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Tasman Coastal Cruise (Coral Discoverer)

Enjoy seven nights aboard the Coral Discoverer discovering wonders of Tasmania. Experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises.

27 January, 2020 to 10 February, 2020 Make a booking request for Tasman Coastal Cruise (Coral Discoverer), departing on 27 January, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Double £ 5345 GBP pp
03 February, 2020 to 17 February, 2020 Make a booking request for Tasman Coastal Cruise (Coral Discoverer), departing on 03 February, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Double £ 5345 GBP pp
10 February, 2020 to 24 February, 2020 Make a booking request for Tasman Coastal Cruise (Coral Discoverer), departing on 10 February, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Double £ 5345 GBP pp
17 February, 2020 to 02 March, 2020 Make a booking request for Tasman Coastal Cruise (Coral Discoverer), departing on 17 February, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Double £ 5345 GBP pp
24 February, 2020 to 02 March, 2020 Make a booking request for Tasman Coastal Cruise (Coral Discoverer), departing on 24 February, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Double £ 5345 GBP pp
02 March, 2020 to 16 March, 2020 Make a booking request for Tasman Coastal Cruise (Coral Discoverer), departing on 02 March, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Double £ 5345 GBP pp

Tasman Coastal Cruise (Coral Discoverer) itinerary:

