The Best of New Zealand: 14 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise

Flights + 11 Night New Zealand Cruise + 3 Nights + Tours

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Overview

New Zealand's sheer beauty and visual diversity is postcard perfect. From the rolling country mountain ranges, the spectacular glaciers & fjords to the active volcanoes, hot springs and mud pools, the diversity of this spectacular country is what makes it the ultimate holiday destination.

Your incredible journey starts the moment you step aboard the award winning Celebrity Solstice a ship that combines modern design with a touch of luxury promising a cruising experience you will not find on any other line. Spend your days at sea exploring the ship, relaxing, pampering yourself or dining at one of the many specialty restaurants onboard.

Once arriving into New Zealand waters Celebrity Solstice will take you on an adventure sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. Showcasing the very best that New Zealand has to offer you will visit 7 ports of call on your way to Auckland, including the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park. With stunning fjords, cascading waterfalls and snow-capped peaks this is a photographer’s paradise.

Once in Auckland you will have the next 3 days to discover, explore and experience the top attractions of the North Island. Included in your package is an action-packed Bay of Islands day tour with Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise and a Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves tour.

Highlights

  • Unwind and truly relax onboard Celebrity Solstice and discover why she is Australia and New Zealand’s highest rated cruise ship
  • Spend 2 relaxing days at sea getting pampered in the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, tantalising your taste buds in restaurants such as Blu & Silk Harvest
  • Discover the sheer natural beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park, promising awe inspiring cascading waterfalls, granite peaks and ancient rain forests
  • Take a step back in time to the 1920's and walk the streets of Napier, Art deco capital of the world
  • 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.

Optional Extras

  • Spend a few nights in Sydney before your cruise.
  • Upgrade to a 5 star hotel.
  • Stay a little longer in Auckland.
  • We can access some amazing rates for all these optional extras, to make your holiday complete.
  • Just add these requests to your enquiry and we will look after everything for you.

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


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Inclusions

  • 11 nights onboard Celebrity Solstice in an Oceanview Stateroom
  • Main meals & most activities & shows onboard
  • 3 Nights 4 star accommodation in Auckland
  • Bonus Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo Caves Glow-worms Tour
  • One way economy class airfare from Auckland to Australia including checked baggage

Itinerary

Day
1

Sydney: Board Celebrity Solstice

Bid farewell to Sydney, as you sail past the iconic Sydney Opera House and begin your 11 night voyage on the stunning Celebrity Solstice.

Day
2-3

at Sea

Day
4

Fiordland National Park

Have your camera at the ready as you cruise through some of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of New Zealand. This remarkable natural environment features stunning fiords, spectacular waterfalls and snow-capped peaks.

Day
5

Dunedin

Dunedin is famous for exquisite architecture, impressive gastronomic experiences and boasts the world's steepest residential street the famed Baldwin Street. It is also famous for it's peculiar wildlife, including penguins, fur seals and albatross.

Day
6

Akaroa

Akaroa means 'long harbour' in Maori and is the only French settlement in New Zealand. It's romantic feel is created by it's many secluded bays and inlets, perfect for beach side walks and wildlife spotting.

Day
7

Wellington

New Zealand's vibrant capital city has a spectacular harbour surrounded by rugged coastline and boasts over 300 cafes, bars and restaurants. Whether you are into arts, heritage or culture, Wellington has it all! Its no wonder Lonely Planet named it as 'The Coolest Little Capital in the World'.

Day
8

Napier

If its stunning vintage architecture and wine you are after than Napier is the place for you. Known as the Art-deco capital of the world this quiet coastal city's style stems from a total city rebuild following an earthquake in 1931. The area also boasts the largest wine producing regions in the country and some of the oldest wineries in New Zealand.

Day
9

at Sea

Day
10

Tauranga

The stunning resort town of Tauranga is a flourishing cultural hub with a diverse mix of bars, restaurants, galleries and shopping options. It is also the gateway to the world famous Rotorua.

Day
11

Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands are made up of over 440 islands in the Northland region of the North Island. From here visitors can go diving, snorkeling, kayaking and swimming with dolphins near the famous Whole in the Rock at Piercy Island.

Day
12

Auckland

It is here in Auckland that your cruise journey comes to an end. Upon disembarkation you will make your way to your hotel where you have time to explore dramatic coastlines and golden beaches. Auckland is a nature lovers paradise, no less than 48 volcano cones dot the surrounding area and provide stunning views of the City of Sails and Waitemata Harbor.

Day
13

Auckland

Today is yours at leisure to explore Auckland and do as much or as little as you like.

Day
14

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.

Day
15

Australia

Sadly your journey comes to an end as you depart Auckland homeward bound to Australia.

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