Tasmania & South Australia Expedition Cruise

Save up to $2,000 per couple

Join an expedition cruise from Adelaide to Hobart, stopping to enjoy the local food and scenery in coastal and island communities including Coffin Bay, Kangaroo Island, King Island and Freycinet National Park. Add a thrilling charter flight over Wilpena Pound and Lake Eyre.


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From $11,995* per person, twin share

12 days Adelaide to Hobart or reverse 

Inclusions:

  • Experiences in 12 locations
  • 11 nights aboard the MS Caledonian Sky with excursion on Zodiac vessels
  • Services of an APT Expedition Leader and Team
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 32 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Take an exciting charter flight over the Flinders Ranges, Wilpena Pound and Lake Eyre
  • Wade into the waters of Coffin Bay to enjoy oysters and a glass of bubbly
  • Cruise to King Island and Kangaroo Island
  • Visit remote Port Davey on the southwest coast of Tasmania

Departures: 8 February 2022

Trip code: XPCSAA12




Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Adelaide, Embark Ship

We’ll meet you on arrival in Adelaide and transfer you to your expedition ship. Your first night on board starts as it should, with a relaxed dinner. 

Stay: Eleven nights, MS Caledonian Sky

Meals: Dinner


Day 2: Adelaide, Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre

Take an exciting charter flight over the Flinders Ranges, Wilpena Pound, Lake Eyre, and the mysterious Marree Man. Step ashore in Adelaide for a Signature Experience.

Step ashore in Adelaide for a Signature Experience.

Meals: Breakfast,  Lunch & Dinner


Day 03: South Direction Island

Visit Co fin Bay Oyster Farm and taste the sea’s bounty. Learn about the oyster industry and wade into the water to enjoy fresh-from-the-ocean oysters with a glass of champagne.

We make our way to Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula. Home to the largest fishing fleet in the Southern hemisphere, the Eyre Peninsula produces some of the best seafood in Australia. After today’s Signature Experience, you will have some free time. Perhaps visit the Boston Brewery for a cold local beer (at additional expense).

Meals: Breakfast,  Lunch & Dinner



Day 04: Kangaroo Island

Enjoy Kangaroo Island’s astonishing wildlife and scenery during a tour which includes a birds of prey show. Look for kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, penguins, goannas, and array of birdlife.

Meals: Breakfast,  Lunch & Dinner


Day 5: Robe, Limestone Coast

Cruise into the world-renowned Limestone Coast area and the port of Robe, gateway to the Coonawarra wine region. Visit boutique wineries before discovering the ancient Naracoorte Caves.

Meals: Breakfast,  Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Portland

Historic Portland, on Victoria’s coast, is a renowned viewing area for Southern Right and Blue whales. It is also closely associated with Australia’s first saint, Mary MacKillop. We have most of the day to explore the area.

Meals: Breakfast,  Lunch & Dinner


Day 7: 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 8: Burnie

Arrive in Tasmanian waters today. A morning tour of Burnie 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 9: Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park

Today is dedicated to exploring the rugged landscapes of Freycinet National Park. Visit Cape Tourville, admiring the stunning coastal scenery, and spend time at the lovely town of Coles Bay.

Meals: Breakfast,  Lunch & Dinner


Day 10: Port Davey

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.

We cruise overnight to Port Davey, where a Signature Experience awaits.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 11: Port Arthur

Travel by Zodiac to Port Arthur penal se tlement. 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 12: Disembark Ship, Depart Hobart

Arrive in Hobart this morning. You’ll have time to walk the Salamanca Market and peruse more than 300 stalls before disembarking your ship and transferring to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast

 


*Terms and Conditions: Valid until 31 March 2021 or until sold out. Offer valid when booking Tour Code(s) XPCSAH12, XPXSAA12, XPCGBA15, XPCWCP15, XPCWCB15 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