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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

Up to $800 off Carnival cruises + free upgrade

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Valid for cruise on select dates. Destinations include South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia and more. T&C's apply.

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Up to 25% off + 50% off second guests with Azamara

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Enjoy 16-nights of sailing with Azamara. The route is Melbourne-Auckland. Valid for travel from 6-22 January 2019. T&C's apply.

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Up to 50% off third and fourth guests with Celebrity

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Get up to 50% off on your third and fourth guests with Celebrity and enjoy four free perks onboard. Valid on select dates and sailings. Destinations include Sydney, Noumea, Auckland and more. T&C's apply.

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Free upgrade + $200 OBC with Princess Cruises

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Valid on 7 nights or more on select 2018 and 2019 Princess cruises. Includes free wine and dine package. Sample destinations are New Zealand, Sydney, Tasmania and more. T&C's apply.

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Get 3 extras for free: Upgrade, credit + drinks

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Valid on select cruises for 7 nights or longer. Destinations include Europe, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Asia, Alaska and America. Onboard credit amount varies based on length of cruise and cabin type booked. T&C's apply.

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Up to 45% off Royal Caribbean cruises

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Valid for cruise on select dates from January - December 2018. Destinations include Melbourne, Noumea, Hobart, Tasmania, Sydney, New Zealand and more. T&C's apply.

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Free stateroom upgrade + Free wine and dine package + Free OBC

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Valid on select cruises for 7 nights or longer. Destinations include Europe, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Asia, Alaska and America. Onboard credit amount varies based on length of cruise and cabin type booked. T&C's apply.

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Up to 72% off P&O Cruises Valid on select cruises in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific Islands including Fiji, New Caledonia. Sample discounts include 72% off a 3-night cruise from Brisbane, 85% off a 2-night cruise from Sydney to Melbourne and 56% off a 10-night South Pacific cruise from Sydney.

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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

New Zealand Discovery from Sydney cruise on Royal Caribbean from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 9-night cruise on Ovation of the Seas
  • Round-trip cruise from Sydney
  • Calls in at Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dunedin, Wellington and Picton
  • Departs 10 January 2018

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Kiwi Land Exploration cruise on Princess Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 12-night cruise on Diamond Princess
  • Round-trip cruise from Sydney
  • Calls in at Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Fiordland
  • Various departures from January to March 2018

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Australian Adventures and New Zealand Gems cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 16-night cruise on Norwegian Jewel
  • Round-trip cruise from Sydney
  • Calls in at Melbourne, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Milford Sound, Dunedin, Akaroa, Picton, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Bay of Islands and Auckland
  • Departs 5 January 2018

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Our picks: Top cruises from Melbourne to New Zealand

Experience New Zealand from Melbourne cruise on Princess Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 13-night cruise on Golden Princess
  • Round-trip cruise from Melbourne
  • Calls in at Fiordland National Park, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Gisborne, Tauranga and Auckland
  • Various departures from January 2018 to April 2019

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Kiwi Adventure Melbourne Return cruise on P&O Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 12-night cruise on Pacific Jewel
  • Round-trip cruise from Melbourne
  • Calls in at Fiordland National Park, Stewart Island, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington and Hobart
  • Departs 4 February 2018

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New Zealand Melbourne Return cruise on Carnival Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 10-night cruise on Carnival Legend
  • Round-trip cruise from Melbourne
  • Calls in at Fiordland National Park, Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington
  • Departs 21 February 2018

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Our picks: Top cruises from Brisbane to New Zealand

New Zealand Silverfern Brisbane Return cruise on Princess Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 14-night cruise on Sea Princess
  • Round-trip cruise from Brisbane
  • Calls in at Fiordland National Park, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga and Auckland
  • Various departures from December 2017 to March 2019

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Our picks: Top cruises from Fremantle to New Zealand

Perth to Brisbane cruise with Cunard from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 27-night cruise on Queen Mary 2
  • One-way cruise from Perth to Brisbane
  • Calls in at Margaret River, Adelaide, Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Melbourne, Sydney, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Port Chalmers, Christchurch, Wellington, Tauranga, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Sydney and Brisbane
  • Departs 12 February 2018

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Perth to Sydney with New Zealand cruise with Celebrity Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 16-night cruise on Celebrity Solstice
  • One-way cruise from Perth to Sydney
  • Calls in at Adelaide, Melbourne, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington and Picton
  • Departs 5 March 2018

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Australian South Coast and New Zealand cruise on Royal Caribbean from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 17-night cruise on Radiance of the Seas
  • One-way cruise from Perth to Sydney
  • Calls in at Esperance, Adelaide, Melbourne, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Akaroa, Picton and Wellington
  • Departs 1 March 2018

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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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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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