Australia and New Zealand by Cruise and Coach

SAVE $972 + Receive $2110 BONUS VALUE per couple*
Destinations:

New Zealand South Pacific

$8,073.00 per person, twin share (member)

$8,559.00 per person, twin share (non member)

$4,000.00 single supplement

Includes

  • Tour Guide
  • Internal flight from Auckland to Queenstown^
  • Return flight to homeport from Christchurch^
  • Hotel to Airport transfer in Christchurch, Day 27
  • GST (Goods & Services tax)
  • Port taxes
  • Comprehensive Documentation Pack

CELEBRITY SOLSTICE CRUISE (DAY 1 -16)

  • Deluxe Balcony Cabin
  • Group meet & greet + welcome dinner
  • World-class dining in a range of unique venues (Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily)
  • Awesome entertainment
  • Inspiring activities such as cooking classes and wine tasting
  • Ports of call:
    - Esperance, pristine beaches
    - Adelaide, Australia’s most liveable city
    - Melbourne/Sydney free time to explore
    - Milford, Doubtful & Dusky Sound, Fiordland National Park
    - Dunedin, Edinburgh of the South
    - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
    - Auckland, City of Sails
  • Gratuities on Board

 

SCENIC COACH TOUR (DAY 17 - 27)

  • Professional Coach Captain
  • Modern coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • 10 nights 4 star hotel accommodation
  • 3 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 10 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua
  • 8 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua; Farewell Dinner, Christchurch
  • 1 Shire’s buffet lunch - Hobbiton
  • Sky Tower
  • Kauri Museum
  • Footprints Waipoua Forest Tour
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds*
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
  • Skyline Gondola & Luge Ride
  • Agrodome
  • Thermal mud pools & geysers
  • Tamaki Maori Experience
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • City sights tour of Auckland

Itinerary Details

Day 1

ARRIVE FREMANTLE (D). Arrive in Fremantle where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours Guide aboard the Celebrity Solstice. Meet your travelling companions at dinner. Overnight Celebrity Solstice Port Times Depart at 20:00

Day 2

CRUISING (B,L,D). Relax and enjoy the comforts of this stunning superliner. While at sea enjoy the onboard facilities, world-class cuisine and the entertainment not to mention your deluxe balcony cabin.

Day 3

ESPERANCE (B,L,D). Esperance boasts some of the most pristine and untouched coastal scenery. Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 17:00

Day 4

CRUISING (B,L,D). The Celebrity Solstice offers an unparalleled wealth of dining, from The Main Restaurant to casual dining at the Ocean View Café or the specialty dining experiences where each restaurant offers a unique culinary journey.

Day 5

CRUISING (B,L,D). The Celebrity Solstice offers an unparalleled wealth of dining, from The Main Restaurant to casual dining at the Ocean View Café or the specialty dining experiences where each restaurant offers a unique culinary journey.

Day 6

ADELAIDE (B,L,D). Voted Australia’s most liveable city, Adelaide is easy to get around. The city rises from the middle of a tree-covered plain, between rolling hills to the east and beaches to the west. Port Times Arrive 07:00 Depart 16:00.

Day 7

CRUISING (B,L,D). From morning until night, there are hundreds of different activities happening onboard your cruise ship, your Tour Guide is on hand to assist you.

Day 8

MELBOURNE (B,L,D). Arrive into Melbourne, where a short tram ride will take you into the city. At its centre is the strikingly modern Federation Square with many bars and restaurants. Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 19:00 Hotel Skycity Hotel.

Day 9

CRUISING (B,L,D). Enjoy a quiet refuge by day, gazing over the sea with a cocktail at hand.

Day 10

SYDNEY (B,L,D). Considered to be one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers just about anything - from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 17:00.

Day 11

CRUISING (B,L,D). Cruise across the Tasman Sea to the land of the long white cloud.

Day 12

CRUISING (B,L,D). Cruise across the Tasman Sea to the land of the long white cloud.

Day 13

MILFORD, DOUBTFUL & DUSKY SOUNDS (B,L,D). Sail into the narrow fiords of the Milford, Doubtful and Dusky Sounds. Your ship will seem to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain. Scenic cruising.

Day 14

DUNEDIN (B,L,D). Situated on the magnificent Otago coastline, explore Dunedin’s historic architecture and beautiful botanic gardens. Port Times Arrive 09:00 Depart 17:00.

