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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.
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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)
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 19thcentury whaling station. (B, L, D)
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)
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)
Return east to visit the bays and rugged cliffs
of Maria Island National Park, with the chance
to spot Forester kangaroos, Bennett’s wallabies
and Tasmanian devils. (B, L, D)
Dawn arrival in Freycinet National Park.
Optional early morning guided hike
to Wineglass Bay Lookout. Afternoon
beachcombers walk in Wineglass Bay. (B, L, D)
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)
Disembark at Macquarie Wharf in Hobart in
the early morning, where you will be met to
begin onward travel arrangements. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
The excursions relevant
to the cruise are operated as a group with
other passengers who may or may not be
Cox & Kings clients. Cox & Kings is acting as
an agent on behalf of Coral Expeditions and
its cancellation conditions will apply.
Please see page 32 for more details on
International flights are not included in
the guide price.
Departures run from
January to March. Please speak to a Cox &
Kings travel consultant for prices.
The itinerary for each departure will
vary according to local conditions.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
OCC2020: 7 Nights