STAR COLLECTOR: GRAND ADVENTURE: FROM THE RISING SUN TO THE LAND DOWN UNDER

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Star Collector: Grand Adventure: From the Rising Sun to the Land Down Under

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SUN OCT 11
TO 6:00 PM Osaka

day 1 Osaka, Japan


Osaka is the gateway to Kyoto with great street food, bright lights and delightful night life. Its main historic landmark is the 16th century Osaka Castle surrounded by a moat and many flowering trees. Kyoto is famous for its numerous Buddhist temples, gardens, imperial Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. It is also known for formal traditions like kaiseki dining (multiple courses of precise dishes) and geisha entertainers.
MON OCT 12
7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Takamatsu

day 2 Takamatsu, Japan


Takamatsu, Japan
The main gateway to Shikoku Island and an important focal point for the island’s rail and road transit systems, Takamatsu, on Japan’s scenic Inland Sea, has been a political and economic center since the Edo period. Among the attractions here is Ritsurin Garden, created during the Edo period, and especially popular during spring for the cherry blossoms and autumn for the fall foliage. Takamatsu Symbol tower has several observation decks providing panoramic views of the sea and landscapes.
TUE OCT 13
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Hiroshima

day 3 Hiroshima, Japan


Largely destroyed by an atomic bomb during WWII, Hiroshima today is a modern city on the island of Honshu. The Hiroshima Memorial Peace Arch, a UNESCO site commonly referred to as the Atomic Dome, commemorates the 1945 event.  One feature is a colorful memorial to Sadako Sasaki, a young woman whose dying wish for peace was told in the story A Thousand Paper Cranes. Also worth seeing is the Hiroshima Museum of Art displaying paintings from Monet, Van Gogh, Fujishima and Asai and the UNESCO red torii of Miyajima.
WED OCT 14
11:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Karatsu

day 4 Karatsu, Japan


Karatsu, Japan
Located on the island of Kyushu, Karatsu is one of the closest Japanese cities to the Korean Peninsula. Karatsu Castle is the main attraction here. Built in 1608, it houses a museum of the castle’s history and Karatsu ceramics. Karatsu is also known for its pottery which can be viewed at the Karatsu-yaki Pottery Gallery. Also worth visiting is the Karatsu Hikiyama Exhibition Hall which displays the 14 floats used in the annual Karatsu Kunchi Festival in November.
THU OCT 15
7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Busan

day 5 Busan, South Korea


The second largest city in South Korea is a popular leisure destination due to the nearby hot springs. It is home to many famous beaches that lure visitors from around the world and the UNESCO site of Gyeongju an outdoor museum that was once the capital of the Silla Kingdom and holds many architectural points of interest including ornate temples.   Also of interest is South Korea’s largest temple, Tongdosa Temple, renowned for having no outdoor statues.
FRI OCT 16
6:00 AM TO 7:30 AM Hashima Island

day 6 Scenic Cruising: Hashima Island


Scenic Cruising: Hashima Island
Cruise around the island of Hashima, abandoned over 50 years ago when the coal mining that flourished there suddenly ran out. The mining company shut the mine down and the island has been a ghost town ever since. (Visibility depends on weather conditions.)
FRI OCT 16
10:00 AM TO 7:00 PM Sasebo

day 6 Sasebo, Japan


With its beautiful ocean scenery, seaside promenade, and bright friendly atmosphere, romantic Sasebo has some interesting attractions and is the gateway to Nagasaki.  Nagasaki is notable for the nuclear attack it suffered during WWII. A must-see there is the Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Memorial Park, which houses a beautiful 30-foot-tall fountain symbolizing peace. Sasebo is part of the Saikai National Park, which consists of more than 400 islands and is valued for not only its lovely semi-tropical vegetation. Seishin Cathedral, a Neo-gothic church built in the 1930s is the symbol of Sasebo, which is the only Japanese city that uses a symbol of the Christian church as part of its flag. 
SAT OCT 17
9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Yakushima

