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Circumnavigation of Australia

Departure: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Nights: 59 nights
Departs: Darwin
Returns: Darwin
Return Trip
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Duration
59
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Days at Sea
0
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Ports
34
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Countries Visted
1
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  • Itinerary

    Circumnavigation of Australia

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Sunday, October 31, 2021 Darwin, Australia
    View of Darwin, Australia

    The new Darwin cruise ship terminal at Fort Hill Wharf is adjacent to the convention centre, only one kilometre from Darwin’s CBD. Modern amenities, hotels and parking are there, plus a mini-market with beautiful local productions – Aboriginal art and crafts, diamonds and opals, and eateries, distinctive of the Top End. Darwin is a home port for the small luxury vessels Coral Princess and Coral Discoverer that explore the Kimberley coast to Broome. A score of cruise ship lines include Darwin in their itineraries for Australia, Indonesia, South-East Asia and World Cruises. Read more about Darwin, Australia

    2 Monday, November 1, 2021 King George River, Australia
    View of King George River, Australia

    King George River enters Koolama Bay and the Timor Sea from the Gardner Plateau in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The 112km river was named after King George V in 1911 by the English explorer Chas Conigrave after a privately funded expedition in the area. Over many thousands of years the river has cut back into the plateau creating stunning sheer walls and majestic waterfalls at the end of several canyons. Access from large cruise ships is by launch, but smaller vessels can negotiate right to the twin falls, 12 km upstream, which have a drop of 84 m. Read more about King George River, Australia

    3 Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Careening Bay, Australia
    4 Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Port Huon, Australia
    View of Port Huon, Australia

    Port Huon is a small town on the Huon River with a deep-sea wharf capable of handling two ocean-going vessels at a time. It is located 45kms south-west of Hobart, midway between Huonville and Surveyors Bay where the river meets the Tasman Sea. Once it was a busy trading port and a memorial is dedicated to pioneer shipwrights who began building vessels here in 1842. Read more about Port Huon, Australia

    5 Thursday, November 4, 2021 ,
    6 Friday, November 5, 2021 Depuch Island, Australia
    7 Saturday, November 6, 2021 Montebello Islands, Australia
    View of Montebello Islands, Australia

    The Montebello Islands are an archipelago of around 174 small islands (about 35 of which are named) located 128 km off the Pilbara coast of North West Australia. Montebello is Italian for Beautiful Mountain. The islands were economically significant for pearl fishing from the end of the nineteenth century until the outbreak of the Second World War. A bay of Trimoulle Island was the site of Operation Hurricane, the first British nuclear weapons test in 1952. Read more about Montebello Islands, Australia

    8 Sunday, November 7, 2021 ,
    9 Monday, November 8, 2021 Steep Point, Australia

    Steep Point is the westernmost point of the Australian mainland, located within the Shark Bay World Heritage site in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. Dirk Hartog Island is immediately north of Steep Point across the South Passage. Read more about Steep Point, Australia

    10 Tuesday, November 9, 2021 Denham, Australia

    Located on the western coast of the Peron Peninsula 831 km north of Perth, Denham is the westernmost town in Australia, and is named in honour of Captain Henry Mangles Denham of the Royal Navy, who charted Shark Bay in 1858. Today Denham survives as the gateway for the tourists who come to see the dolphins at Monkey Mia, which is located 23 km north-east of the town. The town also has an attractive beach and a jetty popular with those interested in fishing and boating. Read more about Denham, Australia

    11 Wednesday, November 10, 2021 HMAS Sydney, Australia

    HMAS Sydney was a light cruiser of the Royal Australian Navy between 1934 and 1941. Sydney had great success in the first years of World War II, but was sunk on 19 November 1941 with the loss of all 645 hands by the German merchant raider Kormoran, disguised and sailing under a false flag. HMAS Sydney was surprised and overwhelmed when the crew of the armed raider opened fire at nearly point-blank range with concealed artillery and torpedoes. This represented the greatest loss of life in an Australian warship, and the largest Allied vessel to sink with all hands during the war. Read more about HMAS Sydney, Australia

