Papua New Guinea
Mysterious Papua New Guinea is, in the truest sense, the last frontier on Earth. Vast expanses of thick tropical jungle and razor-sharp mountains remain daunting to all but the most intrepid explorers.
Reach into the heart and soul of Papua New Guinea, and see your expectations of the place and its people soar. Its secret forests nurture over 3,000 kinds of orchids, and the world’s largest butterfly and moth inhabit its rainforests. The ancient tribal culture lives on vibrantly in the minds of the villages and townsfolk.
Surrounding waters support unparallel bio-diversity, and its reefs are the choice of specialty divers from around the globe. It’s a place of rich cultural diversity. There is no such thing as a typical Papua New Guinean; as more than 1000 cultures, each with different traditions, are now recognised.
This is the land of the unexpected, a place of stark contrasts where fearsome frowns magically become welcoming smiles and village children your lifelong friends!
Islands of the South Pacific
Melanesia will charm and delight you. Rediscover ritual, peace, childlike enchantment and reawaken your senses to the warmth of the South Sea Islanders. Take a journey of discovery into the land where minutes and hours pass by ever so peacefully. Experience an expeditionary adventure showcasing the diverse traditional cultures and landscapes of New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and The Solomon Islands.
New Guinea Circle
Please join us aboard Oceanic Discoverer in Cairns on 23 March 2014 on their newest, and what promises to be their most ambitious expedition yet. Discover some of the world's most diverse and exciting regions as they emerge into the 21st century, and see how real contact with the outside world has only started to take place in the last few decades. From the fragrant Spice Islands and the 'Four Kings' of Raja Ampat, to the scenic coastline of West Papua and the Sepik River, and Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea. You have the choice of doing both of them, back to back or for guests with less time, there will be a limited number of staterooms available on the 12-night voyage from Cairns to Wewak or the 13-night expedition from Wewak to Darwin. This expedition is sure to leave you spellbound.
Combining scenery of outstanding natural beauty, diverse wildlife and storied history, the Raja Ampat and Spice Islands expedition is a unique journey of discovery and adventure like no other. Embark the Oceanic Discoverer in Biak, West Papua, at the commencement of our 12 night voyage to Darwin and become one of the very first to have experienced these rarely visited islands, where villagers have remained shielded from the outside world and communities are only now emerging into the 21st century.
Papua New Guinea
10 nights Rabaul to Alotau from $8,950,
10 nights Alotau to Rabaul from $9,150,
12 nights Rabaul to Cairns from $9,300,
12 nights Cairns to Rabaul from $9,550,
Per person, twin share;
23 February 2016
Islands of The South Pacific
13 nights Noumea to Alotau and in reverse from $11,490 per person, twin share;
10 February 2016
New Guinea Circle
12 Nights Cairns to Wewak from $9,350,
13 Nights, Wewak to Darwin from $11,650,
25 nights Cairns to Darwin from $18,950,
24 nights Alotau to Darwin from $20,350, (Solar Eclipse 1)
10 nights Alotau to Wewak from $9,390,
14 nights Wewak to Darwin from $13,160 (Solar Eclipse 2)
Per person, twin share.
23 February 2016 (Solar Eclipse 1)
04 March 2016 (Solar Eclipse 2)
12 Nights, Biak to Darwin and in reverse from $10,950 per person, twin share
18 March 2016* $200 cashback if booked by 31 December 2015
30 March 2016* $200 cashback if booked by 31 December 2015
29 September 2016
11 October 2016
Airfares, taxes and transfers, telephone, fax, bar and laundry charges, and travel insurance are not included.
Prices shown are in AUD, valid for 2015-16 cruises, and are costed for the lead in cabins on a twin or double share basis. Single supplements apply for solo travellers. Additional nights accommodation, meals and flights are not included in the costs.A 20% non-refundable deposit is required within 7 days of making the booking to guarantee your place on one of these fantastic cruises. The balance is due no later than 60 days prior to departure. Bookings made within 90 days must be paid in full to secure. Prices may vary and cannot be guaranteed until full payment has been received. All international bank fees and credit card surcharges will be borne by the client.