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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Gate 1 understands that today's marketplace is comprised of a variety of interests and price points. Gate 1's Custom Group Department has the tools you, a professional group leader needs to address this diversity and to present a professional, accurate and price-sensitive quotation.

Book your group of 15 or more on a pre-scheduled tour/cruise program or work with one of our dedicated staff to fully customize an itinerary that works best to fit your group.

Regardless of your group type, our sales staff will work with you to get the best possible pricing. Wonder how we do it?

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FEATURED DESTINATIONS: Australia & New Zealand


A World Unto Themselves: The Epic Scope of New Zealand and Australia

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The twin titans of the South Pacific boast an array of landscapes, cultures, and treasures diverse enough to fill an entire globe. In just one journey encompassing both New Zealand and Australia, you can experience ancient traditions that span millennia and compare some of the world's most cutting edge cities, while traversing rainforest, mountain, and coral reef.

Auckland, Where Modern and Maori Meet

Auckland Evening City ViewStunning Auckland can best be summed up by its literal low and high points. Beautifully set at sea level on an isthmus, it boasts not one harbor, but two: Waitemata to the north and Manukau to the south. Nearby, lift your eyes to the mighty Maungawhau (Mt. Eden), the highest of the region's 48 volcanoes at 648 feet. Maungawhau is sacred to the Maori, who once called its slopes home and still act as its guardians. Then follow the horizon to the Sky Tower; at over 1,000 feet, it's the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere and a symbol of the city's economic vibrancy and its role as the star of contemporary Kiwi culture. Between the city's natural and man-made wonders, Auckland's modern-meets-Maori flavor is on full display.

With its fantastic harbor setting, it should come as no surprise that one household out of every three has a registered boat. The local passion for yachting earned the city its nickname, the "City of Sails." Gaze out over either harbor at any hour, and you'll see vessels of all sizes, from massive trade ships to sleek yachts to the Maori waka, the simple, traditional watercrafts that have skimmed these waters for centuries.

Secrets of the Earth on North Island

Part of what makes New Zealand so appealing to nature lovers is the sheer drama of its landscapes. The longest underground walkway in the nation is on North Island in the Ruakuri Caves, first discovered 500 years ago by a young Maori hunter. The Maori dedicated the mouth of the cave as a wahi tipu (burial place), so visitors today descend a spiral staircase that doesn't disturb the sacred area, entering a world of shadow and light where sandstone seems to drip from the ceiling and walls sparkle with crystal and glowworms.

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The Wonders of New Zealand

How to Book

Book by June 4, 2015 and save $500 per person off our regular price. Lowest price reflects the $500 promotional savings. Promotion is not valid on existing reservations. All prices are per person based on twin occupancy. Prices are valid as of May 21, 2015 and subject to change without notice. To redeem the discounted savings, use promotional code CTNZAU500 at the time of booking. Select your package above to book or call 800-682-3333 to speak with one of our reservation specialists.