9-night The Best of New Zealand Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
Le Bellot
Destination:
Dunedin (Port Chalmers)/Auckland
Departure Date:
1/12/2021
Length:
9
Offer ID:
1359847
from
$5790

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Dunedin (Port Chalmers)
1/12/2021
1/12/2021

Port Chalmers is an attractive historic town and modern container port located on a tiny peninsula seven miles from Dunedin. It features magnificent harbour views, fine 19th century buildings and a thriving artistic community. It was originally founded in 1844 as the port for Dunedin. From here you can also visit Olveston stately home, Otago Peninsula (Larnach Castle and Albatross colony), and the Taieri Gorge Railway.

Dunedin (Port Chalmers)
1/13/2021
1/13/2021

Port Chalmers is an attractive historic town and modern container port located on a tiny peninsula seven miles from Dunedin. It features magnificent harbour views, fine 19th century buildings and a thriving artistic community. It was originally founded in 1844 as the port for Dunedin. From here you can also visit Olveston stately home, Otago Peninsula (Larnach Castle and Albatross colony), and the Taieri Gorge Railway.

Akaroa
1/14/2021
1/14/2021

Akaroa is a historic French and British settlement nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano. Explore the village with its colonial architecture, craft stores, and cafés. Relax in the sun at French Bay, or find a secluded beach in one of the neighboring bays. Head to the harbor, where scenic, fishing, and wildlife encounter cruises are available.

Christchurch
1/14/2021
1/14/2021

Christchurch was founded in 1850 by members of the Church of England, who wanted a little bit of heaven on earth. They succeeded, and today the city takes great pride in its spacious layout and distinctive English-style buildings in elegant grey stone. The River Avon winds through Christchurch, along parks and gardens that cover one-third of the city.

Lyttleton (Christchurch)
1/15/2021
1/15/2021

Located on New Zealand’s South Island, the port of Lyttleton is the gateway to Christchurch. A short drive through a tunnel brings one to the picturesque town of Christchurch.

Picton
1/16/2021
1/16/2021

Picton, located at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, is the starting point into South Island. The surrounding area is renowned for its spectacular seascapes. Picton makes an ideal base for an exploration of the Marlborough Sounds. Today, large areas of the Sound are protected as the Marlborough Sounds Maritime Park. Cruising these waterways is the best way to get a close look at the many secluded bays and bush-clad headlands that make up the park. Excursions inland travel to the heart of a major wine growing region. Marlborough's wines have an international reputation for excellence and the vineyards around Blenheim offer some exclusive vintages that may be difficult to obtain elsewhere. Other sights include Picton Whaling Museum and the Edwin Fox Center.

Wellington
Suggested Private Excursion
1/17/2021
1/17/2021

Located at southwestern North Island, New Zealand’s capital city derives its character and charm from the wooded hills that curve like a green amphitheater around Wellington’s harbor. Commercial and government buildings rim the waterfront; nostalgic Victorian buildings mingle pleasantly with more modern structures and above the business district, dwellings precariously cling to steep slopes.
Wellington was the first settlement organized by the London-based New Zealand Company. Other sights include Kelburn Cable Car, Museum of Wellington, City and Sea, and National Museum and Art Gallery (Te Papa).

Suggested Private Excursions

Wellington - Lord of the Rings Movie Magic - half day tour (5 hours)

Wellington - Eastern suburbs blossoms and bays - half day tour (4 hours)

Wellington - City Highlights - half day tour (4 hours)

Napier
Suggested Private Excursion
1/18/2021
1/18/2021

The twin cities of Napier and Hastings, located within the region of Hawke's Bay on the East Coast of new Zealand's North Island, are quite unique. The area is blessed with a Californian-Mediterranean climate, boasting one of the highest sunshine averages in the country. The area is also dotted with colourful vineyards and orchards, with some of the most fertile farmland you will see.
In 1931 a two and a half minute earthquake destroyed the city of Napier. Rebuilding began almost immediately in the architectural style of the time - Art Deco. Napier is now classed as the newest city in the world, offering a marvellous, world-renown, collection of Art Deco buildings. Among the attractions in the area are the Gannet Colony at Cape Kidnappers, the Hawke's Bay Aquarium, the Spanish Mission and Art Deco architecture, gardens and bush walks.

