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  • Brisbane-skyline-landscape - The night skyline of Brisbane's central business district as seen from Mount Coot-tha.
  • Australia-Brisbane-Stradbroke-Island - An HDR photo of Stradbroke Island at sunset near Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  • Brisbane-skyline - The skyline of Brisbane, Australia, at dusk.
  • RCI-Aus-Brisbane-Paddington-chocolate - Monty's Chocolates in Paddington, Brisbane, offers tastings of some of Australia's best chocolates.
  • Australia-Brisbane-Markets - South Bank Markets in the evening in Brisbane, Australia.
  • Australia-Brisbane-Mature-Eastern-Water-Dragon - A Mature Eastern Water Dragon in the rainforest section of Brisbane Botanic Gardens.
  • Australia-Brisbane-Parklands - Take a tranquil stroll in the South Bank Parklands of Brisbane, Australia.
  • St-John's-Cathedral-Brisbane - Historic St. John's Cathedral in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  • Australia-Brisbane-figtree - Closeup of Moreton Bay fig trees, or Australian banyan trees, at Shorncliffe in Brisbane, Australia.
  • Story-Bridge-Brisbane-fireworks -  The Story Bridge during the Riverfire fireworks celebration in Brisbane.
  • Australia-Brisbane-waterfront - Business district lining the waterfront of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  • Australia-Brisbane-Bontanic - Escape from the urban hubbub by visiting the Brisbane Botanical Garden, Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Great-Barrier-Reef-coral-fish - Sail with Silver Discoverer and discover one of the great snorkeling and scuba diving sites on the planet in the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Bungle-Bungle-Range-Australia - Silver Discoverer takes you to explore the Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park, one of the most striking geological landmarks in Western Australia.
  • kayaking_South_West_Rocks - Kayakers paddle through turquoise waters at South West Rocks, Kempsey, North Coast NSW, Australia.
  • Silversea-Silver-Discoverer-Kimberley-Australia-aboriginal-art - View Gwion Gwion aboriginal rock art, near Kimberley Coastal Camp in northwest Australia, as part of a sailing on Silversea's Silver Discoverer.
  • Australia-Whitsunday-Islands-Snorkeling - A snorkeler encounters a school of fish in the Whitsunday Islands of Australia during a G Adventures expedition.
  • Great-Barrier-Reef-scuba.jpg - Silversea Expeditions’ Scuba Diving Expedition Voyages take place in top diving sites, such as Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
  • lake_near_Kempsey_Australia - A lake at dusk near Kempsey, Great Lakes area (near twin-towns Forster-Tuncurry) in the Mid-North Coast NSW region of Australia.
  • Galahs_Tomaree_National_Park - Galahs on the beach, Tomaree National Park, North Coast NSW, Australia.
  • Border_Ranges_National_Park - Couple on the Brindle Creek Walk at Border Ranges National Park, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Australia-Queensland-Bama-Way-Cave-Painting-Elder - An aboriginal elder stands in front of a Bama Way cave painting during a G Adventures expedition in Queensland, northeastern Australia.
  • Skillion-coastline - A couple sits on a rock ledge taking in The Skillion, Terrigal, along Australia's Central Coast NSW.
  • Perry_Sandhills_Wentworth - Arabia? Nah. Perry Sandhills in Wentworth, New South Wales' Outback region, Australia.
  • women_Hat_Head - Two women stroll along the beach at Hat Head, near South West Rocks, Kempsey, North Coast NSW, Australia.
  • Walls_of_China_Mungo_National_Park - The Walls of China in Mungo National Park, New South Wales' Outback region, Australia.
  • Minyon_Falls_Nightcap_National_Park - Minyon Falls in Nightcap National Park near Nimbin - Mullumbimby, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Hat_Head_beach_at_sunset - People stroll along the beach at sunset at Hat Head, near South West Rocks, Kempsey, North Coast, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Bar_Beach_Newcastle_NSW - A family having fun at Bar Beach in the Newcastle
region of North Coast NSW, Australia.
  • bird_Dorrigo_National_Park - Anyone know what kind of bird this is? Fabulous shot. In the rainforest of Dorrigo National Park of Australia's Mid-North Coast NSW.
  • Silversea-Silver-Discoverer-Kimberley-Australia-red-cliffs - Explore King George Falls and the red cliffs of Kimberley, Australia, when you sail with Silver Discoverer.
  • Vivid_Sydney_Festival - A couple takes in the Vivid Sydney Festival along Walsh Bay with the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a backdrop.
  • Trial_Bay_Gaol - Trial Bay Gaol in South West Rocks, North Coast NSW, Australia.
  • fishing_Tweed_River_Mt_Warning - Boys fish on the Tweed River as the peak of Mount Warning looms above them in Australia.
