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Australia & New Zealand Quest

  • Departure Date17 Jan 2023
  • Azamara Azamara Quest
  • 23 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £5,069 per person


  • Stay 2 nights in Auckland
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Napier
  • Wellington
  • Nelson
  • Picton, NZ
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Hobart
  • Eden
  • Sydney
  • Stay 2 nights in Sydney

This trip of a lifetime begins in Auckland, explore its enormous parks, learn about Maori culture or visit a local vineyard before embarking upon the glorious Azamara Quest. Once on board you will begin your journey to Australia in style, taking in stunning scenery as you get to experience the very best that New Zealand has to offer; visiting ports such as Bay of Islands, Wellington and Dunedin. Walk the Dunedin Street Art Trail in this culture-friendly city on South Island or immerse yourself within an awe-inspiring dolphin watching experience in Tauranga. Finish your adventure ‘down under’ with 2 nights in Australia’s legendary Sydney; where you can visit the world-famous Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and see the beautiful Blue Mountains.


  • FREE Auckland Stay
  • More Inclusive Drinks
  • Gratuities Included 

What's Included?

  • Return flights from the UK (call for regional departures)
  • FREE 2 night stay in Auckland on room only basis
  • 16 night cruise on board Azamara Quest on 'more inclusive' basis 
  • 2 night stay in Sydney on room only basis 
  • Gratuities

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Jan 2023£5,069£5,589£6,899-

Prices based on flying from London. Transfers are not included. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Transfers are not included. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

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Azamara Quest

Your boutique hotel at sea, the Azamara Quest is a mid-sized ship with a deck plan that’s intimate but never crowded, and offers everything modern voyagers are looking for—plus some unexpected extras.

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Itinerary for Australia & New Zealand Quest

Day 1 - Fly UK to Auckland

Day 2 - Fly UK to Auckland

Day 3 - Enjoy Auckland

Day 4 - Enjoy Auckland

Day 5 - Embark Azamara Quest in Auckland

The only city in the world built on an active basaltic volcanic field, Auckland is located on the North Island of New Zealand. With a warm, costal climate, you can surf at black-sand beaches, enjoy picnics in secluded coves, or go horseback riding nearly year round. Dominating the CBD—that’s the central business district, or simply downtown—is the Sky Tower. At 1,076 feet tall it’s the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. Take a trip to the top and enjoy a meal and a panoramic view of the city below, including the busy harbor that lends Auckland the nickname “The City of Sails”.

Day 6 - Bay of Islands

It’s been said that the Bay of Islands is home to some of the bluest skies in the world. Located between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula on New Zealand’s North Island, this group of 144 islands is truly a sight to behold. History buffs will want to visit Waitangi, the site of New Zealand’s first permanent British settlement and learn more about the birthplace of the Treaty of Waitangi—an important document signed between the British and the M?ori people. If you’re there are the right time, you might just see a live kapahake performance.

Day 7 - Tauranga

Situated in the heart of the sunniest region of the North Island, Tauranga is a popular seaside getaway for locals and visitors alike. Initially settled by the M?ori in the 13th century, the Bay of Plenty area has an abundance of things to see and do.

Day 8 - Napier

Located on the east coast of the North Island, Napier is a popular tourist town, and together with inland Hastings, are known as “the Bay Cities of New Zealand”. After Napier was destroyed by a devastating earthquake in 1931, the city rebuilt in spectacular Art Deco style that Mr. Gatsby himself would approve of. Take a stroll through the streets and you’d swear you can hear the clink of glasses and the faint notes of jazz music in the air.

Day 9 - Wellington

Often referred to as “the coolest little capital in the world”, Wellington sits on the southwestern tip of New Zealand’s North Island. For such a small city, Wellington—or Windy Welly as it’s affectionately known—packs a huge reputation. With its fantastic nightlife and renowned entertainment district of Courtenay Place as well as an internationally recognized coffee culture, the city is both cosmopolitan and relaxed.

