Flavours of Tasmania – Meet the Makers – A Culinary Adventure

Flavours of Tasmania – Meet the Makers – A Culinary Adventure

From AUD $7,300


Embark on an enticing culinary adventure with our new, “Flavours of Tasmania – Meet the Makers” voyage showcasing some incredible local providores and growers and sharing their story. This journey is tailored for adventurous food and wine enthusiasts eager to explore Tasmania’s culinary shores, immersing yourself in breathtaking scenery and exclusive events featuring local producers. From fresh seafood to organic produce, experience Tasmania’s culinary heritage paired with world-class wines and spirits. Meet notable figures like cheese-making pioneer Jane Bennett, wine connoisseur Gerald Ellis, and whiskey expert Peter Bignal. Engage in a distillery tour with Bill McHenry, explore the Tamar Valley Truffle Farm, and indulge in wine tastings with Marion Semmens. Delight in local delicacies with panoramic views, enjoy an exclusive culinary experience at The Kiln, and enjoy a signature dinner event with Matt Dunbabbin at Bangor Winery. This voyage guarantees an intimate exploration of Tasmania’s culinary heritage, providing insight into the unique history and stories of local produce experts who shape Tasmania’s culinary landscape.

Trip Name
Flavours of Tasmania – Meet the Makers - A Culinary Adventure
Vessel Type: Expedition Ship Length: 93.4 meters Passenger Capacity: 120 (60 staterooms) Built: 2019 Designed and built to be the most modern tropical expedition ship afloat, Coral Adventurer debuted in April 2019. She features comfortable Australian interiors, Xplorer tender mechanism, intimate guest experience, and personalized service. EXPEDITION CAPABILITIES > Two trademark Xplorer tenders seat all passengers for shore excursions > Six zodiacs for more intrepid exploration > Lecture lounge with multimedia for daily expedition briefings and presentations > Small on-board Library > Shallow draft and advanced navigation and propulsion systems MARINE IMMERSION > Navigator lounge in the bridge giving a vantage point of ship operations > Over 1000 sq m of open deck space including a wrap-around promenade deck with panoramic views > Engine room tours and high level of crew interaction with guests > Barralong Room for hosting scientific research or exhibitions FOOD AND WINE FEATURES > Communal ‘wine table’ > Galley viewing window > Multiple indoor and outdoor bars, including our Explorer bar on the Vista Deck > Curated wine cellar featuring boutique wines and exceptional vintage Australian reds. GUEST COMFORT > All outside-facing guest cabins with en-suite bathrooms; majority have private balcony > Active stabilisers > Gym > Passenger elevator > Wi-Fi available in all guest areas


