East Coast Australia Festivities

Reefs, rainforests and ravishing surf beaches are the start of a memorable adventure Down Under - spot koalas, sip wines and dine in Sydney’s hotspots.

  • 15 Dec 2022 – 06 Jan 2023
  • 22 nights
  • From £6,078pp
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Hill Inlet at Whitehaven Beach on Whitesunday Island, Queensland, Australia

Leaving Cairns in our wake, we’ll plot a course to buzzy Townsville, where wreck dives, a koala sanctuary and an excellent coral-reef aquarium vie for your attention. After visiting Whitsunday and Sunshine Coast beach towns, we’ll dock by cool Newcastle, a great place to try Hunter Valley wines.

Just south is Sydney; and an overnight stay here allows you time to admire the iconic Harbour Bridge and jaw-dropping Opera House, plus the Royal Botanic Gardens and celebrity-chef restaurants. After celebrating Christmas Day at sea, we’ll admire Jervis Bay’s beach, which is said to have the world’s whitest sand; and then the sleepy town of Eden, its Killer Whale Museum recounting how, incredibly, orcas once worked with whalers.

Then it’s time for Tasmania and first a pause on Maria Island to meet wallabies and wombats. Overnight stops in Port Arthur and Hobart enable trips to the world-class MONA gallery and harbourside Salamanca food market. Devonport, with its ancient Aboriginal rock carvings, and artisan Burnie will come next before we re-cross the Bass Strait, bound for the foodie laneways and fabled sporting venues of Melbourne.

Overnight stops in Port Arthur and Hobart enable trips to the world-class MONA gallery and harbourside Salamanca food market.

Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia: Scenic coastline of rocky cliff Tasman arch with old stone formations dramatic structures near blue wild ocean perfect hiking landscape countryside Port Arthur

Voyage Itinerary: 15 Dec 2022 – 06 Jan 2023

  • Day 1: Cairns
  • Day 2: Townsville
  • Day 3: Airlie Beach
  • Day 4: Sailing
  • Day 5: Sailing
  • Day 6: Mooloolaba
  • Day 7: Sailing
  • Day 8: Newcastle
  • Day 9: Sydney
  • Day 10: Sydney
  • Day 11: Sailing
  • Day 12: Jervis Bay
  • Day 13: Eden
  • Day 14: Sailing
  • Day 15: Darlington Bay
  • Day 16: Port Arthur
  • Day 17: Port Arthur
  • Day 18: Hobart
  • Day 19: Hobart
  • Day 20: Sailing
  • Day 21: Devonport
  • Day 22: Burnie
  • Day 23: Sailing
  • Day 24: Melbourne

This voyage can be split. Sail with us for the whole voyage, or a shorter 8 night adventure from Cairns to Sydney, or a 14 night exploration from Sydney to Melbourne. Should you wish to discuss a shorter voyage please give our team a call on 0808 239 9289.

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