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DAY 1 Arrive Launceston
Arrive in Launceston, where we'll met you and transfer you to your hotel. Packed with a plethora of old country charm, delicious food and wine and elegant Colonial and Victorian architecture, Launceston has one of the best-preserved early cityscapes in Australia. After checking in, you'll be given the chance to explore this beautiful city on a late afternoon guided tour. Tonight, delight in a welcome dinner and drink with fellow APT travellers.
DAY 2 Launceston, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Freycinet National Park
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Today you'll travel through the scenic wine-producing areas of northern Tasmania en route to the Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Here, take a tour of the distillery and sample unique lavender-infused fare. Afterwards, meet a rare Tasmanian devil at East Coast Natureworld. After visiting Bridestowe Lavender Estate, traverse Weldborough Pass, past forested hills and farmland, and stop at East Coast Natureworld to meet a Tasmanian devil. This evening, enjoy time at leisure.
DAY 3 Freycinet National Park
After breakfast this morning, you'll enjoy a guided tour along Cape Tourville, admiring the stunning coastal scenery. Tonight, savour a gourmet BBQ that showcases the finest regional produce, with views overlooking Coles Bay (weather permitting).
DAY 4 Freycinet National Park, Richmond, Hobart
Depart for Hobart this morning, via Ross and Richmond. After checking in, you'll be given the opportunity for a guided tour of Cascade Brewery or a chance to explore this beautiful and historic city at leisure.
DAY 5 Hobart, Port Arthur Or Bruny Island Traveller
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing You may like to explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, Australia’s most intact, evocative and notorious convict prison, on a guided tour. See the famous sandstone Penitentiary then visit the Convict Church and Separate Prison. You'll then step aboard a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and hear haunting stories about the convicts who were transported here from across the world and eventually buried there. Alternatively, choose to explore the spectacular landscapes and gourmet local produce of Bruny Island. This is a delicious day out where you'll visit the home of Bruny Island's cheese, oysters, fudge, berries, wine and whisky to savour their produce and hear the stories behind the harvest. Today, select your preferred sightseeing activity. This evening, enjoy a dinner at Mures Upper Deck.
DAY 6 Hobart
This morning, walk the Salamanca Market and peruse the treasures of Tasmania at more than 300 stalls. Wander through the array of goods from hand-crafted jewellery and carved wooden trinkets to tantalising Tasmanian gin. Afterwards, enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
DAY 7 Hobart
Today, you'll see the charming 19th century cottages in the old maritime village of Battery point and explore more of Salamanca on a locally guided tour.
DAY 8 Hobart, Embark Ship
After a morning at leisure, you'll embark your ship, Coral Discoverer. You'll begin your journey by cruising along the River Derwent, with stunning views of Hobart’s city and the Tasman Bridge. While traversing the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, prepare to meet the captain at a welcome drinks, and enjoy a specialty Tasmanian Seafood welcome buffet.
DAY 9 Woodbridge, Huon
Today starts with a sampling at Grandvewe Cheeses, followed by a tour of the oceanic area overlooking Bruny Island. After, you will visit the historic Wooden Boat Centre and picturesque Franklin. This afternoon, you’ll cruise along Recherche Bay.
DAY 10 Tasman Wilderness Area
Today, discover Port Davey before you embark on the first of two days exploring the fascinating Tasman Wilderness World Heritage Area. Aboard your small ship, you can uncover the tiniest nooks of the untouched area – a feat only possible in a small sized vessel.
DAY 11 Tasman Wilderness Area
Sheltered by beautiful mountain scenery, the Narrows is remarkably undisturbed. If you’re feeling energetic, you might like to embark on a hike along the Balmoral Hill Track or take in the surrounds of the Needwonee on a walk, before trying your hand at spotting the illusive orange bellied parrot.
DAY 12 Bruny Island
Your day begins with a scenic cruise along Bruny Island. Keep your eyes peeled for Australian fur seals lounging on their rocky home. Later, enjoy a moderate nature walk to the spectacular lookout on the Fluted Cape track. Tonight, savour a tasting of delicious Tasmanian wines on board.
DAY 13 Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Maria Island
Early risers can enjoy an optional guided hike to Wineglass Bay Lookout. From here, the crystal waters are on full display before you. Continue to the town of Darlington and gain insight into the island’s intriguing past with a visit to the historic Darlington Settlement ruins. Afterwards, prepare to meet the native wombats at Maria Island.
DAY 14 Tasman National Park, Port Arthur
Arriving in Port Arthur, your expert guide will paint the historic scene on a walking tour. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner on board.
DAY 15 Disembark Ship, Depart Hobart
We say goodbye before we transfer you to the airport for your flight.
Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Tasman Coastal Cruise (Coral Discoverer) reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Itineraries are subject to change.
We say goodbye before we transfer you to the airport for your flight.
Arriving in Port Arthur, your expert guide will paint the historic scene on a walking tour. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner on board.
Early risers can enjoy an optional guided hike to Wineglass Bay Lookout. From here, the crystal waters are on full display before you. Continue to the town of Darlington and gain insight into the island’s intriguing past with a visit to the historic Darlington Settlement ruins. Afterwards, prepare to meet the native wombats at Maria Island.
Your day begins with a scenic cruise along Bruny Island. Keep your eyes peeled for Australian fur seals lounging on their rocky home. Later, enjoy a moderate nature walk to the spectacular lookout on the Fluted Cape track. Tonight, savour a tasting of delicious Tasmanian wines on board.
Sheltered by beautiful mountain scenery, the Narrows is remarkably undisturbed. If you’re feeling energetic, you might like to embark on a hike along the Balmoral Hill Track or take in the surrounds of the Needwonee on a walk, before trying your hand at spotting the illusive orange bellied parrot.
Today, discover Port Davey before you embark on the first of two days exploring the fascinating Tasman Wilderness World Heritage Area. Aboard your small ship, you can uncover the tiniest nooks of the untouched area – a feat only possible in a small sized vessel.
Today starts with a sampling at Grandvewe Cheeses, followed by a tour of the oceanic area overlooking Bruny Island. After, you will visit the historic Wooden Boat Centre and picturesque Franklin. This afternoon, you’ll cruise along Recherche Bay.
After a morning at leisure, you'll embark your ship, Coral Discoverer. You'll begin your journey by cruising along the River Derwent, with stunning views of Hobart’s city and the Tasman Bridge. While traversing the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, prepare to meet the captain at a welcome drinks, and enjoy a specialty Tasmanian Seafood welcome buffet.
Today, you'll see the charming 19th century cottages in the old maritime village of Battery point and explore more of Salamanca on a locally guided tour.
This morning, walk the Salamanca Market and peruse the treasures of Tasmania at more than 300 stalls. Wander through the array of goods from hand-crafted jewellery and carved wooden trinkets to tantalising Tasmanian gin. Afterwards, enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing You may like to explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, Australia’s most intact, evocative and notorious convict prison, on a guided tour. See the famous sandstone Penitentiary then visit the Convict Church and Separate Prison. You'll then step aboard a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and hear haunting stories about the convicts who were transported here from across the world and eventually buried there. Alternatively, choose to explore the spectacular landscapes and gourmet local produce of Bruny Island. This is a delicious day out where you'll visit the home of Bruny Island's cheese, oysters, fudge, berries, wine and whisky to savour their produce and hear the stories behind the harvest. Today, select your preferred sightseeing activity. This evening, enjoy a dinner at Mures Upper Deck.
Depart for Hobart this morning, via Ross and Richmond. After checking in, you'll be given the opportunity for a guided tour of Cascade Brewery or a chance to explore this beautiful and historic city at leisure.
After breakfast this morning, you'll enjoy a guided tour along Cape Tourville, admiring the stunning coastal scenery. Tonight, savour a gourmet BBQ that showcases the finest regional produce, with views overlooking Coles Bay (weather permitting).
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Today you'll travel through the scenic wine-producing areas of northern Tasmania en route to the Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Here, take a tour of the distillery and sample unique lavender-infused fare. Afterwards, meet a rare Tasmanian devil at East Coast Natureworld. After visiting Bridestowe Lavender Estate, traverse Weldborough Pass, past forested hills and farmland, and stop at East Coast Natureworld to meet a Tasmanian devil. This evening, enjoy time at leisure.
Arrive in Launceston, where we'll met you and transfer you to your hotel. Packed with a plethora of old country charm, delicious food and wine and elegant Colonial and Victorian architecture, Launceston has one of the best-preserved early cityscapes in Australia. After checking in, you'll be given the chance to explore this beautiful city on a late afternoon guided tour. Tonight, delight in a welcome dinner and drink with fellow APT travellers.
* = Indicative
Map for Tasman Coastal Cruise (Coral Discoverer)
Coral Discoverer, the ship servicing Tasman Coastal Cruise (Coral Discoverer)

