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Coach Touring     1 June 2022

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16 Day Highlights Tour

For much of the year, the first major country that sees the sun rise is New Zealand. Home to some of the world's most diverse and eye-catching landscapes, secluded bays, marine reserves, island sanctuaries and historic sites, there is no single spot that captures all there is than New Zealand. 

On a Grand Pacific Tours 16 Day Highlights Tour, travellers can enjoy some of the most iconic attractions and stunning landscapes New Zealand has to offer. From the time you arrive in New Zealand, a friendly smile awaits. Enjoy being embraced as Whanau (family), as you discover the must-do attractions and experience the history and Māori culture of New Zealand’s North and South Islands.

Beginning in Christchurch, you will start a nine-day journey around the South Island. Travel through the southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo where you will view the brilliant turquoise water and the famous Church of the Good Shepherd. Marvel at the spectacular mountain ranges including Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. 

In Dunedin, visit Larnach Castle where you will hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour and enjoy time to wander around this Garden of International Significance. 

A tour highlight is a cruise on the stunning Milford Sound, a breathtaking fiord carved by glaciers during the ice ages. 

Milford Sound Cruise 

Enjoy free time in Queenstown, known as the Adventure Capital of New Zealand. You can choose from optional tours such as the world famous Shotover Jet or a scenic helicopter ride. Included in the tour is your chance to relive elegant turn-of-the-century travel aboard the historic steamship, the TSS Earnslaw. 

Experience the world famous TranzAlpine rail journey, viewing rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin, over massive viaducts and through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains back to Christchurch. 

Spend the next seven days touring the North Island. Your first stop is ‘the coolest little capital’, Wellington. Enjoy time to explore Gallipolli: A scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. 

Experience a plethora of activities in cultural Rotorua including a visit to Te Puia where you will see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers the region is famous for.

Journey north to the Bay of Islands, where you’ll board a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock, keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins.

Bay of Islands Hole in the Rock Cruise

This memorable tour concludes in cosmopolitan Auckland, where you will enjoy a final dinner with your newfound friends. 

We offer 2 ways to travel this itinerary, utilising full size coaches with capacities of 20 and 32 seats.

If you enjoy small group travel combined with a VIP touring experience, then Ultimate Small Group Touring is for you. Travel “Business Class on Wheels” on a purpose built, state-of-the-art coach with a maximum of only 20 passengers and extensive onboard features. Indulge in premium 4.5 star hotel accommodation, personal service and value-added experiences.

New this season, is Signature Mid-Size Group Touring. Experience the beauty of New Zealand in the premium economy comfort of a full-size vehicle with a mid-size group of up to 32 travellers, fully escorted. Stay in 4 star hotel accommodation, all stylish, centrally located and offering deluxe service. 

All Highlights Tours include airfares and taxes*, personalised meet and greet on arrival in New Zealand, return airport transfers, porterage, coach travel, hotel accommodation, most meals including speciality dinners, plus sightseeing and attractions. 

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*Airfares and taxes are only included on tours that depart from Australia.

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Port of Departure

To enable us to present you with the best Tour Pricing and Bonus Offers please select your intended Port of Departure and Accommodation Room Type. If you do not require an air inclusive package, please select LAND ONLY.

All prices are in Australian Dollars. For air inclusive package pricing, airline taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your Travel Agent at the time of booking.