Exploring the Down Under is a great way to discover new territory, visit historic sites, and see the wine country of Australia. Several cruises around Australia take you to popular tourist destinations and a few lesser known venues where you can see the Australian wildlife and natural habitats, explore riverside mansions, and visit cultural attractions and sites. You’ll find shore excursions in Australia for adventure seekers, wine lovers, and those who are just looking for a relaxing day by the water. Here are some of our favorites:
Hobart City Tours
Several cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean, Princess, Carnival, and Celebrity, offer shore excursions that tour the city of Hobart. This city is home to several historic buildings and edgy art galleries. You can enjoy views from Mount Wellington and explore several culture attractions, fine dining restaurants, and local shops around the city to make the most of your experience.
Kangaroo Island Excursion
If you want to see seal colonies, penguins, and pelicans while trekking across some of the most unique rock formations in the country, make your way to the third largest island in Australia — Kangaroo Island. The island is home to Seal Bay Conservation Park where you can enjoy stunning views of the rocks and landscape and see wildlife up close. Seabourn, Oceania, Cunard, and Princess cruise lines are some of the cruise lines that include Kangaroo Island excursions on their itinerary.
Port Arthur Exploration
Another place to soak up local history and enjoy some cultural sites is Port Arthur. This is the biggest convict site in Australia and has more than 30 preserved buildings and restored period homes. You can get tickets for a guided tour of the properties and learn about their rich history, see the gardens, and visit the dockyard. Cruise lines including Carnival, Cunard, Princess, and Seabourn include these excursions on their itinerary.