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Aboriginal Art, Fjords, Waterfalls

Australia & New Zealand—Two vastly distinct countries. Exceptional ways to explore them.

In Australia, discover a land so old that vast tracts predate fossils, and see it in the manner befitting its immense scale: by sea. See spectacular gorges formed by geological forces, extraordinary Aboriginal cave paintings, and remarkable wildlife. Then venture into Indonesia for exceptional snorkeling and diving and meet welcoming people who live close to their ancestral traditions. Plus, search for Komodo dragons, whales, and more.

And when a film script calls for a backdrop of stunning scenery, New Zealand steps up with its dramatic peaks, scenic fjords, and white-sand beaches. The last country to be inhabited by humans, New Zealand’s pristine landscapes impress with endemic flora and fauna. Add Māori culture, cities known for their quality of life, and celebrated wines and gastronomy, and it’s easy to understand the country’s longstanding appeal.

(5) Australia and New Zealand Itineraries

Australia and New Zealand

New and Noteworthy

New Southern Odyssey: New Zealand and the Subantarctic Islands

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Length

22 days

  1. Jan
  2. Nov
  3. Dec

From

$29,370

Prices are per person

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Highlights

Australia and New Zealand

New and Noteworthy

New Southern Odyssey: New Zealand and the Subantarctic Islands

Length

22 days

  1. Jan
  2. Nov
  3. Dec

From

$29,370

Top Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in unparalleled beauty: scenic beaches and lush native forests in the North Island and deep fjords and dramatic landscapes in the South Island.
  • Discover the history and dynamic culture of New Zealand and the Maori people.
  • Explore the sub-Antarctic islands which remain almost completely protected from human activity and are home to a diverse collection of endemic plant and animal species
  • Delve into New Zealand’s cultural riches – from Napier’s Art Deco architecture, to historical Maori sites.
  • Visit Abel Tasman National Park where we’ll discover its golden sand beaches, abundant bird and sea life and native forests.

Special Offers

4TH GUEST TRAVELS FREE

Australia and New Zealand

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

New and Noteworthy

New Under The Southern Cross: New Zealand to Melanesia

Special Offers

Length

18 days

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Oct
  4. Dec

From

$15,160

Prices are per person

Special Offers (2)
Highlights

Australia and New Zealand

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

New and Noteworthy

New Under The Southern Cross: New Zealand to Melanesia

Length

18 days

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Oct
  4. Dec

From

$15,160

Top Highlights

  • Encounter an impressive diversity of cultures from the Maori of the Bay of Islands to the spear dancers of the Solomons, and delve into their artistic and spiritual traditions
  • Venture to the former penal colony of Norfolk Island, now a UNESCO World Heritage site boasting the unusual trees called Norfolk Island pines
  • See the stunning limestone geology of New Caledonia at Isle of Pines and visit a cave filled with primitive tree ferns
  • Visit important World War II sites, including the wreck of the S.S. President Coolidge and the Battle of Guadalcanal
  • Come ashore at Tikopia. Meet the local chiefs of the traditional villages and learn about the cyclone that almost devastated the island in 2002—without any loss of life
  • See the fantastic fishing canoes of the people of Utupua and take a Zodiac ride along their mangrove-studded lagoon

Special Offers

  • FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED
  • 4TH GUEST TRAVELS FREE

Expedition Highlights

Part research vessel, part grand hotel, National Geographic Orion will be your base for these unforgettable expeditions. Travel to a part of the world where the landscapes are ancient, the air and water pristine, and the wildlife rare and abundant. The ship was purpose-built to explore the most remote places while providing maximum comfort and safety, and she provides the perfect “base camp” to discover all the nooks and crannies while enjoying the welcoming atmosphere she so readily fosters.

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We knew the country and fjords would be beautiful, but it was the people we fell in love with. The history of the Maori and the relationship between the native people and modern culture is inspiring.

Jennifer P.

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With deeply indented coastlines, unique cultures, varied coastal geology, and rare wildlife, New Zealand is perfect for exploring by expedition ship.

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