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Exploring the Land Down Under
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Exploring the Land Down Under

Australia with its diverse mix of shiny modern cities, indigenous culture, abundant wildlife, and pristine beaches is a cruise destination well worth exploring. On a MSC cruise to Australia, learn about the culture of the country’s original inhabitants, explore national parks both on land and below the waves or just simply relax while soaking up the sun. Popular destinations included in Australia cruises are Sydney, Cairns, Brisbane and Darwin.

Sydney greets you with its sail-like design of the world-famous Sydney Opera House, a welcoming site sailing into Sydney Harbour. The harbour is the perfect starting off point as you explore what this modern city has to offer. Located in the heart of the Sydney Central Business District, you will find the Royal Botanic Gardens. Within these gardens, you will have the opportunity to learn about the aboriginal culture, enjoy lunch at one of the cafes or pop-up bars, or hop on the Choo-Choo express to see every single corner of the garden. If you are feeling more adventurous the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb is an exhilarating experience with 360-degree panoramic views as your reward.

Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Home to coral gardens and colourful fish, the reef is a bucket list experience for both divers and snorkelers alike. From Cairns explore Daintree National Park. Embark on cruise across the Daintree River, keeping an eye out for salt-water crocodiles that inhabit the area. Mossman Gorge, located in the park, is famous for a variety of trails allowing you to explore the lower rainforest canopy. It is also one of the few places in the country where you can gain an insight into the lives, culture and beliefs of Australia’s indigenous population and their connection with nature.

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and known for its spectacular beaches. It is tucked between the Gold Coast to the south and the Sunshine Coast to the north. Leisurely stroll along the Brisbane River and pop in to one of the many cafes or restaurants for a bite to eat. Or enjoy getting up close and personal with koalas and kangaroos at Lone Pine Sanctuary, a 5-acre open-plan reserve.
Perched on a peninsula is Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory and former frontier outpost. Lush national parks such as Litchfield and Nitmiluk put you up close and personal with the Aussie wildlife.

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Whether embarking in Sydney on a World Cruise, an Australian cruise with MSC Cruises makes is easy to explore the wonders that await in land down under.   

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