    12 Thursday, November 11, 2021 Abrolhos Islands, Australia
    View of Abrolhos Islands, Australia

    The Abrolhos Islands lie about 60 kilometers west of Geraldton, on the Western Australian coast, and consist of 122 islands clustered into three main groups: the Wallabi Group, Easter Group and Pelsaert Group, which extend from north to south across 100 kilometers of ocean. The area is home to an abundance of wildlife including sea lions, dolphins, migratory whales and sea birds. The extensive coral reef system stretches for a hundred kilometers and is home to many species. The unique wildlife and pristine beaches make for excellent swimming, snorkeling and beach walking. Read more about Abrolhos Islands, Australia

    13 Friday, November 12, 2021 Abrolhos Islands, Australia
    View of Abrolhos Islands, Australia

    The Abrolhos Islands lie about 60 kilometers west of Geraldton, on the Western Australian coast, and consist of 122 islands clustered into three main groups: the Wallabi Group, Easter Group and Pelsaert Group, which extend from north to south across 100 kilometers of ocean. The area is home to an abundance of wildlife including sea lions, dolphins, migratory whales and sea birds. The extensive coral reef system stretches for a hundred kilometers and is home to many species. The unique wildlife and pristine beaches make for excellent swimming, snorkeling and beach walking. Read more about Abrolhos Islands, Australia

    14 Saturday, November 13, 2021 Fremantle, Australia
    View of Fremantle, Australia

    Another 'must', is a visit to the delightful Fremantle Markets, a precinct providing local arts, crafts, jewellery, specialty foods, and dining halls. The area also hosts buskers and other street performers. Fremantle offers seven-day shopping, a fantastic array of food, and the welcoming Cappuccino Strip, all of which adds up to fun and entertainment for all ages. It is truly an elegant and energetic city! Read more about Fremantle, Australia

    15 Sunday, November 14, 2021 ,
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    17 Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Albany, Australia
    View of Albany, Australia

    Albany is situated on the south coast of Western Australia's tourist region. It faces the Southern Ocean and is on the shores of King George Sound and Princess Royal Harbour. Being the site of the first European settlement, much of their legacy remains today with around 50 colonial buildings standing proudly as museums, galleries and restaurants. Visitors can take in almost two centuries of history on a 30-minute walk following the Amity Trail. Read more about Albany, Australia

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    23 Monday, November 22, 2021 Whyalla, Australia
    24 Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Adelaide, Australia
    View of Adelaide, Australia

    The Port Adelaide Passenger Terminal is 22 km from Adelaide city centre. Access is via a vehicle drop-off zone, or a 200 m walk to Outer Harbour railway station. Park cars nearby, but note there is no long-term parking. Adelaide is an architecturally-planned city, set beside the River Torrens between the Adelaide Hills and Gulf St Vincent. Read more about Adelaide, Australia

    25 Wednesday, November 24, 2021 ,
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    27 Friday, November 26, 2021 Port Davey, Australia
    View of Port Davey, Australia

    Port Davey, located on the south-west coast of Tasmania, adjacent to Bathurst Harbour, is a region prone to harsh weather conditions, though it is somewhat sheltered from the Roaring Forties that buffet these coasts. The Port Davey Marine Reserve – created to protect this extraordinary underwater world – lies within the South-west National Park and the Tasmanian World Heritage Area. Read more about Port Davey, Australia

    27 Friday, November 26, 2021 Port Fairy, Australia
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    30 Monday, November 29, 2021 King Island, Australia
    View of King Island, Australia

    King Island lies in the path of the Roaring Forties, the ever-present westerlies that circle the worlds southern latitudes. Its an island of long, empty beaches and clean, fresh air, of offshore reefs, rocky coasts, lighthouses and shipwrecks. King Island is most famous for its' crayfish and abalone from the sea, and cheese and dairy products from the flat farmland. Read more about King Island, Australia

