Australia Shore Excursions

Most Popular Australia Shore Excursions and Tours

Often a cruise ship's sightseeing program does not suit the interests of some of its passengers. Therefore we are here to assist you with arranging special tours for you when they arrive in our ports in Australia. We arrange private tours on shore excursions in Sydney and other ports in Australia. We strive to design a tour that avoids the hussle and bussle of the cruise ship's shore tours, and at the same time ensuring you get to experience the local culture and attractions of the port city or town.
Choice of itineraruies,including private vehiclewith driver/guide, sightseeing admssion fess and taxes. If you have an itnerary in mind that you don't see mentioned here, please ask. Half day tours are 3-4 hours, and full day tours are 6-8 hours. If you don't see a port in Australia mentioned here, please ask.

Shore excursions for

  • Princess Cruises, Diamond Princess, Sea Princess, Sun Princess
  • Silversea New Zealand private shore excursions
  • Holland America AUstralia shore excursions
  • Seabourn
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Cunard
  • Crystal Cruises Australia shore excursions
or any other cruise line to Australia and New Zealand. Some suggestions:


These shore excursions are available for all dates

Cruise passengers can explore the country’s wineries, history and wildlife with calls in Melbourne and Hobart, Tasmania. Here travelers may catch a glimpse of Australia’s many unique creatures, including kangaroos, koalas and the Tasmanian devil; ride horseback through the region’s finest vineyards; or even visit the country’s last penal settlement, the infamous Port Arthur.

ADELAIDE Private Adelaide Hills Tour The Adelaide Hills are a short 30 minute drive from Adelaide city, and are one of Australia's premier cool climate viticulture regions. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir being particularly celebrated. Our private wine guide introduces to guests the delightful food and wine of the Adelaide Hills region. In the Hills guests can encounter unfolding scenic vistas through misty valleys. Visit alluring purveyors of the finest morsels. Enjoy wines which are delicate and elegant, with fresh characteristics and refined structure.

BRISBANE Visit Australia Zoo, home to over a thousand native and exotic animals and the amazingly adventurous Irwin family. Afterwards, we continue north to the Sunshine Coast, famous for its golden beaches fringed with native bush.

DARWIN Our city sights tours can feature many Darwin landmarks including the Chinese Temple, Botanical Gardens, East Point Reserve, Stokes Hill Wharf, WWII Relics, historic city sights and the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT. The choice is yours! You tell us what is of interest to you. Our driver / guide chauffeurs are very experienced and have a broad knowledge of the Darwin area.

DARWIN LITCHFIELD Departing Darwin we travel down the Stuart Highway to Litchfield Park via the township of Batchelor. Visit Litchfield's main falls including Tolmer, Florence, Buley Rockholes and Wangi Falls where you enjoy a scenic bush walk. Swimming may be possible so take a swinsuit, towel, a hat and sunscreen. You will return to your Darwin city late in the afternoon. Total time is eight to nine hours.

Rate per car      
  Pax Pax Pax
  1 2 3
Melbourne Private Tours      
Great Ocean Road - Private Tour      
Full Day Tour Incl Lunch      
  $923 $1156 $1544

MELBOURNE Kangaroos and Koalas – Healesville Sanctuary- 4 hours includes entry fee to Healesville Wildlife Park. Travel through the misty blue foothills of the picturesque Yarra Valley to Healesville Santuary. Healesville is Australia's premier wildlife park, showcasing over 200 species of Australian wildlife and renowned as the best place to view Australian wildlife in its native habitat. The Sanctuary features large walk-through habitat exhibits, flight aviaries, nocturnal exhibits, the new purpose built Platypusary, and the Australian Wildlife Health Center. During your visit get close up to some of Australia's most captivating wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats and tassie devils. Stroll around the park and delight in the curious behavior of the platypus, be enchanted by the creatures of the night and find out the truth behind the myths of some of Australia's most dangerous reptiles. Meet the dingoes on their daily walk and watch the magnificent raptors soar overhead in the exciting Birds of Prey presentation as you explore the park at your own leisure. At the end of your visit you will reboard your vehicle for the journey back to the ship.

