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Live one of the below 10 unique Australia cultural experiences for 2024 or 2025. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Discover unique local cultures on trips that include activities like cruises, small ship cruises, village visits, wildlife viewing, and snorkeling and cost from $5,420 for experiences of 11 to 20 days. Tell us about your ideal Australia cultural trip and our Australia experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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Wineglass Bay in Tasmania
$5,420
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Coastal Wilds of Tasmania

11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Hike to Wineglass Bay
  • Learn about Maria Island’s history
  • Visit Port Arthur
  • Admire the Tasman Peninsula
  • Observe unique wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Hobart / Hobart
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Australia’s island state poised at the edge of the world where the Southern, Indian and Pacific Oceans collide. Tasmania’s pristine World Heritage wilderness and national parks teem with native wildlife, where rugged mountain ranges meet the sea with soaring coastal cliffs and …
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Sealife at Manuar Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
$11,765
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West Papua, Raja Ampat and Micronesia

Darwin - Yap - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Geographer
  • Discover Banda Niera
  • Hike to the summit of Pindito Peak
  • Experience ancient traditions
  • Swim at the famous Jellyfish Lake
Starts / Ends:
Darwin / Yap Island
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 17-day cruise from Darwin to Yap aboard the Coral Geographer, tracing from Australia through the Spice Islands, Raja Ampat, Palau, and Micronesia and concluding in Yap. Experience traditional welcomes, stunning landscapes like Kitikiti Waterfall, iconic sights such as Wayag's …
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Take in the unusual beauty of the Australian coast
$7,875
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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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An overland journey takes us into the highlands of Sulawesi to the remarkable Tana Toraja
$9,665
Savings
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In the Wake of the Makassans

Darwin - Makassar - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Geographer
  • Encounter funeral rituals
  • Gaze out Kelimutu National Park
  • Walk in tracks of Komodo Dragons
  • Hike to the summit of Padar Island
  • Explore Takabonarate Marine Park
Starts / Ends:
Darwin / Makassar
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day cruise to Makassar, retracing the historic paths of the Makassan trepangers from the 16th century. Explore lesser-visited islands, witness Phinisi boat building in Tana Beru, and visit Lamalera's traditional whaling village. Encounter Komodo Dragons, dive into Takabonarate …
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Mountain Range in Komodo National Park, Indonesia
$16,577
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Kimberley Expedition: Northwest Australia & Indonesia

16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Explore King George river
  • Discover the unique wildlife
  • Visit the Komodo National Park
  • Experience Indonesia
Starts / Ends:
Broome / Bali
Activities:
Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 16-day cruise from Perth, Australia, to Bali, Indonesia, aboard the National Geographic Orion. Explore the Kimberley region in Australia, where striking landscapes bear the marks of ancient human civilizations. Then, voyage to remote Indonesian island villages where history springs to …
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Snorkel the coral reefs of Indonesia
$24,000
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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:
Bali / Brisbane
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, 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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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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Remote lagoon in Papua New Guinea
$11,995
EBD
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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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Loboc river in the rainforest Philippines, Bohol
$14,550
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Asian Island Odyssey: Cruising the Remote Islands of the Philippines & Indonesia, Taipei to Darwin

19 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Visit Yehliu Geopark
  • Marvel at Tojoman Lagoo
  • Explore Fort Belgica
  • Swim with Whale Sharks
Starts / Ends:
Taipei / Darwin
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 19-day Asian Island Odyssey, cruising the remote islands of the Philippines & Indonesia, Taipei to Darwin aboard Heritage Adventurer. Crossing both the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator, the adventure begins in Taiwan’s bustling capital Taipei. Then, explore islands with blue …
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$9,995
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Undiscovered Philippines and Indonesia

Manila - Darwin - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Visit Ticao Island
  • Discover Sibuyan Island
  • Marvel at Tojoman Lagoo
  • Explore Fort Belgica
Starts / Ends:
Manila / Darwin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on this 15-day trip to explore the undiscovered islands of the Philippines and Indonesia from Manila to Darwin aboard Heritage Adventurer. Highlights of this cruise include visiting the Whale Shark Capital of the World, swimming with the gentle giants, and discovering the "eighth …
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