day 7 Yakushima, Japan


Yakushima, Japan
Another delightful small port, Yakushima has been a UNESCO site since 1993. This sub-tropical island is covered with an extensive cedar forest with trees that are 7,000 years old. Wildlife here includes the Yakushima deer and snow monkeys. A special Japanese liquor of rice, barley, sweet potatoes and buckwheat is made here.
MON OCT 19
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Shingu

day 9 Shingu, Japan


For over 1,000 years pilgrims have traveled to the Kumano Region to pray at the three Sacred Kumano Shrines. In Shingu you can see the Hayatama Shrine and the Kamikura Shrine. Both of these shrines are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Sacred Sites of Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range. The Kamikura Shrine sits on Mount Kamikurayama and requires climbing 538 steps to reach it.
TUE OCT 20
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Shimizu

day 10 Shimizu, Japan


Most notably known as the city you can see  the UNESCO site of Mount Fuji from.  This small port city considered one of the three most beautiful ports in Japan has many historical building like Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, Sumpugo Park, and Shizuoka Sengen Shrine. The 65-foot Shiraito Waterfall, located near Mount Fuji looks like it could be silk. Enjoy tuna from Japan’s largest fishery here or a cup of maccha, a Japanese green tea.
WED OCT 21
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Tokyo

day 11 Tokyo, Japan


Tokyo Japan
There are so many interesting things about Tokyo it is not possible to list them here and you will want to plan to extend your stay. This is the place for excellent and unlimited shopping choices and from where new fashion trends seem to spring. It offers excellent cuisine and has earned mention on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Even though Tokyo’s neon-lit streets make it seem modernistic, it also prides itself on retaining its shogun past, carrying on sumo tournaments and kabuki productions. Tokyo is also committed to providing green spaces in the city or on the outskirts, quickly reached by train.
FRI OCT 23
7:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Kobe

day 13 Kobe, Japan


Kobe, Japan
Kobe is the 6th largest city in Japan and famous for its signature marbled beef. The Ikuta Shrine there is among Japan’s oldest shrines, dating back to the 3rd century. Kobe is also the gateway to Mount Rokko, accessible by antique cable cars, and the outdoor hot springs of Arima Onsen. Other sites include the Sake Breweries, the Earthquake Museum, and Sorakuen Garden.
SAT OCT 24
7:00 AM TO 9:00 AM Scenic Cruising Seto Inland Sea

day 14 Scenic Cruising Seto Inland Sea, Japan


Scenic Cruising Seto Inland Sea, Japan
The sparsely traveled Inland Sea separates 3 of the 4 main islands of Japan and is considered one of the most fascinating and little known parts of Japan. Its sheltered coasts include more than 700 islands and islets and is full of picturesque water towns, beautiful bicycling routes and many old-fashioned bathhouses. It is a unique blend of old and new Japan experienced by few people.
SAT OCT 24
11:00 AM TO 7:00 PM Tomonoura

day 14 Tomonoura, Japan


Tomonoura, Japan
This picturesque port city is one of Windstar’s iconic hidden harbors.  Tomonoura is part of the Setonanikai National Park and features an endearing old-fashioned townscape. One of its thriving industries is the production of “homeishu,” a medicinal liquor with 16 different herbs in it, said to promote longevity.
MON OCT 26
6:00 AM TO 7:30 AM Hashima Island

day 16 Scenic Cruising: Hashima Island


Scenic Cruising: Hashima Island
Cruise around the island of Hashima, abandoned over 50 years ago when the coal mining that flourished there suddenly ran out. The mining company shut the mine down and the island has been a ghost town ever since. (Visibility depends on weather conditions.)
MON OCT 26
10:00 AM TO 9:00 PM Nagasaki

day 16 Nagasaki, Japan


Notable for the nuclear attack it suffered during WWII, Nagasaki has memorialized the event at the city’s Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Memorial Park. The museum tells the story of the events leading up to the bombing and the park, located at the center of the bomb blast, houses a beautiful 30-foot tall fountain symbolizing peace. Other highlights to see are the Glover Gardens and Dejima Museum, which was originally an artificial island.
TUE OCT 27
10:30 AM TO 6:00 PM Yakushima

