Optional tours are available from most ports for an additional charge.
Day Melbourne, AustraliaDeparts 05:00 PM "Melbourne is consistently voted one of the world's most livable citiesand for good reason. This is Australias cosmopolitan heart with cutting-edge art and architecture, historic galleries, attractions and museums, plus a dizzying range of restaurants, bistros, markets and bars. It's renowned for its sporting culture, home to the esteemed Melbourne Cricket Ground and Australian rules football teams.
The famous laneways of Melbourne bustle with hidden bars and eateries, while myriad beaches and parks allow for the ultimate outdoor lifestyle and active things to do. Its a melting pot of cultures and a city of gourmands who demand excellent food and find it everywherefrom modern Australian cuisine and delicious Asian fusion fare to low-key cafés serving the best coffee youve ever tasted."
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Day Adelaide, AustraliaArrives 09:00 AM Departs 11:00 PM Adelaide is the gateway to some of Australia's best wine country and is pleasantly dotted with historic buildings, botanic gardens and lush parks. This is home to the award-winning Cleland Wildlife Park where many of the animals are free-roaming. A wonderful shopping experience can be found at the Central Market and the Adelaide Art Museum house an extraordinary collection of indigenous art.
Day Kangaroo Island, AustraliaArrives 07:00 AM Departs 02:30 PM Kangaroo Island is home to the Seal Bay Conservation Park, protecting a colony of Australian Sea Lions. Must-sees on the island where wildlife roams free include Remarkable Rocks and Admiral Arch.
Day Portland, AustraliaArrives 12:30 AM Departs 09:00 PM The only gannet colony on mainland Australia resides in Portland.. Blue whales feed on the local krill from November to May and there are numerous koalas, emus and kangaroos. The Great Ocean Road here spans 249 miles of breathtaking views and the sight of the 12 Apostles world-famous limestone pillars.
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Day Port Arthur, AustraliaArrives 11:00 AM Departs 06:00 PM The Port Arthur Prison and Coal Mines are a part of the UNESCO World Heritage designation protecting the convict history of Australian settlement. The imposing Penitentiary, the chilling Separate Prison, the4 Convict Church and the ruins of the coal mine community bring to life the earliest European arrivals in this land. The playful naming of the on-site restaurant as Felons Bistro shows how far the current population has come.
Day Hobart, Tasmania, AustraliaArrives 12:01 AM Departs 10:00 PM "Tasmania, once the butt of many jokes, is finally cool. The little Australian island is home to stunning landscapes, old-growth forests and exceptional local produce. Lording over all this goodness is Hobart, the islands creative capital. Although its remoteness might once have made it feel provincial, the city has truly come into its own in recent years. Its got one of the worlds best museums of contemporary art, vibrant markets, a cosmopolitan dining scene and eclectic music festivals. Its also achingly beautiful, with a natural harbor setting and rugged Mount Wellington looming in the background.
The city is compact enough to easily explore on foot. Start at the sandstone area of Salamanca Place with its hip galleries, artist studios and bustling cafés and bars, and then roam the quaint streets of Battery Point, one of Hobarts oldest neighborhoods. Immerse yourself in nature at the gorgeous Botanical Gardens or head out of town to learn more about Tasmanias darkbut fascinatingpast. Fuel up on the freshest seafood straight from the Southern Ocean down at the waterfront, or feast on gourmet Tassie produce at one of the many excellent restaurants in town. Whatever you choose to do, we promise you wont be bored.
Day Freycinet National Park, AustraliaArrives 09:00 AM Departs 05:00 PM Freycinet National Park is full of natural assets, pink granite peaks, secluded bays, including iconic Wineglass Bay, white-sand beaches and an abundance of birdlife including black swans. Swimming, snorkeling and diving are all excellent activities in the pristine waters here.
Day Launceston, TasmaniaArrives 10:30 AM Departs 10:00 PM Launceston is famous for its Cataract Gorge offering walking trails, panoramic views, sculpted gardens and a chairlift. It is the second largest city in Tasmania and sits by the lovely Tamar River and boast some delicious sparkling wines, as well as Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The Queen Victoria Museum present exhibits of Tasmanian history in a 19th century railway workshop.
Day Phillip Island, Victoria, AustraliaArrives 01:30 AM Departs 11:00 PM Located southeast of Melbourne on the coast of Victoria state, Phillip Island is a favorite place for nature lovers. Aside from beaches, the island also offers The Nobbies, a rugged headland graced with boardwalks for viewing the Bass Strait waters, slopes where seabirds nest and, at Seal Rocks offshore, the largest breeding colony of Southern Fur Seals in Australia. Another daytime attraction is the Koala Conservation Centre, where visitors can view these amiable marsupials at tree-top level on a skywalk, or stroll the bush among wallabies, possums, echidnas and other wildlife. A highlight is the sunset Parade of Penguins when Little Penguins, the worlds smallest breed, waddle up from the sea to overnight in their nests among the dunes.
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Day Eden, AustraliaArrives 07:00 AM Departs 02:00 PM The heart and soul of Eden is its location on Twofold Bay, the shore-based whaling station there and Old Tom, the legendary killer whale whose story is told at the Eden Killer Whale Museum. Eden remains a working port so rest assured the seafood eaten there will be the freshest around. Eden is a popular whale watching site and whales migrate to and from the Antarctic twice a year.
Day Sydney, AustraliaArrives 08:00 AM "If you want a snapshot of Australia's appeal, look no further than Sydney: The idyllic lifestyle, friendly locals and drop-dead natural beauty of this approachable metropolis and its attractions explain why the country tops so many travelers' wish lists. But Sydney is more than just the embodiment of classic antipodean coolthe city is in a constant state of evolution. A list of what to do in Sydney might start with the white-hot nightlife, with its new cocktail bars and idiosyncratic mixology dens. Inventive restaurants helmed by high-caliber chefs are dishing up everything from posh pan-Asian to Argentine street food, while the famous dining temples that put Sydney on the gastronomic map are still going strong too.
The famed harbor is among the top sightshome to twin icons the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it is the stepping-off point for some of the city's best cultural attractions and sightseeing. In one day you can sail around the harbor, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the opera house and climb the bridge, with time to spare for people-watching over a flat white at a waterfront café."