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    Ultimate New Zealand South Island Luxury Tour
    9 nights
    from $6,784* per person twin share
    Save up to $550 per couple, return flights, breakfast daily, TranzAlpine rail journey, 2 cruises including Milford Sound, branded merch and more.
    Explore the dramatic landscapes of the spectacular South Island while travelling business class on wheels on GPT's Ultimate coach. Start your tour in Christchurch and discover highlights such as the world-renowned TranzAlpine Rail Journey, view the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps along the rugged west coast, enjoy picturesque Queenstown, cruise on the majestic Milford Sound and visit historical Dunedin.
    Your package includes: Package Highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Package Highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • Return airfares from Australia^
    • 9 nights in 4.5-star accommodation
    • Save up to $550 per couple*
    • Branded GPT touring jacket exclusive to TravelManagers
    • Breakfast daily
    • 8 x dinners including complimentary pre-dinner drink at the Welcome Dinner
    • 1 x lunch
    • Ultimate High Tea service at Larnach Castle
    • 1 x rail journey
    • 2 x cruises
    • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions
    • Personalised meet and greet on arrival
    • Full-size coach with 20 Business Class seats
    • Professional Coach Captain
    • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
    • Hotel porterage
    • Ultimate Documentation Pack

    ^Prices per person twin share departing:

    • Sydney and Brisbane from $6,804*
    • Melbourne from $6,784*
    • Adelaide from $7,099*
    • Perth from $7,344*
    • Ask your personal travel manager for a quote departing other cities
    Package Highlights:

    Package Highlights:

    See some of the South Island’s ultimate highlights on this nine-night journey, with these attractions:

    • TranzAlpine Rail Journey  
    • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw  
    • Lakes District Museum  
    • Milford Sound Cruise and Lunch  
    • Visit to Larnach Castle
    • Dunedin City Sights Tour  
    • Christchurch City Sights Tour
    Valid for travel
    Offer available 1 Sep 2024 – 31 May 2025. Advertised price valid for 10 Sep 2024, 5 May 2025 and 15 May 2025 departures. Subject to availability. Ask your personal travel manager for a quote for your preferred departure.
    Offer expires
    30 Jun 2024 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. This evening enjoy a complimentary pre-dinner drink as you meet your travelling companions.

    Day 2

    Christchurch - Arthur’s Pass - Franz Josef

    This morning board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Travel over massive viaducts, river valleys and spectacular gorges as you ascend to Arthur’s Pass located in the centre of the Southern Alps. Board your coach and travel to Hokitika, famous for its Greenstone before continuing to the township of Franz Josef where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers.

    Day 3

    Franz Josef - Queenstown

    See the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south along the West Coast. Continue via the Haast Pass, an area of stunning beauty before arriving into picturesque Queenstown, a year-round resort situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening is at leisure, you may choose to dine out at one of the many fine restaurants.

    Day 4


    Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown with many optional activities available. You may wish to enjoy the thrill of a jet boat ride or a heritage tour of the scenic Skippers Canyon. 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 TSSEarnslaw for a sing along by the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown.

    Day 5

    Queenstown - Te Anau

    Enjoy a leisurely start this morning before travelling to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you visit the Lakes District Museum. This innovative museum is heavily involved in the protection of the historic buildings scattered around town. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves.

    Day 6

    Te Anau - Milford Sound - Te Anau

    Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a nature cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy lunch onboard. This afternoon return to Te Anau where some free time is available. You might like to cap off your Fiordland experience by watching the breathtaking film, Ata Whenua – Shadowland, which screens at the Fiordland Cinema.

    Day 7

    Te Anau - Dunedin

    Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’. Enjoy a city tour followed by some free time to explore at leisure. Optional activities to consider include a wildlife excursion to observe animals in their natural habitat or a guided tour of Olveston Historic Home, containing a wealth of treasures of a bygone era.

    Day 8

    Dunedin - Mt Cook

    Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle, hear the tragic and scandalous stories on a guided tour. There is time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by an Ultimate High Tea served in the Grand Ballroom. Farewell Dunedin and travel to Oamaru famous for its limestone. Follow the Waitaki River and see Lake Benmore as you travel to Mt Cook.

    Day 9

    Mt Cook - Christchurch

    This morning marvel at Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available to enjoy a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the Southern Alps. Continue to Lake Tekapo and view the brilliant turquoise water, the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving in Christchurch for an introductory city sights tour. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your newfound friends.

    Day 10


    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, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change and can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is not combinable with any other offer. Price valid departing Melbourne (economy class) and includes prepaid taxes (subject to change). Speak to your PTM to obtain prices from other ports. **Travel on selected seasonal departures in September 2024 & May 2025 and save $550 per couple ($275pp). All other departure dates save $175pp off the brochure price. Maximum savings are reflected in the advertised prices. GPT Touring Jacket is one per person. Special Offer: No further discounts apply, not combinable, for new bookings only until 30/06/2024, for travel Sep 2024 – May 2025, unless sold out prior and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Itineraries subject to change. Change and cancellation fees may apply. Your personal travel manager may charge additional service fees. Other conditions apply. Please view the TravelManagers general terms and conditions here and contact your personal travel manager for more details.

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