Dunedin, the second largest city on New Zealand’s southern island, saw its population boom in the 1860s with the arrival of new settlers keen to make their fortune.
Cruises to New Zealand with Cunard typically sail roundtrip from Melbourne or Sydney and include ports on both New Zealand’s north and south islands.
A cruise to New Zealand is a veritable feast for all the senses. Dine out on an eclectic range of culture, natural wonders, fascinating historical highlights, and exquisite culinary experiences.
Cunard cruises to New Zealand typically sail between December and March, which is peak summertime in New Zealand. You can expect temperatures to be around 12°C (53.6°F) to 16°C (60.8°F). For this reason, it's good to include a few lightweight layers in your luggage, together with some beachwear, should you wish to enjoy the New Zealand sunshine from your ship's open decks.
The peak time for cruise ships to visit New Zealand, summer weather means warm temperatures (between 20 – 30°C (68 - 86°F) – perfect for sun-seekers.
Spring in New Zealand means slightly cooler temperatures, but it's an excellent time for exploring, swimming, surfing and enjoying all of the exciting activities available on a New Zealand cruise.
Winter in New Zealand sees cooler weather and rain, with temperatures typically ranging around 12°C - 16°C (53.6°F - 60.8°F).
Autumn in New Zealand can range from cold and frosty to warm and hot, with spring buds blooming and newborn lambs frolicking in the fields before dusk.