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Hobart Shore Excursion: Mt Wellington, Richmond and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

When in Tasmania, journey across the Hobart shore on this 5-hour tour to see well-known landmarks and learn about the history of this area of Australia. Catch sight of the Tasman Bridge, Mt. Wellington, St. John’s Church, Granny Rhodes’ cottage, and Kangaroo Bluff. Plus drop by the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and see kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and koalas.
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hrs
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$91.62 USD
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  • Duration: 5 to 6 hrs
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$91.62 USD

Small Group The Best of Melbourne

This small-group tour provides a comprehensive overview of Melbourne. Visit highlights like St. Kilda, the CBD, Flinders Street Station, Queen Victoria Market, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Federation Square, and more. See the city from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus, and enjoy a light lunch and artisanal coffee. Your local guide can tailor the tour to suit your interests.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$183.24 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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$183.24 USD

Small-group Shore Excursion from Hobart to Mt. Wellington and Tahune AirWalk

Combine visits to Mount Wellington and the Tahune AirWalk on this 6-hour shore excursion from Hobart. Other stops include the Derwent River, Salamanca Palace, Battery Point, the Channel Heritage Center, and the Shot Tower. This small-group tour includes round-trip port transportation.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$109.94 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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$109.94 USD

Cairns Shore Excursion: Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest Helicopter Tours

Make the most of your time in port and enjoy magnificent aerial views of Queensland’s star attraction. Set out from Cairns for a thrilling helicopter ride and glide over the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef, looking down over the vast coral reefs and spotting whales, dolphins and schools of tropical fish. Choose from a 30-minute flight to Green Island; a 40-minute deluxe flight over the outer reef; or a 60-minute Reef and Rainforest tour. Best of all: this tour is covered by Viator’s worry-free policy, guaranteeing on-time return to your ship.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$292.45 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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$292.45 USD

Melbourne Shore Excursion: Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy Steam Train

Spend your Melbourne day at port exploring Australia’s amazing wildlife and chugging through the rain forest on a historic steam train. After disembarking from your ship, journey to the Healesville Sanctuary for an up-close encounter with native species like koalas, kangaroos, wombats and echidnas. Enjoy a traditional Aussie barbecue, and then hop aboard the Puffing Billy steam train for a relaxing ride through the Dandenong Ranges. Numbers are limited to 24 people for a more personalized tour.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$116.54 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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$116.54 USD

Cairns Shore Excursion: Small-Group Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda Railway Day Trip Including Lunch

Get a taste of the tropics while in port in Cairns with this half-day shore excursion to Kuranda rainforest. Ride the thrilling Skyrail Rainforest Cableway high up into the Kuranda Ranges; visit the beautiful Barron Falls and explore Kuranda Village. After lunch at the Kuranda Hotel (included), enjoy spectacular views of the Kuranda rainforest as you jump aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$145.86 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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$145.86 USD

Shore Excursion: Hobart's Best In One Day

Specifically tailored for cruise ship passengers. If you're not interested in a full day tour, then this 4.5 hour tour might tickle your fancy! Get up close and personal with all the unique Australian Animals including hand feeding kangaroos - a real highlight of this trip. Visit Richmond and spend some time exploring the famous township which is rich in convict history. The drive back to Hobart through the beautiful coal valley wine region is a nice scenic drive where we then start the city highlights tour pointing out all the important things and places in and around the city. A city or Salamanca drop off is available if you would like to explore a little more of Hobart while you are here. Otherwise, a drop off back to the port where it all started will finish this perfect day off.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$64.50 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$64.50 USD

Melbourne Shore Excursion: City Centre Sights and Mornington Peninsula

When your cruise ship docks in Melbourne's port, make the most of your time ashore by booking this comprehensive tour in advance. Highlights include the Mornington Peninsula wine region, the city sights of Melbourne, and the opportunity to view native Australian wildlife. Booking each of these experience separately would be challenging; this tour rolls them all in to one with a guide providing insightful commentary along the way.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$329.83 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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$329.83 USD

