8 Night Tasmanian Treasures cruise departing roundtrip from Sydney onboard Pacific Pearl.
Discover Australia's southern delights on this fabulous 8-night cruise to Tasmania. Enjoy a stop in Melbourne for some great shopping before making your way to Burnie, gateway to the spectacular Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park. Be swept away with a scenic cruise to Coles Bay, home to the spectacular coastal scenery of Freycinet National Park. Next stop is Hobart, nestled on the Derwent River. From here you'll continue to Historic Port Arthur. This area is most famous for its convict ruins which housed 12,500 convicts between 1837-1877. and before returning to Sydney.
Sydney is one of the most invigorating and positive cities you could ever hope to visit. A modern metropolis on a spectacular harbour, Sydney is blessed with great weather, great dining, great nightlife, great shopping and a great attitude.
Melbourne - Victoria
Melbourne is located in Australia's smallest continental state, Victoria. Originally a part of the state of New South Wales, Melbourne was made a separate colony in 1851. A year later gold was discovered and the subsequent gold rushes along with the development of rural industries would propel the city's growth. Gold and industrialization also help explain its reputation as a "melting pot" as people of all nationalities came to Melbourne seeking a better life. Today, Melbourne's prosperity continues and enjoys a fine reputation based on the quality of life enjoyed there. Living up to Victoria's nickname as the "Garden State," Melbourne has superb parks and gardens including those at the Government House and at Captain Cook's cottage as well as the world-famous Melbourne Zoo. It is a city of Victorian buildings next to modern skyscrapers joined by safe, pedestrian-friendly streets - all in easy access to its many beaches. It is also a city of sports and the arts epitomized by the Cricket Ground and the new Arts Center.
Burnie - Tasmania
Burnie, Tasmania is situated on the North West coast of 'The Apple Isle'. This deep-water anchorage was once called Emu Bay. Today the town owes its growth to the development of its forest-based industries, the largest of which is the paper maker, Australian Paper (Amcor). Attractions include the Pioneer Village Museum, Civic Centre Precinct, Regional Art Gallery, Rhododendron Gardens, Annsleigh Gardens, Guide Falls, Burnie Park, Lactos Cheese Factory, Trout fishing at Lake Kara and the Amcor Paper Mills.
Coles Bay - Tasmania
Home to Freycinet National Park, this area offers visitors a range of wonderful opportunities to enjoy spectacular coastal scenery, colourful wildflowers and a variety of Tasmania's animal life.
Hobart - Tasmania
Australia's island state, Tasmania, is home to Hobart. Hobart is Australia's second oldest city and was founded in 1804. It is nestled between the Derwent estuary and harbor, one of the world's finest deepwater harbors, at the base of Mt. Wellington, which rises 3,600 feet from the sea. The port initially grew with the arrival of settlers and convicts and it later flourished as a whaling town. Today, it is a busy commercial port for the export of newsprint and timber and it is also the finishing point for the popular Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Hobart is a picturesque little town offering visitors many interesting sites including the restored areas of Battery Point and Salamanca Place. The environs also offer excellent sightseeing including historic Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Park, and Port Arthur.
Port Arthur - Tasmania
This area is most famous for its convict ruins - home to 12,500 convicts between 1837 and 1877 - but it is also an incomparable combination of history, heritage and superb coastal scenery.
Port 1 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Port 2 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Port 3 Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
Port 4 Coles Bay, Tasmania
Port 5 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Port 6 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Port 7 Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
Port 8 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia