Australia Cruises Down Under
With a huge choice of Australia cruises available on the cruise scene this is the perfect way to see this fantastic land. Simply bursting with vibrant cities, breathtaking coastal views, outstanding wineries and cultural flair, as well as endless contrasts in landscape. There is, however, no more iconic a spot to visit than Sydney in New South Wales.
A combination of fascinating history and man-made splendour, Sydney is Australia at its most vibrant and accessible. Within one of the country's smaller states, you’re spoilt for choice in this amazing destination. Walk hand in hand along white, sandy beaches, or explore the ruggedness of the Blue Mountains, which are the breath-taking backdrop to Sydney - there is an exhilarating amount of outdoor activities in the city.
It’s an unforgettable moment as you cross the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, heading into centre of town, for the first time. Look to your left and you’ll see the majestic peaks of Sydney Opera House. There’s a different edge to this buzzing metropolis. Everything from the cafes to the stores to the people on the streets ooze a sense of laidback cool.
Take a trip down to the Rocks, nestled down at the harbour, for some 'old Sydney' ambience at the numerous pubs, cafes and restaurants that sit amongst the charming shops and cobblestone streets. It’s no wonder that, as Sydney's most historic neighbourhood, this area is hugely popular with local and international visitors.
For the most panoramic view on offer, there is no better place to see the city than from the very top of the Harbour Bridge. Although not cheap, this experience is worth every penny - during Australian summer time, from November to March, you are guaranteed a clear blue sky to soak up the 360 degree views.
This is also one of the top bucket list locations to spend New Year with a glass of champagne as you watch the world famous fireworks – is this on your bucket list?
To enquire about a cruise Down Under, which includes stopping over in Sydney, contact our cruise experts on freephone 0808 168 6211. #LoveCruise
- 28th September 2014
- Louise Hopper