6 Night A Taste of Tasmania sailing from Sydney roundtrip aboard Pacific Explorer.
|27/01/18||Sydney, NSW, Australia||04:00PM|
|28/01/18||Eden, New South Wales, Australia||07.00AM||05.00PM|
|30/01/18||Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia||07.00AM||06.00PM|
|30/01/18||Hobart, Tasmania, Australia||09:00PM||overnight|
|31/01/18||Hobart, Tasmania, Australia||05.00PM|
|02/02/18||Sydney, NSW, Australia||07.00AM||07.00AM|
6 Night A Taste of Tasmania sailing from Sydney roundtrip aboard Pacific Explorer..
History, nature and some unique quirks - Tasmania is the modest champion of the unforgettable travel experience.
With the cleanest air in the world, you can breathe fresh air into your holiday repertoire, literally.History, nature and some unique quirks - Tasmania is the modest champion of the unforgettable travel experience. And with the cleanest air in the world, you can breathe fresh air into your holiday repertoire, literally.
Highlights of this cruise:
Sydney is home to two of the world’s most famous landmarks – the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, both perfectly situated on the magnificent harbour.
It was at Sydney Cove on 26 January 1788, not too far from where your ship docks, that the Union Flag of Great Britain was hoisted by a weary group of settlers, consisting mainly of convicts, marines and sailors led by Captain Arthur Phillip. They had just completed an epic journey from England in eleven small ships collectively known as the First Fleet. Before European settlement, Sydney was home to the indigenous Eora, Dharug, Tharawal and Kuring-gai peoples. Engravings by these original inhabitants can still be found on rocky outcrops in the bush around the city and in its suburbs. Sydney has a wildness and uniqueness that derives from its convict beginnings. It also has a rich cultural and artistic vibrancy that constantly rivals other cities.
Not just a natural playground, the sapphire coast is also peppered with charming coastal towns waiting to be explored.
Much of Eden’s history revolves around Twofold Bay, the Southern Hemisphere’s third deepest harbour. Perched on this magnificent bay, Eden was once home to shore-based whaling stations, including Davidson Whaling Station, a surviving reminder of the adventure and danger that was part of life in this isolated coastal town. The legendary killer whale, Old Tom, who helped local whalers, is a character you’re bound to come across when uncovering Eden’s history. Learn about Old Tom’s intriguing story at the Eden Killer Whale Museum (find out more in the What to See section below).
Port Arthur is situated near the southern tip of the wild and magnificent Tasman Peninsula.
In 1830, Port Arthur was selected by the British colonial governor as a penal colony because of its remote and unique location. Virtually surrounded by inhospitable dense forest and ocean, escape from Port Arthur was thought to be impossible. Port Arthur ceased operation as a penal colony in 1877. Since then, many of the buildings, including a church, were destroyed or damaged by a succession of bushfires. Fortunately many still remain in excellent condition.
Tasmania's capital is a charming little city with an international flair. It has one of the finest deepwater harbours anywhere, and a colourful waterfront bustling with activity.
Situated between Mount Wellington and the River Derwent, Hobart was established in 1804, just one year ahead of its great civic rival, Launceston. The city’s history can be traced to 1803, when a small party of soldiers and convicts, under the command of Lieutenant John Bowen, was dispatched from Sydney to form Australia’s second European settlement. The original town was located on the eastern bank of the Derwent, but within a few months the settlers moved to Sullivan’s Cove on the western shore, which today is the centre of Hobart’s waterfront area.
Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and availability and are based on cash or cheque. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.