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Encircled by sea, a small ship or ocean cruise is the perfect way to discover Australia’s stunning coastlines. From the rugged Kimberley or the extraordinary landscapes of Tasmania to culturally rich Arnhem land or tropical Far North Queensland where the rainforest meets the sea, there is ample choice in our collection of 429 Australia cruises.

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Whimsical Whitsundays

Whimsical Whitsundays

A breathtaking archipelago of turquoise water, 74 lush tropical islands, and white sand beaches. Once you drop anchor in Cid Harbour, you may not want to leave.

Tasmania’s Wineglass Bay

Tasmania’s Wineglass Bay

Admire Tasmania’s stunning coastal scenery, from beautiful headlands to hidden nooks, crowned by the ridges of Freycinet National Park that offer sweeping views of Wineglass Bay.

The Marine Life of Ningaloo

The Marine Life of Ningaloo

Explore this stunning reef fringing Australia’s west coast. Don a snorkel to discover a vibrant underwater world or spot migrating humpback whales breaching above the surface.

Cruise Horizontal Falls

Cruise Horizontal Falls

Get up close to the marbled white and turquoise wall of water thundering between two steep craggy gorges. A thrilling experience and an absolute highlight of your Kimberley Coast small ship cruise.

The Traditions of Arnhem Land

The Traditions of Arnhem Land

Be enchanted by the deep rooted customs and incredible arts of Arnhem Land and greeted by traditional Welcome to Country ceremonies as you cruise this historically and culturally rich coastline.

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about their cruise journeys around Australia

The Amazing Kimberley   , NSW, Australia, Aug 2022
The cruise on the Caledonian Sky was once again a wonderful adventure. This was the fourth time we have travelled on this ship. Previously we had toured with Noble Caledonian tours and we can honestly say that the service from the expedition team and hotel staff was the same which was of high quality The highlight of the trip was Montgomery's reef. ...read more If you thinking of taking this trip it would be better at the end of the wet season as when we where there in September the waterfalls were dry but the landscape was beautiful. The knowledge of the expedition team was fantastic.

The only negative was that on arrival in Broome we had not been booked into the hotel that we originally booked and paid for due to confusion between Oaks and APT but the staff of Oaks Cable Beach were able to organise with Oaks Town for us to stay with them sat the Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary. Thank you Rachael from Oaks Cable Beach.
Kimberley Cruise   , WA, Australia, Aug 2022
We had a wonderful time on the Kimberley cruise. The Caledonian Sky was very comfortable, the meals and drinks were first rate and the crew were excellent, very attentive and always polite. Overall, we’d give it 10 out of 10.
Average   , QLD, Australia, Aug 2022
We were disappointed in that we asked friends to cruise with us and their rooms were very poor indeed. The rooms at the end of the ship had such serious vibrations that neither could sleep properly on several nights. The staff were great. The food was excellent. The trouble is if you get no sleep who wants to go? One couple was compensated with ...read more a free meal on the last night. I feel bad because I recommended the the cruise. It won't be happening again!
Sailing up the Queensland coast   , QLD, Australia, Aug 2022
We enjoyed our trip with P&O. The service, food, staff were wonderful. However, our cabin had severe vibration due to it's location at the back. Other friends on board did not have this and so if you can, avoid the room at the back.

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Le Ponant's New 2023 Kimberley Cruises

23 June, 2022

Le Ponant's New 2023 Kimberley Cruises

Ponant has unveiled its Kimberley experiences on board Le Ponant for next year. Cruises are open now for the expedition program on board the three-masted sailing yacht commencing on the 7th of April 2023 with 26 new cruise departures covering the Northern Kimberley, Southern Kimberley,...

Welcome Home Pacific Explorer

09 June, 2022

Welcome Home Pacific Explorer

P&O's Pacific Explorer has made it's highly anticipated return to Sydney after 2 years away, marking the long awaited restart of cruising in the region. Pacific Explorer became the first cruise ship to return to Australia in more than two years, passing through Sydney Heads at about...

2024 Scenic Eclipse Australia & South Pacific Voyages

01 June, 2022

2024 Scenic Eclipse Australia & South Pacific Voyages

Scenic Eclipse II will sail the South Pacific and the coastlines of Australia for the very first time in 2024. Join Scenic on a voyage of discovery in this remarkable region with exclusive itineraries carefully curated by their expert journey designers. Combining innovative design and...

The Vikings are Coming!

06 April, 2022

The Vikings are Coming!

Cruising is returning to Australia and New Zealand we are so excited! After what seems like a very long time, the Australian Government has announced that the ban on cruise vessels entering Australia will not be extended when it ends on April 17. This means only one thing… Cruising is coming...

Common Questions Common questions about cruising Australia

Is cruising a good way to see Australia?
Australia has approximately 35,000 km of stunning coastline, is one of the larger countries in the world and is the only one of its size completely surrounded by water. The coastline includes the Pacific, Indian and Southern oceans and offers a huge diversity of reefs, natural landscapes and stunning cities which...read more definitely makes it a fantastic cruise destination.
When is the best time to cruise Australia?
Although Australia is a year round cruise destination, the main cruise season is from October to April. The greatest selection of departures are available during these summer months which are perfect for visiting Australia's coastal towns and stunning beaches. By contrast, the winter months of May, June, July...read more and August are best for cruising in the Northern Territory and Far North Queensland when the wet season is over and humidity is low.