PACKAGE #301

Cairns to Adelaide

FROM

$17,099pp

31 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns to Adelaide aboard Golden Horizon.

From Cairns, we’ll set sail south along Australia’s iconic East Coast. You can spend Christmas exploring the sunny Whitsunday Islands – ribbons of white sand, tall palms and brilliant blue waters.

Discover Brisbane’s paddle steamers, botanic gardens and the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art before an unforgettable New Year’s Eve watching the fireworks off Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast. New year’s Day will be spent off Yamba beach before then sailing to the waters off Coffs Harbour Marina where you might be lucky enough to spot whales in Solitary Islands Marine Park.

From Sydney cruise to the shores of Jervis Bay onboard the luxurious Golden Horizon. Here, you can kick back on white sand beaches and explore the striking Booderee National Park and Botanic Gardens.

Continue south to Tasmania, where you can hop between art galleries or hike up the mountain of its vibrant capital, Hobart.

Back on the mainland, our next stop is Melbourne. This is one of Australia’s coolest cities, where craft beer bars are hidden in secret laneways and street art is splashed across the walls (don’t miss Hosier Lane). We recommend a day trip to Yarra Valley’s award-winning wineries; you’ll have time to search for sea lions and koalas on Kangaroo Island; and the Flinders Chase National Park is well worth a visit for its incredible rock formations and penguin colonies.

Package Inclusions

  • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay in Cairns with breakfast
  • One way transfer from Cairns hotel to port on embarkation day
  • 31 night tall ship cruise^ aboard the NEW Golden Horizon by Tradewind Voyages from Benoa, Cairns to Adelaide, Australia
  • All shipboard main meals
  • A selection of beers and wines with lunch and dinner onboard
  • Use of onboard water sports equipment including water skis, pico sailboats, kayaks, knee & wake boards, windsurfing, stand up paddle boards, snorkel gear, a floating island and trampoline plus noodles for swimming
  • Onboard resident destination expert speakers plus cultural performances reflecting the region visited
  • Prepaid ship's gratuities
  • Port/govt. charges

Ultimate Cruising Bonus

  • Ultimate Cruising guests also receive chauffeur driven luxury car transfers to/from your home to your nearest airport (within 35km)

Your Ship

The World’s largest square-rigged sailing vessel, Golden Horizon. A near replica of the 1913-built ocean vessel, France II, she retains the charm, adventure and romance of an historic ship.

Golden Horizon attracts like-minded adventure seekers for a sailing experience which allows guests to connect with the elements of the natural world.

The ambience on board is relaxed, casual, elegant and without unnecessary formality. We have created an environment which will encourage our guests to return to time and time again, and to share their stories and experiences.

With grace and beauty, the Golden Horizon is a sailing ship first and foremost, sailing to share adventures with our friends, our guests.

All 140 cabins are outside facing, so guests can enjoy the breath-taking views. Cabins evoke the luxury and facilities expected of a boutique cruise ship, whilst retaining charm, adventure and romance of a truly historic sailing vessel.

Our ship uses the wind and currents and follows the sun to allow adventure seekers to travel the world in a unique way. Our philosophy is to be powered by nature whenever possible and we intend to sail, without using propulsion, for around 70% of each season.

Cruise Highlights

Cairns
Cairns is the gateway to tropical north Queensland and is a popular travel destination because of its tropical climate and proximity to many attractions. The Great Barrier Reef is only one-and-a-half hours away by boat. The Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation, about 130km north of Cairns, are popular areas for experiencing a tropical rainforest. It is also a starting point for people wanting to explore Cooktown, Cape York Peninsula, and the Atherton Tableland.

Cairns city itself is a modern, sophisticated city in the heart of the tropical north, with international standard restaurants, boutique shopping, modern art galleries and classy nightclubs to keep visitors entertained. Cairns also boasts outstanding hotels, offshore island resorts, big Reef-cruise catamarans in the harbor, and too many souvenir shops. The only beach right in town is a man-made 4,000-sq.-m saltwater lagoon and artificial beach on the Esplanade.

