Princess Cruises’ Australia and New Zealand cruisetours pave the way for unique travel experiences with adventure and cultural enrichment at every turn – all complemented with a wonderfully relaxing Princess cruise. Princess’ cruisetours pair an ocean cruise with a land-based journey to create an even more profound travel experience, one that you’ll be dying to share with your friends and family. With an Australia and New Zealand cruisetour from Princess Cruises, you’ll enjoy deeper journeys into cities like Sydney, Port Douglas, Cairns, Ayers Rock and Alice Springs. Plus, you’ll still have impressive ports of call throughout the region, so you don’t have to miss out on touring New Zealand’s diverse communities and dramatic geography.
Things to Do on an Australia and New Zealand Cruisetour with Princess Cruises
There’s certainly no lack of excitement on Princess Cruises’ Australia and New Zealand cruisetours. You could venture into the wild Outback, explore the amazing Great Barrier Reef and get up close and personal with rare species – all accompanied by entertaining and well-informed tour guides. The experience is always what you make it, so contact our experts to make it unforgettable. Highlighted below are a few of our most highly recommended things to do when enjoying a Princess Cruises Australia and New Zealand cruisetour:
Stunning Blue Mountains (Sydney, Australia)
Before venturing to the Blue Mountains, visit the Featherdale Wildlife Park to see (and possibly feed!) wallabies, kangaroos, koalas and emus. You’ll see countless other species before continuing your journey towards the abundant scenic lookouts and rock formations of the Blue Mountains. Other highlights include the Three Sisters sandstone formation, the Prince Henry Cliff Walk and a cable car ride over Jamison Valley.
Huon Valley and Tahune AirWalk (Hobart, Australia)
Head to the Huon Valley Apple Farm to learn about apple farming and cider making from within the valley’s picturesque setting. Afterwards, enjoy a light brunch at the Huon Manor Bistro before making your way to the Tahune Forest AirWalk in Tasmania. This will be your rare chance to experience a forest from an entirely new perspective as you walk through the treetops more than 100 feet in the air.
Great Barrier Reef (Port Douglas, Australia)
Depart from Port Douglas aboard an air-conditioned catamaran with the Great Barrier Reef in your sights. This massive, living reef – the world’s largest – is actually composed of nearly 3,000 individual reefs. You’ll have three hours to explore this underwater marvel through a variety of activities, including snorkeling, scuba diving and helmet diving. For those looking to stay dry, you can visit an underwater observatory, ride in a semi-submersible boat or sightsee from a helicopter.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves (Auckland, New Zealand)
Journey along New Zealand’s scenic Waikato River to the entrance of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Step onto a tour boat for a short cruise through the limestone caves. Along the way, enjoy your guide’s compelling stories and facts while staring at the sci-fi radiance of the tiny glowworms that reside within the cave.
Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock, Australia)
Fly into Australia’s Outback territories to explore the Uluru National Park, home to the famous red Ayers Rock, along with many other rock formations. Some tours overnight in Ayers Rock, offering the chance to see the area’s striking beauty and changing colors at sunset. You could also participate in a campfire tour where you’ll learn all about the Australia’s enthralling Aboriginal culture.
Sydney Harbour Tour (Sydney, Australia)
It’s one thing to see pictures of Sydney, but it’s a whole different experience in person. Hop on a small luxury ship for a breathtaking tour of Sydney Harbour. You’ll see and learn about the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanical Gardens and the Fort Denison island fortress. Interact with your engaging guide while enjoying snacks with coffee and tea.