Aerial view of Marlborough Sounds
Cruise Holidays
Cruising along Milford Sound
Oriental Bay Marina, Wellington
Cruising through Milford Sound

Cruise Holidays - Scenic and adventurous

New Zealand features some of the most beautiful bodies of water anywhere in the world, and you can explore them with one of our fantastic cruise holidays. Whether you’re getting to know the Bay of Islands or marvelling at the Milford Sound, there’s almost unlimited to beauty to explore.

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A unique way to explore New Zealand

We feature a vast array of cruise experiences available to choose from, including cruises to admire the scenery, wildlife experiences and those offering an insight into the fascinating culture of New Zealand.

Cruises provide a range of experiences, as well as a unique way of travelling – board a luxury vessel and unwind as you absorb the breath-taking views along the way. Some of the most popular destinations for cruises include the Bay of Islands, Auckland and excursions along Milford Sound.

Venture through mirror-like lakes, past dense rainforests and imposing mountain ranges, as you journey your way along the stunning coastlines of this extraordinary country.

Top reasons to book a cruise holiday

  • Cruise holidays are a fantastic way to enjoy a relaxing escape without missing out on the sightseeing in each destination
  • There’s an experience to suit every holidaymaker, from the scenic cruises to the cultural
  • It’s one of the most enjoyable ways to explore the beauty of each region, guided by experts who can teach you about each location on your itinerary
  • Cruises combine the best elements of a range of holidays – beaches, culture, gourmet dining and sightseeing, all rolled into one amazing trip
Cruise Holidays Inspiration
Walking Routeburn Track, Fiordland National Park

Head out on one of these day trips from Queenstown

Queenstown is New Zealand’s adventure capital, with something to keep outdoor-lovers happy all year round, from skiing, cycling and rafting to hiking, bungy jumping and sky diving. Use this base for day trips to historic gold mining towns, national parks and scenic sounds.

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Chris Stephenson, Yellow Eyed Penguin, New Zealand

Discover New Zealand’s magnificent wonders & wildlife

While New Zealand is filled with spectacular natural wonders, wildlife is abundant too, on land and in the water, with opportunities to watch for whales, dolphins, penguins, seals and more.

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Mount Cook and Lake Pukaki

Tailor-make the ultimate New Zealand holiday experience

New Zealand ranks highly in top travel spots, with lush rainforests, beautiful mountains and beaches, abundant wildlife and hot springs. Aim for three to four weeks, with options to tailor-make a perfect trip.

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Honeymoon with a view

New Zealand holiday options: From self-drive, motorhome camping to escorted tours

There are multiple ways to explore the spectacular country of New Zealand. No matter which you choose, a self-drive excursion, exploring by motorhome or an escorted tour, it’s bound to be an experience of a lifetime.

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Taranaki Falls, Tongariro National Park

Exploring New Zealand's North Island regions

Little beats the charismatic North Island when it comes to tapping into New Zealand’s native Maori past, blissing out on ravishing white-sand beaches, and marvelling at volcanoes, geysers, and other geothermal wonders.

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Cruising Lake Wakatipu aboard TSS Earnshaw

Getting around Queenstown and where to stay

Don't miss Queenstown, New Zealand. Bounded by mountains and Lake Wakatipu's shores, the town can offer natural beauty, nightlife and adventure sports, bungy jumping and jet boat riding. Here’s all you need to know about getting around Queenstown, top attractions, activities and where to stay.

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