Whitsunday Islands
Whitsunday Islands are a group of 74 islands that lie off the coast of Queensland, Australia and form part of the Great Barrier Reef. The island group is centred on Whitsunday Island, while the group’s commercial centre is Hamilton Island.They are one of the most popular Australian tourist destinations.

The vast majority of islands are designated national parks and major attractions include access to coral reefs for snorkeling and diving, pristine beaches, especially Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island and clear aquamarine warm waters.

Brisbane
Brisbane is the capital and most populated city in the state of Queensland, Australia. It is situated at a bend of the Brisbane River, approximately 23 kms from its mouth at Moreton Bay. The city itself is very hilly; the CBD is only 2.2km and is easy to walk on foot.

Popular tourist and recreation areas in Brisbane include the South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parkland, the City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Forest Park and Portside Wharf. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in 1927 and was the world’s first koala sanctuary.

Other attractions in Brisbane include galleries, wildlife parks, museums, markets and adventures. Visitors can relax at beautiful beaches and explore the river, bay, parklands, forests and mountains. There are festivals and events galore too.

Sydney
Sydney is located on the south-east coast of Australia. It is the largest and most populated city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. The city is built on hills surrounding Sydney Harbour where the Sydney Harbour bridge and the Sydney Opera House are located. The region features many bays, rivers, inlets and beaches including the famous Bondi Beach. Within the city are many picturesque parks including Hyde Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens.

The most well-known attractions include the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Other attractions include Royal Botanical Gardens, Luna Park, some 40 beaches and Sydney Tower. The Rocks precinct includes the first colonial village of Sydney and some great shops, cafes and galleries are located here. Sydney also has several popular museums, such as the Australian Museum (natural history and anthropology), the Powerhouse Museum (science, technology and design), the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Eden
Eden is a town on the far South Coast of the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately 230 nautical miles south of Sydney, and situated on Twofold Bay, close to the state border with Victoria. It is a historic whaling town which is great for whale watching around October and November each year. The Killer Whale Museum is Eden’s top tourist attraction.

Water sports are a major attraction in Eden, as are the nearby National Parks and State forests. Bay and ocean fishing are very popular here, as is bushwalking, cycling and 4WDing.

Port Arthur
Port Arthur is a small town and former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula, in Tasmania, Australia. Port Arthur is one of Australia’s most significant heritage areas and the open air museum is officially Tasmania’s top tourist attraction. It is located approximately 60 km south east of the state capital, Hobart. The settlement started as a timber station in 1830, but it is best known for being a penal colony.

There are more than sixty buildings, some of which – like the poignant prison chapel – are furnished and restored. Others, like the ivy-covered church, are picturesque ruins set in a landscape of green lawns, shady trees, and paths sloping down to the cove.

Melbourne
Melbourne, in Australia’s state of Victoria (VIC), is home to an interesting mixture of historic Victorian architecture and breathtaking modern buildings. With a vibrant, street café culture and excellent shopping, Melbourne is also widely considered to be the dining capital of Australia, with an enormous selection of cuisine. It is a lively, exciting city with a friendly multicultural population.

Melbourne has an abundance of parks, wide roads, and boulevards and is also the cultural and sporting capital of Australia, with world class sporting facilities and an abundance of museums, galleries and theatres.

Lying directly on the shores of Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne offers easy access to the many different areas including the the Victorian Alps in the east, the Grampians and Great Ocean Road in the west and the fertile river valleys of the Murray in the north, to name just a few.

Adelaide
Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1.1 million.

Adelaide was laid out in a square mile grid of wide streets with gracious colonial architecture. It is compact city making it easy walking and surrounded it with 930 hectares of parklands. The pleasant climate is perfect for leisure hours on its beaches, the Torrens River and at sidewalk cafes. It has an active cultural lifestyle with many galleries, museums, churches, sidewalk cafes, cosy pubs and elegant restaurants.