Melbourne shore excursionsMELBOURNE Kangaroos and Koalas – Healesville Sanctuary - Full day tour – 8 hours Pincludes entry fee to Healesville Wildlife Park, 2 course lunch at De Bortolis Winery and wine tasting. Leaving Melbourne this morning journey to the prosperous heart of amazing wine country to the Yarra Valley. Visit the De Bortoli Winery for a private wine tasting. During the 1 hour session in De Bortoli’s Trophy Room you get to taste a selection of current and older vintages and the world renowned ‘Noble One’ with a cheese and fruit platter. Note: this 1 hour private wine tast! ing tour is not available for less than 4 persons. Following the private wine tasting, enjoy a 2 course lunch in the winery’s restaurant with superb views of the surrounding vineyards and hills. After lunch continue to the Healesville Sanctuary - Australia's premier wildlife park, showcasing over 200 species of Australian wildlife and renowned as the best place to view Australian wildlife in its native habitat. The Sanctuary features large walk-through habitat exhibits, flight aviaries, nocturnal exhibits, the new purpose built Platypusary, and the Australian Wildlife Health Center. During your visit get close up to some of Australia's most captivating wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats and tassie devils. After the visit transfer to ship.

Melbourne Tram tourMELBOURNE CITY SIGHTS & GARDENS/FREE TIME/TRANSFER Melbourne is a wonderful blend of architectural heritage, modern skyscrapers and contemporary designs. Vibrant cafes and cosmopolitan restaurants colourful parkland and beautiful water ways - they are all found through this charming city. See Bourke Street Mall and the tree lined beauty of Collins Street, fine examples of Melbourne's architectural splendour including St. Pauls Cathedral, Princess and Regent Theatres, Melbourne Town Hall, stroll around Melbourne's spectacular Royal Botanic Gardens, visit the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens and explore Captain Cooks Cottage (entry fee at your own expense), see the Shrine of Remembrance and Southbank. At the end of the tour drop off in the city for independent shopping and sightseeing.

MELBOURNE - HEALESVILLE SANCTUARY & PUFFING BILLY TRAIN Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary is home to over 200 species of Australian wildlife and on your visit to this sanctuary you will have time to wander among Australia s unique birds and animals in natural bushland setting and also visit it s renowned nocturnal house with the shy platypus. The tour then continues to Belgrave to board the Puffing Billy Steam train to Menzies Creek. The train winds its way through lush ferns and towering timbers as you relax and enjoy the scenery.

Great Ocean Road TourMELBOURNE - GREAT OCEAN ROAD Full day Great Ocean Road tour Enjoy one of the world's great coastal drives with its dramatic scenery of striking contrasts. The region boasts powerful seas, golden beaches, peaceful townships, giant cliffs and lush forests. Enjoy views of Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay from the West Gate Bridge. Stroll along the pristine sandy beaches and wander through sleepy seaside holiday towns. View majestic monoliths abruptly rising from the sea. Discover the deep fern gullies and eucalypt trees as they meet the sheer coast that plunges into the sparkling Southern Ocean. Hear the legends of 'The Shipwreck Coast', stop for photos and relax while savouring breathtaking coastal panoramas.

MELBOURNE The Yarra Valley is framed by the mountains of the Great Dividing Range, the Yarra Valley's vineyards stretch across an expansive and fertile valley creating a panorama of unparalleled beauty. During the day the tour will include: Dandenong Ranges - disappear from the city life into the hidden delights in the Dandenong Ranges secret fern glades and towering forests. Domaine Chandon - this winery is part of Chandon Estates world-class portfolio of wineries located in prestigious wine growing regions around the world. On arrival we visit the Green Room to enjoy a flute of sparkling wine while overlooking the seductive views and sampling a delicious plate of gourmet goodies. Dominique Portet - Dominque Portet is uniquely qualified in winemaking with experience in three continents. He spent more than 20 years as managing direct at Taltami. He decided to develop the Dominique Portet label after spending six months in Provence with his family and on return to Australia looked around for winery sites and decided on the Yarra Valley. This place has a slightly Provencale feel and the cellar door reinforces the ambiance. Tokar Estate - Rita and Leon Tokar invite you to visit the estate to taste the great wines and sample the magnificent Mediterranean cuisine at the Estates's restaurant whilst absorbing the spectacular views of the surrounding ranges and vineyards. Enjoy a 2 course limited a la carte selection of main and dessert with a glass of wine and tea/coffee to finish. Coombe Farm: Set amongst the vines of Coombe Farm their newly-established cellar door provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing tasting experience. Your s pecial hassle-free day is all about premium wines and breathtaking countryside

