New Zealand & Southern Australia Discovery with Radiance of the Seas & Indian Pacific

 18 nights departing 1 March 2020

  Package Reference: HOA2607A
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$4,999 pp

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Breathtaking memories await you cruising New Zealand before touring the highlights of New South Wales and South Australia.

Package inclusions

  • Transfer to the airport.†
  • 13 night cruise aboard Radiance of the Seas from Adelaide to Sydney with port calls in Melbourne, Hobart, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Dunedin, Akaroa, and Wellington. Includes on board meals and entertainment.
  • Transfer from the cruise terminal to your hotel with a half day Sydney City Sights tour.
  • 4 night stay at Stamford Circular Quay including breakfast.
  • Sydney Harbour Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise.
  • Full day Blue Mountain & Jenolan Caves tour.
  • Transfer from your hotel to Sydney Central Station.
  • 1 night aboard Indian Pacific from Sydney to Adelaide in Gold or Platinum Service. Includes all meals, drinks and an off train experience in Broken Hill.
  • Transfer from the rail terminal.†
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Tour itinerary

Sunday 1 March
This morning you will be transfered to the cruise terminal† where you will depart Adelaide on your New Zealand cruise to Sydney. Your cruise includes on board meals and entertainment.
Onboard meals: dinner
Accommodation: Radiance of the Seas - 13 nights onboard


Monday 2 March
Today you will be cruising at sea. Get involved in the daily on board activities and join in on inspirational and exciting enrichment programs.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 3 March
Melbourne, Australia

Victoria may be Australia’s smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything. With a population of 2.7 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city’s governmental and commercial centre, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theatres.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Sunday 1 March
This morning you will be transfered to the cruise terminal† where you will depart Adelaide on your New Zealand cruise to Sydney. Your cruise includes on board meals and entertainment.
Onboard meals: dinner
Accommodation: Radiance of the Seas - 13 nights onboard


Monday 2 March
Today you will be cruising at sea. Get involved in the daily on board activities and join in on inspirational and exciting enrichment programs.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 3 March
Melbourne, Australia

Victoria may be Australia’s smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything. With a population of 2.7 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city’s governmental and commercial centre, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theatres.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Wednesday 4 March
Today you will be cruising at sea. Pamper yourself and pay a visit to the spa for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Thursday 5 March
Hobart, Australia
Tasmania’s capital has much in common with Sydney. Founded but a few years later, Hobart also owes its origins to the establishment of a penal colony - and its natural setting is just as impressive. Seen from its fine deep-water harbour, Hobart spills over the lower reaches of the Derwent Valley as Mt. Wellington towers in the background. Much of the city’s heritage is centred on the historic waterfront. North of the city stretches the vast parkland of the Queen’s Domain. Many of Tasmania’s other attractions are within easy reach of Hobart.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Friday 6 March
Today you will be cruising at sea. Find your favourite lounge on board and soak up stunning ocean views as you read a book or enjoy a coffee.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Saturday 7 March
Today you will be cruising at sea. Treat yourself and dine at one of the delicious specialty restaurants this evening, then catch a broadway style show in the theatre or put your dancing shoes on to complete a perfect evening on board.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Sunday 8 March
Milford Sound, New Zealand

For first time visitors and lifelong natives alike, Milford Sound is one of the most immediately breathtaking places in New Zealand. The 13 mile (20 km) long fiord is dominated by beautiful Mitre Peak and calmed by gorgeous waters that mirror the sheer peaks surrounding them. Although remote, Milford Sound has visitors from all over the world to admire its raw, unspoiled beauty and rare marine life.

Doubtful Sound, New Zealand
Often referred to as the ‘Sound of Silence’, Doubtful Sound is a tranquil, awe-inspiring destination known for its cascading waterfalls, looming mountains and rare marine life. Whereas in the past only the most courageous sailors would enter the sound, today it is one of the most beautiful, protected bodies of water in Fiordland National Park, attracting photographers, adventurers and cruisers from all over the globe.

