Enjoy privileged access to Port Davey and the remote World Heritage-listed Wilderness of Southwest Tasmania, cruising onboard a floating Luxury Lodge of Australia

Last Minute Luxury
Last Minute Cabins available, select Feb-April departures
Tasmania
From A$11,600 pp
4 Night Expedition Cruise
Port Davey & South West Wilderness Area
1Overview
Overview

Cruise the wild rivers and rugged coastlines of Port Davey, and Bathurst Harbour in Tasmania's remote southwest on this luxury wilderness cruise. Available as a four or six-night journey, enjoy guided walks and nature cruising led by local experts, staying in a private ensuite cabin onboard Odalisque III, a floating Luxury Lodge of Australia. Between excursions, dine on fresh seasonal produce with a selection of local wines and boutique beers and relax in the indoor and outdoor lounge areas. The ever-present view of forested peaks and peaceful bays is a constant as you traverse this rarely-visited part of Tasmania's wild southwest. To complete your experience, discover Tasmania by air with return scenic seaplane flights between Hobart and Port Davey included.

On Board View from Balmoral Hill across Port Davey
On Board Odalisque III Southwest National Park
View Gallery
2Trip Highlights
Highlights

Port Davey, Bathurst Harbour and Melaleuca

Nature trails and mountain hikes around Port Davey including Mt Rugby and Mt Stokes

Interpretive local indigenous culture walks

Fresh Tasmanian produce with local wines and boutique beers

Scenic seaplane transfers between Hobart and Port Davey

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included
  • All meals featuring gourmet Tasmanian produce
  • A selection of premium Tasmanian wine and local boutique beer
  • Tailored experiences including daily guided walks, shore excursions and wilderness cruises by tender
  • The services of experienced local crew members, including an interpretive guide, skipper and chef
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Use of weatherproof rain poncho for tender excursions
  • Return scenic seaplane transfers between Hobart and Port Davey
4Location & Access
Location & Access

This journey begins and ends in Hobart and includes return scenic seaplane transfers to Port Davey. We can assist with arranging pre-cruise accommodation in Hobart.

6Season & Departure Dates
Season & Departure Dates

Select departures between December and April. Enquire for dates to suit your Tasmania travel plans.

7Itinerary
Day-by-Day Itinerary

*The following itinerary is indicative only and is subject to change based on daily weather and tide conditions and guest preferences.

Day 1: Hobart to Bathurst Harbour

After an early breakfast at your Hobart hotel, make your way to the meeting point on the city's waterfront, near Franklin and Macquarie Wharfs. You will then be transferred from Hobart to Bathurst Harbour on a 40 to 50-minute scenic wilderness seaplane flight over forested mountain ranges and the vast coastline of Southwest National Park. Step off of the seaplane directly onto Odalisque III, your floating luxury lodge for the next few nights. This afternoon you'll have the opportunity to stretch your legs, perhaps with a short, steep mountain hike for panoramic views of the surrounding bays or a gentle beach walk. En route, your guide will point out flora, fauna and key landmarks, with plenty of stops for photos. As the boat anchors for the evening, join fellow guests in the lounge for a selection of premium local wines and boutique beers, followed by a delicious shared plate dinner of gourmet Tasmanian produce prepared by the onboard chef.

Included: Dinner

On Board Odalisque III Luxury expedition vessel

Days 2-4: Southwest Tasmanian Coast

A truly bespoke journey, there is no predetermined itinerary or schedule to follow. Your expedition cruise will feature many highlights of southwest Tasmania's World Heritage-listed wilderness including (but not limited to):

  • A picnic lunch, swim and walk on a remote beach such as Stephens Bay
  • Tender excursions in the calm waters of Hannant Inlet or along the Huon-pine-lined banks of Davey River
  • The maze of sea caves and blow holes of the Breaksea Islands at the entrance to Port Davey
  • Visits to historic sites such as Clayton's Corner or Melaleuca, a tiny, remote, ex-tin-mining settlement
  • Interpretive walks providing an insight into the remarkable history and culture of the Needwonnee people of the southwest
  • Sunset drinks on a pristine, rainforest-lined beach on the Celery Top Islands
  • Rewarding panoramic views after hiking up rugged peaks such as Mt Rugby, Mt Beattie and Mt Stokes
  • Wildlife spotting and bird-watching opportunities

Included: All meals and beverages

On Board View from Balmoral Hill across Port Davey

Day 5: Return to Hobart

After breakfast and freshly brewed coffee, there'll still be time for one more excursion this morning before farewelling the crew and disembarking Odalisque III. Reflect on your adventures in Tasmania's southwest as you return to Hobart's waterfront onboard a seaplane, soaring above the bays, forests and mountains en route.

Due to the potential for last-minute itinerary changes, we recommend not making any onward travel arrangements until at least the day after the tour is due to end. We can assist with arranging post-cruise accommodation and experiences in Hobart.

Included: Breakfast

Seaplane taking off in Bathurst Harbour

Select departure times

Departure Date
Return Date
Price (per person)
Availability
02 March, 2024
06 March, 2024
A$17,300
14 March, 2024
18 March, 2024
A$17,300
19 March, 2024
23 March, 2024
A$17,300
24 March, 2024
28 March, 2024
A$17,300
05 April, 2024
10 April, 2024
A$17,300
11 April, 2024
15 April, 2024
A$17,300