When considering how to travel to New Zealand, you first need to determine how long you have gotten for your holiday? If you are on a tight deadline, then the obvious way to travel to New Zealand is by air.
If you are wishing to know how to fly to New Zealand, then there are a number of ways to do that. If you are departing from Europe, then you can fly via Dubai, or if you are departing from northern Asian countries, then you can travel via Bangkok or Singapore. The travel time to New Zealand by direct flight is between 14 hours (Los Angeles) and 22 hours from most Northern Hemisphere departure points. If you are traveling from the UK or Europe, then you are wise to allow an over-night stopover at such cities as Dubai, Bangkok or Singapore.
If you are 'over airports', and do not have a tight deadline and are looking to take your time and make the most of you holiday, then you may want to look at traveling to New Zealand by ship, which is a great way to take a relaxing holiday. Cruises are becoming very popular because they offer a stress-free way to get you your destination.
The other advantage is that when you do get to New Zealand, cruising is a great way to see the country. There are around seven ports where cruise liners berth, including the Bay of Islands, Auckland, Tauranga, Gisborne, Wellington, Akaroa, Dunedin as well as Milford and Doubtful Sounds (scenic cruising), and so day cruises are available for those who like to go on-shore to enjoy a close up experience of New Zealand's beautiful scenery.
Cruising offers the benefit of not having to pack and unpack your suitcases every day compared to traveling by coach or car and staying in hotels. The meals are fabulous, and of course you get to sleep in the same bed each night. You always have the company of other travelers if you so wish, or you can retire to your own lounge area or cabin if you are looking for some solitude.
Cruises are a fun way to travel, with on-board entertainment provided, fabulous meals – in summary, fun, food and friends, and of course these days they are a great way to experience a whole family holiday. Cruises have 'something for everyone', no matter what the age.
Cruises leave from a number of Northern Hemisphere ports including Southampton in the UK, Fort Lauderdale (near Miami), Los Angeles and San Francisco in the US and Cape Town in South Africa. If you are traveling from Asia to New Zealand by ship, then the departure ports are Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Bangkok, Ho Chi Ming City, Singapore and Bali.
To find out how to travel to New Zealand, whether by air or by ship, go to http://www.destinationdownunder.co.nz