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Cape York and Arnhem Land

Departure: Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Nights: 11 nights
Departs: Darwin
Returns: Cairns
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
11
Nights
Days at Sea
0
Sea Days
Ports
13
Ports
Countries Visted
1
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Cape York and Arnhem Land

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Wednesday, October 9, 2024 Darwin, Australia 08:00
    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. Read more about Darwin, Australia

    2 Thursday, October 10, 2024 Bathurst Island, Australia
    View of Bathurst Island, Australia

    Bathurst Island lies 75 km to the north of Darwin in the Arafura Sea, and together with the larger Melville Island makes up the Twi Islands, part of Australia’s Northern Territory. The largest settlement on Bathurst is Wurrumiyanga with a population of around 1450. Most residents are the indigenous Twi people, with Twi as their first language. Read more about Bathurst Island, Australia

    3 Friday, October 11, 2024 Cobourg Peninsula, Australia
    View of Cobourg Peninsula, Australia

    The Cobourg Peninsula is located 190 km (direct line) NE of Darwin in the Northern Territory, Australia. It is a major Arnhem Land tourist attraction as the entire wilderness of this remote peninsula forms the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, which also includes the surrounding small islands and sea. It is known for its pristine wilderness, and the turquoise water in which visitors are likely to see dolphins and turtles. Read more about Cobourg Peninsula, Australia

    4 Saturday, October 12, 2024 Maningrida, Australia
    View of Maningrida, Australia

    Maningrida, Northern Territory, Australia, lies 500km east of Darwin and is situated at the mouth of the Liverpool River in Central Arnhem Land. It is a self-governing indigenous community, and to visit, you must have a permit from the Northern Land Council. The township dates back to just after WWII, with migration into Maningrida reflected in linguistic variety and cultural diversity evidenced by the different religious ceremonies and multitude of artistic forms in design, music and dance. Read more about Maningrida, Australia

    4 Saturday, October 12, 2024 Elcho Island, Australia
    View of Elcho Island, Australia

    Elcho Island, located in the Arafura Sea off the coast of NE Arnhem Land in Australia’s Northern Territory, is a traditional Aboriginal community with restricted access and total alcohol restrictions. With its typical tropical weather, the best time to visit is from April to October, but magnificent sunsets are a feature all year round. The island is blessed with rugged yet beautiful tropical landscapes of stunning beaches, aqua seas, as well as mangroves that are home to numerous mud crabs and barramundi. Read more about Elcho Island, Australia

    5 Sunday, October 13, 2024 Elcho Island, Australia
    View of Elcho Island, Australia

    Elcho Island, located in the Arafura Sea off the coast of NE Arnhem Land in Australia’s Northern Territory, is a traditional Aboriginal community with restricted access and total alcohol restrictions. With its typical tropical weather, the best time to visit is from April to October, but magnificent sunsets are a feature all year round. The island is blessed with rugged yet beautiful tropical landscapes of stunning beaches, aqua seas, as well as mangroves that are home to numerous mud crabs and barramundi. Read more about Elcho Island, Australia

    5 Sunday, October 13, 2024 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. Read more about Yirrkala, Australia

    6 Monday, October 14, 2024 Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia
    View of Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia

    The Gulf of Carpentaria - aka the Gulf - is a large, shallow sea enclosed on three sides by northern Australia and separated from New Guinea to the north by the Arafura Sea. The land bordering the Gulf is generally flat and low-lying. To the west is Arnhem Land and the Top End of the Northern Territory. Read more about Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia

    7 Tuesday, October 15, 2024 Badu Island, Australia
    8 Wednesday, October 16, 2024 Cape York, Australia
    View of Cape York, Australia

    Cape York is at the tip of the Cape York Peninsula in northern Queensland, and is at the very northernmost part of the Australian mainland, with New Guinea just north of the island-studded Torres Strait. It was named by James Cook in 1770 after His Royal Highness the Duke of York. Tourists now visit throughout the year, as facilities are surprisingly modern for such an isolated spot, and tours are always available. Read more about Cape York, Australia

