Australian Cruises, Perfect for Luxury & Adventure

By Midje Ette

Australia is a great choice for anyone who wants a little adventure. However, if you don't want to give up your comforts, you can still enjoy all the wilderness and amazing sights that Australia has to offer. Consider an Australian luxury cruise.

Have you ever thought about a cruise that would let you enjoy the most luxurious surroundings while encountering unusual wildlife, SCUBA diving, fishing, hiking and even seeing sharks in their natural habitat?

On day one, you might visit Cape Jervis, a picturesque village by the sea that's called the gateway to Kangaroo Island. Providing easy access to McLaren Vale, one of the best grape producing locations in the world, this village is the first thing you'll see before you visit one of Australia's best wine producing regions.

Of course, you wouldn't want to miss the great meals cruises are famous for, and a cruise to Australia is no different. Enjoy fine dining in a luxurious dining room that offers both comfort and great views. Panoramic windows make sure that you won't miss anything, even though you're enjoying a great meal.

On some ships, like the famed True North, the crew are all native Australians. That means they're familiar with all the locations you'll be visiting and are equipped to tell you everything you'd like to know about the history, plants, animals and landscapes of the ports and attractions.

Australian cruise ships built for wilderness exploration are a little different than the average ship. Purpose built to be able to explore even the upper parts of shallow river systems, they'll take you further than an ordinary cruise, allowing you to experience true Australian wilderness merely by stepping out of your cabin.

Some Australian cruises offer cage diving with the fierce predators of the sea - great white sharks! If you want to live a little, join the experienced operators for what might be your only opportunity to see these sharks up close in their natural environment, from the safety of the shark cage.

Consider having fresh sashimi caught that morning, local wine, or even a tutorial from the chef on how to prepare local crab!

Since many places in Australia aren't accessible by ship, even a purpose built one that can navigate shallow rivers, guided tours are available before and after the cruise. You can also choose to take a heli-trip if you're on board one of the ships that carries its own helicopter, or use the expedition boats, which let you do what you want at the time you want to do it.

SCUBA diving is another popular sport you might engage in on an Australian cruise. However, you should take care to make sure it's included on the cruise you pick. Some cruises involve crocodiles as a viewing highlight, and they don't mix with divers!

For non-anglers, snorkeling, diving, nature walks and more are available. There are miles of national forests and nature preserves to explore, fascinating native animals to see, and lots of breathtaking scenery. Or, take a break to enjoy a picnic with the crew on the beach side.

For an adventure in luxury, Australian cruises are a great choice. If you're looking for something a little different, why not consider one of these amazing trips. You'll be astonished at the beauty and luxury available on Australian cruises.

The True North will give you an insight into a new level of luxury Australian cruises in the Kimberley region.

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