13-night The Subantarctic Islands Expedition Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
Le Laperouse
Destination:
Hobart/Dunedin
Departure Date:
1/2/2020
Length:
13
Offer ID:
1312640
from
$12440

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Hobart
Suggested Private Excursion
1/2/2020
1/2/2020 6:00:00 PM

Hobart

Don't miss this small, scenic capital, famous for its Georgian buildings and crisp air. Browse bustling Salamanca Markets and run your hands over the sandstone buildings in Salamanca Place. Climb craggy Mount Wellington for sweeping views over Hobart and the wide Derwent River. Do a ghost tour in Battery Point, walk across Australia's oldest bridge in Richmond and visit the cute coastal hamlet of Kettering. Wind past forest and farmland to the cool-climate wineries of the Coal Valley. See bright spinnakers on the water and dine on fresh seafood from one of Hobart's waterside restaurants.


Five must-have Hobart experiences:


1. Wander Salamanca Place

Step back in time in Salamanca Place, the captivating cobblestone square on Hobart's waterfront. On Saturday mornings, you can wander through bustling Salamanca Markets and see glassblowers, potters and painters selling their wares. Buy a one-off piece of craft or pick up organic fruit and vegetables, farmhouse cheeses and freshly-cut flowers from the friendly local growers. Drink coffee under the sun umbrellas while listening to the slap of sails on masts and busking string quartets. Explore the galleries, theatres, craft shops and restaurants in the 1830s Georgian warehouses, once the haunt of sailors, whalers and workmen.


2. Climb Mount Wellington

Take in panoramic views over Hobart, Bruny Island, South Arm and the Tasman Peninsula from the interpretation centre at the top of windswept Mount Wellington. Stroll through cool forested gullies along the historic Pipeline Track or traverse Wellington Range on the back of a horse or mountain bike. Climb Sphinx Rock and see the Octopus Tree, the forest's tallest tree. Abseil or climb the Organ Pipe's craggy dolerite towers. Camp under the stars, four wheel drive along rough mountain trails or bike-ride down the mountain on an exhilarating tour. Mount Wellington's wilderness experience is 1,270 metres above sea level but just 20 minutes from the city centre.


3. Stay in Hobart's oldest suburb

Stay in bed and breakfasts next to grand old mansions and simple fishermen's cottages in Battery Point, named after a battery of guns put on the point in 1818. The guns have long been dismantled but Battery Point has retained its original seafaring charm. Visit elegant old buildings such as Arthur Circus Cottages, St. George's Anglican Church and Van Diemen's Land Folk Museum, a Georgian building on landscaped grounds. Check out Kelly's Steps, built by legendary adventurer James Kelly in 1839. Or walk in the footsteps of convicts, bushrangers, whalers, sailors, barmaids and prostitutes on a ghost tour.


4. Visit Richmond and Kettering

You can walk across Australia's oldest bridge and stand in the cell of its oldest jail in picturesque Richmond, a 30-minute drive north-east from Hobart. Explore the cobblestone streets by the lantern light of a ghost tour or picnic on the banks of the Coal River. Check out local art and craft in the galleries and cafes. On your way back to Hobart, stop off at one of the Coal Valley's many wineries. South from Hobart, you'll find the sleepy seaside town of Kettering on the shores of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. Have lunch watching the yachts and fishing boats bob on the sheltered harbour or take the ferry to Bruny Island.


5. Fill up on seafood and fine wine

Savour classic cool-climate wines at the cellar doors and wineries of the Coal River Valley, Derwent Valley and Huon Valley, all a short drive from Hobart. You can team them with a plate full of fresh produce in a sunny vineyard restaurant. Feast on freshly shucked oysters at Barilla Bay and fresh-off-the-boat fish from Salamanca Markets. Or you can watch the catch being unloaded from the balcony of one of Hobart's waterside restaurants. Wrap yourself in the aroma of ground coffee in the cafes of Salamanca Place. Or spice up your holiday with a meal at one of Hobart's many great Indian eateries.