Kangaroo Island Shore Excursion: Food and Wine Trail Tour

When your cruise ship docks in Kingscote or Penneshaw, take a full-day shore excursion that shows you the best of Kangaroo Island’s local food and wine producers. Follow the Penneshaw coast to picturesque Pennington Bay, where you might spot dolphins and whales from the beach. Then stop at a number of local farms and shops to sample their goods, including a wine tasting with cheese platter, eucalyptus oil products, honey, cheese and yogurt from a local dairy, and a lavender farm where you nibble scones served with tea or coffee.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$113.61 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$113.61 USD

Shore Excursion: Small-Group Cradle Mountain Day Tour From Burnie

Cradle Mountain has some of the most beloved landscapes and hikes in the UNESCO-listed Tasmanian Wilderness. This tour makes visiting the area directly from your cruise ship easier by tailoring the tour around the time of your cruise ship departure. Journey through pretty coastline and farm and forest lands on the way to Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake and back.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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$117.27 USD
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  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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$117.27 USD

Small Group Shore Excursion from Port Arthur exploring the Tasman Peninsula

From the tip of the Tasman Arch to the crevices of the Remarkable Cave, discover why Tasmania is considered the "Island of Inspiration" on this 3- to 4-hour shore excursion from Port Arthur. Travel with a small group to the major attractions dotting the southern part of the Tasman Peninsula, including the Maingon Bay Lookout, Eaglehawk Neck, the Tasman Blowhowl, and the Devil's Kitchen, and learn about each site as you go. This tour includes an optional stop at the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and an optional 15-minute scenic helicopter ride, each at an additional expense.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$73.30 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$73.30 USD

Burnie Shore Excursion to Stanley and The Nut

Spend the day exploring the charming little fishing village of Stanley, which is nestled at the base of the “Nut”, a sheer-sided bluff – all that remains of an ancient volcanic plug - while your Cruise Ship is berthed in Burnie. The town was once the administrative centre for the van Diemen’s Land Company, a royal charter company formed in 1824 during the reign of George IV. You will also visit Highfield House, an imposing Georgian Home, which was once the VDL Manager’s residence, set high on top of the hill overlooking the town below.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$109.94 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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$109.94 USD

Hobart Shore Excursion: Port Arthur Shuttle

When you arrive in Hobart on your cruise ship, take this convenient shuttle to the Port Arthur Historic Site. Spend approximately 4-hours at Port Arthur, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you learn about the convict history of Tasmania. Depending on the option selected, your excursion may or may not include the admission fee to Port Arthur. If not, you will be required to pay the operator on arrival at the vehicle, either in cash or by card. There will be opportunities (Cruise Ship departure times and weather permitting) to experience a short scenic helicopter flight over Port Arthur Penitentiary and surrounding countryside, or a visit to the nearby Unzoo (Tasmanian Devil Park), at own expense.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$109.94 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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$109.94 USD

Cairns Shore Excursion: Green Island Day Trip

Swap your cruise liner for a catamaran on this 6-hour shore excursion from Cairns and sail out to explore the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef. Cruise to the Green Island, where you can snorkel amid schools of tropical fish, hike through the rainforest or admire the colorful corals from a glass-bottomed boat. Alternatively, make the most of optional activities like scuba diving or a Seawalker Helmet dive. This tour is also covered by Viator’s worry-free policy, ensuring on-time return to your cruise ship.Note: Departures only from Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns. This tour does not depart from Yorkey's Knob.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$71.10 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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$71.10 USD

Shore Excursion: Five of Hobart's Best In One Day

Maximize your time while in port in Hobart and visit five top attractions in one day on this full-day shore excursion. Take in the views from Mt Wellington, browse the stalls at Salamanca Market (Saturday only), and learn about Hobart’s convict history in Richmond. After lunch (own expense), spot kangaroos, koalas, and Tasmanian devils at the Bonorong wildlife Sanctuary, and visit the MONA art museum.
  • Duration: 5.5 to 7 hrs
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$73.30 USD
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  • Duration: 5.5 to 7 hrs
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$73.30 USD

Small-group Burnie Shore Excursion to Cradle Mountain

There's a good reason Tasmania is known as the "Island of Inspiration." Discover the natural beauty and hospitality of Tasmania on this 7-hour shore excursion from Burnie, which is capped at 14 people or fewer for an intimate touring experience. See small towns in the Tasmanian highlands, abundant native wildlife, and local art displays en route to top attractions such as Cradle Mountain and Lake St. Clair National Park.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$109.94 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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$109.94 USD

