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SECLUDED SHORES OF TASMANIA BY SUPER YACHT

  • Overview
  • Accommodation
  • Itinerary
  • Fares

A journey overview

  • Hobart
  • Port Davey
  • Bruny Island
  • Fortescue Bay and Tasman Peninsula
  • Maria Island
  • Freycinet National Park
  • Flinders Island
  • Tamar River
  • Stanley
  • King Island
  • Melbourne

13 Days Expedition Voyage
  • Departing:
  • 18 Nov 2022 2 suites remain

Glimpse a side of Tasmania rarely seen. Aboard our luxury super yacht Island Escape, just 30 guests will experience the wilderness and charms of our island state, while enjoying an all-inclusive oceanic lifestyle. Helicopter flights and convenient onboard adventure craft ensure we take in Tasmania’s treasures from every vantage point, as we gradually round the east coast, docking at remote islands and peninsulas.

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Island Escape
Island Escape Outdoor Lounge

Island Escape Luxury Super Yacht

Discover Tasmania as few have, while enjoying a new level of comfort, as one of only 30 guests aboard the new luxury super yacht Island Escape. Live the all-inclusive lifestyle with all meals and drinks, including fine wine and espresso coffee.

Tasman Peninsula Cliffs
Wineglass Bay Freycinet National Park

Take Off to Greater Heights

Our luxury vessel comes equipped with its own helideck. To take full advantage of this, during our time on the Tasman Peninsula, and again in Freycinet, we take to the skies for unique perspectives, thanks to our specially chartered helicopter.

Image: Paul Hoelen, Tourism Tasmania

Salamanca Market Hobart
MONA, Hobart

Explore Hobart, Old and New

Discover Hobart’s heritage, as well as its contemporary charms. Explore the city your way or join a guided tour. Browse the wares at Salamanca Market and travel aboard the dedicated ferry to MONA (Museum of Old and New Art).

Image: Jesse Hunniford & Rob Burnett, Tourism Tasmania

Flinders Island
Bruny Island Cheese

A Journey All Your Own

Whether you’re looking for adventure, sport or gourmet indulgences, Your World experiences shape your journey to your interests. Embark on a Bruny Island foodie tour, explore Flinders Island’s hidden corners by 4WD or play a round of golf at King Island’s Cape Wickham Golf Links.

Image: Tourism Australia

Itinerary

Tour Manager - Mandy Churchill

Tour Doctor - Dr Victoria Hayes

18 November 2022: As Your Tour Manager, Mandy Churchill Welcomes You On This Journey

18 November 2022: Your Accompanying Tour Doctor For This Journey Is Dr Victoria Hayes


Arrive in Hobart and meet your fellow travellers for drinks and canapes, prior to our Welcome Dinner at the Old Wharf Restaurant. This evening, look forward to the many adventures to come during our first evening of a two-night stay in Waterfront Rooms at Hobart’s MACq 01 hotel.

Enjoy free time this morning to browse the eclectic stalls at Salamanca Market. After lunch, we board our dedicated ferry to MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). Following an afternoon of sensory stimulation amid MONA’s quirky and sometimes challenging exhibitions, we return to MACq 01.

Take the morning to explore on your own terms or perhaps join a historic city walking tour. It’s then time to board our luxury super yacht Island Escape. Join us on deck as we set sail, toasting the beginning of our voyage with canapes and sparkling wine. Tonight, we round Tasmania’s southern coast, our sights set on uninhabited Port Davey.

Coming to rest before the coastal wilderness of Port Davey, we climb aboard Zodiacs to explore up close. The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to which Port Davey belongs contains no road access - arrival by sea, air or foot are the only available options. Hike your way along the rugged terrain, keeping an eye out for short-tailed shearwaters and little penguins, or perhaps take a kayak through the unusual marine reserve, whose fresh water and tidal saltwater overlap. We traverse the coastline, discovering blowholes, as well as a wealth of sea caves and rock arches. After navigating Bathurst Channel, we arrive in tranquil and isolated Bathurst Harbour, before returning to our luxury yacht.

Our vessel returns momentarily to the south-east coast, arriving at Bruny Island.

Get to know the island your way with a choice of Your World experiences:

  • From Adventure Bay, walk the spectacular coastline and along the loop trail to the clifftop at Fluted Cape – keep an eye out for Bennett’s Wallabies as you go. While we are here, you may also like to climb aboard a Zodiac or tender for a cruise around nearby Penguin Island.
  • Alternatively, indulge in premium wines and freshly shucked oysters, before meeting local producers for an exclusive cheese and beer experience at Bruny Island Cheese Company. Afterwards, climb the Neck Lookout, stroll the island’s beaches and explore the Mavista Rainforest. Learn about the island’s history during a meeting with local storytellers and visit a tranquil English garden. Finally, indulge your sweet tooth with ice-cream made from locally sourced honey, then stop in at the visitor centre to see the earliest-known example of an Indigenous Tasmanian canoe. Keep your camera ready throughout the day in case you spot one of the local white wallabies.