Suggested Private Excursions

Hobart - Half Day Sightseeing Tour - HD Tour

Hobart: Highlights and MONA - 8 hours

Hobart: Tasmania's History and Devils - 8.5 hours

Hobart: Tasmania’s Wildlife and Wilderness - 8.5 hours

At Sea
1/3/2020
1/3/2020

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At Sea
1/4/2020
1/4/2020

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At Sea
1/5/2020
1/5/2020

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Macquarie Island Station
1/6/2020
1/6/2020

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Sandy Bay
1/7/2020
1/7/2020

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At Sea
1/8/2020
1/8/2020

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Campbell Island
1/9/2020
1/9/2020


Campbell Island is one of many remote islands declared a reserve for the preservation of flora and fauna under the continuing control of the Department of Conservation.

Enderby Island
1/10/2020
1/10/2020

No information currently available.

Musgrave Harbour
1/11/2020
1/11/2020

No information currently available.

Snares Islands
1/12/2020
1/12/2020


The Snares Islands are a subantarctic island group that became UNESCO World Heritage in 1998, because of the unique flora and fauna. The Snares lie south of Bluff, New Zealand's southernmost city. The Snares are considered as so called "minimum impact islands" meaning landings are not permitted unless the Department of Conservation issues a special permit. The Snares consist of one Main Island (North East Island) that is surrounded by several smaller islands and rocks (e.g. Broughton Island, Alert Stack, the Daption Islands in the north), and a group of islands that are known as the Western Chain. All islands of the Snares group are bordered by steep cliffs except a few eastern parts. The climate is mainly influenced by a warm current coming in from Australia and the mean annual temperature is a mild 11°C.

Milford Sound
1/13/2020
1/13/2020

Part of the majestic Fjordland National Park, Milford Sound is a spectacular sight not to be missed. Flowing into the Tasman Sea, the Sound is surrounded by towering fjords, lush greenery, icy peaks and thunderous waterfalls. The dazzling blue water is also teeming with wildlife and if you are lucky, you just might catch a glimpse of a frolicking dolphin, seals or the rare Fjordland Crested penguin.

Doubtful Sound
1/13/2020
1/13/2020

Doubtful Sound is a remote, unspoilt wilderness of many moods: one minute clear, blue and sun-drenched, the next, mist-shrouded and mysterious. When you discover Doubtful Sound you will be struck by its silence -- a silence broken only by bird song, maybe the sound of a fish leaping or the rushing of a distant waterfall.

Dusky Sound
1/14/2020
1/14/2020

One of the most complex of the many fjords on this coast, it is also one of the largest, 40 kilometres in length and eight kilometres wide at its widest point. To the north of its mouth is the large Resolution Island, whose Five Fingers Peninsula shelters the mouth of the sound from the northwest. along the east coast of the island, Acheron passage connects Dusky Sound with Breaksea Sound, to the north.

Several large islands lie is the sound, notably Anchor Island, Long Island, and Cooper Island. The upper reaches of the sound are steep-sided, and the high precipitation of the region leads to hundreds of waterfalls cascading into the sound during the rainy season. Seals and dolphins are often sighted in the sound's waters. The Seaforth River is the largest of many small rivers and creeks which flow into the sound.

Dunedin (Port Chalmers)
1/15/2020 9:00:00 AM
1/15/2020

Port Chalmers is an attractive historic town and modern container port located on a tiny peninsula seven miles from Dunedin. It features magnificent harbour views, fine 19th century buildings and a thriving artistic community. It was originally founded in 1844 as the port for Dunedin. From here you can also visit Olveston stately home, Otago Peninsula (Larnach Castle and Albatross colony), and the Taieri Gorge Railway.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
1/2/2020
Number of Nights
13
Cruise Inclusions:
  • A cruise letting you explore the Sub Antarctic Islands of New Zealand & Australia, one of the least visited regions in the world.
  • Zodiac® outings & shore visits with your expedition team.
  • Opportunities for guided walks: Auckland Island, Campbell Island and Macquarie Island, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Wildlife: Colonies of Fur seals, Elephant seals, Gentoo, Royal, King and Yellow-eyed penguins. A wide variety of birds including; Gibson’s albatross, Giant petrels, Auckland Island shag and Campbell Island Teal.
  • Landscapes: beaches of black sand, meadows of Megaherbs, rugged mountains, hidden inlets and undulating meadows.
Remarks:
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Offer ID:
1312640

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