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From Oz to New Zealand's Natural Beauty

10 days fr £1,114pp

Sydney • Doubtful Sound, Fjordland National Park • Dusky Sound • Milford Sound • Dunedin • Wellington • Picton

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On this fabulous cruise on board Royal Caribbean's luxury liner Ovation of the Seas you sail from Sydney to New Zealand and back with two relaxing full days at sea on the voyage. Having sailed across the Tasman Sea you visit beautiful Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound and Milford Sound on New Zealand's South Island as well as the towns of Dunedin and Picton and the capital Wellington.

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9 nights Full Board fr £1,599pp (including flights) Valid 02/04/2020 - 02/04/2020

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TOUR DETAILS
Accommodation:
  • Inside Cabin fr £1,114pp
Validity (selected dates between):
  • 02/04/2020 - 11/04/2020
Also included:
  • Full Board
  • Port Tax
  • Gratuities
Not included:
  • International Flights (unless otherwise stated)
  • International Flights
Overview
On this fabulous cruise on board Royal Caribbean's luxury liner Ovation of the Seas you sail from Sydney to New Zealand and back with two relaxing full days at sea on the voyage. Having sailed across the Tasman Sea you visit beautiful Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound and Milford Sound on New Zealand's South Island as well as the towns of Dunedin and Picton and the capital Wellington.
Day 1
Sydney
Make time to explore this great city before setting sail. Take in spectacular views from the Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk. Visit the iconic Sydney Opera House for a behind-the-scenes tour, climb the Harbour Bridge or people watch at Bondi Beach. Sample the fabulous restaurants at Circular Quay or Darling Harbour or hit the shops at the Queen Victoria Building or the Westfield and Pitt Street malls. Enjoy art, culture and outdoor adventures too in this vibrant city.
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Day 2
At Sea
The first of you two full days at sea and a good time to get to know the Ovation of the Seas and all the wonderful things she has to offer. Sit back, chill in the bar, lounge by the pool or enjoy a relaxing beauty treatment in the spa. For simple pleasures, why not try a game of table tennis? Or if you’re feeling energetic, now’s the chance to explore all the amazing activities on this modern ship, from spectacular, West-End-style entertainment to adrenalin-charged sports.
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Day 3
Doubtful Sound, Fjordland National Park
Today you can be blown away by the remote wilderness and stunning beauty of Doubtful Sound, the second largest fjord in New Zealand’s stunning Fjordland National Park. See towering peaks reflected in the mirrored waters and spot hidden inlets as they emerge into view. Look out for bottlenose dolphins and fur seals or the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin in this unusual ecosystem, a mix of fresh and saltwater.
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Day 4
Dusky Sound, Fjordland National Park
The wow factor today with the awe-inspiring beauty of remote and unspoilt Dusky Sound, on the south west corner of New Zealand in Fiordland National Park. Dusky Sound, with its impressive cliffs and thundering waterfalls, was discovered by Captain Cook in 1773 after his crossing of the Southern Ocean. Look out for Fiordland Penguins and other sea and bird life and be amazed by the silence and splendour of this amazing place.
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Day 5
Milford Sound, Fjordland National Park
Another day, another spectacular Sound, when you cruise around the awe-inspiring scenery of Milford Sound, in the Fiordland National Park on South Island. The stunning scenery of this tranquil fjord boasts cascading waterfalls, towering wooded cliffs and deep, mysterious waters – perfect for exploring by helicopter, boat or kayak. Hike along the famous Milford Track or be enchanted by the fascinating undersea world at the Milford Underwater Observatory.
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Day 6
Dunedin, New Zealand
Today the Ovation of the Seas arrives at Dunedin. Here you can walk the Dunedin Street Art Trail in this culture-friendly city on South Island. Cycle or take a tour round beautiful Otago Harbour or explore the city’s Scottish-inspired Victorian and Edwardian architecture by bike. See the magnificent Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin Prison or the gothic-style First Church of Otago. Take high tea in imposing Larnach Castle with its lovely gardens and views and walk up the world's steepest street.
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Day 7
Wellington, New Zealand
Taste your way around tempting Wellington, known for its brilliant bars and restaurants, craft beers, coffee shops and delicious wines. Or take a picnic up to Mount Victoria Lookout for stunning panoramic views of the city and beyond. Ride the historic cable car for more spectacular sights and visit the Wellington Botanic Garden along the way. A thriving arts scene and designer boutiques add to the delights in New Zealand's capital city.
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Day 8
Picton, New Zealand
Cross the Cook Straits today and visit Picton where you can explore the historic Edwin Fox, a ship that once carried Florence Nightingale to the Crimea, convicts to Australia and settlers to New Zealand. Embrace the great outdoors on a walking or cycling tour along the Queen Charlotte Track, with its stunning views of Marlborough Sound. See spectacular scenery on a boating, kayaking, scuba diving or fishing trip or sample delicious local wines.
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Day 9
At Sea
The last of your full days at sea on the cruise so relax as you head back across the Tasman Sea to Sydney. Food plays a big part in any cruise and on the Ovation of the Seas there are lots of dining options you can choose from. Today you may want to pamper yourself with a beauty treatment or massage in the state of the art spa, take part in sports and deck games and in the evening enjoy special exotic cocktails in one of the bars before seeing a show in the main theatre.
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Day 10
Sydney
Today your memorable cruise around New Zealand comes to an end when Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas arrives back into Sydney Harbour. Say farewell to new found friends then, before heading to the airport to catch an onward flight or begin your journey home, consider staying on for a few days in the city seeing more of the famous sights and visiting some of the special places that you have read about but not seen.
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