The extraordinary island state of Australia, Tasmania is one of the world’s last accessible wilderness frontiers. Explore the dramatic and pristine scenery, abundant wildlife and history evoked by world-famous convict ruins. Begin in Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park for spectacular views of rugged alpine mountains and highland lakes and see the Tasmanian devils in their natural habitat. Continue to the waterfront town of Hobart and board the 72-passenger expedition ship Coral Discoverer, led by a top team of Tasmania experts. Take in the azure waters and white sand beaches of Wineglass Bay. Encounter wallabies, wombats, and kangaroos at close quarters on Maria Island, the Galapagos of Australia. Learn about Tasmania’s fascinating history as a convict settlement during a private tour of Port Arthur, A World Heritage Historic Site. Feast on local oysters, cheese, and wine on Bruny Island while looking for dolphins, fur seals, and turtles in the coastal waters.
An optional pre-trip extension to the Great Barrier Reef and an optional post-trip extension to the Outback and Uluru are available as a memorable way to begin and end this exciting adventure.