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TASMANIAN EXPEDITION

Aboard the Coral Discoverer
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12 days

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13th - 24th

March 2022

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Starting from $9,105

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TASMANIA

Join Constellation Journeys on our exclusive charter of the Coral Discoverer to explore the pristine wilderness areas and gastronomy of our island state.  Unearth our colonial history at Port Arthur and Maria Island, while tempting your tastebuds on the incredible produce that our southern islands offer – from fresh oysters at Bruny Island to the famed artisan cheeses, beef and seafood of King Island. Not to mention the highly regarded cool climate wines of Tasmania.


This expedition voyage offers you an extraordinary way to satisfy your desire to travel and your need to experience the undiscovered without leaving Australia.

HIGHLIGHTS

Mt Wellington

HOBART

Australia’s ‘other’ harbour city, awash with history and a booming art scene.

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PORT ARTHUR

This picturesque site is a complete contrast to the infamous penal colony of the early 19th century.

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BRUNY ISLAND

The jewel in the crown of Tasmania’s fine produce. Organic honey, oysters, cheese and whisky are but a few of the delights to sample.

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MARIA ISLAND

Historic ruins, sweeping bays, rugged cliffs and imposing mountains.

BATHURST HARBOUR & PORT DAVEY

One of Australia’s most remote and rugged regions, accessible only by sea or air.

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KING ISLAND

Crayfish, beef and cheese, King Island is known for its produce but it is the scenery that will take your breath away.

MAP

ITINERARY

 

Expedition Note:

This is an expedition itinerary covering remote regions. Your Captain and Expedition Team will make changes to the daily schedule
when necessary to maximise your experience. This itinerary is indicative – some variation may occur due to weather conditions, safety or local requirements.

SUNDAY 13TH MARCH

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Arrive Hobart

Arrive in Hobart this afternoon and check into the Luxury Collection Tasman Hotel, one of Australia's newest and most luxurious hotels. Join fellow travellers and your Constellation Journeys team for a welcome dinner at the Hobart Waterfront tonight.

MONDAY 14TH MARCH

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Board Coral Discoverer

This morning choose from a visit to the renowned MONA or the Cascade Brewery. Lunch will be served before heading to the
wharf. With the afternoon sun still high in the March sky you’ll step aboard your home for the next 11 days. Settle into your stateroom before welcome drinks and dinner with our Captain and crew. Departing Hobart’s charming harbour you’ll have your first taste of the excellent cuisine aboard, featuring the fresh produce that attracts foodies the world over.

TUESDAY 15TH MARCH

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D'Entrecasteaux Channel & Bruny Island

The raging beauty of Tasmania is yours to savour this morning. This afternoon is all about Tasmania’s other great asset, food.
Cruise down the scenic D’entrecasteaux Channel before passing around the rugged southern end of Bruny Island. Our Guest
Lecturers will impart local knowledge as we pass Bruny Island Lighthouse and the impressive rock formations, ‘The Friars’ and
‘the Monument’. Landing at Adventure Bay we disembark for a walk to Fluted Cape Lookout, taking in the crystal blue waters,
rugged cliffs and poetic rock formations. Those wanting a less active option can cruise around the base of the cliffs, circling
Penguin Island on the Xplorer, the ship’s tender.

 

Make sure you work up an appetite as the rest of the day is all about food and wine. Back aboard you are treated to a spread of locally procured produce including Bruny Island cheeses, chocolates, and oysters.

WEDNESDAY 16TH MARCH

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Southwest World Heritage wilderness

On the edge of the world, this is a Tasmania that few people ever see. The landscape is as raw as it is wild. Craggy-peaked mountains stand over drowned river valleys. Wild rivers and rivulets have been carved out by nature over an eternity. And tannin-rich freshwater sits atop saltwater, tinting the ocean the colour of tea. With no road access, the Coral Discoverer takes you places few have been before. Let our Expedition Team show you the way.

Sheltered from Roaring Forties winds that buffet the coast are the protected havens of Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour. A marine reserve and part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, we spend two full days (weather permitting) enjoying rare opportunities to hike, kayak and linger in the beauty of this pristine natural environment.

Today we anchor in Pims Point. Your day is filled with Xplorer expeditions, nature walks and birdwatching.

This evening, reflect on the area’s beauty with pre-dinner drinks against the stunning backdrop of this extraordinary wilderness.

THURSDAY 17TH MARCH

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Southwest World Heritage wilderness

Today we change our anchorage and aspect but remain within the Southwest World Heritage area. From Bramble Cove we continue our explorations of this incredible wilderness area. For the energetic there is a steep hike up Mount Milner, which rewards with views of outer Port Davey. Others may prefer to kayak off the ship or take an Xplorer cruise to the Breaksea Islands group, six islands in the Southern Ocean.


On board you will be treated to mouth-watering cuisine and drinks with lunch and dinner.

FRIDAY 18TH MARCH

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Port Arthur, wine & oysters

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur is one of Australia’s most significant historic sites. For more than 40 years the Port Arthur penal colony housed British and Australian convicts. There are over 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes set in 100 acres of landscaped grounds. Port Arthur guides take us behind the scenes and provide access to private collections and historic buildings not otherwise available to the public.


