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From humble beginnings on the Great Barrier Reef forty years ago, we have taken our unique style of Australian expedition cruising to the far-flung lands of the Kimberley, Tasmania and the Small Islands of the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. Wherever we go, we have one purpose – taking small groups of like-minded explorers to the most remote parts of the world with expert guidance and warm Australian hospitality.

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Day 9 - Dunedin 15.01.23 (Mateo) (13) e 1080x1350

Dunedin

23 January 2023

“After a day of touring the city and visiting the Larnach Castle, we made our way to the penguin reserve. We saw penguins in rehabilitation and learnt about the threats these adorable birds face.”

– Expedition Leader Alistair Kent
Coral Adventurer, Fiordland & The South Coast

Kulhudhulfushi - school visit

Kulhudhuffushi, Kuburuhdoo

22 January 2023

“That afternoon we visited a local primary school where the teachers and the kids decided to give us an impromptu performance in the school hall of a traditional song and dance that the younger ones had been practising. The little kids were so sweet, and the performance was even more special knowing we were the first western people to visit the school. 

– Expedition Leader Dawn singleton
Coral Geographer, Indian Ocean Series

Schouten Island Waterfall Walk

Schouten Island

20 January 2023

Today’s trail was along the Schouten Island waterfall walk. The walk started with an easy-to-moderate walk through the Casuarinas and Oyster Bay pines down to a creek where we crossed granite rock steps. At the top of the trail, we were rewarded with amazing views and enjoyed a dip in a rather unique single-person 6ft deep waterhole – this gave everyone a great laugh and spirits were high.” 

– Expedition Leader David Keech
Coral Discoverer,  Coastal Treks of Tasmania 

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📍 KING GEORGE RIVER AND FALLS (OOMARI FALLS)
Fed by the King George River draining across the Gardner Plateau, 80m tall King George Falls are the most impressive Kimberley waterfalls and the highest twin falls in Western Australia. Before reaching the mist-like spray rising from the base of King George Falls, we cruise through steep-sided gorges carved by a flooded river system that carved a swathe through the Kimberley landscape 400 million years ago.

Early in the waterfall season, we may cruise around the base of impressive King George Falls while in later months we take the opportunity to view the honeycomb erosion patterns of sandstone cliffs up close.
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Coral Adventurer had a great day in Milford Sound, cruising alongside Stirling Falls for some spectacular and very close views of this beautiful waterfall.

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“Arriving in Sabang, we hopped aboard some small vans and drove the winding roads up the hill to the school. The school was excellent and the kids made a big effort to prepare for our arrival. The dances and music they put on were so lovely it touched us to see their efforts and friendliness. We then continued our journey driving along the jungle-clad roads, climbing higher over the steep hills, and passing betel nut palm, coconut palm, and colossal forest trees. The next stop was to see the Japanese bunker. This stop was quite historically interesting as well as beautiful. We walked up to a gun turret with an old cannon still bolted down there. One of our last stops before returning to the ship for an afternoon of snorkelling was a lovely walk through the forest at the geothermal springs. Here you can climb up to see the small sulphur-filled vents steaming from the boiling mud below.” 

- Expedition Leader Dawn Singleton, 13 Jan 2023

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Hunter River is where turquoise waters contrast with steep ochre rock escarpments interspersed with pockets of lush green vegetation. Running 30 kilometres long, it is said to be home to the highest density of estuarine crocodiles in comparison to any other river in the vast Kimberley region.

Hunter River holds high cultural significance to the Wunambal Gaambera people as it houses the mythical Wunggurr, known as the creator snake. The Indigenous people of this land are the Wunambal people, and the Indigenous name for this area is Yirinni.
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Start your 2023 onboard Coral Geographer, exploring lands that only hardy traders in search of ancient spices ventured to in the past. Take a journey along the coastline of Madagascar, Mozambique and Tanzania, where enchanting Malagasy and Creole culture emanate from colourful street-side markets, wild landscapes rise above sparkling seas, lush rainforests hide native lemurs and ancient ruins hold rich history. 

Africa's Frontier Islands | 19 Febuary | Save $750pp*

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Tasmania’s pristine World Heritage wilderness and national parks teem with native wildlife and rugged mountain ranges. From the perfect circular formation of Wineglass Bay to the wildlife refuge of Maria Island, there is much to discover of our island state poised at the edge of the world. 

Coastal Wilds of Tasmania | 27 January 

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Explore Australia’s Kimberley on an unforgettable adventure. Learn from our knowledgeable expedition team who share their passion for this land. Expert guides interpret 40,000-year-old rock art and retrace the history of Phillip Parker King who first charted this spectacular coastline 200 years ago. Witness waterfalls cascading off Montgomery Reef as it rises out of the ocean and experience the thrill of riding the Horizontal Falls in inflatable Zodiac tender vessels. This is a true Australian adventure. 

The Kimberley Cruise | Departs Darwin & Broome 

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Explore the remote coastlines of Tasmania’s east, and the iconic treks of the region. The imposing cliffs, sandy beaches, and sapphire waters offer an experience of spectacular beauty.

Coastal Treks of Tasmania | 10 January 

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Our Fleet of Expedition Ships & Tenders

Our fleet of three expedition ships are Australian-flagged and crewed. With only 120 guests, there are no queues, long waits, or assigned meal slots. Instead, enjoy a relaxed, convivial atmosphere shared with like-minded explorers. The shallow draft and high manoeuvrability of our ships gets us closer to explore the sheltered bays, hidden inlets and fishing villages inaccessible to larger ships. All our ships feature our trademark Xplorer tenders, our open-sided safari boats that make excursions pleasant and safe.

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