There is so much to love about Australia, but some of our natural wonders, must-see icons and most picturesque landscapes can be both challenging and time-consuming to reach. This is when cruise and rail holidays make for an incredibly efficient way to experience many of our country’s bucket-list destinations in the one relaxing holiday. The refurbished Coral Princess returns in 2023 with luxurious accommodation, wonderful included dining and dazzling entertainment as it carries you along our spectacular rugged coastlines.

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A 14-night East Coast & Top End Explorer with the Ghan and Coral Princess, departing April 16, 2023, journeys through central Australia via rail, with all-inclusive hospitality and immersive off-train experiences up to tropical Darwin. Cruise the top of Australia’s coast to Sydney through picture-perfect far north Queensland and Brisbane. Experience Cairns, the gateway to two of Australia’s great natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. Here the ocean and rainforest meet unlike anywhere else on the planet.

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The stunning Kimberley coast, undoubtedly one of the country’s best hidden treasures, takes pride of place in the northern part of Western Australia. The Kimberley coast remains so unspoiled that it has been identified as one of the least impacted marine environments in the world. A 16-night West Coast and Top End Explorer with Coral Princess and the Ghan Expedition, departing April 13, 2023, is a wonderful way to see this region, cruising from Perth up to Darwin with port calls in Geraldton, Kuri Bay and must-see Broome. Then there’s a rail trip like nothing else aboard the Ghan, taking in Katherine, Alice Springs and fascinating Coober Pedy.

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Australia’s stunning southern coastline is not to be missed on a 17-night Southern Explorer Coast to Coast with Coral Princess and Indian Pacific, departing April 2, 2023. Sail this scenic region from Sydney to Perth, stopping in Hobart, Burnie, Kangaroo Island, Albany and the famed Margaret River, renowned for superb produce and world-class wines. Taste your way through each port call as you explore its history, art and local communities. Cross the vast Nullarbor and traverse the picturesque Blue Mountains onboard the Indian Pacific, as you view the ever-changing landscapes of our diverse country.

With availability on otherwise sold-out Coral Princess cruises, these packages offer a fantastic opportunity to sail aboard this magnificent ship.

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