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    Ultimate Highlights of New Zealand Luxury Tour
    15 nights
    from $9,864* per person twin share
    Save up to $750 per couple, return flights, breakfast daily, 4 scenic cruises including the Bay of Islands, TranzAlpine rail journey, branded merch and more.
    Experience New Zealand's most iconic attractions on this 15-night tour with GPT in Business Class-level comfort. Key highlights in the South Island include a cruise on breath-taking Milford Sound and a spectacular rail journey on the world-renowned TranzAlpine. In the Bay of Islands in the North Island, experience a cruise onboard a luxury catamaran where you'll sail to the famous Hole in the Rock. Enjoy two-night stays in the popular cities of Queenstown, Wellington, Rotorua and the Bay of Islands.
    Your package includes: Package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • Return airfares from Australia^
    • 15 nights in 4.5-star accommodation
    • Save up to $750 per couple*
    • Branded GPT touring jacket exclusive to TravelManagers
    • Breakfast daily
    • 12 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
    • 4 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 $9,884*
    • Melbourne from $9,864*
    • Adelaide from $10,179*
    • Perth from $10,424*
    • Ask your personal travel manager for a quote departing other cities
    Package highlights:

    Package highlights:

    Spectacular scenery awaits on this 15-night journey with these included attractions:

    • Visit to Larnach Castle
    • Milford Sound cruise and lunch 
    • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw 
    • Lakes District Museum 
    • TranzAlpine rail journey 
    • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry, Premium Lounge
    • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum 
    • Skyline Rotorua gondola and luge ride 
    • Agrodome 
    • Thermal mud pools and geysers 
    • Te Puia traditional Mãori Hãngi and concert 
    • Waitangi treaty grounds 
    • Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise 
    • Kauri Museum 
    • Christchurch City sights tour 
    • Dunedin City sights tour 
    • Wellington City sights tour 
    • Auckland City sights tour 
    Valid for travel
    Offer available 1 Sep 2024 – 31 May 2025. Advertised price valid for 4 Sep 2024, 27 Sep 2024 and 4 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 - Mt Cook

    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 to enjoy a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the Southern Alps.

    Day 3

    Mt Cook - Dunedin

    Depart Mt Cook, see Lake Benmore and follow the Waitaki River to Oamaru. Continue south to Dunedin, enjoy a city tour followed by free time. You might be interested in a tour to see local wildlife in their natural habitat (optional).

    Day 4

    Dunedin - Te Anau

    This morning travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you will hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Enjoy time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by an ultimate high tea in the Grand Ballroom. 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 Glow-worm 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 fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy 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, you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants.

    Day 6


    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 7

    Queenstown - Franz Josef

    Travel to Arrowtown, an old goldmining village and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass to the 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. Next you visit Franz Josef, where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers before arriving at your hotel.

    Day 8

    Franz Josef - Arthur's Pass - Christchurch

    Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to 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 Ultimate 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 Kaikōura. 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 and experience the comfort and intimate setting of the Premium Lounge. Enjoy complimentary refreshments as you travel through the Marlborough Sounds 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. Board your coach for an extensive city tour which showcases the history and culture on show. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this evening is also free to choose your own dining arrangements.

    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 Skyline Rotorua where spectacular views are on offer. There is also time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is the Agrodome for an action-packed hour of farming entertainment and education that is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Free time is available 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 13

    Rotorua - Bay of Islands

    This morning depart Rotorua and travel north through Whangarei to the Bay of Islands. This afternoon 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 14

    Bay of Islands

    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, enjoy a free afternoon where 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, 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 farewell dinner including selected beverages with your newfound friends.

    Day 16


    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 $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 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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