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Shore Excursions and Tours for Cruise Ships visiting New Zealand and Australia

Hobart
Burnie
Adelaide
Melbourne
Sydney
Cairns

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This is a huge continent with a range of landscapes like no other country on Earth, from the northern port of Darwin to the Tasmanian port of Hobart in the far south, your cruise is an ideal way to see as much of this fascinating country in a short time as possible. Chance to see some of the unique species that have evolved to withstand the harsh conditions as well as unique Aboriginal culture and history.
 
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Australian Koala Bear

 

 

Hobart - Tasmania
Hobart, the State Capital of Tasmania, was first settled by the British in 1803 as a Penal Colony, it is one of Australia's oldest cities and is full of history. This busy city is a popular port of call for Cruise Ships with plenty of tours available. Visit the Cadbury factory or the Cascade Brewery for tours and tastings, explore Mount Wellington, at 1271m high, it dominates the city skyline. Cruise the Derwent River, to explore further inland. Don't miss a visit to one of the wildlife centres to see the famous Tasmanian Devil, an angry little beast, noted for its unnerving cry.                          
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Hobart Tasmania  Historic Prison

 

 

Burnie - Tasmania
Burnie is a picturesque port city of some 20,000 people, nestled around the Emu Bay on the northern coastline of Tasmania. Theres plenty to see and do in the region, sample fine local cheeses at the Lactos factory, view the magnificent Rhododendron gardens and maybe even spot a fascinating Platypus in the wild. Trips into the countryside to see more of this fascinating region can be arranged either as a group or individually.                      
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Burnie Tasmania view of The Nut

 

 

Adelaide
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he capital city of South Australia and the gateway to the Outback, world famous wine regions and the grand Murray River, plus great opportunities for shopping along Rundle Mall, dining at over 700 fantastic restaurants, plus art and culture. The historic city dates from the 1830's when its unique design was laid out by the forward thinking Colonel William Light, now 1.25 million call the city home.
A short drive from the city are the famous wine regions of the Barossa, McLaren Vale and the Clare Valley. The historic town of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills is noted for its Germanic origins and also has a number of great wineries. Car buffs will be interested in the National Motor Museum at Birdwood. Adelaide offers something for all tastes and interests.
                                           
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Adelaide City Sights Australia

 

 

Melbourne
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cosmopolitan city, full of contrasts, claims to be the style capital of Australia. Plenty to see and do both in the city and the surrounding region. Try one of the Gourmet food tours, visit some of the wineries a pleasant drive from the city centre. For those into 'Retail Therapy' you will not be disappointed at the number and quality of the shops and designer boutiques to choose from. Capital of the State of Victoria, the city has a strong European flavour. Check out the standard small group tours below or if you want a Private tour see the Signature Class range of vehicle hire options.                                                                                      
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Melbourne Australia Puffin Billy Steam Train tour

 

 

Sydney
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he largest city in Australia, is often the start or end point for your cruise. The amazing Sydney Harbour, one of the Worlds largest harbours, is a boaties playground and most Cruise Ships will berth right in the heart of the City at Circular Quay, just a short walk to the famous Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the Botanical Gardens. These offer easily accessible options for your shore visit and a few minutes walk will bring you to the Historic 'Rocks' area, full of cafes, bars and some great shops. Take a Ferry across to Manley to see more of the Harbour, or how about some surfing on the famous Bondi Beach. If you have time why not take a day tour out to the Hunter Valley wine region or the Blue Mountains.
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Sydney Opera Houes from the Botanic Gardens  Australia

 

 

Cairns
From this stylish international city, the islands, rainforest and reef of tropical North Queensland are on your doorstep. Snorkel, dive or take a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef a World Heritage-listed site, for spectacular coral islands and marine life. Enjoy the Cairns Esplanade and trawl the restaurants, shops and bars. Go white water rafting in the nearby rivers or take the scenic railway to the tranquil, butterfly-fringed village of Kuranda and the Rainforest Skyrail. Try a day trip to the magical Daintree Rainforest, thought to be the planet's oldest surviving tropical rainforest.                                    
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Australian Koala Bear

 

 


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