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  • Aussie Dream Cruise and Escape

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Sydney's 'The Rocks'

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Newcastle

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Explorer Dream

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Gladstone Marina

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Gladstone - gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Mooloolaba

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Brisbane

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Brisbane South Bank

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Inside Cabin

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Oceanview Cabin

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Brisbane's Story Bridge

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Aussie Dream Cruise and Escape

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Sydney's 'The Rocks'

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Newcastle

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Explorer Dream

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Gladstone Marina

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Gladstone - gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Mooloolaba

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Brisbane

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Brisbane South Bank

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Inside Cabin

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Oceanview Cabin

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Brisbane's Story Bridge

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Balcony Cabin

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
   

10 Day Aussie Dream Cruise & Escape

  • Sail the beautiful East Coast of Australia
  • Stay 2 nights in Sydney’s Darling Harbour
Includes Return International Flights

There’s nothing quite like a cruise. The sun on your skin and the wind in your hair, the endless blue horizon stretching out before you, the wealth of restaurants and bars just waiting to be explored, and plenty of time for well-earned rest and relaxation… it’s a dream holiday option worth embarking on.

Experience the thrill of an ocean cruise and explore Sydney’s glittering harbour on this ten-day cruise and escape package. Featuring a seven-night sailing of Australia’s subtropical east coast and two nights hotel accommodation in Sydney, this really is the Aussie dream cruise and escape. Take in the iconic cities of Newcastle, Brisbane, Mooloolaba and Gladstone; indulge aboard the 4.5-star Explorer Dream cruise; try one of the 14 onboard restaurants; or relax by the pool and water slide.

This incredible package includes return international flights, 21 meals, two nights accommodation, seven nights cruising and so much more!

Brisbane Package also available

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart Auckland or *Christchurch for Sydney! Fly with Air New Zealand, Qantas, LaTam Airlines, Emirates, or China Airlines (subject to availability). Upon arrival, find your own way to Darling Harbour where you’ll check into your accommodation for the next two nights.

Overnight: Oaks Goldsbrough, Darling Harbour
Meals included: In-Flight

Today, the day is all yours! Take advantage of what Sydney has to offer at your own leisure.

Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and is one of Australia’s most vibrant cities; from the bright lights of Darling Harbour and Circular Quay to the historic buildings of The Rocks, it makes for a fun getaway with something to experience, discover and enjoy at every hour of the day or night.

Overnight: Oaks Goldsbrough, Darling Harbour
Meals included: None

Today, make your own way to Sydney’s White Bay Cruise Terminal. Enjoy stunning views of the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House as you sail out of the harbour. The ship will depart at 7:00pm.

Overnight: Dream Cruises ‘Explorer Dream’ ship
Meals included: Lunch;Dinner

The heart of the Hunter region, Newcastle is your portal to some of the finest wineries in Australia, if not the world, as well as stunning beaches. Be sure to try some of the local wines from one of the many fantastic restaurants surrounding the harbour.

Overnight: Dream Cruises ‘Explorer Dream’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Dream Cruises ‘Explorer Dream’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today, dock in Gladstone, Queensland, one of the southern gateways to the incredible Great Barrier Reef. Gladstone is also a gateway to national parks, tropical islands, a turtle sanctuary and the lovely beach townships of Agnes Waters.

Overnight: Dream Cruises ‘Explorer Dream’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The Sunshine Coast Region is blessed with a mix of ocean beaches, riverfront, variety of restaurants and nighteries. Mooloolaba is now one of Sunshine Coast's main holiday hubs.

*Please note: The November 22nd departure date will dock in Brisbane on this day.

Overnight: Dream Cruises ‘Explorer Dream’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

There is no shortage of major attractions to visit and explore in Brisbane. Across the river from the CBD, South Bank is home to the Cultural Centre with world-class galleries and entertainment. The City offers more than 1000 stores and Queensland’s largest collection of flagship stores. Fortitude Valley is home to local designers and high-end fashion at James Street while Paddington is best for homewares, books, vintage and designer fashion. Perhaps enjoy a drink on one of the city’s many rooftop bars or indulge at one of the amazing restaurants alongside the ship at Portside Wharf.

