Southern Australia's Expedition Cruises with Coral Expeditions

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Southern Australia Expedition Cruises

Magnificent coastal voyages with Coral Expeditions

Australia’s south is thriving with natural wonders and wildlife. The raw and rugged coastlines are home to islands and inlets with crystal clear waters that are impossible not to take your breath away.

Join Coral Expeditions in exploring South Australia’s coast on a small ship, cruising in true expedition style to remote archipelagos, offshore coral reefs and remote coastlines that few have the opportunity to visit. Their knowledgeable Expedition Team and Guest Lecturer program provide expert guidance and insightful presentations into these far-flung destinations, enhancing the expedition cruise experience while helping to create memories to last a lifetime.

 Expedition cruise options include:

  • Wild Islands & Walks of South Australia (Adelaide to Adelaide return)
  • Across the Great Australian Bight (between Fremantle and Adelaide)
  • Australia’s Great Southern Coastline (Melbourne to Fremantle)

Coral Expeditions have adopted proven SailSAFE health protocols including an all-Australian crew and guest base. Offering flexible booking and deposit protection terms also ensures booking with confidence and peace of mind.

Ship Information

These magnificent itineraries will be aboard Coral Adventurer, Coral Geographer and Coral Discoverer. All have been designed and built specifically for extended expeditions along Australia’s rugged coast and feature:

  • Two trademark Xplorer tenders to facilitate comfortable shore excursions
  • Six zodiacs for more intrepid exploration
  • Shallow draft and advanced navigation and propulsion systems allowing access to locations closed to large cruise ships
  • Navigator lounge in the bridge
  • Over 1000 square metres of open deck space including a wrap-around promenade deck with panoramic views
  • Multiple indoor and outdoor bars, including the Explorer Bar on the sundeck
  • A curated wine cellar featuring boutique wines and exceptional vintage Australian reds
  • Active stabilisers to dampen sea motion

Wild Islands & Walks of South Australia

10 nights | Adelaide to Adelaide return

departing 22 November 2021* | 2, 13 & 23 December 2021* | 3, 13 & 23 January 2022* | 6 November 2022

This voyage offers the opportunity to explore and hike South Australia’s wild islands, where forested National Parks give way to sheer wave-carved cliffs and sweeping white-sand beaches. Hosted by expert guides, learn about the flora, fauna, and history of these remote island habitats and coastal National Parks. Cool down with an invigorating ocean swim, enjoy kayaking in the turquoise waters, and encounter charismatic native wildlife – inquisitive seals, shorebirds, rock wallabies, and many more.  Along the way, enjoy the tastes of South Australia and indulge in fresh regional seafood and hand-selected local wines.

from $6,390 per person twin share

*  Flexible Booking Terms & Refund Guarantee available on select dates in 2021 & 2022. 

Across the Great Australian Bight

13 nights | between Fremantle and Adelaide

departing 8 & 16 November 2021 | 23 October 2022 | 21 October 2023

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cross the Great Australian Bight, this voyage will visit hard-to-reach islands and iconic National Parks along the south coast.  Voyage past the majestic Bunda Cliffs, the world’s longest stretch of sea-cliffs forged by the powerful Southern Ocean. Enjoy guided walks along the vast and secluded beaches at locations such as Cape Arid National Park, Cape Le Grand, and Bremer Bay.  Among the scattered islands and outcrops of the Archipelago of the Recherche, discover remote breeding grounds of sea lions and follow the snorkel trail at Shearwater Bay to spot the elusive Leafy Sea Dragon. As we round the southwest edge of Australia discover enjoy time ashore with kangaroos at Lucky Bay, a visit to extraordinary Jewel Cave, swimming with stingrays at Hamelin Bay, and walk amongst the vines and sample wines through the Margaret River region.

from $8,290 per person twin share

Australia's Great Southern Coastline

14 nights | Fremantle to Melbourne

departing 1 March 2022 | 14 February 2023

Set sail into the wild nature, rich history, and unique food experiences of Australia’s southern coast.  Here, sweeping beaches and idyllic seaside towns merge into remote national parks harbouring some of the world’s rarest species of flora and fauna. The sheer force of the Southern Ocean has sculptured a raw, dramatic coastline of cliff faces carved by crashing waves, natural rock formations, and rocky islands that are wildlife havens. This immersive voyage into our southern coastline will delight all your senses, as you embark on a once-in-a-lifetime crossing of the Great Australian Bight. Be joined by an Australian Geographic host who will share their insights.

from $8,920 per person twin share

*March 2022 departure is an Australian Geographic partner voyage.

Discover NSW

Redeem your Discover NSW vouchers on this tour

Terms and conditions apply – use by 30 June 2022

Call 1300 766 537 or complete the enquiry form below

Southern Australia Expedition Cruises

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: *Prices are advertised in Australian dollars and are per person based on twin share. Pricing is correct as of 21 September 2021. All fares are subject to the terms and conditions as set out by Cruise Express and its suppliers which may be obtained at the time of booking. Cruise Express reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions and to cancel any product or service offered in the event of such errors or omissions. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at the time of paying your deposit. A deposit of 20% will be required upon booking confirmation. Final payment will be due 90 days before departure. Cancel 90+ days prior to departure - loss of deposit. Cancel 89 - 60 days prior to departure - 50% cancellation. Cancel 59 - 0 days prior to departure - 100% cancellation. All passengers must follow specific COVID-19 declaration and testing requirements pre-cruise. Please ensure you have read the full Terms & Conditions and the SailSAFE documentation that your Cruise Express Travel Specialist will provide and that you understand the process and requirements at time of booking. Flexible booking terms and Refund Guarantee policy is available on Wild Island Walks of South Australia only. It is available on new bookings made from 10/09/2021 until 1/02/2022. Guests can access this refund guarantee if they are prevented from travelling due to COVID-19 impacts such as border restrictions.

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