Beaches, Bays & New Zealand Natural Wonders

AU$6,410

per person
 
Duration: 18 Nights
Destination: New Zealand
Region: New Zealand
Deal Code: PAN61OD

 

 

Description

From the iconic Sydney Opera House to the soaring green mountains of New Zealand - and every palm-fringed beach in between - this region offers newness, tradition, and the scenically sublime. Sail Down Under and immerse yourself in cosmopolitan cities from Sydney to Auckland, the natural wonders of Fiordland National Park, and the stunning paradise that is the Bay of Islands. This is a region of beautiful scenery, majestic fjords, fine wine, friendly people, and exotic wildlife.


Your Fly & Cruise Package Includes:

  • 11 night New Zealand cruise onboard Celebrity Eclipse, Sydney to Auckland
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • One way ferry from Auckland to Waiheke Island
  • 2 nights on Waiheke Island with breakfast included
  • Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour with lunch & a glass of Waiheke wine or beer included
  • One way ferry from Waiheke Island to Auckland
  • 2 nights in Auckland
  • Harbour Sailing Cruise with lunch
  • 3 day Jewels of the Bay guided holiday with AAT Kings, Auckland return
  • Includes accommodation, select meals, travel by luxury coach, Bay of Islands scenic cruise + more
  • 1 night in Auckland
  • One way private airport transfer
  • Economy class flight from Auckland to Sydney
  • Port charges, prepaid gratuities onboard your cruise & airline taxes

Extend your flights and stay longer - talk to our travel experts about more options

**Package is based on travel from 19 February – 6 March 2022


Cruise Itinerary:

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

19 Feb 22

Sydney, AU – Embark

 

5.00 pm

20 Feb 22

At Sea - Cruising

-

-

21 Feb 22

At Sea - Cruising

-

-

22 Feb 22

Milford Sound, NZ – Cruising

8.00 am

9.00 am

22 Feb 22

Doubtful Sound, NZ – Cruising

1.00 pm

2.00 pm

22 Feb 22

Dusky Sound, NZ – Cruising

4.00 pm

5.00 pm

23 Feb 22

Dunedin, NZ

9.00 am

8.00 pm

24 Feb 22

Christchurch, NZ

8.00 am

8.00 pm

25 Feb 22

Wellington, NZ

8.00 am

10.00 pm

26 Feb 22

Picton, NZ

8.00 am

5.00 pm

27 Feb 22

Napier, NZ

8.00 am

3.00 pm

28 Feb 22

Tauranga, NZ

9.00 am

Overnight

01 Mar 22

Tauranga, NZ

-

6.00 pm

02 Mar 22

Auckland, NZ - Disembark

6.00 am

-


Jewels of the Bay

Home to some of New Zealand’s most stunning beaches, the natural paradise of the Bay of Islands consists of 144 islands. Be blown away by the beauty of the Bay when you cruise through spectacularly scenic waters out to Cape Brett and through famous ‘Hole in the Rock.’ Enjoy free time to explore the many secluded beaches, enjoy a wine tour of the region, or join a tour of Russell and learn about the area’s fascinating history.

Highlights:

LOCAL CONNECTION

A choice of optional experiences: spend the day sailing in the Bay; embark on a wine tasting tour or join a Russell Mini Tour.

INSIDER KNOWLEDGE

Cruise the Bay of Islands with a local expert, and learn about the famous 'Hole in the Rock’.

CULTURAL IMMERSION

Soak up the vibe and culture in Whangarei, where you can stroll through its many art galleries located along the waterfront.

SUSTAINABLE FOOTPRINTS

Our cruise operator Fullers work with the Department of Conservation to protect the dolphin population.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Auckland – Bay of Islands

This morning depart Auckland City over the Harbour Bridge and through Northland’s lush farmland before arriving into the beautiful Bay of Islands. Cruise through spectacularly scenic game-fishing waters to Cape Brett and, weather permitting, through the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ formation. The return cruise to Paihia meanders through picturesque islands – see deserted sandy beaches and secluded bays. Keep your eyes peeled for marine life. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Please note: As this holiday departs Auckland at 7.30am from the Stamford Plaza Hotel, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Hotel: Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands, Water View Rooms, 2 nights

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Bay of Islands Free Time

Today is completely free for you to discover more of the beauty of the Bay of Islands: Consider an optional experience. Perhaps go sailing aboard a historic tall ship. During this full day sail, you can take your turn on the helm, hoist the sails or climb the rigging. Enjoy morning tea and delicious BBQ lunch served on board. Or join a guided tour of the Bay of Islands. With an abundance of breathtaking, picturesque views, there are plenty of fantastic photo opportunities for you to create lasting memories. Tonight, you are free to dine as you wish. You may want to experience a ‘Kiwi tradition’ – fish and chips on the beach.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Bay of Islands – Auckland

Enjoy a leisurely morning before you travel back to Auckland. On an optional experience you could take a wander through the grounds of New Zealand’s most important historic site, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, rich in history and stories of the momentous events which shaped a nation. The grounds are where Māori chiefs first signed their accord with the British Crown – the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document. Later, you’ll journey south to Whangarei, the northernmost city in New Zealand, where there’s time to admire the local art and stroll along the marina in the Town Basin. Continue to Parry Kauri Park, where you’ll embark on a memorable walk among the ancient kauri trees, two of which have stood in the forest for 800 years. Later this afternoon you’ll arrive in Auckland, where your Bay of Islands encounter concludes.

Please note: As this holiday ends at 4.00pm in Auckland, unless you have a flight booked or have made your own arrangements, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for this night.

Included Meals: Breakfast 

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Terms & Conditions

* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 01 December 2020 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees, port taxes and prepaid gratuities onboard your cruise unless otherwise stated. Visas are not included. Airfare is based on an economy class flight from Auckland and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.