Tour Talk: Coral Expeditions plan wellness tours to the Great Barrier Reef

One of Australia’s most awarded cruise operators, Coral Expeditions, have announced that in 2021 they will commence a “Revitalise on the Reef” program focusing on mixing wellness with in-depth experiences in the Great Barrier Reef.

Curated in collaboration with wellness expert Kris Abbey, the 7-night voyage will travel onboard the yacht-like small ship Coral Discoverer (which carries up to 72 people) and feature a customised wellness program set against one of the world’s most stunning backdrops, taking in the extraordinary marine life and the natural heritage of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

A signature Xplorer tender vessel, glass bottom boat and Zodiac tenders will allow guests to explore the Great Barrier Reef up close.

“I’m excited to be working with Coral Expeditions to create the ‘Revitalise on the Reef’ Wellness Expeditions,” said Abbey. “There is no better destination than the Great Barrier Reef to immerse yourself into the wonderful world of wellness. To wake up with the sun, enjoy clean fresh food, explore nature’s stunning island playground and return home healthier for the experience.”

With the Great Barrier Reef already a perfect setting for enriching experiences, the voyage will be aimed at self-discovery and personal growth.

A specially developed program draws on the latest wellness practices alongside ancient Indigenous traditions. Wendy Jones and Sue Pope from Yoga Soul Sisters conduct yoga classes in unique locations on the islands and cays of the Great Barrier Reef. Additionally, Qi Gong classes, relaxation sessions and fitness, nutrition or wellness workshops are held each day, with guests taking home life skills to adopt into daily living. Health-oriented cuisine is offered along with opportunities to swim, snorkel and scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef, allowing guests to settle into the soul-enriching rhythms of the Coral Sea surrounded by solitude and seabirds.

The 7-night ‘Revitalise on the Reef’ expeditions depart Cairns on 15 and 22 September 2021 from $5,590 per person twin share. For more information and bookings head to

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.