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5 Amazing Places to Visit in Australia On a Cruise

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There are some travel destinations in the land down under that are often mentioned and ought to be on every bloke’s bucket list. So, travelers who love to take a cruise should make it a point to pay a visit to the island continent, Australia. To help you in this endeavor, here is a list of five places you must not miss on your cruise to Australia.


5 Best Places to Visit in Australia 

Australia cruises are known for their beautiful port cities of Sydney, Brisbane, and Fremantle. Here is a list of places that you should explore while in Australia.

1. Sydney

Being one of the largest cities in Australia, Sydney has a big and busy harbor. The iconic Sydney Opera House is located by the bay. You also get to see scenic mountains, beautiful beaches, and the marvelous Sydney Harbor Bridge, which is a breathtaking specimen. At the port, you can look through visual aids for 360° views of the city. Cruises from Sydney offer wonderful exquisite features in food, museums, and state-of-art shore excursions. Unique attractions include the famous Sydney Opera House (as mentioned before), Botanical Gardens, Conservatorium of Music, and the world-famous Bondi Beach.

2. Melbourne

Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, is a bustling place filled with restaurants and shopping plazas. Also, if you are a seasoned art lover, then visit the exquisite art galleries. Performing arts centers are also one of the biggest attractions in the recognizable venues in Melbourne.

Some shore excursions in Melbourne include riding an electric bike through the city and discovering the city independently. If you are an explorer type, then you could scoot around at your leisure. Discover a behind-the-scenes tour of famous sports arenas and museums.

Together they make Melbourne one of the notable Australia Tourist Attractions.

3. Port Douglas

Port Douglas is well-known for its fabulous beach resorts, lush rainforests, and the world’s largest coral reef system. It is an assorted town with many boutiques, restaurants, and attractions within its boundaries. If you love idling away, then don’t miss a chance to fish Barramundi. Or you could board a river cruise through a rainforest.

Also, Read: How many beaches are in Sydney?

4. Brisbane

Brisbane is one of the best places to visit in Australia as it has a modern and charming environment. It is also an ideal place to learn things about the Australian culture. The weather is great all year round.

So if you are on a cruise in Australia, near Brisbane, then make it a point to enjoy outdoor activities like rock climbing or visiting a koala sanctuary and the Gold Coast beaches. However, if you prefer distancing yourself from all the noise, then you could also plan a Mountain Adventure in Mt. Coot-tha. Or you could also enjoy a wine tour at Sirromet Winery.

5. Willis Island

This is one of Australia’s external territories, which is the only inhabited island in the entire Coral Sea Islands Territory. Willis Island is famous for its abundance of flora and fauna. You will see beautiful forests full of colorful birds and animals in lush island scenery.

Key Takeaways

When talking about the best places to visit in Australia, that list will be quite long. However, if you are taking a cruise, these port cities mentioned above can help you access the best bits of this country and its culture. So, head over to and find the ultimate Australia cruise.

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