New Zealand Bowls Crusie
New Zealand Bowls Cruise with Barrie Lester
Fly, Cruise & Play
27 September 2018
Package From
per person twin share
Based on Balcony Cabin ex SYD

Return economy class domestic airfares departing 27 Sept 2018

13 night cruise with Princess Cruises departing Sydney, 27 Sept 2018


Enjoy cruising on the Majestic Princess from Sydney to New Zealand on this 13 night cruise taking in the magnificent scenery of New Zealand. Enjoy the beautiful Fiordland National Park, the historic town of Akaroa and the cosmopolitan cities of Wellington and Auckland. What’s more, once you arrive in port you will have the opportunity to play bowls at some of the finest lawn bowls clubs in Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland!


CA Journeys Map OCT NZ Bowls Majestic
Majestic Princess
Barrie Lester
Majestic Princess deck
New Zealand Milford Sound
Aust Bowls Champs Musgrave Hill Mens Fours


Cruise with a group of like-minded cruisers and bowling enthusiasts on this exclusive cruise & bowls tour of New Zealand onboard one of Australia’s most popular cruise lines, Princess Cruises. At 3 ports of call on your Sydney round-trip cruise of New Zealand you’ll be transported to the bowls club for a social game of bowls before returning to the ship.


27 Sept 2018 - Sydney, Australia

Make your way to the Sydney Cruise Terminal to embark on your New Zealand Bowls Cruise. All interstate travellers will be picked up from the Sydney Domestic Airport & transferred to the Cruise Terminal ready for departure.   

28 Sept 2018 - At Sea - Welcome Event

29 Sept 2018 - At Sea

30 Sept 2018 - Fiordland National Park, New Zealand  (Scenic Cruising)

New Zealand's largest national park was formed millennia ago by massive glacial flows that carved deep fiords into the coast of New Zealand's South Island. At the heart of Fiordland National Park lies Milford Sound. Lined by cliffs that soar nearly a mile above its surface, Milford Sound cuts into the heart of the Southern Alps. Rainforest clings to the cliffs and graceful waterfalls plummet into the void. Mile-high Mitre Peak dominates the upper reaches of the sound. The town of Te Anau in Fiordland National Park is also your gateway to the South Island's other natural wonders including Lake Wakatipu, the resort of Queenstown and Mt. Cook National Park.

01 Oct 2018 - Dunedin, New Zealand 

You will be picked up from the ship by a coach and taken to the Dunedin Lawn Bowls Stadium. There you can enjoy a game of bowls with your fellow ship mates. The rest of the day is yours to explore Dunedin at your leisure! Dunedin is a Kiwi city with a Scottish heart. Hailed as the "Edinburgh of New Zealand," Dunedin is proud of its heritage. A statue of famed Scottish poet Robert Burns graces downtown, and the presence of New Zealand's only kilt maker and whisky distillery - as well as many bagpipe bands - keep Dunedin's ties to Scotland alive. The city also boasts a distinguished architectural and cultural history, a legacy of New Zealand's 1860s gold rush.

Bowls Details: Dunedin Lawn Bowls Stadium, Lawyers Head 

02 Oct 2018 - Akaroa, New Zealand 

On the eastern shores of New Zealand's South Island, Akaroa is a popular tourist destination with a distinctly French flair, its history steeped in legend. It lies on the volcanic Banks Peninsula, which the Maori believe was formed when a hero named Maui piled mountains upon a giant who threatened to eat his children. The same peninsula was purchased from the local Maori by a French whaler around 1838, and was later settled by both the French and the British, who had just signed the Treaty of Waitangi ensuring New Zealand's existence as a British colony. With French-named streets leading to restaurants serving French cuisine and colonial architecture all around, Akaroa's heritage as the only French-founded community in New Zealand is unmistakable. Akaroa harbour is home to a diverse array of marine life, including rare Hector's dolphins, and visitors are lured by the area's secluded beaches and quaint boutiques.

03 Oct 2018 - Wellington, New Zealand 

New Zealand's capital offers stunning views of forested peninsulas, dramatic cliff-side homes and fine Victorian buildings. Settled in 1840 by the London-based New Zealand Company, "wonderful, windy Wellington" is frequently buffeted by bracing winds funnelling through Cook Strait. The sophisticated metropolis boasts museums, winding streets and even a cable car. The second round of bowls will be held at the Victoria Bowling Club; you will be picked up from the ship and transferred to the Bowling Club in Mt Victoria.   

Bowls Details: Victoria Bowling Club, Mt Victoria 

04 Oct 2018 - At Sea 

05 Oct 2018 - Tauranga, New Zealand

New Zealand's natural bounty is always on display at the Bay of Plenty. It was Captain James Cook who in 1769 aptly named this bay after he was able to replenish his ship's provisions, thanks to the prosperous Maori villages of the region. Tauranga, the chief city, is a bustling port, an agricultural and timber centre and a popular seaside resort. Tauranga is also the gateway to Rotorua - a geothermal wonderland that is the heart of Maori culture. A 90-minute drive from Tauranga, Rotorua is New Zealand's primary tourist attraction. Your ship docks near the foot of Mt. Maunganui, which rises 761 feet above the bay. Across the harbor, Tauranga offers scenic tidal beaches at Omokoroa and Pahoia. The region boasts fine beaches, big-game fishing, thermal springs and seaside resorts.

06 Oct 2018 - Auckland, New Zealand 

Your final round of bowls will be held in Auckland! New Zealand's former capital boasts scenic beauty, historical interest and a cosmopolitan collection of shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and gardens. You will have plenty of time to explore this bustling city.  

Bowls Details: Auckland Bowling Club, Parnell

07 Oct 2018 - Bay Of Islands, New Zealand 

The Bay of Islands offers more than broad vistas of sea and sky, more than beaches, boating, and fabulous water sports. The Bay is the birthplace of modern New Zealand. Here the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, establishing British rule and granting the native inhabitants equal status. Rich in legend and mystery, the Bay of Islands has age-old ties to the Maori and to whalers, missionaries and New Zealand's early settlers. The Bay of Islands has lured explorers for countless centuries. The Maori say that Kupe, the great Polynesian adventurer, came here in the 10th century. Captain Cook anchored offshore in 1769, followed by assorted brigands, traders, colonists and missionaries.

08 Oct 2018 - At Sea

09 Oct 2018 - At Sea

10 Oct 2018 - Sydney, Australia, Disembark Ship

Your trip sadly comes to an end today. Interstate travellers will be picked up from the cruise terminal and transferred to the airport for their flight home. 


Cruise Inclusions
  • 13 Night cruise on board Majestic Princess based on twin share
  • All main meals and entertainment on board
  • Port charges & government fees
Bowls Inclusions
  • Bowls game while in port in Dunedin
  • Bowls game while in port at Wellington
  • Bowls game while in port at Auckland
  • Morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea included with bowls games
  • All transfers between the ship and bowls clubs
Airfares Inclusions
  • Return economy class airfares with Virgin Australia to Sydney
  • Flights depart from Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth & Adelaide 
  • Return airport to ship transfers
  • Air taxes


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Departs 27 Sep 2018 Based on Balcony Cabin ex SYD
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