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The Port of Geraldton is one of Australia's busiest regional ports and the gateway to Western Australia's diverse Mid West region. Situated 424km north of Perth.

Geraldton is a developing cruise destination.

The Port of Geraldton is one of Australia's busiest regional ports and the gateway to Western Australia's diverse Mid West region. Situated 424km north of Perth.

Geraldton is a developing cruise destination.

The Port of Geraldton is one of Australia's busiest regional ports and the gateway to Western Australia's diverse Mid...
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The Association’s first honorary life membership was awarded to Mike Bartlett at the 2007 Cruise Conference in Darwin.

The award is an honorary award to an individual for outstanding and conspicuous services/achievements to Cruise Down Under.
Managing Director of Cruise Australian Waters and previously Co -Founder [1993-1997] Chairman [1997-2002] and Executive Director [2002-2005] of Cruise Down Under. Mike Bartlett was one of the four co-founders of Cruise Down Under in 1993.

Mike played an integral part in the growth of Cruise Down Under until incorporation in 1997 when he was elected as the first Chairman of the organization. He served as Chairman and Secretary until 2002 and then served as Executive Director until 2005 when he retired. In that time CDU has grown from an initial membership of 4 to over 50 members.

The Association’s first honorary life membership was awarded to Mike Bartlett at the 2007 Cruise Conference in Darwin.

The award is an honorary award to an individual for outstanding and conspicuous services/achievements to Cruise Down Under.
Managing Director of Cruise Australian Waters and previously Co -Founder [1993-1997] Chairman [1997-2002] and Executive Director [2002-2005] of Cruise Down Under. Mike Bartlett was one of the four co-founders of Cruise Down Under in 1993.

Mike played an integral part in the growth of Cruise Down Under until incorporation in 1997 when he was elected as the first Chairman of the organization. He served as Chairman and Secretary until 2002 and then served as Executive Director until 2005 when he retired. In that time CDU has grown from an initial membership of 4 to over 50 members.

The Association’s first honorary life membership was awarded to Mike Bartlett at the 2007 Cruise Conference in Darwin...
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Moonshadow Cruises is a family owned and operated business that specialises in dolphin watching cruises and whale watching cruises. Based in Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, Moonshadow Cruises have been operating since 1981 and offer a range of memorable cruising experiences on Port Stephens and Newcastle harbour.

We operate 3 vessels, the largest and most luxurious vessels in the port, and cater for a diverse range of clientele with many different cruising experiences on offer including dolphin spotting and whale watching cruises.

Our largest vessel, Moonshadow V, is equipped with a huge boomnet, twist and twirl slide, underwater video cameras, spacious decks for 360 degree viewing, undercover seating, licensed bars and a dance floor.

Our cruises run to schedule, with dolphin watch cruises departing every day, and our vessels have the capacity to carry large numbers without crowding. Our friendly and knowledgeable crew are dedicated to ensuring you have a comfortable and memorable cruising experience. Moonshadow Cruises are 'Ecotourism Accredited' and have a primary focus on ecological sustainability.

Moonshadow Cruises is a family owned and operated business that specialises in dolphin watching cruises and whale watching cruises. Based in Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, Moonshadow Cruises have been operating since 1981 and offer a range of memorable cruising experiences on Port Stephens and Newcastle harbour.

We operate 3 vessels, the largest and most luxurious vessels in the port, and cater for a diverse range of clientele with many different cruising experiences on offer including dolphin spotting and whale watching cruises.

Our largest vessel, Moonshadow V, is equipped with a huge boomnet, twist and twirl slide, underwater video cameras, spacious decks for 360 degree viewing, undercover seating, licensed bars and a dance floor.

Our cruises run to schedule, with dolphin watch cruises departing every day, and our vessels have the capacity to carry large numbers without crowding. Our friendly and knowledgeable crew are dedicated to ensuring you have a comfortable and memorable cruising experience. Moonshadow Cruises are 'Ecotourism Accredited' and have a primary focus on ecological sustainability.

Moonshadow Cruises is a family owned and operated business that specialises in dolphin watching cruises and whale...
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New Caledonia Tourism (Nouvelle-Calédonie Tourisme Point Sud) is in charge of the promotion of New Caledonia abroad in collaboration with its institutional partners (Tourisme Province Nord & Destination Iles Loyauté) and local tourist suppliers.

Headquartered in New Caledonia, NCT also has several tourist offices abroad in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France and Italy.

New Caledonia Tourism (Nouvelle-Calédonie Tourisme Point Sud) is in charge of the promotion of New Caledonia abroad in collaboration with its institutional partners (Tourisme Province Nord & Destination Iles Loyauté) and local tourist suppliers.

Headquartered in New Caledonia, NCT also has several tourist offices abroad in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France and Italy.

New Caledonia Tourism (Nouvelle-Calédonie Tourisme Point Sud) is in charge of the promotion of New Caledonia abroad in...
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Towering mountain peaks, lush, fertile valleys, golden beaches, sparkling coral islands and some of the best diving locations in the world.

Papua New Guinea is a country of wild beauty, of breathe taking landscapes, of fascinating flora and fauna. No two provinces are alike in the astounding complexity of this country's people.

It is a land of unique experiences and an inspiring cultural heritage.

Towering mountain peaks, lush, fertile valleys, golden beaches, sparkling coral islands and some of the best diving locations in the world.

Papua New Guinea is a country of wild beauty, of breathe taking landscapes, of fascinating flora and fauna. No two provinces are alike in the astounding complexity of this country's people.

It is a land of unique experiences and an inspiring cultural heritage.

