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Experience the Viking difference in local waters.

Australia and New Zealand were destinations made to explore by ship. Two islands surrounded by water, stretches of stunning coastal landscapes, charming ports and a wealth of sights and activities to attract travellers of all types.

Cruise from your doorstep and take the opportunity to delve deeply into the natural wonders, remarkable wildlife and unique cultures these two destinations have to offer.

Now is the time to explore the magnificent lands of these southern waters – the lands down under.

Sydney Harbour


Discover Aussie & Kiwi splendours

From the metropolitan cities of Melbourne and Sydney to the natural beauty of coastal New Zealand, guests will explore nine ports of call during this 15-day journey. 

Sip on famous regional wines, explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and climb to the summit of one of the world’s most iconic bridges. Explore the historic treasures of Dunedin, capture panoramic views from Mt. Victoria in New Zealand, and explore the turquoise waters of the Bay of Plenty.


Some Highlight Excursions

Sydney Opera House

Behind the Scenes, Sydney Opera House
Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, this magnificent building, once scorned for its modern design, is Australia's most famous landmark. Visually referencing a yacht's sails, it's a soaring, commanding presence that comprises five performance spaces for dance, concerts, opera and theatre. Pull back the curtain as you enjoy an insider’s view of Australia’s world-class opera house.

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Twelve Apostles, Victoria

Soar over the Twelve Apostles, Victoria
Jutting out from the ocean in spectacular fashion, these rocky stacks stand as if they've been abandoned to the waves by the retreating headland. Today only seven Apostles be seen from a network of viewing platforms connected by timber boardwalks around the clifftops. Experience a breathtaking helicopter flight over the Shipwreck Coast, a region of stunning geological marvels.

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Art Deco Drive, Napier

Art Deco Drive, Napier, New Zealand
The Napier of today is a city rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1931, yet it retains a unique concentration of one of the world’ most spectacular collections of art-deco buildings, with amazingly intact 1930s facades and streetscapes. Take a driving tour of the city to take in the art-deco gems that adorn the streets in a Gatsby-esque style.

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Waiheke & Wines

Waiheke & Wines, Auckland, New Zealand
While beaches are Waiheke’s biggest drawcard, wine is a close second. With hot, dry summers and stony soils, Waiheke is a perfect place to grow a variety of grapes and there are around 30 boutique wineries scattered about, many with tasting rooms, restaurants and all with breathtaking views. Enjoy a day sampling the best Waiheke has to offer.

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The best way to experience a destination is to embrace its history, culture, sites and cuisine and various art forms that make it unique. Here we share just a few of the unique aspects of Australia and New Zealand that you can experience in person on a trip with Viking.


Discover the rich wonders of your own backyard, of your nearest neighbours, or venture further afield to some of the most iconic ports in Asia. Now is the perfect time to explore closer to home to discover all the delights the region has to offer, some old favourites and some you may never have seen before.

Viking Health & Safety

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  • Prices are per person, in Australian dollars, based on double occupancy and correct at time of printing. Prices include all advertised discounts and all offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. All offers are only valid for new bookings and only on selected departures made between 5 March – 31 May 2022 unless sold out prior.
  • Included Flights and Flight Credits will be booked by Viking and with Viking’s choice of airline from major gateway cities in Australia and New Zealand. Should the applicable airfare be higher than the value of the Included Flights or Flight Credit, guests are required to pay the difference. Any unused portion of the Included Flights or Flight Credit is forfeited and cannot be transferred towards any other portion of the booking or any other person. Flights are subject to availability. Flight offers only valid if booked in conjunction with a selected Viking River or Expedition cruise. All offers only valid on new bookings made between 5 March – 31 May 2022 unless sold out prior.
  • A non-refundable deposit of AU$1,000 per person is required to secure a confirmed reservation within 3 days of booking otherwise the reservation may automatically cancel. For bookings with an air component, a non-refundable deposit of AU$2,000 per person is required to secure a confirmed reservation within 3 days of booking otherwise the reservation may automatically cancel. This is in addition to any costs to be paid where the applicable airfare is higher than the value of the Included Flight or the Flight Credit.
  • A 72-hour air schedule notification will be sent for review before we proceed with ticketing. Any changes requested after the 72-hour air schedule notification are subject to a fee of AU$50.00 per person in addition to any change fee the airline charges. Guests who make bookings more than 10 months prior to the departure date are permitted to make one complimentary change once the 72-hour air schedule notification is received. Guest information form is to be completed before the flights are scheduled.
  • Savings based on:
    • $2,800 per couple Ocean cruise saving is based on Baltic Jewels & the Midnight Sun 4 July 2023 departure.
    • $5,600 per couple River cruise saving is based on European Sojourn 11 July 2023 departure.
    • $8,000 per couple Expedition cruise saving is based on Antarctic Explorer 21 November 2022 departure.


AU$250 per person Custom Air fee for Economy and AU$500 per person for Business Class will apply if you wish to:

  • Nominate the airline
  • Add an en-route stopover to/from Europe or Russia 
  • Travelling as a party of 3 or more passengers and wish to be booked on the same flight
  • Choice of airlines: British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways or Thai Airways
  • Choice of stopover cities: Bangkok, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong or Singapore
Please note that a Custom Air fee is not applicable if you have purchased a Viking Included Flight or Viking Flight Credit offer since May 2020. 

En-route stopover(s) permitted as follows:

  • British Airways – Singapore in one or both directions
  • Cathay Pacific – Hong Kong in one or both directions
  • Emirates – Dubai in one or both directions
  • Qatar Airways – Doha in one direction only
  • Qantas - Singapore in one or both directions
  • Singapore Airlines – Singapore in one or both directions
  • Thai Airways – Bangkok in one or both directions
  • Gateway deviation is permissible to the following cities: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Helsinki Lisbon, London (Heathrow), Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Nice, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rome, Stockholm, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb, Zurich.

Viking will endeavour to meet your airline request. No specific flight times or flight number request will be accepted. Restrictions of availability, routing and fares provided by the airline carrier apply. Guests are responsible for payment of all stopover accommodation and other related costs. Custom Air is non-refundable, non-changeable, not redeemable for cash, non-transferrable, non-upgradable and non-redeemable for cruise credits. Airline schedules are subject to change without notice and Viking is not responsible for any additional charges and/or amendments which may be incurred due to airline schedule changes.

Book with peace of mind knowing you can change or postpone your 2022 cruise up to 14 days before departure, and Viking will waive any fees. Click the link for more information https://www.vikingcruises.com.au/risk-free-guarantee.html

For full details on ocean itinerary flight restrictions please click here - https://www.vikingcruises.com.au/oceans/my-trip/air-services/index.html
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For full details on expedition itinerary flight restrictions please click here - https://www.vikingcruises.com.au/expeditions/my-trip/air-services/index.html