Australia’s island state is poised at the edge of the world. From its green coast, the Great Southern Ocean stretches uninterrupted until it breaks on the shores of Antarctica. But here in Tasmania, rugged mountains and impenetrable forests lead to coastlines of soaring cliffs, pastoral farmlands, and islands teeming with native wildlife. Clear, crisp air and warm summers nurture a bountiful variety of fresh produce, cheeses, wine, and spirits, and history from ancient to colonial times is present around each corner.
Our expedition cruise over seven nights explores the incredible south-east region in the summer months. From the sea, enjoy easy access to National Parks and World Heritage Areas, led by our expert Expedition Team. Experience coastal hikes from Freycinet Peninsula to isolated Port Davey – only accessible by boat, seven-day hike or light aircraft – and absorb the surreal beauty and history of Maria Island, Bruny Island, and Port Arthur over days of exploration. From the ship, gaze up at 300 metre high sea cliffs, watch marine life frolic close by, and easily go ashore on remote beaches. Along the way, taste an outstanding menu of Tasmania’s gourmet fare, complemented with fine cool-climate wines and unique brews. With respect for the pristine eco-system, our small groups tread lightly while enjoying an intimate experience of this remarkable island.