Sydney – Port
Cruises sail into sparkling Sydney Harbour, past the Sydney Opera House and the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. With a day or two ashore, passengers can go from world famous beaches like Bondi to chic bars, stroll along coastal cliff walks, jump on a ferry and explore Sydney Harbour like a local, or shop in the City’s fashion boutiques. Sydney boasts Australia’s most vibrant food scene with world-renowned chefs catering for all tastes and budgets. Aboriginal culture experiences and harbourside tours are also available close to the port.
The Blue Mountains – Shore Excursion
This World Heritage Area offers fresh mountain air and breathtaking vistas. Bushwalks abound, with trails to suit all ages and abilities. Scenic World’s cablecar or famous scenic railway allows panoramas of the wilderness, waterfalls, valleys and rugged tablelands. Enjoy rustic cafes and restaurants serving locally sourced produce, wine, beers and ciders.
Newcastle – Port
Ranked as one of the top 10 cities in the world by Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel list, beachside Newcastle boasts a vibrant arts culture, bars and restaurants. Discover intriguing colonial and maritime history on a coastal walk or take an excursion to the Hunter Valley, Port Stephens or the Australian Reptile Park.
The Hunter Valley – Shore excursion
From Newcastle or Sydney, a tour to the much-loved Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region, is a delight any time of year. Home to more than 150 top-class wineries, vineyards and cellar doors, cruise guests can sample gourmet food and wines on a tasting tour.
Port Stephens – Shore excursion
Port Stephens’ golden beaches, vast blue bay and inlets make it a must-do excursion from Sydney or Newcastle. Daily dolphin watching cruises boast a 99 per cent success rate in dolphin sightings, and adventurous guests can take a quad bike tour in the sand dunes. Get a flavour of the region with local hand-shucked oysters, freshly caught seafood or its range of abundant, quality produce.
Eden and the Sapphire Coast – Port or Shore Excursion
Halfway between Sydney and Melbourne, Eden and the Sapphire Coast offers passengers the experience and hospitality of a small Australian town completely surrounded by national parks, state forests and golden coastal beaches. Eden is also home to a rich maritime history and some of Australia’s most significant whale heritage sites.
Wollongong – Port
Wollongong is a beautiful seaside city nestled between the dramatic Illawarra escarpment and the Tasman Sea. The buzzing city centre offers shopping, art galleries, restaurants boasting fresh seafood and a lively bar scene. This is complemented by the abundance of natural beauty on offer with 17 stunning beaches, historic harbours and coastal rainforests – making it the perfect spot for outdoor adventure and activities.