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Cruising - Australia and New Zealand

Cruise in Australia and New Zealand

Car hire is the best  way to get the most from travel destinations! However, there are some people who want to experience a new adventure – and cruising is becoming a very popular alternative. With extraordinary wildlife, geography, rainforests, mountains, and deserts, Australia and New Zealand are among the top cruise destinations in the world.

Instead of flying to a Pacific destination, take your time in appreciating the  beauty of nature by combining a cruise ship with a rental car. Take in the breathtaking scenery from the deck of your cruise ship, and from a hire car when the ship is in port.

When is the best time to travel and what are the most popular ports in AU and NZ?

Most of the cruise lines in Australia visit New Zealand between October and April, which is the summer cruise season. The winter cruise season, on the other hand, is between months of April and July. The most popular ports for departure in the “Land Down Under” can be found in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. From there, you can choose from the many wonderful destinations in New Zealand including Auckland, Bay of Islands, Wellington, Tauranga, Christchurch, Napier, Fiordland, and Dunedin.

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What do cruise ships and car rentals have in common?

Quite a bit actually! Going on a cruise and a road trip are both becoming popular ways of enjoying a vacation. It seems a lot more people are choosing to explore the world by land rather than by air because they yearn for real adventure. They either rent a car or campervan to explore different destinations.

However, we at VroomVroomVroom understand that some lucky travellers may arrive via cruise ship so we have done some research to show you where the closest depots would be for all of the cruise ship terminals in Australia and New Zealand.

If you need assistance in booking a car hire, feel free to contact our knowledgeable and friendly customer care team.

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