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Holidays to New Zealand don’t come much better, or easy, than this special trip. Fly from Australia to Auckland, for a great city stay, then board Norwegian Spirit for a magnificent cruise back to Sydney!
Start with three nights to explore the great harbour city of Auckland at your leisure. A half-day sightseeing tour is included to get your trip off on the right foot and pick up great tips from your local guide.
Next, embark on a spectacular cruise from Auckland to Sydney. Enjoy the ease of only having to unpack once, all the luxury facilities on board Norwegian Spirit and the unbeatable value. This 12-night voyage stops in Rotorua, Hawkes Bay, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, before reaching the Australian ports of Burnie, Melbourne and Eden, until it’s time to disembark in Sydney!SEE THE BROCHURE
- The price! Amazing value for a trip that includes your flights, accommodation & many meals!
- It’s a wonderful way to explore New Zealand & take your time coming back to Australia.
- Enjoy a relaxing holiday with special highlights on New Zealand’s North & South islands.
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FLY TO AUCKLAND
01 January 2022 – Fly to Auckland
On arrival in Auckland, make your way to your hotel for your 3-night stay.
A half-day sightseeing tour is included to help you learn more about the harbour city and pick up great tips from your local guide. The remainder of your time is free to explore Auckland at your leisure.
Cruise Day 1
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Auckland, New Zealand Embark 6:00 PM
The city centre of Auckland 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. Sky Tower is a must-do, where you can experience 360 degrees views on the SkyWalk or go for it and attempt the SkyJump! View Auckland’s most iconic volcano!
Cruise Day 2
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand 7:00 AM to 4:00 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 nicknames 'Sulphur 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.
NAPIER, HAWKES BAY
Cruise Day 3
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Napier, New Zealand 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Napier is a port city in Hawkes Bay on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is known as the 'Art Deco' capital of the world because following the earthquake which almost levelled the city in 1931 the rapid rebuilding was strongly influenced by Art Deco architecture. The building style of clean simple lines and bas-relief decoration was not only at its height of popularity, it also suited the needs of the city. It is now maintained by the Art Deco Trust.
Cruise Day 4
Friday, January 7, 2022
Wellington, New Zealand 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, is situated on the SW tip of the North Island, and is set on the edge of a stunning harbour surrounded by rolling hills. As the political centre of New Zealand, it houses Parliamentary buildings as well as the bulk of foreign diplomatic missions. However, it is also renowned for its cafe-culture, as there are more cafes per capita than in New York City, and they rival the world’s top culinary destinations for flavour and variety. The city’s world-class film industry attracts many visitors who are taken by expert tour operators to locations of several famous movies.
Cruise Day 5
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand 8:00 AM to 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 island's 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 city's atmosphere.
Cruise Day 6
Sunday, January 9, 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand 7:00 AM to 5:00 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.
Cruise 7 Monday, January 10, 2022 At Sea
Cruise Day 8 Tuesday, January 11, 2022At Sea
Cruise Day 9
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Burnie, Australia 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Burnie, on the NW coast of Tasmania, is a regional city best known for its busy container port and major industries. It is becoming famous for the wealth of unexpected places for visitors to explore. The central business district provides a thoroughfare to the beach-side board-walk, while Burnie Park with its historic tearoom the 'Burnie Inn', a wildlife sanctuary and a walking track to Oldaker Falls, are close to the city centre. Just a few minutes’ drive away you can view wild platypuses along the banks of the Emu River, then head to the Lactose Cheese Tasting centre and enjoy the region's famous cheeses, specialty products, and the best Tasmanian wines.
Cruise Day 10
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Melbourne, Australia 8:00 AM
For those with a little more time to spend in Melbourne, there are many easy day trips to enjoy beyond the city limits by guided tour or with a hire car. Not even an hour from Melbourne, you’ll find Australia’s best-preserved steam train Puffing Billy - the historic railway puffs through the leafy Dandenong Ranges. The Mornington Peninsula offers first-rate wineries, local cuisine, and both bay and ocean beaches. To get up close with native fauna, a trip to Healesville Sanctuary will give you a fix - the beautiful, bushland-set sanctuary gives you the chance to cosy up with koalas, kangaroos and wombats as well as lesser-known Australian animals.
Cruise Day 11
Friday, January 14, 2022
Melbourne, Australia 12:00 PM
Cruise Day 12
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Eden, Australia 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
Eden is located at deep-water Twofold Bay on the Sapphire Coast, 476 km south of Sydney. The port berths ships to 325m. It is set in rugged beauty with golden sandy beaches and crystal waters to the east and forests and park lands to the west. Tourism and its related businesses are the mainstays of Eden.
DISEMBARK IN SYDNEY
Cruise Day 13
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Sydney, Australia 6:00 AM Disembark
Getting around Sydney is easy and accessible. You can jump on a train from Sydney 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
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You can see why this is such a popular cruise holiday. It's fun to combine the cruise voyage with an Auckland city stay and this trip gives you all the comforts of the newly-renovated Norwegian Spirit. Flights from Australia are included as well on this great deal.
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This fly-stay-cruise package has one departure from Australia at the special rate, please ask us for other dates.
2022 – 01 January
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