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Famous for its beautiful harbour and stunning

beaches, Sydney is a must on any visit to Australia.

With so much to see and do in this amazing city,

it's well worth planning ahead to make the most

of your time here, especially if you're only in

town for a few days. Perhaps begin by exploring

the harbour, with its famous landmarks and take

a ferry ride across the harbour to Manly, where

you'll experience fantastic views of the Sydney

Harbour Bridge and the Opera House along the

way. Or take a water taxi over to Watsons Bay and

treat yourself to a delicious seafood lunch at the

famous Doyles on the Beach restaurant. Any visit to

Sydney wouldn't be complete without a visit to its

iconic beaches and a great way to see these is by

taking the Bondi to Bronte walk, a short spectacular

coastal trail along epic sandstone cliffs.


Built on a narrow strip of land between two

island-studded harbours; Auckland is renowned

for its beauty and where ever you are in the city,

you're never far from the water. From wild West

Coast surf beaches to the tranquil Hauraki Gulf,

the sea and all its attractions are why Auckland is

known as the City of Sails. It's also New Zealand's

largest city, with everything from top-end designer

stores to open air street markets and diverse cafes,

restaurants and nightlife. Favourite downtown

spots include Wynyard Quarter, the Viaduct

Harbour and the Britomart precinct. If you're a

lover of wine you can head out to one of Auckland's

four distinct wine districts, where you can sample

the local wine against a backdrop of rolling hills and

the sparkling ocean.


A vibrant hub of style, sport, culture and dining,

Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria and

Australia's second largest city. In contrast to Sydney,

Melbourne is more conservative and refined and

has a strong European feel with its grand tree lined

boulevards, trams and Victorian era buildings.

The city is built on the banks of the Yarra River

which separates the city from the Southbank

development, with its cafes bars restaurants and

casinos. The city centre is a great place to start your

exploration of Melbourne, on foot, or by the free

city circle tram service, which includes commentary

and stops at many attractions and places of

interest, including the Melbourne aquarium, Old

Melbourne Gaol, Parliament House and Federation

square. For any sports fan, a visit to the worldfamous

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to watch

cricket, football or Aussie Rules is a must, and is

easily accessible from the city centre.

Holland America Line is one of the few premium operators to cruise to these regions, combining unforgettable experiences - such as cruising

New Zealand's breathtaking fjords and bays, including Milford Sound and White Island's steaming marine volcano, with a luxurious onboard

lifestyle and enrichment options. Sailing from Sydney, its famous Opera House behind you, you'll also visit colonial towns, award-winning wineries

and Maori cultures during full days ashore, where experiences may also range from swimming with dolphins in the Bay of Islands, morning tea

with a sheep farmer in New Zealand to touring the steaming geysers and mud pools at Rotorua. Onboard a mid-sized Holland America Line ship

you'll find elegant lounges adorned with fine art and fresh flowers, spacious staterooms, many with private balconies; a choice of delicious dining,

plus state of the art leisure amenities; while "Explorations Central" experts, culinary demonstrations and digital workshops, will illuminate the art,

culture, history and cuisine of the regions you visit. All endorsing Holland America Line's reputation for classic style and enriching journeys.


The Holland America Line experience in

Australia & New Zealand



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