In the Media: Mindfood

A lap of luxury A seaplane transports guests to splendid comfort afloat in Tasmania’s wild far south-west, then up and across to an exclusive lodge on the island’s east coast. Along the way there are gentle connections, stark contrasts and an abundance of glorious scenery and gourmet delights. Image: Lean Timms We’re bobbing about in…

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2023 Australian Tourism Awards Winner

Gold for On Board at the 2023 Australian Tourism Awards Privilege of place at the very highest standard has been recognised with On Board’s win at the recent Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in the New Business Category. On Board Director, Marketing & Experience Alice van der Woude said, “We’re very proud – and more than…

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In the Media: Australian Financial Review

In December 2023, On Board hosted journalist Jo Bainbridge on a special Coast-to-Coast Luxury expedition, the first departure on a select series of expeditions combining three nights of expedition cruising through the remote southwest corner of Tasmania’s Wilderness World-Heritage Area and a luxury three-night stay at Saffire Freycinet on the stunning east coast. Jo Bainbridge’s…

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On Board finalist in Australian Tourism Awards 2023

On Board is representing Tasmania at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards As the winner of the New Business category at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards in November 2023, On Board will now go on to represent Tasmania in the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, to be held in Darwin on Friday the 15th of March 2024. On Board’s…

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On Board wins gold at 2023 Tasmanian Tourism Awards

On Board has won gold for The Gustav Weindorfer Award for Best New Tourism Business at the premier 2023 Tasmanian Tourism Awards The awards are designed to recognise innovation, excellence and sustainability in tourism. Bravo to the On Board team for continuing to deliver unique and intimate expeditions to some of the most remote areas…

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Luxury Lodges of Australia Welcomes On Board Tasmania’s Exclusive Expedition Cruise

Purpose-built for exploring Tasmania’s wild and remote frontiers, Odalisque III by On Board is welcomed as the latest member of the Luxury Lodges of Australia collection Luxury Lodges of Australia is a collection of independent luxury lodges and camps offering unforgettable experiences in Australia’s most inspiring and extraordinary locations. The collection showcases Australia’s unique style…

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In the Media: Qantas Travel Insider

In May 2023, On Board hosted photographer Lean Timms and journalist Faith Campbell on a 4-night Port Davey Escape expedition cruise in the wildly remote, wildly beautiful Southwest Tasmania for the September issue of Qantas Travel Insider. Here’s an excerpt from the story, accompanied with a selection of Lean Timms images. “From the seaplane on…

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On Board Partners with Saffire Freycinet in New Coast-to-Coast Luxury Tasmanian Adventure

Tasmania’s leading luxury lodge Saffire Freycinet has partnered with luxury expedition cruise operator On Board in a select series of exclusive expeditions – Coast to Coast Luxury – combining small ship adventure through the remote southwest corner of Tasmania’s Wilderness World-Heritage Area with a stay at Saffire Freycinet on the east coast’s spectacular Freycinet Peninsula.…

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Seaplane takes luxury expedition cruise to new heights

New Cessna Caravan seaplane to provide scenic city-to-wilderness transfers for On Board guests On Board is celebrating the arrival of a new seaplane for Tasmania’s latest luxury wilderness cruise experience. On Board’s new seaplane, operated in partnership with Above & Beyond, will provide door-to-door access from Hobart to expedition vessel Odalisque III at Port Davey.…

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Highlights Photography Cruise 2023

When the soft light of autumn kicks in, we know its time for annual Port Davey Photography Expedition Cruise In April each year, On Board hosts a very special experience in the southwest: a dedicated photography expedition. Guests onboard, with the support of our guides, set out to capture the dramatic scenery of Tasmania’s wild…

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