Anchors Away! Christchurch to Sydney 2023 cruise - Tradewind Voyages

South Pacific & New Zealand


Package duration: 18 nights Cruise-Stay
Package starts: 19 Jan 2023 at Christchurch hotel
Cruise starts: 20 Jan 2023 from Lyttelton (New Zealand)
Cruise ends: 06 Feb 2023 - into Sydney (Australia)

All prices in AUD per person

Prices here are reduced for early bookings made prior to 31 August 2021.

Twin D1/D2 Oceanview Marina Deck brochure fare: $9,890 pp - EARLYBIRD fare: $8,930*pp twin share
Twin AO Balcony on Main Deck brochure fare: $17,390 pp - EARLYBIRD fare: $15,690*pp
Twin Deluxe 2 Balcony on Main Deck brochure fare: $18,625 pp - EARLYBIRD fare: $16,805*pp
Single E4 Oceanview Marina Deck brochure fare: $15,890 pp - EARYBIRD fare: $14,370*pp


ANCHORS AWAY! CHRISTCHURCH TO SYDNEY Cruise-Stay package includes:
- 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay in Christchurch with breakfast
- One way transfer from Christchurch hotel to port at Lyttelton on embarkation day
- 17 night tall ship cruise aboard the Golden Horizon by Tradewind Voyages from Lyttelton (New Zealand) to Sydney (Australia) (note back to back cruise - cabin change may be required in Auckland)
- All shipboard main meals
- A selection of beers and wines with lunch and dinner onboard
- Use of onboard water sports equipment including water skis, pico sailboats, kayaks, knee & wake boards, windsurfing, stand up paddle boards, snorkel gear, a floating island and trampoline plus noodles for swimming
- Onboard resident destination expert speakers plus cultural performances reflecting the region visited
- Prepaid ship`s gratuities
- Port/govt. charges


Take an 18 night tall ship cruise & stay holiday aboard Golden Horizon, the world`s largest square-rigged sailing ship in 2023.

17 Night Cruise sailing from Christchurch to Sydney aboard Golden Horizon.

The World’s largest square-rigged sailing vessel, Golden Horizon. A near replica of the 1913-built ocean vessel, France II, she retains the charm, adventure and romance of an historic ship.

Golden Horizon attracts like-minded adventure seekers for a sailing experience which allows guests to connect with the elements of the natural world.

The ambience on board is relaxed, casual, elegant and without unnecessary formality. We have created an environment which will encourage our guests to return to time and time again, and to share their stories and experiences.

With grace and beauty, the Golden Horizon is a sailing ship first and foremost, sailing to share adventures with our friends, our guests.

All 140 cabins are outside facing, so guests can enjoy the breath-taking views. Cabins evoke the luxury and facilities expected of a boutique cruise ship, whilst retaining charm, adventure and romance of a truly historic sailing vessel.

Our ship uses the wind and currents and follows the sun to allow adventure seekers to travel the world in a unique way. Our philosophy is to be powered by nature whenever possible and we intend to sail, without using propulsion, for around 70% of each season.

Highlights of this cruise:

Christchurch is the largest city on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located on the edge of the Canterbury plains and is a major stepping off point for touring the South Island. Mountains, ocean beaches, rivers, lakes and wide open spaces can be found less than an hour from the city centre.

The Avon River, a spread of Victorian architecture, and the avenues and squares, are a responsible for Christchurch’s reputation of "Englishness”. Internationally famed ‘The Garden City’, one-eighth of its area is devoted to public parks, reserves, and recreation grounds, with the 186-hectare (459-acre) Hagley Park smack in its center.

Due to an earthquake which hit Christchurch on February 22nd 2011, part of the central city of Christchurch is still cordoned off to the general public to ensure people's safety while safety checks and the clearing of damaged areas takes place. This cordon is gradually receding as more of the city is deemed safe and open for business. It is likely however, that some isolated parts of the city will remain behind cordons for some time while rebuilding takes place.

