Aerial view of aluminum small boat sitting in turquoise water by travelers swimming, seen on south Australia cruises.
2 kids walk toward 2 kangaroos on a white-sand beach by turquoise water & distant red hills, on South Australia cruises.
Travelers on south Australia cruises walk a sandy trail amidst green shrubs, away from white-sand beach & turquoise sea.
Travelers board a small boat from the beach on a cruise in southern Australia with a small ship in the distance.
Red cliffs with sage-green plants sit beside emerald water in an inlet seen on south Australia cruises.
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South Australia Cruises

Step aboard 120-guest Coral Adventurer to explore Australia’s southern coastlines over 9 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 9-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 120-guest Coral Adventurer. This expedition ship offers 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.

Read on for details about these southern Australia cruises, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Small ship cruises in Australia or trips to Australia.



Itinerary

Wild Islands of South Australia Itinerary

The 11-day Wild Islands of South Australia cruise operates round-trip from Adelaide with opportunities to hike, swim, enjoy oysters and take in lighthouses and wildlife.

Route map of Wild Islands & Walks of South Australia cruises, round-trip from Adelaide with visits to Troubridge Island, Antechamber Bay, Penneshaw, Western River Cove, Reevesby Island, Cape Donington, Coffin Bay & Flinders Island.
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Day 1
Embark Adelaide, Australia

Arrive at the Lakes Resort Hotel Port Adelaide at 2:00pm for check-in. A pre-cruise transfer will then transport you to the ship for boarding at 4:00pm, ready to depart Adelaide at 5:00pm. Settle into your cabin and get familiar with the ship before the first delicious dinner while the ship cruises towards Kangaroo Island.

Accommodations

Coral Adventurer

Meals

dinner

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Days 2 - 10
Exploration of South Australia

No two South Australia cruises are the same. Throughout the expedition, allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. Below is a selection of the key destinations visited.

Antechamber Bay & Cape Willoughby—Kangaroo Island

Antechamber Bay, located on the north coast of the Dudley Peninsula, is one of Kangaroo Island’s finest coastal havens. The deserted, untouched long beach of the bay is where Chapman river meets the sea. The area is covered with a forest of gum trees and narrow-leaf mallee which makes the walk at Lashmar Conservation park truly a magnificent experience. At the other end of the bay, Cape Willoughby juts into the Backstairs Passagethe narrow strait between Kangaroo Island and the Fleurieu Peninsula that was named by Matthew Flinders as the private entrance to the two gulfs. Lighting this nearly 9-mile-wide strait is the Cape Willoughby Light Station. Visit the Lighthouse keeper’s cottage and learn of its interesting stories and have an opportunity to climb the lighthouse itself. In the grounds, do a loop walk from the lighthouse to the beautiful Smuggler’s Cove and often the special KI wallaby are spotted along the way.

Walks:

> Cape Willoughby Light Station Heritage Walk (1 Hour Return, 1.2 miles, moderate)
A hike into the sheltered gully of the original light station settlement. An insight into how the early light keepers lived, with demanding routine and isolation heightened by the distance between their homes and the lighthouse. Visit the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse (Sturt Light), the first lighthouse in South Australia.

> Antechamber Bay Walk (1 Hour Return, 2.6 miles one way, easy-moderate)

> Cape Willoughby Smuggler’s Cove Walk (1 Hour Return, 0.9 miles one way, easy)

> Lashmar Conservation Park (1 Hour Return, 0.6 miles, easy-moderate)

Seal Bay & American River—Kangaroo Island

Today enjoy a truly unforgettable wildlife experience at Seal Bay. After traversing the scenic interior of Kangaroo Island by coach from American River, visit the heart of the third largest colony of endangered Australian Sea lion, and share the beach with these magnificent animals. This is the only place in the world you can see Aus­tralian sea lions at close quar­ters and walk on a beach where pups frolic, bulls battle for suprema­cy and rest­ing moth­ers suck­le their young. Later enjoy walks around American River, a township surrounded by bushland and protected wetlands, boasting spectacular views stretching north to mainland Australia.

Western River Cove—Kangaroo Island

Land at isolated Western River Cove to visit the beautiful historic homestead. There may be an opportunity to meet the homestead owners and hear their stories. A walk along the ridge reveals spectacular views of the valley at the back of the property, and the beach offers excellent swimming. Weather permitting, visit beautiful Snug Cove. Later, cruise past the rarely viewed northern cliffs of Kangaroo Island towards Cape Borda.

Coffin Bay

Bordered by sea and National Parks, Coffin Bay is a stunning destination. The pristine waters of the bays in this area are home to numerous pods of dolphins, sea lions, seals and many seabirds. Emus and kangaroos roam and the natural beauty of the turquoise sea, white sand dunes and bright blue sky is a wonderful backdrop to the day’s adventures. Walk through the Coffin Bay National Park at Point Sir Isaac to get an understanding of the forests and environmentenjoy the interpretation of the heathlands, mallee forest and she-oak woodlands. Discover the tranquil bays, protected from the might of the Southern Ocean, and snorkel or kayak with the chance to spot some of the marine life. There is also the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable wild cuisine experienceenjoy a small boat cruise along the oyster beds to collect and enjoy them fresh from the sea.

