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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.

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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

Auckland Discovery from Sydney cruise on Celebrity

Auckland Discovery from Sydney cruise on Celebrity from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 9-night cruise on Celebrity Solstice
  • Round-trip cruise from Sydney
  • Calls in at Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Dunedin, New Zealand, Akaroa, Wellington and Auckland
  • Departs 12 February 2020

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Sail to Auckland from Sydney with Princess

Sail to Auckland from Sydney with Princess from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 14-night cruise on Ruby Princess
  • Round-trip cruise from Sydney
  • Calls in at Melbourne, Hobart, Fiorland National Park, Dunedin, Christchurch, Picton, Wellington, Tauranga and Auckland
  • Departs 13 December 2019

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Our picks: Top cruises from Melbourne to New Zealand

Sail to Auckland from Melbourne with Celebrity

Sail to Auckland from Melbourne with Celebrity from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 10-night cruise on Celebrity Solstice
  • Round-trip cruise from Melbourne
  • Calls in at Sydney, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Dunedin, Christchurch, Tauranga and Auckland
  • Departs 29 February 2020

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Journey to New Zealand from Melbourne with Celebrity

Journey to New Zealand from Melbourne with Celebrity from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 11-night cruise on Celebrity Eclipse
  • Round-trip cruise from Melbourne
  • Calls in at Sydney, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Dunedin, Christchurch, Tauranga and Auckland
  • Departs 15 January 2021

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Our picks: Top cruises from Brisbane to New Zealand

5-day trip to Auckland from Brisbane with P&O

5-day trip to Auckland from Brisbane with P&O from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 4-night cruise on Pacific Aria
  • Round-trip cruise from Brisbane
  • Non-stop cruise to Auckland
  • Departs 5 April 2019

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18-day journey to New Zealand from Melbourne on Holland America

18-day journey to New Zealand from Melbourne on Holland America from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 17-night cruise on ms Maasdam
  • Round-trip cruise from Melbourne
  • Calls in at New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and New Zealand
  • Departs 28 March 2019

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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

Stef is the Travel Editor at finder.com.au and has been writing about travel for over a decade. She's visited over 50 countries and has had some incredible experiences, including hot air ballooning over Cappadocia, hitchhiking across Romania and seeing the Northern Lights (twice!). And while she’d never say no to a luxury escape, she's far more likely to stretch her travel dollars as far as they can go by keeping her ear to the ground for unbeatable travel bargains. And she'll tell you all about them, too! Stef has had articles featured on Travel Weekly, Escape and Hostelworld.

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