Silversea Luxury Cruises A Auckland

Auckland

Auckland is called the City of Sails, and visitors flying in will see why. On the East Coast is the Waitemata Harbour—a Māori word meaning sparkling waters—which is bordered by the Hauraki Gulf, an aquatic playground peppered with small islands where many Aucklanders can be found "mucking around in boats."Not surprisingly, Auckland has some 70,000 boats. About one in four households in Auckland has a seacraft of some kind, and there are 102 beaches within an hour's drive; during the week many are quite empty. View more

Even the airport is by the water; it borders the Manukau Harbour, which also takes its name from the Māori language and means solitary bird.According to Māori tradition, the Auckland isthmus was originally peopled by a race of giants and fairy folk. When Europeans arrived in the early 19th century, however, the Ngāti-Whātua tribe was firmly in control of the region. The British began negotiations with the Ngāti-Whātua in 1840 to purchase the isthmus and establish the colony's first capital. In September of that year the British flag was hoisted to mark the township's foundation, and Auckland remained the capital until 1865, when the seat of government was moved to Wellington. Aucklanders expected to suffer from the shift; it hurt their pride but not their pockets. As the terminal for the South Sea shipping routes, Auckland was already an established commercial center. Since then the urban sprawl has made this city of approximately 1.3 million people one of the world's largest geographically.A couple of days in the city will reveal just how developed and sophisticated Auckland is—the Mercer City Survey 2012 saw it ranked as the third-highest city for quality of life—though those seeking a New York in the South Pacific will be disappointed. Auckland is more get-up and go-outside than get-dressed-up and go-out. That said, most shops are open daily, central bars and a few nightclubs buzz well into the wee hours, especially Thursday through Saturday, and a mix of Māori, Pacific people, Asians, and Europeans contributes to the cultural milieu. Auckland has the world's largest single population of Pacific Islanders living outside their home countries, though many of them live outside the central parts of the city and in Manukau to the south. The Samoan language is the second most spoken in New Zealand. Most Pacific people came to New Zealand seeking a better life. When the plentiful, low-skilled work that attracted them dried up, the dream soured, and the population has suffered with poor health and education. Luckily, policies are now addressing that, and change is slowly coming. The Pacifica Festival in March is the region's biggest cultural event, attracting thousands to Western Springs. The annual Pacific Island Secondary Schools’ Competition, also in March, sees young Pacific Islander and Asian students compete in traditional dance, drumming, and singing. This event is open to the public.At the geographical center of Auckland city is the 1,082-foot Sky Tower, a convenient landmark for those exploring on foot and some say a visible sign of the city's naked aspiration. It has earned nicknames like the Needle and the Big Penis—a counterpoint to a poem by acclaimed New Zealand poet James K. Baxter, which refers to Rangitoto Island as a clitoris in the harbor.The Waitemata Harbour has become better known since New Zealand staged its first defense of the America's Cup in 2000 and the successful Louis Vuitton Pacific Series in early 2009. The first regatta saw major redevelopment of the waterfront. The area, where many of the city's most popular bars, cafés, and restaurants are located, is now known as Viaduct Basin or, more commonly, the Viaduct. A recent expansion has created another area, Wynyard Quarter, which is slowly adding restaurants.These days, Auckland is still considered too bold and brash for its own good by many Kiwis who live "south of the Bombay Hills," the geographical divide between Auckland and the rest of New Zealand (barring Northland). "Jafa," an acronym for "just another f—ing Aucklander," has entered the local lexicon; there's even a book out called Way of the Jafa: A Guide to Surviving Auckland and Aucklanders. A common complaint is that Auckland absorbs the wealth from the hard work of the rest of the country. Most Aucklanders, on the other hand, still try to shrug and see it as the parochial envy of those who live in small towns. But these internal identity squabbles aren't your problem. You can enjoy a well-made coffee in almost any café, or take a walk on a beach—knowing that within 30 minutes' driving time you could be cruising the spectacular harbor, playing a round at a public golf course, or even walking in subtropical forest while listening to the song of a native tûî bird.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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Excursiones en Auckland

Auckland - Private Van & Driver/Guide - Full Day

Explore Auckland at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in Auckland. Participation is limited to 8 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Driver/Guides are English-speaking; guides to converse in other languages may be available upon request; additional charges may apply. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship for assistance with your individual itinerary.