Boston Island

Today explore Boston Island, which lies between Port Lincoln and Cape Donington. Roughly 4 miles long, Boston Island is very hilly and has four beautiful beaches. Within the island landmass there is about 2,500 acres of grassy, hilly slopes with many sheep. Given its sheltered coastal aspect there is much birdlife on the island with sea eagles, Cape Barren Geese, wedge tailed eagles and some 40 or so other species that make the island their home. Explore this important seabird breeding area, with walks along golden sand beaches and learn of the history of this island.

Flinders Island

Located around 22 miles from the Eyre Peninsula Coast, Flinders Island has a long history of sealing, whaling and farming. Owned by the Woolford family since 1979, they run an established sheep farm, abalone harvesting business and are working to establish a safe haven for vulnerable native species. Meet the Woolford family to learn about the history and conservation projects on the island. Visit the Kapara shipwreck at Bryant’s Bay and stroll through the shearing sheds at the farm. Taste fresh abalone at Eyrewoolf Abalone.

Walks:

> Western River Cove Walk to Viewpoint (1 Hour, 1.2 miles return, moderate/steep)
A walk from the beach to the nearby historic Western River Homestead and the river valley beyond. While the beautiful homestead survived, the whole valley was heavily impacted by recent fires, with opportunity to look at the effects of these fires and the bushland recovery since.

> Flinders Island Shearing Shed Walk (45 mins, 0.8 miles return, easy)

> Bryant’s Bay & Kapara
1. Sealing Ruins Walk (15mins, 0.3 miles, easy)
2. Kapara Boiler Walk (10mins, 0.3 miles, moderate/rocky-sandy)
3. Sheok Forrest Walk (30mins, 0.9 miles, moderate)
4. Cliff Walk (30mins, 0.9 miles, hard/rocky climb-walk)

Cape Donington & Maclaren Point

A headland at the most northerly part of the Jussieu Peninsula on the east coast of Eyre Peninsula, Cape Donington is a great spot to enjoy refreshing sea views and rocky coastline. Take a dip at Cape Donington Beach before heading along the 1.2-mile trail over to September Beach. Keep an eye out for western grey kangaroos, emus or goannas near the Cape Donington lighthouse, or head out to Donington Island to view long-nosed fur seals or Australian sea lions from the Xplorer tender vessel.

Walks:

> Donington Loop Hike – Lincoln National Park (2 Hour Return, 3.8-mile circuit, moderate)
Admire offshore islands, granite outcrops and sandy beaches while exploring the Donington Peninsula. Populations of Australian Sea Lions and New Zealand Fur-seals inhabit Donington Island near the lighthouse.

> Walk Donington September Beach (1 Hour Return, 1.2 miles, easy)
A short, easy hike with refreshing sea views and rocky coastlines.

> Stamford Hill Hike to Woodcutter’s Beach (1.5 Hour Return, 2.5 miles, hard/steep and irregular surface)
Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Lincoln National Park, Boston Bay and numerous offshore islands from the historic Flinders Monument at the top of Stamford Hill. A reasonably challenging hike, this trail has some moderate inclines but has a good trail surface.

Reevesby Island

Head to Reevesby Island, part of the Sir Joseph Banks Group; an archipelago on the eastern coast of the Eyre Peninsula. Accessible only by boat, this island is one of the largest of the group. Women played a major role in the island’s history, especially in the early days leading up to the Great Depression. Take a hike around this important seabird breeding site and visit the homestead and machinery sheds. This beautiful chain of islands offers a range of sheltered bays, golden sand beaches and reefs teeming with marine life.

Penneshaw—Kangaroo Island

As a secondary option, possibly visit historical Penneshaw. Land at Hogs Bay and learn of the history of Baudin and Flinders.

Walks:

> Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail (0.9 miles, easy)
The trail is 0.9 miles in length, an easy walk but with some steps, and offers original artwork in a beautiful natural setting.

> Fireball Bates Walking Trail (1-2 hours, 1.9 miles)
George Bates, called Fireball because of his red hair, was one of the first settlers to Kangaroo Island. He joined a sealing expedition in 1823, jumping ship 13 years before settlers arrived. The trail begins at the now closed Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Center and loops down to near the ferry and back.

> Wallaby Track (1.9 miles, moderate)
It’s a 1.9-mile return hike which follows a natural spring-fed creek bed with naturally occurring waterfalls into limestone features. A  little more challenging, so wear good sturdy walking shoes.

Accommodations

Coral Adventurer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 11
Disembark Adelaide, Australia

This morning arrive into Adelaide at 7:30am for an 8:30am disembarkation.

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breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

All excursions and sightseeing (excluding optional extras); snorkeling & equipment; use of Xplorer tender vessel, Zodiacs and kayaks; daily lectures and briefings; all meals, chef-prepared on board; selected wines, beers, spirits, juices and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner service; coffee and selection of teas; all entrance fees to national parks and ports; choice of local operator excursions at some locations; standard WiFi on board; tips and gratuities.

