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Cruises from Sydney to New Zealand

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

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.

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Where do cruises sail to from Sydney?

  • Auckland

Which cruise lines sail from Sydney?


Our top picks for cruises from Sydney to New Zealand

17-night New Zealand cruise on Holland America Line

17-night New Zealand cruise on Holland America Line from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • Cruise to Melbourne, Tasmania, Wellington and more on ms Noordam
  • One-way sail from Sydney to Auckland
  • Departs 1 February 2017
From AUD

$3,274 per person

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15-night Sydney to Auckland cruise on Holland America Line

15-night Sydney to Auckland cruise on Holland America Line from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • Cruise across to New Zealand on ms Noordam
  • One-way sail from Sydney to Auckland
  • Departs October and November 2017
From AUD

$1,899 per person

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11-night Kiwi Beauties from Sydney to Auckland cruise on Princess Cruises

11-night Kiwi Beauties from Sydney to Auckland cruise on Princess Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • Cruise across to New Zealand on ms Noordam
  • Calling in at Dunedin, Hobart, Napier, Picton & Fiordland
  • One-way sail from Sydney to Auckland
  • Departs October and November 2017
From AUD

$2,150 per person

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New Zealand Explorer from Sydney to Auckland on Crystal Cruises

New Zealand Explorer from Sydney to Auckland on Crystal Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 14-night cruise from Sydney to Auckland on Crystal Cruises
  • One-way cruise from Sydney to Auckland
  • Calling in at Wellington, Napier, Milford Sound and more
  • Departs 17 February 2017
From AUD

$8,601

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Voyage from Sydney to Auckland on Silversea

Voyage from Sydney to Auckland on Silversea from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 16-day sail from Sydney to Auckland on Silver Muse
  • One-way cruise from Sydney to Auckland
  • Calls in at Melbourne, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Stewart Island, Port Chalmers, Picton and more
  • Departs 2 February 2018
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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 $15 per person and transfers are available to both the Overseas Passenger Terminal and White Bay Cruise Terminal. Both can be booked online through City Discovery and Viator.


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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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