  • Silversea-Silver-Discoverer-Kimberley-Australia-King-George-Falls - Silver Discoverer takes you to explore King George Falls and the red cliffs of Kimberley, Australia.
  • Thunderbolts_Lookout_Barrington_Tops_NSW - A woman looks out over Thunderbolts Lookout in Barrington Tops National Park, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Mount_Warning_National_Park - Visitors at Mount Warning National Park, Murwillumbah district, Northern River Tropical NSW, Australia.
  • Smoky_Cape_Lighthouse_NSW - Smoky Cape Lighthouse at South West Rocks, Kempsey, North Coast, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Bogey_Hole_Newcastle - A wave crashes on the Bogey Hole ocean bath in Newcastle, Hunter, North Coast NSW, Australia.
  • pelicans_The_Entrance_NSW - We love this shot of three pelicans checking out the view at The Entrance along Australia's Central Coast NSW.
  • Australia-Northern-Territory-Kakadu-River-Landscape - See the Kakadu River during a G Adventures expedition of the Northern Territory of Australia.
  • Nobbys_Beach_Newcastle - People romp through the surf at Nobbys Beach in the Newcastle region of North Coast NSW, Australia.
  • kangaroos-Australia - Kangaroos near the coast in Australia, one of the encounters you'll have on a Cunard cruise Down Under.
  • Star-Princess-Sydney-Australia - Star Princess in Sydney, Australia.
  • Blackhead_Pool_Hallidays_Point - Blackhead Pool in Hallidays Point, North Coast NSW, Australia.
  • Australia-Northern-Territory-Kakadu-Cave-Painting - An ancient cave painting seen during a G Adventures expedition of the Northern Territory of Australia.
  • women_on_beach_Hat_Head_NSW - Two young women on the beach at Hat Head, near South West Rocks, Kempsey, North Coast, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Avoca_Beach_NSW - Scenic Avoca Beach, along the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.
  • Kayaking_at_Byron_Bay - A couple kayaks around the front of the Cape Byron lighthouse in Byron Bay in the Northern Rivers/Tropical NSW region, Australia.
  • Whitsunday-Islands-Great-Barrier-Reef-1 - Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef, teems with spectacular marine life. Shot taken on Langford Island looking toward Hayman Island.
  • parrot-at-Great-Barrier-Reef - A gorgeous parrot lands on the hotel balcony of visitors to Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
  • Whitsunday-Islands-Great-Barrier-Reef - Helicopter ride over the Whitsunday Islands in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
  • Uluru-Ayers-Rock - A colorized view of Uluru, or Ayers Rock, under the rain in Australia's  Northern Territory.
  • Seven-Seas-Voyager-in-Sydney-Harbor.jpg - Take in the sights of Sydney, Australia, on Regent Seven Seas Voyager.
  • Ponant-Australia-island.jpg - Take a Ponant cruise to visit nooks, crannies and small islands along the coast of Australia.
  • RCI-Aus-Seppeltsfield-Cellar-Door - With a legacy dating back to 1851, Seppeltsfield is Australia's iconic wine estate.
  • seafood-salad - A seafood salad in Bangalow, Northern Rivers, Australia.
  • Protesters_Falls_Nightcap_National_Park - A woman pauses on a bridge near Protesters Falls, Nightcap National Park near Nimbin - Mullumbimby, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Story-Bridge-Brisbane-fireworks -  The Story Bridge during the Riverfire fireworks celebration in Brisbane.
  • Melbourne-skyline-Yarra-River - Rowers and hot air balloons over the Melbourne skyline and Yarra River.
  • Melbourne-Princess-Theatre - People outside the Princess Theatre on Spring Street in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Melbourne-skyline-Yarra-riverboat - A riverboat plies the Yarra River beneath the Melbourne skyline near Federation Square as seen from Southbank.
  • Melbourne-skyline-night - View of the Melbourne skyline at night from Federation Square in Southbank.
  • Melbourne-skyline-at-dusk - View of the Melbourne skyline from Docklands.
  • Federation-Square-atrium-Melbourne - Crowds of people inside the atrium of Federation Square in downtown Melbourne, Australia.
  • Curtin-House-Melbourne - People enjoy drinks at the Rooftop Bar & Cinema at Curtin House at twilight in Melbourne.
  • Melbourne-panorama - Panoramic view of Federation Square, the Yarra River and Southbank
  • dessert-eatery-Melbourne - Luscious desserts at Burch and Purchese Sweet Studio in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Melbourne-dining-Coda - People dining at Coda, a trendy, industrial-chic basement space serving upscale Vietnamese fusion plates and set menus in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Howler-bar-Melbourne - Inside Howler - bar and cultural hub in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Pacific-Princess-Esperance-Australia - Pacific Princess leaving Esperance, Western Australia.
