Australia is teeming with vast treasures. Indulge in seasonal delicacies and fine wines. Snorkel among technicolor fish. Discover ancient cultures, explore historic landmarks, and tour the country’s most charming cities. Princess will help you create memories to last a lifetime.
Excursions — Your Gateway to Australia's Best Attractions
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.
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.
Photo: Enjoy regional wines
Natural Wonders & 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.
Photo: Pinnacles Desert in Perth's Nambung National Park
Unique & 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.
Photo: The iconic Tasmanian Devil
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).
Photo: Award-winning Chef Curtis Stone
MONUMENTS & MASTERPIECES
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.
Photo: The Sydney Tower is the tallest structure in the city skyline with the second tallest observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere
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.
Photo: Richmond Bridge in Hobart, Tasmania
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.
Photo: The Blue Mountains boasts ancient ravines, lush forests and stunning waterfalls
Stretching out over two million square miles (5 million square kilometres), some of Australia’s magnificent sights require more time to explore. Pair your cruise with a land tour to the outback that lets you immerse yourself in local indigenous culture and visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the spectacular Great Barrier Reef and the mystical and iconic Uluru.