Towering mountain peaks, lush, fertile valleys, golden beaches, sparkling coral islands and some of the best diving...
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With over 30 000 crossings between Thursday Island and Seisia, Peddells is the most experienced passenger ferry operator in Torres Strait.

Lesley and Jim Peddell were born and bred on Thursday Island and their Torres Strait family ties date back many generations. After years of commercial and recreational diving, fishing and sailing the Straits Jim and Lesley recognised the growing need for a regular passenger service to link the top of the Cape with Thursday Island. Peddells launched the first privately owned and operated scheduled ferry run between Thursday Island and the Seisia in 1979.

Passenger Ferry

Peddells first vessel on this run was a 33ft cruiser, built on Thursday Island cruised at the relaxing pace of just 6 knots. In 2000 Peddells built and launched ‘MV Strait Magic’ a 17 m, 80 passenger high speed catamaran and in 2013 ‘MV Torres Magic’ the 20m 120 passenger catamaran is the latest addition to the fleet. The ‘MV Torres Magic’ offers a mechanised system for luggage handling, onboard kiosk, Nespresso coffee machine, air-conditioned cabins on both decks as well as sun deck seating on the bow and greater wave reach for a more comfortable ride.

Bus Tours

Peddells professional tour guides will delight you with knowledgeable and entertaining narratives of Thursday Island’s history. This guided tour is quite simply the best way to explore historic Thursday Island. You will visit all the main points of interest as well as areas off-the-track. A modern fleet including 20 and 53 seater air-conditioned coaches ensures you tour in both comfort and style.

The Jetty Shop

In response to demand from visitors stepping ashore and departing from the Engineers Jetty on Thursday Island, Peddells established a gift store that is all about quality, identifying the most sought after items and making them conveniently available to their ferry clientele. Gifts, souvenirs and pearl jewellery from the nearby Kazu Pearl Culture Farm are part of this special collection. A selection of Jetty Shop items are also available at the kiosk onboard the ‘MV Torres Magic’.

With over 30 000 crossings between Thursday Island and Seisia, Peddells is the most experienced passenger ferry operator in Torres Strait.

Lesley and Jim Peddell were born and bred on Thursday Island and their Torres Strait family ties date back many generations. After years of commercial and recreational diving, fishing and sailing the Straits Jim and Lesley recognised the growing need for a regular passenger service to link the top of the Cape with Thursday Island. Peddells launched the first privately owned and operated scheduled ferry run between Thursday Island and the Seisia in 1979.

Passenger Ferry

Peddells first vessel on this run was a 33ft cruiser, built on Thursday Island cruised at the relaxing pace of just 6 knots. In 2000 Peddells built and launched ‘MV Strait Magic’ a 17 m, 80 passenger high speed catamaran and in 2013 ‘MV Torres Magic’ the 20m 120 passenger catamaran is the latest addition to the fleet. The ‘MV Torres Magic’ offers a mechanised system for luggage handling, onboard kiosk, Nespresso coffee machine, air-conditioned cabins on both decks as well as sun deck seating on the bow and greater wave reach for a more comfortable ride.

Bus Tours

Peddells professional tour guides will delight you with knowledgeable and entertaining narratives of Thursday Island’s history. This guided tour is quite simply the best way to explore historic Thursday Island. You will visit all the main points of interest as well as areas off-the-track. A modern fleet including 20 and 53 seater air-conditioned coaches ensures you tour in both comfort and style.

The Jetty Shop

In response to demand from visitors stepping ashore and departing from the Engineers Jetty on Thursday Island, Peddells established a gift store that is all about quality, identifying the most sought after items and making them conveniently available to their ferry clientele. Gifts, souvenirs and pearl jewellery from the nearby Kazu Pearl Culture Farm are part of this special collection. A selection of Jetty Shop items are also available at the kiosk onboard the ‘MV Torres Magic’.

With over 30 000 crossings between Thursday Island and Seisia, Peddells is the most experienced passenger ferry...
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Victoria’s wildlife Island Phillip Island is home to Australia’s most popular natural wildlife experience, the Penguin Parade, as well as an abundance of unique nature and inspiring experiences.

Each night at sunset, watch the smallest penguins in the world as they march up the beach to their burrows in this amazing ancient ritual. Phillip Island boasts unique experiences including: nature and wildlife, interactive and fun, wild and adventurous.

Come face to face with koalas from treetop boardwalks, stroll through cottage gardens, experience daily farming activities and enjoy drifting amongst thousands of playful seals on a cruise to Seal Rocks —the world’s largest Australian Fur Seal colony.

Boasting miles of spectacular walks, secluded beaches and bays, internationally-renowned wetlands and nationally-recognised surfing reserves. Visitors can discover themselves or take a scenic helicopter flight. For the adventurous, embark on a kayaking, surfing, snorkelling or cycling experience with local operators.

The world-famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit hosts International motor racing events viewed by over 350 million people around the world and offers go karting on a scale replica circuit and behind the scenes tours.

Experience amazing puzzles, illusions and magic at award-winning attractions, be enthralled by the world’s largest chocolate waterfall and other amazing chocolate displays.

There are a diverse range of culinary dining options, boasting local produce across the region, boutique winery cellar doors, breweries and seaside villages Cowes, San Remo, Newhaven and Rhyll to explore.

Victoria’s wildlife Island Phillip Island is home to Australia’s most popular natural wildlife experience, the Penguin Parade, as well as an abundance of unique nature and inspiring experiences.

Each night at sunset, watch the smallest penguins in the world as they march up the beach to their burrows in this amazing ancient ritual. Phillip Island boasts unique experiences including: nature and wildlife, interactive and fun, wild and adventurous.

