Tasmania Exploration

Save up to $1,000 per couple

From Melbourne, venture into the pristine wilderness of Tasmania on a small ship expedition cruise along the rugged east coast. Dock to explore spectacular landscapes, including remote Port Davey, Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park. Explore Port Arthur, travel along the Tamar Valley wine route and spend a day on King Island.

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From $9,495* per person, twin share

8 days Hobart to Melbourne or reverse 


  • Experiences in 10 destinations
  • 7 nights aboard the MS Caledonian sky & zodiac excusions
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 20 meals and beverages
  • Cruise to King Island a pay a visit to King Island Dairy
  • Swim in Coles Bay and walk through the landscapes of Freycinet National Park
  • Taste some of Australia’s finest sparkling wines at Pipers Brook Vineyard
    and Jansz Tasmania
  • Expert services of an Expedition Leader and Team

Departures : 21 January 2022

Trip Code: XPCTM8


Day 1: Arrive Melbourne, Embark Ship

You’ll be met on arrival in Melbourne and transferred to your ship, the MS Caledonian Sky. Meet your captain and crew at tonight’s welcome reception and dinner.

Stay: Seven nights, MS Caledonian Sky

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: King Island

Located in Bass Strait, King Island is a peaceful paradise with rugged coastlines, beautiful beaches and wonderful nature walks. Visit the famous King Island Dairy to taste its cheeses on a tour that includes Grassy Lighthouse, Seal Rocks State Reserve and Lavinia Nature Reserve. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Burnie

A morning tour of this port town will take you to the Makers Workshop artisan centre and Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens. Then visit the boutique Hellyers Road Distillery for a spot of whiskey tasting.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Tamar Valley 

Spend today exploring the Tamar Valley, enjoying a Freedom of Choice activity followed by a Signature Experience.

Freedom Of Choice™ - Sightseeing: Visit the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, exploring interactive exhibitions that recount the history of Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley. Alternatively, choose a visit to Georgetown, filled with charming historic buildings.

Signature Experience: Journey along the spectacular Tamar Valley wine route, stopping for tastings at Pipers Brook Vineyard and Jansz Tasmania, two of Australia’s leading producers of sparkling wine.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park

This morning we will explore the Freycinet National Park and surrounding areas. The majestic beauty of Freycinet’s granite mountains and white, sandy beaches have long been admired by naturalists, artists and writers, and the area was reserved as a National Park in 1916.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Port Arthur

Travel by Zodiac to Port Arthur penal settlement. Your full day here includes a guided tour of the penitentiary and Port Arthur Gallery, with time to explore the gardens and the rest of the site.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Port Davey

Arrive in Port Davey, where a Signature Experience awaits.

Signature Experience: Port Davey’s remoteness means it is visited by few people. You have the chance to do the scenic Needwonnee Walk at Melaleuca, along which interpretive installations tell the story of the local Indigenous people.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Disembark Ship, Depart Hobart

Disembark for the final time and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast


*Terms and Conditions: Valid until 31 March 2021 or until sold out. Offer valid when booking Tour Code(s) XPCTM8 & XPCTH8 departing January to December 2022. A non-refundable deposit of $1000 per person is due within 7 days of booking. Final payment is due 100 days prior to the tours departure date. Offers are available for travellers departing from Australia. All pricing and save amounts are in Australian Dollars. Information correct as at 7 December 2021 but may fluctuate due to changes in surcharges, taxes or currency. A strictly limited number of offers are available on selected itineraries and departure dates in selected suites/staterooms/cabins/room categories. Offers are subject to availability, not combinable unless specified, available on new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. For more information, contact your travel agent. SUPPLIER: APT