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 10-day cruise from Auckland to Lyttelton.
From Whakatane, you will be able to explore many treasures: volcanoes, hot springs, geysers, rivers and gorges, and lakes that range in colour from deep blue to orange-tinged.
You will then 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.
La Lapérouse will first chart a course south-west of the South Island to discover the magnificent Fiordland National Park, which is an integral part of the Te Wahipounamu, a UNESCO World Heritage area. You will discover Dusky Sound and Milford Sound, magnificent fjords moulded by successive glaciers and bordered by majestic cliffs.
Your ship will sail towards Dunedin. The Edinburgh of New Zealand is a lively student city, with a rich Scottish Heritage.
The magnificent landscapes of lush hills and the jagged coastlines of Banks Peninsula are yours to admire from Lyttelton Harbour, your final destination.