Auckland - Private Van & Driver/Guide - Half Day

Explore Auckland at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in Auckland. Participation is limited to 8 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Driver/Guides are English-speaking; guides to converse in other languages may be available upon request; additional charges may apply. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship for assistance with your individual itinerary.

Auckland - Private Car & Driver/Guide - Full Day

Explore Auckland at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in Auckland. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Driver/Guides are English-speaking; guides to converse in other languages may be available upon request; additional charges may apply. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship for assistance with your individual itinerary.

Auckland - Private Car & Driver/Guide - Half Day

Explore Auckland at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in Auckland. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Driver/Guides are English-speaking; guides to converse in other languages may be available upon request; additional charges may apply. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship for assistance with your individual itinerary.

Experience jet boating in the country of origin. Invented here in 1954, you'll thrill to daring waterborne feats expertly executed against the Auckland Skyline on stunning Waitemata Harbour.


Begin with a 10-minute walk from the ship's pier where a 23-seater, 600-horsepower, turbo-charged jet boat will be waiting for you. A safety briefing will advise you on what to expect and how to make the most of your 35-minute jet boating experience.


Taking the vessel to speeds in excess of 50 knots, the skipper will show you a different side of the iconic harbour. See famous landmarks, such as the Chelsea Sugar Refinery built in 1882, and hear engaging commentary. In addition to becoming introduced to waterside Auckland, you will also feel the thrill of the ride. Hang on tight while your vessel throws in some 360 spins, power brakes and other tricks out in the wide open space of Waitemata Harbour.


At the conclusion of this thrilling ride, take a short walk back to the pier to re-join the ship.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking, approximately 450 yards (400 metres) with additional walking in Devonport at each guest's discretion. Guests must be able to manoeuvre in and out of the boat and will be required to board the jet boat by negotiating four steps without handrails. Due to the nature of the jet-boat ride, this tour is not recommended for guests with back or neck problems, limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Dress in comfortable clothing, bring a warm jacket and wear flat, comfortable shoes. The jet boat is chartered for Silversea and the ride is approximately 35 minutes in duration.

Auckland City Sights

This tour is for guests who are in-transit and continuing on the next voyage only.


This outing will provide an educational introduction to New Zealand's largest city, often referred to as the 'City of Sails'. With its magnificent harbour, reminiscent of Sydney, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Cape Town, Auckland is regarded as one of the world's most exciting cities.


Board your coach and get acquainted with this sprawling metropolis and its attractions.


Auckland Sky Tower

Your first stop is at the Auckland Sky Tower. This iconic landmark commands 360 degree panoramic views of Auckland's Waitemata Harbour and Rangitoto Island. After free time for photos, re-board your coach.


Auckland Museum

Your next stop will visit this outstanding museum, offering an extensive collection of Maori artefacts and culture on display. Prize exhibits include a magnificent 82-foot (25-metre) -long war canoe and a carved meeting house. The museum also contains a fine collection of objects from the South Pacific and the 'Scars of the Heart' exhibition commemorating New Zealand's involvement in all the major wars of the 20th century.


Panoramic Sightseeing

Re-join your coach for a scenic drive through Parnell, one of Auckland's oldest districts. Remarkable restoration has created an upscale shopping area that retains the charm of a small village. Continue along Tamaki Drive to Okahu Bay, where you can see some of Auckland's finest residential homes.


Returning to the city, travel past the former America's Cup Yachting Village and then across the Auckland Harbour Bridge, built in 1959 to link the North Shore suburbs to Auckland. Your coach then returns you to your ship.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking; most areas visited are wheelchair accessible. It is suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair; however, guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach via the bus steps. Order of sights may vary; tour itinerary can be reversed.

Auckland City Sights (Tour & Airport Transfer)

This tour and airport transfer is offered to guests with flights that depart Auckland Airport after 4:00pm only.


This outing will provide an educational introduction to New Zealand's largest city, often referred to as the 'City of Sails'. With its magnificent harbour, reminiscent of Sydney, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Cape Town, Auckland is regarded as one of the world's most exciting cities.


