STAR COLLECTOR: TALES FROM THE TIMOR SEA: AUSTRALIA TO INDONESIA

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Star Collector: Tales From the Timor Sea: Australia to Indonesia

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Mar 8 Sun
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Mar 9 Mon
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Mar 11 Wed
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SAT MAR 7
TO 5:00 PM Cairns

day 1 Cairns, Australia


Cairns, Australia
Here is the gateway to see the Great Barrier Reef and no one should miss it if you’ve come this far, so plan to expand your stay here. Other highlights of Cairns include the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with stories of the indigenous aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, the beautiful gorges, beaches and mountainous rainforest of Daintree National Park and the Cairns Esplanade full of local flavor in its bars and restaurants.
SUN MAR 8
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Port Douglas

day 2 Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia


Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
Port Douglas is known for sitting adjacent to two UNESCO sites, the world’s largest reef system, Great Barrier Reef and the biodiverse Daintree Rainforest. It has delightful beach resorts and popular Macrossan Street, lined with boutique shops and restaurants. Swim in crystal-clear Mossman Gorge, crocodile watch at Daintree River, relax on the palm-fringed golden sands of Four Mile Beach or snorkel the Low Isles and the outer reef.
WED MAR 11
7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Thursday Island

day 5 Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia


Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia
Part of the fun of Thursday Island is the wet landing needed to get there. It will seem like time stands still on this colorful island paradise, which is home to the indigenous Torres Strait Islanders whose lifestyle has evolved from the sea. During World War II Thursday Island became a military base for Australian and U.S. forces. Enjoy a drink on the pub deck overlooking aquamarine waters and offers a chance to interact with the friendly locals.
FRI MAR 13
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Yirrkala

day 7 Yirrkala, Australia


Yirrkala, Australia
Yirrkala is part of the Arnhem Northern Territory, which is aboriginal. It is known for being an aboriginal artisan city where bark paintings, weaving and some of the finest Didgeridoos can be seen at the Yirrkala Arts Center. Children here are taught both their native Yolngu Matha and English and ancient spiritual practices for burials, marriages and other rituals are still very much alive here with rituals serving as a way to pass spiritual understandings to future generations.
MON MAR 16
7:00 AM TO 9:00 PM Darwin

day 10 Darwin, Australia


Darwin, Australia
This cosmopolitan city where over 50 nationalities are represented is a gateway to large Kakadu National Park and its popular waterfront has several lovely beaches like Mindil Beach, known for its night markets and green areas like Bicentennial Park and Litchfield Park. Crocosaurus Cove and Crocodylus Park both offer opportunities to see the wildlife of the area including turtles, water buffalo and saltwater crocodiles.
THU MAR 19
9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Kupang

day 13 Kupang, Timor, Indonesia


Kupang, Timor, Indonesia
This remote off the path area is the first port of entry to Indonesia from Australia. During World War II it served as a refueling and landing site for the long flights from Europe. The locals here are very friendly and love to laugh. They will delight in showing you their woven cloths called tenun ikat with their beautiful and sometimes mysteriously formed patterns. For some secluded relaxing try Tablolong Beach or Lasiana Beach.
FRI MAR 20
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Ende

day 14 Ende, Flores, Indonesia


Ende, Flores, Indonesia
Located on the island of Flores, Ende has both a hospital and a university and people with good English skills. This remote harbor is located near Mount Kelimutu volcano where the 3 crater lakes change colors all the time, and also near Blue Stone Beach with rocks of all colors, At Wologai Traditional Village you will see traditional houses, master wood carvers and traditional cloth weavers.
SAT MAR 21
12:00 PM TO 6:00 PM Loh Liang

day 15 Loh Liang, Komodo National Park, Indonesia


Loh Liang, Komodo National Park, Indonesia
The home to about 5,700 of the unique Komodo dragons, this park works to protect its biodiversity,. It has been declared both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Man and Biosphere Reserve. In addition to Komodo dragons, there are other notable wildlife here such as the orange-footed scrub fowl and the Timor deer. Marine life here finds more than 1,000 species of fish, 260 species of coral, Dugong sharks, manta rays, over 14 species of whales, dolphins and sea turtle, plus 70 species of sponges.
MON MAR 23
6:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Benoa

day 17 Benoa, Bali, Indonesia


Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
Described as paradise, Bali’s spectacular beauty is difficult to describe in words.  The calm waters and beautiful white sand beaches of the small village of Benoa have made it the prime water sports area of Bali. Bali Volcano, also known as Mount Batur is a popular sightseeing destination with magnificent views from the Batur Caldera. Batik is still very popular in Bali and is considered one of the country’s most highly developed art forms.
TUE MAR 24
6:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Lembar

