New Zealand is a one-of-a-kind destination with natural landscapes unlike anywhere else in the world. Made up of two main islands, Te Ika-a-Māui (the North Island) and Te Waipounamu (the South Island) here you’ll find fjords and world-class national parks, as well as a rich and unique culture.
The natural landscapes are one of the biggest draws of New Zealand, and places like Milford Sound, the Bay of Islands and the Fiordland National Park have some of the most monumental views not only in the South Pacific but the world.
A visit to New Zealand is an opportunity for adventure, and across the islands, you’ll discover natural wonders from towering fjords to tranquil forests. Whether you want to lace up your hiking boots and go ‘tramping’, as the locals call it, canoe through a sound, or explore on a mountain bike, there is an adventure for you here. For those who really like to get their heart-racing, bungee jumping in Auckland is the way to go as it is the home of commercial bungee jumping and one of the most popular places on the planet for this extreme sport – we can’t imagine a much more unique way to see a destination! Jump from the iconic harbour bridge for a thrilling experience you’ll be sure to remember forever.
Exploring the local culture is a must when in New Zealand. The Māori culture can be seen everywhere, from the language and slang used to the song and dance and food on offer. Watch the intimidating haka, the Māori war dance and see local Māori people show off their culture with pride with tā moko, the traditional tattoos which are often applied to the face and individual to each person.
For pop-culture fans, New Zealand also has one major draw – it’s Middle Earth. Fans of Lord of the Rings will know the rolling hills of New Zealand as the background of the popular movies and you can even visit a reconstruction of Hobbiton here and really engulf yourself in the fictional world.
Not sure New Zealand takes your fancy but still want to go down under? Explore our Australian cruise holidays, although the neighbouring country might be close in distance, it’s got something totally different to offer.
New Zealand can either be accessed on one of our world cruises or by only taking a sector of a world cruise and visiting there from the United Kingdom. These two options mean that you can explore New Zealand as part of one of the most amazing expeditions possible during a cruise around the world, or travel to the country in style whilst making stop-offs at unique destinations on the way. Alternatively, if you want, you can journey back from New Zealand on a world cruise rather than worrying about airports and transfers – much easier.
* Prices shown are per person based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.