Journey, New Zealand & Australia Cruise ex Auckland to Sydney
15 Night cruise departing from Auckland to Sydney onboard Azamara Journey.
Begin your journey in Auckland, where you can enjoy an active day (surfing or horseback riding) or take it easy with a harbor cruise. Next up is Gisbourne, home to excellent beaches, legendary wine, and authentic Māori culture. In Napier, with its Art Deco style, you’ll swear you’ve stepped back in time to the Roaring Twenties. Cruise to Wellington and enjoy breathtaking views from the Kelburn cable car.
If you like wine, you’ll love Picton, located close to the legendary Marlborough wine region. Akaroa is next: an animal lover’s dream, with dolphins, penguins, and fur seals. Known as the City of Literature, Dunedin is a cultural capital of New Zealand with a distinct Scottish feel. Cruise Milford Sound, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attractions, flanked by steep cliffs and dense rainforests.
Spend two nights at sea enjoying everything Azamara Journey® has to offer: unwind in the spa, sample gourmet flavors from around the globe, or try your luck in the casino. Dock in Hobart, Tasmania, full of old-world charm and surrounded by natural beauty. Another night at sea will bring you to Melbourne, where you’ll have two days to explore the country’s cultural capital. Kick back and relax (or kick up your heels) during a final night at sea before ending your journey in sunny, vibrant Sydney.
Highlights of this cruise:
Auckland, New Zealand
Explore the eye-catching black sand beaches of "The City of Sails" and take a trip to the top of the Southern Hemisphere's tallest building for sweeping panoramic views. Outside the city, immerse yourself in Maori culture, embark on an unforgettable outdoor adventure, or discover the region's stunning wine country.
Gisborne, New Zealand
Perched on the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island, Gisborne is a place of rich history, beautiful beaches, and legendary wines. It’s also a city of firsts. It’s where the first Māori migratory canoes landed, where British explorer Captain James Cook first came in 1769, and, since it’s also the most easterly point in the world, it is the first city in the world to see the sun rise each day.
Napier, New Zealand
The Art Deco Capital of New Zealand, Napier is a visual delight. Spend your day walking the enchanting streets of this city and you’ll come across the Pania of the Reef (one of the most photographed attractions in the country), as well as many cafes to relax in while the world bustles outside. And don’t forget to visit the farmers’ market to shop for delightful products from local artisans.
Wellington, New Zealand
Take a ride on the Kelburn cable to and get to know Wellington, the coolest little capital in the world. Situated on New Zealand’s North Island, Wellington is known for its art deco structures, the Botanic Gardens, and its wonderful museums. During your adventure, be sure to tour the Weta Cave, where you’ll find memorabilia from films shot in the area, including Lord of the Rings and Avatar.
Picton, New Zealand
Like most of New Zealand, this area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Bring your walking shoes and walk to the Snout—a peninsula that's still wild and untamed. After your hike, be sure to explore more than 35 cellar doors in the Marlborough wine region. And when it’s time to wave goodbye to Picton, be sure to stay above deck to see the incredible sights of the Queen Charlotte Sound.
Akaroa, New Zealand
Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa is a paradise for animal lovers—and is the only French settlement in New Zealand. It's home to some of the world's rarest dolphins, and a host of other diverse marine life. Explore Colonial architecture with a distinctly French flair, and take to the trails to see Akaroa's dramatic landscape from a different perspective.
Dunedin, New Zealand
Scottish influence meets distinct Kiwi flair in the port city of Dunedin. Known as the Edinburgh of the South, Dunedin has beautiful sandy beaches, unique wildlife, and is home to the many delicious wines found on the Otago Peninsula. Those with a sweet tooth will want to visit Cadbury World, where you can take a tour of a working chocolate factory (and maybe sample a little bit for yourself!).
Milford Sound, New Zealand
Relax and reflect on your journey thus far with a few days of fun at sea. Get a behind-the-scenes look at life onboard with an Insider’s View Tour, attend a destination lecture to learn more about your next port-of-call, or try your luck at our onboard casino.
Want to really unwind? Watch the world go by and sip a complimentary drink poolside, or say “ahh” with a visit to Sanctum Spa.
The capital and most populous city in Tasmania, Hobart is filled with old world charm. Stroll along the historic waterfront and make your way to the restaurants, boutiques, and galleries of Salamanca Place. Head to Mount Wellington for hiking, and delve into Tasmania’s past as a penal colony at Port Arthur Historic Site. Last but certainly not least, be sure to try some excellent local wines.
Discover what life is like in the world’s most livable city! Melbourne is A UNESCO City of Literature and Australia’s cultural capital. It is home to arts, music, and an unparalleled sporting scene. Effortlessly walkable, spend your time here strolling the quaint arcades and laneways. Be sure to take in the stunning 19th-century architecture, St. Kilda Beach, the Royal Botanical Gardens, and more!
Sunny skies, friendly faces, and beautiful beaches await in Sydney. When you arrive, visit the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Sydney Opera House for a legendary photo opportunity. Then head to Manly Beach for awesome fun in the sun or the Australian Museum for a tour through New South Wales history. Cap your day with a visit to Darling Harbor for dinner with a stunning view of Harbor Bridge.
|09/03/20||Auckland, New Zealand||05:00 PM|
|10/03/20||Gisborne, New Zealand||01:00 PM||08:00 PM|
|11/03/20||Napier, New Zealand||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|12/03/20||Wellington, New Zealand||11:00 AM||11:00 PM|
|13/03/20||Picton, New Zealand||07:00 AM||04:00 PM|
|14/03/20||Christchurch (Akaroa), New Zealand||08:30 AM||06:30 PM|
|15/03/20||Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand||07:30 AM||05:00 PM|
|16/03/20||Milford Sound, New Zealand||05:00 PM||08:00 PM|
|19/03/20||Hobart, Tasmania, Australia||08:00 AM||10:00 PM|
|21/03/20||Melbourne, VIC, Australia||08:00 AM||overnight|
|22/03/20||Melbourne, VIC, Australia||02:00 PM|
|24/03/20||Sydney, NSW, Australia||07:00 AM|