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Best Australian Cruising Holidays - Tours, Sailing Cruises, Adventures, Scenic Boat Trips

Updated on November 16, 2016
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John has traveled extensively has developed 5 website guides for touring Australia & Worldwide. John has developed travelers tips & tricks.

Boat cruising is a memorable and fabulous way to see Australia's wonderful and spectacular coastline, bays and estuaries, spectacular lakes and inland waterways in style and luxury. Boat cruises of every type and location are available for tours ranging from Sydney to the Great Barrier Reef, from the Murray River to the Whitsunday Islands or along the wild Tasmanian coastline, through the NSW Great Lakes region, or through the Swan River estuary in Perth. There are many wonderful holiday packages available that include boat trips and cruises.

Many cruise boat companies offer cruise packages ranging in length from 1, 2 or 4 weeks depending on the provider and location. Cruising vacations provide the best of both worlds - enjoy the fantastic on-board luxurious and stylish facilities and entertainment, while getting the opportunity to enjoy the scenery and the many organized day tours and city visits on stop-overs along the way. Every day you will get the chance to see new destinations, wonderful scenery, fantastic wildlife and be taken in luxury to many new places to explore.

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Australian Cruises - Simply Stunning!

There is no better and more relaxing way to see the seemingly endless and diverse expanse of the Australian coastline than by cruising and enjoying scenic boat trips, wildlife cruises and charter boat services, including fishing trips.

There are also many smaller cruises available around Australia for scenic day-trips.

Sydney is one of the most famous and visited cities in Australia with its fabulous harbour and Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. This modern and vibrant city has a fascinating history with a plethora of scenic, sites, attractions, places to visit and local tours to fascinate and totally captivate most visitors for days and weeks. You can explore Sydney Harbor by luxury ferry, a jet boat, sailing charter, water taxi or jet ski - the choice is up to you.

The world famous Great Barrier Reef in far North Queensland is a fabulous place for Cruises either on luxury cruise ships, ferries, charter boats or sailing boats.

The renowned Quicksilver Cruises uses large twin-hulled wave-piercing boats to quickly and comfortably takes you out to the renowned Agincourt Reef, on the unique thread of ribbon reefs that run along the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef.

From the friendly crew you will learn about the reef ecosystem and its diverse range of fish, turtles and other fauna, which can introduce you for the dazzling and brilliant kaleidoscope of color and abundance and diversity of the fish you will see when snorkeling through the coral outcrops.

You can choose to stay dry, and see the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-submersible vessel, or a glass-bottomed runabout, or even from a small helicopter. You may also want to go scuba diving on the reef if you are qualified.

The renowned Queensland Gold Coast, Broadwater and Surfer Paradise areas boast hundreds or kilometres of waterways that are a boating paradise. There are many boat cruises and charter boats with easy access from Brisbane.

You can wine and dine on a fabulous floating dinner cruise on the Gold Coast waterways or at Harvey Bay just north of Brisbane.

Spend the day sailing on a tall ship, go on a whale watching cruise, or catch your own dinner on a fishing charter adventure. There are many options to suit every taste and desire.

You can even hire a bare boat charter boat and spend a week or so cruising on the magnificent waterways of the Gold Coast or Whitsundays in Tropic North Queensland. There are so many options involving cruises on the Gold Coast you will need weeks to experience them all.

Fantasea Adventure Cruising offers award winning cruises in the Whitsunday Islands area off the coast of tropical north Queensland. Their air-conditioned high-speed catamarans and ferries provide smooth and comfortable passage showcasing the delights of the Whitsundays icons. You can take a trip to the visitor platform on the Outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef and try snorkeling. Visit the famous Whitehaven Beach, which has the whitest sand in the world, the fabulous resort island of Hamilton Island with its new Hamilton Island Golf Club on nearby Dent Island. You can take the 5-island cruise around the Whitsundays.

In West Australia you can take a fabulous 5-day Cruise that includes all the delights of the Coral coast and Kimberley Region - Perth, Monkey Mia, Pinnacles Desert, Kalbarri, Ningaloo Reef and Carnarvon

Another fabulous wilderness area to enjoy on a cruise, is the majestic Gordon River Cruise in the World Heritage Wilderness area on the West Coast of Tasmania, departing from Strahan. For a more comprehensive Tasmanian tour, the Pacific Princess sails from Melbourne to Devonport, which is famous for its dairy products, honey, beef, farm cheeses and sweet berries. You will then cruise to Coles Bay and see Wineglass Bay on the stunning Freycinet Peninsula. The cruise then visits Hobart for an opportunity to enjoy Hobart's historic sites, antique shops, museums, restaurants and cafes. Next the cruise visits Tasmania's more famous historical site, Port Arthur and the picturesque Tasman Peninsula. You will see a diverse range of spectacular scenery on this fabulous cruise. There are many other beautiful cruises around the Tasmanian coastline.

© 2010 Dr. John Anderson

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