10 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • All entrance fees to National Parks, ports, traditional owner fees and charges imposed by governing authorities
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Selected wines, selected beers and house spirits, juices, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell events, and open bridge access
  • Use of Xplorer, Zodiacs and kayaks
  • All excursions with our Expedition Team
  • Daily lectures and briefings with Guest Lecturers
  • Use of all onboard facilities, incl. a reference library
  • Your expedition photos captured during the voyage
  • Post-cruise transfers (in most destinations)
  • 24-hour coffee and selection of teas
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Laundry Service
  • Entry visas/Travel permits
  • Alcoholic drinks including beer and wine outside of lunch and dinner service
  • Internet 
  • Pre-cruise transfers
  • Pre and post cruise flights/charter flights
  • Pre and post cruise accommodation
  • Items of a personal nature such souvenir purchases
  • Optional Extras (in some destinations)
  • Airport Departure Tax - Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Passport or Visa fees

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