Tasmania and the Great Southern Coast

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Spend 16 nights on the MS Caledonian Sky on a small ship expedition from Hobart to Fremantle. Discover Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park and visit Port Arthur. Cruise to Kangaroo Island, enjoy fresh oysters at Coffin Bay, and savour lunch and a tasting at St Hugo in the Barossa Valley. Then cruise to Albany exploring the south west coast of Western Australian.


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17 Days from $15,976 per person

Hobart - Fremantle

Inclusions:

  • Experiences in 12 destinations
  • 16 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 44 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Cruise to Kangaroo Island
  • Enjoy fresh-from-the-ocean oysters in Coffin Bay
  • Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting at St Hugo in the Barossa Valley
  • Visit Lucky Bay in Cape Le Grand National Park

Departure Date: 7 February 2022

Tour Code: XPCGSH17




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: Sixteen 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, artist 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: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: Coffin Bay

Enjoy a Signature Experience this morning.

Signature Experience: Board a purpose-built boat and cruise through the oyster leases whilst 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 the 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 11: Ceduna, Smoky Bay

Arrive today at the sleepy town of Smoky Bay. Browse the art on show at the Ceduna Arts and Culture Centre, which provides development opportunities for local Indigenous communities and also sells artwork on behalf of artists in the
Far West Coast region of South Australia. Spend the afternoon exploring the landscapes of Laura Bay Conservation Park. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 12: At Sea, Great Australian Bight

It takes two days to cross the Great Australian Bight, which separates the east and west of Australia. It's the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy the facilities on board your ship. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 13: At Sea, Great Australian Bight

Spend a further day at sea as your ship makes its way into Western Australian
waters.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 14: Lucky Bay

Today you will stop in Lucky Bay, located within Cape Le Grand National Park. With its turquoise water,white sand and breathtaking views of the Recherche Archipelago, it’s known as one of Australia’s best beaches. Join your Expedition team for a walk to nearby Thistle Cove, or simply relax on the beach and keep an eye out for the kangaroos.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 15: Albany

Enjoy a relaxing sailing morning before arriving in Albany. Here, you’ll have a choice of sightseeing options.

Freedom of Choice: View Torndirrup National Park’s geological formations, including the Natural Bridge and The Gap. At the Blowholes, listen for the booming sounds as water is forced up into a crack in the granite cliffs, then visit the Historic Whaling Station. Alternatively, explore the National ANZAC Centre and the Brig Amity museum.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 16: Busselton

Spend the morning on your chosen Freedom of Choice activity. Later, enjoy free time to explore Busselton. Walk along the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere, admire St Mary’s Anglican Church, built in 1844 of limestone and jarrah, or spend time at the Busselton Museum.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Day 17: Disembark Ship, Depart Fremantle

Disembark your ship 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. Offer valid when booking Tour Code(s) XPCVM5, XPCTM7, XPCWH8, XPCWH8, XPCCFA8, XPCGSH17, XPCSWF8 departing November 2021 to March 2022. A non-refundable deposit of $1000 per person is due within 7 days of booking. Final payment is due 100 days prior to the tours departure date. Offers are available for travellers departing from Australia. All pricing and save amounts are in Australian Dollars. Information correct as at 20 August 2021 but may fluctuate due to changes in surcharges, taxes or currency. A strictly limited number of offers are available on selected itineraries and departure dates in selected suites/staterooms/cabins/room categories. Offers are subject to availability, not combinable unless specified, available on new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. Cruise is subject to minimum guest numbers being met in order to operate. Contact your travel agent for full details. SUPPLIER: APT