New Zealand

Cruises to New Zealand from Australia

Escape to another world on a New Zealand cruise. Marvel its untouched beauty, fall in love with its World Heritage-listed wonders and unearth millennia of Māori culture. From Wellington to Fiordland, a P&O Cruise covers all the best travel destinations in New Zealand. Cruise to New Zealand from Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Melbourne and cross the Tasman for adventure sports, the lush green countryside, art deco and maybe a few hobbits from The Shire.

If you're looking for the best New Zealand cruise packages in 2021 and beyond, look no further than a P&O Cruise Choose from our Kiwi Explorer and Kiwi Adventure cruises, and book your New Zealand cruise today!

 

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Top 5 Things to Do on Your New Zealand Cruise

New Zealand has a dizzying list of sights and experiences to offer. From sweeping glaciers to long sandy beaches, Māori legends to wine-tasting, Milford Sound and Fiordland or Middle Earth, here are our top 5 must-do activities during a cruise to New Zealand.

 

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Visiting Ports


Akaroa

There is so much to see and do in Akaroa, from the fine food, French culture and colonial architecture, to penguin spotting and swimming with dolphins - you’ll be spoilt for choice!

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Auckland

Auckland’s natural environment features volcano peaks, rainforests, a stunning harbour and unique man-made attractions like Sky Tower, War Memorial Museum, art galleries, all alongside some unforgettable views.

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Bay Of Islands

Get ready for a jaw-dropping experience. The Bay of Islands is jam-packed with stunning attractions like dolphin watching, sailing, diving, kayaking, Maori and European history, and so much more.

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Christchurch

Explore the beautiful city of Christchurch with its world-class botanic gardens, delicious food, and even better shopping. There’s something for the whole family to enjoy, from the Canterbury Museum and Cashel Street Mall to the surrounding mountains and vineyards.

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Dunedin (Port Chalmers)

Set inside an extinct volcano, in Dunedin you’ll find glorious mansions, castles, native flora and fauna and breathtaking views of the Otago Peninsula and through the rugged and dramatic Taieri Gorge.

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Fiordland National Park

Cruise By - Although ships can’t technically stop here, one of the best ways to see Fiordland National Park is from one of our ships. You'll enjoy views you can't see from land or air. Comprised of 1.2 million hectares of breathtaking natural beauty, it’s one of New Zealand’s most cherished wonders and a significant part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site.

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Gisborne

Learn about Maori culture and enjoy the fantastic food, wine and beaches of Gisborne, a unique North Island must-see in New Zealand.

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Napier

Discover Napier, a city where Maori motifs meet Art Deco designs from wineries to harbour views, Maori culture and New Zealand history. There’s a lot to explore at this unique seaside location and plenty of rare wildlife to see.

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Picton

Picton is the Marlborough region’s second-largest town, perfect for winery exploration and famous for its spectacular scenery and relaxed atmosphere. It’s a haven for food, nature and art lovers.

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Tauranga

Tauranga is overflowing with stunning natural attractions, including beaches, bushland and hot spring pools, hiking tracks with brilliant views, thermal hot pools, gondola rides and more.

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Wellington

Head to Windy (but oh-so-pretty) Wellington and discover a beautiful harbour, spectacular countryside, gourmet food, adventure tours, hobbits and a sophisticated city you’re sure to love.

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Cruises To New Zealand