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15 Day New Zealand Cruise Escape

Auckland - Picton - Christchurch - Dunedin - Hobart - Sydney

Dust off your passport, the bubble is open!

3 nights quality accommodation in Auckland

12 nights onboard the Royal Princess

Cruise all the way from New Zealand to Sydney

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From $2,499 Typically $2,799 pp twin share

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Description


Are you as excited as we are for the return of international travel!? 

Dust off your passport, and book your next holiday to New Zealand today! 

This incredible package brings you on a journey from Auckland all the way to Sydney. So if you were thinking of kicking back, relaxing, and basking in the views of New Zealand, Tassie and Sydney this cruise could be the very answer.

You will arrive in Auckland and the first 3 days will be at your leisure. Take the beginning of your trip at your own pace to discover all Auckland has to offer. The city centre is perfect for shopping, discovering New Zealand arts, culture and challenging your adventure side. Wander through The New Zealand Maritime Museum or Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. 

You will then meet your cruise and set sail around New Zealand stopping at Rotorua, Picton, Christchurch, Dunedin and Fjordland National Park. You will depart the spectacular sights of New Zealand and on to Tasmania with a stop in Hobart. Cruise all the way up to Sydney where you will bid farewell to the Royal Princess and make your way back home.

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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 14 Day 15

Day 1

Arrive in Auckland

Free days to explore Auckland.

Overnight: Copthorne Orchid Hotel or Ramada Hotel Auckland, standard room

Day 2

Auckland

Free days to explore Auckland.

Overnight: Copthorne Orchid Hotel or Ramada Hotel Auckland, standard room

Day 3

Auckland

Free days to explore Auckland.

Overnight: Copthorne Orchid Hotel or Ramada Hotel Auckland, standard room

Day 4

Auckland

Today you will prepare to set sail. Go to the port and check in for your cruise. The cruise is due to depart at 6 pm.

Day 5

Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand Arrive 7:45 AM Depart 7:15 PM

 

Rotorua (Tauranga) is a centre of tourism and a place of extraordinary natural beauty. It is a smallish city on the shores of a lake of the same name, in the crater of an ancient volcano in the  Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. The entire area is thermally active, and the smell of sulphur, a ‘rotten eggs’ smell that is never far, results in the nicknamesSulphur City and Rottenrua. The surrounding geothermal wonderland including 16 beautiful lakes and the lush green of the abundant native flora, soon causes one to get used to the odour. 

Day 6

At Sea

 

Day 7

Picton, New Zealand Arrive 8:00 AM Depart 6:00 PM

The picturesque seaside town of Picton near the NE corner of New Zealands South Island is the South Island base for the ferry service that links the main islands of New Zealand. It’s also the gateway to the marine, forest and island attractions of the Marlborough Sounds. It offers a relaxed setting with beautiful beaches, easy bush walks and an outstanding climate. The town itself has an attractive seafront dotted with cafés, restaurants and various galleries. 

 

Day 8

 Christchurch, New Zealand Arrive 8:00 AM Depart 6:00 PM

 

Christchurch, in the Province of Canterbury, is the largest city of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located mid-way down the islands east coast just north of Banks Peninsula, on the edge of the Canterbury Plains. It is a vibrant, cosmopolitan place with exciting festivals, theatre, modern art galleries, great shopping and award-winning attractions. Christchurch was a planned settlement founded by English colonialists, and this rich English history is still apparent in the citys atmosphere. 

Day 9

Dunedin, New Zealand Arrive 8:00 AM Depart 8:00 PM

 

Dunedin is the principal city of the Otago Region of New Zealand. It was founded in 1848 by Scottish migrants, and today the city still contains many Scottish relics, including a statue of the Scottish Bard Robbie Burns. Fine examples of working heritage include the Speight’s Brewery, the Gasworks Museum and the very popular Taieri Gorge Railway. Then there are the standout Victorian and Edwardian buildings like First Church and Dunedin Railway Station, as well as the stately homes such as Larnach Castle and Olveston.

Day 10

Fjordland National Park, New Zealand Arrive10:00 AM Depart 7:00 PM

 

Fjordland National Park occupies the SW corner of South Island of New Zealand, and is the largest of 14 national parks as well as a major part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound are all within the Park. It is a region of waterfalls and misty virgin forests, snow-clad mountains and towering granite peaks, crystal clear lakes, rivers and remote fjords. This, together with two off-shore ice carved islands, makes it one of the most dramatic and beautiful places in New Zealand. 

Day 11

At Sea

Day 12

At Sea

Day 13

Hobart, Australia Arrive 7:00 AM Depart 5:00 PM

 

Take a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy the view of the river lined with sailing boats, whilst admiring the sandstone architecture warehouses throughout the city centre. Make your way through the iconic and most visited Salamanca market which operates every Saturday showcasing Tasmania’s local artisans, designers and producers. Heading west of the city centre, Mount Wellington is a spectacular site to visit and one not to be missed! Take a tour or a scenic drive up to the summit and stroll along historic walking trails. 

Day 14

At Sea

Day 15

Sydney, Australia Arrive 6:00 AM Disembark

 

Getting around Sydney is easy and accessible. You can jump on a train fromSydney airport to Circular Quay in approx.18 minutes, ride the hop on hop off bus around the city that offers multiple stops including Sydney Tower, Botanic Gardens, Australian Powerhouse and Maritime Museums, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge or the Bondi bus. If travelling on the water is more your style, catch a ferry to visit Sydney’s amusement park, Luna Park, visit the buzzing Manly Beach wharf which is linked to the Corso mall or cruise west of the city to join a Haunted History, Crooked Character or Convict Precinct tour at UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Cockatoo Island. The best times to visit Sydney are September through November and from March to May as they offer the most comfortable temperatures, around mid 20°C.

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  •  One way economy airfares from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to Auckland
  • 3 nights Copthorne Orchid Hotel or Ramada Hotel Auckland, standard room.
  • One way cruise on Royal Princess Cruise Lines from Auckland to Sydney.
  • All meals and non chargeable entertainment on the cruise

Accommodation

Royal Princess in an inside cabin 

Balcony cabin upgrade available at checkout

3 nights Copthorne Orchid Hotel or Ramada Hotel Auckland, standard room.

Exclusions

  •  Travel insurance.
  • Cruise Gratuities.
  • Shore excursions.
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Flights from Sydney to home port.
  • Airport to hotel Transfers

Child Policy: Children are welcomed on this tour, please contact our team for a full quote

Single Supplement: a single supplement is available on this tour the additional price is $1299

Need flights?

You can search flights via our website HERE or we can organise them for you. Call us on (03) 7018 8122 or send us an inquiry at info@traveldream.com.au

Departure Dates


NOV 2021
23 rd
Tuesday 23 Nov 2021  ‐  Tuesday 07 Dec 2021
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