Brisbane – Port
Queensland’s buzzing riverside capital city, Brisbane, is wedged between the ocean and rugged national parks. This culturally diverse city offers plenty for visitors to enjoy including live music, theatres, museums, international cuisine, and all with the classic laid-back Queensland attitude. It’s the gateway to the wonders and famous beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, World Heritage-listed rainforests, rugged mountain ranges and island retreats.
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.
The Whitsundays – 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. Cruise ships moor at Hamilton Island and Airlie Beach.
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 – 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 trip out to the World-Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest, taste the home-grown fresh produce of the Atherton Tablelands, experience local Indigenous culture or get up and 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.