17 June 2021

Coral goes Across the Top in the New Year

Coral Expeditions releases two new North Australian expeditions in 2022

Coral Expeditions, Australia’s pioneering small ship cruise line, has today announced two special departures ‘Across the Top’ of Australia for early in the new year. The itineraries will operate between Broome and Cairns in January 2022 with only two 18-night voyages planned on the company’s state of the art 2019 expedition ship Coral Adventurer.  Covering over 4,000 km of remote coastline, the voyage will take a small number of like-minded guests through Australia’s great rivers, pristine outer reefs, and ancient traditional communities seen by very few in their lifetime. The expeditions will be hosted by Coral Expeditions’ renowned guides who will share insights into the rich history, geology, and indigenous cultures of the region.

“These voyages have been created for Australians and inspired by guest demand we see each year to join together our 10-night Kimberley and 11-night Cape York and Arnhem Land voyages” stated Commercial Director Jeff Gillies. “These are two of our most popular Australian expeditions.  This combined voyage brings together our greatest hits”.

Highlights of the 18-night voyage include:

  • Birdwatching at some of Australia’s most vibrant Important Bird Areas such as the Lacepede Islands and Adele Island for sightings of rare seabirds.
  • Experience the thrill of riding the tidal rapids through Horizontal Falls aboard a Zodiac and feel the power of majestic King George Falls in full cry in the wet season.
  • Step ashore and stand at the tip of Australia on Cape York to enjoy a sunset or sunrise toast.
  • Beachcomb and explore remote islands and sand cays of the outer reaches of the Coral Sea.
  • Dive with sharks and diverse marine species at Osprey and Holmes Reef – amongst the best dive sites in the world.
  • Meet traditional elders and share storytelling and sacred rock art sites at Stanley and Groote Eylandt.

Voyage Details:

18-nights | Broome to Cairns departing 1 January 2022 | Aboard Coral Adventurer

From $ $13,450 per person

18-nights | Cairns to Broome | departing 20 January 2022 | Aboard Coral Adventurer

From $ $13,450 per person



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For interview requests please contact Jeff Gillies | Commercial Director

[email protected] or call 0418 415 581.

About Coral Expeditions

Recognised as Australia’s longest established and most awarded expedition cruise operator, Coral Expeditions are Australia’s pioneering cruise line offering a unique style of immersive expedition adventures in small ships purpose-built to take guests closer to nature and cultures. Starting with environmentally sensitive cruises on the Great Barrier Reef, 35 years later the fleet has grown to an all-new ocean-going fleet featuring the intimate blue-water vessel Coral Discoverer and the brand-new flagship vessels Coral Adventurer and sister ship Coral Geographer. The Coral Expeditions fleet is purpose-built for expedition cruising with features of all vessels including shallow draft allowing access to remote locations that larger vessel cannot reach. Our signature Xplorer tender vessel, glass-bottom boat and Zodiac tenders enable guests to explore the coastlines up close. Expansive indoor and outdoor spaces, including the much-loved Explorer bar with 300-degree views, immerse guests in the spectacular natural surroundings and allow ample personal space and open air.  An expert expedition team including specialist guests’ lecturers provide insightful commentary and interpretation along the way. Headquartered in Cairns, Australia, Coral Expeditions offers expedition cruises to the outerknown regions of the Great Barrier Reef, the ancient Kimberley coastline, Tasmania’s wilderness coast, Cape York and Arnhem Land, New Zealand and further afield to the small Islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Find Freedom in the farthest reaches with Coral Expeditions.