Exclusions

Airfare; items of a personal nature, including but not limited to travel and medical insurance, laundry charges, shopping onboard, bar expenses, optional shore experiences, medical treatment, telephone charges and WiFi upgrades.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. A name change/transfer of the booking to another person is considered a cancellation and cancellation penalties will apply. An AUD200.00 per person fee may be charged for any amendments not requiring a date change after booking is confirmed. There is an AUD500.00 per person fee if a date change is made more than 90 days before departure. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Wild Islands of South Australia cruise begins and ends in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (ADL). The cruise operator recommends arriving before embarkation day and planning flights to depart a day or more after disembarkation, in case of unplanned schedule changes. In general, plan flights to arrive to Adelaide in time for a 2:00pm check in, 4:00pm boarding and 5:00pm departure on Day 1 of the itinerary. Plan flights to depart Adelaide following the 8:30am disembarkation on the final day of the itinerary. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include land treks, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, tastings, historic site visits, wildlife observation and Xplorer tender vessel tours.

Room Configuration

Limited double occupancy cabins for solo use may be available at a sole use rate in the Coral, Promenade and Explorer Deck categories. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Kids 12 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates; exceptions for children 11 years and under may be allowed with special pre-approval.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

As a condition of travel, guests must provide evidence of travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage OR complete a credit card authorization form for expenses incurred during a medical evacuation. Proof of travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage OR a completed authorization form must be provided prior to boarding.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Across The Great Australian Bight Itinerary

The 14-day Across The Great Australian Bight cruise operates from Fremantle to Adelaide, with unique visits to Breaksea Island, Cape Le Grand National Park and Flinders Island.

Route map of eastbound Across The Great Australian Bight cruise in southern Australia from Fremantle to Adelaide, with unique visits to Breaksea Island, Cape Le Grand National Park & Flinders Island.
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Day 1
Embark Fremantle, Australia

Make your way to Fremantle: Berth C  for boarding at 4:00pm. Settle into your stateroom before the 5:00pm departure. As dusk falls, meet fellow travelers, the captain and crew for the captain’s welcome drinks.

Accommodations

Coral Adventurer

Meals

dinner

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Days 2 - 13
Exploration of The Great Australian Bight

No two South Australia cruises are the same. Throughout the expedition, allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. Below is a selection of the key destinations visited.

Cape Naturaliste & Dunsborough

Cape Naturaliste is the northernmost point of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, located on the western edge of Geographe Bay. As part of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, the Cape is known for its spectacular coastal scenery and some of the best walking tracks in the Margaret River Region. Spend the day exploring these walking trails, with options to suit all levels. There will be an optional visit to the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse before spending some free time in the charming town of Dunsborough. In the afternoon, visit the stunning Meelup Beach for some sunbathing and swimming, followed by sunset drinks on the beach. This beach is one of the few places in Western Australia where one can watch the moon rise over the ocean; it is most attractive on a full moon! In 1801, French navigator Nicolas Baudin stopped here during his explorations of Australia and left his mark on the region at Geographe Bay, named after his flagship Geographe and Cape Naturaliste, after the ship Naturaliste.

Hamelin Bay & Margaret River

Hamelin Bay is located on the southwest coast on a serene open sandy bay, famous for the abundance of stingrays which frequent the bay. Snorkel with these friendly giant rays, which can measure up to 6.5 feet wide and love to swim up close to snorkelers. With clear and calm water, this is a great snorkel spot for all levels to enjoy interesting fish and plant life in the bay, and some great rocks and shipwrecks farther out for those more confident in the water. A quintessential Western Australian destination, Margaret River is flanked with national parks including towering forests, pristine coastlines and rugged granite outcrops. Spend the afternoon enjoying this beautiful countryside of the Margaret River region while relaxing on a luxury coach tour of the wineries in this area. Enjoy tastings and cellar-door visits to some of the leading Margaret River wineries.

Augusta

Augusta is the most southwestern town in Australia and is nearby to the towering karri timber of Boranup Forest and spectacular Jewel Cave. The southwest coast was first seen by explorers in 1622 from the Dutch ship Leeuwin. Then expeditions by French explorers De Freycinet, D’Entrecasteaux, Baudin and Hamelin sighted the coast in the late 18th to early 19th century. Captain Matthew Flinders charted the southwest coast from 1801 to 1803 and proved that Cape Leeuwin was part of the mainland.  With the arrival of settlers, Augusta was founded in 1830. The subsequent increase in ship traffic over the next few decades led to the construction of the impressive Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in 1896. Climb Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia overlooking the point where the mighty Southern and Indian Oceans collide. Also visit Jewel Cave, an awe-inspiring and extremely well decorated cave, containing many beautiful examples of delicate helictites, cave coral, pendulites, a very large stalagmite called The Karri Forest and beautiful examples of flowstone such as The Frozen Waterfall and The Organ Pipes. Remarkably, fossilized remains of several Tasmanian tigers have been discovered within Jewel Cave, more than 3,000 years after the thylacine became extinct on mainland Australia.

