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Tasman Traveller

17-day cruise from £6,239 pp incl. flights

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Summary

In Brief

  • 1 Night Auckland
  • 1 Night Bay of Islands
  • 2 Nights Sydney
  • 1 Night Eden
  • 1 Night Burnie
  • 2 Nights The Tasman Sea
  • 1 Night The Fjords Of Milford Sound
  • 1 Night Dunedin
  • 1 Night Akaroa
  • 1 Night Wellington
  • 1 Night Napier
  • 1 Night Rotorua
  • 1 Night Auckland

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Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Auckland, New Zealand

Enjoy this beautiful city, its enormous parks and spectacular views from Mount Eden. Learn about Maori culture; visit the famed Waitomo Glowworm Caves and their fantastic formations. Or head for the coast and the crashing surf, see a gannet colony and admire the sheep farms along the way. Visit an area vineyard or one of sixty volcanoes.

Day 2
Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Relish the opportunities in this natural playground as you observe flying dolphins, gannets and blue penguins. The diving is renowned as some of the best in the world. Visit the historic Waitangi Treaty House, where the founding document of New Zealand was signed.

Days 3-4
Cruising The Tasman Sea

Days 5-6
Sydney, Australia

Visit the famous Opera House, stroll along the harbor or cruise around it. Climb the Harbor Bridge, take a walk through the Rocks where Sydney began, or enjoy celebratedBondi Beach. Head into the beautiful Blue Mountains for a taste of the country; visit a wildlife park and enjoy Australia’s fabulously unique creatures.


Day 7
Eden, Australia

Formerly a whaling hub in the 19th century, Eden is the southernmost town in New South Wales, nestled between two glorious bays and perched on rolling hills bounded by dramatic cliffs and expansive sandy beaches. Eden’s whaling legacy lives on in its exciting whale-watching opportunities and the fascinating Killer Whale Museum. At the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, towering lighthouses and the scenic coastline keep the focus firmly on the ever-changing sea.

Day 8
Burnie (Tasmania), Australia

Nestled in the northwest corner of Tasmania, this energetic and creative seaside town offers a unique perspective on the world of industry. Once dependent on paper manufacturing, the inventive community has transformed its industry into a compelling art culture. Visit Makers’ Workshop, part museum and part arts center, for an introduction to the inspired spirit of Burnie, along with a tour of the process of papermaking and a glimpse of local artisans at work on their handicrafts. Discover Burnie’s natural gems on the many trails at Fern Glade Reserve or the picturesque Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden.

Days 9-10
Cruising The Tasman Sea

Day 11
Cruising The Fjords Of Milford Sound

Day 12
Dunedin, New Zealand

Discover the rugged, beautiful Otago Peninsula, filled with geological wonders, and gaze in awe at the great albatross with its 10-foot wingspan. Keep an eye out for fur seals and yellow-eyed penguins sunbathing on the rocks. Enjoy the amazing views and the enchanting gardens that surround the historic 19th century Larnach Castle. Splendid Victorian and Edwardian stone buildings are a highlight of a tour of Dunedin.

Day 13
Akaroa, New Zealand

Take your time to soak in the magic of this little piece of paradise. Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, you will find the largest little penguin colonies on mainland New Zealand. Sea kayak amidst the scenic surroundings and keep your eyes open for the rarest and smallest variety of marine dolphins. A quiet and peaceful place, it is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy walking paths, cycle tours, wildlife cruises, sailing and yachting.

Day 14
Wellington, New Zealand

Stroll past Victorian Gothic buildings, visit the exquisite botanic gardens, take the cable car up the mountain for a fantastic view, or head for the city beach. Journey around the spectacular harbor with its amazing views and visit a sheep or cattle station. See some of the sites where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed.

Day 15
Napier, New Zealand

Spend time admiring the marvelous Art Deco architecture for which Napier is known. Enjoy the picturesque countryside, tour superb area vineyards and sample the vintages. Visit a huge nesting colony of gannets near the spot where Captain Cook landed.

Day 16
Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand

Discover Tauranga's lovely parks and history or head to Rotorua with its fabulous geysers, hot springs and Maori culture. Explore the Rangitaiki River and its amazing scenery.

Day 17
Auckland, New Zealand

Enjoy this beautiful city, its enormous parks and spectacular views from Mount Eden. Learn about Maori culture; visit the famed Waitomo Glowworm Caves and their fantastic formations. Or head for the coast and the crashing surf, see a gannet colony and admire the sheep farms along the way. Visit an area vineyard or one of sixty volcanoes.

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

17-day cruise on board Regatta (Oceania Cruises) from £6,239 incl. flights

Departure: 30 January 2019

Inside Stateroom (G): £6,239
Deluxe Ocean View (C2): £7,019
Deluxe Ocean View (C1): £7,259
Verandah Stateroom (B2): £8,669
Verandah Stateroom (B1): £8,909
Concierge Level Veranda (A3): £9,139
Concierge Level Veranda (A2): £9,299
Penthouse Suite (PH3): £10,399

Exclusive offer. Special fares, pre-paid gratuities & more

Take advantage of complimentary pre-paid gratuities on us! Plus our offer includes airfare and FREE Unlimited Internet, plus choose one of the below:

  • 8 Shore Excursions
  • House Beverage Package
  • US$800 Shipboard Credit
  • Amenities are per stateroom

Includes on board:

  • Unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • Shuttle service from ship to city centre in many ports of call
  • Room service dining 24 hours a day
  • Dining at all specialty restaurants
  • Free Wi-Fi

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