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New Zealand & Australia Cruise from Auckland to Sydney 2020

15 days
Australia & New Zealand
Starting from $4698* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join EO on this 15-day cruise to New Zealand and Australia. Prices start at $4,698* from Los Angeles, CA departing on February 15, 2020.

*All prices reflect a 4%  cash discount.

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily
  • Cruise
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Port Charges
  • International Airfare

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

† If air purchased through EO.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA

Depart USA on your international flight.

Day 2 Cross International Dateline

Cross International Dateline

Day 3 Embark in Auckland, New Zealand

Enjoy a driving and walking tour of Auckland that includes Quay Street, the Harbour Bridge and Waitemata Harbour, Queen Street, Auckland Museum, the university, Dominion Parks and Gardens, the Tamaki Waterfront and the Auckland Viaduct Harbour.

Day 4 Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Those who love beaches consider these some of the world’s finest with their perfect white sand and crystal-clear water. And as tempted as you’ll be to pull up a lounge chair and soak in the surroundings, many consider this the ideal place to partake in more active pursuits, such as kayaking, mountain-biking, parasailing, swimming with dolphins and scuba-diving.

Day 5 Tauranga, New Zealand

New Zealand’s chief city of Tauranga is a bustling port, popular seaside resort and center of the agricultural and timber industry. Even more than that, it is the gateway to Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland that is the heart of Maori culture and New Zealand’s primary tourist attraction. Tauranga, meaning "sheltered waters" in Maori, is rich with native culture and tradition. Waterskiing, windsurfing and deep-sea fishing abound in Tauranga Harbor. Rotorua’s healing natural mineral springs are an ideal place to unwind in a therapeutic bath.

Day 6 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea aboard the Celebrity Solstice.

Day 7 Akaroa, New Zealand

Beginning in the historic seaside village of Akaroa is the Banks Peninsula Track. This private track provides a unique eco-tourism experience filled with diverse wildlife, scenery and hospitality. Crossing farmland and the Hinewai reserve, the Banks Peninsula Track covers 35 kilometers of spectacular volcanic coastline, native bush, waterfalls and sandy beaches.

Day 8 Dunedin, New Zealand

Wherever your interests lie, Dunedin has something for you. Explore the historic Victorian architecture, especially the iconic Train Station. Discover Maori and South Pacific artifacts at the Otago Museum and walk the peaceful grounds of the Botanical Garden. Outdoor enthusiasts can pursue one of Queenstown’s many adrenaline-pumping recreational activities or explore the unspoiled natural habitats of the Otago Peninsula.

Day 9 Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound & Milford Sound, New Zealand

One of the most complex fjords on New Zealand’s southern coast, Dusky Sound is a place of serene beauty, accessible only by sea or air. Sail past what is often referred to as the "Sound of Silence," Doubtful Sound, a tranquil, awe-inspiring destination known for its cascading waterfalls, looming mountains and rare marine life. First-time visitors and lifelong natives consider Milford Sound to be one of the most breathtaking places in New Zealand. The 22-kilometer-long fjord is dominated by beautiful Mitre Peak and calmed by gorgeous waters that mirror the sheer peaks surrounding them.

Day 10 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea aboard the Celebrity Solstice.

Day 11 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea aboard the Celebrity Solstice.

Day 12 Sydney, Australia Day One

The whole world’s in love with Sydney. It’s stylish, it’s sophisticated, it’s home to some of the friendliest people on the planet. And yes, a few koalas, if you know where to look. What’s not to love? This gateway to the Outback has it all: endless outdoor adventure around the harbor or in spots like the Blue Mountains. Golden sandy beaches named Bondi, Bilgola and Coogee. Sydney is a bustling art and entertainment scene with countless museums, galleries and world-class restaurants where the dishes go way beyond the local vegemite.

Day 13 Sydney, Australia Day Two

The whole world’s in love with Sydney. It’s stylish, it’s sophisticated, it’s home to some of the friendliest people on the planet. And yes, a few koalas, if you know where to look. What’s not to love? This gateway to the Outback has it all: endless outdoor adventure around the harbor or in spots like the Blue Mountains. Golden sandy beaches named Bondi, Bilgola and Coogee. Sydney is a bustling art and entertainment scene with countless museums, galleries and world-class restaurants where the dishes go way beyond the local vegemite.

Day 14 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea aboard the Celebrity Solstice.

Day 15 Melbourne, Australia

Sitting pretty in the southeast corner of Australia is the very multi-dimensional Melbourne. Whether you’re into football or funky fashion, local pubs or chichi cafés, out there or traditional architecture - this epicenter of everything truly has it all, including a rich and notorious past. You’ll find traces of it all over, from the Old Melbourne Gaol (one of the many Australian jails) to its many museums. Stop and say hello to the local wombats and wallabies at Melbourne Zoo. With over 350 species of animals housed in their natural habitats, you can visit the whole world in around three hours.

