Whether you’re ready to discover the Australian outback or want to enjoy some shore excursions in Queensland, you’ll find several river cruises around Australia that will take you to off-the-beaten-path destinations and cities that provide a taste of local culture. The Murray River in South Australia is a popular destination for river cruises and can take you to several destinations around Auckland and Sydney. Here are some of the best river cruises to Australia.

Viking Ocean Cruises Australia & New Zealand

If you want to discover the Sydney’s rich history and explore Dunedin, take this 15-day cruise through Australia and New Zealand for a guided discovery excursion on nine tours. The cruise includes traveling around The Rocks of Sydney Harbor, the Gippsland Coast, and The Bass Strait between Australia and Tasmania. You’ll learn all about the “Apple Isle” and get to see the mountains and bays from a fresh perspective.

Captain Cook Cruises

Discover the Australian rivers aboard the PS Murray Princess, a classic riverboat cruise ship featuring onboard sauna and spas, 24-hour tea and coffee bar, and watersports. The cruise takes you to and from Mannum for a three-night adventure on the water. All meals are included and you can enjoy snorkeling and shore excursions along the way. The Captain’s Dinner on the last evening of the cruise is the perfect way to celebrate with the captain, the crew, and fellow passengers.

Cruise & Maritime Vasco da Gama

This boat is designed with the Jade Wellness Center and sports facilities and the ‘Cellar Door’ wine and spirit tasting room. It also offers arts and crafts classes so you can learn some new skills. The cruise takes you to and from Adelaide to discover Kangaroo Island and the Gelenelg River. Book one of the 120 balcony cabins or 28 deluxe balcony suites to make the most of your experience. If you’re looking to splurge, the Royal Penthouse suite will be the place toe enjoy a truly VIP experience.