Tasmania & South Australia Expedition Cruise

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Cruise from Hobart to Adelaide on the small ship MS Caledonian Sky. Visit Freycinet National Park and Kangaroo Island. Sample oysters at Coffin Bay and enjoy lunch and wine tasting in the Barossa Valley.


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From $12,595* per person, twin share

12 days Hobart to Adelaide or reverse 

Inclusions:

  • Experiences in 8 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
  • Explore Freycinet National Park
  • Cruise to Kangaroo Island
  • Taste fresh-from-the-ocean oysters in Coffin Bay
  • Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting at St Hugo in the Barossa Valley

Departures: 19 December 2021 & 27 Jan 2022

Trip codes: XPCSAH12 and XPCSAA12




Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Hobart, Embark Ship

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

Stay: Eleven nights, MS Caledonian Sky

Meals: Dinner


Day 2: 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 3: Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park

Today we will explore 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 4: Beauty Point, Beaconsfield, Tamar Valley

This morning visit the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, exploring interactive exhibitions that recount the history of Beaconsfield and the Tamar Valley. After lunch on board, explore the Tamar Valley, enjoying a Signature Experience.

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: 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 6: 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 7: Day at Sea

Enjoy a day on board your vessel to relax and unwind. Perhaps take in a lecture in your ship’s onboard lounge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 8: Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island

Explore Kangaroo Island today, starting with a visit to Seal Bay. Here, join a local expert and learn about the Australian sea lion as you journey along a boardwalk into the heart of their colony. Continue your wildlife encounter at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. With over 150,000 hectares of forest lost due to the fires, many koalas are being cared for here as they recover. After lunch, visit Flinders Chase National Park, located on the western end of the island. This rugged wilderness area is home to stunning coastal scenery including the iconic Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks.

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 9: Coffin Bay

Signature Experience: Board a purpose-built boat and cruise through the oyster leases while learning about the famous Coffin Bay Pacific Oyster industry. Enjoy a tasting of fresh-from-the-ocean oysters before travelling to Coffin Bay National Park by coach. Here, admire stunning Almonta Beach, where majestic sand dunes meet azure waters. Keep an eye out for schools of salmon, dolphins or seals as you walk along the beach. You’ll also visit Point Avoid lookout.

Later, set sail for Port Lincoln.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 10: Port Lincoln

On a tour of Port Lincoln, head to the marina to learn about the fishing practices of the local prawn and tuna fleets and how they are preserving the fisheries for future generations. Then, choose your sightseeing option.

Freedom of Choice: Sample some of the seafood and wine that this region is renowned for at a tasting at the award-winning Boston Bay Winery. Alternatively, visit Axel Stenross Maritime Museum, where you’ll discover the story of Finnish carpenter Axel Stenross and the lost craft of wooden boat building.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 11: Adelaide, Hahndorf, Barossa Valley

Today you’ll visit Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement, before travelling to St Hugo Wines for lunch and a wine tasting. Later, enjoy free time in the town of Tanunda, known as the heart of the Barossa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 12: Disembark Ship, Depart Adelaide

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

Meals: Breakfast


*Terms and Conditions: Valid until 31 October 2021 or until sold out. Prices are per person (pp), AUD, twin share and include port charges and savings. Prices correct as at 27 Aug 2021. Prices based on XPCSAH12: 19 December 2021 (Standard Suite Forward) and XPCSAA12: 27 January 2022 (Standard Suite Forward). OFFERS: Limited suites and offers on set departures are available and subject to availability. DEPOSITS: A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 pp is due within 7 days of booking. ^Cruise operates in the reverse direction For more information, contact your travel agent. SUPPLIER: APT