New Zealand Is A Cruising Hot Spot!
New Zealand is an amazing cruising hot spot, with its sparkling blue seas, long silvery beaches, pockets of subtropical forests and towns immersed in history and charm.
Beauty To Adrenalin
Set to have something for everyone, New Zealand has an abundance of outdoor activities on offer. You can play it safe and enjoy the natural beauty on offer around every corner - from the Red Rocks Coastal Walk in Wellington to the peaceful ambience of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. But, if adrenalin is more your thing you can fly down the Auckland Sky Tower, or bravely test your courage with a spot of bungee jumping in Queenstown.
Whether you are lusting for snow capped mountain peaks and tumbling waterfalls, or lush green rolling hills and vineyards, New Zealand will not leave you disappointed. Dock at the Bay of Islands, a mecca for dolphin watching, swimming, sea kayaking, scuba diving and surfing. And what better way to truly see the beauty of Milford Sounds or the 50 picturesque islands of the Hauraki Gulf than to cruise on through them.
As the cultural centre of the South Pacific, it offers much more than just natural splendour too. Numerous museums and galleries share the heritage and history of this amazing country and the culture of the Maori people. Visit Auckland’s War Memorial Museum or New Zealand’s National Museum in Wellington, Te Papa, which has a wide range of interactive exhibits including the ‘Earthquake House’.
More New Zealand cruising inspiration
It’s a great destination for the entire family too with its variety of wildlife and nature experiences. Explore geothermal landscapes with their bubbling mud pools and year round hot springs, or meet the iconic white kiwi at one of the zoos. Take the kids up the cable car in Wellington and let them explore the Carter Observatory. And Queenstowns' Gondola and Luge is great fun for the whole family as you ride on a sturdy 3-wheeled luge cart down the twists and bends of an 800 metre track.
Cruising itineraries vary in length from 12 to 24 days and you can pick from a variety of cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, P&O Australia, Celebrity Cruises and Princess Cruises.
So what are you waiting for? Make a cruise to New Zealand your 2014 New Years resolution and book yours now! Cruiseabout has a number of amazing cruise, stay & play New Zealand package offers on offer - visit our website for more details, or call one of our Cruise Specialists on 1300 954 661 today!