Join Unconventional Conventions for a medical conference in Tasmania combined with a 10-night cruise focusing on Tasmania’s world-class coastal hikes.

You will spend 4 nights in Hobart before boarding Coral Expedition’s Coastal Treks of Tasmania cruise for 11 days. This hiking-themed itinerary combines the highlights of Tasmania with hikes on some of Tasmania’s best coastal tracks. You will enjoy a variety of shore excursions, with both challenging and less strenuous walks on offer. The imposing cliffs, sandy beaches and sapphire waters of the rugged coast of Tasmania offer an experience of spectacular beauty. Guided by experienced bush-walkers, explore breathtaking coastal hikes along with insights into the region’s unique ecosystem.

Some of the hikes include Cape Hauy (4hrs, Gr 3), Bishop & Clerk (7hrs Gr 4), Fluted Cape (2.5hrs Gr 3), Mt Beattie (3 hrs, Gr 2/3), and Wineglass Bay (1-2hrs, Gr 3). After the day’s exertions, retire to Coral Discoverer’s panoramic Xplorer bar and recharge with a Tasmanian single malt or two.

  • Spend two full days exploring Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour, with kayaking, bird-watching, and hiking revealing the secrets of this stunning wilderness
  • Explore the beautiful Freycinet National Park: stroll the sweeping white sand of Wineglass Bay and hike to the lookout for a spectacular view
  • Visit the Noah’s Ark of Tasmania, Maria Island, and spot wombat, wallabies, endemic birds, and other wildlife
  • Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour at World Heritage-listed Port Arthur to gain a deep insight into the convict history
  • From the sea, have a breath-taking view of the 300 metre high dolerite columns of the Tasman Peninsula, the highest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere
  • Taste Tasmania’s remarkable fresh produce, cool-climate wines, and artisanal spirits throughout your expedition and at special wine-tastings and events

“Tasmania is the greatest place on earth. You have to visit.”

– Every Tasmanian

CABIN UPDATE (23 June 2022)

Main Deck (Cat B) – SOLD OUT
Main Deck (Cat A) – SOLD OUT
Promenade Deck Stateroom (Cat A) – 1 Available
Promenade Deck Stateroom (Cat A) – Half cabin for female to share
Promenade Deck Stateroom (Cat A) – SOLD OUT
Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom – SOLD OUT



Academic program.

Medical Conference

(Dentists and other health professionals are welcome to attend)

The conference program is currently being finalised. 

This conference will consist of 3 full days of conference sessions in Hobart followed by 12 hours of active learning modules onboard the ship. 

Current Academic Advisory Committee members

  • Dr Margot Cunich – Co-ordinator
  • Professor Claire Jackson
  • Dr James Cafaro
  • Dr Alan Giles
  • Dr Jayne Ingham

NEW Travel Program.


Join Unconventional Conventions for a medical conference in Tasmania combined with a 10-night cruise focusing on Tasmania’s world-class coastal hikes.

Ship and Cabins.



Costs and Registration.

These iconic destinations have frequently been requested by our clients over the years, and are in higher demand due to the uncertainty of international travel. We anticipate the spaces will fill quickly, so register now to avoid disappointment.

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