Coral Adventurer, Circumnavigation of Australia ex Darwin Return 59 Night Cruise sailing from Darwin roundtrip aboard Coral Adventurer.
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59 Night Cruise sailing from Darwin roundtrip aboard Coral Adventurer.
Welcome to the Coral Expeditions 35th Anniversary Expedition.
Sailing aboard the Coral Adventurer, our voyage will commence from Darwin on the 7th of November 2020 and undertake a full circumnavigation of the Australian Coastline over 60 days (59 nights) returning on 5th January 2021. This is a once in a lifetime and never to be repeated expedition of discovery and we would love for you to join us. With only 60 staterooms available for this voyage, this is an intimate and personal journey of discovery. Senior Master Gary Wilson, has designed a voyage that will be a celebration of history, culture, nature and Australian Maritime history.
With our unique Xplorer tenders, explore hard-to-reach locations of historic significance or natural beauty. Visit famous places and share stories of historic maritime events that shaped our nation from ancient times to early explorers and more modern wartime. Be immersed in the arts and cultures of the people and communities of Australia on your travels. Whether it be coastal walks, snorkelling the reef, sharing amazing wildlife encounters or just taking in the scenery, you will enjoy a unique perspective of the greatest coastline in the world.
Our experienced Expedition Team, along with guest lecturers and special guests, accompany and guide our voyage. Their commentary and skill at story telling will immerse you in the culture, history and nature of the Australian coastline.
Highlights of this cruise:
Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia. Situated on the Timor Sea, it is a cosmopolitan yet casual city, named after the naturalist Charles Darwin. East of Darwin, the Kakadu National Park is famous for its stunning Aboriginal rock art and its abundance of bush wildlife.
Darwin's parks, harbor, and tropical climate make it lovely for strolling during the Dry. The city heart is the Smith Street pedestrian mall. One street over is the Mitchell Street Tourist Precinct, with backpacker lodges, cheap eateries, and souvenir stores. Two streets away is the harbor front Esplanade. In the old Wharf area, a walk from town, are a couple of tourist attractions, a jetty popular with fishermen, and a working dock. Cullen Bay Marina is a hub for restaurants, cafes, and expensive boats; it's about a 25-minute walk northwest of town. Northwest of town is Fannie Bay, where you'll find the Botanic Gardens, sailing club, golf course, museum and art gallery, and casino.
Careening Bay is situated along the Kimberley coast, Western Australia. Experience history, it was here at Careening Bay that Lt Philip Parker King carved his name in a large Baob tree with the inscription "HMC Mermaid - 1820" still clearly visible. whilst beached here on his exploration of Australia's West Coast.
Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia and the fourth most populous city in Australia. The Perth inner area radiates north and south of the Swan River on a flat coastal plain, bounded in by the Darling Scarp to the east and the Indian Ocean coastline in the west. It is known as a quiet, safe and laid-back city.
Within easy walking and cycling distance, visitors can experience contemporary circus, fine crafts, original music and theatre, exciting galleries, museums and bookshops. Along with maritime history and extensive architectural conservation, the Arts have become a central part of Fremantle life where visitors can discover the past and present.
From Perth you can access the West Australian Outback, feed the dolphins at Monkey Mia or perhaps swim with the Gentle creatures of the deep - Whale Sharks. Alternatively visitors can experience the wines of Margaret River region south of Perth.
Albany is a port city located in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia, some 390 kilometres south-east of Perth, the state capital. It is situated on Princess Royal Harbour, a natural inlet of the Southern Ocean. The city was founded in 1827 and is the oldest permanently settled town in Western Australia. It has a dramatic convict history, is a former whaling station and was the gateway to the Eastern Goldfields during the late 19th and early 20th century.
Attractions in Albany include convict jails, colonial buildings, museums, craft galleries, an old whaling station and the Brig Amity replica. Albany is also known for its natural attractions along the rugged coastline of Torndirrup National Park.
Kangaroo Island is Australia's third-largest island after Tasmania and Melville Island. It is 112 kilometres (70 mi) southwest of Adelaide at the entrance of Gulf St Vincent, in the state of South Australia. There are four significant settlements on the island, with Kingscote being the biggest.
Visitors to Kangaroo Island will experience an abundance of wildlife, natural scenery and wild beaches. The cliffs and bays can be spectacular, and there are interesting geological formations along the south, the most popular to visit being Admirals Arch and the Remarkable Rocks.
Popular attractions include the KI Penguin centre and the New Zealand Fur Seals which can be seen under Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park.
Hobart is situated on the island of Tasmania and is the southern most capital city in Australia. Straddling the breathtaking Derwent River, Australia's deepest harbour, Hobart is one of the most beautiful areas in both Tasmania, with nearby Mount Wellington dominating the city in the background.
The city of Hobart was founded in 1803 and has numerous heritage areas close to the city centre. There are many museums and galleries which provide interesting information on Hobart’s history. Some of the most popular landmarks in the Hobart area include the Tasman Bridge, Government House, the Port Arthur Historic Site, Richmond Bridge - one of the oldest stone bridges in the whole of Australia and Hobart's St. David's
Other world-class Hobart attractions include Derwent River, the Cadbury-Schweppes Chocolate Constitution Dock, Old Hobart Town Model Village, Bicentennial Park, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Salamanca Market - a lively flea market held in Hobart's Salamanca district, which attracts more than 10,000 bargain hunters each week.
Hobart regularly features many exciting festivals and events, including the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, a spectacular race which finishes at Hobart's waterfront at the end of each year in Hobart.
Sydney is located on the south-east coast of Australia. It is the largest and most populated city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. The city is built on hills surrounding Sydney Harbour where the Sydney Harbour bridge and the Sydney Opera House are located. The region features many bays, rivers, inlets and beaches including the famous Bondi Beach. Within the city are many picturesque parks including Hyde Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
The most well-known attractions include the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Other attractions include Royal Botanical Gardens, Luna Park, some 40 beaches and Sydney Tower. The Rocks precinct includes the first colonial village of Sydney and some great shops, cafes and galleries are located here. Sydney also has several popular museums, such as the Australian Museum (natural history and anthropology), the Powerhouse Museum (science, technology and design), the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Australian National Maritime Museum.
Cairns is the gateway to tropical north Queensland and is a popular travel destination because of its tropical climate and proximity to many attractions. The Great Barrier Reef is only one-and-a-half hours away by boat. The Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation, about 130km north of Cairns, are popular areas for experiencing a tropical rainforest. It is also a starting point for people wanting to explore Cooktown, Cape York Peninsula, and the Atherton Tableland.
Cairns city itself is a modern, sophisticated city in the heart of the tropical north, with international standard restaurants, boutique shopping, modern art galleries and classy nightclubs to keep visitors entertained. Cairns also boasts outstanding hotels, offshore island resorts, big Reef-cruise catamarans in the harbor, and too many souvenir shops. The only beach right in town is a man-made 4,000-sq.-m saltwater lagoon and artificial beach on the Esplanade.