Board your coach and get acquainted with this sprawling metropolis and its attractions.


Auckland Sky Tower

Depart the pier en-route for the Auckland Sky Tower. This iconic landmark commands 360 degree panoramic views of Auckland's Waitemata Harbour and Rangitoto Island. Enjoy some free time for photos.


Auckland Museum

Next, visit the outstanding Auckland Museum, offering an extensive collection of Maori artefacts and culture on display. Prize exhibits include a magnificent 82-foot (25-metre) -long war canoe and a carved meeting house. The museum also contains a fine collection of objects from the South Pacific and the 'Scars of the Heart' exhibition commemorating New Zealand's involvement in all the major wars of the 20th century.


Panoramic Sightseeing

Re-join your coach for a scenic drive through Parnell, one of Auckland's oldest districts. Remarkable restoration has created an upscale shopping area that retains the charm of a small village. Continue along Tamaki Drive to Okahu Bay, where you can see some of Auckland's finest residential homes.


At the conclusion of the tour, reboard the coach for the return scenic drive to the city travelling past the former America's Cup Yachting Village and then across the Auckland Harbour Bridge which was built in 1959 to link the North Shore suburbs to Auckland



Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking; most areas visited are wheelchair accessible. It is suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair; however, guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach via the bus steps. Order of sights may vary. Guests are scheduled to arrive at the airport at 1:00 pm.

Auckland's Wine Country

Basque in the dramatic vistas of the Kumeu River Valley and Auckland's Wine Country on this half-day wine-tasting & pairing excursion. We recommend guests enjoy a hearty breakfast before departing on this tour.


Soljan's Winery

Depart the pier for the approximate 30-minute drive through the city centre en-route to Soljan's Winery. Located at the gateway to the Kumeu Wine Country, Soljans Winery is family owned for three generations. With over 70 years of wine making experience, few wineries in New Zealand can claim to have a prouder winemaking heritage than Soljans Estate Wines.


The bright, Mediterranean-style décor welcomes you and the friendly, knowledgeable staff shares the story of how this family, originally from Croatia, became one of New Zealand's premier wine producers. The vineyard tour includes views of the family's estate and the cellars as well as detailing the family's fascinating history. Known for popular table wines, you may taste some of their award-winning wines, such as Pinot Gris, Merlot, and Tawny Port. There is also a lovely gift shop so you can bring your favourite bottles home.


Hunting Lodge Winery

Your next stop will be at Hunting Lodge Winery for a 5 wine tasting and seasonal food pairing. This is the location where the first Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand was planted. Taste their seasonal wines which are only available from the cellar door.


At the conclusion of the tour, re-board the vehicle for the relaxing drive back to the port.


Please Note: This tour requires a minimal amount of activity for approximately 100 metres (328 feet), some standing at the wineries and 2-3 steps at the venue entrances. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility however guests must be able to get in/out of the vehicle on their own or with the assistance of their travelling companion. Guests must be 18-years of age or older to participate in wine tasting. Juice is available for children. Wineries may be substituted during periods of unavailability. Wines are available for purchase at all wineries. Bring cash or credit cards for additional purchases.

Programas en tierra en Auckland

3NT PRE - A WALK IN THE PARK

Acquaint yourself with Auckland before heading out of the city and into the heart of Tongariro National Park. A selection of hikes - from a 19 kilometre/9 hour trek, to a variety of shorter, less strenuous excursion introduces you to the breath taking beauty of the area. On the way to the Park, visit the movie set of Hobbiton, from the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' film trilogies. As you make your way back to Auckland, stop for a visit to the Waitomo Glow Worm caves.


Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for New Zealand. It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain appropriate visa documents before your cruise.


Guests on this program should be very fit and able to walk long distances over steep and uneven terrain.


DAY 1 - AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

A Silversea representative meets you at the Auckland International Airport and assists with the transfer to the hotel. The Skycity Grand is a modern property that features all the glitz and excitement of a full Casino. Following check-in, the balance of the day (including dining) is at leisure for independent activities. Please note that if your flight arrives much earlier than 2:00 pm, you might wish to reserve an additional night to insure immediate check-in upon arrival.