Suggested Private Excursions

Napier - Hawke's Bay highlights - full day tour (7 hours)

White Island
1/19/2021
1/19/2021

White Island lies off New Zealand's Bay of Plenty coastline. This active volcano and private scenic reserve is accessible by boat and helicopter. It is unique in visitors to the island can walk right inside its main crater just above sea level with a minimum physical effort and without undue risk to experience first hand nature's immense power as gas and steam burst up from far below the Earth's crust. It is like walking on an active volcanic moonscape with no plants or vegetation inside the crater. On the outer slopes of the island are large colonies of the majestic gannet. The island is closely monitored by New Zealand scientists, but nevertheless being a volcano the Island is not without its hazards. Licensed operators take visitors to the island and provide hard hats, masks and the supervision necessary when venturing this close to the breath and pulse of the earth.

Tauranga
Suggested Private Excursion
1/20/2021
1/20/2021

Tauranga is the principal city of the Bay of Plenty. Well-planned parks and gardens were left by 19th century missionaries for today’s residents and visitors to enjoy. Sprawling along the sweeping bay, Tauranga is a popular summer resort. Visit the mission house and walk around the 1860s campsite of the military, situated on a cliff overlooking the harbor. Other attractions include the Waitomo Caves, a vast underground network of water-sculpted, cathedral-like limestone grottoes, big-game fishing and scuba diving, and spectacular flightseeing excursions over White Island, New Zealand's most active volcano. The area of the Bay of Plenty is blessed with a good climate and fine beaches. Other sights include Monmouth Redoubt, The Strand, and Mount Maunganui.

Suggested Private Excursions

Rotorua - thermal and cultural highlights (ex Tauranga) - full day tour (8 hours)

Rotorua
Suggested Private Excursion
1/20/2021
1/20/2021

New Zealand's premier destination on the edge of beautiful Lake Rotorua offers visitors so much to see and do the trouble is deciding what to do. From a quiet stroll through the magnificent Redwood Forest to an adrenaline rafting plunge over one of the world's highest commercially rafted waterfalls or an entertaining view of life on the farm at one of our award winning farmshows - Rotorua has it all. Famous for awesome geological forces, Rotorua has hundreds of gentle plopping mud pools, powerful erupting geysers, and intriguing geothermal lakes. Maori Culture is another unique facet to Rotorua's popularity. For more action try hiking down Mt Ngongatah, fishing for trophy-sized trout on one of Rotorua's many lakes, tandem skydiving, horse trekking, or off-road driving. Or just sit back, watch the world go by and enjoy the fresh, clean, picturesque atmosphere from one of many sidewalk cafes and bars. To end the day, soak away ailments in one of many thermally heated natural mineral spas.

Suggested Private Excursions

Kiwi Encounter

Auckland
Suggested Private Excursion
1/21/2021
1/21/2021

Auckland is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world, with the cosmopolitan city centre complemented by great escapes within half an hour of downtown. Indulge in Auckland's shopping, nightlife and unrivalled cuisine and experience some of the many attractions and adventure activities on offer. There is never a shortage of things to do in the City of Sails. Sights to see include Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Zoo, and Museum of Transport and Technology.

Suggested Private Excursions

Auckland - City of Sails Highlights - half day tour (4 hours)

North Auckland - full day tour (8 hours)

Auckland - West Coast - half day tour (4 hours)

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
1/12/2021
Number of Nights
9
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Discover sublime New Zealand landscapes with exceptional diversity.
  • Meet the Maori people, brave warriors with ancestral traditions and customs.
  • In Wellington, discover the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum.
  • The volcanic landscapes of White Island.
  • Overnight in Dunedin: visit of the city and its historical heritage.
  • A lecturer passionate by New Zealand history will be on board.
Remarks:
Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1359847

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