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
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New Zealand Fjord at Sunset

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.

In Milford Sound, rainforest-covered mountains and wild waterfalls plunge into silent, ink-black channels.

New Zealand. Milford Sound (Piopiotahi) from above - the Sound's mouth on the right side

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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