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16 Day Australia & New Zealand Cruise: Sydney to Sydney

Duration
16 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,127

Embark on an epic cruise exploring Australia’s two largest cities and the breathtaking ports of New Zealand’s North Island. Take in the sights of the cosmopolitan centres of Sydney and Melbourne before crossing the ocean to Tasmania and New Zealand to visit the filming locations of The Lord of the Rings, learn about Maori culture, and explore the varied landscapes of this enchanting island nation.


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This 16-day cruise takes you to the highlights of southern Australia and New Zealand aboard the Norwegian Jewel.

Your Australian cruise with Norwegian Cruise Lines and Goway begins in Sydney, Australia’s largest city. During your stay in this cosmopolitan metropolis, you’ll ride over the massive natural harbour, visit the iconic Harbour Bridge, and tour the unforgettable Sydney Opera House. Learn about the city’s convict history in the historic Rocks neighbourhood and do some shopping on the beachfront promenade. Also be sure to work on your tan on Bondi Beach, enjoying the marvelous waters that make Sydney famous the world over.

From Sydney, embark on the Norwegian Jewel to continue your journey west to Melbourne. With over 16 dining options, 15 bars and nightclubs, a casino, pool, spa, and theatrical shows, the Norwegian Jewel has plenty of fun to keep you occupied during your time at sea. Dock in Melbourne, Australia’s cultural capital and second largest city. The Economist has consistently voted Melbourne the most livable city in the world, and after spending a day there, it’s not hard to see why. Ride the Puffing Billy steam locomotive to get a taste for the surrounding countryside before visiting Federation Square to take in the trendy laneway and rooftop bars and restaurants that have taken the city by storm. Then hit up St. Kilda’s famous amusement park, Luna Park, and bond with locals in bohemian Fitzroy.

Leave Melbourne and make for Burnie on the island of Tasmania. This “City of Makers” was once dismissed as a backwater, but its vibrant present is commanding international attention. Visit the Makers’ Workshop to try your hand at making paper before visiting the Little Penguin Observation Centre in the evening to spot penguins as they come ashore. Head onward to New Zealand and the capital, Wellington, on the North Island. Ride the red Cable Car up the mountain to visit the Botanical Gardens and enjoy the incredible view over Cook Strait. Head out of town to visit the filming locations of The Lord of the Rings. Also take in a museum while you’re there as the city is home to the National Archives, National Art Gallery, National Library, and the Museum of New Zealand.

Head north along the east coast to Napier to find an art deco city that boasts Maori culture and some of the region’s best wineries. Head further north to Tauranga, New Zealand’s fastest growing city and busiest port. Visit Mounta Maunganui, a nearby extinct volcano that stands above the town. Also be sure to check out the geothermal marvel of Rotorua, where you can see mud pools, hot springs, and the Pohutu Geyser, which shoots water 30 metres into the air.

Close out your trip to New Zealand in Auckland and the Bay of Islands. Auckland is about as picturesque as a city can get. It’s on a small strip of land cusped between two natural harbours. Climb the Sky Tower to view the harbours from high above and gain a greater appreciation for this breathtaking city. Then pass through the 140 subtropical islands of the Bay of Islands. Swim off the beaches or enjoy the vast fishing opportunities before heading back to sea and returning to Sydney.


 

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Goway offers a full range of cruises from the traditional larger cruise ships to river cruises, small vessel eco-cruise experiences, yacht cruises and small boutique sailing vessels. Cruises (https://www.goway.com/trips/typ/cruises-sailing/) range from 2 days up to just under 3 weeks.

Partnering with Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) Goway now offers in most of our destinations, Freestyle Cruising, with more choices of what to do and see and the freedom to do it your way. Unpack once and journey from port to remarkable port on a fleet of award-winning ships. Enjoy exclusive entertainment. Dine as a family, with friends, or savour a romantic dinner for two. Make your vacation your own. It's easy with Goway Cruises.

So much is included - a wide range of accommodations, delicious dining options, award-winning entertainment, exciting onboard activities, a variety of stateroom amenities and more.


 

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Duration
16 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,127

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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

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 being dropped back in your choice of Darling Harbour or Circular Quay. Guests will need their own way back to their hotel.

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

City Hotel to Overseas Passenger Ship Terminal

Duration30 Minutes

Depart Sydney

Embark the Norwegian Jewel in Sydney today. All guests must be on board at least 2 hours prior to departure which is at 6.45pm. 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
Duration13 Nights
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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
Day 5

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
Day 6

Noumea

Arrive 8:00 AM and depart at 6:00 PM.

