In need of a break? A week-long cruise is a great start, but if you can swing a few more days and make it ten, you’ll really be able to let your hair down and ease into holiday mode. With the extra days to play with, you get the chance to truly relax and delve into something new. Factoring in for great experiences and rejuvenating activities, we’ve gathered our top picks on where you can get to in a phenomenal ten-day cruise from Australia. Choose your favourite and book today.
Cruise to New Zealand, the Land of the Long White Cloud for the perfect mix of rest, relaxation and adventure. Hop aboard in Sydney and set out on an amazing voyage to Tasmania before crossing the ditch and visiting Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland and the Bay of Islands in New Zealand. Wellington is a cultural hot spot and foodie paradise, so take a walk in the city centre to sample some of the local shops, cafes and restaurants. Napier is known for its unique Art Deco architecture, while Tauranga boasts beautiful beaches and a sunny disposition. Auckland, with its blend of the big city and the great outdoors will thrill you, while the shimmering Bay of Islands in the Far North, will introduce you just some of the country’s most pristine beaches. See all that is wild and wonderful when you visit New Zealand.
The South Pacific
There’s nowhere quite like the South Pacific if you want to leave everyday life behind and soak up some sunshine. Fortunately, a number of cruise lines offer ten-day jaunts from Australia to many of these tropical island nations. Picture sampling local cheese and wine in New Caledonia, followed up by a swim with giant turtles in crystal-clear waters. The next day you can discover lush jungle in Vanuatu as you enjoy a hiking or ziplining adventure. Tick a few islands off the bucket list all in one go on a South Pacific cruise.
Papua New Guinea
For something truly unique, you might like to visit Papua New Guinea. A ten-day cruise from Cairns can transport you to the stunning ports of Alotau, Kitava and Rabaul. Explore the beaches, learn about the islands’ World War II history, try a traditional canoe ride and soak in the culture and customs at a local village. You can even visit the breathtaking Conflict Islands, an exclusive P&O port destination, featuring one of the world’s most biodiverse reefs.
Dreaming of long, laid-back days on vast beaches, or exploring incredible forests and coastlines? Some of Australia’s very own islands are within your reach on a ten-day cruise. Tasmania is brimming with National Parks - many of them World Heritage-listed. In fact, 40% of the whole state is make up of designated protected national parks and reserves. Check out the other-worldly landscapes of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park or take in the views of picture-perfect Wineglass Bay. Princess and P&O sail to Tasmania regularly.
Beach lover? You can cruise around Australia to the Whitsunday Islands, where some of Australia’s most unspoilt beaches await. Sail from Sydney to the Whitsundays as well as Cairns and Port Douglas, where you can experience the Great Barrier Reef with a thrilling snorkel or dive into the colourful underwater world. You’ll enjoy unforgettable views of Queensland’s shimmering coastline and develop a whole new appreciation for its amazing marine ecosystems.
There you have it, some of the best destinations reachable with a ten-day cruise from Australia. Where will you be heading? Tell us in the comments.