Breaksea Island & Two Peoples Bay

Arrive at Breaksea Island, named by George Vancouver during his expedition in 1791. While in the area he also took possession of land for England. He named the island after its beaten appearance and the protection it offered to the landward side from the south-westerly winds. Spend time observing seals in their natural habitats at Seal Cove. The playful and curious fur seals and Australian seal lions have made their home on the north side of Breaksea Island. Watch as they laze on nearby rocks or glide gracefully through the water. In the afternoon spend time exploring Two Peoples Bay, with the chance to see rare birds including noisy scrubbird, red-winged fairywren, southern emu-wren or new holland honeyeater. Following the walk, enjoy a swim to freshen up.

Bremer Bay

The peaceful coastal town of Bremer Bay, population 230, is renowned for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Located on the edge of the Southern Ocean, these vast stretches of pristine white sand offer a peaceful spot to stroll or swim, especially in summer. Explore the variety of small and large beaches around the area, and spend the afternoon relaxing, swimming, or snorkeling in the clear blue waters. The genuine pristine surroundings and deep peacefulness, along with the opportunity to observe the unique flora of the area and possibly witness some of the abundant marine life in the bay, makes Bremer Bay a true highlight on this voyage.

Cape Le Grand National Park—Lucky Bay

Cape Le Grand National Park’s massive granite peaks, rolling heathlands and curving white beaches are some of the most spectacular landscapes along the southern coast. Along quiet Lucky Bay, kangaroos are known to laze on the whitest sand in Australia. The turquoise water is wonderful for a quick swim, and if time permits, enjoy a moderate hike on part of the Le Grand Coastal trail. The Cape Le Grande coastal trail passes through beautiful coastal scenery, and the national park is home to pygmy possums, western grey kangaroos and many colorful native wildflowers.

Woody Island, Recherche Archipelago

This afternoon, enter the Recherche Archipelago, a group of 105 islands and many more rocky outcrops. Here, many species of birds as well as sea lions and fur seals, come to breed. The islands are scattered across the blue watera beautiful seascape when viewed from shore with turquoise waters washing against grey and tan-colored granite. Here, land at Woody Island to explore. Located just 9.3 miles off the coast of Esperance, Woody Island’s stands of tall trees have given it its name. Experience the snorkel trail in Shearwater Bay, surrounded by pristine, clear waters. The cool southern waters provide excellent visibility. There are several beautiful walks on the island, from easy to moderate, and everyone can appreciate the spectacular views across the archipelago along the way. For the bird lovers, a wide variety of bird life is sighted on the island, from land dwellers to those dependent on the sea. Spot singing & new holland honeyeaters, silvereyes, red-eared firetails, rock parrots and sacred kingfisher. While along the walking trails, catch a glimpse of the golden whistlers, brown quails, spotted pardolalotes, brush bronzewings, raptors and fan-tailed cuckoo.

Middle Island, Recherche Archipelago

Middle Island is the largest of a group of three islands that lie in the Spencer Gulf within the southwestern coast of the Yorke Peninsula. Currently a protected fauna conservation reserve, the island is known to be home to a variety of seabird populations including the little penguin. During a visit here, enjoy beachcombing along the shoreline and a peaceful boardwalk to the pink Lake Hillier.

Crossing The Bight

Crossing the Great Australian Bight is an exciting moment for those who love the sea. This iconic marine area includes the Great Australian Bight Marine Park, which protects an area of global importance for endangered southern right whales. These waters also support important populations of the endangered Australian sea lion, with up to 80% of the population found here. The seals haul out at the base of the 330-foot-high cliffs.

Flinders Island

Located around 22 miles from the Eyre Peninsula Coast, Flinders Island has a long history of sealing, whaling and farming. Owned by the Woolford family since 1979, they run an established sheep farm, abalone harvesting business and are working to establish a safe haven for vulnerable native species. Meet the Woolford family to learn about the history and conservation projects on the island. Visit the Kapara shipwreck at Bryant’s Bay, and stroll through the shearing sheds at the farm. Taste fresh abalone at Eyrewoolf Abalone.

Coffin Bay

Surrounded by sea and National Parks, today discover the tranquil bays by taking a swim, snorkel, or kayak and enjoy the local marine life and waterways before finishing the day enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience. Taste fresh Pacific and the native Angasi oysters straight out of the sea and learn firsthand how to shuck an oyster. Learn about the history of Coffin Bay and the oyster farming practices of the famous Coffin Bay oyster. Prepare for a seafood tasting sensation!

Wedge Island

Today, discover Wedge Island, located within the Gambier Islands. During WWII, this island was used as a top-secret radar station by the RAAF. Another highlight of Wedge Island is the unique Australian faunaspot endangered bettong, fairy penguins, rock wallabies, emus, wombats and a large variety of bird species. Wedge Island boasts rugged landscapes and pristine beaches and is renowned for its wonderful marine life and known for one of the best fishing spots in Australia. Later, cruise by Althorpe Island lighthouse.

