Sydney Rocks – Blue Water Classic (4 Nights) Sydney to the Hawkesbury River and Return
Adventure South West (8 Nights) Perth/Esperance to Fremantle
West Coast Explorer (10 Nights) Fremantle to Dampier
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Trademark access to one of the world's most admired shores

Australian Coast

Australia boasts more than 25,000 kilometres of spectacular coastline

about Australian Coast

Discover the still wild coast of Western Australia, the bucket list Rowley Shoals, beautiful Sydney Harbour and surrounds, and the seafood rich waters of the Eyre Peninsula aboard a luxurious cruise.

Australia’s shores are rarely less than spectacular.

Cruises in Australia are renowned for adventure and feature world-class snorkelling and diving, and heart-stopping fishing action. Cruises in Australia are also an opportunity to discover the country’s rich maritime history and, an Australian cruise presents unique opportunity to indulge in the country’s revered coastal fare. Australian waters remain largely unspoilt, and an Australian cruise is the perfect way to discover the ‘island continent’.

An Australian cruise is also a very different way to discover the country’s largest city!

Australian Coast Itinerary Options

Australian cruises 2022, 2023 & 2024

8 night cruise Southern Safari

Southern Safari (8 Nights)

Adelaide to Ceduna and Return
A safari at sea! Revel in a sumptuous lunch at Maggie Beer’s Farm, sample the many delights of famed Kangaroo Island and wash down oysters with champagne in beautiful Coffin Bay. Then mix-in cage diving with great white sharks and some of Australia’s most reliable fishing action and, you’ve got a safari with a difference! Includes return flight from Ceduna to Adelaide.
8 night cruise Adventure South West

Adventure South West (8 Nights)

Perth/Esperance to Fremantle
Join the TRUE NORTH in Esperance and discover the endless beaches that skirt Cape Le Grand. Encounter the wonders of the Bremer Bay Canyon. Indulge in delicacies from the sea - perhaps washed down with a bottle or two from the revered cellars of Margaret River. And prior to disembarking in Fremantle, revel in the party atmosphere of WA's favourite island playground - Rottnest Island. Includes joining flight from Perth to Esperance.
10 night cruise West Coast Explorer

West Coast Explorer (10 Nights)

Fremantle to Dampier
The deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean lap the red sands of the ‘north’ as the West Coast Explorer winds its way north from Fremantle to Dampier. The Abrolhos are steeped in history; Ningaloo boasts world-acclaimed marine life and the Montes offer fishing paradise – a must for snorkelers and divers, a must for fishers, a must for the adventurer at heart!
5 night cruise Coral Atoll Cruise (Rowley Shoals)

Coral Atoll Cruise (Rowley Shoals) (5 Nights)

Broome to Rowley Shoals and Return
The Rowley Shoals feature exaggerated corals, mind-blowing fish life and stunning underwater clarity; but perhaps more important than anything else – even today they are visited by only a fortunate few! Guided by a marine biologist and a team of underwater naturalists; divers and snorkelers alike will revel in a diverse wonderland of coral habitats including maze-like lagoons, surging tidal canyons and breathtaking walls. And the keen anglers will match wits with big blue-water pelagics such as black marlin, sailfish, wahoo and yellow-fin tuna. Wander the enticing shores of Bedwell Island, see the rookeries of the red-tailed tropicbird and indulge in a TRUE NORTH favourite – sunset drinks on the beach – 300 kilometres from the shore! The Rowley Shoals are Western Australia’s premiere coral playground!
13 night cruise Over the Top

Over the Top (13 Nights)

Darwin to Cairns
Over the Top adventure from Darwin to Cairns. Discover the rugged ‘Top End’ including spectacular wetlands adjacent to the world-famous Kakadu National Park and the many remote islands that skirt the NT coast. Explore the ruins of the ill-fated Victoria Settlement and fish for the elusive barramundi. And then for something completely different, soak-up the rainforest fringed coastline of Cape York and, the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef – all in a single itinerary.
4 night cruise Rottnest Escape

