There is so much to discover in New Zealand and Australia. You’ll be awed by the beauty on Australia and New Zealand tours. Australia’s vast coastline measures some 35,876 km; it’s perfect to explore by cruise ship. Gaze at Sydney Harbour, swim on the stunning Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, gorge yourself in the food capital that is Melbourne, be gob-smacked by the red desert sunsets over mystical Uluru, meet kangaroos and koalas in New South Wales, explore the mountains of Cairns or relax on the beaches of laid-back Perth.
Australian cruise itineraries offer a huge variety and the majority of cruises Australia depart from Sydney or Brisbane. Cruises from Sydney sail along Australia’s east coast, home to pristine beaches, bustling cities and laid-back coastal towns. Here you’ll find some of the country’s best wineries, adventure activities and Aboriginal cultural experiences.
Australia is a big country, so you’ll need time to do it justice. Fancy a long, leisurely Australia cruise? A circumnavigation of Australia stretches over a month. Take some good books, attend interesting lectures, take up dance classes, catch all the latest shows or your beauty sleep.
From the Bay of Islands, one of the most picturesque cruise spots in the world, to dramatic Fiordland in the far south, our home is home to some truly breathtaking scenery. Cruising New Zealand is the perfect way to explore the 15,000 kilometres of coastline and the spectacular landscapes of our diverse country.
The most common holiday packages are 10-day cruises from Sydney, taking two nights to cross the Tasman Sea and then visiting Fiordland, Port Chalmers, Akaroa, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland and the Bay of Islands. You can also cruise to Australia, catch round trip three-night comedy or food and wine cruises from Auckland, four-night roundtrip cruises from Auckland to Napier or three-night cruises from Auckland to the Bay of Islands return.
Smaller cruise ships access the remote wilderness of Fiordland or Bay of Islands. With vessels carrying 16, 24, 32 and 72 guests, small ship cruises are the perfect way to explore New Zealand.