Brisbane to Melbourne
Onboard Cunard - Queen Elizabeth
Hays Cruise Extras
  • $130 on board spending money
Why book…
  • Explore Sydney Harbour with its Opera House and Harbour Bridge; before relaxing with a seafood platter in an open-air, waterside eatery
  • Taste some authentic local cheeses and a glass of Tasmanian wine when you visit the Cheese Shop at Makers' Workshop in Burnie
  • Enjoy a picturesque stroll to Tauranga Harbour and look out to sea, or take a boat tour to Mayor Island and watch the sunset
Overview Itinerary
The Ship
Take a voyage with Cunard Line and you’ll discover a world where top-class service, luxurious surroundings, and awe-inspiring facilities are synonymous with its reputation, proudly built up over its 175 year history. A place where all your senses are satisfied in glorious style - whether it’s top to toe pampering in the spa and experiencing new destinations ashore by day, or savouring gourmet cuisine and the best entertainment at sea each evening. Queen Elizabeth is the newest addition to the Cunard fleet and the third ship to bear the name. She was launched by her namesake, Her Majesty The Queen, in late 2010. Sporting the same black and white livery of her predecessors, on board she combines Cunard’s elegant styling of wooden balustrades, marble floors and sumptuous furnishings, with all the contemporary and innovative touches of the modern era. Amongst her impressive features are a three deck high Grand Lobby, complete with its 18-foot tall David Linley marquetry panel of the original Queen Elizabeth, a Cunardia museum charting the cruise line’s history, and an onboard library with over 6000 books. Queen Elizabeth starts the year with her three month Round the World voyage, taking in exotic destinations such as the Far East, India and Africa. Southampton is her home port year-round, with her voyages ranging from short break cruises to 7 to 17 night cruises around the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Canary Islands.

Food
The Britannia Restaurant is the main dining venue for guests on Queen Elizabeth, famous for its gourmet cuisine and high levels of service. The restaurant offers a choice of traditional style dining, with either an early or late sitting, along with the option of flexible any-time dining. Guests staying in the Queen Grill level staterooms enjoy their own reserved table in the Queen Grill each evening; while Princess Grill stateroom guests can opt for any time dining in the Princess Grill from 6.30pm to 9.00pm. The Lido offers casual buffet style dining throughout the daytime, and in the evening partly transforms into one of three select dining venues - there’s Mexican cuisine in Aztec, Asian inspired fare in Jasmine, or South American grilled dishes in Asada. The Verandah restaurant presents an acclaimed sampler menu and a host of French style culinary treats.

Drink
From your morning cappuccino and afternoon tea to champagne and cocktails in the evening, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to bars and lounges onboard Queen Elizabeth. The Queen's Room harks back to a bygone era, with its traditional afternoon tea of cucumber sandwiches, scones and freshly brewed tea, served by white gloved waiters; to the setting for elegant balls and dancing in the evening. The Garden Lounge is inspired by Kew Gardens and the perfect spot to chill with an al fresco coffee and a book. The Grand Lobby is home to Cafe Corinthia and its selection of refreshing teas, freshly brewed coffees and tempting sweet treats. The Commodore Club overlooks the bow of the ship and the perfect spot to sit back and admire the view whilst sipping a cocktail. Overlooking the Grand Lobby, the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar is luxury personified; offering up a menu of seven Veuve Clicquot champagnes in stylish surroundings. By contrast, The Golden Lion is an authentic British pub combining a traditional pub lunch menu and ice cold beers and ciders with a convivial atmosphere. Whatever your tastes, Queen Elizabeth is sure to amaze you time and time again.

Entertainment
The evening entertainment on Queen Elizabeth brings your day to close in style whatever your taste. The three-deck high Royal Court Theatre hosts an entertaining blend of production shows, musical extravaganzas and film shows. The Garden Lounge offers live music and occasional Supper Clubs under the stars. The Commodore Club presents piano music and singers to entertain each evening, along with stunning sunsets as a backdrop. The Golden Lion brings together Karaoke, pub quizzes and big screen sporting events in a casual setting. The Yacht Club features a unique compass-style dance floor for onboard revellers looking to party into the small hours.
Day 1: UK - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Fly from your selected UK airport to Brisbane and be transferred to the port where you will embark on board Queen Elizabeth.
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and is packed to the brim with famous attractions and sights. Explore Sydney Harbour with its Opera House and Harbour Bridge; before relaxing with a seafood platter in an open-air, waterside eatery. Admire the architecture at Parliament House, Australia Museum and Sydney Town Hall. Head to Darling Harbour and visit Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and Wild Life Sydney Zoo, before discovering the city's history at the nearby Rocks area and Rocks Discovery Museum. Ride to the top of Sydney Tower Eye for amazing city-wide views and to meet the challenge of the Skywalk. Or simply hop on a ferry and spend a few hours enjoying the delights of Manly Beach.
