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    Highlights of New Zealand tour
    16 days | 15 nights
    from $5,549* per person twin share
    Exclusive $750 discount per couple + GPT tour jacket + 400-page New Zealand Eyewitness Travel Guide
    Experience the iconic attractions on both the North and South Islands in New Zealand by modern coach on a fully escorted tour. Highlights include a picnic lunch in the breathtaking Milford Sound, the world-renowned TranzAlpine rail journey, cultural Rotorua and the subtropical Bay of Islands where you will board a catamaran to the famous Hole in the Rock. Enjoy guided city sights tours of Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. This tour includes two night stays in Queenstown, Wellington, Rotorua and the Bay of Islands.
    Your package includes: Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • Return economy class airfares and taxes
    • 15 nights in 3.5-star accommodation
    • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
    • Fully escorted modern coach travel
    • Professional coach captain and tour leader
    •  15 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 12 dinners
    • 1 Devonshire Tea
    • Sightseeing and attractions
    Your package highlights:

    Your package highlights:

    • 4 cruises including Milford Sound Cruise and Lunch
    • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
    • Skyline Rotorua Gondola and Luge Ride
    • Traditional Māori Hāngi and concert in Rotorua

    Package price:

    • From $5,549* per person from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Gold Coast
    • From $5,849* per person from Adelaide
    • From $6,074* per person from Perth
    Valid for travel
    10, 19 & 30 September 2020, 25 Apr, 2 May 2021. Ask your personal travel manager for other offers available on other departures.
    Offer expires
    31 May 2020 unless sold prior


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    Day 1


    On arrival into Christchurch, you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel.

    Day 2

    Christchurch - Omarama

    After an introductory city sights tour depart Christchurch and travel through the southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. See the brilliant turquoise water, The Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue. Marvel at the spectacular mountain ranges including Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available (time and weather permitting) to enjoy a scenic flight (optional) over the Southern Alps before travelling to Omarama.

    Day 3

    Omarama - Dunedin

    Depart Omarama and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue south to Dunedin and enjoy a city sights tour followed by some free time. Tonight, a Scottish evening will be presented comprising of bagpipes, great food, special Haggis Ceremony and gift.

    Day 4

    Dunedin - Te Anau

    This morning travel out along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Enjoy time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by a delicious Devonshire Tea. Farewell Dunedin and travel through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland and your overnight stay. Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves (optional).

    Day 5

    Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown

    Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a cruise on this magnificent fjord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch. This afternoon travel to Queenstown, overlooking magical Lake Wakatipu. Spend the next two nights at this year-round resort which offers a wide range of activities and attractions. This evening is at leisure, so you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants.

    Day 6

    Queenstown (day at leisure)

    Today is an unscheduled day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. Your Coach Captain and Tour Leader are available to assist with the many optional activities available, including the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour to Skippers Canyon or to get up close to a Kiwi bird. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious gourmet barbecue dinner featuring a menu of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced food at the Colonel’s Homestead. After dinner, enjoy a short farm tour then reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing-along by the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown.

    Day 7

    Queenstown - Arrowtown - Fox Glacier

    Travel to Arrowtown and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass to the mighty West Coast, an area of stunning beauty. See the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to the township of Fox Glacier. Time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers.

    Day 8

    Fox Glacier - Arthur's Pass - Christchurch

    Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue into Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin, over massive viaducts and through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains. On arrival into the elegant city of Christchurch, your coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

    Day 9

    Christchurch - Picton - Wellington

    Travel along the East Coast to the seaside village of Kaikoura. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you travel through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine. Continue to Picton, where you will board the Interislander Ferry for your journey through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook Strait to Wellington.

    Day 10


    A highlight this morning will be time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Reboard your coach for an extensive city tour which showcases the history and culture on show. Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening.

    Day 11

    Wellington - Taupo - Rotorua

    Depart Wellington and view the snow-capped peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro as you travel to Lake Taupo. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls then travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.

    Day 12


    Today begins with a gondola ride and breakfast at the Skyline Rotorua. There is also time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome for an action-packed hour of farming entertainment and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Visit Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon. This evening experience an entertaining Mãori Hãngi and Concert.

    Day 13

    Rotorua - Auckland - Bay of Islands

    This morning depart Rotorua and travel north via Auckland. Continue via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy an introduction to the Bay of Islands, location of the signing of the treaty between the Mãori tribes and the British.

    Day 14

    Bay of Islands

    Today you will cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over Piercy Island, or as it is popularly known, the ‘Hole in the Rock’ before returning to Paihia for an afternoon at leisure. A range of optional activities are available or you may choose to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the waterfront. This evening is also at leisure, so you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional).

    Day 15

    Bay of Islands - Auckland

    Depart the Bay of Islands this morning and travel via Whangarei and Dargaville to Matakohe. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum before continuing to Auckland for a city sights tour. This evening enjoy a final dinner with your new found friends.

    Day 16

    Depart Auckland

    Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are per person twin share departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth in economy class. Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Savings are included in the advertised prices. Bonus offer: receive a GPT Tour Jacket per person and a 400-page New Zealand Eyewitness Travel Guide per booking. Offer is valid on new bookings only until 31 May 2020. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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