day 18 Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia


Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia
Beautiful Lombok is a small, rarely visited port, offering a look at island life without large resorts. Dominating the island is Indonesia’s second largest volcano, Gunung  Rinjani, but this island is known for its lovely beaches and great surfing spots, deep turquoise-blue bays and massive headlands.  Other sites of interest include Suranadii Temple, Narmada Temple and Pringgasela village.
WED MAR 25
8:00 AM TO 2:00 PM Celukan Bawang

day 19 Celukan Bawang, Bali, Indonesia


Celukan Bawang, Bali, Indonesia
This Bali port is not a typical Western resort town, and will offer local flavor and experiences. Visit Lovina Beach with its volcanic black sand, and Puri Agung Beleleng Compound, the home of the first king of Beleleng Regency. Shop for handicrafts and try the tasty local food dishes.
THU MAR 26
6:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Probolinggo

day 20 Probolinggo, Java, Indonesia


Probolinggo, Java, Indonesia
This pretty port town is home to the ethnic minority Tengger people who have kept hold of their traditions and customs for many centuries.  The main tourist attraction here is Mount Bromo, one of Indonesia’s most spectacular volcanoes. Although the top has blown off the volcano, the 7,641-foot peak has a cone that is still active.
SAT MAR 28
9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Pulau Menyawakan

day 22 Pulau Menyawakan, Indonesia


Pulau Menyawakan, Indonesia
Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will thrill at this remote location where only small ships and ferries go unless you charter a flight.  This lovely area boasts white-sand beaches, rainforest, coastal mangroves and a biodiverse reef system that welcomes snorkelers or divers with 35 types of corals and sponges on what will feel like your own private island.
SUN MAR 29
7:00 AM TO 9:00 PM Semarang

day 23 Semarang, Java, Indonesia


Semarang, Java, Indonesia
This port is the gateway to take a day trip to Borobudur, the Buddhist temple and UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to the 8th century.  There’s also plenty to do in Semarang.  There is excellent Chinese food around town and important historical sites like Gedung Batu  – the city’s oldest Chinese temple complex, or  the Old Quarter featuring Dutch colonial architecture including Lawang Sewu, a massive building and Sam Poo Kong, a 15th century temple in Chinatown.
TUE MAR 31
3:00 PM TO 9:00 PM Krakatoa

day 25 Scenic Cruising Krakatoa, Indonesia


Scenic Cruising Krakatoa, Indonesia
Get up close to well-known Krakatoa. The Krakatoa Volcano eruption of 1883 was about 10 times more explosive than the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. Prior to the eruption there were 3 linked volcanic peaks. With over 70% of the island destroyed, Krakatoa and the two nearby islands of Lang and Verlatan are the remnants of this eruption. The still-active volcano has periodic small eruptions.
WED APR 1
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Pantara Island

day 26 Pantara Island, Kepulauan Seribu, Indonesia


Pantara Island, Kepulauan Seribu, Indonesia
Pantara Island is a small remote port in The Thousand Islands chain. Its secluded location is perfect for beach time on the pure white-sand surrounded by emerald-green waters. Or take a Zodiac tour to cruise around this beautiful, unspoiled tropical paradise.
SUN APR 5
7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Pulau Bintan

day 30 Pulau Bintan, Indonesia


Pulau Bintan, Indonesia
A short boat ride from Singapore, Pulau Bintan has some of the best white-sand beaches in Sumatra. Its northern Lagoi area is an upscale resort destination but the real cultural experience can be found in Tnajung Pinang where its eclectic mix of building styles, including Dutch colonial, and the noisy, bustling streets offer exposure to memorable rustic charm.
SUN APR 5
11:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Singapore

day 30 Singapore


Singapore
Say hello to Stamford Raffles’ engaging city, a modern metropolis which is blended with the traditional historic towns of the founders. These include Chinatown, Little India and the Malay community of Kampong Glam. The Singapore River meanders through the center of the island with vistas of skyscrapers and historic shop houses, often side-by-side. Singapore is a tropical garden city with flowers and greenery everywhere. Among the attractions are the domes at Gardens by the Bay located near Marina Bay and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Botanic Gardens. Orchard Road is the epicenter for shopping some of Asia’s leading retailers and includes both international brands and local shops.
MON APR 6
12:01 AM TO Singapore

day 31 Singapore


Singapore
Say hello to Stamford Raffles’ engaging city, a modern metropolis which is blended with the traditional historic towns of the founders. These include Chinatown, Little India and the Malay community of Kampong Glam. The Singapore River meanders through the center of the island with vistas of skyscrapers and historic shop houses, often side-by-side. Singapore is a tropical garden city with flowers and greenery everywhere. Among the attractions are the domes at Gardens by the Bay located near Marina Bay and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Botanic Gardens. Orchard Road is the epicenter for shopping some of Asia’s leading retailers and includes both international brands and local shops.

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