Australia Wine Cruise

9-Nights of Rest & Recovery in Southern Australia

The perfect complement to our New Zealand North & South Island Tour, this Sydney to Sydney round trip sailing is the most relaxed and stress-free way to cover a lot of ground in the land Down Under.

March 3 - 12, 2025 

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MARCH 3 - 12, 2025

Join us for as little as $2,652 per person at double occupancy (including all taxes and fees, plus the special private group perks of a free beverage package and wifi.

A $500 non-refundable deposit holds your spot. 

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WHAT'S INCLUDED:

Spacious balcony staterooms starting at 184 sq. ft.

Access to 29 distinctive restaurants, bars, and lounges

Unique food and beverage experiences crafted by a Michelin-starred chef

Spa and fitness center

A variety of onboard activities

Engaging visionary performances offer the best entertainment at sea and beyond

Sweeping ocean views

An adults-only solarium and rooftop garden

Smoke-free casino

Opportunities for yoga

Visit five locations in southern Australia and enjoy relaxing days at sea

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ITINERARY & OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS

Departs 6:45 pm

Considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers so much—from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. Tour architectural marvels like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, view life below the surface from Sydney Aquarium’s underwater walkways, or take it all in from above on a tour of the Sydney Tower. You’re never far from nature in this thriving urban center. Well-known surf beaches, zoos, national parks, whale watching tours, bush tours, and the Royal Botanic Gardens—featuring over 7,500 plants—offer visitors a chance to enjoy the area’s sunshine, lush greenery, wildlife, and clear blue oceans. Sydney is not only Australia’s oldest city, it is also one of the most ethnically diverse cities on the globe, offering a wealth of cuisines, unique museums, and cultural opportunities. Explore lively pubs, shops, and historic buildings at The Rocks, located on Sydney harbor.

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, read a book, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination. 

A thrilling way to see the sights on your Hobart cruise is high above. Helicopter rides overlook Seven Mile Beach, Mount Wellington, and the River Derwent.

From your ship, stroll the historic waterfront, enjoying street entertainers and stopping into pubs. Two historic pubs from the 1840s are the Customs House Hotel, a waterfront fixture, and the Shipwright Arms Hotel, at Battery Point.

Browse Tasmanian Aboriginal art, including rare shell necklaces, paintings, prints, and more, at Art Mob Aboriginal Fine Art Gallery. It's next to the Henry Jones Art Hotel—a combination first-class hotel and gallery of Tasmanian visual and performing arts—which now occupies the harbor-front factories and warehouses of the 1820s.

Blocks from the port, the Salamanca Arts Centre presents multiple artist studios, galleries, venues, and public spaces. Choose a memento, sip fair-trade coffee, and savor baked treats at the café. Enjoy contemporary theatre and film in its Peacock Theatre. Catch some comedy, music, or dance in the Venue loft. If your Hobart cruise is in port on Saturday, experience Salamanca Market and meet the artists and growers in 300 stalls of hand-made Tasmanian woodwork, ceramics, jewelry, fashions, fruits, and vegetables.

Thirty minutes west of Hobart, be 4,170 feet above sea level on Mount Wellington. Take in the panoramic views of the city, harbor, and islands. Enjoy a picnic, then hike off the calories on trails for all fitness levels. It's a rare environment.

An hour east of town, at the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, meet animals found nowhere else, discover rare local plants, appreciate Tasmanian artwork, and help save endangered Tasmanian devils. Nearby, witness Port Arthur, an infamous penal colony from the 1800s. In this dreadful prison, the treatment was often less than humane for those who lived out their days laboring there. It's a ghostly lesson in Australian history.

Enjoy another relaxed day of self-care. 

