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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.

Top deals on cruises from Sydney

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 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 from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • Cruise to Melbourne, Tasmania, Wellington and more on ms Noordam
  • One-way sail from Sydney to Auckland
  • Departs 1 February 2017
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$3,274 per person

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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 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 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
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$8,601

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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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Price on request

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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

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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