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10-Day Australia & New Zealand from Auckland
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10-Day Australia & New Zealand from Auckland

Food, wine and surfing make the coastal town of Gisborne a must-see.
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In addition to cruising Fjordland with its jaw-dropping scenery, you’ll call on the seaside community of Gisborne. Nicknamed the “Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand,” Gisborne is home to many boutique wineries and is strong in Maori heritage and culture. Fans of Lord of the Rings will be excited to visit Wellington and see the sites where the trilogy was filmed. Non-fans will love taking a cable car up the mountain for sprawling views. If swimming is your thing, you can’t beat the “The Gong”, a.k.a. the beaches of Port Kembla, Wollongong. Or wind down with a vegetarian meal at the local Buddhist Temple, Nan Tien.

10-Day Australia & New Zealand from Auckland

10-Day Australia & New Zealand from Auckland

Day Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
Sun Auckland, New Zealand (EMBARK) --- 6:00 pm
Auckland, New Zealand
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    Sun
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    6:00 pm

Auckland, New Zealand

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 harbor. 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 jewelry. The fine, locally produced woolens also make excellent gifts.
Mon Tauranga, New Zealand 8:15 am 5:45 pm
Tauranga, New Zealand
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    Mon
  • Arrive:
    8:15 am
  • Depart:
    5:45 pm

Tauranga, 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.”
Tue Gisborne, New Zealand 7:00 am 5:00 pm
Gisborne, New Zealand
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    Tue
  • Arrive:
    7:00 am
  • Depart:
    5:00 pm

Gisborne, New Zealand

Considered the unofficial “Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand,” Gisborne’s winery trail is a must for wine enthusiasts. The region is also one of the sunniest places in the country and one of the first places in the world to see the sun rise. The North Island ‘s east coast city is known for its delicious cuisine, wonderful surf beaches and an ideal location to learn more about local Maori culture by visiting a Marae (meeting place), Maori village or other attractions. East Cape Lighthouse – the eastern most point of the North Island – offers a taste of scenic countryside and rugged coast.
Wed Wellington, New Zealand 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wellington, New Zealand
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    Wed
  • Arrive:
    8:00 am
  • Depart:
    6:00 pm

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.
Thu Marlborough (Picton), New Zealand 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Marlborough (Picton), New Zealand
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    Thu
  • Arrive:
    8:00 am
  • Depart:
    6:00 pm

Marlborough (Picton), New Zealand

Built around a sheltered harbor, 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 favorite 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 jewelry, 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!
Fri Lyttelton, New Zealand 7:00 am 6:00 pm
Lyttelton, New Zealand
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    Fri
  • Arrive:
    7:00 am
  • Depart:
    6:00 pm

Lyttelton, New Zealand

Just 20 minutes from the center 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.
Sat Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand
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    Sat
  • Arrive:
    8:00 am
  • Depart:
    6:00 pm

Dunedin (Port Chalmers), 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.
Sun Cruise Dusky Sound --- ---
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    Sun
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Cruise Dusky Sound

At 25 miles in length, and five miles wide at its broadest, Dusky Sound is the largest and most spectacular fjord in Fjordland National Park. Captain Cook named Dusky Sound in 1770, as he sailed past its entrance at twilight. Three years later, he returned and stayed 47 days as his crew repaired and replenished his ship, Resolution, after sailing 11,000 nautical miles from Cape Town. You can still see evidence of his landfall at Astronomer’s Point, an overlook where the crew removed trees, so the ship’s astronomer could get a reading on the stars. Dusky Sound is only accessible by boat or plane making its remoteness a haven for birds and a breeding site for Fjordland crested penguins. These endangered creatures are easy to spot with their bright yellow eyebrows. Other wildlife to look for include sunbathing seals on Seal Rock and southern right whales at Preservation Inlet. Upon entering Dusky Sound, it’s customary to make a resolution as you sail past Resolution Island, named after Cook’s ship.
Cruise Doubtful Sound --- ---
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Cruise Doubtful Sound

Although technically not a sound (it’s a fjord), Doubtful Sound is the second longest in New Zealand—and the country’s second most famous tourist attraction. It does, however, capture the top spot for being the deepest, at over 1,300 feet. Doubtful Sound sits at the far southwest corner of the country and winds its way for 24 miles, past small islets and lush mountains covered in dense, native rainforest. With a staggering amount of precipitation, up to 240 inches, it’s no wonder that it’s so verdant, and also why most days are wet and misty with low-lying clouds. But where there is rain, there are rainbows, which makes for spectacular scenes, especially at the many waterfalls, some of which fall over 2,000 feet. Doubtful Sound is also home to fur seals, crested penguins, bottlenose dolphin and whales. Black coral even grows here at relatively shallow depths (35 feet) thanks to the sunlight’s inability to penetrate the top layer of freshwater, stained heavy with tannins from the forests.
Milford Sound, New Zealand --- Overnight
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    Overnight

Milford Sound, New Zealand

Carved by ancient glaciers, Milford Sound, which is really a fjord, is the crown jewel of Fiordland National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is only nine miles long from its head to the open sea, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in grandeur. Its vertical cliffs covered in verdant rainforests provide a breathtaking backdrop to thundering waterfalls, misty rainbows and the tannin-stained waters of the fjord. Below the surface is the largest population of black coral in the world. Milford Sound receives an amazing 22 feet of precipitation annually, yet there are only two permanent waterfalls, Lady Bowen and Sterling Falls. Depending on the weather, waterfalls can appear around every corner, cascading down the mountain in spectacular fashion. Rising upwards of 5,555 feet, the iconic landmark of Milford Sound is Mitre Peak, named for its resemblance to a bishop’s hat, known as a mitre. Five individual peaks create its distinctive shape.
Mon At Sea --- ---
Tue At Sea --- ---
Wed Port Kembla, Australia (DISEMBARK) 5:00 am ---
Port Kembla, Australia
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    Wed
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    5:00 am
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Port Kembla, Australia

Located in the Wollongong Region, Port Kembla – also known as the “Gong” – is about 50 miles south of Sydney. Its easy accessibility to its northern neighbor (just hop on the rail), laid-back vibe, charming bar and restaurant scene and variety of activities makes it a town worth exploring. Go for a swim and soak up the sun on North Beach. Or check out the stunning overlooks at Royal National Park. Meerkats, lemurs and tigers, oh my!. Those are just a few of a wide range of local and exotic animals you’ll see at Symbio Wildlife Gardens & Zoo. And be sure to take the kids to the Science Centre & Planetarium. It’s out of this world!

Please Note:

  • Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
  • Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
  • Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
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