Dunedin, New Zealand
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New Zealand Explorer

From film tours to climbing the Blue Mountains, explore all that there is to across Australia and New Zealand on this 18-night adventure, starting with an indirect flight to Auckland.

Here, stay in the city centre for three nights in a 5* hotel. As part of your stay look forward to a tour of the iconic Hobbiton movie set, which featured in both the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Another tour is the Bay of Islands, Waitangi & Hole in the Rock which crosses the Harbour Bridge to soak up New Zealand's scenery and explore legendary landmarks.

The next day, transfer from the hotel to the port and embark on Celebrity Solstice for your ten-night voyage from New Zealand to Australia - visiting ports such as Rotorua, Picton, Akaroa, Dunedin, Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound, Eden, and Sydney - where you will then disembark.

Now in Australia, head to your 4* hotel for a two-night stay. During your stay, enjoy the Premium Blue Mountains group tour, including a visit to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and breakfast at the Featherdale Wildlife Park, stunning views of the Megalong Valley, and a visit to Scenic World for a chance to ride the cableway between the cliff tops.

The following day, head to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

What´s included:

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Private overseas transfers
  • Three-night 5* hotel stay in Auckland
  • Hobbiton Express tour worth £320 per couple
  • Bay of Islands, Waitangi and Hole in the Rock full day tour
  • Ten-night full-board cruise
  • Two-night 4* hotel stay in Sydney
  • Premium Blue Mountains tour

  • 05 March 2020
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Celebrity Solstice

Price includes all flights, transfers, excursions, luggage allowance etc.

  • Includes hotel stays in Auckland and Sydney
  • Includes a Hobbiton Express Tour and Premium Blue Mountains in Sydney tour
  • Book an Ocean View or above and receive FREE drinks
Interior from
WAS £2999
Ocean View from
WAS £3599
Balcony from
WAS £3799
Sky Suite from
WAS £5299

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18 nights | 05 Mar 2020
Fly indirect over two nights from the UK to Auckland
05 March 2020
On arrival, transfer to a 5* hotel for a three-night stay in Auckland city centre
07 March 2020
08 March 2020
Enjoy a magical journey through Middle Earth to the Hobbiton movie set from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies for a fascinating guided tour.
Travel south from Auckland over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region. On arrival at Shire's Rest you embark on your Hobbiton movie set tour.
Bay of Islands, Waitangi & Hole in the Rock full day tour
09 March 2020
Starting in Auckland, travel north and enjoy the informative commentary as you cross the iconic Harbour Bridge and soak up New Zealand's scenery of rural countryside and sub-tropical bush en route to Bay of Islands. After arriving in Paihia, a guided tour takes you through the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds - a perfect chance to explore New Zealand's oldest and most historic home. The coach then transfers you to Paihia wharf to board the Dolphin Seeker, a purpose-built catamaran with large outdoor viewing decks. Cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse to the Hole in the Rock, which you can admire before heading back into the inner islands of the Bay.
Transfer from the hotel to the port and embark Celebrity Solstice for your ten-night voyage from New Zealand to Australia
10 March 2020
Rotorua (Tauranga)
11 March 2020
Day at sea
12 March 2020
13 March 2020
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15 March 2020
Cruising Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound
16 March 2020
Day at sea
17 March 2020
Day at sea
18 March 2020
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20 March 2020
Disembark and transfer to your 4* hotel in Sydney for two-night stay.
Sydney - Premium Blue Mountains group tour
21 March 2020
Start your Sydney Blue Mountains tour via the Sydney Harbour Bridge, where you can visit the award-winning Featherdale Wildlife Park for breakfast and have the opportunity for your own private encounter with a koala, feed kangaroos and see other native animals!
Enjoy lunch with breathtaking views of the Megalong Valley before taking a guided tour, and visiting Scenic World where you can ride the steep railway or ascend on the cableway between the cliff tops!
Transfer from the hotel to the airport and fly overnight back to the UK
22 March 2020
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What´s on board Celebrity Solstice

  • Lawn Club with live music, games and real grass
  • World-class Silk Harvest Restaurant
  • Exclusive Aquaspa® by Elemis®
  • Panoramic Sky Observation Lounge
  • Cellar Masters Wine Tasting
  • Broadway and West End tribute shows
  • Jogging track and fitness centre
  • Celebrity Rox and Masque theme parties
  • On-board destination experts
  • Butler service in all suites

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