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Cruises from Sydney to New Zealand

Jump on board a cruise from Sydney to New Zealand and be astounded by its natural landscapes.

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New Zealand may not be far away, but it can seem like a whole other world with destinations such as Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park that are known for their stunning landscapes.

With cruises from 4 nights to 37 nights, you can hop on and enjoy the sights around Tasmania and New Zealand and even add on a wine tasting or two in some of New Zealand’s top spots.

Top deals on cruises from Sydney


Up to $400 OBC worldwide cruises

Verified 2 days ago Expires 31 Aug 2022
Available on select cruises from 2022–2023 on destinations including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Alaska, Europe and more. T&Cs apply.

Up to 45% off Australia and New Zealand cruises

Available on select dates in 2022–2023 with Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night cruise with Carnival Cruises.

Up to 70% off 2nd guests with Norwegian Cruise Lines

Verified 2 days ago Expires 30 Jun 2022
Plus get free shore excursions, up to $1,000 visa credit and more on select voyages from 2022 – 2023. Destinations include Bahamas, USA, Canada, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and more.

Up to $500 Visa card credit + free drinks with Celebrity Cruises

Expires 30 Jun 2022
Available on select voyages from 2022–2023. Destinations include Vanuatu, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Australia and more.

New Zealand ferry tickets from US$42

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

Up to 71% off holiday cruises

Available on select cruises in 2022–2024 with Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises, MSC cruises and more. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Singapore, Caribbean, Bahamas and more.

Where do cruises sail to from Sydney?

Popular ports that Sydney cruises sail to in New Zealand are:

  • Auckland
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin
  • Fiordland National Park

Which cruise lines sail from Sydney?

Our top picks for cruises from Sydney to New Zealand

10-Day New Zealand cruise with Carnival

10-Day New Zealand cruise with Carnival from Carnival


  • 10-night on Carnival Splendor
  • Round-trip cruise from Sydney
  • Calls in at Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Fiordland Park
  • Departs on 21 November 2022
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Where do cruises depart from in Sydney?

Sydney has two international cruise ports: the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay and the White Bay Cruise Terminal in Balmain.

Cruises bound for New Zealand usually depart from the Overseas Passenger Terminal. Those flying into Sydney can reach the terminal by taking a train direct from the airport to Circular Quay Station. Airport shuttles and taxis are also available and take approximately 25 minutes to reach the port.

Airport to cruise terminal transfers

Numerous shuttles depart from Sydney Airport direct to the port.

Single shared transfers can start as little as $25 per person and transfers are available to both the Overseas Passenger Terminal and White Bay Cruise Terminal. Both can be booked online through Viator.

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    LisaFebruary 8, 2019

    I would like a cruise from Sydney to NZ then to Tasmania – not longer than, say, 10 days ideally. Can you recommend one? Any amazing deals for start of December or January?



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      JeniFebruary 16, 2019Staff

      Hi Lisa,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      To find out better cruising deals, please click on the green Get deal button to be redirected to the provider’s page and learn more on their promos. On this page, you may also see list of cruise lines that sail from Sydney where you may get a great deal with such P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean and more.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!


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