On your Australia cruise to Kangaroo Island, relax on a beautiful beach alongside kangaroos or sea lions. Sandboard or toboggan down the sandy hills of the Little Sahara dune. Head to Flinders Chase National Park, known for its penguin colonies and unique coastal rock formations. You can also visit Island Beehive to learn about honey production. Discover the island’s relaxed, congenial side by exploring its charming restaurants, pubs, art galleries, and shops. Kangaroo Island is like no other place on earth. 

Cruise to Adelaide and discover an elegant city of church spires, multicultural gastronomy, and thriving arts. Adelaide's wide thoroughfares and graceful cosmopolitan style lead to a variety of activities just outside the city limits.

Sample wines from more than 200 local vineyards that take advantage of the cool climate and diverse geography of the Adelaide Hills. The environment enables a range of grape varieties, from aromatic Riesling to full-bodied Shiraz. The South Australian wine industry produces more than half of the country's wine output.

Travelers can also visit one of several wildlife sanctuaries during their cruises from Adelaide. Venture out to Cleland Wildlife Park to wander among the kangaroos, wallabies, and emus, or tour the Warrawong Sanctuary to spot exotically named species like the brush-tailed bettongs and bilbies.

Adelaide is world famous for opals, the national gemstone of Australia. They range from clear to green, blue, magenta, even black, the rarest color. Travelers on Adelaide cruises often shop for these locally mined stones in the area’s fine shops.

Melbourne offers modern elegance that stays true to its local Aboriginal and Australian roots. As Australia’s cultural hub, the city is home to over a dozen fascinating museums. Melbourne Museum features diverse interactive exhibits, as well as an extensive collection of indigenous and postmodern art. Explore Gold-Rush-era buildings in trendy multicultural neighborhoods where chic restaurants, stylish rooftop bars, and street art vie for attention. Unwind at the Royal Botanic Gardens and meet kangaroos, wallabies, and Tasmanian Devils at the Healesville Sanctuary. For more action, enjoy a lively football, cricket, grand-slam tennis event, or Formula One race. Just outside the city, you’ll find some of the most spectacular natural scenery. Take a dramatic coastal ride along the breathtaking Great Ocean Road. Or, visit the 12 Apostles, a land of stunning rock stacks that rise out of the ocean, each with its own story. Melbourne’s cultural diversity is also reflected brilliantly in its cuisine. Sample Chinese fare in Chinatown, enjoy Spanish tapas at bohemian Fitzroy, or sample Lebanese cuisine at Brunswick. Try fish and chips and a strong stout at a local pub.

Spacious balcony staterooms

Access to 29 distinctive restaurants, bars, and lounges

Unique food and beverage experiences crafted by a Michelin-starred chef

Spa and fitness center

A variety of onboard activities

Engaging visionary performances offer the best entertainment at sea and beyond

Sweeping ocean views

An adults-only solarium and rooftop garden

Smoke-free casino

Opportunities for yoga with Erica Boucher

Included beverages package and free wifi

  • International air
  • Transfers outside of the included transfers for this trip
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks outside of the classic beverage package, or not expressly included in the itinerary
  • Excursions
  • Additional/optional excursions beyond those included in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items and purchases of a personal nature
  • Anything not expressly listed under inclusions for this trip

The trip cost starts at $2,652 (per person, double occupancy).

DEPOSIT: A $500 non-refundable deposit secures your spot.

FINAL PAYMENT: Final Payment is due October 1, 2024.

CANCELLATION POLICY: All deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations made after final payment are nonrefundable.

 

This is one of the best times of the year to visit southern Australia, with average temperatures ranging from 62-84 degrees). 

There will be opportunities to practice yoga at various times throughout this trip. 

Anyone who is not an Australian citizen needs a valid visa to enter the country. 

Australia strongly recommends that travellers >1 year of age have a valid ICVP with proof of valid yellow fever vaccination if they: are entering Australia within 6 days of leaving a country that is on Australia's list of yellow fever–declared places. stayed in the at-risk area overnight or longer.

This Australia Wine Cruise is the perfect complement to our New Zealand North & South Islands Tour. Learn more here.

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