Articles with tag: australia cruises

Auckland quay from the deck of a ship: The ship  "Diamond Princess"  allows one more look at the city before leaving the port: Leaving the port, the ship sailed along a succession of rocky islands and straits. The “Sun Princess” follows. A lighthouse by the port:...
The student quarter, Auckland University was founded in 1883 and can easily be compared with some of the most famous universities in the world. There are 26,000 students in total (1,200 students from 69 different countries). It is one of the largest universities in New Zealand, occupying an...
Both sides of  Auckland is surrounded by Khauraki and Manukau bays, and is located on a narrow strait between the North Island of New Zealand, the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea.  At first glance, it is reminiscent of the city of sails in Auckland. It occupies a large area...
There are two active volcanoes on the  island of Bali , one being Mount Batur. It is over 5600 feet (1717 meters) tall and its most recent eruption was in 2000. Results of the volcano’s activity can be seen by the crater that is now a lake.   Below is Mount Batur:...
The  Denpasar harbor: The banner read "Welcome to  Bali !" - leaving the beautiful  island of Bali . A Boeing-747 flies over the island of Bali A trip around Bali island is worthwhile and highly recommended. The island is beautiful and holds a rich culture:...
This was the end of our walk around  Dunedin - buses and shuttles to Port Chalmers go every ten minutes from  Octagon  and on one of them I came to the ship with the other passengers. Here's "Volendam": And this is a magnificent panorama of the timber on a nearby...
Dunedin  has close historical connections to the Scottish city of Edinburgh. In fact, Dunedin is an old Gaelic name for Edinburgh, and many streets in this New Zealand city have Scottish titles. Some Scottish traditions have also remained here since the first Presbyterians...
We're passing coniferous forests: Travel on the footboard? Why not! We are moving along the valley of the Taieri River. Ahead there is one of the many bridges built at the beginning of the 20th century. We left the bridge behind: We had a 15-minute stop at Hindon station. This...
The Auckland - Sydney cruise can be divided into three parts - intensive New Zealand part (3 ports, one day at sea and one day in the fjords), then a two-day passage to Tasmania, and, finally, the Australian part - two ports, Hobart and Melbourne, separated by days at sea. I...
Leaving Breaksea Sound, the ship sails toward the expansive Tasman Sea. After about 18 miles (30 kilometers) along the coast, the path narrows again - the ship enters  Doubtful Sound , then we'll sail along the short connecting strait of Pendulo Reach, reaching ...

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