There are parts of the world that you need to see from the water to really appreciate their magnificence. And with attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Fiordland region of New Zealand, Australasia is one such place. Or, for a truly once-in-alifetime experience, take a journey around the world.
Cruising into Milford Sound in New Zealand’s Fiordland region, as waterfalls gush down the sheer cliffs and into the icy water, is an experience that’s pretty hard to beat.
OK, your ship might be a bit different to the Endeavour and your on-board cuisine certainly is, but you can still try your best to recreate Captain James Cook’s first landing in Australia at Botany Bay in 1770.
Aussies and Kiwis love nature and the great outdoors. Take a walk along the dramatic coast of Marlborough Sound in New Zealand
A LITTLE ROMANCE
The island of Bora Bora really does seem like Mother Nature was just showing off. Astounding reefs, beautiful beaches and thick forests make it as close to paradise as you’re ever likely to get.
The town of Dunedin in New Zealand’s South Island is not only famous for its student population – it also has the largest colony of yellow-eyed penguins in the world, and the only mainland royal albatross colony.
Cosmopolitan Melbourne is renowned the world over for its outstanding restaurants. Try them for yourself as you explore the city.
Stretching for thousands of kilometres down Queensland’s coast, the Great Barrier Reef is a remarkable example of nature. Whether you choose to scuba dive, snorkel or just cruise, you’ll be astounded.
In the 1930s Napier in New Zealand’s South Island was virtually flattened by an earthquake. In its place was built a town of beautiful art deco buildings that still survive to this day.
GET THE PHOTOGRAPH
It’s only when cruising into Sydney’s Darling Harbour that you realise it’s just as spectacular in real life as it is in pictures. Make sure you get the Opera House in-frame.
FIND A BEACH
Both Australia and New Zealand have some amazing beaches, but none of them can quite compare to the snow-white sands
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