Australia is a great country to see from different modes of transportation. Cruises are one of the most popular ways to view beautiful Australia. Cruises are all-inclusive and allow travelers an opportunity to relax while on their cruise vacation. When docked at a port, passengers may view the nearby area by rental car, tour bus, bike, helicopter, balloon, taxi or walking. Some cruises are longer and will allow passengers to combine flight with cruise to go deeper into the country for exploration. Here are some details of how visitors view the impressive terrain of Australia.
There are many cruises Australia has to offer and they are a great way to view the gorgeous coastline. While on board the ship, guests can enjoy standard to luxury accommodations, swimming pools, water slides, Broadway-like entertainment, movie theatres, casinos and a host of dining options. Some of the dining options are award-winning.
When docked in the port, passengers have an opportunity to view sites such as the Sydney Opera House or take a snorkeling tour to view coral reef. Glass bottom boat tours are also popular. The tours are easy to reserve and are fairly inexpensive.
2. Cruise, Flight and Bus Tours
These tour companies combine both the cruise with an extended stay in Australia. With this type of tour, passengers not only get to see Australia at the shore, but they also get to see the interior of Australia. Flights are taken to the other major Australian cities and bus tours are available to view specific sites. These tours can get quite expensive but are heavily discounted from what passengers would pay if each mode of transportation were booked separately. The tours are convenient and preferred.
3. Biking, Walking or Wine Tours
These tours are generally inexpensive and are usually under $100 per person, although, some wine tours can be more expensive and may cost $150 or more. The walking tours typically last between one hour and three hours. Some biking and walking tours can last more than 10 hours or up to seven days.
4. Helicopter or Balloon Ride Tours
The helicopter and balloon tours are slightly more expensive than some of the other options. Expect to spend at least $200 for a helicopter or balloon ride tour. The average tour is approximately $350, and some tours can cost as much as $1,700. Wine and luncheon helicopter tours are popular and available. The balloon rides at sunrise or sunset and are simply breathtaking. Helicopter tours over the Great Barrier Reef are also popular.
5. Train Tours
Many people choose the train to visit remote areas of the country in ultimate comfort. Viewing Australia by train can help people view the sites and countryside from a different perspective and without the stresses of driving.
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