Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian National Maritime Museum acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the Traditional Custodians of the bamal (earth) and badu (waters) on which we work.

We also acknowledge all Traditional Custodians of the land and waters throughout Australia and pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to Elders past and present.

Voyages between Sydney and Cairns

May – June 2020

(6 voyages available)

Retracing Cook’s 1770 voyage – these voyages explore the eastern coastline charted by Cook in 1770.

Leaving Sydney on 6th May these 6 voyages traverse the eastern coast and take in Newcastle, Seventeen Seventy, Brisbane, Gladstone, Mackay, Hamilton Island, Townsville and Yarrabah before arriving in Cairns at the end of June.


  • Sailing inside the Great Barrier Reef
  • Heading north with Humpback whales
  • Exciting sailing – reefs and changing currents
  • South east trade winds
  • Tropical sailing
Please note:
Endeavour will be in Kamay Botany Bay for the Sutherland Shire Council's Meeting of Two Cultures event planned for 29 April 2020.

Sydney to Cairns Voyage Legs and Dates

Join an Endeavour 2020-2021 voyage leg as part of the working crew, or as a supernumerary where you can choose your level of participation.

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Sailing legs available for sale listed below.

* All arrival dates into port are approximate and subject to change due to unpredictable weather and sailing conditions.

Sailing Legs Itinerary and Costs

Voyage* VOYAGE Crew

(GST Included)


(GST Included)

Sydney - Newcastle
Wednesday, 6 May 2020 to Thursday, 7 May 2020
2 Days
$990 $1,650
Newcastle - Brisbane
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 to Monday, 18 May 2020
7 Days
$2,750 $4,620
Brisbane - Gladstone
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 to Sunday, 31 May 2020
6 Days
$2,310 $3,960
Gladstone - Mackay
Saturday, 6 June 2020 to Wednesday, 10 June 2020
5 Days
$1,430 $2,750
Mackay - Townsville
Monday, 15 June 2020 to Saturday, 20 June 2020
6 Days
$1,760 $4,950
Townsville - Cairns
Thursday, 25 June 2020 to Tuesday, 30 June 2020
6 Days
$2,090 $3,650