    31 Tuesday, November 30, 2021 ,
    32 Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Hobart, Australia
    View of Hobart, Australia

    Take a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy the view of the river lined with sailing boats, whilst admiring the sandstone architecture warehouses throughout the city centre. Make your way through the iconic and most visited Salamanca market which operates every Saturday showcasing Tasmania’s local artisans, designers and producers. Heading west of the city centre, Mount Wellington is a spectacular site to visit and one not to be missed! Take a tour or a scenic drive up to the summit and stroll along historic walking trails. Read more about Hobart, Australia

    33 Thursday, December 2, 2021 Hobart, Australia
    View of Hobart, Australia

    Take a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy the view of the river lined with sailing boats, whilst admiring the sandstone architecture warehouses throughout the city centre. Make your way through the iconic and most visited Salamanca market which operates every Saturday showcasing Tasmania’s local artisans, designers and producers. Heading west of the city centre, Mount Wellington is a spectacular site to visit and one not to be missed! Take a tour or a scenic drive up to the summit and stroll along historic walking trails. Read more about Hobart, Australia

    34 Friday, December 3, 2021 ,
    35 Saturday, December 4, 2021 George Town, Australia
    36 Sunday, December 5, 2021 Flinders Island, Australia
    View of Flinders Island, Australia

    Flinders Island was named in 1799, after Bass and Flinders circumnavigated Tasmania. The strait separating Tasmania from the mainland was named Bass Strait, while the major island in the Furneaux Group of 52 islands was named after Flinders. The history of these islands is closely tied to the tragic story of the Tasmanian Aboriginals, and the original settlement scheme that drew settlers from Tasmania and central NSW to the island's eastern shore. Then there’s the Wybalenna Historic Site that is regarded by the National Trust as one of the most important historic sites in Australia, and is truly well worth visiting. Read more about Flinders Island, Australia

    37 Monday, December 6, 2021 Eden, Australia
    View of Eden, Australia

    Eden is located at deep-water Twofold Bay on the Sapphire Coast, 476 km south of Sydney. The port berths ships to 325m. It is set in rugged beauty with golden sandy beaches and crystal waters to the east and forests and park lands to the west. Tourism and its related businesses are the mainstays of Eden. Read more about Eden, Australia

    38 Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Eden, Australia
    View of Eden, Australia

    Eden is located at deep-water Twofold Bay on the Sapphire Coast, 476 km south of Sydney. The port berths ships to 325m. It is set in rugged beauty with golden sandy beaches and crystal waters to the east and forests and park lands to the west. Tourism and its related businesses are the mainstays of Eden. Read more about Eden, Australia

    39 Wednesday, December 8, 2021 Botany Bay, Australia
    40 Thursday, December 9, 2021 Sydney, Australia
    View of Sydney, Australia

    Getting around Sydney is easy and accessible. You can jump on a train from Sydney airport to Circular Quay in approx.18 minutes, ride the hop on hop off bus around the city that offers multiple stops including Sydney Tower, Botanic Gardens, Australian Powerhouse and Maritime Museums, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge or the Bondi bus. If travelling on the water is more your style, catch a ferry to visit Sydney’s amusement park, Luna Park, visit the buzzing Manly Beach wharf which is linked to the Corso mall or cruise west of the city to join a Haunted History, Crooked Character or Convict Precinct tour at UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Cockatoo Island. The best times to visit Sydney are September through November and from March to May as they offer the most comfortable temperatures, around mid 20°C. Read more about Sydney, Australia

    41 Friday, December 10, 2021 Sydney, Australia
    View of Sydney, Australia

    Getting around Sydney is easy and accessible. You can jump on a train from Sydney airport to Circular Quay in approx.18 minutes, ride the hop on hop off bus around the city that offers multiple stops including Sydney Tower, Botanic Gardens, Australian Powerhouse and Maritime Museums, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge or the Bondi bus. If travelling on the water is more your style, catch a ferry to visit Sydney’s amusement park, Luna Park, visit the buzzing Manly Beach wharf which is linked to the Corso mall or cruise west of the city to join a Haunted History, Crooked Character or Convict Precinct tour at UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Cockatoo Island. The best times to visit Sydney are September through November and from March to May as they offer the most comfortable temperatures, around mid 20°C. Read more about Sydney, Australia

