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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Best of New Zealand

Discover majestic fjords, ancient Maori history and amazing volcanic landscapes on this luxury New Zealand cruise on board new ship Le Laperouse

Luxury Holiday
  • Milford Sound
  • Dunedin
  • Wellington
  • Milford Sound
  • Geyser, Rotorua
  • Auckland

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Explore New Zealand, a unique destination with a multitude of natural treasures, on this 10-day cruise from Dunedin to Auckland.

On New Zealand's South Island Le Lapérouse will cruise the majestic fjords of Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound and the well-known Milford Sound. Sail to Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, which is the ancient site of the Maori people and home to the Te Papa Tongarewa museum.

Explore White Island, an active volcano that makes for an amazing sensory experience. From Tauranga, located on the Bay of Plenty, there are many treasures to explore, including volcanoes, hot springs, geysers and colourful lakes.

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Best of New Zealand Itinerary

Day 1 - Dunedin (New Zealand)

Embark Le Laperouse in Dunedin.

Day 2 - Sail Dusky Sound and Doubtful Sound

Enjoy the ship's facilities whilst sailing Dusky Sound and Doubtful Sound.

Day 3 - Sail Milford Sound

Beautiful Milford Sound fjord will take your breath away. Located in the Fjordland National Park, majestic cliffs soar out of the dark waters and impressive waterfalls cascade down mountains.

Day 4 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 5 - Picton

Arrive in Picton, set in Queen Charlotte Sound which is gateway to New Zealand's largest wine-producing region.

Day 6 - Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand's compact, cosmopolitan capital, nestled between the harbour and steep, forest-clad hills. The Te Papa museum showcases the history of New Zealand in many visually stunning and thought-provoking ways.

Day 7 - Napier

Napier grew into a magnificent Art Deco style city after an earthquake in the 1930s. Stroll amongst this extraordinary architectural heritage or perhaps sample some of the best wines from the region, which is famous for its vineyards.

Day 8 - White Island

White Island is an active volcano located in the Bay of Plenty.The island is an important bird area because of its breeding colony of Australasian Gannets. Depending on the volcanic activity and sea state, guests may be able to take a guided walking tour through the crater and around the ruins of the old sulphur mine.

Day 9 - Tauranga

Arrive in Tauranga which has a rich Maori history and perhaps visit the hot springs of Rotorua which were originally used for healing purposes.

Day 10 - Auckland

Disembark Le Laperouse in Auckland.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 9-night full board cruise on board La Laperouse
  • Captain's welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • Open bar with wine, beer and house champagne
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Evening entertainments and events
  • Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi on board
  • Porterage from quayside to ship and vice versa

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights and transfers - please contact us for a quote
  • Port charges and taxes
  • Optional shore excursions (sold on board)
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
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