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
The vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Melbourne sits in the state of Victoria on Australia's south eastern shores. Melbourne is a shopper’s paradise - from over 300 shops at Melbourne Central and niche boutiques in The Block Arcade and Royal Arcade, to bargain-hunting at the open-air Queen Victoria Market. Visit the Old Melbourne Gaol or stop by Ian Potter Centre and Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Federation Square. Take a walk over the Otway Fly Treetop Walk or admire the 360-degree views from Eureka Skydeck 88. Get up close to the marine life at Melbourne Aquarium and wildlife at Melbourne Zoo and Healeville Sanctuary. Admire the flora and fauna at Royal Botanic Gardens or head to Brighton, Williamstown and St Kilda beaches to swim, surf, or simply sunbathe.
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Adelaide, SA, Australia
Step ashore in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. North Terrace is the cultural hub of the city and home to Government House, Migration Museum, South Australia Museum, Art Gallery of South Australia, and Adelaide Botanic Garden. Spend some time in Elder Park and take a boat trip on River Torrens or the Adelaide Oval Tour is perfect for cricket fans. Indulge in retail therapy at over 700 retail stores at Rundle Mall and pick up a bargain at the bustling outdoor Adelaide Central Market. See the giant pandas at Adelaide Zoo or hold a koala at Cleland Wildlife Park. Hop on the tram to Glenelg for family-fun at The Beachhouse amusement park or delve into all things wine-related at The National Wine Centre of Australia.
Day 8: Kangaroo Island, SA, Australia
Kangaroo Island lies off the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia and is a haven for wildlife and nature. Visit the sandy beach of Seal Bay and watch the colony of seals nursing their young. Surf the spectacular white sand dunes of Little Sahara or enjoy the idyllic coastal landscapes and rustic woodlands at Kelly Hill Conservation Park. Discover the magical underground of Kelly Hill Caves and crawl through an array of underground mazes. Head to the Flinders Chase National Park to explore Admirals Arch, the Remarkable Rocks, and the Cape du Couedic and Cape Bourda Lighthouses.
Day 9: At Sea
Day 10: Burnie, TAS, Australia
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. This Australian city was originally named Emu Bay but renamed in the 1840s. Taste some authentic local cheeses and a glass of Tasmanian wine when you visit the Cheese Shop at Makers' Workshop. Burnie Regional Art Gallery presents a vibrant and varied exhibitions program from invited artists, schools, and craft groups. Smell the ingredients and understand how one of the finest malt whiskies in the world is made at Hellyers Road Distillery. Check out the beauty of Burnie Park with its waterfall, natural waterways, and ponds. Stop by West Beach to see penguins in their natural habitat.
Day 11: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
The vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Melbourne sits in the state of Victoria on Australia's south eastern shores. Melbourne is a shopper’s paradise - from over 300 shops at Melbourne Central and niche boutiques in The Block Arcade and Royal Arcade, to bargain-hunting at the open-air Queen Victoria Market. Visit the Old Melbourne Gaol or stop by Ian Potter Centre and Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Federation Square. Take a walk over the Otway Fly Treetop Walk or admire the 360-degree views from Eureka Skydeck 88. Get up close to the marine life at Melbourne Aquarium and wildlife at Melbourne Zoo and Healeville Sanctuary. Admire the flora and fauna at Royal Botanic Gardens or head to Brighton, Williamstown and St Kilda beaches to swim, surf, or simply sunbathe.
Day 12-13: At Sea
Day 14: Fiordland National Park, New Zealand (Cruise-by)
Fiordland National Park is in the southwest of New Zealand's South Island and is best known for its glacier-carved fiords, lush green slopes and forests, alpine lakes, waterfalls, and iconic landscapes. See what has mesmerised and intrigued visitors for centuries as you sail through virtually unexplored wilderness and the Doubtful, Dusky, and Milford Sounds. Follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook in Dusky Sound and gaze in awe at the dramatic views at Milford Sound and marvel at the majesty of Mitre Peak distinguished by its steep triangular silhouette. Doubtful Sound is ten times bigger than Milford Sound and the perfect place to catch sight of vertical cliffs, teeming waterfalls, and beautiful dolphins and other marine life.
Day 15: Dunedin, New Zealand
Surrounded by dramatic hills, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the southern hemisphere. Discover the spectacular landscape on a mountain biking expedition; the countryside offers five trail networks. Dunedin is known as the Edinburgh of the New Zealand so head to Larnach Castle, New Zealand's only castle, to explore the Scottish heritage and see sweeping scenery. Drive up the Otago Peninsula and marvel at the magnificent views and rugged beaches. Discover incredible wildlife in Dunedin; the world's rarest penguin colonies can sometimes be spotted close by and the Royal Albatross Centre at the foot of Taiaroa is the only mainland place in the world where you can view the Northern Royal Albatross in its natural habitat.