Cairns Shore Excursion: Barron Gorge National Park and Kuranda National Park Waterfall and Rainforest Small-Group Tour

Maximise your time in port in Cairns with an action-packed 5-hour shore excursion that takes in the best of Queensland’s tropical north. Marvel over natural wonders like Barron Gorge and Surprise Falls as you explore the Barron Gorge National Park; climb the Lamb Range for spectacular views over the Great Barrier Reef and visit the Copperlode Dam. Then, venture off-road on a 4WD tour of Kuranda National Park and stop at Kuranda Village and Barron Falls. This small-group tour is limited to 9 people.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$113.61 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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$113.61 USD

Shore Excursion: Scenic and History Tour of Townsville with Options to Include Billabong Sanctuary or Reef HQ Aquarium

Experience Townsville’s history and natural beauty on this affordable half-day excursion. After a convenient port pickup, choose a tour that suits your interests. Visit sites like Castle Hill lookout and Jezzine Barracks, Billabong Sanctuary or the Great Barrier Reef Aquarium. Travel in a comfortable minivan and learn about the area from an informative local guide.
  • Duration: 2 to 6.5 hrs
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$40.31 USD
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  • Duration: 2 to 6.5 hrs
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$40.31 USD

Hobart Shore Excursion: Half Day Bonorong Wildlife Park with Richmond Tour

When your cruise ship docks in Hobart, visit two of Tasmania’s top attractions—Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond—in one day on this shore excursion. Admire echidnas, cockatoos, kangaroos, and koalas in their natural habitats, and wander along the Georgian streets of Richmond—where elegant tea shops and craft boutiques sit side by side. As you explore, learn of Tasmania’s rich history and native wildlife in one adventurous tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$72.56 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Sydney Shore Excursion: Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

When your cruise ship docks in Sydney, enjoy a family-friendly hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour that covers Sydney and Bondi Beach. Travel by double-decker bus with an open-top that allows for unobstructed views of all the sights, including Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Have the freedom to create your own itinerary, choosing from 34 stops where you can hop off and explore in depth. Ejnoy the informative pre-recorded onboard commentary in your choice of eight languages along the route, which includes Circular Quay, Kings Cross, the Rocks, Double Bay and Bondi Beach.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$36.28 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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$36.28 USD

Sydney Shore Excursion: Private Blue Mountains Day Trip

Explore the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains with a private guide on a full-day shore excursion from Sydney. Considered an Australian national treasure, the Blue Mountains boasts incredible scenery and cultural history. Visit highlights including the Three Sisters rock formations, Echo Point, Wentworth Falls, Jamison Valley and Grose River Valley. Your guide knows how to escape the crowds so that you can experience the national park in peace. Your tour includes visits to an Aboriginal cultural center, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah and the charming town of Leura.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$271.42 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$271.42 USD

Adelaide Shore Excursion: Adelaide Central Markets, Penfolds Magill Estate and Cleland Wildlife Park

Sample the food, wine and wildlife of Adelaide with an unforgettable itinerary ideal for cruise visitors. Make a beeline for the Adelaide’s historic Central Market, drive along the North Terrace, then head out of the city to the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Stop to indulge in a wine tasting at the Penfolds Winery, and get up close to koalas, kangaroos and emus at the Cleland Wildlife Park. After tucking into a delicious lunch (included), there’s just time to take in the views from Mount Lofty, before returning to your cruise ship.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$167.85 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$167.85 USD

Sydney Shore Excursion: Fully Escorted Luxury Private Tour

See more of Sydney with the ease of a private full-day shore excursion that explores both the city center and suburbs. Take in city landmarks such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, and Mrs Macquaries Chair, then head out to Bondi Beach, Manly Beach, Watsons Bay, The Gap, and more. Your tour includes private vehicle and guide, morning tea, and port pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$255.80 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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$255.80 USD

Melbourne Shore Excursion: Melbourne Shopping Tour

When your cruise ship docks in Melbourne, make the most of your souvenir-shopping time by embarking on this guided shopping tour. With a guide to show you the best shops and bargains, you'll be sure to bring home the most interesting souvenirs and locally made products. Stroll down the picturesque laneways and through the arcades, learning about the city's history from your guide's commentary.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$65.97 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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