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Sydney & New Zealand Adventure

  • Departure DateOct 2023 - Mar 2024
  • Princess Cruises Royal Princess
  • 19 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £2,959 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 3 nights in Sydney
  • Sydney
  • Fiordland National Park
  • Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Christchurch
  • Wellington
  • Tauranga
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Islands
  • Sydney

Starting with 3 nights in Sydney, you’ll have the chance to see the iconic Opera House, climb Harbour Bridge and discover the interesting mix of art, culture and outdoor activities this vibrant city has to offer. You’ll then embark Royal Princess for your wonderful cruise of New Zealand, where golden beaches, spectacular scenery and awe–inspiring natural beauty are just waiting to be explored. Discover Dunedin’s fascinating cultural history and rare wildlife, be tempted by marine adventures in Tauranga and take in the staggering views from the Harbour Bridge or the 1076ft Sky Tower in Auckland. This really is the ultimate way to see Australia and New Zealand.

Highlights

  • FREE Sydney Stay
  • Upgrade for only £40pp per day & get: All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Crew Appreciation

What's Included?

  • Return flights from UK (call about regional departures)
  • FREE 3 night stay in Sydney on room only basis
  • 13 night cruise on board Royal Princess on full board 
  • Upgrade for only £40pp per day & get: All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Crew Appreciation

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Various£2,959-£3,339£3,789

Price based on 27 Nov 2023, itinerary & ship may vary depending on date. 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 Sydney & New Zealand Adventure

Day 1 - Fly UK to Sydney

Day 2 - Fly UK to Sydney

Day 3 - Enjoy Sydney

Day 4 - Enjoy Sydney

Day 5 - Enjoy Sydney

Day 6 - Embark Royal Princess in Sydney

Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby.

Day 7 - At Sea

Day 8 - At Sea

Day 9 - Fiordland National Park

New Zealand's largest national park was formed millennia ago by massive glacial flows that carved deep fiords into the coast of New Zealand's South Island. At the heart of Fiordland National Park lies Milford Sound. Lined by cliffs that soar nearly a mile above its surface, Milford Sound cuts into the heart of the Southern Alps. Rainforest clings to the cliffs and graceful waterfalls plummet into the void. Mile-high Mitre Peak dominates the upper reaches of the sound. The town of Te Anau in Fiordland National Park is also your gateway to the South Island's other natural wonders including Lake Wakatipu, the resort of Queenstown and Mt. Cook National Park.

Day 10 - Dunedin, New Zealand

Perched on the hills above one of New Zealand's loveliest harbors, Dunedin is a Kiwi city with a Scottish heart. Hailed as the "Edinburgh of New Zealand," Dunedin is proud of its heritage. A statue of famed Scottish poet Robert Burns graces downtown, and the presence of New Zealand's only kilt maker and whisky distillery - as well as many bagpipe bands - keep Dunedin's ties to Scotland alive. The city also boasts a distinguished architectural and cultural history, a legacy of New Zealand's 1860s gold rush. Port Chalmers, gateway to Dunedin, is located eight miles from the city center. Dunedin is a planned city: its streets and suburbs fan out from the city's octagon.

Day 11 - Christchurch

Christchurch has a rich history of adventurers who used Christchurch as a gateway for Antarctic explorations. Famed explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton used the port of Lyttelton as a departure point for their expeditions.

Day 12 - Wellington

Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, sits near the North Island’s southernmost point on the Cook Strait. A compact city, it encompasses a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, a working harbour and colourful timber houses on surrounding hills. From Lambton Quay, the iconic red Wellington Cable Car heads to the Wellington Botanic Gardens.

Day 13 - At Sea

Day 14 - Tauranga

New Zealand's natural bounty is always on display at the Bay of Plenty. It was Captain James Cook who in 1769 aptly named this bay after he was able to replenish his ship's provisions, thanks to the prosperous Maori villages of the region. Tauranga, the chief city, is a bustling port, an agricultural and timber center and a popular seaside resort. Tauranga is also the gateway to Rotorua - a geothermal wonderland that is the heart of Maori culture. A 90-minute drive from Tauranga, Rotorua is New Zealand's primary tourist attraction. Your ship docks near the foot of Mt. Maunganui, which rises 761 feet above the bay. Across the harbor, Tauranga offers scenic tidal beaches at Omokoroa and Pahoia. The region boasts fine beaches, big-game fishing, thermal springs and seaside resorts.

Day 15 - Auckland

Straddling a narrow isthmus created by 60 different volcanoes, New Zealand's former capital boasts scenic beauty, historical interest and a cosmopolitan collection of shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and gardens. Rangitoto, Auckland's largest and youngest volcano, sits in majestic splendor just offshore. Mt. Eden and One Tree Hill, once home to Maori earthworks, overlook the city. One of New Zealand's fine wine districts lies to the north of Auckland. Auckland served as New Zealand's capital from 1841 until 1865, when the seat of government moved to Wellington.

Day 16 - Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands offers more than broad vistas of sea and sky, more than beaches, boating, and fabulous water sports. The Bay is the birthplace of modern New Zealand. Here the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, establishing British rule and granting the native inhabitants equal status. Rich in legend and mystery, the Bay of Islands has age-old ties to the Maori and to whalers, missionaries and New Zealand's early settlers. The Bay of Islands has lured explorers for countless centuries. The Maori say that Kupe, the great Polynesian adventurer, came here in the 10th century. Captain Cook anchored offshore in 1769, followed by assorted brigands, traders, colonists and missionaries. Note: Bay of Islands is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender.

Day 17 - At Sea

Day 18 - At Sea

Day 19 - Sydney, disembark & transfer to airport / Fly Sydney to UK

Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby.

Fly Sydney to UK/ Arrive UK

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