We begin and end our epic Australian Circumnavigation in the northern port city of Darwin, which has been a launching point of Coral Expeditions for over 25 years on our Kimberley, Cape York, Spice Islands and Papua New Guinea voyages. This tropical city is a gateway to some of Australia’s most significant natural and cultural wonders and has centuries old connections with cultures and people to the north of Australia.
In 1839, the HMS Beagle with Lt. John Lort Stokes aboard sailed into the waters of what is now known as Darwin harbour. Stokes named the harbour after his former shipmate British evolutionist Charles Darwin but contrary to popular rumours, Darwin himself never visited the area. Keep your ears pricked for more stories from HMS Beagle upon the voyage.
With excitement buzzing in the sea breeze, we will embark on our circumnavigation voyage in the afternoon of Saturday 7th November 2020 from Darwin port as the sun sets.
Traditional custodians: Larrakia people