Australia's wild side: 7 days in Tasmania on a superyacht

days in Tasmania on a superyacht

Captain Edward Woodman of 44m Sovereign, available for charter with Ocean Alliance, explains how to explore the wild beauty of south-east Tasmania

Day 1 - Hobart

Meet Sovereign at Elizabeth Street Pier in the charming city of Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, which is nestled among the foothills of Mount Wellington. Settle in and enjoy lunch on board before heading up the Derwent River to MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, home to ancient Egyptian mummies and eye-opening modern art.

days in Tasmania on a superyacht

Early the next morning Sovereign begins the journey towards Bruny Island through the sheltered D’Entrecasteaux Channel. Moor in Alexanders Bay and discover some of the perfect places for wine tastings by yacht — sample pinot wines or enjoy a cheese tasting on the beach.

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Port Cygnet

Your Tasmanian adventure continues to Port Cygnet in the Huon Valley. The hamlet, surrounded by cherry and apple orchards, is a haven for creatives and a wonderful art destination to visit by superyacht, with an eclectic mixture of craft shops, galleries and studios.

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Sovereign continues to the picturesque fishing town of Dover. Guests can hit the beaches or hike in the Hartz Mountains National Park. Dover is famous for its salmon, abalone and crayfish and Sovereign’s chef will have prepared a spectacular seafood dinner for your return.

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days in Tasmania on a superyacht

Return to the southern tip of Bruny Island to take in the craggy scenery of the National Park. Swim in the sheltered Adventure Bay and Jetty Beach (although the water is only about 12 degrees) or surf the world-class breaks in Cloudy Bay, but we don’t anchor there when the surf is good!

Recherche Bay

Arrive in idyllic Recherche Bay – the southernmost anchorage in Australia – founded by French explorer Bruni D’Entrecasteaux in 1792. Tender in to the beach and enjoy a picnic prepared by the crew.

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Port Arthur

Cruise north to Port Arthur and take in Australia’s most intact convict settlement to get a taste of Tasmania’s colonial past. Enjoy a final dinner on board before cruising back to Hobart the next morning to fly home or continue your Australian adventure.

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