Accommodations

Coral Adventurer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 14
Disembark Adelaide, Australia

Arrive in Adelaide at 2:00pm for a 2:30pm disembarkation. Complimentary post-cruise transfers to the airport or central business district hotels will be available (pre-organized on board with the purser).

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast, lunch

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

All excursions and sightseeing (excluding optional extras); snorkeling & equipment; use of Xplorer tender vessel, Zodiacs and kayaks; daily lectures and briefings; all meals, chef-prepared on board; selected wines, beers, spirits, juices and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner service; coffee and selection of teas; all entrance fees to national parks and ports; choice of local operator excursions at some locations; standard WiFi on board; tips and gratuities.

Exclusions

Airfare; items of a personal nature, including but not limited to travel and medical insurance, laundry charges, shopping onboard, bar expenses, optional shore experiences, medical treatment, telephone charges and WiFi upgrades.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. A name change/transfer of the booking to another person is considered a cancellation and cancellation penalties will apply. An AUD200.00 per person fee may be charged for any amendments not requiring a date change after booking is confirmed. There is an AUD500.00 per person fee if a date change is made more than 90 days before departure. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The eastbound Across The Great Australian Bight cruise begins in Fremantle, South Australia, Australia (accessible via nearby Perth Airport, PER) and ends in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (ADL). The cruise operator recommends arriving before embarkation day and planning flights to depart a day or more after disembarkation, in case of unplanned schedule changes. In general, plan flights to arrive to Perth in time for a 3:00pm check in, 4:00pm boarding and 5:00pm departure on Day 1 of the itinerary. Plan flights to depart Adelaide following the 2:30pm disembarkation on the final day of the itinerary. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include land treks, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, tastings, historic site visits, beachcombing, wildlife observation and Xplorer tender vessel tours.

Room Configuration

Limited double occupancy cabins for solo use may be available at a sole use rate in the Coral, Promenade and Explorer Deck categories. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Kids 12 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates; exceptions for children 11 years and under may be allowed with special pre-approval.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

As a condition of travel, guests must provide evidence of travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage OR complete a credit card authorization form for expenses incurred during a medical evacuation. Proof of travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage OR a completed authorization form must be provided prior to boarding.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Australia's Great Southern Coastline Itinerary

The 15-day Australia’s Great Southern Coastline cruise operates from Melbourne to Fremantle, with opportunities to hike, swim, enjoy oysters and take in lighthouses and wildlife.

Route map of Australia's Great Southern Coastline cruise from Melbourne to Fremantle with visits to Apollo Bay, 12 Apostles, Port Fair, Kangaroo Island, Coffin Bay, Bunda Cliffs, Lucky Bay, Woody Island, Albany, Augusta, Hamelin Bay & Margaret River.
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Day 1
Embark Melbourne, Australia

Arrive at Outer East Station Pier, Melbourne at 4:00pm, where there is time to settle into your stateroom before a 5:00pm departure. Take the time to become acquainted with all the facilities onboard before joining your fellow explorers on the Sun Deck for the captain’s welcome drinks.

Accommodations

Coral Adventurer

Meals

dinner

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Days 2 - 14
Exploration of Australia's Great Southern Coastline

No two South Australia cruises are the same. Throughout the expedition, allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. Below is a selection of the key destinations visited.

Apollo Bay

Located along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay is part of the Great Otway National Park. Explore the natural beauty of this location by strolling the park to spot the three cascades of the Triplet Falls and walk to the lookout for panoramic views of the seascape.

12 Apostles

View the rugged splendor of the renowned 12 Apostles that lie in the Southern Ocean off Victoria’s coast. The limestone cliffs are subject to constant erosion from the impact of storms and winds, which carved the caves in the cliffs. When the caves eroded into arches and collapsed, their 150-foot-high rocky remains were left along the shore.

Port Fairy

Enjoy a walking town tour of this historic heritage settlement. Grand public buildings sit side by side with restored whalers’ cottages and Georgian styled merchant homes. Continue to the infamous Shipwreck Coast. This stretch of coastline is graveyard to around 700 submerged wrecks, leaving behind their fascinating stories. Captain Matthew Flinders notably said he had never seen a ‘more fearful section of coastline.’

Robe

Spend time today in the historic and picturesque town of Robe. Located on the Limestone Coast, it offers incredible views and unique food, drink and shopping opportunities. One of Australia’s most character-filled small towns, Robe is known for its cottage industries. Spend today exploring through the quaint shops and craft breweries or relax on the beach and watch surfers catching a wave.

Coffin Bay

Hike through the Coffin Bay National Park to get an understanding of the forests and environmentenjoy the interpretation of the heathlands, mallee forest and she-oak woodlands. Discover the tranquil bays and snorkel or kayak with the chance to spot some of the marine life. There is also the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable wild cuisine experienceenjoy a small boat cruise along the oyster beds to collect oysters and enjoy them fresh from the sea.

