The number and variety of cruise itineraries available for Australia and New Zealand continues to grow. A cruise to this region is a fantastic way to visit more than one of these islands’ amazing – and different – cities, beaches and cultural attractions.
Major ports of call:
- Adelaide, Australia
- Melbourne, Australia
- Perth (Fremantle), Australia
- Sydney, Australia
- Tasmania, Australia
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Christchurch, New Zealand
- Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand
- Wellington, New Zealand
Some cruises of Australia and New Zealand may also include other parts of the South Pacific, such as Fiji or New Caledonia – known as “a little piece of France in the Pacific,” east of Australia.
- Iconic Sydney Harbour, with its Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Melbourne’s world-famous events – the Australian Grand Prix, Australian Open Tennis, or the Melbourne Cup
- 17 National Parks of Tasmania, many of which are part of a World-Heritage Wilderness
- Winter skiing, sky diving, kayaking, white water rafting and more adventure in New Zealand
- Winery tours, art galleries and other chances to experience local culture in Auckland, New Zealand, as well as throughout Australia
Keep in mind:
- Being in the southern hemisphere, the seasons in Australia and New Zealand are opposite those of North America.
- Be sure to plan an extra day or two on either side of your cruise to help adjust for jet lag.
To find out more about your options for sailing around Australia, New Zealand and more, talk with Cruise Holidays of Northwest Austin.