Back aboard the ship in time for another delicious lunch we cruise the scenic Tasman Passage. Later this afternoon we go ashore for a wine and oyster tasting experience, hosted by Bangor Wine and Oysters. Seventh generation Tasmanian resident, Matt Dunbabin, will introduce us to fascinating history behind his family’s property.


This evening you may wish to join the Constellation Journey’s team in the bar before dinner. Whether you’re travelling solo or with your partner, there’s always a friendly face to join for a coffee, drink or dinner.

SATURDAY 19TH MARCH

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Maria Island

The Northern Hemisphere has the Galapagos Islands, the Southern Hemisphere has Maria Island, a sanctuary for endemic birdlife as well as wombats, Cape Barren geese, Forester Kangaroos, Bennett’s Wallabies and pademelons. Stroll amongst the ruins and beautifully restored buildings of the Darlington convict settlement. If you’ve got energy to burn, take a walk around the Fossil Cliffs Circuit. During lunch we cruise north past Ile des Phoques, where large colonies of fur seals haul out from
the rocks.

SUNDAY 20TH MARCH

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Freycinet National Park

We’ve explored some of Tasmania’s harder to reach, lesser-known gems. This afternoon we cruise to the more widely appreciated Freycinet Peninsula, a dramatic headland dominated by a pinkhued granite mountain range. Blessed with picturesque sweeping bays of white sand including the famed Wineglass Bay, views will reward the effort of a hike. As will a swim in the unblemished azure waters.

MONDAY 21ST MARCH

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Flinders Island

Untamed land. Untold beauty. Welcome to Flinders Island. With less than 1,000 inhabitants, this tiny island is a world removed from the mainland. The pink and grey granite mountain ranges of Strzelecki National Park rise above the rolling green farmlands. And seaside townships dot the spectacular coastline. Today we’ll visit the towns, explore the maritime history at the Furneaux Museum and absorb the rhythms of a place that defies a 24/7 timetable.

TUESDAY 22ND MARCH

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King Island

King by name, King by reputation. There are few places the world over that occupy such a small space yet are so highly regarded for the quality of their produce. Situated at the western entrance to Bass Strait, King Island’s rugged coastline has been the site of over 60 shipwrecks. Explore the region with character-filled local guides and hear of the island’s colourful history and current day industry. Sample the famous brie at the King Island Dairy tasting room, try the King Island beef.

WEDNESDAY 23RD MARCH

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Tamar River

A leisurely day spent cruising the scenic Tamar River, which despite its name is in fact a tidal estuary. Formed by the confluence of the North and South Esk rivers at Launceston, the river’s banks are peppered with scenic reserves, historical properties and notable vineyards. Explore the historic pilot station at Low Head; or visit Seahorse World and Platypus House and Inspection Head. This evening we disembark for a special three course dinner and wine tasting at Josef Chromy Wines.

THURSDAY 24TH MARCH

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Arrive Launceston

Enjoy your last breakfast on board, farewelling newfound friends before disembarking in Launceston. You may wish to extend your time in Tasmania with a visit to Cradle Mountain, talk to us about your onward plans or flights home..

GALLERY

FARES

Prices are all inclusive, twin share per person commencing on arrival at dinner on 13 March 2022 and concluding at disembarkation on 24 March 2022.  EARLY BOOKING OFFER - Book by 30 June 2021 to save!


Contact us for prices for flights to join the journey and/or for pre or post journey arrangements.

MAIN DECK STATEROOM

From $9,105

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Located close to the Dining Room, our six spacious Main Deck staterooms are 18sqm (195 square feet) 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.

*For more information on Staterooms, please see the Coral Discoverer Experience

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

$9,105

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
 

(A limited number of singles are available at this price)

$4,555

Book now and save $250pp before 30 June 2021

PROMENADE DECK STATEROOM B01 - B02

From $14,200

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Located in the bow of the ship and encircled by a full-ship promenade, these two Promenade Deck staterooms are 15sqm (160 square feet) in size and
feature picture windows for expansive ocean views, along with a desk, telephone and Junior King bedding. These rooms are allocated for Sole Use only.

*For more information on Staterooms, please see the Coral Discoverer Experience

PER PERSON SINGLE USE ONLY

$14,200

Book now and save $250pp before 30 June 2021

PROMENADE DECK STATEROOM B03 - B21

From $10,850

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Encircled by a full-ship promenade, these Promenade Deck staterooms are 18sqm (195 square feet) in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views, along with a sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.

*For more information on Staterooms, please see the Coral Discoverer Experience

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

$10,850

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
 

(A limited number of singles are available at this price)

$7,985

Book now and save $250pp before 30 June 2021

BRIDGE DECK BALCONY STATEROOM

From $12,745

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Located on the Bridge Deck, the six spacious Bridge Deck staterooms are 20sqm (215 square feet) in size and open out onto private balconies for expansive ocean views, along with a sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.

*For more information on Staterooms, please see the Coral Discoverer Experience

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

$12,745

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
 

ENQUIRE

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