Set sail aboard state-of-the-art expedition ship Coral Geographer on this Australian Geographic partner voyage into the wild nature, rich history, and unique food experiences of Australia’s southern coast. Here, sweeping beaches and idyllic seaside towns merge into sprawling agricultural lands and then to vast and remote national parks harbouring some of the world’s rarest species of flora and fauna. The sheer force of the Southern Ocean has sculptured a raw, dramatic coastline of cliff faces carved by crashing waves, natural rock formations, and rocky islands that are wildlife havens. Departing Melbourne, embark on a trail of indulgent artisanal flavours: taste gin from regional distilleries in Apollo Bay, wade to the Saltwater Pavilion in Coffin Bay to taste oysters fresh out of the sea, enjoy an ‘ocean to plate’ experience in Streaky Bay sampling abalone sashimi, and conclude your voyage with an exciting visit to the Leeuwin Estate Winery. This immersive voyage into our southern coastline will delight all your senses, as you embark on a once-in-a-lifetime crossing of the Great Australian Bight. Be joined by an Australian Geographic host who will share their insights.