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2019 VOYAGES

BREATHE THE WORLD’S CLEANEST AIR

tasmania PRISTINE TASMANIA

> 7 NIGHTS > JANUARY TO MARCH 2019

A YACHTSMAN’S CRUISE: SYDNEY TO HOBART > 6 NIGHTS > 26 DECEMBER 2018


Voyages with Coral Expeditions SPOTLIGHT ON NATURE AND CULTURES

NO QUEUES, NO WAITING

We believe many remarkable parts of the Australasian region are best experienced from sea. Our ships, marine staff and expedition teams are dedicated to getting you up close and personal with nature’s wonders, and the cultural diversity of our world. In contrast to traditional cruising, we avoid long sea days and try to maximise time off the ship. Our ships are owned by us and designed specifically to enhance the expedition experience. We do not charter third-party vessels or outsource any part of our marine operations. Our trips are bespoke and result in unique guest experiences.

Our ships are small enough to allow us to board and disembark much quicker than larger vessels. There is minimal waiting. Their shallow draughts allow them to get to locations larger ships cannot.

AN AUSTRALIAN ETHOS Coral Expeditions is unique in operating a fleet of Australianflagged and crewed vessels. We are the longest standing operator of Australian-based passenger ships. Our on-board atmosphere respects our heritage – we are proud of our professional service and produce-driven, modern Australian cuisine. We maintain the highest standards of marine and passenger safety; we follow Australian regulatory requirements in our staffing and operations.

PLEASE NOTE These are expedition itineraries covering remote regions. Your Captain and Expedition team will make changes to the daily schedule when necessary to maximise guest experience given the weather, local environment and safety considerations. The following itineraries are indicative - some variation may occur.

RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT We believe that tourism doesn’t have to come at a cost to the environment. We were one of the early pioneers of environmentally sensitive cruising, starting out on the Great Barrier Reef. We remain firmly committed to promoting sustainability and minimising environmental impact while sharing some of the world’s most incredible places with travellers from around the world.

INCLUSIONS

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

› All excursions and sightseeing

› Pre and post flights, accommodation & travel

› Use of Xplorer and Zodiac tender vessels

insurance

› Daily lectures and briefings

› Entry visas to Australia

› All meals, chef-prepared on board

› Alcoholic beverages outside of lunch and dinner service

› Showcase wines, selected beers, and juices with lunch and dinner service › 24 hour coffee, selection of teas, and soft drinks › All entrance fees to National Parks and Ports

› Telephone and internet services › Laundry


YOUR DESTINATION: Pristine tasmania Our 7-night coastal expedition cruise from Hobart is an adventure showcasing the wild beauty and remarkable heritage of Australia’s island state, all in the yacht-like comfort of the Coral Discoverer. Now in our fourth season, this unique voyage combines the laid-back pleasures of relaxing on board as you cruise the magnificent and intimidating landscape, with daily excursions and activities suitable for all age groups.

A SOUTHERN SUMMER Taking advantage of the long summer days in Tasmania, we feature walks in three national parks and two World Heritage Areas, led by our experienced Expedition team. Do an optional hike of the Fluted Cape Track at Bruny Island and join an early morning walk to a scenic lookout over Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park. Spend a day exploring the untouched Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area at Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour. Normally only accessible by boat, seven-day hike or light aircraft, this region is undoubtedly one of the most pristine and beautiful landscapes on earth. Absorb the surreal beauty and stories of intense hardship at Port Arthur during our private tour of the historic site. Enjoy an outstanding menu of Tasmanian produce and local specialties. This is complemented by a specially curated wine list featuring a selection of Tasmania’s finest cool-climate varietals. This expedition voyage through the coastline has been developed with local authorities paying particular attention to the ecosystem of the region. Join us in Hobart this summer and see Tasmania in an undiscovered light. 1. Walkers near Port Arthur,

THE EXPEDITION EXPERIENCE Experienced Expedition Leaders and Guest Lecturers accompany every voyage. They provide specialist commentary immersing you in the culture, geology, and history of the area and introducing you to its unique plants and wildlife. Each journey is unique, as our Expedition team plan the flexible itinerary around the local weather and conditions. Our shore excursions take you into the very heart of Tasmania’s wild and beautiful areas, with outdoor activities designed to suit a variety of fitness levels. Our small group size ensures excursions are not only comfortable and enjoyable, but also have minimal impact on the environments we visit. 2. Xplorer landing, 3. Silver Banksia (Banksia marginata), 4. Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)

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PRISTINE TASMANIA

Itinerary 7 nights from hobart to hobart The below itinerary is indicative only - your Expedition team may alter your itinerary to make the most of weather conditions.

