Starting in cosmopolitan Sydney, cross a few B’s off your bucket-list—like the Barrier Reef (the Great one, that is) and Bali. Your first port is Brisbane, so make sure to bring your appetite. A foodie haven, spend your time meandering the famed Eagle Street Pier is search of culinary delights that will tempt the taste buds of even the most discerning palate. Hungry for more? The Sunshine Coast serves up its own selection of food and drinks with a side of beachfront views in sunny Mooloolaba. Airlie Beach is in a permanent state of vacation with the Great Barrier Reef and 74 Whitsunday Islands close by. You’ll stay overnight in Cairns, so opt for a swim-and-snorkel day on the Great Barrier Reef or ride a historic railway through rainforests and waterfalls.
Spend three restful days at sea indulging in spa treatments or tasting your way through the destination-inspired cuisine of your boutique hotel at sea before arriving at the frontier capital of Darwin. Full of history and adventure, put on your explorer’s hat to discover some of the world’s oldest rainforests and rock art, visit a crocodile park, and learn about authentic Bush culture.
After two serene days at sea, you’ll arrive in Indonesia, a place that is worlds apart with its ancient Hindu traditions and shimmering green landscapes. In Benoa you stay overnight, so indulge in one (or two) of Bali’s renowned spa treatments. And the beaches? They can’t be beat. From happening hot spots, to remote stretches of striking black sand, these moments will stay with you long after you return home. Take some time over the next two days to reflect on your immersive journey before concluding in spectacular Singapore.