Darwin to Cairns
An extraordinary 11-day tropical expedition to discover the traditional cultures of Northern Australia and Papua.
6-16 Dec 2019
Departure Port : Darwin, Australia
Arrival Port : Cairns, Australia
Embark on this unforgettable travel experience where you will meet and interact with Indigenous people living in remote communities and learn about their traditions, spirituality and art.
From Darwin, the capital of the ‘Top End’ of Australia, you will sail to the Tiwi Islands, home of the Saltwater Tiwi People, renowned for their wooden birds carvings, which hold a special place in Tiwi mythology.
The ship will then sail along the coast of Northern Australia, reaching Elcho Island and Yirrkala. The Yirrkala community is home to several renowned Aboriginal artists recognised for their spectacular traditional bark paintings and whose work can be found in art galleries around the world. It is also the traditional home of the Yidaki (didgeridoo) with some of the world’s finest didgeridoos being made here.
Further north into Western New Guinea, you will come face-to-face with the legendary Asmat tribes, and learn about their lives and customs in a traditional village setting.