Australia is the world's smallest continent and largest island. It has unique animals and a fantastic climate offering a wide and contrasting range of cruise experiences. Between New Zealand's semi-tropical north with its active volcanism and thermal springs, and craggy snow-capped mountains and glaciers in the south, are long sandy beaches and rolling farmlands. Circumnavigate Australia with an option to include New Zealand – the choices are endless.
Good to Know:
Best Time to Cruise
Cruises on larger ships and also Barrier Reef cruises are available year round, while the specialty cruises are seasonal. The summer months are from October to April.
Ocean Cruises: Major cruise lines offer itineraries along the Australian coast from Sydney with some including ports of call in New Zealand.
Specialty cruises: Small ships cruise the Barrier Reef and Australia's North East Coast.
Climb the span of the Harbour Bridge and take a tour of the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.
Take a ride on the Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over the World Heritage rainforest in Cairns, Australia.
Depart from Viaduct Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand on a whale and dolphin safari cruise with guaranteed viewing.
Don't miss a trip on the cable car in Wellington, New Zealand that takes you from Lambton Quay to Kelburn, the Botanic Gardens and enjoy superb harbour views.
New Zealand Cruise ex Sydney - 11 nights: Sail from Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) to Bay of Islands, Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch – Akaroa, Dunedin (Port Chalmers) and Fjordland National Park (New Zealand).