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Cool Off And Cruise Tasmania This Summer

Posted October 4th, 2016

Feel like cooling off these Summer School Holidays? Why not cruise around Australia’s southernmost state – Tasmania. Take advantage of the long daylight hours and cooler temperatures whilst you embrace this tiny isle’s magnificent natural heritage.

Now in their second year, Coral Expeditions have seven-night coastal expedition cruises from Hobart that are all about showcasing the wild beauty and remarkable heritage of Australia’s island state, all in the intimate comfort of their classic small ship, Coral Expeditions I.

Taking this cruise in summer enables you to take advantage of the longer daylight hours (one of the benefits of being close to the South Pole) in Tasmania and feature bushwalks in national parks and World Heritage Areas, led by a very experienced and knowledgeable Expedition Team and a specially qualified Parks and Wildlife Ranger.


Join an optional hike at the start of the famed South Coast Track at Cockle Bay, the rugged Fluted Cape of Bruny Island or the early morning scenic Wineglass Bay lookout in Freycinet National Park. Spend two days exploring the untouched Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area at Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour.


Normally only accessible by seven-day hike or light aircraft, this region is undoubtedly one of the most pristine and beautiful landscapes on earth. With only 44 guests, there are no queues, long waits or assigned seatings. At mealtimes, come back to the comfort of your ship to enjoy an outstanding menu of Tasmanian produce and local specialties. This is complemented by a specially curated wine list featuring a selection of Tasmania’s nest cool-climate varietals.


Come aboard Coral Expeditions I in Hobart this summer and see Tasmania in an undiscovered light.

For more information on crusiing Tasmania go to Spotlight on Tasmania and Tasmania: The Isle Of Cruising

Set sail on a dream holiday with Cruiseabout.

Images: Getty.

Tara Young

The experience of travel changes a person. I see my job as highlighting what amazing travel opportunities there are to broaden your knowledge of that great big world beyond your doorstep and what you may learn about yourself on the way.

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