Come face to face with koalas from treetop boardwalks, stroll through cottage gardens, experience daily farming activities and enjoy drifting amongst thousands of playful seals on a cruise to Seal Rocks —the world’s largest Australian Fur Seal colony.

Boasting miles of spectacular walks, secluded beaches and bays, internationally-renowned wetlands and nationally-recognised surfing reserves. Visitors can discover themselves or take a scenic helicopter flight. For the adventurous, embark on a kayaking, surfing, snorkelling or cycling experience with local operators.

The world-famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit hosts International motor racing events viewed by over 350 million people around the world and offers go karting on a scale replica circuit and behind the scenes tours.

Experience amazing puzzles, illusions and magic at award-winning attractions, be enthralled by the world’s largest chocolate waterfall and other amazing chocolate displays.

There are a diverse range of culinary dining options, boasting local produce across the region, boutique winery cellar doors, breweries and seaside villages Cowes, San Remo, Newhaven and Rhyll to explore.

Victoria’s wildlife Island Phillip Island is home to Australia’s most popular natural wildlife experience, the Penguin...
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On 1 July 2014, Port Hedland Port Authority amalgamated with Dampier Port Authority to form Pilbara Ports Authority.  Pilbara Ports Authority stretches from the Port of Ashburton near Onslow in the south, to the Port of Port Hedland in the north, and includes the future ports of Anketell and Cape Preston East.

On 1 July 2014, Port Hedland Port Authority amalgamated with Dampier Port Authority to form Pilbara Ports Authority.  Pilbara Ports Authority stretches from the Port of Ashburton near Onslow in the south, to the Port of Port Hedland in the north, and includes the future ports of Anketell and Cape Preston East.

On 1 July 2014, Port Hedland Port Authority amalgamated with Dampier Port Authority to form Pilbara Ports Authority.  ...
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Port Arthur - one of Australia's Must-See destinations

Located at the south-eastern tip of Tasmania, Port Arthur offers a unique and memorable cruising experience. Dramatic coastline and sea cliffs lead to our beautiful, safe and sheltered deep-water anchorage, offering easy access to the famous, World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site.

Port Arthur is the best-preserved convict settlement in Australia and among the most significant convict-era sites in the world. The Site spreads over 40 hectares (100 acres) and contains more than 30 historic buildings and ruins. Some of the shingle-roofed buildings were substantially destroyed in bushfires in the late nineteenth century; their ruins give the place an appropriately eerie countenance.

Boulevards of towering oaks and English elms along with expanses of verdant lawns soften the view. Convict era gardens have been meticulously reinstated following extensive archaeological study and historical research. Port Arthur is located on a tranquil harbour and surrounded by hills of dense native forest. The beauty belies the stark reality - that this was a place of much brutality.

Between 1830 and 1877 about 12,500 sentences were served by convicts at Port Arthur. One in seven convicts died. Despite the brutality, a range of industry flourished. A thousand loaves of bread were baked every day, nails were hand made and more than one hundred boats and ships were constructed at Port Arthur’s dockyard.

Activities

The Port Arthur Historic Site is a place of incredible stories. Created with convict labour, the impressive architecture, delightful gardens, dockyard and chilling prison facilities survive today for you to explore.

  • 40 hectares and over 30 historic buildings, ruins, Dockyard and gardens, including fully restored and furnished houses
  • Interactive experiences in the Visitor Centre, featuring the Lottery of Life, as well as our Museum and Convict Study Centre
  • Fascinating 40 minute guided walking tour
  • 25 minute Harbour Cruise aboard the MV Marana
  • Courtesy shuttle buggy service for people with restricted mobility
  • Experience the sounds of past industry at the Port Arthur Dockyard

 

Guided tours of the Historic Site and other shore activities can be tailored to suit schedules and budgets. Access to shore operators for tours of the region is easily organised. The Site’s cafes and restaurants offer quality dining and hospitality options.

Guide books are available in English, French, German, Chinese and Japanese, and interpreters are welcome and accommodated on guided tours.

Isle of the Dead Cemetery Tour

  • The Isle of the Dead is a small island located in the harbour off Port Arthur. Between 1833 and 1877, around one thousand burials took place there.
  • Cruise to the island and join a guided walking tour to discover a different aspect Port Arthur's history. This tour offers a fascinating insight into the lives of the people who lived and died at Port Arthur.
  • The walking tour lasts approximately 30 minutes but allow an hour to include the ferry trip there and back.
  • Tours depart daily except Christmas Day
     

Point Puer Boys’ Prison Tour

3,000 boys, some as young as nine years old, were sentenced to the Point Puer Boys’ Prison between 1834 and 1849.
Located across the harbour from Port Arthur, it was the first reformatory built exclusively for juvenile male convicts in the British Empire and renowned for its regime of stern discipline and harsh punishment.
The walking tour lasts approximately one hour, but allow two hours to include the ferry trip there and back.
Tours depart daily from September to July, except Christmas Day
 

Audio Tour

  • Explore the Site at your own pace and hear the stories of Port Arthur in the places where they happened
  • Our Audio Tour has 25 stops and blends fascinating history, music, interviews and readings. Character performers deliver an engrossing experience.
  • Available in English
     

Behind The Scenes Tour

  • Immerse yourself in the magnificent Government Gardens and gain insight into how archaeology, science and horticulture assisted to recreate this 19th century pleasure garden
  • Explore our collection that  is not on general display - discovered by archaeologists after having spent over a century buried among the ruins of the site
  • Experience the famous Separate Prison, one our more recent and large scale conservation projects, brought back to life. Originally designed to reform convicts through isolation and contemplation, they were locked in single cells for 23 hours each day.
     

Shore Excursions

Shore operators can provide tours and activities around the Tasman Peninsula region – one of Tasmania’s most dramatic and scenic areas.

