Coral Expeditions and Journey Beyond join to deliver exceptional Australian expeditions 

Two iconic Australian experiences – The Kimberley Cruise and The Ghan – unite

Two of Australia’s most iconic travel experiences, the Kimberley Pioneer cruise by Coral Expeditions and The Ghan train journey by Journey Beyond, have joined to offer travellers and travel trade an extraordinary journey package to explore Australia’s most remote and remarkable landscapes. This pairing promises access to an unforgettable cruise and rail experience that showcases the best of Australia’s red centre and remote wilderness landscapes.

Delivered by two leaders in Australian travel, guests from home and abroad are guaranteed an immersive adventure into the breathtaking natural landscapes, rich culture and heritage of Australia. From Adelaide, head north into the vast expanses of central Australia to Darwin, and then westwards along the rugged coastline of the Kimberley into Broome, this journey delivers unparalleled access to some of the most awe-inspiring destinations on the planet.

“We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with Journey Beyond with the inclusion of our Kimberley cruise product into the rail program from 2025,” said Jeff Gillies, Commercial Director at Coral Expeditions. “This brings together two bucket-list Australian experiences delivered by proud and long-standing experts in Australian travel and tourism”.

Justine Lally, Executive General Manager – Marketing & Product for Journey Beyond says, ”We’re excited to be able to offer this fantastic Kimberley Pioneer and Ghan train and cruise package in 2025 that takes in so many incredible places and experiences. Journey Beyond and Coral Expeditions share a strong connection with and respect for the remote and rugged landscapes of this country, and this pairing will offer guests an authentic Australian journey of discovery.”

Coral Expeditions’ small-ship cruises are renowned for their intimacy, quality and focus on immersive expedition cruising, complementing The Ghan’s journey through the heart of Australia, which includes immersive off train experience. Departures are available across a wide range of dates and in premium class categories, offering great access and choice for guests and agents.

There’s more on the horizon, with Coral Expeditions and Journey Beyond joining forces to offer exclusive experiences that pair Coral Expeditions with Outback Spirit’s small-group tours. This will see land-based touring through northern Australia connecting with expedition cruise options for the Great Barrier Reef and Cape York departing from Cairns; Arnhem Land and Kakadu departing from Darwin; and the Kimberley and Northwest departing from Broome.

Journey programs are now on sale for travel dates across 2025. For bookings and to learn more about these extraordinary adventures, follow these links:

Coral Expeditions Kimberley cruise expeditions here.
Journey Beyond Rail and Cruise here.



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For media enquiries please contact: 

Jeff Gillies | Commercial Director
[email protected]
0418 415 581.


About Coral Expeditions 

Recognised as Australia’s longest established and most awarded expedition cruise operator, Coral Expeditions is Australia’s pioneering cruise line offering a unique style of immersive expeditions. Starting with environmentally sensitive cruises on the Great Barrier Reef, 40 years later the fleet has grown to a purpose-built ocean-going fleet featuring the intimate Coral Discoverer and the advanced flagship vessels Coral Adventurer and sister ship Coral Geographer. All ships feature the company’s trademark complement of multiple zodiacs and ‘Xplorer’ safari tender boats that take guests to shore quickly and comfortably.  Headquartered in Cairns, Coral Expeditions offers expedition cruises to the Great Barrier Reef, the Kimberley, Tasmania’s wilderness coast, Cape York and Arnhem Land, New Zealand and further afield to the small islands of New Guinea, Raja Ampat and the Spice Islands, Japan and the East Indies including Sulawesi, Borneo, Komodo and Sumatra.


About Journey Beyond

Australia’s leading experiential tourism group, Journey Beyond, is privileged to operate 13 brands spanning the country, connecting guests to the land, and to each other. Headquartered in Adelaide, Journey Beyond formed in 2016 and now comprises tourism brands including: iconic trains The Ghan, Indian Pacific, Great Southern and The Overland; premium small-group outback operator Outback Spirit; eco-luxe lodge Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef; aquatic adventures Cruise Whitsundays, Rottnest Express, Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures, Darwin Harbour Cruises and Journey Beyond Cruise Sydney; and our tallest members, Melbourne Skydeck and Eureka 89.
The Journey Beyond Travel Club unlocks exclusive member-only offers, priority access, special benefits and last-minute upgrade offers. With our pillars of Rail Expeditions, Touring/Cruise, Camps and Lodges, and Attractions, a Journey Beyond holiday is comprehensive from start to finish. Visit and join us as we take the amazing and turn it into breathtaking.