House of Travel logo

Bass Strait Islands & East Coast Discovery with Aurora Expeditions

Bass Strait Islands and East Coast discovery 8 days from $9,229 per person share twin
Flights Additional
Departs 02 Nov 21

Sale Period

Until 30 Jun 2021 unless sold out prior


Bass Strait Islands and East Coast discovery 8 days from
per person share twinFlights AdditionalDeparts 02 Nov 21

Bass Strait Islands & East Coast Discovery 

Step on board for a unique island-hopping adventure from Victoria’s Wilsons Promontory to the isolated isles of the Bass Strait, and onwards to the treasures of Tasmania’s east coast. Land on pristine beaches dotted with orange lichen-covered boulders, meander through tall eucalypt forests, and drink in the stunning vistas from towering peaks. Visit far-flung archipelagos and explore islands whose only permanent inhabitants include Bennett’s wallabies, wombats, potoroos and pademelons. Discover the rich natural and human history of the Kent Islands; experience the granitic beauty of Flinders Islands’ Strzelecki Peaks; and stroll along the dazzling white sands of the Freycinet Peninsula. Explore wild, storm-swept coastlines and the shimmering, azure waters of sheltered bays. Delight in the raucousness of an Australian fur seal colony’s rocky haul-out, the rasping call of Cape Barren geese, and the majestic sight of a soaring shy albatross in the skies above. Each day a new adventure beckons.

This expedition is subject to regulatory approval and only open to Australian and New Zealand residents.

  • Visit remote and rarely-visited islands in the Bass Strait – the remnants of a land bridge that once joined Tasmania to the Australian mainland
  • Marvel at the mystique of the Kent Islands – often missed on conventional maps – from its petrels, little penguins and short-tailed shearwaters to its historic lighthouse and stories of sealers, sailors and shipwrecks
  • Enjoy Maria Island’s abundance of native wildlife and keep an eye out for all but one of Tasmania’s 12 endemic bird species
  • Head off the ‘mother ship’ each day for a range of adventures and explorations that may include hiking options, wildlife watching, Zodiac cruises, diving, snorkelling, kayaking and climbing^
  • Learn how the waters of Bass Strait and Tasmania fit into the vast and unique ecosystem known as the ‘Great Southern Reef’ – part of a “Hope Spot” designated by Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue team

^Optional activities at additional cost


Standard inclusions:

  • Fully-serviced accommodation in your chosen stateroom or suite
  • Daily shore excursions, guided walks, Zodiac cruises and some activities^
  • Entry fees to historic or tourist sites
  • An experienced team of destination specialists, activity leaders, and local guides*
  • An informative and entertaining lecture program by our team of experts
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and snacks. House wines, beer and soft drinks included with dinner
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell drinks including four-course dinner, house cocktail, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Complimentary 3-in-1 polar jacket on polar voyages
  • Complimentary use of Muck boots during the voyage
  • Complimentary use of fitness centre
  • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consult)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and Antarctic or Arctic Primer booklet
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees


Departs Hobart to Melbourne or v.v 02 Nov 21 and 8 Nov 21
Balcony Stateroom Cat B - From $9,229 per person twin share
Balcony Stateroom Cat C - From $9,335 per person twin share
Balcony Stateroom Cat A - From $9,929 per person twin share

Don't forget to download the House of Travel App to view your itinerary from your mobile phone!

Terms and Conditions

*Terms & Conditions apply. Offer is only valid on new bookings and on select ship voyages only which must be booked and deposited by 30th June 2021. Promotion is subject to availability at the time of booking and capacity controlled. The promotion is only available in conjunction with the back to back voyage discount or the loyalty program offer, and not available with any other offer. The promotion can be withdrawn at any time and is not redeemable for cash. Prices and offers correct at time of printing and subject to change. Normal booking terms and conditions apply. To confirm your booking, a completed booking form and non-refundable deposit of AUD 2,500  per person is required within 7 days of reserved berth/s. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Please see full terms and conditions.

Sale Period

Until 30 Jun 2021 unless sold out prior


Talk to a travel specialist and get the best deal now


* required fields

Your privacy is very important to us. By proceeding, you confirm you have read and agree on behalf of all travellers to our Privacy Policy, and consent to the transfer of personal information to overseas travel providers and other supporting entities for the quote and any travel services to be facilitated and processed (acknowledging that they may not be subject to the same standards of privacy protection as applicable in New Zealand).

Sign up for House of Travel emails