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Expect over-the-top adventure when you travel down under on a Holland America Line cruise to Australia. You can scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge, meet Tasmanian devils in Port Arthur (or ghosts in Hobart!), ride camels on Cable Beach in Broome, and hop a helicopter in Melbourne for a flight down the Yarra River Valley. Other wow-worthy moments on your Australia cruise: trekking through the planet’s oldest rainforest in Townsville, and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef during a call in Cairns.

Consortium of red crabs on Christmas Island, Australia

Scenic Cruising Christmas Island

This Australian territory—a small speck in the Indian Ocean between Darwin and Indonesia—takes its name from December 25, 1643, the day when Captain William Mynors, an English navigator and master of the East India Company vessel the Royal Mary, discovered it.
Sunrise Over Torres Strait

Scenic Cruising Torres Strait

Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula stretches northward like a long arm, with the Great Barrier Reef running parallel to the east. Cape York, at the end of the peninsula, is the northernmost point of the Australian mainland.
A kangaroo pokes his head up from the bush.

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

With a burgeoning creative class, top-notch wining and dining, and a pace of life that feels distinctly more leisurely than high-profile siblings Melbourne and Sydney, Adelaide has evolved into a must-visit destination.

Cascade, Norfolk Island, Australia

Norfolk Island was a British penal colony from 1788–1814 and 1825–1855, before being settled by descendants of the Bounty mutineers. Explore the region’s history at the Norfolk Island Museum.
An underwater view of the Great Barrier Reef

At Sea (Great Barrier Reef)

The world’s largest coral reef is staggeringly beautiful. Above the water are hundreds of coral cays and white-sand islands, while the reef systems below water are home to a mosaic of marine creatures. The great reef stretches for 2,300 kilometers (more than 1,400 miles). 
View of the bay in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia seen on one of many Holland America Line Australia Cruises

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania, once the butt of many jokes, is finally cool. Our Australia cruises take you to this little island that is home to stunning landscapes, old-growth forests and exceptional local produce.

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