  *Please note: The November 22nd departure date will dock in Mooloolaba on this day.

Overnight: Dream Cruises ‘Explorer Dream’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Dream Cruises ‘Explorer Dream’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, disembark the ship and make your way to the Sydney Airport for your return flight home to New Zealand.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Itinerary - 2

Today depart Auckland or *Christchurch for Brisbane! Fly with Air New Zealand, Qantas, Emirates, or China Airlines (subject to availability). Upon arrival, find your own way to Brisbane City where you’ll check into your accommodation for the next two nights.

Overnight: NEXT Hotel, Brisbane CBD
Meals included: In-Flight

Today, the day is all yours! Take advantage of what Brisbane has to offer at your own leisure.

There is no shortage of major attractions to visit and explore in Brisbane. Across the river from the CBD, South Bank is home to the Cultural Centre with world-class galleries and entertainment. The City offers more than 1000 stores and Queensland’s largest collection of flagship stores. Fortitude Valley is home to local designers and high-end fashion at James Street while Paddington is best for homewares, books, vintage and designer fashion.

Overnight: NEXT Hotel, Brisbane CBD 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, check out and make your own way to Portside Wharf Passenger Terminal and embark Dream Cruises ‘Explorer Dream’ ship to begin your 7 Night cruise. The ship will depart at 9:00pm.

Overnight: Dream Cruises ‘Explorer Dream’ ship 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Dream Cruises ‘Explorer Dream’ ship 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and is one of Australia’s most vibrant cities; from the bright lights of Darling Harbour and Circular Quay to the historic buildings of The Rocks, it makes for a fun getaway with something to experience, discover and enjoy at every hour of the day or night.

Overnight: Dream Cruises ‘Explorer Dream’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The heart of the Hunter region, Newcastle is your gateway to some of the finest wineries in Australia, if not the world, as well as stunning beaches. Be sure to try some of the local wines from one of the many fantastic restaurants surrounding the harbour.

Overnight: Dream Cruises ‘Explorer Dream’ ship 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Dream Cruises ‘Explorer Dream’ ship 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today, dock in Gladstone, Queensland, one of the southern gateways to the incredible Great Barrier Reef. Gladstone is also a gateway to national parks, tropical islands, a turtle sanctuary and the lovely beach townships of Agnes Waters.

Overnight: Dream Cruises ‘Explorer Dream’ ship 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The Sunshine Coast Region is blessed with a mix of ocean beaches, riverfront, variety of restaurants. Mooloolaba is now one of Sunshine Coast's main holiday hubs.

Overnight: Dream Cruises ‘Explorer Dream’ ship 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, disembark the ship and make your way to the Brisbane Airport for your return flight home to New Zealand.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the beauty of the East Coast of Australia
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Sydney
  • Dock in Newcastle, home to world-class beaches and wineries
  • Dock in Gladstone, one of the southern gateways to the incredible Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy a day in Queensland’s bustling capital, Brisbane
  • Explore the coastal town of Mooloolaba, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast
  • Access unlimited Wi-Fi throughout your stay at Oaks Goldsbrough Darling Harbour
  • Relax longer with a 12pm late checkout

  • FLIGHTS
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex AKL/*CHC

  • CRUISE
  • 7 night Dream Cruises Australian Discovery Cruise
  • Sail aboard the 4.5 star ‘Explorer Dream’ ship
  • Selected entertainment and standard pre-paid gratuities

  • ACCOMMODATION
  • 2 nights quality hotel accommodation Oaks Goldsbrough Darling Harbour
  • Stay in a one-bedroom apartment

  • DINING
  • Enjoy 21 meals including all meals whilst cruising
  • Drinks packages available

  • TRIP ESSENTIALS
  • Includes all local taxes
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the beauty of the East Coast of Australia
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Brisbane
  • Dock in Newcastle, home to world-class beaches and wineries
  • Dock in Gladstone, one of the southern gateways to the incredible Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy a day in New South Wales’ bustling capital, Sydney 
  • Explore the coastal town of Mooloolaba, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast
  • Access unlimited Wi-Fi throughout your stay at NEXT Hotel Brisbane
  • Relax longer with a 12pm late checkout