  • Sun-Princess-Fremantle-Australia - Sun Princess at Victoria Quay, Fremantle Harbour, Australia.
  • Australia-Adelaide-pier - A stunning sunset at Noarlungha Pier in Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Australia-Adelaide-rotunda - Elder Park Rotunda by the River Torrens in Adelaide, Australia, at night.
  • Australia-Adelaide-botanic - Azaleas flowering in spring at Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens in Adelaide, Australia.
  • Australia-Adelaide-cricket - A cricket game between the Adelaide Strikers and the Sydney Six's at the Adelaide Oval, Australia.
  • Australia-Adelaide-Arcade - Adelaide Arcade is a shopping arcade in the center of Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Australia-Cairns-beach - A beautiful beach in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
  • Australia-Cairns-flower - A lovely blossom in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
  • Australia-Cairns-rafting - Shooting the whitewater rapids near Cairns, Australia.
  • Australia-Cairns-coast - Coastal area of Cairns, Australia.
  • Australia-Cairns-Little-Kingfisher - Little Kingfisher at Centenary Lakes, Cairns, Australia.
  • Australia-Cairns-Kuranda-railway - The Kuranda Scenic Railway runs from Cairns, Queensland, to the nearby town of Kuranda.
  • Australia-Brisbane-waterfront - Business district lining the waterfront of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  • Australia-Brisbane-Bontanic - Escape from the urban hubbub by visiting the Brisbane Botanical Garden, Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Australia-Brisbane-figtree - Closeup of Moreton Bay fig trees, or Australian banyan trees, at Shorncliffe in Brisbane, Australia.
  • Australia-Brisbane-Markets - South Bank Markets in the evening in Brisbane, Australia.
  • Australia-Brisbane-Stradbroke-Island - An HDR photo of Stradbroke Island at sunset near Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  • Australia-Brisbane-Mature-Eastern-Water-Dragon - A Mature Eastern Water Dragon in the rainforest section of Brisbane Botanic Gardens.
  • Australia-Brisbane-Parklands - Take a tranquil stroll in the South Bank Parklands of Brisbane, Australia.
  • Australia-Hobart-Gardens - A rustic, restful scene in the gardens in Hobart, capital of Tasmania, Australia.
  • Australia-Hobart-Salamanca - Salamanca Market in Hobart, Tasmania.
  • Australia-Hobart-Cascade-Brewery - Cascade Brewery in South Hobart, Tasmania, is the oldest brewery in Australia.
  • Australia-Hobart-Constitution-Dock - Constitution Dock at the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery in Hobart.
  • Australia-Mount-Wellington - Mount Wellington as seen from Rosny in southern Tasmania.
  • RCI-Aus-Low-Isles-Wavedancer - Take a cruise on Royal Caribbean's Wavedancer to your very own island getaway.
  • RCI-Aus-Adelaide-City - A neighborhood of Adelaide, South Australia.
  • RCI-Aus-Adelaide-City-Government - Parliament Building in Adelaide, South Australia.
  • RCI-Aus-Adelaide - St Peter’s Cathedral is one of Adelaide’s iconic landmarks.
  • RCI-Aus-Adelaide-City1 - The Torrens River flows through Adelaide, South Australia.
  • RCI-Aus-Hahndorf-Inn - The Hahndorf Inn in Hahndorf, a small town in the Adelaide Hills regions of South Australia.
  • RCI-Aus-Barossa-St-Henri - Wineries in the Barossa Valley of Australia, near Adelaide, are know for Shiraz wines.
  • RCI-Aus-Barossa-Richmond-Grove - The Barossa Valley near Adelaide is home to many fine wineries, including Richmond Grove.
  • RCI-Aus-Cleland-Wildlife-Kangaroo - Hop to it! Head to Cleland Wildlife Park outside of Adelaide to encounter kangaroos and other critters.
  • RCI-Aus-Cleland-Wildlife-Koala - Cleland Wildlife Park, outside of Adelaide, lets you visit some of Australia's local animals, including koalas.
  • RCI-Aus-Penfolds-Magill - Try a wine-tasting excursion while visiting Adelaide. Don't miss the Magill Estate Winery to sample a little Shiraz.
  • RCI-Aus-Magill-Cellar 4 - Penfolds, near Adelaide, is a major wine producing region of Australia. Magill Estate Winery specializes in Shiraz and Grange.
  • RCI-Aus-Brisbane-Paddington-chocolate - Monty's Chocolates in Paddington, Brisbane, offers tastings of some of Australia's best chocolates.
  • RCI-Aus-Mosman-Gorge - Mosman Gorge and Daintree Rainforest are calm, pleasant excursions north of Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
  • Brisbane-skyline - The skyline of Brisbane, Australia, at dusk.
  • Brisbane-skyline-landscape - The night skyline of Brisbane's central business district as seen from Mount Coot-tha.
  • Australia-Cairns-waterfront - The wharves of Cairns, Queensland, Australia, at night. The casino's dome can be seen in the background.
  • Australia-Adelaide-neighborhood - 
    