 Arrive at Melbourne Harbour Station Pier (berth to be advised) at 4:00pm, where there is time to settle into your stateroom before our 5:00pm departure.Take the time to become acquainted with all the facilities onboard Coral Adventurer. Gather in the Bridge Deck lounge for a safety briefing and presentations by lecturers and expedition staff. As dusk falls, mingle with your fellow travellers, the Captain and crew for the Captain’s Welcome Drinks.
 Immerse yourself in a series of onboard experiences as we cross the Bass Strait named after George Bass, who, alongside Matthew Flinders, sailed across it while circumnavigating Van Diemen’s Land (now named Tasmania) in the Norfolk in 1798–99. Join us later this evening for the Captain’s Welcome Drinks, featuring an exquisite selection of Tasmanian Beers and Wines, as we toast to the beginning of our adventure together. 
 Visit the picturesque Tamar Valley Truffle Farm, home to one of the world’s top 10 winery routes, and meet Marcus Jessup and gain insight into truffle farming, accompanied by tastings. Explore the world-class Marions Winery with Marion Semmens, enjoying a guided vineyard and winery tour followed by tastings. Conclude the day with a picnic lunch overlooking the Tamar Valley, selecting from a variety of locally sourced options.
 Explore Unavale Winery, where you’ll indulge in a wine tasting experience. Then, delve into local history at the Furneaux Museum, gaining insights into the rich heritage of the region. Then, enjoy a scenic stroll along the Trousers Point track, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Flinders Island. Conclude your day with a bus tour, offering a panoramic view of Flinders Island’s diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife. 
 At Freycinet Peninsula, see the pink granite formations of the Hazard Mountains, and the sweeping bays fringed by Eucalypts. Embark on a guided hike to Wineglass Bay beach, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim and indulge in birdwatching amidst the local flora and fauna. Conclude your day with a local produce and wine tasting on the balcony of Freycinet Lodge, where you can savor delicious flavors while soaking in the breathtaking coastal views of Coles Bay. 
 Indulge in a tasting and tours of McHenry’s Distillery, where Bill McHenry himself will guide you through the distillery process and share the secrets of gin making. Continue your journey with tastings and tours at Premaydena Winery and Black Angus Beef Farm, where you’ll savor the flavors of premium wines and succulent beef amidst picturesque surroundings. Discover the unique landscapes and flora of Tasman Peninsula as you explore Port Arthur Lavender, Tessellated Pavement and the Devil’s Arch. Conclude your day with a memorable Signature Dinner Event at Bangor Winery, where you’ll have the pleasure of meeting Matt Dunbabin and learning about the farm’s rich history. Enjoy wine tastings and vineyard tours before indulging in dinner featuring the finest Tasmanian produce. 
 Cruise down the D’Entrecasteaux Channel towards South Cape accompanied by specialist Tasmanian producers showcasing their specialties on board including a whiskey maker, wine maker, and cheese expert, providing insights into their craft and tastings of their cuisine. In Recherche Bay, immerse yourself in nature with a scenic stroll along the Fisher Point Walk, taking in the local flora and fauna. Enjoy an optional walk to the bronze whale statue at Cockle Creek. 
 Journey along the Huon River, where you’ll explore the charming township of Franklin and its renowned Wooden Boat Centre, offering insight into Tasmania’s maritime heritage. Indulge in our final signature event of the voyage, an exclusive culinary experience at The Kiln, featuring displays by local producers, a lunch showcasing Tasmanian delights, and live music performed by a talented local band, celebrating the new friends and memories we’ve created on the final expedition day of the voyage. 
 Our Tasmania adventure concludes in Hobart this morning as we bid farewell to new-found friends, the Master and crew, disembarking at 8:00am. Enjoy a complimentary transfer to CBD hotels or the airport.
Day 10 - Please note:
This itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions, and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. Coral Expeditions suggests that you do not arrive on the day of embarkation or depart on the day of disembarkation due to any changes that may occur in scheduling.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
09-12-202417-12-2024AUD $7,300CORAL DECK STATEROOM
09-12-202417-12-2024AUD $8,800PROMENADE DECK STATEROOM
09-12-202417-12-2024AUD $11,700EXPLORER DECK BALCONY STATEROOM
09-12-202417-12-2024AUD $12,850BRIDGE DECK BALCONY STATEROOM
09-12-202417-12-2024AUD $16,500BRIDGE DECK BALCONY SUITE


    • Explore the Tamar Valley Truffle Farm alongside Marcus Jessup and his family, including their talented Truffle Dogs. Learn about Truffle farming techniques and indulge in tastings from their range of products. Delve into Marcus’s family journey into Truffle farming as he shares their production story.
    • Savor fresh local produce platters and wine tastings on the deck of Freycinet Lodge, overlooking the breathtaking views of the 5 Stunning Pink Granite Hazards peaks and Azure waters of Coles Bay, within the iconic Freycinet National Park. Learn about Freycinet Lodge’s rich history dating back to 1934, marking it as the first accommodation built within a national park in Tasmania.
    • Perched atop a hill with panoramic 360-degree views, Daniel and Ella from Premaydena Hill Winery and Black Angus Beef present their locally sourced produce. Delight in wine tastings as you learn about their journey to become Tasmanian beef farmers and vineyard growers.
    • Experience a Signature Dinner Event hosted by Matt Dunbabin from Bangor Wines. Delve into the rich history of the Dunbabin family farm, spanning seven generations since the 1830s convict John Dunbabin. Enjoy guided winery and vineyard tours, tantalizing tastings, and a delectable three-course dinner.
    • Savor lunch accompanied by live music at The Kiln, nestled in a picturesque setting within a historic building. Witness local producers showcasing their specialties with tasting displays.
    • Specialist Tasmanian Producers: Jane Bennett – Cheese Making Management, Wasabi Industry Establishment, Gerald Ellis – Winemaker, Meadowbank Wines, Peter Bignal – Distillery Owner, Belgrove Distillery and Maan Mazen – Olive Oil Judge, Royal Hobart Show.