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Dusky Sound


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4★ HOTELS IN SYDNEY & AUCKLAND
2026 Australia, New Zealand & Great Barrier Reef

Celebrity Edge 06 Feb 2026 31 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Sydney

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Itinerary: Sydney, Australia - Brisbane, Australia - Airlie Beach, Australia - Cairns (from Yorkeys Knob), Australia - Port Douglas, Australia - Willis Island, Australia - Sydney, Australia -…
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(full fare £7,899) Inside from £6,399pp

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3NT 4★ STAY IN SYDNEY
2025 New Zealand, Australia & Great Barrier Reef

Celebrity Edge 07 Mar 2025 30 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Sydney

Three night 4★ hotel stay in Sydney included*

Exclusive FREE On board Spend of up to $800*

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Itinerary: Sydney, Australia - Cruising Milford Sound, New Zealand - Cruising Doubtful Sound, New Zealand - Cruising Dusky Sound, New Zealand - Dunedin, New Zealand - Christchurch -...
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(full fare £6,699) Inside from £5,399pp

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4★ HOTELS IN SYDNEY & AUCKLAND
The 2025 Australia, New Zealand & Great Barrier Reef

Celebrity Edge 11 Jan 2025 31 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Sydney

Exclusive FREE Stateroom Upgrades*

Exclusive FREE On board Spend of up to $800*

Three night 4★ hotel stays in Sydney & Auckland*

All-Inclusive Drinks Package & Wi-Fi INCLUDED for Balcony Staterooms & above*

Itinerary: Sydney, Australia - Airlie Beach, Australia - Cairns (from Yorkeys Knob), Australia - Port Douglas, Australia - Willis Island, Australia - Sydney, Australia - Cruising Doubtful...
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(full fare £6,699) Inside from £5,499pp Inside (I2) to Deluxe Inside (DI)^

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What to see in Dusky Sound

The complex landscape of Dusky Sound is only accessible by boat, making it a truly remote spectacle. Almost 5 miles across at its widest point and 25 miles long, this relatively untouched fjord is one of the most picturesque in New Zealand. It was originally named Dusky Bay by Captain Cook and soon became a popular harbour for merchant ships. Its shores were once the roaming ground of the now-extinct moa bird, while the waters were a favoured hunting ground for sealers in the 18th and 19th centuries.

These days, however, its diverse wildlife is much more treasured. Watch out for graceful dolphins and slinky seals as they swim through its mirror-like waters or scan the horizon for breaching humpback whales. The shores, shrubland and forests are also recognised as important breeding grounds for endangered birdlife so bring your binoculars to spot Fiordland Penguins, Yellowhead and New Zealand Kaka.

7 islands are scattered along the fjord, including the large, offshore nature reserve of Resolution Island that shelters its mouth. Get up close to their enchanting beauty with a kayaking tour or take to the skies with a scenic helicopter or seaplane flight to appreciate the awesome natural geography of the area as you soar between the clouds.


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