Asia / Pacific Australia Cruise

Cape York & Arnhem Land

On this 12-day Cape York & Arnhem Land expedition of the remote Northern Australian coastline, cruise between Cairns and Darwin to experience traditions unchanged for centuries, sacred rock art and remote lands only permitted accessible by a fortunate few. Become immersed in the ancient indigenous cultures and prehistoric 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 and into the Torres Strait. This journey follows in the wake of Captain James Cook’s voyage of discovery into the communities and cultures of the people of this remarkable coast almost 250 years ago.

An anthropologic journey, this Australian small ship cruise explores the rich cultures of the Tiwi and the Torres Strait, where guests are warmly welcomed to the country. Journey into traditional lands from Cape York and into Yolngu territory in Arnhem Land. Learn and understand the song-lines and lore that shaped this ancient culture, and allow your expert guide to interpret ancient rock art. See how generations have passed on artistic traditions and how this important cultural legacy is being kept alive today at world renowned art centers in Gove, Maningrida and Elcho Island.

SCUBA dive (additional cost) with highly qualified, experienced and popular Dive Instructors who provide an outstanding service to all guests. Dive Instructors patiently guide those who have never dived before through a resort dive program and expertly guide certified open-water divers to quality dive sites. A comprehensive range of dive equipment, including wet suits, is provided.

Passage is aboard the 72-guest Coral Discoverer, featuring a uniquely Australian onboard atmosphere with stylish furnishings, considerable deck space and modern facilities. While exploring Australia’s northernmost territory, appreciate Coral Discoverer’s glass-bottom boat and Xplorer tender with a water-activity platform for easy entry into the water.

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