With Australia and New Zealand being so vast and patchily populated, some of their major highlights are remote and not easy to get to. The answer? Choose a cruise that puts less accessible spots within reach. From Milford Sound and the Murray River to the Kimberley Coast and Great Barrier Reef, there are ships that venture beyond the expected for thorough explorations Down Under.
There’s nowhere like Tasmania for encountering Aussie wildlife. Seek wallabies, wombats and Tasmanian devils on a week-long sailing from Hobart, the capital of Australia’s island state. Head ashore to discover ancient forests and rolling countryside, then hike to stunning Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National…