Dusky Sound, New Zealand
One of the most complex fiords on New Zealand’s southern coast, Dusky Sound is a place of serene beauty, accessible today only by sea or air. European explorers first spotted this treasure when Captain Cook and his crew happened upon it in the late eighteenth century. Although they returned to explore its waters months later, Cook and his crew named it Dusky Sound for the time of night when they first found it.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Monday 9 March
Dunedin, New Zealand

As the gateway to Queenstown’s many adrenaline-pumping activities and guard to the unspoiled natural habitats of the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, the second-largest city on the South Island, with its historic Victorian architecture, alternative student atmosphere and outstanding outdoor recreation, stands second to none.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 10 March
Akaroa, New Zealand

A one-hour drive from Christchurch, New Zealand is the quaint little fishing town, Akaroa. The historic French and British settlement situated on the southern side of Bank Peninsula is a must see for anyone looking for a few days of rest and relaxation. Spend your days exploring the galleries, craft stores and cafes in the village or venture in the great outdoors and explore the dramatic outer bays.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Wednesday 11 March
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington embraces its reputation as a cool ‘little’ capital. The city centre is compact but there’s no shortage of big-city culture. The charm extends to the surrounding green hillsides while countryside and rugged coast are within easy reach. The sophisticated metropolis boasts museums, winding streets and even a cable car. No wonder many travellers compare it to San Francisco.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Thursday 12 March
Today you will be cruising at sea. Try your luck in the on board casino with games for novices, casual players, or high rollers.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Friday 13 March
Today you will be cruising at sea. Do a spot of shopping, from souvenirs and local crafts, to jewellery and clothing from world-class brands.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Saturday 14 March
This morning you will arrive into Sydney and disembark. Join your tour of Sydney, one of the world’s most beautiful places. A city rich in colonial history, stunning architecture, superb waterways and gracious harbour side suburbs that epitomise the vibrancy of this spectacular city. Explore the historic Rocks area, stroll through the colourful Royal Botanic Gardens, immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Darling Harbour, visit the Parliament House, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Bondi Beach and much more. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be dropped to your accommodation.
Included meals: breakfast
Accommodation: Sir Stamford Circular Quay - 4 night stay


Sunday 15 March
There isn’t another harbour in the world to rival Sydney’s beauty and vibrancy. A lunch cruise is the best way to enjoy million dollar harbour views as you cruise through one of the world’s most beautiful harbours and enjoy a variety of local produce.
Included meals: breakfast & lunch


Monday 16 March
Today you will have a free day to explore Sydney. Why not make a visit to Bondi Beach, or take a ferry across Circular Quay.
Included meals: breakfast


Tuesday 17 March
Sit back and relax as you travel into the amazing Blue Mountains. Your Driver Guide will provide details of the day’s itinerary while you enjoy the journey west. The charming village of Leura is one of several in the Blue Mountains that perfectly captures the spirit of the region – fresh mountain air and stunning scenery. Why not enjoy an optional takeaway lunch from Loaves & Dishes café (own expense). Next drive through the tourist town of Katoomba, the gateway to the region. Katoomba first became known when a coal mine was established there in 1879. Climbing further up into the mountains you’ll make a photo stop where you’ll be treated to a view that is awe-inspiring. You’ll also see the imposing Three Sisters. According to Aboriginal legend, this unusual rock formation represents three sisters who were turned to stone. Now you head to the Jenolan Caves via the stunning scenery of the Cliff Drive. On arrival you’ll meet your experienced Guide who will take you through the oldest known open cave system in the world. You’ll be captivated by Lucas Cave, the largest of the Jenolan Caves. Its chambers are simply incredible. Before heading back to the city, you simply must take in the beauty of the Blue Lake. This gorgeous sight is the result of mineral laden water seeping through the limestone caves.
Included meals: breakfast & lunch


Wednesday 18 March
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Sydney Central Station where you will join the Indian Pacific and travel by rail from Sydney to Adelaide in your chosen service of travel. Marvel at the heights of the majestic Blue Mountains and watch the changing landscapes from your window on this spectacular journey.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Accommodation: Indian Pacific - 1 night on board


Thursday 19 March
Continue your journey aboard the Indian Pacific making a stop in Broken Hill early this morning, a town steeped in Australian history.

Choice of included Off Train Excursion:

  • Pro Hart Gallery
  • Miner’s Memorial and Trades Hall

This afternoon you will arrive into Adelaide where you will be transfered from the rail terminal marking the end of your journey with us.
Included meals: breakfast & lunch

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Above pricing is based on the arrangements listed under package inclusions only. Itinerary is subject to change or substitution.

†Transfers included within a 50km radius. Extra km’s additional.

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