Brisbane - Hotel Stay
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.
Brisbane - Embark Sea Princess
The elegant Sea Princess lets you enjoy the benefits of ‘big ship’ facilities yet with the more intimate and welcoming feel of its ‘smaller ship’ size. Sea Princess offers fun for all the family with its range of pools and entertainment venues but there are plenty of spaces for more peaceful pursuits if that’s what you prefer.
Enjoy your main meals when, where and how you want to on the Sea Princess with its range of dining choices, all backed by the quality assurance of the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society, of which the entire Princess fleet is a member.
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'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.
Enjoy a new experience every evening on board Sea Princess. Head to the spectacular Princess Theatre to be wowed by extravagant big-stage shows performed by hand-picked singers, dancers and musicians as talented as any you’d find on Broadway.
Brisbane - Disembark Sea Princess and Hotel Stay
You’ll cruise back to Brisbane and disembark Sea Princess for an overnight hotel stay with another chance to explore the city. Walk along the river to the Howard Smith Wharves where you’ll find Brisbane’s latest bars and restaurants. Or you could head out of the city centre and meet some of Australia’s native wildlife at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world’s first and biggest Koala sanctuary where you can also meet kangaroos, snakes and dingoes.
Brisbane - Embark Great Southern
Departing Brisbane, what lies ahead are spectacular coastlines of incredible sandy beaches and some of the best surfing breaks in the world. Get to know your private comfortable cabin and all of the creature comforts on board, mingling with the fellow travellers who will join you on this epic voyage. Watch the sun dip into the horizon as you dine to the sounds of the waves lapping on the shore on the Northern New South Wales coast, ahead of a sumptuous dinner and all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.
Pass the Semillon and Shiraz! Next stop along the route is the Hunter Valley, where unique touring experiences and tastings await. Take the time to meander through the picturesque and historic vineyards, home to world-renowned brands and family-run boutique cellar doors. After a day exploring, share a nightcap ahead of a restful night’s sleep as the train journeys onwards.
Victoria and The Twelve Apostles
Today, embrace the pastoral perfection of regional Victoria and its paddock-to-plate dining ethos or ascend the dramatic cliff faces of the famous Great Ocean Road passes and then it’s time to marvel at the Twelve Apostles – a majestic collection of crumbling pillars rising from the Southern Ocean.
Adelaide - Disembark Great Southern and Hotel Stay
You’ll arrive in Adelaide, full of culture, flavours and entertainment, where you’ll disembark the Great Southern for an overnight hotel stay. From Haigh’s famous chocolate factory and the laneway restaurants to the vineyards of the Barossa Valley, there are plenty of gastronomic delights to savour here. If you want to hit the beach, head to historic Glenelg while there’s plenty of shopping to be had in Rundle Street.
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