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Cruises from Australia to New Zealand

Discover New Zealand’s beauty on cruises departing from around Australia featuring the best of the Land of the Long White Cloud.

Cruises from Australia to New Zealand are the perfect getaways for a week or two. From Australia it’s a double treat as you’ll see the beauty of both Australia and New Zealand on some cruises.

These cruises explore mountain-fringed coastlines, sail past spectacular fiords and stop at main cities so you can enjoy wine tasting and adventure activities. Most cruises from Australia to New Zealand are round trip, ending in the same city that you started in.

Top deals on cruises from Australia to New Zealand

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Free flights + up to $600 OBC with Carnival cruises

Valid for cruises from October 2018 - January 2019 and free flights from Brisbane or Melbourne, credit available for other cities. Destinations include Noumea, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Sydney and more.T&Cs apply.

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Up to $400 OBC + free upgrade with Royal Caribbean

Valid for travel from November 2018 - February 2019. Destinations include Noumea, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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Free flights with Princess cruises

Valid on select 2018 - 2020 Australia and New Zealand cruise. T&Cs apply.

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30% off all guests + free balcony upgrade with Royal Caribbean

Valid for cruise on select dates from October 2018 - January 2020. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Pacific, South Pacific and more. T&Cs apply.

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Where do cruises sail to from Australia to New Zealand?

  • Auckland

Which cruise lines sail from Australia to New Zealand?

  • Azamara
  • P&O Cruises
  • Silversea
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Seabourn
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Oceania Cruises


Our picks: Top cruises from Sydney to New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand discovery from Sydney on Norwegian Cruise Line

Australia and New Zealand discovery from Sydney on Norwegian Cruise Line from Flight Centre - Cruises

Highlights:

  • 12-night cruise on Norwegian Jewel
  • Round-trip cruise from Sydney
  • Calls in at Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Akaroa, Dunedin, Cruise Dusky Sound, Cruise Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound
  • Departs 1 December 2018

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Our picks: Top cruises from Melbourne to New Zealand

New Zealand Melbourne Return cruise on Cunard

New Zealand Melbourne Return cruise on Cunard from Flight Centre - Cruises

Highlights:

  • 4-night cruise on Queen Elizabeth
  • Round-trip cruise from Melbourne
  • Calls in at Melbourne and Auckland
  • Departs 2 February 2020

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Kiwi Adventure from Melbourne on P&O

Kiwi Adventure from Melbourne on P&O from Flight Centre - Cruises

Highlights:

  • 12-night cruise on Pacific Jewel
  • Round-trip cruise from Melbourne
  • Calls in at Melbourne, Fiordland National Park, Stewart Island, Port Chalmers, Akaroa, Wellington and Picton
  • Departs 4 March 2019

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Our picks: Top cruises from Brisbane to New Zealand


Where do cruises depart from in Australia?

Cruises to New Zealand depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle.

Sydney has two international cruise ports: the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay and the White Bay Cruise Terminal in Balmain. Cruises to New Zealand usually depart from the Overseas Passenger Terminal. A taxi from Sydney Airport is approximately 25 minutes.

Cruises from Melbourne depart from the cruise ship terminal at Station Pier. A taxi from Melbourne Airport is the fastest option.

In Brisbane, cruises depart from the Portside Wharf Cruises Terminal. A taxi from Brisbane Airport will take 10 minutes.

Cruises from Fremantle depart from the Fremantle Cruise Terminal. Perth Airport is a 50-minute taxi ride away.


Airport to cruise terminal transfers

Sydney and Brisbane are both equipped with shuttle services that take you from the airports to the ports and back again. You can book these quickly and easily online at Viator.



Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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