Noumea is a foodie utopia nestled in paradise. Tucked into the southern shores of French territory New Caledonia, the city's heritage is reflected throughout the streets, including in its culinary scene. Indulge in some French cheeses or a delicious pain au chocolat as you browse local handcrafted goods at Port Moselle Market. Learn about native Kanak culture at the beautifully constructed Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre and stroll lush gardens of La Place des Cocotiers - considered the heart of the city. A string of turquoise bays offer an abundance of outdoor activities, whether you wish to nap on a warm sandy beach or learn how to windsurf. History, cuisine and scenic beauty intersect in Noumea.

Day 7

Isle of Pines

Arrive 8:00 AM and depart at 5:00 PM.

A stroll across this picturesque island will offer glimpses into its French heritage. Captain Cook, who was the first European to discover the island, named it because of the towering pine trees blanketing the land. Isle of Pines offers everything one could wish for on a tropical island - stunning turquoise waters bordered by deserted beaches, friendly locals, delicious cuisine and a feeling of tranquility and timelessness.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Lifou

Arrive 7:00 AM and depart at 3:00PM.

Find yourself in a secluded paradise, where natural splendorous present themselves at every turn. The northern coast features intoxicating cliffs and limestone caves and the southern side turquoise water and white-sand beaches. Take paths leading up to magnificent views of the endless Pacific. From Baie de Jenik, swim right up to excellent snorkelling amid coral reefs teeming with vibrant marine life. And make friends with turtles while floating in the calm bay just off Luengoni Beach. The limestone caves just west are simply stunning - shine your flashlight on the water and the deep rock pools turn a shimmery emerald green.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

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
Day 10

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
Day 11

Cairns

Arrive 8:00 AM and depart at 4:00PM.

Ride through the magnificent rainforest aboard the historic Kuranda Railway. Unwind your way through rugged mountains and waterfalls tumbling into deep ravines. Or immerse yourself in tradition at the Tjapuki Aboriginal Culture Park, and maybe take home a boomerang. Take a waterfront walk along the Esplanade Boardwalk with beautiful views of the mountains and sea, have a snack at one of the many eateries, or people-watch while the little ones play in one of the playgrounds or small water parks.

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Day 12

Airlie Beach

Arrive 8:00 AM and depart at 5:00PM.

A gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, water sports are the main attraction here, from kayaking to water skiing. Take a day-trip to Whitsunday Island and Whitehaven Beach, one of the most-photographed places in Australia, with gorgeous turquoise, clear water and sugar-white sand. Airlie's manmade lagoon in the heart of town is ideal for relaxing, swimming or even having a picnic - spend an hour there or two. If getting a move on is more your speed, head out to the Bicentennial Walkway for a walk or short bike ride.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 13

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
Day 14

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
Day 15

Brisbane

Arrive 8:00 AM and depart at 5:00 PM.

Australia's third largest city and the capital of Queensland, this modern, vibrant city offers plenty to see and do. Lush mountains backing the city offer breathtaking views. Nearby, stunning forests and wineries await. The South Bank of the Brisbane River offers a diverse mix of parklands, cafés, boutiques, museums and galleries to explore. Or visit the markets downtown and in Chinatown where you can practice you chopstick technique.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 16

Arrive Sydney

Your cruise ends today in Sydney at approximately 6:00 am when you will disembark. Sydney's harbor 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 harbor 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.

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DEPARTURES:

2019: Jan 03

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • All ship board accommodation
  • All meals shown in the Itinerary
  • Ship amenities
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Sydney prior to your cruise
  • Arrival transfer from Airport to Hotel and from your hotel to the ship

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Transfer from Pier to Airport or city hotel
  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes.
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Certain onboard restaurants
  • Shore excursions. Various options available. Please enquire.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on double occupancy in an inside cabin. Balcony and other cabin categories available on request. Prices are based on current exchange rates and subject to change. Single rates available on request. Subject to availability, limited seats available, seasonal surcharges may apply. Government taxes, fees, port expenses, and fuel supplement (where applicable) are additional. Goway reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the price increase above $65 USD per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, Goway will have sole discretion to apply the supplementary charge. Such supplementary charges are not included in the cruise fare. The fuel supplement charge will not exceed $10.00 USD per passenger per day. Prices are based on availability and subject to change.

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