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Australia & New Zealand Sun

  • Departure DateDec 2024 - Feb 2025
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Sun
  • 19/21 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £4,069 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 2 nights in Auckland
  • Auckland
  • Tauranga
  • Napier, New Zealand
  • Picton, NZ
  • Wellington
  • Lyttelton
  • Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Hobart
  • Burnie, Tasmania

Experience a holiday like no other as you cruise through the best of New Zealand and Australia.Begin with a 2 night stay in Auckland where you will have ample time to explore. Get ready to experience unparreled natural beauty as you cruise through Dusty, Doubtful and Milford Sounds in Fjordland National Park where waterfalls tumble along dramatic cliffs rising from the sea. The spectacular landscapes have also been the backdrop for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mission Impossible: Fallout and more. Finish with a 2 night stay in Melbourne, Melbourne offers an ideal blend of a vibrant city surrounded by extraordinary landscapes and abundant wildlife - where you can indulge in fine dining and local wineries or hang with irresistibly adorable koalas and kangaroos.

Highlights

  • FREE Auckland Stay
  • Half Price 'Free at Sea' - Upgrade for only £149pp (normally £299pp) & get: Premium Drinks, Speciality Dining, WiFi & Shore Excursion Discount - Must book by 29 Feb
  • 2 Night Stay in Melbourne
  • December 2024 Christmas & New Year Sailing

What's Included?

  • Return flights from the UK (call for regional departures)
  • FREE 2 night stay in Auckland on room only basis
  • 12 night cruise on board Norwegian Sun on full board basis
  • Half Price 'Free at Sea' - Upgrade for only £149pp (normally £299pp) & get: Premium Drinks, Speciality Dining, WiFi & Shore Excursion Discount - Must book by 29 Feb
  • 2 night stay in Melbourne on room only basis
  • Baggage Allowance

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Dec 2024£4,759£5,299£6,669£7,769
Jan 2025£4,069£4,499£5,899£6,849
Feb 2025£4,359£4,889£6,479£7,789

Price based on 17 Dec 2024 30 Jan & 11 Feb 2025, itinerary & duration may vary depending on date. Itinerary also operates in reverse. Suite price is based on Club Balcony. Transfers are not included. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

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Itinerary for Australia & New Zealand Sun

Day 1 - Fly UK to Auckland

Day 2 - Fly UK to Auckland

Day 3 - Enjoy Auckland

Day 4 - Enjoy Auckland

Day 5 - Embark Norwegian Sun in Auckland

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 jewellery. The fine, locally produced woolens also make excellent gifts.

Day 6 - Tauranga

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."

Day 7 - Napier, New Zealand

Napier calls itself the Art Deco capital of the world, but it's also a leading wine-travel destination. Leveled 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.

Day 8 - Picton, NZ

Built around a sheltered harbour, Picton is lined with cafés 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 jewellery, 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!

Day 9 - Wellington

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, jewellery, fine woolens and leather goods on offer.

Day 10 - Lyttelton

Just 20 minutes from the centre of Christchurch city, Lyttelton is a charming port town with a long history. Back in 1850, the first European settlers landed in Christchurch before heading over the Port Hills to establish their new home. Today, Lyttelton is accessed by an impressive road tunnel. It's a vibrant town, home to a small community of 3,000 residents, filled with bohemian artists, cafés, restaurants and unique shops to discover.

Day 11 - Dunedin, New Zealand

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.

Day 12 - Dusky Sound / Doubtful Sound / Cruise Milford Sound

Day 13 - At Sea

Day 14 - At Sea

Day 15 - Hobart

Hobart is Tasmania's capital city that blends culture, historical sites and a vibrant artistic community against a backdrop of staggering natural beauty. Get a taste of local life by strolling Salamanca Place in Sullivan's Cove - a cobblestone square bustling with art galleries, boutique shops, restaurants and live music. Journey to the Tasman Peninsula to explore the island's beautiful wilderness and perhaps spot the famed Tasmanian Devil

Burnie, Tasmania

A community of artisans on the northwest coast of Tasmania, Burnie has long a history as a community that makes things, with locally crafted European-style cheeses, fine papers, ceramics and single-malt whisky. Surrounded by accessible wilderness areas, in Burnie you can still get a glimpse of little penguins and the platypus, a duck-billed mammal, in the wild. The vibrant shopping district spills onto the beach where you can sit down at a café and watch the world slow down for a little while.

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