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13 Day New Zealand Tour with Cruise and Flights

Auckland - Bay of Islands - Napier - Mildford Sound - Dunedin - Wellington - Gisborne

Roundtrip international flights

7-night New Zealand cruise aboard Dream Cruises

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Modern hotel accommodation

Discover Bay of Islands, Milford Sound & more!

From $3,999 $4,999 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


Discover New Zealand's most iconic landmarks as you make your way through Auckland and Bay of Islands before hopping onboard a spectacular 7-night  cruise!

Begin your adventure in Auckland by exploring the Auckland volcanic field, home to 48 extinct volcanoes and visit the modern waterfront district of Wynyard Quarter as you roll through the city and learn about Maori culture in New Zealand at Auckland Museum. Discover the beautiful Paihia in the Bay of Islands before heading north where you will travel along the Ninety Mile Beach to Cape Reinga. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a cruise to Cape Brett and Piercy Island where you can travel through the cavernous Hole in the Rock and marvel at what nature has created. 

Once you hop aboard your cruise ship, make pit stops at Napier, Milford Sound, Dunedin, Wellington and Gisborne with a full day to explore each of these incredible locations. You will then head back to Auckland to disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight back home! 

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13

Day 1

Australia  New Zealand

Your adventure starts today with your flight to Auckland. You will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Accommodation: Sky City Hotel or similar, Auckland

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Auckland

Discover the best Auckland sights on this half-day coach tour; from views of the Auckland city skyline to learning about New Zealand history and marvelling at the volcanic landscape of the city. Your Auckland tour starts as you travel along Queen Street - the heart of Auckland's business and shopping district - where you'll see a range of architecture spanning from the 19th century to the modern-day. Next, cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge and enjoy expansive views of Waitemata Harbour and the Auckland city skyline featuring the city's famous Sky Tower.

Continue to explore the Auckland volcanic field, which is home to 48 extinct volcanoes. Marvel at views of the unique natural landscape and learn about the origins of the field from your guide before returning to the inner city where you'll have the opportunity to wander the modern waterfront district of Wynyard Quarter. Glimpse Waitemata Harbour as you roll through the city and take some time to learn about Maori culture in New Zealand at Auckland Museum before your tour concludes. If you're looking to experience a flavour of what New Zealand's largest city has to offer, then this Auckland half-day tour is for you!

Accommodation: Sky City Hotel or similar, Auckland

Meals included: none

Day 3

Bay of Islands Tour

Depart Auckland and travel by coach north over Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and along the Hibiscus Coast, with golden sand beaches. Along the journey you may be able to view the kauri, one of New Zealand’s mighty native trees. The journey continues, travelling through Whangarei arriving in the beautiful township of Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Today you will visit and have a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds the site of the historic treaty between the Maori and European pioneers. View a magnificent Maori meeting house and large war canoe. Remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure to explore Paihia.

Accommodation: Scenic Circle Bay of Islands Hotel or similar, Bay of Islands

Meals included: none

Day 4

Bay of Islands Tour

Your tour departs Paihia and takes you by road north through rolling heavily forested hill country, including the Puketi Kauri Forest, an ancient subtropical rainforest. For the final leg of your journey to the top of the North Island of New Zealand you will travel along the aptly named Ninety Mile Beach to Cape Reinga, where two great oceans meet at the very top of New Zealand. A buffet style lunch is included on the tour and a stop will be made at a local museum, which contains great information pertaining to the original Maori and early European settlement of this area. The tour returns to Paihia late afternoon.

Accommodation: Scenic Circle Bay of Islands Hotel or similar, Bay of Islands

Meals included: none

Day 5

Bay of Islands Tour

This morning enjoy a cruise to Cape Brett and Piercy Island and discover the Bay’s highlights from the water. Sea conditions permitting travel through the cavernous Hole in the Rock and marvel at what nature has created. Spot dolphins frolicking, seals and more. Returned to Russell with a sightseeing tour of this historic township. Enjoy some shopping alone the waterfront before returning to Paihia. Mid-afternoon you will return to Auckland by coach. On  arriving in Auckland you will be transferred to your central city accommodation at which time your tour will conclude.

Accommodation: Sky City Hotel or similar, Auckland

Meals included: none

Day 6

New Zealand Cruise (boarding)

Take a taxi (own expense) to Auckland Cruise dock to check in for your 7 night cruise on Dream Cruise Line of New Zealand. Approximate departure time is 9pm.

Accommodation: Dream Cruises in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: none

Day 7

New Zealand Cruise (Napier)

Arrive into port at around 4pm and depart at approximately 11.59pm.

Accommodation: Dream Cruises in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8

New Zealand Cruise (At Sea)

Enjoy the ship’s facilities as your cruise south.

Accommodation: Dream Cruises in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9

New Zealand Cruise (Milford Sound/Doubtful Sound)

Arrive into port at around 8am and depart at approximately 2.30pm.

Accommodation: Dream Cruises in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10

New Zealand Cruise (Dunedin)

Arrive into port at around 6.30am and depart at approximately 2.30pm.

Accommodation: Dream Cruises in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11

New Zealand Cruise (Wellington)

Arrive into port at around 8.30am and depart at approximately 4.30pm.

Accommodation: Dream Cruises in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12

New Zealand Cruise (Gisborne)

Arrive into port at around 7am and depart at approximately 4pm.

Accommodation: Dream Cruises in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13

Auckland Australia

Disembark the cruise in Auckland at about 9am and transfer to the airport for your flight home to Australia.

Meals included: breakfast and  inflight

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide*, Canberra*, Hobart* or Perth* (*surcharges apply)
  • International flights with Qantas Airlines, Air New Zealand, Emirates Airlines, Virgin Australia, LATAM Airlines or Jetstar with luggage included (subject to availability)
  • Arrival airport to hotel transfer
  • Departure cruise port to airport transfer
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities
  • 7 nights New Zealand Cruise aboard Dream Cruises in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities (^upgrade to Oceanview or Balcony at additional cost, subject to availability)
  • Meals as indicated: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Bay of Islands tour with transport in modern air conditioned coach and services of a tour guide

 

Accommodation

Auckland - Sky City Hotel or similar
Bay of Islands - Scenic Circle Bay of Islands Hotel or similar
New Zealand cruise - Dream Cruises in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities (^upgrade to Oceanview or Balcony at additional cost, subject to availability)

Exclusions

  • Any visas as required
  • Meals and drinks
  • Any additional requests.
  • Tips

 

Child Policy

Children that are 2 to 11 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $2300. 

Looking to save on the single supplement? Join our Facebook group - Solo Traveldreamers to connect with other solo travellers or call us on 1300 350 263.

 

Group Size

The group size for the coach tour is a maximum of 40 travellers. However, depending on your departure date the group size could be between 20 - 30 travellers. 

Departure Dates


JAN 2020
21 st
Tuesday 21 Jan 2020  ‐  Sunday 02 Feb 2020
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