Australia and New Zealand cruise and land tours combine a traditional cruise of this region with extensive sightseeing tours on land, offering a more in-depth experience. Your Australia and New Zealand cruise and land tour will take you to the diverse cities and landscapes of Australia and/or New Zealand, including stays in first-rate hotels in some of Australia and New Zealand's most famous destinations. Sydney, Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef and Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru, are among options for the land portion of an Australia cruise and land tour, and Auckland and Queenstown are commonly featured on the New Zealand land portion.
Australia and New Zealand cruise and land tours are usually available from December through April.
Australia and New Zealand cruise and land tours may last from 13 to 23 nights.
Remember that if you fly from North America to Australia or New Zealand, you will cross the International Date Line and lose a day. Furthermore, your flight will take a day. This requires that you leave your hometown for your port of departure at least two days in advance of your cruise and land tour. However, we suggest that you leave three or four days before your Australia and New Zealand cruise and land tour. This will give you time to rest and get oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruise lines offer pre-cruise hotel packages.
For a list of ports you can visit on an Australia & New Zealand cruise and land tour,