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12-Day Australia & New Zealand from Sydney
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12-Day Australia & New Zealand from Sydney

Spend the holidays in the south Pacific on board Norwegian Jewel.
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There's no place on earth quite like Sydney, Australia. Catch a show at the iconic Opera House or marvel at the architecture before hopping over to New Zealand. Akaroa is your first stop, so be sure to soak up everything you can because it truly is its own slice of paradise. Then head over to Tauranga to explore its parks, history and vibrant culture. Your journey concludes in Bay of Islands. Observe the diverse wildlife or just enjoy dinner and a film. The choice is yours.

12-Day Australia & New Zealand from Sydney

12-Day Australia & New Zealand from Sydney

Day Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
Sun Sydney, Australia (EMBARK) --- 6:00 pm
Sydney, Australia
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    6:00 pm

Sydney, Australia

Sydney's harbour is the hub from which there's much to see and do. You'll want to explore this area, home of the iconic Opera House. Admire the skyline, swim at a harbour beach or cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Want to see surfing? Grab your sunblock and towel and spend the day on world-famous Bondi Beach, or take a scenic walk on the coast from Bondi to Coogee Beach. The Rocks district is a shopper's mecca offering a wide variety of goods, from woodcrafts and unique art to outback fashions.
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Thu Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand
  • Day:
    Thu
  • 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.
Fri Akaroa, New Zealand 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Akaroa, New Zealand
  • Day:
    Fri
  • Arrive:
    8:00 am
  • Depart:
    6:00 pm

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

Marlborough (Picton), New Zealand

Built around a sheltered harbour, 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 favourite 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 jewellery, 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!
Sun Napier, New Zealand 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Napier, New Zealand
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    Sun
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    8:00 am
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    6:00 pm

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.
Mon Tauranga (Rotorua), New Zealand 7:45 am 7:00 pm
Tauranga (Rotorua), New Zealand
  • Day:
    Mon
  • Arrive:
    7:45 am
  • Depart:
    7:00 pm

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."
Tue Auckland, New Zealand 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Auckland, New Zealand
  • Day:
    Tue
  • Arrive:
    8:00 am
  • Depart:
    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 harbour. 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 jewellery. The fine, locally produced woolens also make excellent gifts.
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Fri Sydney, Australia (DISEMBARK) 6:00 am ---
Sydney, Australia
  • Day:
    Fri
  • Arrive:
    6:00 am
  • Depart:
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Sydney, Australia

Sydney's harbour is the hub from which there's much to see and do. You'll want to explore this area, home of the iconic Opera House. Admire the skyline, swim at a harbour beach or cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Want to see surfing? Grab your sunblock and towel and spend the day on world-famous Bondi Beach, or take a scenic walk on the coast from Bondi to Coogee Beach. The Rocks district is a shopper's mecca offering a wide variety of goods, from woodcrafts and unique art to outback fashions.

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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