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    Mystery Island Drift Snorkel

    Mystery Island, Vanuatu

    Durata 1 ore e 1/4

    Snorkel a coral reef off Mystery Island, an ecologically protected area that is teeming with marine life. Chances are, you will have the reef pretty much to yourself as the island is uninhabited. In other words, it’s a tropical paradise where the natural world reigns supreme. While snorkeling the reef that lies just offshore, you can expect to see all sorts of brightly colored tropical fish, bizarrely shaped coral and perhaps a sea turtle or two.


    A guide will snorkel along with you to point out the more interesting marine species such as parrotfish. These neon-colored fish usually swim in schools and have the unique ability to change their color and even gender over their lifetime. You may also spot teeny, orange-and-white striped clown fish taking refuge in the tentacles of sea anemones. The gentle current around the reef will eventually nudge you toward the shore, allowing you to drift snorkel without expending much energy.


    Cose da sapere:

    Note: This tour requires a moderate amount of activity and participants should be in good physical condition and be able to swim. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or guests with mobility concerns. Flat, comfortable walking shoes or aqua socks; swim suits; towel; a change of clothing; sun caps; sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested. Snorkel gear (vest, snorkel, mask & fins) are provided. Tour participants taking part in any water activities do so at their own risk.
    • Adult from: 81,08 EUR
    • Child from: 62,00 EUR
    DURATA 1 ore e 1/4
    LIVELLO ATTIVITÀ 2
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    High Country Explorer

    Lyttelton, Nuova Zelanda

    Durata 8 ore

    Treat your inner adventurer to an exhilarating multi-transport survey of the Southern Alps high country by coach, 4x4 touring vehicle and jet boat. It all starts sedately enough, as you head out by motorcoach into the fertile earthen patchwork of the Canterbury Plains – where the island grows its wheat and grazes its cattle. But don’t get too comfortable; the scenery changes dramatically as you reach Rubicon Station on the banks of the spectacular Waimakariri river gorge and make the switch into rugged 4x4 touring mode. Piloted with skill around Rubicon and Mt Torlesse Station, bouncing heartily across a spectacular landscape framed by jagged Southern Alp peaks and gorges, you’re bound to fill your camera with Facebook-likeable shots. A well-deserved stop for lunch provides a break from the action, but it won’t last. Soon enough, you’ll shift back into thrill gear as you board a lightning-fast jet boat capable of 360-degree spins and strap in for a ride up the steep-walled Waimakariri River gorge to Stair Case Viaduct. After that little jaunt, the coach drive back to Lyttelton will feel like slow motion.

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    NOTES:While this tour includes limited walking, it is geared toward the more adventurous traveler. The tour is not recommended for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. This tour cannot operate when the Waimakariri River is flooded; if an issue, you will be notified by 7 a.m. on the day of the tour.

    • Adult from: 345,19 EUR
    • Child from: 345,19 EUR
    DURATA 8 ore
    LIVELLO ATTIVITÀ 3
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    Hole in the Rock Cruise

    Baia delle Isole, Nuova Zelanda

    Durata 3 ore

    Cruise through the Bay of Islands, a collection of nearly 150 islands revered for their pristine beaches and dramatic natural beauty. Captain James Cook named the islands during his 1769 exploration of the area and the landscape has changed little since then.


    The blanketing forests are still impossibly lush and the turquoise waters remain among the world’s most gorgeous. As you sail on a sleek catamaran past one emerald island after another, you will see landmarks such as the Cape Brett Lighthouse and the famed Hole in the Rock. The constant pounding of the sea carved the iconic hole out of the craggy rock at the end of Motukokako Island, and it is quite the sight.


    You will also enjoy a front-row seat to view the Grand Cathedral Cave, a large natural cavern in the island’s coastal cliff. Along the way, the guide will elaborate of the history of the Bay of Islands and the culture of the founding Maoris.


    Cose da sapere:

    Note: The boat used has a restroom on board and shaded, indoor areas. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. This tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair.
    • Adult from: 166,83 EUR
    • Child from: 166,83 EUR
    DURATA 3 ore
    LIVELLO ATTIVITÀ 1
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    Akaroa Highlights

    Akaroa, Nuova Zelanda

    Durata 4 ore

    Here’s your opportunity to explore one of New Zealand’s most treasured destinations - Akaroa, the first town to be settled in the South Island. French colonists arrived here over 160 years ago and today their Gallic influence remains in the town’s architecture and street names.


