At P&O, we truly believe that there's no place quite like home. With this in mind, our cruise holidays around Australia are designed to show you the many treasures that exist in our own backyard. From world-famous destinations to best-kept secrets that are loved by the locals, a P&O cruise will help you discover a whole new world right on your doorstep.

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Our Australian Cruise Destinations

Great Barrier Reef

Marvel at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World on a Great Barrier Reef cruise from one of three stunning locations: Airlie Beach, Cairns, or Port Douglas.

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Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Photo courtesy of Matt Glastonbury, Queensland Tourism

Join a P&O cruise to Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays and you’ll find something to love, whether it’s snorkelling or diving in the sapphire-blue waters or just taking in the spectacular views. Yachties worldwide know this stretch of paradise as the “100 Magic Miles”, and it’s not hard to see why!

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Port Douglas

Filled with boutiques, galleries, bars, and more, and a stone’s throw from the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, Port Douglas is an unmissable cruise destination. Explore the natural sights or visit Mossman Gorge and learn about bush tucker and Aboriginal heritage from your Indigenous guide.

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Cruise to Cairns and enjoy a cruise holiday that has it all. Ride the historic Kundara Rail, explore the Daintree Rainforest, visit the Great Barrier Reef, or go whitewater rafting, then fill up on damper by firelight at Cairns Night Zoo.

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Explore the historic capital of Tasmania on foot by wandering around the famous Salamanca Markets, Battery Point, and Sandy Bay. For a more adventurous experience, join a P&O Shore Tour to Bruny Island and sample local delicacies, or stroll through the Tahune Forest canopy in the Huon Valley.

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Port Arthur

One of the world’s best-preserved penal colonies, Port Arthur is rich with history and a rugged, dramatic landscape that accentuates its storied past. Explore the peninsula’s geological panoramas, or visit adorable carnivorous marsupials at the Tasmanian Devil Park.

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Great Oyster Bay & Freycinet Peninsula

Photo courtesy of Adrian Cook, Tourism Tasmania

Kick back with a drop of something delicious in the aptly-named Wineglass & Great Oyster Bays. Nestled into the gorgeous Freycinet Peninsula, these two scenic cruises are perfect for sightseeing: All you have to do is take a seat on deck and admire the beauty of the bays and beaches.

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Take a day trip to Burnie and visit Cradle Mountain or explore stunning, scenic glacial lakes. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of native animals including the Tasmanian Devil and other rare species on one of our wildlife park P&O Shore Tours.

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