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Dive in ‘Down Under’ with tours of the Great Barrier Reef, Brisbane, Sydney and the Blue Mountains before embarking Queen Elizabeth for a New Zealand cruise.

Flying to Brisbane for two nights, discover this lively city before exploring the highlight of your stay – Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Here you can meet one of the fuzzy koalas before flying to Cairns where you'll explore the Great Barrier Reef on a semi-submersible boat to view the kaleidoscopic colours of the largest coral reef in the world. Then you’ll fly to Sydney for a city tour and an immersive land tour of the stunning Blue Mountains. Embarking the luxurious Queen Elizabeth, journey around New Zealand from the mountainous landscapes of Fiordland National Park to the cultured capital, Wellington and its oldest city, Christchurch.

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CALL TO BOOK: 0800 840 5800

CRUISE CODE: AUS7262

Your Itinerary

DAY 1 | 11 Feb
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Brisbane - Hotel Stay

Today you’ll fly to Brisbane to begin your Australian adventure. The capital of the Sunshine State boasts an exciting array of attractions with a packed events calendar, renowned galleries and museums and awarding-winning food and drink. For idyllic beaches, head to Moreton Island, a quiet retreat of sandy dunes, bush and lagoons. You may even spot passing whales, turtles and dolphins in its turquoise waters.

DAY 2 | 12 Feb
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Brisbane - Hotel Stay and Tour

Discover Brisbane with your fully escorted city tour this morning, flitting from the lively city centre to staring out over the city from Mount Coot-Tha. You’ll then enjoy lunch while looking over the Brisbane River, basking in the sunshine and delicious Australian cuisine. In the afternoon, you’ll visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the first and largest koala sanctuary in the world. Meet a koala or see one of the other 100 native animals including kangaroos, platypuses, wombats, dingoes and many more!

DAY 3 | 13 Feb
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Cairns - Hotel Stay

If you’re looking for an adventure, you're sure to find it in Cairns! From trips to the Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation and the Atherton Tablelands to skydiving, bungee jumping and hot air ballooning, you can do it from Cairns. Its tropical setting and buzzing atmosphere is sure to you get into holiday mode – perfect for a two night hotel stay.

DAY 4 | 14 Feb
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Cairns - Hotel Stay and Tour

Today is your chance to tick a fantastic adventure off of your bucket list – a trip to the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll board a catamaran at Cairns marina, accompanied by your local Cairns guide, and journey to the Marine World platform on the Outer Barrier Reef. Here you’ll have opportunities to snorkel at leisure or sail on the semi-submersible boat for “dry” reef viewing. Enjoy a fabulous buffet style lunch served on the pontoon before departing back to Cairns marina and your hotel.

DAY 5 | 15 Feb
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Sydney - Hotel Stay

Flying to Sydney, a bustling hub of excitement around every corner, you’ll also enjoy a fascinating sight-seeing tour, including stops at iconic Bondi Beach and the Gap lookout. First, you’ll visit Chinatown with its colourful mixture of Asian culture, shopping and cuisine before strolling through the delights of Darling Harbour, the vibrant city centre and The Rocks district. You’ll then continue through Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross and the historic suburb of Paddington with its Victorian terrace houses.

DAY 6 | 16 Feb
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Sydney - Hotel Stay and Tour

A short drive from Sydney’s cosmopolitan centre are the Blue Mountains and the Three Sisters rock formation, where you’ll enjoy an immersive tour. Glass-roofed carriages of the Scenic Railway, the steepest passenger railway in the world, will reveal spectacular views over Jamison Valley and its majestic canyons. You’ll enjoy a short forest walk, before returning by Skyway gondola that offers unforgettable panoramic views.

DAY 7 | 17 Feb
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Sydney - Embark Queen Elizabeth

Embark the regal Queen Elizabeth, one of the finest cruise liners sailing the five oceans and a ship that offers a little of the finer things in life to all passengers who sail with her. Enjoy Cunard’s spectacular heritage, sense of occasion and huge array of activities, including ballroom-dancing, lawn bowls and afternoon tea in the Garden Lounge.

DAY 8 - 9 | 18 - 19 Feb
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At Sea

Queen Elizabeth offers an array of elegant bars and lounges to suit every mood – during the day, sip coffee and nibble on croissants in Café Carinthia; enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the Midships Bar; toast friends in the Champagne Bar; and dance the night away in the Yacht Club.

DAY 10 | 20 Feb
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Fiordland National Park (Scenic Cruising)

Cruise along spectacular natural fiords in South West New Zealand, where mirror-smooth waters reflect the nearby mountainous hills and powerful waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres from granite rocks into the deep lakes. In this important bird habitat you could spot a Fiordland penguin or two as you sail past breathtaking scenery.

DAY 11 | 21 Feb
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Dunedin

A warm welcome awaits in Dunedin, where the locals are so proud of their Scottish heritage that they even have their own tartan. Don’t miss the themed gardens at Larnach Castle, including the Serpentine Walk, the Alice Lawn and a native plant trail; a true botanist’s dream. Dunedin is also a gateway to the beautiful Otago Peninsula, criss-crossed with hiking and cycling trails that reward you with sightings of albatross, sea lions and rare penguins.

DAY 12 | 22 Feb
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Christchurch

For those who enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, Lyttelton is for you. With beatific views and nature trails snaking over emerald hills, it will steal your heart away. Also on the doorstop of Christchurch, you could travel to the city and watch punts glide along the Avon River or admire the distinctly English flavour in ambiance and architecture for a home away from home.

DAY 13 | 23 Feb
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Wellington

New Zealand's small capital city curls itself around the hillsides on the southern point of the North Island, looking out at the blustery Cook Strait. With a passion for coffee and craft beer, Wellington is bursting with energy and creativity and has a lively art, film and culinary scene. It’s also home to the much-loved ‘Te Papa’ museum with its fascinating and engaging interactive exhibits.

DAY 14 | 24 Feb
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At Sea

Indulge in the sumptuous spa, experience Cunard’s luxurious and refined service at afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, catch a show in the Royal Court Theatre or dance the night away in the magnificent surroundings of the Queens Ballroom – it’s all up to you.

DAY 15 | 25 Feb
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Auckland - Disembark Ship

Today you’ll disembark Queen Elizabeth and fly home.

Queen Elizabeth

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When Her Majesty the Queen conducted the naming ceremony in her own honour in October 2010, she continued a marvellously regal formal cruising tradition. Cunard has maintained all the refined styling, amenities and service associated with the Golden Era of cruise sailing and added modern facilities, leisure and entertainment opportunities. Stunning accommodation and the most exceptional fine dining you’ll ever experience at sea are highlights of the glorious Queen Elizabeth cruise ship. Dance in the grand ballroom, enjoy afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, watch extravagant stage shows in opulent theatre surroundings or simply relax and revitalise beside one of the two lovely pool areas.

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Queens Room

Head here for traditional afternoon tea or to dance the night away at one of the glamorous balls.

The Garden Lounge

Designed to have the feel of a Kew Gardens conservatory, this is the perfect place to sit back and relax.

Commodore Club

Enjoy a signature cocktail with canapés before dinner while taking in glorious panoramic views.

Facts+-
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Entered service: 01/10/2010

Number of Decks: 12

Passenger Capacity: 2,092

Total Crew: 1,020

Number of Cabins: 1,046

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 2

Number of Restaurants: 4

CALL TO BOOK: 0800 840 5800

CRUISE CODE: AUS7262

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