Coral Discoverer

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition

Length: 63 metres

Passenger Capacity: 72 (in 36 rooms)

Built: 2005

Onboard Accommodation

Onboard accommodation comprises 36 spacious modern staterooms. You can select from Bridge, Promenade or Main Deck staterooms offering a choice of twin through to junior king-size doubles. All staterooms have an ocean view, en-suite facilities, settee, large wardrobe, desk, luggage storage, individual air-conditioning control, and are serviced daily.

Onboard Facilities

What you would expect of a much larger cruise ship:

  • Large sundeck
  • Spa Pool
  • Guest computer
  • Comprehensive reference library
  • Phone and fax facilities
  • Lecture lounge with large plasma screen
  • Limited laundry facilities
  • Two fully stocked cocktail bars
  • Boutique and dive shop
  • Air-conditioned public areas

 Coral Discoverer is equipped with the latest technology active stabilizers and is fitted with state-of-the-art safety and navigational equipment and is the only Australian passenger ship registered with full SOLAS compliance allowing opportunities to explore a multitude of international voyages.

Dining

All meals during the cruise are included. Breakfast and lunch are served in the Dining Room located on the Main Deck and are buffet-style while dinner is table d’hote. Coffee and tea is available 24 hours. Standard hours are breakfast from 7:00-8:30am, lunch at 12:30pm and dinner at 7:30pm however meal times may vary according to the day's activities. Meal times will be advised in the onboard daily bulletins.

Excursion Boats And Zodiacs

The "Xplorer" is a specially designed aluminium excursion vessel used for the majority of our excursions. This vessel has high horsepower engines and will accommodate all passengers at one time. The "Xplorer" will be used for landings and for extensive exploration of rivers and tributaries. For your added convenience and comfort, the "Xplorer" is equipped with an awning and toilet.

We also carry two inflatable landing craft (Zodiacs). Designed for expedition work, these large and heavy-duty inflatables are extremely safe. Separate air compartments retain a large reserve of buoyancy even if the boats damaged. The flat bottom design permits these crafts to land directly onto the beaches. Expect nonetheless to wade through shallow water to reach the shore. See photo below (right)

 

Cabin layout for Coral Discoverer
• Australia's Convict Prison. Visit Port Arthur, once Australia's most notorious convict prison, and take a guided tour through this intriguing site.

• Face To Face With A Devil. Visit East Coast Natureworld and meet APT's very own Tasmanian devil.

• Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and sample lavender-inspired fare including ice cream, fudge and cheese.
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