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SeaLink Marine & Tourism Unveils New Ways to Discover Australia at ATE 2024

This week SeaLink Marine & Tourism was excited to unveil our latest tours, ferries, accommodations, and holiday packages at Australia’s largest tourism event – the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) 2024 held in Melbourne.

Donna Gauci, CEO of SeaLink Marine & Tourism, said: “At SeaLink Marine & Tourism, we believe travel is about connecting people, sharing experiences, and creating brilliant memories.

“As one of Australia’s largest marine transport and tourism companies our goal is to provide unparalleled access to breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cultures, and unique wildlife through our award-winning and eco-certified experiences. We are very excited to launch several new experiences to make holidaymakers’ escapes even more special.”

SeaLink Marine & Tourism’s significant recent investments and new experiences include:

  • $57 million to build two larger, state-of-the-art ferries connecting travellers to Kangaroo Island due in the first half of 2025
  • Acquisitions of Red Cat Adventures and Whitsunday Jetski Tours, further expanding SeaLink Whitsundays’ offerings in the region
  • $15 million investment in building and launching Sydney Harbour’s newest and largest luxury superyacht The Jackson, launched March 2022.
  • New SeaLink Rottnest Island ferry and bike hire package to explore Rotto on two wheels
  • New Luxury Tiwi Islands Escape package by combining SeaLink’s Tiwi By Design Tour with the new luxury accommodation offering Tiwi Island Retreat
  • Launching a Great Barrier Reef snorkelling Tour on John Brewer Reef with the Museum of Underwater Arts.
Donna Gauci CEO Sea Link Marine Tourism
Donna Gauci
CEO SeaLink Marine & Tourism

"We are very excited to launch several new experiences to make holidaymakers’ escapes even more special.”

"We are very excited to launch several new experiences to make holidaymakers’ escapes even more special.”

Richard Doyle, General Manager of Global Sales & Distribution at SeaLink Marine & Tourism, said, “We are extremely excited to be sharing our new offerings with our valued trade partners from around the world, to entice global travellers to visit Australia and have the best, most diverse and unique holiday experiences.”

Mr. Doyle added, “ATE2024 is Australia’s largest global international trade show and that we again are able to come together face to face with our international travel trade partners offering us the perfect opportunity to share SeaLink’s Marine & Tourism’s many new experiences, connect and reconnect with our trade partners, celebrating our shared passion for travel and tourism.”

We’re excited to showcase some of our most popular and newest offerings across SeaLink Marine & Tourism, including:


  • Sydney Harbour Explorer (Captain Cook Cruises): Visit six of the city’s top destinations, including Shark Island, Manly, and Darling Harbour. Choose from 1-Day or 2-Day passes with an option to upgrade to include entry to Taronga Zoo and avoid the queues.
  • Sydney Harbour Story Cruise (Captain Cook Cruises): Back by popular demand, Sydney’s favourite 10:00am cruise returns 1 October 2024, leaving from the convenient Circular Quay five days a week. This stunning cruise explores the main Harbour sites that have made Sydney famous and includes Morning Tea.
  • Taste of Australia Dinner Cruise – Limited Time Only (The Jackson): Join Chef Nelly Robinson onboard a superyacht, The Jackson for a Taste of Australia Degustation Dinner like no other; specifically designed for our Business and Incentive events. The menu highlights sustainable seafood and locally sourced produce and is paired with Premium Australian wines. Ends June 2024.

For more information visit: Captain Cook Cruises - Sydney Harbour; The Jackson


K’gari (Fraser Island):

  • Illumina (Kingfisher Bay Resort): A first of its kind light show set in the heart of paradise at Kingfisher Bay Resort: The “Return to Sky” story breathes life into the island’s stories through a visual journey of discovery, regeneration, and growth across the world’s largest sand island, K’gari’s illuminated skies.
  • Ultimate Island Highlights Package: Experience the best of K’gari over 3 days/2 nights with a full day 4WD tour through the island’s famous sand tracks. Enjoy sunset cocktails and a specially crafted pre-show dinner before the mesmerising Illumina light show.
  • Bush Tucker Infused Menu: Sand & Wood Restaurant has launched a new dining menu infused with native Australian bush tucker flavours and ingredients.
  • Elevated Escape Noosa to K’gari: Enjoy the thrill of helicopter flight from Noosa to K’gari, followed by a private ranger guided 4WD tour. Then it’s off to explore diverse marine life at this Worle Heritage listed paradise before returning to Noosa by day’s end.
  • Ultimate Package (4-or 5-Days): Embark on an unforgettable bucket list adventure with two days of expert guided 4WD island exploration and one night at the newly renovated K’gari Beach Resort.
  • K’gari Beach Resort: Newly renovated rooms, modernised ensuites and coastal-inspired fixtures enhance an already magical K’gari experience. Additionally, the famous Eurong Bakery has been converted into a din-in café with extended indoor seating boasting ocean views.