Flinders Island

Flinders Island is located about 22 miles from the Eyre Peninsula Coast and has been owned by the Woolford family since 1979, where they fish for abalone and are working to establish a safe haven for vulnerable native species. Meet Tobin and Jonas Woolford on Front Beach, learn of the island’s history and taste freshly pan-seared abalone. Explore the historic shearing sheds and head to Bryant’s Bay to visit the Kapara shipwreck.

Bunda Cliffs

Awe-inspiring 400-foot-tall white, chalky Bunda Cliffs run for 62 miles along the Great Australian Bight. This nearly 1,000-foot-thick limestone slab was once part of an ancient seabed and now forms the Nullarbor Plain, extending far inland many layers containing many fossils. This is a very rarely explored area of the Australian coastline with over 1,000 islands and today’s visit will be an adventurous exploration of the rocky islands and sweeping beaches of the region.

Woody Island

Located just 9.3 miles off the coast of Esperance, Woody Island offers stands of tall trees that have given it its name. Experience the snorkel trail in Shearwater Bay, surrounded by pristine, clear waters. The cool southern waters provide excellent visibility. There is whaling history throughout the area as well as numerous wrecks, including the second-largest diveable wreck in Australia, the Sanko Harvest, which lays between 60 to 130 feet long.

Lucky Bay

Along quiet Lucky Bay, kangaroos are known to laze on the whitest sand in Australia. Enjoy time on the beach meeting the friendly wildlife, and the turquoise water is wonderful for a quick swim. If time permits, enjoy a walk to Thistle Cove, taking in the peaceful beauty of the national park, which is home to pygmy possums, western grey kangaroos and many colorful native wildflowers.

Albany

Albany is the oldest colonial settlement in Western Australia, predating Perth and Fremantle by over two years. For many years, it was the colony’s only deep-water port, having a place of eminence on shipping services between Britain and its Australian colonies. The town has a role in the ANZAC legend, being the last port of call for troop ships departing with infantry and cavalry horses from Australia in the First World War.

Augusta

Augusta is the most southwestern town in Australia and is nearby to the towering karri timber of Boranup Forest and spectacular Jewel Cave. Visit Jewel Cave, an awe-inspiring and extremely well decorated cave, containing many beautiful examples of delicate helictites, cave coral, pendulites, a very large stalagmite called The Karri Forest and beautiful examples of flowstone such as The Frozen Waterfall and The Organ Pipes. Remarkably, fossilized remains of several Tasmanian tigers have been discovered within Jewel Cave.

Hamelin Bay

Located on the southwest coast on a serene, open sandy bay, Hamelin Bay is known for the abundance of stingrays which frequent the bay. Snorkel with these friendly giant rays, which can measure up to 6.5 feet wide and love to swim up close to snorkelers. Enjoy a guided tour of Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia. Climb the tower to be rewarded with a vast seascape of crashing waves and surrounding wilderness. Walk the grounds and explore the beautifully restored heritage site.

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Coral Adventurer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 15
Disembark Fremantle, Australia

Arrive in Fremantle at 8:00am ahead of a 9:00am disembarkation. Complimentary post-cruise transfers to the airport or central business district hotels will be available (pre-organized on board with the purser).

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

All excursions and sightseeing (excluding optional extras); snorkeling & equipment; use of Xplorer tender vessel, Zodiacs and kayaks; daily lectures and briefings; all meals, chef-prepared on board; selected wines, beers, spirits, juices and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner service; coffee and selection of teas; all entrance fees to national parks and ports; choice of local operator excursions at some locations; standard WiFi on board; tips and gratuities.

Exclusions

Airfare; items of a personal nature, including but not limited to travel and medical insurance, laundry charges, shopping onboard, bar expenses, optional shore experiences, medical treatment, telephone charges and WiFi upgrades.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. A name change/transfer of the booking to another person is considered a cancellation and cancellation penalties will apply. An AUD200.00 per person fee may be charged for any amendments not requiring a date change after booking is confirmed. There is an AUD500.00 per person fee if a date change is made more than 90 days before departure. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Australia’s Great Southern Coastline cruise begins in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (MEL) and ends in Fremantle, South Australia, Australia (accessible via nearby Perth Airport, PER). The cruise operator recommends arriving before embarkation day and planning flights to depart a day or more after disembarkation, in case of unplanned schedule changes. In general, plan flights to arrive to Melbourne in time for a 4:00pm boarding and 5:00pm departure on Day 1 of the itinerary. Plan flights to depart Perth following the 9:00am disembarkation on the final day of the itinerary. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include land treks, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, tastings, historic site visits, beachcombing, wildlife observation and Xplorer tender vessel tours.

Room Configuration

Limited double occupancy cabins for solo use may be available at a sole use rate in the Coral, Promenade and Explorer Deck categories. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Kids 12 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates; exceptions for children 11 years and under may be allowed with special pre-approval.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

As a condition of travel, guests must provide evidence of travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage OR complete a credit card authorization form for expenses incurred during a medical evacuation. Proof of travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage OR a completed authorization form must be provided prior to boarding.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Bounty of the Southern Ocean

The 9-day Bounty of the Southern Ocean cruise operates from Adelaide to Melbourne, with a focus on the region’s culinary highlights: abalone, wine, lobster, whiskey, gin, mushrooms, craft beer, local coffee and tea, and a special “Tastes of the Southern Ocean” dinner night.

