Hobart is one of the world's deepest harbours. Landing there is a treat for cruise passengers as food is a Tasmanian passion. Visitors can meet the providores of fine single malt whiskey, craft beers, award winning wines; freshly shucked oysters; artisan cheeses and chocolates; and pick their own berries and fruits.
One third of the island is protected wilderness with fresh clean air and fascinating wildlife such as wombats, Tasmanian devils, quolls and wallabies. Guests will cruise past dramatic rugged coastlines, maybe zodiac to a deserted pristine white beach, and discover hidden forest tarns and waterfalls.
Ask the Expert - Why Cruise Tasmania?
“Tasmania is perfect for a cruise holiday. With the short distances and travel times between our ports and popular attractions, passengers get more time ashore to enjoy the people, places, experiences and attractions that makes Tasmania so popular. Throughout the island state, cruise passengers can experience wild and beautiful landscapes, rugged mountains and coastlines, World Heritage wilderness and convict sites, rare flora and fauna including the Tasmanian devil, charming colonial streetscapes, a vibrant arts and cultural scene, and amazing local produce and artisan beverages, where passengers are also likely to enjoy friendly encounters with the people who grow, catch or produce it. Add to this the warm and engaging nature of Tasmanians generally, and I am confident our cruise visitors will want to return for a bigger helping!” - John Fitzgerald, CEO Tourism Tasmania