Why travel to a far-flung locale when you can enjoy the indulgence, relaxation and amenities of a luxury liner on home-grown shores. There are plenty of cruise holidays close to home where you can step on board for an overnight jaunt, a long weekend or longer to see your own backyard and the myriad of paradisiacal islands nearby. Cruise into our capital cities, through the stunning Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef. Sail by Australia’s Top End, step off in Kangaroo Island or venture further afield to New Zealand, Norfolk Island and New Caledonia. Being girt by sea means Australia has endless cruising potential.