day 17 Yakushima, Japan


Yakushima, Japan
Another delightful small port, Yakushima has been a UNESCO site since 1993. This sub-tropical island is covered with an extensive cedar forest with trees that are 7,000 years old. Wildlife here includes the Yakushima deer and snow monkeys. A special Japanese liquor of rice, barley, sweet potatoes and buckwheat is made here.
WED OCT 28
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Amami Island

day 18 Amami Island, Japan


Amami Island, Japan
The tropical small port of Amami Island is well-known in Japan for the top-quality silk and dyes produce the highest-end kimonos. The white-sand beaches and warm, crystal-clear waters of Amami are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Amami is also known for Keihan, its unique chicken rice dish.
THU OCT 29
8:30 AM TO 6:00 PM Okinawa (Naha)

day 19 Okinawa (Naha), Japan


Okinawa Naha Japan
Renowned for its scenic beauty, rich history and unique Chinese, Japanese and Korean culture, Okinawa is famous for its ceramic wares. Tsuboya Potter Museum is the place to visit to learn about this beautiful artform. You’ll also want to see Shuri Castle & Shureimon Gate, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Kokusai Street, the main shopping area.
FRI OCT 30
7:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Keelung (Taipei)

day 20 Keelung (Taipei), China (Taiwan)


Keelung Taipei China Taiwan
The modern metropolis and capital city of Taiwan is an interesting mix of Japanese, Chinese and Southeast Asian cultures. The skyline is dominated by the 1,671-foot, 101-storied, bamboo-shaped skyscraper, Taipei 101. Other highlights of Taipei include the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park, Martyrs’ Shrine which is an excellent example of classical Ming Dynasty architecture, and the Confucius Temple.
SAT OCT 31
12:01 AM TO 7:00 PM Keelung (Taipei)

day 21 Keelung (Taipei), China (Taiwan)


Keelung Taipei China Taiwan
The modern metropolis and capital city of Taiwan is an interesting mix of Japanese, Chinese and Southeast Asian cultures. The skyline is dominated by the 1,671-foot, 101-storied, bamboo-shaped skyscraper, Taipei 101. Other highlights of Taipei include the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park, Martyrs’ Shrine which is an excellent example of classical Ming Dynasty architecture, and the Confucius Temple.
MON NOV 2
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Hong Kong

day 23 Hong Kong, China


Hong Kong, China
Our ship docks right in the heart of Hong Kong’s harbor, putting you at the center of all manner of attractions. Watch sampans and junks glide through the waters of Aberdeen. Soak in the towering skyscrapers, peaceful green hillsides and world-famous Harbour from the top of Victoria Peak. Pursue bargains at Stanley Market. Have your fortune told at the Temple Street Night Market. Visit Lantau Island where a giant bronze Buddha holds court.
WED NOV 4
7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Hundred Islands

day 25 Hundred Islands, Philippines


There are actually 124 islands at low tide, 123 at high tide in Hundred Islands National Park. Very few of the islands are inhabited but you will find lots of marine life, including crab-eating macaques, civets, dolphins, the occasional dugongs and a number of sea turtle species.  Today is a day for island hopping, swimming, lounging on the beach or snorkeling.
THU NOV 5
10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Manila

day 26 Manila, Philippines


Manila Philippines
Manila is considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world with a delightful blend of cultures and flavors. It has experienced Spanish, British, Japanese and American rule as evidenced in the variety of architecture. Sights to see in Manila include the Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, and San Agustin Church.  The city's Binondo neighborhood is home to the oldest Chinatown in the world. Rizal Park is home to many museums, themed gardens and other interesting sights. Overnighting in Manila will allow for plenty of time for the great shopping found there.
FRI NOV 6
12:00 PM TO 9:00 PM Boracay