Day 15

CRUISING (B,L,D). Enjoy a day at sea exploring this luxurious ship. You may like to schedule a massage or join a class in the fitness centre with floor to ceiling views of the seas.

Day 16

TAURANGA (B,L,D). Known as the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is located at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbours in New Zealand. Port Times Arrive 09:00 Depart 18:00.

Day 17

ARRIVE AUCKLAND - CITY SIGHTS TOUR (B,D). This morning arrive into the beautiful ‘City of Sails’, Auckland. Disembark the ship, meet your Coach Captain and enjoy an informative city tour which includes the Auckland Domain, Parnell Rose Garden and Bastion Point. This afternoon includes a visit to Sky tower at your leisure, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. Hotel Skycity Hotel.

Day 18

AUCKLAND - HOKIANGA - BAY OF ISLANDS (B,D). Depart Auckland and travel to Matakohe to enjoy an informative talk at the Kauri Museum. After lunch travel to the unforgettable Footprints Waipoua encounter, home to some of the largest remaining kauri trees in the world. A local guide will explain how these trees are inter-twined with the lives of the local Maori. Continue to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Hotel Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (2 nights).

Day 19

BAY OF ISLANDS (FREE DAY) (B,D). Today is free to choose from the many optional activities available including the Hole in the Rock Cruise or a spectacular scenic flight. Your Tour Guide & Coach Captain will be available to assist.

Day 20

BAY OF ISLANDS - AUCKLAND (B). This morning enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. Farewell the Bay of Islands and drive south via Whangarei, Wellsford and Warkworth to Auckland for some free time. This evening is also free for you to dine at one of the many fine restaurants. Hotel Skycity Hotel.

Day 21

AUCKLAND - ROTORUA (B,L,D). Travel to the Hamilton Gardens, where a guided tour will take you on a journey through the Paradise Collection. Next visit Hobbiton for lunch followed by an experience of the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set. A guide will escort you through the ten acre site recounting fascinating details of how the set was created. Continue to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. Hotel Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (Superior Room. 2 nights).

Day 22

ROTORUA (B,SD). Today begins with a Gondola ride to the Stratosfare Restaurant where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. There is also time for a luge ride! Next stop is the Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming entertainment that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Travel to Te Puia for a tour of the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling to a Maori Village for an interactive experience which culminates with a cultural performance and traditional hangi feast.

Day 23

ROTORUA - AUCKLAND - QUEENSTOWN (B,D). Travel to Auckland Airport where you will board a local flight to the resort town of Queenstown, located in the South Island. Meet your South Island Coach Captain and enjoy a tour of historic Arrowtown before arriving at your hotel. Hotel Millennium Queenstown (2 nights).

Day 24

QUEENSTOWN (FREE DAY) (B). Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Tour Guide and Coach Captain are available to assist. This evening is also free and you may choose to dine at a local restaurant.

Day 25

QUEENSTOWN - FRANZ JOSEF (B,D). Depart Queenstown and travel via the Haast Pass to the West Coast, an area of stunning beauty. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to Fox Glacier. Continue to Franz Josef where time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers. Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing).

Day 26

FRANZ JOSEF - ARTHUR’S PASS - CHRISTCHURCH (B,SD). Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Descend through spectacular gorges, river valleys and over massive viaducts before completing your journey at Christchurch. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your new found friends. Hotel Sudima Christchurch Airport Hotel.

Day 27

DEPART CHRISTCHURCH (B). Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

*Conditions apply. Prices valid ex SYD, MEL, BNE & OOL based on one way Trans Tasman airfare and includes pre paid taxes. Travel to join or return from the Cruise not included in package. The prices, dates and information supplied are valid at the time of the web page going live, however prices and itinerary are subject to change or may be withdrawn at any time. Saving amount and Member price includes National Seniors 4% member discount plus Grand Pacific Tours saving. Up to US$2110 value is based on a 16 night cruise and includes: US$350 Onboard credit (GAP Points) per couple. If a Solo cabin is booked the traveller will receive US$200 onboard credit. Travellers can choose between either a Classic Beverage package OR an extra $150 onboard credit per person OR Unlimited Internet on the Celebrity Solstice, travellers in the same Stateroom must select the same option. No other special offers or discounts apply. Offer can be withdrawn at any time without notice. For new bookings only. Please confirm all details and final cost with your consultant at the time of booking. Product is supplied by Grand Pacific Tours. For full terms and conditions please contact your travel consultant or refer to the terms and conditions on the supplier’s website.