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Top Australia Cruises & Tours in 2022

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Explore the wonder of coral reefs
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Take a cruise to Australia in 2022 on one of our hand-selected small ships exploring the best of Broome, Darwin, King George River, Lacepede Islands, and Cairns. The most popular activities and experiences on small ship cruises to Australia in 2022 are small ship cruises, wildlife viewing, snorkeling, village visits, and whale watching. Explore Australia's hot spots during the day and sail port-to-port on your comfortable small ship without repacking your suitcase. Savvy travelers know that small ship cruises offer an excellent balance of fewer crowds and access to small port towns, harbors, and coves that large cruise ships simply can't visit. Our cruises to Australia in 2022 range in price from $3,515 to $66,910 for expeditions of 7 to 39 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's expert Australia trip planners for help planning a seamless cruise to Australia in 2022.
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Travelers learning how to scuba dive.
$3,515
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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 in:
Cairns / Cairns
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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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Enjoy the beautiful Kimberley Coast
$10,350
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The Great Australian Adventure - Darwin to Broome

2022 - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Meet members of Aboriginal groups
  • Discover the King George Falls
  • Visit the Hunter River Region
  • Observe Australia's exotic wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Darwin / Broome
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Escape to a land of thundering waterfalls, winding canyons of sandstone, and dazzling wildlife. Encounter famed wildlife like saltwater crocodiles, whales, and sea eagles, before witnessing the Horizontal Falls unleashing its raw power. Perhaps you will take an exhilarating flight over the Bungle …
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Nightcliff Jetty, Darwin, Australia
$7,655
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The Kimberley

11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Experience the tidal phenomenon
  • Visit Lacepede Island Nature Reserv
  • Witness Montgomery Reef
  • Marvel at the King George Falls
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Coral Adventurer hosts this 11-day the wonders of Kimberley voyage.View the mysterious Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) and Wandjina rock art and learn about theancient cultures of the Indigenous people.See crocodiles, humpback whales, rock wallabies, sea turtles, and birdlife as you cruise along the …
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$7,255
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Abrolhos Islands & the Coral Coast

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Discover Abrolhos Islands
  • Explore Shark Bay
  • Enjoy cultural sites
  • Visit Ningaloo Reef
Starts/ Ends in:
Fremantle / Broome
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 13-day expedition explores Western Australia’s wild and largely untouched coast, with its contrasting coastal palette of rich red sands and turquoise sea. With a fascinating maritime and Indigenous history – from the Malgana people of Shark Bay to the exploratory journeys of …
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Swimming with sharks
$8,790
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The Kimberley

11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Zodiac to King George Falls
  • Explore Hathaway's Hideaway
  • Visit green turtle breeding grounds
  • Watch the Montgomery Reef \\"rise\\
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience all of the icons of the Kimberley Coast over 11 unforgettable days cruising between Darwin and Broome.Covering more than 400,000 square kilometers (an area three times larger than England) and home to a sparse population of just 30,000 residents, the Kimberley region of northwest …
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Waterfall in the Australian outback
$8,920
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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 in:
Cairns / Darwin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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
$8,110
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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 in:
Cairns / Thursday Island
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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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Colorful boats in Hobart Harbor, Tasmania
$4,800
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Chase the Race: Sydney to Hobart

7 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Enjoy the yacht race
  • Trail the yachts from your ship
  • Visit Adventure Bay
  • Enjoy the New Year on the ship
Starts/ Ends in:
Sydney / Hobart
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the nautical tradition that is the Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race! Embarking in Broken Bay on December 26th, soak in the excitement at the start of the race from the decks of the Coral Discoverer. Watch the fleet sail past as you hear expert commentary from theonboard lecturer Skip …
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Explore the wonder of coral reefs
$12,040
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An Expeditionary Voyage to Wallis and Futuna

22 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Learn culture and traditions
  • Enjoy water voyages
  • See local traditions
  • See the atolls of Niue
Starts/ Ends in:
Cairns / Auckland
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Australia and New Zealand aboard the Coral Adventurer. The cruise ship will be cast off from Cairns for an inaugural expeditionary voyage to the remote islands of Wallis and Futuna, located 2,000 nautical miles into the South Pacific. Follow in the footsteps of ancient Samoan traders, …
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Rock formations along the coast of Kimberly
$10,640
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Australia's Iconic Kimberley

Darwin to Broome - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Laperouse
  • See the Warton stones
  • Learn prehistoric art
  • Explore Kimberley
  • See the birds
Starts/ Ends in:
Darwin / Broome
Activities:
Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your 11-day expedition cruiseto picturesque Hunter River to see mangrove forests wheresaltwater crocodileslive. Ravel at King George River and the majestic Twin Falls. Feast your eyes with the magnificent Ashmore Reef in the Timor Sea where the corals are claimed by a rich biodiverse …
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The unusual red color of Broome, Australia
$9,710
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Australia's Iconic Kimberley

