Tales of the Tasman

 

Oceania Cruises on the Regatta

February 2 - 16, 2021

15 Days / 14 Nights

(Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand)

Sydney, Australia ~ Melbourne, Australia ~ Burnie (Tasmania), Australia) ~ Dunedin, New Zealand ~ Akaroa, New Zealand ~ Wellington, New Zealand ~ Napier, New Zealand ~ Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand ~ Bay of Islands, New Zealand ~ Auckland, New Zealand

 

Discover why few nations capture the imagination like New Zealand, a land boasting stunning vistas stretching as far as the eye can see and a charismatic cultural heritage like no other. Absorb the incredible legacy of the Maori, explore a startling diversity of ecosystems and cap off your journey with stops along the coast of astounding Australia.

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Tales of the Tasman

 

Oceania Cruises on the

Oceania Regatta

February 2 - 16, 2021

15 Days / 14 Nights

(Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand)
Air departs US on January 31st in order to arrive in Sydney on February 2nd .

“OLife Choice”

Extra Amenities

Free Unlimited Internet!

PLUS

choose one of the following:

FREE- 8 Shore Excursions

FREE- Beverage Package

FREE -$800 Shipboard Credit

Amenities are per stateroom, double occupancy

 

Day 1

Sydney, Australia ~ Embark 1:00 PM, Depart 6:00 PM

Visit the famous Opera House, stroll along the harbor or cruise around it. Climb the Harbor Bridge, take a walk through the Rocks where Sydney began, or enjoy celebrated

Bondi Beach. Head into the beautiful Blue Mountains for a taste of the country; visit a wildlife park and enjoy Australia’s fabulously unique creatures.

 

Days 2

Cruising the Tasman Sea

Experience the warm and convivial atmosphere unique to Oceania Cruises: elegance without pretense. Feel wonderfully at home as you meet fellow shipmates, explore the ship and prepare for the fascinating ports of call you will soon discover. Meet friends for cocktails at Martinis and share adventures you enjoyed ashore. Join an afternoon bridge game, or perhaps simply relax by yourself in one of the many private retreats reserved just for you.

The stimulating variety of entertainment options on board our ships continually ensures your interests are piqued. Enjoy an engaging guest lecture by a historian, naturalist or former ambassador eager to share insider knowledge. Relax at a musical performance, perhaps featuring a live pianist, a classical string quartet, a dynamic vocalist or a spectacular headliner. Later, try your luck at the elegant Monte Carlo-style casino or go dancing at Horizons.

 

Day 3

Melbourne, Australia ~ Arrive 8:00 AM

Head into the scenic Dandenong Mountains and ride the Puffing Billy steam train through the forest. Meet the koalas, wallabies and more at a wildlife park or explore local wineries. Take a walk and discover the city's marvelous architecture, chic galleries and boutiques.

 

Day 4

Melbourne, Australia ~ Depart 4:00 PM

 

Day 5

Burnie (Tasmania), Australia ~ 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Nestled in the northwest corner of Tasmania, this energetic and creative seaside town offers a unique perspective on the world of industry. Once dependent on paper manufacturing, the inventive community has transformed its industry into a compelling art culture. Visit Makers’ Workshop, part museum and part arts center, for an introduction to the inspired spirit of Burnie, along with a tour of the process of papermaking and a glimpse of local artisans at work on their handicrafts. Discover Burnie’s natural gems on the many trails at Fern Glade Reserve or the picturesque Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden.

 

Days 6 - 7

Cruising the Tasman Sea

Go for a hike in Washington-Slagbaai National Park and look for birds, lizards and iguanas. Snorkel in the sapphire seas surrounded by a rainbow of tropical fish. Visit a butterfly garden, go sea kayaking through mangroves, see the famed saltwater lake Gotomeer, watch the fishing boats along the Playa Pabou waterfront, or enjoy a quiet moment on Pink Beach or at the Lourdes Grotto.

 

Day 8

Cruising the Fjords of Milford Sound

You can smell the cinnamon and nutmeg well before you dock in St. George’s; a tour of the spice estates on Grenada is almost mandatory. You can also take in a visit to a distillery to see how the island’s sugarcane juice is first turned into syrup and then into rum. A ferry trip to sister island Carriacou offers fantastic diving opportunities, and romantics can climb the waterfalls or just relax on the sun-kissed beaches.

 

Day 9

Dunedin, New Zealand ~ 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Discover the rugged, beautiful Otago Peninsula, filled with geological wonders, and gaze in awe at the great albatross with its 10-foot wingspan. Keep an eye out for fur seals and yellow-eyed penguins sunbathing on the rocks. Enjoy the amazing views and the enchanting gardens that surround the historic 19th century Larnach Castle. Splendid Victorian and Edwardian stone buildings are a highlight of a tour of Dunedin.

 

Day 10

Akaroa, New Zealand ~ 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Take your time to soak in the magic of this little piece of paradise. Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, you will find the largest little penguin colonies on mainland New Zealand. Sea kayak amidst the scenic surroundings and keep your eyes open for the rarest and smallest variety of marine dolphins. A quiet and peaceful place, it is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy walking paths, cycle tours, wildlife cruises, sailing and yachting.

 

Day 11

Wellington, New Zealand ~ 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Stroll past Victorian Gothic buildings, visit the exquisite botanic gardens, take the cable car up the mountain for a fantastic view, or head for the city beach. Journey around the spectacular harbor with its amazing views and visit a sheep or cattle station. See some of the sites where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed.

 

Day 12

Napier, New Zealand ~ 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Spend time admiring the marvelous Art Deco architecture for which Napier is known. Enjoy the picturesque countryside, tour superb area vineyards and sample the vintages. Visit a huge nesting colony of gannets near the spot where Captain Cook landed.

 

Day 13

Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand ~ 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Discover Tauranga's lovely parks and history or head to Rotorua with its fabulous geysers, hot springs and Maori culture. Explore the Rangitaiki River and its amazing scenery.

 

Day 14

Bay of Islands, New Zealand ~ 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Relish the opportunities in this natural playground as you observe flying dolphins, gannets and blue penguins. The diving is renowned as some of the best in the world. Visit the historic Waitangi Treaty House, where the founding document of New Zealand was signed.

 

Day 15

Auckland, New Zealand ~ Disembark 8:00 AM

Enjoy this beautiful city, its enormous parks and spectacular views from Mount Eden. Learn about Maori culture; visit the famed Waitomo Glowworm Caves and their fantastic formations. Or head for the coast and the crashing surf, see a gannet colony and admire the sheep farms along the way. Visit an area vineyard or one of sixty volcanoes.

 

Starting From: $10,428

 

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