Route map of Bounty of the Southern Ocean cruise from Adelaide to Melbourne, Australia, with visits to Kangaroo Island, Robe, Port Macdonnell, Port Fairy, Port Campbell, Apollo Bay & Philip Island.
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Day 1
Embark Adelaide, Australia

Arrive at Adelaide: Outer Harbor (Berth 1) for boarding at 4:00pm, with time to settle into your stateroom before a 5:00pm departure. Settle into your cabin and familiarize yourself with the ship before your first delicious dinner as the ship cruises towards Kangaroo Island.

Accommodations

Coral Adventurer

Meals

dinner

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Days 2 - 8
Culinary Exploration of the Southern Ocean

No two South Australia cruises are the same. Throughout the expedition, allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. Below is a selection of the key destinations visited.

Kangaroo Island & Emu Bay

This morning land at Emu Bay, located on the northern edge of Kangaroo Island, known to be one of the most expansive white-sand beaches on the island. Meet with researchers from Australia’s foremost sustainable aquaculture venture to learn about their industry and innovations, before tasting some of the delicious local abalone. Also learn of some of the greatest trials of the agriculturists on Kangaroo Island and their difficulty in transporting produce to market before the jetty was opened in 1918. Weather permitting, enjoy the opportunity for a swim from the beach.  

After lunch on board, return to the island at Antechamber Bay to enjoy uninterrupted views across the Backstairs Passage, separating Kangaroo Island and the mainland of South Australia. Here, experience some of the best produce Kangaroo Island has to offer, accompanied by wines at Dudley Wines Cellar Door.  

Robe

Tucked away on South Australia’s rugged Limestone Coast, Robe (named after Governor Frederick Holt Robe) has a remarkable history including a scientific expedition approved by Napoleon Bonaparte. The Limestone Coast is an epicurean delight, providing some of the most exotic culinary flavors and ingredients available to contemporary chefs. Sample the unique taste of southern rock lobsters that comes from colder waters and the clean and pristine environment they grow up in. Enjoy along a South Australian Prosecco.  

Join Feresh Pizarro, an indigenous Costa Rican who has spent the last 17 years in Australia building her professional life in the world of Sustainable Architecture and Entrepreneurial Education. Feresh is fully committed to promoting, growing and connecting people to the life-changing world of fungi, and will enlighten with a masterclass on mushrooms and their myriad uses, including medicinal and culinary.

This afternoon sample a selection of regional produce and craft beers on offer at a boutique wood-fired brewery, a unique brewing method in today’s craft beer boom. If there’s time, wander the architecturally historic ways of Robe and visit Robe’s Customs House, or take a walk along the coastal headland trail to the Robe Obelisk. 

Port MacDonnell – Signature Dinner

Port MacDonnell, originally known as Ngaranga, is the southernmost town in South Australia. In the 1880s, it was one of Australia’s busiest ports, shipping large quantities of wheat and wool to Europe. The port was, however, exposed to the weather and the site of many shipwrecks.  

This morning take a sunrise walk to Cape Northumberland, offering spectacular wave-eroded formations and one of the most spectacular uninterrupted views of the sun rising and setting over the Southern Ocean as South Australia’s most southerly point. Enjoy uninterrupted views of Mount Schank, Mount Gambier and Cape Douglas. Possibly even spot a penguin! 

This evening enjoy a signature dinner onboard prepared by preeminent South Australian Chef Jamie Carter. Sample the tastes of South Australian hamlets renowned for food production along with matching South Australian wines. 

Lady Julia Percy Island & Port Fairy

Today cross the border to Victoria. This morning, enjoy a cruise around Lady Julia Percy Island, which is 1.25 miles in length by 0.6 miles wide, surrounded by cliffs, rock platforms and reefs. This island is the home to an important seal breeding colony. In the early 19th century whalers and seal hunters used this coast regularly, with a long history of human exploitation, though it is now protected as a State Faunal Reserve.  

After circumnavigating Lady Julia Percy Island, travel to Port Fairy. Here, learn about indigenous bush foods and the entrepreneurship that aims to embed the use of sustainable bush foods across the Australian food landscape. There will also be the opportunity to take a guided stroll amongst the heritage of Port Fairy and stop in at an artisan chocolatier to taste the richness and unique flavors of handcrafted chocolates. 

Port Campbell & 12 Apostles

Today arrive into Port Campbell, a coastal town in Victoria just west of the Twelve Apostles, with steep, rocky cliffs and pristine sandy white beaches in bays at the base of many of these cliffs.  

