Experience Auckland & The Tasman: 7 Night Family Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday

Flights + 3 Nights in Auckland + 2 Full Day Tours + 4 Night Cruise Onboard Pacific Jewel

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Cruise - Pacific Jewel
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Waitomo Hobbiton Experience
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Overview

Experience the geographically blessed city of Auckland with its vibrant Polynesian culture and passion for great food. Within 30 minutes of beautiful beaches, visitors will enjoy amazing food and wine along with world class shopping.

You will have ample time to discover, explore and experience the top attractions of this great city including an action-packed Bay of Islands day tour, Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise, visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves tour.

Once you are acquainted with the City of Sails, as Auckland is affectionately known, it is time to embark on an unforgettable and truly relaxing cruise 'across the ditch'. With an endless array of activities for all ages, and a staggering variety of dining and entertainment options this holiday is sure to satisfy the whole family.

Highlights

  • Auckland is a world class city unlike any other. With a vibrant and bustling metropolis it is also home to countless natural wonders right on it’s doorstep and makes the perfect short break destination.
  • Sail around the stunning Bay of Islands and out along the Cape Brett Peninsula to the Hole in the Rock on Motukōkako Island. Keep an eye out for dolphins, whales, seals and birds along the way.
  • Get a feel for natures true power and witness the wild force that formed New Zealand amongst the Volcanic parks at Rotorua
  • Walk in the footsteps of Bilbo Baggins and discover the real ‘Middle Earth’ in the quaint and quiet town of Hobbiton, film set location of J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.
  • Spend 4 Nights onboard Pacific Jewel where you can relax and enjoy her modern, understated décor and warm intimate spaces, a place where you can truly escape from it all
  • Specialty Dining Onboard Tantalise your tastebuds and enjoy fine dining at sea. Experience the first celebrity Chef restaurant at sea Salt Grill by Luke Mangan, if canapes, cocktails and wine pairing is more your thing dine at Chef's Table: a private setting adorned with luxurious furnishings and an amazing degustation menu or slide into Dragon Lady: boasting authentic Asian cuisine in an intimate, moody & mysterious setting. These restaurants are not included in your cruise fare, and additional costs are involved, however they will all provide you a meal to remember.

Inclusions

  • One way economy-class airfare from Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne to Auckland with checked baggage
  • 3 nights in Auckland in a 4 star hotel
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour & Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise
  • Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo Caves Glow-worms Tour
  • 4 night cruise from Auckland to Brisbane
  • Main meals & most activities & shows onboard
  • One way economy-class airfare from Brisbane to Sydney or Melbourne

Options

  • Upgrade to a 5 star resort hotel in Auckland.
  • Extend your stay in Auckland by requesting an earlier departure date.
  • Purchase a P&O Edge Adventure Pass: Enjoy the zip line, Flying Fox & Boulder Wall
  • Spend a few days exploring the sights of Brisbane before heading home.

Available Upgrades

Upgrades are available upon request at an additional cost. Ask one of our Travel Experts when enquiring for more information.


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Itinerary

Day
1

Australia to Auckland

Bid farewell to Australia as you board a plane for your flight from Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney to Auckland.

Day
2

Auckland

Today you will journey north from Auckland passing through native bush and lush farmland, as you travel to Paihia in the beautiful Bay of Islands for a half-day cruise around its waters. Once there you can explore this picturesque region with it's quaint islands, sheltered waters and abundant marine life. Take a stroll around the town, before boarding your Bay of Islands cruise on the Dolphin Seeker catamaran.

Sail around the islands and out along the Cape Brett Peninsula to the Hole in the Rock on Motukōkako Island.Keep an eye out for dolphins, whales, seals and birds along your journey. Enjoy amazing views from the large outdoor viewing decks on board and if conditions are ok, your skipper will take the boat through the hole!

After returning to shore, it's time to head back to Auckland, arriving in the evening.

Day
3

Auckland

Board your coach in Auckland and travel south to the small town of Matamata, passing by the picturesque countryside along the way. Just outside the town is a 1,250 acre farm, spotted by Sir Peter Jackson and transformed into a filming location for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Here you will take a guided tour of the magical Hobbiton Movie Set, one of New Zealand top, must-see attractions.

On your guided tour you can walk through the village of Hobbiton that was carefully built and decorated for the films. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and other set items, and might even spill some secrets about how the movie magic was made.
At the end of your tour, feast on a delicious lunch at the Green Dragon Inn before boarding your coach and heading to Waitomo.

Waitomo Caves, is a network of underground caverns and tunnels carved out of limestone by flowing water.During your Waitomo Caves tour you will see stalactites, stalagmites, columns and pillars and visit the amazing Cathedral cave, before taking a short underground boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto to witness them twinkling overhead in the darkness.

At the end of your Waitomo Caves tour, return to Auckland, arriving in the early evening.

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Embarkation

Today you will bid farewell to Auckland and embark on your fabulous journey across the Tasman onboard Pacific Jewel.

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5

at Sea

Take advantage of the onboard activities today. Why not try your luck in the Casino, relax by the pool or pamper yourself in the Spa.

Day
6

at Sea

Discover bargains galore aboard this floating marketplace taking advantage of Tax & Duty free shopping and save up to 50% off the recommended retail price!

Day
7

at Sea

It is time to let the kids spend time with their new friends and mingle in the kids club and really get some time to yourself. The Oasis is a peaceful, child free refuge that allows you to treat yourself to a glass of something special. It is the perfect place to soak up the sun and settle into your deck chair with your favorite book.

Day
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Brisbane

Today marks the end of your fantastic getaway as you dock in Brisbane feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Guests from Sydney or Melbourne will head to the airport for their flight back home.

Terms & Conditions

  • All prices are correct at the time of writing, offers are subject to change.
  • Package is based on Quad Share 2 Adults and 2 Children under 12yrs. Twin, Triple or alternate quad share is available on Request
  • Price is valid for travel on the date shown. Alternative dates of travel may be available at an additional cost.
  • Cruise is based on Go Fare and has strict rules. Cruise Accommodation is based on the lead in Outside cabin. Upgrades available at an additional cost.
  • Lead airfare is based on ex BNE flying China Airlines. To upgrade please talk ask in your enquiry.
  • Prices shown are for departure from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne.
  • Other cities may be available for an additional cost.
  • Extending your stay may be available at an additional cost.
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