Asia / Pacific Australia Cruise

South Australia Cruises

Step aboard 120-guest Coral Geographer to explore Australia’s southern coastlines over 11 to 15 days. Australia’s Great Southern Ocean is a thriving marine environment. Its rugged coastline is home to weathered islands and inlets with crystal clear waters. Expeditions here explore remote islands, offshore coral reefs and natural reserves that few are aware exist. The knowledgeable expedition team and guest lecturer program provide expert guidance and insightful presentations into these far-flung destinations, enhancing the expedition cruise experience while helping to create memories to last a lifetime.

The main 11-day Wild Islands of South Australia voyage offers the opportunity to explore and hike South Australia’s wild islands, where forested national parks give way to sheer wave-carved cliffs and sweeping white-sand beaches. Learn about the flora, fauna and history of these remote island habitats and coastal national parks. Cool down with an invigorating ocean swim, enjoy kayaking in the turquoise waters and encounter charismatic native wildlife—inquisitive seals, shorebirds, rock wallabies and many more. Along the way, enjoy the tastes of South Australia and indulge in fresh regional seafood and hand-selected local wines.

The alternative 8-day Bounty of the Southern Ocean cruise focuses on the region’s culinary highlights. Enjoy daily opportunities to taste local specialties and learn about their production from farmers, brewers, distillers and hunter-gatherers. A wide range of food and drink is on offer, including abalone, wine, lobster, whiskey, gin, mushrooms, craft beer, local coffee and tea, and a special “Tastes of the Southern Ocean” dinner night.

The alternative 14-day Across the Great Australian Bight departures visit hard-to-reach islands and iconic national parks along the south coast. Enjoy guided walks along secluded beaches at locations such as Cape Arid National Park, Cape Le Grand, and Bremer Bay. Among the scattered islands and outcrops of the Archipelago of the Recherche, discover the homes of sea lions.

Finally, the alternative 15-day Australia’s Great Southern Coastline itinerary provides additional time discovering the wild nature, rich history and delicious produce of the region. Cast off from Melbourne to explore the unique natural beauty of Apollo Bay and the famed Twelve Apostles. Learn the history of Port Fairy with its Georgian-style merchant homes and visit the character-filled township of Robe.

Passage is aboard one of two identical sister ships: 120-guest Coral Geographer or Coral Adventurer. These expedition ships offer a uniquely Australian onboard atmosphere, stylish furnishings, considerable deck space and modern facilities. While exploring Australia’s southernmost territory, appreciate the ship’s glass-bottom boat and Xplorer tender vessel with a water-activity platform for easy entry into the water.

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