On our full day tour today includes: Healesville Sanctuary, nestled in glorious bushland setting and with the largest collection of Australian Native Wildlife in the world. Wander through the beautiful bushland and find yourself closer that you ever thought possible to Australia’s amazing wildlife. Tokar Estate: Rita and Leon Tokar invite you to visit the estate to taste the great wines and sample the magnificent Mediterranean cuisine at the Estates?s restaurant whilst absorbing the spectacular views of the surrounding ranges and vineyards. Enjoy a 2 course limited a la carte selection of main and dessert with a glass of wine and tea/coffee to finish. Melbourne city sights - the metropolis of Melbourne has a population of 3.9 million. It covers a large area geographically but the downtown area is a compact 1 mile (north to south) and 2 miles (east to west). Melbourne is a city very much connected to lifestyle. Its shopping is eclectic, sports facilities are legendary, parks and gardens prominent, theatre, arts, galleries notable. Its architecture retains much of our history yet it is quite contemporary. It abounds in multi-culturalism, its people are open and friendly and our aim on our tour of the city is to highlight as many of these facets as possible.
Public Tours
  adult child
Mornington Peninsula with Wineries    
Full Day Tour Incl Lunch - Code M17+W    
  172 87
Grampians National Park & Kangaroos    
Full Day Tour - Code M39    
  147 74
Yarra Valley Food & Wine Journey    
Full Day Tour Incl Lunch - Code EYV01S    
  179 135
Great Ocean Road    
Full Day Tour Incl Lunch - Code NAT1    
  357 179
Wine Region Tour    
Full Day Tour Incl Lunch    
  150 75

PORT DOUGLAS & CAIRNS Cape Tribulation and Daintree Safari Depart Cairns to explore Cape Tribulation with its pristine beach and cruise the untouched Daintree River. Other highlights include the picturesque Mossman Gorge and Alexandra Lookout.

  Pax Pax Pax
  2 3 4
Blue Mountains Luxury Diamond Day - Private Tour      
Full Day Tour Incl Lunch - Code A11      
  1986 2263 2538
Sydney Sightseeing

SYDNEY - - CITY SIGHTS & OPERA HOUSE Tour Sydney's bustling city precincts, enjoy the bohemian beat of lively Kings Cross, admire the white sands of Bondi Beach and other eastern beaches and discover the beauty of gracious harbourside suburbs. Glimpse the city's historic and contemporary flavour in one morning. Tour though the historic buildings of the Rocks area, Australia's British birthplace, see the famous Opera House and the Conservatorium of Music. View Hyde Park and the Notre Dame inspired St. Mary's Cathedral, see Parliament House, the Art Galley and the parklands of The Domain, see Sydney Town Hall, Sydney Tower and the exciting Darling Harbour. Capture views from Mrs. Macquarie's Chair and see the colourful Royal Botanic Gardens. Enjoy stunning views of the harbour entrance from the southern headland, The Gap, walk along the sands of famous Bondi Beach, see the splendid terrace houses as you tour through Paddington and Double Bay. Tour through Rushcutters Bay home of the prominent Royal Cruising Yacht Club. Travel through Kings Cross once Sydney's notorious red light district, see the contemporary buildings and landscaped areas of Darling Harbour and view pretty Campbell's Cove. On return to the city a stop at the Sydney Opera House for a 1 hour scheduled service guided tour. Time free for lunch (at your own expense).

Rocks MarketSYDNEY- ROCKS WALK, AQUARIUM, WILDLIFE WORLD, MARITIME MUSEUM OR SYDNEY TOWER Rocks area for a 1 hour private guided Walking Tour followed by transfer to the Sydney Aquarium and Wildlife World for a visit. After visit to Sydney Aquarium and Wildlife World coach available to clients to transfer them to the National Maritime Museum which houses Australia s biggest collection of ships, historical vessels and nautical memorabilia or Sydney Tower to take a ride to the highest point above Sydney for breathtaking 360 degree views of our beautiful harbour city or downtown shopping area for independent sightseeing and shopping and drop off at the ship. Note: Prices shown below do not allow for coach to drive outside the downtown metropolitan area Transfer to the charming Rocks area where you take a one hour stroll around the historic area, with its quaint old cottages, pubs and churches. Rejoin your coach for transfer to Darling Harbour to explore spectacular Sydney Aquarium followed by a walk in the wild at Wildlife World located next to the Aquarium to meet one of Australia s national icons, the koala. See animals living in their natural habitats an ecosystems including the two-storey aviary and butterfly house. There are several cafes and restaurants at Darling Harbour to enjoy lunch (at your own expense) then rejoin your coach for transfer to the National Maritime Museum or Sydney Tower for a visit before being transferred to your ship. Note: Entry fees to the National Maritime Museum and Sydney Tower not included - to be paid by clients on entry No other services included.