Day 10 - Nelson

Nestled on the shores of Tasman Bay at the top of the South Island of New Zealand, Nelson is also known as the top of the south. It is also the geographical center of New Zealand, marked by a landmark on a hilltop near the center of the city. Climb up to point zero and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the area—two massive bays surrounded by hills and mountains. An area of extraordinary beauty, the Nelson Tasman region is home to several film locations from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

Day 11 - Picton, NZ

A seaside town situated close to the head of Queen Charlotte Sound on the South Island, Picton is a great jumping off point for exploring the Marlborough Sounds. Like most of New Zealand, this area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Choose your own adventure and go fishing, swimming, bird watching, or visit the playful fur seal pups at their colony near the waterfall at Ohau Point. Bring your walking shoes and walk to the Snout—located between Picton and Waikawa Bay, this peninsula is still wild and untamed. There are tracks and trails for all abilities, from a few minutes-long stroll, so a full-scale hiking adventure.

Day 12 - Christchurch

“?tautahi.” “The Garden City.” “The Most English City Outside England.” Christchurch may go by many names, but one thing is for certain: There’s so much to see and do in this lovely, energetic city, you’re going to have to plan strategically. First, how would you like to explore Christchurch? You can go punting through the city center on the Avon River. Hop on a tram, double-decker bus, or a bike to take advantage of the excellent cycleways and paths. Or head to the Christchurch Gondola for spectacular 360° views of the city, Canterbury Plains, Southern Alps, and Banks Peninsula.

Day 13 - Dunedin, New Zealand

Located on New Zealand’s South Island, Dunedin is sure to be a pleasant chapter in your voyage. Known both as a City of Literature, and the Edinburgh of the South, it’s no surprise that there’s a statue of Robbie Burns in the heart of town. Though a Scottish influence can be felt throughout town, Dunedin is still distinctly Kiwi.

Day 14 - Dunedin, New Zealand

Located on New Zealand’s South Island, Dunedin is sure to be a pleasant chapter in your voyage. Known both as a City of Literature, and the Edinburgh of the South, it’s no surprise that there’s a statue of Robbie Burns in the heart of town. Though a Scottish influence can be felt throughout town, Dunedin is still distinctly Kiwi.

Day 15 - Milford Sound

Day 16 - At Sea

Day 17 - At Sea

Day 18 - Hobart

The first thing you notice when you step ashore in Hobart, Tasmania is the crystal clear fresh air. And with the abundance of national parks, forests, lakes, beaches, waterfalls, and mountains found in this tiny island state, it’s easy to see why. The capital and most populous city in Tasmania, Hobart is filled with old world charm. Stroll along the historic waterfront—famous for its Georgian architecture—and take in the sights. Make your way to Salamanca Place filled with rows of sandstone buildings. Be sure to check out the market, if you happen to arrive on a Saturday. The buildings are filled with bars and restaurants, shops and boutiques, and galleries and craft shops—the perfect place to pick up a souvenir for your friends and family back home handmade by one of Hobart’s many local artisans.

Day 19 - At Sea

Day 20 - Eden

If you’re chasing paradise along the shores of the Sapphire Coast, you’ll find it in Eden. Set on the breathtaking Twofold Bay, Eden’s laid-back atmosphere, charming locals, and stunning natural surroundings make it a destination you’ll never want to leave. Start by making your way to the Eden Lookout, where the best views of Twofold Bay are found. In the distance, marvel at the vast hinterland, as well as Boyd’s Tower—an elaborate structure crafted from sandstone that was once used as a lookout for whale spotting.

Day 21 - Sydney, disembark & transfer to hotel / Enjoy Sydney

Head Down Under to the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia, the one and only Sydney. With a sunny attitude and a climate to match, Sydney is a vibrant place that combines the best of the beach, with the convenience of the city. Your first stop should be the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Sydney Opera House. Snap a picture of this iconic building that is a prominent feature of Sydney’s famous skyline for the folks back home. Get out and explore the streets to shop, dine, and view spectacular architecture and heritage buildings including Parliament House, Sydney Town Hall, and the Australian Museum.

Day 22 - Enjoy Sydney

Day 23 - Fly Sydney to UK

Fly Sydney to UK/Arrive UK

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We have booked through Scotland Cruise Centre for several cruises and always been pleased with the service. Catherine Dorby arranged everything with us on Sunday and helped us choose deck and cabin I have always been happy where you recommend so it was good for her to advise us on location on ship

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My cruise contact there is Sam McGhee. Sam is very thorough and always goes out of his way to find you the best deal.

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