On board MS HANSEATIC from Singapore to Auckland
Expedition New Zealand: Spellbound by the Long White Cloud
Inconceivable nature, a unique animal kingdom, a country of wonders - in New Zealand, creation has sculpted a paradise for discoverers. The manoeuvrable HANSEATIC and her Zodiacs take you right to the heart of vast fjords as well as natural preserves and enable you to experience the home of the Maori – the “land of the long white cloud“ – incredibly intensively on this expedition.
from Singapore to Auckland
|Cruise dates:||from 18.02.2014 to 09.03.2014 (20 days)|
|Your ship:||MS HANSEATIC|
| Tue, 18.02.2014 |
Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Singapore
| Wed, 19.02.2014 |
Connecting flight to Christchurch
| Thu, 20.02.2014 |
Overnight stay with breakfast
| Fri, 21.02.2014 |
Scheduled flight to Invercargill
| Sat, 22.02.2014 |
Fiordland National Park (cruising in Dusky and Breaksea Sound)
Fascinating Discoveries on the Water, Ashore and in the Air
| Sun, 23.02.2014 |
The steep slopes overgrown with rainforest rise out of the water to heights of more than 1,000 m, and the fog almost magically hovers between the mountaintops. The fabulous landscape is crowned by the rugged Mitre Peak.
| Mon, 24.02.2014 |
Discover New Zealand’s presumably best-kept secret Stewart Island from a helicopter when you explore Paterson Inlet from the air*. Alternatively, you may wish to follow experienced rangers to the bird sanctuary Ulva Island*, in the untouched forests of which you will look out for kiwis and bellbirds.
| Tue, 25.02.2014 |
- Sat, 01.03.2014
New Zealand’s South Island (Dunedin, Lyttelton, Kaikoura Peninsula , Abel Tasman National Park , Marlborough Sounds )
New Zealand’s rich bird world also awaits you near Dunedin when you watch royal albatrosses and yellow-eyed penguins on the Otago Peninsula*. The port of Lyttelton is a flooded volcanic crater. The Banks Peninsula, which you will get to know on the excursion picturesque Akaroa*, also owes its idyllic green landscape to volcanic eruptions. In the sheltered bay with the turquoise blue sea, you may catch sight of sea lions and dolphins. Or you could travel on the TransAlpine Express to Arthur’s Pass* and enjoy breathtaking views across the mountains and the highland.
| Sun, 02.03.2014 |
- Thu, 06.03.2014
New Zealand’s North Island (Wellington, Napier, cruising off White Island, Tauranga)
On New Zealand’s North Island, you will be welcomed by Wellington. Discover the capital located amidst a spectacular landscape on a helicopter flight* if the weather is favourable or get to know endemic bird species such as bellbirds, kakas or robins at the nature reserve Zealandia*. The gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers* near the small city of Napier allows for additional bird observations. From Napier, you can also set out to visit two of the most renowned vineyards in New Zealand*. The following day, you may look forward to entirely different impressions - the HANSEATIC will cruise as close as possible off the coast of White Island, New Zealand’s only still active volcanic island, and offer you spectacular views of the rough forces of nature from the deck. Similar elemental forces have shaped the scenery of Rotorua, New Zealand’s thermal centre* near Tauranga. A walk takes you past bubbling mud pools, steaming crevices and gorgeous lakes before a premiere awaits you towards the end of your cruise.
| Fri, 07.03.2014 |
Great Barrier Island
For the very first time, the HANSEATIC sets course for Great Barrier Island – a destination for true discoverers and flexible expedition experiences with its white beaches, pristine forests and hot springs and the magnificent finale of your fantastic New Zealand voyage.
| Sat, 08.03.2014 |
Scheduled flight Auckland – Singapore – Frankfurt
| Sun, 09.03.2014 |
Arrival in Frankfurt
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.
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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German: