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.

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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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Available on 7-night cruises from 2 April – 12 November 2022. T&Cs apply.

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Available on select dates in 2022. Destinations include Sydney, Cairns, Darwin, Auckland and more.

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Expires 16 Dec 2021
Available on select voyages from 2022–2023. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Fiji, New Zealand and more. Sample rate is for a 7-night Queensland cruise from Brisbane.

Up to $500 OBCs on worldwide cruises

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Plus receive $30 OceanFront credit on 5+ night cruises until 2022. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and more. T&Cs apply.

New Zealand ferry tickets from USD$42

Available on select dates until 2022 on tickets between Picton and Wellington.

Australia and New Zealand cruises from USD$228

Available on select dates in 2021-2022 with Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night cruise with Carnival Cruises.

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

New Zealand cruise with Carnival

New Zealand cruise with Carnival from CruiseDirect


  • 10-night on Carnival Splendor
  • Round-trip cruise from Sydney
  • Calls in at Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Fiordland Park
  • Departs on 15 March 2021
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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.

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