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Australia & New Zealand Pre- & Post-Cruise Packages from Monograms

Extend your Australia and New Zealand cruise with a Monograms pre- or post-cruise tour package!

 

There is no better way to explore the Land Down Under or the naturally stunning beauty of New Zealand than with a Monograms pre- or post-cruise tour from The Cruise Web. Whether you want to see Ayers Rock, play amongst the sea creatures of the Great Barrier Reef or snorkel the crystal blue waters of Fiji, this is the best way to extend your cruise vacation—seeing and experiencing things you won't find anywhere else. Call your cruise consultant today to plan your pre- or post-cruise package in Australia and New Zealand! Featured below are some of the possible Monograms vacation extensions available for cruises to Australia and New Zealand:

 

Australia & New Zealand Vacation Packages

 

Call 1-800-377-9383 to learn more about Australia and New Zealand pre- and post-cruise packages from Monograms.

 

Australia & New Zealand Pre- & Post-Cruise Packages

 

 

 

Preview of Australia and New Zealand Monograms Destinations

 

Sample Australia & New Zealand Packages

 

Adelaide

After spending a couple of days exploring Sydney and Melbourne with the help of a Local Host, fly to the unique city of Adelaide. From Adelaide, a motor coach will take you to visit nearby wildlife habitats that house some of the world's most fascinating animals. On Kangaroo Island, an unspoiled natural habitat, you'll find, you guessed it, kangaroos! Seal Bay and Flinders Chase National Park are the next stops on your tour of Adelaide, where the wildlife ranges from sea lions to koalas. Your last day in Adelaide should be spent in Barossa Valley for lunch and a tasting at one of Australia's premier wineries before heading back home (booo) or embarking on your cruise (yayyy).

 

Cairns

When you spend time in Cairns before or after a cruise, you're in for the adventure of a lifetime. On your first day here, board a catamaran and take a short cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, where you can choose between snorkeling, a lecture on marine biology, and even a submarine excursion! Local Hosts suggest you visit the zoo in Cairns, where Australian wildlife can be closely observed. Some of the most popular animals in the Cairns zoo are the crocodiles and the koalas. Cairns isn't the last stop though—your Australian adventure is just beginning!

 

Darwin

Darwin is a quick, but rewarding stop on your Australian pre- or post-cruise tour—a town full of history and culture from the Aboriginal people. There is no included sightseeing tour in Darwin, but the Local Hosts at Monograms suggest the lush Darwin Botanic Gardens or the Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, which houses a large collection of fine art made by the native Aboriginal people.

 

Hobart

When Hobart becomes home for a few days before or after your cruise, you will get an unforgettable Australian experience. Once in Hobart, one of the highlights is visiting the Tasman Peninsula, which is the only place in the world that is home to the infamous Tasmanian devil. After a walking tour of the settlement in Port Arthur, embark on a cruise of the Carnarvon Bay to visit an island, called Isle of the Dead, with nearly 1,500 unmarked graves for those who died in prison camps.

 

Melbourne

Melbourne is considered the cultural hub of Australia, and is one of the must-see cities when selecting a pre- or post-cruise land tour package with Monograms. Once you arrive in Melbourne, spend some free time exploring before your included sightseeing tour begins. Local Hosts will show you Federation Square, the Queen Victoria Market and other Australian landmarks, like St. Kilda Beach. For many guests, the primary highlight of Melbourne is the second day, when the optional excursion to Phillip Island allows you to see the world-renowned Penguin Parade.

 

Port Douglas

Scuba lovers rejoice! Port Douglas is one of the top snorkeling and diving sites in the world due to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef. Spend your first day settling in and browsing the adorable boutiques and shops in town, and on day two board a catamaran for a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel or attend a marine biology lecture! The final day in Port Douglas is often spent hiking the Daintree Forest or visiting the Aboriginal town of Mossman Gorge.

 

Sydney

As the capital of Australia and a popular cruise port, many guests choose a land tour package to make sure they don't miss the best of what the Land Down Under has to offer. A guided sightseeing tour might begin with icons like the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge before a visit to Bondi Beach, which is regarded as the most beautiful beach in Sydney. Another big attraction for pre- and post-cruise tours is the Taronga Zoo, which holds many of the animals that Australia is known for, such as the koala, kangaroo and platypus.

 

Uluru (or Alice Springs)

A tour stop in Uluru means that you are about to learn about the fascinating Anangu people. Whether you choose to do this pre- or post-cruise, you will learn all about the traditions of the native people in this area before you visit Ayers Rock, a sacred site to the Anangu people. Cap off your time in Uluru enjoying a drink and light refreshments as you watch Ayers Rock change colors in the setting sun.

 

Fiji

Many South Pacific or Australia vacations are not complete until you take a pre- or post-cruise trip to the tropical paradise of Fiji. As a part of this package, you can explore the mainland of Australia before flying to Nadi, Fiji for three days of fun in the sun. Your first day is a started with a guided sightseeing tour, seeing important sites such as the Garden of the Sleeping Giant and the Namaka Market. The next two days are at your leisure, and a Local Host might suggest simply enjoying the pristine beaches. Who can argue with a local?

 

Auckland

The largest city in New Zealand is known as "The City of Sails"—and rightfully so, as any tour here would be incomplete without the view of sailboats in the famous harbor. Take a guided sightseeing tour that takes you downtown to the bustling Queen Street, into the oldest park in the city, and on to a short cruise around Auckland's famous harbor. The rest of your time in Auckland can be spent exploring on your own, but, as always, be sure to ask your Monograms Local Host for some of well-known and not-so-well-known must-sees.

 

Queenstown

In Queenstown, New Zealand, you will find some of the most breathtaking views in the world at Fiordland National Park. When you book a pre- or post-cruise tour of New Zealand with Monograms, you could ride past the stunning reflections in the Mirror Lakes in Eglinton Valley. One of the most unforgettable activities available in Queenstown is a cruise of Milford Sound, which offers incredible views of Mitre Peak. Your last day here is totally up to you, but most choose to visit a local winery or tour some of the landscapes shot in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

 

Rotorua

This might be a quick stop on your pre- or post-cruise package, but this unique geothermal environment is one you won't soon forget. Your sightseeing tour pays homage to the native Maori people, visiting the Te Puia Museum and ending with a traditional performance and meal. Rainbow Springs Nature Park is another incredible destination in Rotorua, which is home to one of the only kiwi hatcheries in the world. This is a great place for bird lovers to get a glimpse of this flightless wonder.

 

Wellington

Wellington is another beautiful New Zealand city (noticing a trend?) that can be a part of your pre- or post-cruise package in Australia or New Zealand. The main draws in this city are Mount Victoria and the pristine beaches. Mount Victoria provides a gorgeous panoramic view of the city, while the beaches are hidden slices of paradise tucked between the rugged coastlines of New Zealand. On your free day here, the Wellington Botanical Gardens are a favorite of the Local Hosts.

 

 

Call 1-800-377-9383 to book your pre- and post-cruise Australia and New Zealand tour from Monograms.

 

Australia & New Zealand Pre- & Post-Cruise Packages

 

 

 

 

* Rates and offers are subject to select dates and categories. All rates, offers and vacation packages are capacity controlled, based on double occupancy (two people sharing a room), subject to availability and confirmation, and may change without notice. Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation (including wait staff at included meals, hospitality staff at hotels for nights purchased through Monograms, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person) unless otherwise noted. Gratuities for your Tour Director, Local Hosts, local guides, drivers, and ship crew are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary. Additional restrictions apply. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed; please confirm details at time of booking. Itinerary descriptions and photos are for sample purposes only; actual activities may vary.

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