day 27 Boracay, Philippines


Another day in tropical paradise. The beaches of Boracay are the feature on this small island only 4 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. Sunbathe on the powdery white sand of White Beach, consistently rated as one of the top beaches in the world, or spend some time snorkeling the pristine waters.
SAT NOV 7
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Coron/Busuanga Island

day 28 Coron/Busuanga Island, Philippines


Coron is famous for divers and snorkelers due to the numerous well-preserved Japanese shipwrecks from WWII that are found there. Sought-after snorkeling sites include Siete Pecados, the Twin Lagoons and Atuwayan Beach.  Coron itself is very small but offers beautiful beaches and is the jumping off place for island tours and boat trips.
SUN NOV 8
9:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Palawan Puerto Princesa

day 29 Palawan Puerto Princesa, Philippines


Voted the "Best Island in the World" by Travel & Leisure Magazine in 2016, this island is a center for eco-tourism and home to multiple natural UNESCO sites including the coral reef Tubbataha and the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, the longest navigable underground river in the world. Other highlights of Puerto Princesa include the Palawan Heritage Centre, Iwahiq Penal Colony and Immaculate Conception Church.
TUE NOV 10
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Sandakan

day 31 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia


Sandakan, Borneo, Malaysia
Sandakan is the gateway to several eco-destinations like the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, the Gomantong Caves, the Kinabatangan River, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Turtle Island and the long Rainforest Directory Centre canopy walk. It is also very important for exports of palm oil, tobacco, cocoa and coffee.
FRI NOV 13
6:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Makassar

day 34 Makassar, Indonesia


Makassar, Indonesia rammang park
The bustling cosmopolitan city of Makassar is full of attractions, Dutch historical sites, a waterfront boardwalk, architectural landmarks and Amirul Mukminin Mosque, a floating mosque with a double blue dome that can house 500 people.  Pristine beaches are nearby where freshly caught seafood is a must try, as is the city’s iconic dessert, Es Pisang Ijo, a banana wrapped in thin green dough, shaved ice, syrup and sweetened condensed milk.
SAT NOV 14
1:00 PM TO 5:00 PM Loh Liang

day 35 Loh Liang, Komodo National Park, Indonesia


Loh Liang, Komodo National Park, Indonesia
The home to about 5,700 of the unique Komodo dragons, this park works to protect its biodiversity,. It has been declared both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Man and Biosphere Reserve. In addition to Komodo dragons, there are other notable wildlife here such as the orange-footed scrub fowl and the Timor deer. Marine life here finds more than 1,000 species of fish, 260 species of coral, Dugong sharks, manta rays, over 14 species of whales, dolphins and sea turtle, plus 70 species of sponges.
SUN NOV 15
1:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Lembar

day 36 Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia


Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia
Beautiful Lombok is a small, rarely visited port, offering a look at island life without large resorts. Dominating the island is Indonesia’s second largest volcano, Gunung  Rinjani, but this island is known for its lovely beaches and great surfing spots, deep turquoise-blue bays and massive headlands.  Other sites of interest include Suranadii Temple, Narmada Temple and Pringgasela village.
MON NOV 16
7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Benoa

day 37 Benoa, Bali, Indonesia


Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
Described as paradise, Bali’s spectacular beauty is difficult to describe in words.  The calm waters and beautiful white sand beaches of the small village of Benoa have made it the prime water sports area of Bali. Bali Volcano, also known as Mount Batur is a popular sightseeing destination with magnificent views from the Batur Caldera. Batik is still very popular in Bali and is considered one of the country’s most highly developed art forms.
TUE NOV 17
7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Lembar

day 38 Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia


Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia
Beautiful Lombok is a small, rarely visited port, offering a look at island life without large resorts. Dominating the island is Indonesia’s second largest volcano, Gunung  Rinjani, but this island is known for its lovely beaches and great surfing spots, deep turquoise-blue bays and massive headlands.  Other sites of interest include Suranadii Temple, Narmada Temple and Pringgasela village.
WED NOV 18
1:00 PM TO 6:00 PM Loh Liang