    42 Saturday, December 11, 2021 ,
    43 Sunday, December 12, 2021 Tangalooma, Australia
    View of Tangalooma, Australia

    Originally a whaling station, Tangalooma is a resort township on the west side of Moreton Island, just a 70 minute catamaran trip from Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia. Cruise ships from Sydney anchor offshore for a day on the island. Moreton is home to Queensland's oldest operating lighthouse located at Cape Moreton on the northern tip of the island. The star attraction at the resort is undoubtedly the unique experience of hand-feeding a pod of the amazing wild bottlenose dolphins. Read more about Tangalooma, Australia

    44 Monday, December 13, 2021 Fraser Island, Australia
    View of Fraser Island, Australia

    Fraser Island, off Australia’s eastern Queensland coast, is the world's largest sand island, stretching over 120km, and visited only by 4-wheel drive vehicles. Panoramic viewpoints include Indian Head, a rocky outcrop on the island's easternmost tip, and the Cathedrals, a cliff famous for sculpted ribbons of coloured sand. It's a destination with popular beaches and swimming sites at Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby, and other freshwater pools. Fraser Island is the only place in the world where tall rainforests are found growing on sand dunes at elevations of over 200 metres. Read more about Fraser Island, Australia

    45 Tuesday, December 14, 2021 ,
    46 Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Percy Island, Australia

    Percy Island (aka Middle Percy Island), one of The Percy Group of 8 islands on the Great Barrier Reef, is located 87 km off the Queensland coast, and 125 km SE of Mackay. The island was charted by Captain Cook and Matthew Flinders. The island is 6 km at its broadest, and frequently visited by yachts that anchor at West Bay, one of half a dozen sandy beaches. There are a number of structures: the Telephone Shed, Yacht Club A-Frame, and The Homestead. Read more about Percy Island, Australia

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    49 Saturday, December 18, 2021 Cairns, Australia
    View of Cairns, Australia

    Whether you're snorkeling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef or exploring the luscious Daintree Rainforest, Cairns is a great base for you to start your tropical north Queensland adventure. The Cairns esplanade is the main hub with a host of lovely cafes and restaurants, waterfront boardwalks and also a swimming lagoon. A perfect meeting spot if you're catching up with family or friends. Head out on a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef which departs from Cairns. Read more about Cairns, Australia

    50 Sunday, December 19, 2021 Cairns, Australia
    View of Cairns, Australia

    Whether you're snorkeling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef or exploring the luscious Daintree Rainforest, Cairns is a great base for you to start your tropical north Queensland adventure. The Cairns esplanade is the main hub with a host of lovely cafes and restaurants, waterfront boardwalks and also a swimming lagoon. A perfect meeting spot if you're catching up with family or friends. Head out on a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef which departs from Cairns. Read more about Cairns, Australia

    51 Monday, December 20, 2021 Cooktown, Australia
    View of Cooktown, Australia

    Cooktown, Australia's first European settlement, was charted and settled by Captain Cook and his crew in 1770. It is a small frontier town located on the Endeavour River (named after Captain Cook's ship) in far north tropical Queensland. A century later thousands, including many Chinese, came to Cooktown, the port for the Palmer River gold rush, leaving a fascinating history that can be explored at the James Cook Historical Museum. A visit to Grassy Hill Lookout is a 'must-see' as one can experience 360 degree views of the appealing tropical countryside and pristine beaches. Read more about Cooktown, Australia

    52 Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Restoration Island, Australia
    View of Restoration Island, Australia

    Restoration Island is a national park in Queensland (Australia), 1928 km northwest of Brisbane a few hundred metres from Cape Weymouth and the Iron Range National Park. On 29 May 1789, after the mutiny on the Bounty, Captain Bligh and the men who remained loyal to him arrived on the island in the ship's boat. This was the first island they came and he named it Restoration Island because the food they found greatly restored their spirits and because that date was the anniversary of the restoration of King Charles II (in 1660). Read more about Restoration Island, Australia