The central markets feature 48 cultures in a unique atmosphere that has survived 125 years. The main shopping precinct is Rundle Mall with department stores, boutiques, speciality shops and malls. Suburban shopping precincts such as King William Road and North Terrace are also popular and fashionable. The 1920s Adelaide railway station is an attractive casino and a historic tram takes visitors out to Glenelg beach with its own lively shops, restaurants and grand hotel. Further afield are the wine regions of the Barossa and Clare Valleys which are great for day trips.

Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third-largest island after Tasmania and Melville Island. It is 112 kilometres (70 mi) southwest of Adelaide at the entrance of Gulf St Vincent, in the state of South Australia. There are four significant settlements on the island, with Kingscote being the biggest.

Visitors to Kangaroo Island will experience an abundance of wildlife, natural scenery and wild beaches. The cliffs and bays can be spectacular, and there are interesting geological formations along the south, the most popular to visit being Admirals Arch and the Remarkable Rocks.

Popular attractions include the KI Penguin centre and the New Zealand Fur Seals which can be seen under Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park.

Pricing & Departures

Cruise departs Cairns on 22 December 2021 - pre-cruise accommodation included is for night of 21 December 2021.

*** Book by 31 December 2020 and save a further $400 per person NZD on the prices listed here! ***

Category Twin Per Person
Cat D Cabin NZ$17,099  
Cat B Cabin NZ$22,785  
Deluxe Balcony Cabin NZ$30,650

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in NZD, based on best known cruise fare at time of publication (15Oct20). Prices and routing is a guide only. This is for information only for pre-registrations of interest. Cabins cannot be held until after the 2nd of November 2020 when bookings open. Some cabins may have obstructed views. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Not included: airfares, air taxes, travel insurance, meals/hotels/transfers other than those listed, shore excursions, gift shop purchases, drinks other than those listed. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure. Transfer on arrival from airport is not included. Port transfer is included on exact package dates and hotel is at the discretion of our agency. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. ^Back to back cruises - midpoint is Cairns where cabin change may be required.

   
     
     
     
Cruise Category
  • Sailing Ship
ONBOARD FEATURES
  • Gratuities
  • Meals + Wine
  • Pool &/or Spa
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Trip itinerary

Day
Port
1
Benoa, Bali
21 Dec 2021
Cairns
2
Benoa, Bali
Transfer to Port to embark Golden Horizon
22 Dec 2021
Cairns, Australia
Transfer to Port to embark Golden Horizon
23 Dec 2021
At Sea
3
Lombok, Indonesia
4
Komodo Island, Indonesia
24 Dec 2021
Townsville, Australia
25-27 Dec 2021
Whitsunday Islands, Australia
5
Waingapu, Sumba Is, Indonesia

Technical Details

  • Built Date 2013
  • Crew 159
  • Capacity 272
  • Length 299.7M

Cruise Category

  • Sailing

Golden Horizon

The World’s largest square-rigged sailing vessel, Golden Horizon. A near replica of the 1913-built ocean vessel, France II, she retains the charm, adventure and romance of an historic ship.

Golden Horizon attracts like-minded adventure seekers for a sailing experience which allows guests to connect with the elements of the natural world.

The ambience on board is relaxed, casual, elegant and without unnecessary formality. We have created an environment which will encourage our guests to return to time and time again, and to share their stories and experiences.

With grace and beauty, the Golden Horizon is a sailing ship first and foremost, sailing to share adventures with our friends, our guests.

All 140 cabins are outside facing, so guests can enjoy the breath-taking views. Cabins evoke the luxury and facilities expected of a boutique cruise ship, whilst retaining charm, adventure and romance of a truly historic sailing vessel.

Our ship uses the wind and currents and follows the sun to allow adventure seekers to travel the world in a unique way. Our philosophy is to be powered by nature whenever possible and we intend to sail, without using propulsion, for around 70% of each season.

VESSEL FEATURES