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    Ultimate New Zealand Showcase Luxury Tour
    18 nights
    from $11,174* per person twin share
    Save up to $750 per couple, return flights, breakfast daily, 4 scenic cruises, TranzAlpine rail journey, Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, branded merch and more.
    Discover the "must see attractions" of New Zealand from top to bottom on this 18-night luxury tour with GPT. Featuring the Hobbiton™ movie set tour, cultural Rotorua, Napier’s beautifully preserved Art Deco architecture, the world-renowned TranzAlpine Rail Journey, picturesque Queenstown and scenic Milford Sound. Enjoy four cruises including Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu where you will cruise on the vintage steamship, TSS Earnslaw.
    Your package includes: Package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • Return airfares from Australia^
    • 18 nights in 4.5-star accommodation
    • Save up to $750 per couple*
    • Branded GPT touring jacket exclusive to TravelManagers
    • Breakfast daily
    • 14 x dinners including complimentary pre-dinner drink at the Welcome Dinner
    • 2 x lunches
    • Ultimate High Tea service at Larnach Castle
    • 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 $11,194*
    • Melbourne from $11,174*
    • Adelaide from $11,489*
    • Perth from $11,734*
    • Ask your personal travel manager for a quote departing other cities
    Package highlights:

    Package highlights:

    Your 18-night tour includes visits to these iconic attractions:

    • Kauri Museum 
    • Waitangi treaty grounds 
    • Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise 
    • Sky Tower 
    • Hobbiton™ movie set tour and lunch 
    • Skyline Rotorua gondola and luge ride 
    • Agrodome 
    • Thermal mud pools and geysers 
    • Te Puia traditional Mãori Hãngi and concert 
    • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum 
    • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry, Premium Lounge 
    • TranzAlpine rail journey 
    • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw 
    • Lakes District Museum 
    • Milford Sound cruise and lunch
    • Visit to Larnach Castle
    • Auckland City sights tour 
    • Napier City sights tour 
    • Wellington City sights tour 
    • Dunedin City sights tour 
    • Christchurch City sights tour
    Valid for travel
    Offer available 26 Nov 2024 – 31 May 2025. Advertised price valid for 5 May 2025 departure. 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 Auckland 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

    Auckland - Bay of Islands

    Board the luxurious Ultimate Coach, depart Auckland and travel to Matakohe for a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum. Travel via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Māori tribes and the British.

    Day 3

    Bay of Islands

    Today is a free day. Choose from the many optional activities available, including the Cape Reinga coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach or a spectacular scenic flight. This evening is also at leisure, you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional).

    Day 4

    Bay of Islands - Auckland

    This morning you will explore the scenic beauty of the Bay of Islands including an island visit aboard a luxury catamaran. Cruise to Cape Brett and the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’, keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life. On return to Paihia travel south via Whangarei before returning to Auckland.

    Day 5

    Auckland - Rotorua

    This morning enjoy a city sights tour including a visit to Sky Tower, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. Continue through the picturesque countryside to Hobbiton for a buffet lunch. This is followed by a guided tour of the movie set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Your guide will recount details of how this beautiful piece of farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth.

    Day 6


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

    Day 7

    Rotorua - Napier

    Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier known as ‘The Art Deco Capital’, where the most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings in the world can be found. Hear informative commentary of the city’s fascinating history. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore the city, you might choose to do a guided walk (optional).

    Day 8

    Napier - Wellington

    Travel south this morning into Wellington for a city tour of the nation’s capital which will highlight the history and culture on show here. At Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum, there is time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances.

    Day 9

    Wellington - Picton - Kaikōura

    This morning board the Interislander Ferry and experience the comfort and intimate setting of the Premium Lounge. Enjoy breakfast as you travel through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton. Board your Ultimate Coach for the short journey to Blenheim, where you will experience a personalised wine tasting at an iconic Marlborough Winery. Taste award-winning wines and enjoy exploring the beautiful Marlborough vineyards. Continue south to Kaikōura.

    Day 10

    Kaikōura - Christchurch

    This morning enjoy a leisurely start in this seaside village, where the mountains meet the sea. Kaikōura is renowned as one of the best places to see Sperm whales and other marine mammals. There is an opportunity to take a scenic flight to view the year-round population of Sperm whales (optional, weather permitting). Continue onto the garden city of Christchurch.

    Day 11

    Christchurch - Arthur's Pass - Fox Glacier

    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 Ultimate Coach and travel to Hokitika, famous for its Greenstone before continuing via Franz Josef to the township of Fox Glacier where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers.

    Day 12

    Fox Glacier - 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 13


    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 TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown.

    Day 14

    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. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow-worm Caves (optional).

    Day 15

    Te Anau - Milford Sound - Te Anau

    Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a 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 breath-taking film, Ata Whenua – Shadowland, which screens at the Fiordland Cinema (optional).

    Day 16

    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 at leisure.

    Day 17

    Dunedin - Mt Cook

    Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle, hear the tragic and scandalous stories on a guided tour with time to wander around this Garden of International Significance. This is 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 18

    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. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found friends.

    Day 19


    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 May 2025 and save $750 per couple ($375pp). 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 Nov 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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