In Milford Sound, rainforest-covered mountains and wild waterfalls plunge into silent, ink-black channels.
Wild Wonders of Australia & New Zealand
Haunting convict settlements, coastal wilderness and cutting-edge culture are just some of Tasmania’s charms: it’s the perfect precursor for navigating around New Zealand’s majestic fiords and glaciers.
- 06 Jan – 20 Jan 2023
- 14 nights
- From £2,749pp
Bidding Melbourne farewell, we’ll cross the Bass Strait to Tasmania, Australia’s giant island state. Having first explored creative Burnie, you’ll disembark at Port Arthur to explore its colossal 19th-century penal settlement. Visit the world-class MONA art gallery in nearby Hobart, or try scallop pies and strawberry pavlova at its waterside food market. After three days at sea – time aplenty to investigate Golden Horizon’s spa and enjoy the activities onboard – we’ll reach New Zealand ready to drift through glacier-carved, gasp- inducing Fiordland. In Milford Sound, rainforest-covered mountains and wild waterfalls plunge into silent, ink-black channels.
Our next stop, oyster-producing Bluff, precedes the southerly Stewart Island, where coastal hikes from Oban promise to thrill birdwatchers. Similarly, the elegant Victorian architecture of castle-crowned Dunedin immediately gives way to the Otago Peninsula and its rare yellow-eyed penguin colonies. More unusual wildlife awaits back on the South Island, with compact Hector’s dolphins found playing in French-flavoured Akaroa’s harbour. As for Christchurch, our last stop, this young, innovative city can double as a gateway to thermal springs and hopelessly-pretty cycling trails ready to be explored.
Voyage Itinerary: 06 Jan – 20 Jan 2023
- Day 1: Melbourne
- Day 2: Sailing
- Day 3: Burnie
- Day 4: Sailing
- Day 5: Port Arthur
- Day 6: Hobart
- Day 7: Sailing
- Day 8: Sailing
- Day 9: Sailing
- Day 10: Milford Sound – Scenic Sailing
- Day 11: Scenic sailing of Fjordland
- Day 12: Bluff
- Day 13: Oban
- Day 14: Port Chalmers (For Dunedin)
- Day 15: Akaroa
- Day 1: Lyttleton (For Christchurch)
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