Strap on your hiking boots and delight in the chance to hike in Cradle Mountain National Park.
Enjoy a guided walk through Stewart Island, a sanctuary completely predator free for rare and endangered native birds.
Explore volcanic White Island, with plumes of steaming vents, glittering yellow sulphur crystals and bubbling mud pots.
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Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
On arrival, transfer to your small ship in Melbourne. As you set sail, celebrate your journey with a Welcome Dinner.
Stay: 19 Nights, MS Caledonian SkyDaily :
Join a tour of the King Island's largest town, Currie, which includes the 1870 Currie Lighthouse. Here, Nature lovers will enjoy a visit to Seal Rocks State Reserve and Lavinia Nature Reserve. Foodies will relish a visit to the King Island Dairy to sample award-winning specialty cheeses.Daily :
Drop anchor at Burnie. The entire day is yours to shape with a choice of sightseeing.Daily :
Discover Launceston's sites on a tour. After, cruise down the Tamar River and through Cataract Gorge. En route to your ship, pause at a vineyard in Tamar Valley for a tasting.Daily :
Arrive in the fishing village of Bicheno, gateway to Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. Later, head to the beach to catch a glimpse of fairy penguins coming ashore.Daily :
Hurry on deck as your ship cruises by Iles de Phoques, a haven for Australian fur seals. Continue to Maria Island National Park. You might like to join a nature walk led by the island's ranger. Weather permitting, board a Zodiac to cruise to the Painted Cliffs.Daily :
In Port Arthur, a full-day tour includes the historic penitentiary. After, drive to Hobart, passing Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman's Arch, Tessellated Pavement and Devil's Kitchen.Daily :
Discover the city's convict history on a tour. Ascend Mt Wellington and visit the Royal Botanical Gardens. Taste the local brew at Cascades Brewery. Or, wander Mount Field National Park.
Choose your own discovery of Hobart with a range of sightseeing options.Daily :
Spend time aboard your ship as it crosses the Tasman Sea to New Zealand.Daily :
It is late morning when you arrive at Stewart Island. Board a Zodiac to go ashore to nearby Ulva Island to uncover pristine bushland and birdlife on a guided walk. On Stewart Island, wander the shops and museum in the town's centre, or join an excursion to Observation Rock for views over Ulva Island.Daily :
Go ashore in Dunedin for a guided tour. Or, drive to the Otago Peninsula to visit Penguin Place and learn about the breeding and conservation programs.
In Dunedin, select your sightseeing activity. Later, perhaps board the Taieri Gorge Railway (own expense).Daily :
Search for the rare Hector's dolphin aboard a local boat. Join a historic guided walk through the city and the Garden of Tane. Visit a working farm for a sheep shearing demonstration before afternoon tea. Or, simply relax and wander about the town.
In Akaroa, choose your sightseeing activity.Daily :
A morning tour includes St Paul's Cathedral, the parliament buildings, the botanical gardens and Te Papa National Museum.Daily :
Keen walkers may enjoy a hike to Ship Cove along the Queen Charlotte Track. Or, view the Captain Cook monument. Perhaps opt to walk a forest trail to a nearby waterfall.
Your ship sails through the Marlborough Sounds toward Resolution Bay. Here, select your sightseeing activity. Spend the afternoon at sea.Daily :
Discover the Art Deco buildings of Napier on a tour. Walk along Marine Parade, see the Botanical Gardens and ascend Bluff Hill Lookout. Savour a tasting of Hawkes Bay's famous wines. Later, perhaps visit the gannetry at Cape Kidnappers (own expense).Daily :
Your ship charts a course for White Island. Weather permitting, join an excursion and follow the plumes of steam to explore the active volcano on the island.Daily :
Make port at Tauranga, and journey inland to the famous thermal springs at Rotorua. Discover Wai-O-Tapu, then visit a Māori Marae and enjoy a Māori welcome and lunch.Daily :
Disembark after breakfast in Auckland and transfer to the airport for your flight home.Daily :
Land ashore or venture out on a Zodiac to explore the landmarks and hidden gems on your expedition cruise.
Immerse yourself in Maori culture with a visit to a local Maori Marae and take in a traditional welcome ceremony.
It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.