Australia offers a wide range of exciting cruise itineraries visiting a variety of destinations. The sheer size of Australia makes travel in some remote regions extremely difficult by road, if not impossible, and a cruise is often the only viable way to explore some areas.
The Kimberley coastline is a prime example, where passengers can make shore excursions then retire to the comfort of their ship in the evening. Other remote areas that can be visited on a cruise include Australia’s stunning north coast, the coral reefs of Rowley Shoals, the islands of Torres Strait and the Cape York peninsula.
A number of cruise companies operate in Australia, many focusing on an extremely high level of service, exceptional food, informative lectures and onboard entertainment, combined with adventurous shore excursions and island visits.
These cruises offer the chance to explore the world heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, where a complex underwater world lies beneath the surface.
Cruising on an intimate small ship, explore secluded tropical islands and discover ancient tropical rainforests; snorkel over colourful coral gardens and join the onboard marine biologist on excursions aboard a glassbottom boat.
Travelling from Darwin to Broome or vice versa, the cruise travels along the remote rugged coastline of the Kimberley and visits areas that cannot be reached overland. Amid dramatic gorges, inlets and spectacular waterfalls, nature’s colours are vibrant: rich red earth, azure blue seas and brilliant white sand beaches.
This 8-day cruise aboard Coral Expeditions II explores two different sections of the rarely visited Ribbon Reefs, considered to be the most colourful and pristine reefs found anywhere along the...
This 7-night coastal expedition from
Hobart is an active adventure showcasing
the wild beauty and remarkable heritage
of Australia’s island state aboard the
comfort of Coral Expeditions I....
Discover the Kimberley on a 10-night itinerary cruising between Darwin and Broome. There are two landings most days, allowing plenty of opportunities to see the magic of the Kimberley, such as the...
With dramatic waterfalls, plunging gorges,
Aboriginal rock art, deserted beaches,
indigenous wildlife and fewer people per
square mile than almost any other place on
Earth, the Kimberley is one...
Explore the tropical state of Queensland
in ultimate comfort, combining stays
in luxury lodges at Crystalbrook and
Mossman with a 4-night private yacht
charter around the islands of the...
We have highlighted the standard of accommodation featured on a tour immediately above the tour itinerary.
In some cases, tours include some departures in one category and some in another: you can see and select the different tour types under ‘tour variations’. For these tours, the itinerary is generally the same and just the standard of accommodation varies. However, if there are any variations in the excursions included, these are shown within the itinerary.
Superior: Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation, or the best available.
Luxury: These tours will usually feature 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout.
Standard: Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout.
Discovery: This type of holiday is best suited to the hardier traveller, as it will typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more arduous activities, such as trekking.