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 124 Australia cruises.
Popular Australia Cruises
Popular highlights of a cruise around Australia's coastlines
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
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
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
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
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.
124 Cruises around Australia sourced from 13 Operator brochures
What our clients are saying about their cruise journeys around Australia
“Amazing wilderness cruise in the Kimberley”
The Kimberley is a once in a lifetime experience and one that all Australians should undertake. The landscape, coast, wildlife, Aboriginal art and culture are unique. The APT vessel, crew, expedition team and service were faultless. We have been on many trips, cruises and independent travel - this experience was the best we have ever experienced. We can recommend it without reservation.
“Great land tour, amazing cruise.”
We enjoyed the land tour very much, but would make some suggestions for improvement. The driver/guide did an excellent job, but there should have been a separate tour director/ back up driver. Guiding 20 people (many over 70 and not tremendously fit) on several challenging walks was in our opinion too much responsibility for 1 person. The drive on the last day from Halls Creek back to Broome was unreasonably long ( over 12 hours including a 1 hour cruise stop & a few toilet stops) for 1 driver. It ...read more would have been better to drive to Fitzroy Crossing the day before, resulting in a shorter drive on the last day. One further suggestion would be to give passengers more detailed information in the itinerary regarding the early starts and fitness levels required before booking. The cruise was fantastic in every aspect. We enjoyed our porthole cabin very much finding it very spacious and comfortable. The service was outstanding & very friendly. Every member of the crew that you encountered from whatever department always acknowledged you and appeared happy in their work, a great testament to Captain Jose, who could surely get a job in stand up comedy if he tires of life on the high seas. The quality and variety of the food was excellent, as was the quality of the included drinks. The expedition team were ably lead by Phil and were informative and clear in their directions. Excursions were enhanced by input from local Aboriginal people. We would recommend doing the land tour before the cruise and also cruising from Broome to Darwin. Global journeys were excellent and meeting Yvonne our consultant on board was an added bonus.
“Cruising the Kimberley”
This was an amazing trip! Always been top of the bucket list and it did not disappoint. Our first time travelling with APT - really impressed with the attention to detail. Highly recommended!
“Magnificent Kimberley Coast”
The Kimberley coast cruise with APT has long been on our bucket list. We had read many positive reviews and they were all true. The ship, the crew, the organisation, the food, the excursions were all exceptional. The expedition staff, led by Jane, went out of their way to ensure we maximised our experience. Well done APT. Closer to home Yvonne and Global Journeys ensured all pre-cruise organisation went smoothly.
Your guide to cruising around Australia & the Kimberley
01 October, 2019
Yvonne's Spectacular APT Kimberley Coast Cruise
I recently had the opportunity to join APT on the Expedition Cruise ship Ms Island Sky sailing along the Kimberley Coast from Broome to Darwin. I knew I was in for an amazing experience but this surpassed even my own expectations. It is a vast and remote region and the colours of the natural..
21 June, 2018
Why You Should Cruise the Kimberley
Part of the appeal of the Kimberley is its remoteness and isolation. Many areas are inaccessible by road, so taking to the water to explore this wild ecosystem presents the opportunity to see the rugged shoreline and the inland treasures from a different perspective.There are many itineraries..
20 June, 2018
Top Kimberley Cruise Highlights
Get out onto the water to explore the enthralling Kimberley coastline. Cruise along the 12,000 kilometres of vibrant pindan cliffs through turquoise seas. Be amazed by the sea life, bird life and Aboriginal Art that you will see along the way. Feel small against the giant escarpments and the..