23-30 January 2018
From $2950 Per Person Twin Share, From $1350 Single Supplement
Day 1 – Tuesday 23 January 2018 (D) Brisbane – Auckland
Please be at Brisbane Airport at least 2 hours prior to the departure time of your flight to Auckland.
Depart BRISBANE with Qantas
Welcome to the north island of New Zealand and it’s capital city Auckland! Arrive at Auckland International Airport and after completing entry formalities meet your driver and guide and transfer by private coach to your hotel.
A welcome dinner has been arranged for you tonight at the hotel restaurant
Accommodation: Amora Hotel or similar (3 nights)
Day 2 – Wednesday 24 January 2018 (B, D) Auckland Sightseeing
Breakfast in the hotel followed by a full day of city sightseeing. Highlights include the central city, Auckland harbour and waterfront including Mission Bay, Bastion Point, and historic Parnell. Visit the highly rated Auckland Museum which has an excellent exhibit of Polynesian artifects. Drive across the Auckland Harbour Bridge to the North Shore and the quant village of Devonport. Here there is the option of returning to the city by ferry across the Waitemata Harbour. (extra cost)
Day 3 – Thursday 25 January 2018 (B, D) Waitakere Ranges
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before boarding the coach to travel out to west Auckland. Today you will travel through the lovely Waitakere Ranges. The Ranges are home to a unique rainforest and wetland ecosystem with native plant and bird life. The rugged landscape with its ocean and pounding surf, black sand beaches, and panoramic views are a photographer’s delight. The scenic drive along the top of the Waitakere Ranges gives great views of Auckland City and passes through the 10,000 hectare Centennial Memorial Park with 200 km of beautiful native-bush walking and hiking tracks. The headland and offshore islands are home to white-fronted terns and the northernmost mainland shelters breeding colonies of gannets. Since approximately 1975, these birds began nesting on the cliffs of Muriwai due to overcrowding on the offshore islands – today they number almost one thousand. Watch these birds as they dive-bomb into the sea for food and interact with each other. Then travel along the scenic West Coast Wine Trail stopping at boutique wineries with the option to sample some of the excellent estate wines that are produced in this region.
Day 4 – Friday 26 January 2018 (B, L, D) Depart Auckland on Sun Princess bound for Sydney
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before transferring to the cruise terminal to board Sun Princess. Sun Princess truly lights up the seas, serving up tantalizing cuisine, dazzling live entertainment and new experiences with the Discovery at SEA™ programs. Relax in The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, or put your feet up at Movies Under the Stars®, whatever you decide to do, your time on board will be unforgettable.
Spend some time exploring the ship and all that it has to offer before checking into your balcony cabin. This impressive stateroom offers the indulgence of a balcony and gives you more space than a standard stateroom. Enjoy your own private outdoor space with a table, two chairs, and a relaxing view of the inspiring scenery surrounding you. It’s also perfect to enjoy cocktails before dinner or a leisurely breakfast.
Day 5 – Saturday 27 January 2018 (B, L, D) Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Day 6 & 7 – Sunday 28 & Monday 29 January 2018 (B, L, D) At Sea
Today is a leisure day to enjoy the onboard facilities of the ship.
Each day, a world of exciting activities awaits, from cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contests and a range of enrichment programs, including our Encounters with Discovery at SEA™ speaker series from experts who offer insights into the places you’ll visit.
Discovery at SEA™ Programs
Festivals of the World
Shops of Princess
Art Gallery & Auctions
Photo & Video Gallery
Platinum Photography Studio
Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs
Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)
Day 8 – Sunday 30 January 2018 ( B ) Arrive Sydney cruise terminal
Rise early to experience the magic of cruising back into Sydney harbour. Enjoy breakfast on board the ship and settle your onboard account.
Disembark the cruise ship and transfer to Sydney domestic terminal for the flight back to Brisbane.
Depart SYDNEY with Qantas