Tasmania Exploration

Save up to 15%*

Spend six nights on the MS Caledonian Sky on a small ship expedition from Melbourne to Hobart. Discover Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park, visit Port Arthur and tour Hobart.

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From $6,796* per person, twin share

7 Days Melbourne to Hobart 


  • Experiences in five destinations
  • Six nights aboard the MS Caledonian Sky with excursion on Zodiac vessels
  • Expert services of an Expedition Leader Team
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 17 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Discover Cradle Mountain
  • Swim in Coles Bay and walk through the landscapes of Freycinet National Park
  • Visit Port Arthur penal settlement
  • Tour Hobart’s MONA or the Coal River Valley wine region, or learn about Hobart’s history on a walking tour

Departures : 29 November 2021

Trip Code:  XPCTM7


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: Six nights, MS Caledonian Sky

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Burnie

An afternoon 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 3: Burnie, Cradle Mountain

From Burnie, board a coach to Cradle Mountain. Take in the rugged natural beauty of the mountain and the surrounding national park before setting out to explore Dove Lake on foot.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: 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 5: Port Arthur

Travel by Zodiac to historic Port Arthur penal settlement. Your time 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 6: Hobart

Spend the morning on your chosen touring activity before an afternoon at leisure.

Freedom of Choice: Perhaps visit Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). Alternatively travel to the nearby Coal River Valley wine region for a tasting at a local winery, or choose to explore Hobart's history on a walking tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Disembark Ship, Depart Hobart

Disembark your ship for the final time and transfer to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast


*Terms and Conditions: Valid until 31 October 2021 or until sold out. Offer valid when booking Tour Code(s) GOCYC9, XPCVM5, XPCTM7, XPCWH8, XPCWH8, XPCCFA8, XPCGSH17, XPCSWF8, XPCQB13 departing October 2021 to March 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 20 August 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