Cruise Ship Excursions
New Zealand is a truly remarkable place, with not only one but several stunning landscapes scattered across the country. Our cruise ship excursions will give you a taste of the port cities and nearby towns of New Zealand that you will never forget.
In the North Island Auckland, the City of Sails, features beaches, Maori culture, and excellent food and wine options. The Bay of Islands will give you an insight into New Zealand’s significant historical events. You can also go on kayaking trips in this breath-taking region. At the Bay of Plenty, you have an option to explore the region’s spectacular beaches and take a scenic flight over White Island, the only active marine volcano in the country. You also have an option to visit the nearby geothermal city of Rotorua and visit Hobbiton in Matamata.
Whereas Napier is your gateway to Hawke's Bay region which is home to many award-winning wineries. You can also explore the famous Art Deco architecture of Napier. Wellington, the naions capital is known for its amazing arts and culture scene, and dining options. You can also visit some Lord of the Rings locations and the Weta Cave.
In the South Island the pretty coastal town of Picton is a great base for wine and food, or scenic tours around the Marlborough region, or take boat trips out on to Marlborough Sound. At Christchurch cruise ships usually use the new cruise terminal at Lyttleton, though a few ships also anchor at Akaroa. Shore excursions are available from there to Christchurch, or further afield to Arthurs Pass, Banks Peninsula and the wineries. If arriving into Dunedin both city tours and wildlife trips out to Otago Peninsula are available. A popular stop is a visit to Larnach Castle and Gardens, with its scandalous history and Garden of International Significance.
If you’re taking a cruise around New Zealand, we guarantee that you will have an excellent time away from your ship through the following trips.