Cultures of Oceania & Wildlife of Asia

Departed 15th Dec 2021 49 nights Sails from Auckland Boudicca D212801
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Discover some of Australia’s and New Zealand’s most iconic sights and highlights, before enjoying an authentic, full-flavoured taste of Asia’s remarkable diversity, as Boudicca guides you on an epic journey to a string of sought-after cities, idyllic islands and lesser-known gems.

You’re sure to be fully immersed in the culture and beauty of New Zealand; highlights of your Kiwi discovery included opportunities to learn of ancient Maori traditions at Rotoura on tour from Tauranga and explore the origins of the Haka in Auckland; and visit regions famed for their renowned wines from Picton. Feel the buzz of energetic Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin too; explore historic Bluff; and admire the gorgeous scenery of the Dusky, Doubtful and Milford sounds. A visit to Sydney – with time to climb the Harbour Bridge, stop-by the Opera House and more – makes for a memorable start to your Australian adventure. You could also meet cuddly koalas at Lone Pine Sanctuary on tour from Brisbane, or at Magnetic Island on tour from Townsville; from Cairns, take a boat tour of the Great Barrier Reef; and learn of authentic Aboriginal traditions. There’s even a chance to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style, watching a spectacular midnight fireworks display over Hobart harbour.

Your time in the Far East begins with a call at Benoa. You can discover the best of Bali; untrodden beaches, ancient temples and forests alive with amazing wildlife await. Speaking of amazing wildlife, on tour from the Bornean city of Sandakan you can encounter orphaned orangutans – and other species including rhinos and elephants – in their natural habitat. There’s rich history, culture and spirituality to immerse yourself in too; uncover Ho Chi Minh City’s infamous Vietnamese war history, and visit Phnom Penh – on tour from Sihanoukville – in Cambodia, to seek-out landmarks such as the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum. And, in Singapore, you’ll see experience Asia at its most modern, exploring a skyscraper-laden city scape of energetic districts and iconic sites, including Gardens by the Bay.