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Meals included: 16 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 13 dinners
When you think of Sydney, you're probably thinking of that big and beautiful harbour; or the world-famous Sydney Opera House. These are great landmarks and are a part of what makes Australia such a life-altering place to visit. But we can show you more.
There's Harbour Bridge, Milsons Point and Manly beach to see; just a few of the places that will make you want to return to Sydney over and over again. And that's before we even get to New Zealand. In New Zealand, you can expect to nestled down in Wellington, between the hills and harbour, or admire Napier, one of the most beautiful cities with palm tree lined streets. Brimming with history and culture, you can learn so much from this trip.
Cruising is the ideal way to see New Zealand and Australia. The speed and atmosphere of the journey matches the pace of the lifestyle and there's no better way to absorb the landscape than from the deck of a majestic ship.
On arrival in Sydney, transfer to the Grace Hotel for a three night stay.
Sydney is Australia's oldest and largest city boasting one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, home to the instantly recognisable Sydney Harbour Bridge and world famous architectural wonder - the Sydney Opera House. On day 2 of your stay enjoy a morning tour to admire the highlights of Sydney including Harbour Bridge, Milsons Point, Arabanoo Lookout and Manly Beach before a sightseeing cruise in the afternoon.
Today, transfer to the cruise port to embark the Sun Princess for your cruise to New Zealand.
At the heart of Fiordland National Park lies the stunning natural attraction, Milford Sound. Cruise to this spectacular fiord, bound by dense rainforest and steep cliffs that soar dramatically out from the water’s surface. If you’re lucky to experience this area in the rain, you will see the number of waterfalls multiply. Look out for wildlife as you survey the area.
Disembark the cruise ship at Port Chalmers and transfer to Dunedin. Known as the 'Edinburgh of the South' because of its strong Scottish connections, Dunedin has preserved many of its grand Victorian and turn-of-the-century buildings. Spend the day exploring the area. Perhaps pay a visit to the 1906 Flemish Renaissance railway station or New Zealand’s oldest university.
Today you have the opportunity to explore Akaroa. Situated on the eastern shores of New Zealand's South Island, Akaroa is a popular tourist destination with a distinctly French flair. Akaroa harbour is home to a diverse range of marine life, including rare Hector's dolphins. Visitors are lured by the area's secluded beaches and quaint boutiques.
Arrive in New Zealand's small but bustling capital city, Wellington. Nestled between rolling hills and a stunning harbour, Wellington has a vibrant and compact downtown area that's best explored on foot. Take a walk and people-watch on lively Courtenay Place, or perhaps you can pay a visit to the Museum of New Zealand to learn more about the country's Maori heritage.
Today you have the opportunity to explore Napier, one of New Zealand’s most attractive cities. After being destroyed by an earthquake in 1931, this coastal area was completely rebuilt in art-deco style. Get your bearings on a walk along Marine Parade, the attractive waterfront promenade lined with parks, gardens and memorials. The nearby i-SITE Visitor Centre is within easy reach if you want to explore other activities available in the area.
Continue your journey to the coastal city of Tauranga, situated on New Zealand’s North Island. With its golden beaches and well-kept parks, Tauranga is a great place to enjoy outdoor activities. Sit and people-watch at a waterfront cafe, take a dip in the sea or take the opportunity to try your hand at a new water sport.
Situated between the mighty Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea, Auckland’s waterside location has earned it the nickname ‘The City of Sails'. Discover the city at your own pace today. You may want to explore the shops and restaurants along the harbour or visit one of the city’s beautifully-kept parks.
Consisting of more than 140 subtropical islands, the stunning Bay of Islands enclave is located next to New Zealand's North Island. Visitors flock here for its untouched beaches, fishing trips and excellent water sports. Enjoy a full day to discover its natural wonders for yourself.
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.
The cruise itinerary is subject to change.
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