Brisbane – Port city
Brisbane is a culturally diverse city with plenty for visitors to enjoy, including live music, theatres, museums and international cuisine. To the north and south are the famous beaches of Surfer’s Paradise and the Gold Coast, rainforest vistas, rugged mountain ranges, waterfalls, clear mountain streams and ancient trees. Guests can tour the animal sanctuaries for an up-close wildlife encounter.
Fraser Island – A stopover for some cruise lines
World Heritage Listed Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island with huge dune beaches including Seventy Five Mile Beach. Native Aboriginal tribes call this island K’Gari, meaning paradise. The island is home to ancient rainforests, sand dunes, fresh water lakes and streams, and an abundance of birds and wildlife.
Hamilton Island & Airlie Beach – A stopover for some cruise lines
The Whitsundays is in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, with 74 tropical islands dotting the Coral Sea, and a lively mainland hub at Airlie Beach. Visitors enjoy sailing and island hopping, spectacular beaches, national parks, snorkelling and diving on the reef, island golfing, watersports, skydiving and memorable dining.
Port Douglas – A stopover for some cruise lines
Boasting a perfect tropical climate, Port Douglas is a sophisticated coastal resort village on the doorstep of the World Heritage Listed icons of the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. Beautiful beaches, bustling beachside markets, great dining, art, shopping and spa pampering are all on offer.
Cairns/Yorkeys Knob – Port
The gateway to the heart of Tropical North Queensland, the Port of Cairns is one of the country’s busiest cruise destinations. Take a day trip out to the Great Barrier Reef and Tropic Rainforest, explore the food and wine region of the Tablelands, experience local Indigenous culture or get up close with Australia’s famous wildlife.
Thursday Island – A stopover for some lines by request
Off Cape York Peninsula lies Queensland’s hidden gem, Thursday Island, where guests are welcomed by the Torres Strait Islanders whilst discovering World War II history and an abundance of wildlife, including dolphins, dugongs and turtles.