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Coral Discoverer<BR>6 Nights A Yachtsman's Cruises<BR>Sydney to Hobart

Coral Discoverer
6 Nights A Yachtsman's Cruises
Sydney to Hobart

Ship: Coral Discoverer
Cruise Line: Coral Expeditions
Departures:  26 December 2018
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: Sydney - Australia, Maria Island, Adventure Bay, Hobart
Airport gateway (Arrival) : Sydney
Airport gateway (Departure) : Hobart

Itinerary

Embarkation: Embark in Sydney on the 26th Decemeber 2018 at 09:00am.

Disembarkation: Disembark at Hobart’s Macquarie Wharf at 09:00am on the 1st January 2019. 

 

Here are the expedition highlights:

 

SYDNEY: NORTH HEAD

 

Join your fellow travelers on an included coach transfer from Central Sydney to pick-up point.

Embark Coral Discoverer at 9am ahead of a 10am departure.

 

SCENIC CRUISE

 

Cruise the scenic coastline from Jervis Bay to Twofold Bay.

Soak in the southern summer on the sundeck while the Coral Discoverer follows the yachts of the Sydney to Hobart race. 

 

TWOFOLD BAY

 

Re-live the bygone days of whaling and the fascinating relationship between man and whale duing your guided tour of the Killer Whale Museum. 

The bay is also known for the "Killers of Eden", the whales which helped a group of whalers in their seach of other whales.

 

BASS STRAIT CROSSING

 

As we cross the Bass Strait, enjoy presentations by John Longley on his yachting experiences, or relax with a book on deck as you savour Coral Expeditions hospitality. 

 

MARIA ISLAND

 

Walk amoung the historic ruin, secluded bays and regged cliffs of Maria Island National Park,

and you can expect to meet more than a few incredible creatures.

Expect sightings of native pademelons, Forester kangaroos, Bennetts wallabies, and Tasmanian Devils. 

 

ADVENTURE BAY AND FLUTED CAPE

 

Rich History, spectacular scenary, close-up wildlife and a variety of walking opportunities make Bruny Island a wonderful destination.

Stretch your legs on a spactacular Fluted Cape walk. Located within the South Bruny National Park, the Fluted Cape walk leaves from Grass Point and

allows a circuit walk with impressive cliff and ocean views. Visit the Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration to gain insight of maritime history. 

 

HOBART

 

Arrive in Hobart in time for the race winner presentations and celebrations on New Years Eve. soak in the atmosphere at the Taste of  Tasmania Festival at Princes Wharf.

Ring in the New Year at the Captain's Farwell drinks, whilst enjoying a fireworks display over the Derwent River.

 

Disembark at Macquarie Wharf 2 at 9am, 1st January 2019. 

 

 

* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected

 

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Ports

Sydney - Australia

Sydney is Australia's largest city, which is the number one tourist destination in the country. It offers a multitude of sights such as the famous Opera House and distinctive Harbour Bridge of course. You can travel back in time with a visit to Sydney’s oldest centre – The Rocks. Take a city tour to take in Sydney Tower, Darling Harbour and Chinatown. Bask on Bondi Beach for a dose of sun, sea and sand. Or travel a little further afield for a glimpse of the Aussie wildlife and views of the Blue Mountains.

Country - Australia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Australian Dollars (AUD)

Places of Interest
Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, Bondi Beach

Maria Island

Country - Tasmania, Australia

Adventure Bay

Country - Tasmania, Australia

Hobart

Hobart is Australia's second oldest city and state capital of Tasmania. Home to more than 90 National Trust buildings, Hobart combines colonial character with a metropolitan lifestyle. It is the gateway to Tasmania's other scenic attractions and a range of shore activities lets you experience the best of both worlds.

Explore the historic core at the colonial village of Battery Point, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, as well as Theatre Royal, the country's oldest theater. There's also wine-tasting and pub-hopping to enjoy.


Country - Australia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance  from port to Airport - 17kms
Currency - Australian Dollars (AUD)

Places of Interest
Port Arthur, Salamanca Place, Bonorong Wildlife Park

 

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Coral Expeditions

Coral Expeditions

Welcome to Coral Expeditions -

Coral Expeditions is Australia’s leading small ship and expedition cruise line, with an unrivalled worldwide reputation for cruising excellence built over more than 30 years. Join them on award-winning 3,4 and 7 night Great Barrier Reef cruises or discover Australia’s ancient outback on an expedition to the remarkable Kimberley region or Cape York and Arnhem Land. Venture further afield into the South Pacific to discover mysterious Papua New Guinea, the exotic Spice Islands and Raja Ampat, explore the magical island cultures of Melanesia and savour the scenic beauty of ‘the land of the long white cloud’, New Zealand.

 

Ship info

Coral Discoverer

Launched in 2005, Coral Discoverer set a new benchmark standard for small ship cruising in Australia. Refurbished in November 2016, she continues to raise the bar to new levels of sophistication in expedition cruising in the Southern Hemisphere.

The 1800-tonne Coral Discoverer is the grand vision of Coral Expeditions, pioneers in expedition and adventure cruises around Australia, Papua New Guinea and South East Asia. Her shallow draught and manoeuvrability allow her to go where larger vessels cannot. Her tender vessel, Xplorer, can seat all 72 passengers for excursions to beaches and rivers. Coral Discoverer is equipped with latest technology active stabilisers to ensure comfortable cruising in open waters and is fitted with modern safety and navigation equipment and wireless internet facilities.

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. Australian flagged, and staffed entirely by an Australian and New Zealand crew, your experience aboard Coral Discoverer will be unique.

THE EVOLUTION OF CORAL DISCOVERER: 2016 REFURBISHMENT COMPLETE

We are excited to announce the completion of a significant upgrade and refresh of our facilities aboard Coral Discoverer, bringing her amenities to an even higher level. The Sun Deck has evolved to become a new social space and the hub of on board community living. This area has been converted into an undercover deck area complete with round ‘Explorer Bar’ with bar stools and sun deck with lounges and an area for outdoor exercise equipment.

Guest accommodation has also received a substantial upgrade with the addition of six Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms providing coveted inside/outside living quarters. Each of our other Stateroom grades has also received a full upgrade with updated bathroom fixtures, soft furnishings and artwork making for an even more comfortable stay on board Coral Discoverer.

REFURBISHED STATEROOM ACCOMMODATION

Following her full refurbishment in 2016, the Coral Discoverer now offers five different grades of staterooms, ranging from Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms to Main Deck Staterooms. Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms are on the top deck and have private balconies opening out from french windows. All rooms are furnished with contemporary flair and feature original artwork, a small private en-suite, individually-controlled air-conditioning, an iPod dock, ample storage and Australian toiletries. All staterooms are serviced daily. Each stateroom is spacious, sized between 15sqm (161 square feet) to 20 sqm (215 square feet) and has either a balcony, feature picture windows or porthole windows. Most staterooms can be configured to either junior king or twin bedding.

FACILITIES ON BOARD

> Sun Deck with undercover area, sun lounges and ample seating
> Three fully stocked cocktail bars, including brand new round Explorer Bar on Sun Deck
> Spacious, modern dining room, recently refurbished
> Forward lounge
> Reference library
> Gift shop
> Open bridge
> Workout Area
> Wireless internet available* for laptops, mobile devices or via onboard guest computer
> Limited laundry facilities available
> SCUBA diving department (selected itineraries)

 

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