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Cape York & Arnhem Land: Indigenous Art Themed

Cape York & Arnhem Land: Indigenous Art Themed

From AUD $12,590

Description

Commencing in Darwin, voyage to the Tiwi Islands, and experience unique cultural performances and learn the history of the islands. A visit to Tiwi Designs, one of the oldest and most artistically diverse art centres in Australia, reveals the rich artistic heritage in stunning carvings, paintings, and fabric printing. At Maningrida, visit the Arts Centre, the Djomi Museum, and the Babbarra Women’s Centre. The Maningrida Arts and Culture Centre is home to exquisite bark paintings and weavings that represent the 12 language areas that come together here. The Babbarra Women’s Centre is the base for Babbarra Designs, where local women design and hand-print exquisite textiles which tell the ancestral stories of Arnhem Land and are sold around the world.

Be welcomed to remote townships on Elcho Island, and visit the Elcho Island Art Centre at Galiwin’ku. Each stop is another opportunity to experience the creative expression of one of the world’s oldest cultures and hear their stories. You’ll also visit the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre at Yirrkala. This community-controlled art gallery and museum showcase the beautiful artwork from the North-East Arnhem region, and its artists have exhibited all over the world. As your journey continues, our guest lecturers introduce you to the friends they have made in each location, and present lectures on Indigenous art and culture, as well as the natural history of this ancient country.

We continue on to the Torres Strait Islands. Here you will witness the traditional and contemporary blend of Torres Strait art forms. We may visit several remote island communities, with permission from local elders. At the very tip of Australia, enjoy champagne as you look south toward the Great Barrier Reef. As we approach the end of our expedition, see rock art from the contact period at rugged Stanley Island, and have an opportunity to snorkel at vibrant Davie Reef

This expedition will have an Indigenous art focus led by Guest Artist David Bosun on 18th June departure or Brian Robinson on 22 October departure. . Onboard, you will create your own unique pieces with art workshops in totem carving, weaving, lino-cutting and printmaking, and weaving. The art classes will enrich your journey and provide insights into the skills, stories, and creative legacy of the northern Australian communities you visit.

Join Coral Expeditions on this exciting expedition to the far reaches of Australian’s Northern coastline.

Trip Name
Cape York & Arnhem Land: Indigenous Art Themed
Days
12
Overview
Vessel Type: Expedition Ship Length: 93.4 meters Passenger Capacity: 120 (60 staterooms) Built: 2019 Designed and built to be the most modern tropical expedition ship afloat, Coral Adventurer debuted in April 2019. She features comfortable Australian interiors, Xplorer tender mechanism, intimate guest experience, and personalized service. EXPEDITION CAPABILITIES > Two trademark Xplorer tenders seat all passengers for shore excursions > Six zodiacs for more intrepid exploration > Lecture lounge with multimedia for daily expedition briefings and presentations > Small on-board Library > Shallow draft and advanced navigation and propulsion systems MARINE IMMERSION > Navigator lounge in the bridge giving a vantage point of ship operations > Over 1000 sq m of open deck space including a wrap-around promenade deck with panoramic views > Engine room tours and high level of crew interaction with guests > Barralong Room for hosting scientific research or exhibitions FOOD AND WINE FEATURES > Communal ‘wine table’ > Galley viewing window > Multiple indoor and outdoor bars, including our Explorer bar on the Vista Deck > Curated wine cellar featuring boutique wines and exceptional vintage Australian reds. GUEST COMFORT > All outside-facing guest cabins with en-suite bathrooms; majority have private balcony > Active stabilisers > Gym > Passenger elevator > Wi-Fi available in all guest areas

