Australasia, by Cunard.

Australia and New Zealand, by Cunard.
Beyond the charming and unique coastal calls of Australia and Tasmania lie the breathtaking natural landscapes and inspiring destinations of New Zealand, plus the stunning scenery and cultural diversity of Papua New Guinea.
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Australasia, by Cunard 2018.

Find and book a cruise to Australasia in 2018
  • There’s a sense of mystique on a Cunard cruise to Australasia. It may stem from the impossibly beautiful Polynesian lagoons, watching Fiji’s firewalkers or meeting the tribes of Papua New Guinea. It could be seeing Australia’s weird and wonderful wildlife up close, snorkelling on the majestic Great Barrier Reef, ascending Auckland’s Sky Tower or sailing into breathtaking fjords that most define your visit.

Australia and New Zealand, by Cunard 2019.

  • Queen Elizabeth is just the first of many stunning sights you will see on this adventure, filled with unforgettable architecture and landscapes. Mark Twain rated Sydney a "wonder of the world", bordering the world's largest natural harbour and reaching towards the Blue Mountains.

  • Few natural wonders compare with the almost mythic beauty of New Zealand's Fiordland National Park. While South Island's second-largest city, Dunedin, has Scottish and Maori heritage and the world famous Taieri Gorge Train.

  • Set on a sheltered harbour, Akaroa is a wonderful place for seeing dolphins, relaxing in a welcoming bar, or touring Christchurch. Perched in the hills of a sparkling bay, Wellington has a charming setting with Edwardian architecture. Then competing for looks, encircled by extinct volcanoes and cloaked in wild mountainous scenery, lies Auckland - 'City of Sails'. The Bay of Islands is where modern New Zealand was born with the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.

Highlights of 2019.


Cruise through the towering magnificence of New Zealand's Fiordland.

Hopefully see dolphins display in the beautiful bay of South Island's Akaroa.

View the highlights of beautiful Northland and the famous Waipoua Forest from the Bay of Islands.

Explore the pretty port town of Picton, gateway to the marine and forest attractions of the Marlborough Sounds.

Head to the summit of Mount Victoria in Wellington for panoramic views of the city.

Featured cruises in 2019.

All fares shown include flights and transfers.

New Zealand

Queen Elizabeth

New Zealand

Wed 20 Feb to 04 Mar 2019

12 nights from $1,999 per person

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New Zealand

Queen Elizabeth

New Zealand

Mon 18 Mar to 30 Mar 2019

12 nights from $1,999 per person

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New Zealand and Tasmania

Queen Elizabeth

New Zealand and Tasmania

Wed 20 Feb to 09 Mar 2019

17 nights from $5,459 per person

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Australia and New Zealand, by Cunard 2020.

  • Regions of the World journeys to inimitable New Zealand begin from two of Australia’s standout cities, Melbourne and Sydney. Melbourne’s temperate climate encourages exotic flora, while Sydney is a spellbinding place to explore by boat trip from Circular Quay for unique perspectives of the impressive Harbour Bridge and iconic Opera House.

  • A visit to easy-going Cairns is your gateway to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, where you can dive among kaleidoscopic coral and marine life, or enjoy a fascinating boat-trip. In Western Australia lies the historic port of Fremantle, part of the booming coastal metropolis of Perth. The botanical gardens at Kings Park are highly recommended, as are the views over Swan River and the Perth skyline.

  • Papua New Guinea is a land of extraordinary wildernesses, and immense cultural and botanical diversity. Known for its beaches and coral reefs, active volcanoes, and dense rainforest, it’s also one of very few places on Earth you might see a tree kangaroo or giant butterfly. The active volcano Tavurvur is just a short trip from Rabaul on the island of New Britain. The nearby Conflict Islands feature seemingly endless white sandy beaches shaded by palms, with glittering aquamarine waters.

  • New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, in the southwest of South Island, is world-renowned for the magnificent glacier-carved fiords of Doubtful and Milford Sounds, while port city Dunedin has a harmony of Scottish and Maori heritage, among beautiful Victorian and Edwardian architecture.

  • Farther north, ‘long harbour’ Akoroa sits in a beautiful sheltered haven, from which you might take a dolphin-watching boat tour, or head inland for the pretty South Island capital, Christchurch. North Island highlights begin at cultural epicentre Wellington, with its San Francisco-esque bay and green hills, and take in Art Deco-inspired Napier and the nearby wine-producing region of Hawke’s Bay. The captivating Bay of Islands shelters enchanting wetlands of birdlife, fish, seals, dolphins, and even whales.

Featured cruises in 2020.

All fares shown include flights and transfers.

New Zealand

Queen Elizabeth

New Zealand

Sun 22 Dec to 05 Jan 2020

14 nights from $2,719 per person

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Papua New Guinea

Queen Elizabeth

Papua New Guinea

Mon 17 Feb to 02 Mar 2020

14 nights from $2,589 per person

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Australia Short Break

Queen Elizabeth

Australia Short Break

Sun 26 Jan to 28 Jan 2020

2 nights from $379 per person

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