Following a day packed with adventure, we return to our yacht for a restful evening.

Reaching the Tasman Peninsula, we’re greeted by a unique and rugged geology, weathered by wind power and ocean spray. Boarding our Zodiacs and tenders, we cruise the waters of Fortescue Bay, passing close to these striking rock formations while keeping one eye on the water in the hope that a playful pod of dolphins may swim by. Beyond the shoreline, Tasman National Park tempts us toward further exploration. We set off in search of the area’s abundant birdlife, including gannets, albatross and sea eagles. Peregrine falcons and cormorants also nest in the peninsula’s soaring cliffs. Afterwards, our chartered helicopter takes off from Island Escape’s helideck for rare perspectives of the bay and the Tasman Peninsula. Circling high overhead, we’re treated to uninterrupted views of verdant forests, framed by a meandering and unspoilt coastline. Returning to our luxury super yacht, perhaps satisfy your hard-won hunger with some freshly caught seafood this evening.

Our captain charts a course northward, leading us on to Maria Island. Watch for seals and dolphins at play in the pristine waters off the island’s shores. On land, we cross paths with the island’s resident wombats, while also keeping watch for Cape Barren geese and Forester kangaroos. Feel free to explore the island at your leisure or head out on the Fossil Cliffs walk, which offers the more energetic among us a close-up experience with the island’s remarkable geology. As we prepare to navigate the next leg of our voyage, you may like to find a quiet corner of our yacht’s bar and exchange stories about today’s adventures with your fellow guests.

As we drift into Coles Bay, you may catch sight of a solitary seal bobbing its head out of the water. Or perhaps a white-bellied sea eagle, as it glides before a backdrop of blue sky. Arriving at Freycinet National Park, we see the pink hues of its granite mountains contrasting with pristine white sandy beaches. Our helicopter offers us unparalleled views over Wineglass Bay and Cape Tourville. Soak up the surrounding beauty at closer range during a sea kayaking adventure, or make use of our onboard paddle boards. There’s also plenty of time for a leisurely swim in one of the nearby coves. Otherwise, you may like to join a guided walk amid the region’s striking flora and fauna. Trace the stunning coastline before negotiating a gradual incline to the forested peaks, considering sweeping views of the bay below.

Our vessel leaves mainland Tasmania in its wake and reaches remote Flinders Island.

Upon reaching dry land, choose one of the following Your World experiences:

  • Head for one of the island’s notable fishing beaches, where you’ll spend a few hours reeling in the region’s finest flathead, trevally and salmon. Our yacht’s chef will keep your catch on ice, then cook it to your liking for dinner this evening.
  • Alternatively, take the back roads on a 4WD tour that will get you up close to the local wildlife, and hidden corners of the island rarely seen by visitors.

Returning to the Tasmanian mainland, the day unfolds according to your interests, with a choice of Your World experiences:

  • Journey along the celebrated Tamar Valley wine route. Begin at the solar-powered Moore Hills Estate and meet winemaker Julian Allport. Tantalise your palate with some of Moore Hills’ finest vintages, complemented by fresh local produce. Then look forward to comparing notes at a couple of the Tamar’s other renowned wine producers. Afterwards, follow the River Tamar to its mouth at Low Head. Here, you’ll admire the local lighthouse, built by convicts in 1833.
  • You may prefer to delve further into the area’s history with a visit to the Beaconsfield Mining and Heritage Centre. Then look out over the Tamar Valley from the Mt George Scenic Lookout. Meet up with our other guests at the Low Head lighthouse before returning to our vessel. Sooth tired muscles in the jacuzzi this evening before giving in to some wine and cheese.

Our luxury super yacht hugs Tasmania’s northern coast before we shortly arrive in Stanley. Here we climb to the top of The Nut, a distinctive land formation jutting out into Bass Strait. If you’d prefer not to make the ascent on foot, perhaps ride the chairlift to the summit for the splendid views. As you gaze toward the shore below, you may just spot a local seal colony basking on the rocks. Take the afternoon on your own schedule. You may like to simply wander the town, or perhaps visit Highfield Historic Site, an accurate and well-preserved example of early colonial architecture. The Stanley Discovery Museum, meanwhile, recounts the history of the town, through photographic exhibitions and countless items of memorabilia.

Our voyage brings us to the shores of King Island today.

Select from a final pair of spectacular Your World experiences:

  • Play a round at Cape Wickham Golf Links, which sits atop a range of jagged coastal cliffs for 18 holes unlike any other course.
  • You may prefer to visit King Island Dairy and meet one of its cheesemakers for a tasting. Afterwards, continue on to Currie Wharf and learn about the region’s fishing industry before heading to the King Island Cultural Centre to hear some of the community’s authentic stories. Finish at Wild Harvest restaurant for the ‘King Island Grazing Trail’ degustation lunch, which comes perfectly paired with wines, including some rare Tasmanian vintages.

Catch up with new-found friends in the lounge this morning. After a final breakfast on board, transfer to King Island Airport for a charter flight to Melbourne where our journey concludes.

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