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Bass Strait Islands & East Coast Discovery

Ship: Greg Mortimer  
Departure: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Nights: 6 nights
Departs: Hobart
Returns: Melbourne
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  • Itinerary

    Bass Strait Islands & East Coast Discovery

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Hobart, Australia
    View of Hobart, Australia

    Take a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy the view of the river lined with sailing boats, whilst admiring the sandstone architecture warehouses throughout the city centre. Make your way through the iconic and most visited Salamanca market which operates every Saturday showcasing Tasmania’s local artisans, designers and producers. Heading west of the city centre, Mount Wellington is a spectacular site to visit and one not to be missed! Take a tour or a scenic drive up to the summit and stroll along historic walking trails. Read more about Hobart, Australia

    2 Thursday, November 4, 2021 Maria Island, Australia
    View of Maria Island, Australia

    Maria Island is a mountainous island-in the shape of a figure eight- just 4kms off the east coast of Tasmania, a short ferry ride east from Triabunna, which is a one and a half hour road trip north-east of Hobart. From Aboriginal contact to whaling and sealing post, from penal settlement to Italianate rural utopia and health resort, Maria Island inspired both intense sorrow and huge dreams in its long history of human habitation. Read more about Maria Island, Australia

    3 Friday, November 5, 2021 Wineglass Bay, Australia
    View of Wineglass Bay, Australia

    Set on Tasmania's eastern coast, deep amongst the stunning beauty of Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay enjoys some of the world's best climate conditions, with over 300 days of sunshine a year. The bay with its 1.8km white sand beach is one of three bays defining the narrow Freycinet Peninsula. In the 1820s whalers came to Wineglass Bay and set up shore bases. Whenever the whalers went about their grisly business, the bay was dyed red with blood - like rich red wine in a glass - hence its name. Read more about Wineglass Bay, Australia

    4 Saturday, November 6, 2021 Flinders Island, Australia
    View of Flinders Island, Australia

    Flinders Island was named in 1799, after Bass and Flinders circumnavigated Tasmania. The strait separating Tasmania from the mainland was named Bass Strait, while the major island in the Furneaux Group of 52 islands was named after Flinders. The history of these islands is closely tied to the tragic story of the Tasmanian Aboriginals, and the original settlement scheme that drew settlers from Tasmania and central NSW to the island's eastern shore. Then there’s the Wybalenna Historic Site that is regarded by the National Trust as one of the most important historic sites in Australia, and is truly well worth visiting. Read more about Flinders Island, Australia

    5 Sunday, November 7, 2021 Kent Island Group, Australia
    6 Monday, November 8, 2021 Sealers Cove, Wilsons Promontory, Australia
    View of Sealers Cove, Wilsons Promontory, Australia

    Sealers Cove is an uninhabited sandy bay on the east coast of Wilson's Promontory - aka The Prom - a peninsula that forms the most southerly point of mainland Australia. Local aboriginals hunted and collected shellfish there over 6000 years ago, and today it is one of the country's largest and most popular national parks. George Bass sighted the promontory on January 1798 from a small whaleboat while on an excursion from Port Jackson. He returned with reports of plentiful supplies and safe anchorage, as well as 9000 seal pelts and several tons of seal oil. Read more about Sealers Cove, Wilsons Promontory, Australia

    7 Tuesday, November 9, 2021 Melbourne, Australia
    View of Melbourne, Australia

    For those with a little more time to spend in Melbourne, there are many easy day trips to enjoy beyond the city limits by guided tour or with a hire car. Not even an hour from Melbourne, you’ll find Australia’s best-preserved steam train Puffing Billy - the historic railway puffs through the leafy Dandenong Ranges. The Mornington Peninsula offers first-rate wineries, local cuisine, and both bay and ocean beaches. To get up close with native fauna, a trip to Healesville Sanctuary will give you a fix - the beautiful, bushland-set sanctuary gives you the chance to cosy up with koalas, kangaroos and wombats as well as lesser-known Australian animals. Read more about Melbourne, Australia

  • Ship

    Greg Mortimer Overview

    Greg Mortimer

    With centuries of collective experience in expedition cruising, the state-of-the-art Greg Mortimer has been revolutionised to be purposed built to reach the most remote places on earth. The first ship designed with the distinctive Ulstein X-BOW® allows the ship to sail the expansive oceans more comfortably and efficiently. Designed with adventure at heart, the sweeping observation decks bring you closer to nature while offering inviting communal areas and unsurpassed environmental credentials. Guests can enjoy intimate voyages with only 132 expeditioners per cruise with 85% of cabins have their own balcony. The Greg Mortimer features a modern lecture lounge, multiple observation areas, zodiac launching platforms, gym and wellness centre, jacuzzis, a mudroom and many other amenities.

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