Circumnavigation of Australia

All Inclusive Cruising

Cairns to Cairns

61 Days / 60 Nights

Departs 17 October 2025

Circumnavigation of Australia

Join us on a unique and pioneering expedition to discover the legend of Terra Australis Incognita, our great island continent, on a rare circumnavigation voyage around the remote shorelines of Australia.

Be one of only 112 guests to undertake this epic adventure of a lifetime as we connect with remote natural places, significant historical sites, amazing natural encounters, and small cultural communities of Australia. Our all-Australian crew and special guest experts will provide local knowledge and insights as they proudly showcase the people, places and tastes that are Australian legend.

Following on from the success of our sold-out inaugural Australian Circumnavigation in 2022, this voyage will feature 48 excursion days, visit 4 major coastal ports and include 3 significant events including a cultural feast in the Torres Strait, a Winemaker’s Lunch in Margaret River and a charter flight to enjoy a day in the Outback at Longreach.

61 Days / 60 Nights

$54,000**pp twin share
  • Departs 17 October 2025


Signature Events:

  • Enjoy a unique cultural festival and feast with the Torres Strait Island community of Thursday Island. Embrace the art dance performance and sensory connection with the Torres Strait Islanders.
  • Indulge in a signature winemaker’s lunch event in the renowned Margaret River. Hosted by the winemaker, enjoy chef prepared food paired with premium wines.
  • Take a charter flight to experience a day in the outback exploring Longreach and visiting a local legend on his homestead, for dinner and fireside frivolity with Queensland characters.


Become immersed in the ancient Indigenous cultures and saltwater landscapes of Australia’s northern coastline on a voyage of discovery that takes you far off the beaten track in Arnhem Land, to the very tip of Australia at Cape York, into the Torres Strait and Kimberley. Experience traditions unchanged for centuries, sacred rock art and remote lands only permitted accessible by a fortunate few. Learn and understand the song lines and lore that shaped this ancient culture, and allow your expert guides to lead the way. See how generations have passed on artistic traditions, and how this important cultural legacy is being kept alive today. Coral Expeditions has had the privilege of introducing guests to this remarkable culture for over three decades, with the utmost respect and cultural sensitivity.

Highlights include:

  • Walk on country with traditional First Nations elders on Stanley Island.
  • Raise your glass with a Champagne toast at Pajinka on the Tip of Australia.
  • Snorkel and dive in the pristine marine environs of Lizard Island and Ashmore Reef.
  • Witness the power and majesty of the Kimberley geography and tides at iconic sites of Talbot Bay and Montgomery Reef.
  • Connect with indigenous culture and community in Yirrkala and the Tiwi Islands.
  • Step ashore on a true island hideaway and hear the legend of the Bounty on Restoration Island.


Australia’s west coast is home to some of the country’s most extraordinary shores – many of which are only accessible by sea. Travel by small ship to remote archipelagos, world-famous reef systems, and imposing geological formations that few have the opportunity to visit. Our knowledgeable Expedition Team and Guest Lecturer program provide expert guidance and insightful presentations that allow you to see the big picture.

  • Visit the sites of historic shipwrecks and learn about the seafaring legend of early explorers and traders.
  • Cool off with in water adventures at the Rowley Shoals, Ningaloo and Shark Bay.
  • Witness the majestic annual whale migration of the Indian Ocean.
    Enjoy ranger guided walks ashore in the rugged Dampier archipelago.
  • Explore wildlife encounters with rare seabirds and marine mammals at island outposts of the Lacepedes, Montebello and Muiron Islands.
  • Meet the remote fishing community of the Houtman’s Abrolhos Group and indulge in fresh lobster with a special seafood dinner onboard.


South Australia’s islands and gulf waters are some of the best-kept secrets of the Australian coastline. With 5000km of deserted shoreline and more than 300 islands, this region offers a diversity of natural wilderness including spectacular bays, remote islands and stunning sea-cliffs. Best of all, it remains wild and unspoilt. Experience a real sense of adventure and a vast array of wildlife – many of the islands are important sanctuaries for birds, kangaroos, wallabies, seals and sea lions. Along the way, indulge in the tastes of South Australia with fresh local seafood and wines complemented with our traditional warm Australian hospitality.

  • Step ashore on remote coastal beaches fringed with native wildflowers in spring.
  • Witness the power of the Southern Ocean and sail past the striking Bunda Cliffs and the 12 Apostles.
  • Share the waters and shoreline with abundant colonies of seals and sea lions and migratory seabirds.
  • Visit small communities and coastal townships to meet the locals of Esperance and Port Fairy.
  • Indulge in the succulent seafood bounty of fresh oysters in Coffin Bay and abalone on Flinders Island.
  • Enjoy wildlife encounters on famous Kangaroo and Philip Islands.
  • Enter Tasmania’s Tamar River and indulge in the regions world class wines and produce.


Along the stretch of Australia’s East Coast, a diverse coastline unfolds. From Sydney’s iconic landmarks to the relaxed style of the Whitsunday’s islands. Savor the coastal cuisine and embrace adventure and tranquil escapes. Set foot on pristine beaches framed by lush foliage, sail across azure waters, and discover a kaleidoscope of marine life while snorkelling in thriving ecosystems. The whispers of history mingle with the vibrant wildlife and stunning scenery, creating an unforgettable tapestry of experiences along the East Coast of Australia.

  • Wake early and enjoy a memorable sunrise sail into Sydney Harbour.
  • Step ashore in Trial Bay and visit the historic goal and foreshore markets.
  • Enjoy a snorkel and kayak trail amongst the shipwrecks at Tangalooma.
  • Take an island tour and enjoy cultural guided talks on K’gari (Fraser Island).
  • Sail through the spectacular islands of the Whitsunday region and visit pristine Whitehaven Beach.

This itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions, and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. Coral Expeditions suggests that you do not arrive on the day of embarkation or depart on the day of disembarkation due to any changes that may occur in scheduling.


  • Comprehensive and fully guided sightseeing in each destination
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell events, and open bridge access
  • Use of Xplorer tenders and Zodiacs
  • Kayaking and snorkelling
  • Daily lectures and briefings
  • Listed charter flight from Townsville to Longreach and return
  • All meals, chef-prepared on board
  • Wines, beers, spirits, juices & soft drinks with lunch and dinner service
  • 24 hour tea and barista-style coffee
  • Laundry (Restrictions apply)
  • All entrance fees to National and Marine Parks and Ports
  • All port taxes and charges imposed by governing authorities
  • Wi-Fi access


  • Pre-cruise transfers
  • Pre and post cruise flights/charter flights
  • Pre and post cruise accommodation
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entry visas & travel permits for the country you are travelling to/from
  • Alcoholic drinks outside of lunch and dinner service
  • Items of a personal nature such souvenir purchase