Reservations 877·97·CRAFT  (877·972·7238)

14 - Day ~ Australia & New Zealand (Mar 2015)

Holland America Line

Start Date:


March 22, 2015


End Date:


April 5, 2015

Australia & New Zealand (Mar 2015) ~ Knitting Cruises Description

14-Day Cruise Australia & New Zealand Knitting Cruise w/ Ann Budd

Join Craft Cruises, Ann Budd and Chris Bylsma on a knitting cruise adventure Downunder! Cruise from Sydney to Auckland visiting some of the most popular ports including Melbourne, Hobart, Christchurch, Picton, Wellington, Napier, Rotorua and the scenic cruising areas of both Milford and Doubtful Sounds.

Australia and New Zealand are ideally seen from a cruise ship since you only need to pack and unpack once. Arrive early to explore Sydney and start your adventure with some yarn retail therapy. Take in the main attractions such as the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Blue Mountains, or the Hunter Valley wine region. In Melbourne see the main sights and visit the National Wool Museum where you can learn all about the history of wool in Australia. Onboard enjoy classes with Ann Budd or choose to participate in a fun knitalong project well known designer, Chris Bylsma.

2015 Australia New Zealand Knitting Cruise Highlights

  • In Sydney participants can have dinner with a local knit wear designer

  • In Sydney visit Morris and Sons for a trunk show featuring their custom designs

  • Visit the National Wool Museum near Melbourne

  • Spend the day at the Ashford Craft Village with a tour of the mill and factory plus yarn shopping

  • Enjoy a factory tour and outlet shopping at Zealana in Lower Hutt

  • Shop for yarn at Holland Road Yarn Company's newest location in Wellington

  • In Rotorua, on a working farm, learn about 19 sheep breeds while watching sheering, carding and herding demonstrations

  • Extend your stay to include a 5-Day Ashford Craft Village Retreat where participants stay on a farm and learn new skills in weaving, spinning, felting, carding and dyeing