Itinerary



Day 1 - DAY 1: DEPART DARWIN
Board at Darwin’s Fort Hill Wharf at 7:00am ahead of our 8:00am departure. Spend time getting to know your fellow travellers and enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Drinks before the first of many delicious dinners.
Day 2 - TIWI ISLANDS
Visit remote Bathurst Island. With local Tiwi guides, we learn of the unique culture and visit the art centre. Be welcomed with a cultural performance and basket-weaving exhibition before enjoying a traditional Australian afternoon tea of damper and billy tea.
Day 3 - COBOURG PENINSULA
Discover Garig Gunak Barlu National Park on the Cobourg Peninsula. Join Park Rangers in Port Essington, famous for the failed Victoria Settlement, and explore the ruins while learning about the fascinating history of this early colonial outpost.
Day 4 - MANINGRIDA
Anchor in the mighty Liverpool River and travel ashore to explore the Maningrida Art Centre, museum, and the local boutique, where hand-painted textiles can be purchased.
Day 5 - ELCHO ISLAND: GALIWIN'KU AND GAWA
The friendly locals of Elcho Island proudly welcome us to their community this morning. Meet some of the local artists who have their unique art exhibited in the famous art galleries of the world including the Louvre.In the afternoon, visit the community and school of Gawa.
Day 6 - HOLE IN THE WALL AND WESSEL ISLANDS
We travel through the narrow channel between Raragala and Guluwuru Islands, known as the ‘Hole in the Wall’.
Day 7 - YIRRKALA ART CENTRE
Visit the spectacular Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre at Yirrkala, outside of Nhulunbuy. Here, the Yirrkala Art Centre represents Yolŋu artists from around the region.Established in 1976 as an act of self-determination, the art centre has forged a vibrant path for Yolŋu contemporary art. The museum built in 1988 houses a collection of works detailing historical artefacts and important moments, including the Message Sticks from 1935 and the Yirrkala Church Panels from 1963.
Day 8 - CRUISING THE GULF OF CARPENTARIA
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea with presentations by our guest lecturers. You will hear about the fascinating history of the Macassan traders and early explorers of the Arnhem Land coast.
Day 9 - BADU ISLAND & TORRES STRAIT
Have the unique opportunity to visit Badu Island. Visit the fabulous art centre and enjoy the hospitality of the Badu islanders. We may visit additional Torres Strait Islands, such as Thursday Island and Moa Island.
Day 10 - NORTHERNMOST POINT OF CAPE YORK
Cruise to the Tip of Cape York and enjoy champagne while the sun sets.
Day 11 - FORBES ISLAND
Enjoy a day exploring Forbes Island, an excellent spot for swimming or snorkelling from the pristine sandy beaches. Take a walk to the grave of beche-de-mer fisherman Frederick Lancaster.
Day 12 - DAVIE REEF AND FLINDERS GROUP
Visit Stanley Island in the Flinders Group, and view the isolated Endaen Aboriginal rock art depicting the first sailing ships to visit Queensland shores. At Davie Reef, enjoy swimming and snorkelling and observe the large seabird rookery.
Day 13 - LIZARD ISLAND
Explore secluded Lizard Island, one of the most beautiful islands on the Queensland coast. Venture into the crystal clear waters for swimming and snorkelling or take a walk along the sparkling white beach. An energetic guided walk leads to Cook’s Look – from this peak, Captain James Cook was able to sight a navigable passage through the treacherous reef after repairing the HMB Endeavour.
Day 14 - DAY 12: ARRIVE IN CAIRNS
Arrive in Cairns and disembark at 8:00am.
Day 15 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
05-10-202216-10-2022AUD $12,590CORAL DECK STATEROOM
05-10-202216-10-2022AUD $15,090PROMENADE DECK STATEROOM
05-10-202216-10-2022AUD $18,885CORAL DECK STATEROOM SOLE
05-10-202216-10-2022AUD $20,140EXPLORER DECK BALCONY STATEROOM
05-10-202216-10-2022AUD $22,140BRIDGE DECK BALCONY STATEROOM
05-10-202216-10-2022AUD $22,635PROMENADE DECK STATEROOM SOLE
05-10-202216-10-2022AUD $28,340BRIDGE DECK BALCONY SUITE
05-10-202216-10-2022AUD $30,210EXPLORER DECK BALCONY STATEROOM SOLE

Inclusions

    • Discover Tiwi Islands
    • Enjoy Elcho Island
    • Travel through the narrow channel between Raragala and Guluwuru Islands, known as the ‘Hole in the Wall’
    • Have the unique opportunity to visit Badu Island
    • Cruise to the Tip of Cape York and enjoy champagne while the sun sets

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