Begin your adventure in Australia’s second oldest city, Hobart is the gateway to a variety of unique destinations including World heritage sites complete with expansive scenery, colonial history, and varied natural attractions. Visit David Walsh’s Museum of Old and New Art, a so-called Disneyland for adults. Enjoy this weird and wonderful world of contemporary exhibitions, sensory experiences, and immersive sound experiences. Drive or hike up the region’s defining Mount Wellington for a show-stopping view over Hobart and beyond. Return to your vessel for a laid-back dinner on board, complete with some of Tasmania’s delicious local seafood.
Wake up anchored off the coast of Bruny Island. This island is a remarkable spectacle made up of craggy clifftops and abundant wildlife. Set off on an immersive bushwalk through the stunning natural landscape, strolling between towering cliffs, sandy beaches, and coastal heathland. A local guide will be on hand to teach you about the Aboriginal people, sailors, whalers, and explorers who have made up so much of Bruny Island’s history. Keep an eye out for echidnas, white wallabies, seals, and whales that breach the waters off the coast of the island.
As you finish your hike, make your way onto shore where you can enjoy a private cheese and wine tasting on the beach. Bruny island is famous for its local, artisanal cheeses and cool climate wines. Enjoy tasting some of the island’s best cheeses paired with some of their premium wines.
Make your way to South Bruny National Park where you can undertake an epic rock climbing experience on the towering dolerite cliffs of South Bruny National Park. A local climber will be with you as you navigate these craggy rock faces. At the top take in far reaching views over some of Tasmania’s most rugged landscapes. In the evening, return to your vessel to dine under the stars and, if you’re lucky, under the southern lights.
Make your way inland on the Huon Valley to Hartz Mountains National Park. This Park overlooks Tasmania’s south-west wilderness and offers invigorating walks with panoramic views of remote mountain ranges. A dolerite range runs through the centre of the reserve, and it’s scattered with small glacial lakes and diverse vegetation ranging from eucalypt forest and alpine heath. An expert guide will be with you as you traverse the land, to teach you about the local flora and fauna including echidnas, Bennetts wallabies, padymelons, and platypus. Stop in the wilderness for a wild lunch surrounded by nature.
Refreshed and restored head out along the park’s waterways on a kayaking tour through the natural landscape. Make your way along the dark tannin rich waters of the Lune River. Under the shade of Adamsons Peak and the Southern Ranges, journey downstream, keeping an eye out for some of the region’s varied and rare birdlife. Make your way all the way down until you emerge onto the clear waters of the ocean surrounded by white sandy beaches. Here, your tender will be waiting to return you to your vessel.