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Australia Expedition Cruising
There is something special about Australia. A feeling overcomes you when you’re there, awakening your senses as you enter a land of vastness and isolation. Whether you are wanting to journey to the ends of the land or find yourself within its spiritual centre, APT is for you.
Australia Small Ship Cruising
Enjoy the closest possible access to Australia's stunning coastlines aboard your small ship. Explore regions as contrasting as the Kimberley, the west coast, Cape York, the Great Barrier Reef, South Australia, Victoria's Shipwreck Coast, and the shores of Tasmania, in comfort and with the best possible service.
Tamar Valley Wine Route | Tasmania
Tasmania's Tamar Valley near Launceston produces some of Australia's finest sparkling wines. The setting is idyllic, and you stop for tastings of the best of the crop at two renowned vineyards, Pipers Brook Vineyard and Jansz Tasmania.
King Island | Tasmania
Discover the delights of rugged and spectacular King Island, sitting alone in Bass Strait between Tasmania and Victoria. Explore its culinary delights - including the famous King Island Dairy, which creates its world-renowned cheeses from the bountry of the island's lush pastures - and take in its stunning coastal scenery.
Abrolhos Islands | Western Australia
More than 120 unspoilt islands off Western Australia’s north coast, the Abrolhos group is rich in natural beauty and history. See colonies of sea birds and watch for sea lions, dolphins and whales. The wreck of the Dutch ship Batavia lies on the ocean floor here, having come to grief in 1629 on its maiden voyage from Holland.
There is no better way to encounter the beautiful and wild coast of New Zealand than by small ship. Your vessel gives you access to places the bigger ships can't hope to access, especially along the east coast, while nimble Zodiacs get you close to the action.
Milford Sound UNESCO World Heritage Site
Cruise into the unforgettable majesty of Milford Sound, one of the world's most stunning natural sights. Get close to its towering peaks and thundering waterfalls, and keep an eye out for the seal and penguin colonies that live here.
From the natural splendour of the Marlborough Sounds region to the irrepressible Scottish flavour of Dunedin, the sheer variety of the east coast of New Zealand's South Island is a highlight. Superb coastlines, cities full of character and heart, and beautiful scenery make this part of the country something special.
One of New Zealand's prime wine regions, the Gisborne and Napier area also offers natural beauty and stunning architecture. Napier was largely destroyed in a 1931 earthquake, and subsequently rebuilt in Art Deco style. It is now renowned as the world's greatest example of that style.
Whale Watching & Orcas at Kaikoura
The Kaikoura coastline near the northern tip of the South Island is a renowed sanctuary for whales, and the country's prime whale-watching spot. Keep an eye out for sperm whales and orcas that are numerous in the area.
The Sub-Antarctic Islands
Remote and rarely visited, the Sub-Antarctic islands are a feast for the eyes and the senses. Extraordinary wildlife - seals, penguins, whales and seabirds - compete for attention with with dramatic and wild scenery. Spend a night on stunning World Heritage-listed Macquarie Island, halfway between New Zealand and the Antarctic continent, where an Australian research base operates.
Discover Native Wildlife
The largely untouched Sub-Antarctic islands teem with wildlife. Amid raw beauty, millions of seabirds breed alongside penguin rookeries that are home to hundreds of thousands of birds. Seal colonies abound, and the whales are prevalent in the chilly waters.
Spend the day discovering the world’s greatest wonders, and at night, return to the quiet tranquillity of the boutique MS Caledonian Sky - your stylish home away from home, and a destination in itself.