day 39 Loh Liang, Komodo National Park, Indonesia


Loh Liang, Komodo National Park, Indonesia
The home to about 5,700 of the unique Komodo dragons, this park works to protect its biodiversity,. It has been declared both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Man and Biosphere Reserve. In addition to Komodo dragons, there are other notable wildlife here such as the orange-footed scrub fowl and the Timor deer. Marine life here finds more than 1,000 species of fish, 260 species of coral, Dugong sharks, manta rays, over 14 species of whales, dolphins and sea turtle, plus 70 species of sponges.
THU NOV 19
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Ende

day 40 Ende, Flores, Indonesia


Ende, Flores, Indonesia
Located on the island of Flores, Ende has both a hospital and a university and people with good English skills. This remote harbor is located near Mount Kelimutu volcano where the 3 crater lakes change colors all the time, and also near Blue Stone Beach with rocks of all colors, At Wologai Traditional Village you will see traditional houses, master wood carvers and traditional cloth weavers.
SAT NOV 21
8:00 AM TO 2:00 PM Pulau Banda

day 42 Pulau Banda, Indonesia


Pulau Banda, Indonesia
The islands that make up the Banda Archipelago are perfect for people who want great snorkeling and diving, remote locations away from touristy places and the opportunity to try delicious local cuisine. Up until the mid-19th century these islands were the world’s only source of nutmeg and mace. The main attractions here now is 17th century Fort Belgica and the Gunung Api Volcano.
SUN NOV 22
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Kokas

day 43 Kokas, Indonesia


Kokas, Indonesia
This will truly be your expedition opportunity. Kokas is a small village located on the McClure Gulf and known for ancient rock drawings known as blood paintings. Zodiacs can take you into caves or kayak on your own.
MON NOV 23
10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Triton Bay

day 44 Triton Bay, Indonesia


Triton Bay, Indonesia
Triton Bay is at the heart of the Kaimana Marine Protected Area, the best diving location in Indonesia. Since it was first surveyed in 2006 the entire region is still being explored and new dive sites introduced every year. The bay has unique underwater habitats, colorful corals, an enormous fish life and is remote, lovely, pristine and the opportunity of a lifetime.
THU NOV 26
1:00 PM TO 6:30 PM Thursday Island

day 47 Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia


Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia
Part of the fun of Thursday Island is the wet landing needed to get there. It will seem like time stands still on this colorful island paradise, which is home to the indigenous Torres Strait Islanders whose lifestyle has evolved from the sea. During World War II Thursday Island became a military base for Australian and U.S. forces. Enjoy a drink on the pub deck overlooking aquamarine waters and offers a chance to interact with the friendly locals.
SAT NOV 28
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Lizard Island

day 49 Lizard Island, Australia


Lizard Island, Australia
 Australia’s northernmost island resort, located on the Great Barrier Reef is not only tranquil and remote, but full of natural beauty. There are 24 powdery white isolated beaches with delightful snorkeling among the coral and abundant marine life.  Some of the world’s best dive sites can be found here. The simple but delicious food of the island embraces modern Australian, European and Asian cuisines using local fresh produce.
SUN NOV 29
7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Cairns

day 50 Cairns, Australia


Cairns, Australia
Here is the gateway to see the Great Barrier Reef and no one should miss it if you’ve come this far, so plan to expand your stay here. Other highlights of Cairns include the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with stories of the indigenous aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, the beautiful gorges, beaches and mountainous rainforest of Daintree National Park and the Cairns Esplanade full of local flavor in its bars and restaurants.
MON NOV 30
6:00 AM TO 4:30 PM Port Douglas

day 51 Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia


Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
Port Douglas is known for sitting adjacent to two UNESCO sites, the world’s largest reef system, Great Barrier Reef and the biodiverse Daintree Rainforest. It has delightful beach resorts and popular Macrossan Street, lined with boutique shops and restaurants. Swim in crystal-clear Mossman Gorge, crocodile watch at Daintree River, relax on the palm-fringed golden sands of Four Mile Beach or snorkel the Low Isles and the outer reef.
TUE DEC 1
11:30 AM TO 12:30 PM Willis Island

