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, on the South coast of NSW, Eden and the Sapphire Coast are set in rugged coastal wilderness, golden beaches and crystal waters. It’s a whale watching wonderland throughout spring. Excursions include cruising Twofold Bay to see dolphins, seals and penguins; and visiting wildlife parks to see kangaroos, wallabies and koalas. Sample award-winning oysters and mussels straight from the river, or visit one of the region’s local dairy farms.
Wollongong – Port
Wollongong is a beautiful seaside city perfectly nestled between the Tasman Sea and the Illawarra escarpment which provides a variety of stunning coastline and walking trails. The region’s northern villages of Thirroul, Austinmer and Coledale are coastal havens with great beaches, popular cafes and boutique shopping. As an adventure playground, Wollongong offers skydiving, surf schools and hang gliding with visitors able to take in the adrenalin of the world-famous Sea Cliff Bridge to the serene Nan Tien Temple. With an array of cafes, small bars, and seaside dining, Wollongong is the perfect size city to explore!