Journey, New Zealand Intensive Voyage ex Sydney to Auckland

South Pacific & New Zealand


15 Night cruise departing from Sydney to Auckland onboard Azamara Journey.

15 Night cruise departing from Sydney to Auckland onboard Azamara Journey.

Experience the fantastic natural wonders, city sights, and Maori culture on Azamara’s country-intensive cruise to New Zealand. Set sail from sensational Sydney Harbour, then enjoy two days at sea to pamper yourself in Sanctum Spa, be entertained in our onboard lounge and casino, and take in some informative programs on the Land of the Long White Cloud/Middle Earth.

And what a way to start your kiwi adventures: We arrive in New Zealand through the jaw-dropping Milford Sound, where we’ll cruise from here to Doubtful Sound, and on to the marine and wildlife sights of Stewart Island. Explore the Scottish-influenced Victorian and Edwardian structures of Dunedin and the Colonial architecture (with a French flair) of Akaroa. And in Kaikoura, make sure your cameras and smartphones are at the ready for some of the best whale watching in the world.

Sip your way through the renowned Marlborough wine region, tour the excellent museums of Wellington, discover Napier (the Art Deco Capital of New Zealand), and immerse yourself in the rich history, beautiful beaches, and legendary wines of Gisborne. With an overnight stay in Tauranga, you’ll have lots of time to relax in thermal pools and visit the Pikirangi Māori Village. One last must-do is rafting Bay of Islands’ Waitomo Caves, before the journey ends in Auckland.

Highlights of this cruise:

Sydney, Australia
Sunny skies, friendly faces, and beautiful beaches await in Sydney. When you arrive, visit the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Sydney Opera House for a legendary photo opportunity. Then head to Manly Beach for awesome fun in the sun or the Australian Museum for a tour through New South Wales history. Cap your day with a visit to Darling Harbor for dinner with a stunning view of Harbor Bridge.

Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand
Oban is a pleasant fishing town that packs a lot into a small place. Enjoy outdoor adventures along the Great Walk, discover Māori and nautical history, and spend some time in a friendly pub. Oban is the perfect place for bird lovers and anyone who wants to spot the elusive kiwi. And as the day winds down, you’ll experience an amazing sunset, and maybe the aurora australis (the southern lights).

Dunedin, New Zealand
Scottish influence meets distinct Kiwi flair in the port city of Dunedin. Known as the Edinburgh of the South, Dunedin has beautiful sandy beaches, unique wildlife, and is home to the many delicious wines found on the Otago Peninsula. Those with a sweet tooth will want to visit Cadbury World, where you can take a tour of a working chocolate factory (and maybe sample a little bit for yourself!).

Akaroa, New Zealand
Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa is a paradise for animal lovers—and is the only French settlement in New Zealand. It's home to some of the world's rarest dolphins, and a host of other diverse marine life. Explore Colonial architecture with a distinctly French flair, and take to the trails to see Akaroa's dramatic landscape from a different perspective.

Kaikoura, New Zealand
Two hours north of Christchurch is the town of Kaikoura, situated on a rocky peninsula with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Its Māori name translates to “meal of crayfish” for which the region is famous. And it’s this abundance of crayfish combined with a rich habitat that makes Kaikoura a marine mammal mecca—perfect for seeing dolphins, seals, and orca, humpback, and sperm whales.

Picton, New Zealand
Like most of New Zealand, this area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Bring your walking shoes and walk to the Snout—a peninsula that's still wild and untamed. After your hike, be sure to explore more than 35 cellar doors in the Marlborough wine region. And when it’s time to wave goodbye to Picton, be sure to stay above deck to see the incredible sights of the Queen Charlotte Sound.

Wellington, New Zealand
Take a ride on the Kelburn cable to and get to know Wellington, the coolest little capital in the world. Situated on New Zealand’s North Island, Wellington is known for its art deco structures, the Botanic Gardens, and its wonderful museums. During your adventure, be sure to tour the Weta Cave, where you’ll find memorabilia from films shot in the area, including Lord of the Rings and Avatar.

Napier, New Zealand
The Art Deco Capital of New Zealand, Napier is a visual delight. Spend your day walking the enchanting streets of this city and you’ll come across the Pania of the Reef (one of the most photographed attractions in the country), as well as many cafes to relax in while the world bustles outside. And don’t forget to visit the farmers’ market to shop for delightful products from local artisans.

Gisborne, New Zealand
Perched on the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island, Gisborne is a place of rich history, beautiful beaches, and legendary wines. It’s also a city of firsts. It’s where the first Māori migratory canoes landed, where British explorer Captain James Cook first came in 1769, and, since it’s also the most easterly point in the world, it is the first city in the world to see the sun rise each day.

Tauranga, New Zealand
It’s easy to fall in love with Tauranga. Situated in the sunniest region of the North Island, Tauranga is home to endless golden beaches, beautiful waters, and The Strand—a waterfront lined with restaurants and cafes. Outside of town, you’ll find the Pikirangi Māori Village, where you can relax in rejuvenating thermal pools while watching the Pohutu geyser shoot nearly 100 feet in the sky.

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Exceptional island beauty—144 times over. This stunning group of islands is home to the first permanent British settlement in New Zealand, as well as rich Maori history. Trek through dense forests of kauri trees, or explore the bioluminescent wonder of the Waiomio Caves system. Take a swing at some world famous golf courses or take a tour and take in impressive waterfalls.

Auckland, New Zealand
Explore the eye-catching black sand beaches of "The City of Sails" and take a trip to the top of the Southern Hemisphere's tallest building for sweeping panoramic views. Outside the city, immerse yourself in Maori culture, embark on an unforgettable outdoor adventure, or discover the region's stunning wine country.

Pricing (per person)

  • All (13)
Quad Triple Twin Single

Z - Guarantee Club Interior Stateroom

AU$ 3,194 AU$ 3,519 AU$ 4,168 AU$ 7,667

Y - Guarantee Club Oceanview Stateroom

AU$ 3,344 AU$ 3,719 AU$ 4,468 AU$ 8,267

12 - Club Interior Stateroom

AU$ 3,730 AU$ 4,257 AU$ 5,310 AU$ 7,631

10 - Club Interior Stateroom

AU$ 3,795 AU$ 4,344 AU$ 5,440 AU$ 7,826

09 - Club Interior Stateroom

AU$ 3,825 AU$ 4,384 AU$ 5,500 AU$ 7,916

08 - Club Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed)

AU$ 4,060 AU$ 4,697 AU$ 5,970 AU$ 8,621

X - Guarantee Club Veranda Stateroom

AU$ 4,199 AU$ 4,856 AU$ 6,168 AU$ 11,667

V3 - Club Veranda

AU$ 5,305 AU$ 6,354 AU$ 8,450 AU$ 12,341

P3 - Club Veranda Plus Stateroom (From 2020)

AU$ 5,645 AU$ 6,810 AU$ 9,140 AU$ 13,376

P2 - Club Veranda Plus Stateroom (From 2020)

AU$ 5,715 AU$ 6,904 AU$ 9,280 AU$ 13,586

P1 - Club Veranda Plus Stateroom (From 2020)

AU$ 5,850 AU$ 7,084 AU$ 9,550 AU$ 13,991

N2 - Club Continent Suite

AU$ 7,105 AU$ 8,757 AU$ 12,060 AU$ 17,756

CO - Club Ocean Suite

AU$ 9,455 AU$ 11,890 AU$ 16,760 AU$ 24,806

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

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