Treasures of Tasmania

Treasures of Tasmania

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Discover and indulge in the many hidden treasures of Tasmania’s East Coast on board Odalisque. Enjoy a night in Hobart before spending seven days cruising between Hobart and Coles Bay, visiting some of Tasmania’s most iconic locations and National Parks. Indulge in the regions finest produce from oysters, to cheeses, to beers and wines. Spot unique wildlife including the endemic Bennett’s Wallaby, wombats and penguins. Plus much more…

Highlights include visiting the Bruny Island Cheesery, hiking on Maria Island, cruising the spectacular coast of Schouten Island and landing at Wineglass Bay (voted one of Australia’s top 10 beaches!).

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Treasures of Tasmania
Vessel Type: Small Expedition Length: 19.8 meters Passenger Capacity: 10 guests overnight, or 40 guests for day cruises Tasmanian owner Pieter van der Woude's custom-built twenty-metre expedition cruise vessel is designed for the comfort and safety of guests. Cruising with a maximum of 10 guests overnight, or 40 guests for day cruises, the Odalisque has three private cabins, a comfortable entertaining and dining area and three spacious outside decks for sightseeing, photography or sunset barbecues. The galley consists of a contemporary spacious kitchen with an island bench, sofa seating and large open windoes to relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery or watch the chef cook up a storm. The open plan saloon area allows panoramic views, has plenty of lounging capacity and a large dining area for a leisurely dining experience. A tru boutique floating hotel, it's perfect if you're eager for adventure but not so keen on roughing it.  Odalisque’s Tenders The mother ship Odalisque is supported with the service of two tenders, an aluminum dinghy and a jet engine RIB.  The ‘tinny’, our 14ft aluminium dinghy, is a very versatile, safe and fast vessel. It’s well suited to handling the weather conditions of Tasmanian waters, which can change very quickly. It’s our preferred vessel for the exploring of sea caves, because of boat’s maneuverability and easy handling, and for travel over longer distances, because of it’s speed.  The jet engine RIB is the newest addition to our fleet, making a nice complement to the tinny. A jet engine makes it the perfect vessel for exploring ocean & river environments where you can’t see the bottom or any hidden bombies that might be lying under the surface (as is often the case in the tannin stained waters of Port Davey). For this reason, the jet boat is often used on excursions up the Old River and Davey Rivers. It also has very comfortable lounge seating, and is a quick and safe vessel to travel in.


Day 1 - Day 1: Arrive in Hobart
Arrive in the beautiful port city of Hobart. At your leisure enjoy a day to explore the many sites that the city has to offer! Some of our top Hobart recommendations include:• Visiting MONA by ferry• Enjoying a hike up Mount Wellington• Discovering the many wineries within the areaNote: No meals are included today, we want to give you the freedom to explore Hobart as you wish. For the rest of the trip you can enjoy all your meals being provided and cooked by an award winning chef! Tonight you will stay at the Hadley’s Hotel.
Day 2 - Day 2: Bruny Island
This morning you will be met by your crew and shown to your boutique vessel Odalisque. Settle in and get comfy as we depart Hobart south along the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. Our plan for today is to experience the local cuisine on Bruny Island by visiting the Bruny Island Cheesery and Get Shucked oysters. This evening for those that are keen there is a chance to go ashore and watch the Fairy Penguins* return to their breeding colony before enjoying dinner aboard Odalisque. *The main penguin rookery is located beyond a large shallow sand bar. This could involve a 500 metre walk with wet feet.
Day 3 - Day 3: Bruny Island
We start the day with a nature walk in one of the islands many nature reserves, this is a great opportunity to spot some of the many bird species that are endemic to Tasmania as well as the endemic Bennett’s Wallabies. We will spend time at Adventure Bay where a walk along the dramatic coastal cliffs of Fluted Cape is not to be missed! Depending on the weather we will either spend the night in Adventure Bay, or make our way across to Port Arthur at the lower end of the Tasman Peninsula.Note: Our plans for day 2 and 3 may alternate depending on weather and time.
Day 4 - Day 4: Tasman Peninsula
There is plenty to do and see during our time on the Tasman Peninsula. Arriving by sea is the perfect way to experience the full beauty of the coastline. In the morning we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Convict Settlement, arriving by water as the convicts would have. The remainder of the day will be spent discovering the dramatic coastline and resilient fauna and flora that lives along the shores. There will be an opportunity to cruise around Cape Pillar and Cape Hauy, before we set sail towards Maria Island.
Day 5 - Day 5: Maria Island
Maria Island offers spectacular sandy beaches, sea cliffs and wonderful anchorages including Schooner Cove and Chinamans Bay. We will arrive at Maria Island the night before to ensure plenty of time to see this spectacular island. The weather will dictate if we head to the eastern or western side of the island, both sides offering great opportunities. Options include visiting Darlington, the islands only settlement. Originally a convict settlement Darlington was then farmed, mined, and an area used to grow grapes, today it is the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife base with excellent interpretations of its historical significance. Another option for the day is a full day walk to Bishop and Clerk, the highest point on the island where you are rewarded with grandstand views of Maria Island and the coast of Tasmania all the way to the Freycinet Peninsula. You may also prefer to relax and enjoy time at one of the many beaches with the chance for snorkeling.
Day 6 - Day 6 - 7: Schouten Island & Freycinet Peninsula
Sailing north along the eastern coast of Tasmania we are surrounded by some of the greatest coastal beauty that Tasmania has to offer and a cruising paradise. We have allowed two full days to see and experience all that is on offer as we enjoy cruising around the spectacular coastline of Schouten Island and the Freycinet Peninsula. We will cruise by Ile De Phoques, named for the seals that called the island home, it remains a haven for seals to this day. Next we cruise to Schouten Island, a rarely visited jewel in the Freycinet National Park where we will look to explore its rugged yet beautiful granitic coastline. We sail into Wineglass Bay, which is an experience like no other, with peaks rising on either side and the crystalline white sands beckoning at the head of the bay where we will land. We will explore Freycinet National Park through a multitude of walks to choose from, for the more adventurous climbing the peaks on the peninsula is rewarded with panoramic views, for the less adventurous there are still great opportunities to view coastal habitats and gain sightings of the local flora and fauna.
Day 7 - Day 8: Coles Bay & Hobart
This morning we bid farewell to Odalisque in Coles Bay before travelling overland back to Hobart with the option for drop-offs at Hobart Airport or central Hobart. Transfer from Coles Bay to Hobart is included.
Day 8 - Note
Itinerary is to be used as a guideline and may change without warning due to weather and local conditions.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
12-11-202119-11-2021Array Array10,995The Arthur Standard Twin Cabin
12-11-202119-11-2021Array Array11,295The Maria Deluxe Cabin
12-11-202119-11-2021Array Array11,295The Clyde Deluxe Cabin
18-11-202125-11-2021Array Array84,170FULL CHARTER
18-11-202125-11-2021Array Array0The Arthur Standard Twin Cabin
18-11-202125-11-2021Array Array0The Clyde Deluxe Cabin
18-11-202125-11-2021Array Array0The Maria Deluxe Cabin


    • Seven days aboard the comfortable fully inclusive Odalisque
    • Enjoy local cuisine from fresh oysters to locally made wine and cheeses. Plus enjoy all inclusive gourmet meals on board.
    • Spend time at Adventure Bay and enjoy a walk along the dramatic coastal cliffs of Fluted Cape
    • Visit the unique Maria Island National Park
    • Visit some of Australia's most picturesque beaches along the Freycinet Peninsula including Wineglass Bay
    • voted one of Australia's top 10 beaches!