 
The corner of North Terrace and Pulteney Street, looking southwest from Bonython Hall in Adelaide, Australia.
  • Torrens-River-Adelaide-night - A footbridge across the Torrens River, with the Adelaide Oval stadium in the background, in South Australia.
  • St-Francis-Xavier-Cathedral-Adelaide - St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Victoria Square, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Art-Gallery-of-South-Australia -  The Art Gallery of South Australia, part of the South Australian Museum on North Terrace in Adelaide, Australia.
  • Melbourne-skyline-Yarra-River - Rowers and hot air balloons over the Melbourne skyline and Yarra River.
  • Melbourne-Princess-Theatre - People outside the Princess Theatre on Spring Street in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Melbourne-Royal-Botanic-Gardens-couple - A couple relaxes in Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Melbourne-skyline-Yarra-riverboat - A riverboat plies the Yarra River beneath the Melbourne skyline near Federation Square as seen from Southbank.
  • women-Emerald-Peacock-Melbourne - Local women have drinks at the Emerald Peacock in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Melbourne-skyline-at-dusk - View of the Melbourne skyline from Docklands.
  • dessert-Daylesford-Australia - Dessert by Perfect Drop in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, northwest of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Melbourne-skyline-night - View of the Melbourne skyline at night from Federation Square in Southbank.
  • Melbourne-dining-Coda - People dining at Coda, a trendy, industrial-chic basement space serving upscale Vietnamese fusion plates and set menus in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Royal-Exhibition-Building-Carlton-Australia - The Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens in Carlton, just north of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Federation-Square-atrium-Melbourne - Crowds of people inside the atrium of Federation Square in downtown Melbourne, Australia.
  • Melbourne-panorama - Panoramic view of Federation Square, the Yarra River and Southbank
  • National-Gallery-of-Victoria-Australia - The National Gallery of Victoria, popularly known as the NGV, is an art museum in Melbourne. Founded in 1861, it's the oldest public art museum in Australia.
  • Curtin-House-Melbourne - People enjoy drinks at the Rooftop Bar & Cinema at Curtin House at twilight in Melbourne.
  • Melbourne-Craft-Victoria-exhibit - Bowls at Craft Victoria exhibition in Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Melbourne-Yarra-riverboat - A cruise boat sails on the Yarra River in the Southbank section of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Melbourne-shopping-at-Centre-Place - Shopping at Centre Place in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Melbourne-Federation-Square-couple - A couple walks through Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia.
  • dessert-eatery-Melbourne - Luscious desserts at Burch and Purchese Sweet Studio in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Howler-bar-Melbourne - Inside Howler - bar and cultural hub in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Whitsunday-Islands-Great-Barrier-Reef-1 - Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef, teems with spectacular marine life. Shot taken on Langford Island looking toward Hayman Island.
  • Great-Barrier-Reef-coral-fish - Sail with Silver Discoverer and discover one of the great snorkeling and scuba diving sites on the planet in the Great Barrier Reef.
  • RCI-Aus-Mosman-Gorge - Mosman Gorge and Daintree Rainforest are calm, pleasant excursions north of Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
  • Australia-Cairns-beach - A beautiful beach in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
  • Australia-Cairns-Little-Kingfisher - Little Kingfisher at Centenary Lakes, Cairns, Australia.
  • Australia-Cairns-rafting - Shooting the whitewater rapids near Cairns, Australia.
  • parrot-at-Great-Barrier-Reef - A gorgeous parrot lands on the hotel balcony of visitors to Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