DEPART HOBART Board your ship at 4:00pm for a 5:00pm departure.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS WOODBRIDGE AND HUON Learn about the process of sheep cheese-making at the family-run Grandvewe Cheeses, and at the cellar door enjoy a taste of their ‘ewenique’ sheep’s whey vodka. Visit either the Woodbridge Marine Discovery Centre, or Dieman Pepper at Five Bob Farm to sample Pepperberry products and enjoy a walk through the sculpture trail. Cruise the Huon River and visit the Wooden Boat Centre at picturesque Franklin.

We arrived at Ile des Phoques at sunrise. We saw many fur seals lounging on the rocks, and many more juveniles swam out to investigate who we were. We also saw a colony of Black-faced Cormorants perched on the rocks as we circumnavigated the island twice. - Expedition Leader Mark Steadman

PORT DAVEY AND BATHURST HARBOUR Explore this remote and beautiful part of Tasmania for up to two days. Enjoy walking at Mt Beattie, or Balmoral Hill, and the unforgettable experience of kayaking at Bathurst Harbour. Explore the narrows in the Xplorer and take in the surrounds of protected Melaleuca and the Needwonnee Walk. BRUNY ISLAND AND ADVENTURE BAY Experience the rugged beauty of Fluted Cape as you walk along the sheer coastal cliffs or cruise in our Xplorer vessel for a closer look around Penguin islands. Learn about the rich maritime history of Adventure Bay as you meander past the ruins of old whaling stations on the way to Grassy Point. FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK The Freycinet Peninsula is spectacular. Pink granite forms the foundation of the Hazard Mountains, and the sweeping bays are backed by eucalypt forests. Join an optional guided hike to the Wineglass Bay beach - one of the most breathtaking beaches in the world. Witness fur seals lounging on the rocks on the Ile des Phoques.

expedition highlights > Hike the breathtaking Wineglass Bay Track > Experience the diverse wildlife and history of Maria Island > Spot fur seals hauling up rocky cliffs > Explore the World Heritage Wilderness of Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour > Marvel at the shipbuilding heritage at the Wooden Boat Centre in Franklin > Enjoy delicious local produce and Tasmanian wine > Be guided on a behind-the-scenes tour of Port Arthur

MARIA ISLAND NATIONAL PARK The historic ruins, secluded bays, and rugged cliffs of Maria Island National Park are home to a local population of wildlife that includes Forester Kangaroos, Bennetts Wallabies, and wombats. Walks to historic Darlington and the dramatic Painted and Fossil Cliffs take in the history and beauty of this island. TASMAN NATIONAL PARK The 300 metre sea cliffs and monumental rock formations of Tasman National Park form an impressive backdrop to our visit. See the Tasman Arch, the Candlestick and Cathedral from perfect positions at sea, and join optional walks that take in the stunning views of the coast. PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE Australia’s primary convict site has over 30 buildings, ruins, and restored homes set in some of the most beautiful landscapes in Tasmania. Enjoy a behind the scenes tour, and a private reception to taste Tasmanian wines and canapes made from local ingredients.

David Keech Expedition Leader

Mark Steadman Expedition Leader

With 20 years experience in Ecotourism and Hospitality, David has many stories to tell. An expert tour guide, snorkelling guide and Whale Shark spotter, David is passionate about getting in touch with nature and engaging with the history, geology, and biology of northern Autralia and Tasmania. He enjoys making many new friends on each expedition.

Trained as a zoologist, Mark brings a varied skill set to his job as Expedition Leader, having previously worked as a zookeeper, nature guide, and science teacher. Fortunate enough to have once raised an orphaned Tasmanian Devil, Mark is passionate about sharing stories of how incredibly interesting animals are, especially the not-socuddly ones.


1. Overlooking Bathurst Harbour, Port Davey, 2. Tasmanian produce, Grandvewe Cheeses, 3. Coral Discoverer

fares & sailing schedule CORAL DISCOVERER

TASMANIA

Freycinet National Park Wineglass Bay

Maria Island HOBART Franklin Ralph’s Bay Port Arthur Bramble Cove Woodbridge Historic Site Adventure Bay Port Davey Bathurst Harbour Bruny Island Recherche Bay

DATE

DEPARTS

01 January

Hobart

08 January

Hobart

15 January

Hobart

22 January

Hobart

29 January

Hobart

05 February

Hobart

12 February

Hobart

19 February

Hobart

26 February

Hobart

05 March

Hobart

12 March

Hobart

19 March

Hobart

26 March

Hobart

DEPARTURE TIMES HOBART: Boarding at 4.00pm for 5.00pm departure. Disembarks in Hobart at 8.00am.

CORAL DISCOVERER

TWIN SHARE SOLE USE

Bridge Deck Balcony

7,290

n/a

Promenade Deck A

6,290

n/a

Promenade Deck B

n/a

7,185*

Main Deck A

5,490

n/a

Main Deck B

4,990

n/a

Prices are listed in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST. *Limited sole use occupancy available.

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A YACHTSMAN’S CRUISE

Itinerary 6 nights from sydney to hobart The below itinerary is indicative only - your Expedition team may alter your itinerary to make the most of weather conditions.