Overnight at the Skycity Grand, Auckland

DAY 2 - AUCKLAND / TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK

Following breakfast this morning, check-out of the hotel and transfer to the Tongariro National Park. En route to the park, make a stop at one of New Zealand's most popular attractions - the movie set of Hobbiton from the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy. The working farm that served as the site for the movies has maintained the setting and it has become a 'must-see' stop on visitor itineraries.


Stop for lunch at a local farm restaurant near Matamata. After lunch, continue on to the park, travelling via Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake and a popular attraction for trout fisherman the world over. Check in to the hotel in the late afternoon.


Shortly after check-in, the local adventure operator contacts you to outline the plans for tomorrow's walk. Please be aware that the Tongariro Crossing Walk requires a high level of fitness. If you feel a 19 kilometre walk, taking up to 9 hours is too long, you have the opportunity of taking other shorter walks in the Tongariro National Park. For example a combined walk onto a crater and then a bush walk around a small lake can be arranged. All walks are personally guided.


Dinner is served at the hotel this evening.


Overnight at the Bayview Chateau Hotel, Tongariro


DAY 3 - TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel this morning and then transfer out for your arranged guided walk. If you have decided to take the Tongariro Crossing, you are driven out to the starting point in the Mangatepopo Valley. The track leads up to the saddle between Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro. Mt Tongariro is not a single volcano, but a complex of craters that have been active at different periods. The landscape is peppered with different coloured and shaped craters, scoured volcanic rocks, mountain springs and brightly colored emerald lakes. After climbing steadily for 2 hours, the track levels out before descending down to the Ketatahi carpark. From there you are driven back to the hotel.


Guests electing to take other, less demanding, treks are also met at the hotel and accompanied by the local adventure operator to the designated drop off point. Transportation back to the hotel is provided regardless of the length of your hike.


Dinner tonight is served in the hotel once again.


Overnight at the Bayview Chateau Hotel, Tongariro


DAY 4 - EMBARKATION

Breakfast is served once again at the restaurant. On your way back to Auckland, stop for a visit to the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. Continue on to the pier where the staff and crew of your Silversea vessel are waiting to welcome you aboard. Bon Voyage!

For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises


Program Inclusions:

One night stay at the Skycity Grand, Auckland - Luxury King

Two night stay at the Bayview Chateau Hotel, Tongariro National Park - Premium Category

Daily breakfast, three lunches and two dinners (lunches & dinners include local beer, wine and soft drinks)

All tours and admission fees as per itinerary including guided walks in the Tongariro National Park

Transfers between airport, hotel and pier in air-conditioned vehicles (where appropriate)


Luggage Information:

All luggage will travel with you throughout this program. Guests are advised to bring lightweight, comfortable clothing, sturdy, flat, closed-toe walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera.


Tongariro National Park can be subject to unpredictable weather, and conditions can change quickly. It is important that all walkers carry the essentials for their journey.

Take:

· Food and plenty of fluid, especially in the summer months

· A windproof jacket is provided, but waterproof gear (raincoat and trousers) is recommended

· Strong, sturdy boots (you will be trekking over uneven volcanic terrain)

· Walking poles are available if required

· Warm clothing layers: woolen or polypropylene thermals and fleece

· Hat and gloves

· Sunscreen and sunglasses


Due to the rugged and alpine environment, the weather at the beginning of the track can differ greatly from conditions further up. Be prepared to change your plans and turn back especially when visibility is poor or strong winds prevail. Your guides will be with you to help.


Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for New Zealand. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas on a timely basis before cruising.


Accessibility:

The sights visited on this program are not well equipped for mobility-impaired guests; therefore we do not recommend this tour to those guests with limited mobility or those who rely upon a wheelchair.


Vaccinations:

Consult your physician for information regarding vaccinations or medications that may be appropriate for your state of health.


Please note:


As with so many outdoor activities, weather is a major factor, and can change rapidly. In the event that conditions are unfavorable, only the local adventure operator is authorized to cancel a hike for weather or other reasons.


All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.


