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Join us on a trip to the vibrant city of Cairns, the gateway to Australia's natural wonders, with our 8 exceptional tours in 2024. Here, you can delve into the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Lizard Island, and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of indigenous cultures. The tours offer a chance to experience small ship cruises that bring you up close to the untouched beauty of the Coral Sea, the cultural richness of Arnhem Land, and the remote islands of Torres Strait. Over the course of 8 to 19 days, adventurers can engage in activities such as wildlife viewing, village visits, and kayaking, all while learning about the region's unique history and biodiversity. With a starting point of $3,700, these journeys promise to be as enriching as they are exhilarating. To discover the secrets of Australia's tropical north and create memories that will last a lifetime, contact one of Adventure Life's Cairns specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Travelers learning how to scuba dive.
$3,700
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Outerknown Adventures on the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns to Cairns - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Swim and snorkel Lizard Island
  • Discover the pristine Ribbon Reefs
  • Learn about Cook’s landing
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Cairns
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This 8-day South Pacific cruise includes a full day to discover two different sections of the rarely visited Ribbon Reefs, considered to be the most colorful and pristine reefs found anywhere along the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the wonderful fringing reefs off Lizard …
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Waterfall in the Australian outback
$9,425
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Cape York & Arnhem Land

Cairns - Darwin - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Experience the unique Arnhem Land
  • Explore the Cobourg Peninsula
  • Witness the Tiwi people's culture
  • Snorkel across Lizard Island
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Darwin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This magnificent 12-day voyage takes you across the top of Northern Australia and experience cultures unchanged for centuries, world-renowned Indigenous art centres, and some of the continent’s most remote islands. Visit remote Bathurst and Melville Islands and learn of traditional Tiwi …
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Take in the unusual beauty of the Australian coast
$8,005
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Torres Strait and Cape York

Cairns - Horn Island - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Explore the Torres Strait Islands
  • Snorkel at Davie Cay
  • View rock art at Stanley Island
  • Visit Lizard Island
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Thursday Island
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
With almost 300 islands dotted across the narrow stretch of water between Cape York and Papua New Guinea, the people of the Torres Strait Islands have a distinct and vibrant culture. An expedition by small ship is the ideal way to access these remote regions, visiting uninhabited sand cays, remote …
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Remote lagoon in Papua New Guinea
$11,995
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Discover the Secrets of Melanesia: Papua New Guinea, The Solomon Islands & Vanuatu

Cairns - Port Vila - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Discover the jewels of Tetepare
  • Explore Vanuatu
  • Experience species on Woodlark
  • Visit villages in Malaita Island
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Ambrym Island
Activities:
Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on this 17-day expedition cruise aboard Heritage Adventurer and discover the secrets of Melanesia. Explore the coral-fringed islands of the Louisiade Archipelago and the volcanic wonders of the D'Entrecasteaux Islands. Experience the biological wonderland and rare endemic species on …
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Mountain Range in Komodo National Park, Indonesia
$10,130
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Tropical Odyssey: North-East Australia and Indonesia

16 Day Itinerary aboard Le Laperouse
  • Discover the Asmat region
  • Learn about local culture
  • Explore the Malukus
  • Visit the Komodo National Park
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Benoa
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 16-day tropical expedition voyage onboard the Le Laperouse between north-eastern Australia and Indonesia to discover its spectacular natural scenery. Lizard Island, nestled in the heart of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is the first port of call on your cruise. The next day, sail …
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Explore the wonder of coral reefs
$6,985
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Citizen Science on the Great Barrier Reef – Turtles & Rays

Brisbane - Cairns - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Explore Mon Repos Turtle Center
  • Visit Heron Island Research Station
  • Discover the Restoration Program
  • Assist rehabilitate injured turtles
Starts / Ends:
Brisbane / Cairns
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day cruise aboard the Coral Discoverer featuring Citizen Science on the Great Barrier Reef focusing on turtles and rays. Explore Lady Elliot Island, a coral sanctuary with Project Manta research. Visit Mon Repos Turtle Centre for Loggerhead turtle nesting and hatchlings. Heron …
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Explore the beautiful coastline of northern Australia
$9,425
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Cape York & Arnhem Land - Art Themed

Cairns - Darwin - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Experience the unique Arnhem Land
  • Explore the Cobourg Peninsula
  • Witness the Tiwi people's culture
  • Explore Lizard Island
Starts / Ends:
Darwin / Cairns
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day cruise aboard Coral Discoverer from Darwin through the Tiwi Islands, Arnhem Land, and Torres Strait. Begin with experiences at Tiwi Designs, exploring the oldest and most diverse art centers in Australia, and continue to Maningrida, where visits to the Arts Centre, Djomi Museum, …
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Beautiful wild coast of Raja Ampat, Indonesia
$13,450
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Indonesian Explorer: Raja Ampat to Papua New Guinea

Bali - Port Moresby - 19 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Visit Raja Ampat
  • Lookout for the endemic birds
  • Explore Komodo National Park
  • Swim at Triton Bay
Starts / Ends:
Bali / Cairns
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on this 19-day expedition cruise to Indonesia's remote and little-known tropical islands from Raja Ampat to Papua New Guinea aboard Heritage Adventurer. Swim with the whale sharks in Triton Bay, visit Komodo National Park, home to the famed Komodo Dragon, discover Jacques …
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