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The Place Time Forgot

Discover Papua New Guinea, one of the world’s last great frontiers. Experience magical and rarely visited islands aboard our flagship, Coral Discoverer and enjoy a voyage rich in culture, history and natural beauty.

Papua New Guinea is home to the largest area of intact rainforest outside of the Amazon and guests will discover magnificent scenery ranging from colourful coral atolls to volcanic mountains, pristine wilderness areas and mighty rivers. The country’s secret forests nurture over 3,000 varieties of strikingly coloured orchids. There are 700 species of birds and the country is best known for its brilliantly coloured birds of paradise.

This is the land of the unexpected, a place of stark contrasts where fearsome frowns quickly become welcoming smiles

 

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Frontier lands of New Guinea (Cairns to Rabaul), 12 Nights

There is simply no better way to experience these magical and rarely visited lands than aboard Coral Discoverer. Join us in Cairns for an outstanding 12 night expedition to Rabaul and discover for yourself the outstanding cultures and scenic beauty of rarely discovered Papua New Guinea.

> Departs 4 October 2017

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New Guinea Circle (Cairns to Wewak to Darwin), 25 nights

Join us aboard Coral Discoverer over 25 unforgettable nights to experience some of the world’s most exotic and untouched regions as they emerge into the 21st century. This remarkable expedition will take you where other travellers have seldom visited, into the most remote corners of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.

> Departs 29 October 2017

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Papua New Guinea (Cairns to Wewak), 12 nights

Join us aboard Coral Discoverer over 12 nights for the first portion of our New Guinea Circle cruise from Cairns to Wewak. With its shallow draught and manoeuvrability capabilities, Coral Discoverer will cruise between remote communities inaccessable to most other ships.

> Departs 29 October 2017 (First portion of New Guinea Circle)

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West Papua (Wewak to Darwin), 13 nights

Join us aboard our flagship vessel, Coral Discoverer over 13 exciting nights for the second portion of the New Guinea Circle cruise from Wewak to Darwin. Throughout this expedition, you will discover the very best nature has to offer, from the brightly coloured Bird of Paradise to the world’s most colourful coral reef systems and come face to face with villagers who until recently had been shielded from the outside world.

> Departs 10 November 2017 (Second portion of New Guinea Circle)

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WILD AND UNTAMED RAINFORESTS

Papua New Guinea is home to the largest area of intact rainforest outside of the Amazon and guests will discover magnificent scenery ranging from colourful coral atolls to volcanic mountains, pristine wilderness areas and mighty rivers. The country’s secret forests nurture over 3,000 varieties of strikingly coloured orchids and many rare species of birds and insects, including the world’s largest butterfly, the Queen Alexandria Birdwing – whose wingspan reaches up to 30 centimetres! There are 700 species of birds, including parrots, hornbills, cassowaries, cockatoos and kingfishers, but the country is best known for its brilliantly coloured birds of paradise.