Day 16: Lyttelton, New Zealand
Lyttelton is a port town on the north shore of Lyttelton Harbour on the eastern coast of New Zealand's South Island. Twenty minutes from the centre of Christchurch; Lyttelton is brimming with bohemian artists, cafes, quirky shops, and restaurants. Visit Lyttelton Farmers Market on a Saturday morning to get your hands on some unique handmade goods and fresh local produce. Take a boat trip from the harbour in search of Hector's dolphins. The neo-Gothic Lyttleton Timeball Station was erected in 1876 to keep Greenwich Mean Time and was badly damaged in the 2011 earthquake. Escape to the idyllic surroundings of Orton Bradley Park, take a peaceful stroll along Sumner Beach, or see the historic homestead and formal garden at Ohinetahi. Hop on the Christchurch Gondola cable car to savour views of the Christchurch cityscape, Canterbury Plains, the Southern Alps, and the hills of Banks Peninsula.
Day 17: Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand's capital city is nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills. Situated at the southern end of the North Island, the city is renowned for its heritage, culture, art and beauty. Discover Wellington's golden-sand inner city beach at Oriental Bay. There's a pulsing cultural vibe in Wellington, with an array of museums, art galleries and theatre shows to explore. Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, New Zealand's national museum, is located on the waterfront; learn about the country at one of the best interactive museums in the world. If you're into adventure, discover the great outdoors on a mountain bike ride or go sea-water kayaking. Take a walk around the stunning harbour or trek up Makara Peak to experience spectacular views. A must for any Lord of the Rings fans; visit Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop and discover a behind-the-scenes experience.
Day 18: At Sea
Day 19: Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand's largest city of Auckland is an urban jungle with natural beauty on its doorstep. Auckland is packed with things to see and do; discover lush green rainforests and dramatic black sand beaches in the west and golden sandy beaches sheltered by red-flowering trees in the east. The rolling hills and country gardens are met by the 48 volcanic cones dotted around the Auckland region. Each provides spectacular panoramic views of the city and harbour, Rangitoto Island is the most iconic and an ideal location for day trips. The city centre is a shopaholic's paradise with its diverse range of boutiques and markets. The nightlife is buzzing at city centre hotspots such as Wynyard Quarter, the Viaduct Harbour and the Britomart precinct, where you'll also find a variety of restaurants which offer cuisines from around the world.
Day 20: Tauranga, New Zealand
Explore Tauranga, a harbour side city in the Bay of Plenty region, and one of New Zealand's main centres for international trade and culture. Climb the extinct 232 metre-tall Mount Maunganui volcano and admire spectacular views of the city and the harbour below. Enjoy a picturesque stroll to Tauranga Harbour and look out to sea, or take a boat tour to Mayor Island and watch the sunset. Pay a visit to Taupo Volcano Zone and admire the pools of colourful bubbling water at the Waiotapu active geothermal area. Thrill-seekers can venture to Waimarino Adventure Park and take part in a range of water activities and finish with a picnic or a BBQ. Those seeking tranquillity need look no further than Kaiate Falls which features a picnic area along with a swimming hole and beautiful scenic views.
Day 21: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
A sub-tropical micro-region known for its stunning beauty and history, the Bays of Islands is made up of 144 islands, including the boutique towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri. A voyage around the islands reveals a playground for marine life including penguins, dolphins, marlin, whales and gannets. There are many walking tracks on the islands which are ideal for discovering the spectacular beauty on foot. Encounter the great Kauri Tree in the tropical rainforest, spend the day on one of the many beaches working on your tan, or take a day trip to Cape Reinga, the tip of the North Island. Bay of Islands is also an idyllic place for dolphin watching.
Day 22-24: At Sea
Day 25: Melbourne, VIC, Australia - UK
Disembark in Melbourne and be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
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15% of the total fare is due at the time of booking. The deposit is non-refundable. A booking may only be made by a person aged 18 or over. All guests who, at the time of departure, are under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult aged 21 or over who will at all times during the holiday be responsible for their welfare, conduct and behaviour. We are unable to carry babies under the age of six months (one year for any voyage containing a Transatlantic Crossing). Passengers under 16 years old are not permitted to disembark the ship in any port without an adult passenger who is accompanying them on the holiday. After a holiday has been booked, Cunard will try to accommodate any request for a change (such as a change of cabin) but such changes are always at Cunard’s discretion and are subject to an administration charge of £20. Agreement to transfer a holiday is conditional upon such a request being made more than 90 days before the scheduled departure date; there being availability; and on payment of both an administration charge of £100 and any expenses (such as airline and or hotel charges) incurred by Cunard as a result. For details of all booking conditions, please see the back of the brochure.
Price per person from only
£3099
November 2020 - 24 Nights - Flying from Selected UK Airports to Brisbane
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