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Indulge your sense of adventure on our Australia and New Zealand cruises. Warm golden sands, adrenaline-fuelled experiences and awe-inspiring landscapes await.
Our stunning destinations.
South Australia’s easy-going capital is your portal to the rugged Outback and outdoor adventure, as well as some of the country’s finest vineyards. Hop over to Kangaroo Island for indigenous wildlife.
Airlie Beach is one of the best departure points for excursions to the Great Barrier Reef. Charming shops and exhilarating skydives will make sure you have a memorable visit.
Fulfil a dream and take a 1930s ferry to Lone Pine Sanctuary to cuddle koalas. Sightsee in style by rickshaw or visit Roma Street Parkland – the world’s largest subtropical city garden.
Casuarina trees and coconut palms line the beaches of this subtropical paradise. Spot bottlenose dolphins, try a new water sport, or linger for hours over a meal at a waterfront bistro.
If you love eclectic cuisine, Darwin, which sits at the crossroads of so many cultures, will not disappoint. Sample everything from crocodile and barramundi to mud crabs and buffalo.
Take in the waterfront scene at Salamanca Place or savour a glass of wine at the Moorilla Wine Estate. Hobart’s Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens boasts the world’s only sub-Antarctic plant house.
A melting pot of migrant influences, many call Melbourne Australia’s cultural capital. Browse the 1,000-plus stalls of Queen Vic market or visit the Abbotsford Convent with its galleries, restaurants and gardens.
In Newcastle, natural attractions offer opportunities for exploring – follow a bush walk trail at Blackbutt Reserve to see koalas, kangaroos and native birds. Alternatively, sip cocktails at a harbour-side restaurant.
Be warned: lorikeets perch on your shoulder to steal your lunch at the interactive Wildlife Habitat reserve. You’ll love Four Mile Beach, a serene arc along the Great Barrier Reef.
One of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, Sydney offers a plethora of attractions. Visit the iconic Sydney Opera House for a behind-the-scenes tour or people watch at legendary Bondi Beach.
Keep an eye out for the ubiquitous booby while cruising Willis Island. These peculiar seabirds are spectacular divers and great fun to watch. Other highlights include wedge-tailed shearwaters and sooty terns.
Make for Ubud village, widely famed for its galleries, exquisite textiles and open-air Ibu Oka BBQ-eatery. Equally renowned is the black coral temple of Pura Luhur Uluwatu.
Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa is rich with beautiful bays, French and English colonial history, and even the largest little penguin colony on the mainland.
Ascend the soaring 1076ft Sky Tower for jaw-dropping 360-degree views of this captivating Kiwi city. Or, venture just a little further inland to explore the nation’s proud Maori heritage.
Many consider the Bay of Islands home to some of the world’s finest beaches. It’s the ideal place to try out some active pursuits, such as kayaking and swimming with dolphins.
As cold mountain water cascades from the cliffs above Doubtful Sound, it creates an unusual phenomenon – a marine ecosystem of fresh and saltwater, a playground for fur seals and penguins.
Were it not for the absence of the Scottish brogue, you'd think you were in Edinburgh. Dunedin is home to New Zealand's only castle, and architecture borrowed heavily from Scotland.
Steep cliffs, carved over centuries by dozens of waterfalls, surround the largest and most complex of the many fjords along the New Zealand coast – Dusky Sound.
As we sail into the fjords of the Milford Sound, even your ship will shrink in comparison. Situated within Fiordland National Park, this natural wonder is a wildlife haven.
Napier is known as the Art Deco City, as it is home to the world's largest concentration of art deco architecture. Travel into the foothills to find award-winning vineyards.
Imagine a scene of regal sailboats floating atop blue waters, hugged by a picturesque landscape of rolling green mountains and cloud sprinkled skies. Welcome to Picton.
Plentiful sunshine and sandy shores… you’ll see why Captain Cook called this area the Bay of Plenty. Close by lie the steaming hot springs and exploding mud pools of Rotorua.
A red-hot arts scene, hip wine bars, designer boutiques, nearby countryside and steep hillsides lined with picture-perfect Victorian houses – the Kiwi capital of Wellington has it all.
What Australia & New Zealand has to offer.
Whether you’re a culture vulture or an adventurer (or a little bit of both), Australia and New Zealand are packed full of experiences to delight and enchant.
New Zealand is the youngest country in the world, a status matched by its boundless energy and dynamism. A passion for adrenaline sports means you can spend your time here bungee jumping, white water rafting or sky-diving. Couple this with expansive, dramatic and mountainous landscapes that have caught the attention of film-makers (think Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit), and you have a recipe for a truly captivating holiday.
Australia is a country of many personalities; its beach towns exude a carefree, surfer vibe, while the modern cities buzz with frenetic, irresistible energy.
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Answering your questions about Australia & New Zealand.
From what to wear to what to eat, here are all of your need-to-know answers to our most frequently asked questions when it comes to Australia and New Zealand cruises.
It might be the awe-inspiring landscapes, the carefree beach vibe or the thriving restaurant scene, but our guests love New Zealand and Australia cruises. What’s more, these destinations are so diverse that you’re bound to discover something new each time you visit.
On an Australia and New Zealand cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the best of both destinations without any of the tricky travel arrangements. We’ll take you directly to celebrated beaches without the need to travel coast to coast.
In Australia, don’t miss the bucket list destinations like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You can also visit the biggest living thing on earth – the Great Barrier Reef. In New Zealand, you can go sailing through the mysterious Milford Sound, or hike through Tongariro National Park, where some of Lord of the Rings was filmed.
Depending on the season you’re visiting in, pack plenty of summer clothes and layers in case the weather changes. Don’t forget your swimming gear for those beaches and the pool onboard, or your camera for capturing those all-important photos.
The time zones observed in New Zealand are NZST (New Zealand Time) and CHAST (Chatham Island Time). Australia has AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time), ACST (Australian Central Standard Time) and AWST (Australian Western Standard Time).
The cuisine in Australia and New Zealand doesn’t differ too wildly from the food in the UK. Expect plenty of seafood, especially by the coasts, and American favourites like burgers.
Australia and New Zealand are generally considered safe places to visit.
In New Zealand, there are three official languages: English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language. There are more than 200 languages in Australia, with the most common being English and Mandarin.
The best of Australia & New Zealand, handpicked by us.
From soaring peaks to sun-soaked coasts, discover some of the highlights of our New Zealand and Australia cruises in our image gallery. Where will you go first?
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Summer takes place in the southern hemisphere between December and February. This is when temperatures are at their hottest – reaching well over 30 degrees in parts of Australia. For a slightly cooler – and quieter – holiday, choose the shoulder season, which takes place between August and December and February to April. In New Zealand, the north island enjoys subtropical temperatures in the summer, while the south island can dip below -10 degrees in winter.
There are plenty of events happening in Australia and New Zealand to mark on your calendar. The Woodford Folk Festival is one of the biggest musical events in Australia, taking place near Brisbane every April. In New Zealand, the Balloons over Waikato festival sees balloonists from across the country demonstrate their skills in dazzling airborne competitions.
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