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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.
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 19thcentury 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, Bennett’s 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)Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Non-exclusive cruise
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 Coral Expeditions.Flights
International flights are not included in the guide price.Departure dates
Departures run from January to March. Please speak to a Cox & Kings travel consultant for prices.Itinerary
The itinerary for each departure will vary according to local conditions.Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Tailor-made travel
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 enquire online.
Purpose built for cruising in Australian waters, Coral Expeditions I is a twin-hulled catamaran designed for maximum stability and guest comfort that can take a total of 50 guests. The 25 cabins are bathed in natural light with modern decor. Enjoy panoramic views from the sun deck. There is no assigned seating in the dining room and there is enough space for all guests to dine in one sitting. The vessel operates an open bridge policy, allowing passengers the opportunity to spend time with the captain.
Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
Discounts cannot be combined with any other current or subsequent Cox & Kings offer. Discounts apply to new bookings only and cannot be applied retrospectively. Offers are subject to availability.
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