- 12 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 12 Dinners
Your Expedition Team may make changes to the itinerary in order to maximize your expedition experience. Each direction has slight differences to allow for timing, winds and tides.
CAPE NATURALISTE & DUNSBOROUGH
Cape Naturaliste is known for its spectacular scenery and some of the best walking tracks in the Margaret River Region. Today explore these walking trails and visit the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse before spending some free time in the charming town of Dunsborough. Later, visit stunning Meelup Beach for sunbathing and swimming, followed by sunset drinks on the beach.
HAMELIN BAY & MARGARET RIVER
Hamelin Bay, a serene sandy bay, is famous for the abundance of stingrays that swim in the shallows. Snorkel or wade alongside these giant rays, before a walk to a nearby lake for birdwatching. Spend the afternoon in the beautiful Margaret River wine region and relax on a luxury coach tour to enjoy tastings and cellar-door visits at leading wineries.
Augusta is our gateway to the naturally beautiful South West. Today, climb the historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, built in 1896, and discover the exploration history of the region. Explore Jewel Cave, known for its crystal-encrusted decorations of delicate helectites and stalagmites. Later, enjoy free time to explore the township.
BREAKSEA ISLAND & ARPENTEUR NATURE RESERVES (Fremantle to Adelaide voyage only)
Named for its weather-beaten appearance and the protection it offers, Breaksea Island is home to fur seals and Australian sea lions. Spend time observing these playful and curious creatures in their natural habitat. This afternoon, explore Arpenteur Nature Reserves to spot rare birds including the red-winged fairy-wren and New Holland honey-eater, or take a swim at the beach.
ALBANY (Adelaide to Fremantle voyage only)
Discover the town of Albany with a choice between the whaling station tour on the edge of Torndirrup National Park or the Point Possession Heritage Trail along the cliffs to enjoy magnificent views. Later, learn the history at the Brig Amity Replica and Museum of the Great Southern.
BREMER BAY & POINT ANN (Fremantle to Adelaide voyage only)
This tiny coastal town is renowned for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Spend the afternoon swimming, snorkelling or relaxing on the beach. The tranquility of the surroundings and the opportunity to observe the unique marine life of the area make Bremer Bay a memorable stop. In the afternoon we visit Point Ann, located in the Fitzgerald National Park. The Point Ann platform is known to be a great vista for lookouts, while the 1.5km leisurely bush walk follows the site of the original rabbit proof fence, with superb views over Point Charles Bay.
WOODY ISLAND, RECHERCHE ARCHIPELAGO
The Recherche Archipelago is a vast group of islands and rocky outcrops scattered across the blue waters of the Southern Ocean. Explore Woody Island for hiking and birdwatching and experience the snorkel trail at Shearwater Bay. 7
LUCKY BAY & CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK
Known for massive granite peaks, rolling heath-lands and sweeping beaches, Lucky Bay is popular with kangaroos who laze on its soft white sand. We will enjoy a swim or hike a section of the Le Grand Coastal Trail, where you may spot pygmy possums, western grey kangaroos and many native wildflowers. As the sun sets, enjoy beach drinks with the curious kangaroos.
YOKINUP BAY & CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK
The pristine and remote wilderness of Cape Arid is an important conservation area for 1,100 species of plants and more than 160 bird species. Relax on Yokinup Bay’s broad white beaches washed by blue seas and birdwatch at Thomas River estuary. We may have the opportunity to explore historic whaling station ruins.
GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT
Our crossing of the Great Australian Bight is an exciting moment for those who love the sea. The Great Australian Bight Marine Park protects southern right whales and is home to 80% of the Australian sea lion population.
NUYTS ARCHIPELAGO (Adelaide to Fremantle voyage only)
Today, arrive at the marine reserve of the Nuyts Archipelago. Once the location of whaling and sealing activity, today the Archipelago is a Conservation Park for endangered species. Spot wildlife including numerous birds and native marsupials, sea eagles, Australian sea lions, penguins, fur seals and dolphins.
STREAKY BAY (Fremantle to Adelaide voyage only)
Streaky Bay and surrounding regions are known for their great variety of landscapes, from untouched native scrubland and farming land to cliffs and surf beaches. This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the town, ending at the museum.
We arrive in tranquil Coffin Bay this morning to swim, snorkel or kayak, looking out for marine life as we explore the waterways. This afternoon, experience a once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience at Coffin Bay Oyster Farm. Don waders and sit at the Saltwater Pavilion to taste oysters fresh out of the sea and learn how to shuck an oyster. Prepare for a seafood tasting sensation!
KANGAROO ISLAND (Adelaide to Fremantle voyage only)
Today, discover the northern coastline of Kangaroo Island, where feelings of space and freedom fill the senses and steep cliffs give way to white-sand beaches. Swim in the clear waters of Emu Bay and visit secluded Stokes Bay, where a rock-enclosed pool provides a protected swimming spot. Stroll along the beach looking for penguins, dolphins and seals.