Australia & New Zealand Cruise round-trip from Sydney
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In Australia and New Zealand, discovery awaits you at every turn, from their wildlife and sea life to urban life and everything in between. Say g’day to a koala. Gaze at the Sydney Opera House, an architectural marvel of the 20th century. Witness the unspoiled beauty of the South Island’s waterfalls and fjords. Explore the artistic and cultural legacy of the Aboriginal and Maori peoples.
Australia & New Zealand Cruise round-trip from Sydney
12 Night Australia & New Zealand Cruise round-trip from Sydney sailing from Sydney to Auckland aboard Norwegian Star.
You’ll have 13 superb choices for dining, with tempting selections that range from Asian fusion and French Mediterranean to all-American. We’ve got a wide array of staterooms and suites to accommodate however you choose to spend your time on board, so treat yourself with a no-rules, freedom filled cruise.
Highlights of this cruise:
Sydney:Fall in love with gorgeous Sydney, from the stunning harbour to the surfers of Bondi Beach. Take in the breathtaking sight of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, dine in waterfront restaurants and discover the beauty of the Blue Mountains.
Melbourne, Australia: Once the richest city in the world thanks to a gold rush, Melbourne is Australia’s cultural capital with striking architecture, chic galleries and boutiques. Wave at a wallaby or get close to a koala at a wildlife park. Feel closer to the land on a ride on the Puffing Billy steam locomotive through the mountains and countryside. Back in the city, explore a different culture and visit Chinatown – the oldest one in the West.
Burnie (Tasmania), Australia: 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.
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.
Akaroa, New Zealand: Akaroa, New Zealand Tiny penguins rule the roost in this historic settlement nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano. With a balmy, year-round climate, these famous foot-tall residents are certainly not snowbirds. The spectacular surroundings offer a wealth of outdoor activities, both in the sheltered harbor and on dry land. Cafes open onto streets and exquisite local boutiques and galleries offer superb local works. Be sure to sample the fine fudge and traditional cheeses.
Wellington, New Zealand: 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 harbor 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, jewelry, fine woolens and leather goods on offer.
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.
Tauranga (Rotorua), New Zealand: 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.”
Auckland: From breathtaking views in the Skytower to the impressive sight of the harbour bridge, Auckland is a truly special place. Discover pretty bays, great shopping, restaurants, art galleries, museums and the heights of Mount Eden.
|06/02||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia||05:00 PM|
|08/02||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia||08:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|09/02||Burnie, Tasmania, Australia||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|12/02||Milford Sound, New Zealand||Overnight|
|13/02||Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand||09:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|14/02||Christchurch (Akaroa), New Zealand||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|15/02||Wellington, New Zealand||08:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|16/02||Napier, New Zealand||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|17/02||Tauranga, New Zealand||10:00 AM||07:00 PM|
|18/02||Auckland, New Zealand||06:00 AM||05:00 PM|
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- Dining Package
- Internet package
- Shore Excursions
- 3rd & 4th Guest Sail Free (select sailings, please ask your consultant)