    53 Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Thursday Island, Australia
    View of Thursday Island, Australia

    Thursday Island, or 'T.I.' as it's usually known, is the name of the island and the town that is the administrative and commercial centre of the Torres Strait Islands. The island group is off the far north Queensland mainland in Torres Strait, just 39 km north of Cape York Peninsula. The lucrative pearling industry founded in 1885 attracted workers from around Asia, particularly South Pacific Islanders, and this has resulted in a fascinating cultural mosaic. Green Fort Hill provides views over the town of Thursday Island, and provides fascinating insights into the local history that dates back to 1880 when it acted as the defence centre for Australia. Read more about Thursday Island, Australia

    54 Thursday, December 23, 2021 ,
    55 Friday, December 24, 2021 Cullen Point, Australia
    56 Saturday, December 25, 2021 Cape Keerweer, Australia
    57 Sunday, December 26, 2021 Yirrkala, Australia
    View of Yirrkala, Australia

    Yirrkala is a well-known indigenous community in Arnhem Land. The town is situated at the NE tip of the Northern Territory of Australia, 650 km due east of Darwin, where the Gulf of Carpentaria meets the Arafura Sea. Its 800 inhabitants are settled in the largest parcel of land in Australia owned by Aboriginals, and known for its isolation, bark painting art (found in galleries around the world), and Yolngu culture. This region has very little Western influence culturally speaking, and Arnhem Land is possibly the last area in Australia that could be seen as a completely separate country. Read more about Yirrkala, Australia

    58 Monday, December 27, 2021 Wessel Islands, Australia
    View of Wessel Islands, Australia

    The Wessel Islands lie halfway between Darwin and Cape York. This group of islands in the Arafura Sea is part of the Northern Territory of Australia. The islands lie in a straight line stretching from Arnhem Land along a NE line towards Papua. The Wessel Islands constituted the homelands of the Yan-nha?u people. Read more about Wessel Islands, Australia

    59 Tuesday, December 28, 2021 ,
    60 Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Darwin, Australia
    View of Darwin, Australia

    The new Darwin cruise ship terminal at Fort Hill Wharf is adjacent to the convention centre, only one kilometre from Darwin’s CBD. Modern amenities, hotels and parking are there, plus a mini-market with beautiful local productions – Aboriginal art and crafts, diamonds and opals, and eateries, distinctive of the Top End. Darwin is a home port for the small luxury vessels Coral Princess and Coral Discoverer that explore the Kimberley coast to Broome. A score of cruise ship lines include Darwin in their itineraries for Australia, Indonesia, South-East Asia and World Cruises. Read more about Darwin, Australia

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    Coral Adventurer arrived in April 2019. The two shaded Xpedition ship-to-shore vessels lowered from the ship’s aft will take every guest on daily excursions. Coral Adventure is designed for comfort, with active stabilisers, mostly balcony cabins, and interiors designed with the colours and textures of tropical Queensland.

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    Size approx: 17 sq. mt. with Picture Window. Promenade Deck Staterooms are located below the Explorer Deck and are identically furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. A large picture window gives you wide views of the world outside.

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    Size approx: 21.4 sq. mt. with Private Balcony. Explorer Deck staterooms are located below the Bridge Deck and are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk, and armchair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. Your private balcony has seating for two from which to view the passing coastal vistas.

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    Size approx: 55.8 sq. mt. with Private Balcony. Both Cairns and Darwin suites are spacious and elegant retreats after a busy day ashore. Suites are equipped with a lounge area, minibar, and a personal coffee machine. They have a spacious super King-sized bed. An 8 square meters private balcony has an outdoor daybed and lounge chair for two. A unique outside-facing bathroom with picture windows, bath, and separate shower complete the suite experience. A complimentary minibar is replenished daily.

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