Australia Cruises

On an Australian cruise you get the opportunity to experience a vast and incredibly diverse continent of unique landscapes in a country like no other. This incredible continent of incredible natural wonders and amazing cities offers a truly spectacular cruise holiday experience.

Amazing cities such as Sydney, Melbourne and Perth offer a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, the Red Centre and the Blue Mountains show truly beautiful sites. Enjoy the tropical climate of Queensland and sail around the Whitsunday Islands and get back to nature and off the beaten track in Tasmania all of these being just a small selection of memorable activities to indulge in on an Australian cruise.

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Here's just taste of what's on offer in Australia:

New South Wales

More often than not the first port of call when arriving in Australia is Sydney. Offering a sophisticated and outdoor city culture many of New South Wales’ attractions can be found in the surrounding areas of this wonderful city. Along with iconic structures like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House you’ll find the stunning Blue Mountains only a 2 hour train ride away, beaches to the north and south of the city within 20 minutes commute and the Hunter Valley offers world-class vineyards easily accessible for a short break outside of the city.

Northern Territory

For a true Australian Heritage there is nowhere better than visiting the Northern Territory for it rich Aboriginal culture and history. Visiting Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta National Park awards the traveller with thousands of years of Aboriginal life along with awe inspiring natural rock formations. The modern, tropical city of Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, sits on the north coast and is the shortest route into Australia from the UK. Other high points include the largest national park in Australia known as Kakadu, Katherine Gorge for river cruising and trekking in Arnhem Land.

Queensland

Queensland is known as the sunshine state. Take a tour around the Atherton table lands for waterfalls and crater lakes, stay in the tropical jungle that is Cape Tribulation, or take a 4 night sail around the Whit Sunday Islands for scuba diving and beautiful beaches, in particular Whitehaven beach. But the largest attraction to Queensland must be the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living organism in the world. The capital Brisbane is an energetic, vibrant place famous for its casual laid-back lifestyle and friendly people. Places not to miss are the sunshine coast to the north and the gold coast to the south and also the sand island that is Fraser Island for 4x4 treks.

South Australia

Known as the 'festival state' South Australia offers the discerning traveller many tastes of authentic Australia. Also home to the Barossa Valley, one of the greatest wine producing regions in the world, South Australia provides something for every visitor. Adelaide, the state capital is a strong cultural city with many art galleries and museums. There are many untouched golden beaches just outside of Adelaide but further a field a rich history of mining Opals at Coober Pedy. To find a large range of native animals in their natural habitat Kangaroo Island can be found just 70 miles from Adelaide

Victoria

Known as the ‘garden state’ Victoria is the smallest mainland state in Australia which makes its attractions more accessible to the traveler. Melbourne prides itself of its festivals and culture and also holds major sporting events such as the Australian Grand Prix and the Tennis Open. Places not to be missed are the Grampians National Park, exploring Australia longest river ‘the Murray’ and taking in the fantastic views along the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Adelaide passing the Twelve Apostles.

Western Australia

The largest state in Australia making up a third of the landmass offers many attractions in this sparse state. Perth is the capital and sits on the Swan River which is a great day out up river to the wineries on a wine cruise or down river toward the tradition style port town of Fremantle. Also accessible from here are day trips to Rottness Island, a stunning natural island in which visitors can fish, cycle and snorkel. Further north lies the coral coast where you can snorkel to the Ningaloo Reef and swim with Dolphins at Monkey Mia. Other attractions are the gold rush town of Kalgoorlie, the Bungle Bungles and the Pinnacles.

Tasmania

Australia's most southerly state is well known for its National Parks of which make up 40% of the state. Tasmania has many diverse landscapes ranging from alpine mountains to dense rainforest. This state is well suited to a self drive itinerary with tourists being able to travel around easily visiting wine lands around Launceston, Tasmania’s historic penal colony at Port Arthur and seeing penguins at the seaside town of Bicheno. Stay in one of the stylish new hotels and discover this stunning wilderness, along with its rich colonial history and delicious cuisine.

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