Natural Wonders & Cultures of the Coral Triangle

28 August - 14 September 2018

Duration

17 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

13 Ports

Ship

L'Austral of Ponant

28 August

Setting sail from Darwin

More of a large town than a city, Darwin is less about what's contained within the city limits and more about the huge expanse of wild landscape that's outside it. Closer to Jakarta than Sydney, the city really does feel remote in its tropical perch. There are a number of waterfront restaurants and pretty parks, making it a pleasant place to relax after a long flight. For those with the energy we highly recommend a visit to Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks.

Don't miss

With rugged escarpments, sites of Aboriginal art, dramatic waterfalls and huge wetlands, Kakadu National Park is truly beautiful. The iconic scenery is some of Australia’s best, and served as the backdrop to the film 'Crocodile Dundee'.

29 August

At sea

30 August

Indonesia: Banda Islands

31 August - 1 September

Indonesia: Raja Ampat

2-3 September

At sea

4 September

Indonesia: Jayapura

5 September

At sea

6-9 September

Papua New Guinea: Madang, Tami Island, Trobriand Islands

Russia: Samara

10 September

At sea

11-13 September

Solomon Islands: Ghizo, Njari Island, Roderick Bay

14 September

Solomon Islands: Honiara

14 September

Arriving in Brisbane

As Queensland's largest city, Brisbane is often used as a gateway to the excellent (although very popular) beaches of Australia's Gold Coast, which lie south of the city, or the more upmarket Sunshine Coast to the north. The modern city, on the banks of the Brisbane River, has plenty of shopping malls and, with great weather, a fantastic café culture. Amongst the steel and glass skyscrapers are some interesting historic buildings, and with plenty surrounding the city there's enough on offer to make for an interesting short stay.

Our tip

Stroll through the South Bank Parklands. An inviting stretch along the river with barbecue areas, pockets of rainforest, cafés and bars, and even man-made beaches and tropical swimming pools.

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Bamurru Plains

Where to stay near Darwin

Don’t hang around in Darwin itself; if you want to see more of the Top End, we recommend Bamurru Plains.

Uluru, Australia

Visit the Red Centre

From Darwin take a flight to the Red Centre to see the magical sites of Uluru and Kings Canyon, yet another one of those once in a lifetime experiences!

Spicers Balfour Hotel, Brisbane

Where to stay in Brisbane

Although not super luxury, we like the Spicers Balfour.

Beach on Moreton Island, Australia

Around Brisbane

Moreton Bay is home to a great diversity of marine life, with stunning beaches and excellent wreck diving, and offers exciting 4x4 adventures.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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