This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Mid Voyage Land Adventure: New Zealand Luxury Lodges (In-Transit Guests Only)

The ultimate tour for those wishing to visit the famous thermal highlights of the North Island. Travel through the lush and fertile countryside, see picturesque volcanoes, stunning beaches and the fascinating geothermal wonderland that is Rotorua, ending in the art deco city of Napier. Of course, no visit to New Zealand would be complete without a stop at an award-winning winery. Your overnight accommodations will be in two of New Zealand's top luxury lodges, both of which are members of the exclusive Relais & Châteaux collection.



02MIDAKL-L New Zealand Luxury Lodges (for In-transit guests only)

Duration: 2.5 Days / 2 Nights

Departs from: Auckland

Re-join ship: Napier

Reserve: No later than October 7, 2017


This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations 90 days prior to sailing. Requests received after the applicable date may be accommodated on a space-available basis and the programme price is subject to change. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 120 days of sailing.


Experience the breath-taking panoramas of New Zealand's North Island. Walk with a Maori guide through a landscape that bubbles and hisses with geothermal heat. Relax in two of the top award-winning lodges in the country. In short, sample some of the very best New Zealand has to offer.


DAY ONE - Auckland / Rotorua / Taupo

Your adventure begins with a drive alongside New Zealand's longest river and past Taupiri, the sacred mountain to the Tainui Maori tribe of this region. A short way on is Ngaruawahia and the Marae of Turangawaewae, official residence of the Maori King.


Your first destination is the Zealong Tea Estate which is New Zealand's only commercial tea plantation. Begin your visit at the Zealong Vista tea centre, take the tea walk to discover tea's rich history and culture and learn how tea came to New Zealand. Then continue to the Pavilion for the ultimate tea experience. Enjoy learning how to appreciate and brew the perfect cup of tea, focusing on colour, appearance, aroma and taste. All five of the Zealong teas can be enjoyed during this experience.


As you depart the estate the countryside will become increasingly rugged as the road climbs over the densely native-forested Mamaku Ranges. The final approach to Rotorua is downward into the caldera or crater of the volcano, which filled with water to form Lake Rotorua. The city of Rotorua nestles on the edge of the lake.


A Maori guide welcomes you upon arrival at the Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Maori have called the geothermal valley of Whakarewarewa home for over 25 generations. Be immersed in this natural landscape of gushing waters, steaming vents and boiling earth. Further along, at the Maori Arts and Crafts center, you will be immersed in Maori culture as you watch the Maori carvers and weavers at work. Your lunch will showcase indigenous flavours and local produce cooked utilising traditional methods over the naturally occurring steam vents.


Depart from Rotorua past the thermal areas of Waiotapu (Sacred Waters) and Waimangu (Black Water). Continue through the Tahorakuri Forest towards Taupo.


Located just a few minutes from Taupo town, Huka Falls is a thundering 11 metre high waterfall which is the most visited and photographed natural attraction in New Zealand, and for good reason. The sheer volume of water flowing through the rock face of the mighty Waikato River amounts to 220,000 litres per second; enough to fill one Olympic sized swimming pool in 11 seconds. Enjoy the walking tracks alongside the river and wander around the different viewing platforms, taking in the falls from all angles. Huka is the Maori word for 'foam' and on arriving you'll immediately understand why.


Continue towards Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake and world-renowned for its trout fishing. In 181AD, Lake Taupo was created by a violent eruption which was so large; records say the sun went hazy in China. This eruption is still recorded as being the largest eruption to occur in the past 5,000 years.


Huka Lodge lies on the banks of the Waikato River, just upstream from the Huka Falls. It started as a simple fishing lodge in the 1920s, attracting guests from around the world. Now the exclusive lodge lures the most discerning travellers from around the globe, seeking one of the world's very best retreats. Huka Lodge spans 17 acres of manicured grounds, the garden at Huka Lodge is ranked as a 'Garden of National Significance' and deemed to be of regional importance by the New Zealand Gardens Trust.


Enter through the gates of Huka Lodge and immediately begin to leave the real world behind. Every last detail has been considered to ensure guests enjoy superb cuisine, seamless service and every comfort possible for those who appreciate the finer things in life.


Come evening, candles are lit, lights dimmed and the drinks set out. Guests gather to make each other's acquaintance, share stories of their day and enjoy the superb cuisine, prepared using the finest of ingredients and complemented by exceptional wines. Service is both solicitous and seamless, designed to anticipate.


