Macau, China

Macau is a city-state that lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, bordering China's Guangdong Province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south. Macau is best known as Asia's largest destination for gambling taking in even more revenue than Las Vegas.

Macau is a fascinating place to just walk around as the place is packed with churches, temples, fortresses and other old buildings bearing an interesting mix of Portuguese and Chinese characteristics. Besides buildings, there are also hundreds of narrow alleyways forming a maze in the old part of Macau where the people of Macau carry out businesses and work.

Things to See & Do

* Statue of the Bodhisatta Avalokitesvara
* Old Macau
* Casinos
* Fisherman's Wharf
* Macau Heritage Walk circuit

General information

Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Macanese pataca (MOP) Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
Language - Portuguese & Chinese
Population - 550,000 approx
Land Area - 29.5 km²
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 853

Port Location - The port of Macau is located approximately 1.5km from central Macau.

Travel Links - Macau is accessible from both Hong Kong and mainland China.

Macau International Airport is off the Shore of Taipa Island. It has basic facilities and a couple of aerobridges, but it is possible that you will park on the tarmac and take a bus to the terminal.

The Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal provides cross-border transportation services for passengers travelling between Macau and Hong Kong, while the Yuet Tung Terminal in the Inner Harbour serves those travelling between Macau and cities in mainland China, including Shekou and Shenzhen.

Important Visa Information
Australian and New Zealand passport holders staying on board or going ashore to visit any Chinese ports are required to obtain a single-entry Chinese visa (3 month validity) prior to travel. We recommend you include a copy of your itinerary with your application and confirm the expiration of the visa at the time of issue to ensure that it is valid for your stay in China. Visas cannot be issued upon the ship's arrival. Please note that any passengers not in possession of a Chinese visa may be denied boarding or incur a fine.

Information on this Web Site has been obtained from the Cruise Companies represented. However, the cruise industry is constantly changing and should be used as a guide only. We are unable to take responsibility for incorrect information and you must confirm all details at the time of booking.