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.
Join our 7-night Tasmania expedition cruise exploring the rugged coastal beauty and World Heritage Listed National Parks of Australia’s island state, in the intimate comfort of our refurbished ﬂagship, Coral Discoverer.
Guided by an expert Expedition Team, including a Tasmanian Specialist, you will gain a unique “insider view” of the area, as you embark on easy hikes including the rugged Fluted Cape Track on Bruny Island, the Needwonnee boardwalk at Melaleuca, and the Wine Glass Bay Track at Freycinet.
Packages Departing Auckland on Christmas Day from $5,583 per Person twin share.
Take yourself across the Tasman in luxury on the 5* L’austral.
Cruise from Wellington to Sydney on your sleek French Cruise ship. Experience the amenities of cruising and the opportunity to relax and enjoy a crossing of the Tasman in traditional style!
20-25 January 2018
Experience the nautical tradition that is the 73rd Sydney to Hobart international ocean yacht race. Embarking at Palm Beach, Broken Bay on December 26th, soak up the excitement at the start of the race from Coral Discoverer’s vantage point off Sydney’s North Head. We sail the south coast and Bass Strait with the trailing fleet. Once across the Strait enjoy the scenic rugged Tasmanian coast. Scheduled to arrive in Hobart on New Year’s Eve, join the festivities of race presentations and the week-long Taste of Tasmania festival.
Packages Departing Auckland on Christmas Day from TBA per Person twin share.
The cruising region between Auckland and the Bay of Islands is one of the most spectacular and naturally beautiful maritime environments on the planet. World class vineyards, conservation islands, exquisite remote beaches, over 200 islands and many fascinating stories from New Zealand’s older and newer history. This is without doubt casual yet elegant New Zealand summertime cruising at its best.
Priced from $45950.00 pp
Island Escape Cruises Package allows guests the ultimate access, in safety and comfort, to the wonders of this majestic World Heritage site. This is an invitation to get to know the Fiordland National Park alongside ecology guides who travel with guests into the territory to discover the region’s beauty with endless and unexplored spots yet to be discovered in this geological mosaic.
Priced from $5950.00pp