Broome To Darwin - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Laperouse
  • See the Warton stones
  • Learn prehistoric art
  • Explore Kimberley
  • See the birds
Starts/ Ends in:
Broome / Darwin
Activities:
Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your 11-day expedition cruise in Broome. SeeHunter River to check out mangrove forests wheresaltwater crocodileslive. Head on toKing George River and the majestic Twin Falls. Feast your eyes on the magnificent Ashmore Reef in the Timor Sea where the corals are claimed by a rich biodiverse …
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$6,915
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Abrolhos Islands & the Coral Coast

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Geographer
  • Discover Abrolhos Islands
  • Explore Shark Bay
  • Enjoy cultural sites
  • Visit Ningaloo Reef
Starts/ Ends in:
Fremantle / Broome
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 13-day expedition explores Western Australia’s wild and largely untouched coast, with its contrasting coastal palette of rich red sands and turquoise sea. With a fascinating maritime and Indigenous history – from the Malgana people of Shark Bay to the exploratory journeys of …
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Scenetic Two Peoples Bay
$6,170
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Across the Great Australian Bight

14 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Geographer
  • Hike coast of Cape & Point Ann
  • Stroll through the Jewel Cave
  • Climb Cape Leeuwin lighthouse
  • Visit Lucky Bay's kangaroos
Starts/ Ends in:
Fremantle / Fremantle
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy guided hikes over vast and quiet beaches on this 14-day cruise onboard the Coral Geographer, including Cape Arid National Park, Cape Le Grand, and Bremer Bay. Discover secluded sea lion nesting sites among the scattered islands and outcrops of the Recherche Archipelago, and follow the snorkel …
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Sunrise in Papua New Guinea Highlands
$11,070
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South Pacific Expedition: Cairns to Lautoka

2022 - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Experience a Melanesian welcome
  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef
  • Witness Vanuatu’s traditions
  • Swim at Sawa-i-Lau
Starts/ Ends in:
Cairns / Lautoka
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Both humongous and humbling, Melanesia has been topping wanderlust wish lists for years. Join a team of onboard experts aboard Silver Explorer and explore this lesser known region. Leaving Cairns, venture to hot springs and view birds of paradise in Papua New Guinea, exploring the island’s …
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Breathtaking landscapes of Antarctica
$25,620
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Scott & Shackleton's Antarctica - Ross Sea Expedition

Dunedin - Hobart - 23 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Spot incredible wildlife
  • Explore unique flora and fauna
  • Follow the paths of explorers
  • Marvel at pristine ice formations
Starts/ Ends in:
Dunedin / Hobart
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
An exciting voyage awaits those who dare to set foot in the rarely-visited Ross Sea and follow in the footsteps of legendary polar explorers. Set sail from Dunedin, New Zealand, and head south toward Antarctica to cruise the Ross Sea to learn about this interesting region, its history, and its …
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Rock formations along the coast of Kimberly
$7,220
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Australia's Iconic Kimberley: Darwin - Broome

Darwin - Broome - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Experience tropical city Darwin
  • Discover wildlife at Wyndham
  • Explore ancient rock art
  • Witness unique Horizontal Falls
Starts/ Ends in:
Darwin / Broome
Activities:
Helicopter Tour, Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Darwin to Broome, embark on an 11-day expedition cruise exploring the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley. In one of the most picturesque parts of the region, the Hunter River, see wild mangrove forests where saltwater crocodiles live along with many species of birds. The highpoint …
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Snorkel the coral reefs of Indonesia
$21,540
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Iconic Melanesia: New Guinea, Sepik River & the Solomon Islands

Bali to Brisbane - 19 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Cruise in Sepik Rive
  • Witness the traditional communities
  • Encounter traditional ceremonies
  • Learn about Papua's history
Starts/ Ends in:
Bali / Brisbane
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail from Bali on an expedition to explore Indonesia's diverse cultural tapestry and picturesque tropical islands. Explore the entirety of this island nation's eastern half—Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. See areas that few outsiders have ever had the opportunity to …
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Snorkel the coral reefs of Indonesia
$19,480
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Exploring Indonesia: Bali, Raja Ampat & Papua New Guinea

Bali to Brisbane - 20 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Relax on stunning beaches
  • Search for Komodo dragons
  • Encounter traditional ceremonies
  • Learn about the region's history
Starts/ Ends in:
Bali / Brisbane
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail from Bali on an expedition to discover Indonesia’s rich tapestry of cultures and lush tropical islands. Experience the thrill of spotting rare Komodo dragons in the wild; snorkel and dive at pristine coral reefs of the Moluccas, Raja Ampat and WestPapua; take part in exuberant …
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