Awards: Eco Certified Advanced Ecoturism; Best of Queensland Experience 2024

For more information visit: Kingfisher Bay Resort; K'gari Beach Resort; Illumina K’gari


  • Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Day Tour: Embark on an incredible journey to the Great Barrier Reef and the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) in North Queensland. Learn about local marine ecosystems and cultural significance to traditional land owners. Snorkel John Brewer Reef to see the stunning corals and discover MOUA’s Ocean Sentinels, a series of underwater sculptures.
  • Best of Townsville & Magnetic Island: This 7-day, 6-night package lets you experience Townsville’s rich history and stunning natural wonders for 2 nights before whisking you away to the quiet secluded beaches, rugged natural beauty and abundant wildlife within the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on Magnetic Island, two-thirds of which is National Park and home to North Australia’s largest koala colony. Once there you’ll take a guided tour, half-day snorkel tour and a sunset sail around this untouched paradise.

Awards: Eco Certified Advanced Ecoturism; Best of Queensland Experience 2024; ROC Respecting Our Culture Certified

For more information visit: SeaLink Magnetic Island


  • Whitehaven Beach Big Island Day Tour: Explore the beautiful Whitsundays Islands in air-conditioned comfort onboard a catamaran with premium lounge seating and rooftop deck viewing. Visit Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach taking guided walks across pure white silica sand and crystal-clear waters.
  • Adventure in the Whitsundays:
    • Red Cat Adventures: Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef find adventure on a fast boat or day sail on a catamaran or enjoy an outer reef snorkel or a hike to the Cedar Creek waterfalls.
    • Whitsunday Jetski Tours: A multi-award winning unique and personal experience for adventure seekers looking to explore the World Heritage listed Whitsunday Islands Marine Park with multiple day adventures to choose from.

Awards: Eco Certified Advanced Ecoturism; Best of Queensland Experience 2024; Whitsunday Jet Ski Tours Climate Action Certified Leader

For more information visit: SeaLink Whitsundays; Red Cat Adventures; Whitsunday Jetski Tours


Kangaroo Island:

  • Kangaroo Island Experience Day Tour: Now departing seven days a week, this tour includes a guided Seal Bay Conservation Park Walk onto the beach, a two-course lunch, a visit to the Flinders Chase National Park to see the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, and a kangaroo and koala viewing at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.
  • Kangaroo Island Sip & See Day Tour: With multiple weekly tours, this tour showcases the best of Kangaroo Island’s food, flora, and fauna, including a free-flight show at Raptor Domain, a two-course lunch and tour at the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, a tour and tasting at Clifford’s Honey Farm, a visit to stunning Pennington Bay and a wine tasting at False Cape Cellar Door.

Murray River:

  • Murray Princess Cruises: Cruise on the iconic Murray Princess, the largest inland paddlewheeler in the Southern Hemisphere for 3-night, 4-night or 7-night experiences that’ll take you through the breathtaking Murraylands; some of the most spectacular ancient gorges and red gum forests, towering stone cliffs and historic ports, local vineyards, and nature trails. Enjoy camaraderie, nightly entertainment, daily excursions and some of the best food and drink South Australia has to offer.

For more information visit: SeaLink Kangaroo Island; Murray Princess


Rottnest Island:

  • Rottnest Island Ferry & Bike Hire: Couple our catamaran’s air-conditioned ferry services from Perth and Fremantle to Rottnest Island with our new bike hire option for hours of independent island exploration—on-or-off the beaten track. We’ll provide the bikes and the routes, and you’ll have all the fun. Don’t forget to take a quokka selfie!

Perth, Swan River & Swan Valley: Cruise the Swan River or tour the Swan Valley by coach, or better yet, do both.

  • Swan River Cruises: Experience unrivalled views of Perth and the port city of Fremantle with cruises departing daily for lunch, dinner, and the magical twilight. Depending on the cruise, a delicious buffet and local wines & spirits await while the Captain’s commentary regales guest with stories and history of these two cities and the River region.
  • Indulgence Day Tour: Visit four quality Swan Valley wineries via coach, with a seated lunch and drinks, and tastings at a chocolate company to end the day on a sweet note.
  • Taste of Swan Valley: Enjoy a 2-hour morning cruise from Perth replete with morning tea followed by a wine tasting, cheese board, and set lunch. A feast for the palate and eyes.

Awards: 2023 Gold Award Winner Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards Major Tour & Transport Operators; 2022 Gold Australian Tourism Awards Major Tour & Transport Operators

For more information visit: SeaLink Rottnest Island; Captain Cook Cruises (Swan River); Swan Valley Tours


  • Luxury Tiwi Islands Escape: Escape to paradise at the Tiwi Island Retreat for an exclusive 2-day, 1-night package, including a beautifully appointed beach-front room, meal prepared by an award-winning chef, beach bonfire, sunset canapes and beverages, cultural walking tour with Tiwi guide and art workshop.
  • Tiwi by Design: This highly personalised cultural experience offers immersion into one of the oldest and most artistically diverse Aboriginal art centres in Australia. Travel from Darwin by ferry where a personal Tiwi guide walks guests to Tiwi Design Art Centre where local artists and dancers perform a traditional Welcome to Country with a smoking ceremony and totem dances. Guests create traditional Tiwi artwork to take home and tour the local museum and church. Morning tea and lunch included.
  • Darwin Harbour Sightseeing Cruise: Departing Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal at 11:55am daily, guests can relax and enjoy the city sights from the open sundeck or air-conditioned cabin on a high-speed catamaran. Live commentary showcases the city’s history from Cyclone Tracy devastation to remnants of WWII and the historic Bombing of Darwin, plus much more.

For more information visit: SeaLink Northern Territory; Tiwi By Design Islands Tours; Darwin Harbour Sightseeing Cruise

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