On this cruise, PONANT invites you to discover New Zealand, a unique destination with a multitude of natural treasures.
Set sail aboard Le Lapérouse for a 12-day cruise from Dunedin to Auckland.
Departing from Dunedin, also called the Edinburgh of New Zealand, Le Lapérouse will cruise to the heart of Fiordland National Park, which is an integral part of Te Wahipounamu, a UNESCO World Heritage area with landscapes shaped by successive glaciations. You will discover Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound and the well-known Milford Sound − three fiords bordered by majestic cliffs.
The Banks Peninsula will reveal wonderful landscapes of lush hills and rugged coasts during your call in the bay of Akaroa, an ancient, flooded volcano crater.
In Picton, you will discover the Marlborough region, famous for its vineyards and its submerged valleys.
You will also sail to Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. This ancient site of the Maori people, as demonstrated by the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, perfectly combines local traditions and bustling nightlife.
From Tauranga, you can discover the many treasures of Rotorua: volcanoes, hot springs, geysers, rivers and gorges, and lakes that range in colour from deep blue to orange-tinged.
Then your ship will cruise towards Auckland, your port of disembarkation.
Surrounded by the blue waters of the Pacific, the twin islands of New Zealand are the promise of an incredible mosaic of contrasting panoramas.