Overnight at Huka Lodge.


DAY TWO - Taupo / Napier

Enjoy breakfast at the Lodge this morning, before starting the two hour drive to Napier, located within the region of Hawke's Bay on the East Coast of New Zealand's North Island.


The area is also dotted with colourful vineyards and orchards, with some very fertile farmland. In 1931, a two and a half minute earthquake destroyed the city of Napier. Rebuilding began almost immediately in the architectural style of the time - Art Deco. Napier is known for art deco landmarks, offering a marvelous, world-renown, collection of Art Deco buildings. Within the region are more than twenty of New Zealand's finest vineyards, many of which are open to the public.


Along the tree-lined waterfront promenade the Marine Parade, the Pania of the Reef statue, which depicts a Maori maiden, is a symbol of the city.


In the heart of the Tuki Tuki river valley you'll find the Craggy Range Winery. Looking out towards Te Mata Peak, it's a breath-taking setting in which to taste a selection of Craggy Range wines. Indulge in their in-depth winery tour which follows the path of the grape from the vineyard to the cellar and finally onto the finished wine. Walk the Giants Vineyard, visit the winemaking cellars and receive an educational tasting with a wine specialist. Follow with lunch in the Terrôir restaurant - its name reflecting that its food, the vineyard's wine and its culture, come together sublimely, in a unique and dramatic setting.


A short drive following lunch will have you arriving at the farm gate entrance to Cape Kidnappers. Set atop 6,000 rolling acres of stunning pasture-land, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is the perfect setting which affords spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. The cluster of luxury lodge buildings suggest a working farm with the buildings combining rustic and textured materials with comfortable modern furniture. Every suite offers its own private balcony and affords spectacular views of the property, golf course and Pacific Ocean.


The main lodge features lounge and dining spaces, outdoor rooms, roaring open fire places, a wine cellar complete with tasting room plus a fully-equipped gymnasium.


Your evening commences with pre-dinner drinks - an excellent way to meet fellow guests. Hot and cold canapes and a wide range of wines, beer and spirits are available. The dinner menu changes nightly and features the finest New Zealand lamb and beef as well as the best local produce and seafood.


Overnight at The Farm, Cape Kidnappers (or similar).


DAY THREE - Napier

Start your day with breakfast at the lodge. Then it will be time to check-out and start your return to Silver Whisper. Along the way, however, explore the cape with a visit to the gannet colony. Cape Kidnappers is the home of the largest, most accessible mainland colony of gannets in the world. The gannets are members of the Booby family, with distinctive blue eye markings and a pale gold crown. Gannets are sized midway between a seagull and an albatross. Travel to the colony to see adults and young nesting in rows, carrying out their daily routine. The birds can be seen from September until early May, when they leave New Zealand for Australia. In September they return and build their nests, ready for the hatching of chicks during December and January.


Depart from Cape Kidnappers and drive back to Napier. The tour will end upon your return to the ship.



Please note: Huka Lodge and The Farm at Cape Kidnappers have limited capacity during the peak summer month of February. Therefore, special reservation and cancellation policies are required. We do anticipate that this program will sell out, so early booking is important.


This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven surfaces, and climbing of steps at all sites visited. Guests will encounter several sites that are unsuited for those with limited mobility, therefore this programme is not recommended for those who cannot walk at least 1 mile (1.6 km).


This Land Adventure involves touring outdoors and guests may be exposed to humid and/or wet weather; please pack accordingly. Lightweight clothing, comfortable shoes, a sunhat, sun block, insect repellent and sunglasses are imperative. Remember also to bring your camera.


There can be an odor of sulphur, or rotten eggs, in Rotorua however it quickly diminishes and is not harmful.


Depending on the number of participants, this programme will be led by a driver/guide for 10 guests or fewer; or a separate driver and guide for 11 or more.



Programme Includes:

 One-night stay at the Huka Falls Lodge, Junior Lodge Suite- Te Awanga (Taupo), New Zealand

 One-night stay at the Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Deluxe Lodge Suite- Napier, New Zealand

 Two breakfasts, two lunches, an two dinners (lunch and dinner includes choice of two local beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and house wine)

 All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary


Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance and other personal items.



All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government activities, and weather, require. The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

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