As a region renowned for its stunning scenery, natural wonder and maritime history, Australasia is a natural choice for a cruise – and there are some great city ports in Australia and New Zealand to enjoy your cruise and stay. Please give us a call on 0808 202 6105 to discuss the perfect Australia and New Zealand cruise and stay holiday for you.
As one of the most iconic harbours in the world, Sydney is a hugely popular choice when it comes to booking a luxury cruise and stay Down Under. The Sydney Opera house is a must-see, as are the Royal Botanic Gardens on the shores of the harbour – meaning you won't have far to travel to experience some of the county's finest wildlife. Or for a more adventurous alternative, how about a guided climb up Sydney Harbour Bridge?
Melbourne, on the other hand, enjoys an altogether more relaxed feel. For some pre-cruise sun, why not take a trip down to St Kilda Beach? This beautiful stretch of sand boasts a range of shops, amusement parks and clubs, making it a great place to visit, day or night. Or perhaps you'd prefer to get back to nature at Melbourne Zoo? Australia’s oldest zoo is home to more than 350 species, including baboons, Asian elephants and endangered Sumatran tigers – and even a night tour too. The National Gallery of Victoria offers a rich cultural alternative, with more than 60,000 works in its collection.
The third largest city in Australia, Brisbane is a great city to experience on your cruise and stay holiday. The city’s South Bank Parklands make a great place to take in everything Australia has to offer – with beaches, gardens, barbecue venues and even a lagoon to explore. The State Library of Queensland is an excellent place for some cool, quiet reflection during your time here, and it’s also an arresting piece of architecture in its own right.
If you prefer to explore the vast green landscapes of New Zealand, Auckland is a great place to begin your cruise and stay holiday. Its contrasting Maori and colonial heritages make it a fascinating region to explore, with very different sights and landscapes compared with Australia. Hauraki Gulf is a must-see area of 47 islands, where you can swim, sunbathe, fish or sail during your time in paradise. Alternatively, take an exciting sky walk around the outside of the city's famous SkyTower – for a view and an experience that you'll never forget.
Take a look at our cruise and stay ofers or Australia and New Zealand, and then call our Cruise Concierge today - be quick, as the best itineraries will sell out fast.
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