day 52 Willis Island, Australia


Willis Island, Australia
A technical stop only will be made at Willis Island, the only permanently inhabited island of the Coral Sea Islands Territory. The weather monitoring station here was established in 1921 to provide cyclone early warnings for Queensland. Birds seen here include wedge-tailed shearwaters, sooty terns and noodies.
WED DEC 2
12:00 PM TO 7:30 PM Airlie Beach

day 53 Airlie Beach, Australia


Airlie Beach, Australia
Located on the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach is also home to the well-known Whitsunday islands. This relaxed resort town is also home to one of the most famous beaches in the world – Whitehaven Beach, only accessible by sea or air. Find the Airlie Beach Lagoon or the award-winning Fish D’Vine & the Rum Bar.
THU DEC 3
7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM Middle Percy Island

day 54 Middle Percy Island, Australia


Middle Percy Island, Australia
Tiny Middle Percy Island is well-known in yachting circles for its long-standing tradition of hospitality and is one of the few places left in Australia where seafarers can freely go ashore and explore. The first structure in sight is an A-frame covered in signs and souvenirs from passing boats. Note: this call includes a wet landing. No other cruise line comes to this beach and we’re able to work with local operators to make this special event come to life. Sign up ahead of time for a Signature Expedition to explore this area with our onboard experts by kayak or Zodiac.
FRI DEC 4
9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Fraser Island

day 55 Fraser Island, Australia


Fraser Island, Australia  Lake McKenzie
There are many activities to do on this former logging station island full of towering trees. Stroll along the Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk with its King ferns and freshwater flowing across the sand. Look for birds of prey above and dingoes along 75-Mile Beach, float down Eli Creek or take a swim in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Makenzie.
SAT DEC 5
10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Mooloolaba

day 56 Mooloolaba, Australia


Mooloolaba, Australia
This is the home of the Crocodile Hunter’s family and the Australian Zoo they have been involved in. This is where you can have the opportunity to hold a koala. The lush rainforest here is perfect for a walk to the waterfall. Located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, a walk along the Mooloolaba Beachfront Esplanade will take you past outdoor cafes, juice bars, alfresco restaurant and chic fashion boutiques.
MON DEC 7
9:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Sydney

day 58 Sydney, Australia


Sydney, Australia
Best known for its distinctive harbor-front Opera House, which is a UNESCO site, Sydney is viewed as not only one of the most expensive cities in the world, but also one of the most livable. The metropolis surrounds the world’s largest natural harbor and covers about 44 miles. Sydney’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk offers a 360 degree view of the city and surrounding area. Other sites to see include the Royal National Park, the Royal Botanic Garden, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge
TUE DEC 8
12:01 AM TO 11:59 PM Sydney

day 59 Sydney, Australia


Sydney, Australia
Best known for its distinctive harbor-front Opera House, which is a UNESCO site, Sydney is viewed as not only one of the most expensive cities in the world, but also one of the most livable. The metropolis surrounds the world’s largest natural harbor and covers about 44 miles. Sydney’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk offers a 360 degree view of the city and surrounding area. Other sites to see include the Royal National Park, the Royal Botanic Garden, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge
THU DEC 10
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Melbourne

day 61 Melbourne, Australia


Melbourne, Australia
The capital and most populated city of the state of Victoria, Melbourne is located on the large natural bay of Port Philip. The abundance of parks and gardens here has resulted in Melbourne being referred to as Australia’s “Garden City.”  The Story of the Kelly Gang, the world's first feature film, was shot in Melbourne in 1906 and On the Beach was filmed here in 1959. The city’s delightful mix of architecture includes the UNESCO-listed Royal Exhibition building, the Venetian-gothic style Old Stock Exchange, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Flinders Street Station.
SAT DEC 12
9:00 AM TO 11:00 PM Adelaide

