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. You'll enjoy a variety of shore excursions and less strenuous walks will be available at each destination.
Enjoy a hike themed expedition holiday which combines an expedition voyage with hikes on some of Tasmania’s best coastal tracks. The imposing cliffs, sandy beaches and sapphire waters of the rugged coast of Tasmania offer an experience of spectacular beauty. The imposing cliffs, sandy beaches and sapphire waters of the rugged coast of Tasmania offer an experience of spectacular beauty.
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 onboard during the day and enjoy the scenery are welcome to do so. After the day’s exertions, retire to the ship's panoramic Xplorer bar and recharge with a Tasmanian single malt or two. Surely there isn’t a better way to explore Tasmania’s coast!
Some of the hikes we aim to do on these expeditions include Cape Hauy (4 hours, Grade 3), Bishop & Clerk (7 hours Grade 4), Fluted Cape (2.5 hours Grade 3), Mt Beattie (3 hours, Grade 2/3), and Wineglass Bay (1-2 hours, Grade 3). Learn more about each hike under the Itinerary section.
YOUR CRUISE PRICE INCLUDES
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Tipping not required:
Other cruise lines automatically add gratuities to your account and service charges to your bar invoices. On Coral Discoverer, our crew has no other agenda than your delight.
Fresh from a complete refurbishment in 2016 and purpose-built for cruising in the tropical regions of the southern oceans, Coral Discovereraccommodates just 72 guests in 36 spacious staterooms and has a cruising speed of 14 knots. Coral Discoverer’s shallow draught allows it to access even the most isolated and remote locations we cruise, beyond the reach of other ships.
Coral Discoverer is highly suited to cruising between Cairns and Darwin on our Cape York and Arnhem Land itineraries, and between Darwin and Broome where she plies the rugged Kimberley coastline (April to October) each year. During the Australian summer, she can be found cruising Tasmania, Islands of the South Pacific and New Zealand.
Main Deck (Category B):
Located close to the Dining Room, our three spacious Main Deck (Category B) staterooms are 18sqm in size and feature twin portholes for expansive ocean views, along with a desk, sofa, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.
Main Deck (Category A):
Located close to the Dining Room, our six spacious Main Deck (Category A) staterooms are 18sqm in size and feature large, twin porthole windows for expansive ocean views, along with a desk, sofa, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.
Promenade Deck (Category B): (sole use only)
Located in the bow of the ship and encircled by a promenade, our Promenade Deck (Cat B) staterooms are 15sqm in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views, along with a desk, telephone and Junior King bedding.
Promenade Deck (Category A):
Encircled by a full-ship promenade, our 19 spacious Promenade Deck (Cat A) staterooms are 18sqm in size and feature picture windows for ocean views, along with a sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.
Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom:
Located on the exclusive Bridge Deck close to the Lounge and Bridge, our six spacious Bridge Deck staterooms are 20sqm in size and open out on to private balconies for expansive ocean views, along with a sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.
Departs Hobart 06 February & 08 March 2021
The following itinerary is indicative and should be used as a guide as no two Tasmania expedition cruises with Coral Expeditions will be the same. Each expedition is crafted by our experienced Masters and Expedition Leaders, allowing us to quickly respond to favourable weather conditions to offer you the very best of Tasmania’s flora, fauna and wild coastline.
Expedition highlights may include:
DAY 1: DEPART HOBART
Board your Coral Expeditions' small ship atHobart’s Princes Wharf at 4:00pm, where there is time to settle into your stateroom before your 5:00pm departure. Take the time to become acquainted with all the facilities onboard before meeting your fellow travellers, the Captain and crew for the Captain’s Welcome Drinks.
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.
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.
FORTESCUE BAY TO WATERFALL BAY
Fortescue Bay Walk
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 will be waiting for hikers to return.
FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK & 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.
BISHOP AND CLERK
Bishop and Clerk is a challenging walk located in the Maria Island National Park. Pass through diverse landscapes of grasslands and forest, to emerge overlooking a dramatic and sweeping view of the Southern Ocean.
DAY 11: ARRIVE HOBART
Disembark in Hobart at 8:00am. A post-cruise transfer from the ship to Hobart city or airport is included.
Boarding is at Hobart’s Macquarie Wharf, Hunter St, Hobart. Boarding commences at 4pm for 5pm departureAs this is a secure wharf, please have with you; Photo ID and your printed boarding passes. Please phone 1800 079 545 on the Friday prior to your departure to confirm.
This trip involves moderate to challenging walks, therefore reasonable mobility is required to enjoy all it has to offer. The Xplorer tender permits easy boarding without climbing any stairs. Hikes vary in intensity and where possible we split groups to suit easy and moderate walkers. Guests are welcome to opt out of any excursion and relax onboard – the top deck outdoor lounge is great on a sunny day. As the itinerary covers remote regions, it is not suitable for passengers with serious medical conditions.
These are expedition itineraries covering remote regions. Your Captain and Expedition Team will make changes to the daily schedule when necessary to maximise guest experience. These itineraries are indicative - some variation may occur due to weather conditions, safety or local community requirements.We recommend that you do not arrive to the embarkation port on the day of boarding or depart on the day of disembarkation due to unexpected changes that may occur in scheduling.
Travel at 60 booking conditions apply.
To make a reservation you have to pay a deposit of 20% of the fare. The balance of the fare is due ninety (90) days prior to departure. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY:
Notification of cancellation must be received in writing. At the time we receive your cancellation the following penalties will apply: