Tasmania – Coastal Treks



Pack your hiking boots and join us for a spectacular cruise exploring gorgeous Tasmania!  Imposing cliffs, sandy beaches and sapphire waters, rugged coastlines and spectacular beauty… this is the magic of Tasmania.

These two specially themed hiking voyages are perfect for those who enjoy getting out into nature and exploring some seriously beautiful scenery.  Guided by experienced bush-walkers, explore breathtaking coastal hikes along with insights into the region’s unique eco-system.  The ship’s itinerary has been designed to seamlessly enable extensive shore excursions, however guests who wish to simply stay on-board during the day and enjoy the scenery are welcome to do so.

The Coral Discoverer takes just 72 guests, all in ocean-view staterooms, so you can be assured of personal attention.  You won’t get lost in the crowds here!   It’s easy to get to know fellow guests in a relaxed and casual atmosphere with personal touches that just aren’t possible on larger ships.

Your 11 night package includes:

  • 10 night cruise on board Coral Expeditions’ Coral Discoverer
  • All meals aboard
  • Drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Shore excursions
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Transfer from port to airport

Plus, Ultimate Cruising guests also receive:

  • Chauffeur driven luxury car transfers to and from your capital city airport (valid up to 35 km)

    Terms and conditions apply.


Cruise Highlights

Each expedition is crafted by experienced Masters and Expedition Leaders, depending on weather conditions allowing you to see the very best of Tasmania’s flora, fauna and wild coastline.  Expedition highlights may include:



Tasmania’s capital, Hobart sits on the River Derwent.  Visit the  Salamanca Market, the Botanical Gardens, wander the narrow lanes and admire the historical buildings, explore one of the museums or simply enjoy dining in a restaurant or café.


Mt Beattie is an easy to moderate walk located close to magnificent Port Davey. The raw and remote beauty of this wilderness area is enhanced by the breathtaking views over Bathurst Channel and Bathurst Harbour.

Walk Details:
››  3 hours return
››  Grade 2/3 walk – some bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface, and many steps.


Cape Hauy (part of the Three Capes Walk) is a medium difficulty walk through an extraordinary landscape. Experience views of Fortescue Bay from Mt Fortescue and the dolerite columns at the tip of Cape Hauy.

Walk Details:
››  4 hours return (4.4 km one way)
››  Grade 3 walk – some bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface, and many steps.
››  Some hazardous cliffs and unprotected track edges – supervise children


The Fortescue Bay to Waterfall Bay trail is noted for providing an experience of some of the most magnificent coastline in Tasmania. The rainforest and blue gum stands and views of the Tasman Peninsula are nothing short of spectacular. At the end of this longer medium grade walk, the Coral Discoverer will be waiting to collect hikers.

Walk Details:
››  7 hours return (16km one way)
››  Grade 3 walk – some bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface, and many steps.
››  Some hazardous cliffs and unprotected track edges – supervise children


The spectacular peninsula of Freycinet is crafted from pink granite peaks – the Hazard mountains – surrounded by azure bays, and backed by dry eucalyptus forest. Enjoy a hike to the Wineglass Bay Lookout and later, join a beachcombers walk  along Wineglass Bay, consistently voted one of the most breathtaking beaches in the world.

Walk Details:
››  1 – 1.5 hours return (3 km return)
››  Grade 3 walk – steep uphill climb one-way with rough bush steps.


Bishop and Clerk is a challenging walk located in the Maria Island National Park. Pass through diverse landscapes of grasslands and forest, to emerge overlooking a dramatic and sweeping view of the Southern Ocean.

Walk Details
››  3.5 hours return (12 km return)
››  Grade 4 walk – bush-walking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough, and steep. Signage may be limited.
››  Supervise children, hazardous cliffs, unprotected track edges, rock screed scramble

NOTE:   Note on fitness levels: this trip is suitable for passengers of all fitness levels, though reasonable mobility is required to enjoy all it has to offer. Our Xplorer tender vessels permit easy boarding without climbing any stairs. Hikes vary in intensity and wherever possible we split into groups to suit easy and moderate walkers.

Guests are welcome to opt-out of any excursions and relax onboard. Summer temperatures and wind chill in Tasmania can be very cool so warm layered clothing is essential.

As our Tasmanian cruises visit remote regions like Bathurst Harbour, this voyage is not suitable for passengers with serious medical conditions.



17 January 2023
16 February 2023

Pricing starts from A$7,200 per person share twin.  All prices are in Australian dollars and subect to change at any time.  Please ask for best available pricing at time of booking.


Cruise Category
  • Expedition
  • All meals
  • Gratuities
  • Shore Excursions
Itinerary Map Image

Trip itinerary


Technical Details

  • Tonnage 1779
  • Crew 24
  • Capacity 72
  • Length 63M

Cruise Category

  • Luxury Expeditions
  • Soft Adventures

Coral Discoverer

Fully equipped with latest technology active stabilizers, modern safety and navigation equipment, tender vessel that can seat all 72 passengers, an Australian and New Zealand crew, Coral Discoverer was built to the exacting international SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) standards and specifications in Cairns, Australia, with one aim in mind; to create the ultimate small ship cruising experience. Images courtesy of Coral Expeditions