Explore The Land of the Long White Cloud ·

Explore The Land of the Long White Cloud

This November forget Spring Racing! Instead why not treat yourself to the ultimate Spring break with ecruising’s sensational 12-night New Zealand Explorer fly cruise package.

Starting out in Sydney on 20 November 2019, this itinerary from one of Australia’s leading cruise travel experts, offers up an unparalleled opportunity to experience the very best of the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’, onboard Celebrity Solstice, taking in some of New Zealand’s most stunning destinations along the way.

Ranked amongst Conde Naste Traveler’s 20 top large cruise ships in 2014, the highly decorated Solstice features ultra-modern styling, sophisticated spas, tranquil relaxation areas and a wealth of fantastic dining options, not to mention beautifully designed staterooms and suites, the distinctive Lawn Club – a half-acre of real grass perched at the very top of the ship, plus two sensational pools, delivering up a truly sublime cruise experience.

Your journey begins in Sydney with a 2-day sailing down Australia’s spectacular east coast before arriving in Melbourne, its most liveable city, and a chance to visit the iconic galleries, laneways and alleys for which it is famous. But make sure you also leave a little time to treat yourself to some world-class retail therapy at its many fabulous shopping precincts.

From here Solstice charts a course east across the Tasman, bound for New Zealand’s South Island. First stop is the majestic Fiordland National Park on the South Island’s western coast, with its dramatic combination of rugged mountain ranges, solitary alpine lakes, sparkling rivers and splashing waterfalls, where you will spend 3 glorious days cruising through the jaw-dropping Milford, Doubtful and Dusky Sounds.

At Dunedin, on New Zealand’s southernmost Otago Peninsula, catch a glimpse of Royal Albatrosses and Yellow Eyed Penguins, explore the lavish and historic estates of Larnach Castle and Olveston House, discover ancient Maori artefacts in the Otago Museum, or learn everything you need to know about beer and then some, at the iconic Speight’s Brewery.

A stop in the nation’s capital, Wellington, home to the country’s burgeoning film industry, is the place to discover the country’s cultural heart, while Picton, at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, is your gateway to the South Island’s famed Marlborough District, where you can find some of New Zealand’s leading wineries, not to mention excellent restaurants and a number of the country’s finest gardens.

Further north an overnight stopover in Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty – New Zealand’s self-styled Riviera, provides the perfect opportunity to visit Middle Earth’s Hobbiton Movie Set, sink your teeth into delicious fruit at Te Puke, or simply relax and sunbathe on the white sand beaches scattered along one of New Zealand’s most beautiful and popular coasts, before disembarking in Auckland on 2 December 2019 for your flight home.

ecruising’s 12-night New Zealand Explorer journey departs from Sydney on 20 November 2019. Book now and take advantage of ecruising’s sensational last minute HOT OFFER, priced from just $1,299* per person twin share – or from just $99* per person per day, including all accommodation onboard Solstice, Auckland transfers and return flight to Australia.

*Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information about this itinerary or ecruising please visit: www.ecruising.travel or telephone 1300 369 848.

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