Highlights include

  • World Heritage-listed Coal Mines Historic Site
  • Convict Trail via Nubeena, to see the sites of various convict probation stations
  • Eaglehawk Neck and the infamous Dog Line
  • Tesselated Pavement
  • The Blow Hole
  • The Devils Kitchen
  • Tasman Arch
     

Port Arthur Port Details

Type of Berth: Sheltered anchorage.
Channel Depth: 25.0m in bay.
Channel Length: No channel, wide bay.
Tidal Variation: Max 1.2m, std 0.6m .
Berth Length (metres): Max anchorage 250m.
Maximum Draught: 12.0m.
Port Charges: Please refer to TasPorts.
www.tasports.com.au

Port Arthur - one of Australia's Must-See destinations

Located at the south-eastern tip of Tasmania, Port Arthur offers a unique and memorable cruising experience. Dramatic coastline and sea cliffs lead to our beautiful, safe and sheltered deep-water anchorage, offering easy access to the famous, World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site.

Port Arthur is the best-preserved convict settlement in Australia and among the most significant convict-era sites in the world. The Site spreads over 40 hectares (100 acres) and contains more than 30 historic buildings and ruins. Some of the shingle-roofed buildings were substantially destroyed in bushfires in the late nineteenth century; their ruins give the place an appropriately eerie countenance.

Boulevards of towering oaks and English elms along with expanses of verdant lawns soften the view. Convict era gardens have been meticulously reinstated following extensive archaeological study and historical research. Port Arthur is located on a tranquil harbour and surrounded by hills of dense native forest. The beauty belies the stark reality - that this was a place of much brutality.

Between 1830 and 1877 about 12,500 sentences were served by convicts at Port Arthur. One in seven convicts died. Despite the brutality, a range of industry flourished. A thousand loaves of bread were baked every day, nails were hand made and more than one hundred boats and ships were constructed at Port Arthur’s dockyard.

Activities

The Port Arthur Historic Site is a place of incredible stories. Created with convict labour, the impressive architecture, delightful gardens, dockyard and chilling prison facilities survive today for you to explore.

  • 40 hectares and over 30 historic buildings, ruins, Dockyard and gardens, including fully restored and furnished houses
  • Interactive experiences in the Visitor Centre, featuring the Lottery of Life, as well as our Museum and Convict Study Centre
  • Fascinating 40 minute guided walking tour
  • 25 minute Harbour Cruise aboard the MV Marana
  • Courtesy shuttle buggy service for people with restricted mobility
  • Experience the sounds of past industry at the Port Arthur Dockyard

 

Guided tours of the Historic Site and other shore activities can be tailored to suit schedules and budgets. Access to shore operators for tours of the region is easily organised. The Site’s cafes and restaurants offer quality dining and hospitality options.

Guide books are available in English, French, German, Chinese and Japanese, and interpreters are welcome and accommodated on guided tours.

Isle of the Dead Cemetery Tour

  • The Isle of the Dead is a small island located in the harbour off Port Arthur. Between 1833 and 1877, around one thousand burials took place there.
  • Cruise to the island and join a guided walking tour to discover a different aspect Port Arthur's history. This tour offers a fascinating insight into the lives of the people who lived and died at Port Arthur.
  • The walking tour lasts approximately 30 minutes but allow an hour to include the ferry trip there and back.
  • Tours depart daily except Christmas Day
     

Point Puer Boys’ Prison Tour

3,000 boys, some as young as nine years old, were sentenced to the Point Puer Boys’ Prison between 1834 and 1849.
Located across the harbour from Port Arthur, it was the first reformatory built exclusively for juvenile male convicts in the British Empire and renowned for its regime of stern discipline and harsh punishment.
The walking tour lasts approximately one hour, but allow two hours to include the ferry trip there and back.
Tours depart daily from September to July, except Christmas Day
 

Audio Tour

  • Explore the Site at your own pace and hear the stories of Port Arthur in the places where they happened
  • Our Audio Tour has 25 stops and blends fascinating history, music, interviews and readings. Character performers deliver an engrossing experience.
  • Available in English
     

Behind The Scenes Tour

  • Immerse yourself in the magnificent Government Gardens and gain insight into how archaeology, science and horticulture assisted to recreate this 19th century pleasure garden
  • Explore our collection that  is not on general display - discovered by archaeologists after having spent over a century buried among the ruins of the site
  • Experience the famous Separate Prison, one our more recent and large scale conservation projects, brought back to life. Originally designed to reform convicts through isolation and contemplation, they were locked in single cells for 23 hours each day.
     

Shore Excursions

Shore operators can provide tours and activities around the Tasman Peninsula region – one of Tasmania’s most dramatic and scenic areas.

Highlights include

  • World Heritage-listed Coal Mines Historic Site
  • Convict Trail via Nubeena, to see the sites of various convict probation stations
  • Eaglehawk Neck and the infamous Dog Line
  • Tesselated Pavement
  • The Blow Hole
  • The Devils Kitchen
  • Tasman Arch
     

Port Arthur Port Details

Type of Berth: Sheltered anchorage.
Channel Depth: 25.0m in bay.
Channel Length: No channel, wide bay.
Tidal Variation: Max 1.2m, std 0.6m .
Berth Length (metres): Max anchorage 250m.
Maximum Draught: 12.0m.
Port Charges: Please refer to TasPorts.
www.tasports.com.au

Port Arthur - one of Australia's Must-See destinations Located at the south-eastern tip of Tasmania, Port Arthur...
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Sydney is Australia's largest cruise port handling over 115,000 passengers annually.

