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Explore Australasia

A cruise is the perfect way to visit the Australasia region. Entering Sydney harbour past the famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge onboard a cruise ship is a great way to start. As well as sampling the delights of cosmopolitan cities such as Sydney and Melbourne, you can visit Australia's magnificent Ayres' Rock, go kangaroo spotting in the Kakadu National Park and go snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.Known for its wild, expansive outback, superb beaches and surfing grounds, Australia also has an incredible array of wildlife including kangaroos, koala bears, wombats and platypus and a vas...
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Australasia
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A cruise is the perfect way to visit the Australasia region. Entering Sydney harbour past the famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge onboard a cruise ship is a great way to start. As well as sampling the delights of cosmopolitan cities such as Sydney and Melbourne, you can visit Australia's magnificent Ayres' Rock, go kangaroo spotting in the Kakadu National Park and go snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.

Known for its wild, expansive outback, superb beaches and surfing grounds, Australia also has an incredible array of wildlife including kangaroos, koala bears, wombats and platypus and a vast coral reef teeming with marine life.

Hop across the Tasman Sea to discover New Zealand's breathtaking landscape - as seen by many in the Lord of the Rings films. Unspoilt coastlines, steep fjords and volcanoes set the scene for amazing outdoor activities ranging from bungee jumping and whitewater rafting to glacier skiing on Mount Cook and hiking the wonderful Milford Track.

New Zealand comprises two main islands - known simply as South Island and North Island - and numerous small islets. North Island boasts the bustling metropolis and world yacht racing capital of Auckland, exotic black sand beaches and lush green hills. While South Island's mountainous terrain and glaciers have earned it the title of the 'Switzerland of the South Pacific.'

Cruises to Australasia start in the autumn and carry on through the winter months. As the seasons are reversed, it's perfect weather for cruising. Australia and New Zealand are also often featured on itineraries on many around the world cruises.
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Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and combines a modern and vibrant atmosphere with a sub-tropical climate and unique natural beauty. Take a trip to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can create unforgettable memories as you cuddle a koala. In the South Bank cultural precinct you'll discover top attractions including Queensland Museum, Sciencentre, and Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. Explore the colourful flora and fauna at Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens or indulge in retail therapy at the Queen Street Mall. If you're feeling adventurous, why not abseil down the iconic Story Bridge?
Brisbane, Australia
Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia
Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and is packed to the brim with famous attractions and sights. Explore Sydney Harbour with its Opera House and Harbour Bridge; before relaxing with a seafood platter in an open-air, waterside eatery. Admire the architecture at Parliament House, Australia Museum and Sydney Town Hall. Head to Darling Harbour and visit Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and Wild Life Sydney Zoo, before discovering the city's history at the nearby Rocks area and Rocks Discovery Museum. Ride to the top of Sydney Tower Eye for amazing city-wide views and to meet the challenge of the Skywalk. Or simply hop on a ferry and spend a few hours enjoying the delights of Manly Beach.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Christchurch is located on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island; known for its English heritage and famous Avon River which meanders through the city centre. The river banks are home to fabulous cycling paths and sprawling North Hagley Park with sports courts and botanical gardens, as well as the green heart of the city Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Simulated Antarctic environments, penguins, huskies, and rides can be found at the International Antarctic Centre and Canterbury Museum displays insightful Maori and Antarctic collections. For all animal lovers, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and Orana Wildlife Park give you the chance to see fascinating kiwi birds, giraffes, lions, gorillas, and white rhinos.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Just off the coast of Queensland in north-eastern Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is known as the largest living thing on Earth and is even visible all the way from outer space. Made up on thousands of stunning reefs and hundreds of islands, complete with over 600 types of hard and soft coral; it's also the habitat of many colourful fish, starfish, turtles, dolphins, and sharks. On any trip to the Great Barrier Reef; Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, and Daydream Island are among the best islands to explore. There are many opportunities to snorkel in the beautiful blue waters or maybe pay a visit to the sands of Whitehaven Beach. Perhaps take an air tour for a bird's-eye view of the unique sights or simply enjoy time discovering the wildlife.
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