Sydney is far more than the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and inviting beaches. Take a guided walk around the city’s Royal Botanic Garden and uncover the diverse plant-life. Wander the coastal, cliff-side paths, with rock pools and secluded bays, where you can watch surfers ride the waves. Embrace the city’s rich heritage and seek out the aboriginal rock carvings near Mackenzies Point or tour the Rocks and learn about Australia’s first European settlement.
Sydney - Embark Majestic Princess
Get ready for a cruise experience of a lifetime aboard Majestic Princess, the newest member of the Princess Cruises fleet, and enjoy signature favourites along with many new exciting additions not found on any other Princess ship. Dine on delicious cuisine in two new specialty restaurants with dinner menus crafted by two Michelin-star awarded chefs, enjoy unparalleled views of the sea from the pioneering SeaWalk and be mesmerised by the gorgeous Watercolour Fantasy Show.
Princess offers unparalleled dining options throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, from endless buffet choices to gourmet pizza, decadent desserts and more. The specialty restaurants always deliver an extraordinary experience and are the perfect place to celebrate any occasion. Made with the freshest ingredients, the menus reflect regional flavours from around the world.
Fiordland National Park
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 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 interact exhibits.
On board you’ll find everything you need to revitalise and refresh you mind, body and soul. From spa treatments at the Lotus Spa and the tranquillity of a top-deck retreat reserved just for adults to the indoor garden with the sound of chirping birds. Relax in the freshwater Hollywood pool with comfortable loungers, modern sculptures and topiaries or soak in the steaming hot tubs.
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.
Bay of Islands
This stunningly beautiful bay is one of New Zealand’s most popular destinations and it’s easy to see why. Clear turquoise waters peppered with remote islands that are home to unspoilt beaches and an abundance of wildlife make it the perfect place for water-based activities such as kayaking, diving and sailing.
Experience signature Princess features like the grand Atrium, with its marble floor, stained-glass dome and magnificent floating staircase. Stop by anytime, day or night, to find musicians, jugglers, acrobats, food carvers and a variety of other performers. Sing karaoke with your friends in a private suite, enjoy card games in the Vista Gaming Lounge or indulge in some unparalleled duty-free shopping for glamorous luxury designer brands.
Sydney - Disembark Majestic Princess & Hotel Stay
Today you’ll arrive back in Sydney and disembark Majestic Princess. You’ll enjoy a further one night stay in Sydney with another chance to explore this dynamic and exciting city. You could climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, walk from Bondi to Coogee Beach or enjoy some drinks in Darling Harbour.
Indian Pacific Rail - Day 1 Sydney
Depart Sydney in the afternoon and start a true journey of contrasts - it will take you through the heights of the majestic Blue Mountains and across the barren expanse of the Nullarbor Plain, to lush vineyards and vast goldmines, and from cities of 4 million to ghost towns of just four citizens. Named for the two oceans the train encounters on its journey, the Indian Pacific travels between Perth and Sydney, via Adelaide, in a spectacular 4352km journey.
Indian Pacific Rail - Day 2 Adelaide and Broken Hill
As the desert makes way for the rolling countryside, today you’ll experience Adelaide. During your off-train excursions you could visit the colourful Central Market or enjoy a highlights tour of the city. That afternoon you’ll head to Broken Hill, one of Australia’s legendary Outback bases.
Indian Pacific Rail - Day 3 Cook and The Nullarbor
Today you’ll arrive on the edges of the sweeping Nullarbor Plain. Following a leisurely breakfast, you’ll step off the train for a short stop in Cook. Once a bustling railway community, now effectively a ghost town, Cook gives new meaning to the expression “middle of nowhere”. Take some time to reflect on the changing landscapes in your journey and to enjoy the hospitality of the Outback Explorer Lounge as you travel across Australia’s longest single stretch of railway.
Indian Pacific Rail - Day 4 Perth
The Avon Valley beckons you this morning – the mild skies and cool green vales of this picturesque part of the world will truly delight. Arrive into the cosmopolitan western capital of Perth after lunch, having finished an epic Australian journey end-to-end.