Enhance Your Journey

Auckland Pre-Tour $1198

February 13 & 14 - Depart USA & Cross International Date Line

February 15 - Auckland

Arrive in Auckland today. On your tour of the "City of Sails" you will admire views of Auckland Harbour and drive over the Harbour Bridge; gaze out over the city from the top of Mt Eden; visit K Road, the Auckland Domain, and the Mission Bay beaches; and explore atmospheric neighborhoods such as Parnell, Ponsonby, and Northcote Point. Enjoy a harbour cruise before checking in to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

February 16 - Waikato Countryside

Today you will journey outside of Auckland to the Waikato countryside on a fully guided journey to Hobbiton, the filming site for the Lord of the Rings movies. After your tour of Hobbiton journey through more of Waikato past their hydro dams and beautiful farmland on your way to the Waitomo caves. Explore these ancient caves veiwing stalagmites, stalactites and lime columns. After you journey further in to the caves, board your glowworm boat for a cruise on the grotto river to see the thousands of glowworms that light up these caves. Enjoy a scenic drive back to Auckland past a Maori Queen burial site and a famous battleground. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Auckland. (B, L)

February 17 - Enjoy free time at your hotel this morning.

Around lunchtime you will be transferred to the pier to board the Celebrity Solstice. (B)

Outback Post-Tour $3498

February 29: Alice Springs

Fly to the secluded city of Alice Springs, the oasis of the Red Centre, nestled between the MacDonnell Ranges.Enjoy a tour of Alice Springs today, starting with the Telegraph Station which was established in the late 19th century as a relay between Darwin and Adelaide. Continue on to the Royal Flying Doctor Service created after Reverend John Flynn witnessed the struggle of pioneers living in remote areas where just two doctors provided the only medical care for an area of almost 800,000 square miles. Your tour through The Alice concludes with a visit to the School of the Air, where school lessons were conducted through shortwave radio to reach mostly Aboriginal students located in secluded areas of the Australian outback. Enjoy a BBQ campfire dinner this evening before checking in to your hotel in Alice Springs. (D)

March 1: MacDonnell Ranges

Today you will be guided on a journey along the outskirts of Alice Springs. The secluded depths of the desert are yours to explore and experience within the West MacDonnell Ranges. Visit Simpsons Gap, a unique space between converging rock formations. The oxidized range glows orange and red in the sunlight. You will also see Ormiston Gorge and stop in Glen Helen for lunch. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to attend a sand painting workshop with Aborigine artists. Return to your hotel in Alice. (B, D)

March 2: Ayer’s Rock Sunset

Travel through the secluded majesty of the Red Centre today. Venture past the West MacDonnell Ranges and travel along the desert roads where camels stretch their legs in the distance. The sun continues to glide through the open sky as you arrive at the lookout point of Uluru (Ayers Rock). You will have snacks and refreshments while enjoying a secluded view of the largest monolith in the Southern Hemisphere. The sun begins to set casting shades of light along Uluru, changing the rock’s colors from bright red to vibrant pink. Check in to your hotel near Ayers Rock afterwards. (B, D).

March 3: Uluru & the Olgas

The sunrise over Uluru gives you another glance at the private world of the Red Desert, where the colors of the monolith change just for you. Next, visit the trickling waters of the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Enjoy a visit to the local Cultural Center. The hum of the didgeridoo echoes through the rooms. Traditional instruments, whether for eating or for making music, are displayed here. You will also visit Kata Tjuta and follow your guide along the trails of the Olgas, from the outer expanse of the towering rock faces, to the cool caverns hidden within the collective. Tonight you will experience the stunning Sounds of Silence dinner, where the majesty of the evening sky mixes with the enchantment of Aboriginal storytelling. Return to your hotel near Ayers Rock for overnight. (B, D)

March 4: Journey to Melbourne

Today you will bid farewell to the beauty of the Australian Outback as you fly back to Melbourne. You will enjoy a half day tour of Melbourne including a visit to the Eureka Skydeck. Enjoy awe-inspiring views from the highest public vantage point in the southern hemisphere. After touring the coastal capital of southeastern Australia you will check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

March 5: Homeward Bound

Depending on the time of your return flight home today, you may have additional touring before departing Australia. A return transfer to the airport is included today. Due to crossing back over the international dateline, you will return to your home airport today as well. (B)

Departure Dates

  1. February 15, 2020
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount