Cape York & Arnhem Land 2018 and 10% Early Bird Discount

June 29, 2017

The Cape York & Arnhem Land expedition is available as a 11 or 12-night voyage.  You can choose to swim and snorkel in the clear tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef and tour the fascinating Lizard Island Research Station to learn how scientists are preserving the Reef for future generations. Savour a glass of champagne as the sun rises over the northern ‘Tip of Australia’ on the Cape York Peninsula and discover the interesting World War II history of the Torres Strait Islands.

You’ll venture ashore to meet cultural artisans in some of the most remote villages and renowned galleries of Australia. Learn of the fascinating Macassan traders of the 17th century as we cruise the Arnhem Land coast before experiencing the friendly welcome and warm hospitality of the rarely-visited Tiwi Islanders as they share with us their ancient culture and traditional lifestyles. Visiting both Bathurst and Melville Islands, you’ll gain a rich understanding of how life differs in these areas. A full day sailing in the remote Coburg Peninsula also offers a myriad opportunities to spot bird and marine life.

Expedition highlights:

  • Be immersed in the world’s oldest surviving culture in Arnhem Land
  • Spend a full day exploring the rugged and beautiful Cobourg Peninsula and her huge variety of sea and bird life
  • Experience the vibrant culture of the Tiwi people at Bathurst Island
  • Learn about indigenous art at Elcho Island and Maningrida art centres
  • Stand on the very tip of Australia at Cape York for a champagne sunrise
  • Snorkel the clam gardens at Watson’s Bay on Lizard Island and take a private tour through the internationally recognised Lizard Island Research Station
  • Visit Thursday Island and learn about the cultures of the Torres Strait

Coral Expeditions I (11 nights)

Departs 18 March 2018, Cairns to Darwin

Coral Discover (12 nights)
Departs 24 March 2018, Cairns to Darwin
Features Guest Lecturer  and Ethnobotanist Gerry Turpin for a Bush Tucker themed expedition.