Port Davey Expeditions

Come with us to explore a remote and spectacular harbour at the edge of the world

This Wilderness World Heritage-listed area is inaccessible by road and only experienced by a privileged few each year. Cruise the calm, reflective waters of Bathurst Harbour, ringed by tannin-stained tributaries, quartzite peaks, ancient rainforests and buttongrass plains. Navigate the impossibly rocky coastline of Port Davey, protected by wave-battered islands and harbouring isolated beaches kissed by the wild Southern Ocean.

Daily tender and shore excursions are wild, tailored and immersive

It’s all about “getting your feet wet”, as skipper and founder Pieter van der Woude says. Ashore and afloat, explore remote harbours, wild rivers and magnificent coastlines. Picnic on untracked beaches, hike to craggy mountain tops, and spy native flora and fauna. From rugged peaks to the soft lounges aboard our contemporary expedition vessel, soak-up serene vistas and starlit landscapes.

Step On Board for the adventure of a lifetime.

Jason Charles Hill

INCLUSIONS:

  • Daily tender and shore excursions
  • Tailored itinerary including walking, historic sites, birdwatching, photography, beachcombing...
  • Intimate wilderness experience and accommodation onboard boutique-cruiser Odalisque
  • Interpretive guide, expert skipper, host and chef
  • All meals featuring gourmet Tasmanian produce
  • Selection of fine Tasmanian wine and local boutique beer
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Weatherproof rain poncho for tender excursions
  • Return flights from Hobart to the south west

EXPEDITION DATES

Port Davey expeditions regularly depart from Hobart between December and May.

FARES

4-night Port Davey Escape $11,000 $12,500
6-night Port Davey Escape $14,700 $16,800

Fares are per person, based on twin share.

Which expedition is right for me?

4-night Port Davey Escape

Our signature expedition provides a captivating snapshot of the region’s remote and unspoiled landscapes. 

Those seeking a taste of this wild world will have four perfect nights in the wilderness to explore, reflect, reconnect and breathe in the fresh air. You’ll feel lighter after this pause in nature, we promise!

6-night Port Davey Escape

Leave it all behind, for seven exquisite days. This immersive experience allows extra time to take it slow or to dig deeper – which can be particularly appealing to those with a passion like walking, photography, history or birdwatching.

Over this extended period, there’s increased opportunity to unlock wild places accessed only on particular wind or tide. This special expedition departs just once a month.

Exploring the Davey River
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Tranquility of true
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Solitude on a Southern
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Expedition Highlights

Cruise the Davey River Gorge

Take a half-day tender excursion up the winding, Huon-pine lined bends of the pristine Davey River. Float past the age-old rainforest and navigate the narrow walls of a towering, rocky gorge - so close you can almost touch both sides.

Tranquillity of true wilderness

Port Davey is a natural outpost on the outer rim of Australia. Next stop Antarctica. There are no roads, no towns, no phone reception, and, most of the time, no humans. Feel the serenity and peacefulness that goes with being a long way from civilisation.

Solitude on a Southern Ocean beach

Stroll the untracked sandy expanse of Stephens Bay, a wild beach exposed to large Southern Ocean swells. This 4hr return walk takes in ancient Aboriginal middens, some of the largest in Australia, and shallow rock pools crawling with crayfish.

Food & Wine

Meals are an indulgent culinary experience made from fresh seasonal Tasmanian produce

Our specialist chefs have been borrowed from some of Hobart’s top restaurants. Expect perfect picnics, freshly-baked cookies pulled from the oven just as hungry hikers return, and flavoursome feasts in what is quite possibly the most remote restaurant in Tasmania.

Choose from a splendid selection of cool climate wines, crisp craft beers and slow-sipping spirits. Drink in hand, sink into a soft lounge and take in the everchanging view. 

Port Davey Expedition Map

Map your journey of discovery into Tasmania’s secluded south west. Itineraries are fluid, shaped by wind and weather, time and tide – and to the interests of our guests. From sea cave to mountaintop, ocean beach to river gorge, rainforest to button grass plain, here are the highlights of the harbour.

Be guided by local experts

Head into the wilderness with our all-star crew. From the skipper, to the host and the hand-picked expert guides, our talented and passionate team are the heart of this unforgettable experience. Their intimate knowledge of Tasmania will connect people to place. Plus, they’re funny and love to share a story (or three).

Port Davey & the South West

The sequestered Port Davey region of southwest Tasmania is one of the most breathtaking landscapes on the planet, with wild rivers, quartzite peaks and extensive waterways

Whilst it’s on the edge of the earth, it is far from the end of the world. There’s an endless possibility of adventures to have, creatures to meet and tales to tell.

What a special place.

The scenery is stunning. The experience is unique. The stories are mind blowing. The people are unforgettable.

Aimee

Google reviews

A haven for boaties, birdwatchers and bushwalkers on a boutique cruise.

The Sun-Herald.

Join the ranks of the privileged few.

For those who like their adventures wild but their beds soft and showers hot, it’s the perfect way to join the ranks of the privileged few to see one of the world’s most magnificent wilderness areas.

Audi Magazine.

Other ways to discover the South West

South Coast Cruise

Jump on board the bi-annual voyage between Hobart and Port Davey. This special multi-day expedition tracks the inaccessible and notoriously wild south coast of Tasmania, cruising past rugged headlands, remote coastal towns and secluded bays.

Port Davey Photography Expedition

Led by experienced wilderness photographer and guide Peter Marmion, capture the wild seas, reflective waterways, craggy cliffs and scenic sunsets of the south west in magic Autumn light. This annual floating workshop provides panoramic access to every angle of Port Davey’s captivating landscapes.