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New Zealand from Sydney, Australia with the Ovation of the Seas

Royal Caribbean

New Zealand from Sydney, Australia with the Ovation of the Seas

10 nights

From Sydney, Australia to Sydney, Australia

Ovation of the Seas

Nov 2024 - Apr 20252 Sails



from $1,999 p.p.



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Dusky Sound Cruises

Welcome to Dusky Sound: A Hidden Gem in New Zealand

Ever dreamed of exploring a corner of the world where the landscapes seem to whisper ancient tales, where the water reflects the sky in a mirror of sparkling blues, and where nature’s untouched beauty reigns supreme? Welcome to Dusky Sound, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular fjords, nestled in the remote southwest corner of the South Island, within Fiordland National Park. This majestic sound offers an unparalleled cruising experience from Australia, presenting a must-visit destination for those seeking adventure, tranquillity, and the raw beauty of nature.

Best Time to Cruise to Dusky Sound

The best season to embark on a cruise to Dusky Sound is during the summer, from December to February. This period offers the most favourable weather conditions, with longer daylight hours to soak in the breathtaking vistas. However, the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn also promise fewer crowds and stunning natural displays. Essential packing tips include:

  • • Waterproof clothing for unpredictable showers
  • • Binoculars for wildlife spotting
  • • Sunscreen and insect repellent to stay protected

Top Attractions in Dusky Sound

Dusky Sound is not just about its stunning fjords; it’s an adventure playground brimming with attractions:

  • – Wildlife Encounters: Spot bottlenose dolphins, fur seals, and Fiordland crested penguins.
  • – Astronomer’s Point: A historic site offering stunning views and a glimpse into the past.
  • – Supper Cove: A remote and enchanting spot, perfect for keen hikers.
  • – Precipice Cove: A hidden gem for kayakers, surrounded by towering waterfalls.
  • – The Sound’s Waterfalls: After rain, the waterfalls multiply, offering a magical spectacle.
  • – Underwater Observatory: Discover the marine life in this unique underwater experience.

Top Cruise Lines to Dusky Sound from Australia

Embarking on a cruise from Australia to Dusky Sound has never been easier, with these top cruise lines offering unforgettable journeys:

  • Norwegian Cruise Line: Known for its freedom and flexibility, offering a range of activities and dining options.
  • Royal Caribbean: Offers innovative cruise experiences, perfect for families or couples seeking adventure and relaxation.
  • Ponant: For those seeking a luxury experience, Ponant combines French elegance with natural discovery.