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NZ to Oz no Fly?

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1. Posted by peeps (Full Member 114 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hiya,
im going to be in NZ and then heading over to Australia. I seriously dont like planes and the flight from Ireland to Auckland is really gonna take away alot of my nerve.
so does anyone have any ideas/links for an alternative way of getting from NZ to OZ?
i.e sailing, cruising, steerage etc.

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5616 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

The most likely one I am thinking of is by cargoship indeed.
Check this dutch based (but also in english) website for options.
Much more expensive though, so if you are able to hitch a ride on a yacht, try that.

3. Posted by Dantoy147 (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

The flight is only a couple of hours - so if you can brave Ireland to NZ you should be able to do this one!! - the airport bar usually helps lol. Unless of course you want to try something else for the experience - then agree with the above reply.

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3777 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I think cargoship might be quite an interesting experience actually. My friend did it from the US to NZ and enjoyed it.