Covering one third of the Australian continent and, bordered largely by desert on the east & pristine coastline to the west, Western Australia is adored for its brilliant blue skies, warm sunny climate and white sandy beaches. It is a land blessed with some of the world’s most precious natural phenomena including the dolphins of Monkey Mia, the 350-million-year-old Bungle Bungle Range and the towering Karri forests of the South West.
The Capital of Western Australia, Perth is situated on the edge a wide expansive area of the Swan River, some 19 kilometres up river from the port of Fremantle. The city is ringed by a series of gardens, parks and reserves including the magnificent Kings Park – a reserve of some 404 hectares. Perth’s city centre is compact which makes it easy to find one’s way around. Perth is a combination of modern buildings and those built during the gold rush days of the 1880’s.
Not to miss:
The Port of the historical city of Fremantle : a centre of bustling cosmopolitan cafes and lovingly restored old buildings.
Swan Valley, Perth Hills : Just east of the city, Perth Hills feature ancient forest, wonderful walking trails; waterfalls and picnic areas, as well as, a huge diversity of wildflowers within the national parks of the area
Some of the most pristine coastline in the world stretching from the city’s western suburbs to Lancelin, 125 kilometres north of Perth.
The tropical north of WA renowned for its spectacular outback wilderness. Red earth contrasting with pristine white, sandy beaches, vast gorges and majestic waterfalls
An adventure 2 billion years in the making. Experience breath taking gorges, cascading waterfalls, pristine beaches, beautiful coral grounds and abundant fish. See some of the most stunning natural and man-made attractions around.
Some of Australia’s premier soft adventure and eco-tourism experiences can be found here. The Shark Bay World Heritage area and Ningaloo Marine Park, Mt Augustus and Kennedy Ranges are worldfamous natural attractions.
Margaret River & SW
The south west has 3 wine regions to experience. Excellent fishing, swimming and surfing spots and the largest dive wreck in the southern hemisphere. Lots of caves to explore and fine art and craft galleries to browse through in the little historic towns.
The State’s most southerly region where spectacular natural scenery abounds. Walk the tracks of the Stirling Range National Park, explore coastal and country towns rich in history or immerse yourself in natural experiences such as whale watching or the Tree Top Walk.
Some of the Australia’s most amazing coastal scenery, beaches, islands and magnificent national parks. Ideal for fishing, surfing, sailing & sandboarding, and are also popular with nature lovers and sunbathers seeking relaxation.
To the east of Perth, a region steeped in the history of WA gold mining with grand Australian architecture and a rich heritage of early settlement. Discover the beautiful mining heritage towns of Kalgoorie- Boulder, Coolgardie and Kambalda and the new and unusual emu and camel farming!
Hotels accommodation: Please contact us for prices and reservations
CAPTAIN COOK CRUISES, AUSTRALIA & FIJI
Caring for the environment, the people, the wildlife
Great Barrier Reef
Cruises: 7 nights Ultimate Reef Cruise 7 nights Cape York Cruise
4 nights Northbound Reef Cruise 3 nights Southbound Reef Cruise
Great Barrier Reef
Stroll along fringes of white sand and snorkel amongst a kaleidoscope of fish on the outer Ribbon nd Hedley Reefs. Discover Lizard Island’s giant clam gardens only metres from the shore. Hear native birds call from the towering rainforest canopy on Dunk and Fitzroy Islands and climb the same lookouts as the first explorers to Australia. The Barrier Reef is the only living thing on earth that you can see from space so imagine what it is like face to face !
Cape York is one of the world’s last accessible wilderness areas. A place where you can stand on the northern tip of the continent, in awe of the ancient mountains, grasslands, and rivers that have shaped this rugged frontier. The scenery is magnificent, the wildlife amazing and the cruise aboard MV Reef Endeavour, a once in a lifetime adventure. Experience the diverse cultures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands, visit historic Cooktown and walk in the footsteps of great explorers. Cruise into the Torres Strait to Thursday Island, rich in an ever changing heritage from its ancient island people to a thriving pearl industry to relics of the world at war.
All along the coastline you’ll experience pristine rainforests and true barrier reefs rarely visited by man.
Cruises: 7 nights Murraylands & Wildlife Cruise (incl Barossa Valley) 4 nights Outback Heritage Cruise
3 nights Wetlands Discovery Cruise
The Murray River is to Australia what the Nile River is to Egypt: a great and ancient river system that has shaped the past and the present and will continue into the future as a national icon. Captain Cook Cruises offers a unique historic and nature-based adventure, through some of the driest
parts of the driest continent, past mallee scrub and ancient red gum forests, through towering gorges and ochre-coloured limestone cliffs. Along the way visit historic ports and lush vineyards as we navigate the Murray’s locks and big river bends.
You can hike around a boardwalk trail or take a guided nature walk. Take a small boat safari of the pristine wetlands, visit a riverside village, or take a nocturnal eco-tour before a riverside barbeque. Sample some of the local produce at the cellar door, or take a camera and catch some memorable scenes of the abundant birdlife.
You can also choose to extend your cruise with an optional full day tour of Australia’s richest and best known wine making region – the Barossa Valley.
Small Ship Cruises
7 Night Yasawa & Mamanuca Islands 7 Night Northern Fiji Dateline 4 Night Yasawa Islands Cruise
3 Night Mamanuca & Yasawa Islands
Fiji Windjammer Barefoot Cruises 4 Day Sailing Safari 3 Day Sailing Safari
Island Stays Tivua Island Barefoot Lodge
Mamanuca & Yasawa Islands
In the waters north-west of the ‘big island’, Viti Levu, lies the archipelago of the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands. Here you will laze on the warm sands, bask in the crystal clear waters and snorkel in spectacular blue lagoons. Captain Cook Cruises offers an award winning range of small ship cruises,
tall ship adventures, sailing safaris, day trips, elegant lunch and dinner cruises, plus island stays at our own private island Tivua and Drawaqa Island
Northern Fiji Islands
The remote islands to the north-east of the main island are rarely visited by tourists. The special 7 nights cruise, venturing to the international dateline and the northeast tip of the Fiji Islands, has been developed after months of research and exploration among remote island locations, some never visited by commercial vessels before.