Rediscover Your Backyard

Posted January 19th, 2017

With the world waiting to be discovered, it can be easy to forget about all the amazing attractions we have here in Australia. Put on your tourist hat, however, and you’ll soon realise why the Land Down Under attracts millions of visitors each year. Ideal for travellers short on holiday time or looking for a smaller-budget getaway, an Australian cruise is sure to be a winning option. Below, you’ll find just some of the itineraries that explore our beautiful country, from north to south and east to west.  

Great Barrier Reef

Get ready for sun, snorkelling and sea when you book a trip aboard Princess Cruises’ seven-night Queensland coast voyage. Departing from Brisbane, you’ll dock at Airlie Beach, Cairns and Willis Island before returning to the state’s capital. Airlie Beach is famously known as the hub of the Whitsunday Islands and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

With a few days at sea too, you’ll get to enjoy the amazing amenities on the Sun Princess, including outdoor pools, hot tubs, spas, a beauty salon, a sauna, the Princess Theatre and The Sanctuary.

Kangaroo Island

Voyage with P&O on a four-day cruise from Melbourne and spend a day on the stunning Kangaroo Island. This value-packed P&O Sea Break will be the perfect way to relax, be pampered and immerse yourself in Australia’s wonderful natural beauty. Situated off South Australia’s mainland, this isle is home to sea lions, platypus, koalas, dolphins, kangaroos and more. Kangaroo Island is also known for the Remarkable Rocks, a series of rock formations, and Admiral Arch, a natural rock arch that has been sculpted by weather over thousands of years and is located in Flinders Chase National Park.


Sail in true luxury with Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony on a 12-night itinerary from Fremantle. On your cruise, you’ll visit Bunbury, Albury, Esperance, Melbourne, Burnie and Hobart before disembarking in Sydney. This comprehensive cruise is a great way to experience Australia’s southern states, including beautiful Tasmania. In Burnie, passengers can discover everything from waterfalls and a whiskey distillery to gardens and craft workshops. Meanwhile, Hobart delivers history, culture, fine food and drink, natural attractions, shopping and more. 

Northern and Western Explorer

Treat yourself to a 15-night cruise with Princess Cruises and unearth the many delights of Australia’s northern and western coastlines. Launching from Brisbane, the Dawn Princess journeys to Cairns, Alotau, Darwin, the Kimberley Coast, Broome and Geraldton, before docking at Fremantle. One of Western Australia’s biggest attractions, the Kimberley will undoubtedly be a highlight of your cruise. Here you’ll find awe-inspiring canyons, outback stations, towering rock formations, freshwater swimming holes and a region teeming with wildlife. 

With so many Australian cruise itineraries to choose from, you’re sure to find a cruise that perfectly matches your wants and needs. Let us help you rediscover your backyard – call us on 1300 954 661 now and one of our experienced cruise consultants can provide you with advice and book your next great holiday.

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