Ride a Harley is the most popular. Our riders are professional, experienced and, most important of all, FUN! If you are looking for a Harley tour company with a difference then you've come to the right place: *We will pick you up from where you want (not from where we would prefer you to be) *We bring along our cameras and take photos of you having fun so we can show them off in our Photo Gallery (and if you like them you can get a FREE copy on CD - you just need to call us)

Hunter Valley TourSeaplane to the Hunter Valley
Offering scenic flights, flight and lunch packages and truly indulgent day trips to the Hunter Valley Wine Region. With gourmet or casual lunch options, enthusiastic, knowledgeable Guides and an itinerary tailored daily, we offer a great day out of Sydney for those wanting to enjoy the local produce and explore this beautiful part of Australia.

NEWCASTLE Situated 100 miles north of Sydney in the resource rich Hunter Region. Discover the city aboard a replica of the Newcastle working tram, which began service in 1923; explore the Hunter Valley Gardens and local wineries; and check out the cafés, galleries, and boutiques of the Darby Street precinct.

SYDNEY DEPARTURE TRANSFER - (3 hours prior to flight time) Private coach transfer from ship to airport for flight

  adult child
Hunter Valley Winetaster    
Full Day Tour Incl Lunch - Code S14    
  145 88
Blue Mountains & Australian Wildlife    
Full Day Tour - Code S15    
  110 68
Bridgeclimb Sydney    
Bridge Climb - Day    
  219 146

Tasmania Tour

Tasmania Helicoptor Tours
Experience the true beauty of Tasmania.... by helicopter! Helicopters offers a range of tours and packages.. there is something to suit everyone. We are also happy to discuss each individuals needs our clients may have and tailor a trip to your desire. We have a dedicated team of pilots all with vast flying experience within Australia and overseas and are committed to our clients comfort and safety at all times. At added cost.

HOBART: Go to Tasmania... City tour. Port Arthur ghost tour. With its rich and evocative convict heritage, Australia is full of experiences of the ghostly kind. Historic prisons, graveyards, caves and convict ruins provide a colorful backdrop for ghost tours.

BURNIE: CRADLE MOUNTAIN An iconic feature of the Tasmanian landscape is beautiful Cradle Mountain offering a combination of lakes, forests and stunning scenery. This tour visits the main destinations in the port of Burnie and its surrounding regions, located on the northern coast of Tasmania.Visit one of the most popular natural areas in Tasmania, Cradle Mountain, in Lake St Clair National Park. Your scenic drive takes 90 minutes stretching from Cradle Mountain to Southwest Cape including rainforests, sub-alpine lakes and Tasmania’s highest peak. You will have the opportunity to admire and walk through the rainforest and view Pencil Pine Creek and waterfalls from an elevated boardwalk. Board a minivan for the drive to Dove Lake, for views of the Lake and Cradle Mountain. You may be able to view dramatic Cradle Mountain reflected in the still waters of Dove Lake (weather permitting). We return to the ship via the very English style town of Sheffield, famous for its murals, before returning to Burnie to join the ship.

Pre and post tours for your cruise starting in Sydney, Melbourne or Auckland.

Independent Travelers Many travelers chose to travel independently and not with an organized group of people. However you still wish to ensure your vacation is as trouble-free as possible and for that reason we suggest that employ our services. Let us take care of you for your cruise travel to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. This includes:

Specially Designed Itineraries: We are here to work with you to ensure your expectations are fully met by designing a special itinerary that will reflect your interests, accommodation and transport preferences, sightseeing, and other activities. Special attention is made to any particular interest you may have, be it an adventure activity, heritage and cultural interest, exploration of our wonderful wine and cuisine regions, or any other activity or visit that you may wish to include in your vacation.

Private tours in AustraliaFor pre or post cruise tours: Small Group Coach Tours: The no hassle holiday. Explore in comfort on an independent Australia coach tour. Sit back and relax while soaking up captivating scenery and learning the innermost secrets of our cosmopolitan people and lifestyle. Our selection of motorcoach tours in Australia provides superior comfort and service with daily departures. The modern luxury coaches have large panoramic windows, comfortable seats, air conditioning and a washroom. Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are always included and each tour features regular photo and refreshment stops.

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