Melbourne - Hotel Stay
Melbourne is famous for its markets, where you’ll find everything from local produce to arts and crafts and vintage fashion. The inner city’s leafy sections have a European feel, alongside New York-style 1950s art deco high-rises. Away from the bustle, you’ll find nearby Yarra Valley, where you could taste world-class wines and walk through lush forests.
Melbourne - Australian Open and Hotel Stay
During your time in Melbourne, you’ll experience all the excitement of the Australian Open, one of the world’s most thrilling sports tournaments and 2020’s first Grand Slam. With tickets to the Men’s and Women’s Finals, you’ll witness the best tennis stars in the world compete for glory in a game like no other, aptly named the ‘Fans Slam’ due to its incredible atmosphere - an experience every tennis fan would simply love to tick off their bucket list.
Melbourne - Hotel Stay
You’ll have plenty of time to explore this cosmopolitan city which is a hive of cultural and sporting activity. You could take a tour beyond the city grid to visit the penguins on Philip Island and the magnificent 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road.
Melbourne - Embark Golden Princess
A fabulous cruise holiday awaits you on board the beautiful Golden Princess, home to intimate restaurants, Movies Under the Stars – a giant poolside screen – and the fascinating Scholarship@Sea programme of craft, art and special interest sessions and talks. Dining is of a consistently high quality and can be enjoyed any way you want during your spectacular cruise.
Spend your day doing as much or as little as you like on the Golden Princess with her fantastic pools, shops, bars, spa and sport facilities and variety of organised activities. Golden Princess’s lively entertainments team organises many fun activities throughout the day and into the night with games, quizzes and competitions in the various lounges and public spaces.
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.
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.
Be charmed by Akaroa’s natural beauty and thriving artisan culture. The waters are home to rare Hector dolphins, the smallest in the world and a host of other marine life. As a former French settlement, you’ll find pretty French-named streets full of boutique shops, craft galleries and French bakeries and delis.
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.
Rebuilt following an earthquake in 1931, Napier is known as Art Deco City. Take a walk around the city centre to experience the world’s most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings with their geometric shapes and bold designs. Napier is also home to some of New Zealand’s oldest wineries, including the Mission Estate Winery producing a wide range of award-winning wines.
As you sail into Tauranga’s scenic harbour, you’ll pass the Bay of Plenty’s iconic Mount Maunganui, an extinct volcano crossed with walking trails and dotted with hot saltwater pools. On arrival you’ll find many delights in this beachside city: art, culture, boutique shopping and delicious food. You could take an excursion to Rotorua to experience Maori culture or visit the ‘Hobbiton’ film set where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies were made.
This charming city is set in the surroundings of skyscrapers, beautiful beaches, hiking trails and an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants. Here you’ll find something for everyone, from walks in stunning countryside to lazing on the black sandy beaches. Wander down to the vibrant Viaduct Harbour for a bite to eat while watching the beautiful boats go by. A scenic ferry ride will reveal some of the 50 island gems in Auckland’s majestic Hauraki Gulf.
Throughout the day and night, the exclusive open-air poolside amphitheatre is the go-to destination for feature films, thrilling concerts and exciting sporting events such as live football games. As the stars come out, cosy up under a fleece blanket in the comfortable lounger, grab some complimentary popcorn and enjoy that exciting car chase or mystery thriller on the giant screen.
Melbourne - Disembark Golden Princess
Today you’ll return to Melbourne and disembark Golden Princess.
Other regional airports may be available*