Take the opportunity to join Wild Earth on our exclusive experience aboard L'Austral and discover the world of exploring with Ponant as we sail from New Zealand's picturesque capital city, Wellington. Across the Tasman Sea to arrive in downtown Sydney and be the envy of many as your sleek French Cruise ship glides through the harbour. Experience the amenities of cruising and the opportunity to relax and enjoy a crossing of the Tasman in traditional style!


• Enjoy this non-stop trip, which allows you to enjoy the benefits of our ship and share the lives of crews

• Relax on deck, keep fit in the gym, enjoy the pool or the sauna ... Live in harmony with the sea!

• Share the rhythm of daily shipboard life with the crew, including experiencing the instruments and techniques of navigation from the bridge

A private transfer will meet you at Wellington airport and take you to our accommodation at the Copthorne Oriental Bay, enjoy our Included 5 Course degustation menu with matching wines and evening Wild Earth presentation.
After breakfast at the Copthorne Oriental Bay travel to Zealandla Conservation Resew for a private guided tour where there are excellent chances to see many of New Zealand's native species and learn about conservation efforts before boarding L'Austral at Queen's Wharf in downtown Wellington.
Sailing the Tasman Sea enjoy the luxurious ambience of life aboard LAustral as well as have the opportunity to join fascinating and informative lectures from your on-board experts. Learn more about the Ponant style of exploratory cruising, visit the bridge, watch for wildlife from the Pool Deck or visit the spa and then take in a show in the theater.
Enjoy our morning arrival in to Sydney Harbour as the L'Austral navigates her berth you will be the envy of many.


$ 1899 AUD pp
Prestige Deck 4 & 5 cabins, all cabins have private facilities and balconies


$ 2199 AUD pp
For Sole Use. Prestige Deck 4 & 5 cabins, all cabins have private facilities and balconies

Additional charges:

Port Charges: 280 AUD pp


Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition / Cruise Ship

Length: 142 metres

Passenger Capacity: 264 (200 in Antarctica)

Built: 2011

This superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins is the result of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. L'Austral has a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being.

A sleek silhouette softened by elegantly smooth contours and large, arched windows opening up to the sea and the light: so many features come together to give L’Austral her distinctive shape. Precious materials, discreet elegance and a perfect balance between chic and casual, combine to make you feel as if you are on your own private yacht. A design blending tradition and innovation, where a nautical mood has been subtly recreated. Precious materials in smoothing neutral tones are brought to life with splashes of cheerful reds. So many personal touches create the spirit of a “private yacht”.


Loyal to the great French tradition, the haute cuisine on board is worthy of the finest restaurants, where discreet, attentive service is the hallmark.

Our two restaurants welcome you for breakfasts, lunch and dinner. The Gastronomic Restaurant, with a capacity of 268 persons, is situated on Le Liberté Deck and serves you French and international cuisine accompagnied by fine wine. On the Grill Restaurant, you will have the opportuniny to eat outside and enjoy buffet lunch and themed dinner.

Life On Board

Whether you want to join other guests in the theatre or games area (Wii™ consoles, etc), or relax on your own in a quiet corner of the library, L'Austral has been designed to meet the needs of every guest.

Everything has been done to preserve the independence of each guest to suit their personal tastes: lounges for lectures and shows, a spa in partnership with Sothys™, but also more intimate spaces such as the library and internet corner. Comfortable cabins, nearly all with private balcony, are available for families either as triples or as communicating cabins. There is also a games area with Wii™ consoles, children’s menus, and a baby-sitting service. Just as if you were on a private yacht, your time is your own to do as you please.

Fitted with the latest equipment (Kinesis Wall, running machine) and in partnership with the famous

Sothys™ brand, the Beauty Centre on L'Austral welcomes you for some unforgettable moments of relaxation and pampering (beauty treatments, hairdresser).

Cabin layout for L'Austral

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