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New Zealand 6 June 2022
19 Day Showcase Tour
Whether you’re marvelling at the spectacular glaciers, picturesque fiords or simply relaxing in a thermal pool, New Zealand provides a world of experiences in one destination.
Travel on our 19 Day Showcase Tour, taking you to the best parts of both the North and South Islands including 4 two night stays and four breathtaking cruises. Discover all the iconic attractions of both Islands as well as exploring some lesser-known regions.
In the North Island, enjoy the sub-tropical region of the Bay of Islands. Take a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Māori tribes and the British. Enjoy a free day to explore the Bay, followed by a luxury cruise on the turquoise waters to the famous Hole in the Rock.
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
In Auckland, marvel over the breathtaking views inside the 328-metre-tall Auckland Sky Tower, an iconic structure in the heart of the CBD with panoramic 360 degree views up to 80 km in every direction.
Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour and Lunch in Matamata is a key highlight of your holiday. Experience a fascinating guided tour of The Shire including the famous hobbit holes. The tour takes you through the set, finishing up at The Green Dragon Inn, where you can relax and enjoy a complimentary refreshment of their exclusively crafted Southfaring range, followed by a sumptuous lunch.
Experience a plethora of activities in cultural Rotorua. At Te Puia, see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers followed by an evening of entertainment with a Māori Hāngi and Concert.
Visit some of the lesser-known gems of New Zealand such as Napier, a city renowned for its eye-catching collection of beautiful art-deco buildings and the wine-producing region of Wairarapa.
After ten days in the North Island, you’ll explore New Zealand’s South Island. In contrast, the South Island provides a dramatic landscape where towering landscapes meet peaceful sounds.
Travel on the world famous TranzAlpine Rail Journey, which traverses the mighty Southern Alps through a sequence of alpine gorges, taking your breath away at every turn.
Continue along the stunning west coast to Franz Josef and Fox Glacier before arriving in Queenstown, a town set on the shores of crystal-clear Lake Wakatipu. Here, board the historic TSS Earnslaw steamship to Walter Peak Station, the best way to enjoy Queenstown’s famed beauty.
Your holiday is not complete without a cruise on one of the most stunning locations on earth – Milford Sound. Described as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ the remarkable natural environment features dramatic fiords, spectacular waterfalls and snow-capped peaks.
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.
Travel past Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak, for the perfect photo opportunity and visit Lake Tekapo and view the brilliant turquoise water and the famous Church of the Good Shepherd.
Your South Island experience comes to an end in Christchurch where you will enjoy a city tour followed by a farewell dinner with your newfound friends.
Grand Pacific Tours offer 3 ways to travel this itinerary, utilising full size coaches with capacities of 20, 32 and 48 seats.
ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING
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.
SIGNATURE MID-SIZE GROUP TOURING
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.
CLASSIC ESCORTED GROUP TOURING
On the Classic Group Tour, travel is on a classic 48 seat coach with a professional Coach Captain and Tour Leader. Stay in 4 star hotel accommodation close to town centres or that occupy premium positions and offer high-quality service and facilities.
All 19 Day Showcase 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.
*Airfares and taxes are only included on tours that depart from Australia.
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