Destination: Australia & New Zealand

Australia

Destination: Australia & New Zealand

Australia

Discover the stunning beauty of Australia

Architecture

Sydney hosts several architectural delights, including the iconic Sydney Opera House and the 320-meter-tall Sydney Tower and Government House, one of Australia’s finest examples of colonial-style architecture. In the heart of Melbourne sits Federation Square, and rising 230 meters into Brisbane’s skyline, the SkyPoint viewing deck boasts 360-degree views of the Gold Coast

Art & Museums

Many of Australia’s museums are closely tied to the land, its people and history. Hobart is known for its well-preserved 19th century National Trust buildings, Broome’s museum traces native life and the pearling industry, while in Tasmania you can discover what life was back in the early 1900s.

Excursions

Explore the Great Barrier Reef from Airlie Beach. Visit the award-winning Rainforestation National Park in Cairns. Ride a camel along the shore, and learn the secrets to pearl farming in Broome. On itineraries with More Ashore Late Night calls, we stay until at least 9 p.m. in port so you can experience some of the fabulous nightlife. And with a range of Discovery Recommended and Exclusive excursions available only with Princess Cruises, you’ll see Australia in a whole new way.

Lifestyle and Culture

Pursue your passion for wine, beer and chocolate with a taste-testing tour in the Margaret River region. Explore the art and crafts in the charming cities of Hahndorf and Montville, or visit a variety of museums and cultural parks to celebrate Australia’s rich native and colonial history.

Natural Wonders and Landscapes

Traverse a canopy path above the forest floor for a bird’s-eye view of the ancient karri and tingle trees near Albany. Behold the otherworldly spires at Perth’s Nambung National Park. Explore the underwater beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, or travel inland to Tamborine Mountain, a fertile volcanic plateau that boasts 21 species of birds.

Onboard Enrichment

At Princess® we want you to have an unforgettable Australian adventure – so we’ve created onboard experiences designed to immerse you in the destination:

  • Savor delicious new culinary experiences created exclusively for Princess by Australian-born icon Chef Curtis Stone, award-winning restaurateur, best-selling author and television personality. And discover SHARE, a new restaurant by Chef Stone dedicated to connecting with others, available on select ships.
  • Take a bite out of fresh, locally inspired fare, like lamb shanks and barramundi filet in munthari sauce, paired with outstanding wine selections, such as Australia’s famed Shiraz reds.
  • Enjoy “Festivals of the World” celebrations, such as New Zealand's Matariki, a Māori festival that marks the start of the Māori New Year, with ceremonial offerings and homage to whakapapa (ancestors).

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

While the Sydney Opera House is a prime example of architectural design at its finest, Port Arthur’s humble penal colony stands as a grim reminder of Australia’s early beginnings. There are a number of natural World Heritage Sites, including the Great Barrier Reef, the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the Blue Mountains and the Rainforestation National Park.

Unique and Iconic Wildlife

From Tasmanian devils to wombats and kookaburras, you’ll encounter fascinating animals and plants from the region and from around the globe at Brisbane’s Australia Zoo, Melbourne’s Healesville Sanctuary, Sydney’s Featherdale Wildlife Park and the Perth Zoo.

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Australia Outback Adventure

Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: soak in the brilliant underwater colours of the Great Barrier Reef, and then watch the setting sun transform the sky as Uluru glows red from afar.

Ultimate Australia

Our most extensive Land & Sea Vacation guides you through the highlights of Sydney, radiant Uluru in the heart of the outback, scenic Kakadu National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with wildlife), Darwin, Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef.

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Brisbane, Australia

The gateway to the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Brisbane is also a living museum dedicated to keeping its heritage alive with an abundance of 19th century buildings.

Melbourne, Australia

Stroll through Queen Victoria Market, a Melbourne institution since 1878, and pick up gourmet goods. For cutting-edge culture, food and shopping, Federation Square offers a city block full of galleries, restaurants and stores.

Perth (Fremantle), Australia

Western Australia’s capital is a cosmopolitan mix of high rises and colonial buildings, beautiful beaches and verdant parkland, as well as the mystical yellow quartz sand of the Pinnacles Desert.

Sydney, Australia

The Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are just two of the welcoming sights greeting you as you approach Australia’s oldest and largest city. Once you’re in town, visit the golden sands of Bondi Beach, travel to the Blue Mountains, or explore the historic Rocks district.