Rottnest Escape (4 Nights)

Fremantle to Rottnest Island and Return
WA’s favourite island playground! Escape the madness and soak-up the atmosphere of Perth’s much-loved island getaway – Rottnest Island. Discover more than 60 spectacular beaches and bays, each one has its own special charm and you will be certain to find one that is just right for you! See a different side of the island in the TRUE NORTH’s adventure boats – fish for tasty herring and delectable whiting, snorkel and dive the canyons and caves at ‘Crystal Palace’, perhaps marvel at stunning aerial views or simply take a wander around WA’s much-loved island resort. The TRUE NORTH’s revered cuisine will be the perfect accompaniment to four nights of stylish family adventure.
4 night cruise Sydney Rocks – Blue Water Classic

Sydney Rocks – Blue Water Classic (4 Nights)

Sydney to the Hawkesbury River and Return
Take the best seat in the house for the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race! No need to call a taxi and you don’t even need a reservation for dinner. Sydney at its festive best. Then discover wilderness on the doorstep of Australia’s largest city and encounter the fascinating river communities of the Hawkesbury River.
4 night cruise Sydney Rocks – New Year Spectacular

Sydney Rocks – New Year Spectacular (4 Nights)

Sydney to the Hawkesbury River and Return
Take the best seat in the house for the Harbour Bridge fireworks! No need to call a taxi and you don’t even need a reservation for dinner. Sydney at its festive best. Then discover wilderness on the doorstep of Australia’s largest city and encounter the fascinating river communities of the Hawkesbury River.
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True North Tales

True North Sails into 30 Years

True North Adventure Cruises - has sailed into 30 years of continuous operations. The now revered adventure-cruise operator first cruised Western Australia’s remote Kimberley coast during 1987 when founding director Craig Howson commenced fishing type charters along a coastline that was and still is largely inaccessible from land.

The Helicopter

Adding another dimension to the adventure, most cruise options on the TRUE NORTH feature an on-board helicopter! Carrying guests in air conditioned comfort, the ship’s helicopter provides unique opportunity to witness grandeur; unique opportunity to fish billabongs that have never been fished; unique opportunity to discover your very own wilderness!

TRUE NORTH Impresses Again

The TRUE NORTH has once again impressed on the world stage coming second in the 2020 Traveller Made Brand Storytelling competition. Traveller Made is Europe’s largest travel consortium and its members represent the very best in luxury travel providers and suppliers. The group’s inaugural Brand Storytelling competition was an opportunity for leading travel brand’s to showcase “the story behind their brand” and, the competition attracted entries from some of the world’s most respected travel brands. In such esteemed company, True North’s marketing team was especially pleased to receive this additional acknowledgement.

Sail Away This Summer

The 630 nautical mile (1,167 km) Sydney to Hobart is one of the world’s great ocean yacht races. The yachts and crew are world class and adding to the draw card – the race begins on one of the world’s most beautiful harbours.

Catriona Rowntree Talks With Craig Howson

A commonly asked question is “When is the best time to see the Kimberley?” And the answer is “The Kimberley is always at its best!” However certain times of the year can make it easier to satisfy particular interest. For example, if you would like to see plenty of whale action then departures in August and September are definitely for you! From late July humpback and southern right whales reach the Kimberley after swimming-up the west coast to reach breeding grounds in the north and it’s very common for guests to get great views of whales breaching and basking on the surface.

Tracking Gentle Giants

Rhincodon typus can grow up to 18 metres in length and is the world’s largest fish! Despite this, little is known about these gentle giants of the sea. They may not venture near the surface for months or even years on end – only frequenting a few locations around the world to feast on seasonal abundances of plankton, krill or coral and fish spawn. One such location is Cenderawasih Bay in West Papua. Although whale sharks are generally thought t

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