Take a food trail tour for lovers of local gourmet produce. Go behind the scenes to meet the farmers, makers and creators, explore the farms and taste all that is on offer in the hinterland region. Learn the processes involved in a variety of cheeses complete with a tasting at Apostle Whey Cheese, a genuine paddock-to-plate operation with a number of major cheese awards. Sample local whiskey at a hinterland distillery, spending time with the distillers learning about their craft.  

This afternoon, treat yourself to your favourite flavor of freshly made ice cream at the local Port Campbell ice-creamery. Make sure to leave some room for an afternoon sampling of homemade fudge and discover how Farm Fudge, a local small business, is catering to the demands of Australia’s sweet tooth. This evening soak in the spectacular view of the sun setting as the ship leisurely passes the 12 Apostles and heads towards Apollo Bay. 

Apollo Bay

First inhabited by the Gadubanud, or King Parrot people, hunter-gatherers who lived off the land, Apollo Bay is situated in the foothills of the Otway Ranges on the Great Ocean Road, surrounded by lush rainforest and towering mountains.

This morning learn the secrets to great coffee with a coffee masterclass including morning tea. Then sample the best seasonal local produce, exploring the tastes of the region. You will have the opportunity to choose between three tasting options, including beer handcrafted from pure rainforest water, exceptional wines, or boutique gins that pay homage to Apollo Bay’s nautical heritage and native ingredients. 

Spend the afternoon exploring the subtle art of tea blending hosted by a local artisan, onboard the ship, with a focus on utilizing organic, locally sourced ingredients of the finest quality. 

Philip Island & Rhyll

Phillip Island, named after the first Governor of NSW Arthur Phillip, is well known for its tourism, agriculture and fishing industries. This morning, explore the boardwalks of the area with your local guide, surrounded by the internationally important RAMSAR protected ecosystem vital to ocean food production and health–mangroves. This area is thriving with wildlife and birdlife, including a variety of honeyeaters, parrots, thornbills, pardalotes, silvereyes and other bush birds. After exploring the Reserve, wander through a world-renowned habitat for migratory wader birds and other wildlife species at peaceful Rhyll Inlet. You’ll find boardwalks that loop through the tranquil mangroves, saltmarsh and mudflats, where you’ll spot spoonbills, oyster catchers, herons, egrets, cormorants, short-tailed shearwater and a range of international waders rarely seen in Australia. 

Sample the best of Phillip Island while visiting Rhyll Brewery and Distillery, one of the newest breweries and distilleries on Phillip Island, sampling brews employing innovative methods of production. Listen to the stories of one of Australia’s first chefs, Jude Mayall, on how to utilize the unique bush and wild food flavors endemic to Australia and enjoy a lunch that utilizes seasonal wild produce. Taste award-winning premium cool-climate wines produced in a vineyard that overlooks the Bay of the Western Port with views of Swan Inlet. 

Accommodations

Coral Adventurer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 9
Disembark Melbourne, Australia

Arrive in Melbourne at 7:00am for an 8:00am disembarkation. Complimentary post-cruise transfers to the airport or central business district hotels will be available (pre-organized on board with the purser).

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Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

All excursions and sightseeing (excluding optional extras); snorkeling & equipment; use of Xplorer tender vessel, Zodiacs and kayaks; daily lectures and briefings; all meals, chef-prepared on board; selected wines, beers, spirits, juices and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner service; coffee and selection of teas; all entrance fees to national parks and ports; choice of local operator excursions at some locations; standard WiFi on board; tips and gratuities.

Exclusions

Airfare; items of a personal nature, including but not limited to travel and medical insurance, laundry charges, shopping onboard, bar expenses, optional shore experiences, medical treatment, telephone charges and WiFi upgrades.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. A name change/transfer of the booking to another person is considered a cancellation and cancellation penalties will apply. An AUD200.00 per person fee may be charged for any amendments not requiring a date change after booking is confirmed. There is an AUD500.00 per person fee if a date change is made more than 90 days before departure. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Bounty of the Southern Ocean cruise begins in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (ADL) and ends in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (MEL). The cruise operator recommends arriving before embarkation day and planning flights to depart a day or more after disembarkation, in case of unplanned schedule changes. In general, plan flights to arrive to Adelaide in time for a 4:00pm boarding and 5:00pm departure on Day 1 of the itinerary. Plan flights to depart Melbourne following the 8:00am disembarkation on the final day of the itinerary. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include land treks, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, tastings, historic site visits, beachcombing, wildlife observation and Xplorer tender vessel tours.

Room Configuration

Limited double occupancy cabins for solo use may be available at a sole use rate in the Coral, Promenade and Explorer Deck categories. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Kids 12 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates; exceptions for children 11 years and under may be allowed with special pre-approval.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

As a condition of travel, guests must provide evidence of travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage OR complete a credit card authorization form for expenses incurred during a medical evacuation. Proof of travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage OR a completed authorization form must be provided prior to boarding.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

Listed prices for this trip are based on foreign currency exchange rates and may vary. USD pricing will be calculated at the time of final payment based on the market conversion rate plus a 1% banking conversion fee of total invoiced amount. Please contact AdventureSmith for current pricing.

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