    Start with a scenic 45-minute ride through the lush Akaroa countryside, with its picturesque bays, panoramic views of rolling hills and sheep grazing in the green fields. New Zealand is known for its sheep industry, as your first destination will show you.


    You'll arrive at Manderley Farm, one of many farms in this area of Canterbury, greeted by a friendly hello and a spot of morning tea. After your refreshment, experienced farm hands will then lead you to the sheep-shearing shed where you'll get to see a demonstration. Another key member of the sheepherding team is the dog. You'll marvel at the considerable talents of these four-legged herders as they perform a lively display of their abilities for you. See top New Zealand sheep dogs gather a mob of sheep from nearly hills herding them down for their master for your photo opportunity. These champion sheep dogs will take whistle commands from half a mile distance with speed and agility. Ross will talk about his life experiences farming the hills over the last 30 years.


    Leaving Manderley Farm, head back towards Akaroa and "The Giant's House." Originally known as Linton, the house is a unique part of the history of Akaroa – nestled in a secluded valley, it was built in 1880 for Akaroa's first bank manager. This grand house is reminiscent of the French style typical of Akaroa and features extensive use of native totara and kauri wood and has a magnificent imported staircase of mahogany and numerous classic features. The gardens are like a living art gallery with a sculpture mosaic garden that's colorful, exuberant, interactive, romantic, fun and full of surprises. Touches of whimsy create many magical moments and make for an unforgettable experience.


    • Adult from: 156,33 EUR
    • Child from: 103,87 EUR
    DURATA 4 ore
    LIVELLO ATTIVITÀ 1
    • Indicato per le famiglie
    • Merenda
    • Accessibilità limitata
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    Clear Kayak & Snorkel

    Mystery Island, Vanuatu

    Durata 1 ore e 1/4

    Paddle across the shallow waters just off Mystery Island in a kayak with a glass bottom that will present a bird’s-eye view of the spectacle below the water’s surface.


    After a briefing on how best to maximize your kayaking adventure, you will paddle to the coral reef that surrounds the small island. These are protected waters teeming with marine life, so you can be sure that there will be plenty to see through the glass bottom of the kayak. What could be easier than just looking down into a veritable living aquarium of brightly colored fish? You might see jewel damsels, lemonpeel angelfish and long-bodied trumpetfish. Sea turtles also inhabit the reef and watching one up close is a real treat.


    After kayaking, feel free to snorkel the crystal-clear waters surrounding Mystery Island for a different perspective of the marine life. Or you can simply swim and relax on the beach.


    Cose da sapere:

    Note: This tour requires a moderate amount of activity and participants should be in good physical condition and be able to swim. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or guests with mobility concerns. Flat, comfortable walking shoes or aqua socks; swim suits; towel; a change of clothing; sun caps; sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested. Snorkel gear (vest, snorkel, mask & fins) and kayaks are provided. Tour participants taking part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.
    • Adult from: 90,61 EUR
    • Child from: 71,54 EUR
    DURATA 1 ore e 1/4
    LIVELLO ATTIVITÀ 3
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    Ice & Wings

    Lyttelton, Nuova Zelanda

    Durata 3 ore e 1/2

    Tour a captivating museum filled with Royal New Zealand Air Force planes and memorabilia, then explore a one-of-a-kind experiential museum dedicated to all things Antarctic. Located in Christchurch on the site of a former base, the Air Force Museum showcases the country’s long and valiant aviation history through hands-on exhibits – including dozens of vintage aircraft, WWI-era aviation barracks, rare uniforms and medals, and moving stories of the proud men and women who have served in the New Zealand and Allied flying services. After a leisurely guided visit, leave the museum behind as you move into cooler surroundings. Much cooler.


    At the International Antarctic Centre, you can actually experience an indoor blizzard, visit a snow cave, endure life at Scott Base and learn about other intrepid Antarctic explorers, even watch rescued Little Blue Penguins – smallest of their kind – cavort in a plush indoor/outdoor habitat. You can also take a virtual voyage down to Antarctica in the 4D Extreme Theatre and experience an epic thrill ride in the Hagglund, a genuine amphibious Antarctic transport that doesn’t let anything stand in its way. A drive back through central Christchurch reveals how well it’s recovered from the devastating 2011 earthquake.

    Cose da sapere:

    NOTES: This tour includes some 3 hours of moderate walking and standing over mostly flat surfaces. Additional interactive activities are at guests’ discretion. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible chair, can make their own way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina before participating.

