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Port Fairy

Distance Travelled: 273 NM
Steaming Time: 23.5 Hours

After a day at sea our voyage will enter Victorian waters as we cruise into Port Fairy and the infamous Shipwreck Coast.

Guests will be transferred ashore on the Xplorer tenders for town tours of this historic heritage settlement. Grand public buildings sit side by side with restored whalers cottages and Georgian styled merchant homes.

We will then cruise onwards towards the Shipwreck Coast encompasses 28 kilometres of spectacular coastline in Victoria's south-west. This stretch of coastline is graveyard to around 700 submerged wrecks, leaving behind their fascinating stories. Captain Matthew Flinders notably said he had never seen a “more fearful section of coastline”.

Despite the name, as we cruise past you will only see 8 of the 12 apostles, with mother nature causing the other 4 to fall overtime. Constant erosion over 20 million years has resulted in the rugged limestone stacks that stand majestically tall out of the blue Southern Ocean.

Clocks ahead 30 minutes

Traditional owners: Gunditjmara people

Credit: Chrissie Goldrick/Australian Geographic

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For over 30 years Coral Expeditions has had one purpose – taking small groups of like-minded explorers to the most remote parts of the world, with expert guidance and warm Australian hospitality. Coral Expeditions was founded by a fisherman with a passion for the sea. Then named Coral Princess Cruises, the small North Queensland based company explored the Great Barrier Reef and pioneered small ship expedition cruising to the Kimberley and Papua New Guinea. Today, Coral Expeditions has grown to include voyages to Tasmania, Islands of the South Pacific, New Zealand, and the Indonesian Archipelago. Our Australian crew provide warm hospitality and personal service on board. Shore-rich itineraries in remote locations allow our guests to be immersed in local cultures, get close to wildlife, and enjoy adventurous land and sea activities in safety. We invite you to celebrate 35 years of exploration with us.

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