As Australia's gateway Sydney offers one of the world's most beautiful destinations supported by two world class terminals, both within walking distance of down-town shops and tourist attractions.

Sydney Harbour is Australia's premier cruise ship destination and the only port in Australia with two dedicated cruise-passenger terminals.

The Overseas Passenger Terminal located at Circular Quay and Wharf 5 Cruise Passenger Terminal located at Barangaroo. Both are situated in the heart of the city and close to major tourist attractions.

The Port Authority of NSW has been consistently recognised by the industry as having the world's 'best turnaround port operations' and in December last year, Sydney beat Venice and Vancouver for the title of 'Best Cruise Port in the World', as voted by Cruise Passenger Magazine.

Sydney is Australia's largest cruise port handling over 115,000 passengers annually.

As Australia's gateway Sydney offers one of the world's most beautiful destinations supported by two world class terminals, both within walking distance of down-town shops and tourist attractions.

Sydney Harbour is Australia's premier cruise ship destination and the only port in Australia with two dedicated cruise-passenger terminals.

The Overseas Passenger Terminal located at Circular Quay and Wharf 5 Cruise Passenger Terminal located at Barangaroo. Both are situated in the heart of the city and close to major tourist attractions.

The Port Authority of NSW has been consistently recognised by the industry as having the world's 'best turnaround port operations' and in December last year, Sydney beat Venice and Vancouver for the title of 'Best Cruise Port in the World', as voted by Cruise Passenger Magazine.

Sydney is Australia's largest cruise port handling over 115,000 passengers annually. As Australia's gateway Sydney...
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The Port of Brisbane is one of Australia’s fastest growing container ports, and Queensland’s largest multi-cargo port.

Located at the mouth of the Brisbane River and the entrance to the beautiful Moreton Bay, the Port of Brisbane also serves as Brisbane’s sole port-of-call for cruise ships greater than 270 metres in length.

To further enable Australia’s growing cruise industry, the Port of Brisbane is currently constructing south-east Queensland’s only dedicated mega-cruise ship terminal, the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal.

Scheduled to be operational in 2020, this world-class facility will be able to cater to cruise vessels of all sizes and enable mega ships to utilise Brisbane as a base port, transforming the city into a major cruise destination.

The Port of Brisbane is one of Australia’s fastest growing container ports, and Queensland’s largest multi-cargo port.

Located at the mouth of the Brisbane River and the entrance to the beautiful Moreton Bay, the Port of Brisbane also serves as Brisbane’s sole port-of-call for cruise ships greater than 270 metres in length.

To further enable Australia’s growing cruise industry, the Port of Brisbane is currently constructing south-east Queensland’s only dedicated mega-cruise ship terminal, the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal.

Scheduled to be operational in 2020, this world-class facility will be able to cater to cruise vessels of all sizes and enable mega ships to utilise Brisbane as a base port, transforming the city into a major cruise destination.

 

The Port of Brisbane is one of Australia’s fastest growing container ports, and Queensland’s largest multi-cargo port.

Located at the mouth of the Brisbane River and the entrance to the beautiful Moreton Bay, the Port of Brisbane also serves as Brisbane’s sole port-of-call for cruise ships greater than 270 metres in length.

To further enable Australia’s growing cruise industry, the Port of Brisbane is currently constructing south-east Queensland’s only dedicated mega-cruise ship terminal, the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal.

Scheduled to be operational in 2020, this world-class facility will be able to cater to cruise vessels of all sizes and enable mega ships to utilise Brisbane as a base port, transforming the city into a major cruise destination.

The Port of Brisbane is one of Australia’s fastest growing container ports, and Queensland’s largest multi-cargo port.

Located at the mouth of the Brisbane River and the entrance to the beautiful Moreton Bay, the Port of Brisbane also serves as Brisbane’s sole port-of-call for cruise ships greater than 270 metres in length.

To further enable Australia’s growing cruise industry, the Port of Brisbane is currently constructing south-east Queensland’s only dedicated mega-cruise ship terminal, the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal.

Scheduled to be operational in 2020, this world-class facility will be able to cater to cruise vessels of all sizes and enable mega ships to utilise Brisbane as a base port, transforming the city into a major cruise destination.

 

The Port of Brisbane is one of Australia’s fastest growing container ports, and Queensland’s largest multi-cargo port...
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Port of Portland is a deep-water bulk port strategically located between the ports of Melbourne and Adelaide. It is the international gateway for the Green Triangle Region, an area blessed with an abundance of natural resources.

The Port specialises in bulk commodities, particularly agricultural, forestry and mining products as well as aluminium and fertiliser. It has approximately six million tonnes in annual throughput.

The export trade includes grain, woodchips, logs, aluminium ingots and livestock, while import commodities are alumina, liquid pitch and fertiliser products. 

The Port's close proximity to shipping lanes and deep-water approaches provides unimpeded access right to the entrance of the harbour basin.

The Port is served by both road and rail systems, which bypass the City of Portland to allow 24-hour access. It delivers $2.5 billion into the region and the nation each year - a figure that will continue to grow.

Cruise Ships

Port of Portland welcomed the MS Europa on 8 March 2014 and four P&O cruise ships in February and March 2015. Further cruise vessels are lined up to visit the Port of Portland over the next two-years.

Click here to view the Cruise Ship Schedule

For further information on Cruise Ship bookings please contact the Ports Business Development Unit on +61 3 5525 0900.

Port of Portland is a deep-water bulk port strategically located between the ports of Melbourne and Adelaide. It is the international gateway for the Green Triangle Region, an area blessed with an abundance of natural resources.

The Port specialises in bulk commodities, particularly agricultural, forestry and mining products as well as aluminium and fertiliser. It has approximately six million tonnes in annual throughput.