day 63 Adelaide, Australia


Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide is the gateway to some of Australia’s best wine country and is pleasantly dotted with historic buildings, botanic gardens and lush parks. This is home to the award-winning Cleland Wildlife Park where many of the animals are free-roaming. A wonderful shopping experience can be found at the Central Market and the Adelaide Art Museum house an extraordinary collection of indigenous art.
SUN DEC 13
7:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Kangaroo Island

day 64 Kangaroo Island, Australia


Kangaroo Island, Australia
Kangaroo Island is home to the Seal Bay Conservation Park, protecting a colony of Australian Sea Lions. Must-sees on the island where wildlife roams free include Remarkable Rocks and Admiral Arch.
MON DEC 14
1:00 PM TO 8:00 PM Portland

day 65 Portland, Australia


Portland, Australia 12 apostles pillar
The only gannet colony on mainland Australia resides in Portland.. Blue whales feed on the local krill from November to May and there are numerous koalas, emus and kangaroos. The Great Ocean Road here spans 249 miles of breathtaking views and the sight of the 12 Apostles world-famous limestone pillars.
WED DEC 16
10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Port Arthur

day 67 Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia


Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
At its location on the Tasman Peninsula, small, hidden Port Arthur was a 19th century penal settlement that is now an open-air museum. The ruins here include the large penitentiary and the shell of the Convict Church, which was built by inmates. Port Arthur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Australian Convict Sites group.
THU DEC 17
12:01 AM TO 6:00 PM Hobart

day 68 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Be prepared for an island setting of stunning landscapes, old-growth forests, picturesque harbor and the rugged Mount Wellington in Hobart’s background.  Hobart offers excellent local produce, interesting Tasmanian wines and eclectic art in the galleries. The capital of Tasmania is not only an Antarctic gateway, but also the gateway to the UNESCO Tasmanian wilderness.
FRI DEC 18
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Freycinet National Park

day 69 Freycinet National Park, Australia


Freycinet National Park, Australia
Freycinet National Park is full of natural assets, pink granite peaks, secluded bays, including iconic Wineglass Bay, white-sand beaches and an abundance of birdlife including black swans. Swimming, snorkeling and diving are all excellent activities in the pristine waters here.
SAT DEC 19
10:30 AM TO 10:00 PM Launceston

day 70 Launceston, Tasmania


Launceston, Tasmania
Launceston is famous for its Cataract Gorge offering walking trails, panoramic views, sculpted gardens and a chairlift. It is the second largest city in Tasmania and sits by the lovely Tamar River and boast some delicious sparkling wines, as well as Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The Queen Victoria Museum present exhibits of Tasmanian history in a 19th century railway workshop.
SUN DEC 20
1:30 PM TO 11:00 PM Phillip Island

day 71 Phillip Island, Australia


Phillip Island, Australia
The biggest attraction of tiny port Phillip Island is the daily Penguin Parade at sunset when the little penguins come ashore. There is also a large colony of Australian fur seals and there are koalas and birds in the mangroves along Cape Woolamai. The Phillip Island Circuit is also well-known for its motorcycle and car racing track.
TUE DEC 22
7:00 AM TO 2:00 PM Eden

day 73 Eden, Australia


Eden, Australia
The heart and soul of Eden is its location on Twofold Bay, the shore-based whaling station there and Old Tom, the legendary killer whale whose story is told at the Eden Killer Whale Museum.  Eden remains a working port so rest assured the seafood eaten there will be the freshest around.  Eden is a popular whale watching site and whales migrate to and from the Antarctic twice a year.
WED DEC 23
8:00 AM TO Sydney

day 74 Sydney, Australia


Sydney, Australia
Best known for its distinctive harbor-front Opera House, which is a UNESCO site, Sydney is viewed as not only one of the most expensive cities in the world, but also one of the most livable. The metropolis surrounds the world’s largest natural harbor and covers about 44 miles. Sydney’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk offers a 360 degree view of the city and surrounding area. Other sites to see include the Royal National Park, the Royal Botanic Garden, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge

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