Cruise Australia For Wine & Wildlife

Posted July 10th, 2013

Western Australia’s Margaret River is known for its wineries and stunning natural scenery, and a novel way of experiencing it all is on an extended river cruise.

If you choose to cruise Australia you'll get as close as possible to the native wildlife and some terrific sights along the way, all located just three hours from Perth.

The Margaret River region’s largest river system is the Blackwood River, ideal for enjoying from the comfort of your cruise ship. Watch black swans, spoonbills, herons, cormorants, sandpipers and sea eagles as you relax and enjoy cruising.

Further along Western Australia’s coastline, keep an eye out for bird life, dolphins, seals and whales. Foodies will enjoy a Geographe Bay twilight cruise, showcasing Margaret River Wine Region’s superb local produce, and premium wines.

During an excursion from the cruise ships make sure to visit one of the region's celebrated wineries or art galleries. The Margaret River region produces premium wines which are recognised all over the world. A couple of wineries worth stopping at are the family-friendly 3 Oceans Wine Company, or the rustic accommodation and dramatic views of Eagle Bay at Wise Winery.

Leeuwin Estate winery combines grapes with art, boasting an impressive art gallery as well as award-winning restaurant.

There are a number of galleries worthy of a visit and where you can browse artwork, sculptures and furniture inspired by the natural landscape you're cruising through. It's an innovative way of taking home part of your cruise holiday with you, and often with more affordable delivery costs than more far-flung destinations.

For more information on Australia cruises please contact a Cruiseabout cruise specialist or call on 0800 22 11 00.

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