  • Australia-Cairns-flower - A lovely blossom in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
  • Australia-Whitsunday-Islands-Snorkeling - A snorkeler encounters a school of fish in the Whitsunday Islands of Australia during a G Adventures expedition.
  • Australia-Cairns-coast - Coastal area of Cairns, Australia.
  • Australia-Cairns-Kuranda-railway - The Kuranda Scenic Railway runs from Cairns, Queensland, to the nearby town of Kuranda.
  • Australia-Cairns-waterfront - The wharves of Cairns, Queensland, Australia, at night. The casino's dome can be seen in the background.
  • Seabourn_Odyssey_in_Sydney_Harbor - Seabourn Odyssey sails through Sydney Harbor. Australia has become a major mecca for cruises in the past few years.
  • kangaroos-Australia - Kangaroos near the coast in Australia, one of the encounters you'll have on a Cunard cruise Down Under.
  • Flightseeing-over-Sydney - Flightseeing (what the Yanks call sightseeing) over Sydney.
  • Star-Princess-Sydney-Australia - Star Princess in Sydney, Australia.
  • Tomaree-National-Park - A couple at Tomaree Head lookout, overlooking Zenith Beach, Tomaree National Park, Port Stephens along Australia's North Coast NSW.
  • Bondi-Beach-Sydney - World-famous Bondi Beach in Sydney.
  • Cunard-Queen-Elizabeth-in-Sydney - Catch riveting views of the Sydney Opera House and coastal Australia while sailing aboard Queen Elizabeth.
  • Cunard-Queen-Mary-2-Sydney - Get a close-up view of some of Sydney's most famous landmarks while Queen Elizabeth sails its coast.
  • Sea-Princess-Sydney-Australia - Sea Princess passes beneath Sydney Harbour Bridge following her departure from Darling Harbour.
  • Sydney-Opera-House-Princess-Cruises - Head Down Under to take in the Sydney Opera House and other memorable landmarks. Princess Cruises offers travel options throughout Australia and Asia.
  • Carnival-Spirit-in-Sydney-Harbour - Carnival Spirit in Sydney Harbour.
  • flightseeing-plane-Sydney - A flightseeing plane in Sydney.
  • Golf-course-north-of-Sydney - A golf course north of Sydney.
  • Queen-Mary-in-Sydney-Harbour -   Queen Mary 2 in Sydney Harbour.
  • Sydney-Opera-House-closeup - A closeup of Sydney's iconic Opera House.
  • Sydney-skyline-and-sailboat - A sailboat wafts in Sydney Harbour against the city skyline.
  • Ponant-Sydney.jpg - A Ponant ship approaches Sydney Harbor, one of many ports of call in Australia.
  • Oceania-Sydney.jpg - Oceania Regatta docked in  Sydney Harbor.
  • Seven-Seas-Voyager-in-Sydney-Harbor.jpg - Take in the sights of Sydney, Australia, on Regent Seven Seas Voyager.
  • Seven-Seas-Voyager-in-Sydney-Harbor2.jpg - Cruise into Sydney Harbour on Regent Seven Seas Voyager.
  • Ponant-Sydney-Harbour2.jpg - Enjoy the warm summer months in Sydney on Ponant's L'Austral.
  • Ponant-Sydney-Harbour3.jpg - See Sydney Harbour in style on a Ponant luxury expedition ship.
  • Regent-Seven-Seas-Voyager-Sydney - Take a cruise on Seven Seas Voyager and discover Australia's majestic Sydney Harbor, a great winter getaway for Americans and Europeans.
  • Australia-Hobart-Gardens - A rustic, restful scene in the gardens in Hobart, capital of Tasmania, Australia.
  • Australia-Hobart-Salamanca - Salamanca Market in Hobart, Tasmania.
  • Australia-Hobart-Cascade-Brewery - Cascade Brewery in South Hobart, Tasmania, is the oldest brewery in Australia.
  • Australia-Hobart-Constitution-Dock - Constitution Dock at the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery in Hobart.
  • Australia-Mount-Wellington - Mount Wellington as seen from Rosny in southern Tasmania.
  • RCI-Aus-Adelaide-City1 - The Torrens River flows through Adelaide, South Australia.
  • RCI-Aus-Adelaide-City - A neighborhood of Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Torrens-River-Adelaide-night - A footbridge across the Torrens River, with the Adelaide Oval stadium in the background, in South Australia.
  • Australia-Adelaide-pier - A stunning sunset at Noarlungha Pier in Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Australia-Adelaide-neighborhood - 
    