    • Adult from: 166,83 EUR
    • Child from: 166,83 EUR
    DURATA 3 ore e 1/2
    LIVELLO ATTIVITÀ 2
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    Glass Bottom Boat

    Mystery Island, Vanuatu

    Durata 1 ora

    Settle into a seat on a glass-bottom boat and observe the marine life that inhabits the coral reef surrounding Mystery Island. The reef is teeming with tropical fish, and the glass-bottom boat will literally offer you a window to the underwater wonders.


    From the comfort of the boat, you can see the abundant sea life without getting wet. Another benefit to cruising on a glass-bottom boat is that the guide can explain what you’re seeing in detail. You might find out how oriental sweetlips got their name, what butterfly fish like to eat and how clown fish live in the venom-filled tentacles of sea anemones without getting stung.


    The reef itself is a living organism not a plant, and there is plenty to discover about how it formed on the ocean floor, what it eats and its incredibly slow growth at little more than a quarter inch each year. Considering the size of the reef, you can imagine how old it is.


    Cose da sapere:

    Note: This tour is primarily panoramic in nature with walking at the guest’s discretion during stops. Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
    • Adult from: 62,00 EUR
    • Child from: 46,74 EUR
    DURATA 1 ora
    LIVELLO ATTIVITÀ 2
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    Swim with the Dolphins

    Akaroa, Nuova Zelanda

    Durata 3 ore

    There is only one place on the planet where you can swim with hector’s dolphins and that is the sheltered Akaroa Harbor. Make a date with the world’s smallest, rarest, and friendliest dolphin. Akaroa’s harbor- a sea-invaded crater- boasts stunning coastal scenery and is home to a plethora of marine species, including the very rare hector’s dolphins.


    Enjoy a two hour cruise onboard a jet-powered boat where you’ll have the opportunity to swim with these friendly mammals in the open sea. All crew onboard are highly trained and will provide a briefing on how best to interact with the dolphins while in the water. If you are new to snorkeling and the use of a wetsuit, the crew will be on hand to help you out.


    Cose da sapere:

    Note: Dolphin interaction happens on open sea and participant must be confident in the water, have a good level of fitness and be able to swim to and from the boat - distances up to 150 feet (50 meters) at a time. Participants must be at least 8 years of age. Children must be fit and confident swimmers, and between the ages of 8 and 17, must be accompanied by an adult swimmer. Participants must declare any pre-existing medical conditions which may limit tour participation. Please bring swimsuit and towel from the ship. Although they are highly probable, wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.
    • Adult from: 267,55 EUR
    • Child from: 267,55 EUR
    DURATA 3 ore
    LIVELLO ATTIVITÀ 3
    • Indicato per le famiglie
    • Età
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    Journey into Middle Earth

    Lyttelton, Nuova Zelanda

    Durata 9 ore

    Journey to a stunning and recognizable Lord of the Rings filming location in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, then enjoy a central Christchurch orientation drive. Departing Lyttelton by panoramic coach, you’ll travel through the patchwork green farmland of the Canterbury Plains, stopping in a country town for morning tea. Heading inland into the heart of the Alps, you’ll pause for a photo opp at Lake Clearwater, where the views across the lake to the mountain range that forms the South Island’s backbone are outstanding on a clear day. But that’s before you encounter this tour’s true showstopper vista – the terrain at remote and beautiful Mt Potts High Country Station. The moment you set eyes on this location you’ll understand why it was chosen as the setting of Edoras in the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy. Even if you’re not a Tolkien aficionado, you’ll be taken breathless by the unspoiled beauty of this landscape of rugged mountain ranges, sparkling lakes, blue rivers and brisk alpine air. After free time to explore and photograph this magical place, you’ll relax over a rustic lunch before heading for Christchurch city and an orientation drive covering its must-see sights.

    Cose da sapere:

    NOTES: This tour includes a moderate amount of walking mainly at the guest’s discretion. It is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, can make their way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina.

    • Adult from: 292,73 EUR
    • Child from: 292,73 EUR
    DURATA 9 ore
    LIVELLO ATTIVITÀ 2
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    Lyttelton Discovery Cruise

    Lyttelton, Nuova Zelanda

    Durata 2 ore e 1/2

    Board a catamaran for a refreshing discovery cruise around scenic Lyttelton Harbour, an extinct volcanic crater and gateway to the Antarctic. Your vessel skims the seas gracefully as your skipper provides fascinating commentary about the sights you’re seeing and their ties to the region’s earliest Maori and European settlers. Sip a warming cup of tea or coffee, learn of the legends of Ripapa Island, and go in search of playful Hector’s dolphins, the world’s smallest and rarest oceanic dolphin – only found in New Zealand. Gray with black-and-white markings, these petite cetaceans are often seen leaping and frolicking around these waters.


