New Zealand Cruises
Discover the breathtaking beauty and diversity of New Zealand, just a hop, skip and a jump away from home.
New Zealand is an unspoiled, green and peaceful paradise that presents rolling hills, magnificent mountains, lakes, fjords and forests. It's an idyllic land for avid outdoor explorers or cultural enthusiasts. The hiking opportunities are endless and like no other. There are many opportunities to walk along the brimming beaches, paddle a canoe or mountain bike to your heart's content through the wilderness. The landscapes and cultures of both the North and South Island are as diverse and endearing as the people!
The mouth-watering cuisine in New Zealand is inspired largely by the South Pacific with the abundant use of seafood and influences from neighboring Pacific islands. Much of the New Zealand which exists today owes its origins to the Māori people, who were the area's original settlers, with many of their customs and traditions still evident in modern-day New Zealand. For example, the All Black's world-renowned Haka originated as a Māori war dance. For lovers of the outdoors, culture, wildlife and more, cruises to New Zealand are guaranteed to impress.
After two full days at sea where you will get yourself acquainted with your temporary new home, you will be treated to the stunning beauty of Fiordland National Park. Relax on-board and take in the views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Sydney - Auckland
- New Zealand
In Gisborne, you have the chance to be the first in the world to see the day's sunrise! The area is also known for its wineries, which are well worth a tour while you are there.
- Melbourne - Melbourne
- New Zealand
The Marlborough Sounds are a stunning network of sea-drowned valleys in New Zealand's south island, which you will see on day 14 of your adventure!
- Sydney - Auckland
- New Zealand
Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand and is situated on the North Island of the country. The skyline is iconic due to the highest tower in the southern hemisphere, the Sky Tower, rising proudly from the City of Sails about 328 m high. The city offers plenty of ways for adventure seekers to get their fix with activities like kayaking, sailing and bungee jumping available. The beautiful surrounding areas and islands are the perfect example of stunning New Zealand and the amazing natural landscape of the country.Highlights of Auckland
- Explore the stunning Hauraki Gulf Islands
- Discover Auckland's fascinating Maori and maritime history at a variety of museums
- Take a tour of one of Auckland's four growing wine regions
Tauranga is located on the North Island of New Zealand and boasts several popular beaches, beautiful, lush parklands and mountains, lakes and cascading waterfalls. As it is located on a faultine, the area is home to numerous dormant volcanoes, including "White Island". For those interested in watersports, the city is conveniently located around a large harbour with opportunities galore to pursue your passion. The Strand waterfront area is a modern hive of activity, with an array of restaurants, clubs and bars.Highlights of Tauranga
- Take a guided nature tour in the Bay of Plenty
- Experience Tauranga's growing art scene at the Cargo Shed creative arts market
- Take a family day out in one of Tauranga's amusement parks, or enjoy dolphin-watching out on the harbour
Wellington, nicknamed "Windy Wellington", is the capital city of New Zealand. Boasting a compact and charming downtown which is diverse in it's architectural styles and also ideal to explore on foot. From Mount Victoria, rising above the city, catch glimpses of ships sail through the harbour and see the city light up as the sun goes down. The city is well known for having a "cafe culture", being home to countless intimate restaurants and coffeehouses.Highlights of Wellington
- Take a ride on the iconic Wellington cable car for a picturesque view of the city
- Discover the wildlife of Wellington in the Zealandia wildlife sanctuary
- Take a tour of the Weta Cave museum and discover the magic of films like Lord of the Rings & more
Christchurch lies on the South Island of New Zealand and is a gateway to the scenic and beautiful Canterbury region. Known as the 'Garden City', Christchurch is full of natural beauty, with scenic gardens, vast green parks and the Avon River flowing gently through the city. Christchurch is an energetic and vibrant city, with a huge range of pop up restuarants, contemporary art galleries, boutique shops and open-air markets adding to the creative and lively feel of the city. The backdrop for Christchurch is the lofty and beautiful peaks of Cantebury.Highlights of Christchurch
- Take a trip to the Port Hills for a stunning view of the city and coastline
