7 Night Cruise sailing from Auckland round trip aboard Explorer Dream.
Explorer Dream, the latest addition to the Dream Cruises fleet, will launch in March 2019, taking the brand to new horizons!
Join us to explore 'Down Under' with Australia and New Zealand itineraries departing from Sydney and Auckland.
Highlights of this cruise:
Auckland is located on the north island of New Zealand, situated between two magnificent harbours, the Waitemata and the Manukau. It is the largest city in NZ and is often referred to as the ‘City of Sails’ due to the large number of yachts which travel in its waters.
Auckland city has a great range of shops including designer boutiques, markets and stalls. It is also home to many fine galleries and museums including the Auckland Museum and the Auckland City Art Gallery. Restaurants in the waterfront suburbs such as Mission Bay or St Heliers and the inner city specialise in local seafood delicacies. There are also a number of attractive public gardens and reserves surrounding the city.
The large Polynesian population in Auckalnd include Maori, Samoan, Cook Island and Tongan people whom all contribute to the city's vibrant culture. Local markets and churches in particular provide an insight to the local cultures.
Milford Sound is a fjord, within Fiordland National Park in the south west of New Zealand's South Island. It is a Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site and has been acclaimed as New Zealand's most famous tourist destination. The grandeur of its waterfalls, mountain peaks and sheer rock faces attracts visitors from all over the world.
Highlights of a cruise of Milford Sound are a close up view of Mitre Peak, Stirling Falls, and dolphins, seals, and penguin watching. Other activities in the area include trekking, fishing, diving, scenic flights and a visit to the underwater observatory.
Things to see and do
* Boat Excursions
* Sea Kayaking
* Underwater World
* Dolphin & Seal watching
* Scenic flight
Doubtful Sound is part of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park and is one of its most famous tourist destinations. It is a large and majestic fjord located on the south west corner of New Zealand, close to Milford Sound. It is a rugged and mountainous area with a picturesque coastline, and is almost entirely covered in bush.
There are hundreds of waterfalls during the rainy season, notably Helena Falls at Deep Cove, and the Browne Falls which have a fall of over 600 metres. The Sound is also home to a population of bottlenose dolphins which interact with boat tours. Other wildlife includes fur seals, penguins and an abundance of sea creatures.
Things to See and Do
* Dolphin watching
* Eco tours
Port Chalmers is the main port of the city of Dunedin, New Zealand. Although it has been a suburb since local body reorganisation in the 1980s, it is still regarded by most people throughout Dunedin as a separate town. Port Chalmers lies ten kilometres inside Otago Harbour, some 15 kilometres northeast from Dunedin's city centre.
Dunedin is the second-largest city on the south island of New Zealand. It is built in a natural harbour on a relatively small area of flat land, and is surrounded by steep hillsides. Some of its streets are very steep; Baldwin Street is claimed to be the steepest in the world.
Dunedin is known for its Victorian and Edwardian architecture; notable buildings include First Church and Larnach Castle. Other attractions include the famous Captain Cook Tavern, the local Speight's brewery and the Cadbury factory.
Wellington is the capital city and geographical centre of New Zealand, situated at the southern tip of New Zealand’s north island. It is surrounded by hills and a rugged coastline, and boasts a stunning harbor. It is known both as the Windy city and as the cultural and arts capital of New Zealand.
Wellington has many historic sites and buildings to visit. Among these are Antrim House, the Colonial Cottage Museum and Old St Paul's Cathedral. A trip on the Cable Car is popular, as is a harbor cruise or a ferry trip to Eastbourne, where there are craft shops, galleries and cafes.
There are 350 restaurants and cafes in Wellington serving a wide range of cuisines, and downtown Wellington on Lambton Quay is popular for shopping.
Pricing: Outside Cabins from $NZ 1,345 per person
Balcony Cabins from $NZ 1,559 per person