The export trade includes grain, woodchips, logs, aluminium ingots and livestock, while import commodities are alumina, liquid pitch and fertiliser products. 

The Port's close proximity to shipping lanes and deep-water approaches provides unimpeded access right to the entrance of the harbour basin.

The Port is served by both road and rail systems, which bypass the City of Portland to allow 24-hour access. It delivers $2.5 billion into the region and the nation each year - a figure that will continue to grow.

Cruise Ships

Port of Portland welcomed the MS Europa on 8 March 2014 and four P&O cruise ships in February and March 2015. Further cruise vessels are lined up to visit the Port of Portland over the next two-years.

Click here to view the Cruise Ship Schedule

For further information on Cruise Ship bookings please contact the Ports Business Development Unit on +61 3 5525 0900.

Port of Portland is a deep-water bulk port strategically located between the ports of Melbourne and Adelaide. It is the...
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Australia's largest tropical city has become the premier destination for visitors to see the 'real' North Queensland.

It is a charming blend of old and new with modern facilities that include a casino, world-class museums, restaurants and shopping.

From here you can visit the outback, reef, rainforest and indulge in 'Life in the Tropics'.

Australia's largest tropical city has become the premier destination for visitors to see the 'real' North Queensland.

It is a charming blend of old and new with modern facilities that include a casino, world-class museums, restaurants and shopping.

From here you can visit the outback, reef, rainforest and indulge in 'Life in the Tropics'.

Australia's largest tropical city has become the premier destination for visitors to see the 'real' North Queensland....
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Ports Australia is an ex officio member of The Australian Cruise Association and provides support in the port and shipping area.

Ports Australia is an ex officio member of The Australian Cruise Association and provides support in the port and shipping area.

Ports Australia is an ex officio member of The Australian Cruise Association and provides support in the port and...
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Queensland's nothernmost city, and a tourist mecca which serves as the hub for the many attractions of the tropical north including the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage listed rainforests, aboriginal culture, tropical wildlife to mention a few.

The cruise terminal is located in the heart of the city and within eight kilometres of the international airport.

Queensland's nothernmost city, and a tourist mecca which serves as the hub for the many attractions of the tropical north including the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage listed rainforests, aboriginal culture, tropical wildlife to mention a few.

The cruise terminal is located in the heart of the city and within eight kilometres of the international airport.

Queensland's nothernmost city, and a tourist mecca which serves as the hub for the many attractions of the tropical...
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Quicksilver Group is a pioneering reef tourism operator, the Quicksilver Group is Australia’s leading Great Barrier Reef cruise company and one of North Queensland’s largest private employers.

Choose from spectacular Outer Barrier Reef and island destinations, adventurous dive and snorkel excursions, premier liveaboard dive boat trips and a luxury island resort - the Quicksilver Group o ers the widest range of reef experiences to visitors to Tropical North Queensland. 

Quicksilver Group is a pioneering reef tourism operator, the Quicksilver Group is Australia’s leading Great Barrier Reef cruise company and one of North Queensland’s largest private employers.

Choose from spectacular Outer Barrier Reef and island destinations, adventurous dive and snorkel excursions, premier liveaboard dive boat trips and a luxury island resort - the Quicksilver Group o ers the widest range of reef experiences to visitors to Tropical North Queensland. 

Quicksilver Group is a pioneering reef tourism operator, the Quicksilver Group is Australia’s leading Great Barrier...
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The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations and offers a variety of unique experiences for visitors to Melbourne.Renowned as one of the world’s finest landscaped gardens, a visit to these gardens is a must do as part of any visit to Melbourne.

There are many popular guided tours including the Aboriginal Heritage Walk and Chocolate and Spice Walk, an award winning Gardens Shop with a unique array of quality products and two cafes located within the Gardens.

The Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne is located only 45 minutes from Melbourne and is one of Victoria’s most precious areas of native bushland. An abundance of native plants and wildlife including koalas, bandicoot and an abundance of birdlife make the Gardens a thoroughly enjoyable place to visit.

The award-winning Australian Garden compliments any visit to the Gardens and celebrates the astonishing beauty of over 100,000 Australian plants and a variety of Australian landscapes.The Gardens Shop with its unique range of Australian-inspired products and the Boonerwurrung Café overlooking the Garden compliment any visit to the Australian Garden.

The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations and offers a variety of unique experiences for visitors to Melbourne.Renowned as one of the world’s finest landscaped gardens, a visit to these gardens is a must do as part of any visit to Melbourne.

There are many popular guided tours including the Aboriginal Heritage Walk and Chocolate and Spice Walk, an award winning Gardens Shop with a unique array of quality products and two cafes located within the Gardens.

The Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne is located only 45 minutes from Melbourne and is one of Victoria’s most precious areas of native bushland. An abundance of native plants and wildlife including koalas, bandicoot and an abundance of birdlife make the Gardens a thoroughly enjoyable place to visit.

The award-winning Australian Garden compliments any visit to the Gardens and celebrates the astonishing beauty of over 100,000 Australian plants and a variety of Australian landscapes.The Gardens Shop with its unique range of Australian-inspired products and the Boonerwurrung Café overlooking the Garden compliment any visit to the Australian Garden.

The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations and offers a variety of...
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SeaLink Travel Group is Australia’s most dynamic tourism and transport company bringing the best Australia tourism experiences to the world.

SeaLink’s operations extend across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia with cruises, passenger and vehicle ferry services with Captain Cook Cruises on Sydney Harbour, Perth and the Murray River, and Townsville, Palm Island, Magnetic Island, Rottnest Island and Kangaroo Island. SeaLink’s Kangaroo Island operation also offers holiday package programs, coach tours, adventure tours, personalised 4WD tours and accommodation as well as sightseeing tours in and around Adelaide.

