Despite being one of the furthest cruise destinations from the UK, Australia, New Zealand the Pacific Islands remain hugely popular because they offer so much diversity. Often referred to as the ‘island continent’ because of its size and remote location, the sheer scale of Australia offers cruise passengers unrivalled choice and with most of the most popular cities located on the coast, Australia is particularly accessible for cruisers. New Zealand and Oceania offer a completely different range of experiences and you just can’t beat some of the extraordinary indigenous culture spread throughout this fascinating region, whilst Hawaii mixes US and Polynesian cultures and offers some of the most impressive geological landscapes on earth along it’s amazing coastline.
Where else but Australia and New Zealand can you experience such a diverse range of landscapes? From endless golden beaches and rainforest to the vast wilderness of the outback and enchanting waterways of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park; this is the trip of a lifetime.
Known for the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House and the sun baked outback desert, there’s nowhere on earth quite like Australia. Here you can spot unique wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas and wombats or you can dive down to explore an enchanting underwater world. In New Zealand you can feel like you’re in ‘Middle Earth’ visiting the filming locations for the movie franchise Lord of the Rings or learn about the fascinating history and tradition of Maori tribes.
Beautiful cities such as Sydney, Wellington, Melbourne and Tauranga await and each offers a wealth of museums, art galleries, excellent eateries and natural attractions such as Blue Mountains National Park on the outskirts of Sydney or the active volcano White Island in Tauranga. With so many intriguing sights to see, you’re sure to return home with outstanding memories
Here at WOWCruise we have a wide choice of cruise deals for Australia and New Zealand with cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Cunard and P&O. We can also enhance your holiday with pre or post cruise stays in cities like Sydney and Melbourne. Take a look at our offers below or get in touch with any questions you have on 0800 888 6787.
Visit the famous Sydney Opera House, climb the iconic Harbour Bridge, take in the 360-degree views from the Sydney Tower outdoor platform or simply watch the world go by at Bondi Beach. This city is packed with art and culture and surrounded by beautiful national parks such as Blue Mountains and Ku-ring-gai Chase. This natural beauty flows into the city and it’s not unusual to see clouds of flying foxes pass overhead as evening falls or crested cockatoos screeching from balconies. With so much to see and do in Sydney, it’s an excellent choice for a cruise and stay destination.
Located in the Fiordland National Park on South Island, Milford Sound is serene and magnificent. The landscape has cascading waterfalls, mysterious waters and towering mountains covered with dense forest. This is the perfect location to explore by kayak, boat or even helicopter to appreciate this landscape from a different vantage point. Depending on the length of time you have here, you can also hike along the scenic Milford Track or learn more about the intriguing underwater life at the Milford Underwater Observatory.
This impressive harbourside city is located in the Bay of Plenty region on New Zealand’s North Island. There is an abundance of exciting experiences to be had here including exploring ‘Middle Earth’ with a Lord of the Rings tour, visiting White Island (an active volcano) by helicopter, or hiking in the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park which has 300km of tracks to explore - many of them originally created by Maori settlers. Just 15 minutes drive from Tauranga is the popular beach town of Mount Maunganui where white sand beaches stretch as far as the eye can sea and an abundance of watersports are on offer as well as dolphin spotting tours.
Visit some of the world’s most exotic destinations with a cruise around the Oceania region of the Pacific Ocean. With islands like Fiji, American Samoa, Bora Bora and Tahiti on the itinerary, you’ll have a truly unforgettable holiday.
This is a paradise for nature lovers, there’s white sand beaches, tropical rainforest and coral reefs that teem with colourful fish. Pursuits like hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving and whale watching are just some of the extraordinary experiences on offer here.
Many Pacific Ocean cruises will embark in Australia or Japan, giving you a diverse range of cultures, landscapes and points of interest to discover. We recommend enhancing your getaway with a pre or post cruise stay as you’re going to want more time to explore one or more of the spectacular cities of these countries.
Here at WOWCruise we offer Pacific Ocean cruise holidays with Royal Caribbean, P&O, Holland America and many others, so we can offer you a fantastic selection of great value packages. Take a look at our offers below or get in touch with any questions you have on 0800 888 6787.
When you picture a holiday paradise, it’s likely that it’s Bora Bora you’re imagining. Known for its 5* exclusive resorts with villas which sit over the beautiful clear ocean, it’s no surprise that it has become a destination favoured by honeymooners and the rich and famous. A visit to Bora Bora should be appreciated by exploring the stunning white sand beaches, lined with swaying palm trees or by jumping in head first to snorkel the Motu Reef or the Bora Bora Lagoonarium where you’ll discover sharks, turtles, rays and a dazzling variety of fish.
This beautiful harbour city is the capital of Fiji and a paradise for those who enjoy being in the great outdoors. There are hiking trails aplenty to be found in the Colo-i-Suva Forest Reserve as well as great bird watching opportunities and the chance to swim in cool outdoor pools formed by gently running waterfalls. Walk to the top of Mount Tomanivi, a now extinct volcano, and lookout for rare birds along your hike. Another way to appreciate the flora and fauna of the island is to visit Thurston Gardens which dates back to the 1880’s and contains many species of plants as well as the Thurston Express, which used to transport sugar cane on the island but is now a stationary attraction. Next to the gardens is the Fiji Museum which houses archeological artifacts from the island which are over 3,700 years old.
Pago Pago is the capital of American Samoa and gateway to the American Samoa National Park where rainforest stretches as far as the eye can see. This cruise port is one of the most beautiful for cruising into, so make sure you’re on deck as you approach to dock - the view is not to be missed. This destination will leave you feeling truly awe inspired as you learn about (and potentially meet) Samoan Princesses, spy colourful kingfishers darting around and spot fruit bats roosting in the trees. The appeal extends offshore too as this is a region frequented by humpback whales and which offers some of the most incredible diving spots thanks to the diverse coral reefs.