Join us onboard our state-of -the-art new vessel Coral Geographer for a pioneering new expedition to explore the outlying and rugged island groups of Tasmania’s east coast and the Bass Strait.
Come ashore to pristine silica shores, trek amongst tall eucalyptus forests, and take in the sweeping ocean vistas from atop granite peaks. On this maiden expedition, we visit wild coastlines forged by wind and ocean – true Australian outposts steeped in rich natural, Indigenous and colonial history.
Our voyage will take in the wilderness regions of the Flinders and Kent Islands in the Furneaux Group, and the unique Australian wildlife at Maria Island. These are lands whose only permanent inhabitants include Bennett’s wallabies, wombats, and pademelons. Active guests will enjoy a variety of day hiking options including the Fluted Cape walk, Bishop and Clerk, and spectacular Cape Hauy; part of the renowned Three Capes track. View the spectacular formations of the Tasmanian Coastline including the Friars, the Monument, and Cape Pillar from the vantage point aboard our small ship. Experience the unique sights and sounds of sub-Antarctic Australia – an Australian fur seal colony’s rocky haul-out, the rasping call of Cape Barren geese, the majestic sight of a soaring albatross.
The voyage will culminate with two days enjoying King Island, famed for its cheese, dairy and beef. Special events along the way will include a visit to the award-winning Bangor Vineyard Shed for a gala dinner experience overlooking the Bangor vineyard and picturesque Blackmans Bay, and a long lunch enjoying the Tastes of King Island.
Note: Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. Coral Expeditions suggests that you do not arrive on the day of embarkation or depart on the day of disembarkation due to any changes that may occur in scheduling. No two Tasmania cruises with Coral Expeditions will be the same as 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. Below are the key destinations we visit.