SYDNEY: NORTH HEAD Embark at 8:30am for 10am departure, and enjoy lunch while the ship positions off North head. From the Explorer Bar, celebrate the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and watch the fleet round the heads and sail south.

SYDNEY TO HOBART

SCENIC CRUISE Cruise the scenic coastline from Sydney. Dependent on weather, stops may include Jervis Bay and/or Twofold Bay. As you cruise, our guest lecturers will present commentary on the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and lectures on yachting and maritime history. BASS STRAIT CROSSING As we sail through the Southern Ocean, enjoy presentations, spot yachts, or relax on deck and enjoy the vastness of the Bass Strait. BRUNY ISLAND AND ADVENTURE BAY

This once-a-year special voyage combines the excitement of the start of the legendary Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, a leisurely crossing of the Bass Strait, and New Year festivities onboard the Coral Discoverer in Hobart.

Experience the rugged beauty of the Fluted Cape as you walk along the sheer coastal cliffs or cruise for a closer look around Penguin Island. Learn about the rich maritime history of Adventure Bay as you meander past the ruins of old whaling stations on the way to Grassy Point. MARIA ISLAND NATIONAL PARK The historic ruins, secluded bays, and rugged cliffs of Maria Island National Park are home to a local population of wildlife that includes Forester Kangaroos, Bennetts Wallabies, and wombats. Walks to historic Darlington and the dramatic Painted and Fossil Cliffs take in the history and beauty of this island. HOBART Arrive in Hobart in time for the Sydney to Hobart race celebrations on New Year’s Eve. Stroll Hobart’s historic wharf. Enjoy farewell drinks with the Captain, and welcome the New Year with a view of the fireworks display over the Derwent River. Disembark the morning of January 1.

COMBINE SYDNEY TO HOBART WITH OUR TASMANIA VOYAGE For combined cruises, a 10% discount applies 1. Yachts moored at Constitution Dock, Hobart

Sydney

fares & sailing schedule

Jervis Bay

CORAL DISCOVERER

Twofold Bay

DATE

DEPARTS

26 December 2018

Sydney

DEPARTURE TIMES SYDNEY: Boarding at 8.30am for 10.00am departure. Disembarks in Hobart at 8.00am.

CORAL DISCOVERER

TWIN SHARE

SOLE USE

Bridge Deck Balcony

6,249

n/a

Promenade Deck A

5,391

n/a

Promenade Deck B

n/a

6,159

Main Deck A

4,706

n/a

Main Deck B

4,277

n/a

Prices are listed in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST. *Limited sole use occupancy available.

Hobart

Adventure Bay

Maria Island


coral discoverer

Fresh from a complete interior refurbishment, Coral Discoverer is 63 metres long and accommodates 72 guests in 36 cabins. Though she is a small ship, she sports active stabilisers and plenty of communal areas including over a thousand square metres of open deck space from where you can watch the spectacular cliffs and coastline of Tasmania.

Active Stabilisers

BRIDGE DECK BALCONY STATEROOM • 20sqm • Private Balcony • Twin or junior king beds PROMENADE DECK STATEROOM (Cat A) • 18sqm • Picture windows • Twin or junior king beds PROMENADE DECK STATEROOM (Cat B) • 15sqm • Picture windows • Junior king beds MAIN DECK STATEROOM (Cat A) • 18sqm • Porthole windows • Twin or junior king beds MAIN DECK STATEROOM (Cat B) • 15sqm • Porthole windows • Twin or Junior king beds

Balcony Staterooms Bridge Deck Bar

A05 A03 A01

WC

Balcony Staterooms

› Wireless internet available (costs apply).

› Indoor & outdoor lounge areas

Workout Area

› Sun deck

BRIDGE DECK

Lounge

A06 A04 A02

FEATURES & SERVICES › Three fully stocked cocktail bars

SUN DECK

Explorer Bar

B21

B19 B17 B15

B22

Captain’s Cabin

B11

B20 B18 B16 B14 B12

B09 B07 B05 B03

B10 B08 B06 B04

B01

B02

PROMENADE DECK

› Outdoor communal workout area › Reference library › Gift shop › Open Bridge › All staterooms serviced daily › Limited laundry services available (costs apply)

Xplorer Boarding

Main Deck Bar

Galley

C09 C07 C05 C03 C01

MAIN DECK

Dining Room Purser’s WC Office

C08 C06 C04 C02

STATEROOM CATEGORIES


Fluted Cape, Bruny Island

other expeditions: > GREAT BARRIER REEF > THE KIMBERLEY > PAPUA NEW GUINEA > SPICE ISLANDS OF INDONESIA > ISLANDS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC

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Tasmania brochure 2019  

Voyages to the rugged coastline of Tasmania with Coral Expeditions

Tasmania brochure 2019  

Voyages to the rugged coastline of Tasmania with Coral Expeditions