Embarking on a cruise to Australia and New Zealand can be considered as an adventure of a lifetime. You'd be going to a world filled with amazing land- and seascapes, varied culture and histories, exotic wildlife, charming little towns and modern cities. Australia and New Zealand are home to unique land animals and the Great Barrier Reef is also filled with breathtaking underwater wildlife. As you cruise along the countries, you'll be able to experience:
The Exotic and Unique Wildlife
These places have a lot of exotic wildlife which cannot be found anywhere else. From the cuddly koalas to the wild Tasmanian Devils, you'd be amazed at how many different species you will be able to spot while on the cruise.
The Dramatic Landscapes
Geographically speaking, Australia and New Zealand are bounties of dramatic landscapes. From the vibrant jungles to the Outback region, which is much like a desert, the splendid fjords to the beautiful beaches. Taking this cruise would allow you to see all these and more.
The Great Barrier Reef
One of the wonders of the world, it would be a thrill to explore the Great Barrier Reef to see the thriving world under the water.
Contemporary Cities and Relaxed Culture
These cities offer a lot of opportunities to shop and try out the local fare and drink. You'd also be able to experience the relaxed culture of these countries.
When you're planning to go on a cruise to Australia and New Zealand, there are a lot of things to consider. For Australia, the time you'd travel would depend on what you are after. Typically tourists go during the summer, which are in the months of November through March, when there is a lot to see. But if you prefer fewer crowds, cooler weather and better deals, you can go on the months of April to October which happen to fall in the winter season.
When traveling to New Zealand, the best time would be in the months of December to February, which is the peak season for cruising. However, you can also go in the months of May through August which have colder weather.
There are many places to visit when you go on such a cruise. Australia and New Zealand are both amazingly beautiful places, and offer a variety of activities which you can enjoy. From among all these choices, we've picked some of the best places to go to possibly guide you when you are arranging your itinerary.
The Great Barrier Reef
Yes, we've already mentioned this, but it deserves to be repeated. When you go on this cruise, it would not be complete without taking a tour of the Great Barrier Reef. It has an amazing coral life as well as beautiful sea life which live within the corals.
Tasmania is gaining popularity as one of the sights to see in an Australian cruise. Going here would be an adventure on its own as you would be able to explore around and try the local cuisine.
Take a Tour of Australia's Northwest
What used to be a secret paradise has now grown in popularity as well. If you'd like to really explore, you'd have to go on one of the vessels which are really meant for an expedition there.
The Exotic Bird Watching
There are remote pieces of land in New Zealand where you would be able to try your hand at exotic bird watching. This is especially exciting if you are a fan of bird watching or if you enjoy seeing wildlife in nature.
Go Green and Geothermal
New Zealand is quite close to the Pacific Ring of Fire which is where you'll be able to view some amazingly surreal (but still safe) volcanic activity.