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SPECIAL OFFER - Australian Getaway 10 Day Cruise

**SPECIAL OFFER** Save up to 30% on full prices. The earlier you book the better the discount available. Please call for latest special offers. Pricing shown here reflects full brochure price only. The state-of-the-art mega-yacht, L’Austral launched in May 2011, bringing a unique blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being to small ship cruising. With just 132 cabins, L’Austral’s sleek design and small size means she can offer exclusive itineraries featuring ports of call that are inaccessible to larger ships. The yacht’s distinctive shape features smooth contours and large, arched windows, opening up to the sea and letting in the light. Precious materials in soothing neutral tones are brought to life with splashes of colour to create a discreet elegance reminiscent of a private yacht.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Sydney.

Day 1: Sydney

Arrive in Sydney and board Austral. Settle into your cabin and explore the onboard amenities as the vessel sets sail this evening and you sit down to your first gourmet dinner.

Days 2-3: At Sea

Spend the next two days at sea as Austral gently sail northwards up the Australian coast towards Fraser Island.

Day 4: Fraser Island

Arrive at Fraser Island located off the east coast of Australia and the largest sand island in the world. The island is beautiful with sweeping immaculate beaches, striking coloured sand cliffs and fresh water dune lakes surrounded by tropical rainforest. The island is covered in acacia, eucalyptus and huge fern trees home to hundreds of sea birds.

Day 5: Lady Elliot Island

Today the ship arrives at Lady Elliot Island located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and is the southernmost coral cay. Located in a highly protected 'green zone' the island is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life including sea turles, mantaray, a huge array of tropical fish and coral reef. The island boasts white sandy beaches back with lush forest and lapped with aqua blue sea.

Day 6: Percy Islands

The Percy's are a group of three islands about 80 miles south east of Mackay. The islands have very few inhabitants and offer peace and tranquility with clear waters, sandy tropical beaches and great snorkeling and swimming opportunities.

Day 7: Hardy Reef

Spend the day exploring the Hardy Reef part of the Great Barrier Reef, off the Whitsundays coast of Australia. The coral reef is home to an ecosystem of magnificent colourful corals and marine life where you will be able to view a plethora of tropical fish, reef sharks and sea turtles.

Day 8: Sailing around Willis Island

Spend the day sailing around Willis Island, located some 450 kilometres northeast of Townsville and one of Australia’s most remote weather stations. The island is home to terns and high flying frigate birds. Boobies and wedge-tailed shearwaters can also be seen in the surrounding waters, or nesting on the atoll.

Day 9: Lizard Island

Your penultimate destination is Lizard Island, a tropical paradise and a National Park covering over 1000 hectares. This beautiful destination is shrouded with tropical palms and deserted sandy shores where you may enjoy remarkable reef adventures, incredible views and complete relaxation.

Day 10: Cairns

After your final breakfast disembark the ship in Cairns.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Cairns.

Includes

  • All meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation
  • Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner
  • Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows
  • Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
  • English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
  • Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)

Excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Beverages, other than those already mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and medical expenses
  • Passport and visa requirements
  • Onboard purchases
  • Optional excursions
 

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