Here is a description of our route through the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, and Australia.

Map of Route

Heartsong III Pacific Passages

Bodies of Water

  • Pacific Ocean,
  • Coral Sea
  • Tasman Sea
  • Arafura Sea

Route Detail

  1. Panama west to Galapagos (not shown on map)
  2. Galapagos west to Marquesas, French Polynesia (not shown on map)
  3. Cruise Marquesas
  4. Marquesas west through Tuamotus to Society Islands (Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora)
  5. Cruise Society Islands
  6. Bora Bora west to Palmerston Atoll, Cook Islands
  7. Cook Islands west to Vava’u, Tonga
  8. Cruise northern Tonga
  9. Cruise Ha’apai Group of Tonga
  10. Vava’u south to Tongatapu, Tonga
  11. Tongatapu, Tonga, south to New Zealand
  12. Cruise and land-travel New Zealand
  13. New Zealand north to Lautoka, Fiji
  14. Cruise western Fiji (Viti Levu, Mamanuca Group, Yasawa Islands)
  15. Fiji Islands west to Vanuatu
  16. Cruise Vanuatu
  17. Vanuatu west to Cairnes, Australia (Great Barrier Reef)
  18. Cairnes, Australia, south to the Whitsunday Islands, Australia
  19. Cruise Whitsundays
  20. Whitsunday Islands south to Hervey Bay (Fraser Island), Australia
  21. Hervey Bay south to the Gold Coast, via the Great Sandy Strait, Australia
  22. Southport (Gold Coast) south to Sydney, Australia
  23. Explore Sydney Harbour and environs; land travel to interior (9 months)
  24. Sydney north to Fraser Island
  25. Fraser Island to Cairns
  26. Cruise Great Barrier Reef
  27. Lizard Island to Cape York
  28. Cape York west to Darwin

Photographs from this Route (South Pacific)

Photographs from this Route (New Zealand)

Photographs from this Route (Australia)