Any traveller will know they are about to begin (or end) a fabulous cruise experience. The city of Sydney is quickly becoming on of the best capitals in the world with so much to do.
A cruise in this region will always involve beautiful beaches and warm sunshine, so that you can relax and lie on the deck to sunbathe or pay a visit to a clear beach while in port. If travelling to the North from Sydney by sea, you are likely to call at Brisbane en route Cairns part of Queensland. This is the perfect place from which to start a journey through the rainforest.
If sailing South from Sydney and around the south coast of Australia, ports of call might include, Melbourne, Albany and Perth. Albany Princess Harbour is often voted on of the best natural harbours in the world with the thousand year old granite coastline.
A trip to New Zealand to Auckland will also be the order of the day in many itineraries; the city has a modern feel and is very welcoming to all who visit. A cruise to this area would not be complete without a trip to the Great Barrier Reef, even if you do not want to try scuba diving on an excursion; there is still plenty to see in the form of colourful marine life.
Australia is home to the Great Barrier Reef, Ayres Rock, and of course Sydney Opera House.
The landscape in New Zealand is spectacular - your breath will be taken away in Fiordland.
Aboriginal artwork is still very popular for tourists and comes in a range of sizes and at varying price points to fit all budgets.
Australian cuisine has developed from its first British origins through to the modern day Asian and Mediterranean influences. Lamb chops especially in New Zealand are must try for meat-eaters.
The weather is hot – take appropriate clothing.
Many of the world's most dangerous creatures live in Australia, so watch out for the Saltwater crocodiles, the venomous snakes, and the poisonous spiders!