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Australia & New Zealand Cruise via Wellington: 13 Days Sydney to Auckland

Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,961

Tour Sydney's plethora of historical 18th century landmarks before sidling over to New Zealand. Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa houses the largest little penguin colonies on mainland New Zealand. Stroll past Victorian Gothic buildings, visit the exquisite botanic gardens, take the cable car up the mountain for a fantastic view, or head for the city beach in Wellington. And after debarking in Auckland, enjoy the city's enormous parks and spectacular views from the summit of Mount Eden.


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Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,961

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Day 1

Sydney Domestic Airport to City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Travelodge Wynyard

Travelodge Wynyard is ideally situated next door to all of Sydney's wonderful attractions, whether you are looking for an exciting day in the city, to experience the lifestyle, or a sensational night out on the town. See the Opera House, historical Rocks area, Darling Harbour, many theatres, a variety of restaurants, and a great selection of major shopping outlets. The property features 277 rooms that are warm, welcoming and well equipped.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Travelodge Wynyard

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    Travelodge Wynyard



    Travelodge Wynyard is ideally situated next door to all of Sydney's wonderful attractions, whether you are looking for an exciting day in the city, to experience the lifestyle, or a sensational night out on the town. See the Opera House, historical Rocks area, Darling Harbour, ...

    Travelodge Wynyard is ideally situated next door to all of Sydney's wonderful attractions, whether you are looking for an exciting day in the city, to experience the lifestyle, or a sensational night out on the town. See the Opera House, historical Rocks area, Darling Harbour, many theatres, a variety of restaurants, and a great selection of major shopping outlets. The property features 277 rooms that are warm, welcoming and well equipped.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Afternoon Panoramic Sydney Sights

Visit the historic Rocks area and hear early convict history. Enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. See the shopping heart of the city, QVB, Centre point. Travel on to famous Bondi Beach. Visit the beachfront promenade, enjoy a coffee or cool drink (at own cost). See bronzed Aussie lifesavers and Sydney's best panoramic view at Dover Heights.

Return to Sydney via Double Bay, Kings Cross and Mrs Macquarie's Point for a final magical viewpoint over the harbour before returning to the city centre and their hotels.

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

City Hotel to Overseas Passenger Ship Terminal

Duration30 Minutes

Sydney, Australia

Sydney's harbour is the hub from which there's much to see and do. You'll want to explore this area, home of the iconic Opera House. Admire the skyline, swim at a harbour beach or cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Want to see surfing? Grab your sunblock and towel and spend the day on world-famous Bondi Beach, or take a scenic walk on the coast from Bondi to Coogee Beach. The Rocks district is a shopper's mecca offering a wide variety of goods, from woodcrafts and unique art to outback fashions.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration10 Nights
Accommodation

Norwegian Jewel

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    Norwegian Jewel



    As the namesake of our "Jewel Class" cruise ships, you can bet she's got it all. As well as offering some of the largest suites at sea, there are staterooms to accommodate every style. When it comes to entertainment, this ship's filled with excitement: 16 ...

    As the namesake of our "Jewel Class" cruise ships, you can bet she's got it all. As well as offering some of the largest suites at sea, there are staterooms to accommodate every style. When it comes to entertainment, this ship's filled with excitement: 16 dining options, 15 bars and nightclubs and that's just the beginning.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Dining facilities
    • Lounge
    • Spa and Fitness
    • Sports facilities

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Day 4

At Sea

Today is a day at sea. From top to bottom and from bow to stern, the Norwegian Jewel has enough onboard activities - and relaxation options - to fill every minute of your cruise. Indulge in a refreshing swim, cocktail or ice cream treat at the Oasis Pool. Feeling lucky? Bet it all at the award-winning Casino at Sea. Hungry or thirsty? Choose from sixteen delicious dining options and fifteen bars and lounges. And when you need a break from it all, enjoy a pamper session at Mandara Spa. With so much to do, Norwegian Jewel will always have you coming back for more.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Days
Day 5

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 6

Cruise Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound

Spend today cruising Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound in Fiordland National Park. Fiordland is the most popular tourist destination in New Zealand. The Park is over 1.2 million hectares in size and encompasses mountain, lake, fiord and rainforest environments and is home to a diverse range of flora, fauna and fabulous landscapes.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand

Arrive 9:00 AM and Depart 7:00 PM

This dramatic South Island coastal town offers a mix of unique natural beauty and fascinating history. Rare, yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals and the Royal Albatross all call Dunedin home. Equally impressive is the Victorian and Edwardian architecture that dates from its days as a gold rush town. New Zealand's only castle sits high above the city and offers sweeping views from its famous gardens. Shop for a locally made souvenir, with crafts, artwork, wool and leather items being popular.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Akaroa, New Zealand

Arrive 8:00 AM and Depart 6:00 PM

Tiny penguins rule the roost in this historic settlement nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano. With a balmy, year-round climate, these famous foot-tall residents are certainly not snowbirds. The spectacular surroundings offer a wealth of outdoor activities, both in the sheltered harbour and on dry land. Cafes open onto streets and exquisite local boutiques and galleries offer superb local works. Be sure to sample the fine fudge and traditional cheeses.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Marlborough (Picton), New Zealand

Arrive 8:00 AM and Depart 6:00 PM

Built around a sheltered harbour, Picton is lined with caf├ęs and restaurants for you to choose from (we suggest the fish and chips). Popular attractions in Picton include a maritime museum and an aquarium. But this town is not short on recreational activities. Some of Picton's favourite pastimes include fishing, dolphin watching and sea kayaking. Walk or bike the Queen Charlotte Track or spend the day exploring the scenic Marlborough Sounds. Check out one of the many wine tours (probably after biking the track). Then relax as you browse the local shops that offer a wide range of trinkets, including handmade jewelry, paintings from local artists and woodcarvings. Before leaving Picton, it's time for more fish and chips along the shore. It's the Picton way!

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10

Wellington, New Zealand

Arrive 8:00 AM and Depart 6:00 PM

Travel to a Victorian past as you stroll by the city's Victorian Gothic buildings. Take the cable car up the mountain for a fantastic view, or grab some sunscreen and head to the beach. Great views abound in Wellington: Journey around the spectacular harbour and enjoy its amazing views. See some of the sites where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Shopping opportunities are plentiful, with arts and crafts, jewelry, fine woolens and leather goods on offer.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 11

Napier, New Zealand

Arrive 8:00 AM and Depart 4:00 PM

Napier calls itself the Art Deco capital of the world, but it's also a leading wine-travel destination. Levelled by an earthquake in 1931, Napier was rebuilt in Art Deco style. Along with Miami Beach, Napier is one of the best examples of this style, with many of its structures well preserved. Take a walk down Marine Parade, a tree-lined ocean boulevard with fountains and gardens, or go out to the country to enjoy the lovely vistas, tour superb area vineyards and relax with a glass of wine..

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 12

Tauranga, New Zealand

Arrive 9:00 AM and Depart 7:45 PM

Go walk-about and explore Tauranga, set on the beautiful Bay of Plenty. And indeed there are plenty of things to do. Head to the beach or discover Tauranga's lovely parks and rich history. Visit a village buried by a volcanic eruption and captured in a moment of time - a fascinating yet moving experience. Take a selfie at Hell's Gate, an aptly named geothermal park with boiling pools, fantastic geysers and mud baths, the largest of which is Poutamu, "the stairway to heaven."

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 13

Auckland, New Zealand

Surrounded by tranquil golden beaches, lush forests and dramatic coastal trails, Auckland is a nature lover's paradise. The 48 volcanic cones that dot the surrounding area provide stunning panoramic views of the city and harbour. New Zealand's largest city is also a shopper's paradise offering everything from top designers to local open-air markets. Learn about the indigenous Maori and take home some native art pieces or jewelry. The fine, locally produced woolens also make excellent gifts.

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DEPARTURES:

2019: 29 Nov

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival airport transfer from Sydney Airport to Sydney Hotel
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Sydney
  • Panoramic City Sightseeing Tour
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines Australia & New Zealand Cruise with accommodation
  • Meals shown in the Itinerary
  • Complimentary ship amenities
  • GOWAY BONUS (Guests can choose from two of the following offers)
    • Ultimate Beverage Package - 1st and 2nd guests only
    • Internet Package - per cabin
    • Commitment Ceremony,
    • $50USD Per Port Shorex Credit - per cabin - max of 4 ports, 
    • Dining Package - 1st and 2nd guests only
    • 20 Photo Package - per cabin,
    • $75USD OBC - per cabin

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Transfer from Pier to Airport or city hotel
  • Certain onboard restaurants
  • Shore excursions. Various options available
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not specifically noted in the itinerary
  • Beverages
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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