 
The corner of North Terrace and Pulteney Street, looking southwest from Bonython Hall in Adelaide, Australia.
  • Australia-Adelaide-rotunda - Elder Park Rotunda by the River Torrens in Adelaide, Australia, at night.
  • RCI-Aus-Adelaide - St Peter’s Cathedral is one of Adelaide’s iconic landmarks.
  • RCI-Aus-Magill-Cellar 4 - Penfolds, near Adelaide, is a major wine producing region of Australia. Magill Estate Winery specializes in Shiraz and Grange.
  • Art-Gallery-of-South-Australia -  The Art Gallery of South Australia, part of the South Australian Museum on North Terrace in Adelaide, Australia.
  • RCI-Aus-Cleland-Wildlife-Koala - Cleland Wildlife Park, outside of Adelaide, lets you visit some of Australia's local animals, including koalas.
  • St-Francis-Xavier-Cathedral-Adelaide - St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Victoria Square, Adelaide, Australia.
  • RCI-Aus-Seppeltsfield-Cellar-Door - With a legacy dating back to 1851, Seppeltsfield is Australia's iconic wine estate.
  • Australia-Adelaide-botanic - Azaleas flowering in spring at Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens in Adelaide, Australia.
  • Australia-Adelaide-cricket - A cricket game between the Adelaide Strikers and the Sydney Six's at the Adelaide Oval, Australia.
  • Australia-Adelaide-Arcade - Adelaide Arcade is a shopping arcade in the center of Adelaide, South Australia.
  • RCI-Aus-Adelaide-City-Government - Parliament Building in Adelaide, South Australia.
  • RCI-Aus-Hahndorf-Inn - The Hahndorf Inn in Hahndorf, a small town in the Adelaide Hills regions of South Australia.
  • RCI-Aus-Barossa-St-Henri - Wineries in the Barossa Valley of Australia, near Adelaide, are know for Shiraz wines.
  • RCI-Aus-Barossa-Richmond-Grove - The Barossa Valley near Adelaide is home to many fine wineries, including Richmond Grove.
  • RCI-Aus-Cleland-Wildlife-Kangaroo - Hop to it! Head to Cleland Wildlife Park outside of Adelaide to encounter kangaroos and other critters.
  • RCI-Aus-Seppeltsfield-Barrell-Hall - Seppeltsfield, outside of Adelaide, is the only winery in the world to release a 100-year-old, single vintage wine every year.
  • RCI-Aus-Penfolds-Magill - Try a wine-tasting excursion while visiting Adelaide. Don't miss the Magill Estate Winery to sample a little Shiraz.