    9 Thursday, October 17, 2024 Forbes Island, Australia
    View of Forbes Island, Australia

    Forbes Island- named by Captain Cook in 1770 – is one of three small uninhabited islands spread over an area of just 2km by 2km. Forbes Islands constitute the Wuthara Island National Park, inside the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The island group, surrounded by a fringing reef, is situated off the coast of Queensland about 40km NE of Iron Range National Park and Lockhart River in the Cape Weymouth area of the Coral Sea. Read more about Forbes Island, Australia

    10 Friday, October 18, 2024 Flinders Island, Australia
    View of Flinders Island, Australia

    Our next stop is Flinders Island here we go ashore to see aboriginal paintings and by now everyone will also want to spend as much time in the water as possible! The delights of the Great Barrier Reef are just a fin kick off the beach and in swimming pool like conditions you will be astounded by the colour of corals and fish alike. Read more about Flinders Island, Australia

    11 Saturday, October 19, 2024 Lizard Island, Australia
    View of Lizard Island, Australia

    Lizard Island, named after the numerous large but harmless lizards living there, is a national park in Queensland, Australia. It is situated 90 km north of Cooktown at the northern tip of Australia’s World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. It is also the location of an award-winning and internationally famous resort. Read more about Lizard Island, Australia

    12 Sunday, October 20, 2024 Cairns, Australia 08:00
    View of Cairns, Australia

    Cairns is a Far North Queensland city located on the northeast coast of Australia. This laid-back city is just over a 2 hour flight from Brisbane, Queensland’s state capital. With a backdrop of rainforest mountains, Cairns is known to be the gateway of 2 iconic Australian sites, The Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest. Read more about Cairns, Australia

  • Ship

    Coral Discoverer Overview

    Coral Discoverer

    Launched in 2005, Coral Discoverer is a boutique expedition ship of 1779 GT, staffed by Australian and New Zealand crew. An extensive refit was made in November 2016. She is equipped with the latest stabilisers, safety and navigational equipment for international exploration. She carries small coastal vessels – the aluminium Xplorer and two Zodiacs.

  • Cabins

    Coral Discoverer Cabins

    Main A

    Main A

    Main A on the Coral Discoverer

    Cabin Types

    AM

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    Located on the exclusive Bridge Deck close to the Lounge and Bridge, the six spacious Bridge Deck staterooms are 20sqm in size and open out onto private balconies for expansive ocean views, along with a sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.

    Main B

    Main B

    Main B on the Coral Discoverer

    Cabin Types

    BM

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Located close to the Dining Room, the three spacious Main Deck (Category B) staterooms are 18sqm in size and feature twin portholes for expansive ocean views, along with a desk, sofa, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.

    Promenade

    Promenade

    Promenade on the Coral Discoverer

    Cabin Types

    BP, AP

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    Located in the bow of the ship and encircled by a promenade, the Promenade Deck (Cat B) staterooms are 15sqm in size and feature picture windows for expansive ocean views, along with a desk, telephone and Junior King bedding.

    Balcony

    Balcony

    Balcony on the Coral Discoverer

    Cabin Types

    1

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Located on the exclusive Bridge Deck close to the Lounge and Bridge, the six spacious Bridge Deck staterooms are 20sqm in size and open out onto private balconies for expansive ocean views, along with a sofa, desk, telephone and your choice of Junior King or twin bedding.

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Coral Discoverer

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Cabin Availability

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Main B at the Coral Discoverer

Main B

From $13220
Main A at the Coral Discoverer

Main A

From $14360
Promenade at the Coral Discoverer

Promenade

From $14940
Balcony at the Coral Discoverer

Balcony

From $20700

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    Cruiseline: Coral Expeditions Cruises Ship: Coral Discoverer Departure: Wednesday, October 9, 2024 Nights: 11 nights Departs: Darwin Returns: Cairns

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