- Discover the history of the region at the Canterbury Museum
- See some native New Zealand wildlife at Willowbank
The Bay of Islands is located in northern New Zealand and is one of the most celebrated holiday destinations in the country. Consisting of 144 islands, this is a landscape of lush green meadows, azure bays and, of course, marked sheep. The Bay of Islands is a maritime playground with the option of snorkelling, kayaking and swimming, all amongst an abundance of wildlife such as penguins, dolphins, whales and more. The stunning 'Hole in the Rock' formation is a must-see when in the Bay of Islands and is sure to impress.Highlights of Bay of Islands
- Discover fascinating wildlife, pupose-sunk shipwrecks and more while diving
- Take a cruise to meet the local dolphins and also discover the beautiful islands
- Visit the historic Waitanga Treaty Grounds
Dunedin is New Zealand's oldest city and has played an important role in New Zealand's rich history. The city features a particular combination of culture, wildlife and architecture. Dunedin Street Art Trail is a unique initiative whereby, an increasing number of blank walls are becoming the canvases of international street artists. The trail currently takes 90 minutes to complete. Dunedin is also home to the world's steepest street, Baldwin Street which is also the location of the world-famous Jaffa-Race, which involves 25,000 sweet treats being rolled down the street simultaneously.Highlights of Dunedin
- Cycle up the Otago Peninsula and experience panoramic views across the city
- Challenge yourself to walk along the world's steepest street
- Learn how wine is made at central Otago vineyards
Cruises to New Zealand - North IslandSwim with dolphins, dive or go fishing in New Zealand’s blue waters, or relax in the sun in the subtropical Northland region. The scenic Bay of Islands is one of the most popular tourist destinations for fishing and sailing, with a natural harbour and plentiful peninsulas and inlets. Many fly cruise options go from the largest city in New Zealand, Auckland. The city famous for the sailing, with its new harbour and facilities. After the biggest city its time to turn fantasy into reality, savour the awe-inspiring lush scenery of “Middle Earth”, as seen on the most celebrated Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies. Venture to Cape Reinga, the northernmost tip of the country, where the waters of the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea collide. In the Bay of Plenty your cruise ship will port in Tauranga. Close to Tauranga are the popular destination of Rotorua, and its volcanic activity, Hobbition, for a tour around the movie set and our personal favourite Mount Maunganui. The Mount, as the locals call it, is a beautiful sandy beach with Mauao at its tip. Mauao has various routes to its summit and is well worth the effort to reach the summit to enjoy the majestic views. Renowned for its eclectic mix of culture, arts and heritage, New Zealand’s capital Wellington is a city of wonders. Discover the inner-city beach of Oriental Bay, or delve into some of the many art galleries and museums. Pleasure seekers and adventure lovers can sample adventure activities such as sea-water diving, mountain biking and kayaking.
Cruises to New Zealand - South IslandView the highest peak of New Zealand, Aoraki Mount Cook or go hiking in picturesque Arthur’s Pass National Park. Feel the cultural pulse of Dunedin, a region of Edwardian and Victorian architecture, where remnants of its Scottish heritage proudly remain to this day. Escape to the beautifully rugged landscape of Taiaroa Head, unique for its wildlife experience where the Northern Royal Albatross can be seen in its natural habitat. New Zealand’s diverse and dramatic scenery leaves a lot of activities on its largely untouched landscape. Some of the activities that can be found include hiking, an extensive network of biking trails and almost one thousand backcountry huts. The country’s virtually undiscovered beaches and charming private hideouts offer the opportunity to relax and soak up the wonders of this diverse nation. Peace and beauty await you when you cruise to New Zealand. If you want to experience some of the World’s most beautiful Fjords then look no further than the Fiordland national park. Most cruise ships that cruise to New Zealand will enter Milford Sound and anchor overnight, with even the biggest cruise ship being towered over by the sharp summit of Mitre Peak. For the ultimate cruise to New Zealand contact our cruise experts today for more information! If you're after another destination, then we have a range of options from cheap and last minute to full packages with flight and cruise. All cruises are available from our homepage.
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