Australia travel guide: What to do & see

our guide

The vibe

There are a lot of natural wonders Down Under, and the best way to experience a lot of them is by cruise ship. Whether you venture into the wild or visit a nature preserve, it's a memorable experience to observe wild parakeets, kangaroos and koalas or to explore the incredible reefs below the surface of the sea. More civilized pursuits abound as well, including wine tasting, fine dining and myriad ways to enjoy the visual and performing arts.

Australia's Gold Coast, on the eastern side of the country, is home to magnificent beach resorts providing access to the famed Great Barrier Reef. The winery districts of South Australia and New South Wales offer more romantic spots to stay and explore. Adventures await those who head to the Outback and Australia’s wilder side.

Australia has become one of the fastest-growing cruise markets in the world over the past few years, with Aussies themselves boarding ships to take in different parts of their country alongside Americans, Canadians and other travelers who fly to Australia or visit it as part of a cruise through the South Pacific or Southeast Asia. 

Cruise lines that call on Australia

Top reasons to go

  • Wildlife and landscapes unlike anywhere else on Earth
  • Vibrant cities with great dining, shopping and cultural offerings
  • A paradise for birding, hiking and snorkeling and all kinds of other outdoor pursuits
Rowers and hot air balloons over the Melbourne skyline and Yarra River.
James Lauritz / Courtesy of Tourism VictoriaRowers and hot air balloons over the Melbourne skyline and Yarra River.

Top cruise ports

Sydney

See Cruiseable's Guide to Sydney for a roundup of things to do and see in Australia's capital and surrounding New South Wales area. 

Melbourne

Melbourne, on the southeast coast of Australia, has a more proper English vibe than Sydney yet is equally cosmopolitan, and it boasts a lively, culturally diverse city center. Ships dock at Station Pier, which has good tram and taxi connections to downtown, about 20 minutes away. For a stellar view of the city, head up to Eureka Skydeck 88 on Riverside Quay, then grab a bite at Queen Victoria Market, one of the world’s most bountiful food pavilions. Other outstanding sites include the Royal Botanical Garden, which features 50,000 plant specimens from around the world; The National Gallery of Victoria, which houses the premier collection of Australian art; and Sovereign Hill, a recreation of the region’s Gold Rush heyday of the 1850s.

Adelaide

Moving a bit farther west, Adelaide, capital of the South Australia province, is known for its restaurant scene as well as its proximity to Australia’s most important wine region. Ships dock at Port Adelaide, with good taxi and bus connections to downtown. For an intro to the Australian wine industry, visit the National Wine Centre, which includes an interactive exhibit where visitors can try their hand at winemaking. Fans of Edwardian and Victorian architecture will want to stroll along North Terrace and also visit Ayers House, which offers period rooms and two restaurants. The South Australia Museum offers the largest collection of Aboriginal art and artifacts in the world.

Perth

On Australia's far western edge lies remote Perth, the capital of Western Australia, with its beautiful beaches, idyllic climate, laid-back vibe and subtropical landscape that recalls the coast of Southern California. Ships dock in nearby Fremantle, which offers plenty of attractions of its own, including the Western Australia Maritime Museum, home to a winning America’s Cup yacht, and Fremantle Prison, providing a glimpse into Australia’s convict past. Excursion options include visits to the Swan Valley wineries and a ferry ride out to Rottnest Island, a nature preserve with wildlife that includes small, adorable marsupials called Quokkas.

