Recognised as Australia’s longest established and most awarded expedition cruise operator, Coral Expeditions are Australia’s pioneering cruise line offering a unique style of immersive expedition adventures in small ships purpose-built to take guests closer to nature and cultures.
Their Tasmanian season starts by following the Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race departing 26 December 2020 arriving into Hobart for New Years Eve celebrations with the winners.
Departing January 1st 2021 is a Circumnavigation of Tasmania. This 16-night voyage will include a visit to the Josef Chromy Vineyard, hiking through the Strzelecki National Park on Flinders Island, a gourmet lunch and dairy tour on King Island, and more than two days exploring the rarely-visited World Heritage wilderness of Port Davey.
Their 10-night Coastal Wilds of Tasmania expeditions then operates from mid-January to March. Coral Discoverer takes up to 72 guests on a voyage to Tasmania’s breathtaking National Parks, from the perfect circular formation of Wineglass Bay to the otherworldly remoteness of Port Davey and the wildlife refuge of Maria Island. Enjoy a taste of Tasmania’s authentic food experiences.
They have two Coastal Treks of Tasmania departures that focus on more adventurous coastal tracks for the serious hikers.
Experienced and knowledgeable Expedition Leaders and Guest Lecturers add an additional layer of education and interest to each journey. All excursions are included.
Service TypesAdventure and Outdoors Tours Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Cultural and Theme Tours Food and Wine Tours Nature and wildlife Walking and Biking Tours Paid Wifi
ActivitiesBoating Canoeing/Kayaking Hiking Swimming Walks
MembershipAustralian Tourism Export Council Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
AccreditationCOVID Safe ECO Certified (Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia
From $7200 to $10990
Coral Expeditions’ Tasmania cruises explore Australia’s island state poised at the edge of the world where the Southern, Indian and Pacific Oceans collide. Tasmania’s pristine World Heritage wilderness and national parks teem with native wildlife, where rugged mountain ranges meet the sea with soaring coastal cliffs and crescent-shaped beaches carved by the elements.
Amidst this pristine, natural backdrop, Tasmania’s intriguing colonial history is underpinned by a compelling convict heritage and historic sites. Follow in the pioneering footsteps of intrepid colonial explorers to far-flung reaches of the island where tales of maritime adventures abound, preserved streetscapes are virtual living museums and world-class artists find inspiration at every turn.
Shaped by a climate straddling the Roaring Forties latitudes, the Apple Isle’s verdant valleys and rolling hills are clad in fertile pastures, vineyards and orchards bathed in crisp clean air and warm summer sunshine. Emerging from centuries-old cellar doors and farm gates are award-winning cheeses, premium wines, craft beers and artisanal spirits inspired by Tasmania’s ample natural assets.
Cruise to the edge of the world on a Tasmanian expedition cruise that teams wombats with wine, beaches with brie and convict ruins with craft beer in a palate-pleasing adventure cruise into Tasmania’s wild heart.
From $7200 to $10990
These hike themed expeditions combine an expedition voyage with hikes on some of Tasmania’s best coastal tracks. Guests will enjoy a variety of shore excursions, and less strenuous walks will be available at each destination. 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. After the day’s exertions, retire to the Coral Discoverer’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 (4hrs, Gr 3), Bishop & Clerk (7hrs Gr 4), Fluted Cape (2.5hrs Gr 3), Mt Beattie (3 hrs, Gr 2/3), and Wineglass Bay (1-2hrs, Gr 3). Learn more about each hike under the Itinerary section.
From $12790 to $17890
Join us on our full circumnavigation voyage of Tasmania, showcasing the best of the remote parks, islands and harbours along the coast of this pristine island. This 16-night voyage will include a visit to the Josef Chromy Vineyard, hiking through the Strzelecki National Park on Flinders Island, a gourmet lunch and dairy tour on King Island, and more than two days exploring the rarely-visited World Heritage wilderness of Port Davey.