Cruises travelling to Australia
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Highlights of Australia
Most of Australia's capitals are port cities and our aquatic environments can be as varied as our terrestrial ecology. Cruising Australia's mighty oceans, harbours and inlets brings a whole new perspective to the 'sunburnt' country.
A few of the highlights of cruising Australia:
- Sailing amid the 74 islands of the Whitsundays on azure waters is a must-do for the highly strung. This is an aqua playground near the Great Barrier Reef and even if your ship doesn't stop here, admiring the miles of silica beaches fringing the region's tropical islands is still very relaxing. Coupled with the lull of waves on the bow, it's a little slice of home-grown heaven.
- Cruising under the Sydney Harbour Bridge at dusk just as the city lights are appearing, amid a festive onboard atmosphere, is a treat. Sydney's landmarks are familiar to many but getting out on the water to see them – and sailing through The Heads – is something different again. One of the other advantages of sailing into/out of Sydney is that you dock at Circular Quay or Darling Harbour, right in the CBD.
- A multicultural seaside town, Broome has a vibrant history and relaxed lifestyle, attracting artists, musicians and outdoor-lovers from all walks of life. Cruising into this town puts the Kimberley region within reach but even if you don't stray far from town, you might leave a little of your heart in Western Australia.
Featured Australia Ports
Sydney. She's simply stunning. Enjoy a glass of Australian wine and a seafood feast while soaking up the views of the famous Sydney Harbour.
The city of Melbourne is one big secret waiting to be discovered. Behind a quiet door down an unknown laneway you'll find a trendy bar, a designer boutique or the city's best coffee.
Adelaide is dusting off its image as a mere city of churches and blossoming into a trendy coastal hub with a burgeoning live music, art and café scene.
A tourist city with a small town feel, Cairns is a popular gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Tropical, lush and soaked in sunshine, lap up Cairns' laidback attitude amongst glorious surrounds.
Pull up a chair, order a coffee and watch the world go by in Fremantle, Perth's charming and bohemian seaside neighbour.
Where the sun is warm and the locals are welcoming, Broome is a beachside town beloved by travellers. Come for a swim and stay for the sunset.
Rich with culture and charisma, Hobart is a laidback town beloved for its tranquil landscape, enchanting heritage and gourmet delights. Visit a winery, wander the historic markets and enjoy the good life in Tasmania's capital.
With blue skies, green parks and several maroon football teams, life in Brisbane is colourful and laid back. Soak up some sun and 'take it easy' in the sunshine state.
Whoever thought nature and luxury couldn't mix has yet to travel to the Whitsundays, a place where five star resorts lie on lush private islands, and tropical lagoons neighbour sparkling swimming pools.
Australias seasons are the reverse of the Northern Hemisphere so Christmas here is in mid-summer and the coldest months are July and August. However Australia spans from the tropics (were winter is very pleasant and summer is hot and humid) to Tasmania which has a more temperate summer and cold winters.