 

South Australia 

South Australia is a state of many contrasts with rugged outback wilderness, scenic mountain ranges, an extensive coastline, Kangaroo Island, Murray River, Barossa Valley, Adelaide and the beautiful Adelaide Hills. A wine and food centre with 13 wine regions. 

Extended South Australia Tours

 

Kangaroo Island         

Kangaroo Island is a natural wonder and a treasure trove of beauty, wildlife, pristine beaches, untouched bushland, wine and amazing fresh produce, especially seafood. A journey to Kangaroo Island will really refresh the soul and you’ll feel like you are a million miles away, even though you are only a 45 minute ferry ride from the mainland. Enjoy a range of options including

Adelaide & the Adelaide Hills    

Adelaide is the capital city and boasts an elegant, easy-living lifestyle with great festivals, live music events, galleries, design and fashion houses, theatre and architecture. It’s an easy city to get around and easy to get out of when you want to visit some of our famous regions! The Adelaide Hills is just a 20 minute drive from Adelaide through the Mount Lofty Ranges with stunning views across the city right through to the coast. Here you’ll find some of Australia’s best cool-climate wines and incredible restaurants and cellar doors. Australia’s oldest German village, Hahndorf is also a ‘must’ visit for all visitors to South Australia. Enjoy a range of options including

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park extends from just north of Bundaberg to the northern tip of Australia at Cape York. Townsville is the home of Reef HQ - the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium. As the National Reef Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Reef HQ Aquarium offers impressive exhibits showcasing rare and extraordinary features of the Great Barrier Reef. Magnetic Island is located just 8 kilometres (20 minute ferry ride) off Townsville, Queensland's northern capital where all the facilities one would expect of a modern city are available. 

 

Magnetic Island    

Home to Northern Australia’s largest population of wild koalas, Magnetic Island has an abundance of bird life and native Australian animals for nature enthusiasts. Don’t miss the chance to feed rock wallabies and spot sea turtles, dugongs and whales from the island. Enjoy a range of options including

Townsville   

Townsville, North Queensland's capital, offers a diverse range of experiences from island life with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, city sights, tropical rainforest to the rustic outback.

Rottnest Island       

Based in Fremantle, Western Australia, operating passenger ferry services between Fremantle and Rottnest Island. Built in 2012 to the latest safety standards, “Quokka 1” is the most modern and high-tech passenger ferry servicing Rottnest Island.

 

Mandorah & Tiwi Islands    

The quickest link between Darwin, Mandorah and the Tiwi Islands including Bathurst Island Tours

Murray River  

Join Captain Cook Cruises on one of the world’s longest rivers, the mighty Murray River. The Murray basin covers one third of the Australia continent across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Cruise this iconic Australian outback river highway aboard the southern hemisphere’s largest inland paddlewheeler, the PS Murray Princess.

The PS Murray Princess is an authentic working stern paddlewheeler vessel, built to recreate the golden age of Australian paddle steamers. Choose from a fantastic range of expedition, adventure, explorer, wildlife and special event cruises including:

Contacts:

Adelaide
SeaLink: Donna Gauci - +61 8 8202 8631 donna.gauci@sealink.com.au

Townsville
SeaLink: Chris Briggs -  +61 7 4726 0801 chris.briggs@sealink.com.au

Western Australia
SeaLink & Captain Cook Cruises: Andrew Lane +61 8 9325 3341 andrew.lane@sealink.com.au 

Sydney
Captain Cook Cruises: Richard Doyle - +61 2 8238 6724 richardd@captaincook.com.au

 

Sydney Habour Kangaroo Island Queensland

 

SeaLink Travel Group is Australia’s most dynamic tourism and transport company bringing the best Australia tourism experiences to the world.

SeaLink’s operations extend across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia with cruises, passenger and vehicle ferry services with Captain Cook Cruises on Sydney Harbour, Perth and the Murray River, and Townsville, Palm Island, Magnetic Island, Rottnest Island and Kangaroo Island. SeaLink’s Kangaroo Island operation also offers holiday package programs, coach tours, adventure tours, personalised 4WD tours and accommodation as well as sightseeing tours in and around Adelaide.

 

South Australia 

South Australia is a state of many contrasts with rugged outback wilderness, scenic mountain ranges, an extensive coastline, Kangaroo Island, Murray River, Barossa Valley, Adelaide and the beautiful Adelaide Hills. A wine and food centre with 13 wine regions. 

Extended South Australia Tours

 

Kangaroo Island         

Kangaroo Island is a natural wonder and a treasure trove of beauty, wildlife, pristine beaches, untouched bushland, wine and amazing fresh produce, especially seafood. A journey to Kangaroo Island will really refresh the soul and you’ll feel like you are a million miles away, even though you are only a 45 minute ferry ride from the mainland. Enjoy a range of options including

Adelaide & the Adelaide Hills    

Adelaide is the capital city and boasts an elegant, easy-living lifestyle with great festivals, live music events, galleries, design and fashion houses, theatre and architecture. It’s an easy city to get around and easy to get out of when you want to visit some of our famous regions! The Adelaide Hills is just a 20 minute drive from Adelaide through the Mount Lofty Ranges with stunning views across the city right through to the coast. Here you’ll find some of Australia’s best cool-climate wines and incredible restaurants and cellar doors. Australia’s oldest German village, Hahndorf is also a ‘must’ visit for all visitors to South Australia. Enjoy a range of options including

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park extends from just north of Bundaberg to the northern tip of Australia at Cape York. Townsville is the home of Reef HQ - the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium. As the National Reef Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Reef HQ Aquarium offers impressive exhibits showcasing rare and extraordinary features of the Great Barrier Reef. Magnetic Island is located just 8 kilometres (20 minute ferry ride) off Townsville, Queensland's northern capital where all the facilities one would expect of a modern city are available. 

