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Auckland to Sydney

New Zealand Adventure | 14 Nights | Departs Jan 6, 2015

 

Napier, New Zealand

Ports:

Jan, 6

-Auckland, New Zealand

Jan, 7

-Tauranga, New Zealand

Jan, 8

-Napier, New Zealand

Jan, 9

-Picton, New Zealand

Jan, 10

-Akaroa, New Zealand

Jan, 11

-Timaru, New Zealand

Jan, 12

-Dunedin, New Zealand

Jan, 13

-Cruise Milford Sound

Jan, 14

-Cruise the Tasman Sea

Jan, 15

-Cruise the Tasman Sea

Jan, 16

-Hobart, Tasmania

Jan, 17

-Cruise the Bass Strait

Jan, 18

-Melbourne, Australia

Jan, 19

-Cruise the Coast of Australia

Jan, 20

-Sydney, Australia

Napier, New Zealand-port

The twin cities of Napier and Hastings, located within the region of Hawke's Bay on the East Coast of New Zealand's North Island, are unique. The area is blessed with a Californian-Mediterranean climate, boasting one of the highest sunshine averages in the country. The area is also dotted with colorful vineyards and orchards, with some of the most fertile farmland you will see. Within the region are more than twenty of New Zealand's finest vineyards.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Cape Kidnappers & Gannet Safari
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Art Deco Highlights of Napier
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Hawkes Bay Wine Trail
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Hawkes Bay Countryside
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Hawkes Bay Express
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Napier City Drive & Aquarium
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Napier Countryside & Private Home Visit
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Cape Kidnappers & Gannet Safari

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 5 hours
    Tour Code: npe-001
    Price:

    Free

    Your tour begins at the pier where you will board a safari vehicle at the ship's side. From here, sit back and enjoy a scenic drive along the coast as you make your way to Te Awanga and Cape Kidnappers Station.

    Arriving at Cape Kidnappers Station, a privately owned country farm, you will be driven over the rich farmland to within a few feet of the gannet sanctuary at Cape Kidnappers. As you traverse river beds, broad rolling pastures, steep gullies and breathtaking inclines, your guide will provide you with commentary about the area and life on this 4,500 acre farm which stocks over 8,000 sheep and breeding cattle, as well as encompassing an 18-hole international golf course.

    Cape Kidnappers itself is a dramatic promontory at the southern end of the sweep of Hawke's Bay and is the largest and most accessible mainland nesting place of gannets in the world. The 15,000 gannets who make their home here are members of the Booby family, with distinctive black eye markings and a pale gold crown. This is an excellent opportunity to view the gannets in their natural habitat, swooping and diving as they bring back fish from the sea, or in pairs preening and performing the dance of the gannets recognition ritual. While you are here, enjoy a spectacular view of the rugged coastline from Hawke's Bay all the way north to Mahia Peninsula, from the brink of a cliff that rises 328 feet above the beach. For your enjoyment, an afternoon tea will also be served.

    Re-boarding your vehicle, you'll once more cross the countryside as you retrace your path back to Napier. Approaching the city, your route will take you along the Marine Parade, seeing the stately Norfolk Pines and traveling past such sites as the bronze statue of Pania of the Reef, the Tom Parker Fountain, Floral Clock, Soundshell and Marineland. At the conclusion of your tour, your safari vehicle will return you to the pier.

    Please note: The sites on this tour are not wheelchair accessible and therefore, it is not available to wheelchair guests. Comfortable walking shoes, sun hat, sun glasses and sun screen are recommended. The order of sites may vary. This tour does not operate with a separate guide, but rather with a driver/guide.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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