    You’ll also see ample evidence of the harbor’s violent, volcanic origins. This entire sheltered body of water lies in the caldera of an extinct volcano. Your journey will reveal that much of the jagged coastal terrain left behind now serves as nesting habitat for marine birds such as spotted shags, white-fronted terns and several species of gulls. After about two hours on the water, you’ll return to the pier with a keen understanding of this scenic New Zealand seaport.

    Cose da sapere:

    NOTES: This tour includes a limited amount of walking mainly at the guest’s discretion. It is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, can make their way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina.

    • Adult from: 93,38 EUR
    • Child from: 93,38 EUR
    DURATA 2 ore e 1/2
    LIVELLO ATTIVITÀ 1
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    Modern Village

    Mystery Island, Vanuatu

    Durata 2 ore

    Get a candid glimpse into daily life in a small village on the island of Aneityum by visiting with a local family.


    When Europeans first landed on volcanically formed Aneityum in 1793, the island’s population was well over 10,000. In time, the Europeans built a trading station to export sandalwood and timber from the indigenous kauri pines, and whalers set up a base of operation. The population is a fraction of what it was, with the inhabitants now living in small villages. One of the local families will show you around and describe their daily routine.


    You may learn about the island folklore, the differing roles of men and women in modern times and how plants are used for medicinal purposes. Aneityum has more species of orchids than any other island in Vanuatu, and you can expect to see them flourishing. Your hosts may also demonstrate how the villagers prepare and cook traditional dishes.


    Cose da sapere:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 1 hour of walking. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair.
    • Adult from: 71,54 EUR
    • Child from: 52,46 EUR
    DURATA 2 ore
    LIVELLO ATTIVITÀ 2
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    Maori Experience & Thermal Reserve

    Tauranga, Nuova Zelanda

    Durata 8 ore e 1/2

    Explore a thriving center of breathtaking thermal activity and traditional Maori culture during this scenic, full day visit to the historic spa town of Rotorua.


    Head to Te Puke, the world's largest kiwifruit growing region. Stop at the Agrodome to watch the country's best-trained champion rams parade on stage, and a sheep-shearing demonstration. The highly trained sheepdogs will finish the show with a display of sheep mustering.


    Drive past the Rotorua lakefront where you may see a variety of waterfowl as well as several local landmarks before arriving at the Skyline Gondola terminal. Here, you’ll embark one of the aerial gondolas for a breathtaking ride up the side of Mount Ngongotaha, enjoying panoramic vistas of Lake Rotorua, the city and surrounding areas. Arriving at the top of the mountain, the Skyline Restaurant with its unparalleled views is where you’ll be treated to a buffet lunch while a local Maori “Kapa Haka” group entertains you.


    Visit Te Puia, the home to the internationally renowned spouting Pohutu geyser and boasts silica terraces, pools of boiling mud and dramatic steams vents. Your guide being a Maori is keen to share the fascinating local lore and legends of this wonderful country. A strong sulfur smell, a product of the intense thermal activity, will fill the air. Remember to bring your cameras on this exciting geothermal experience.


    View the reserve's fascinating re-creation of an early Maori village, and also have time to purchase souvenirs in the gift shop, including traditional Maori carvings. At Te Puia's Maori Arts & Crafts Institute, where for the past 45 years visitors have enjoyed this unique journey into the Maori's rich heritage, their mission is all about preserving the ancient skills and rich culture of the Maori. To that end, young people from across New Zealand are selected as apprentices. Here, the students learn skills ranging from carving to weaving, along with creating flax skirts and patterned bodices, and you will see all this at close hand.


    Cose da sapere:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 4 hours of walking. Is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, who can make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Weather appropriate clothing, sun cap, sunglasses, a bottle of water from the ship and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Transfer time is 1.5 hours each way. This tour is conducted by a driver/guide.
    • Adult from: 299,03 EUR
    • Child from: 208,79 EUR
    DURATA 8 ore e 1/2
    LIVELLO ATTIVITÀ 2
    • Pasto
    • Accessibilità limitata

Please note: The information in this document was current at time of printing. Tour descriptions and prices vary by ship and sailing date and are subject to change without notice. Log into My NCL for the applicable information specific to your cruise.

Printed on Sunday, July 03, 2022 at 04:39pm