Wellington is the capital city and geographical centre of New Zealand, situated at the southern tip of New Zealand’s north island. It is surrounded by hills and a rugged coastline, and boasts a stunning harbor. It is known both as the Windy city and as the cultural and arts capital of New Zealand.

Wellington has many historic sites and buildings to visit. Among these are Antrim House, the Colonial Cottage Museum and Old St Paul's Cathedral. A trip on the Cable Car is popular, as is a harbor cruise or a ferry trip to Eastbourne, where there are craft shops, galleries and cafes.

There are 350 restaurants and cafes in Wellington serving a wide range of cuisines, and downtown Wellington on Lambton Quay is popular for shopping.

Tauranga is the largest city of the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is located at the head of a large harbour which extends along the western Bay of Plenty. It is one of the major resort cities in New Zealand, famous for its beautiful beaches and is popular destination with retirees.

Tauranga has much to offer visitors, including excursions to Mayor and Motiti Islands, fishing trips (for big game and small) and scenic flights. The golden sands of nearby Mount Maunganui's magnificent ocean beach are popular with swimmers, sailors and surfers. Nearby is Wairoa River which is renowned for its canoeing and white water rafting. Dolphin watching cruises on the Bay of Plenty are also popular.

Auckland is located on the north island of New Zealand, situated between two magnificent harbours, the Waitemata and the Manukau. It is the largest city in NZ and is often referred to as the ‘City of Sails’ due to the large number of yachts which travel in its waters.

Auckland city has a great range of shops including designer boutiques, markets and stalls. It is also home to many fine galleries and museums including the Auckland Museum and the Auckland City Art Gallery. Restaurants in the waterfront suburbs such as Mission Bay or St Heliers and the inner city specialise in local seafood delicacies. There are also a number of attractive public gardens and reserves surrounding the city.

The large Polynesian population in Auckalnd include Maori, Samoan, Cook Island and Tongan people whom all contribute to the city's vibrant culture. Local markets and churches in particular provide an insight to the local cultures.

Sydney is located on the south-east coast of Australia. It is the largest and most populated city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. The city is built on hills surrounding Sydney Harbour where the Sydney Harbour bridge and the Sydney Opera House are located. The region features many bays, rivers, inlets and beaches including the famous Bondi Beach. Within the city are many picturesque parks including Hyde Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens.

The most well-known attractions include the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Other attractions include Royal Botanical Gardens, Luna Park, some 40 beaches and Sydney Tower. The Rocks precinct includes the first colonial village of Sydney and some great shops, cafes and galleries are located here. Sydney also has several popular museums, such as the Australian Museum (natural history and anthropology), the Powerhouse Museum (science, technology and design), the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Please select your cabin type to enquire

Pricing (per person)

  • All (15)

Cat D1 Oceanview Cabin

AU $8,930

Cat D2 Oceanview Cabin

AU $8,930

Cat C2 Oceanview Cabin

AU $10,180

Cat C1 Oceanview Cabin

AU $10,805

Cat B Oceanview Cabin

AU $11,315

Cat A2 Oceanview Cabin

AU $12,040

Cat A1 Oceanview Cabin

AU $12,355

Cat E4 Oceanview Single Cabin

AU $14,370

Cat AO Balcony Cabin

AU $15,690

Deluxe Balcony Cabin 2

AU $16,805

Cat E2 Oceanview Single Cabin

AU $18,315

Deluxe Balcony Cabin 1

AU $18,640

Cat E1 Oceanview Single Cabin

AU $19,330

Owner's Suite 1

AU $26,780

Owner's Suite 2

AU $26,780

Terms & Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best known cruise fare at time of publication (29Jun21). Prices and routing is a guide only and may change. Some cabins may have obstructed views. All prices based on cash payment. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Not included: airfares, air taxes, travel insurance, meals/hotels/transfers other than those listed, shore excursions, gift shop purchases, drinks other than those listed. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure. Transfer on arrival to hotel is not included. Port transfer is included on exact package dates and hotel is at the discretion of our agency. Offer ends 31Aug21 and is valid until sold out/withdrawn and is subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty.