Queensland cruises destination information
The Stunning Main Port of Queensland
Mooloolaba is a suburb and tourist resort township on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. It is located 97 kilometres north of the state capital, Brisbane, and is part of the Maroochydore urban centre.
Mooloolaba featured in the fourth season of the Amazing Race. Evangelist Peter Foxhall and Pastor Bill Furler pioneered an Assemblies of God church at the Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club in the mid-1980s. The town was also the home of the Christian pop/rock band Newsboys, and is the fourth town mentioned in the original Australian version of the song "I've Been Everywhere". Mooloolaba is also home to the famous Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival
Cruise Port: What to do in Queensland
What to do in Queensland
Walkin' on Water
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to ride the waves, then Gold Coast Surf School is the place to start. They offer beginner, intermediate, private and adult surfing lessons. Learn the basics of surfing at Walkin’ on Water Surf School, which is at Greenmount Beach in Coolangatta. Learn how to surf on the gentle waves of both Greenmount and Coolangatta beaches. These are perfect spots for all levels of surf lessons. The kids might like a weekend surf camp where they can learn the basics with helpful instructors while staying at beach accommodation. Learn a new skill, or brush up on what you already know during your Princess cruise holiday.
Where: Greenmount Beach PO Box 28, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225, Australia
Opening hours: 6 am-5 pm (Monday-Sunday)
Island Beach Resort
Island Beach Resort has gorgeous holiday apartments centrally located less than a block away from the famous Gold Coast. Nestled in the heart of Broadbeach, these apartments are ideal for couples and families to enjoy beachside holidays. Choose between one or two-bedroom apartments complete with balcony views. Discover outdoor facilities like tropical gardens, entertaining and BBQ areas and a resort-style spa pool. Island Beach resort is a short stroll to world-class restaurants so you can enjoy the delicious food of Broadbeach. Close to attractions like the Gold Coast Convention Centre, Conrad Jupiters Casino and Pacific Fair while still being further enough away to enjoy a restful vacation. Whether you stay a few nights or a week before or after your Princess cruise, you’ll have an enjoyable beachside stay.
Where: 9-13 Margaret Avenue, Broadbeach Gold Coast, QLD 4218 Australia
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm, Saturday - Sunday: to 1 pm Holiday guests who will be arriving late are advised to contact reception before arrival.
Rainbow Commodore Holiday Apartments
Rainbow Commodore Accommodation is a gorgeous resort situated in quiet, peaceful Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta. This beachside property is just a short stroll to Rainbow Bay, Greenmount & Duranbah beaches which host many surfing competitions and is renown for whale sightings during migration. Take relaxation to the next level in their spacious two-bedroom apartments complete with free WiFi and mesmerising beach views. Extra facilities include a swimming pool, heated spa, tennis court and library. You’ll love getting out and about in the surrounding area of Coolangatta. Complete with pristine sandy beaches, water sports galore, walking trails and picnic areas. Rainbow Commodore Holiday Apartments is the perfect accommodation to combine with your Princess cruise holiday for a romantic getaway or family beachside holiday.
Where: 255 Boundary Street, Rainbow Bay Coolangatta, QLD 4225 Australia
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, Saturday 9 am – 12 noon, Sunday and Public Holiday – Closed
Salt Meats Cheese
Mmm, isn’t the name ‘Salt Meats Cheese’ enough to make your mouth water? Here, you’ll be treated to tasty Italian cuisine using the finest ingredients or pick up some fresh produce from the store. Try fresh pasta dishes, home-cooked pizza, salads, refreshing drinks and desserts. They also have a kids menu. Try something new on holiday and book into one of their foodie masterclasses. Guests can make fresh pasta, cheeses, gnocchi and pizzas. The cooking school and event space, ‘Salt Meats Cheese Kitchen’, is located in Bondi Junction. With more locations in Broadway, Circular Quay, Drummoyne and the latest addition in Cronulla you’re never far away from gastronomic delights during your time in Sydney. Salt Meats Cheese is the perfect way to get the family together during your Princess cruise.
Where: 97 Boundary St, West End QLD 4101, Australia, (Multiple locations throughout Queensland and New South Wales)
Opening Hours: Open seven days: 10 am - 4 pm, (Different for each location)
Endless Summer Resort
Spend your days surrounded by tropical gardens, while relaxing by the 25-meter heated pool at Endless Summer Resort in Coolum Beach. Choose between one, two and three bedroom stylish apartments, each equipped with a kitchen, laundry, living areas and sunny balconies. Enjoy onsite facilities including spa pool, barbecue areas, play a round of mini golf, take the kids to the playground, or take a moment for self-care in the steam room. Head out for a delicious lunch or dinner at one of the nearby local restaurants. Take the kids for a day trip to Underwater World, or Australia Zoo. Relax at nearby Coolum Beach, an idyllic spot to soak up the sun and swim. If you need accommodation before or after your cruise from Brisbane, check out this peaceful location on the Sunshine Coast.
Where: 9-21 Frank Street, Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast, 4573, Australia
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30 – 5.00, Saturday 8.30 – 12.00
Go Ride A Wave
Complete your holiday in Australia with your choice of daily lessons on surfing, kayaking, or stand up paddle boarding (SUP). Learn a new skill with dedicated instructors who teach you all the tricks, as well as how to keep safe while in the water. Check out Noosa Heads if you're in Brisbane. It's safe, ideal for surfing lessons or surf hire, and most of all, the Sunshine Coast is one of Australia's most iconic surf destinations. With many surf school locations in Victoria and Queensland, you've got plenty of ways to complete your Princess Cruise holiday.
Where: Multiple locations throughout Victoria and Queensland.
Opening hours: N/A
Dolphins in Paradise
Experience the thrill of swimming with dolphins in their natural habitat by booking a tour with Dolphins in Paradise along the east coast of Australia. Take a snorkelling trip out to Moreton Island where you can watch these friendly mammals dance through the waves, and even dance along with them! The fun doesn’t end there - as well as dolphins, you may spot dugongs, loggerhead turtles, octopi and rays as you dive into the crystal clear waters of Queensland. Swim past the incredible Tangalooma Wrecks, discover colourful tropical fish as the schools race through abandoned ships, and learn all about the animals and plant life you’re experiencing from the accompanying marine naturalist. Located on the Rivergate Marina, Dolphins in Paradise provides hotel pick-ups in both Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Step off your Queensland cruise and experience Australia in a whole new way.
Where: 17 Rivergate Place, Rivergate Marina, Brisbane, Queensland, 4172, Australia
Phone: +61 07 5538 2111
Whales in Paradise
Spot the magnificent humpback whale when you visit the Gold Coast of Australia, and experience these majestic mammals up close and personal with Whales in Paradise. Since 2004, the incredible team at Whales in Paradise have been running whale watching tours off Australia’s east coast, with a guarantee that you will experience the wonder of the mighty humpback whale on your tour. With a state-of-the-art vessel, you can watch the whales at water-level on a deck dedicated to getting the best views possible. The tours are 3.5 hours, and include a trip along the Nerang waterways which allow for a beautiful view of the stunning homes that line the banks. Situated in Surfers Paradise in the Gold Coast, Whales in Paradise is just a shuttle ride away from the Brisbane cruise terminal.
Departure location: 58 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 4217, Australia
Open: Whale Watch tours daily at 7:00am, 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm
Ivory Palms Resort
Your dream Noosaville accommodation is waiting, and Ivory Palms Resort is only 90 minutes drive from Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast. You’ll feel right at home staying in this 4-star resort. Choose between comfortable villas, or spacious, self-contained apartments. Ivory Palms is perfect for families, a romantic getaway, or solo travellers. Enjoy delicious cuisine at the onsite restaurant and bar. Relax by the pool or at one of the shared barbecue areas, tennis court, games room or lounges. Kids will love the giant 17.5-meter Jumping Pillow and gated playground area. Keen to venture out? You’re close to Noosa Heads National Park, Lake MacDonald and many beaches. Head north to the Sunshine Coast once your cruise reaches Brisbane and soak up the gorgeous surrounds at Ivory Palms Resort.
Where: 73 Hilton Terrace, Noosaville 4566, Sunshine Coast, Australia
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday – 8.30 am to 5 pm, Friday – 8.30am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday – 8.30am to 3 pm
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
When most people think of wineries, they imagine long rows of grape vines but at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery they’ve taken a very different approach, with award winning results. With not a grape-based wine in sight, Shannonvale crafts wines designed for the modern palate from mango, lime, passionfruit, lychee and other tropical fruits. From very dry wines all the way to rich port-style wines, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery offers a broad range of flavours with a little something to suit everyone. All of their wines have won awards, with one of them even taking the title of Show Champion at the Perth Wine Show, so you know you’re in for a quality experience. Set just over an hour north of Cairns, this could be an excellent excursion for those taking cruises from Brisbane.
Where: 417 Shannonvale Road, Mossman, QLD 4873, Australia
Open: 7 days, 10am-4:30pm
Harry’s on Buderim
You can’t visit Queensland on one of our cruises from Brisbane without stopping in for a divine dining experience at the iconic Harry’s on Buderim. Serving up delectable modern Australian cuisine in the beautiful setting of a 139-year old historic homestead built in the Heritage style, Harry’s is a Sunshine Coast institution and the perfect way to treat yourself and your loved ones, too.The food is a celebration of locally sourced produce, with a menu that changes to make the most of what’s in season. Dishes are dreamed up by culinary star Stuart Bell, who has almost 30 years’ experience and is a two hatted chef with the 2018 Good Food Guide. Enjoy a lunch or dinner experience that will truly be unforgettable at Harry’s.
Where: 11 Harry’s Lane, Buderim, Sunshine Coast QLD 4556
Opening Hours: Weds and Sun 12 pm to 2 pm, Thurs-Sat 12 pm to 2 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm
Sunshine Coast Art Gallery Trail
A feast for the eyes awaits visitors to the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery Trail, the ideal activity to check off the list if you’re an art lover and stopping off on the Sunshine Coast on one of our cruises from Brisbane. The Art Gallery Trail includes a variety of works on show in many different mediums and encompasses over 40 of the region’s best artisanal, private and public galleries, in a trail that winds its way from the hinterland through to the coast. From photography and print to sculptures, jewellery and textiles, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Take a peek into an artist’s studio, enjoy an ever-changing roster of exhibitions and artist features, and get hands-on at the variety of events held throughout the year. Many of the galleries and exhibition spaces included on the trail also boast their own cafes and dining facilities, so you can relax with a bite to eat while you’re enjoying the art.
Office Hours: Tues-Sun 10 am to 5 pm.
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