Hobart

Hobart, the capital of the island state of Tasmania, offers a delightful and walkable area of cafes, galleries and brewpubs to explore just steps from the pier. Shopping for locally made arts and crafts in the restored warehouses at the Salamanca Place and Salamanca Arts Centre, touring the Cascades Brewery or driving up through scenic forests to the top of Mt. Wellington are among its many diversions. Northeast of Hobart, the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary offers the chance to see unique Australian creatures, including Tasmanian devils.

A couple on the Brindle Creek Walk at Border Ranges National Park, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia.
Tweed and Coolangatta Tourism / Courtesy of Destination NSWA couple on the Brindle Creek Walk at Border Ranges National Park, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia.

Brisbane

Along Australia's easternmost coast, Brisbane is best known for its superb surfing beaches and coastal enclaves. But it also offers a compelling city center with such sights as Brisbane City Hall, with its city museum and clock tower, and RiverWalk, a pleasant meander through botanical gardens and mangroves.

Cairns

Cairns, in northeastern Australia, is the nation's closest port city to the Great Barrier Reef, with multiple half-day and full-day excursions available out to the Reef for incredible snorkeling or diving. Cairns is also known for its seafood restaurants along the Esplanade and for the Cairns Tropical Zoo, where visitors can interact with wildlife, including cuddling koalas and feeding kangaroos. Two hours north of Cairns, the Daintree Rainforest is a wonderland of tropical vegetation and wildlife.

Darwin

Darwin, the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, is surrounded by a wild and rugged tropical environment. Among the day trip possibilities are Litchfield National Park, with its waterfalls, giant termite mounds and primeval forests. In town, the Darwin Botanical Gardens and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory also give a taste of the region.

Shopping

Among local specialties to look for are aboriginal arts and crafts, including wooden bowls, ceremonial items and paintings, which are available in galleries in many ports. Australian opals are also a good buy. 

Dining

Australia’s dining scene has won international acclaim for its Mod Oz cuisine reflecting the country’s diverse ethnic cultures and excellent local meats, seafood and produce. Port city restaurants are likely to feature delicious local seafood, including succulent lobsters known as Moreton Bay Bugs.

Silversea Expeditions’ Scuba Diving Expedition Voyages take place in top diving sites, such as Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Courtesy of Tourism and Events QueenslandSilversea Expeditions’ Scuba Diving Expedition Voyages take place in top diving sites, such as Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Family-friendly options

Outside of Adelaide, the Cleland Wildlife Park offers the chance to stroll among kangaroos and emus, cuddle koalas and walk through an aviary of native birds.

Don’t miss

Melbourne’s State Library of Victoria has fascinating exhibits from its rare book collection and a magnificent Reading Room modeled after the one in the British Museum.

Best time to go

Climates vary widely across the vast island continent of Australia. Think opposite seasons than the States when booking travel here, with December through February being hot, humid summer months for most of the country, and the wet season in the tropical north. The Australian winter is from June to August but is generally mild. 

In southeast and southern coastal areas such as Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, the spring months of October through November and fall months of March through April offer idyllic weather, but even the winter months bring mostly sunny days. Perth in Western Australia offers a Mediterranean climate that is comfortable year round. The best time to visit Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef is during the dry season (April through October) when temperatures are lower in heat and humidity and the waters are free of stinging box jellyfish that plague divers at other times of year.

Fun facts

  • The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth.
  • More than 80 percent of Australians live within 50 miles of the coast.
  • In 1902, Australia became the second country in the world to give women the right to vote.

Need to know

Documents: U.S. citizens will need a valid passport and an Australian visa.

Language: English

Currency: The Australian dollar

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I am a veteran travel writer who has enjoyed reporting on destinations far and near for many publications. My favorite way to travel is on board a ship, no matter where it's going. 

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