 

Magnetic Island    

Home to Northern Australia’s largest population of wild koalas, Magnetic Island has an abundance of bird life and native Australian animals for nature enthusiasts. Don’t miss the chance to feed rock wallabies and spot sea turtles, dugongs and whales from the island. Enjoy a range of options including

Townsville   

Townsville, North Queensland's capital, offers a diverse range of experiences from island life with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, city sights, tropical rainforest to the rustic outback.

Rottnest Island       

Based in Fremantle, Western Australia, operating passenger ferry services between Fremantle and Rottnest Island. Built in 2012 to the latest safety standards, “Quokka 1” is the most modern and high-tech passenger ferry servicing Rottnest Island.

 

Mandorah & Tiwi Islands    

The quickest link between Darwin, Mandorah and the Tiwi Islands including Bathurst Island Tours

Murray River  

Join Captain Cook Cruises on one of the world’s longest rivers, the mighty Murray River. The Murray basin covers one third of the Australia continent across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Cruise this iconic Australian outback river highway aboard the southern hemisphere’s largest inland paddlewheeler, the PS Murray Princess.

The PS Murray Princess is an authentic working stern paddlewheeler vessel, built to recreate the golden age of Australian paddle steamers. Choose from a fantastic range of expedition, adventure, explorer, wildlife and special event cruises including:

Contacts:

Adelaide
SeaLink: Donna Gauci - +61 8 8202 8631 donna.gauci@sealink.com.au

Townsville
SeaLink: Chris Briggs -  +61 7 4726 0801 chris.briggs@sealink.com.au

Western Australia
SeaLink & Captain Cook Cruises: Andrew Lane +61 8 9325 3341 andrew.lane@sealink.com.au 

Sydney
Captain Cook Cruises: Richard Doyle - +61 2 8238 6724 richardd@captaincook.com.au

 

Sydney Habour Kangaroo Island Queensland

 

SeaLink Travel Group is Australia’s most dynamic tourism and transport company bringing the best Australia tourism...
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SKYRAIL RAINFOREST CABLEWAY
Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a unique rainforest experience, taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests.

Spanning 7.5kms in the Barron Gorge National Park, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway glides just metres over the canopy, its comfortable six-person gondola cabins providing spectacular views of the rainforest, tropical Cairns, the Coral Sea and lush Cairns Highlands. Your adventure includes time at two mid-stations, where you can alight from the cableway learn more about this fascinating environment from the forest floor.

At Red Peak Station, Skyrail's Rangers provide guided boardwalk tours sharing their knowledge on these ancient tropical forests, amongst giant buttress roots, ancient Kauri Pines and climbing wait-a-while palms. Barron Falls Station has pathways and lookouts over the Barron Gorge and Falls, historical displays and a Rainforest Interpretation Centre. Developed in conjunction with CSIRO, the Rainforest Interpretation Centre houses interactive touch-screen computers and audio-visual displays, providing an engaging and fun learning experience for people of all ages.

Multiple winner of the Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism, Skyrail is The World's Most Beautiful Rainforest Experience and is a convenient 10-minutes from Cairns and 50-minutes from Port Douglas.

SKYRAIL RAINFOREST CABLEWAY
Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a unique rainforest experience, taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests.

Spanning 7.5kms in the Barron Gorge National Park, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway glides just metres over the canopy, its comfortable six-person gondola cabins providing spectacular views of the rainforest, tropical Cairns, the Coral Sea and lush Cairns Highlands. Your adventure includes time at two mid-stations, where you can alight from the cableway learn more about this fascinating environment from the forest floor.

At Red Peak Station, Skyrail's Rangers provide guided boardwalk tours sharing their knowledge on these ancient tropical forests, amongst giant buttress roots, ancient Kauri Pines and climbing wait-a-while palms. Barron Falls Station has pathways and lookouts over the Barron Gorge and Falls, historical displays and a Rainforest Interpretation Centre. Developed in conjunction with CSIRO, the Rainforest Interpretation Centre houses interactive touch-screen computers and audio-visual displays, providing an engaging and fun learning experience for people of all ages.

Multiple winner of the Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism, Skyrail is The World's Most Beautiful Rainforest Experience and is a convenient 10-minutes from Cairns and 50-minutes from Port Douglas.

SKYRAIL RAINFOREST CABLEWAY Cairns, Queensland, Australia Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a unique rainforest...
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Strung like a string of deep green pearls from Papua New Guinea to Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands is the epitome of a hidden South Pacific Paradise, a true living culture, rich with art, dance and the iconic sound of the panpipe music synonymous with the 'Hapi Isles' as they are so aptly named.  Hard to believe then that this sun-kissed, tucked away corner of the earth formed the backdrop for the battle of Guadalcanal in August 1942, one of the bloodiest of the Pacific campaign - every step taken in the Solomon Islands is a journey into history.

 

Strung like a string of deep green pearls from Papua New Guinea to Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands is the epitome of a hidden South Pacific Paradise, a true living culture, rich with art, dance and the iconic sound of the panpipe music synonymous with the 'Hapi Isles' as they are so aptly named.  Hard to believe then that this sun-kissed, tucked away corner of the earth formed the backdrop for the battle of Guadalcanal in August 1942, one of the bloodiest of the Pacific campaign - every step taken in the Solomon Islands is a journey into history.

 

Strung like a string of deep green pearls from Papua New Guinea to Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands is the epitome of a...

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