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New Zealand Voyager

Christchurch to Sydney
25 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: NZCRU25
  • Trip Highlights
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Trip Highlights

Holland America Cruise Line

Board your Holland America Line cruise ship in Auckland, and set sail onwards to Sydney

Enjoy The Romance Of Rail

Join the TranzAlpine Train and embark on one of the world’s most famous rail journeys that boasts incredible views

A Place of Peace

See where the original treaty between the British and New Zealand's Maori people was signed at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Your Vacation Includes

  • The services of an APT Tour Director and professional Driver on Days 1-10
  • Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • 15 night Holland America Line cruise in a Verandah Stateroom
  • 24 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches, 18 Dinners and 4 Feature Dinners
  • The services of an APT Tour Director (Days 1-10) only, plus expert local guides
  • Overseas transfers, luggage porterage, port charges & tipping

Map & Itinerary

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New Zealand Map NZCRU25 2017/18

Christchurch to Sydney

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening.

Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board the TranzAlpine train this morning.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Journey towards the picturesque Franz Josef Glacier taking in the awe-inspiring natural surrounds.


Travel from Christchurch to Franz Josef this afternoon. Enjoy a delicious dinner after arriving in the stunning atmosphere.

Stay: Franz Josef, Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Perhaps you’ll choose to dine aboard a vintage steamer, or take a magical gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant. Otherwise, you may choose the array of seafood at the waterfront Finz or simply your hotel’s restaurant.


Travel south along Haast River. This evening in Queenstown, choose from four restaurants.

Stay: Two Nights: Novotel Queenstown

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps you’ll choose to enjoy a Dart River Safari adventure, a chance to see where scenes from The Lord of the Rings was filmed, a 4WD experience at Mt Nicholas, or a bird walk.


Explore Queenstown today with a diverse range of sightseeing inclusions.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Discover Australasia’s highest peak in Aoraki Mt Cook National Park.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and enjoy a stargazing session with an astronomer, or immerse yourself in the region’s incredible native flora and fauna on a guided nature walk. Alternatively, during the summer months, board a MAC boat and get up close to icebergs on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake.


Journey north to Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and choose your activity.

Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel to Lake Tekapo and visit the stunning Church of the Good Shepherd, a treasure found between the lake and its many surrounding mountains. Later, travel to Christchurch airport for your onwards flight to Auckland.

Stay: Auckland, Crowne Plaza or Grand Millennium

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds and discover New Zealand’s original founding document.


Stop at Matakohe’s Kauri Museum, then continue to the Bay of Islands and visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Stay: Two Nights: Bay of Islands, Copthorne Hotel & Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

A tall ship sailing adventure with a barbecue lunch might be the ideal way to spend the day, or you might like to embark on a dolphin-watching cruise that’ll get you up close to these intelligent creatures. Perhaps you might cruise to Russell to see New Zealand’s first European settlement, or enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. There’s also the option of taking a day trip to the northernmost point of New Zealand at Cape Reinga.


Discover this spectacular region with a range of included sightseeing activities.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Step aboard a catamaran today and enjoy a cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Cruise the shimmering waters as you hear about the ecology and history of the area, keeping an eye out for dolphins, and relaxing in a secluded bay.


After your Signature Experience, travel by coach to Auckland and enjoy a special dinner at your hotel.

Stay: Auckland, Crowne Plaza or Grand Millennium

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

You might enjoy the fascinating Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium where you can learn about sharks, eels and many varieties of fish or a visit to the historic Auckland Museum.


Enjoy a city sights tour this morning followed by select Freedom of Choice options. Say goodbye to your APT Tour Director and board the MS Noordam, our home for the next 15 nights.

Stay: 15 Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Noordam in a Verandah Stateroom

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Dock in the port of Tauranga and choose to transfer to Rotorua where you can select from various optional sightseeing tours.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today the ship arrives in the town of Napier. Optional shore excursions include a tour of Hawke’s Bay Wineries or an Art Deco tour. Perhaps explore the Tuki Tuki Valley and Te Mata Peak with panoramic views.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive in Wellington and select from a range of optional excursions.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, your ship docks on the South Island for the very first time. Maybe explore Picton which lies in the upper reaches of the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive in the port town of Akaroa, known for its historic French and English colonial architecture and vibrant cafe culture. Here you will have the option to choose from a range of optional shore excursions.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Port Chalmers is located at the southern end of New Zealand’s South Island. Its Victorian heritage is still proudly on display.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today you’ll enjoy a breathtaking spectacle at the Fiordland National Park as the MS Noordam skirts surrounding waters.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Relax on board with oceanic surrounds.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy another day to relax and unwind.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

By the morning, your ship will have crossed the Tasman Sea and arrived in Tasmania’s capital, Hobart, on the Derwent River. Perhaps visit the Museum of Old and New Art or tour Port Arthur.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy a day of rest as you sail to Victoria.

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  • Breakfast
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  • Dinner

Having crossed Bass Strait overnight, this morning you will be docked at Station Pier in Melbourne. You could take in the views of the city from the Eureka Skydeck or visit the famous Queen Victoria Market.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy the day at leisure.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The ship will make its last port of call before arriving in Sydney.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today your voyage ends as the MS Noordam enters Sydney Harbour. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

A Wilderness Haven

With an ambience that is focused on a connection to the earth, Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a true highlight

Iconic Hotels and Resorts

Stay in luxury hotels including the Te Waonui Forest Retreat in Franz Josef and The Hermitage in Mount Cook

A Complete Food Experience

Savour a degustation dinner at Te Waonui Forest Retreat, created using the freshest produce

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home