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Australia & New Zealand

While we have access to hundreds of trips exploring the far reaches of the world, we invite you to scroll through a few of our favorite itineraries. Get in touch to learn more about these trips, or the many other adventures available.
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About Australia & New Zealand

Sailing along the wild shores of Australia and New Zealand by small ship allows you to experience the best of both marine life and stunning coastal lands. Meet fascinating endemic animals and birds that have evolved in utterly unique ways. Step into the dreamtime in the Kimberley, Australia’s remote northwest corner and one of the world’s last frontiers. Follow dinosaur footprints, explore majestic canyons, and plunge into freshwater swimming holes. Gaze upon Aboriginal cave paintings, believed to be the oldest rock art in the world. Go on, hug a baob tree. Or sail along New Zealand’s show-stopping scenery of dramatic fjords, lush mountains, and pristine beaches. Explore cosmopolitan cities renowned for the laid-back quality of life. Learn about Maori traditions and experience the ferocious energy of a haka. Feast on the region’s exceptional gastronomy and wines. Journey farther south to the untouched Sub-Antarctic islands teeming with pelagic birds, seals, and penguins. Come down under to find the essence of Australia and New Zealand for yourself.

Darwin to Perth

Join the 17-day Silversea voyage stopping in 16 ports along the western coast of Australia from Darwin in the north to Perth in the south. Begin in the Kimberley and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Bungle-Bungle Mountains and 4000-year-old Wandjina art galleries. Snorkel in the sanctuary of Ashmore Reef and island hop down the coast for exceptional nature and wildlife encounters. Stop at another UNESCO site, Ningaloo Coral Reef, known for visiting sea turtles, whale sharks, and humpback whales. Let Silversea fully pamper you onboard the 144-passenger Silver Explorer.

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Kimberley Expedition: Northwest Australia and Indonesia

This journey focuses on the ancient corner of the world’s oldest continent and its extensive cultural and natural wonders, then sails through Indonesia’s southern islands to Bali. Aboard the well-outfitted National Geographic Orion, you’ll have 18 days to explore the dramatic red cliffs of the Kimberley as well as pristine marine ecosystems. Highlights include snorkeling or diving in vibrant coral reefs, the misty waterfalls of King George River, and the beehive-shaped Bungle-Bungles. You’ll also discover Savu Sea Marine National Park and meet prehistoric giants in Komodo Dragon National Park.

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