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Australia & New Zealand - 15 Night Cruise & Stay PACKAGE- Sydney to Auckland (HAL34417)

Cruise from Sydney to Auckland and see stunning vistas in Fiordland National Park, marvelous artwork in Christchurch and idyllic beaches in Tauranga.

Tour Departure: Jan 14, 2023

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Your roundtrip voyage from Sydney takes you to breath taking Milford Sound, Dunedin's stunning wildlife, Tauranga's blissful beaches and Auckland's captivating Maori culture.


15 night Package includes:
  • 13 night cruise from Sydney to Auckland aboard Noordam
  • All main meals and entertainment onboard (excludes specialty restaurants)
  • 2 Night Post-cruise stay at Grand Mercure Auckland, including breakfast
  • BONUS Auckland Wine Country with Lunch
  • Private transfers between Airport, port & hotel in Auckland
  • Port charges and government fees


Day 1:Sydney Australia
Sat 14 Jan 2023
Depart 6:30 PM
Day 2:Day At Sea
Sun 15 Jan 2023
Day 3:Melbourne Australia
Mon 16 Jan 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 4:Burnie Tasmania Australia
Tue 17 Jan 2023
7:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Day 5:Day At Sea
Wed 18 Jan 2023
Day 6:Day At Sea
Thu 19 Jan 2023
Day 7:Cruising Fiordland Natl Park
Fri 20 Jan 2023
Day 7:Milford Sound New Zealand
Fri 20 Jan 2023
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Day 8:Port Chalmers (Dunedin) New Zealand
Sat 21 Jan 2023
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 9:Timaru New Zealand
Sun 22 Jan 2023
7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Day 10:Scenic cruising Queen Charlotte Sound
Mon 23 Jan 2023
Day 10:Picton New Zealand
Mon 23 Jan 2023
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 11:Wellington New Zealand
Tue 24 Jan 2023
7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Day 12:Napier New Zealand
Wed 25 Jan 2023
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Day 13:Tauranga (Rotorua) New Zealand
Thu 26 Jan 2023
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Day 14:Auckland New Zealand
Fri 27 Jan 2023
Arrive 7:00 AM
Day 14:Private standard Transfer Auckland Port to Hotel
Private standard Transfer Auckland Port to Hotel

Fri 27 Jan 2023
Day 14 - 16:Grand Mercure Auckland

Grand Mercure Auckland

Located in the heart of the Auckland waterfront district and surrounded by designer boutiques and award winning restaurants of Britomart, Grand Mercure Auckland embraces all of these elements to tell the story of our uniquely diverse city. Our stories can be experienced from in room amenities through to iconic pacific art and dining menus. With 207 guest rooms, a dedicated conference floor and lifestyle spaces, Grand Mercure welcomes every traveller to explore the intimate ethnic mosaic of Auckland.

Double Superior City View room, including breakfast
Fri 27 Jan 2023
Day 15:Auckland Wine Country with Lunch


  • Includes Drop off at the hotel.
  • Includes Pick-up available from the hotel.


  • Does not include Wine Tastings.


  • Included Lunch


Starting points

  • A. New Zealand Pick-up available from selected hotels in city centre of Auckland.

End point

  • · Same as Starting Point


Point of Interest (from 12:30 to 17:30, 5 hours)


  • 1. Kumeu Wine Country
  • 2. Muriwai Beach


  • Small group

About this tour

Leave behind the bustle of Auckland city and head northwest to join our afternoon wine tour and taste the flavours of Kumeu Wine Country, Auckland’s Heritage Wine Region. We take care of the driving while you sample world renowned wines, enjoy lunch at a contemporary vineyard restaurant and check out the stunning coast.
Even if you have never done a wine tour or been wine tasting before our guides make it a relaxed and enjoyable experience for a great day out.

Your first stop is at Soljans Vineyard. Soljans has won many awards for their wines and they are also widely acknowledged in New Zealand as being an expert producer of methode traditionelle (bottle-fermented) sparkling wines.
Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting at Soljans Winery restaurant. The winery is built with sunshine in mind and serves Mediterranean-style food with a New Zealand twist, showcasing fresh seasonal produce from around the region.

Next to tempt the taste buds is a wine tasting at Coopers Creek vineyard which offers outstanding wines from New Zealand’s best regions. Coopers Creek produces a wide variety of wines and are adventurous in their choice of grapes and blends.

Next, you visit Muriwai beach which is one of the region’s special places. We make a stop to get amazing views along the coast and talk about what makes the west coast Auckland beaches unique. From August to April you will also have the chance to see one of the world’s largest seabirds in their natural environment. At that time of year, Muriwai is home to one of the few mainland gannet nesting sites in the world situated on the cliff-tops overlooking the Tasman Sea. Here you get a close-up of the gannet colony without disturbing their environment.

Your final wine tasting is at West Brook Winery. The West Brook cellar door looks across an idyllic duck pond and terraced picnic area to row after row of vines. The wines reflect true varietal character and their unique regional origins. Without exception, they are premium quality and have won numerous awards.

This half day ‘wineries out west’ wine tour is a great introduction to the region. 
Sat 28 Jan 2023
Day 16:Private transfer from Hotel to Auckland Airport
Private transfer from Hotel to Auckland Airport
Transfer prices are subject to change closer to departure and may be repriced at time of final payment.
Sun 29 Jan 2023
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.



*Prices are per adult in AUD, based on lead-in twin share accommodation in each of the specified categories. Valid for a limited time only, is capacity controlled, subject to change/availability and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Does not include any additional accommodation made necessary by flight schedules. Hotel taxes and fees at additional cost upon arrival at hotel.  Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency even after the deposit is paid. Agents may charge service fees/or fees for card payments which vary. Cancellation penalties and further conditions apply.

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