Hotel near Cruise Ports in Oceania - Australasia

Queensland Whitsunday Islands

Australia – New Zealand – Pacific

Several cruise companies offers a variety of itineraries. Cruises will take you to ports along the Australian coast and to New Zealand’s natural wonders. Longer South Pacific voyages call in ports in Fiji, the islands of Noumea and Vanuatu in New Caledonia. World-circling cruise intineraries include stops in French Polynesia (Tahiti, Bora Bora) and Honolulu Hawaii.

Main departure ports are Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland. Some cruises depart from Papeete, the capital city of French Polynesia, located on the island of Tahiti in the South Pacific Ocean.

Australia-Pacific

Cruise from Sydney, Auckland, Papeete, …

Australia and New Zealand are part of the wider regions known as Australasia and Oceania. The world’s largest island, Australia, is a land of contracts. From superb beaches, tropical forests, and the Great Barrier Reef to canyons, waterfalls and the beauty of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayers Rock). New Zealand offers an unspoiled natural beauty with spectactular fjords, gleaming geysers, lush green hills and volcanoes. Main cruise departure ports are Sydney, Fremantle (Perth), Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland.

Cruise lines such as Holland America Line, Seabourn and Princess Cruises combine Australia with the exotic and majestic beauty of Asia. Routes takes you to the jungles of Java, mystic isles of Bali and Lombok to vibrant Singapore or “Lion City”. South Pacific cruises call in ports in Fiji, the islands of Noumea and Vanuatu in New Caledonia. Other voyages take you from Papeete Tahiti to other islands and atolls of French Polynesia. Some longer voyages sail all the way to the Port of Honolulu in Hawaii.

Stay near Cruise Port

Arrive or stay one or two days before or after your cruise and enjoy the many sights, attractions and landmarks. There are many accommodations located close to the embarkation or disembarkation terminal in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Properties range from basic cheap, to moderate and five star luxury hotels and resorts.

Bestsellers
Sydney Intercontinental Hotel
InterContinental Sydney
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Popular Sydney hotel located in the heart of the city, not far from the cruise terminals.

Brisbane Next Hotel
Next Hotel Brisbane
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Central Brisbane hotel property within easy reach of the passenger port.

Papeete Tahiti Airport Motel
Tahiti Airport Motel
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Situated nearby the international airport of Tahiti, a few miles from the city and port.

Australia New Zealand and Pacific Cruise Ports
  • Set course to Australia and New Zealand

    Set course to Australia and explore the contrast of the Australian Coast. Sail from lovely Sydney Harbor beneath the Harbour Bridge northward to Queensland, home of the world’s largest coral reef, The Great Barrier Reef. It’s the only living organism visible from outer space.

    Make a stop at Hamilton Island, the largest inhabited island of the Whitsunday Islands. Visit a sheltered lagoon and snorkel the clear blue waters and admire the unique ecosystem and awe-inspiring underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef.

    Just south of Townville, set in 25 acres of natural tropical North Queensland bush, is the Billabong sanctuary, home of to all kinds of native mammals, reptiles and birds.

    You can hold a wombat, cuddle a kangaroo or koala or even touch a snake or crocodile. Nestled between golden beaches and tropical forests is Cairns with its vibrant waterfront.

    The northernmost point of Queensland is Thursday Island, part of the Torres Strait Islands. This island is blessed with pristine sandy beaches, azure blue waters and reefs harboring dugongs and sea turtles.

    At the Top End of Australia’s Northern Territory is Darwin, gateway to Kakadu and Nitmiluk national parks.

    Cruise lines starting from Sydney with intineraries to the south will bring you to Melbourne. Savor this sophisticated city and stroll around the Queen Victoria Market, one of the largest open-air markets.

    From Adelaide follow the wine trail to some of the country’s best wineries in the Barossa Valley. From Australia and Tasmania travel south-east and admire the majestic fjords of Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park in New Zealand.

    Circling both islands of New Zealand on a cruise ship is a great way to witness the breathtaking natural splendors and explore this amazing country.

    Discover the raw beauty of the “Southern Alps”, Mount Cook National Park on the South Island. The North Islands features volcanic valleys, the Roturua thermal area with its bubbling mud-pots and steam geysers, and the bustling metropolis of Auckland.

    Extending your stay in Australia gives you the opportunity to explore some of the country’s must see destinations. Fly to Australia’s amazing Red Centre in the heart of the Outback and contemplate the beauty of Ayers Rock.

    Relax and unwind in Port Douglas or spend a few days around Perth and discover the wonders of the bush and the wineries of the Swan Valley.

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