Cape York and Arnhem Land November 2017 – Confirmed Departure

Explore the Northern Australian coastline and immerse yourself in the diverse cultures of Indigenous Australia, with this exclusive Cape York & Arnhem Land itinerary. This tour with Coral Expeditions will be focusing on Australian art and is curated by traditional artist, Brian Robinson. You will be taken into some of the continent’s most acclaimed art centres. On board your ship, Coral Discoverer, you will also have the opportunity to create your own unique piece with an art class hosted by Brian. See how generations have passed on artistic traditions, and how this important cultural legacy is being kept alive today. Visit world renowned art centres in Yirrkala and Nhulunbuy. Watch elders tell their story through art in Maningrida. See how the women of Tiwi Islands give back to their community through their local fabric printmaking and clothing business. Experience traditions unchanged for centuries, sacred rock art and remote lands only accessible by a fortunate few. The tour follows the coast of the remote and culturally rich Arnhem Land, crossing the Gulf of Carpentaria and into the Torres Strait. Stand at the very tip of Australia at Cape York, before you make your way down through the Great Barrier Reef to Cairns.

TOUR DATES: 22 November – 5 December 2017 (13 Nights)

Your expedition cruise vessel is the Coral Discoverer, which undertook extensive refurbishment in December 2016. Her shallow draught and manoeuvrability allow her to go where larger vessels cannot. Her tender vessel, Xplorer, can seat all passengers for excursions to beaches and rivers. All cabins are air-conditioned with en-suites. There is a cocktail bar, sundeck, resource library, telephone/fax and Internet booth and more. All your meals are included while on board and are served in the dining room. Tea and coffee are available 24 hours.

Please note: It is necessary that all clients have a reasonable level of mobility and are able to get up and down stairs and around the vessel without assistance. Some shore excursions may involve walking up hills and over rocky ground.


  • 1 night’s accommodation in Darwin, with breakfast
  • Transfer to the ship in Darwin
  • 12 nights on board Coral Discoverer
  • All meals while on the cruise
  • All sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary



  • Airfares New Zealand to Australia return
  • Travel insurance
  • Any items not included in the itinerary or of a personal nature


Main Deck, Cabin B   $10,988 NZD twin share per person

Main Deck, Cabin A    $11,552 NZD twin share per person

Promenade Deck         $12,217 NZD  twin share per person             

Early bird discount of $1000 per person if booked and paid for by 15 May 2017.