Highlighting its adventurous side with a fresh name, Coral Expeditions is marking the occasion with an exciting new cruise that takes in remote corners of Tasmania’s coast. Five highlights of the Hobart to Hobart, seven-day cruise.

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1. Maria Island
Not many have visited this island national park off Tasmania’s east coast. Disembark and explore Maria Island’s stunning natural beauty and wildlife, including wombats and red-necked wallabies, and visit the historic town of Darlington – a World Heritage Site and former penal settlement.

2. South Coast Track
Get your hiking boots on as it’s time to walk the start of the world-famous South Coast Track, an 85-kilometre route that snakes its way through the spectacular Southwest National Park, part of the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Site. Coral Expeditions’s resident Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Discovery Ranger will be on hand to point out unique flora and fauna.

3. Wineglass Bay Lookout
Take an early morning walk to witness the mind-blowing view from Wineglass Bay Lookout, which takes in the forests and the perfect white-crescent beach of Wineglass Bay and the vast wilderness of Freycinet National Park beyond. Keep an eye out for dolphins and kangaroos, which can often be seen chilling on the beach.

4. Port Arthur
All the way down in Tassie’s south-east sits Port Arthur, a small, isolated town and former convict settlement. Step ashore and the Historic Site’s resident archaeologist will take you to buildings not normally open to the public to give you a unique insight into the frontier life experienced by the first colonists, before you enjoy a drink or two.

5. Gourmet Tasmania and Grandvewe Farm
With chefs preparing food from Tassie’s finest ingredients throughout the seven-day cruise, there’ll also be opportunities to visit the places where the produce comes from. One of those is Grandvewe Farm where you can sample its unique sheep cheeses and liqueurs from its Hartshorn Distillery.

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