  • FLIGHTS
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex AKL/*CHC

  • CRUISE
  • 7 night Dream Cruises Australian Discovery Cruise
  • Sail aboard the 4.5 star ‘Explorer Dream’ ship
  • Selected entertainment and standard pre-paid gratuities

  • ACCOMMODATION
  • 2 nights quality hotel accommodation at NEXT Hotel Brisbane 
  • Stay in a stylish queen room
  • Enjoy 4 x minibar items per night at NEXT Hotel

  • DINING
  • Enjoy 23 meals including all meals whilst cruising
  • Drinks packages available

  • TRIP ESSENTIALS
  • Includes all local taxes
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
  
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
  
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in NZD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 29th November 2019.
  
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Interior Cabin: $1125
- Ocean View Cabin: $1300
- Balcony Cabin: $1950
 
Departure Dates (2019)
Sydney option
November: 15, 22*, 29
November: 1, 8 (SOLD OUT)

Brisbane option
October: 30 (SOLD OUT)
November: 6, 13 (SOLD OUT)

*Please note: on this sailing Brisbane and Sunshine Coast ports will be reversed. i.e Day 7 will be docked in Brisbane and Day 8 will be docked in the Sunshine Coast
  
Departure Cities
Auckland or *Christchurch
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Christchurch: $50 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Air New Zealand, Qantas, LaTam Airlines, Emirates or China Airlines (subject to availability).

 

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.

 

Option 1:

Arrive early in Sydney, Australia
Free of charge, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stay behind in Sydney, Australia 
Free of charge, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates: 
 14th December 2019 - 31st January 2020
  
Option 2:
Arrive early in Brisbane, Australia
Free of charge, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stay behind in Brisbane, Australia 
Free of charge, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates: 
 14th December 2019 - 31st January 2020 
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Not available.



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.




Accommodation Used
4.5 Star (self-rated)
Cruise: Dream cruises ‘Explorer Dream’ ship
 
Sydney Option
4 Star (self-rated)
The Oaks Goldsbrough, Darling Harbour
Room Type: One Bedroom Apartment
 
Brisbane Option
4 Star (self-rated)
NEXT Hotel, Brisbane CBD
Room Type: Standard Queen Room
 
Extra Nights
Please contact the property directly to enquire.
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until confirmation with the property
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People 
  
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants of all ages. 
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
  
Triple Share
Not available.
  
Bedding Configuration
Oaks Goldsbrough: 1 x Queen bed and 1 x Sofa bed (subject to availability).
NEXT Hotel: 1 x Queen Bed or 2 x Single Beds (subject to availability).
Cruise: Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
  
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size of 2 people.
 
Embarkation Brisbane
Please note: embarkation from Brisbane is from Fisherman Is. 
Fisherman Island, Seafarers Street, off Port Dr, Port of Brisbane QLD 4178
 
Embarkation Sydney
White Bay Cruise Terminal: White Bay is located on Robert Street, Rozelle on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour. On cruise ship days access is via James Craig Road.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).


- Visa fees and requirements (A visa for Australia is not required if travelling on a New Zealand Passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Optional gratuities/tipping 
- Cruise: Additional gratuities up to 18% are payable on additional items and services such as wines and spa treatments.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.


TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
In November, the average daytime temperatures on the East Coast of Australia are generally around 20°C and high temperatures can hit a balmy 28°C on some days, which can feel rather hot. The further North, the warmer it is. While temperatures fall at night, they will never drop too low in November.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
21 Meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements.
 
Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
 
Please note:
a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Pre-paid gratuities onboard the cruise are included in the package price. Any optional extras purchased onboard the cruise will have up to an 18% gratuity added
  
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
 
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


A tourist visa for Australia is not required if travelling on a New Zealand Passport.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not New Zealand citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Post-Purchase Change


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

- $50 NZD per change request post-purchase + any additional charges applied by the travel partners associated with the order.