Both Australia and New Zealand boast a number of stunning islands which are well worth exploring. With unique wildlife, scenery or culture and being so easily accessible, a visit is essential during any trip.
Take the catamaran between one of the 74 islands of the Whitsunday’s and discover an idyllic setting of white sands and crystal waters, or the crossing to Tasmania onboard the well-equipped ‘Spirit of Tasmania’ is one guaranteed to be remembered. Sailing nightly from Melbourne to Devonport, guests can choose between a variety of accommodations to suit all budgets.
In New Zealand, the North and South Islands are separated by the Cook Strait, a journey sure to be one of the finest experiences of your trip. Serviced by modern ferries, the three hour journey from Wellington to Picton is one of tranquillity, as you sail through the awe inspiring scenes of the Marlborough Sounds. Enjoy your wonderful surroundings from the comfy lounge, bar area or open air deck, or for a little indulgence upgrade to Club Class.
Whilst inter island travel may be taken out of necessity, it also provides the ideal opportunity to witness the distinct landscapes from a different vantage point whilst also allowing a little relaxation before exploring your next new destination.